Year In Music

  1. Bon Jovi Tops Hot Tours for the Fifth Time with $41.8M

    January 17, 2014 2:59 PM EST For the fifth time since launching the Because We Can tour last February, Bon Jovi owns the No. 1 ranking on the weekly Hot Tours tally based on reported box office revenue. This week the legendary rock band tops the chart with $41.8 million in ti ...

  2. Billboard's Year In Music 2011

    December 09, 2011 9:00 AM EST DECEMBER 9, 2011 2011: The Year the Music Business Turned A Corner? Four majors become three and play a an epic (pun intended) game of musical chairs with top execs. The indie world finally takes its place at the big table. The battle for control ...

  3. Bon Jovi Tour Juggernaut Continues, Gross $30 Million So Far In 2011

    March 22, 2011 2:29 PM EDT Bon Jovi continues packing houses more than a year into the biggest tour of the band's nearly 30-year career, having grossed close to $30 million and sold more than a quarter million tickets since resuming the trek Feb. 9, according to 15 sho ...

  4. A Bigger Bang Crowned Top Tour Of '06

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang trek, which recaptured the "top-grossing tour ever" title from U2's Vertigo, was the top grossing tour of the year, according to numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore. The Stones, which began ...

  5. Touring Biz Soars In 2006

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The North American concert business was up dramatically in 2006, according to numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore. More than $2.8 billion in box office was reported, up 35% from last year's total of slightly more than $2 billion. With big- ...

  6. 50 Cent, Green Day Reap Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day were the toast of Las Vegas last night (Dec. 6), as each nabbed six trophies at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards. Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day were the toast of Las Vegas ...