1. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1' Becomes Only Second Soundtrack to Sell a Million Digital Albums

    May 19, 2017 2:58 AM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated May 27), Logic notches his first No. 1 as his new Everybody album debuts atop the tally. It earned 247,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 11, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 196,000 were in traditional album sales.…

  2. Diana Krall on New Album 'Turn Up the Quiet': 'The Only Concept Was Not to Have a Concept'

    May 09, 2017 4:08 PM EDT Diana Krall had little to prove when she entered the studio to record Turn Up the Quiet , her latest album, which was released Friday on Verve Records. And the 52-year-old jazz legend tells Billboard that she simply wanted to keep things loose in the studio -- while surrounded by some of her…

  3. Diana Krall Teases New Album Covering Cole Porter's Classic 'Night and Day': Exclusive Premiere

    February 16, 2017 9:00 AM EST 'Turn Up the Quiet' will be out May 5. Diana Krall  has shared a first taste of her new album  Turn Up the Quiet  with her smooth take on the Cole Porter classic "Night and Day." Turn Up the Quiet is Krall's 13th studio album and marks the singer's return to jazz…

  4. The 50 Greatest Latin Songs of All Time

    November 12, 2015 9:00 AM EST They made us dance and they made us sing, and they still do so today. When it comes to music, there's no objective right or wrong, good or bad – but that never stops passionate music fans from sharing and defending their favorites. From pop hooks to album covers to beats, we're…

  5. 'There's a Buzz in This City:' How Toronto Fuels Talent, From Drake To Deadmau5 to Shawn Mendes

    April 30, 2015 3:39 PM EDT Major players in the city explain what makes the scene, which claims 80 percent of the music capital in the country, so special. As Canadian Music Week opens in Toronto (May 1-10), it draws the spotlight to a city that its boosters say ranks second-to-none as a great music capital. “To say…

  6. Taylor Swift's '1989' Spends 11th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 11, 2015 11:00 AM EST '1989' ties 'Fearless' as Swift's longest-running No. 1 album. As forecast , Taylor Swift's 1989 claims an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart , tying Fearless as Swift's longest-running No. 1 effort. ( Fearless reigned atop the list in 2008 and…

  7. Fifth Harmony's 'Reflection' Racing Toward Top 10 Debut

    February 06, 2015 8:11 PM EST Also heading for the Billboard 200's top 10: 'Now 53,' Diana Krall & Bob Dylan. While Taylor Swift 's 1989 seems set for an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, there's quite a few new albums winging their way to the top 10. The new Now 53…

  8. Taylor Swift's '1989' Going for 11th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 05, 2015 8:22 PM EST Taylor Swift's blockbuster 1989 album is heading for an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart -- tying Swift's own Fearless for the diva's longest-running No. 1 set. Industry forecasters suggest 1989 may move around 95,000-100,000 album equivalent units in the week…

  9. Diana Krall Struggling With Effects of Pneumonia, Postpones Album Release & U.S. Tour

    September 25, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Diana Krall has postponed her scheduled new album release and nixed her U.S. fall tour due to illness.  The Grammy-winning artist has “on-going complications brought on by a case of pneumonia,” according to her reps, meaning her new album Wallflower (Verve Records) will be pushed back to…

  10. Colton Dixon Banks on Christianity, Gets Ready to Drop 'Anchor'

    August 22, 2014 1:51 AM EDT Colton Dixon may be making a name for himself in the world of Christian music, but that doesn’t mean his name isn’t associated with at least one sinful indulgence: ice cream. The American Idol season 11 alum now has his very own flavor courtesy of Boston ice creamery Emack & Bolio, one…

  11. Diana Krall's 'Pop' Album to Include New Paul McCartney Song

    April 09, 2014 6:43 PM EDT Diana Krall is breaking out the big guns for her next studio album, her first in two years. The Grammy-winning artist is working with David Foster on demos for a "pop record" that tentatively includes tracks by Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, and a new composition by Paul McCartney.…

  12. Neil Young Tackles Canada's Leaders Over Oilsands Project

    January 15, 2014 3:42 AM EST Rock stars don't need oil. That's the word from Neil Young after a spokesman for Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper said rock stars depend on the oil industry to sustain their celebrity lifestyle. "Of course, rock stars don't need oil. I drove my electric car from…

  13. Neil Young Slams Canada's Leaders, Big Oil for 'Killing' First Nation Communities

    January 13, 2014 4:29 AM EST It has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood thriller: Big Oil mines Canada's vast oil reserves upstream from a First Nation community, while one man, a rock legend, spearheads a legal fight to avert environmental catastrophe. That rock legend is Neil Young, who on Sunday said Canada's…

  14. 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Setlist

    December 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST Many of music's biggest stars including Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys and Kanye West played and played and played… and played during the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Wednesday night, to the tune of nearly six hours. Our full report is here and the setlist is below.…

  15. Sandy Concert Rocks NYC With Stones, McCartney and a Reunited Nirvana

    December 13, 2012 2:30 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • Stones, The Who, Joel,…

  16. Muse's 'The 2nd Law' Leads Seven Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    October 10, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Miguel, Three Days Grace, Diana Krall, Cher Lloyd also crash this week's chart. Rock band Muse earns its highest charting album ever as "The 2nd Law" debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The set sold 101,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the…

  17. Diana Krall, Three Days Grace & Cher Lloyd Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    October 06, 2012 3:07 PM EDT As earlier reported on Wednesday (Oct. 3), it seems Mumford & Sons ' "Babel" album will hold at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Label sources have suggested the album could sell 150,000 or more in its sophomore frame, and that should be enough to block any new…

  18. Muse & Miguel Albums Aiming for Top of Billboard 200 Chart

    October 03, 2012 8:44 PM EDT Rock band Muse and R&B singer Miguel are aiming for the top five on next week Billboard 200 albums chart, while reigning kings Mumford & Sons should hold the top slot for a second week. The latter's "Babel" will seemingly fend off any competition for the No. 1 position…

  19. Grammys Deadline Spurs Early Vinyl Releases From Cher Lloyd, Muse

    September 26, 2012 12:30 PM EDT The rush of late-September album releases can only mean one thing: It's the end of the Grammy Awards eligibility period. Superstars, critical darlings and Grammy bait litter the September release calendar in order to make the Sept. 30 cutoff for Grammy Awards consideration. (The 2012…

  20. Diana Krall Returns With Rock-Tinged 'Glad Rag Doll': Listen

    July 02, 2012 12:32 PM EDT Diana Krall is getting "Glad" on a journey to the past. For the jazz singer's '20s and '30s-inspired "Glad Rag Doll," she teamed with producer T Bone Burnett (John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson), making what the singer calls "a song and dance record."…

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