1. 615 Spotlight: Greg Bates Honors His Nashville Roots

    July 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT There's something about Republic Nashville newcomer Greg Bates that sets himself apart from many of his young country compatriots: the singer, who is climbing the charts with "Did It For The Girl," is a Middle Tennessee native, hailing from just outside of the Nashville city…

  2. Gary Allan's Next Album Will Be 'Super Rock, Super Up'

    June 26, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Country star Gary Allan is "deep into" his ninth album, and after tackling tough emotional terrain on 2007's "Living Hard" and 2010's "Get Off on the Pain" (both Top 5 on the Country and Billboard 200 charts) he promises this one will take a more…

  3. Kitty Pryde Makes Her Live Debut in NYC

    June 18, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Kitty Pryde's NYC debut, on Friday (June 15), was a family affair. Not quite The Partridge Family, but the Daytona Beach native was chaperoned up north by her parents who watched their 19-year-old daughter from the audience. Her little brother -- who audience members loudly compared to…

  4. Gary Barlow Tops U.K. Charts, Ed Sheeran Storms Back

    June 11, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Take That member Gary Barlow confirmed his expected double victory on the new U.K. sales charts on Sunday (June 10). His Diamond Jubilee-inspired "Sing" project with the Commonwealth Band secured a second week atop the album chart, while the title track raced 11-1 on the singles…

  5. Bob Welch, Ex-Fleetwood Mac, Dead in Apparent Suicide

    June 07, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Mick Fleetwood Calls Former Band Mate's Suicide 'Incredibly Out of Character' Bob Welch, a former Fleetwood Mac guitarist in the 1970s who helped bridge the gap between the band's blues-focused and pop-rock incarnations, died Thursday at his Nashville home of an apparent…

  6. Queen's Jubilee Highlighted By Paul McCartney, Elton John

    June 04, 2012 6:45 PM EDT A glittering parade of artists from the 1950s to the present day - from Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran - performed outside Buckingham Palace on Monday night (June 4) at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. SLIDESHOW: See the…

  7. Elton John to Resume Live Dates After Chest Illness

    May 30, 2012 9:15 AM EDT E lton John is on the mend at home after a serious respiratory infection sidelined him and sent him to a Los Angeles hospital last week, his civil partner David Furnish said Tuesday. "Thank you for your well wishes," Furnish told reporters at the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards in…

  8. Kylie Minogue's 'Timebomb' Explodes: New Single & Video Released

    May 25, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Pop diva Kylie Minogue continues her year-long celebration of her 25 years in the music business with the release of her new single and video for "Timebomb." The single was released in the early hours of May 25 globally via iTunes, who is exclusively selling the track until May 30.…

  9. John Mayer, 'Born and Raised': Track-By-Track Review

    May 22, 2012 11:15 AM EDT John Mayer 's mouth has gotten him in all sorts of trouble over the years. His music? Not so much. "Born and Raised," Mayer's fifth studio album, follows four successful full-lengths, all of which have reached the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. Sadly, "Born and Raised…

  10. 'The Voice' Winner Crowned in Shocking Finale

    May 08, 2012 11:30 PM EDT The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and a young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed what the night was really about: choosing a winner…

  11. New Kylie Minogue Greatest Hits Album Due in June

    May 04, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Pop diva Kylie Minogue continues the celebration of her 25th year in the music business with the announcement of her new greatest hits album, "The Best of Kylie Minogue." The 21-song set will be released on June 19 in the U.S. and June 4 internationally. The U.K. edition of the…

  12. 'The Voice' Recap: CeeLo Has Tough Choice to Make as Elite Eight Perform

    May 01, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Singers Size Themselves Up After the Show in Interviews With Billboard For the first time this season on "The Voice," eight singers began the night and eight of them remained once it was finished and the coaches had turned in their scores to the vote tallying crew. Tonight, each…

  13. Carrie Underwood, 'Blown Away': Track-By-Track Review

    May 01, 2012 11:10 AM EDT For those who think they know what to expect from Carrie Underwood on her fourth album, prepare to be "Blown Away." Co-writing eight of the 14 tracks, Underwood delivers her most adventurous album yet, tackling a variety of emotional topics, including abuse, infidelity, revenge and…

  14. Dave Grohl Jams with Rick Springfield, QOTSA for Documentary

    April 27, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Butch Vig Gives An Update on Sound City Studios Profile Though he's in full Garbage mode for the May 14 release of the group's new album, "Not Your Kind of People," and the accompanying tour, Butch Vig already has a good answer for what's next on his agenda. Vig has…

  15. 'The Voice' Recap: 'It Pisses Me Off,' Blake Says of Decision

    April 18, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Says RaeLynn Will Be 'Fine,' Hints That Wife Miranda Lambert Will 'Probably Make a Record With Her' For the second night in a row, Blake Shelton felt a ridiculous amount of pressure to make a split-second decision that would affect the lives of his singers. He hemmed and…

  16. 'The Voice' Recap: Shocker! Double Elimination

    April 17, 2012 10:10 AM EDT We Spoke With the Departed: "I believe I did justice to that song" ... "I missed a couple of notes, but I did my best" Continuing a habit of toying with their rules as they progress through a season, two singers were sent home Monday from "The Voice" in an "…

  17. Beyonce's First Tweet Causes Social Storm

    April 12, 2012 7:40 PM EDT Beyonce is the biggest gainer on this week's Billboard Social 50 chart, making a massive jump from No. 49 to claim the No. 17 spot after a frenzy of media activity and social buzz following the launch of the pop star's new Web presence. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular…

  18. Listen: Lil B's Lecture at NYU

    April 12, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Lil B needs a hand sign for his cult following. Wu-Tang Clan fans throw up the "W." Jay-Z fans throw diamonds ("the roc") in the air. That's simply all that was missing at the rapper's NYU lecture, yesterday (April 11). (Note to the Based God: Let's not go…

  19. 'The Voice' Recap: Four Singers Let Go

    April 04, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Four contestants were eliminated on "The Voice" on Tuesday, with two from Blake Shelton's team and a pair mentored by Christina Aguilera sent home from the NBC hit during the first live elimination show of the season. Twelve took to the stage in Los Angeles from Team Christina…

  20. 'The Voice' Recap: Lindsey Soars as the Show Goes Live

    April 03, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Professional experience won the first round of live shows in the second season of "The Voice," as viewers are given the opportunity to help determine which five of each judge's six hand-picked contestants move on to the next round. The live shows, which began Monday with the…

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