1. 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…

  2. '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…

  3. '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…

  4. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  5. 615 Spotlight: 'Idol' Star Casey James an 'Impostor' No More

    February 08, 2012 5:55 PM EST Casey James has March 20 circled on the calendar -- that's the release date of his self-titled debut album. The Texas native and "American Idol" alum feels that having a record out will make him feel a little more legitimate in the music business. "I am so excited to have…

  6. 'The Voice': New Contestants, Hidden Pasts

    February 07, 2012 2:40 PM EST If you don't make it to the finals on one TV singing show, change your hometown, your predicament and musical buddy when you head to another. Or so it goes on the second night of "The Voice" season two premiere last night (Feb. 6). That path was taken by one Jamar Rogers, seen…

  7. 12 No. 12 Rock Hits for 2012

    January 24, 2012 4:15 PM EST As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking country hits, including T.G. Sheppard's novelty track "Make My Day"…

  8. Gloriana Refocuses After Member's 'Totally Unexpected' Departure

    December 22, 2011 9:00 AM EST After its "completely unexpected" shrinking from a quartet to a trio, country group Gloriana is ready to move its career ahead with "A Thousand Miles Behind" in 2012. The group has already released two singles from its sophomore album -- "Wanna Take You Home" and…

  9. Stevie Nicks Shares a Dozen Stories at L.A. Performance

    October 20, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Steve Nicks entertained and educated high school students and fans Wednesday at two sessions at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. She touched on everything from her childhood to her recently released album "In Your Dreams," providing the audience with imitations of her Fleetwood Mac…

  10. Mick Fleetwood Talks 'Off the Record' & Supergroup With Steven Tyler

    October 11, 2011 5:00 PM EDT On paper, Mick Fleetwood would appear to play the sagely mentor and Nicole Atkins the eager padawan for the initial episode of "Off the Record," a new music and conversation series that debuts today (Oct. 11) on sponsor Cabo Wabo's YouTube channel . But Fleetwood says their…

  11. The Knux Aim to Connect With Bigger Hooks on 'Eraser'

    September 18, 2011 10:13 AM EDT Three years ago, Los Angeles by way of New Orleans duo the Knux (brothers Kentrell "Krispy" Lindsey and Alvin "Joey" Lindsey) arrived with its Interscope debut, "Remind Me in 3 Days..." the album, reached No. 23 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and…

  12. Fleetwood Mac Returning for 2012 Tour

    September 13, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Fleetwood Mac will definitely be touring in 2012. Just don't ask anybody for any firm details yet. "We're so disorganized as a band, I don't know what to tell you," drummer and co-founder Mick Fleetwood tells Billboard.com with a laugh. "All we know is we're…

  13. Lindsey Buckingham on Solo Work, the Mac and 'Glee'

    August 27, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac had already been a band for eight years before Lindsey Buckingham joined the group in 1975 (along with then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks), but it was Buckingham's voice, guitar and pen that helped make the band one of the best-selling rock acts of all time. With Buckingham…

  14. Lady Antebellum: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 26, 2011 11:50 AM EDT The members of From its beginning the trio has been active on social media. All three members post messages to their nearly half a million Twitter followers and 5.6 million Facebook followers -- the fourth-most for a country act behind Taylor Swift , Johnny Cash and Carrie Underwood . The…

  15. Lady Antebellum Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

    August 25, 2011 6:10 PM EDT You need this now! Lady Antebellum graces the cover of this week's Billboard Magazine and inside you'll learn about the country trio's upcoming follow-up -- and first headlining arena tour -- to one of 2010's best-selling albums ("Need You Now"). Also in the…

  16. Michelle Branch: The Making of New Album 'West Coast Time' (Exclusive Video)

    August 25, 2011 5:00 PM EDT "What started it all was we had the lyric about Led Zeppelin and we thought, 'Wouldn't it be cool if we could sing like a Zeppelin reference in the next part?'" Michelle Branch tells Billboard.com before quickly breaking out into that legendary vocal hook from…

  17. Lindsey Buckingham to Self-Release 'Seeds' Album in September

    June 13, 2011 11:31 AM EDT Lindsey Buckingham will self-release his sixth solo album, "Seeds We Sow," on Sept. 6 and embark on 31-city North American tour in September and October. The album's first single is "In Our Own Time." Buckingham's last two albums, 2008's "Gift of Screws…

  18. Stevie Nicks Shares Songwriting Stories at Star-Studded L.A. Show

    May 27, 2011 2:30 PM EDT At a packed Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday (May 26) where the audience included Lindsey Buckingham , Mick Fleetwood, Reese Witherspoon and Andy Garcia, Stevie Nicks took advantage of a rare night in which musicians who worked on her first album in a decade, "In Your Dreams,…

  19. Mac Attack: Five Fleetwood Mac Solo Hits

    May 10, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Billboard charts this week are set to incur a Mac attack. Fleetwood Mac 's "Rumours" is primed to re-enter the Billboard 200 , possibly within the top 30, while the band's Stevie Nicks could crash the top 10 with "In Your Dreams," her first studio album since…

  20. Stevie Nicks Calls New Album 'My Own Little 'Rumours''

    April 27, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Stevie Nicks says it wasn't her intention to take a decade between solo albums. Nicks -- whose "In Your Dreams," the follow-up to 2001's "Trouble in Shangri-La," comes out May 3 -- tells Billboard.com that she was ready to start work on a solo set in 2005 after…

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