1. 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…

  2. Third Day Look to 'Invite Everyone In' With 'Miracle'

    November 06, 2012 11:30 AM EST "There's one choice on election day that we guarantee will satisfy you, and that's voting for Third Day ," the band's bassist Tai Anderson says with a laugh. Yes, on the same day as the presidential election (Nov. 6), Third Day's new Essential Records release,…

  3. Lawyer Details Britney Spears' 2007 Breakdown During Lutfi Lawsuit

    October 19, 2012 9:26 PM EDT A lawyer for Britney Spears ' father told jurors Friday that the singer's family went to heroic efforts to save her during a well-chronicled public meltdown that included shaving her head and other bizarre behavior. Spears' father, Jamie, in particular went to great lengths,…

  4. The Beat 10/19: Wiz Khalifa's Mixtape, Carrie Underwood's Hit, ZZ Ward Q&A

    October 19, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Welcome to the Friday, October 19 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. has the headlines…

  5. The Beat 10/16: PSY, Lady Gaga, Rihanna & Morrissey Go Topless

    October 16, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Welcome to the Tuesday, October 16 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. runs down the list…

  6. Raekwon, GZA, Yelawolf and More Anchor Atlanta's A3C Festival 2012

    October 16, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Before Eminem came calling, Yelawolf was ripping through sets at the annual A3C Hip Hop Fest in Atlanta. "I did A3C twice, I think," the rapper tells The Juice. "First year, there was a small room, just a few people and I was doing records that weren't even out. They weren…

  7. Chart Juice: Brandy's 'Put It Down' Marks Her First Top 10 in 10 Years

    September 27, 2012 7:48 PM EDT For the first time in over 10 years, Brandy returns to the top 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The singer's "Put It Down" (featuring Chris Brown), rises 11-5 this week and marks Brandy's tenth top 10 and first since "What About Us?" peaked at No. 3 in 2002…

  8. Black Keys' Patrick Carney Weds in Nashville

    September 18, 2012 8:59 PM EDT Patrick Carney of The Black Keys has gotten married. The rock drummer married Emily Ward on Saturday at the home they share in Nashville. The Keys' publicist says the couple was joined by about 350 family and friends for the back-yard ceremony. Comedian Will Forte officiated. Ward wore a…

  9. 'X Factor's' Britney Spears Is Stern and Opinionated

    September 12, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Judge Britney Spears is in control on "The X Factor." During the season debut airing Wednesday on Fox, the audience cheers her, Simon Cowell defers to her and Spears is crisp, if not a wit, in her contestant verdicts. We get the pop princess who knows how to hold the spotlight, not…

  10. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  11. Chart Juice: Def Jam Scores Fourth Straight No. 1 Debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    August 24, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Def Jam is on a roll. The label claims its fourth consecutive No. 1 debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the arrival of 2 Chainz ' "Based On a T.R.U. Story" (147,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan). 2 Chainz follows a two-week run from Rick Ross ' "God Forgives,…

  12. Chart Juice: Elle Varner Debuts at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    August 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Elle Varner bows at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her debut "Perfectly Imperfect," selling 33,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set is home to three charting singles on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs . "Only Wanna Give It To You," Varner's breakthrough song …

  13. Anita Baker Is Back With a Hit and a Plan for Covers Album

    August 16, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Her Take on Tyrese's 'Lately' Debuts in Top 10 of Urban AC Chart Anita Baker says the prospect of her first all-new album in eight years "just kinda feels surreal." "It's kind of like I'm dreaming," Baker tells Billboard about "Only Forever,…

  14. Five Awesome Lollapalooza 2012 Moments

    August 06, 2012 2:15 PM EDT The Lollapalooza 2012 lineup was packed with more than 150 rockers, rappers and EDM ravers, who kept crowds rocking in Chicago's Grant Park all weekend long. But as always, there were a few acts who shone above the rest. Here's a look at the five acts (and one unexpected honorable…

  15. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks illuminated fans who swayed and shimmied to…

  16. Lollapalooza 2012: The Billboard Guide

    August 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT This year's Lollapalooza is more stuffed than a Thanksgiving turkey. With the festival landing in Chicago on Friday (Aug. 3), Billboard has your guide to the weekend's must-see bands . FRIDAY Michael Kiwanuka | 1:30 p.m. | Playstation Stage Why He's Hot: The U.K. singer's …

  17. Don Was Is Busy: Talks Rolling Stones, Van Morrison & Detroit Love

    July 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was (the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan) is giving some love to his home town's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is back in Detroit this week for his annual All-Star Revue at the 20th Concert of Colors festival. But…

  18. Who Has 'Dylan Goes Electric' Guitar? Icon, PBS Disagree

    July 12, 2012 9:20 AM EDT Watch Bob Dylan's game-changing opening number at Newport: "Maggie's Farm" Bob Dylan and historians at PBS are in a dispute over the whereabouts of an electric guitar that the singer plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, quite possibly the most historic single…

  19. Justin Bieber Wanted for Questioning in Scuffle

    May 29, 2012 9:25 AM EDT J ustin Bieber is wanted for questioning by Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators after a photographer complained of being roughed up by the pop star at a shopping center. Sheriff's Lt. Robert Wiard (ward) says the photographer called 911 on Sunday and complained of pain to his…

  20. Austin City Limits Lineup: Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Black Keys Headlining

    May 22, 2012 1:05 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers will top a loaded bill at October's Austin City Limits. The 130-band lineup will include Neil Young and Crazy Horse , the Black Keys , Jack White , Florence + the Machine and the Avett Brothers atop the bill. The annual Texas festival will span Oct. 12-14 in Zilker…

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