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  1. 2013 Grammy Awards: Best Country Song & Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:24 AM EST from twang and swing to rock and beyond, the best of the genre's diverse offerings had two things in common: heart and soul b est Country Song "Blown Away" Songwriters: Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins Artist: Carrie Underwood From: Blown ...

  2. Bubbling Under: Sam and the Womp's U.K. No. 1 'Bom Bom' Hits Stateside

    November 30, 2012 6:29 PM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Sam and the Womp, IAmDynamite, the Henningsens and Benjamin Francis Leftwich. Sam a ...

  3. Single Reviews: Ke$ha, Tegan and Sara, Swedish House Mafia & more

    October 09, 2012 6:25 AM EDT KE$HA Die Young (3:33) Producers: Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Benny Blanco Writers: Dr. Luke, B. Blanco, Cirkut, N. Ruess, Ke$ha Publishers: various RCA Records The writing credits on Ke$ha's new single represent a who's who of every hotshot of ...

  4. Adele's '21' At 24; Alan Jackson Debuts At No. 2

    June 14, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Country king Alan Jackson debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with his latest effort, "Thirty Miles West." The set sold 73,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album is his first for EMI Nashville after more than 2 ...

  5. Country Countdown: Universal Nashville's Mike Dungan Predicted Eric Church's No. 1 Success

    June 14, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Sometimes confident predictions turn out to be more than just cheerleading. When Eric Church surprised the music industry with simultaneous No. 1 debuts on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums with Chief last summer, then-EMI Nashville/Capitol Nas ...

  6. Alan Jackson, Beach Boys, Neil Young Debut High On Billboard 200 Chart; Adele Returns to No. 1

    June 13, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with his latest effort, Thirty Miles West . The set sold 73,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album is his first for EMI Nashville after more than 20 years wit ...

  7. Bubbling Under: Imagine Dragons On Fire

    June 01, 2012 3:27 PM EDT In just three months, Las Vegas rock quintet Imagine Dragons has gone from making its first appearance on a Billboard chart to reaching the top 10 on Alternative (No. 8 this week) and Triple A (No. 6) with debut KIDinaKORNER/Interscope single &quo ...

  8. Jason Aldean Leads Country Songs, Luke Bryan and Brantley Gilbert Crack Top 10

    May 17, 2012 10:42 AM EDT Jason Aldean claims his seventh leader on Country Songs -- his first in almost a year -- as "Fly Over States" (Broken Bow) stacks 37.9 million impressions (up 2.4 million) and steps 2-1 on the audience-ranked chart. He most recently topp ...

  9. Backbeat: George Strait, Bob Pittman, Gary Overton at Country Radio Seminar Day One

    February 23, 2012 1:44 PM EST The Ryman Room was overflowing with CRS attendees when Tenacity Records threw its first CRS bash. Keeping it all about the music, Tenacity artists Bill Gentry and Darryl Worley performed their new music and kept the party going well into the night ...

  10. Billboard Power 100: Gary Overton

    January 26, 2012 11:33 PM EST No. 98 Gary Overton Chairman/CEO Sony Music Nashville Twitter: @SonyNashville Small Town, Big Business... Following the dynamic Joe Galante as chairman/CEO at Sony Music Nashville was no small task for Gary Overton, who arrived at the company afte ...

  11. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift Lead Academy of Country Music Awards Noms

    January 26, 2012 11:58 AM EST Nominations were announced for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday. Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. Following him in nominations is Jason A ...

  12. Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton Top 2011 CMA Award Nominations

    September 06, 2011 11:07 AM EDT Topping the list of final nominees for the 45th Annual CMA Awards announced today are Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift who each received five nominations. All were nominated for Entertainer of the Year honors along with ...

  13. BACKBEAT: Adam Brand Plays At Denim and Diamonds For KBEQ Event

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arista Nashville recording artist Adam Brand played at Denim & Diamonds in Kansas City, MO on September 29 for a show sponsored by KBEQ, whose taste makers were on hand to enjoy the festivities. Brand is on the radio now with his U.S. debut si ...

  14. Nichols Grabs Third No. 1, First Since 2005

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Up 2.3 million audience impressions, traditional stylist Joe Nichols gets his third No. 1, and first in more than four years, as "Gimmie That Girl" (Show Dog-Universal) advances 3-1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs. With 33.9 millio ...

  15. Lady A's 'American Honey' Slows No. 1 Turnover On Hot Country Songs

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Up 1.2 million audience impressions in its 17th chart week, Lady Antebellum's "American Honey" (Capitol Nashville) claims a second week atop Hot Country Songs, ending a spate of one-week leaders that began when Billy Currington' ...

  16. Carrie Underwood Likely To Top Next Week's Billboard 200

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood is on track to achieve her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her recently released album, "Play On," should debut atop the chart next week. Music industry prognosticators suggest the 19/Arista Nashville set coul ...

  17. 'Idol' Finalist Cook Signs With Arista Nashville

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Season seven "American Idol" finalist Kristy Lee Cook has signed with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville. The Oregonian, who is preparing for the American Idols Live! Tour 2008, will team with songwriter/producer Brett James (Jessica Simpson ...

  18. Frasher Segues To BNA As VP

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Arista Nashville director of national promotion Bryan Frasher segues to Sony BMG Nashville sister label BNA Records as VP of promotion. He replaces Rick Moxley, who exited the label on April 16. Frasher, who has been with Arista since 2004 and dir ...

  19. Rick Ross Is Boss At No. 1

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Rick Ross heads up The Billboard 200 this week with "Trilla," while new arrivals from Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus and Fat Joe join him in the top 20 ... Two more "Now" albums bow -- "Now 27" and "Now That' ...

  20. Jack And Alicia Continue To Reign

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" enjoys a third week atop the Billboard 200 while Alicia Keys' "As I Am" seems unstoppable in its 15th week on the chart ... The latest installment of the "Kidz Bop Kids&q ...

  21. Jack Johnson Jumps In At No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson scores his best sales week ever and his second No. 1 album as "Sleep Through the Static" debuts atop the Billboard 200 . . . Sheryl Crow finds herself in a familiar place on the chart -- the runner-up slot ...

  22. Keys Climbs, Mars Is High And Bullet Flies

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alica Keys' "As I Am" skips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a small gain, pushing last week's chart-topper, the "Juno" soundtrack, to No. 2 ... the Mars Volta and Bullet for My Valentine arrive in the top five ...

  23. Keys Holds, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the "Juno" soundtrack jumps to No. 2 ... Raheem DeVaughn's "Love Behind the Melody" arrives in the top 10, as does John Legend's Target-e ...

  24. Alicia Keys Returns to No. 1, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the soundtrack to "Juno" jumps into the top three with a 78% gain in sales ... Last week's chart-topper, Radiohead's "In Rainbows," sli ...

  25. Mary J. Blige Climbs To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST As 2007 comes to a close, the queen of hip-hop/soul, Mary J. Blige, rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Growing Pains," selling 205,000 in its second week of release. It debuted at No. 2 with 629,000 last week. Blige ascends to the ...

  26. Josh Groban Ties Elvis Presley

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST As Josh Groban's "Noel" album spends its third consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, he matches the previous record-holder for most straight weeks at No. 1 with a Christmas album -- Elvis Presley ... Will Groban be able to ...

  27. Rising Stars To Close CRS

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rising stars Luke Bryan, Jason Michael Carroll, Bucky Covington, Jake Owen and Taylor Swift will perform at the New Faces of Country Music Show March 7 in Nashville. The performances will close the annual Country Radio Seminar. Bryan's first ...

  28. Josh Groban Takes 'Noel' to No. 1

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST It's a happy holiday for Josh Groban, as the singer nabs his second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with "Noel" ... It ascends to the chart's top slot with a career-high 405,000 -- thanks partially to his surprise performance ...

  29. Alicia Keys 'As I Am' Bows Big at No. 1

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" debuts with 742,000 at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the best sales week for a solo female artist since Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" started with a million in 2004 ... Keys is only the third a ...

  30. Chesney, Underwood, Paisley Lead Winners At CMAs

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year honors while Arista Nashville labelmates Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley each won two crystal trophies at the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards, held tonight (Nov. 7) in Nashville. Chesn ...

  31. Eagles Fly Past Britney To Debut At No. 1

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST With their first studio title in nearly 30 years, the Eagles land atop The Billboard 200 with "Long Road Out of Eden," which sold 711,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Eagles Recording Co. album, availa ...

  32. Exclusive: Jewel Signs With New Nashville Label Valory

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Scott Borchetta, the president and CEO for Nashville-based independent Big Machine Records, is launching a second imprint, the Valory Music Company, and has signed Jewel to a multi-album deal. The label's name is a variation on June Carter Ca ...

  33. Carrie Underwood Takes 'Ride' To No. 1

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood celebrates her first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and her second chart-topper on Top Country Albums as her sophomore effort "Carnival Ride" debuts with 527,000 ... The unique pairing of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss yield ...

  34. Something For Everyone!

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's a little something for everyone this week in the top half of The Billboard 200. While T.I. continues to reign atop The Billboard 200 for a second week, the Smashing Pumpkins return with their first studio album in more than seven year ...

  35. Bon Jovi Nabs First No. 1 Album in Nearly 19 Years

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the band's first No. 1 since 1988's "New Jersey" spent four weeks atop the list in October and November of that year. It's the act's thi ...

  36. Maroon5 Flies In At No. 1

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Maroon5 scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" enters atop the chart with 429,000 ... Ozzy Osbourne hits a new career high on The Billboard 200 with "Black Rain" ... Young Jeezy ...

  37. Elliot To Handle Arista Nashville Roster

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Marketing veteran Jon Elliot will assume full responsibility for Arista Nashville's artist roster in his redefined role as VP of marketing and artist development for the label. His previous title, VP of marketing and artist development at RCA ...

  38. Biggie Best-Of Bows at No. 1

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the late rapper his third chart-topper ... Arcade Fire starts in the runner-up slot with "Neon Bible" and at No. 1 on Top Independent Albu ...

  39. Daughtry Heads Back to No. 1

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry returns to No. 1 as a bland Feb. 27 release slate generates a sleepy Billboard 200 chart ... Nelly Furtado returns to the top 10 on the big chart for the first time since August ... Ciara makes a big jump ... We've got a look at the ...

  40. When Cupid Meets Grammy

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a week that saw both the Grammy Awards and the Valentine's Day holiday occur, The Billboard 200 gets all shook up. Big Grammy winners like Dixie Chicks fly (moving 72-8 with a 714% increase) while any album that seemed like an appropriate ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Incubus Lands First No. 1 Album

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, Incubus achieves its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200, as "Light Grenades" debuts ... the long-delayed second studio set from Clipse finally makes its entrance, starting at No. 14 on the big cha ...

  43. Rich To Grease Big Machine's Sales Efforts

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST She joins as VP of sales and marketing. Universal Music Group Nashville VP of sales Kelly Keiber Rich joins Big Machine Records in the newly created position of VP of sales and marketing. She will be based in the company's Nashville office. P ...

  44. A&R Vet Bell Rises At Sony BMG Nashville

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec handled Chesney, Evans, McBride. Sony BMG Nashville senior VP of A&R Renee Bell rises to the position of executive VP for the company. As part of the promotion, Bell adds A&R oversight for Columbia Nashville, which had previously been ...

  45. Brooks & Dunn, Paisley Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Awards to be held Nov. 6. Brooks & Dunn and Arista Nashville labelmate Brad Paisley dominated the field with six nominations each for the 40th annual Country Music Association awards, which will be held Nov. 6 in Nashville. In fact, the nomina ...

  46. Equity Signs Singer/Songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously recorded two albums for Arista Nashville. Canadian singer/songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson has signed with Nashville indie label Equity Music Group. She previously recorded two albums for Arista Nashville. The first, 2001's "Ro ...

  47. Arista Nashville Dominates ACM Awards

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held May 23 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music Awards proved to be a triumphant night for the newly merged Nashville division of Sony BMG, and a particularly noteworthy evening for the company's Arista Nashville imprint. Sony BMG ...

  48. Sony BMG Folds Epic Nashville, Cuts 20 Staffers

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is shuttering its Epic Records Nashville imprint and laying off approximately 20 employees. They are believed to include newly-promoted Epic VP of national promotion Tom Moran and former Sony Sony BMG is shuttering its Epic Records Nashvi ...

  49. Nashville Shocker: Sony, RLG To Merge

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony president Grady will exit by April 21. Sony BMG employees received a memo today from chief executive Rolf Schmidt-Holtz revealing plans to combine the company's two Nashville operations. Those operations, RCA Label Group (RLG) and Sony M ...

  50. Paisley, Sugarland Top ACM Nominations

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Awards to be presented live May 23 in Las Vegas. Brad Paisley and Sugarland are the top nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards, announced today (March 8) in Nashville. “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood makes a strong showing with f ...

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