1. The Gaslight Anthem Readies First Major-Label Debut

    July 23, 2012 1:30 PM EDT After Building Its Indie Base With Three Strong Releases, the N.J. Rock Band Is Going Big With 'Handwritten' From the beginning, the Gaslight Anthem has approached making a living from making music as a marathon -- a race to be run not in short bursts, but in a slow, steady build…

  2. Dirty Projectors Put a New Spin on the Hits for Energized Brooklyn Show

    July 13, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Despite the constantly-rotating lineup that is Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors , the group's incredible musicianship is undeniable. After seeing dozens of new bands timidly emerging from behind YouTube webcams with no stage presence, equipped with drummers who rush into the sunset on…

  3. Chart Highlights: Carrie Underwood Crowns Country Songs With 'Good Girl'

    June 04, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Underwood's 'Good Girl' is better than good: it's the new No. 1 on Country Songs. Plus, fellow former 'American Idol' queen Kelly Clarkson tops AC and One Direction rules Dance/Club Play Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  4. The Offspring Still Fly as 'Days Go By' Rises on Rock Charts

    May 21, 2012 10:00 AM EDT California punk group the Offspring is back on the charts with its new single, "Days Go By," which rises 14-12 this week on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. The song is the title track and lead single for the band's ninth studio album (and sixth with Columbia) and its…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Kimbra, One Direction, Rascal Flatts

    May 04, 2012 4:05 PM EDT We love the '90s: Kimbra is the first woman born in the '90s to top the Hot 100. Get ready to feel old, thanks to the young artist featured on the 'LIGHTS' UP: In its 19th week on the Hot 100, Ellie Goulding 's "Lights" shines in the chart's top 40 at…

  6. The Offspring Release New Single, Announce 'Days Go By' Album

    April 30, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Veteran pop-punkers the Offspring will release "Days Go By," their first full-length since 2008's "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace," on June 26 in the U.S. through Columbia. The group unleashed the album's title track as the first official single on Los Angeles&…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Lionel Richie, Kevin Costner, Fenway Park

    April 20, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Richie returns to the Billboard 200 summit after more than 25 years; Costner scores the role of successful singer; and Boston's 100-year-old ballpark has produced musical hits, too. Two weeks ago, HOT STUFF: Red Hot Chili Peppers notch their record-setting 24th Alternative Songs top 10,…

  8. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the "Music of the Rolling Stones"…

  9. Justin Bieber's Mom Writing a Memoir

    March 06, 2012 5:30 PM EST Justin Bieber 's mom is telling her story. Pattie Mallette, Bieber's mother has signed with Revell to write "Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom," the publishing company announced today. He is writing the foreword to the book for his mom. It will be…

  10. 'Idol' Hollywood Week Begins: A Whole Lot of Ups & Downs (Literally)

    February 09, 2012 11:40 AM EST Soooo... how about the ending of last night's "Idol"? It wouldn't have mattered if the performances on last night's first edition of Hollywood Week had featured the most talented crop of young singers the show had ever seen (for the record: it didn't), all thanks…

  11. Ask Billboard: Say Good 'Night' to Gaga's Streak?

    January 15, 2012 6:05 PM EST 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. We'll take a…

  12. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones , Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,…

  13. Advertisement: Sands

    January 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST ADVERTISEMENT _ _ Chart Article _ _ Cheap Trick Rock Hits & Deep Cuts The trio rocked the Sands in Pa. on the Saturday after Turkey Day! _ Win a Tiesto Winter Weekend Getaway Here's your new chance for Tiesto Tickets, Dinner, Hotel & a Limo to and from Sands. _ Boyz II Men Win…

  14. Spotlight On Eruption Music Group

    November 11, 2011 2:57 PM EST Chart Article An Indie Ignites Eruption Music Group takes DIY path to launch diverse new roster. Dream loud. It's the slogan of Eruption Music Group and words to live by for company CEO/artist Marco Bosco and his partner, president/co-founder Aaron J. Braunstein. After Bosco's deal…

  15. Britney Spears 'Saddened' to Hear About Concertgoer's Death

    October 26, 2011 11:48 AM EDT Britney Spears has released a statement following the death of a 31-year-old who fell from a carnival ride just outside Dublin's O2 arena after watching Spears perform. Britney Spears, Nearing 30, Looks to the Future "I was saddened to hear of the tragic accident in Dublin. My heart…

  16. Pukkelpop Music Festival to Return in 2012 Despite Stage Collapse

    October 18, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Pukkelpop, the Belgian music festival hit by tragedy this year when a sudden storm killed five people , will return in 2012. On the festival website , organizers confirmed the 27th edition of the pop fest will be held August 16-18, 2012. Pukkelpop Death Toll Rises to 5 as Organizers Cancel…

  17. Bush Back Atop Alternative Songs With Self-Released 'The Sound of Winter'

    October 18, 2011 11:05 AM EDT B ush notches its first No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative Songs chart since 1999, and its fifth overall, as "The Sound of Winter" rises 3-1. (All charts will be refreshed Thursday (Oct. 20) on Billboard.com). The first single from "The Sea of Memories,…

  18. Billboard Music Awards Style of the Year 2011

    May 17, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Chart Article Billboard Music Awards: Style of The Year A memory-searing spectacle of looks lit up the music landscape this year, along with a few that fizzled. As the Billboard Music Awards approaches, we chart the era of the meat dress, and other prime cuts. Everything Lady Gaga wore this…

  19. Far*East Holds on Hot 100, Swift Makes Another Top Debut

    October 28, 2010 11:10 AM EDT While Far*East Movement holds at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Like a G6," Taylor Swift makes a record-breaking arrival with the final single in the countdown to the release of her "Speak Now" album. After becoming the first artist in the 52-year…

  20. Kenny Chesney Scores A Perfect 10

    September 29, 2010 1:05 PM EDT THE 'FALL' GUY: A week after the onset of autumn (Sept. 22), Kenny Chesney fittingly tops Country Songs with "The Boys of Fall," which rises 2-1. All charts will be refreshed tomorrow (Sept. 30) on Billboard.com. The football-themed tale grants Chesney a Country Songs No.…

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