1. George Jones Mourned on Twitter by Country Stars & More

    April 26, 2013 12:40 PM EDT When the sad news about the death of country icon George Jones broke today (April 26), stars from Nashville and beyond took to twitter to mourn the loss and share memories of the music legend. Here's a smapling of what Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, Martina…

  2. George Jones: The Billboard Interview (2006)

    April 26, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Music legend George Jones passed away in Nashville today at age 81. In this exclusive 2006 interview with Billboard, the country icon talked about his humble beginnings and his road to becoming one of the genre's most cherished voices. The world's greatest country singer lives…

  3. 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…

  4. Metallica's Orion Festival Offers Accessibility, Rock History in Detroit Move

    February 25, 2013 8:15 PM EST Promoter C3 Presents hopes the move will lead to a more affordable, "gorgeous" festival as the event returns in June. Accessibility and affordability were key factors that led to a location change for Metallica's second Orion Music + More festival. Though last year's…

  5. Bruce Springsteen's Night at MusiCares: Sting, Mumford, Chesney Honor The Boss

    February 09, 2013 9:10 AM EST The power of Bruce Springsteen reached beyond the musical Friday night when he was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Before he even hit a note or anyone sang any of his songs, Springsteen made his voice heard early on during an auction of an…

  6. Bob Dylan, 'Tempest': Track-By-Track Review

    September 06, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Bob Dylan 's impressive 35th studio album, "Tempest," arrives in the 50th year of his recording career. Rootsy and stylistically broad, Dylan reaches back to the styles that inspired him early on -- American and British folk music, story songs filled with history and tragedy,…

  7. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  8. Robert Plant's New Band Makes U.S. Debut in Mississippi

    August 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Led Zeppelin Icon Brings the Sensational Space Shifters to the Sunflower Blues Festival Storied British frontman Robert Plant has long since proved that his remit extends far beyond the rock lexicon. But with the consummation of his latest meticulously assembled group of co-workers, he seems…

  9. Dueling Tim McGraw Singles Debut on Country Songs

    July 12, 2012 7:05 PM EDT In a rare promotional double-take, Tim McGraw debuts a pair of singles on Billboard's Country Songs chart. But, will both be hits? "Truck Yeah," McGraw's first single for the Big Machine record label, arrives at No. 22 as his best entrance without another artist; he…

  10. Rolling Stones Celebrate 50 Years, Talk Tour 'in the Works'

    July 12, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Mick Jagger may rethink the words he sang more than 45 years ago - "What a drag it is getting old." Thursday marks 50 years since Jagger played his first gig with a band called the Rolling Stones , and the group is marking its half-century with no letup in its productivity or rock &…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood

    June 08, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Rihanna catches up to a Beatle, Clarkson tops another chart and Underwood does what no other artist had before in the Country Songs chart's 68-year history. As her "Where Have You Been" bounds 11-9 on the EXTRA STRENGTH: Kelly Clarkson collects her second Adult Contemporary No.…

  12. 20 Memorable CMA Awards Moments

    November 08, 2011 12:45 PM EST When Shelton And Paisley Win (2010) Two marquee acts reached career pinnacles - Blake Shelton won the Male Vocalist of the Year prize, while Brad Paisley - the artist whom Shelton unseated- won the Entertainer of the Year trophy. Alan Jackson Sings About "You" (2001) Alan Jackson…

  13. Elton John, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra & More: Stories From Adult Contemporary's Biggest Stars & Songs

    July 20, 2011 10:55 AM EDT Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds on Whitney Houston. Bernie Taupin, Elton John's songwriting partner. Kenny Rogers, himself. Plus Many More. Billboard talks to some of the biggest names in adult contemporary. Their perspectives? Crucial. The Top 50 Adult Contemporary Artists Ever The…

  14. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . 'Watch The Throne': Inside Jay-Z's…

  15. The Top 100 Adult Contemporary Songs Ever

    July 15, 2011 12:55 PM EDT To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, we're counting down the top 100 songs in the entire history of one of Billboard's signature (and smoothest) surveys. Some of the genre's earliest giants infuse the list, including Elton John,…

  16. Music's Next Great Biopics

    June 09, 2011 1:06 PM EDT No one wants to talk about a Marvin Gaye movie. Or one about Janis Joplin , or a Jimi Hendrix biopic. As film subjects go, they're problematic. Heirs to the Joplin and Hendrix estates have blocked films by withholding music and image rights. The pieces to the Gaye story are in so many…

  17. Augustana Owns Its Sound on Self-Titled Third Album

    April 08, 2011 2:05 PM EDT Dan Layus of Augustana isn't sure which metaphor best suits his band's new self-titled album: On one hand it strikes him as "the final word at the end of a very long paragraph"; on the other, it resembles "the beginning of a brand-new chapter." Either way, the 10…

  18. Charlie Sheen Announces Live Tour Via Twitter

    March 11, 2011 12:03 PM EST After launching an all-out media blitz, Charlie Sheen is apparently ready to face the public in person. The actor, who was fired from Two and a Half Men on Monday, on Thursday announced a live tour -- titled "Charlie Sheen Live: My Violent Torpedo of Truth" -- kicking off in Detroit…

  19. Raekwon: 'Charlie Sheen Is a Rich D*ck'

    March 08, 2011 12:25 PM EST With Charlie Sheen's tabloid spree still dominating headlines and Twitter feeds everywhere, even Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has an opinion on the now-former "Two and a Half Men" star. "Charlie Sheen is a rich dick, man," Raekwon -- whose new album, "Shaolin vs.…

  20. The Squeeze: Q&A with Raekwon

    March 03, 2011 1:41 PM EST On a drizzly Wednesday (March 2) night in Los Angeles, the Wu-Tang Clan' s resident chef, Raekwon , arrives at Blu Monkey Lounge -- a small bar tucked just off Hollywood Boulevard -- to attend a weekly industry party called Bubble Gum. As he hops out of a nondescript rental car, with the…

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