1. Farm Aid Concert Heading to Hershey, Pa.

    July 09, 2012 10:30 AM EDT The annual Farm Aid benefit concert is coming to Hershey, Pa. in September as the country's small and medium-sized farms face a shifting economic landscape, but board member Dave Matthews sees some hopeful signs in the uncertainty. Matthews, who will perform at the Hersheypark show on…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Hunger Games,' Taylor Swift, Adele

    March 29, 2012 4:15 PM EDT A look at the Billboard 200's elite eight No. 1-debuting movie soundtracks, as well as the soundtracks with the most weeks on top all-time LIGHTS, CAMERA, (CHART) ACTION!: As "The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond" bows atop the Billboard 200 , the set is just the…

  3. Cody Simpson on Working with Justin Bieber: 'The Fans Are Very Excited'

    February 24, 2012 2:40 PM EST Cody Simpson says that there are "only a certain few (people) I like to work with" in the studio as he continues to put together his debut album. But one of those is Justin Bieber , a match that certainly seems made in pop heaven. "We have a bunch of ideas floating around at…

  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'I'm With You': Track-By-Track Review

    August 30, 2011 11:25 AM EDT In a nearly 30-year career, Los Angeles poster boys Red Hot Chili Peppers have been christened punk-funk pioneers, genre-bridging party-starters, intricate virtuosos, stadium-ready rockers, introspective balladeers and sunny elder statesmen of rock. Having weathered bandmate departures,…

  5. Lady Gaga Tops Billboard 200, Brad Paisley Arrives at No. 2

    June 01, 2011 11:00 AM EDT A s previously reported , Lady Gaga comes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as her "Born This Way" set sold 1,108,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. That marks the largest sales week for any album since 2005 and the 17th set to shift a million…

  6. Full 2011 Billboard Music Awards Finalists List

    April 12, 2011 11:15 PM EDT Chart Article Bottom See the complete list of finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards below. Watch the awards live in ABC on May 22 at 8 p.m. ET to see if your favorites win. Click here to go back to the Billboard Music Awards Main Page. TOP ARTIST Justin Bieber Eminem Lady Gaga Rihanna…

  7. Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson Team with Patagonia to Raise Funds for Environment

    March 01, 2011 11:44 AM EST Apparel company Patagonia is entering the digital download retail space to raise money for environmental organizations endorsed by artists. Pearl Jam , Jack Johnson , Bonnie Raitt and Maroon 5 are among the artists participating in the initiative, which launches today (Mar. 1) at patagonia…

  8. KEZE/Spokane, Wash. Rocks The Holidays

    December 07, 2010 1:05 PM EST This time of year, nearly all the reporters to Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart transform their airwaves into a non-stop winter wonderland of holiday music. Standards from Ray Conniff , Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams temporarily replace current adult pop fare. Johnny…

  9. U2, Gaga, Metallica, Swift Win Big at Billboard Touring Awards

    November 04, 2010 9:00 PM EDT U 2 , Lady Gaga , Metallica and Taylor Swift capped off huge touring years by taking home the major awards at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 4) at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Rush and Jack Johnson were also honored during the ceremony, which concluded the…

  10. Jack Johnson Tour Dates

    October 19, 2010 5:15 PM EDT Jack Johnson has been touring in support of his 2010 album, "To The Sea," all year. The next leg of the jaunt takes him down under to New Zealand and Australia in November and December, prime summer surfing time. Check out his tour dates and then scroll down to listen to a stream of…

  11. Jack Johnson:Billboard's 2010 Humanitarian Honoree

    October 18, 2010 1:23 PM EDT For his many charitable humanitarian and pro-environment works, Jack Johnson is the recipient of Billboard's 2010 Humanitarian Award. The Humanitarian honor, which will be awarded to Johnson at Billboard's 7th Annual Touring Awards on Nov. 4 in New York, recognizes the philanthropic…

  12. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady Gaga, AC/DC Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 11:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi , U2 , AC/DC , Lady Gaga , Brad Paisley , Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top artists, tours, venues, and live entertainment firms recognized as finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 4. The…

  13. Jack Johnson Fights Andy Samberg in 'At Or With Me'

    September 30, 2010 11:52 AM EDT In Jack Johnson 's recent video for "At Or With Me," a fight erupts with "SNL" hot-shot Andy Samberg, who shows up at a Jack Johnson show and berates him. Oh, and let's not forget Samberg's "SNL" parodies of the singer-songwriter. In the video, the…

  14. Rush, Jack Johnson to Receive Honors at Billboard Touring Awards

    September 29, 2010 8:00 AM EDT Powerhouse rock trio Rush will be named this year's Legend of Live at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Nov. 4. The Legend of Live honors groups or individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and acknowledges the…

  15. Billboard Bits: Gwen Stefani Gets 'Waxed,' Bret Michaels to Have Heart Surgery

    September 23, 2010 6:07 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwen Stefani Wax Figure Unveiled No Doubt's Gwen Stefani unveiled a wax figure of herself yesterday (Sept. 22) at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Las Vegas. The figure, which took six months to create,…

  16. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Marries in Hawaii

    September 20, 2010 2:45 PM EDT P earl Jam singer Eddie Vedder married his longtime girlfriend, model Jill McCormick, in a Hawaii wedding ceremony on Saturday (Sept. 18), Us Magazine confirms. Jack Johnson and Sean Penn, who tapped Vedder for his "Into the Wild" soundtrack in 2007, were among the guests in…

  17. Kanye Debuts New Hit, George Michael Hits New Building

    August 12, 2010 4:16 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Kanye West has premiered new song "See Me Now" featuring Beyoncé , and will release his next album Nov. 16. Mariah Carey 's husband Nick Cannon let slip to the Hollywood Reporter that Carey would love to be…

  18. Eminem's 'Recovery' Notches Three Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 14, 2010 11:10 AM EDT E minem's "Recovery" is the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March, as it holds atop the tally with 229,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last album to string three weeks in a row at No. 1 was Sade's "…

  19. Lady Antebellum, Train Lead Mid-Year Chart Best-Sellers

    July 09, 2010 2:00 PM EDT With 2010 half over, we pause to take a glance at some of the top selling albums and songs of the year so far and how they stack up compared to where we were a year ago. View The 2010 Mid-Year Charts Top Albums Hot Digital Songs Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Top Rock Albums Top Rap Albums Top…

  20. Emimem's 'Recovery' Remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200

    July 07, 2010 11:04 AM EDT There's no surprise this week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as Eminem's "Recovery" holds atop the tally for a second week , selling 313,000 (down 58%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. In two weeks' time, the album has shifted 1.1 million copies in the U.S…

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