1. Carrie Underwood Video Q&A: On Scotty McCreery, Grand Ole Opry & Her New Album

    June 07, 2011 8:26 AM EDT From her beginnings as an "American Idol" champ to her multi-platinum country success to her recent foray into acting, Carrie Underwood covered a lot of ground during a Monday afternoon Q&A with Billboard's Senior Chart Manager Wade Jessen at Billboard's Country Music…

  2. 'American Idol': James Durbin, Scotty McCreery Spring Forward on Carole King Night

    April 27, 2011 11:30 PM EDT "American Idol" claimed its relevancy last week with a "Songs from the 21st Century" theme, but tonight, the show decided to hop back in the Delorean and dig into the catalog of classic pop songwriter Carole King . Now, don't get me wrong -- I love Carole King's…

  3. Death Cab For Cutie, "You Are a Tourist"

    April 15, 2011 10:00 AM EDT "When there's a burning in your heart," Ben Gibbard sings on his band's new single, "Let it grow, let it grow/Don't be alarmed." Death Cab for Cutie hasn't gone all soft rock on its fans, but "You Are a Tourist," an epic, starry-eyed rocker…

  4. Pink's 'F**kin' Perfect' Video Gives Suicidal Teen a Second Chance

    January 20, 2011 5:05 PM EST If P!nk's new music video for "F**kin' Perfect" doesn't make you cry or cringe at some point, you've got thicker skin than we do. The clip for the pop star's latest single, which has reached No. 30 on the Hot 100 so far, chronicles the painful struggle of a…

  5. Coachella 2011 Lineup Announced: Kings of Leon, Kanye West, Strokes Headlining

    January 19, 2011 1:00 AM EST K ings of Leon , Arcade Fire , Kanye West and the Strokes will rock the Indio, Ca. desert this year as the headliners of the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The full lineup for the annual festival, which takes place April 15-17 this year, was revealed on the official Coachella…

  6. Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler Salute Paul McCartney at Kennedy Center Honors

    December 29, 2010 11:15 AM EST G wen Stefani , Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow were among the performers who delivered stirring tributes to legendary entertainers during the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors. The ceremony, which honored Paul McCartney , Oprah Winfrey, country singer Merle Haggard , composer Jerry Herman and…

  7. Top 20 Viral Videos of 2010

    December 17, 2010 1:30 PM EST We're not saying "video killed the radio star," but viral videos have certainly found a distinct place in our musical landscape. Billboard.com chronicled the music-related clips buzzing around the 'net all year long on our Viral Videos Column , and now we're proud to…

  8. Top 20 Viral Videos of 2010

    December 17, 2010 1:30 PM EST We're not saying "video killed the radio star," but viral videos have certainly found a distinct place in our musical landscape. Billboard.com chronicled the music-related clips buzzing around the 'net all year long on our Viral Videos Column , and now we're proud to…

  9. Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey Saluted At Kennedy Center Honors

    December 06, 2010 10:28 AM EST President Barack and first lady Michelle Obama were on hand today to salute entertainment luminaries Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney , country singer Merle Haggard , composer Jerry Herman and dancer Bill T. Jones with the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. Hollywood's A-List was…

  10. David Lynch Releases 'Good Day,' 'I Know' Singles

    November 29, 2010 12:20 PM EST Director David Lynch has released new original music via iTunes: a synth-heavy dance track called "Good Day Today" and a brooding bluesy number called "I Know." The revered auteur, whose films have inspired many eclectic soundtracks, handles both vocals and production…

  11. Michael Jackson 'Breaking News' Song Debuts Online, Stirs Controversy

    November 08, 2010 12:00 PM EST "Breaking News," the dancefloor-ready first taste of the upcoming Michael Jackson album "Michael," was posted in full today on the singer's website and has since led some fans, and even members of Jackson's family, to wonder whether the song's vocals are…

  12. Bruce Springsteen Premieres 'Darkness' Doc, Chats with Edward Norton

    September 15, 2010 12:20 PM EDT B ruce Springsteen figures his first three albums, including the classic "Born to Run," were a prequel to the rest of his career. He really started to find a purposeful working life with his fourth record, 1978's "Darkness on the Edge of Town," the subject of a…

  13. Paul McCartney, Oprah, Merle Haggard Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    September 07, 2010 2:00 PM EDT Oprah Winfrey is giving up control over one show she'll be in this fall: the Kennedy Center Honors. The 56-year-old TV host and actress will be honored at the 33rd annual event in Washington on Dec. 5, along with musician and former Beatles member Paul McCartney , dancer, choreographer…

  14. Joaquin Phoenix Documentary Premieres in Venice

    September 06, 2010 2:53 PM EDT Whether a hoax or not, a new documentary about Joaquin Phoenix and his transition from acclaimed, brooding actor to bearded, shambolic hip-hop wannabe has captivated viewers at the Venice film festival. "I'm Still Here" was directed by Casey Affleck, a successful actor and…

  15. Arcade Fire Outshines Soundgarden To Cap Lollapalooza

    August 09, 2010 6:44 AM EDT The closing night of Lollapalooza on Sunday (Aug. 8) was a contest between old school and new school: On the south stage of Chicago's massive Grant Park, Soundgarden played one of its first shows in more than a decade, and on the north stage Arcade Fire proved that the acclaim for its…

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Avenged Sevenfold, Usher

    August 05, 2010 4:05 PM EDT SWEET AND STICKY: Sugarland 's "Stuck Like Glue" affixes itself to the Billboard Hot 100 , arriving as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. The song is the 222nd in the Hot 100's history to enter inside the top 20. (The first was Herman's Hermits' "Mrs. Brown You&…

  17. The Cure, "Disintegration: Deluxe Edition"

    June 25, 2010 12:52 PM EDT The release of the Cure 's 1989 album, "Disintegration," sparked a dual watershed moment in pop culture. The brooding, sprawling masterpiece was a commercial and critical tipping point for the English band, garnering praise and platinum sales alike. More broadly, such singles…

  18. The National, "High Violet"

    June 01, 2010 10:26 AM EDT Brooding Brooklyn indie-rock band the National arrives at its fifth studio album, "High Violet," in a precarious position. Because 2007 breakthrough set "Boxer" featured breathtakingly quiet arrangements and a more self-contained mood than previous efforts, a follow-up was…

  19. Mellencamp, T-Bone Burnett Take Rural Route To 'Better' Album

    May 24, 2010 1:37 PM EDT A 55-year-old reel-to-reel Amex tape recorder, a single microphone and three historic recording sites were John Mellencamp's tools for making his new album, "No Better Than This," which is due out Aug. 3 -- seven weeks after he releases a retrospective box set, "On the…

  20. Videos of the Week: Carrie Underwood's 'Undo It,' Bieber's German Confusion, 'DWTS' Goes Gaga

    May 07, 2010 3:32 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Carrie Underwood debuts her "Undo It" video, Justin Bieber is stumped by German, Christina Aguilera fans fight back, "Dancing with the Stars" gives an awkward tribute to Lady Gaga , and more. 1) Carrie Underwood…

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