1. Emily Ann Roberts, Deitrick Haddon & Chris Tomlin Scale Christian/Gospel Charts

    November 19, 2015 1:37 PM EST Seventeen-year-old Knoxville, Tenn., native Emily Ann Roberts, one of the final 12 contestants on the current season of NBC's The Voice , makes her Billboard chart debut in style, launching atop the Christian Digital Songs survey (dated Nov. 28) with her take on the classic hymn "In…

  2. 13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Adele's Historic 'Hello' & More

    November 06, 2015 4:45 PM EST The latest Billboard charts saw Adele continue her record-setting reign and a mess of country stars get a CMA Awards bump. Adele Says 'Hello' to No. 1 Hot 100 Debut; First Song to Sell 1 Million Downloads in a Week Here are 13 things you need to know about this week's charts: …

  3. Adele Flies 49-1 on Billboard Artist 100 Thanks to Start of 'Hello'

    November 04, 2015 2:14 PM EST Fueled by the record-shattering start of her new smash, she tops the tally for the first time. Adele is the top musical act in the U.S., vaulting from No. 49 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Nov. 14). The coronation is sparked by the record-breaking bow of her new single, …

  4. 2015 CMA Awards Predictions: Who Are the Favorites for Country Glory?

    November 04, 2015 11:21 AM EST It’s the biggest week of the year for country music, with the 49th Annual Country Music Association Awards airing tonight on ABC hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood . An all-industry voted show, the list of award winners sometimes takes a slightly different turn than the ACM Awards or…

  5. Carrie Underwood Makes History With Sixth No. 1; Rhett, Hunt, Old Dominion Make Moves

    November 03, 2015 5:28 PM EST Carrie Underwood ’s fifth studio album, Storyteller (19/Arista Nashville/Sony Music Nashville), arrives atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart (dated Nov. 14) and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 . The set starts with 164,000 in pure sales during the week ending Oct. 29, according to Nielsen…

  6. How CMA Singles of the Year Endure At Country Radio, Or Don't

    November 03, 2015 12:07 PM EST A brand-new single of the year winner will be crowned on the Nov. 4 Country Music Assn. Awards, but what kind of shelf life will that song have at radio after its win? To help answer that question we took a look at the durability of CMA singles of the year champs for the past 25 years.…

  7. Adele, 5 Seconds of Summer Rule Australia's Charts

    November 01, 2015 11:14 PM EST Adele and 5 Seconds of Summer are the champions of the charts Down Under. Adele’s comeback single “Hello” (Remote Control/Inertia) has consigned Justin Bieber’s latest track "Sorry" (Def Jam/Universal Music Australia) to the runners-up slot on the latest Australian singles chart. …

  8. Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato and Walk The Moon to Perform at 2015 AMAs

    October 29, 2015 8:30 AM EDT Nick Jonas , Demi Lovato and Walk The Moon are the latest additions to the bill for the 2015 American Music Awards. They join previously announced performers 5 Seconds of Summer , Selena Gomez , One Direction , Carrie Underwood and the night’s host, Jennifer Lopez . ABC w ill air the  AMAs …

  9. One Direction to Perform at 2015 American Music Awards

    October 27, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Here’s something to scream about: One Direction has been added to the lineup for the 2015 American Music Awards.   The superstar pop group will perform their new song “Perfect” at the AMAs, which take place Nov. 22 at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater.   The fourpiece -- Niall Horan, Liam…

  10. Carrie Underwood Mixes Country's Past and Present on 'Storyteller': Album Review

    October 23, 2015 2:16 PM EDT Don't look now, but  Carrie Underwood , at 32, already has a decade of stardom behind her. Much has changed in the country landscape during that time, its center nudged noticeably closer to pop by hitmakers lifting vocal styles and production values from R&B, EDM and hip-hop.…

  11. Carrie Underwood Celebrates Husband & Son on 'What I Never Knew I Always Wanted': Listen

    October 19, 2015 6:42 PM EDT As Carrie Underwood prepares to release her fifth studio record, Storyteller , on Friday, the country star has released an emotional new single called "What I Never Knew I Always Wanted." Hear Carrie Underwood & Sam Hunt's 'Heartbeat' Duet On the ballad,…

  12. Hear Carrie Underwood & Sam Hunt's 'Heartbeat' Duet

    October 14, 2015 2:37 PM EDT Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt have created the country love ballad of our dreams. Carrie Underwood on Motherhood: ‘You Feel Guilty About Every Decision’ The American Idol champ releases her fifth record, Storyteller, on Oct. 23. In the meantime, Underwood has been slaying fans’ eager ears…

  13. Ask Billboard: Chart Beat's 'Piano Man' Returns!

    October 11, 2015 9:05 AM EDT Piano-player extraordinaire Alfie Magliano is back with his latest hits medley. Plus, Carrie Underwood's career sales & more. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as…

  14. Carrie Underwood's New Song 'Heartbeat' Races Onto Trending 140

    October 10, 2015 1:00 PM EDT The song is the second to be released off the country star's new album 'Storyteller.' Carrie Underwood 's fifth studio album,  Storyteller , hits stores later this month, but before now we'd only gotten a single taste of the set in lead color:#1F497D"> radio…

  15. Brad Paisley Says 'God Bless' the Ashley Madison Website Hack

    October 08, 2015 6:05 AM EDT Country star Brad Paisley said "God bless" to the hacking scandal that exposed users of an adultery website for joke material for the upcoming Country Music Association Awards. Paisley and Carrie Underwood return on Nov. 4 to host the awards, which has regularly featured the two…

  16. Country Radio Remains Wary of Acts From TV Talent Shows: Are Its Fears Justified?

    September 28, 2015 8:12 AM EDT Can Michael Ray be the next Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson? Despite — or perhaps because of — the large number of artists that have been channeled into the country format by way of reality TV talent competitions — country radio has long had a fractious relationship with the genre. For…

  17. Little Big Town Talk Nerves and Laughs Ahead of CMA Music Festival TV Special

    August 04, 2015 2:01 AM EDT Little Big Town are seasoned professionals -- when it comes to performing. Their interview skills, however, are something else entirely. The band serves as the host of CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock , tonight on ABC, and Kimberly Schlapman said there were a few last minute…

  18. Kelsea Ballerini on Busting Up Nashville's Boys Club: 'I Want to Be the One Who Swings the Pendulum'

    July 17, 2015 1:13 PM EDT When the phone rang, Kelsea Ballerini braced herself for the news. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter was awaiting word from her label about her debut single, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” which appeared to be headed to the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. “We knew the call was going to…

  19. Carrie Underwood Breaks Car Window to Free Infant Son, Dogs Locked Inside

    July 11, 2015 3:34 PM EDT Carrie Underwood was forced to break her own car window for the safety of her infant son and dogs that were locked inside. Carrie Underwood Raps Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' in Concert: Watch The country singer informed fans Saturday morning (July 11) that her pups managed to…

  20. Blake Shelton Tops Billboard's Country Airplay Chart for the 20th Time

    June 30, 2015 10:36 AM EDT Blake Shelton steps to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated July 11) as "Sangria" (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) rises 2-1. The coronation marks Shelton's record-extending 15th consecutive No. 1 on the chart (counting only non-seasonal,…

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