1. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Find Bliss at CMA Awards

    November 01, 2012 11:35 PM EDT Shelton-Lambert Household Takes Home Entertainer, Female, Male and Song of the Year Honors Once again, tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards proved to be "Nashville's Night With The Stars." The ABC network telecast, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie…

  2. Shiny Toy Guns' 'III': Track-By-Track Video

    October 23, 2012 1:15 PM EDT "III," the aptly-titled third studio album from Shiny Toy Guns , debuted today (October 23), following a hiatus, reunion, and four years without an album from the L.A. synth-pop group. The four members of Shiny Toy Guns -- Carah Faye, Chad Petree, Jeremy Dawson and Mikey Martin --…

  3. A Fine Frenzy's 'Pines' Track By Track: Video

    October 16, 2012 12:45 PM EDT A Fine Frenzy's third studio album, "Pines," debuted October 9 on Virgin Records. Watch below as singer-songwriter (and sole Frenzy member) Alison Sudol discusses each song on the new album in her track-by-track video. "'Pines' is a different kind of album for me…

  4. The Top 100 Pop Songs 1992-2012, From No. 100 To No. 1

    October 03, 2012 5:05 AM EDT Who has the top-charting hit on pop radio over the past 20 years? The week of Oct. 3, 1992, Billboard premiered the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as then-new Nielsen BDS-based monitoring technology allowed for unprecedented accuracy in gauging the biggest hits on mainstream top 40 radio.…

  5. Miguel's 'Kaleidoscope Dream': Inside The R&B Dynamo's Fresh Start

    September 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Miguel is out to rearrange the genre. And with "Adorn" topping the R&B charts, he's well on his way. Miguel is not a bottle-popper. He's not buying tables or swilling Champagne in the club. He's not inside the club at all. Instead, you might find him sipping Jack…

  6. Eddie Vedder Helps Raise $1.7 Million for Obama

    September 21, 2012 9:05 AM EDT At an intimate dinner gathering in South Tampa, Eddie Vedder helped raise $1.7 million Thursday for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. Strumming a mandolin, Vedder played four songs for the president and 85 guests who attended at a $20,000-per-person fundraiser at the home of…

  7. Top 7 British Female Rappers Making Noise

    September 10, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Since its birth in the 1970s, hip-hop has been dominated mostly by men. Along the way, though, we have been blessed with some strong females who like to rock the mic too, and even best their male counterparts. From Roxanne Shanté to Nicki Minaj , each female rapper has brought their unique…

  8. 3 Doors Down Debut 'One Light' to Fired Up Republicans

    August 29, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Rock band 3 Doors Down played the outro to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, debuting their new song "One Light" moments after a boastful keynote address by New Jersey's governor, Chris Christie. When the dust had settled on Christie's speech, in which…

  9. Usher Wins Primary Custody of Sons

    August 25, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher on Friday was awarded primary physical custody of his two sons, ending a long legal fight with his ex-wife. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane ruled that the singer, 33, will have primary custody of 4-year-old Usher Raymond V and 3…

  10. Lisa Marie Presley Makes Opry Debut: 'I'm Blown Away'

    August 22, 2012 1:00 PM EDT It's been quite a busy week in the life and career of Lisa Marie Presley . With a promotional stop in Music City to talk about her album "Storm & Grace," she could be found all over Nashville. Monday had her attending a luncheon in her honor at the city's BMI offices,…

  11. Elvis Presley's Widow, Daughter Surprise Graceland on 35th Anniversary of Death

    August 16, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Thousands of devotees converged on Graceland to mark the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley 's death and got a surprise welcome from the King's former wife and daughter, the first time Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley have appeared together at the annual gathering. The two women…

  12. Candid Covers: Melanie Fiona Sings Alanis Morissette

    August 07, 2012 12:00 PM EDT "'Ironic' by Alanis Morissette is just a great song that just really cut through in pop culture when I was a kid," Melanie Fiona said of the song she performed at her Billboard Candid Covers session. "That was a special song for me back then because it really made me…

  13. Radio, On Its Own, Mines Adele's '21' for More Hits

    August 01, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Despite no official push from Columbia Records, triple A radio is playing the set's 'I'll Be Waiting,' while mainstream top 40 is sampling 'Turning Tables.' As sales for Adele 's "21" continue at extraordinarily lofty levels, radio is digging into…

  14. Candid Covers: Wynter Gordon Sings Natalie Imbruglia's 'Torn'

    July 31, 2012 12:00 PM EDT "It's one of those songs that defines my youth," Wynter Gordon said of Natalie Imbruglia "Torn," the song she covered for her Billboard Candid Covers session. The '90s song was a small moment of influence in her childhood that helped to shape the big picture in…

  15. Candid Covers: The Gaslight Anthem Sings 'House of the Rising Sun'

    July 24, 2012 11:45 AM EDT "We didn't invent this -- this rock 'n' roll thing," Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon joked, explaining why the band chose to sing the Animals' "The House of the Rising Sun" for their Billboard Candid Covers Session. "It just felt like a song…

  16. Elton John Is Back at No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart

    July 23, 2012 8:40 AM EDT With help of Pnau, and a slow sales week, singer scores first No. 1 in 22 years Elton John landed his first U.K. No. 1 album for 22 years, and Florence + the Machine a second week atop the singles chart, as the Official Charts Company's weekly data was unveiled yesterday (July 22). The…

  17. Candid Covers: Tristan Prettyman Sings 'Wonderwall' by Oasis

    July 17, 2012 11:55 AM EDT When Tristan Prettyman was young, she says she was mesmerized by "Wonderwall" by Oasis , and she remembers watching the music video each day before school. Watch below as the Californian singer-songwriter covers the song that influenced the small moments of her childhood and the big…

  18. Rihanna To Star in U.K. Reality Show: Video

    July 11, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Rihanna's latest interest takes her to the wonderful world of reality! It's long been rumored that the "We Found Love" singer would be hosting a fashion reality show, but now it's finally official. Ri-Ri is signed on to executive produce and appear on the new style…

  19. Candid Covers: Civil Twilight Sings Beck

    July 10, 2012 12:45 PM EDT When South African rock group Civil Twilight moved to L.A., one of their first gigs sent them into the desert to a military base. "That was the first time we listened to ( Beck's 'Sea Change') all the way through," vocalist Steven McKellar recalled. "That was the…

  20. Candid Covers: Edens Edge Sings Brad Paisley

    July 03, 2012 11:55 AM EDT When country trio Edens Edge -- Hannah Blaylock, Cherrill Green and Dean Berner -- went on tour with Brad Paisley last year, they practiced a version of the country superstar's "Whiskey Lullaby," in preparation for the night when Paisley would join them onstage. They did, and …

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