1. Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Widens Lead Atop Hot 100

    April 06, 2011 1:03 PM EDT K aty Perry's "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, solidifying its top standing by claiming dual Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Rockets to No. 1 on Hot 100 Spurred by the premiere of its…

  2. 'Grey's Anatomy' Musical Episode to Feature Cast Singing Fray, Snow Patrol

    March 11, 2011 11:30 AM EST "How to Save a Life," the song that brought an audience to the Fray from its placement in ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," will be treated to a group sing-along in the show's musical episode airing March 31. With a Tony Award winner in the cast, Sara Ramirez, it'…

  3. 'American Idol' Top 5 Nashville Auditions, from Lauren Alaina to Jackie Wilson

    January 27, 2011 11:36 PM EST The "American Idol" Milwaukee auditions were a tough act to follow, thanks to buzzy contestants like Chris Medina and Scott Dangerfield -- but tonight's Nashville episode had its share of big moments, too. Read on for our top 5 tryouts tonight, and tell us: who were your…

  4. Indigo Girls Toast to 'Happy Days' on Holiday Album

    October 07, 2010 5:15 PM EDT The Indigo Girls' upcoming holiday album, "Holly Happy Days," is the rarest of entries in the duo's catalog. "We just both had a desire to do it at the same time, which doesn't always happen with us," Emily Saliers tells Billboard.com. The 12-track set, due…

  5. Sarah McLachlan, Miranda Lambert Among Lilith Highlights

    July 12, 2010 9:19 AM EDT Despite lackluster ticket sales, 11 date cancellations and co-headliner Kelly Clarkson dropping out, Lilith Fair 2010 proved that after a 10-year absence, it's still a viable tour. Brandi Carlile kicked off the main-stage entertainment at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine with…

  6. 14 Hot Bonnaroo Cameos And Covers From Saturday

    June 13, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Check out these fourteen great covers, quotes, and cameos from Bonnaroo's hot action on Saturday (June 12). Weezer rocked Lady Gaga, Jay-Z gave a shout out to Stevie Wonder and Jack White , Norah Jones took on Johnny Cash, and more. Bonnaroo Main | Bonnaroo 2010 Photos 10 Awesome…

  7. Bonnaroo 2010

    June 12, 2010 10:00 AM EDT chartArticle_ignore Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival VIDEO ALL VIDEO » NEWS & FEATURES FEATURE Saturday's 14 Best Bits NEWS Kid Cudi makes it to his Bonnaroo set despite New York arrest. NEWS Conan O'Brien Rocks Bonnaroo Friday NEWS The XX buzz at Bonnaroo. NEWS Bonnaroo starts…

  8. Lacey Brown First to Go on 'American Idol'

    March 17, 2010 10:43 PM EDT Lacey Brown is down and out on "American Idol." The 24-year-old event coordinator from Amarillo, Texas, was the first finalist eliminated from the ninth season of the Fox singing competition Wednesday. Brown, who turned in a lackluster rendition of the Rolling Stones ' "…

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: Siobhan Magnus Performs Crazy Good

    March 09, 2010 8:02 PM EST "American Idol" is only an hour tonight? What am I going to do with my Tuesday night?! I have no idea! How am I going to write this recap during the commercial breaks when there's only one every five minutes instead of every three minutes? I have no idea! 1) Katie Stevens: …

  10. Chart Beat Thursday: A Whole New 'World'

    February 18, 2010 4:55 PM EST AS 'THE WORLD' RETURNS: Cue Bowling for Soup 's "1985." (Literally, you can, to the left). 25 years after the original version by USA for Africa spent four weeks at No. 1, "We Are the World 25: For Haiti," credited to Artists for Haiti, blasts onto the…

  11. Norah Jones, Heart, Loretta Lynn Added To Lilith Fair Lineup

    January 21, 2010 4:29 PM EST Norah Jones , Heart , Loretta Lynn , Gossip and Cat Power are among the top female artists who have just been added to the lineup for Lilith Fair 2010, organizers announced today (Jan. 21). The revived touring music festival also added 15 more cities -- including Detroit, Nashville, Phoenix,…

  12. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Fantasia, Incubus And More

    January 13, 2010 3:39 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert are going head-to-head for the honor of Outstanding Music Artist in the 21st Annual GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards. According to the…

  13. Sarah McLachlan, Mary J. Blige To Headline 2010 Lilith Tour

    December 10, 2009 1:21 PM EST S arah McLachlan will headline the main stage at Lilith 2010, the reborn touring music festival which highlights women in music that she co-founded in the 1997. Among the artists joining Mclachlan on the road will be Mary J. Blige , Sheryl Crow , Erykah Badu , Colbie Caillat , Ke$ha , Tegan…

  14. Chelsea Lee: Girl Next Door

    December 01, 2009 2:28 PM EST For a while, the only place Chelsea Lee was comfortable singing was in the shower. But at 15, the aspiring singer tried her hand at a local open mic -- and her attempt was received with praise. "I'm downstairs running the club, selling beer, and she's soundchecking, and…

  15. Billboard 200 Undergoes Makeover

    November 17, 2009 11:31 AM EST Billboard has announced changes in the methodology of the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, while a new sales survey, Folk Albums, will join Billboard's chart menu. Effective with the 2010 chart year, which begins with the charts that will be refreshed on billboard.com…

  16. Brandi Carlile, "Give Up the Ghost"

    October 09, 2009 3:18 PM EDT Brandi Carlile knows how to wring every last emotion from a lyric. On her third studio album, "Give Up the Ghost," the singer/songwriter channels heartache, fear, nostalgia and joy in nearly the same breath, creating a vivid pastiche of alt-folk pop. The best evidence of this is…

  17. Photos of the Week: Michael Jackson, Fergie, Rihanna

    October 02, 2009 12:58 PM EDT Fans flocked to get tickets to see Michael Jackson on the big screen in L.A., the Black Eyed Peas and No Doubt rocked Singapore, Mariah Carey revealed a new scent in New York, Rihanna turned heads in Paris and the Jonas Brothers caused a commotion in Hollywood (...kind of). It all happened…

  18. Listen: Brandi Carlile "Ghost" Album Debut

    September 29, 2009 12:09 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile won't release "Give Up the Ghost" until Oct. 6, but Billboard.com has the exclusive premiere of the whole album now. Listen to "Give Up The Ghost" in its entirety, free right here. "Ghost," Carlile's third studio album,…

  19. Brandi Carlile Taps Elton John, Chad Smith For New Album

    September 15, 2009 11:44 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile 's third album, "Give Up the Ghost," is a dream -- or dreams -- come true, in more ways than one. The songs themselves, Carlile tells Billboard.com, were inspired by "really vivid, poignant dreams" that she'd log in a journal when…

  20. Record Store Day: The 10 Coolest Events and Releases

    April 17, 2009 3:53 PM EDT From an exclusive Queen EP and performance by Talib Kweli to Wilco’s advance of its new concert DVD, there will be plenty to celebrate during the second annual Record Store Day (April 18). Over 1,000 indie retail stores worldwide are playing host to the occasion, with hundreds of artists…

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