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  1. This Week in Music History: Bing Crosby Got Runover By A Grandma; Virgin Megastore's 10-Year Plan

    December 19, 2011 12:13 PM EST : Bing Crosby Got Run Over By A Grandma Billboard, Dec. 21, 1985, page 57 Which holiday favorite tops the Billboard Christmas singles chart in the Dec. 19, 1985 issue? In a shocking turn of events, it isn't Bing Crosby's traditional ...

  2. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Projected to Be 2011's Second-Biggest Selling Album

    December 16, 2011 8:27 PM EST As we reported on Dec. 14, Michael Buble's "Christmas" album should hold at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth week, so say industry prognosticators. The set could sell another 450,000 to 500,000 copies by the end of the ...

  3. Bachata Star Romeo Santos Touring Arenas In Early 2012

    December 13, 2011 9:04 PM EST Bachata superstar Romeo Santos is going on a national arena tour in early 2012, according to a spokesperson. The Latin singer/songwriter, who is also the lead vocalist of Aventura, had a successful year as a solo artist in addition to being signed ...

  4. Jagger and 'Jagger': Mick and Maroon 5 Chart Together on Hot 100

    December 02, 2011 3:41 PM EST As previously reported , will.i.am's "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)," featuring Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez, bounds onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 36. The trio premiered the first single from will.i.am' ...

  5. Chart Moves: Lady Gaga's 'Marry' Moves Up, Michael Jackson Misses With 'Immortal', Divas Duke It Out

    December 01, 2011 4:26 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Rihanna notches a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, while LMFAO is among a host of acts that benefit from performances on the Ameri ...

  6. Rihanna Still No. 1 on Hot 100; LMFAO, Maroon 5, Katy Perry Get AMA Bumps

    November 30, 2011 5:21 PM EST Rihanna notches a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), while LMFAO is among a host of acts that benefit from performances on the American Music Awards, broadcast live Nov. 20 on ABC ...

  7. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Squeaks Past Nickelback to Take No. 1 on Billboard 200

    November 30, 2011 11:00 AM EST In the tightest race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in four years, Michael Buble's "Christmas" rises 2-1 on the tally while Nickelback's new "Here and Now" debuts at No. 2. "Christmas" sold a little more tha ...

  8. Aurotone Network Launches in UK, Connects Music Licensing Dots

    November 28, 2011 1:29 PM EST The Aurotone Network , a new global initiative that aims to revolutionize the way that music is sourced for advertisements, film and computer games, has launched in the United Kingdom. The organization comprises of over 40 music experts and indust ...

  9. Chart Moves: Matt Nathanson Gets a CMA Bump, Led Zeppelin's 'IV' Returns

    November 17, 2011 4:32 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, Rihanna spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, and debuts at No. 73 with next single "You Da One," while Taylor Swift debuts t ...

  10. Hot Chelle Rae, Daughtry to Perform at American Music Awards

    November 15, 2011 1:00 PM EST Rock bands Daughtry and Hot Chelle Rae have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American Music Awards (the latter will play the official pre-show). They join previously announced performers Katy Perry, Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera, Ju ...

  11. Frank Sinatra 'Best of the Best' Set Finds Capitol, Reprise Teaming Up for the First Time

    November 14, 2011 8:35 AM EST After decades of keeping Frank Sinatra's recordings era-specific, Reprise and Capitol Records are joining forces for the first time with Tuesday's release of "Sinatra: Best of the Best." The 23-track album opens with 1953' ...

  12. At Warner Music Nashville's Post CMA Awards Party, Blake Shelton, Lady A, John Esposito Revel Until The Wee Hours

    November 10, 2011 3:26 PM EST From left: Starstruck Management Group's Brandon Blackstock, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Faith Hill, John Oates, Warner Music Nashville President & CEO, John Esposito, Red Light Management's Will Botwin, Starstruck Management Group� ...

  13. Taylor Swift, The Band Perry Win Big at 2011 CMA Awards

    November 09, 2011 11:56 PM EST It was a mix of old favorites and new blood at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards, as many acts on the show claimed their first trophies. The first award of the night was proof of this, as Republic Nashville's The Band Perry, th ...

  14. Adele's Next '21' Single Changes To 'Set Fire to the Rain' After Feedback From Radio Programmers

    November 09, 2011 12:52 PM EST While Columbia Records had originally intended to release "Rumour Has It" as the next pop and adult radio single from Adele's album "21," the label will instead promote "Set Fire to the Rain" as the set's ne ...

  15. SESAC Awards Honor Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott as Songwriter of the Year

    November 08, 2011 10:52 AM EST Left to right: SESAC's Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Tim Fink; Jim Lauderdale & SESAC's Director, Writer/Publisher Relations Amy Beth Hale. SESAC's Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Tim Fink with Eden' ...

  16. Brad Paisley, Ben Hayslip, Allen Shamblin Win Big at ASCAP Country Music Awards

    November 07, 2011 8:46 AM EST Brad Paisley's hit "Anything Like Me" was written to celebrate a son whose arrival led a man to contemplate the progression of his life. Paisley saw his own life's progression on display again Nov. 6 when he walked off with two ...

  17. Lady Gaga Gets Her Own Thanksgiving TV Special

    November 03, 2011 8:13 PM EDT For those who aren't interested in watching NFL games or, you know, spending time talking to their families on Thanksgiving, Lady Gaga is offering an alternative in the form of her first holiday special. According to the Los Angeles Times, &q ...

  18. Coldplay Claims Third No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 With 'Mylo Xyloto'

    November 02, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected, Coldplay climbs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its third chart-topping set, "Mylo Xyloto," selling 447,000 in its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The bow for "Mylo" marks the third-largest sales ...

  19. Backbeat: Michael Jackson's 'Immortal' Listening Session; Journos Dance in Their Chairs

    October 31, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Epic Records' Courtney Lowery and Tara Melega welcomed journalists at the NYC Sony Music Office. Thursday (Oct. 27), Sony Music's Epic Records held a private listening session of Michael Jackson's "Immortal" (Nov. 21). Epi ...

  20. YouTube Set to Announce TV Initiative With 100 Niche Channels

    October 28, 2011 5:00 PM EDT In a low-budget early effort to compete with satellite and cable TV providers, YouTube is set to announce Friday that it has partnered with several entities to roll out television-style channels with professionally produced shows that will strike ...

  21. 'American Idol's' Crystal Bowersox Parts Ways With 19 Recordings, Sony Music

    October 20, 2011 8:33 PM EDT Following Lee DeWyze's lead, "American Idol's" Crystal Bowersox has parted ways with her label. The season 9 runner-up was signed to Sony Music's Jive Records (the label's moniker was recently retired by RCA Records, ...

  22. Backbeat: Romeo Santos on New Album, Will Smith's Acting Tips, George Lopez's Comedy Skit

    October 13, 2011 3:59 PM EDT Movie Star Good Looks: Romeo Santos (right), whose solo album drops Nov. 8 with Billboard's Leila Cobo. Which track from Romeo Santos ' upcoming Nov. 8 solo release, "Formula, Vol. 1," has most single potential? Hard to say, re ...

  23. Romeo Santos To Star In ABC-TV Comedy Produced By Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment

    October 12, 2011 6:45 PM EDT As the Nov. 8 date of his solo debut approaches, Romeo Santos, the lead singer of urban/bachata group Aventura, has announced he will star in a comedy series slated to air on ABC. The as yet untitled project will be produced by Overbrook Entertain ...

  24. Adele Leads American Music Awards Nominations

    October 11, 2011 3:51 PM EDT In the first development of many expected awards-show sweeps this year, Adele led the nominations of the 39th annual American Music Awards, which were announced in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Oct. 11). The singer-songwriter -- whose sophomore album, & ...

  25. 'The X Factor' Vs. 'American Idol:' Who's Leading the Battle for Talent Show Supremacy (Analysis)

    October 07, 2011 9:43 PM EDT Now that "The X Factor" has had a minute to make its initial impression on America, with some 11.2 million people tuning in faithfully in week two, the time has come for us to step back and a take a good look at the slate of singing cont ...

  26. Steve Jobs Set Course Forward for Music, Movies, Books

    October 07, 2011 8:21 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Jobs made it easy for people to entertain themselves on high-tech devices, and he unveiled gadget after gadget with an effortless touch. But away from the bright lights of the stage, Jobs was a tough negotiator who took tu ...

  27. Chart Moves: Nickelback's Newest Arrives on Hot 100

    October 06, 2011 6:04 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: Adele's "Someone Like You" returns for a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as previously reported, while Rihanna makes history as the solo artist to accumulate 20 top 10s on the list the fastest , as &q ...

  28. Aussie Teen King Cody Simpson Ready To Go 'Coast to Coast' in the U.S.

    September 23, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Although he's frequently compared to Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson is ready to prove there's room under the spotlight for more than one teen king. The 14-year-old Australian sensation arrived on the scene in 2009 when producer Shawn Camp ...

  29. Backbeat: L.A.'s Correatown Throws Album Release Show At Bootleg Theater

    September 23, 2011 1:35 AM EDT Backstage at the Bootleg (l-r): Correatown band members Rob Poynter (drums), Mike Corwin (guitar), Jenni Tarma (bass), Lisa Richards (manager), Angela Correa (vocals, guitar) and Jason Ruck (keyboards). (Photo by Mitchell Peters) California native ...

  30. Come Together: Musical Events Scheduled to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

    September 08, 2011 5:30 PM EDT NEW YORK: Remember to Love Trinity Church Sept. 9, first performance at 11 a.m., last performance at 8:30 p.m. Performances by Bach Choir of Bethlehem (Pennsylvania), the Washington (D.C.) Chorus, New York City Master Chorale, Copley Singers (Bost ...

  31. Slacker Drives Into Automobiles With Harman Aha Deal

    September 08, 2011 12:24 PM EDT Slacker Drives Into Automobiles With Harman Aha Deal By Antony Bruno (AntonyNBruno) Looks like the car is now the cool place to hang out if you're a digital music service. Slacker is pushing its way into the vehicle via a partnership with in- ...

  32. Rising Country Stars Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton Shake-Up CMA Nominations

    September 06, 2011 5:00 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After a decade toiling away at the microphone without much recognition, Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton are breaking through in a big way. Two of country's leading men nabbed their first Country Music Association Award ...

  33. Michael Jackson, King of Pop and Pop Charts, Remembered

    August 29, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Aug. 29 marks what would have been Michael Jackson's 53rd birthday. While the King of Pop passed June 25, 2009, his legacy lives on. Here is a look at the astounding dominance that Jackson exhibited on Billboard surveys. WANNA BE STARTIN' ...

  34. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog; Spirit Acquires Guercio's Publishing

    August 11, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog In separate deals, Bicycle Music has acquired Glen Ballard's Aerostation Corporation music catalog and a significant interest in Marvin Hamlisch's catalog. Te ...

  35. Nicki Minaj Shoots Up To Social 50's Top 10 Following Wardrobe Malfunction

    August 11, 2011 3:43 PM EDT A wardrobe malfunction on "Good Morning America" gives Nicki Minaj a boost up to the top 10 on the Social 50. The singer slipped out of her top while performing on ABC's morning talker on Aug. 5, and in turn, the resulting media fre ...

  36. Natasha Bedingfield Explains How Her Unlikely Collaboration With Rascal Flatts Came About

    August 10, 2011 4:47 PM EDT Six years after she made her debut on the Hot 100, British-born Natasha Bedingfield is in new chart territory, breaking into the top 30 of the Hot Country Songs chart this week as "Easy," her collaboration with Rascal Flatts, jumps 31-29 ...

  37. Latin Power Players: Cesar Conde

    August 01, 2011 10:20 PM EDT Cesar Conde President, Univision Networks Nearly two years after his appointment, Cesar Conde's impact as president of Univision Networks is clearly felt. The company includes not only the Univision network (the top-rated Spanish-language TV ...

  38. Adam Lambert, Colbie Caillat, Avril Lavigne to Mentor Kids On 'Majors & Minors'

    July 29, 2011 3:53 PM EDT Adam Lambert, Colbie Caillat, Avril Lavigne and Claude Kelly are joining the list of recording artists who will mentor the dozen youngsters competing on Hub TV's fall show "Majors and Minors." including Brandy, Leona Lewis, Jordin S ...

  39. Coldplay Launching Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Concert Series

    July 12, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Coldplay will perform in Los Angeles later this summer to help launch the fourth annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free concert series designed to showcase the capabilities of the newly released Samsung Infuse 4G, available exclusively throu ...

  40. Alphonso 'Fonce' Mizell of the Mizell Brothers Dead at 68

    July 11, 2011 4:29 PM EDT Alphonso "Fonce" Mizell, a renowned producer, songwriter and member of Motown hit-makers The Corporation as well as half of the legendary production duo The Mizell Brothers, has passed away, according to a report in the L.A. Times . The ...

  41. Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley To Co-Host 2011 CMA Awards (Watch Announcement)

    July 11, 2011 2:01 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will be back together again in November. They've been picked to host the Country Music Association Awards for a fourth straight year. The 45th annual awards will be aired live Nov. 9 fr ...

  42. Elton John Forms New Company: Rocket Music Entertainment Group

    June 30, 2011 4:28 PM EDT Elton John , who recently left Twenty-First Artists, the management company he co-founded in 1999, has formed a new music company called the Rocket Music Entertainment Group. The company "is set up to be an all-encompassing music company with ...

  43. Beyonce Album Sales Are a 'Vindication,' Columbia's Rob Stringer Says

    June 29, 2011 6:15 PM EDT After reports of dissatisfaction, panic and other pre-release drama, executives at Columbia Records are feeling vindicated by the positive early returns for Beyonce 's new album, "4." "All the speculation that gets around is fr ...

  44. NBC Sings Its Way to the Top of the Ratings

    June 29, 2011 7:54 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Given how NBC's summer is going, the network might want to make sure that everyone it puts on the air in prime time has a good singing voice. The nation's five most-watched television programs last week were all on NBC, a ...

  45. Hulu Considering Putting Itself Up For Sale

    June 22, 2011 7:15 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Online video service Hulu is exploring putting itself up for sale after receiving an unsolicited takeover offer, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The offer was large enough to make Hulu's board review the deal and c ...

  46. Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Close Out CMA Fest

    June 13, 2011 9:53 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Special guests and sing-a-longs helped enhance the Country Music Association Music Festival fan experience at LP Field. Taylor Swift closed out the fourth and final night of concerts Sunday with an energetic set that included ca ...

  47. Alabama, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and Dozens More Light Up CMA Music Fest's Opening Night

    June 10, 2011 10:45 AM EDT "Old Alabama" helped the CMA Music Festival turn 40 as country's most-successful group of all time, Alabama, showed the strength of its influence during a June 9 stadium concert at Nashville's LP Field on the festival's op ...

  48. More Ads Hit Online TV as Web Audiences Grow

    June 09, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - One of the rewards of watching TV online is not having to sit through as many commercials. Now the networks are chipping away at that little luxury. CBS shows twice as many ads per show on its website as it did last year. The CW netw ...

  49. 'American Idol' Ratings Up From Last Year

    May 26, 2011 6:26 PM EDT Country crooner Scotty McCreery and Fox itself are both smiling over the conclusion of "American Idol." Wednesday's finale of the nation's most popular television show was seen by an estimated 29.3 million people. The Nielsen C ...

  50. Late-Night TV: Who Books the Music Acts for Letterman, Leno, Fallon and More, and What They're Looking For

    May 26, 2011 1:04 PM EDT Late-night television is as crowded as it has ever been, making for a lively playing field as shows jockey to be first with an act or book them exclusively. That competition for hot up-and-coming acts, especially in rock, has made late-night telev ...

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