1. Grammys 2011 Predictions: How Did We Do?

    February 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST chartArticle_ignore It's always tough to predict the winners of music's biggest night, but this year's Grammy Awards featured especially jaw-dropping outcomes in the major categories. With more obscure artists like Arcade Fire and Esperanza Spalding besting mainstream…

  2. Grammys 2011 Winners List

    February 13, 2011 7:30 PM EST Check here for winners in the major categories of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards: Grammys 2011 Main Page RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum "Nothin' On You," B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars "Love The Way You Lie," Eminem Featuring Rihanna …

  3. The Boxer Rebellion: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 1:01 PM EST The Boxer Rebellion Genre: Rock Formed in London in 2001, alternative rockers The Boxer Rebellion are not exactly strangers to the U.S. charts. In 2009, the band tasted Stateside success with their second album "Union," which crashed onto the Billboard 200 album based on the…

  4. Bristol Palin Foxtrots to Bruno Mars on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    October 05, 2010 12:10 PM EDT Last night (Oct. 4) the cast members of "Dancing With The Stars" waltzed, sambaed and foxtrotted their way through the third round of competition. The challenge put before all couples for this round of elimination was to tell a story through their dances -- and as usual some were…

  5. Santana, Michael Buble, Kings Of Leon Preview New Albums

    September 15, 2010 4:45 PM EDT WHAT'S IN STORE: Or, technically, not quite yet in stores. Still, the launch of the fourth-quarter retail blitz impacts multiple airplay charts, where three notable acts debut with lead singles from forthcoming albums. Santana enters Adult Contemporary at No. 25 with "While My…

  6. Lissie Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    September 08, 2010 4:58 PM EDT Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. Lissie…

  7. Katy Perry Doubles Up No. 1s on Billboard 200, Digital Songs Charts

    September 01, 2010 11:13 AM EDT K aty Perry does double duty at No. 1 this week on both the Billboard 200 albums chart and the Digital Songs tally thanks to the arrival of her "Teenage Dream" album. Her second Capitol effort starts atop the Billboard 200 with 192,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan -- marking her…

  8. Ask Billboard: Eminem's Multi-Chart Domination

    August 27, 2010 5:30 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. LOTS OF '…

  9. Eminem Won't Budge From No. 1 on Billboard 200, Lil Wayne Tops Digital Songs

    August 25, 2010 11:01 AM EDT While the Billboard 200 album chart's top 10 welcomes six debuts, none can push Eminem's "Recovery" out of the top slot (116,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan; down 12%). The set thus spends its seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 -- the most weeks atop the list…

  10. Eminem Looks To Stand Pat at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 19, 2010 12:15 PM EDT As "Recovery" notches a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Eminem will probably stand steady for a lucky number seventh week on next week's chart. None of this week's new releases are projected to knock him off his perch. Eminem Recovers No. 1 on Billboard 200,…

  11. David Gray Shows Softer Side on 'Foundling'

    August 10, 2010 10:22 AM EDT The "quieter moments" of the sessions for David Gray's 2009 album "Draw the Line" are yielding "Foundling," the British singer-songwriter's ninth studio album, just 11 months later. "It was recorded during the same session...when we weren't…

  12. Ray LaMontagne Takes the Reins for 'God Willin'

    August 07, 2010 12:00 PM EDT When it was time for Ray LaMontagne to begin recording his fourth album, the location he chose came as a surprise to absolutely no one. Long known as something of a recluse who prefers the comforts of his home in western Massachusetts to hitting the road, LaMontagne summoned his backing band…

  13. 'American Idol' Recap: 'Love' Is The Answer For Todrick Hall

    March 10, 2010 8:19 PM EST Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. --- I have to say, the song spoilers that leaked this afternoon made me super excited for tonight's show -- and not in a nice way.…

  14. Elvis Costello's Live Series Continues With 'Hollywood High'

    December 09, 2009 4:15 PM EST E lvis Costello 's second release in his "The Costello Show" live performance series will be "Live at Hollywood High," a complete 20-song concert recording from June, 1978. The album, which includes 11 previously unreleased tracks performed by Costello and his band…

  15. Michael Johns Not Holding Back On First Post-'Idol' Album

    May 29, 2009 4:43 PM EDT While the American Idol post-season promo drive for Summer 2009 has kicked into gear for Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, Season 7's Michael Johns will be resurfacing this summer with his first post-Idol album entitled "Hold Back My Heart." Due June 23 via TRP Records, the twelve…

  16. Kenny Chesney Scores Fifth Chart-Topping Album

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country Albums as "Lucky Old Sun" (BNA) moves 176,000 copies in the U.S. However, this marks the lowest sales debut for one of Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country…

  17. Pink, Keane Rule U.K. Charts

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As Pink's "So What" (LaFace) started a third week atop the new U.K. singles chart, Keane scored a No. 1 debut with its third album, "Perfect Symmetry" (Universal Island). As Pink's "So What" (LaFace) started a third week atop the new U.K. singles chart,…

  18. Zac Brown Band

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Zac Brown was 18, he set out on the road in a van with his dog Pete, a drummer and a PA system. When Zac Brown was 18, he set out on the road in a van with his dog Pete, a drummer and a PA system. He played at clubs all over the Southeast, carefully assembling the hardworking pieces of…

  19. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney continues the free and easy vibe on his latest album, Keane rediscovers its mojo on album number three and Lucinda Williams rocks out with abandon in this week's Hot Product. Singer/songwriter Ray Lamontagne's "Gossip in the Grain" (RCA). Country artist Billy…

  20. Ray LaMontagne Works Against The 'Grain'

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of his 2006 album "Till the Sun Turns Black," Ray LaMontagne is set to release his third studio album, "Gossip in the Grain," Sept. 9 via RCA. On the heels of his 2006 album "Till the Sun Turns Black," Ray LaMontagne is set to release his third…

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