1. Alanis Morissette on 'Havoc and Bright Lights': 'It's an Exciting Time'

    August 27, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I'll be your angel on call, I'll be on demand/The greatest honor of all, as your guardian," Alanis Morissette sings on "Guardian," the first single off new studio album "Havoc and Bright Lights." Out tomorrow ...

  2. 2 Chainz' 'Based on a T.R.U. Story' Leads To Debut Discussion

    August 23, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Rapper 2 Chainz' debut studio album, "Based on a T.R.U. Story," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 147,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly more robust figure than had initially been projected ...

  3. Linkin Park's 'Hybrid Theory' Reaches 10 Million in U.S. Sales

    August 22, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Linkin Park's "Hybrid Theory" album becomes the latest release to join the 10 million-sellers club, as it crosses the mammoth threshold this week. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the band's debut set -- released in 2000 -- sold ...

  4. Avril Lavigne Engaged to Nickelback's Chad Kroeger

    August 21, 2012 9:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two members of Canadian rock royalty are getting hitched! No, there's no fireworks between Alanis Morissette and Geddy Lee... yet. It's an engagement between Avril Lavigne and Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger , who up until today, few even k ...

  5. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Roars Toward Record Sales Debut, Onto Airplay Charts

    August 20, 2012 12:46 PM EDT "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the first single from Swift's fourth studio album Red , due Oct. 22, appears headed for digital sales history. It, meanwhile, blasts onto multiple Billboard airplay charts following its fir ...

  6. Insider Tips: Jonas Bros. Are Back, Bieber Camp Goes K-Pop, 'Glee' Music

    August 17, 2012 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article August 17, 2012 The hot days of midsummer are here, but don't let that keep you from fresh insider music information. For the rest of beach season, Billboard.com is bringing you a weekly heads-up of music-related suggestions, tips ...

  7. Fun. is the First Act to Send its Two Maiden Alternative Chart Entries to No. 1 in 17 Years

    August 02, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Fun. notches its second No. 1 in as many appearances on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative chart, as "Some Nights," the title cut from the trio's breakout album, rises 3-1. The set has sold 446,000 copies, according to N ...

  8. 40 Under 40: Guy Oseary

    August 02, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Guy Oseary Partner, Untitled Entertainment; Manager, Madonna Twitter: @guyoseary Investing In MDNA And More A music business manager that doesn't seek a public profile, but nevertheless has nearly 100,000 followers on Twitter, is clearly at t ...

  9. Fun. Scores Historic No. 1 on Alternative Songs

    July 31, 2012 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 As 'Some Nights' reaches the chart's summit, fun. is just the third act to take its first two breakthrough chart entries to No. 1. Two format superstars had earned the honor back in the mid-'90s. Alternative can't have enoug ...

  10. Fun. Scores Historic No. 1 on Alternative Chart

    July 30, 2012 6:52 PM EDT Alternative can't get enough fun. fun. -- Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff -- notches its second No. 1 in as many appearances on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative radio airplay chart, as "Some Nights," the titl ...

  11. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to Mentor on 'The Voice'

    July 27, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Voice has added another mentor for its third season. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined NBC's singing competition as a mentor to Christina Aguilera's team, according to a tweet sent out by the show's staff Thursday ...

  12. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Joins 'The Voice' as Mentor

    July 27, 2012 10:20 AM EDT The Voice has added another mentor for its third season. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined NBC's singing competition as a mentor to Christina Aguilera's team, according to a tweet sent out by the show's staff Thursd ...

  13. Rob Thomas Joins 'The Voice' to Mentor Team Cee Lo

    July 25, 2012 9:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rob Thomas is the latest singer to join "The Voice" as a mentor. The crooner will assist Cee Lo Green 's team when the show returns for its third season this fall, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. "I'm really excited to ...

  14. Mary J. Blige, Michael Buble Added to 'The Voice' as Advisors

    July 20, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige and Michael Buble will find their voices as advisors on NBC's The Voice in the upcoming Fall season. Powerhouse R&B singer Blige has signed on as an advising mentor for Adam Levine's team, Blige's rep confirmed. Ma ...

  15. Michael Buble, Mary J. Blige Join 'The Voice' as Advisors

    July 20, 2012 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige and Michael Buble will find their voices as advisors on NBC's The Voice in the upcoming Fall season. Powerhouse R&B singer Blige has signed on as an advising mentor for Adam Levine 's team, Blige's rep confirmed to T ...

  16. Adele Still Steals the Show

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT With her 73rd week in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, Adele moves into a league of her own Hardly a week goes by where Adele's "21" (XL/Columbia) doesn't rack up another impressive record or statistic. This week, as 21 spends ...

  17. Zac Brown Band, Frank Ocean Take Top 2 on Billboard 200

    July 18, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Country group Zac Brown Band nets its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Uncaged" starts with a larger-than-expected 234,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It earns the act its best sales week yet, trumping the 153,000 th ...

  18. Chris Brown's 'Fortune' Album Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 11, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Chris Brown earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Fortune" debuts atop the chart, selling 134,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It follows his last release, and first No. 1, 2011's "F.A.M.E." Tha ...

  19. Usher's 'Confessions' Album Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales

    July 05, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Usher's 2004 Confessions album hits a milestone sales achievement this week, surpassing 10 million in U.S. sales according to Nielsen SoundScan. The feat is notable in that it is only the 19th album to sell 10 million since SoundScan began tr ...

  20. Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen Combine For Canadian Rule Atop Billboard 200, Hot 100 Charts

    July 02, 2012 3:38 PM EDT How appropriate that on Canada Day yesterday, Canadians Justin Bieber (London/Stratford, Ontario) and Carly Rae Jepsen (from Mission, British Columbia) made their country proud with their double U.S. chart domination. Bieber's Believe bounded ...

  21. Adele's '21' Passes 9 Million U.S. Sales, Hits 64th Week in Top 10

    May 18, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Adele train just keeps a-rollin' this week as her "21" album moves back up the Billboard 200 (up two spots to No. 2) with a 31% gain (101,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The mega-successful "21" also surpasses ...

  22. Alanis Morissette Brings 'Havoc,' Her 7th Album, in August

    May 02, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alanis Morissette's next album will be her first release outside of Warner Music Group as Collective Sounds issues "Havoc and Bright Lights" on Aug. 28. It's her seventh studio album and first release in four years. Guy Sigsworth ...

  23. Exclusive: Alanis Morissette's New Album on Collective Sounds Announced for August

    May 02, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Alanis Morissette's next album will be her first release outside of Warner Music Group as Collective Sounds issues "Havoc and Bright Lights" on Aug. 28. Her seventh studio album, it is her first release in four years. Guy Sigsworth, ...

  24. 'The Voice' Recap: Lindsey Soars as the Show Goes Live

    April 03, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Professional experience won the first round of live shows in the second season of "The Voice," as viewers are given the opportunity to help determine which five of each judge's six hand-picked contestants move on to the next round. Th ...

  25. Ask Billboard: What Are the Billboard 200's Longest-Charting Albums Ever?

    March 19, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 A look at the chart's history reveals that Johnny Mathis and Metallica aren't so different after all. Plus, analysis of Alanis Morissette's sales and the new On-Demand Songs chart. Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submi ...

  26. 'The Voice' Recap: A Misstep by Blake Shelton?

    March 06, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Two men singing Alicia Keys, two women singing Tom Petty: Literally the best and worst of "The Voice" as it moves from blind auditions to the battle rounds that pit singers against each other in front of their coaches. Jesse Campbell gave ...

  27. Analysis: Whitney Houston's Billboard Chart Records

    February 11, 2012 10:45 PM EST Following the news of Whitney Houston's passing today (Feb. 11), here is a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished. * The Houston-led soundtrack to "The Bodyguard" stands as the longest-reignin ...

  28. Fashion Week Kicks Off: 10 Songs We Want to Hear on the Runway

    February 08, 2012 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 As New York Fashion Week kicks off today (Feb. 8), designers are making sure their fall/winter 2012 collections are just so, and that their runway shows have all the finishing touches. One crucial flourish: the runway playlist. Here are our picks fo ...

  29. The Collective Hires Genevieve Jewell To Run New Nashville Office

    January 25, 2012 8:38 PM EST Los Angeles-based entertainment management and production company the Collective has opened its first regional office in Nashville, headed by artist manager Genevieve Jewell. Joining her at the company as a management client is Tyler Bryant & ...

  30. '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 ...

  31. Adele's '21' First Album Since 2005 With 30 Weeks of 100,000-Plus Sales

    December 28, 2011 5:35 PM EST This week, Adele's "21" becomes the first album since 2005 to notch 30 weeks of 100,000-plus sales. The blockbuster set moved 399,000 , according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking not only its best sales frame ever, but its 30th non-con ...

  32. 'X Factor' Recap: Final 3 Get Help From Avril, Alanis & R. Kelly

    December 21, 2011 11:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Night Before Big Decision, Simon Says Melanie 'Should Be the Winner' With a $5 million decision hanging over the contestants' heads, the pressure during the final "X Factor" performances was on for Josh, Chris and Melanie. A ...

  33. About Us

    August 18, 2011 11:50 AM EDT About Us The world's premier music publication, Billboard has served the entertainment business since 1894. Beginning as a weekly for the billposting and advertising business, Billboard and its popular music charts have evolved into the prima ...

  34. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog; Spirit Acquires Guercio's Publishing

    August 11, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog In separate deals, Bicycle Music has acquired Glen Ballard's Aerostation Corporation music catalog and a significant interest in Marvin Hamlisch's catalog. Te ...

  35. Amy Winehouse Returns to Top 10 of Billboard 200, Adele Back at No. 1

    July 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Adele 's "21" heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for an 11th non-consecutive week (up two slots with 77,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan; a gain of 1%), the late Amy Winehouse returns to the top 10 with "B ...

  36. Adele's '21' Marks 11th Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As Adele's "21" heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for an 11th nonconsecutive week (up two slots with 77,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan; a gain of 1%), the late Amy Winehouse returns to the top 10 with "Back to Black ...

  37. Beyonce Delivers Hit-Filled Glastonbury Performance: Video

    June 27, 2011 9:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce delivered a career-defining set at Glastonbury Sunday night (June 26). The pop diva headlined the decades-old British music festival, performing from the pyramid stage to an estimated 175,000 people for over 90 minutes. She also appeared on ...

  38. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Hudson Food Poisoned, Britney's Madonna Cover Leaks

    June 10, 2011 6:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jennifer Hudson Hospitalized for Food Poisoning Jennifer Hudson was forced to skip her performance on CBS' "Early Show" this morning after a case of food p ...

  39. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, John Rich, Blondie

    May 26, 2011 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 '21' = 9: Lady Gaga is on the edge of Billboard 200 glory, as her "Born This Way" is set to storm the summit of next week's chart. Until then, Adele continues her impressive run at No. 1. The soulful singer/songwriter's ...

  40. Adele Sets Adult Pop Songs Weekly Plays Record

    May 16, 2011 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 As it spends a third week atop Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" claims the mark for most weekly plays (4,780) in the Nielsen BDS-based list's 15-year history. All 90 reporters o ...

  41. Adele Smashes Madonna's U.K. Chart Record in 10th Week at No. 1

    April 04, 2011 8:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 With XL Recordings' Adele continuing to rewrite the U.K. album sales record book, Jennifer Lopez scored her third No. 1 single in the territory yesterday (Sunday) with "On The Floor" (Def Jam/Universal), featuring Pitbull . Adele' ...

  42. Remembering 15 Forgotten Adult Pop Songs

    March 29, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the 15th anniversary earlier this month of Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, we presented the Top 40 Adult Pop Songs 1996-2011 ranked retrospective. How about some (very) deep countdown extras? Here is a look (and listen) at ...

  43. Radio, Records Reflect On Adult Pop's First 15 Years

    March 22, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following passionate perusal of Billboard's countdown of the Top 40 Adult Pop Songs 1996-2011 , consultants, radio programmers and record executives shared their insight on the format's evolution, from its early '90s inception to its ...

  44. SXSW: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Thursday

    March 18, 2011 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2011 South By Southwest festival collided with St. Patrick's Day on Thursday (Mar. 17), as Austin's finest checked out some wacky sight and killer sounds while showing their green pride. Check out 10 things that caught our attention in ...

  45. Exclusive: Godsmack, Counting Crows Sign With the Collective

    March 03, 2011 7:30 AM EST The Collective management agency continues to expand its music division with the signing of the Counting Crows and Godsmack, Billboard.biz has learned exclusively. In addition to the two multi-platinum rock groups, the three-year-old Collective Mu ...

  46. Dave Alvin to Perform New Single on 'Justified'

    February 23, 2011 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 D ave Alvin is the first musical performer written into a script on the FX network. Alvin will appear in Wednesday's episode of "Justified," performing his new single "Harlan County Line." The song will be on his next album, ...

  47. The Downtown Fiction Covers Alanis - Mashup Mondays

    The Downtown Fiction Covers Alanis - Mashup Mondays

    February 21, 2011 9:11 AM EST 0 0 0 The Downtown Fiction covers Alanis Morissette's hit "Ironic". ironic , Alanis Morissette , interview , performance , the downtown fiction , Mashup Mondays , Alanis Morissette , Interview , Mashup Mondays , Performance Videos Alanis Mo ...

  48. Weekly Chart Notes: Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, 'Glee'

    February 10, 2011 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 NICKI OF TIME: Nicki Minaj 's "Pink Friday" ascends to the Billboard 200 summit in its 11th week, marking the steadiest climb to No. 1 since Ray Charles ' "Genius Loves Company" reached the top spot in its 25th week dat ...

  49. Alanis Morissette Welcomes Baby Boy on Christmas

    December 27, 2010 12:27 PM EST 0 0 0 A lanis Morissette is officially a new mom. The singer/songwriter and actress gave birth to her first son, Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway, on Christmas day, her rep confirmed to People in a statement. "Alanis Morissette and [husband] Mario ' ...

  50. Lady Gaga Is Billboard's 2010 Artist of the Year, Ke$ha Takes Top New Act

    December 09, 2010 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 This was the year everyone went gaga for Lady Gaga . The shape-shifting pop star takes home Billboard's top artist of the year honors, just a year after she earned top new artist applause. The last time an act made a move from "new" t ...

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