1. Grammys Big 4: A Tip Sheet for the Top Categories

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST When it comes to Grammy categories, all eyes are especially keen on Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Here, Billboard takes a deeper look at this year's field. And the nominees are.... artists that have been making undeniable, head-turning…

  2. Black Sabbath Reunion Hits Speed Bump: Drummer Threatens to Quit

    February 02, 2012 2:57 PM EST Ward requires a "signable contract that reflects some dignity and respect toward me as an original member of the band" in order to move forward." The Black Sabbath reunion hasn't faced enough obstacles already, what with guitarist Tony Iommi's recent lymphoma…

  3. M. Ward Offers Up Animated Video For New Single 'The First Time I Ran Away'

    February 01, 2012 5:40 PM EST If you're a fan of sleepy-time folk, you're in for a promising few months ahead. First, we'll see if Bon Iver can pull an Arcade Fire at this year's Grammy Awards on Feb. 12 (four nominations -- including Record and Song of the Year nods -- should yield something, right ?)…

  4. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, Of Montreal, Danny Brown, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 12:25 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased ten-fold this week, as dozens of musicians were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Against Me!, The Magnetic Fields, Talib Kweli, and…

  5. Update: Beyonce Hospital Complaints Dismissed

    January 11, 2012 8:04 PM EST New York health officials have reviewed and dismissed complaints patients in a hospital neonatal unit were mistreated while Beyonce was giving birth there to her and Jay-Z's daughter. Health department spokesman Jeffrey Gordon says they received two complaints about Manhattan's…

  6. Jason Mraz's 'I Won't Give Up' Storms Hot 100's Top 10

    January 11, 2012 12:05 PM EST Without the aid so far of radio or an all-out promotional push, Jason Mraz blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 8 with "I Won't Give Up," courtesy of a No. 1 debut on the Digital Songs chart. The song starts with 229,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and…

  7. Was Black Sabbath Confirmed For Coachella?

    January 10, 2012 12:50 PM EST Reunited Rockers Reportedly Pulled Out Due To Iommi's Health The reunited Black Sabbath was one of the planned headliners for this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but was forced to pull out just before yesterday's official lineup announcement due to guitarist…

  8. Hospital Downplays Beyonce Birth Controversy

    January 10, 2012 7:45 AM EST It's only been a few days since Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed little Blue Ivy Carter into the world, but the rumor mill on the baby's birth keeps on spinning. Frank Danza, a spokesman for Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, wants to clarify a few of those rumors: namely, that the hip…

  9. Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath Has Lymphoma

    January 09, 2012 9:55 AM EST Plans for Band's First Album in 33 Years Have Not Been Derailed Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma but a new album for the legendary metal band is still on track, it was announced Monday. Iommi, 63, is currently working with his…

  10. Michael Buble, Military Wives Top U.K. Charts

    December 27, 2011 11:35 AM EST As expected, "Wherever You Are" (Decca/Universal) by the Military Wives with Gareth Malone was confirmed on Christmas Day as the U.K.'s festive No. 1 single. It smashed the record for best first-week sales by any track in the market in 2011, sellling a mighty 556,000 units to…

  11. The Beat Generation: Electronic Dance Music Emerges as the Sound of Young America

    December 11, 2011 10:00 AM EST How Electric Daisy Carnival, Skrillex, Deadmau5 & More Ignited Music in 2011 It happened in concert venues and arenas, where crowds of thousands sang along to beats instead of words . It happened in parks and open fields, where young people wore fuzzy animal ears and talked about peace,…

  12. Zooey Deschanel Mulling New Material to Follow 'She & Him Christmas'

    December 07, 2011 4:05 PM EST As Zooey Deschanel winds down a hectic 2011 that included a successful sitcom launch, scattered film appearances and a Christmas album as one-half of She & Him , the singer/actress tells Billboard.com that she is already in the preliminary stages of putting together the folk-pop duo'…

  13. Fashion Dissect: Lady Gaga 'Marry the Night' Video

    December 05, 2011 1:20 PM EST Lady Gaga 's sinister "Marry The Night" video explores a slanted reality through the eyes of Mother Monster herself, who directed. Choreographed by Richard Jackson, the video was shot back in October in New York City, specifically Staten Island and Harlem. Getting wheeled…

  14. Uncharted Territory: The Spin Room Climbs Again; Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Lives On

    November 18, 2011 12:24 PM EST This week on Uncharted, folks are jumping up all over the place. The Spin Room (the pop-punk brainchild of Long Islander Nick Miley), who made an impressive debut at No. 21 last week, shot up ten spots in just seven days, clocking in this week at No. 11. After offering up his two EPs, "…

  15. Black Sabbath Reuniting For New Album, Tour

    November 11, 2011 2:15 PM EST Legendary hard rock band Black Sabbath is reuniting to record its first studio album with original frontman Ozzy Osbourne since 1978, and will support it with a massive 2012 tour. The group made the announcement during a press conference today (Nov. 11) at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles,…

  16. Aretha Franklin Honored By Chaka Khan, Lauryn Hill, Temptations at Rock Hall Tribute

    November 07, 2011 11:50 AM EST The stars came to Cleveland Saturday night (Nov. 5) as part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Case Western Reserve University's American Music Masters Tribute Concert to soul legend Aretha Franklin . The 16th annual concert, which has honored classic artists such as Hank Williams ,…

  17. Black Sabbath Reunion Coming? 'We're Talking,' Says Tony Iommi

    November 07, 2011 11:40 AM EST After writing extensively about its past in his new book "Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven & Hell With Black Sabbath ," guitarist Tony Iommi is cautiously optimistic about a future with bandmates Ozzy Osbourne , Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. And he's not giving any hints…

  18. Uncharted Territory: Paradise Fears Unplug; Far Too Loud Cranks Up The Volume

    November 04, 2011 4:40 PM EDT Another week, another massive leap for a previously low-placing Uncharted artist: This time around it's pop-punkers Paradise Fears who leapt from No. 45 all the way to No. 9 thanks to a big showing on PureVolume. The South Dakota-based group is prepping an acoustic EP, and recently…

  19. 10 Hot Holiday Albums, 2011

    November 01, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Justin Bieber is going bells to the wall this Christmas. That's right, bells -- jingle bells. Justin Bieber: The Billboard Cover Story But the Biebs, who released "Under the Mistletoe" today (Nov. 1), isn't the only one getting in on the holiday album action this year.…

  20. Jim Ward Rejoins Sparta with 'New Appreciation' for Bandmate Hajjar

    October 26, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Jim Ward says that he's coming back into Sparta after a three-year hiatus with a new outlook on things. Ward tells Billboard.com that his work away from the band -- leading the group Sleepercar and recording a series of solo EPs that have been grouped together on the new album "…

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