1. Chance the Rapper, PARTYNEXTDOOR Chart With Free Mixtapes

    July 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Chance the Rapper's "Acid Rap" cracks the Heatseekers Albums chart -- even though the MC's not selling the new mixtape. Two acts have cracked the Heatseekers Albums chart even as their releases are also available for free. In the case of Chance the Rapper, his much…

  2. The Weeknd Announces Fall Tour Dates

    July 08, 2013 10:57 AM EDT 'Kiss Land' album due out at the end of the summer. The Weeknd has announced a 28-date fall tour to coincide with the release of his sophomore album, "Kiss Land." The Canadian R&B artist will kick off the trek on Sept. 6 at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre, and will…

  3. Mac Miller's Space Migration Tour Blasting Off in June

    May 07, 2013 8:34 PM EDT The MC will hit the road with Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, Earl Sweatshirt and more for a 38-date U.S. run. Mac Miller will be orbiting America this summer. The rapper's 38-date The Space Migration Tour will kick off June 25 in Austin, Texas, with Vince Staples, the Internet and…

  4. Amber Holcomb Eliminated as 'American Idol' Field Is Whittled to Three

    May 02, 2013 10:05 PM EDT Amber Holcomb overcame early confidence issues to become a singer fairly sure of herself and her abilities on the 12th season of "American Idol," vaulting her into the top four of the singing competition. However, an up-and-down Wednesday night (May 1) of performances and a…

  5. The Monkees Announce Summer U.S. Tour Dates

    April 29, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Following the Monkees' string of tour dates with Michael Nesmith last fall, the group has announced a 24-show summer run, with surviving members Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork at the helm. "A Midsummer's Night With the Monkees" kicks off on July 15 in Port Chester,…

  6. Jason Derulo, Jordin Sparks Pairing Up for 'A Few Songs Together'

    April 17, 2013 9:21 PM EDT The real-life couple will each use a collaborative track on their upcoming albums, Derulo says. Couple Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks have taken their relationship to the next level: the studio. "It could get kind of ugly in there sometimes but we made it happen," Derulo told…

  7. Beyonce, Andre 3000 Team Up for Amy Winehouse Cover

    April 01, 2013 8:11 PM EDT The track will reportedly appear on the Jay-Z exec-produced "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack. Beyonce and Andre 3000 will go "Back to Black" in their second collaboration. According to E! Online , the duo will cover the late Amy Winehouse's hit for the soundtrack to…

  8. Gimme Five: How To Dress Well's Pre-Show Staples

    April 01, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Check out the five songs How To Dress Well's Tom Krell listens to before every live show. Should you happen to catch How To Dress Well's Tom Krell on his current tour with Sky Ferreira (and hurry, because it wraps April 11 in Los Angeles), you'll likely hear five of the…

  9. Beyonce's National Anthem Controversy: Aretha, Alicia and More Offer Support

    January 25, 2013 2:20 AM EST Singers rallied around Beyonce this week after her apparent use of a prerecorded vocal track during 'The Star-Spangled Banner.' While Beyonce hasn't yet made an official statement on the heated discussion over her "Star-Spangled Banner" performance at the presidential…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: David Bowie's 10 Biggest Hits; Taylor Swift Bests Madonna

    January 18, 2013 7:15 PM EST As the rock icon returns, a look at his 10 biggest Billboard Hot 100 classics. Plus, Taylor Swift passes Madonna for a notable Hot 100 mark. David Bowie bounds back to Billboard's charts, as "Where Are We Now?" enters Hot Rock Songs at No. 20. The song concurrently launches on…

  11. Major Lazer to 'Free The Universe' on World Tour

    January 07, 2013 10:05 PM EST Major Lazer 's new tour won't travel to outer space, but it'll come close. The Diplo -led project "Free the Universe" tour will reach 12 countries during a 34-date run, with the gigs launching in Toronto on Feb. 28. Named after Major Lazer's Feb. 19-due album,…

  12. Top 20 Music Moments of 2012: Whitney, PSY, Pussy Riot & More

    December 19, 2012 6:55 PM EST Chart Article   It was the best of times - Taylor Swift, One Direction and PSY had their best year ever. It was the worst of times - the world lost Whitney Houston, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, and Jenni Rivera. But 2012 was anything but a slow news year. These are the 20 biggest music moments in…

  13. Radio Reacts to Newtown, From Dropping Ke$ha's 'Die Young' to Providing Comfort

    December 18, 2012 3:20 PM EST Portion of President Obama's speech added to Lifehouse's 'Aftermath' Following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Friday (Dec. 14), radio is doing what it traditionally does best in the wake of such…

  14. Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer At 'VH1 Divas': Watch

    December 17, 2012 11:50 AM EST VH1 DIVAS Best Photos From the Show It was a confluence of glitz and glamour, spikes and suits and all manner of bare-chested male dancers. In other words, Adam Lambert 's Sunday night… And VH1 Divas 2012, which featured the American Idol season eight runner-up as host to a lineup that…

  15. 'The Voice' Final Four: Homeward Bound, Singers Talk Songs That Inspire Them

    December 11, 2012 1:15 PM EST Every season, "The Voice" reaches for an emotional apex by filming the contestants during a trip home and public celebration in various home towns. Monday, the final four collided with the Christmas celebration episode, complete with Michael Buble interpreting Phil Sector and…

  16. Taylor Swift Makes Country Songs History

    December 06, 2012 1:05 PM EST Nine Weeks at No. 1 for 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' Sets Record for Solo Females Two months after Billboard revised the Country Songs ranking method from core country radio audience to a digital, streaming, and expanded radio hybrid, Taylor Swift 's ninth week…

  17. Fleetwood Mac Unveil 2013 Tour Dates

    December 03, 2012 9:09 PM EST Fleetwood Mac promised this summer that they'd hit the road again, and the band's staying true to its word. The group will tour beginning in April, its first run of dates since 2009. During their break, members took time to work on personal projects -- Stevie Nicks with her "In…

  18. Cassadee Pope Wins 'Over You,' Taylor Swift Ties Record on Country Charts

    November 29, 2012 12:30 PM EST After a head-turning performance of Miranda Lambert 's "Over You" on the November 19 episode of NBC's "The Voice," contestant Cassadee Pope opens atop Country Digital Songs with 152,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Concurrently the newcomer posts…

  19. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here…

  20. Taylor Swift Rules, Rihanna Snubbed at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST At EMAs, Justin Bieber Picks Up Three Trophies & PSY Wins Best Video Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and…

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