1. Samsung's Milk Music Claims 2M Downloads, Brings Out Iggy Azalea, Chromeo to Celebrate

    July 02, 2014 2:37 PM EDT Samsung brings out a panoply of stars to fete its success. Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, Chromeo, Lady Antebellum and John Legend are among the seven music stars performing their latest singles in a 90-second ad for Samsung’s Milk Music, which ...

  2. Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons and More: The Year In Billboard's Bubbling Under

    December 27, 2012 11:30 AM EST In March, Billboard premiered the weekly "Bubbling Under" column, named after the longtime chart that tracks activity below the Billboard Hot 100. The idea was to spotlight up-and-coming acts on the verge of breakout chart action. By yea ...

  3. Lady Antebellum Announces LadyAID to Help Children in Need

    December 17, 2012 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Grammy winning trio Lady Antebellum have announced a new charitable initiative called LadyAID, a philanthropic effort created to bring awareness to and generate support for children in need locally, nationally and globally. The multi-level organizat ...

  4. Luke Bryan Wins Big at American Country Awards

    December 11, 2012 1:47 AM EST Luke Bryan at the American Country Awards. (Getty Images) Luke Bryan was the top winner at the third annual American Country Music Awards Monday night (Dec. 10) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Bryan took home nine awards, including Male Artist, Sing ...

  5. Luke Bryan Hits Jackpot at American Country Awards

    December 11, 2012 1:00 AM EST 0 0 0 'Tailgates and Tanlines' Star Snags Nine Awards; Carrie Underwood Adds to Her Collection Luke Bryan was the top winner at the third annual American Country Music Awards Monday night (Dec. 10) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Bryan took home n ...

  6. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  7. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 30, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Finalists for the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards boast a diverse mix of genres, touring strategies, venue types, and positions on the career arc and their broad geographic footprint points to the increasingly global nature of the touring industry. ...

  8. Ben Vaughn Named Warner/Chappell's Nashville EVP

    October 25, 2012 3:06 PM EDT Warner/Chappell Music has appointed Ben Vaughn - an intern for the company at the beginning of his career - to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President of its Nashville office, the company has announced in a statement. Shortly after ...

  9. EMI Music Canada President Deane Cameron Steps Down

    October 11, 2012 12:09 PM EDT EMI Music Canada's long-serving president Deane Cameron stepped down last week after 35 years with the company, 24 at the helm. Cameron, who made history in 1988 when he became the youngest Canadian president of a major record label, has been ...

  10. Universal Completes $1.9 Billion EMI Recorded Music Acquisition

    September 28, 2012 8:47 AM EDT LONDON - Vivendi's Universal Music Group said Friday that it has completed the $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI's recorded music arm. "This is a next step towards ensuring the health of our industry," said UMG chairman and CEO L ...

  11. Universal-EMI: Lucian Grainge, IMPALA, Martin Mills, Other Reactions to Deal's Approval

    September 21, 2012 3:14 PM EDT As expected, the approval by the European Union and the Federal Trade Commission has inspired a number of dramatically opposing comments and reactions from the parties affected by and involved in the deal. Here's a collection of several we� ...

  12. FAQ on Approval of Universal Music - EMI Deal

    September 21, 2012 1:50 PM EDT As Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI Music's recorded music division today received approval from both European and U.S. regulators , details have emerged about the exact steps Universal must take to win European Commission supp ...

  13. Updated: UMG-EMI Divestment Package Revealed: Universal to Keep the Beatles

    July 27, 2012 1:09 PM EDT A source close to the situation told Billboard.biz the contents of the divestment package submitted today by Universal Music Group for its proposed acquisition of EMI' s recorded-music division to the European Commission. If accepted, it will ...

  14. Hootie & the Blowfish to Record Again

    July 27, 2012 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "We'll do another album and tour for a year, then I'll be right back to [country music]," Darius Rucker tells us Over the past four years, Darius Rucker has established himself as one of country's top male vocalists. But of ...

  15. Darius Rucker Talks 'Best Record I've Ever Made' on Tour in Idaho

    July 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just like with any artist, Darius Rucker likes exploring uncharted territory. This past weekend, the Capitol Nashville act did just that, with a stop in McCall, Idaho that was a little bit different than your average tour stop. The singer was brough ...

  16. Roger Waters Tops Mid-Year Touring Chart

    July 19, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour is continuing on its blockbuster pace, finishing as the highest-grossing year so far in Billboard's Mid-Year Charts, according to Boxscore. The midyear numbers are based on concerts reported to Billboard Bo ...

  17. Appeal of Small Venues Drives Midyear Success

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Thanks to performances by newcomers, veterans and other special events, midsize venues enjoyed steady ticket sales during the midyear period. In addition to the top 10 venues recap of 15,001-plus-capacity arenas, Billboard's midyear touring c ...

  18. Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results Big-event tours and superstars are supposed to sell tickets, so the best indicator for the success of the touring industry is when the list of top tours also includes a health ...

  19. Roger Waters' 'The Wall Live' Tops Billboard's Mid-Year Touring Chart

    July 18, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour is continuing on its blockbuster pace, finishing as the highest-grossing year so far in Billboard's Midyear Charts, according to Boxscore. The midyear numbers are based on concerts reported to Billboard B ...

  20. Gary Barlow Tops U.K. Charts, Ed Sheeran Storms Back

    June 11, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Take That member Gary Barlow confirmed his expected double victory on the new U.K. sales charts on Sunday (June 10). His Diamond Jubilee-inspired "Sing" project with the Commonwealth Band secured a second week atop the album chart, while t ...

  21. Gary Barlow Tops UK Album and Singles Chart

    June 11, 2012 7:52 AM EDT Take That member Gary Barlow confirmed his expected double victory on the new U.K. sales charts on Sunday (10). His Diamond Jubilee-inspired "Sing" project with the Commonwealth Band on Decca/Universal secured a second week atop the albu ...

  22. Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood Among Presenters for CMT Music Awards

    June 04, 2012 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hollywood and Nashville will come together this summer for the 11th annual CMT Music Awards, hosted this year by country superstar Toby Keith and House of Lies actress Kristen Bell. A wide array of stars will be on hand for the June 6 ceremony, incl ...

  23. CAA's Rob Light to Take Part in Executive Q&A at Billboard Country Music Summit

    May 22, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Rob Light, head of the Music department, a partner, and Managing Director of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), will sit with veteran Billboard live entertainment writer Ray Waddell for an in-depth discussion at the Billboard Country Music Summit at t ...

  24. Columbia, Interscope, Universal Republic Artists Top Billboard Music Award Winners List

    May 21, 2012 12:00 AM EDT The label competition to rack up wins at the Billboard Music Award Show tonight turned out to be a two-horse race between Sony Music Entertainment and the Universal Music Group. Check Out All Our Coverage of the Billboard Music Awards Right Here S ...

  25. Adele Tops Billboard Music Awards, Hot Performances By Justin Bieber, Jordin Sparks, Stevie Wonder, More

    May 20, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Pat Houston (left) with Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina who accepted the Billboard Millennium award for her mother following an emotional tribute by Jordin Sparks. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC) Adele ha ...

  26. Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood to Perform at CMT Awards

    May 14, 2012 12:04 PM EDT The CMT Awards today announced some of the country music superstars set to perform on the awards show in Nashville June 6. Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, LMFAO, The Wanted to Perform at Billboard Music Awards The 3rd Annual Billboard Country Mus ...

  27. Backbeat: 360 Group, AJ Music, Cardenas Execs Wind Down at La Salsa Vive Party

    April 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT The scene at the "La Salsa Vive" party, which closed out day one of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) With video footage of Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco performing "Quimbara" as a backdrop and N' ...

  28. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead CMT Nominations

    April 23, 2012 1:27 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music's new favorite color is blonde. Underwood earned five nominations, L ...

  29. Backbeat: ACM Weekend With Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Capitol and Warner Afterparties and Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot!

    April 03, 2012 2:01 PM EDT From left: Musicians Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton and TV personality Lee Lakosky participate in the NRA Country ACM Celebrity Shoot Hosted By Blake Shelton at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in South Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Gett ...

  30. What Pinterest's Skyrocketing Social Network Means For Artist Marketing

    March 02, 2012 11:42 AM EST One of Lady Antebellum's Pinterest boards entitled Lady A'ers features links to articles, pictures, merch, contests and much more. Pinterest could be the next big social media tool for artists, labels and music brands-especially if they& ...

  31. Photos: Katy Perry, David Guetta, Robyn, Roger Faxon Rock EMI's Carnival-Themed Grammy After Party

    February 15, 2012 5:15 PM EST Guest attend the circus-themed EMI Grammy afterparty at The Capitol Tower in L.A. on Febr 12 (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Getty Images) Back in the day, record labels used to go all-out for their Grammy parties, and EMI's circus-themed event, held ...

  32. Jay-Z, Will.i.am Among Music Stars on Obama Campaign Wish List

    January 17, 2012 7:09 PM EST 0 0 0 President Obama's 2008 campaign earned plenty of help from the music world -- and now it appears he's asking for its aid again as he gears up for this year's re-election campaign. A list of potential celebrity endorsers given to campa ...

  33. axs Goes Live in Kansas City

    January 13, 2012 6:06 PM EST Today was a milestone day for Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and their new ticketing operation axs Ticketing, as the system went live at the arena level with on-sales by Lady Antebellum and Drake at AEG's Sprint Center in Kansas City. The ...

  34. Stingray Digital Partners With EMI Music In Digital Worldwide Rights Deal

    January 13, 2012 1:44 PM EST Montreal-headquartered Stingray Digital, a digital content provider and operator of Galaxie music service, The Karaoke Channel, and video-on-demand Concert TV, has signed a content agreement with EMI Music. The deal will give Stingray Digital worl ...

  35. Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Ties The Knot

    January 09, 2012 10:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott tied the knot with country musician Chris Tyrrell on Saturday (Jan. 7) in an intimate ceremony in upstate New York. Slideshow: Hookups & Breakups See the Pics! The couple posted a video on Lady A's web s ...

  36. CMT Awards: Hank Jr. Walks Off, as 5 Stars Honored

    November 30, 2011 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Brad Paisley fully endorses the format of the CMT Artists of the Year celebration. Paisley was one of five country music stars honored Tuesday night during a taping of the second annual event, joining Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and ...

  37. Taylor Swift Reacts to AMAs; Blake Shelton Slept Through Awards?

    November 21, 2011 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 She just won the CMA Entertainer of the Year award. Today, she releases her long-awaited "Speak Now" Live CD / DVD. Heck, we at Billboard named her "Woman Of The Year." It seems that there is no end to the love fest between Ameri ...

  38. Kid Rock, Maroon 5, Jordin Sparks Bring Stars & Stripes to NFL Kickoff: Watch

    September 09, 2011 3:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 With a new NFL season beginning last night, a slew of musicians -- including Kid Rock and Bon Jovi -- were commissioned to provide entertainment prior to the opening kickoff of the Saints-Packers game. To commemorate Sunday's ten-year anniversa ...

  39. Parachute Works with Lady A, Lures Male Listeners on New Album

    July 22, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Parachute frontman Will Anderson says that even though the band harbors no illusion about its audience -- "It's very 16-24 year old females. We understand that," he says -- it's been happy to see a little more testosterone in the ...

  40. Britney, Beyonce, Bieber Among 2011 Billboard Music Awards Highlights

    May 23, 2011 12:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 From Britney Spears delivering a pair of unexpected performances, to pop stars like Justin Bieber and Rihanna taking home trophies, to Beyoncé receiving the Billboard Millennium Award after a show-stopping number, the 2011 Billboard Music Awards wer ...

  41. Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Tops Hot 100

    May 11, 2011 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 A dele ascends to her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 12) on Billboard.com, as "Rolling in the Deep" rises 2-1. The song concurrently reaches the summit on Digital Songs (2-1), despite a 2% decline to 294 ...

  42. Beyonce to Be Honored with Billboard Millennium Award at Billboard Music Awards

    May 09, 2011 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 B eyoncé will be honored with Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, it was announced today (May 9). The iconic performer and international star will receive the honor at the May 22 show, which will air on ABC at 8-11pm ET/PT ...

  43. Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum to Headline Tornado-Relief Concert

    May 06, 2011 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country music stars Hank Williams Jr. , Keith Urban , Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum are to hold a concert to raise funds for victims of storms and tornadoes that struck Alabama and nearby states, organizers said on Thursday. Country Music Televisio ...

  44. Jacob Lusk Voted Off 'American Idol,' J.Lo & Lady Antebellum Perform

    May 05, 2011 10:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 On tonight's (May 5) "American Idol," gospel and R&B singer Jacob Lusk was eliminated from the competition, which is now down to its top four contestants. Lusk was eliminated following his performances of Nazareth's "Lov ...

  45. Billboard Bits: MCR Responds to Glenn Beck, Pitbull's 'Planet Pit' Landing in June

    May 04, 2011 6:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. My Chemical Romance Responds to Glenn Beck's 'Propaganda' Accusations Conservative pundit Glenn Beck has targeted My Chemical Romance as his latest enemy, ...

  46. Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean Among First CMT Awards Performers

    May 03, 2011 10:09 PM EDT Country star Jason Aldean is not only the top nominee at this year's CMT Music Awards, he'll also be performing. Fellow nominees Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland are also among the first performers announced for ...

  47. Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, More to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    April 11, 2011 5:05 PM EDT The 2011 Billboard Music Awards are shaping up to be one hot ticket: Rihanna, the Black Eyed Peas, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Taio Cruz are the first performers announced for newly revived show, which will air live on ABC from the MGM Grand ...

  48. Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, More to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    April 11, 2011 4:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 2011 Billboard Music Awards are shaping up to be one hot ticket: Rihanna , the Black Eyed Peas , Keith Urban , Lady Antebellum and Taio Cruz are the first performers announced for newly revived show, which will air live May 22 from the MGM Grand ...

  49. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." ...

  50. Grammys 2011 Predictions: How Did We Do?

    February 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 chartArticle_ignore It's always tough to predict the winners of music's biggest night, but this year's Grammy Awards featured especially jaw-dropping outcomes in the major categories. With more obscure artists like Arcade Fire and Esp ...

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