1. Brad Paisley, 'Wheelhouse': Track-By-Track Review

    April 09, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Brad Paisley tackles numerous subjects on his eighth studio album "Wheelhouse." His most controversial album to date, Paisley produced the LP himself and it features hot-button topics ranging from racism, religion, and domestic abuse. Latest Reviews: Paramore's "Paramore…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: 10 Group Lead Singers Who Could Score Solo Success

    April 07, 2013 8:05 AM EDT With Justin Timberlake reigning post-'N Sync, what other famed group lead singers could rule on their own? Plus, chart honors for Crystal Bowersox, Joe Bonamassa and Bob Dylan The top title on the Billboard 200 for a second week belongs to a singer who first made his name as a…

  3. Burnell Taylor Eliminated as 'American Idol' Judges Avoid Save Again

    April 04, 2013 11:19 PM EDT Ever since its introduction in season eight, the "American Idol" judges save has been a major player in each season once fan voting comes into play. Matt Giraud got the save in season eight during the top seven show, with Michael Lynche earning redemption in season nine while nine…

  4. Richie Sambora Won't Tour With Bon Jovi on Current Leg

    April 03, 2013 8:12 AM EDT Guitarist Richie Sambora will not be performing with Bon Jovi during the current leg of the band's Because We Can tour. The band, on its website , cited "personal issues." The band says all shows will go on as scheduled. No other information was given. Bon Jovi Video: A…

  5. Todd Rundgren Researched Skrillex, Frank Ocean For New Album

    April 02, 2013 11:05 AM EDT "There's even a little bit of Bon Iver influence, but I couldn't tell you where," Rundgren says of "State," out April 9. After hearing younger acts sing his praises and cite his influence and having others (Tame Impala, Lindstrom) ask him to do remixes, Todd…

  6. Justin Timberlake Starts Atop Billboard 200, Earns Third-Largest Digital Week Ever

    March 27, 2013 11:00 AM EDT While JT earns the top debut of 2013 so far, Kacey Musgraves debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. As reported yesterday (March 26), Justin Timberlake comes roaring in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 968,000 copies of "The 20/20 Experience," according to Nielsen SoundScan…

  7. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' Dethrones David Bowie On UK Albums Chart

    March 25, 2013 8:04 AM EDT Justin Timberlake’s three-week reign on the U.K. singles chart with “Mirrors” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) may be over, but now he’s the king of the album market, after “The 20/20 Experience” debuted at No. 1 yesterday (Sunday) as the fastest-selling title of the year so far. British girl…

  8. Bon Jovi's 'Army of One' Marches Into New Discovery Series: Exclusive

    March 25, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi’s big adventure continues through a new team-up with the Discovery Channel. The veteran rock group’s new single “Army of One” is to feature as the theme song for Discovery’s upcoming nature series, “North America” -- described by its creators at a landmark show that…

  9. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' Pushes Towards 900,000 for Debut Week

    March 22, 2013 5:20 PM EDT Make that "The 850/900 Experience"... Industry sources now forecast that Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" could sell between 850,000 and 900,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 24. All Eyes on Justin Track-By-Track Review Timeline:…

  10. Bon Jovi, David Bowie Lead Six Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    March 20, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Mindless Behavior, Eric Clapton, "Sound City" all make notable starts on this week's albums chart The Billboard 200 albums chart welcomes six debuts into its top 10 this week, led by Bon Jovi at No. 1 with its fifth chart-topper: "What About Now." It's the…

  11. Bon Jovi Live: Backstage Video Tour (Exclusive)

    March 20, 2013 8:05 AM EDT Bon Jovi hit the road in support of "What About Now" weeks before the album was released, and the many thousands of fans that have already seen the "Because We Can" tour have proven both the trek and the record are winners. As the tour rolls on and the album blasts…

  12. Bon Jovi Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, David Bowie at No. 2

    March 19, 2013 9:11 PM EDT Bowie's comeback album, 'The Next Day,' notches a career-high chart position. UPDATE: Bon Jovi's sales figure was updated on the morning of March 20 from 96,000 to 101,000 by SoundScan. Bon Jovi scores its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "…

  13. David Bowie Lands First UK No. 1 Album in 20 Years

    March 18, 2013 4:02 AM EDT David Bowie achieved both his first U.K. No. 1 album for 20 years and the market’s fastest-selling artist album of 2013 as "The Next Day" debuted at the top yesterday (Sunday). Justin Timberlake’s "Mirrors" made it a double victory for the RCA label by starting a third…

  14. Bon Jovi, David Bowie Headed to Nos. 1 and 2 on Billboard 200

    March 16, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Earlier this week we reported that Bon Jovi and David Bowie were vying for the No. 1 slot on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. However, Bon Jovi has now pulled ahead, and it seems like the band's "What About Now" is a lock for a No. 1 bow on the chart.…

  15. Curtis Finch, Jr. Sent Home on 'American Idol'

    March 14, 2013 10:52 PM EDT St. Louis native's big voice not enough to sway voters… "If you're going home, I'm going home," an upset Nicki Minaj said Despite the undeniable singing talent of Curtis Finch Jr., questions persisted about the St. Louis native's ability to connect with a…

  16. David Bowie vs. Bon Jovi for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200

    March 13, 2013 4:44 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 chart, rock legend David Bowie is in the hunt for his first No. 1 album, while veteran group Bon Jovi could nab its fifth chart-topper. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, March 20. David Bowie, '…

  17. The Staves, 'Dead & Born & Grown': Exclusive Album Premiere

    March 12, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Hear the folk-rock group's debut album in its entirety, launching exclusively in the U.S. on Billboard.com. U.K.-based sister trio The Staves makes its Atlantic Records debut next week with "Dead & Born & Grown," an album of mesmerizing folk-rock highlighted by…

  18. Jimi Hendrix Set For Highest-Charting Album in 44 Years

    March 09, 2013 10:00 AM EST Archival album 'People, Hell and Angels' will land at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Rock legend Jimi Hendrix's new archival album, "People, Hell and Angels," is set to debut at No. 2 on next week's Billboard 200 chart -- so say industry sources. The album…

  19. Fun.'s Grammy Wins Cap Off Incredible Year

    February 11, 2013 11:30 AM EST "We Are Young" stars used touring, massive hooks and a very timely ad placement to find overwhelming success. One year and five days before the 2013 Grammy Awards, a car flew through the air for the first time. The vehicle was a black and orange Chevy Sonic, careening off the…

  20. Grammys 2013 Predictions: Who Should & Will Win

    February 08, 2013 11:40 AM EST When the winners of the 55th annual Grammy Awards are revealed on Sunday night (Feb. 10), we can all expect to be surprised a few times when the “obvious” candidate doesn’t get the award they “deserved.” We at Billboard.com obsess over guessing who'll take home the golden gramophones…

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