Blake Shelton

  1. Backbeat: CMA Fest Attracts Over 70,000; Blake Shelton, Gary Overton, WME Execs Hang in Press Room

    June 12, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Blake Shelton makes a point during the press conference prior to his performance at LP Field during CMA Music Fest. (Photo: Vernell Hackett) Milder weather and expanded seating at LP Field for the night shows brought in more fans to the CMA Music ...

  2. CMA Fest: Eric Church, Faith Hill Perform; Softball With Carrie Underwood; TNT Revives 'Dallas'

    June 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT The CMA Music Festival continued at a frentic pace on Saturday, with music seemingly at every turn along the way in a very crowded downtown Nashville. At the Riverfront Stage, Big Machine recording trio Eden's Edge -- set to release their deb ...

  3. Jermaine Paul Vs. Javier Colon: 2012's 'The Voice' Winners Not As Chart-tastic as 2011

    May 18, 2012 7:54 AM EDT Six songs performed on the May 7 live-performance season finale of NBC's music reality competition "The Voice" debut in the top 50 of the Hot Digital Songs chart. The splash is less, however, than that made by last year's final ...

  4. 'X Factor': Can Britney Spears and Demi Lovato Make a Hot Show Even Hotter?

    May 14, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Before introducing Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as the new judges on "The X Factor" at the Beacon Theater in New York, Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly took a shot at the competition, NBC's "The Voice." After hav ...

  5. NBC Moves 'The Voice' to the Fall

    May 13, 2012 2:46 PM EDT NBC is moving "The Voice" to the fall schedule for its third season, where it stands to benefit from NFL promotions and comparisons to Fox's "X Factor." The network is still ranked fourth but showing promise thanks to &quo ...

  6. 'The Voice' Winner Crowned in Surprise Finale

    May 08, 2012 11:51 PM EDT The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and an young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed wha ...

  7. Auditioning for 'The Voice': One Contestant's Experience

    May 08, 2012 10:40 AM EDT "They ranged in style from full-on costume with flowers and sombreros to just jeans and a t-shirt." New York-based acoustic singer/songwriter Sarah J is remembering the eclectic crowd of fellow contestants at her recent audition for NBC& ...

  8. Business Matters: fun., Gotye, Justin Bieber Drive Big YTD Gain in Digital Track Sales

    May 04, 2012 4:13 PM EDT Top Few Songs Behind Digital Boost A handful of songs have accounted for a big share of the 31.6-million unit - equal to 7.2% -- gain in track sales in 2012 through April 29. The top 3 songs represent 10.3% of the gain. The top 10 songs account fo ...

  9. Chart Moves: 'The Voice' Coaches' Albums Gain, Human Nature's 'Motown' Impact, Girls Generation Debuts

    May 03, 2012 6:27 PM EDT The Billboard 200: As we reported earlier, Jack White scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the arrival of his first solo set, Blunderbuss , with 138,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of four new entries in ...

  10. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert to Kick Off New Watershed Festival This August

    April 27, 2012 10:52 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment and promoter Brian O'Connell are leading the charge for a new country festival where the music and atmosphere will rival the serene, natural beauty of the landscape. Watershed Music Festival will take place August 3, ...

  11. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead CMT Nominations

    April 23, 2012 1:27 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music's new favorite color is blonde. Underwood earned five nominations, L ...

  12. Blake Shelton Nails Sixth Straight No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 19, 2012 2:01 PM EDT As "Drink on It" advances 2-1, Blake Shelton achieves his sixth straight leader -- his 11th overall -- on Country Songs, where he takes sole possession of second place among all artists with active No. 1 streaks. Zac Brown Band tops that ...

  13. Backbeat: Blake Shelton Passes 1 Million Twitter Followers, Gets Cake

    April 13, 2012 11:31 AM EDT The Blake Cake: Blake Shelton's cake that he received for hitting the 1 million followers mark on Twitter. (Photo: Warner Nashville) Blake Shelton 's career is on a sharp, upward trajectory, what with his current role as a coach on NBC&# ...

  14. Willie Nelson, Luke Bryan Join Billboard Country Summit

    April 10, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson, one of the most importantand influential figures in the history of country music, will participate in a rare Q&A on June 5 at the Billboard Country Summit, produced in association with the Country Music Assn. Nelson will be inte ...

  15. Who Besides Lionel Richie Has Topped Billboard's R&B and Country Charts?

    April 09, 2012 11:15 AM EDT An insightful e-mail came in last week (to [email protected]) from avid chart-watcher Garrett Godbey of Tampa, Fla. Godbey wrote, "With Lionel Richie debuting at No. 1 with Tuskegee on Top Country Albums , he's earned No. 1s on the Top ...

  16. Backbeat: ACM Weekend With Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Capitol and Warner Afterparties and Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot!

    April 03, 2012 2:01 PM EDT From left: Musicians Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton and TV personality Lee Lakosky participate in the NRA Country ACM Celebrity Shoot Hosted By Blake Shelton at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in South Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Gett ...

  17. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 02, 2012 6:32 AM EDT Kiss with Lady Antebellum at Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards. (Getty Images) The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple ...

  18. Business Matters: Subscription Services Gone Global

    March 29, 2012 9:01 PM EDT Subscription Services Gone Global -- The days of the single-market subscription service are over and the land grab is upon us. From Spotify to Deezer, companies are looking for growth well beyond their countries of origin. Operating in more countr ...

  19. ACM Awards Preview: Who Will Win?

    March 29, 2012 6:20 PM EDT The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held this Sunday, April 1 with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton hosting on CBS. This year's categories look to be more competitive than ever. Who has the inside track? We take a look at t ...

  20. Goldenvoice Buys Acreage of Coachella Festival Site

    March 25, 2012 7:09 PM EDT Goldenvoice, promoter of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival, last week completed the purchase of 280 acres of land comprised of Eldorado Polo Club, Triangle Bar Farms, Fish Creek and Ambassador Gle ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Grammy Sales Bumps: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay Among 20 Grammy-Related Titles in Top 50

    February 15, 2012 6:46 PM EST Justin Vernon of Bon Iver whose two Grammy nodes helped his album sell 12,000 units, up 105% from the week before. (Getty Images) While Nielsen SoundScan's tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 12 -- the same day ...

  23. Photos: Warner Music's Grammy Party, With Bruno Mars, Neil Young, Skrillex, Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, More

    February 14, 2012 2:19 PM EST Singer Bruno Mars performs for guests attending the Warner Music Group Grammy Celebration hosted by InStyle at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, CA. (Photo: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup) Warner Music threw an exclusive party after the Grammys at ...

  24. Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night at Grammys 2012

    February 12, 2012 11:47 PM EST Adele won all six Grammy Awards she was nominated for including Album, Song and Record of the Year. (Getty Images) Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at t ...

  25. Who Will Get Big Grammy Sales Bumps? Adele? Civil Wars? Bruno Mars? Retailers Weigh In

    February 10, 2012 9:10 PM EST As the music industry convenes on Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, merchants across America are gearing up for the sales boost that the show always brings. The only question is: Which winners and performers will see the biggest b ...

  26. Beach Boys Reunion Begins at Grammys, With Foster the People & Maroon 5

    February 08, 2012 5:53 PM EST The surviving members of The Beach Boys will perform together for the first time in more than 20 years at Sunday's Grammy Awards (Feb. 12) in a joint appearance with sun-drenched nominees Foster the People and Maroon 5, it was announced on We ...

  27. Foo Fighters, Lil Wayne, David Guetta, Deadmau5 & Chris Brown to Lead Dance Music Tribute at Grammys

    February 07, 2012 4:04 PM EST For the sake of the Grammys, Dave Grohl is squelching his beef with electronic music. The Foo Fighters, who have been known to diss computer-made tracks and their creators during their live shows, will participate in a "special performance hi ...

  28. NFL, NBC Apologize For M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Halftime Bird Flip

    February 06, 2012 7:49 AM EST (Photo: Getty Images) The NFL and a major television network are apologizing for another Super Bowl halftime show. There was no wardrobe malfunction, nothing like that glimpse of Janet Jackson's nipple eight years ago that caused an uproar an ...

  29. Madonna Rocks, M.I.A. Flips the Bird During Super Bowl Halftime Show

    February 05, 2012 10:16 PM EST It's Madonna Louise Ciccone's world, we're just living in it. The pop icon took to the world's biggest stage to rock three-and-a-half older tracks and a playful new song during the Super Bowl halftime show. Entering on a golden ...

  30. Chart Moves: Gotye's 'Somebody' Gains, the Wanted Break Into Top 40

    February 03, 2012 9:00 AM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" spends a second week atop the Hot 100, just holding off a furious push from Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," which ...

  31. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to Perform on Grammy Awards

    February 02, 2012 10:05 AM EST Twenty-time Grammy winner Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have been added to the lineup for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. Jack Black, six-time GRAMMY winner and current three-time nominee Fergie, three- ...

  32. It's Official: Adele to Perform at Grammys

    January 31, 2012 11:13 AM EST In an interview with Billboard.biz yesterday, Grammy exeucitve producer Ken Ehrlich said he was "hopingl" that Adele would appear at the Grammys, and that hope is coming true: The Academy announced this morning that the singer will make ...

  33. Grammy's Ken Ehrlich on Adele Appearance, Paul Simon Snub, Paul McCartney's Performance

    January 31, 2012 8:30 AM EST The Recording Academy uses the two weeks prior to the Grammy Awards to announce performers and presenters, and executive producer Ken Ehrlich says Thursday should yield a "major interesting" announcement. Ehrlich tells Billboard.biz that ...

  34. Backbeat: Davis Powers: The Guy Who Helps Make Carson Daly Cool @ The Wiltern with White Denim

    January 31, 2012 8:00 AM EST Hangin' with the band backstage. Left to right: Biz3 national publicist Dana Meyerson; White Denim members Joshua Block, Austin Jenkins, Steve Terebecki, James Petralli; "Last Call" recording engineer and producer Fred Archambault ( ...

  35. Glen Campbell to Perform With Blake Shelton, The Band Perry at Grammys

    January 26, 2012 1:20 PM EST Five-time Grammy Award winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Glen Campbell will be taking the Grammy stage at this year's 54th annual award show flanked by two of this year's Grammy nominees, Blake Shelton and The Band Perry. 2 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Web Trends: Azealia Banks Signs to Universal

    January 18, 2012 5:17 PM EST Google Trends: 1. sopa and pipa bills - People are researching the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) as many sites like Wikipedia and Google are protesting the bills today. 2. piracy - Both SOPA and PIPA are designed to c ...

  38. Jay-Z and Beyonce Join the History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 12:17 PM EST Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa ...

  39. Katy Perry, Rihanna, Demi Lovato Win Big at People's Choice Awards 2012

    January 12, 2012 7:10 AM EST Katy Perry made her presence felt at the 2012 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (Jan. 11). Never mind that she wasn't even there. The "Firework" singer earned five trophies at the annual fan-driven affair, including favorite ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Blake Shelton Returns to Co-host Academy of Country Music Awards with Reba McEntire

    January 10, 2012 9:45 PM EST Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country's hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards. The 47th annual show will be held Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in Las Veg ...

  42. 'The Voice' Nabs Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, Miranda Lambert, 5 More As Advisers

    January 06, 2012 8:18 PM EST "The Voice" is ramping up for battle. Lionel Richie, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Alanis Morissette, Ne-Yo and Robin Thicke will chime in as advisers during the battle rounds in Season 2 of ...

  43. How Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Auto Lubricant Put Neal McCoy Back On The Country Charts

    November 29, 2011 6:00 PM EST After an absence of five-and-a-half years from the Hot Country Songs chart, Texas-born Neal McCoy is No. 55 with a bullet this week with his comeback single, "A-OK," produced by and featuring the vocals of one of country's hottest m ...

  44. 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� ...

  45. Swift, Aldean, Lambert, Shelton: 2011 Country Music Awards Full Winners List

    November 10, 2011 8:00 AM EST Taylor swift was last night's (Nov. 9) 45th annual Country Music Association Awards' big winner taking home Entertainer of the Year honors and beating out her fellow all-male nominees Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Jason Al ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. BMI Country Awards Honor 'Peach Pickers' Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins; Bobby Braddock, Sony/ATV

    November 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST The night's big honorees gather for a photo at the 2011 BMI Country Awards in Nashville. Pictured are (l-r): Songwriter of the Year Rhett Akins, 2011 BMI Icon Bobby Braddock, and Songwriter of the Year Dallas Davidson. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ ...

  48. Aldean, Chesney, Paisley, Shelton or Urban: Who Will Win CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Award?

    November 08, 2011 4:09 PM EST The male vocalist category at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards is stacked with titans of (the music) industry, but only one guy can win it. To get you ready for the big show (Wednesday night at 8/7c) The 615 is offering our pick, a ...

  49. Paisley, Swift, Urban, Aldean or Shelton? Breaking Down CMA's Entertainer of the Year Award

    November 08, 2011 7:47 AM EST NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Everyone's got a theory about what goes into winning the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award. Martina McBride thinks it should go to the artist who makes the strongest connection with fans. J ...

  50. Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green of 'The Voice' Talk New Season, Super Bowl Show

    October 31, 2011 8:30 AM EDT In season two of NBC's "The Voice," the four teams will be expanded to 12 singers per coach, more blind rounds will air and the opening performance following the Super Bowl will be "kick-ass." Or at least that's what ...

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