1. Levi's Threw a Free Concert in Brooklyn Featuring Haim, Sleigh Bells

    August 07, 2014 11:54 AM EDT To attend the event, attendees just had to show up in Levi's jeans. On Tuesday (Aug. 5), Levi's hosted a free concert at New York's Brooklyn Bridge Park that featured two of the year’s hottest bands: Haim and Sleigh Bells. The event kicked off the new Live in Levi's…

  2. TV on the Radio Receive 'Sound Advice' from 'SNL' Star Vanessa Bayer

    June 18, 2014 12:41 PM EDT Genre-spanning art rock band TV on the Radio stopped by Above Average’s web series ‘Sound Advice’ this week to talk to ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member, Vanessa Bayer.  The popular series, which last week featured Drake , stars Bayer as PR consultant Janessa Slater, giving terrible advice to…

  3. 13 Hot Governors Ball Moments: Skrillex Lifts Off, Jack White Reigns, The Strokes Rock Day 2

    June 08, 2014 10:38 AM EDT Watch video of key Governors Ball moments. Governors Ball 2014 rolled on Saturday (June 7) with another beautiful day on Randall's Island as Jack White brought the rock (and the singsongs), The Strokes brought out crowd favorites, Skrillex fired up the mothership, Childish Gambino and…

  4. The Year In Country 2013: Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise' to the Peak

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST A duo that wasn't even signed to a major label two years ago dominates Billboard's year-end country charts Florida Georgia Line-the duo of Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Ga.) not only top several year-end recaps but also bring their label…

  5. Luke Bryan Doubles Up Atop Hot Country Songs, Top Country Albums

    August 22, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The singer is the fourth artist to crown both lists simultaneously this year. Plus, big news on Keith Urban and Brett Eldredge As previously reported, Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with the third-largest sales week…

  6. Brett Eldredge 'Back' On Top Country Albums For First Time

    August 15, 2013 6:00 PM EDT The rookie roars onto the list at No. 2 and tops Country Airplay with "Don't Ya." Plus, Luke Bryan, Tyler Farr and Jennifer Nettles make news Brett Eldredge posts the best start by a new male artist on Top Country Albums in nearly a year, as "Bring You Back" starts…

  7. Luke Bryan Heading for Big Sales Week, Second No. 1 Album

    August 14, 2013 8:23 PM EDT The country star could notch the year's third-highest debut with "Crash My Party." Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" is set to crash in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- with a very big bow. Industry sources forecast the country star's latest…

  8. Luke Bryan Finds His 'Inner Peace' As Career Lifts Into New Gear

    August 14, 2013 12:38 AM EDT Luke Bryan has taken an unusual approach to the business side of his career since winning the Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year in April: He's turning down almost everything. Rather than cashing in on his win and successful ACM co-hosting gig with Blake Shelton,…

  9. Frank Ocean, Beck Lead O Music Awards Nominees

    May 16, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Frank Ocean and Beck top this year's O Music Awards with two nominations each. On June 19, the awards return with a "Make a Band Famous" competition, performances from across the country and a drum-a-thon led by The Roots band leader and drummer Questlove. Among this year&…

  10. Coachella Live Stream: Watch the Fest Webcast

    April 13, 2013 2:50 PM EDT Coachella 2013 is now underway, but with a daily three-channel Youtube webcast straight from the festival which you can watch here, you don't have to actually be out in the California desert to see a lot of the multi-stage musical action live. Phoenix, New Order, The Postal Service…

  11. Luke Bryan: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 29, 2013 4:00 PM EDT From sold-out ‘Spring Break’ tours to rocking the ACM Awards, Luke Bryan is country’s next poster boy This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It’s unseasonably chilly for the first day of spring, a fact Luke Bryan notes as he chit-chats with…

  12. Luke Bryan Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 13, 2013 11:00 AM EDT "Spring Break . . . Here to Party" makes an impressive debut, while Jimi Hendrix starts at No. 2. Country star Luke Bryan logs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as his new compilation, "Spring Break . . . Here to Party," debuts atop the list. It sold 150…

  13. Luke Bryan Bound for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 06, 2013 8:48 PM EST The country star will notch the top spot with his "Spring Break" compilation. Country star Luke Bryan is headed for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Label sources say his new compilation "Spring Break . . . Here to Party" may sell a bit over 100,000…

  14. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:09 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording artist Eric Church led the nominations with…

  15. Florida Georgia Line Interrupts Taylor Swift on Country Charts, Again

    January 10, 2013 2:50 AM EST Swift Earns Streaming Gainer Honors Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" sails to the top of Billboard's Country Songs chart once again, logging a fourth total week at No. 1. The duo had previously interrupted Taylor Swift's 10-week No. 1 run with "We Are Never Ever…

  16. Adele's '21' 2012's Best Selling Album; Gotye Has Top Song

    January 03, 2013 11:05 AM EST For the first time since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991, the same album finishes as the United States' best-seller for a second year. Adele 's "21" triumphed in 2011 and ruled again in 2012. The XL/Columbia Records effort finishes 2012 with 4.41…

  17. The Year In Country 2012: Georgia Rules With Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum & More

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST Georgia has long been a hotbed for country music, producing such stars as Alan Jackson , Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood , but perhaps never before have Peach State artists dominated the Billboard charts the way they did in 2012. Four Georgia acts -- Luke Bryan , Jason Aldean , Zac Brown…

  18. The Year In Pop 2012: Adele Repeats as Top Artist, Gotye Scores No. 1 Hot 100 Song

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST After her watershed success in 2011, Adele triumphs again in 2012. She becomes the only act to be both the top artist of the year and have the No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("21") two years in a row. In 2011, she was the first woman to notch three of Billboard's biggest year-end…

  19. Luke Bryan Hits Jackpot at American Country Awards

    December 11, 2012 1:00 AM EST 'Tailgates and Tanlines' Star Snags Nine Awards; Carrie Underwood Adds to Her Collection Luke Bryan was the top winner at the third annual American Country Music Awards Monday night (Dec. 10) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Bryan took home nine awards, including Male Artist, Single…

  20. Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Cruise Up Country Charts

    November 15, 2012 4:45 PM EST Greg Bates Scores First Country Airplay Top 10 With 'Did It for the Girl' Luke Bryan scores his fifth overall and third consecutive leader on the Country Airplay tally, as "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" steps 2-1, interrupting a two-week stand at the summit for Lee Brice's …

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