The Sing-Off

  1. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Rocks NYC With Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Nirvana; Raised $36 Million Before a Note Was Played

    December 13, 2012 8:14 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. 12- ...

  2. Pentatonix Working On Christmas EP, Four-Month Tour In 2013

    September 26, 2012 2:22 PM EDT Pentatonix, the a cappella quintet that won the third season of NBC's "The Sing-off" and then went top 20 with their debut EP, has a Christmas EP and a January-to-April tour in the works. Making their Los Angeles debut at a sold-out ...

  3. No Doubt, Rihanna, Usher, Rock IHeartRadio Fest In Las Vegas on Day One

    September 22, 2012 1:28 PM EDT Kevin Mazur/WireImage "Go ahead and stare / and take a picture please / if you need," Gwen Stefani pleaded several songs into No Doubt's opening set at iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas Friday night at the MGM Grand. The lyric ...

  4. R. Kelly Set for 14th Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart, Linkin Park for No. 1

    July 02, 2012 10:23 AM EDT R&B titan R. Kelly is set for his 14th top 10 album next week on the Billboard 200 with Write Me Back . Industry sources suggest the album, his eleventh solo studio release, may sell around 65,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jul ...

  5. 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& ...

  6. Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull Performing at NBA All-Star Game

    February 16, 2012 7:00 AM EST The NBA All-Star Game has long been a music star-studded affair, and this year, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo and Will.i.am will be among the artists heading to Orlando for the big game. The showdown between basketball all-star teams ...

  7. Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Adele Lead 2012 Brit Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST As anticipated, female solo artists dominate the front runners for this year's Brit Awards with Adele and "Price Tag" singer Jessie J both picking up multiple nominations. It is, however, fast-rising male singer-songwriter Ed Sheera ...

  8. Adele, Katy Perry Top 2011 Year-End Nielsen BDS Airplay Rankings

    January 05, 2012 4:05 PM EST Uptempo pop (and party rock) anthems ruled radio in 2011. Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is Nielsen BDS' most-played song of the 2011 calendar year, while Katy Perry reigns as the artist with the most radio airplay. The ubiquito ...

  9. Lady Gaga's Career Comes Full Circle at Z100 Jingle Ball

    December 12, 2011 7:00 AM EST Lady Gaga 's career came full circle for a moment Friday night. The singer headlined Z100's annual Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden, an event that holds special meaning to the New York native. "This was the first live sh ...

  10. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Top Nominees

    November 30, 2011 11:00 PM EST Adele and Bruno Mars are both rolling in major Grammy nominations, with each lined up to compete for album, record and song of the year at the Feb. 12 bash. Both crooners earned six nominations, which were announced Wednesday (Nov. 30) during a pr ...

  11. Nicole Scherzinger's Album Delayed Again

    November 16, 2011 12:50 PM EST Nicole Scherzinger's first solo album has been pushed back yet again, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Killer Love, which initially had a release date of Nov. 15, and was moved to December, will now be coming out in 2012, says an Intersc ...

  12. Jay-Z Announced For iHeartRadio Music Festival

    August 16, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has been added to the lineup of Clear Channel's inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The rapper will perform solo, without Kanye West, his collaborator on their new album, Watch the Throne. He will close out op ...

  13. U2, Bon Jovi Lead Forbes List of 25 Highest-Paid Musicians

    June 16, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Touring is the clearest way to millions in the music business these days, as Forbes' new list of the 25 highest-paid musicians shows. U2 leads the pack with $195 million, due in no small part to their record-breaking "360" tour, whi ...

  14. Ke$ha, Ne-Yo, Far*East Movement, OneRepublic Added to Billboard Music Awards Performers

    May 12, 2011 6:35 PM EDT K e$ha , Far*East Movement , OneRepublic , Ryan Tedder and Ne-Yo are the newest additions to the stellar lineup of performers for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air on ABC next Sunday (May 22) 8-11pm ET/PT, from the MGM Grand Garden A ...

  15. Michael Jackson Estate Has 'More Songs to Share,' Collaborators Say

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST A couple of Michael Jackson collaborators involved with the posthumous "Michael" album say there's more where these tracks came from -- and they hope to see them released in the future, too. "My sense is they have lots more son ...

  16. Web Trends: Guru, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Nike and More

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends 6. Guru Dies 10. Guru Dead 13. Gang Starr Guru Dead Iconic rapper Guru, who fell into a coma after suffering cardiac arrest in early March has died yesterday morning at the age of 43, losing a long battle with cancer. The report come ...

  17. Best Of The 2000s: By-The-Numbers

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. FROM 'FALLIN' ' TO 'THE RISING': The past decade yielded Billboard char ...

  18. Billboard.biz Q&A: Rob Zombie

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The bludgeoning beats, the beard, the blood -- Rob Zombie is a cinematic figure himself with the punishing industrial rock of White Zombie and his solo music. But then he expanded his dark vision from directing music videos to making his 2003 feat ...

  19. Publishing Briefs: Cherry Lane, International Songwriting Competition

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT --Cherry Lane Music Publishing has signed Allan Pineda Lindo, (also known as Apl.de.Ap., a founding member of the Black Eyed Peas) to a long-term, worldwide publishing agreement. Cherry Lane has represented the publishing of The Black Eyed Peas si ...

  20. NBC Tuning Up Singing Competition Series

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT NBC is launching a singing competition series destined to draw comparisons to Fox's "American Idol." The project is called "The Sing Off," and it's billed as the first a cappella singing-style reality series. "Th ...

  21. Commodores Competition Seeks Musician

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sponsors such as the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Yamaha, and Roland have launched Land in the Band, a new competition for musicians worldwide to join the Commodores on a one-week, three-city tour. Contestants will choose from one of five Com ...

  22. Ben Folds Sets Sail For Jamaica Cruise

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ben Folds will join the ranks of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Barenaked Ladies by headlining his own musical cruise, the Ben Folds Experience, which sets sail Feb. 21 from the Port of Miami and will stop in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The event was organized by Six ...

  23. Behind The Scenes At The Grammys

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé -- the evening's big winner, with five awards for her first solo album -- said her previous honors with Destiny's Child are still special. OutKast, winner of three awards, including album of year, brought former Arista R ...