1. Whitney Wolanin Makes 'Run' Up AC Chart With 'Rudolph'

    December 24, 2013 11:15 AM EST The singer bullets at No. 2 for a second week with her cover of a holiday classic Five questions with Whitney Wolanin, who boasts the No. 2 title on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Contemporary chart for a second week with "Run Run Rudolph." Her version of the song, first…

  2. Jim Breuer, 'Santa Claus Ain't Coming to Town': Exclusive Video Premiere

    December 17, 2013 1:00 PM EST Jim Breuer is known primarily for his film, TV and comedy roles, but he's getting into the musical spirit -- as well as the Christmas spirit, sort of -- for the first single from his upcoming album. "Santa Claus Ain't Coming to Town" arrives just in time for Christmas -- a…

  3. Reverend Horton Heat, 'Spooky Boots': Exclusive Song Premiere

    December 17, 2013 11:53 AM EST Time made the big difference for Reverend Horton Heat on his new album, "Rev," which is due out Jan. 21. Heat (aka Jim Heath) tells Billboard that recording with his latest trio mostly in the group's rehearsal facility, Modern Electric Recorders, near Dallas allowed him…

  4. Ray Price Had 'Crazy' Run on Billboard Charts

    December 16, 2013 7:20 PM EST With 109 titles charted between 1952-89, Ray Price's history on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart spans more than 37 years with 46 top 10 entries, eight of those reaching No. 1. The country legend died Monday at his home in Texas after battling pancreatic cancer. Country Legend…

  5. Jim Brickman Makes 'Magic' With Johnny Mathis, Megan Hilty on New Christmas Album

    December 16, 2013 2:30 PM EST Musician extraordinaire Jim Brickman is at it again. The talented musician is currently on tour promoting a brand new Yuletide collection titled "The Magic Of Christmas." It’s a disc that he is excited for his fans to hear. "I love this record. I was trying to make something…

  6. Johnny Mathis Q&A: 'This Time Of Year Is Magical'

    December 13, 2013 11:05 AM EST The icon talks his highest-charting AC hit since 1978, his new star-studded duets album and holiday memories With "Sending You a Little Christmas," with Jim Brickman, the legendary Johnny Mathis is enjoying his milestone 50th hit on Adult Contemporary chart. As the song…

  7. Jazz Guitarist Jim Hall Dead at 83

    December 10, 2013 7:51 PM EST Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era, whose subtle technique, lyrical sound and introspective approach strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, died early Tuesday at age 83, his wife said. Hall died in his sleep after a short illness…

  8. Trent Reznor Signs With New Management

    December 10, 2013 12:56 AM EST Barely 24 hours after news broke that Trent Reznor was splitting from longtime manager Jim Guerinot of Rebel Waltz, the Nine Inch Nails mastermind landed new management with Silva Artist Management, which counts Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Ryan Adams and Beck among its stable of…

  9. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  10. Nine Inch Nails Split Up With Manager

    December 06, 2013 6:12 PM EST Nine Inch Nails has parted ways with its longtime manager Jim Guerinot of Rebel Waltz, Billboard has confirmed. Guerinot confirmed the split, but declined to comment further. Representatives for Nine Inch Nails hadn't responded for comment at deadline. Related Articles Nine Inch Nails,…

  11. Jake Owen Rolls the Dice With 'Days of Gold'

    December 03, 2013 1:30 PM EST "I think that as an artist, sometimes for you to grow, you have to take those risks rather than put out the same song each time" Jake Owen has taken his share of risks over the past few years. His last album, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," firmly established him as one of the…

  12. Kelly Clarkson's 'Tree' Tops AC

    December 02, 2013 11:05 AM EST Her carol 'Underneath the Tree' becomes the format's latest holiday leader Following Thanksgiving and still more than three weeks before Christmas Day, the holiday season in full effect at AC radio, as Kelly Clarkson's "Underneath the Tree" reaches the Adult…

  13. Jon Bon Jovi Denies Pursuing Buffalo Bills

    November 25, 2013 4:30 PM EST While Jon Bon Jovi is interested in becoming an NFL owner one day, he's not currently pursuing the Buffalo Bills, the New Jersey rocker's publicist told The Associated Press on Monday. "The Bills are not for sale, and he has too much respect for Mr. Wilson to engage in any…

  14. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  15. Ed Sheeran & Macklemore Stroll Down ‘Sesame Street’: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video

    November 22, 2013 10:00 AM EST Get a first look at the chart-topping stars' upcoming guest appearances "Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?" For Ed Sheeran and Macklemore, a couple Hot 100 hits and good publicists did the trick. For its upcoming 45th season, which will premiere…

  16. Cher Tweets Harsh Words for Sarah Palin, Conservative Media Responds

    November 18, 2013 8:06 PM EST Cher was taking heat from right-wing media on Monday after she presumably called Sarah Palin a "dumb c---" and members of the Tea Party "jihadists." Cher tweeted on Friday: "Go to the dictionary, & look up the 'C' word, … next 2 the definition … you’ll…

  17. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  18. The 'Blacklist' Playlist: NBC's Dark Drama a Surprise Hit for Music Supervisors

    November 11, 2013 7:00 PM EST Procedural dramas, the dominant form in scripted network TV, rarely provide a platform for recorded music. "The Blacklist," NBC's breakout hit of the fall season, has been a newsmaker for its ratings success, particularly in the numbers generated by DVR viewing in the seven…

  19. Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters and Comics Galore Salute Wounded Vets at 'Stand Up for Heroes' Benefit

    November 07, 2013 10:12 AM EST Bruce Springsteen auctioned off the guitar around his shoulder for $250,000 to benefit wounded servicemen and women, the climax of Wednesday's seventh annual "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit run by ABC newsman Bob Woodruff's foundation. A murderer's row of comics — Jon…

  20. Voodoo Experience 2013: 10 Best Moments From Pearl Jam, Macklemore and Others

    November 04, 2013 2:16 PM EST Perfect fall weather and big sets from headliners Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and the Cure enthralled throngs of concertgoers during the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience's three days of music this weekend (Nov. 1-3) at New Orleans' City Park. PHOTOS: VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2013…

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