1. The Gaslight Anthem Release Sandy 'National Anthem' Video: Watch

    November 19, 2012 9:02 PM EST The Gaslight Anthem are standing by their home state with a new video. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which devastated New Jersey's famous boardwalk and beyond, the band has released a video for the acoustic track "National Anthem" with images of the storm's destruction.…

  2. Hurricane Sandy: 20 Musician Twitter Reactions

    October 30, 2012 1:55 PM EDT As Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, causing massive floods, fires, and power outages over the last two days, many music stars took to Twitter to share their experiences in the storm (like Swizz Beatz who tried to enjoy the dark with he and Alicia Keys ' toddler Egypt), to show…

  3. The Farm, Fresh Off Debut Hit, Take 'Grateful' Approach

    October 16, 2012 9:30 AM EDT It has been a whirlwind 2012 for The Farm. The trio of Damien Horne, Krista Marie, and Nick Hoffman have crossed several firsts off of their bucket list in 2012. They have seen their debut single, "Home Sweet Home," climb to the top 20, released their debut album, and last week…

  4. Edward Sharpe Eyeing March 2013 For 'More Rambunctious' Album

    September 24, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Alex Ebert says Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes have more where "Here" came from. The frontman says the Los Angeles troupe recorded more than three dozen tracks and culled just nine for its sophomore album, which came out in May and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. The…

  5. Nas, 'Life is Good': Track-By-Track Review

    July 17, 2012 4:50 PM EDT "I know you think my life is good cause my diamond piece/ But my life been good since I started finding peace," Nas rhymes on his nostalgic 90s hip-hop, No ID produced cut, "Loco-Motive." The second verse off "Loco-Motive" highlights the underlying theme of the…

  6. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    July 08, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Mary J. Blige had the New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the palm of her hand on Saturday night (July 7) at the 2012 Essence Music Festival. The legendary singer took all in attendance through a roller coaster of highs and lows, with a set of overflowing emotion. Veteran to the…

  7. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot Among Songwriter Hall inductees

    June 15, 2012 9:54 PM EDT Stevie Nicks prefers writing a song over meeting a handsome prince. Ne-Yo claimed songwriting saved his life. And Bob Seger said writing a song is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing that he does. Converging opinions thrived at the 43rd annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in…

  8. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  9. Watch Of Monsters And Men Play 'Animal' On The Roof

    May 30, 2012 2:15 PM EDT The first show Icelandic folk rockers Of Monsters and Men played during their breakout run at SXSW this March was at an Austin, Tex. bike shop packed with singing fans. And though there was perhaps a little more space to maneuver at Mophonics Studio in NYC, the group did not tone down the…

  10. Savannah Outen: Battle of the Bands 2012 Northwest

    May 16, 2012 1:15 AM EDT Chart Article Northwest Savannah Outen beat out two other acts in the Billboard.com vote to become the finalist in the northwest region. She has the road to Las Vegas now and you can watch her roadtrip videos roll in on the video player on this page below! In Las Vegas, she will play against…

  11. R. Kelly Returns: 'Write Me Back' Due in June

    May 15, 2012 4:40 PM EDT In 2010, R. Kelly issued his "Love Letter," and now he's asking for a response. The R&B legend will release his 11th album, "Write Me Back," on June 26 through RCA Records. The full-length has already been previewed with lead single "Share My Love,"…

  12. Carrie Underwood: Billboard Cover Story

    April 16, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Few female vocalists in any genre can boast a more stylistically diverse résumé than Carrie Underwood . In the past year alone, she's scored a No. 1 country hit with pal Brad Paisley , partnered with rock icon Steven Tyler for top-rated CMT show "Crossroads" and performed with…

  13. Monica, 'New Life': Track-By-Track Review

    April 10, 2012 2:10 PM EDT It's true that loyal fans ride a singer's roller coaster of a career, going along with the highs and lows, the twists and turns. But it's those lows and twists that not only make for the best stories to tell once the ride ends, but shakes us down to our core more than any girl…

  14. 'The Voice' Recap: Juliet Simms Lights It Up, Erin Martin Stumbles

    April 10, 2012 9:45 AM EDT The 10,000 hour theory gets frequently quoted when aging rock fans aim to point out that today's music lacks character, skill, instrumental chops -- you name it. The theory contends that to excel at anything, 10,000 hours need to be invested in practice and/or research before someone is…

  15. Dawn Richard Talks End of Diddy-Dirty Money, 'Armor On' EP & More

    April 03, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Dawn Richard is ready for war. In the past seven years, the singer has endured everything from the breakup of all-girl group Danity Kane to the unexpected disbandment of hip-hop trio Diddy-Dirty Money . But the release of her solo EP "Armor On" (March 27), only proves that Dawn is…

  16. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

    March 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard's sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in…

  17. Track Review: Nicki Minaj, 'Starships'

    March 05, 2012 8:30 AM EST NICKI MINAJ "Starships" (3:30) Producers: RedOne, Carl Falk Writers: various Publishers: various Cash Money/Young Money February was a roller coaster for Nicki Minaj : From performing alongside Madonna and M.I.A. at the Super Bowl to debuting new song "Roman Holiday" at…

  18. Top 24 'American Idols' Of All-Time

    February 28, 2012 1:30 PM EST Chart Article When a singer wins "American Idol," it's undoubtedly his or her biggest music moment to-date. But as we've seen time and time again, winning "Idol" does not necessarily mean that one's career will follow the trajectories of 12-7 6-1 Next » 24…

  19. Kix Brooks' New Single a 'Freedom of Sorts'

    February 17, 2012 5:40 PM EST Last year, Ronnie Dunn released his first solo project since Brooks & Dunn walked away on top in the summer of 2010. While Dunn was climbing the charts with "Bleed Red" and "Cost Of Livin," many fans wondered about the solo plans of Kix Brooks - who spent the year…

  20. Grammys Ratings Soar, Nab Second-Largest Audience Ever

    February 13, 2012 12:55 PM EST The death of Whitney Houston and the return of Adele pushed ratings for the Grammy Awards telecast to a level not seen since the days of Michael Jackson and "Thriller." Sunday's CBS broadcast of the 54th annual Grammy Awards was seen by more than 39 million people, according to…

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