1. Chart Highlights: MAGIC!, Bleachers, Lil Wayne & Drake Score New No. 1s

    July 28, 2014 6:05 PM EDT MAGIC!'s 'Rude' rules Pop Songs, Bleachers rise to No. 1 on Alternative Songs and Lil Wayne and Drake's collab crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  2. Ask Billboard: How Has Enrique Iglesias' 'Bailando' Become Such A Big Hit?

    July 27, 2014 8:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag: Industry execs analyze the song's barrier-breaking explosion. Plus, magic chart moves, Hilary Duff's best sellers & Tom Petty favorites As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  3. America's Music: How Country Popped Its Way Into the Mainstream

    June 02, 2014 4:00 PM EDT As country music fans from around the world descend upon Nashville for the 2014 CMA Music Festival, the genre seems to be in a pretty good spot right now. The nightly concerts at LP Field have long been sold out, and the artists and songs coming from Music Row seem to be more plugged into the…

  4. Jason Aldean Warms Up Indy 500, Talks New Album at Inaugural Firestone Legends Day Concert

    May 25, 2014 2:35 PM EDT “It’s hard not to have fun when you’re in the infield of a race track,” Jason Aldean said addressing the sold-out crowd of 41,000 screaming fans on Saturday night (May 24) at the inaugural Firestone Legends Day Concert on the eve of the 98th Indy 500. Jason Aldean Teams With MLB for Stadium…

  5. Chart Highlights: American Authors Are 'Best' On Adult Pop Songs

    March 03, 2014 4:35 PM EST The band takes its breakthrough single, 'Best Day of My Life,' to the top of the tally. Plus, moves for Pharrell, Cher, Mariah Carey, Ray LaMontagne, Juanes & more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  6. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, HAIM, Pharrell & More Make Moves

    February 24, 2014 3:05 PM EST Perry sets the Pop Songs weekly plays mark with 'Dark Horse'; HAIM hits its first airplay chart; and Pharrell's 'Happy' continues its multi-format surge Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  7. Chart Highlights: A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Beyonce & Jay Z Add New No. 1s

    February 18, 2014 11:20 AM EST The former pair's 'Say Something' tops Adult Pop Songs, while the latter's 'Drunk in Love' dominates Rhythmic Songs. Plus, more new leaders for Jason Aldean, Arctic Monkeys, Enrique Iglesias and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  8. Zac Brown Band Continues 'Sweet' Success Atop Country Airplay Chart

    January 21, 2014 11:05 AM EST The band lands its milestone 10th No. 1 on the radio-based ranking with 'Sweet Annie' Zac Brown Band achieves its landmark 10th No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, where "Sweet Annie" advances 2-1. The new leader is the Georgia band's…

  9. Luke Bryan's 'Beer' Hops To No. 1 On Hot Country Songs

    January 16, 2014 8:32 PM EST The singer scores his sixth leader on the list. Plus, notable moves for Florida Georgia Line, Eric Paslay, Lucy Hale and more Luke Bryan scores his sixth No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with "Drink a Beer," which halts a six-week stand atop the sales/airplay/streaming hybrid chart for…

  10. Luke Bryan Stepping Up to Stadiums on New Tour

    January 15, 2014 12:06 AM EST Three years ago, Luke Bryan was a promising down-bill opening act. This summer he'll join the touring elite with three stadium dates planned as part of his That's My Kinda Night Tour. The country music star during a Tuesday morning news conference announced the stadium shows in…

  11. Jason Aldean Teams With MLB for Stadium Tour

    January 09, 2014 2:30 PM EST Jason Aldean is heading to the centerfield. The country star says he's partnering with Major League Baseball to launch a 50-date stadium tour this spring. Some of the dates will be announced later Thursday. Stagecoach Festival Lineup: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church to Headline The…

  12. Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley Gets Hitched

    December 18, 2013 6:01 AM EST Brian Kelley of the country duo Florida Georgia Line capped off a year full of awards and broken records by marrying his girlfriend Brittney Marie Cole at an intimate ceremony in Nashville. The wedding on Monday was first reported by People magazine. The band's publicist said the…

  13. CMT's 'Artists of the Year' Special Honors Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & More

    December 04, 2013 1:54 AM EST CMT's celebration of country music's top artists of 2013 was a complete dude fest. Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line, the precociousness of Hunter Hayes or the…

  14. Ron White To Host CMT's Artists Of The Year Special

    November 20, 2013 3:21 AM EST Comedian Ron White will host CMT's celebration of 2013's top country music stars, making this year's show something of a boys club. "CMT Artists of the Year" honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw will air live for the…

  15. 'Duck,' Thomas Rhett, Toby Keith Storm Top Country Albums

    November 07, 2013 4:35 PM EST A trio of albums debuts in the top three for just the third time in the Nielsen SoundScan era. Plus, Florida Georgia Line lands in the Hot Country Songs top 10 again For only the third time in the 22-year Nielsen SoundScan era, three titles debut in the top three of Top Country Albums, led…

  16. CMA Awards Preview: Who Will Win Entertainer of the Year?

    November 06, 2013 9:38 AM EST The 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards are tonight. Broadcast live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, this year's awards might very well be the toughest ever to pick. Though leading nominees Taylor Swift or Kacey Musgraves might win each of their six nominations, but we…

  17. CMA Awards Preview: Who Will Win Male Vocalist of the Year?

    November 04, 2013 11:30 AM EST Wednesday night marks the 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards, live on ABC from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. As usual, Billboard is your ticket to all things CMA this week. Today through Wednesday, we take a look at the three biggest categories – and offer our thoughts on…

  18. Jason Aldean's Tour Bus Kills Indiana Man

    October 28, 2013 5:20 PM EDT Police in Indiana say a man was killed when he was struck by a tour bus belonging to country star Jason Aldean. Knox County Sheriff Michael P. Morris said Aldean and his driver were the only ones aboard the bus early Monday when it struck a man who had walked onto U.S. Highway 41 North. The…

  19. Jason Aldean Fulfills a Dream in 'Night Train to Georgia' Live DVD

    October 14, 2013 6:15 PM EDT This year has included some of the biggest highlights of Jason Aldean's career – at least from a touring standpoint. He has sold out shows at historic sports stadiums as Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. Tomorrow, fans can get a first-hand look at one of those big days from the "…

  20. Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean Among CMA Awards Performers

    October 08, 2013 4:48 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and most of the major nominees have signed on to perform at the Country Music Association Awards next month. Swift and Aldean were among the first round of performers announced Monday for the Nov. 6 show in Nashville, Tenn. Top nominee Swift is one of four…

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