1. Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen Honored at Billboard's Women in Music Event

    November 30, 2012 6:25 PM EST "I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women," Katy Perry said Friday during her "Woman of the Year" acceptance speech at Billboard's Women In Music 2012 luncheon. "I don't really like to call myself a role model for my fans. I hope that I…

  2. 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…

  3. Cherri Bomb Video Exclusive: The Beat Premieres 'Too Many Faces'

    November 19, 2012 4:35 PM EST Here's the exclusive premiere of Cherri Bomb's new video, a day before you can see it anywhere else, plus host J.B. interviews the band, has headlines on One Direction, Hunter Hayes & more. All-girl L.A. rock group Cherri Bomb's new video for "Too Many Faces" is…

  4. Hunter Hayes Writing 'Nice Pool of Songs' for Sophomore Album

    November 17, 2012 10:05 AM EST With a third single from his debut album out and his Country Music Award for New Artist of the Year still warm in his hands, Hunter Hayes says it's "early at this point" to be too worried about his next album. But rest assured he's thinking about it. "I'm writing…

  5. 615 Spotlight: Amber Hayes' 'Any Day Is a Good Day'

    November 14, 2012 3:45 PM EST Whether discussing the careers of Hall of Fame members Conway Twitty or Jean Shepard, or current superstars such as Taylor Swift, Oklahoma native Amber Hayes has a definite sense of reverence for the country format as a whole. That love for what she does sparkles through in her sophomore…

  6. 'Smash' Casts Liza Minnelli for Season 2

    November 13, 2012 3:15 PM EST "Smash" is continuing to up the ante for its second season. The sophomore drama has tapped Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and Emmy winner Liza Minnelli to guest star as herself in a spring episode, NBC announced Tuesday. Minnelli will perform an original song from Marc Shaiman and Scott…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Maroon 5, PSY Remain Hot 100's Mane Men

    November 10, 2012 2:05 PM EST The group's 'One More Night' has galloped past the rapper's 'Gangnam Style' for seven weeks, marking one of the longest periods of non-movement ever in the Hot 100's top two spots. The horse race to the top of the SHINING BRIGHT: Rihanna extends her record…

  8. 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…

  9. Ne-Yo, Reps Talk 'R.E.D.' Album & Universal Motown Gig

    November 05, 2012 2:10 PM EST "I pride myself on being the type of artist who can work half in the R&B world and half in the pop world." That was one of Ne-Yo 's first messages to industry colleagues who attended his intimate showcase at New York's Joe's Pub on Oct. 23, a message that also…

  10. CMA Awards 2012: Miranda Defends Blake's Win, Tim Talks Election + More Backstage Moments

    November 02, 2012 9:35 AM EDT With four awards show in five days, it's been a busy week in Nashville. SESAC, ASCAP and BMI honored their top songwriters and publishers earlier in the week, but the festivities wound to a close last night with the 46th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena. Hosted by Brad Paisley and…

  11. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Find Bliss at CMA Awards

    November 01, 2012 11:35 PM EDT Shelton-Lambert Household Takes Home Entertainer, Female, Male and Song of the Year Honors Once again, tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards proved to be "Nashville's Night With The Stars." The ABC network telecast, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie…

  12. CMA Awards 2012: Full Winners List

    November 01, 2012 11:00 PM EDT A running list of winners at the 46th annual Country Music Association Awards: CMA AWARDS 2012: Highlights • Photos: Scenes From Red Carpet • Full CMAs Winners List • Photos: Best Photos From the Show Entertainer of the Year: Blake Shelton Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert Male…

  13. CMA Awards Predictions: Best New Artist

    October 29, 2012 1:30 PM EDT The 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards will be broadcast live on ABC this Thursday, November 1. Over the next four days, we'll give you our thoughts on who just might walk away with some of the top awards. Today's category is New Artist of the Year. The nominees are: Lee…

  14. Chart Highlights: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Adult Charts

    October 15, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Plus, new airplay No. 1s for Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood and Leslie Grace 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 billboard.com…

  15. Hot Tours: Justin Bieber Shoots To No. 1 with Believe Tour

    October 15, 2012 12:30 PM EDT With the launch of the Believe Tour, Justin Bieber earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's slate of top-grossing tours with gross and attendance totals reported from the first five arenas on the itinerary. Box office revenue tops $6.2 million from the first 80,569 sold tickets, according…

  16. Donald Fagen Mulling Solo Tour To Support 'Sunken Condos' Album

    October 10, 2012 4:55 PM EDT 'If it's a total turkey, I don't want to be associated with it at all,' Steely Dan leader tells Billboard. After a three interconnected solo albums, Steely Dan 's Donald Fagen wanted his upcoming "Sunken Condos" to stand on its own. "(2006's) '…

  17. Luke Bryan Tops American Country Awards Nominees

    October 10, 2012 8:10 AM EDT Luke Bryan just keeps getting hotter. The rising country music star is the lead nominee for this year's American Country Awards with seven. He beat out established stars like Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum in a field announced early Wednesday. Lady A and Zac Brown Band are next with…

  18. Juan Luis Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 25, 2012 2:00 PM EDT A slew of Latin artists, from pop star Ricardo Arjona to Brazilian icons Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and rockers Carla Morrison and Juanes , are nominated for Album of the Year for the 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15. The avalanche of names…

  19. Carrie Underwood Blows Nashville Away in Hits-Packed Tour Stop

    September 24, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Since she first hit the charts in 2005, Carrie Underwood has been one of the hottest stars in country music. She's probably the one act in the format who could record "Mary Had A Little Lamb" and take it straight to the top of the charts. That being said, Underwood brought her …

  20. Hunter Hayes Makes History, Little Big Town Shines on Country Charts

    September 20, 2012 2:30 PM EDT As "Wanted" steps 2-1 on Country Songs, newcomer Hunter Hayes makes history as the youngest solo male act to top the radio tally, ringing at the top bell at 21 years and two weeks of age, surpassing a record set in 1973 by Johnny Rodriguez when he reigned with "You Always Come…

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