1. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  2. Travis Porter's Strap Arrested For Gun Possession

    February 15, 2012 4:45 PM EST Strap, of Travis Porter , was arrested this morning (Feb. 15), for attempting to get through security at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with a firearm. Strap, born Harold Duncan, entered booking at 11:16 a.m. according to HipHopDX . MTV reports that Duncan has been "…

  3. Steve Aoki's Debut: 12 Songs, 12 Videos

    January 06, 2012 4:30 PM EST He stage-dives in blow-up rafts, collaborates with everyone from Lil' Jon to Weezer's Rivers Cuomo and has a coif and beard so distinctive that he can be identified by mere outline. But while Steve Aoki is already a favorite of electronic dance music (EDM) fans, 2012 will be the Dim…

  4. 615 Spotlight: Corey Wagar Hopes You 'Hate My Boyfriend'

    December 14, 2011 6:30 PM EST Country newcomer Corey Wagar has been getting an education over the past few months -- but not in the classroom. The singer-songwriter, 18, has been touring the United States promoting her album "On The Edge," as well as her current single "I Hate My Boyfriend." She tells…

  5. Billy Corgan Starts Chicago Wrestling Company

    November 24, 2011 1:00 PM EST The long-standing relationship between rock music and professional wrestling has a new partner: Billy Corgan. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has joined with two wrestling promoter brothers to debut the first show of Resistance Pro, an indie wrestling company, on Friday at a downtown Chicago…

  6. Grammy Hall of Fame Adds Tina Turner, Paul Simon Hits

    November 21, 2011 3:15 PM EST Three of the biggest musical moments of the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen's album "Born in the U.S.A.," Paul Simon's "Graceland" and Tina Turner's single "What's Love Got to Do With It," are among the 25 recordings being inducted into the 2012…

  7. Darren Aronofsky to Direct Lou Reed, Metallica Video

    November 03, 2011 7:40 PM EDT Award-winning director Darren Aronofsky will direct a music video from the new Metallica and Lou Reed album, "Lulu." Best-known for his Oscar-nominated films "Black Swan" and "The Wrestler," Aronofsky will produce a video for the track, "Iced Honey."…

  8. Yo-Yo Ma Trades Bach for Bluegrass in 'Goat Rodeo Sessions'

    October 27, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Their schedules are hard to mesh and match, but the four bluegrass and classical musicians who made "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" are hoping their collaboration will continue in the future. "We had a really great time doing it, but there's a lot more depth there that we could…

  9. Tom Jones Joins 'House's' Hugh Laurie to Celebrate Album Release

    October 03, 2011 10:50 AM EDT When in doubt, Tom Jones told the 200 people sardined into the tiny Mint nightclub Friday night to see "House" star Hugh Laurie interpret vintage blues, go with "Great Balls of Fire." Jones joined Laurie at the end of his hourlong record release performance for "Let…

  10. Down With the Clown: ICP Gathering of the Juggalos Diary, Day 3

    August 14, 2011 4:21 PM EDT Editor's Note: To describe the Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos as one of the more outrageous music festivals is, perhaps, an understatement. To fully grasp the infamy surrounding the fest and the entire Juggalo subculture, one must experience it. So we sent Billboard…

  11. Coldplay, Tinie Tempah Warm Up Glastonbury Festival

    June 26, 2011 9:15 AM EDT The sun shone and the good times rolled on Saturday at the Glastonbury music festival, where London rapper Tinie Tempah had a huge crowd jumping and Coldplay closed with the packed headline slot. This year's festival, one of the highlights of the live music calendar, has been blighted by…

  12. Brian Wilson, The Roots, Chaka Khan Get Jazzy For Inaugural Blue Note Fest

    June 08, 2011 8:00 AM EDT With an already fantastic start featuring performances from Bobby McFerrin , George Porter Jr . and more, the first annual Blue Note Jazz Festival will continue with its wide-ranging lineup at NYC clubs through June 30. In addition to collaborating with an array of venues to showcase acts…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee' Cast, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars

    December 09, 2010 3:35 PM EST 'GLEE' MARKS MILESTONE: The "Glee" cast becomes the second act in the Billboard Hot 100 's 52-year history to total at least 100 chart entries. With five new titles, including the Hot Shot Debut, its rendition of Florence + the Machine 's "Dog Days Are Over…

  14. Lea Michele to Receive Billboard's First-Ever Triple Threat Award At Women in Music

    November 17, 2010 9:00 AM EST L ea Michele , the 24-year-old Broadway ingenue-turned-breakout star of Fox's "Glee," will receive the Triple Threat Award at the 2010 Billboard Women in Music Event on Dec. 2 in New York, it was announced today (Nov. 16). Michele will be celebrated alongside Jazmine Sullivan ,…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Zac Brown Band, 'Glee,' Lady Gaga

    September 30, 2010 6:55 PM EDT GOT COUNTRY?: For the first time in its 54-year history, two country bands have led the Billboard 200 in the same year. That's the same amount of the genre's groups that topped the tally from its launch in 1956 through last year. Zac Brown Band becomes the second country band to…

  16. David Bowie's New Makeover: Rock 'n' Roll Recluse

    March 04, 2010 12:11 PM EST David Bowie is spending his Golden Years in anonymity. The 63-year-old rock icon last released a new album in 2003, and stopped touring in 2004 after suffering a heart attack during a European trek. The early Internet enthusiast has not even updated his official blog since October 2006, when…

  17. Patty Griffin Returns With Gospel Inspired 'Downtown Church'

    January 07, 2010 5:33 PM EST Country traditionalist Patty Griffin will return on Jan. 26 with "Downtown Church," her seventh studio record and her fifth for ATO. As the title suggests, the fourteen tracks were recorded at the Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville, with the likes of Emmylou Harris , Shawn…

  18. Danzig, Death, Jesus Lizard Bring 'Fun Fun Fun' To Austin

    November 10, 2009 5:35 PM EST If the 2009 festival season could be summed up with one word, it would probably be "rain"-but at this weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas, at least someone was willing to take the blame. "I heard you guys were having a drought, so we brought the Danzig black clouds…

  19. Ask Billboard: Jay Sean Meets The Beatles

    October 09, 2009 4:44 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'THE ANSWER' IS THE QUESTION Gary, First, I want to say that "…

  20. Elvis Costello Launching 'The Costello Show Series'

    September 11, 2009 1:30 PM EDT There's just no slowing down Elvis Costello . After launching his "Spectacle" TV series last December and releasing his latest studio effort, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane," this past June, the punk icon is set to debut "The Costello Show Series," a…

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