1. Can 'The Voice' Create a Star? 10 Thoughts on Season 2 & Beyond

    May 09, 2012 4:25 PM EDT With season two of "The Voice" concluded, we offer a look back at the season and what might lie ahead for the show and its final four, Chris Mann, Tony Lucca, runner-up Juliet Simms and winner Jermaine Paul. 1. TWO CHAMPS IN ONE YEAR? If the rumors are true -- and we will know on…

  2. Why Jermaine Paul Won 'The Voice'

    May 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Less than 20 minutes after the conclusion of NBC's singing competition show "The Voice," the season two victor, Jermaine Paul , joined his coach Blake Shelton on a jam-packed red carpet inside a studio adjacent to the one where the show has been broadcast live since early April…

  3. 'The Voice' Winner Crowned in Shocking Finale

    May 08, 2012 11:30 PM EDT The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and a young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed what the night was really about: choosing a winner…

  4. 'The Voice' Recap: Final Four Endure 'Insane' Last Week

    May 08, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Who Will Win? We Size Up Chris, Jermaine, Juliet and Tony Before Tonight's Finale The final night of competition in "The Voice" boiled down to three performances each of the final four contestants. They had a solo song, a duet with their coach and a song originated by their…

  5. Ask Billboard: Madonna: the Material 'Woman'?

    May 07, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 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. THE MATERIAL GIRL …

  6. 'The Voice': Cyndi Lauper, Season 1 Finalists Talk Backstage After Performances

    May 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT When the season one finalists returned to the stage of "The Voice" Tuesday (May 1), two of them partnered with performers who appear on their albums, last year's winner Javier Colon went solo with his new single and Beverly McClellan sang with a legend she had just met, Cyndi…

  7. 'The Voice' Final Four Is Set: 'I'm Shocked'

    May 02, 2012 9:00 AM EDT The final four is set for "The Voice" as America reinforced the assessments of two coaches and broke the ties of two others Tuesday night, winding up with three singers who arrived wholly formed and one who has abruptly altered his course. Chris Mann, the popera hopeful, will…

  8. 'The Voice' Recap: CeeLo Has Tough Choice to Make as Elite Eight Perform

    May 01, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Singers Size Themselves Up After the Show in Interviews With Billboard For the first time this season on "The Voice," eight singers began the night and eight of them remained once it was finished and the coaches had turned in their scores to the vote tallying crew. Tonight, each…

  9. 'The Voice' Recap: 'It Pisses Me Off,' Blake Says of Decision

    April 18, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Says RaeLynn Will Be 'Fine,' Hints That Wife Miranda Lambert Will 'Probably Make a Record With Her' For the second night in a row, Blake Shelton felt a ridiculous amount of pressure to make a split-second decision that would affect the lives of his singers. He hemmed and…

  10. 'The Voice' Recap: Shocker! Double Elimination

    April 17, 2012 10:10 AM EDT We Spoke With the Departed: "I believe I did justice to that song" ... "I missed a couple of notes, but I did my best" Continuing a habit of toying with their rules as they progress through a season, two singers were sent home Monday from "The Voice" in an "…

  11. Ronnie Montrose's Death Ruled A Suicide

    April 10, 2012 6:25 PM EDT The Mar. 3 death of Ronnie Montrose , the famed rock guitarist who helped launch Sammy Hagar's career, has been ruled a suicide. According to Guitar Player , the San Mateo County Coroner's Office reported on Apr. 6 that the 64-year-old died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and…

  12. Christina Aguilera Likes New 'Voice' Twist: Red Carpet Video

    April 04, 2012 4:15 PM EDT "The show feels bigger." That was host Carson Daly's assessment of season 2 of NBC's "The Voice" when Billboard caught up with him and other stars of the show on the red carpet Tuesday night. Coach Christina Aguilera sounded similarly positive, especially about…

  13. 'The Voice' Recap: Lindsey Soars as the Show Goes Live

    April 03, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Professional experience won the first round of live shows in the second season of "The Voice," as viewers are given the opportunity to help determine which five of each judge's six hand-picked contestants move on to the next round. The live shows, which began Monday with the…

  14. Herbie Hancock Launching International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held on April 30 of every year. That date coincides…

  15. 'The Voice' Recap: A Misstep by Blake Shelton?

    March 06, 2012 10:00 AM EST Two men singing Alicia Keys, two women singing Tom Petty: Literally the best and worst of "The Voice" as it moves from blind auditions to the battle rounds that pit singers against each other in front of their coaches. Jesse Campbell gave the performance of the night on Keys' …

  16. Rock Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dies at 64

    March 05, 2012 7:15 AM EST Gave Sammy Hagar His Big Break: 'It's a Shame to Lose Ronnie,' Red Rocker Says Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed the band that bore his name and helped launch the career of Sammy Hagar, has died. His booking agent, Jim Douglas, says Montrose died Saturday at his home…

  17. Santana Releasing 36th Album, 'Shape Shifter,' Others While in Vegas

    February 28, 2012 10:10 PM EST Exclusive: Guitar icon's instrumental LP drops May 15, two weeks into his Las Vegas residency C arlos Santana will release a new solo instrumental album two weeks after he begins a two-year residency at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. It's the first of three albums he has planned…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Whitney Houston, Madonna, Katy Perry

    February 17, 2012 11:35 AM EST MUCH 'LOVE' (AND 'LUV'): Just as they did during the '80s and '90s, Whitney Houston and Madonna again share space in the Billboard Hot 100 's top 10. With late legend Houston's "I Will Always Love You" returning to the tally at No. 7 and…

  19. MusiCares: Paul McCartney & His Songs Kick Off Grammy Weekend

    February 11, 2012 11:45 AM EST Neil Young, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Katy Perry's Hat Chip In to Honor Macca, Raise Millions The Recording Academy's biggest MusiCares gala in the 22-year history of the event occurred Friday when Paul McCartney and a cast of stellar musicians entertained 2,800 guests with a dozen…

  20. 'The Voice' Kicks Off Post-Super Bowl With A Blast From Christina's Past

    February 06, 2012 3:00 PM EST The second season of "The Voice" launched Sunday with the promise of making dream's come true just as they had moments earlier for the New York football Giants. The hour-long show filled the bulk of its time with exemplary auditions, bickering judges hoping to land contestants…

Pages