1. 'X Factor' Renewed for Third Season

    October 22, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Fox has announced its order for a third season of "The X Factor," set to debut in 2013. "I couldn't be happier," said creator and head judge Simon Cowell in a statement. "I am so proud of the show and the team who have made it this season. … The gloves are off!…

  2. Chart Juice: Rick Ross, Usher Bound Up R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    May 25, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Rick Ross ' "Touch 'N You," which features Usher in a role reversal situation from their other current collaboration (Usher's "Lemme See" features Ross), earns Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as it surges 74-41. ("Lemme See"…

  3. Randy Travis Talks Don Henley Collab, Marvels at Carrie Underwood's Voice

    May 22, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Country Legend Pairs With Eagles Icon for New Single, 'More Life' Randy Travis is continuing to celebrate 25 years on the charts with the release of a new single that pairs him with a very familiar voice -- Eagles legend Don Henley. The new release, "More Life," is taken…

  4. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM EST Radiohead , Phish , the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, was announced on Tuesday (Feb. 14).…

  5. 'The X Factor' Renewed For Second Season

    November 02, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Fox has renewed "The X Factor" a second season. The network has given the greenlight on the reality competition series, with the network's head of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell calling it a "monumental success." The announcement comes hours before "X…

  6. 'X Factor' Grand Prize Altered: Winner Gets $5 Million in Cash and Record Deal

    August 05, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Fox's "The X Factor" has altered its grand prize. The winner receives $5 million in cash in addition to a Syco/Sony Music recording contract rather than a deal worth $5 million, judge and show producer Simon Cowell said Friday during a satellite interview. "The $5 million…

  7. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . 'Watch The Throne': Inside Jay-Z's…

  8. Cheryl Cole Officially Named 'X Factor' Judge

    May 05, 2011 10:11 AM EDT British singer Cheryl Cole will appear as a judge on TV talent show "The X Factor" in the United States, her spokeswoman said on Thursday, ending months of speculation in the domestic press. Cole, 27, has been a judge alongside Simon Cowell on the British version of the show for…

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee' Cast, Adele, Bruno Mars

    April 28, 2011 6:15 PM EDT PERFECT 10: As the "Glee" cast maintains its perfect attendance record in the Billboard 200 's top 10, the troupe receives even higher marks on the Soundtracks chart. "Glee, the Music Presents: The Warblers" enters the Billboard 200 at No. 2, marking the Fox series&…

  10. Spotlight On Alyssa Rubino

    January 30, 2011 10:10 PM EST Chart Article At the age of 12, Canadian singer Alyssa Rubino is primed to become the next tween pop star to invade mainstream radio. With the support of a team of accomplished producers-including her father, producer/songwriter Danny Rubino-the young singer has independently released a pair…

  11. Chart Champs: Athletes-Turned-Musicians

    August 17, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Never mind LeBron James, Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh. The most popular and productive member of the Miami Heat is Carlos Arroyo. At least, according to one of Billboard's charts. Arroyo has taken his talents to the Latin Rhythm Airplay survey, where his new reggaeton single, "Se Va…

  12. Chart Beat Wednesday: Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Reba McEntire

    November 03, 2009 7:08 PM EST BOYZ IN A FAMILIAR 'HOOD: Old is new again this week. Boyz II Men bow at No. 34 on Adult R&B (viewable at billboard.biz ) and No. 99 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "I Can't Make You Love Me." The song had last appeared on a Billboard chart in 1994 when Nancy Wilson'…

  13. Brad Paisley Previews His "American Saturday Night" Album, Tour

    June 04, 2009 5:44 PM EDT “No one can make the album they made 10 years ago with a straight face,” Brad Paisley muses. The singer/songwriter/guitar slinger is siitting in Blackbird Studios, a state of the art Nashville facility owned by Martina McBride and her husband, and putting the finishing touches on his June 30…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He is 48. 2004 - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He is 48. 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The…

  15. Big Pimpin'

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II Trill" is led by the single "That…

  16. Star Rappers Help Bun B Reload For 'II Trill'

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST UGK rapper Bun B has set an April 29 release date for his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II Trill" is led by the single "That's Gangsta" feat UGK rapper Bun B has set an April 29 release date for his first…

  17. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview (Continued)

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end of the year. Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end of the year. Click here to return to…

  18. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST There's a wealth of highly anticipated albums heading into stores in 2008 and Billboard has the lowdown of 20 you should check out, from the Mars Volta and Mariah Carey to Nas. What's the biz to do when the top-selling album of 2007 was a Christmas project, and the second-best was a…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He is 48. 2004 - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He is 48. 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss football, Fall Out Boy and more! GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Hi Fred, Like Chart Beat reader Darrell Roberts, I also fondly remember "The Super Bowl Shuffle." With the "big game" coming up this Sunday, I thought you might like this list of other football…

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