1. Tom Jones, "Praise & Blame"

    July 16, 2010 4:36 PM EDT What's new, pussycat? How about a devotional album from Tom Jones so unexpected that the Welsh pop icon's disarmed label chief was uttering God's name in varying degrees of vain when he heard about it. But Jones has always been surprising us throughout his four-decade-plus…

  2. Various Artists, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Soundtrack"

    June 25, 2010 11:15 AM EDT After contributing an album cut and a remix, respectively, to the two previous "Twilight" soundtracks, Muse crops up on the franchise's third installment with a new song, "Neutron Star Collison (Love Is Forever)," that perfectly demonstrates why the English rock trio…

  3. "Twilight: Eclipse" Stars Muse On Muse

    June 24, 2010 5:15 PM EDT In today's edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Billboard.com and Fuse , the cast of the upcoming "Twilight Saga" movie "Eclipse" shares its thoughts on Muse and the other bands on the film's soundtrack. "Muse, I wasn't too aware of them until …

  4. Christina Aguilera Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    June 17, 2010 10:41 AM EDT There's a new look to both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Christina Aguilera debuts at No. 1 on the European Albums listing with "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) and soccer World Cup fever engulfs the singles market. K'naan 's "Wavin&…

  5. Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic' Tops U.K. Chart

    June 14, 2010 7:27 AM EDT Christina Aguilera won her second U.K. No. 1 album and the British singles chart was overrun by soccer-related releases, as the Official Charts Company's latest sales data was unveiled. Aguilera's "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) is her second consecutive studio…

  6. Jack Johnson, Eurovision Winner Top Euro Charts

    June 10, 2010 7:45 AM EDT Jack Johnson scores his second consecutive No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums chart with "To The Sea" (Brushfire/Universal Island). Lena Meyer-Landrut's Eurovision Song Contest winner "Satellite" (USFO/Universal) is the new leader on European Hot 100 Singles.…

  7. AC/DC Holds Off Stones On Euro Chart

    May 28, 2010 7:32 AM EDT AC/DC 's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) withstands the challenge of the Rolling Stones to start a fifth week atop Billboard's European Albums chart. Stromae moves into a ninth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on European Hot 100 Singles with "…

  8. AC/DC Extends Run Atop Euro Albums Chart

    May 20, 2010 9:57 AM EDT The front-runners on Billboard's pan-European sales charts both extend their stays at No. 1, AC/DC 's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) for a fourth week on European Albums and Stromae for an eighth non-consecutive week atop European Hot 100…

  9. Muse to Release 'Twilight' Single, RIP Lena Horne

    May 10, 2010 3:14 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the first single from the soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be released May 17. The song, by Twilight author Stephanie Meyers' favorite band Muse , is called "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)…

  10. Green Day's 'American Idiot' Play: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 16, 2010 3:40 PM EDT It's the evening of Thursday, April 1, and, no foolin', Broadway's St. James Theater is packed. Previews of the musical "American Idiot" started little more than a week ago in anticipation of an April 20 opening, and the theater has been close to capacity every night.…

  11. Amy Macdonald Sophomore Set Tops Euro Chart

    March 25, 2010 11:48 AM EDT There are new leaders on both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts this week, with Amy Macdonald 's "A Curious Thing" (Mercury/Universal) rising 3-1 on European Albums and Stromae's "Alors On Danse" (Mosaert/Vertigo/Universal) moving back 2-1 for a…

  12. SXSW Kicks Off With All-Star Country-Blues Jam

    March 17, 2010 12:39 PM EDT A day before its official start, this year's South By Southwest festivities got rolling on Tuesday (March 16) with an all-star country-rock and blues bash at La Zona Rosa celebrating Asleep at the Wheel leader and Texas music icon Ray Benson's 59th birthday. The show, which also…

  13. Ask Billboard: How "TiK ToK" Winds Up At No. 2

    December 18, 2009 3:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. KE$HA VS. GAGA Hi Gary, First, I want to thank Billboard for the copy of Joel…

  14. 'New Moon' Rising: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 23, 2009 2:16 PM EDT Just in case you've been in a sight-, sound- and Twitter-deprivation tank for the past two years, here's the lowdown on the "Twilight" franchise: It's a series of four books written by Stephenie Meyer about Bella, a human girl who hearts Edward, a vampire boy. This is…

  15. 'New Moon' Q&A: Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla

    October 23, 2009 2:01 PM EDT Chances are, most tweens watching the video for Death Cab for Cutie's "Meet Me on the Equinox," the first single from the "New Moon" soundtrack, will fast forward right past the band to get to the scene of Robert Pattison sans shirt. But it's their loss, because…

  16. Tracklist For 'New Moon' Soundtrack Unveiled

    September 21, 2009 2:00 PM EDT The soundtrack for "New Moon" -- the second movie installment of the "Twilight" vampire series -- will feature songs by Thom Yorke , Grizzly Bear , Bon Iver , Lykke Li and the Killers , according to an official tracklist released Monday (Sept. 21). The list was posted on …

  17. Sting, Spektor, Groban Join Joshua Bell 'At Home'

    September 02, 2009 9:04 AM EDT Sting, Regina Spektor, Josh Groban and jazz trumpeter Chris Botti are among the guests who join violin virtuoso Joshua Bell on his new album, "At Home With Friends." The sixteen song set, which also features appearances by Dave Grusin and Anoushka Shankar, was born out of the…

  18. PureNRG Brings Faith-Based Tween Pop To The Masses

    August 10, 2009 1:57 PM EDT Few acts score a No. 1 album before they receive their driver license. Joining that short list is Fervent Records tween act pureNRG . The trio's new project, "The Real Thing," debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart and bowed at No. 20 on the Billboard…

  19. Record Store Day: The 10 Coolest Events and Releases

    April 17, 2009 3:53 PM EDT From an exclusive Queen EP and performance by Talib Kweli to Wilco’s advance of its new concert DVD, there will be plenty to celebrate during the second annual Record Store Day (April 18). Over 1,000 indie retail stores worldwide are playing host to the occasion, with hundreds of artists…

  20. Doug Sahm Remembered At SXSW

    March 20, 2009 9:32 AM EDT With a tribute album coming Tuesday (March 24), the late Doug Sahm was the subject of two live homage's this week at South By Southwest. A Texas Tornados set highlighted a two-hour show on Thursday night at Antone's, which featured several of the artists who contributed tracks to…

Pages