1. 615 Spotlight: Darren Warren Sees Cancer Fight as Stepping Stone

    November 30, 2011 12:45 PM EST When you hear "Cowboy Up and Party Down," the latest single from newcomer Darren Warren, you might think the Kentucky-born singer doesn't have a care in the world. While he admits he tries to live his life with a smile now, there was a time where things were much different. …

  2. Lefty Frizzell's Brother Looks to Change Singer's Wild Reputation

    November 21, 2011 2:20 PM EST There's no doubting that William Orville Frizzell was a hero. Better known as "Lefty," the singer - whose string of classic hits included "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time" and "Saginaw, Michigan," has influenced many artists of his time…

  3. Report: Randy Jackson to Manage Mariah Carey

    November 16, 2011 9:45 AM EST Randy Jackson is adding an A-lister to his dawg pound. The "American Idol" judge is negotiating a deal to manage Mariah Carey 's career, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The duo know each other from their Columbia Records days when Jackson was vice president of A&R…

  4. Kenny Loggins Glows About Newest Musical 'Brother'

    November 10, 2011 2:05 PM EST Hit-making singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins joined country music's biggest party last night, kicking off the 45th annual CMA Awards performing "Footloose" with Blake Shelton, who went on to collect his second consecutive male vocalist of the year trophy. Loggins' current…

  5. 20 Memorable CMA Awards Moments

    November 08, 2011 12:45 PM EST When Shelton And Paisley Win (2010) Two marquee acts reached career pinnacles - Blake Shelton won the Male Vocalist of the Year prize, while Brad Paisley - the artist whom Shelton unseated- won the Entertainer of the Year trophy. Alan Jackson Sings About "You" (2001) Alan Jackson…

  6. Guilty Verdict for Conrad Murray Ends Latest Saga for Michael Jackson

    November 08, 2011 9:25 AM EST The single word, "Guilty," brought a muffled shriek in the gallery of the packed courtroom and tears from Michael Jackson's family, but no reaction from the doctor convicted of supplying the King of Pop with the drug he craved for sleep. With the snap of handcuffs, another…

  7. Journey Reunion Unlikely, Says Steve Perry

    October 31, 2011 11:10 AM EDT The resurgence of Journey and the band's hit "Don't Stop Believin'" may have given fans hope of a reunion, but former lead singer Steve Perry says that's probably not going to happen. "It's like any emotional, committed relationship. At some point, they…

  8. Ask Billboard: Christmas in October? Never Say Never

    October 29, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. CHRISTMAS IN…

  9. Amy Winehouse Died From Too Much Alcohol, Coroner Finds

    October 26, 2011 9:45 AM EDT Verdict: 'Death By Misadventure' in Accidental Alcohol Overdose Amy Winehouse died as the unintended consequence of drinking too much alcohol, a British coroner ruled Wednesday. Coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave a verdict of "death by misadventure," saying the singer died of…

  10. Judge Finalizes Christina Milian-The-Dream Divorce

    October 24, 2011 7:11 PM EDT A judge has finalized singer Christina Milian's divorce from singer-songwriter-producer The-Dream. Milian's attorney Randy Kessler said Monday that the judge in Atlanta signed the final paperwork this month. Milian and The-Dream, whose real name is Terius Nash, were married in 2009…

  11. Lady Gaga in Moving Tribute to 'Big Man' at Little Kids Rock

    October 21, 2011 5:55 PM EDT At Thursday night's Little Kids Rock benefit at New York's Edison Ballroom, surprise guest In addition to a silent auction featuring signed drumsticks by Ringo Starr and signed guitars by Slash and Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, the event featured a spirited live auction hosted by…

  12. Romeo Santos Finds His Own 'Formula' After Aventura Success

    October 21, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Anthony "Romeo" Santos was born in the Bronx in 1981. His mom: Puerto Rican. His dad: Dominican. This month, it was announced that Santos will be starring in an upcoming multi-camera ABC comedy series. He will portray the son of Dominicans living in New York's Washington…

  13. Brad Paisley Gets One-of-a-Kind Honor From the Grand Ole Opry

    October 19, 2011 5:00 PM EDT In the 86-year history of the Grand Ole Opry, many historic moments have taken place. Hank Williams debuting in 1949 with "Lovesick Blues." A truck driver named Elvis on the Ryman stage. Garth Brooks and "Friends In Low Places." So as amazing as it sounds, something…

  14. Brian Wilson Starts New Album, Talks Beach Boys Rumors & 'SMiLE'

    October 18, 2011 1:45 PM EDT After reimagining Gershwin, singing "In the Key of Disney" and helping to compile an official release for the Beach Boys ' "SMiLE," Brian Wilson is ready to work on some fresh material again -- his first since "That Lucky Old Sun" in 2008. "I'm…

  15. Montgomery Gentry Proud to Be Indie 'Rebels'

    October 10, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Montgomery Genty might very well be feeling a sense of déjà vu these days, as they gear up for the release of their new disc "Rebels On The Run." Troy Gentry says the music pretty much sounds like the "old" Montgomery Gentry, and part of their "new" team at…

  16. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Kicks Off in Wales

    October 08, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles manslaughter trial of his doctor. On a stage…

  17. Michael Jackson Tribute 10,000 Short of a Sell-Out

    October 07, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Organizers of Saturday's Michael Jackson tribute event in Cardiff, Wales announced they've sold 40,000 tickets ahead of the Millennium Stadium concert, short of a sellout. "I'm excited about tomorrow's event, especially with ticket sales going so well," said…

  18. Steve Jobs Vigil at NYC Apple Store: 'I Feel Like I Lost a Personal Friend'

    October 06, 2011 10:10 AM EDT More than 100 people flocked to Apple's flagship store on 59th Street in New York City Wednesday night to pay respects following the death of Steve Jobs . While security guards quickly removed a handwritten sign stating, "We will miss you, Steve" posted on construction outside…

  19. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 10/1/2011

    October 01, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @yelyahwilliams : Happy 2nd birthday to our 3rd album,…

  20. Billboard Bits: Mick Jagger: Facebook Addict, Katy Perry Reveals New Single Art

    September 30, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Mick Jagger Addicted To… Facebook In a chat with USA Today, Mick Jagger admitted, "I spend way too much time on the computer and not enough time playing the guitar. There's an underlying problem of this…

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