1. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Thursday

    January 23, 2014 10:15 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  2. Jennifer Hudson Headlining Carnival Cruise Concert Series

    January 22, 2014 7:47 PM EST Chicago, Foreigner, Daughtry also set to perform during concert series Back when she was a nobody, long before she blasted to stardom on "American Idol" and "Dreamgirls," Jennifer Hudson sang on a cruise ship. And on Wednesday, the singer said she would do it again -- this…

  3. Sara Evans Pushes Back 'Slow Me Down' Release to March 11

    January 17, 2014 4:33 PM EST The album features collaborations with Gavin DeGraw, Vince Gill and The Fray's Isaac Slade Sara Evans continues to plan ahead for a busy 2014, with the RCA recording artist revealing new details about her upcoming seventh studio album, "Slow Me Down." The release of the album…

  4. Oscars: Surprise Song Nom 'Alone Yet Not Alone' Riles Up Contenders

    January 17, 2014 9:29 AM EST How did a song few people have heard in a movie nearly no one has seen beat out Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Beyonce and Jay Z for an Oscar nomination? "I can't figure any of this shit out with the music branch," said someone who missed out on a best original song Oscar…

  5. Cheap Trick, 'Dream Police' ('Guitar Center Sessions'): Exclusive Video Premiere

    January 16, 2014 10:00 AM EST Cheap Trick have still got it, and they're happy to show it off. The rock veterans deliver the goods on the season finale of "Guitar Center Sessions," with a performance of their 1979 classic "Dream Police". Billboard exclusively premieres the clip below.    "…

  6. VH1 Books Janelle Monae, J. Cole, Fall Out Boy for Super Bowl Concerts

    January 09, 2014 1:25 PM EST The first Super Bowl to be held in the New York City/New Jersey area will bring an equally historic volume of concerts, as the music industry looks to top recent efforts in cities like New Orleans, Indianapolis and Dallas. Leading the charge is VH1, which will kick off a series of six…

  7. Martina McBride Sets 'Everlasting' Album

    December 13, 2013 10:51 AM EST The country star teams with Don Was for new covers collection, out March 4 Martina McBride is no stranger to covers. Her quickest selling album yet, 2005's "Timeless," was a collection of country music classics including "Love's Gonna Live Here" and "Satin…

  8. Sara Evans Sets Date for 'Slow Me Down' Album, Talks Duets With Gavin DeGraw & Vince Gill

    December 09, 2013 3:40 PM EST Sara Evans has been making hit music for fifteen years now, since "No Place That Far" became her initial chart-topper in 1999. Talk to her these days, and she sounds like an artist reborn. The singer announced today that she'll release her seventh RCA studio album, "Slow…

  9. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  10. Joan Jett Reflects on The Runaways, Breakup Was 'Devastating': Watch

    December 06, 2013 2:48 AM EST Guitar Center is shining a spotlight on music with its award-winning series Guitar Center Sessions. Combining an interview portion with performances, the show is now in its seventh season and boasts such diverse bookings as metal act Korn, singer Gavin DeGraw and indie darlings Ben Folds Five…

  11. Of Mice & Men Announce New Album: 'Restoring Force' Due Jan. 28

    November 27, 2013 1:01 PM EST The successful metalcore quintet Of Mice & Men are back with a new album. On Jan. 28, they'll follow 2011's "The Flood" with "Restoring Force." So far, no new music has been released, though a number of presale bundles have been announced on the band's…

  12. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  13. Christina Perri Makes Vulnerable Return with 'Human' Single: Listen

    November 18, 2013 1:27 PM EST "Lovestrong" follow-up due out in spring 2014. Christina Perri has checked back in with another delicate alt-pop ballad that should delight supporters of her breakthrough single "Jar of Hearts." "Human" was released to digital retailers on Monday (Nov. 18) as…

  14. Avett Brothers, Paul McCartney Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 18, 2013 8:13 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 chart, Pearl Jam should secure its fifth No. 1 album, while rock legend Paul McCartney is heading for the top five with his new effort, "New." Also aiming for the top five: Avett Brothers, with its latest release, "Magpie and the Dandelion.…

  15. Bubbling Under: Saints Of Valory March In; Midnight Red Finds 'Home' At Radio

    September 13, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Saints of Valory, Midnight Red, Sebastian Mikael and Dani Martin   SAINTS OF VALORY A year ago, Saints of Valory competed in…

  16. Jonas Brothers, Jason Derulo Added to Bill for 'Live In the Vineyard' Fest

    September 10, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Jonas Brothers will join Jason Derulo, Kevin Rudolf, Delta Rae, American Authors on the bill for this November’s “Live In The Vineyard” festival in California. Earlier, organizers announced Five for Fighting, Gavin DeGraw, James Blunt, Lee DeWyze, Atlas Genius, Andrew Ripp and Christina…

  17. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Triples Up At No. 1 With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 12, 2013 5:05 PM EDT The smash is the first to top Pop Songs, Rhythmic and Adult Pop Songs simultaneously since 1999. Plus, new No. 1s for Lorde and Brett Eldredge 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 the…

  18. Man Band Takeover: Exploring New Albums From Backstreet Boys, NKOTB, 98 Degrees & Hanson

    August 02, 2013 2:48 PM EDT All four once-inescapable groups have released new albums this year. Which ones are worth a listen? It's been just another ordinary week for the biggest boy band in the world, One Direction: the quintet scored its best Hot 100 rank ever this week when new single "Best Song Ever…

  19. Gavin DeGraw Dishes on New Album: Watch Q&A and Video Performance

    July 25, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Gavin DeGraw is in the process of narrowing down the track list for a still-untitled fifth album due out this fall on RCA Records, but the veteran pop-rock singer-songwriter has bestowed fans with a new single, "Best I Ever Had," which was released in June and has sold 41,000…

  20. Saints of Valory, 'Neon Eyes': Exclusive Video Premiere

    July 23, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Arena-pop quartet Saints of Valory first caught the attention of Billboard when the group became a finalist for last year's Battle of the Bands competition. On Tuesday (July 23), the band makes its return with a video for the new single "Neon Eyes," premiering exclusively…

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