1. 5 Seconds of Summer Sales Sizzle: No. 1-Bound on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 25, 2014 6:55 PM EDT The Australian band set to rock the top of the Billboard 200 chart with debut full-length self-titled album. Pop/rock band 5 Seconds of Summer are set to charge in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week with their self-titled full-length debut album. Industry sources suggest the set…

  2. Anberlin Talks Breakup, Farewell Album 'Lowborn' on Warped Tour: 'We'll Live Forever'

    June 26, 2014 12:55 PM EDT Anberlin’s Stephen Christian and Deon Rexroat are standing outside the Warped Tour's production office during the trek's Ventura, California date. It's the first week of the annual summer tour, literally the beginning of the end for the Florida band, who announced…

  3. BlackHawk, 'Heart With A View' Exclusive Song Premiere

    June 03, 2014 12:38 PM EDT BlackHawk, the group with one of country's most recognizable sounds of the '90s, returns with the song, "Heart With A View," which Billboard exclusively premieres today (June 3). Have a listen below. The single is from BlackHawk's forthcoming "Brothers of the…

  4. Anberlin, 'Stranger Ways': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 15, 2014 8:56 AM EDT Anberlin is determined to go out with one final bang. After 12 years and six studio albums, the alternative rock outfit's members have decided their upcoming album release, "lowborn," is to be the last.  The set manages to bring  Anberlin  back to where it all began, as "…

  5. Anberlin, 'IJSW': Exclusive Song Premiere

    October 07, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Just a year after "Vital," its October 2012 release, Anberlin is back with a special edition of that album -- "Devotion: Vital Special Edition" -- which will see an Oct. 15 release on Big3 Records. Ahead of its release, the band has dropped a new song off the album, …

  6. Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    September 09, 2013 11:37 AM EDT The alternative radio format is built upon the promise of what's coming next, so it's no surprise that the music played by alternative stations has experienced multiple changes during the last 25 years. The wide-ranging format of 1988 (when the chart debuted  with the name, …

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Alternative Radio's 'Sound' Is To Play It 'Safe'

    June 07, 2013 3:05 PM EDT Capital Cities' 'Safe and Sound' reaches No. 1 on Alternative Songs at last, continuing a trend of songs taking their time to ascend to the chart's summit Capital Cities' "Safe and Sound" reaches the Alternative Songs summit in its 29th week, tying for…

  8. Brandy, Scotty McCreery Aiming For Top Five Debuts On Billboard 200 Chart

    October 20, 2012 9:30 AM EDT As previously reported, country star Jason Aldean is charging his way to a big debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest the singer's "Night Train" is on course to shift around 400,000 (if not more) copies by the end of the tracking week on…

  9. Anchor & Braille Video Premiere: 'Goes Without Saying'

    September 26, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Check out the new official clip from Anchor & Braille, the acoustic duo featuring Anberlin singer Stephen Christian. Exclusive video premiere: "Goes Without Saying" by Anchor and Braille Anchor and Braille Anberlin 's Stephen Christian has both the band's new album …

  10. Chart Highlights: Prince Returns With 'RNR Affair'

    September 24, 2012 5:25 PM EDT The Purple One graces Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for the first time since 1994, as 'RNR Affair' bows at No. 22. Plus; New No. 1s for P!nk, Karmin and Jason Aldean. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the…

  11. Anberlin's 'Self-Starter': Exclusive First Listen

    August 17, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Band Talks First New Song Off 'Vital' (Out Oct. 16): "We all knew we had to change" The aggressive, electronic-tinged sound of "Self-Starter," the first track to be issued from Anberlin 's upcoming "Vital," is a harbinger of what the Florida alt…

  12. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  13. Neon Trees' 'Animal' Claws To Alternative Songs Summit

    September 22, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'ANIMAL' KINGDOM: Neon Trees ' "Animal" rises 2-1 on Alternative Songs in its 32nd chart week, completing the lengthiest journey to the top in the list's 22-year history. (All charts will be refreshed tomorrow (Sept. 23) on Billboard.com). The act's maiden…

  14. Sara Bareilles' 'Heart' Beats at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    September 15, 2010 11:00 AM EDT S ara Bareilles scores her first No. 1 album -- and best sales week ever -- as her sophomore effort "Kaleidoscope Heart" bows atop the chart with 90,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Bareilles first set, "Little Voice," peaked at No. 7 in 2008. It has so far sold…

  15. Sara Bareilles Aiming High on Next Week's Billboard 200

    September 08, 2010 8:21 PM EDT Next week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, it's looking like Sara Bareilles' sophomore set "Kaleidoscope Heart," released Tuesday (Sept. 7), will be the tally's highest new entry. Industry prognosticators are suggesting that the new set could possibly sell around 80…

  16. Disturbed Nets Fourth No. 1 on Billboard 200 with 'Asylum'

    September 08, 2010 10:35 AM EDT Rock band Disturbed claims its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Asylum" debuts atop the list with 179,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the act's fourth consecutive studio set to debut at No. 1, a feat achieved by only two other rock bands in the…

  17. Anberlin Frontman Juggles Grad School with Music

    September 04, 2010 12:00 PM EDT If Stephen Christian was only spending his time pursuing his MBA and operating Faceless International, the nonprofit organization he co-founded to fight human trafficking and slavery, that would keep him plenty busy. But what makes the Nashville resident's talents so impressive is that…

  18. Anberlin, "Impossible"

    August 06, 2010 4:26 PM EDT From the first note that ripples through "Impossible," Anberlin hooks the listener with the warm-up single from its new album, "Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place" (Sept. 21). While all of the band's signature flourishes-poignant lyrics propelled by intense drumbeats…

  19. Anberlin Conquers the 'Impossible' on New Album

    August 02, 2010 10:25 AM EDT Anberlin 's new single has taught frontman Stephen Christian that nothing is, well, "impossible." The song, currently sitting at No. 18 on the Alternative Songs Chart and the No. 1 Greatest Gainer for three weeks in a row, is plowing a strong path for the Florida modern-rockers…

  20. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 6/26/2010

    June 26, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funniest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @JustinBieber : 1 year ago 2day we lost the greatest…

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