1. Journey Skeptical of Making Another Album

    March 12, 2013 9:40 AM EDT After lukewarm reception to 2011's "Eclipse," band vows to "stay sort of closer to who we are, to who we've been" ... Meanwhile, 40th anniversary plans may include a tribute show at AT&T Park Journey isn't planning to let its 40th anniversary go…

  2. Prodigy, Stone Roses Play A Soggy Future Music Festival Opener

    March 03, 2013 11:54 PM EST The Prodigy and the Stone Roses made a big splash Saturday as the Future Music Festival launched its Australian trek in appalling weather. On what turned out to be an incident-filled day, headliner DJ Avicii was a last-minute cancellation, as the star Swedish DJ was taken to hospital early on…

  3. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2013

    February 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past 12 months. The world may be going more digital by the second, but live is still the big cash driver for the top 40 earners on our annual musician Moneymakers list. Read More: Madonna, Springsteen Lead 2013 Money Makers Reported…

  4. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:09 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording artist Eric Church led the nominations with…

  5. Rascal Flatts Are Changing Fans' Lives With Latest Hit: 'It's So Amazing'

    February 12, 2013 12:40 PM EST Over the course of their decade-plus career, Rascal Flatts has enjoyed hits with uptempo fare such as "This Everyday Love" and "Summer Nights," but they also have had quite the success with deep ballads such as "What Hurts The Most," and "These Days."…

  6. Tim McGraw Heading for 15th Top 10 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 09, 2013 8:15 AM EST The country superstar's "Two Lanes of Freedom" could top 100,000 copies in its first week Country superstar Tim McGraw is on course for his 15th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his new set "Two Lanes of Freedom." Industry sources say the effort is set…

  7. Biffy Clyro Bumps 'Les Mis' From Top of UK Album Chart

    February 04, 2013 7:49 AM EST After landing two previous releases in the top three, Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro notched their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with "Opposites." "Get Up (Rattle)" by Dutch duo Bingo Players featuring Far East Movement started a second week atop the singles…

  8. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  9. Sarah Darling Talks 'Home to Me,' Moon Pies and Her 'Bachelor' Performance

    January 29, 2013 7:00 PM EST "It's a song about love, one that matches what the 'Bachelor' is about," Darling tells us about her Feb. 4 appearance Nashville has watched as Sarah Darling has been laying the groundwork for a successful career in the business for a few years now. With the success…

  10. The Band Perry: 2013 Album Preview

    January 25, 2013 5:38 PM EST The Band Perry Title: TBA | Release Date: April 2   Many eyes will be focused on the sophomore effort from the Tennessee trio. Early indications look like the album is going to pick up where their debut effort left off. “Better Dig Two,” the dark and brooding first single, has quickly climbed…

  11. 'American Idol' Recap: Burnell Taylor, Charlie Askew Amaze

    January 25, 2013 12:00 PM EST It looks like "American Idol" is finally focusing on the reason it's around to begin with: its contestants. It looks like "American Idol" is finally focusing on the reason it's around to begin with: its contestants.   After three episodes of cutting away to judge…

  12. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Returns, Outshines Nicki-Mariah Tussle

    January 24, 2013 11:32 AM EST The highly-publicized fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey came and went Wednesday night -- and, honestly, with little bang.   After months of "when will it happen?" tension, Minaj walked out on the judges panel following a disagreement stemming from a singer's choice of…

  13. Tim McGraw Adds 'One' More Country Airplay Top 10, Blake Shelton Bounds On Country Songs

    January 17, 2013 4:05 PM EST Meanwhile, Train's "Bruises" with Ashley Monroe enters top 50. Tim McGraw notches his 48th top 10 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, as "One of Those Nights" lifts 12-9. McGraw first reached the bracket the week of March 26, 1994, with "…

  14. Dizzee Rascal Releases 'Mixtape Vol. 2' Online

    December 26, 2012 12:15 PM EST Video for "Bassline Junkie" due out on New Year's Day. Dizzee Rascal has offered his fans a late Christmas gift with "The Mixtape Vol. 2," a free collection of new tunes posted online at midnight in the U.K. on Tuesday (Dec. 25). The tape follows a 25-track offering…

  15. Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs

    December 24, 2012 6:05 PM EST The trio's debut Adult Pop Songs smash 'Ho Hey' jumps to No. 1, becoming one of the group's two newly-crowned leaders this week. 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…

  16. 615 Picks: Top 10 Country Albums of the Year

    December 20, 2012 1:15 PM EST It's that time of year again. Time to look back at the best that country music had to offer in 2012. We'll look at top singles tomorrow (Dec. 20), but first let's nail down the best albums in the genre -- from a former TV star to an 80s pop icon to a tribute album to one of…

  17. David Chase 'Didn't Pay Retail' for Beatles, Stones Music in 'Not Fade Away'

    December 20, 2012 11:05 AM EST 'Sopranos' creator talks about the music in his first film, about a young band in the late '60s David Chase smiles when he notes that "we didn't pay retail" for the 60s rock classics -- including songs by the Beatles and Rolling Stones -- that appear in his first…

  18. Rascal Flatts Were at a 'Crossroads' Before Latest Album

    December 18, 2012 5:20 PM EST Rascal Flatts recently released a documentary titled: "All Access & Uncovered: The Making of Changed and Beyond." The DVD follows the country superstars through the making of their eighth studio album, "Changed," as well as provides fans with a glimpse of home footage…

  19. Top 25 Tours of 2012

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST Chart Article Artists are ranked by gross, compiled from Billboard Boxscores reported from Nov. 9, 2011, to Nov. 13, 2012. The Best of 2012: The Year in Music | The Year in Touring 1 Madonna Total Gross: $228,406,085 Number of Shows: 72 Total Attendance: 1,635,176 Number of Sell-Outs: 72 list…

  20. Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise's to No. 1 on Country Songs, Dethroning Taylor Swift

    December 13, 2012 2:20 PM EST The duo concurrently starts on Country Albums at No. 3 with its debut set 'Here's to the Good Times' In the first turnover atop Billboard's Country Songs chart since the ranking's formula changed from core country radio audience to a digital, streaming and expanded…

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