1. Mose Allison, "The Way of the World"

    April 09, 2010 1:21 PM EDT Although the sound of Mose Allison 's first studio album in more than a decade, "The Way of the World," has been slightly updated for the occasion (thanks to production by chamber-roots specialist Joe Henry ), the 82-year-old singer/pianist's mordant wit retains its…

  2. Chart Beat Thursday: Justin Bieber, Train, Scorpions

    April 01, 2010 4:55 PM EDT '2.0' BECOMES 1: As previously reported , Justin Bieber 's "My World 2.0" arrives atop the Billboard 200 , making the 16-year-old the youngest solo male to top the tally since then-13-year-old Stevie Wonder led the Aug. 24, 1963, chart with "Little Stevie Wonder…

  3. 'American Idol' Top 12 Power Rankings

    March 16, 2010 12:54 PM EDT It's been all fun and games until now, but starting this week "American Idol" gets serious. This Wednesday's eliminations will be the most heartbreaking yet, as the two that are sent home don't get to participate on the "American Idol" tour. Didi Benami…

  4. Lady Antebellum Returns to No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 10, 2010 11:51 AM EST L ady Antebellum 's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, bumping Sade 's "Soldier of Love" down to No. 2, while six albums debut in the top 10 of the tally, the most since last October. Listen to Lady Antebellum's "Need You…

  5. 'American Idol' Sends Home Haeley Vaughn, Jermaine Sellers, Michelle Delamor, John Park

    March 04, 2010 9:21 PM EST "American Idol" viewers sent four more contestants packing on Thursday night (Mar. 4), as Haeley Vaughn, Jermaine Sellers, Michelle Delamor and John Park were eliminated from the competition. After the entire "Idol" top 20 performed the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta…

  6. 'American Idol' Eliminates Tyler Grady, Ashley Rodriguez, Janell Wheeler, Joe Munoz

    February 25, 2010 9:21 PM EST "American Idol" voters said goodbye to the first four contestants of season nine on Thursday night (Feb. 25), eliminating Janell Wheeler, Joe Munoz, Ashley Rodriguez and Tyler Grady. The eliminations followed two shaky performance nights that saw nearly all of the top 24 "Idol…

  7. Allison Moorer, "Crows"

    February 05, 2010 2:57 PM EST Trying to pigeonhole the restlessly creative Allison Moorer remains as gratifyingly fruitless as ever. Her latest release (and Ryko debut), "Crows," finds the erstwhile Nashville fixture moving further away from country music and the roots rock she explored on her two albums for…

  8. Allison Iraheta, "Just Like You"

    January 19, 2010 2:53 PM EST Seventeen-year-old "American Idol" graduate Allison Iraheta was praised by judges and fans for her smoky, powerful voice and eventually came in fourth in 2009 behind Kris Allen and Adam Lambert . Her debut album, "Just Like You," has no shortage of commanding pop-rock…

  9. Best Bets 2010: The Year In Music Ahead

    January 15, 2010 2:15 PM EST Out with the old, in with the new... and the loud, the soft, the twangy, the melodic, the weird and the just plain brilliant. The new year is shaping up to be a great one for music, with banner releases in almost every genre hitting shelves and online retailers in 2010. Artists are swapping…

  10. Allison Moorer "Crows" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:42 PM EST Allison Moorer, "Crows" (Rykodisc) Release Date: February 9, 2010 After exploring mostly covers on 2008's "Mockingbird," Allison Moorer decided to take wing and fly in some new creative directions on her Feb. 9 release, "Crows." "I've never been…

  11. New Year's Eve Live: Best TV Performances

    January 01, 2010 11:58 AM EST New Year's Eve 2010 was a night of celebration around the world. It was also a great night for live music on your television. If you missed any of the performances -- including the ones on our Billbaord's New Year's Eve Live show on Fox -- don't worry; we've assembled…

  12. Video: 2009 Chart Stars Talk 2010 Plans

    December 30, 2009 2:19 PM EST As chart stars like Ke$ha, Jay Sean, Adam Lambert and Wyclef Jean descended upon New York this holiday season, Billboard's cameras caught up with them at Z100's Jingle Ball concert and at the Vevo launch party to find out their personal highlights of 2009 and their big plans for…

  13. Eva Longoria Parker To Usher In New Year's With Billboard

    December 16, 2009 11:08 AM EST Actress Eva Longoria Parker will join host Carmen Electra for Billboard's New Year's Eve Live special which is airing Dec. 31 from 11:00 PM to 12:30 AM on Fox. As previously reported, American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen , Idol finalist Allison Iraheta , and Sean Kingston…

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Colbie Caillat, Sade

    December 10, 2009 5:29 PM EST 'LAST'-ING IMPRESSIONS: Although it has become a modern-day holiday standard - it ranks at No. 13 on this week's Holiday Songs chart, between carols by Paul McCartney and Gene Autry - Wham! 's "Last Christmas" never charted on the Billboard Hot 100. It was…

  15. Kris Allen, Sean Kingston To Play Billboard New Year's Special

    December 07, 2009 10:00 AM EST Carmen Electra will host Billboard's New Year's Eve Live special airing Dec. 31 from 11:00 PM to 12:30 AM on Fox. American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen , Idol finalist Allison Iraheta , and Sean Kingston are set to perform at the event, which will broadcast live from Las…

  16. Boyle v. Bocelli on the Billboard 200, Chris Brown Can't Let Go

    December 04, 2009 7:07 PM EST In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, it's a battle of crooners as Andrea Bocelli 's "My Christmas" may usurp Susan Boyle 's "I Dreamed A Dream" in the top position on the Billboard 200. Other artists set to do well include…

  17. Boyle, Bocelli Battle For Next Week's No. 1 Album

    December 04, 2009 1:16 AM EST On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, the sweet sounds of Susan Boyle 's album "I Dreamed a Dream" may be replaced by the holiday tunes of Andrea Bocelli as the latter's "My Christmas" set could rise to the top. Industry prognosticators suggest that U.K…

  18. Video: Kara DioGuardi Looks Ahead To 'Idol'

    November 25, 2009 1:22 PM EST Kara DioGuardi's written plenty of pop hits, turning love woes and triumphs into catchy hooks for everyone from Pink to Cobra Starship , Britney Spears to Kelly Clarkson and more. But when asked to pick her all-time favorite song from the pack, she doesn't hesitate for a second. …

  19. Kris Allen: The Billboard Cover Q&A

    November 20, 2009 1:10 PM EST 'American Idol' season-eight champ talks about his new album, his upcoming tour - and what he learned from Wikipedia. Plus: The Adam Lambert Billboard cover feature and video. Skip To: Kris Allen Q&A | Adam Lambert feature One year ago, Kris Allen was attending the University of…

  20. Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry To Headline Country Throwdown Tour

    November 02, 2009 12:35 PM EST The debut run of the Country Throwdown tour, the country music venture from Warped Tour producers 4fini Production, will feature Montgomery Gentry , Jamey Johnson , Little Big Town and Jack Ingram . The tour of amphitheaters, which was first tipped here May 1, will carry a concourse of…

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