1. 2012 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead Nominees

    April 23, 2012 12:50 PM EDT A trio of country's power women figure prominently in the nominations for the upcoming 2012 CMT Music Awards, with perennial fan favorite Carrie Underwood taking five nominations, Miranda Lambert following closely with four, and Taylor Swift with three. This year's nominations were…

  2. Gotye's Smash Hit Almost Didn't Happen

    April 13, 2012 6:20 PM EDT After a Six-Month Build, 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Is a Breakout Hit, With Nearly 4.5 Million Copies Sold It's the hit that almost wasn't, a simple song that's become a ­worldwide smash but nearly disappeared before it was even finished. Gotye's "…

  3. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

    March 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard's sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in…

  4. Behind the Seams: Designer Christian Siriano Talks Music + Style

    February 11, 2012 10:45 AM EST Welcome to Behind the Seams, a new video series where Billboard fashion columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. talks to top designers about the connection between music and style. Since winning the 4th season of fashion reality series 'Project Runway' in 2008, Christian Siriano has…

  5. Yaaawn: 'Idol' Underwhelms in San Diego - Plus Jim Carrey's Daughter Auditions

    January 23, 2012 11:30 AM EST Miss the third audition round of "American Idol" Sunday night after the NFL's NFC Championship Game went into overtime? It's OK. You didn't miss much of anything. In what was one of the most lackluster "Idol" episodes ever, Randy, Jennifer and Steven…

  6. Rascal Flatts Will Be 'Changed' Band in April

    January 20, 2012 1:25 PM EST One of the biggest acts in country musics gives retail outlets a day to circle on the calendar with the announcement that Rascal Flatts will release "Changed," their highly-anticipated seventh studio album, on April 3. Award-winning musician Dann Huff co-produced the new project…

  7. Cee Lo, Cobra Starship, Boys II Men Lined Up for Miami Beach Music Festival

    December 13, 2011 7:00 PM EST With eyes set on making Miami Beach an essential New Year's party destination, New York-based Union Square Agency and Miami's Orange Bowl Committee have partnered to produce the 2nd annual Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival. The fest spans three days of shows-Dec. 30 through…

  8. Billboard Touring Awards: U2, Bon Jovi, Take That Are Top Finalists

    November 04, 2011 10:50 AM EDT U2, Bon Jovi, Take That, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, and Usher are among the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York City. The awards are primarily based on box office numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore from Oct. 1,…

  9. Rascal Flatts Talk Opry Honor & Natasha Bedingfield Duet

    October 05, 2011 3:30 PM EDT It's a historic week in the career of Rascal Flatts . The trio of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney will join the cast of the Grand Ole Opry this weekend during the show's 86th birthday celebration in Music City. DeMarcus says the trio is still trying to process the…

  10. Video: B.o.B Talks 'Classic' Sophomore Album, 'Strange Clouds'

    October 05, 2011 2:51 PM EDT On the same day that he performed at the AMP'd! Up Opening Concert, a night of performances at New York's Best Buy Theater that kicked off Advertising Week on Monday (Oct. 3), B.o.B 's latest single, "Strange Clouds" featuring Lil Wayne , officially hit iTunes. The…

  11. Video: Natasha Bedingfield Confirms CMAs Performance with Rascal Flatts

    October 04, 2011 10:40 PM EDT Natasha Bedingfield may be best known for pop hits like "Pocketful of Sunshine," "Unwritten" and "These Words," but the British singer-songwriter has most recently been promoting "Easy," her duet with Rascal Flatts and first foray into country music.…

  12. Rascal Flatts Thrilled With Grand Ole Opry Invite

    September 28, 2011 12:15 PM EDT Congratulations are in order this morning to Big Machine recording artists Rascal Flatts . The trio of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney were invited to become the latest members of the Grand Ole Opry Tuesday night (Sept. 27). The group was performing on the Tuesday night edition…

  13. Video: David Guetta Discusses Usher Collaboration at iHeartRadio Fest

    September 26, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Saturday night at the iHeartRadio Music Festival was all about high-profile collaborations: Lady Gaga sang with Sting , Rascal Flatts brought out Natasha Bedingfield , and Steven Tyler brought out Jeff Beck , Randy Jackson and Nicole Scherzinger . Not to be outdone, David Guetta delivered a…

  14. iHeartRadio Fest Saturday: Lady Gaga, Kenny Chesney Own Sin City

    September 25, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Night two of the the iHeartRadio Music Festival played out far different than the first night. On Saturday (Sept. 24), the bill at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas was filled with acts that are more genre specific than on the previous night, and most of them were more interested in presenting their…

  15. Video: Rascal Flatts Invade iHeartRadio Fest with Natasha Bedingfield

    September 25, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Country music was well represented at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 23-24), with artists like Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood commanding the stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. For their Saturday night performance, however, Rascal Flatts unleashed a secret,…

  16. Gavin DeGraw Dusts Off After NYC Street Fight, Delivers 'Sweeter' Album

    September 16, 2011 4:15 PM EDT In the early morning hours of Aug. 8, singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw was assaulted by a group of unknown men in Manhattan's East Village, not far from the bar he co-owns with his brother, the National Underground. DeGraw, 34, was then hit by a taxi following the assault, and rushed to…

  17. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. AS STUDENTS…

  18. Leona Lewis Settles 'Collide' Rights Dispute with Producer Avicii

    August 16, 2011 4:09 PM EDT Leona Lewis will officially release "Collide," the first single from her forthcoming third album, as a collaborative effort with Swedish DJ/producer Avicii after a reported dispute involving a sample used in the song. According to BBC Radio 1 , Avicii (real name: Tim Bergling)…

  19. Gavin DeGraw: Recording 'Sweeter' Album was 'Like Speed Dating'

    August 08, 2011 5:30 PM EDT After four albums of mostly self-contained songwriting, Gavin DeGraw has discovered the joys of collaborating on his upcoming set, "Sweeter." But he admits it wasn't easy getting started. "I was feeling stifled and that I needed some other influence to keep me motivated…

  20. Ask Billboard: The Republic Of Ryan Tedder

    July 22, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ADULT …

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