1. 'American Idol' Top 5 Austin Auditions, from Casey Abrams to Janelle Arthur

    February 03, 2011 9:00 AM EST S teven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson were able to uncover a slew of talented singers -- some single, others paired with their significant other -- when "American Idol" headed to Austin on Wednesday night (Feb. 2). Country music was the predominant genre of the night,…

  2. 'American Idol' Hits Austin, John Wayne Schulz & Janelle Arthur Bring Country Charm

    February 02, 2011 9:15 PM EST "American Idol" headed to Austin, Texas for Wednesday night's (Feb. 2) episode, and the show's third-ever trip to the city paid off, with 50 hopefuls getting tickets to Hollywood and contestants John Wayne Schulz and Janelle Arthur bringing their country charm. Schulz, a…

  3. Take That Marks Third Week At No. 1 On U.K. Chart

    December 06, 2010 10:24 AM EST Take That marked a third week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday -- and a remarkable 52nd career overall for albums and singles charts combined -- with "Progress" (Polydor/Universal). The "X Factor" Finalists' charity cover of David Bowie 's "Heroes" …

  4. Brandy Falls to Third Place in 'Dancing With the Stars' Semi-Finals

    November 16, 2010 10:04 AM EST There is officially one week left for this season of "Dancing With the Stars" and the competition is more intense than ever. With only one results show standing between the contestants and the final, Brandy took a critical tumble to third place. It was the R&B singer's Paso…

  5. Duffy Tries New Dance Sound, New Team for 'Endlessly'

    November 05, 2010 2:30 PM EDT If it ain't broke, most people wouldn't try to fix it. But Aimee Ann Duffy -- more commonly known by just her surname -- has responded to the multimillion-selling success of her debut album by breaking up a winning team for the follow-up. "Everything in life has a chapter,"…

  6. Ray Charles and Johnny Cash 'Lost' Duet Surfaces

    October 22, 2010 3:10 PM EDT The discovery of letters involving two icons of American music- Johnny Cash and Ray Charles -has led to the release of a "lost" duet the two recorded nearly 30 years ago. "Why Me, Lord?," written by Kris Kristofferson , was recorded by Cash and Charles in 1981 but never…

  7. John Lennon 70th Birthday Events

    October 03, 2010 2:55 PM EDT A Tribute to the Creativity that Touched Generations There are places we remember, all our lives, though some have changed. Seventy years after the birth of John Winston Ono Lennon , the memories and music live on. We remember where we were that night those lads from Liverpool leapt a wild…

  8. The Expansive John Lennon Reissue Campaign

    October 01, 2010 3:35 PM EDT The "Gimme Some Truth" catalog campaign from EMI Music is the centerpiece of the music company's commemoration of what would've been John Lennon's 70th birthday on Oct. 9. Overseen by Yoko Ono , the campaign will include remastered and repackaged recordings to be…

  9. Duffy to Return with 'Endlessly' in November

    September 16, 2010 11:18 AM EDT Welsh pop singer Duffy has confirmed details of her sophomore set, titled "Endlessly" (A&M/Universal). The album will be released Nov. 29 in the U.K. The lead single "Well, Well, Well" features the Roots on rhythm section duties. Duffy Working with ?uestlove, Hammond…

  10. Black Eyed Peas: No 'E.N.D.' to Tour Success

    July 20, 2010 3:44 PM EDT With smash hits and strategic partnerships with Bacardi and Blackberry, the Black Eyed Peas are on the highest-profile tour of their career. Sitting in an Athens hotel room on a humid summer day in early July, Will.i.am recalls the days when he and his fellow members of the Black Eyed Peas…

  11. BRITs Winner Florence Gets The Love

    February 22, 2010 1:18 PM EST Florence and the Machine was a major domestic beneficiary from last week's BRIT Awards, with a 53% week-on-week sales increase in the U.K. for her debut album "Lungs" (Island/Universal) and a No. 2 single. The alternative artist's set, which won for best British album,…

  12. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 11:24 AM EST Lady Gaga , Florence and the Machine , Dizzee Rascal , Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organised by U.K. trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 from 8pm tonight (Feb. 16) with further…

  13. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 19, 2010 6:49 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle . U.K. acts Florence and the Machine , Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Arena on Feb. 16 and screened live on ITV1.…

  14. Pixie Lott: Artist To Watch 2010

    January 15, 2010 2:36 PM EST After topping the U.K. chart with her first two singles, "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)" and "Boys and Girls," U.K. pop princess Pixie Lott has been ready to bring her big, soulful pop sound to the U.S. market for a while already. But now she'll be launching her U.S.…

  15. Kate Nash Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:55 PM EST Kate Nash, Title TBD (Fiction/Polydor) Release Date: April 12, 2010 (U.K. release) "Today is my official last day in the studio," Kate Nash posted on MySpace Dec. 15, 2009. The follow-up to her quirky 2007 piano-pop debut, "Made of Bricks," is set to drop April 12 in the…

  16. Duffy Working With Questlove, Hammond On Sophomore LP

    January 12, 2010 2:44 PM EST Welsh singer Duffy is working with Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and veteran songwriter Albert Hammond Sr. on her sophomore album, Billboard.com can reveal. A planned three-week session just got underway in New York, with Thompson and Hammond contributing both songwriting…

  17. Billboard Critics' Top 20 Albums of the Decade

    December 16, 2009 4:01 PM EST Chart Article You've seen our tally of the best-selling albums of the decade, now see what the Billboard staff members chose as the best albums of the last 10 years. Alternative artists got a lot of love from our editors and writers, but hip-hop heavyweights and rock 'n' roll…

  18. Billboard Critics' Top 10 Albums of 2009

    December 16, 2009 3:36 PM EST Chart Article Now that you've examined our list of 2009's best-selling albums , take a look at what the Billboard staff subjectively chose as the year's best albums. Indie music came on strong, while R&B and straight-ahead rock 'n' roll are represented -- but it&…

  19. Billboard Critics' Top 20 Albums of the Decade Page Two

    December 16, 2009 12:09 PM EST Chart Article « Previous 1-10 11-20 Next » 11 White Blood Cells (2001) The White Stripes For its third album, the White Stripes took a slightly more refined approach to the duo's raw garage-rock sound without compromising its intensity or simplicity. Among the record's best songs…

  20. McCartney, Coldplay Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 14, 2009 5:58 PM EDT Sir Paul McCartney , Coldplay and the Ting Tings were among those honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Oct. 14), recognized the most performed works in…

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