1. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Almost-Heatseeker Graduates & Kenny Chesney

    January 22, 2013 10:05 AM EST In this week's mailbag, your assistance is required when it comes to remembering solo hits which probably should've been billed as duets. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  2. Lady Gaga Brings 'Born This Way Ball' to Los Angeles: Live Review

    January 21, 2013 10:30 AM EST "I would like you all to have a Lady Gaga hangover in the morning," the pop star told the Staples Center crowd. Lady Gaga brought her "Born This Way Ball" to L.A.'s Staples Center on Sunday night (Jan. 20) for the first of two back-to-back shows at the venue, and…

  3. Jenni Rivera's Makeup Artist's Estate Files Legal Petition After Fatal Crash

    January 03, 2013 8:14 PM EST A petition for discovery on behalf of the estate of a traveling companion of regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera has been filed to seek information from Learjet about the plane, owner, operators and maintenance of the Learjet 25 that crashed minutes after departing from Monterrey, Mexico.…

  4. Jenni Rivera Tribute Songs Surge Online As Fans Mourn 'La Diva de La Banda'

    December 20, 2012 8:48 PM EST One day after singer Jenni Rivera was eulogized at a public memorial, dozens of music tributes throughout the U.S. and Latin America honoring the entertainer are surfacing and paying homage to the regional Mexican artist known for her sassy persona.   Many of those songs on sites such as…

  5. Chart Highlights: Phillip Phillips Makes History On Adult Pop Songs

    December 17, 2012 5:30 PM EST The singer is the first 'American Idol' champion to send a debut single to No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs, where 'Home' hikes 2-1. Plus, new No. 1s from Ellie Goulding and Steven Curtis Chapman. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  6. Jenni Rivera Crash Investigation Raises Startling Legal Questions Over Airplane, Owner and Pilot

    December 12, 2012 8:32 PM EST Jenni Rivera was "in the final stages" of buying the Lear Jet on which she and six others were killed Sunday when the plane crashed in Mexico, according to Christian E. Esquino Nuñez, who, the Los Angeles Times reported, identified himself as the operations manager of Starwood…

  7. Jenni Rivera Plane Crash: DNA Tests Begin

    December 11, 2012 4:25 PM EST Mexican authorities were performing DNA tests Tuesday on remains believed to belong to Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera and six other people killed when her plane went down in northern Mexico. Investigators said it would take days to piece together the wreckage of the plane…

  8. Chart Highlights: will.i.am, Britney Spears Bound Onto Pop Songs Chart

    December 10, 2012 4:45 PM EST Dropkick Murphys, meanwhile, bring their brand of holiday cheer to the Alternative Songs tally. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are…

  9. Hot Tours: Madonna Enjoys Fifth No. 1 Since Launch Of MDNA Tour

    November 27, 2012 6:30 PM EST Madonna claims the No. 1 ranking on the weekly tally of Hot Tours for the fifth time since the launch of her blockbuster MDNA Tour that has been playing concert venues in Europe and North America since the end of May. Ticket revenue reported during the past week surpasses the $60 million mark…

  10. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  11. Latin Grammys: Carla Morrison's F-Bomb, 3BallMTY Launching Label + More Backstage Moments

    November 16, 2012 8:40 AM EST The Latin Grammy Awards rocked Las Vegas on Thursday night , with dazzling performances by Pitbull and Alejandro Sanz among others, plus big wins by lovable Mexican pop duo Jesse & Joy. But not everything during the broadcast, so here are highlights from backstage. Joy to the World: Eat…

  12. Jesse & Joy Are Big Winners at Latin Grammy Awards

    November 16, 2012 1:05 AM EST Mexican pop/rock duo Jesse & Joy ran away with the night as four-time winners of the Latin Grammy Awards, taking home trophies for best record, song and contemporary pop vocal album. "Thanks to the best fans in the world," said Jessie, who with his sister also won for best short…

  13. Latin Grammy Awards Predictions: Ricardo Arjona, Alejandro Sanz + More

    November 14, 2012 3:30 PM EST As is our tradition, here are our yearly predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15, in key categories. This year presents a challenge, as for the first time, there are 10 contenders in each of the main categories (which we think is akin to giving 10th place medals, but that…

  14. Chart Highlights: Carly Rae Jepsen Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs

    November 12, 2012 4:15 PM EST The singer's follow-up to 'Call Me Maybe' and 'Good Time' enters the list at No. 40. Plus, Luke Bryan logs his fifth No. 1 on Country Airplay, where Carrie Underwood's new single debuts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  15. Lady Gaga Turned Down Madonna Duet

    November 07, 2012 9:05 AM EST Mama Monster has declined an invitation to perform with the Material Girl. It's been a less than stellar year for diva-diva relations, especially between Madonna and Lady Gaga, who have spent the last 12 months trading snipes at one another at various concert stops around the globe. In…

  16. Chart Highlights: Tegan And Sara Get 'Closer' With Alternative

    November 05, 2012 5:35 PM EST Almost eight years after first appearing on Billboard charts, the twin sister duo scores its first Alternative Songs entry with 'Closer.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on…

  17. Vicente Fernandez Has 'Small Lump' on Liver, Cancels Shows

    October 26, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Iconic Mexican Singer, Featured on Tony Bennett's New Duets Album, Undergoes More Testing Vicente Fernández , the iconic Mexican singer known for his popular ranchera songs, has canceled two early November shows in Mexico due to issues with his liver, according to a representative with…

  18. Billboard Mexican Music Awards Winners List

    October 18, 2012 11:00 PM EDT The second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards aired live Thursday on Telemundo from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, with young acts -- specifically DJ trio 3BallMTY -- dominating the winners column. Read About 3BallMTY's Big Night Here is a full list of winners: Artist of the…

  19. 3BallMTY, Gerardo Ortiz Dominate Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 18, 2012 10:55 PM EDT Young talent and a bold new musical trend dominated the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, with 3BallMTY, the edgy tribal music troupe, winning nine awards, including New Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year, Duo or Group; Song Artist of the Year and Digital Download Artist of…

  20. Draco Rosa Delays Duets Album

    October 16, 2012 8:55 AM EDT The release of "Vida," an album of songs composed by Robi Draco Rosa and sung by the artist in duet with many of Latin music's biggest stars, has been postponed until February, according to Sony Music. The record had been set for a November 13 street date. The first single, …

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