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  1. 2013 Grammy Awards: Dance Recording, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:16 AM EST it was a banging, banner year for EDM, as the beat of club culture infiltrated the mainstream best dance recording "Le7els" Avicii LABEL: Levels/Atom Empire/Interscope PRODUCERS: Tim Bergling, Ash Pournouri MIXER: Tim Bergling From Super ...

  2. Jesse & Joy Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 16, 2012 12:18 AM EST LAS VEGAS--Mexican pop/rock duo Jesse & Joy ran with the night as four-time winners at the Latin Grammys, taking home trophies for best record, song and contemporary pop vocal album. "Thanks to the best fans in the world," said Jessi ...

  3. Robbie Williams Tops UK Album and Singles Chart

    November 12, 2012 7:49 AM EST Robbie Williams is celebrating a double victory in the U.K. charts, starting a second week atop the singles survey with "Candy" and debuting at No. 1 with the album "Take The Crown" (Universal Island). It's the tenth chart ...

  4. Backbeat: Diane Warren, Industry Execs, Songwriters and Hopefuls at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 26, 2012 12:24 PM EDT Happy Hour: Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren with Billboard publisher Tommy Page. (Photo: Arnold Turner ) Attendees at Billboard's 11th annual Film & TV Music Conference had numerous reasons for spending a couple of days at Hollywoo ...

  5. Celebrating Mexican Music's Best Artists

    October 15, 2012 6:40 AM EDT Trio 3BallMTY tops ranks of finalists. A rich array of artists are finalists for the second Billboard Mexican Music Awards. Presented by State Farm, the awards can be seen on Telemundo live from Los Angeles on Oct. 18. Finalists-and winners-are ...

  6. Backbeat: Creed, Alter-Bridge's Mark Tremonti's First NYC Solo Gig With Wolfgang Van Halen, Sevendust, Wind-Up, eOne, AEG Execs

    September 18, 2012 2:58 PM EDT Mark Tremonti (center right) made his initial impact in rock as part of multi-platinum band Creed, signed to Wind-up Entertainment. Backstage Wind-Up President/CEO Ed Vetri (second from left) and executive Diana Meltzer (send from right) pay their ...

  7. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Dies at 72

    September 05, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South, who wrote the 1971 country-pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for Lynn Anderson, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He was 72. South had a big hit of his own with ...

  8. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Dies at 72

    September 05, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South, who wrote the 1971 country-pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for Lynn Anderson, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He was 72. South had a big hit of his own with ...

  9. Bubbling Under: No Limit For Skye Stevens, Youngblood Hawke, Jason Cassidy, Avery*Sunshine

    August 24, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Skye Stevens, Youngblood Hawke, Jason Cassidy and Avery*Sunshine Skye Stevens After ...

  10. 'Now 43' Scores Franchise's 16th No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise collects its 16th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Now 43" arrives atop the list. The set sold 111,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Excluding t ...

  11. Elle Varner, Colt Ford Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 10, 2012 9:07 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Elle Varner is on her way to a better-than-expected bow on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. Her debut album, "Perfectly Imperfect," should start in the top 10 of the tally as industry sources are projecting ...

  12. Road Work: Good Old War and More

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Fun: Indie/folk trio Good Old War starts a U.S. tour at Philadelphia's Union Transfer (Aug. 6), then hits Washington, D.C.'s Black Cat (Aug. 7). In support of its 2012 release, "Come Back as Rain" (Sargent House), the group wil ...

  13. Twitter 140: Page 13

    July 26, 2012 7:54 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Toy Selectah DJ/Producer/A&R @ToySelectah Selectah is known industry-wide for his creative savvy and is most recently credited for discovering one of Latin music's biggest DJ acts, 3BallMTY. But the pro ...

  14. Twitter 140: Page 7

    July 26, 2012 6:18 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Shooter Jennings Singer/Songwriter; DJ, SiriusXM's Outlaw Country @ShooterJennings Between sending out links to his Outlaw Radio show and retweeting a slew of bands and jokes, Jennings provides his follower ...

  15. Twitter 140: Page 5

    July 26, 2012 5:34 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Lindsay Gabler Social Media Specialist, The Recording Academy @LndsyGblr The social media guru for the Grammy Awards is a self-admitted Twitter-holic, and finds time to tweet choice pop cuts, celebrity insights, ...

  16. Bubbling Under: Tim McMorris' Sam Adams Synch 'Overwhelms'

    July 20, 2012 9:47 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Tim McMorris, Ross Lynch, Kelleigh Bannen and DJ Alex Sensation Tim McMorris If you ...

  17. Tim McMorris Makes Splash With Sam Adams Ad

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Cheers to Tim McMorris TV viewers might've found themselves humming a song featured in a Sam Adams ad, and they may have even bought it: Tim McMorris' breezy folk love song, "Overwhelmed" (King's Crown), approaches the Roc ...

  18. Backbeat: Governors Ball Dances With Chromeo, A-Trak Goes Bowling, Warner Bros., Solid Gold Execs Hang

    June 25, 2012 12:44 PM EDT Chromeo's Dave 1 and P-Thugg mug for the camera with manager Kevin Kocher. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) For its second year, New York City's Governors Ball took place from June 23-24 not on its namesake island, but the significantly bigg ...

  19. Amanda Palmer Partners With U.K. Indie Cooking Vinyl For European Album Release

    June 21, 2012 12:05 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer has signed a distribution and label services deal with U.K. indie Cooking Vinyl for the European release of her forthcoming studio album "Theatre Is Evil." As previously reported and detailed in this week& ...

  20. Album Reviews: The Smashing Pumpkins, The dB's, Metric, Brian Culbertson

    June 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT ROCK The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania Producers: Billy Corgan, Bjorn Thorsrud Martha's Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution Release Date: June 19 When Billy Corgan sings he's "wasted along the way to reach you," one can& ...

  21. Bubbling Under: U.K. 'X Factor' Runner-Up Olly Murs

    June 15, 2012 8:14 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Olly Murs, the Parlotones, Katie Armiger and Tex James . Olly Murs One Direction, w ...

  22. Amanda Palmer Changes the Way Albums are Funded Through Kickstarter

    June 13, 2012 7:20 PM EDT You may have missed it, but music business history was made May 30 when singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer raised $1 million in less than a month for an album no one has heard. She did this on Kickstarter, an online platform that has helped thousands ...

  23. Backbeat: Scott Borchetta, Shooter Jennings, John Hogan, More at Billboard Country Summit

    June 08, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson signs autographs for fans during the Summit. (Photo: Michael Seto) The Billboard Country Music Summit for 2012 ended with a cocktail party and performances by some of Nashville's upcoming stars, Maggie Rose, Andy Gibson, Kate Ar ...

  24. Social Media, YouTube, Television Key to International Success, Say Billboard Country Summit Panel

    June 06, 2012 11:15 AM EDT (L-R): AristoMedia CEO Jeff Walker; Ted Ellis, VP, Head of Kids & Family Programming, Corus Entertainment, Board Chair, Canadian Country Music Association; Tim Holland, A&R/ Label Manager, ABC Records Australia; John Lomax III, President, ...

  25. John Mayer, MercyMe, Slash, Sara Bareilles On Course for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    May 25, 2012 5:09 PM EDT John Mayer seems far and way the likely next act to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his "Born and Raised" set should easily debut atop the list next week. Industry prognosticators suggest the album will sell between 230 ...

  26. Dwight Yoakam Announced For Billboard Country Music Summit

    May 22, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Grammy-winning country star Dwight Yoakam, an artist who has transcended the country music genre to become a multi-slash innovator, entrepreneur, will be the Superstar Keynote Q&A at the 3rd Annual Billboard Country Summit, set for June 4-5 at ...

  27. Bubbling Under: Cher Lloyd 'Back' for the First Time

    May 11, 2012 1:15 PM EDT The fertile waters of the U.K. reality TV show "X Factor" show have already given the Billboard charts Leona Lewis and, more recently, One Direction. Now the program has sent over 18-year-old Cher Lloyd, who finished fourth in the 2011 s ...

  28. Paul Simon, Yo-Yo Ma Share Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 08, 2012 8:38 AM EDT STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Singer-songwriter Paul Simon and cellist Yo-Yo Ma have won the 2012 Polar Music Prize, Sweden's most prestigious award for musicians. Simon and Ma will receive 1 million kronor ($166,000) each and an invitation to the prize ...

  29. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  30. Mike Doughty Discusses His Personal Music Subscription Service, Shoplifting Goth Teens on Acid

    April 16, 2012 1:30 PM EDT (Photo: Deborah Lopez) Singer/songwriter and former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty is enjoying the present by looking into the past and crafting his own future. He released a book this January called "The Book of Drugs" that delves ...

  31. Taylor Swift Scores Sixth No. 1 Country Song With 'Ours'

    March 22, 2012 3:43 PM EDT Taylor Swift claims her sixth No. 1 and completes her second set of two straight leaders on Country Songs, as "Ours" piles 34.1 million audience impressions and steps 3-1 in its 17th chart week. Her slowest chart-topping climb was noted ...

  32. Paul Williams Talks and Sings About Songwriting, Documentary, Muppets and - Briefly- Daft Punk at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 7:52 PM EDT Singer-songwriter/ASCAP president Paul Williams isn't quite the household name he was at the peak of his career, decades ago, when he was a fixture on late-night TV and was busy getting nominated for - and winning - Academy Awards for soundtr ...

  33. Lionel Richie, Etta James To Be Inducted Into Apollo Theater Hall of Fame

    March 08, 2012 11:50 AM EST NEW YORK -- Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie and the late Etta James will be inducted into the Apollo Theater's Hall of Fame in New York City. The ceremony will be held at the historic Harlem theater on June 4. Lionel Richie to Headline Billbo ...

  34. Cee Lo Green Announces 'Loberace' Las Vegas Residency

    March 02, 2012 1:01 PM EST LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Singer-songwriter Cee Lo Green says his semi-permanent show launching in Las Vegas will feature showgirls, pyrotechnics and other over-the-top touches. The 37-year-old performer most recently known for his Grammy-winning 2010 sin ...

  35. Backbeat: Jimmy Iovine Honored by Dr. Dre, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Many More at Grammy P&E Event

    February 09, 2012 9:15 AM EST From left: Producer Jimmy Jam, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, and Jimmy Iovine attend the 5th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Event honoring Iovine at The Village Recording Studios in L.A. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage) Th ...

  36. Urban Act Chino y Nacho Partner With McDonald's In Happy Meal Campaign

    February 03, 2012 8:16 PM EST Chino y Nacho, the Venezuelan urban and tropical act, are partnering with McDonald's in a campaign that will have the entertainers tied to the popular Happy Meal with their images and a chance to hang with the duo. The Happy Meal campaign, &q ...

  37. Adele Takes 18th Week at No. 1 As Seven Albums Debut In Billboard 200's Top 10

    February 01, 2012 11:00 AM EST As is usually the case in January, few major albums are released in the first few weeks of the year. Now, as we get back to normal -- post-holidays -- we see an influx of seven new albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. That's the most de ...

  38. Billboard Power 100: Taylor Swift

    January 26, 2012 9:28 PM EST No. 78 Taylor Swift Singer/songwriter Twitter: @taylorswift13 A Big Machine of Her Own ... The humble approach Taylor Swift takes to her career has led her to achieve album sales of more than 20 million worldwide, according to Big Machine Records, ...

  39. Exclusive: Ne-Yo Joins Motown Roster, Also Appointed Senior VP of A&R

    January 24, 2012 7:24 PM EST Left to right: Barry Weiss, Ne-Yo and Ethiopia Habtemariam Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is moving from Def Jam to Motown Records, the company told Billboard.biz exclusively today. In addition, the Grammy Award-winning artist will bring his Compound Ent ...

  40. Morning Heds: EMI Vs. Ireland, Example Signs to Universal, Is Colbert Running For Prez?

    January 13, 2012 7:30 AM EST EMI launches High Court action against Irish government Music Week EMI has launched a High Court action against the Irish government in a bid to stop the illegal downloading of music. Example signs US deal with Universal Records Music Week Singer- ...

  41. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "Rebelión," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  42. Doyle Bramhall Sr., Texas Musician, Dies at 62

    November 14, 2011 5:00 PM EST Singer/musician Doyle Bramhall Sr., who collaborated with a number of notable Texas musicians, died at 62 at his home in Alpine, Texas on Sunday (Nov. 13). The cause of death was not immediately known. According to the Austin Chronicle, Bramhall b ...

  43. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Debuts At No. 1 on U.K. Charts, Sets Digital Album Sales Record

    October 31, 2011 12:17 PM EDT Coldplay crashed back into the U.K. charts on Sunday, Oct. 30, scoring their fifth No. 1 from five studio releases with "Mylo Xyloto" (Parlophone/EMI). The album set a new weekly digital album sales record and achieved the second-biggest ...

  44. DIY Case Study: Erin Barra Uses Digital Software to Tour Solo for Cheap

    October 14, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Erin Barra's career had reached a breaking point a year and a half ago. After steadily gaining notoriety while playing around the New York City club scene, she caught the touring bug and realized it was time to step outside ...

  45. Rey Ruiz Debuts Radio Show, J.Lo Teams With AOL, Obama Appoints Shakira to Commission

    October 14, 2011 12:52 PM EDT Salsa Artist Rey Ruiz Debuts Radio Show Salsa singer Rey Ruiz now has his own radio show. "El Rey de la Mañana" is heading the weekly morning drive on tropical WXDJ (El Zol) Miami. The show, heard live from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., kicked of ...

  46. Backbeat: Marc Anthony Celebrates Birthday In Miami With Two Sold-Out Shows And A Party

    September 19, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Marc takes the stage in Miami Saturday, Sept. 17. (Photo by Maggie Rodriguez) Singer/producer Marc Anthony celebrated his birthday with fans in Miami this weekend, at a Friday night birthday bash hosted by Kohl's and at two sold-out shows at ...

  47. Sony Music Mexico Signs Singer/Songwriter Lila Downs

    August 26, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Lila Downs, signed to Sony Music Mexico. (Photo: LilaDowns.com) Singer/songwriter Lila Downs has signed a recording contract with Sony Music México, according to a spokesperson with her label. The songstress, formerly on Blue Note, is tentatively ...

  48. 'American Idol' Vet Kimberley Locke on New EP, Running Her Own Label, and Taking Control

    July 19, 2011 3:29 PM EDT With eight Billboard No. 1s under her belt - ranging from Hot 100 Singles Sales to Hot Dance Club Play to the Adult Contemporary chart - "American Idol" veteran Kimberley Locke is going for the top rung again with a new single and EP, bu ...

  49. Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards 2011: The Hottest Concerts

    April 25, 2011 6:39 PM EDT Every sector of the Latin music industry will convene for the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T, at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach on April 25-28. Artist showcases are a hi ...

  50. Usher Moves to WME From CAA

    April 20, 2011 8:01 PM EDT Singer-actor Usher Raymond has signed with WME in all areas. He was previously represented by CAA. The seven-time Grammy winner's self-titled debut came out in 1994 and he has released six albums since then, including two in 2010: Raymond v. ...

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