1. The Killers, Carly Rae Jepsen Aiming for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    September 22, 2012 10:30 AM EDT As previously reported, it looks like pop superstar P!nk is on course for her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as her "The Truth About Love" is set for a chart-topping debut next week. Industry sources suggest that the set may move more than 230,000 copies by the end of the…

  2. Pink & 'Cruel Summer' Album Heading for Top of Billboard 200

    September 19, 2012 8:03 PM EDT Believe it or not, pop superstar P!nk has yet to earn a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. But, that may change next week, as industry sources suggest the diva's latest, "The Truth About Love," may bow atop the list with 210,000 to 220,000 sold. The new Billboard 200 chart…

  3. Easton Corbin Aims to Top Debut With 'All Over the Road'

    September 17, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Easton Corbin knows that all eyes in Music City are going to be upon him as he releases his sophomore album, "All Over The Road," this week. After all, the first two singles -- "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It" -- from his self-titled 2010…

  4. Little Big Town Float First No. 1 on Country Songs

    September 06, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Meanwhile, Jana Kramer scores a top five hit and Carrie Underwood returns to No. 1 on Country Albums. Little Big Town 's "Pontoon" tops a second Billboard songs list -- this time Country Songs -- eight weeks after it became the group's first chart-topping song on Country…

  5. 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&…

  6. Watch Jana Kramer Talk 'Why Ya Wanna' & 'It Girl' Label

    August 01, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Jana Kramer has a lot of reason to be smiling these days. Her debut album debuted in the top five on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and her first single, "Why Ya Wanna," is closing in on the top ten on the singles chart (it rises to No. 11 this week). Kramer was one of the acts…

  7. Gloriana Rocks Nashville Summer Beats Concert

    July 31, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Billboard and Pepsi's Summer Beats Concert Series landed in Music City on Monday with a rollicking, hip-shaking set courtesy of country upstarts Gloriana . The event, held at Nashville's Cannery Ballroom, served as a showcase of some of the most exciting new acts in country music…

  8. Watch Gloriana Rock Billboard & Pepsi's Summer Beats Concert

    July 30, 2012 9:00 PM EDT The July 30 Nashville showcase also included country hit-makers Jana Kramer, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann and Randy Houser Billboard and Pepsi's Summer Beats Concert Series landed in Music City on Monday with a rollicking, hip-shaking set courtesy of country upstarts Gloriana . Tonight&…

  9. Bret Michaels, Kristi Gibson End Engagement

    July 30, 2012 8:20 PM EDT Bret Michaels and longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson have called off their engagement. Michaels' publicist, Joanna Mignano, said in a statement Monday the couple have separated. Michaels and Gibson have dated on and off for about 18 years. They got engaged in 2010. They have two daughters…

  10. Joey + Rory Launch TV Series, New Album

    July 27, 2012 5:00 PM EDT With the recent launch of "The Joey + Rory Show" on cable/satellite TV channel RFD-TV, the country couple of the same name has found a highly productive way to mix business and pleasure. Filmed on its farm in Pottsville, Tenn., the series looks at the rural lifestyle as well as…

  11. 'The Voice's' Chris Mann Signs Major Label Deal

    June 28, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Chris Mann, the classically trained singer who made it to the finals NBC's series "The Voice," is the first act signed to Ron Fair's new Universal Republic imprint Faircraft. His debut album is expected in the fall. Mann is in the studio working on his debut album with…

  12. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left standing in the playoffs (and maybe for the Nets,…

  13. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Laura Warshauer (Video, Exclusive Song Premiere)

    March 01, 2012 5:55 PM EST Every once in a while, we come across an artist that we just can't wait to tell the world more about. Laura Warshauer is one such artist. Born and raised in Red Bank, N. J., and now residing in Los Angeles, the singer/songwriter mixes powerhouse vocals with stark, insightful lyrics. Her…

  14. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' Starts on Pop Songs

    February 20, 2012 3:55 PM EST Kelly Clarkson, Gotye and Keith Urban concurrently celebrate new No. 1s 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 the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee' Cast, Lady Gaga, Brantley Gilbert

    November 25, 2011 2:45 PM EST Upon its Hot 100 debut, 'Rumour Has It'/'Someone Like You' becomes the 'Glee' cast's highest-charted mash-up. MONSTER MASH-UP: The cast of Fox's HOT 'COUNTRY' SONGS: Note to aspiring country artists: it pays to laud the genre as specifically…

  16. Black Crowes' Rich Robinson Preps Solo Album During Band Hiatus

    October 24, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson says he likes being a solo artist better the second time around. Robinson -- who co-founded the Crowes with older brother Chris Robinson and drummer Steve Gorman during the mid-80s in Atlanta -- used the Crowes' first hiatus, from 2001-2005, to try…

  17. Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina Sign with Mercury Nashville

    June 06, 2011 3:08 PM EDT Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina have officially gone from "American Idol" country darlings to labelmates. The season 10 champion and runner-up have signed record deals with Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope to release their debut albums, it was announced Monday (June 6).…

  18. Bret Michaels Proposes to Kristi Gibson on VH1 Show Finale

    December 21, 2010 11:00 AM EST B ret Michaels finally put a 'rock of love' on his longtime girlfriend's finger, and he did it on cable television. The 47-year-old Poison frontman popped the question to 39-year-old Kristi Gibson on last night (Dec. 20)'s finale of his VH1 reality show, "Bret…

  19. Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 1

    December 14, 2010 3:05 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2010. From "Empire State of Mind" to "California Gurls," Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, B.o.B to "OMG," "Fearless" to "Not Afraid,"…

  20. Eminem Lands First Movie Role in 8 Years with 'Southpaw'

    December 14, 2010 12:17 PM EST Eight years after earning raves in acting debut "8 Mile," Eminem is set to return to the screen in another redemptive drama. DreamWorks has acquired the rights to "Southpaw," a boxing movie starring the rapper as a welterweight fighter who must overcome tragedy while…

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