1. Chart Highlights: 'Whistle' To 'Blow': Flo Rida, P!nk No. 1

    September 10, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The Sunshine State rapper tops Pop Songs with 'Whistle,' while P!nk powers to No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs with 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss).' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  2. American Country Awards Bringing Trace Adkins, Kristin Chenoweth Back as Hosts

    August 28, 2012 9:10 AM EDT Trace Adkins will tower over Kristin Chenoweth once again as the unlikely duo have signed on to co-host the American Country Awards for the second straight year. The "Ladies Love Country Boys" singer says he's excited to be reuniting with the "Wicked" Broadway star. …

  3. Madonna Notches 43rd No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs

    August 27, 2012 10:35 AM EDT The Queen of Pop reigns again with 'Turn Up the Radio,' extending her mark for the most leaders in the chart's archives. She also closes in on even bigger Billboard chart history. Madonna earns her record-extending 43rd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as …

  4. Jason Noble of Rodan, Rachel's Dies of Cancer

    August 04, 2012 5:55 PM EDT Beloved Louisville Musician Was 40 Jason Noble, a principal member in the influential Louisville-based bands Rodan , Rachel's and Shipping News , passed away this morning in Bethesda, Md., after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 40. Noble served as the main vocalist and also played…

  5. Kanye West Makes NSFW Film for Fashion Mag's Debut

    July 02, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Fashion it-boy Kanye West teamed up with photographer and director Barnaby Roper to create a provocative video for the debut issue of Anja Rublik's new magazine, "25." The aesthetically-hypnotizing film, which contains graphic images of blood and snakes, merges fashion and…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: LMFAO, 'The Voice,' Dee Snider

    May 18, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 'Party' on! LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' is just the ninth single to spend at least 60 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 For an act that's sorry for party rocking, it continues to do a lot of it. 'THE VOICE' IS HEARD: Six songs performed on the May 7 live…

  7. K. Flay Talks New Music, Touring & Being Inspired by Kanye West

    April 17, 2012 10:00 AM EDT K. Flay is far from the average rapper. Although the Stanford University graduate holds two degrees -- one in psychology and the other in sociology -- she rather spend her time pushing sonic boundaries than picking someone's brain. While other aspiring rappers draft blueprints, for…

  8. Darren Criss Q&A: On 'Angry' Blaine and Music vs Acting

    April 10, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 'Glee' Star Opens Up on Kurt/Blaine, His Approach to Iconic Songs, and His 'All Over the Place' Album Plans Former Billboard cover boy Darren Criss has had an eventful year since we featured him and his breakout role as Blaine Anderson, Lima's preppy, bowtie-wearing,…

  9. Madonna Notches 42nd No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs

    April 09, 2012 3:45 PM EDT The Queen of Pop materializes at No. 1 with 'Girl Gone Wild,' extending her record for the most leaders in the chart's history. M adonna earns her record-extending 42nd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "Girl Gone Wild" zips 4-1. (All charts…

  10. 'Smash' Star Megan Hilty Signs with Columbia Records

    March 28, 2012 9:30 AM EDT The NBC actress joins co-star Katharine McPhee on the Sony label After some seven years spent on Broadway (Wicked, 9 to 5) then a co-starring role on NBC's hit drama Smash, Megan Hilty can now call herself a major label recording artist. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the 30…

  11. Kristin Chenoweth to Kick Off First Concert Tour

    February 29, 2012 9:20 AM EST Kristin Chenoweth is taking the long way home. The Tony Award-winning singer and actress announced Wednesday that she'll kick off her first ever concert tour on May 9 in Seattle and it will end June 24 in Broken Arrow, Okla., the town she grew up in. "I've sung all over the…

  12. Betsey Johnson Catches Beatlemania

    February 14, 2012 2:45 PM EST Betseymania broke loose in the tents at Lincoln Center! In true Betsey Johnson style, the funky designer paid homage to the 1960's and The Beatles with her whacky touch when she revealed her fall collection Monday (Feb. 13) at New York Fashion Week. Seen + Heard at Fashion Week Click for…

  13. Karmin Recalls 'Emotional' Experience on 'SNL' Following Whitney Houston News

    February 14, 2012 1:15 PM EST For millions of music fans, Saturday night (Feb. 11) will always be remembered as the night that Whitney Houston passed away at the age of 48. But for Karmin, the upstart pop duo who were about to make their debut on "Saturday Night Live" before even releasing their debut album, the…

  14. 'Glee's' 'Smooth Criminal' Selling Big, Heading For High Chart Debut

    February 02, 2012 3:15 PM EST "Glee's" take on Michael Jackson 's "Smooth Criminal" is off to a fast start. Covered by the show's Grant Gustin and Naya Rivera (with guests 2Cellos) on its Jan. 31 Michael Jackson-themed episode, the single could perhaps sell 80,000 to 100,000 downloads by…

  15. Katy Perry's Latest Chart Record: A 6th No. 1 From 'Dream' on the Pop Songs (Not Hot 100) Chart

    January 30, 2012 3:30 PM EST With 'The One That Got Away,' the album racks more records on the Pop and Adult Pop Songs radio airplay charts. It's sweet six-cess for Katy Perry on the latest Billboard radio airplay charts. Perry's "The One That Got Away" lifts 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen…

  16. 'American Idol' Regains Some of Its Swagger at Texas Auditions

    January 27, 2012 11:23 AM EST Finally -- that's how you do it, "Idol." After a string of ho-hum episodes, the show came out guns a-blazin' in Galveston, Texas. For the first time since last Thursday's Pittsburgh auditions, we saw contestants (Skylar, Baylie, Cortez) that seem to have a legitimate…

  17. Craig Morgan's 'This Ole Boy' Due in February

    January 10, 2012 11:35 PM EST Craig Morgan will usher in a new era of his recording career with the release of "This Ole Boy" on Feb. 28. It marks his debut release with Black River. Prior to signing with the label last year, Morgan achieved success on Broken Bow and BNA with such hits as "International…

  18. Katy Perry Notches Record Seventh No. 'One' From 'Teenage Dream' On Dance/Club Play Songs

    December 26, 2011 6:30 PM EST K aty Perry 's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album to generate seven No. 1s on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "The One That Got Away" jumps 3-1. Here is a recap of Perry's seven titles from the set to top the survey (to be updated, along…

  19. Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood Shine at American Country Awards

    December 06, 2011 9:30 AM EST While talking to Billboard.com last week about the American Country Awards , host Trace Adkins was quoted as saying "You're going to get some interesting outcomes, I think." Those turned out to be very prophetic words, as Jason Aldean -- who recently won his first pair of CMA…

  20. Trace Adkins to Tower Over His ACA Co-Host Kristin Chenoweth

    December 01, 2011 3:00 PM EST "Maybe Somebody Will Have to Carry Around an Apple Box for Her," the Country Star Jokes to Billboard Trace Adkins admits to having been a bit nervous last year prior to hosting the inaugural American Country Awards. But once he got in the flow of the show, it began to feel a little…

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