1. The Top 20 Music Moments of 2011

    December 14, 2011 4:40 PM EST There will be few year-end retrospectives this month, whether music-based or not, that won't at least mention the death of British soul virtuoso. There were other heavy stories, namely Steve Jobs' death and the Indiana State Fair stage collapse , records were broken or tied, thanks…

  2. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Stays Atop Billboard 200, Black Keys Hit No. 2

    December 14, 2011 11:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse, 'Glee,' Korn Also Crash The Top 10 Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album stays steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a third week, selling 479,000 copies (up 64%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its handsome sales are the largest for a non…

  3. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Aiming for 400,000-Plus Week at No. 1

    December 11, 2011 12:55 PM EST As we reported on Thursday (Dec. 8), Michael Buble's "Christmas" album is on its way to a third straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, so say industry prognosticators. The album may sell well over 400,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 11. …

  4. The Beat Generation: Electronic Dance Music Emerges as the Sound of Young America

    December 11, 2011 10:00 AM EST How Electric Daisy Carnival, Skrillex, Deadmau5 & More Ignited Music in 2011 It happened in concert venues and arenas, where crowds of thousands sang along to beats instead of words . It happened in parks and open fields, where young people wore fuzzy animal ears and talked about peace,…

  5. Michael Buble Set for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 07, 2011 6:55 PM EST Next week, Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album will easily spend a third week atop the Billboard 200 chart, while Amy Winehouse 's posthumous album "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" and the Black Keys ' "El Camino" are both aiming for top 10 arrivals.…

  6. TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX

    December 06, 2011 11:48 AM EST TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX TEST TEST 22222 The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all,…

  7. Korn Talks 'Path of Totality': Video Track-By-Track

    December 06, 2011 10:00 AM EST Korn is offering its longtime nu-metal fans a curveball with "The Path of Totality," their 10th studio album out Tuesday (Dec. 6). Instead of following last year's "Korn III: Remember Who You Are" with more of the same, the rock veterans recruited electronica and…

  8. Korn's Davis: 'We Were Dubstep Before There Was Dubstep'

    November 28, 2011 4:00 PM EST If you ask lead singer Jonathan Davis, Korn 's foray into dubstep is more natural than the band's metalhead fans might realize -- or admit. "We were dubstep before there was dubstep," Davis says. "Tempos at 140 with half-time drums, huge bassed-out riffs. We used to…

  9. Rockin' Roads: Streets Named After Famous Musicians (Map)

    October 10, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Penny Lane. Thunder Road. Highway 61 Revisited. Plenty of roads, streets, boulevards and other locations have been immortalized in music, but what about the other way around? Join Billboard.com on an interactive rock'n'roll field trip around the world to see which musicians have…

  10. South Park's 15 Most Memorable Music Moments

    October 05, 2011 10:15 AM EDT Hard to believe it, but Kenny, Cartman, Stan and the whole 'South Park' gang came into our lives 15 seasons ago (which fittingly makes them snarky teenagers now). To celebrate a decade and a half of brilliant, silly humor and the beginning of the new season tonight (Oct. 5), we'…

  11. The 10 Best '90s Music Videos: Poll Results

    August 01, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Three weeks ago, in anticipation of MTV's 30th birthday today (Aug. 1), we asked our readers to celebrate three decades of music television by voting on the best videos of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, each week in a separate poll. Now, we are proud to present the top ten of the '90s,…

  12. Beyonce's '4' Stays Atop Billboard 200, Lloyd Snags Top Debut

    July 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's an exceptionally quiet week on both the Billboard 200 albums and Digital Songs charts. On the former, Beyonce 's "4" continues to reign at No. 1 for a second week, selling 115,000 (down 63%), while LMFAO 's "Party Rock Anthem" (featuring Lauren Bennett…

  13. Fred Durst on Limp Bizkit's Comeback: 'We've Got to Own Who We Are'

    June 20, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Fred Durst says Limp Bizkit 's upcoming "Gold Cobra" is "definitely not a reunion. It's a comeback." The rap-rock quintet releases its new album -- its first since 2005 and first with its original lineup, including guitarist Wes Borland, since 2000's "…

  14. Coachella 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    April 16, 2011 11:20 AM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed that you may have missed -- even if you were there. Coachella 2011…

  15. Hot Tours: Usher, Lady Gaga, Rush

    April 14, 2011 4:38 PM EDT Five single-venue sold out concerts in Australia and New Zealand by Usher on his OMG Tour give the Grammy-winning R&B star the No. 1 ranking on this week's Hot Tours list. Usher grossed over $7.6 million from five performances at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena with 62,075 fans in…

  16. Black Veil Brides to 'Set World on Fire' with Major Label Debut

    April 12, 2011 12:00 AM EDT B lack Veil Brides do not exactly have modest ambitions for their sophomore album. "This is going to be the best album anybody's ever made," founder and frontman Andy Six tells Billboard.com about "Set the World On Fire," which comes out June 14 as the glammy Los…

  17. Billboard Bits: Christina Aguilera Congratulates Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg Working with Charlie Sheen

    March 29, 2011 6:11 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera Congratulates Britney Spears on Twitter Christina Aguilera -- once pop princess rivals with Britney Spears -- took to Twitter today to congratulate Spears on the release of her seventh album, …

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Lady Gaga, 'Glee' Cast, Billy Joel

    March 18, 2011 11:05 AM EDT With college basketball's March Madness swinging into high gear, how about sweet feats by 16 acts - in no particular seeding - from this week's Billboard charts? Lady Gaga "The Fame" celebrates its 100th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums . With the…

  19. Rock On The Range Fest Lines Up A Perfect Circle, Korn, Disturbed

    February 01, 2011 5:50 PM EST A Perfect Circle , Avenged Sevenfold , Disturbed and Korn are among the acts slated to headline hard-rock music fest Rock on the Range 2011, it was announced today (Feb. 1). The festival, which is celebrating its five-year anniversary, goes down May 21-22 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus,…

  20. Sting, Robert Downey Jr. Team for 'Prayer Cycle 2' Benefit Album

    January 20, 2011 12:30 PM EST Sting , Korn 's Jonathan Davis, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, Angelique Kidjo, Yes ' Jon Anderson, actor Robert Downey, Jr., and the late Jim Morrison are all part of "Prayer Cycle 2: Path to Zero," a benefit for the anti-nuclear organization Global Zero. The…

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