1. CMA Awards: Taylor Swift Reclaims Top Prize

    November 09, 2011 11:45 PM EST Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry Shine on Country's Biggest Night It was a mix of old favorites and new blood at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards, as many acts on the show claimed their first trophies. The first award of the night was proof of this, as…

  2. Patrick Stump Rocks Big Boi's 'Shutterbugg'

    October 17, 2011 1:05 PM EDT The official Mashup Mondays season ended last month, and the 2011 run got a great reaction -- from Grace Potter hollering down the house on Beyonce 's "Why Don't You Love Me," to Greyson Chance getting into "Empire State of Mind" and Wonder Girls rocking B.o.B .…

  3. American Country Awards: Zac Brown, Jason Aldean Lead Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:05 AM EDT The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards were announced, and it was a big day for many of the top younger stars in the format. Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newcomers Thompson Square , who scored seven…

  4. Joseph Arthur Plots Album, Pearl Jam Side-Project Work

    September 27, 2011 8:07 AM EDT Joseph Arthur 's beautiful May release, "The Graduation Ceremony" may have been his first album in three years, but the Akron, Ohio-bred singer/songwriter/painter has already recorded enough material for a possible triple release, and that's in addition to his forthcoming…

  5. Wonder Girls Voted Best Mashup Monday of 2011: Poll Results

    September 26, 2011 11:43 AM EDT Last week, when we posted Parachute's take on Keri Hilson's "Pretty Girl Rock" -- the last Mashup Monday of the season -- we also posed the question, "What is the single best cover of 2011?" Among the eight amazing months and 32 great Mashup Mondays videos of the…

  6. Exclusive: Daryl Hall's Web Show Coming to Broadcast TV

    September 20, 2011 6:10 PM EDT After nearly four years as an Internet sensation, Daryl Hall's "Live From Daryl's House" is coming to broadcast TV. The award-winning music and conversation program, debuts in 95 markets on Sept. 24 with back-to-back half-hour episodes featuring Train and Fitz & the…

  7. Poll: 2011's Best Mashup Mondays Video?

    September 19, 2011 9:05 AM EDT It's been eight amazing months and 32 great Mashup Mondays videos , and it's time to wrap the 2011 run -- but not until we find out what you think was the single best cover of the whole season. There were so many inspired renditions -- from Grace Potter belting Beyonce and Wonder…

  8. 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…

  9. Photos: Backstage Lollapalooza 2011 Portraits

    August 08, 2011 11:05 AM EDT We all know onstage antics are in not short supply at Lollapalooza, but the backstage scene is not different. Whether you're among the crowd of nearly 100,000 packing it in at Chicago's Grant Park this weekend, or you're at home watching the action online, we all love a little…

  10. Lollapalooza 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 06, 2011 12:00 PM EDT "Welcome weirdos!" was Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell 's message at the 10AM press conference that kicked off the 20th anniversary of the festival yesterday morning (Aug. 5) in Chicago's Grant Park. "In 1991, I expected about 10,000 weirdos," the dapper…

  11. Ask Billboard: Country, Where The Girls Aren't

    July 29, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ASK BILLBOARD:…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Jason Aldean, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'Harry Potter'

    July 22, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 'STAY,' I MISSED YOU: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: Three of the most accomplished bands in the almost 23-year history of Billboard's HARRY POTTER AND THE HIGHEST-CHARTING SOUNDTRACK: The final "Harry Potter" movie roared to a record-breaking opening last weekend, scoring the…

  13. The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Bill

    July 11, 2011 12:55 AM EDT The Black Keys , Deadmau5 , Cee Lo Green , TV on the Radio , Patti Smith , Empire of the Sun , and Cut Copy are among the acts booked for the third annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 10 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Filling out the main…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Beyonce, LMFAO, Katy Perry

    July 08, 2011 1:05 PM EDT '4' SCORES: Beyonce and Adele are doing quite a number on the Billboard 200. Beyonce's new leader "4" roars in at No. 1, a spot above Adele's former 10-week topper "21." Despite the titles' lock on the Billboard 200's top two spots, just nine…

  15. Bonnaroo 2011's Top 10 Performances

    June 13, 2011 3:19 PM EDT A lot of great music went down at Bonnaroo 2011 -- from Eminem to Weezy to Alisson Krauss -- but these 10 sets were every bit as hot as the Manchester, Tenn. weather. 6. 3. Mumford & Sons If a best-selling, Grammy-nominated band is still allowed to have a "breakout moment,"…

  16. Bonnaroo 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    June 13, 2011 10:54 AM EDT Bonnaroo 2011 came down from its Saturday high with an epic Widespread Panic set, a subdued Strokes one and an abbreviated one by Dallas Mavericks fans Explosions in the Sky. Offstage, fans led dance circles, chipped in for Neon Trees and snatched up merch and artist-tossed banana peels. Here…

  17. Bonnaroo 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    June 11, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Bonnaroo 2011 kicked into high gear on Friday (June 10) with a full day of performances on the hot and dusty Manchester, Tenn. grounds. Sixty-five diverse artists, ranging from indie-rock darlings ( Arcade Fire , the Decemberists ) to hip-hop heavyweights ( Lil Wayne , Big Boi ) to electronic…

  18. 'Twilight' Rules MTV Movie Awards, Foo Fighters and Lupe Fiasco Perform

    June 06, 2011 10:15 AM EDT Apparently excited to continue last year's trend of dropping f-bombs in every segment, the MTV Movie Awards carried the swearing to an extreme Sunday night (June 5) at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, with sweethearts from the cast of the "Twilight" series, host Jason…

  19. 'Idols' Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina Top Hot 100 Debuts, Adele Still No. 1

    June 01, 2011 4:05 PM EDT A dele 's "Rolling in the Deep" banks a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 2) on Billboard.com, while this year's "American Idol" champion and runner-up roar in with top 20 debuts. "Deep" ascends 2-1 on Radio…

  20. Lollapalooza 2011 Lineup Announced: Eminem, Coldplay, Muse, Foo Fighters Headlining

    April 26, 2011 2:25 AM EDT E minem , Coldplay , Foo Fighters and Muse will help Lollapalooza ring in its 20th anniversary as the headliners of the annual U.S. music festival. The full lineup for Lollapalooza 2011, which will invade Chicago's Grant Park on August 5-7, was revealed on the festival's official…

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