1. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Gavin DeGraw

    January 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST '21' SALUTE: As Adele 's "21" tops the Billboard 200 for a 17th week , the set moves closer to the mark for most weeks at No. 1 for an album by a woman. In the 56-year history of the survey, only the Whitney Houston -led soundtrack to "The Bodyguard" has…

  2. The All-American Rejects Return: On Set at Their 'Beekeeper's Daughter' Video Shoot

    January 26, 2012 12:00 PM EST Like a Silver Lake "West Side Story," rival packs of bearded and mustachioed hipsters are squaring off in a dance battle -- and All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter's caught in the middle. As the band's new single -- "Beekeeper's Daughter" (out Jan. 31…

  3. 12 No. 12 Country Hits for 2012

    January 17, 2012 7:05 PM EST As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain cherished and notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking R&B/hip-hop hits, including Prince 's debut song "Soft and…

  4. Adele, Coldplay Score BRIT Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST Adele, Coldplay, Florence & The Machine and Jessie J were among the British artists to earn multiple 2012 BRIT Award nominations, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 12). The 32nd annual BRIT Awards, which honor the best popular music coming out of the U.K., will be held on Feb. 21.…

  5. Warren Haynes on the Current State of Rock: Q&A

    January 12, 2012 9:00 AM EST Warren Haynes remains the rock'n'roll iron man, an inventive, versatile musician, singer and songwriter in high demand, whether it's with his Warren Haynes Band and Gov't Mule, the Allman Brothers Band, or various other outfits ranging from Frogwing to the Dead. Haynes&…

  6. Snow Patrol Track-By-Track Video: 'Fallen Empires'

    January 10, 2012 3:50 PM EST "Fallen Empires," the sixth studio album from Northern Ireland's Snow Patrol , drops today (Jan. 10) after more than three years of radio silence from the band. Despite the lull, lead vocalist Gary Lightbody explains that the six months they took to the make the record in the…

  7. Tightened Up: Inside the Black Keys' Rise to Arena-Sized Fame

    January 06, 2012 12:35 PM EST One massive arena tour. Two appearances on "Saturday Night Live" -- in one year. Three Grammys. 207,000 albums sold, opening week. The Black Keys are finally firing on all cylinders with "El Camino." Last January, the Black Keys and Vampire Weekend faced off in a battle…

  8. Freshman Haze: Stacy Barthe

    December 14, 2011 11:40 AM EST For Stacy Barthe, the decision to become a songwriter came as easy to her as the skill itself. The New York native always had a knack for pairing the right words to the right melody, most of which were produced by her partners from the Surf Club -- consisting of Hit-Boy, Chase'N Cashe,…

  9. Exclusive: Muppets Video Premiere & Kermit Q&A

    December 08, 2011 11:50 AM EST Jason Segel Belts "Man or Muppet," Kermie on Being Green in Limelight The great Muppet comeback train of 2011 rolls onward, leaving what feels like just a handful of folks who still haven't seen "The Muppets" in the dust. In our latest video premiere on Billboard.com,…

  10. Grammy Hall of Fame Adds Tina Turner, Paul Simon Hits

    November 21, 2011 3:15 PM EST Three of the biggest musical moments of the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen's album "Born in the U.S.A.," Paul Simon's "Graceland" and Tina Turner's single "What's Love Got to Do With It," are among the 25 recordings being inducted into the 2012…

  11. AMAs 2011: 11 Things You Didn't See On TV

    November 21, 2011 1:25 AM EST At three hours and over a dozen performances, there was plenty to see at the 2011 American Music Awards. Here's what went down at the Nokia Theatre that didn't make it to TV. Rain on the Red Carpet Stars in doll-sized dresses, including Cheryl Hines and Heidi Klum, shivering their…

  12. Amy Winehouse's New Music Shocked Her Parents, Helped Them Heal

    November 17, 2011 6:35 PM EST When Salaam Remi gathered together Amy Winehouse 's family not long after her death to play unreleased tracks, the veteran producer behind much of the singer's first two albums wasn't sure what to expect. "They didn't know if they could listen to it," Remi told…

  13. Release of the Week Marco Bosco 'Senseless'

    November 11, 2011 2:57 PM EST Chart Article Marco Bosco announced his arrival in July in bold fashion-with one 80-foot-high Hollywood billboard on Vine Street at Selma Avenue, a second one on Vine Street off Sunset Boulevard and a third atop the nearby W Hotel. Bosco is depicted like a futuristic musical gladiator…

  14. Conrad Murray Found Guilty in Michael Jackson Death Trial

    November 07, 2011 4:20 PM EST Conrad Murray has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson. A jury took less than nine hours to decide the verdict following a six-week trial in which prosecutors painted Murray as a reckless physician who plied Jackson with irresponsible amounts of…

  15. Ask Billboard: Christmas in October? Never Say Never

    October 29, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CHRISTMAS IN…

  16. Adele Announces 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall' CD/DVD

    October 26, 2011 11:20 AM EDT Adele fans won't be seeing the British singer unfurl her tales of heartbreak in person anytime soon, as the 23-year-old is in the middle of "an extended rest period" due to a hemorrhaged vocal chord. In the meantime, Adele's live show will be captured in "Live At The…

  17. Lady Gaga Has 'Marilyn Moment' at Bill Clinton's Concert

    October 16, 2011 10:15 PM EDT Lady Gaga was one of several musicians who performed Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl during a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of Clinton's foundation, which has sought to improve global health, strengthen economies worldwide, promote healthier childhoods and protect the…

  18. Bon Jovi: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 14, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Around the turn of the millennium, Bon Jovi found another gear. The result of the shift has been a decade of career-altering achievement in just about any category used to quantify success in popular music: touring, hit songs, awards, branding, No. 1 albums, DVDs, all produced at a remarkably…

  19. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Atop Hot 100, Passes 2 Million Downloads

    October 12, 2011 4:35 PM EDT Adele 's "Someone Like You" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , earning Airplay Gainer honors and racking up more than 2 million downloads sold to-date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. No. 1: "Someone Like You" The song logs a second frame at No. 1 on…

  20. Snow Patrol Announces 'Fallen Empires' Release Date

    October 11, 2011 11:15 AM EDT Emotional alt-rockers Snow Patrol will return on Jan. 10, 2012 with their sixth studio album "Fallen Empires," the group announced on Tuesday (Oct. 11). Best known for slow-building hits like "Run" and "Chasing Cars," the Glasgow-based group teamed with producer…

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