1. The Year In Pop 2012: Adele Repeats as Top Artist, Gotye Scores No. 1 Hot 100 Song

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST After her watershed success in 2011, Adele triumphs again in 2012. She becomes the only act to be both the top artist of the year and have the No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("21") two years in a row. In 2011, she was the first woman to notch three of Billboard's biggest year-end…

  2. The Best of 2012: The Year In Music

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST Chart Article _ _ Chart Article _ _ Gone But Not Forgotten These huge talents passed away this year, but they'll always be remembered. _ Music Photos of the Year Gaga kissed the mayor, Bieber met Oprah and over 100 more great images. _ The Top 20 Music Moments of 2012 From Whitney to PSY…

  3. One Direction Rivals Obama on Facebook Year in Review Lists

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST Boy band among the top public figures on the social network over the past 12 months. It's that time of year again, when there is a collective urge to reflect on the whirlwind of events that shaped the past 12 months before we salute the New Year. On Wednesday (Dec. 12), Facebook joined…

  4. Scooter Braun on Bieber Grammy Snub: 'I Wasn't Mad, Just Voicing My Opinion'

    December 07, 2012 9:05 AM EST Manager and label owner Scooter Braun was mystified Thursday morning why his tweet about the lack of a Grammy nomination for Justin Bieber had taken on a life of its own and become a news story. #NoBieberNoGrammys • ANALYSIS: Why 'Believe' Got Overlooked • SNUB: Scooter Braun's…

  5. Grammy Analysis: Fun., Frank Ocean Lead Youth Movement

    December 06, 2012 11:30 AM EST It's phase two of the youth movement at the Grammys. With blockbuster albums like Adele 's and Taylor Swift 's falling outside of Grammy eligibility, the Recording Academy bestowed multiple nominations on acts in the early stages of their careers for the 55th Grammy Awards,…

  6. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Alicia Keys

    December 06, 2012 9:05 AM EST As she crowns the Billboard 200, the girl on fire discusses healing in her hometown, bringing R&B to pop radio and her respect for songwriting. Alicia Keys collects her fifth Billboard 200 No. 1 this week, as "Girl on Fire" launches atop the list . The set's title cut,…

  7. Black Keys, Fun., Frank Ocean Lead Grammy Nominations 2013

    December 05, 2012 11:20 PM EST Also With Six Nods: Mumford & Sons, Jay-Z and Kanye West ... Lumineers, Hunter Hayes Among Best New Artist Hopefuls There's a rock pileup at the top of the 2013 Grammy Award nominations. The 55th annual ceremony announced its nominees in Nashville on Wednesday night during a…

  8. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  9. Grammy Predictions 2013: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 05, 2012 2:00 PM EST On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," which means that there are only a few more hours to speculate about the major categories. After…

  10. Gotye, Kimbra Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 30, 2012 4:40 PM EST Gotye, Kimbra and The Temper Trap took the glory Thursday night at the ARIA Awards, between them collecting most of the big honors. The Australian record industry's flagship awards ceremony is a showcase of the Australian success stories over the previous year. Though on this occasion,…

  11. Chart Highlights: Miguel's 'Adorn' Ties For Year's Longest Rule On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    November 19, 2012 5:15 PM EST Plus, new holiday favorites debut on AC and Calvin Harris tops Dance/Club Play Songs. 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 surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on…

  12. AMAs 2012 Red Carpet: Watch Live Now (11/18 5-8pm ET)

    November 18, 2012 4:48 PM EST Watch the American Music Awards' red carpet show live right here now! Before the 2012 American Music Awards hits ABC live tonight (Nov. 18 at 8/7c), keep it right here to watch the Coca-Cola Red Carpet Live! @ The 2012 AMAs show. In the video player above, see the hosts present all your…

  13. Brandy, Backstreet Boys Among Presenters at American Music Awards

    November 15, 2012 5:50 PM EST | Behind-the-Scenes Video This year's ceremony will feature a new category, electronic dance music, as well as awards in genres including pop/rock, country, rap/hip-hop, soul/R&B, alternative, adult contemporary, Latin and contemporary inspirational. Rihanna and Minaj lead the…

  14. Watch Kimbra Sing Nina Simone: Candid Covers

    November 14, 2012 12:30 PM EST The New Zealand singer sings Simone's "Plain Gold Ring" in this first in a series of "Women In Music"-themed "Candid Covers." Quintessential American jazz/pop/soul legend Nina Simone has held a special place in Kimbra 's heart ever since the New…

  15. Chart Highlights: Carly Rae Jepsen Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs

    November 12, 2012 4:15 PM EST The singer's follow-up to 'Call Me Maybe' and 'Good Time' enters the list at No. 40. Plus, Luke Bryan logs his fifth No. 1 on Country Airplay, where Carrie Underwood's new single debuts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  16. Kelly Clarkson, PSY to Perform at American Music Awards

    November 12, 2012 12:35 PM EST | Behind-the-Scenes Video Amazingly, more addition acts will be announced in the coming days. This year's ceremony will feature a new category, electronic dance music, as well as awards in genres including pop/rock, country, rap/hip-hop, soul/R&B, alternative, adult contemporary,…

  17. Jangle All The Way: New Acts Soften Alternative Airwaves

    November 08, 2012 11:05 AM EST As Mumford & Sons flex retail muscle, alternative radio is finding that hits don't always have to be hard. The biggest sales week for a rock album since 2008 wasn't set by a veteran act like Green Day , Red Hot Chili Peppers or U2 . Nor was it tallied by a band synonymous with…

  18. Chart Highlights: Tegan And Sara Get 'Closer' With Alternative

    November 05, 2012 5:35 PM EST Almost eight years after first appearing on Billboard charts, the twin sister duo scores its first Alternative Songs entry with 'Closer.' 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…

  19. Chart Highlights: Aerosmith Returns To AC Chart

    October 29, 2012 3:55 PM EDT The group charts its first entry on the tally since 1998 - while one of its classics receives a Latin makeover. 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 surveys listed below. All our…

  20. T.I. Previews 'Trouble Man' Album in NYC: First Listen

    October 24, 2012 2:20 PM EDT "One thing about my life that is certain is trouble," T.I. began an intimate listening session of his forthcoming album, "Trouble Man," on Tuesday evening (Oct. 23) at NYC's Germano Studios. "I shall embrace it," he continued, in front of a crowd of writers,…

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