1. Unexpected Music Collaborations: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    January 29, 2013 1:40 PM EST In honor of Miley and Tyler, here are 12 collaborations that we never saw coming. Soon, the world will know what a Miley Cyrus song that features Tyler, The Creator and was co-written by Mary J. Blige sounds like. The pop star revealed the gonzo collaboration on her forthcoming fourth studio…

  2. Anthrax Guitarist Departs as Band Gears Up for Busy 2013

    January 04, 2013 5:00 PM EST There's a major change afoot for Anthrax as it prepares to return to the road and to release its next batch of music. Lead guitarist Rob Caggiano has announced his departure from the band in order to focus on producing. In a statement, Caggiano -- whose two stints with Anthrax ran from…

  3. Garth Brooks Gets Teary During Country Hall of Fame Induction

    October 22, 2012 10:55 AM EDT George Strait, Bob Seger and James Taylor were among the legends who honored Brooks on Sunday night. Garth Brooks promised he'd be emotional during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. But the tears started before he made it all the way into the building. Reflecting on personal…

  4. The Top 100 Pop Songs 1992-2012, From No. 100 To No. 1

    October 03, 2012 5:05 AM EDT Who has the top-charting hit on pop radio over the past 20 years? The week of Oct. 3, 1992, Billboard premiered the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as then-new Nielsen BDS-based monitoring technology allowed for unprecedented accuracy in gauging the biggest hits on mainstream top 40 radio.…

  5. Bruno Mars Is 'Locked Out of Heaven' on New Single: Listen

    October 02, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Bruno Mars debuted "Locked Out of Heaven," the first single from his upcoming sophomore album "Unorthodox Jukebox," last night (Oct. 1) on a live YouTube chat with fans. The song gives off a retro vibe, straying away from past pop-heavy hits "Grenade" and "…

  6. Bruno Mars: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT In an exclusive preview, the platinum hitmaker unveils his wide-ranging second album, "Unorthodox Jukebox" It's a special day for Bruno Mars . In a few moments, he'll divulge details about his eagerly awaited sophomore album and declare his musical independence. The heat…

  7. Bruno Mars to Release 'Unorthodox Jukebox' Dec. 11: Exclusive

    September 28, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Bruno Mars ' sophomore album will be titled "Unorthodox Jukebox" and is set for a Dec. 11 release on Atlantic Records, Billboard has exclusively learned. Bruno Mars + Billboard ( Stay Tuned for Cover Story ) TUMBLR THIS | SUBSCRIBE In this week's cover story (stay tuned),…

  8. Kid Rock's 'Rebel Soul' Album Drops Nov. 19

    September 24, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Kid Rock's upcoming ninth studio album, "Rebel Soul," will hit shelves and digital stores Nov. 19, the rocker announced today. The album's first single, "Let's Ride," will be sent to radio stations soon. In February, Rock told Billboard about his new album,…

  9. Jason Aldean: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 17, 2012 10:00 AM EDT This is an excerpt. For a longer version, grab a copy of Billboard . Whatever its original purpose, the out-building at (Page 2 of 2) But, in the end, Night Train is most notable for what Aldean does so well: find a balance among edgy production and alpha male lyrics and unadulterated romance…

  10. Little Big Town Float First No. 1 on Country Songs

    September 06, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Meanwhile, Jana Kramer scores a top five hit and Carrie Underwood returns to No. 1 on Country Albums. Little Big Town 's "Pontoon" tops a second Billboard songs list -- this time Country Songs -- eight weeks after it became the group's first chart-topping song on Country…

  11. 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&…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Madonna's 57th Top 10 Dance Club Hit, 'Payphone' Gets Hung Up in Top Three

    August 10, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Madonna extends her lead as the act with the most top 10s on the Dance Club/Play Songs chart as "Turn Up the Radio" zooms 19-8 in its third chart week -- marking the diva's 57th top 10. It's her 28th top 10 in a row -- a streak that began with 1999's "Beautiful…

  13. Toby Keith Postpones Concert Date After Surgery

    July 30, 2012 11:02 PM EDT Surgery has briefly sidelined country star Toby Keith . Keith has had his gallbladder removed and was forced to reschedule his show Thursday at Fort McCoy in Sparta, Wis. That concert date has been rescheduled to Aug. 30. A Monday news release says the 51-year-old Oklahoma native will resume…

  14. Charlie McCoy Honors Hank Williams on 'Lonesome Whistle'

    July 26, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Charlie McCoy remembers getting the call some three years ago that he would be one of three new inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. It's an honor that he still can't believe at times, even today. "It's amazing," says McCoy. "Some days I wake up, and go…

  15. Movie Review: 'Katy Perry: Part of Me'

    June 27, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Pop starlet's new film blends 3D concert show-stoppers with biographical drama Katy Perry 's "Part of Me" is a gamble: that pop fans will follow her from the arena to the movie theater. But the film, following in the recent success of Michael Jackson 's "This Is…

  16. Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 Top U.K. Charts

    June 25, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Justin Bieber landed his first U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (June 24) as "Believe" outsold Cheryl Cole's new release "A Million Lights" by some 3,000 units. Maroon 5 , meanwhile, topped the market's singles chart for the first time as "Payphone," featuring…

  17. Bobby Bare Has Deja Vu at Historic Studio

    June 06, 2012 6:20 PM EDT It was a scene that made country legend Bobby Bare have a little bit of déjà vu. After all, he had been here before -- many times. "Shame On Me," "Detroit City," "500 Miles Away From Home," and so many others from his RCA years were all recorded at the label'…

  18. How Radio Got Back With Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend'

    June 04, 2012 11:05 AM EDT After a lofty launch, then significant chart declines, the teen star's single is gaining in airplay once again. Radio's relationship with Justin Bieber 's "Boyfriend" is back on track. Nine weeks ago, the song debuted on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop songs…

  19. Wiggled Out: Purple, Red & Yellow Wiggles Leaving Group

    May 17, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 'It's Been a Great Ride In Our Big Red Car,' Founding Members Say Three founding members of the Australian group today announced they'd leave behind their famous colored skivvies -- an Aussie term for a thin sweater -- and pass them on to the next generation by year's…

  20. Why Jermaine Paul Won 'The Voice'

    May 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Less than 20 minutes after the conclusion of NBC's singing competition show "The Voice," the season two victor, Jermaine Paul , joined his coach Blake Shelton on a jam-packed red carpet inside a studio adjacent to the one where the show has been broadcast live since early April…

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