1. Justin Timberlake Tops Hot Tours List as 20/20 Trek Nears End

    December 18, 2014 6:19 PM EST Justin Timberlake scores the top slot on the weekly ranking of Hot Tours (see list, below) based on ticket sales reported from his 20/20 Experience tour’s final sweep through North America. The pop star kicked off the tour's last leg on Nov. ...

  2. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Billy Idol Returns With His Highest-Debuting Album

    October 31, 2014 6:28 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Slipknot collected its second No. 1 album as .5: The Gray Chapter debuted at No. 1. The Roadrunner Records release sold 132,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was ...

  3. Tiny Cameras Lead to Big Chart Gains for Andrea Bocelli and Rammstein

    July 11, 2014 8:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Viral GoPro fireworks video sends "Time to Say Goodbye" back onto chart, while Russian dashboard cam wedding proposal video pumps gain for Rammstein. Tiny cameras are making a big impact on Billboard's Streaming Songs chart this week, ...

  4. Tiny Cameras Lead to Big Chart Gains for Andrea Bocelli and Rammstein

    July 11, 2014 8:18 PM EDT Tiny cameras are making a big impact on Billboard's Streaming Songs chart this week, as two songs earn high debuts thanks to two popular viral videos. Up first, Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli’s “Time To Say Goodbye” debuts at No. 10 thank ...

  5. Kanye West Retracts Negative Comments on Photographer Annie Leibovitz

    June 20, 2014 3:50 AM EDT Kanye West is back at it again, this time backtracking on recent comments he made about photographer Annie Leibovitz while speaking at the 2014 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, claiming his remarks "have been taken out of cont ...

  6. Kanye & Kim Kardashian Wed at Florence's Forte di Belvedere, $420K Rental

    May 24, 2014 9:06 PM EDT  Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially "Bound" to each other. The celebrity couple, who have made a habit of over-the-top, public displays of affection, got hitched Saturday in a decidedly private spot: a Renaissance fortress in F ...

  7. Andrea Bocelli On New Projects, Lifetime Achievement Honor at Billboard Latin Music Awards: Watch

    April 26, 2014 10:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was a special evening for Andrea Bocelli at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 24. In addition to performing with his longtime friend Laura Pausini, the legendary Italian tenor also received the Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award for a l ...

  8. Andrea Bocelli: 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards Backstage Interview

    Andrea Bocelli: 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards Backstage Interview

    April 25, 2014 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Andrea Bocelli chats backstage at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards Andrea Bocelli , Backstage , Billboard Latin Music Awards , Andrea Bocelli Latin Music Awards Latin Music Awards Andrea Bocelli ...

  9. Laura Pausini & Andrea Bocelli Duet for ‘Vive Ya’ at Billboard Latin Music Awards (Video)

    April 25, 2014 4:31 AM EDT 4 0 0 Laura Pausini and Andrea Bocelli came together at the Billboard Latin Music Awards for a musical moment best described as “bellissimo.” Pausini, the multi-million selling singer/songwriter, and Bocelli, the legendary Italian tenor, performed their 2 ...

  10. Marc Anthony, Prince Royce, Franco de Vita to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony, Prince Royce and Franco de Vita join the star-studded list of performers at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm on April 24. Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use ...

  11. Morning Fix: Last.fm Pulls Out of Streaming; MP3Tunes Founder Gets $41M Verdict; Echo Nest's Big Brain Brian Whitman Talks Machines

    March 27, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE LAST.FM PULLS OUT OF RADIO STREAMING, PLUGS IN YOUTUBE Last.fm has been considered to be an online music pioneer since starting in 2002. But like many pioneers, it's gotten hit by a few arrows ...

  12. Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, Banda el Recodo to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Pop star Ricky Martin, crooner Luis Fonsi and Mexican act Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizarraga will perform during the upcoming telecast of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Register today for Billboard's 2014 Latin Music Conference & Award ...

  13. Andrea Bocelli Marries Longtime Partner Veronica Berti

    March 25, 2014 12:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Andrea Bocelli has wed longtime companion Veronica Berti. A Monday news release says the couple married Friday at the Sanctuary of Montenero in central Italy. The couple chose the day because it is the start of spring and the second birthday of thei ...

  14. Andrea Bocelli to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 20, 2014 10:11 AM EDT Prolific singer/songwriter and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is receiving a lifetime achievement honor at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Presented by State Farm, the awards show will also feature a special performance by the Bocelli during ...

  15. New Barbra Streisand Duets Album Coming Soon, With Beyonce & Lady Gaga?

    January 25, 2014 2:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Album could also include Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder and more Superstar diva Barbra Streisand is preparing a new duets album, and it may feature the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Blake Shelton. Her publicist confirmed the forthcoming duets set tod ...

  16. The Year In Latin 2013: Prince Royce and Marc Anthony Join Jenni Rivera Atop Charts

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST A year after her death, the memory of Jenni Rivera propels the artist to No. 1 on the year-end Top Latin Artists chart, a tally that takes into consideration airplay, downloads and streaming-but in Rivera's case, it was all about album sales. ...

  17. Chart Moves: Def Leppard, Donna Summer Return to Billboard 200 Chart

    November 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Katy Perry climbed in at No. 1 with her new album "PRISM," selling 286,000 copies in its first week. It was one of four new arrivals to the top 10, which also boasted bows from Fifth Harmony ...

  18. Katy Perry, Lorde Grab Top Spots on U.K. Sales Charts

    October 28, 2013 5:17 AM EDT Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal) debuted at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 28) to become her second No. 1 on that survey. Her much-touted Virgin labelmate, 16-year-old New Zealand-born newcomer Lorde, became the youngest s ...

  19. Katy Perry, Lorde Grab Top Spots on U.K. Sales Charts

    October 28, 2013 5:08 AM EDT Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal) debuted at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 28) to become her second No. 1 on that survey. Her much-touted Virgin labelmate, 16-year-old New Zealand-born newcomer Lorde, became the youngest ...

  20. Andrea Bocelli To Receive Master’s Degree

    October 18, 2013 12:27 AM EDT Andrea Bocelli will receive a graduate degree in Italy next week. The 55-year-old tenor says he'll receive a master's degree in vocal performance from The Conservatory of Music, Giacomo Puccini in La Spezia, Italy, on Tuesday. Andrea Boc ...

  21. Chart Moves: Guns N' Roses 'Hits' Longevity Milestone, 'Pitch Perfect' Still Selling Strong

    August 02, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Selena Gomez triumphed with her first No. 1 album , as "Stars Dance" started atop the list with 97,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Jay Z's "Magna ...

  22. Madonna, Bruce Springsteen Lead Billboard's 2013 Top 40 Money Makers

    February 22, 2013 12:26 PM EST It may be a digital age, but live is still the big cash driver for the top 40 earners on our annual list The U.S. music business offers a matrix of trends to satisfy chart watchers and number crunchers. New CD sales continue to fall. Digital music ...

  23. Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' Makes Grammy-Fueled Return To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 20, 2013 10:55 AM EST As forecasted a week ago, Mumford & Sons' Babel returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the wake of their Grammy Award win for album of the year on Feb. 10. The set -- which rises 4-1 on the tally -- sold 185,000 copies in the week endi ...

  24. Josh Groban Earns Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    February 13, 2013 10:29 AM EST Tim McGraw, Red and Coheed & Cambria also earn Top 10 debuts Josh Groban’s All That Echoes arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 145,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the singer’s third No. 1 album, following 2003’ ...

  25. Chart Alert: 'Les Mis' Soundtrack Takes Top Album Spot in the U.K., Jake Bugg Upends Biffy Clyro

    February 11, 2013 10:25 AM EST As the “Les Miserables” score album (Polydor/Universal) moved back to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday,  Macklemore’s current Hot 100 No. 1 “Thrift Shop” (Macklemore), featuring Ryan Lewis and Wanz, mirrored that feat across the Atlantic ...

  26. Andrea Bocelli, Tegan and Sara Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 02, 2013 7:45 AM EST 9 9 0 A number of high entries will join Justin Bieber's "Believe Acoustic" in the top 10. While Justin Bieber 's "Believe Acoustic" seems a lock for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, there should be ...

  27. Justin Bieber Bound for Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 30, 2013 7:08 PM EST Unless something highly unexpected happens, Justin Bieber will collect his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week with Believe Acoustic . Industry sources say that the set could sell between 180,000 to 190,000 copies by the end ...

  28. Rolling Stones Lead Hot Tours with '50' Shows

    January 14, 2013 2:21 PM EST Rock legends the Rolling Stones stand at the top of Hot Tours this week with ticket sales reaching $38.6 million from the band's 50 and Counting Tour. The brief tour played to sellout crowds in three arenas during the latter part of 2012 begi ...

  29. Morning Fix: '12-12-12' Concert Raised $36 Mil. Before Show; Warner's 4Q Results; Skrillex's New Imprint

    December 13, 2012 8:55 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free daily Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters 12-12-12 SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT ROCKS WITH "LOCALS" ROLLING STONES, PAUL MCCARTNEY AND A REUNITED NIRVANA: Musicians clo ...

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  31. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Still No. 1, 'Now 44' Scores Top Debut

    November 14, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ne-Yo surpasses sales expectations and Aerosmith goes Top 5 on the Billboard 200. Taylor Swift 's "Red" reigns supreme for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 196,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 43%). Swift be ...

  32. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Album No. 1 For Third Week On Billboard 200

    November 14, 2012 11:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Red" reigns supreme for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 196,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 43%). Swift beats the No. 2 title -- the debuting "Now 44" collection -- by nearly 1 ...

  33. Robbie Williams Crowned U.K. Charts King: Top Song, Album

    November 12, 2012 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 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." It's the tenth chart-topping title of a s ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Brooklyn's New Barclays Center Opens Friday: Will It Give Madison Square Garden A Run For Its Money?

    September 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And, with its blend of gritty, weathered steel evoking the shade of Brooklyn brow ...

  36. Brooklyn Rises

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Jay-Z to open Barclays Center As New York welcomes its new world-class arena. The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And ...

  37. Rod Stewart To Release First Christmas Album This Fall

    June 28, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary singer signs with Universal Music Group for holiday set Rod Stewart has a new home at Universal Music Group. The legendary singer signed with Verve Music Group for a long-term, multi-album deal, chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge and Stewart& ...

  38. Unheilig, Universal's Chart-Topping, Platinum-Selling German Success Story

    May 31, 2012 12:27 PM EDT Two years ago a former record shop assistant became a sensation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, selling more than a million albums seemingly overnight. Bernd Graf, just called "Der Graf" (The Earl) by his fans, sold over 2 million a ...

  39. Adam Lambert Snags First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart as Adam Lambert 's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week& ...

  40. Adam Lambert Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Trespassing'

    May 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as Adam Lambert's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold, traccording to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week� ...

  41. Jermaine Paul Vs. Javier Colon: 2012's 'The Voice' Winners Not As Chart-tastic as 2011

    May 18, 2012 7:54 AM EDT Six songs performed on the May 7 live-performance season finale of NBC's music reality competition "The Voice" debut in the top 50 of the Hot Digital Songs chart. The splash is less, however, than that made by last year's final ...

  42. Adam Lambert Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 16, 2012 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 But Carrie Underwood or Adele Could Stand in His Way Good News! Adam Lambert is vying for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Bad News: His "Trespassing" set may only sell around 70,000 to 80,000 copies by the end o ...

  43. Mark Wilkinson Appointed New President Of Deutsche Grammophon

    March 13, 2012 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 Mark Wilkinson will take over as president of Deutsche Grammophon as of April 9th. The appointment was announced today by Frank Briegmann, President, Universal Music Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Deutsche Grammophon. Wilkinson will report directly ...

  44. How Celine Dion's Performance at Jamaica Jazz & Blues Changed the Festival's Future

    February 23, 2012 12:30 PM EST Celine Dion performing at the 16th annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, her only performance outside her record-breaking Las Vegas residency at Caesers Palace (Photo: Courtesy Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival) MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA -- In her only ...

  45. How Ten New or Renovated Venues Are Reshaping The Nation's Touring Circuit

    February 22, 2012 2:48 PM EST A rendering of the Barclay's Center slated to open this September in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn to Kansas City, Mo., and points beyond, a wide range of new buildings and freshly renovated veteran facilities are making news and offering new oppor ...

  46. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Hits Fourth Week at No. 1

    December 21, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 To the surprise of no one, recent "Saturday Night Live" guest Michael Buble spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "Christmas," selling 448,000 (down 7%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Released two ...

  47. It's Official: David Foster Named Chairman of Verve Music Group

    December 15, 2011 12:40 PM EST Billboard.biz reported way back in June that David Foster would be joining Universal Music Group (and in August that he'd be heading up Verve ), and finally on Thursday morning, the news was made official: the Grammy Award-winning and Oscar n ...

  48. Backbeat: Stars Line Up For Andrea Bocelli L.A. Foundation Launch

    December 15, 2011 7:00 AM EST Left to right: Gloria Jones (Quincy Jones' sister-in-law), Italian actress Jo Champa (who produced the evening in conjunction with StudioMusica), Quincy Jones (recipient of the First Andrea Bocelli Foundation Award), Andrea Bocelli and Veroni ...

  49. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Stays Atop Billboard 200, Black Keys Hit No. 2

    December 14, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse, 'Glee,' Korn Also Crash The Top 10 Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album stays steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a third week, selling 479,000 copies (up 64%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its hand ...

  50. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Aiming for 400,000-Plus Week at No. 1

    December 11, 2011 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 As we reported on Thursday (Dec. 8), Michael Buble's "Christmas" album is on its way to a third straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, so say industry prognosticators. The album may sell well over 400,000 copies by the end ...

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