1. 13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Justin Bieber's Artist 100 Milestone & More

    November 21, 2015 10:00 AM EST The latest  Billboard  charts saw Justin Bieber find his Purpose  on the charts and Chris Stapleton continue to reap the rewards of his CMA Awards domination. Justin Bieber Tops Billboard Artist 100 Chart for First Time Here are 13 things you need to know about this week's charts:  1. We…

  2. 2015 AMAs Reveal Top 5 Artist of the Year Nominees

    November 12, 2015 8:45 AM EST The top five nominees for the AMAs' highest honor, Artist of the Year, have just been announced on Good Morning America . Chosen by fans, the nominees are  Luke Bryan , Ariana Grande , Nicki Minaj , One Direction and Taylor Swift . 2015 American Music Awards: Taylor Swift Leads…

  3. 10 Things to Know About CMA King Chris Stapleton

    November 05, 2015 4:02 PM EST Chris Stapleton had three big wins at Wednesday night’s CMA Awards , taking home the trophies for album of the year, male vocalist of the year, and new artist of the year. The most impressive of these victories was actually in the new artist category, where he beat out several young stars who…

  4. Luke Bryan Thinks There's No Way Blake Shelton 'Could Ever Score a Girl' Like Gwen Stefani

    November 05, 2015 7:30 AM EST Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani finally confirmed their relationship yesterday shortly before the CMAs -- but it was still new enough that not all the show's attendees were in the loop about The Voice judges' coupledom. Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton Are Officially Dating Luke…

  5. CMA Awards: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 05, 2015 12:38 AM EST The 2015 CMA Awards are done and dusted, the winners are still celebrating and the losers are, well, probably celebrating too. The Awards broadcast wasn't the only place to catch the action. Billboard went behind-the-scenes to report on the news you won't see anywhere else.  -- Eric…

  6. Luke Bryan on His Early Influences, 'Horrible' First Band & the Hit Song That 'Scared' Him

    November 02, 2015 9:45 PM EST With thousands of country fans in Nashville for the CMA Awards on Wednesday, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum kicked the week’s activities off a little early by hosting an intimate, acoustic show and Q&A with Luke Bryan on Sunday afternoon. Bryan was in high spirits at the sold…

  7. Thomas Rhett & Brett Eldredge Bring CMT's Suits And Boots Tour To New York City: Live Review

    October 30, 2015 5:03 PM EDT Under the cover of the omnivorous, arena-friendly country sound that swept into the genre over the last few years, a quieter backlash took place in the genre’s mainstream. You can hear it in Eric Church ’s “Like A Wrecking Ball,” Miranda Lambert ’s “Holding On To You,” and Little Big Town ’s …

  8. Luke Bryan to Perform at Halftime of Thanksgiving Cowboys vs. Panthers Game

    October 27, 2015 7:42 PM EDT Luke Bryan better not kick the dust up at his newly announced performance or he might just ruin the turf. The country star will be the halftime performer for the Cowboys vs. Panthers football game on Thanksgiving Day. More Than a Million People Have Seen Luke Bryan in Concert This Year The…

  9. More Than a Million People Have Seen Luke Bryan in Concert This Year

    October 23, 2015 8:40 PM EDT Luke Bryan earns the top slot on the latest Hot Tours tally (see list, below) with $49 million in ticket sales reported from his Kick the Dust Up tour. The tour launched on May 8 in Grand Forks, N.D., on the heels of his 2014 trek, That’s My Kind of Night, which extended into this year with…

  10. 'Down' Is Up: Luke Bryan Dominates Country Charts; Toby Keith and Jana Kramer Debut

    October 20, 2015 4:02 PM EDT Luke Bryan makes an almost clean sweep, topping four of Billboard’s five country charts dated Oct. 31. "Strip It Down" (Capitol Nashville) crowns Hot Country Songs (for a fifth week) and takes over atop Country Airplay and Country Streaming Songs (up 2-1 on each list), while his…

  11. Brett Eldredge Wins With 'Lose' on Airplay Chart; George Strait Earns 26th No. 1 Album

    October 13, 2015 2:18 PM EDT "Lose My Mind," the first single from Brett Eldredge 's sophomore LP, Illinois , steps 2-1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated Oct. 24) with 48.3 million audience impressions (up 1 percent), according to Nielsen Music. The single, co-written by Eldredge, samples…

  12. Luke Bryan Fights the Elements, Wins the Crowds as 'Farm Tour' Rolls Into Alabama

    October 09, 2015 12:50 AM EDT Luke Bryan’s annual Farm Tour hit Twin Creeks Farm in Tuscaloosa, Alabama last night, and the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year was happy that the weather was not an issue, with a perfect autumn night in the south. “Thank the Lord,” he told Billboard. “Obviously, I preach that rain is a…

  13. Armin van Buuren, Luke Bryan, Usher Lead Intel's Most Dangerous Celebrities Online List

    September 29, 2015 3:29 AM EDT If you're planning to look up Usher , Luke Bryan or producer Armin van Buuren on the web, take heed. Intel Security announced Tuesday that the musicians top its ninth annual list of the most dangerous celebrities online.  Searches for those famous names are most likely to land users on…

  14. Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan & Brett Eldredge Add New No. 1s on Country Charts

    September 22, 2015 12:58 PM EDT Kenny Chesney scores his 26th No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated Oct. 3) as "Save It for a Rainy Day" jumps 4-1 in its 14th week with 48 million audience impressions (up 10 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Chesney ties Alan Jackson and George Strait for the…

  15. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Tori Kelly Hits New High With 'Should've Been Us' After VMAs Performance

    September 10, 2015 11:35 AM EDT Kelly ascends to her best Hot 100 rank yet. Plus, moves for Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor, Imagine Dragons & Nicki Minaj. As previously reported, Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?" vaults onto the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Sept. 19) at No. 1 , marking his first leader and…

  16. Adam Lambert, Haim, The Roots & More Reveal the Most Valuable Lessons Learned in School

    August 10, 2015 4:15 PM EDT Before they hit the top of the Billboard charts, many of today’s superstars spent time hitting the books in college. The academic and life lessons artists soaked up during their academic years helped prepare them for life in the music biz, but what was the single most valuable piece of…

  17. Luke Bryan & Dr. Dre Aiming for Top of Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 10, 2015 3:49 PM EDT Country superstar Luke Bryan and returning hip-hop heavyweight Dr. Dre are aiming to take over the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week (dated Aug. 29). Industry forecasters suggest Bryan’s Kill the Lights is poised to debut at No. 1 with perhaps 340,000 equivalent album units…

  18. 'Descendants' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 09, 2015 3:00 PM EDT (Editor's note: Nielsen Music revised its data on Aug. 9, after our initial story was posted. The unit totals for a few titles have since changed, as have the rankings of two albums in the top 10.) The soundtrack to Disney Channel's Descendants debuts at No. 1 on the…

  19. Luke Bryan Celebrates 'Kill the Lights' at New York's Irving Plaza: Live Review

    August 08, 2015 3:15 PM EDT The evolution of Luke Bryan 's career tracks remarkably closely with the recent trajectory of country music as a whole. The first song on his debut album, 2007's I'll Stay Me , is practically vintage honky-tonk. But as country moved aggressively into the mainstream, Bryan saw…

  20. Garth Brooks Tops Forbes' Country Earners List

    July 30, 2015 12:50 PM EDT Garth Brooks has been crowned the king of  Forbes ’ annual “Country Cash Kings” list, following the icon’s first tour in over a decade. According to their calculations, Brooks has earned $90 million since last June, a record tally for a country act.  Brooks did those kinds of numbers by…

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