1. 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…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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)…

  10. 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…

  11. 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 …

  12. The Top 100 Adult Contemporary Songs Ever

    July 15, 2011 12:55 PM EDT To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, we're counting down the top 100 songs in the entire history of one of Billboard's signature (and smoothest) surveys. Some of the genre's earliest giants infuse the list, including Elton John,…

  13. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Win at MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 20, 2011 9:13 AM EDT A green-haired Lady Gaga did not go home green with envy at last night's (June 19) 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada. The Mother Monster won International Video of the Year for "Judas" and UR Fave International Video for "Born This Way." She also kicked…

  14. Black Eyed Peas Cancel Central Park Benefit Concert

    June 09, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Severe thunderstorms have forced the Black Eyed Peas to cancel their Central Park benefit concert tonight (June 9). The event, which was expected to draw upwards was 60,000 people, was schedule to kick off at 7:30pm, but darkening skies prompted authorities to prevent any concertgoers from…

  15. Bravo's 'Platinum Hit' Seeks To Turn Songwriters Into Reality TV Stars

    May 30, 2011 10:00 AM EDT NBC Universal's Bravo cable network has found its success in competition shows by making stars out of the magic-makers behind the curtain. Chefs whose names still appear in small print on menus, fashion designers without a personal label and hair stylists will soon be joined by yet…

  16. Jordan Knight 'Unfinished' Album Premiere

    May 24, 2011 11:45 AM EDT J ordan Knight , lead singer of the '80's/'90's pop sensation New Kids on the Block , is showing the world that feel-good music is right for any time and at any age."There's this idea that when you turn 40, you automatically go to adult contemporary heaven,"…

  17. Kate Voegele Returns to 'One Tree' Hill As 'Gravity' Drops

    May 17, 2011 4:02 PM EDT On the May 17 episode of the CW teen drama "One Tree Hill," Mia Catalano -- the character played by Kate Voegele -- returns to Tree Hill feeling refreshed after a brief sojourn to work on her music. Voegele knew exactly how her character felt: The pop-rock singer/songwriter missed a…

  18. Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield Among Guest Judges for Bravo's 'Platinum Hit'

    April 12, 2011 8:18 AM EDT Bravo on Monday announced the guest judges and premiere date for its upcoming music competition series Platinum Hit. The show, which will debut at 10 p.m. May 30, features 12 aspiring musicians battle through songwriting challenges centered around various themes. Jewel hosts and gives…

  19. John Legend, Jamie Foxx Celebrate Motown at White House

    February 25, 2011 3:25 PM EST The White House reverberated like a long-ago basement sound studio in Detroit as the likes of John Legend , Seal , Jamie Foxx , Nick Jonas and Sheryl Crow channeled their inner Motown before Michelle and Barack Obama. Musical pioneers Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder joined in for the…

  20. Will.i.am Performs with Bobby Brown at Benefit Concert

    February 11, 2011 8:30 AM EST B lack Eyed Peas leader will.i.am lived out a childhood dream Thursday night: He performed with Bobby Brown . At the seventh annual Peapod Benefit Concert, will.i.am says he remembers being in seventh grade and wanting to be a background dancer for Brown. He and fellow Peas member Taboo…

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