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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. '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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Adele's '21' Clocks Ninth Week At No. 1, Lady Gaga On Deck

    May 25, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected, Adele's "21" album continues to cling to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for a ninth nonconsecutive week -- just the fourth album since 2000 to spend that long at No. 1. It sold 137,000 last week, according to Niels ...

  12. Billboard Music Awards: No. 1 With Prime Ratings Audience

    May 23, 2011 5:43 PM EDT Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards -- which featured performances from Beyonce, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Keith Urban and many more -- drew its biggest audience since 2003 and improved on 2006's numbers, the last year the show was stag ...

  13. Britney Spears, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Many More Light Up 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 23, 2011 12:40 AM EDT From Britney Spears delivering a pair of unexpected performances, to pop stars like Justin Bieber and Rihanna taking home trophies, to Beyonce receiving the Billboard Millennium Award after a show-stopping number, the 2011 Billboard Music Awards w ...

  14. Justin Bieber, Eminem Top 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 11:00 PM EDT Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber and veteran rap star Eminem dominated the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, each taking home a total of six awards. For second place there was a six-way tie between Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Taylor Swift, Mumford & ...

  15. Beyonce Accepts Billboard Millennium Award, Delivers Show-Stopping Performance

    May 22, 2011 10:48 PM EDT B eyoncé 's reign is stronger than ever -- that was clear at tonight's Billboard Music Awards on ABC, where the star received the Billboard Millennium Award and performed her new single, "Run the World (Girls)," for the first t ...

  16. Britney Spears Joins Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Performances at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 10:45 PM EDT B ritney Spears and Rihanna kicked off the Billboard Music Awards in head-turning fashion Sunday night (May 22), with a racy live performance of their "S&M" remix complete with bejeweled handcuffs, pole dancing and a playful pillow f ...

  17. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber Win Early at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 9:28 PM EDT The 2011 Billboard Music Awards kicked off with a bang, as pop stars like Rihanna, Britney Spears and the Black Eyed Peas rocked the stage of Las Vegas' MGM Grand, while Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Taio Cruz and Lady Antebellum snagged the f ...

  18. Beyonce To Be Honored by Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Bono at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 21, 2011 6:12 PM EDT B eyonce will receive an all-star tribute when she is honored with the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air Sunday night (May 22) on ABC at 8-11pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Among t ...

  19. 5 Things to Watch at the Billboard Music Awards

    May 20, 2011 7:24 PM EDT The 2011 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC. The show is co-executive-produced by Richard Beckman, CEO of Prometheus Global Media (parent company of Billboard), and Don Misch ...

  20. Lil Wayne and Mary J. Blige Lead Collaborative Performances at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2011 2:14 PM EDT L il Wayne will team up with Mary J. Blige , Pitbull will rock the stage with Ne-Yo and Nayer, and Far*East Movement will be joined by both Snoop Dogg and Ryan Tedder for special collaborative performances at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which ...

  21. Gentlemen Hall Win Billboard's Battle of the Bands

    May 19, 2011 12:23 PM EDT Gentlemen Hall drove to Billboard & Chevy's Battle of the Bands live showdown at Las Vegas' Freemont Street Experience on Wednesday (May 18) knowing they were up against tough competition from the five other finalists chosen by Billb ...

  22. 'American Idol': Strong Numbers Surprise Even Fox Execs

    May 17, 2011 5:31 PM EDT American Idol" is re-establishing its dominance heading toward the conclusion of another season. The two airings of Fox's contest were the most-watched programs in prime-time television last week, the Nielsen Co. said. It's a famili ...

  23. Neil Diamond to Perform at Billboard Music Awards, Receive Icon Award

    May 17, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Legendary singer and songwriter Neil Diamond will receive the 2011 Billboard Icon Award at this weekend's Billboard Music Awards. Diamond will also take to the stage and perform. The award, which honors the cultural impact of an artist whose ...

  24. Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Kylie Minogue Join Billboard Music Awards Presenters

    May 17, 2011 12:41 PM EDT J ustin Biebe r, Kylie Minogue , Jada Pinkett Smith, Joe Jonas , Keri Hilson , Marc Anthony , "Glee" star Matthew Morrison, Nas , Scott Weiland , Selena Gomez , Tim Allen, Travis Barker , Trey Songz and "Modern Family" star Ric ...

  25. Ke$ha, Ne-Yo, Far*East Movement, OneRepublic Added to Billboard Music Awards Performers

    May 12, 2011 6:35 PM EDT K e$ha , Far*East Movement , OneRepublic , Ryan Tedder and Ne-Yo are the newest additions to the stellar lineup of performers for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air on ABC next Sunday (May 22) 8-11pm ET/PT, from the MGM Grand Garden A ...

  26. Chart Moves: Adele, Beastie Boys, Lady Antebellum, Shania Twain, Arcade Fire

    May 12, 2011 11:47 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: The singer/songwriter ascends to her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Rolling in the Deep" rises 2-1. The song concurrently reaches the summit on Hot Digital Songs (2-1), despite a 2% decline to ...

  27. Beyonce to Be Honored with Billboard Millennium Award at Billboard Music Awards

    May 09, 2011 5:53 PM EDT B eyoncé will be honored with Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, it was announced today (May 9). The iconic performer and international star will receive the honor at the May 22 show, which will air on ABC at 8-11pm ET/ ...

  28. 'The Voice' Rises 10% in Ratings, Tops 'Glee'

    May 04, 2011 6:36 PM EDT The second episode of "The Voice" was up 10 percent Tuesday night on NBC. It rated 5.6 in the key 18 to 49 demo with 12.4 million viewers -- up from its premiere (which rated 5.1, 11.8 million) -- beating "Glee," "NCIS&quo ...

  29. Ryan Seacrest Preps Music Show for NBC; Promises It Won't Compete With 'Idol'

    May 02, 2011 10:00 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest is in early talks with NBC to do a music themed show. Unlike "American Idol," the Ryan Seacrest Productions project is not a traditional competition show, nor is it clear that Seacrest would serve as host. At this stage, th ...

  30. Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Is No. 1 on Top 40 Radio, Sets Airplay Record

    May 02, 2011 12:25 PM EDT As "E.T." spends a third week atop Mainstream Top 40, Katy Perry rewrites her own mark for the most weekly plays for any title in the 18-year history of the Nielsen BDS-based pop radio airplay survey. "E.T.," featuring Kanye We ...

  31. Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull Added to Billboard Music Awards Performers

    April 28, 2011 1:55 PM EDT C ee Lo Green , Nicki Minaj and Pitbull have been added to the stellar lineup of performers for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air on ABC Sunday, May 22, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8-11pm ET/PT. The trio joins pre ...

  32. 'The Voice' Premiere Scores Huge Ratings for NBC

    April 27, 2011 12:12 PM EDT "The Voice" kicked off on a high note Tuesday night. The Mark Burnett-produced singing competition improved NBC's season average in the time period by 89 percent. With a 5.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 11.8 million viewers o ...

  33. Emmys in Limbo as Negotiations for TV Rights Drag On

    April 22, 2011 8:02 AM EDT Less than five months before the Primetime Emmys are scheduled to be handed out, telecast rights to the ceremony are still in limbo. That's causing a mounting problem for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which is dependent on cl ...

  34. Francesca Battistelli Wins Gospel Artist of the Year at Dove Awards

    April 21, 2011 7:19 AM EDT Francesca Battistelli continues her strong surge as Christian music's biggest star. Battistelli won artist of the year at the 42nd annual Dove Awards held in Atlanta for the first time Wednesday night. She also went home with two more awards ...

  35. Cool & Dre Launch Epidemic, Joint Venture with Interscope

    April 19, 2011 4:37 PM EDT Miami-based production duo Marcello "Cool" Valenzano and Andre "Dre" Lyon have signed a joint venture deal for their Epidemic Music imprint with Interscope Records. Though Cool & Dre declined to reveal specific details, the ...

  36. Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 13, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber lead the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which were announced Wednesday morning (Apr. 13) at a press conference in Las Vegas. Rihanna takes the lead as a finalist in 18 award ...

  37. Broadcast TV Upfront Ad Sales Set to Rise Nearly 15% to Over $10 Billion: Report

    April 13, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Broadcast networks' upfront advertising revenue this year will rise 14.7 percent over last to $10.3 billion, Miller Tabak analyst David Joyce predicted in a report Tuesday. Ahead of the upfront presentations of the broadcast networks' fa ...

  38. Billboard Battle Of The Bands Finalists Announced

    April 12, 2011 11:56 AM EDT After Billboard.com voters selected their favorite acts among our hand-picked pool of 18 under the-radar artists across the U.S., six Billboard Battle of the Bands finalists will now advance to a head-to-head live competition, featuring a panel of ...

  39. Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, More to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    April 11, 2011 5:05 PM EDT The 2011 Billboard Music Awards are shaping up to be one hot ticket: Rihanna, the Black Eyed Peas, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Taio Cruz are the first performers announced for newly revived show, which will air live on ABC from the MGM Grand ...

  40. Miranda Lambert Developing ABC Family Drama Project

    April 05, 2011 6:55 AM EDT On the heels of her four wins at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, country star Miranda Lambert is developing an hour-long drama show for ABC Family, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The project will be based on Lambert's ch ...

  41. Britney Spears Now Wants to Tour With Usher

    March 31, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Britney Spears may have lost Enrique Iglesias as a touring partner this week, but she has other options in mind. "I think Usher's really great right now," she tells MTV News . "I think he's really hot right now. That would ...

  42. Britney Spears To Tour With Enrique Iglesias This Summer

    March 29, 2011 6:55 AM EDT Britney Spears will announce on ABC's "Good Morning America" today that she will tour North America with Enrique Iglesias, Billboard.biz has learned. Today is the official release date of Spears' seventh studio album, "Fem ...

  43. Chris Brown Has Violent Outburst After Rihanna Questions During Interview

    March 22, 2011 12:08 PM EDT So much for anger management. Chris Brown allegedly burst into a violent rage on the set of ABC's "Good Morning America" today (Mar. 22), after interviewer Robin Roberts repeatedly asked the singer about his 2009 assault of former g ...

  44. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Rihanna Set Records; Lupe Fiasco, Christian Music on Billboard 200

    March 17, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: As Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" remains atop the Hot 100 for a fifth week -- its entire chart run -- Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album to yield four No. 1s on Ho ...

  45. 'Grey's Anatomy' Musical Episode To Feature Cast Singing Snow Patrol, Fray, Brandi Carlile and More

    March 10, 2011 9:50 PM EST "How to Save a Life," the song that brought an audience to the Fray from its placement in ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," will be treated to a group sing-along in the show's musical episode airing March 31. With a Tony A ...

  46. Billboard Music Awards To Air Live From Las Vegas On ABC May 22

    February 17, 2011 3:30 PM EST The 2011 Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 22, in partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The announcement was made today by Richard D. Beckman, CEO of Prometheus Global Me ...

  47. 1000 No. 1s: Breakdown By Record Label

    February 16, 2011 6:57 AM EST Here is a list of the total number of No. 1 songs each label scored on the Billboard Hot 100's '1000 No. 1s.' Only labels with four or more No. 1 songs were tallied. Columbia: 97 Capitol: 52 RCA: 52 Atlantic: 49 Epic: 42 Motown/Univ ...

  48. Grammy Ratings: Most Watched Show in 10 Years

    February 14, 2011 12:37 PM EST The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards was up over last year's telecast, which aired January 31, for its best total viewer tune-in since 2001. The show - which aired from 8-11:30 p.m. on CBS - was watched by 26.5 million viewers, according to prelimin ...

  49. Gwyneth Paltrow to Perform at the Academy Awards

    February 04, 2011 9:59 PM EST Gwyneth Paltrow will perform "Coming Home" from her latest film Country Strong on the 83rd Academy Awards telecast. Original Song nominee A.R. Rahman and Florence Welch, of Florence + the Machine, will perform "If I Rise" from ...

  50. 'American Idol' Ratings Drop Second Night

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST The second episode of American Idol continued yesterday's downward trajectory. Averaging 22.9 million viewers with a 7.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, Idol was down 9 percent among total viewers and 15 percent in the demo, compared to the ...

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