The Foundation

  1. Tim McGraw, Kid Rock to Headline BamaJam Fest

    February 21, 2012 8:38 AM EST The BamaJam Festival in Enterprise, Ala. has become one of the most anticipated country music events of the year, and with the announcement of Tim McGraw, the Zac Brown Band, and Kid Rock as headliners of the 2012 edition, it's safe to assume ...

  2. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Fire' Flies, Christmas Albums Rule, Neil Diamond's Best 'Best Of'

    December 16, 2011 12:20 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported Rihanna matches her longest Billboard Hot 100 reign, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, spends a seventh week at No. 1. Who else makes notable moves this week? -- Adele: Billboard&# ...

  3. Madonna About To Record New LP, Irving Azoff Says

    February 11, 2011 10:01 AM EST It looks like Madonna is preparing to enter the studio to record a new album, the first under her $100 million multi-rights deal with Live Nation, which another lucrative tour seems likely as well. "They tell me Madonna is about to record, so ...

  4. Zac Brown Band Bows At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Zac Brown Band nets its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "You Get What You Give" bows atop the list with 153,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The country act's major label debut, "The Foundation," ...

  5. Zac Brown Band Bows At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Zac Brown Band bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "You Get What You Give," giving the country act its first chart-topping album. The set sold 153,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . In the runner-up sl ...

  6. Maroon 5, Zac Brown Band Battling To Top Billboard 200

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One close race for No. 1 may by followed by another, as both Maroon 5's "Hands All Over" and Zac Brown Band's "You Get What You Give" are aiming for the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry progno ...

  7. LIVE @Music & Advertising Conference

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Click here for a live feed from Billboard and Adweek's Music & Advertising Conference (#mach2010), which is going on now. Below is today's full schedule. Wednesday, September 15, 2010 All times central. 9:00am REGISTRATION & CONT ...

  8. Zac Brown To Keynote Music & Advertising Conference In Chicago

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Zac Brown has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the Billboard/Adweek Music & Advertising Conference set for Sept. 15-16 in Chicago. The conference, presented in association with Music Dealers at the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago, will i ...

  9. Chart Moves: Eminem, Jackie Evancho, Taylor Swift, 'Bed Intruder Song'

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200: -- Eminem: This week, the hip-hop king's "Recovery" returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albu ...

  10. Glee's 'Madonna' Powers To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's all about "The Power of Madonna" this week on the Billboard 200 albums chart where the soundtrack from last week's Madonna-themed episode of Fox TV's "Glee" debuts at No. 1 with 98,000 copies sold according ...

  11. 'Glee' + Madonna = No. 1

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox TV's "Glee" and the Queen of Pop team up for "The Power of Madonna," which debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 98,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . It's the first non-Disney TV soundtrack ...

  12. Business Matters: iPad, Country Sales, Spotify, Gorilla vs. Bear and More

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- How does the price of the iPad stack up to previous Apple products? Adjusted for inflation, it's actually one of the company's cheape ...

  13. Lady Antebellum Leads ACM Awards Nods

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST An astounding run keeps getting better for Lady Antebellum. Already buoyed by the crossover success of its latest album, the country trio learned it's up for seven Academy of Country Music Awards when nominations were announced Tuesday. Miran ...

  14. Grammy Stars Shine On Billboard 200, Lady Antebellum Holds at No. 1

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" stands tall at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, as the set sold 209,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the album bowed atop the list with 481,000, the biggest sales week for ...

  15. Grammy Awards Shine On Billboard 200 While Lady A Holds At No. 1

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST As Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, new efforts from Lil Wayne, Nick Jonas and Rob Zombie debut in the top 10 . . . Meanwhile, the Grammy Awards make major waves on the tally. Sal ...

  16. Grammy Acts To See Boost On Next Week's Chart

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Next week's Billboard 200 album chart will shine brightly with big gains courtesy of last Grammy Awards, which aired on Jan. 31. Grammy winner and performer Lady Antebellum looks likely to remain on top of the tally for a second week with &qu ...

  17. Business Matters: eMusic, Sony, Perez Hilton, Apple

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- How many file sharers are there in the U.K. and where does that number come from? Ars Technica explains the investigation by a BBC Radio 4 show ...

  18. Briefs: CMT Impact On Sales, A Look At Zune HD

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The CMT Awards show resulted in sales bumps for winning and featured artists. Three-trophy winner Brad Paisley got a 72% increase for his song "Waitin' On A Woman" and his album "Play" jumped 52%. Percent increases, how ...

  19. Beyonce Starts 'Fierce' Atop Album Chart

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce scores her third straight No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week as the double-disc "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" (Music World/Columbia) shifts a whopping 482,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The alb ...

  20. Beyonce's 'Fierce' Debut Leads Pre-Turkey Day Chart

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce! Nickelback! David Cook! The gang's all here as we roll into the hopefully busy post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend . . . Next week's chart will see new albums arrive from Kanye West, Guns N' Roses, the Killers, Ludacris and ...

  21. Zac Brown Band Signs With Atlantic

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based country act Zac Brown Band has signed with Atlantic Records, Billboard.biz has learned. The group's album, "The Foundation," will be released on Atlantic/Home Grown/Big Picture on Nov. 18 and was produced by Keith Steg ...

  22. Chesney's 'Chair' Grabs Chart Throne

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair" (BNA) debuts with U.S. sales of 311,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on ...

  23. Chesney's 'Chair' Grabs Chart Throne

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country set debuts with 311K. Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair" (BNA) debuts with U.S. sales of 311,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It knocks the G ...