1. Jingle Bell Rock ... And Pop ... And R&B ... And Country ...

    December 08, 2009 12:05 PM EST Billboard's Holiday Songs chart ranks airplay of seasonal tracks on U.S. adult contemporary radio. Because a hefty 75% of the format switches to all-holiday programming by Thanksgiving each year, the format's airplay effectively serves as the barometer for mainstream yuletide fare.…

  2. One-Hit Wonders of the 2000s Page 2

    December 04, 2009 7:23 PM EST Chart Article They came, they conquered... they were never heard from again. After reaching the Hot 100's Top 10 with their very first singles, none of these acts managed to crack the Top 25 for the rest of the decade. But hey, four minutes of fame is better than nothing. The one…

  3. Tori Amos, "Midwinter Graces"

    December 01, 2009 1:45 PM EST With past references to "the little g," the incriminating questions of "God" and a penchant to debate spiritual issues, Tori Amos hardly seems the type to make a holiday album. But the Methodist minister's daughter rarely ceases to surprise. Her latest release, "…

  4. Listen Free: Hottest Holiday Albums of 2009

    November 27, 2009 10:42 AM EST Listen to the hottest holiday albums released this year, right here on Billboard.com. Check out the latest sonic season's greetings from Sting , Andrea Bocelli , Tori Amos , Bob Dylan , Miley Cyrus and Carrie Underwood . Then head over to the classics and feast your ears on music from…

  5. Chart Beat Tuesday: Neil Diamond, Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks

    November 24, 2009 11:48 AM EST HAVE YOURSELF A CHERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS: Neil Diamond enjoys his highest Adult Contemporary chart position in more than 17 years, as "Cherry Cherry Christmas" debuts at No. 26. Diamond last placed higher when "Don't Turn Around" - which went on to become a top 10 hit…

  6. Sugarland, "Gold and Green"

    November 13, 2009 3:33 PM EST Christmas collections can present a slippery slope-albums of covers rarely stand up to the classics and sets of all new material struggle to capture the comfort and joy of the season. Thankfully, Sugarland delivers with its new holiday album, "Gold and Green," a smart and…

  7. Neil Diamond, "A Cherry Cherry Christmas"

    November 13, 2009 3:29 PM EST The listener's reaction to the concept of Neil Diamond covering Adam Sandler 's "The Chanukah Song" is a pretty good predictor of how he or she will respond to the third holiday compilation of Diamond's career. While many of the classic songs are remasters from…

  8. Weezer's Rivers Cuomo & Jermaine Dupri: The Billboard Cover Story & Video

    November 13, 2009 1:21 PM EST Watch Rivers Cuomo and Jermaine Dupri behind the scenes at their Billboard cover shoot and read about how Cuomo redefined Weezer with Dupri's help on new album Part One: When Rivers Cuomo dons his Snuggie and writes songs for But despite the fact that Cuomo had written so many hits on…

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Multi-Format Diva Domination

    November 12, 2009 5:31 PM EST CARRIE: Carrie Underwood 's third album "Play On" opens atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. The set is her second No. 1 on the Billboard 200, following 2007's "Carnival Ride." Her first release, "Some Hearts," debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2005.…

  10. Madonna Takes Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 05, 2009 9:00 PM EST Madonna's Sticky & Sweet tour was the big winner at the sixth annual Billboard Touring Awards, taking home honors for Top Tour and Top Draw, which acknowledge the highest-grossing and highest-attended tours of the year, respectively. Madonna's manager Guy Oseary won the Top…

  11. MTV EMAs Host Katy Perry Brings 'Cabaret' To Berlin

    November 04, 2009 12:46 PM EST The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) will be marking 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall when it takes place on Thursday evening (Nov. 5) at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, before an audience of over 17,000. At a press conference today (Nov. 4) at the venue, Bill Roedy, president of MTV…

  12. The Raveonettes, "In and Out of Control"

    October 21, 2009 3:45 PM EDT The girl-group sound has always been about just that-the sound and its evolution, rather than a strictly distaff conceit (think Blondie and Holly & the Italians in the '70s and '80s, Transvision Vamp and the Primitives in the '90s and Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Raveonettes…

  13. Panda, Wisin And Yandel Winners At Los Premios MTV

    October 16, 2009 7:56 AM EDT Mexican rock bands and reggaeton artists were big winners at Los Premios TV in Los Angeles, where the political leanings of the host, Calle 13 's Residente, also had some time in the spotlight. Fellow host Nelly Furtado opened the show Thursday with "Manos al Aire," a song from…

  14. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Lead Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 4:15 PM EDT Madonna , U2 and AC/DC are among the finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The awards are based on global box office numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore from Oct. 1, 2008, through Sept. 30, 2009. The…

  15. Ask Billboard: Jay Sean Meets The Beatles

    October 09, 2009 4:44 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'THE ANSWER' IS THE QUESTION Gary, First, I want to say that "…

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: Barbra Streisand, Foreigner, Jay Sean

    October 08, 2009 5:07 PM EDT SUPER-STREIS-ED: This week's Billboard is 200 bursting with all kinds of records. Literally and figuratively. Dating to the chart's March 24, 1956, launch as a weekly survey, not until this week had eight titles debuted in the top 10. The entire chart's sum of 43 new entries…

  17. Keith Urban, Sugarland To Headline 2010 Stagecoach Festival

    October 08, 2009 2:09 PM EDT Keith Urban , Toby Keith , Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland are confirmed to headline the fourth annual Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, it was announced today (Oct. 8). The two-day outdoor fest will take place April 24-25, 2010 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.…

  18. Barbra Streisand Surprises With Ninth No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 07, 2009 10:32 AM EDT While many were focused on a battle between Paramore's "Brand New Eyes" and Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" for the top slot on the Billboard 200 this week, Barbra Streisand trumps them both. "Love Is the Answer" earns Streisand her ninth…

  19. Bebel Gilberto, "All in One"

    October 06, 2009 11:02 AM EDT Despite Bebel Gilberto 's Brazilian musical bloodlines (her father is João Gilberto and her mother is Miúcha ), she didn't achieve widespread notoriety until she left the South American country. Her 2000 international debut release, "Tanto Tempo," produced in London, put…

  20. Mariah Carey, Paramore Battling For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    September 30, 2009 4:29 PM EDT Fasten your seatbelts. Next week's Billboard 200 albums chart is going to be flush with new releases, including a race for No. 1 between Mariah Carey 's new "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" and Paramore 's third album "Brand New Eyes." Based on early…

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