1. Michael Buble Reveals Ultimate Christmas Playlist

    November 24, 2011 11:00 AM EST Is That Paul McCartney's 'Wonderful Christmastime' You Hear? Why, Yes It Is There was not a lot of variety when it came to Christmas music at Michael Buble 's home when he was growing up. "There was only one record played from mid-October to Dec. 25 and that was the…

  2. Ask Billboard: Uncovering Potentially Uncoverable Songs

    November 18, 2011 7:15 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. UNCOVERING…

  3. Album Review: David Lynch, 'Crazy Clown Time'

    November 18, 2011 8:30 AM EST David Lynch "Crazy Clown Time" Sunday Best Recording/PIAS America Release Date: Nov. 8 Based on David Lynch's reputation, one can expect his first album to be either weird or cinematic. He delivers on both counts on "Crazy Clown Time." Lynch is hardly a stranger to…

  4. David Lynch Q&A: It's 'Crazy Clown Time'

    November 08, 2011 10:10 AM EST Auteur Explains His Debut Album, an Alt-Blues Experiment in Creaky Falsetto Best known as the surrealist auteur behind "Eraserhead," "Twin Peaks" and "Blue Velvet," David Lynch is one of America's most acclaimed film directors. Having long written and…

  5. Rihanna's 'Found' Her Way Back to Hot 100 Summit

    November 02, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Rihanna rises to her 11th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, ascends 2-1 with Airplay Gainer honors in its sixth week on the survey. Rihanna is just the seventh artist in the Hot 100's 53-year history to tally at least 11…

  6. Lonestar Reunites With Singer Richie McDonald

    October 26, 2011 5:00 PM EDT One of country music's most successful acts of the 1990s and their lead singer are having a reunion of sorts in 2012. Richie McDonald and Lonestar will be taking to the stage together again for several dates for the first time since 2007. Richie said that despite his leaving the group,…

  7. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 10/22/2011

    October 22, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @Billboard to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @SnoopDogg : Keep ya headup lindsay lohan! Wow! Revoked probation…

  8. Ask Billboard: What Are The Best-Selling Holiday Albums?

    October 16, 2011 2:35 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. IT'S…

  9. Vince Gill on Career, Album & 'Criminal' Trend in Music Biz

    October 14, 2011 1:25 PM EDT Nashville Gives Vince Gill a Big Hug... and a Bobblehead He's one of the most loved personalities in Music City, and many of Nashville's finest turned out at Bridgestone Arena yesterday to celebrate the career and accomplishments of MCA Nashville recording artist Vince Gill . A…

  10. Exclusive: Johnny Depp Gets Into Record Biz With 'Rum Diary' Soundtrack

    October 12, 2011 10:09 AM EDT Johnny Depp's company Infinitum Nihil will release the soundtrack to his next film, "The Rum Diary," through Lakeshore Records, a first for his company. The album will be released digitally Oct. 25 and on CD on Nov. 29. The album contains Christopher Young's score inspired…

  11. Track Review: Kelly Clarkson, 'Mr. Know It All'

    October 11, 2011 9:30 AM EDT KELLY CLARKSON Mr. Know It All (3:53) Producers: B. Kennedy, E. Dean Writers: B. Seals, Ester Dean, B. James, D. Jones Publishers: various S/19/RCA After painting with darker tones on 2007's uneven "My December," Kelly Clarkson triumphantly returned to bubblegum pop-rock with…

  12. 'X Factor' Boot Camp Begins: 162 Contestants Enter, Only 32 Will Leave

    October 06, 2011 10:35 AM EDT More than 150 contestants made it through the "X Factor" auditions, but only 32 will continue on to the final competition. In the first 15 minutes of the "X Factor" boot camp round, that number was slashed down to 100. As bootcamp began, all 162 contestants and groups…

  13. 'X Factor' Auditions Wrap in Jersey; Jazzlyn Little the One to Watch

    September 30, 2011 9:35 AM EDT "X Factor" auditions wrapped last night after two weeks, eight hours of footage, six cities and thousands of contestants. The first hour of New Jersey auditions was overwhelmingly disappointing -- many winners, but most were little better than average. Finally, as the second hour…

  14. Kelly Clarkson Drops 'Mr. Know It All' Video

    September 26, 2011 10:50 AM EDT With her fifth studio album, "Stronger," due next month, platinum-selling singer Kelly Clarkson has debuted the music video for lead single, "Mr. Know It All," directed by Justin Francis. The original "American Idol" champ faces many of her demons in the video …

  15. Dum Dum Girls Polish Their Lo-Fi Grit on Album No. 2

    September 25, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Kristin "Dee Dee" Gundred has simple goals. "As corny as it sounds, it's my dream to do this and only this," she says of making music. "To contribute and do something worthwhile." Corny or not, for Gundred and her all-girl California…

  16. Swizz Beatz Settles Child Support Deal: Report

    September 19, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Swizz Beatz has settled a child support deal with UK based singer Zhanna " Jah'Na Sebastian " Andrianova, who he fathered a child with in 2008, according to the NY Post . Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean, accompanied by his wife, Alicia Keys , traveled to London in 2009 to…

  17. The Raconteurs Reform, Return Home, Rock Inaugural MI Fest

    September 19, 2011 1:28 PM EDT The Raconteurs capped the first week of their reactivation on Sept. 17, closing the inaugural MI Fest with a blazing 90-minute set at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. It was a homecoming of sorts for the group, which played two warm-up shows -- its first in three years -…

  18. The Raconteurs' Road Return: 'It's Coming Back Pretty Easy For Us'

    September 13, 2011 4:02 PM EDT The Raconteurs ' upcoming spate of live shows are as surprising for the band, which has been dormant since 2008, as they are for its fans. "That's how it always comes about with us -- without much planning," bassist Jack Lawrence tells Billboard.com with a laugh. "…

  19. Lil Wayne Snags 18 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

    September 08, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Days after "Tha Carter IV" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a massive 964,000 copies sold, Lil Wayne continued a memorable week by leading all nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were officially announced on Thursday morning (Sept. 8). Weezy received a…

  20. Rolling Stones' Really Big 'Ed Sullivan' Shows Getting Released: Exclusive

    September 07, 2011 10:20 AM EDT All 17 of the Rolling Stones ' performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" will be released Nov. 1 in a deluxe package from Universal Music Enterprises and Sofa Entertainment. An abridged version of the Stones on "Sullivan" will be released Oct. 4. The deluxe edition,…

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