1. Foo Fighters Rule Newest Hot Tours Recap

    February 12, 2015 3:29 PM EST Earning the top slot on the weekly slate of Hot Tours (see list below) are the Foo Fighters , with tickets sales reported from the band's 16-day trek through South America in January. Touring in support of the album Sonic Highways , the rockers began the tour with a pair of stadium…

  2. How Much Did Apple Execs Make in 2014? A Lot

    January 23, 2015 11:32 AM EST From Burberry to Al Gore, the view from the top of the Apple is quite nice. In a development that should surprise no one ever, upper-tier Apple executives are extremely well-compensated individuals, this according to a  recent SEC filing  that lays out just how much cheddar the top six…

  3. Katy Perry Down Under Leads Latest Hot Tours Recap

    January 02, 2015 7:40 PM EST Katy Perry dominates the weekly Hot Tours tally (see list, below) with more than $42 million in ticket sales reported from her Prismatic tour's final stand of 2014: a six-week run through Australia and New Zealand. The pop diva sold out 25 performances in six venues during the…

  4. 10 Artists To Watch in 2015

    December 31, 2014 10:00 AM EST These 10 artists are not household names by any means, but based on their musical output thus far and stated 2015 plans, we're betting that you'll know some (or all) of them by the end of 2015. From rising female pop voices to a faceless EDM whiz to a spunky country duo…

  5. Rolling Stones & Lady Gaga Wrap Up Their Tours on Top

    December 05, 2014 6:44 PM EST The Rolling Stones lead the weekly slate of Hot Tours with $21.7 million in sales reported from the final four concerts on its 14 On Fire tour that played in 19 countries on 3 continents this year. The tour's final leg through seven cities in Australia and New Zealand wrapped with a…

  6. Amanda Palmer on Her New Memoir, Self-Doubt, Self-Editing and Feminist Trolling

    November 10, 2014 12:16 PM EST On a recent fall afternoon at Bard College, the musician Amanda Palmer was wrapping up Sunday’s rehearsal for a student production she composed music for called The Bed Show . The 38-year old has an easygoing demeanor for someone whose eyebrows are painted like lines of barbed wire. She…

  7. Live Nation Revenues Up in Third Quarter

    October 30, 2014 5:21 PM EDT Live Nation earnings releases are becoming predictable -- in a good way. Strong demand for concerts, continued gains in ticketing and growth in high-margin sponsorship and advertising revenue have the music behemoth's diversified business model running smoothly and on-target. Third…

  8. Pop Shop Podcast: Special Co-Host Darren Criss & Special Guest Jimmy Fallon!

    October 16, 2014 10:40 AM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events.…

  9. Jason Aldean Earns Second No. 1 Album, Third-Largest Week of 2014

    October 15, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Country star Jason Aldean nets his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new release, Old Boots, New Dirt , kicks in atop the list. It starts with 278,000 sold in the week ending Oct. 12, the third-largest sales week of 2014 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Only the…

  10. Top 20 Best Selling Comedy Albums (Nielsen SoundScan Era)

    May 16, 2014 12:29 PM EDT 'The Blue Collar Comedy Tour' gang dominate the list of the top 20 biggest selling comedy albums of the Nielsen SoundScan era. The quartet — Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White — own 10 of the 20 titles on the list. Of those, Foxworthy has four of the top…

  11. Top 25 Tours of 2013

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST The Top 25 Tours of 2013 are ranked by gross, compiled from Billboard Boxscores reported from Nov. 14, 2012, to Nov. 12, 2013. The Year in Touring 2013: Beyond The Numbers THE YEAR IN MUSIC 2013: Main • Buy the Issue • Subscribe • Billboard on iPad Bruno Mars: Artist of the Year…

  12. Ask Billboard: Taylor Swift's Career Sales

    August 25, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Yet more on the superstar's strong 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. TAYLOR…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Adele Reaches Milestone in 'X-Factor'-Heavy U.K. Chart Week

    December 05, 2011 9:30 AM EST Singer Overtakes Amy Winehouse to Have Century's Top-Selling Album The U.K. charts have the "X Factor" again this week, with former finalist Olly Murs debuting atop the album chart with "In Case You Didn't Know" and the charity release by the show's 2011…

  16. Hot Tours: Enrique Iglesias, Tears for Fears, Tiesto

    November 29, 2011 12:30 PM EST Enrique Iglesias lands at No. 1 on this week's Hot Tours recap with more than $7.2 million in grosses reported from the final nine dates on his Euphoria Tour that ended in early November. The final leg of the tour wound through North American markets during September and October before…

  17. Hot Tours: Journey, Justin Bieber, Marc Anthony

    October 14, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Journey soars to the top of the Hot Tours rankings with box office grosses reported from outdoor amphitheaters and arenas during the North American summer leg of the Eclipse Tour. After launching the tour in late February, the band played Latin American and European dates during the spring…

  18. Hot Tours: Steely Dan, Luis Miguel, Rascal Flatts

    September 23, 2011 3:22 PM EDT Steely Dan secures a No. 1 ranking on Hot Tours with box office grosses reported from its summer touring trek, dubbed the Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven Tour. The North American leg of the tour kicked off in Seattle with a sellout crowd at the WaMu Theater on July 2. WaMu is a performance…

  19. Eminem Overtakes Lady Gaga as Most 'Liked' Living Artist On Facebook

    February 24, 2011 4:13 PM EST It's official -- Eminem is the most "liked" living artist on Facebook. The Detroit rapper overtook Lady Gaga this week for the distinction, currently coming in at over 28,883,000 'likes' as opposed to Gaga's 28,872,000. Eminem Passes 1 Billion YouTube Views…

  20. Ask Billboard: What-The-Forget Is Going On?

    January 28, 2011 5:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. WHAT-THE-FORGET…

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