1. Beach House: The Story Behind 'Bloom' and Indie's Most Reliable Duo

    April 20, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Beach House 's Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally relax on a couch in the lounge of the Tribeca Hotel in New York, sipping cocktails and reminiscing about their misadventures as teenage record store geeks. Scally describes how he and his buddies would head to the Sound Garden record store…

  2. 2012 Billboard Music Awards Finalists: Complete List

    April 19, 2012 7:35 PM EDT UPDATE 5/21: The Show Is Over! See FULL WINNERS LIST Here -- ALBUM AWARDS: Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele "21" Michael Buble "Christmas" Drake "Take Care" Lady Gaga "Born This Way" Lil Wayne "Tha Carter IV" Top Pop Album Adele "19"…

  3. Train Tries To Follow A Massive Hit - Again - on 'California 37'

    April 06, 2012 3:10 PM EDT In 2009, the members of Train thought the band might have run out of road. Its third album, "For Me, It's You," released by Columbia in 2006, had failed to live up to expectations. Its breakout, multiplatinum debut, "Drops of Jupiter," was eight years in the rearview,…

  4. The Cure, Foo Fighters Top Leeds & Reading Festival Lineups

    March 12, 2012 8:55 PM EDT The Cure , Foo Fighters and Kasabian will top the Reading and Leeds festivals this year, UK promoter Festival Republic announced on Monday. The twin three-day, seven-stage festivals, set for August 24-26, will also include performances by the Black Keys, Paramore, Florence + The Machines and…

  5. Beach Boys Reunion Rolls On With 37 Tour Dates Announced

    February 15, 2012 4:20 PM EST As those who watched the Grammys know, the Beach Boys are back -- or at least that's the hope. Can the surviving members get along after all those lawsuits? Can Brian Wilson make it through the tour dates and the reunion album fans have been promised? As they say, "Wouldn't it…

  6. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM EST Radiohead , Phish , the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, was announced on Tuesday (Feb. 14).…

  7. Grammy Poll Results: How'd We Do?

    February 13, 2012 3:35 PM EST See how well readers (& Billboard.com) did in picking the winners on music's biggest night. This year's Grammy Awards were a mix of the widely expected (Adele's sweep of the major categories) and the fairly shocking (Bon Iver trumping Nicki Minaj for Best New Artist). Take…

  8. Grammy Winners List 2012

    February 13, 2012 12:20 AM EST Chart Article Bottom Find out who won! ALBUM OF THE YEAR 21 Adele WINNER Wasting Light Foo Fighters Born This Way Lady Gaga Doo-Wops & Hooligans Bruno Mars Loud Rihanna RECORD OF THE YEAR "Rolling In The Deep" Adele WINNER "Holocene" Bon Iver "Grenade" Bruno…

  9. Grammys Central 2012

    February 13, 2012 12:10 AM EST _ _ Chart Article Bottom _ Adele Sweeps At Somber Grammys Adele Scores Six Awards; Foo Fighters, Skrillex Also Win Big _ Photos From The Show & Backstage Katy Soars, Rihanna & Coldplay Duet, Bruce & Sir Paul Hang Out, & More. _ Red Carpet Photos Taylor Sparkles, Katy Goes Blue…

  10. Grammys 2012: Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night

    February 12, 2012 11:30 PM EST Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at the 2012 Grammy Awards, topping the ceremony with Album of the Year for "21" and taking home both Song and Record of the Year for "Rolling in the…

  11. Beach Boys Reunion Begins at Grammys, With Foster the People & Maroon 5

    February 08, 2012 12:40 PM EST The surviving members of The Beach Boys will perform together for the first time in more than 20 years at Sunday's Grammy Awards (Feb. 12) in a joint appearance with sun-drenched nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 , it was announced on Wednesday. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine,…

  12. Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood Defends Athens, GA With 'After It's Gone'

    February 02, 2012 5:30 PM EST Hood rails against hometown land development with new collaborative single. With the release of a new single titled "After It's Gone," Drive-By Truckers founding member and Athens, Georgia resident Patterson Hood -- alongside a collective known as the Downtown 13 -- is standing…

  13. Album Review: Seal, 'Soul 2'

    January 27, 2012 8:00 AM EST SEAL Soul 2 Producers: David Foster, Trevor Horn Reprise Records Release Date: Jan. 24 Seal is probably the last guy who should be singing a line like, "I don't know where to look for love/I just don't know how." After all, the British singer's soulful tones have…

  14. 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.…

  15. Chart Highlights: Lady Gaga's 'Marry The Night' Tops Dance/Club Play Songs

    January 09, 2012 4:45 PM EST 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 Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "We Found Love" Rihanna…

  16. Lady Gaga, Pitbull Rock Z100's Jingle Ball in NYC

    December 10, 2011 12:05 PM EST Also at Annual Bash: Half of LMFAO, Pitbull, Kelly Clarkson, Plus Surprise Guests Lady Gaga 's career came full circle for a moment Friday night. The singer headlined Z100's annual Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden, an event that holds special meaning to the New York…

  17. 'The Voice's' Beverly McClellan Added 'A Shot of Fire' To New Album

    December 06, 2011 10:50 AM EST Beverly McClellan wasn't about to let the fame-making brush of her run on "The Voice" change the music she made on her sixth album, "Fear Nothing." "I would say everything on here is exactly what I want to be currently representing Beverly McClellan," the…

  18. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Lead Nominations

    November 30, 2011 11:10 PM EST Bruno Mars Up for Biggest Awards; Bon Iver & Skrillex Huge Surprises | SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED MAJOR NOMINEES LIST Album Of The Year: "21" -- Adele "Wasting Light" -- Foo Fighters "Born This Way" -- Lady Gaga "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" -- Bruno Mars …

  19. Michael Buble Returns with Grand Ideas for 'Christmas'

    November 18, 2011 1:10 PM EST Three months after his album "Crazy Love" debuted atop the Billboard 200 in October 2009, Michael Bublé made his first appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." In addition to performing "Haven't Met You Yet" and "Baby (You've Got What It…

  20. Drake's 'Take Care' Cruising to 700,000-Plus Debut

    November 16, 2011 6:45 PM EST It should surprise nobody, but Drake 's second full-length studio album, "Take Care," is on its way to a monster debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the set could sell as many as 725,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Nov. 20. …

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