1. Exclusive: 'Voice' Finalist Chris Mann Records Christmas Album

    July 27, 2012 1:50 PM EDT "The Voice" finalist Chris Mann will release a Christmas EP three weeks before the Oct. 30 release of his debut album. Mann has recorded six classic songs for a Christmas album that will be sold exclusively at Walmart. Faircraft Records/Universal Republic, which is releasing his…

  2. Paul Weller & Miles Kane Go Mod for John Varvatos Ads

    July 11, 2012 11:10 AM EDT Men's edgy lifestyle brand John Varvatos brings English punk legend Paul Weller and fellow UK indie rocker Miles Kane together for its latest campaign. The images for the print ads, taken by Danny Clinch against a gritty pawn shop in Manhattan's Lower East Side, boast the two…

  3. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Tops Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs

    July 02, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Plus, Beloved veteran acts Whitney Houston, the Beach Boys and Cyndi Lauper make chart returns. 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…

  4. Joe Bonamassa's 'Simply Blues' Strategy Pays Off on 'Driving'

    June 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Joe Bonamassa says it was time to get back to "simply blues" for his latest album, "Driving Towards Daylight," even though he wouldn't necessarily call it a pure blues album. "Every one of my records has a word associated with it," Bonamassa, who released…

  5. Miley Cyrus Engaged to Liam Hemsworth

    June 06, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Nineteen-year-old Miley Cyrus is engaged to "Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth, following a three-year relationship that started when the pair costarred in 2009's "The Last Song." Photos: Music Star Hookups & Breakups "I'm so happy to be engaged and look…

  6. 5 Cool Beach Boys Chart Facts

    May 25, 2012 12:20 PM EDT When "Kokomo" went to No. 1 in November 1988, it gave the Beach Boys the longest span of chart-toppers in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. Some 24 years and four months had elapsed between the time "I Get Around" achieved pole position in 1964 and the coronation of…

  7. What's It Like to Audition for 'The Voice'?

    May 08, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Ahead of tonight's season finale, singer/songwriter Sarah J takes us through the process, from signing up to singing ... and awaiting the judge's verdict. "They ranged in style from full-on costume with flowers and sombreros to just jeans and a t-shirt." New York-based…

  8. Rock Hall Broadcast: Dedicated to Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys

    May 04, 2012 6:25 PM EDT HBO's broadcast of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which debuts at 9 p.m. ET Saturday (May 5) will be dedicated to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who were inducted on April 14 in Cleveland. MCA / Mike D / Ad-Rock • SLIDESHOW: Beastie Boys 101 •…

  9. Hot Tours: Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay

    May 04, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Radiohead scores a No. 1 ranking on the latest Hot Tours tally with ticket sales reported from two concerts in Mexico City during April. Touring in support of its album "The King of Limbs" released in 2011, the English rock band performed at the outdoor sports stadium, Foro Sol in…

  10. George Harrison's Widow Hopes Book Will Fill in Blanks Left by Scorsese Doc

    May 02, 2012 9:50 AM EDT George Harrison's widow Olivia hopes to add more perspective on the reticent Beatle with her new digital book, and fill in the blanks left by Martin Scorsese's recent documentary. Based on Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," the multi-touch…

  11. K-Pop Hot 100: Sistar Clocks In Another Week On Top

    May 01, 2012 8:00 PM EDT South Korea appears to be in love with Sistar's latest album and its concept if the newest K-Pop Hot 100 Chart if anything to go by . The femme fatale theme exudes perilous sexiness and confidence. Sistar's latest groovy single "Alone" holds on at No. 1 for a second…

  12. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:45 AM EDT If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the current state of indie rock, with fresh faces and much-ballyhooed veterans taking flight in Indio, Calif.…

  13. Spotlight: Sarah Darling's 'Blackbird' Soars

    April 04, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Country Newcomer Working on Album With Producer Dann Huff During February's Country Radio Seminar, there was a very loud buzz around Music City concerning Sarah Darling . Currently in the studio wrapping up a new album, the year has been filled with one career highlight after the other…

  14. April 4, 1964: The Beatles Make Hot 100 History

    April 04, 2012 12:05 AM EDT On the Billboard Hot 100 dated 48 years ago today - April 4, 1964 - the Beatles made history as the only act ever to monopolize the chart's top five positions. With a 27-1 second-week blast to the top for "Can't Buy Me Love," the Fab Four locked up the chart's entire…

  15. Paul Weller Gives 'Tame' Scene a Swift Kick

    March 23, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Singer's 11th Solo Album, 'Sonik Kicks,' Aims for No. 1 on U.K. Chart Artists with three and a half decades on the clock rarely sound this way, but then with that sort of track record, they aren't often still at the top of both their creative form and the charts. "I…

  16. Track Review: John Mayer, 'Shadow Days'

    March 06, 2012 1:00 PM EST JOHN MAYER "Shadow Days" (3:53) Producers: Don Was and John Mayer Writers: John Mayer Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP), Specific Harm Music (ASCAP) Columbia When John Mayer begins the second verse of his new single with the declaration, "I ain't no troublemaker, and…

  17. Adele, Coldplay Enjoy BRIT Awards Bump on U.K. Charts

    February 27, 2012 9:45 AM EST The BRIT Awards effect showed itself on the new U.K. sales charts Feb. 26 for a number of artists including Ed Sheeran , Coldplay , Florence + The Machine and, more than anyone, Adele . "21" is back at the top of the album list for the 21st aggregate week after her double win at…

  18. Adele's '21' Hits 21st Week at No. 1; Sells 730,000 Post-Grammys

    February 21, 2012 8:22 PM EST Adele 's "21" album hits a number of major milestones this week on the Billboard 200 chart, as it basks in the glow of the British diva's multiple Grammy Award wins on Feb. 12. The album sold 730,000 copies in the U.S. last week (ending Feb. 19) according to Nielsen…

  19. BRIT Awards 2012: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay Win Big

    February 21, 2012 5:55 PM EST Adele 's already packed award shelf just got that extra bit crowded. On top of the six Grammy Awards that the "Someone Like You" singer picked up earlier this month, Adele took home two of the biggest prizes at the 2012 Brit Awards, held tonight (Feb. 21) at London's O2…

  20. 3/4's of Talking Heads Waiting on a Call

    February 14, 2012 3:45 PM EST Rare Live Footage Leaves Drummer Chris Frantz Thinking, 'Whose Idea Was It to Stop This Band Anyway?' Watching the new Talking Heads DVD "Chronology" -- a set of live and mostly early-career performance footage -- made drummer Chris Frantz feel "tons of feelings, both…

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