1. Ravi Shankar, Sitar Maestro, Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:45 PM EST Ravi Shankar, the master sitar player who earned three Grammys and left an indelible mark on generations of pop influencers including the Beatles, died on Tuesday at a hospital near his home in San Diego, his foundation and record label announced . He was 92. RAVI SHANKAR & FRIENDS •…

  2. Chart Highlights: One Direction's 'Little Things' Makes Big Pop Songs Start

    December 03, 2012 5:30 PM EST 'Little Things,' from the boy band's No. 1 Billboard 200 album 'Take Me Home,' enters the radio airplay chart at No. 35. Plus, Florida Georgia Line rules Country Airplay on its first try. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  3. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 29, 2012 10:00 PM EST "Thriller" conquered racial divides and evolving platforms at MTV, radio When executives of CBS Records went about the business of preparing for the November 30 release of Michael Jackson 's "Thriller" in the fall of 1982, they knew they had on their hands a terrific…

  4. Spotlight on Asher Monroe

    November 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST Chart Article Asher Monroe arrives with single 'Here With You' ahead of debut album. Asher Monroe has been in the entertainment business ever since he booked a gig on the national tour of "Beauty and the Beast" when he was 7 years old. But it's only now, more than 15…

  5. Kelly Rowland Enlists Jam & Lewis for 'Year of the Woman'

    November 19, 2012 6:35 PM EST "I think that it's probably the most vulnerable I've been on a record," the R&B star says of her new music Kelly Rowland is not just excited about "Year of the Woman," her upcoming fourth studio solo album, she's can't-stop-smiling happy about it.…

  6. Chart Highlights: Miguel's 'Adorn' Ties For Year's Longest Rule On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    November 19, 2012 5:15 PM EST Plus, new holiday favorites debut on AC and Calvin Harris tops Dance/Club Play Songs. 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…

  7. K-Pop Hot 100: Lee Hi Holds at No. 1 + This Week's Must-See Videos

    November 19, 2012 1:00 PM EST Sprightly new rookie act Lee Hi has snatched up the No. 1 spot for a second consecutive week (the first female debut act to do so) and continues to shine with her power hit "1,2,3,4," holding down Ailee's efforts to snag her first topper. Lee Hi has captivated fans with her…

  8. Josh Groban To Release 'All That Echoes' Album in February

    November 19, 2012 10:45 AM EST Operatic pop singer-songwriter Josh Groban will release his sixth studio album, "All That Echoes," on Feb. 5, 2013, through Reprise Records. Groban's follow-up to 2010's "Illuminations" will be available for pre-order on Amazon on Tuesday (Nov. 20) and iTunes…

  9. Jesse & Joy Are Big Winners at Latin Grammy Awards

    November 16, 2012 1:05 AM EST Mexican pop/rock duo Jesse & Joy ran away with the night as four-time winners of the Latin Grammy Awards, taking home trophies for best record, song and contemporary pop vocal album. "Thanks to the best fans in the world," said Jessie, who with his sister also won for best short…

  10. Elvis Presley's Conquest of NYC Shown in Rare Footage: 'It Was Very Emotional'

    November 15, 2012 10:30 AM EST It was June of 1972. Though his career had enjoyed more triumphs than most any other in showbusiness, there was one city that Elvis Presley wanted to conquer: New York City. It had been over fifteen years since the "King of Rock & Roll" had performed there -- and he had not…

  11. Miranda Lambert Joins 'Got Milk' Campaign: See the Ad

    October 31, 2012 8:45 PM EDT Not everyone looks great in a mustache, but Miranda Lambert does and proved it as she unveiled her ad for the National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign today at the Country Music Association's Nashville headquarters. "It's universal. I like to do things that appeal…

  12. 615 Spotlight: Rosehill's 'Crooked Thoughts'

    October 31, 2012 4:35 PM EDT In a lot of artists' career, the album that some fear the most is the sophomore effort. After all, you have had your entire life to prepare for your first album, but for that second one -- that window of preparation narrows quite a bit. However, for rising country duo Rosehill - who have…

  13. Chart Highlights: Aerosmith Returns To AC Chart

    October 29, 2012 3:55 PM EDT The group charts its first entry on the tally since 1998 - while one of its classics receives a Latin makeover. 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…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Thumbs Up For Adele's Movie Move

    October 19, 2012 8:05 AM EDT The singer continues the tradition of artists following smash albums with silver-screen hits to tide fans over. The big screen is giving STARTING 'TROUBLE': As she roars in at No. 3 with "I Knew You Were Trouble.," Taylor Swift notches her 50th Billboard Hot 100 entry.…

  15. Jeff Lynne Q&A: ELO Guru Reboots Old Songs, Preps New Ones

    September 26, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Two Releases on Oct. 9; Plus First Solo Album of New Music in Decades Should Be Ready in 2013 Though he fronted the Electric Light Orchestra since its 1970 inception and was part of the short-lived Traveling Wilburys, Jeff Lynne is primarily a behind-the-scenes figure. The studio has always…

  16. 'The Voice' Premieres, Favoring Youth Over the Sentimental

    September 11, 2012 11:55 AM EDT A youth movement permeated the premiere of season three of "The Voice." No hard-luck stories, no 40-somethings hoping for one last chance, no broken dreams, just singers in their ascendancy -- even the Scottish performer in his mid-30s had the air of a man firmly believing the best…

  17. Lady Antebellum Announces Christmas Album, 'On This Winter's Night'

    September 10, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Country superstars Lady Antebellum will follow its best-selling "Own The Night" album with its debut holiday full-length. "On This Winter's Night," out Oct. 22, will feature 11 holiday staples -- as well as a title track that's a Lady A original -- and expand…

  18. Oak Ridge Boy Richard Sterban Talks Journey 'From Elvis to Elvira'

    September 06, 2012 5:30 PM EDT In the world of country music, the words "Oom Papa Mow Mow" might be recognized as some of the most legendary bass notes in the format's history. Of course, those lyrics were immortalized by Richard Sterban in the Oak Ridge Boys' 1981 recording of "Elvira," which…

  19. Starship Guitarist Mark Abrahamian Dies

    September 04, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Mark Abrahamian, the lead guitarist for the rock group Starship , died of a heart attack after a concert in Norfolk, Neb., his road manager said. He was 46. Road manager Scott Harrison said Abrahamian collapsed after a performance Sunday night. "We had just finished the show. We were…

  20. Rihanna, Elton John and More Festival Stars Heading for Palladia's 'Outdoor Week 2012'

    August 01, 2012 9:00 AM EDT High-definition channel Palladia will showcase artists ranging from Rihanna to Elton John with its fifth annual Outdoor Week, which will document festivals from across the world. Outdoor Week's eight-day run will include 24-hour coverage of outdoor festivals beginning Aug. 27. Each night…

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