1. Latin Grammy Watch: Ricky Martin, Camila & J Balvin to Perform

    October 23, 2014 5:16 PM EDT Pop star Ricky Martin , Spanish crooner Pablo Alborán, Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin , Latin pop band Camila and Mexican sibling act Jesse & Joy are joining the Latin Grammy roster of performers for the Nov. 20 telecast. The show, hosted by Mexican actor/comedian Eugenio Derbez,…

  2. 10 Up-and-Coming Reggaeton Artists to Watch

    August 10, 2014 3:05 PM EDT Here are 10 reggaeton acts following trailblazers like Daddy Yankee, Don Omar and Tito el Bambino. Daddy Yankee rose to prominence a decade ago, along with fellow superstars and trailblazers Don Omar, Tito el Bambino and Wisin & Yandel, among many others. Today, these acts maintain…

  3. 'Alone But Not Alone' Oscar Disqualification Turns Into War of Words

    February 01, 2014 7:30 PM EST The war or words surrounding the elimination of an Oscar nomination for original song escalated Saturday with both sides issuing statements. Composer Bruce Broughton, whose emails actions were deemed inappropriate and led to the disqualification of his song “Alone Yet Not Alone,” contends…

  4. Chart Highlights: Pitbull & Ke$ha, Beyonce & Jay Z Score New No. 1s

    January 20, 2014 4:55 PM EST The former pair takes over atop Pop Songs with 'Timber,' while the latter twosome's 'Drunk in Love' crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. Plus, new leaders for Demi Lovato, Avenged Sevenfold, Zac Brown Band and Elvis Crespo (also with Pitbull) Chart Highlights offers a…

  5. Chart Highlights: OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' Shoots To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    January 13, 2014 4:15 PM EST The band lands its third No. 1 at the format. Plus, Rascal Flatts returns and new No. 1s for Stone Sour, Marc Anthony and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed…

  6. Sara Evans Sets Date for 'Slow Me Down' Album, Talks Duets With Gavin DeGraw & Vince Gill

    December 09, 2013 3:40 PM EST Sara Evans has been making hit music for fifteen years now, since "No Place That Far" became her initial chart-topper in 1999. Talk to her these days, and she sounds like an artist reborn. The singer announced today that she'll release her seventh RCA studio album, "Slow…

  7. Latin Grammys Tap Juanes, Laura Pausini for Person of the Year Gala

    October 31, 2013 2:56 PM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Miguel Bosé, who is being honored as the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, will be in good company during his Las Vegas gala when some of the biggest stars in music pay tribute including Colombian singer Juanes, Italian songstress Laura Pausini and…

  8. 'Harlem Shake' Samples Used Without Permission; Artists Seek Payment

    March 11, 2013 12:36 PM EDT Baauer's "Harlem Shake" has spent the last three weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and racked up millions upon millions of listens via its widely seen YouTube dance craze. But key moments of the song, including voices urging people to "Do the Harlem Shake!" and…

  9. Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out Release 'Bluegrassed' Collection

    January 16, 2013 5:35 AM EST 'Timeless Hits' arrives via exclusive release from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The first release of the year by a major bluegrass act belongs to Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out. "Timeless Hits From The Past… Bluegrassed," an exclusive release from Cracker Barrel Old…

  10. Alison Krauss, Russell Moore Lead Bluegrass Nominations

    August 17, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Many of the top stars in bluegrass music were in attendance Wednesday at Nashville's Loveless Barn as the nominations were announced for the 23rd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards. Figuring prominently in the mix were Russell Moore & Third Tyme Out, who tallied nine…

  11. Oak Ridge Boys Venture 'Home Again' With New Album

    May 03, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Since hitting the top ten for the first time in 1977 with "Y'all Come Back Saloon," the Oak Ridge Boys have carved out one of the most successful careers of all time. At the same time, they have never forgotten their Gospel roots. During their years with MCA, they often…

  12. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  13. Mana Announces Second Leg of U.S. Tour

    January 17, 2012 12:20 PM EST With a concert at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, TX., April 3, Mexican rockers Maná will kick off the second leg of their "Drama y Luz" U.S. tour. The group, which had one of the top five Latin tours of the year in 2011 and played over 30 dates in the U.S. and Latin America, will now…

  14. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Hanson Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 02, 2011 12:10 PM EST chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 2: Hanson Talk About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos --- one…

  15. Ricky Skaggs Inspires Top Wins at ICM Awards

    October 31, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Faith, family and country music were celebrated Friday night (Oct. 28) at the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Ricky Skaggs was the evening's top winner, claiming the Entertainer of the Year award as well as the trophy…

  16. Hanson Gets Sweet With Weezer's 'Troublemaker'

    September 05, 2011 9:12 AM EDT Your eyes and ears don't deceive you. That's Hanson putting its poppy harmonic glow on Weezer' s rocking 2006 hit "Troublemaker" in this week's installment of Mashup Mondays. Photos: Hanson's Mashup Behind-The-Scenes Hanson at Billboard Yes, that Hanson…

  17. Billboard Bits: Bette Midler Vs. Gaga, Take That Beats Springsteen's Tour Record

    July 18, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bette Midler Accuses Lady Gaga Of Stealing 'Mermaid in a Wheelchair' Routine Angry fans threw eggs at Lady Gaga when she went onstage in Sydney last week dressed as her alter-ego Yuyi, a mermaid in a…

  18. Erykah Badu, Rick Ross Perform at Tupac Birthday Show in Atlanta

    June 17, 2011 11:10 AM EDT Even though rapper Rick Ross lacked a father figure growing up, he found guidance through many of Tupac Shakur 's songs that taught him how to approach life as a young man. So when Ross was asked to perform at Shakur's 40th birthday concert celebration Thursday night (June 16), he…

  19. Billboard Bits: New J.Lo Track Leaks, Big Boi Working With Modest Mouse

    April 28, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Big Boi Working on New Modest Mouse Album According to a series of Tweets, Big Boi has been in the studio with Modest Mouse, working with the band on its new record. The OutKast rapper said via his Twitter: "…

  20. 'American Idol' Auditions Prove Lackluster in Los Angeles

    February 04, 2011 10:37 AM EST "American Idol's" hometown proved to be a lackluster stop for season 10, yielding few promising contestants but plenty of "what the…" moments. It could be because the Los Angeles auditions were scheduled somewhat last-minute, and judging by the footage, looked…

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