1. All Aboard the Weezer Cruise: One Fan's Journey 'Across the Sea'

    January 26, 2012 2:30 PM EST Yes, there are more Weezer-related puns ahead. As a Chicagoan, January is generally one of the most miserable times of the year. It's the month where I understand what Alaskans must go through, living weeks on end without seeing the sun. This year I said no. This year, I took a stand. Or…

  2. Michael Buble 'Duets' With Kanye, Taylor Swift & Gaga on 'SNL': Watch

    December 19, 2011 11:57 AM EST Not only has Michael Bublé had immense commercial success with his latest "Christmas" album, he's been able to have a little fun with it. As the musical guest on this weekend's (Dec. 17) "Saturday Night Live," Bublé took part in one of the show's trademark…

  3. Rise Against Plots 2012 Tour, Starts Prepping New Material

    December 15, 2011 4:50 PM EST Rise Against plans to have something a bit different to offer fans for during its 2012 headlining tour. "It's a different show than last year -- that's kind of our goal," frontman Tim McIlrath tells Billboard.com about the trek, which gets under way Jan. 17 in Austin,…

  4. Michael Buble Makes Adult Contemporary Chart History

    December 12, 2011 2:15 PM EST The crooner is the first artist in the chart's Nielsen BDS era to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously. Ahead of Michael Buble 's expected third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his holiday album "Christmas," the crooner makes history on the Adult Contemporary chart.…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Greg Laswell, Adele, Justin Bieber

    December 08, 2011 4:45 PM EST The "Glee" cast isn't the first act to to turn Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" into a ballad. Singer/songwriter Laswell first stripped the song down in 2007. 'GIRLS' POWER: For the first time this TV season, the A VERY SHE & HIM '…

  6. Michael Buble's Mariah Carey Cover Tops Adult Contemporary

    November 28, 2011 2:35 PM EST Buble's remake of 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' does what the original never did: it dashes to the chart's North Pole. M ichael Buble 's cover of Mariah Carey 's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" does what the original never did: it reaches No. 1 on…

  7. Exclusive Premiere: Straight No Chaser's 'Six Pack Vol. II' EP

    November 22, 2011 12:30 PM EST Teaming with Atlantic Records, male a cappella stars Straight No Chaser are giving fans a preview of their upcoming 2012 full-length album with the new "Six Pack Vol. II" EP, now exclusively streaming in its entirety on Billboard.com. Listen below. From "Buddy Holly" to …

  8. 'Glee' Guest Stars Wish List & New Cast We'll Meet Soon

    November 01, 2011 6:00 PM EDT While "Glee," at its heart, is the story of the core group of New Directions club members and their individual journeys through the wild world of high school, the show also has a variety of auxiliary players and guest stars who come in and spice up that tapestry. Sometimes, like in…

  9. 10 Hot Holiday Albums, 2011

    November 01, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Justin Bieber is going bells to the wall this Christmas. That's right, bells -- jingle bells. Justin Bieber: The Billboard Cover Story But the Biebs, who released "Under the Mistletoe" today (Nov. 1), isn't the only one getting in on the holiday album action this year.…

  10. Stevie Nicks Shares a Dozen Stories at L.A. Performance

    October 20, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Steve Nicks entertained and educated high school students and fans Wednesday at two sessions at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. She touched on everything from her childhood to her recently released album "In Your Dreams," providing the audience with imitations of her Fleetwood Mac…

  11. Rockin' Roads: Streets Named After Famous Musicians (Map)

    October 10, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Penny Lane. Thunder Road. Highway 61 Revisited. Plenty of roads, streets, boulevards and other locations have been immortalized in music, but what about the other way around? Join Billboard.com on an interactive rock'n'roll field trip around the world to see which musicians have…

  12. Theophilus London Rules The Tastemakers Rooftop: Video

    September 30, 2011 10:30 AM EDT When Brooklyn-by-way-of-Trinidad emcee Theophilus London dropped by for our latest Tastemaker shoot, we knew he'd keep us on our toes. He's been far from bored, staying hyperactive since dropping his debut full-length, "Timez Are Weird These Days," out July 15 via Reprise…

  13. Justin Timberlake Snags Creative Arts Emmys For 'SNL'

    September 12, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Justin Timberlake added to his growing Emmy collection Saturday night with two wins at the Creative Arts Emmys: Guest Actor in a Comedy Series -- for his hosting duties on the "Saturday Night Live" finale back in May -- and for co-writing his opening "SNL" monologue song,…

  14. Fashion's Night Out: Justin Bieber, Estelle, Vanessa Hudgens Hit Up NYC

    September 09, 2011 12:50 PM EDT The third annual global shopping craze, also known as Fashion's Night Out, commenced Thursday night (Sept. 8) as designers and musicians converged to show their love of music and fashion. One-thousand retailers in New York City participated in the enormous fashion party. Everyone from…

  15. Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks Lead Buddy Holly Tribute Event

    September 08, 2011 10:50 AM EDT An eclectic collection of artists that included Stevie Nicks , members of Cobra Starship , Chris Isaak and Paul Anka saluted Buddy Holly Wednesday on what would have been his 75th birthday in, appropriately enough, Hollywood. Producer, manager and singer Peter Asher organized the Holly…

  16. Big Sean Appears in Court for Sexual Assault

    September 07, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Sean " Big Sean " Anderson and Willie "Sayitainttone" Hansbro returned to Lewiston, NY on Tuesday (Sept. 6) to appear in court on charges he sexually abused a 17-year-old female fan. Update: Big Sean 'Denies' Charges, Says Lawyer The 23 year olds were charged on…

  17. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . 'Watch The Throne': Inside Jay-Z's…

  18. Born in the U.S.A.: Top Artists by State, Readers Respond

    July 06, 2011 4:05 PM EDT As you hopefully celebrated July 4th with friends, family, food (up-close) and fireworks (from a safe distance), Chart Beat considered the musical artists most associated with each U.S. state . Billy Joel , for example, represented New York; Ray Charles , Georgia; and, the Beach Boys ,…

  19. Jeff Bridges Previews Debut Album at L.A. Show

    June 29, 2011 11:20 AM EDT After three weeks of bar room performances near his home outside Santa Barbara, Jeff Bridges brought his band the Abiders to Los Angeles to preview songs from his upcoming album and reprise a few favorites from his Oscar-winning film "Crazy Heart." Bridges and his four-piece band…

  20. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 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. PEN PALS Hi Gary,…

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