1. 'Dancing With the Stars' Cast: Gladys Knight, Gavin DeGraw, Urkel

    February 28, 2012 9:45 AM EST Get ready to watch Laura Ingalls and Steve Urkel duke it out on the dance floor. "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and "Family Matters" icon Jaleel White are among the 12 stars joining season 14 of "Dancing With the Stars," ABC announced on "…

  2. Brantley Gilbert Soaks Up ACM Nomination: 'Feels Great'

    February 10, 2012 4:05 PM EST Yesterday was a big day for Brantley Gilbert. The singer received the news that he -- along with Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery -- was a nominee for the ACM Top New Artist award. "It feels great," he told Billboard. "I couldn't be more excited." Gilbert said that he…

  3. Eric Church Snags First No. 1 Country Song

    January 19, 2012 9:30 AM EST E ric Church logs his first No. 1 in ten tries on Country Songs , as "Drink in My Hand" leaps 3-1 in its 23rd chart week. He established his previous benchmark with a pair of successive No. 10 peaks; "Love Your Love the Most" in October 2009 and "Hell on the Heart…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee' Cast, Lady Gaga, Brantley Gilbert

    November 25, 2011 2:45 PM EST Upon its Hot 100 debut, 'Rumour Has It'/'Someone Like You' becomes the 'Glee' cast's highest-charted mash-up. MONSTER MASH-UP: The cast of Fox's HOT 'COUNTRY' SONGS: Note to aspiring country artists: it pays to laud the genre as specifically…

  5. 'Glee' Star Charice's Dad Stabbed to Death in Philippines

    November 01, 2011 9:35 AM EDT The estranged father of singer Charice Pempengco of the hit TV show "Glee" was stabbed to death in her hometown in the Philippines, leading the teen star Tuesday to pull out of a concert in Singapore. The singer apologized to her fans for having to skip the show scheduled for…

  6. Faith Evans, Tweet, Syleena Johnson and More to Tape Reality Show

    October 03, 2011 1:30 PM EDT R&B veterans Syleena Johnson , Faith Evans , Tweet , Angie Stone and others will star in an upcoming reality show, "Diary of a Diva." Johnson, who recently released her fifth album, "Chapter V: Underrated" (Sept. 27), confirmed to both Soultrain.com and Billboard.com&…

  7. Lady Antebellum 'Own' the Billboard 200 With Second No. 1 Album

    September 21, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected, country trio Lady Antebellum nets its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Own the Night" debuts in the top slot, selling 347,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The launch marks the biggest sales week for an album by a group since Sade 's "…

  8. Lady Antebellum Headed for Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 14, 2011 5:58 PM EDT Country trio Lady Antebellum will likely snare its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week as its new "Own the Night" is poised to sell between 260,000-290,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Sept. 18. The album follows the act's breakthrough second album, …

  9. Billboard Bits: Wilson Phillips Gets Reality Show, Mos Def Retiring Name

    September 06, 2011 6:25 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Wilson Phillips Gets Reality Show Wilson Phillips is riding their "Bridesmaids" cameo back to relevancy: the TV Guide network announced "The Wilson Phillips Project" today. The show will profile…

  10. Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton Top CMA Award Nominees

    September 06, 2011 11:24 AM EDT The nominations for the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards are in, and it was a great year -- especially for some of the more youthful stars in the genre. Though the Swift, a former Entertainer of the Year winner, is up for the top prize once again this year, and tallied six overall…

  11. Sugarland Reunites Tornado-Affected Joplin Family for CMT Awards: Video

    June 08, 2011 6:00 PM EDT S ugarland will sing an emotional version of its song "Stand Up" tonight (June 8) at the CMT Awards (airing at 8 p.m. ET), and the performance will have a special meaning for the Gilberts, a family from Joplin, Mo., whose home was devastated by a tornado last month. During a…

  12. Billboard Bits: Bono Goes Hitchhiking, Moby 'Mildly Electrocuted'

    June 03, 2011 7:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. How Do You Get Backstage At A U2 Concert? Give A Lift to Hitchhiking Bono Gilbert Brule, a hockey player for the Edmonton Oiler, and his girlfriend, Kelsey Nichols, were driving around West Vancouver Tuesday…

  13. Tim Robbins to Release First Album in July

    June 01, 2011 1:52 PM EDT Actor Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery Band will release their first album July 19 on 429 Records and tour North America beginning July 8. Robbins, who won a supporting actor Oscar for "Mystic River," has been active musician for decades, creating the music for his film "Bob…

  14. A Day To Remember Scores Memorable Debut on Billboard 200

    December 06, 2010 10:25 AM EST Pop-punk band A Day to Remember started in 2003, playing small shows in its hometown of Ocala, Fla. Now all that groundwork - plus the audience-building foundation provided by three album releases - is paying off. The band's fourth studio set, "What Separates Me From You" …

  15. Neil Diamond, "Dreams"

    November 05, 2010 4:56 PM EDT Given his role as one of pop's most respected songwriters, Neil Diamond might be expected to fill a covers album with underappreciated obscurities by tunesmiths less highly regarded than he. Well, perhaps next time. On "Dreams," Diamond hunts bigger game, offering up stripped…

  16. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 7/17/2010

    July 17, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funniest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @justinbieber : there is no beef here. @ nickjonas is a…

  17. Celebrities React to LeBron James' Decision To Join Miami Heat

    July 09, 2010 2:38 PM EDT After basketball "king" LeBron James announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat during Thursday's (July 8) live press conference, his famous friends and fans instantly flocked to Twitter to discuss the move. Diddy , Sean Kingston , Rick Ross ,…

  18. Dr. Dre, Jay-Z Collaboration 'Under Pressure' Leaks

    June 16, 2010 7:26 PM EDT Back in April during an interview with CNBC, Dr. Dre first told fans that "Under Pressure" -- his collaborative track with Jay-Z -- would be released in a few weeks. Now, not quite as promised, an unfinished version of the track hit the net today (June 16). "The long-await to &…

  19. Hayley Williams Topless Photo Leaks

    May 28, 2010 1:00 PM EDT Hayley Williams is at the center of an Internet scandal after a topless photo of the Paramore frontwoman was posted to Twitter. The picture, which features the 21-year-old singer looking into the camera with her shirt pulled down over her chest, appears to have been taken by Williams herself.…

  20. Dashboard Confessional Doubles Down With 'Alter The Ending'

    October 30, 2009 5:14 PM EDT D ashboard Confessional 's founding singer/songwriter, Chris Carrabba, was having a hard time deciding whether his next album should be a full-on electric rock project or a stripped-down, acoustic affair when he came up with a novel solution. On Nov. 10, when the band releases its sixth…

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