1. Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum Nab Big ACM Awards

    April 19, 2010 10:44 AM EDT When Carrie Underwood took the gamble and tried out for "American Idol," she never imagined a night - or year - quite like this one. Underwood made history Sunday night (Apr. 18) by becoming the first woman to win entertainer of the year twice at the Academy of Country Music Awards.…

  2. Ask Billboard: Ushering In Another No. 1

    April 09, 2010 6:45 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'RAYMOND V RAYMOND,' VS. WHO ELSE? Hi Gary, With Usher having his…

  3. Chart Beat Wednesday: Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Yoko Ono

    April 07, 2010 1:05 PM EDT '20' TO 1: Zac Brown Band 's "The Foundation" becomes the eighth major label debut album in the Nielsen BDS-monitored data era to yield at least three No. 1s on Country Songs, as "Highway 20 Ride" rolls 2-1. The song follows "Chicken Fried" and …

  4. Aldean, Lady A, Sugarland Lead CMT Nominations

    April 05, 2010 2:21 PM EDT J ason Aldean , Lady Antebellum and Sugarland each are up for four CMT Music Awards. Six other country music acts received three nominations apiece. CMT announced eight nominees in most categories Monday and fans can vote at the network's Web site until May 3 to narrow each to four…

  5. Chart Beat Wednesday: Stone Temple Pilots, Easton Corbin, Lady Antebellum

    March 24, 2010 1:05 PM EDT STONE ROCK: Stone Temple Pilots touch down on Alternative Songs at No. 39 with "Between the Lines," the format cornerstone band's first entry on the list since 2003. The Scott Weiland-led group's new track concurrently starts as the Hot Shot Debut on Rock Songs at No. 40. …

  6. Ask Billboard: Who's Bigger, Def Leppard Or Poison?

    March 12, 2010 2:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALK DIRTY TO, AND POUR SOME SUGAR ON, ME Hi Gary, Who has totaled more…

  7. Chart Beat Thursday: Taio Cruz, Ludacris, Peter Gabriel

    March 11, 2010 2:35 PM EST RECORD 'BREAK'-ER: As previously reported , Taio Cruz skyrockets 53-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his maiden chart entry, "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris . The song's ascent to the apex marks the biggest jump to No. 1 for an artist's first Hot 100…

  8. Chart Beat Thursday: Johnny Cash, Zac Brown Band, Black Eyed Peas

    March 04, 2010 2:05 PM EST BACK IN BLACK: Two days after Johnny Cash 's "American VI: Ain't No Grave" was released Feb. 23, Apple announced that the iTunes store had sold its 10 billionth song: Cash's "Guess Things Happen That Way." Billboard 200 chart manager Keith Caulfield muses…

  9. Lady Antebellum Leads ACM Awards Nods

    March 02, 2010 10:05 AM EST An astounding run keeps getting better for Lady Antebellum . Already buoyed by the crossover success of its latest album, the country trio learned it's up for seven Academy of Country Music Awards when nominations were announced Tuesday. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood are next with…

  10. Ask Billboard: Energizer-Bunny Albums

    February 12, 2010 4:45 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. HANGIN' TOUGH Hi Gary, I've noticed that over the past year-plus,…

  11. Lady Antebellum Tops Album Charts, Pickle Spears Nickelback

    February 10, 2010 5:29 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, last week's Grammy winners are owning this week's album charts, with crossover country stars Lady Antebellum holding the top spot on the Billboard 200 for the second week. Other big climbers included Pink and the…

  12. Grammy Stars Shine On Billboard 200, Lady Antebellum Holds At No. 1

    February 10, 2010 11:00 AM EST L ady Antebellum's "Need You Now" stands tall at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, as the set shifts 209,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the set bowed atop the list with 481,000, the biggest sales week for a country album since Taylor Swift's …

  13. Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Topped By Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews

    February 09, 2010 1:26 PM EST The 2010 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is taking an unusual route to its lineup announcement today (Feb. 9), rolling out the bill one artist at a time on its website. Billboard sources, however, have confirmed that the festival headliners will include Jay-Z , Stevie Wonder…

  14. Grammy Acts Will See Boost On Next Week's Billboard 200

    February 07, 2010 6:50 PM EST Next week's Billboard 200 album chart will shine brightly with big gains courtesy of last Grammy Awards, which aired on Jan. 31. Grammy winner and performer Lady Antebellum looks likely to remain on top of the tally for a second week with "Need You Now," and Grammy exposure…

  15. Grammy Winners On The Charts

    February 02, 2010 11:05 AM EST Highlighted by Lady Gaga 's show-opening duet with Elton John , Beyonce 's cover of Alanis Morissette 's "You Oughta Know" and Pink taking her acrobatic act previously performed on last year's MTV Music Video Awards to new heights (literally), the 52nd Grammy…

  16. Grammy Predictions: How Did We Do?

    January 31, 2010 11:44 PM EST Thousands of you voted on who should win the big 2010 Grammys, we weighed in with our predictions too... But Grammy night never turns out exactly how anyone expects it to. Here's how it all turned out. Record of the Year Winner: "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon We Predicted: …

  17. Beyonce, Taylor Swift Score Big At 2010 Grammy Awards

    January 31, 2010 11:36 PM EST The winners of the 52nd annual Grammy Awards Sunday were a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll - but a diva was the one who put a ring on the whole night. Beyonce led all artists on the evening with six wins, a Grammy record for a female artist in a single year. The trophy for song…

  18. Grammy 2010 Winners List

    January 31, 2010 8:30 PM EST Check out the winners for the major categories at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, as they are announced. RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon "Halo" - Beyoncé I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas "Poker Face" - Lady Gaga "You Belong With…

  19. Ting Tings, Silversun Pickups, Zac Brown Band Talk Best New Artist Noms

    January 30, 2010 11:34 AM EST The Best New Artist category is traditionally the hardest of Grammy Awards winners to predict. This year, with breakout superstar Lady Gaga ineligible for the prize due to an early single's nomination in 2009, the field is particularly wide-open. LISTEN TO THE NOMINEES For the Ting-Tings…

  20. Zac Brown Band, "Highway 20 Ride"

    January 29, 2010 3:54 PM EST On "Highway 20 Ride," the fourth single from Zac Brown Band 's million-selling "The Foundation," there's no fried chicken, no beer and no sand to be found. Consider it a sign of frontman Brown's softer side, and proof he and his bandmates can do more than…

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