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  1. Backstreet Boys Cancel Israel Concerts Amid Hostilities

    July 20, 2014 1:53 PM EDT Israeli promoter Tal Sherf clarified that alternative dates will be examined for a future tour leg next year. Following recent cancellations by Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Paul Anka, now the Backstreet Boys are officially calling off their en ...

  2. Five Finger Death Punch, Backstreet Boys Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 02, 2013 8:43 PM EDT Robin Thicke is seemingly a lock to earn his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week, industry sources say. His latest set, "Blurred Lines," was released on July 30 and might sell between 135,000 and 140,000 copies by th ...

  3. BMG Signs Backstreet Boys for Publishing, Recordings

    July 19, 2013 6:25 AM EDT The Backstreet Boys celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the milestone, will release their eighth album, "In A World Like This," through BMG on July 30. The group was previously signed to Jive Records. The title trac ...

  4. New Year's Eve Concert Guide: From Jay-Z/Coldplay to Skrillex; Nicki Minaj to Willie Nelson, and More

    December 28, 2012 3:00 PM EST Jay-Z (left) with Coldplay's Chris Martin play Brooklyn's Barclays Center on New Year's Eve. (Getty) Across the country -- from Coldplay and Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Nicki MInaj in Vegas to Skrillex in Detroit and Willie Nelson in Aust ...

  5. Where Does Adele's '21' Rank in the Best-Selling Albums of Nielsen SoundScan Era?

    November 29, 2012 11:42 AM EST Adele's "21" joins a rare group of albums this week, as the XL/Columbia set soars past the 10-million U.S. sales mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It becomes one of only 21 titles to reach that rare threshold since SoundScan sta ...

  6. Backbeat: The Wanted, Karmin Hit XBOX 360 Event, Rita Ora Performs At MTV/Time Warner VMAs After Party

    September 07, 2012 4:55 PM EDT The Wanted poses for photos with the members of the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team. (Photo: Tiffany Rose/WireImage) Rita Ora tweeted to her 1.2 million fans that she'd be performing at a VMA after-party, but getting in to see the 2 ...

  7. Ahead of Summer Olympics, London's O2 Leads Midyear Recaps

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT As the live entertainment business continues to gain its footing, arenas across the world experienced a successful first half of the year with top-grossing tours by Roger Waters, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Pri ...

  8. The Making of Baby Bieber: How Austin Mahone Is Riding Social Media to Superstardom

    June 07, 2012 9:06 AM EDT If it weren't for the walls covered in handmade signs drawn in bold, glittery letters by hundreds of obsessed teenage fans declaring love and devotion to him, the San Antonio bedroom of Austin Mahone wouldn't be much to look at. Barely 8 ...

  9. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Radiohead: Asia Sees More Live Music Than Ever

    April 23, 2012 7:44 AM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- When Lady Gaga launches her hotly anticipated "Born This Way Ball" world tour Friday on what is expected to be an elaborate castle-like stage, fans in Asia will be the first to see it. The singer leads off ...

  10. The Wanted's 'Glad You Came' Tops Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    April 09, 2012 12:24 PM EDT U.K. vocal group the Wanted becomes the first boy band to rule Mainstream Top 40 with a debut single since Hanson spent eight weeks at No. 1 with "MMMBop" in 1997, as "Glad You Came" (Island Def Jam) rises 2-1. The Wanted is th ...

  11. Exclusive: Maker Studios Partners With Mike Tompkins in 'Long-Term Artist Development' Deal

    April 03, 2012 11:47 AM EDT Maker Studios was created to change how video is made in the YouTube era. Now the company has taken its biggest step into music. Musician Mike Tompkins , a songwriter and interpreter of Top 40 pop hits, is the first musician to partner with Maker ...

  12. Wayne Hector, Hit-Making UK Songwriter, Talks One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Streaming Services, More (Q&A)

    March 28, 2012 7:00 AM EDT has so far proved to be quite a year for British songwriter Wayne Hector, who has two songs in this week's Hot 100 - The Wanted's "Glad You Came," which he co-wrote with Steve McCutcheon and Ed Drewett; and Nicki Minaj ...

  13. How Ten New or Renovated Venues Are Reshaping The Nation's Touring Circuit

    February 22, 2012 2:48 PM EST A rendering of the Barclay's Center slated to open this September in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn to Kansas City, Mo., and points beyond, a wide range of new buildings and freshly renovated veteran facilities are making news and offering new oppor ...

  14. Billboard Power 100: Barry Weiss

    January 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 18 Barry Weiss Chairman/CEO Universal Republic & Island Def Jam Twitter: @WeissBarry The Man With The Plan... In the summer of 2010, then-RCA/Jive Label Group chairman/CEO Barry Weiss, son of industry legend Hy Weiss, found himself in a sp ...

  15. Billboard Touring Conference & Awards 2011 Hub

    November 14, 2011 1:33 AM EST November 11, 2011 | Video Perry Farrell Talks Art, Commerce, Lollapalooza; Compares Himself With Axl Rose @ BB Touring Conf (Video) Shortly after Perry Farrell's Keynote Q&A with Billboard's Bill Werde at our Touring Conference on Th ...

  16. iTunes Great for Apple, But Was It For Music Biz?

    October 10, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - When Apple rolled out iTunes for the masses in the spring of 2003, the music industry was at a point of transition - and chaos. Entering the new millennium, albums were enjoying blockbuster sales of several million units for its su ...

  17. NKOTBSB, Amos Lee to be Focus of Billboard Touring Conference Breakout Sessions

    October 03, 2011 4:13 PM EDT The highly successful New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys tour and the development of rising rising singer/songwriter Amos Lee will be the focus of two separate "Road Cases" sessions at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Conference, set ...

  18. Hot Chelle Rae: The Story Behind the Success of 'Tonight Tonight'

    July 05, 2011 2:26 PM EDT They formed in Nashville in 2005, signed with Jive in the fall of 2008 and are having their breakthrough moment with their infectious pop/rock single, "Tonight Tonight." That song has climbed steadily on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching N ...

  19. Chart Moves: Lil Wayne Blasts Up Hot 100; Miguel Has Album Chart's Greatest Gainer

    June 09, 2011 10:46 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" claims a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending a second week atop Hot 100 Airplay (150 million in audience, up 5%, according to Nielsen BDS). The multi-format hit re ...

  20. Lady Gaga Roars to Top of Billboard 200, Brad Paisley at No. 2

    June 01, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As previously reported , Lady Gaga comes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as her "Born This Way" set sold 1,108,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That marks the largest sales week for any album since 2005 and ...

  21. Will Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Sell 1 Million In Its First Week?

    May 25, 2011 8:46 PM EDT One thing is nearly certain: we're going to have a new No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week -- and it will be Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" with probably 1 million sold in its first week. Industry prognosticators sug ...

  22. Matthew Morrison Joins Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block Summer Tour

    May 17, 2011 9:42 PM EDT "Glee" star Matthew Morrison will join this summer's Backstreet Boys/New Kids on the Block tour as a special guest. Morrison, who plays a high school teacher on the Fox show, will perform in arenas across the U.S. with the two boy b ...

  23. Billboard Japan Awards Honor Hitmakers, Exile is Artist of the Year

    February 07, 2011 11:05 AM EST Billboard Japan held its second annual Music Awards at the Tokyo Midtown complex in Roppongi, in central Tokyo, with live performances taking place both at the ceremony and at the Billboard Live venue, which were broadcast on a large screen at the ...

  24. New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys Added to 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys are bringing their '90s boy-band magic to Dick Clark's annual New Year's Eve TV special. Producers say the two groups are mashing up to close out 2010 on the ABC special. The two bands, who ...

  25. Web Trends: Courtney Love, Kanye West, Bruno Mars and more

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Trends (As of 11AM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Today in Sex: Courtney Love Drunk and Butt-Naked on the Internet (Again) 2. Kanye West Covers Complex’s Dec/Jan 2011 Issue! YouTube Mo ...

  26. Web Trends: Tina Knowles, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys and more

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Trends (As of 4PM): 3. Tina Knowles Clothing Line Beyonce's mother Tina showed off more of her clothing line available at Wal Mart on "The View" today (Nov. 22) 20. NKOTB BSB Tour New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys wil ...

  27. Beatles Arrival at iTunes Prompts Mixed Web Reaction

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST It wasn’t exactly an appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” but the Beatles’ debut at iTunes made waves on Tuesday. The news brought out commentary all across the Internet, much of it negative. Many people dismissed the value of adding vintage -- a ...

  28. AEG Live Shutters Middle East Office

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live has shuttered its Middle East office in Dubai. It will now partner with local event management company and promoter Done Events, part of Arab Media Group (AMG). In a change to AEG's strategy in the region, AEG Middle East managing di ...

  29. Bieber-Mania Sparks Search for the Next Teen Sensation

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT What does 16-year-old Justin Bieber share in common with musical icons Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana and Britney Spears? They all, at one time or another, have inspired record company A&R executives en masse to aggressively sign up art ...

  30. Investment Group Edge Raises Almost $50 Million

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London-based investment group Edge said its specialist entertainment funds raised $49.6 million in their latest fundraising round. The entertainment industry investment and advisory group said the amount was almost three times last year's tot ...

  31. U2 To Play Free Concert For MTV Europe Awards

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 will play a free concert in front of Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate as part of a star-studded bill for the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards. Other acts confirmed to perform at the EMAs include Jay-Z, Green Day, Robbie Williams, Tokio Hotel, ...

  32. Michael Buble Earns Second No. 1 Album

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Buble's "Crazy Love" gives the pop singer his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with an opening frame of 132,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Buble's "Crazy" start was based on just three ...

  33. The Countdown Winds Down For MTV's 'TRL'

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Carson Daly chatted with Eminem, Beyonce gave a show-stopping performance, girls shrieked at the sight of Justin Timberlake and hundreds of fans lined up outside in Times Square for a glimpse at superstars. For few hours, it seemed like old times ...

  34. Superstars Sign On For 'TRL' Finale

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in pop music will be on hand Sunday (Nov. 16) for the final episode of MTV's "Total Request Live," including Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Nelly in a one-off performance. Other performances will be turned in by ...

  35. Jay-Z Christens New Hollywood Palladium

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Frank Sinatra now have at least one thing in common: both artists have helped christen the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Sinatra first opened the 4,000-capacity Palladium during a concert with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra i ...

  36. Pearlman To Repay Fraud Victims $300 Million

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lou Pearlman and federal authorities have finally agreed on how much the former boy band promoter swindled from banks and investors in a decades-long scam: a staggering $300 million. That's how much creator of the Backstreet Boys and 'N ...

  37. Lou Pearlman Sentenced To 25 Years In Jail

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The man who created the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on four federal charges. But Judge G. Kendall Sharp in Orlando, Fla., said today (May 21) he would reduce the sentence by one month for every $1 mill ...

  38. Britney Spearheads Hot Euro Chart Return

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' comeback album "Blackout" (Jive/Zomba) has lit up the European Top 100 Albums Chart, holding off new sets from the returning Eagles and Eros Ramazzotti to soar to the No. 1 slot. "Blackout" benefits from a ...

  39. Eagles Fly Ahead Of Britney Spears On Billboard 200

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Long Road out of Eden," the Eagles' first full-length studio album since 1979's "The Long Run," debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with a whopping 711,000 -- the second-largest sales week of ...

  40. Source: EU To Approve Universal/BMG Deal This Month

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi's Universal Music will receive approval from the European Commission to buy Bertelsmann's BMG Music Publishing, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The approval will come this month after Vivendi offered to sell s ...

  41. Jay-Z's China Concerts May Go Ahead

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promoter quashes press reports. Despite press reports, rapper Jay-Z's Shanghai concert is "not necessarily canceled," according to the event's promoter, Emma Entertainment. "It might still happen as initially scheduled on ...

  42. Tomlin Tops Doves

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chris Tomlin took top honors at the 37th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Music Awards last night (April 5) in Nashville, netting five Dove trophies, including artist of the year and male vocalis Chris Tomlin took top honors at the 37th Annua ...

  43. Coldplay Lead Euro Charts For Second Week

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boys and Foo Fighters make top 5 debuts. Coldplay’s "X&Y" (Parlophone) withstands strong challenges from new releases by the Backstreet Boys and Foo Fighters to start a second week atop European Top 100 Albums. The Coldpla ...

  44. Coldplay Holds Foos, Backstreet From No. 1

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y" (Capitol) tops the chart for a second week. Although sales of the set dropped 56% to 323,000 copies in the United States, accor Coldplay staves off strong compe ...

  45. K-OS Wins Big At MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performers included the Killers, Black Eyed Peas. Toronto hip hopper K-OS, whose real name is Kevin Brereton, was the big winner last night (June 19) at the 2005 MuchMusic Video Awards held at the CHUM Ltd. headquarters in downtown Toronto. The th ...

  46. Backstreet Boys Offering Free Tour Tickets

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two-for-one available on AOL site. Clear Channel Music Group is teaming with the Backstreet Boys and AOL Music to offer two-for-one tickets for the group's upcoming summer amphitheater tour. Beginning June 10, fans who visit aolcityguide.com ...

  47. Cell Phone Is Newest Star On Touring Circuit

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 40 radio station WHTZ (Z100) New York rounded up some of the format's biggest stars for its annual Zootopia concert May 22 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. But the real s Top 40 radio station WHTZ (Z100) New York ...

  48. Rubinstein Appointed Greenville Director

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ed Rubinstein will step down in the coming days as executive director of the 15,000-seat BI-LO Center in Greenville, S.C. Ed Rubinstein will step down in the coming days as executive director of the 15,000-seat BI-LO Center in Greenville, S.C. Fol ...

  49. Handleman To Exclusively Handle Tommy Lee Set

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Handleman Co. says it has entered into to be the exclusive distributor of Tommy Lee's new solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride," scheduled to be released in August. The deal marks the first time Handleman Handleman Co. says it has enter ...

  50. The Beat

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Backstreet Boys' new album, due in June, will show how they have grown musically. Read Melinda Newman's column. The Backstreet Boys' new album, due in June, will show how they have grown musically. Read Melinda Newman's col ...

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