1. 615 Spotlight: Scarletta Gets 'Island Fever'

    January 09, 2013 2:45 PM EST Exclusive Premiere of the Rising Trio's New Single & Lyric Video The winter might not seem like the perfect time to release a single with a tropical bent, but then again Scarletta is not your normal country act. The trio -- comprised of lead singer Aubrey Collins, fiddle player…

  2. Chart Highlights: Tegan And Sara Get 'Closer' With Alternative

    November 05, 2012 5:35 PM EST Almost eight years after first appearing on Billboard charts, the twin sister duo scores its first Alternative Songs entry with 'Closer.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on…

  3. Maroon 5 Plots North American Tour with Neon Trees, Owl City

    October 22, 2012 1:40 PM EDT As their single "One More Night" spends a fifth week in the top spot of the Hot 100, Maroon 5 has announced an expansive 2013 headlining tour of North America. Neon Trees and Owl City are set to join the group for the entire 31-date run. The trek kicks off on Feb. 13, 2013 in…

  4. Hot Tours: Black Keys Grabs No. 1 Ahead of Country Giants

    October 22, 2012 12:45 PM EDT The Black Keys rise to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with more than $2 million in box office grosses reported from three venues in California during its fall trek through western U.S. markets. The first date in this week's tally was an October 2 concert with a sellout crowd of 4…

  5. ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards 2012: The Roys, Vince Gill Win Big

    October 19, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Vince Gill , Chuck Day , Laura Dodd, Chuck Hancock and Complete list of ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards winners: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: Chuck Day MALE VOCALIST: Chuck Hancock FEMALE VOCALIST: Laura Dodd LIVING LEGEND AWARD: Johnny Lee Cook VOCAL DUO/VOCAL DUO PERFORMANCE: Branded…

  6. Can Beyonce Top Madonna's Super Bowl Record?

    October 19, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Now that Beyoncé has been officially announced as the performer at the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 3, can she top Madonna 's record for most-watched U.S. telecast of all time? The Material Girl's performance during this year's Super Bowl reached more than 116 million…

  7. Chart Highlights: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Adult Charts

    October 15, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Plus, new airplay No. 1s for Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood and Leslie Grace Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com…

  8. Gene Simmons Q&A: On Kiss Empire, New Album and Advice for Lady Gaga

    October 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT "You wanted the best, you got the best!" has been Kiss' battle cry for nearly 40 years. Anyone making that boast can't afford to be modest, something Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is clearly not. His public confidence seldom falters, but after selling 100 million…

  9. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha, Rihanna Blast Back Onto Pop Songs

    October 01, 2012 3:05 PM EDT The singers soar onto the chart, which Maroon 5 leads with 'One More Night.' Also: new No. 1s for Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons and Carlos Vives. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  10. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  11. The Beat 8/30: Nicki Minaj Announces Tour, Motley Crue Talks 'Sex'

    August 30, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Welcome to the Thursday, Aug. 30 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- from New York City's Central Park. In today&…

  12. Motley Crue on 'Sex' and Proving the Skeptics Wrong

    August 28, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Motley Crue gave the world a little more "Sex" in order to have something new to play for its current tour with Kiss . But the group isn't willing to commit to when, or even if, it will have an album's worth of new material to join it in the near future. "It takes…

  13. Sebastian Bach Offered Memoir Deal: 'My Story Is Insanely Insane'

    August 23, 2012 10:30 AM EDT "I could make (Motley Crue's) 'The Dirt' look clean if I wanted to," says ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach is thinking about becoming a slave to a different kind of grind soon. The former Skid Row singer, who's been touring as a solo act since 1996, tells…

  14. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Brad Paisley

    August 10, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Roger Waters, featured in a recent Billboard cover story , closes out his highly successful The Wall Live Tour with a final No. 1 placement on the Hot Tours chart. Ticket sales totals from the tour's final eight North American dates, that wrapped on July 21 in Canada, were reported…

  15. Kiss, Motley Crue Give $100,000 to Theater Shooting Victims

    August 10, 2012 8:40 AM EDT Motley Crue and Kiss are donating money to support those affected by the Colorado movie theater shootings. The bands said at their concert in suburban Denver on Wednesday night that they would donate $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund. Kiss: 'Monster' Has More Feeling, Less &…

  16. Kiss: 'Monster' Has More Feeling, Less 'Cocksmanship'

    July 31, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Gene Simmons Talks 'Monster,' Vows Band Will Tour 'Everywhere' Gene Simmons says fans will hear a slightly different tact from Kiss when its new album, "Monster," is released Oct. 16. "A lot of the lyrics and points of view have less to do with sort of the…

  17. Gloriana Album Premiere and Track-By-Track

    July 27, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Nashville trio Gloriana has emerged as one of the country music's biggest success stories of 2012. The group -- consisting of brothers Tom and Mike Gossin and Rachel Reinert -- has bounced back after the abrupt departure of former member Cheyenne Kimball in 2011 and returned with their…

  18. Papa Roach To Make 'The Connection' in October

    July 11, 2012 8:53 PM EDT Papa Roach will return with "The Connection" on Oct. 2. The new release follows 2009's studio full-length "Metamorphosis" and 2010's greatest hits collection, "…To Be Loved: The Best of Papa Roach." The busy group also released a combination live/studio…

  19. Q&A: Joe Walsh on 'Analog Man' and Post-Eagles Touring

    June 29, 2012 5:05 PM EDT While for many Joe Walsh is best known for his work with the Eagles, the singer/songwriter/guitarist has also enjoyed tremendous success as a member of the James Gang, and as a solo artist. He just released "Analog Man," his first solo album in 20 years, earlier this month, and will…

  20. Summer Tours & Music Festivals 2012

    June 11, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on J.Lo's tour with Enrique Iglesias, check out what's in store for the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary, find out where Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will share the stage, and more. Keep reading for the latest info on all the summer music festivals and…

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