Anthem

  1. Jason Alden is the Leader of the New School

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Jason Aldean's trademark blend of Country basics and rock attitude has put him at the front of a new country scene and moved him to multiplatinum stadium status. hatever its original purpose, the out-building at Jason Aldean's sprawling ...

  2. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Is Billboard's Official Song of the Summer

    September 06, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Hey, we just met her, but this doesn't seem so crazy: After a season of pop culture ubiquity, Carly Rae Jepsen's debut U.S. hit "Call Me Maybe" is Billboard's top Song of the Summer. The Canadian pop singer's maiden A ...

  3. Spice Girls, George Michael The Who Rock Olympics Closing Ceremonies; Digital Album Released

    August 13, 2012 8:03 AM EDT T he reunited Spice Girls playing the London Olympics' closing ceremony. (Getty Images) With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor p ...

  4. The Gaslight Anthem: Steady As She Goes

    July 19, 2012 5:50 PM EDT From the beginning, the Gaslight Anthem has approached making a living from making music as a marathon - a race to be run not in short bursts, but in a slow, steady build paced to maintain longevity. That's why it's only now, after three ...

  5. Body Rock: Is Zumba the Next Music Platform?

    June 20, 2012 1:05 PM EDT If you're a Zumba fan, you know what to do when you hear Pitbull's "Pause:" "go" forward for four steps, "stop" for four beats, "drop" for four (thrusting hips forward as you do so, of course) and ...

  6. Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Black Sabbath, Chili Peppers, Black Keys Headlining

    April 11, 2012 1:00 AM EDT The extra-colorful lineup for the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, led by the Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and a reunited Black Sabbath, was unveiled on Wednesday morning (Apr. 11). The annual C3 Presents-promoted fest will return to Chicago' ...

  7. Videos: All 2012 Super Bowl Music Ads, From Elton John to the Darkness, And More

    February 05, 2012 11:39 PM EST Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John, Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about ...

  8. Kelly Clarkson Nails National Anthem at Super Bowl 46

    February 05, 2012 7:55 PM EST Some of the greatest singers have gotten a little pitchy when singing the National Anthem; but not Kelly Clarkson. The Grammy-winning singer scored with an elegant, pitch-perfect, slightly understated rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner&qu ...

  9. Flo Rida's 'Good Feeling' Tapped by Budweiser for Super Bowl Spot

    February 03, 2012 8:30 PM EST Flo Rida feels a lot like Tom Brady or Eli Manning right about now. The rapper's No. 3-peaking single "Good Feeling" is about to become even more ubiquitous after it's featured in a commercial for Budweiser, titled "Eterna ...

  10. Kelly Clarkson Set to Perform National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVI

    January 11, 2012 9:56 PM EST All eyes will be on Kelly Clarkson on Feb. 5, when she tackles the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVI. After Christina Aguilera famously flubbed the lyrics at last year's game, the former "American Idol" winner faces the arduous tas ...

  11. Morning Heds: If Adele Was On A Major, The EDM Cruise, Is Spotify's Ek Really That Important?

    January 05, 2012 8:45 AM EST Would Adele have been as successful if she was signed to a major label? The Guardian Adele is an exceptional artist, but she has also been nurtured by her indie label, but would a major label have done the same? Del Rey strikes deal with Next Mode ...

  12. Rihanna's 'Found' Her Way Back to Hot 100 Summit

    November 02, 2011 12:09 PM EDT Rihanna rises to her 11th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, ascends 2-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors in its sixth week on the survey. Rihanna is just the seventh artist in the ...

  13. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Holds No. 1 on Hot 100 for Fifth Week; Rihanna, Drake on the Rise

    October 26, 2011 5:00 PM EDT While Adele's "Someone Like You" spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 song chart, Rihanna makes a play for the top spot, Drake vaults into the top 10 and Justin Bieber decorates the tally with the season's first holid ...

  14. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Holds Top of Hot 100 for Fourth Straight Week

    October 19, 2011 5:58 PM EDT Contrasting sounds bookend the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, as Adele's sparse piano ballad "Someone Like You" spends a fourth week atop the tally, while rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa soar in at No. 10 with "Young, Wild ...

  15. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Atop Hot 100, Passes Two Million Downloads

    October 12, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Adele's "Someone Like You" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, earning Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors and racking up more than 2 million downloads sold to-date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The song logs a second fram ...

  16. Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera Atop Hot 100 For Third Week

    September 21, 2011 5:24 PM EDT As previously reported the Billboard Hot 100's splashiest headline this week comes courtesy of Tony Bennett, who becomes the oldest living artist ever to appear on the tally. His duet with Amy Winehouse, "Body and Soul," enters the ...

  17. Lady Antebellum Lands Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 21, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected , country trio Lady Antebellum nets its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Own the Night" debuts in the top slot, selling 347,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The launch marks the biggest sales week for an album ...

  18. Kelly Clarkson Debuts, Rihanna Rises On Billboard Hot 100

    September 14, 2011 3:48 PM EDT As Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, rebounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson's "Mr. Know It All" launches on the chart as the list's highest debut at No. 18. Rihan ...

  19. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Rockets To No. 1 On Hot 100 Post-VMAs Performance (Watch)

    September 07, 2011 3:33 PM EDT Following her acclaimed performance of the song "Someone Like You" on the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28, Adele's stark ballad bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, vaulting 19-1 with dual Greatest Gainer/Digital and Airplay h ...

  20. Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera's 'Moves Like Jagger' Struts To No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

    August 31, 2011 3:27 PM EDT Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, struts to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, rolling 4-1 with Airplay Gainer honors for a third consecutive week. Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine makes chart headlines of ...

  21. Game's 'R.E.D.' Debuts at No. 1 On Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 31, 2011 11:00 AM EDT (This story was updated on Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. ET to reflect reprocessed SoundScan data. The sales figure for Streisand's "What Matters Most" changed, but its position did not. Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels" now debuts ...

  22. Chart Moves: Foster the People 'Pump' up Hot 100, Rihanna's 'Cheers' on the Rise

    August 11, 2011 1:54 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As earlier reported, LMFAO keeps its grip on the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 spot with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Katy Perry keeps a patient vigil at No. 2, though she does move t ...

  23. Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'Otis' Climbs Hot 100 Chart, Marc Anthony Earns First Top 40 Hit in a Decade

    August 04, 2011 12:18 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , LMFAO logs its fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Britney Spears scores her third top 10 from "Femme Fatale,&q ...

  24. Britney Spears Earns Third Top 20 Single From 'Femme Fatale': Chart Moves

    July 14, 2011 3:23 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 : As previously reported, LMFAO logs its second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Lil Wayne and OneRepublic work their way up the top 10. Other no ...

  25. LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' Tops Hot 100, First No.1 By A Duo Since 2004

    July 06, 2011 1:23 PM EDT LMFAO leaps to its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 7) on Billboard.biz, as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, lifts 3-1 with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors. "Party" p ...

  26. Clarence Clemons, the 'Big Man' of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Dead at 69

    June 18, 2011 8:41 PM EDT Clarence Clemons, the legendary saxophonist in the E Street Band who played alongside Bruce Springsteen for the past 40 years, died on Saturday of complications from a stroke, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger . He suffered the stroke at his ...

  27. Clarence Clemons of E Street Band Suffers Stroke

    June 13, 2011 2:44 AM EDT Clarence Clemons, saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's iconic E Street Band, has suffered a stroke at his home in Florida, according to multiple reports. Showbiz411, who was the first to report on Clemons' stroke, said the musician is &qu ...

  28. Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum Win Big, Shania Twain Slips at 2011 CMT Music Awards

    June 09, 2011 7:25 AM EDT Ludacris. Jason Aldean. A full arena on its feet waving its hands in the air. The close of the CMT Music Awards Wednesday night was one of the most telling moments in the two-and-a-half-hour show as a veteran rapper joined one of country's bo ...

  29. Video: Jason Aldean and His Team Describe Their Long Road to Success at Billboard Country Summit

    June 06, 2011 8:12 PM EDT Jason Aldean (center) with Andrew P. Kintz, CFP, Managing Director, SunTrust Bank (left) and Billboard's Ray Waddell (right) at the Keynote Artist Development Case Study panel (Photo: Beth Gwinn) As exhaustively detailed in the cover story of ...

  30. Jason Aldean: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 06, 2011 11:38 AM EDT Days before embarking on a critical run of amphitheater shows that will solidify his major-league touring status, Jason Aldean shows no signs of stress. Why should he? He's out in the barn -- his "man cave"-- at home, south of Nas ...

  31. Chart Moves: Adele, LMFAO, Beyonce, Fleetwood Mac, Jason Derulo

    May 26, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, scoring Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a fourth consecutive week. The song bullets at No. 2 on Hot 100 Airplay (134 million in aud ...

  32. Christina Aguilera To Be Third Coach On NBC's 'The Voice'

    March 02, 2011 2:49 PM EST Christina Aguilera performs at the Super Bowl pregame show, February 6, 2011 (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Christina Aguilera will be the third coach on NBC's new singing competition series "The Voice," joining Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5& ...

  33. Cee Lo, R. Kelly, Mumford & Sons, F-Bombs Rock Clive Davis' Grammy Party, David Geffen Tribute: Photo Gallery

    February 13, 2011 2:18 PM EST It's My Party: Clive Davis on stage at his 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNorm ...

  34. Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars to Headline 2011 Bamboozle

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music fans longing for a festival that includes performances by Mötley Crüe , Bruno Mars and Insane Clown Posse have finally found their oasis: New Jersey. Those acts, in addition to a headlining set by none other than Lil Wayne, have been confirm ...

  35. BACKBEAT: Billboard's Women In Music Luncheon Honors The Industry's Powerful Female Force

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST On Dec. 2, Billboard hosted some of the most powerful people in the industry for its fifth annual Women in Music Awards luncheon. The event, sponsored by Steve Madden and L'Oreal Professionnel, was held at the Pierre Hotel in New York and rec ...

  36. The Early Look: Black Friday Music Sales Recap

    November 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music business was hopeful for robust shopping on Black Friday, and why not? Overall consumer interest was up from last year, indie retail rolled out special exclusives from artists like U2, Metallica, and the Gaslight Anthem, and a full roste ...

  37. Oasis Flies To U.K. Chart Summit

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The enduring legacy of Oasis as one of the U.K.'s most-loved rock bands of the past 20 years was underlined on the new album chart, as the new "Time Flies 1994-2009" compilation (Big Brother) debuted at No. 1. "Shout" (Syc ...

  38. R. Kelly Kicks Off World Cup In South Africa

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A sold-out crowd of 84,490 at Soweto's Soccer City celebrated the launch of the World Cup in South Africa today (June 11) at the opening ceremony - a music and dance spectacular that confirmed Africa's status as a global cultural hotbed. ...

  39. Slipknot Double Winners At U.K.'s Kerrang! Awards

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot emerged as the big winner at the 2009 Kerrang Awards, held in London tonight. The band was crowned best live band and best international band, beating off competition from Metallica, Lamb Of God, Madina Lake and Green Day in the internati ...

  40. T.I. Maintains No. 1 Album While Britney Spears Zooms to No. 1 on the Hot 100

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I.'s "Paper Trail" maintains its lock at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week . . . Meanwhile, Britney Spears' "Womanizer" flies to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 -- the second chart-topper of her 10 year ca ...

  41. Kanye, UGK Head Winners' Circle At BET Awards

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New school and old school hip-hop both shared the wealth as Kanye West and the legendary UGK earned two awards each at this year's BET Awards '08. Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, The Dream and Missy Elliott were among the additional music winn ...

  42. Jeezy Does It: 'Inspiration' On Top

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Young Jeezy debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Inspiration," easily beating the peak of his 2005 effort ... "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks proves the power of his soul patrol with his self-titled debut at No. 2 ...