1. Gentlemen Hall Schools New Battle of the Bands Finalists

    May 09, 2012 3:10 PM EDT Chart Article Chart Article Gentlemen Hall On Life Since Last Year's Battle of the Bands Win; Gives Tips to 2012's Finalists Boston rockers Gentlemen Hall won Billboard's Battle of the Bands last year, and now the reigning victors have offered up some advice to the six 2012…

  2. 'Glee' Recap: Spiked Punch, One Direction and a Cliche Prom

    May 09, 2012 11:20 AM EDT While "Glee" aired Tuesday night, North Carolina placed a gay marriage ban on its state constitution. On "Glee," two queer-identified women unsuccessfully ran for Prom King and Queen. Last year we watched Kurt's classmates write him in as Prom Queen as a joke, and…

  3. Why Jermaine Paul Won 'The Voice'

    May 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Less than 20 minutes after the conclusion of NBC's singing competition show "The Voice," the season two victor, Jermaine Paul , joined his coach Blake Shelton on a jam-packed red carpet inside a studio adjacent to the one where the show has been broadcast live since early April…

  4. 'The Voice' Winner Crowned in Shocking Finale

    May 08, 2012 11:30 PM EDT The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and a young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed what the night was really about: choosing a winner…

  5. Village People Songwriter Wins 'Y.M.C.A.' Rights Case

    May 08, 2012 8:59 PM EDT A California federal judge has given original Village People singer Victor Willis a big victory in a case that has been closely followed in the music industry. Last year, Willis terminated rights to his share of 33 of the group's songs, including the monster hit "Y.M.C.A."…

  6. 'American Idol' Recap: Joshua, Hollie Steal '60s/Britpop Night

    May 03, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Five remain on the 11th season of "American Idol," and the competition has rarely been this fierce. Weeks ago, it seemed as though the show had its clear favorites. The Dave Matthews -loving Phillip Phillips was touted as a future star almost every week, as was alt-rocker Colton…

  7. 'American Idol' Recap: Heejun Han Sent Home

    March 30, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Heejun Han brought an unmatched flavor to "American Idol" this season, but entertainment does not always equal overall success. Wednesday night marked the arrival of a more serious Heejun, a foil to the charismatic, lively singer of the previous week. But while his performance of…

  8. 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…

  9. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  10. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery from surgery, Adele called the procedure …

  11. Chart Highlights: Flo Rida Flies to No. 1 on Pop Songs

    February 06, 2012 5:45 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Good Feeling" Flo Rida As…

  12. Album Review: Kellie Pickler, '100 Proof'

    February 06, 2012 8:00 AM EST KELLIE PICKLER "100 Proof" Producers: Frank Liddell, Luke Wooten Label: 19/BNA Release Date: Jan. 24 This blonde and bubbly "American Idol" alum makes for an unlikely source of the kind of old-fashioned countrypolitan albums we used to get regularly from Dolly Parton and…

  13. Silver Screen Updates: Timberlake to Play Ball With Eastwood, Swift Not Starring in 'Les Mis'

    February 01, 2012 12:20 PM EST No surprise that Justin Timberlake is headed back to the silver screen, where he will star alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in the Warner Bros. film "Trouble With the Curve." Meanwhile, it looks like Taylor Swift will be staying away from the film world for a little while…

  14. Top 5 NFL Victory Dances

    January 30, 2012 12:00 PM EST At this weekend's Ravens-49ers Super Bowl, we can expect Beyonce to show off some spirited dance moves during this halftime show, but even Bey can pick up a move or two from the players themselves. Although end zone touchdown dances now produce penalties, plenty of players will have…

  15. 'Idol' Alum Kellie Pickler Toughens Up With '100 Proof'

    January 23, 2012 2:10 PM EST It's been more than three years since Kellie Pickler's self-titled sophomore album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart (No. 9 on Billboard 200), but the "American Idol" alumna has hardly been idle. "I jumped, not giving a shit whether my…

  16. Dierks Bentley Returns 'Home' to Country

    January 21, 2012 9:00 AM EST When Dierks Bentley steps onstage at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 2 to launch his new album, "Home," the show may feel like a walk down memory lane. "I played gigs on Lower Broadway for a number of years. I'd walk by the building at three o'clock in the…

  17. 'American Idol' Season 10: Where Are They Now?

    January 18, 2012 7:05 AM EST In interviews following their elimination from the show, "American Idol" contestants often claim that his or her road to stardom has not ended, and that good things are to come on the horizon. But, if previous seasons are any indication, continued fame is hard to come by, unless…

  18. 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…

  19. Chart Highlights: Lady Gaga's 'Marry The Night' Tops Dance/Club Play Songs

    January 09, 2012 4:45 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "We Found Love" Rihanna…

  20. Alex Day's 'Forever Yours' Sends Him Flying on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    December 29, 2011 8:37 PM EST The biggest leap on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week belongs to YouTube phenomenon Alex Day, who profits from the buzz generated by his top five debut on the Official U.K. Singles chart. On the Social 50 tally, he flies 47-28 in just his second week on the list. The chart's…

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