1. Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger Tie the Knot

    July 02, 2013 12:35 PM EDT Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger officially said "I Do" on Monday (July 1) in a celebration that took place in the South of France. Though multiple sources prematurely reported the Canadian couple's nuptials had taken place on Saturday, the singers quickly…

  2. MuchMusic Video Awards: Drake Surprises and Wins Big, PSY Retires 'Gentleman'

    June 17, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Drake made a surprise appearance, Avril Lavigne thanked her dad, and PSY said farewell thee "Gentleman" at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, a massive outdoor celebration that shut down the streets around the Bell Media building and allowed thousands of fans…

  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Make History On Pop Songs Chart

    June 10, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Just as on the Hot 100, the pair is the first duo to send its first two entries to the top of the radio airplay tally. Plus, Daft Punk, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus make news Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rise 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs mainstream top 40 radio airplay…

  4. Taylor Swift To Present At MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 06, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Taylor Swift will present an award at the upcoming MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The country star will make the appearance during her 'Red' tour. And added to the performers lineup at the MMVAs on Wednesday was Aussie singer Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone and punk rockers Billy…

  5. Chart Highlights: Avril Lavigne 'Never' Lands On Pop Songs

    April 15, 2013 3:08 PM EDT Lavigne and Selena Gomez preview forthcoming albums with debuts on Pop Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Bruno Mars, Lady Antebellum and more. 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…

  6. 'The Voice' Finale: Two Coaches Say 'Good Riddance,' Rihanna + Bruno Mars Perform

    December 19, 2012 10:35 AM EST PLUS: Watch Cassadee Pope duet with the Killers, Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne Before Cassadee Pope was crowned winner , NBC managed to pack the two-hour finale of "The Voice" season three with big musical guests from Kelly Clarkson, the Killers, Avril Lavigne and the last two…

  7. 'X Factor' Finale: Demi Lovato, LeAnn Rimes Among Duet Partners

    December 18, 2012 9:30 AM EST As the "X Factor"'s remaining three competitors prepare for their final battle, they'll have a little professional help. Following suit with last year's tradition, each contestant will be joined by a celebrity musician for a star-powered duet. At a press conference…

  8. Bruno Mars Ties Nelly, Justin Timberlake For Most Pop Songs No. 1s Among Males

    December 17, 2012 1:05 PM EST Mars notches his fifth Pop Songs topper with 'Locked Out of Heaven.' After sending "Locked Out of Heaven" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week , Bruno Mars adds another notable feat, as the song rises 2-1 this week on the Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs airplay chart. …

  9. L.A. Reid's 'X Factor' Exit: Show Slow to Create Epic Records Stars

    December 13, 2012 9:27 PM EST With just a week to go until the second season of "The X Factor" wraps, Epic Records chairman and CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has chosen to focus on his day job rather than do A&R from a seat on a TV show. It's not an imprudent move. Reid made the first season of …

  10. Avril Lavigne Covers Nickelback's 'How You Remind Me': Listen

    December 11, 2012 8:36 PM EST Avril Lavigne is paying tribute to her fiancé with a cover of Nickelback hit "How You Remind Me." The 2001 track, which spent 49 weeks on the Hot 100 and led the album "Silver Side Up" to multi-platinum status, turns from guitar crunch to piano ballad in Lavigne's…

  11. 'The Voice' Final Six Talk Song Choices: Watch Latest Performances

    December 04, 2012 3:35 PM EST The six finalists on "The Voice" got their first chance to perform two songs in one show and four of them took similar plans of attack: Perform one song in strict accordance with the original and tweak the other by altering the tempo and arrangement. Naturally, there were mixed…

  12. Taylor Swift's 'Red': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 22, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Ten days before the release of Taylor Swift's fifth album, "Red," Scott Borchetta is in "redundancy mode." That means checking, double-checking and triple-checking every aspect of the 16 tracks on the album. Nothing about the process is musical; it's all a case…

  13. Avril Lavigne's Kroeger-Assisted Album Coming Late 2012/Early 2013

    September 10, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Avril Lavigne 's forthcoming fifth album, which helped bring together the singer and her new fiancee, Nickelback 's Chad Kroeger, will be hitting stores at the end of this year or in early 2013. In Billboard's latest cover story, "X Factor" judge and Epic Records…

  14. The Beat 8/23: Taylor Swift Breaks Records, Avril & Chad Get Engaged

    August 23, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Welcome to the Thursday, Aug. 23 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. dishes on Taylor…

  15. Avril Lavigne Engaged to Nickelback's Chad Kroeger

    August 21, 2012 9:25 PM EDT Two members of Canadian rock royalty are getting hitched! No, there's no fireworks between Alanis Morissette and Geddy Lee... yet. It's an engagement between Avril Lavigne and Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger , who up until today, few even knew were dating. The "Sk8er Boi"…

  16. L.A. Reid Courts Britney Spears for Record Deal

    August 08, 2012 12:55 PM EDT A battle for Britney Spears is brewing. The pop star's recording contract with the former Jive Records (now RCA, a division of Sony Music) has one album left, and among those courting the chart-topper are L.A. Reid, chairman of Sony's Epic Records and Spears' "X Factor…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: Carly Rae Jepsen, Michael Jackson, Eric Church

    June 16, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Calling out some quirky chart feats as Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Call Me Maybe.' A round-up of random facts in the wake of Carly Rae Jepsen now being chased by all the other boys (and girls and groups) on the Billboard Hot 100, where her "Call Me Maybe…

  18. Britney Spears, Demi Lovato to Judge 'X Factor'

    May 14, 2012 4:50 PM EDT Following months of speculation, Fox has finally announced that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will be judging the second season of Simon Cowell's singing competition show, "X Factor." Both pop stars appeared at Fox's Upfronts presentation in New York on Monday (May 14)…

  19. Miley? Demi? Avril? Reports Vary for 'X Factor' Judge

    May 01, 2012 7:11 PM EDT The stars are reportedly aligning for "The X Factor." According to several reports, Simon Cowell's singing competition is eyeing a number of singers to join the sharp-tongued Brit and L.A. Reid on the judge's panel. E! Online reports Miley Cyrus is being considered for the…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: Madonna, Justin Bieber, Silversun Pickups

    April 06, 2012 5:35 PM EDT As Madonna and Richie claim the Billboard 200's top two spots, consumers are partying like it's 1986. WE LOVE THE '80s: "What's going on family? Can you believe we are sitting on the top of the charts together again?," Lionel Richie Tweeted to Madonna Wednesday …

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