1. Hot Tours: Metallica, Eagles, Eminem & Jay-Z

    November 18, 2010 12:47 PM EST Legendary heavy metal band Metallica takes the top spot on Hot Tours as nears the end of its World Magnetic Tour that began just over two years ago. The act earns its No. 1 ranking with more than $15 million in box office grosses reported from three of the arenas on the last leg of the tour,…

  2. George Strait Scores 83rd Country Songs Top 10

    November 17, 2010 2:05 PM EST STRAIT TALK: George Strait edges closer to Eddy Arnold 's record for most top 10s on Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "The Breath You Take" rises 11-10. The song is Strait's 83rd top 10 on the list, a sum second only to Arnold's 92, which the late legend…

  3. Susan Boyle Tops Billboard 200, 'Glee' Reigns On Digital Songs

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's a "Dream" come true: the cast of Fox TV's "Glee" and Susan Boyle rock the top of Billboard's charts this week. "Glee's" cover of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" was the top selling song in the U.S. last week, as it'll…

  4. Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith Performing at American Country Awards

    November 15, 2010 5:25 PM EST The American Country Awards will kick off with some star power with Toby Keith , Rascal Flatts , Reba McIntire and Blake Shelton performing on the inaugural show. Josh Turner also is set to perform and Lady Antebellum , Laura Bell Bundy , Rodney Carrington , Jewel and Bret Michaels will make…

  5. Favorite Musicians Of All Time: 28 Stars Sound Off

    November 15, 2010 1:29 PM EST As 2010 starts to wind down and thoughts turn to what has been the best music of the year, we've set our sights on even bigger things and asked over two dozen stars from every genre -- from B.o.B. and Paramore to Sheryl Crow , Trey Songz , Drake , Maroon 5 and Blake Shelton -- who is…

  6. 5 Must-See Moments at the 2010 CMA Awards

    November 11, 2010 12:03 PM EST Although the main event of the 44th Annual Country Music Association Awards were obviously the nine televised honors themselves, last night's (Nov. 10) show packed in performances from almost every major country star in its three-hour span. Duets from Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson , as…

  7. Brad Paisley Wins Entertainer of the Year at CMA Awards

    November 10, 2010 11:20 PM EST The Country Music Association Awards were Miranda Lambert 's and Blake Shelton 's party, but Brad Paisley crashed the festivities. Lambert won three awards, including album of the year, on her 27th birthday and her fiance Shelton grabbed two. But an emotional Paisley, a young gun…

  8. Susan Boyle Battling Taylor Swift for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 5:03 PM EST Two of music's leading ladies are about to meet again on the charts. Susan Boyle , who finished 2009 with the year's second-biggest selling album according to Nielsen SoundScan, is eyeing the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 next week. Standing in her way? The woman who took home…

  9. Nelly's 'Dream' Makes No. 1 A Reality

    November 10, 2010 1:05 PM EST SWEET 'DREAM': Nelly extends his lead for most Pop Songs No. 1s among rappers, as "Just a Dream" rises 2-1. The song is the hip-hop star's fifth No. 1, distancing him further from Eminem , who ranks second with three rap toppers. All charts will be refreshed tomorrow …

  10. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several of the hits and collaborations he's…

  11. Hot Tours: Alejandro Fernandez, George Strait and Reba, Justin Bieber

    November 04, 2010 11:44 AM EDT Alejandro Fernández tops Hot Tour this week with box office stats reported from his recent 10-show run at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. Eight of the shows occurred in September (8-10, 18-19, 23-25) and the final two performances were on Oct. 8-9. Gross totals surpassed 72.8 million pesos…

  12. Reba McEntire Extends Country Songs Record

    November 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'RADIO' ROYALTY: While Taylor Swift dominates headlines on the Billboard 200, as her "Speak Now" blasts in at No. 1, logging the largest sales week since 2005 , according to Nielsen SoundScan, another country queen continues rewriting history on Country Songs. Reba…

  13. Reba McEntire "All the Women I Am"

    October 29, 2010 2:19 PM EDT Among the many ladies Reba McEntire claims to be on her new studio album, "All the Women I Am," is the type that peppers normal conversation with the phrase "kick it"-as in, "I'd kick it with who I wanted/And never get confronted for it." That line is, of…

  14. Loretta Lynn Honored by Kid Rock, Paramore on Tribute Album

    October 22, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Few artists can claim as diverse or loyal a fan base as country music icon Loretta Lynn , as evidenced by the lineup of artists contributing tracks to tribute album "Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn," due Nov. 9 on Columbia Records. Among the set's…

  15. Gwyneth Paltrow to Sing at CMA Awards

    October 20, 2010 1:45 PM EDT Actress Gwyneth Paltrow will be taking the stage at next month's Country Music Association Awards - as a performer. She'll sing the title track of her new movie, "Country Strong," and will be joined by Vince Gill . The film hits theaters in Los Angeles and Nashville on Dec…

  16. POTW: Justin Bieber, President Obama, Drake

    October 15, 2010 2:23 PM EDT Justin Bieber got a gold plaque, Obama joined BET and MTV viewers, Drake posed with cheering cheerleaders, Reba McIntyre and Loretta Lynn got glammed up, Common , Vado and Donnis rocked Diesel, Taio Cruz and Demi Lovato shared a chuckle, Bobby Brown , Mike Posner , Ron Isley and Eryka Badu…

  17. Taylor Swift: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 15, 2010 11:55 AM EDT T Still, "Mine" is off the pace of some other lead singles from major pop albums in the last year. Swift has generally endeared herself to programmers at country radio, which remains the most important means of exposure for the genre. She's likely to receive a lot of latitude…

  18. Country Stars Turn Out For Tribute To Loretta Lynn

    October 13, 2010 5:27 AM EDT It's a long way from the winding roads of Butcher Holler, Kentucky, to the superhighway of country music, but on Tuesday night (Oct. 12) "Coal Miner's Daughter" Loretta Lynn was honored at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for her more than 50 years of songs. The National…

  19. Reba McEntire, "Turn on the Radio"

    September 24, 2010 4:54 PM EDT Reba McEntire has pumped up her sound with rhythmic single "Turn On the Radio," her first offering from upcoming record "All the Women I Am." The country vet's vocals radiate as she describes cutting off her adulterous lover, with echoing harmonies backing her strong…

  20. Hot Tours: André Rieu, Heart, Justin Bieber

    September 16, 2010 1:53 PM EDT Dutch violinist André Rieu tops the Hot Tours list this week largely due to eight concerts he performed during July in the Vrijthof, the main square in Maastricht, the city where he lives in the Netherlands. The concerts, staged outdoors in the city square, drew a total of 59,032 people for…

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