1. Dave Matthews Band Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    September 19, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 'Away From the World' is DMB's sixth straight No. 1; Top six on this week's chart are all debuts For only the second time in history, the entire top six albums on the Billboard 200 chart are debuts. Led by Dave Matthews Band 's "Away From the World" at No. 1…

  2. Deadmau5, Wiz Khalifa Top SnowGlobe 2012 Lineup

    September 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Deadmau5 , Wiz Khalifa and more will be ringing in the new year at the SnowGlobe Music Festival this winter. The Lake Tahoe festival, now in its second year, will feature a range of electronic, hip-hop and rock acts at the Lake Tahoe Community Festival. Chromeo , Beats Antique , Polica ,…

  3. The Civil Wars, Bonnie Raitt Highlight Americana Awards

    September 13, 2012 9:15 AM EDT Gillian Welch and her partner Dave Rawlings, The Civil Wars and Alabama Shakes took home trophies, but Music City was the big winner at Wednesday night's Americana Honors & Awards. Five of six winners at the Ryman Auditorium event are based in Nashville, further cementing the city&…

  4. MNDR: Style Council

    August 23, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Chart Article "It's not really that different from when I was a teenager," says Amanda Warner, front-woman of MNDR, concerning her style. "I've always been a tomboy, so I don't really worry about hair, makeup and those things." Touting a wardrobe consisting…

  5. The Heavy's 'The Glorious Dead': Exclusive First Listen

    August 14, 2012 11:55 AM EDT The music of The Heavy is all about making connections with the past. When the band tours the world (as they've often done since the releasing debut "Great Vengeance and Furious Fire" in 2007), they're constantly on the look out for vintage instruments -- anything that…

  6. Mumford & Sons Debut New Songs at Tour Kickoff

    August 02, 2012 9:50 AM EDT British folk-rock foursome Mumford & Sons made their first-ever show in New Jersey a memorable one on Wednesday night (Aug. 1), kicking off their U.S. tour at Hoboken's sprawling Pier A Park with a handful of new material. Backed by the glistening Manhattan skyline, Marcus Mumford…

  7. Brandy: Why Her Past, and Comeback, Are So Important

    July 23, 2012 4:00 PM EDT His name was David. And boy, did I like him. He had to have known after the love letter I wrote him in the 7th grade which included lyrics from my favorite 90s R&B songs. The majority of the verses I used were from Brandy 's eponymous 1994 debut, specifically "Baby," "…

  8. Mandy Moore, Ryan Adams Working on New Album

    July 16, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Mandy Moore says she's getting some help from her singer-songwriter husband, Ryan Adams , for her next album. Moore and Adams, who married in 2009, recently started collaborating on her follow-up to 2009's "Amanda Leigh," the singer told CBSNews.com . "I'm…

  9. Dirty Projectors Put a New Spin on the Hits for Energized Brooklyn Show

    July 13, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Despite the constantly-rotating lineup that is Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors , the group's incredible musicianship is undeniable. After seeing dozens of new bands timidly emerging from behind YouTube webcams with no stage presence, equipped with drummers who rush into the sunset on…

  10. Carly Rae Jepsen: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 25, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Read an excerpt from Billboard's cover story on the 'Call Me Maybe' phenomenon "It's been a cool day today," Carly Rae Jepsen , calling in from Los Angeles, says casually. "I ran into RedFoo from LMFAO at the airport, and we've been writing a song…

  11. The 10 Best 'Call Me Maybe' Covers

    June 14, 2012 3:00 PM EDT With Carly Rae Jepsen's hit at No. 1 on the Hot 100, we've rounded up a list of the most entertaining "Call Me Maybe" viral videos the Internet has to offer. After months of covers, flashmobs and radio play, Carly Rae Jepsen has finally dethroned Gotye to take the top spot…

  12. Beyonce, Pitbull & Steven Tyler Cast in New Animated Film

    May 31, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Beyonce , Pitbull and Steven Tyler have all been cast alongside a star-studded group of actors in "Epic," a new animated film being produced by 20th Century Fox. Helmed by "Ice Age" director Chris Wedge, the 3D CG animated film has also cast "Hunger Games" star…

  13. Donna Summer Laid to Rest in Nashville

    May 24, 2012 8:51 PM EDT Family and some of her closest friends helped celebrate the life of Donna Summer at the singer's funeral. A private memorial service was held Wednesday for Summer at Christ Presbyterian in Nashville, Tenn., where she had been a resident since 1995. Donna Summer's Album Sales…

  14. George Harrison's Widow Hopes Book Will Fill in Blanks Left by Scorsese Doc

    May 02, 2012 9:50 AM EDT George Harrison's widow Olivia hopes to add more perspective on the reticent Beatle with her new digital book, and fill in the blanks left by Martin Scorsese's recent documentary. Based on Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," the multi-touch…

  15. Montgomery Gentry Gets in the Ring With TNA Impact Wrestling

    April 14, 2012 12:20 PM EDT If you mention the phrases country music and professional wrestling together, you might get a few blank stares. However, the two worlds are a lot more alike than what you might think, and with the partnership between TNA Impact Wrestling, Average Joe's Entertainment and Montgomery Gentry…

  16. In The Studio: Amanda Palmer Readies New Album for September Release

    April 02, 2012 1:45 PM EDT "I've never been quite this excited about a record," Amanda Palmer , the New York singer-songwriter and former leader of cabaret rock group Dresden Dolls , tells Billboard.com from Melbourne, Australia. It's a city that she calls "incredibly fucking alive," and…

  17. Fun.: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 02, 2012 11:30 AM EST Covered on 'Glee,' Synched for Super Bowl & No. 3 on the Hot 100 -- fun. Delivers Last February, producer Jeff Bhasker was in New York working on Beyoncé's 4. For nearly three months, he had been getting calls from John Janick, president/CEO of Fueled by Ramen and co…

  18. Chart Highlights: Adele's a Winner at Radio, Too

    February 13, 2012 4:15 PM EST 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 refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Set Fire To The Rain"…

  19. Brianna Perry Talks Upcoming Album, Trina's Guidance & Rick Ross Collabo

    February 10, 2012 6:55 PM EST Brianna Perry is all grown up. Prior to her freestyles and four mixtapes, most recently, "Face Off" (2011), Perry was featured on Trina 's "Kandi," off "Diamond Princess," (2002) when she was nine yrs. old. "A lot people still have that image of me.…

  20. Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, OK Go Among Artists Cosigning Anti-SOPA/PIPA Open Letter

    January 19, 2012 11:00 AM EST Entertainment industry players including Trent Reznor , Amanda Palmer and OK Go have written and published an open letter to Washington expressing their concerns about SOPA/PIPA, the pending Congressional bills that would give the government and corporations the ability to shut down web…

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