1. Steve Nicks Joining 'The Voice' As Adviser

    July 08, 2014 9:48 PM EDT Steve Nicks is joining "The Voice" as an adviser to Adam Levine's team for the upcoming season. Filming is currently underway on the show's seventh season. Nicks, the 66-year-old Fleetwood Mac singer, has been working with Levi ...

  2. Stevie Nicks Joining 'The Voice' As Adviser

    July 08, 2014 6:38 PM EDT 3 8 1 Stevie Nicks is joining "The Voice" as an adviser to Adam Levine's team for the upcoming season. 'The Voice': First Season 7 Promo Debuts With Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams (Watch) 'American Idol,' 'The Voic ...

  3. 2014 Hasn't Been Half Bad

    July 01, 2014 11:45 AM EDT A look at the biggest chart headlines, from Pharrell Williams, Michael Jackson, Iggy Azalea and more, from the first half of 2014 Fourteen chart headlines from the first half of 2014: Katy Perry 's "Dark Horse" (featuring Juicy J) ...

  4. Blake Shelton Scores Record-Tying Fifth Country Airplay No. 1 From 'Story'

    June 30, 2014 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 'My Eyes' marks the fifth leader from 'Based On a True Story …,' matching the No. 1 output of Brad Paisley's '5th Gear' in 2007-08 Blake Shelton ties a vaunted Country Airplay chart record, and extends another that ...

  5. Chart Highlights: Nico & Vinz Vault To No. 1 On Adult Pop Songs With 'Am I Wrong'

    June 30, 2014 7:35 PM EDT 9 5 0 The Norwegian duo notches its first airplay chart No. 1. Plus, new No. 1s for Coldplay, Blake Shelton and Calibre 50 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers an ...

  6. Roscolusa Songwriters Festival: 'It's How Music Begins'

    May 20, 2014 11:50 AM EDT On Saturday (May 24), music fans of all genres will gather at (likely sunny) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., near Jacksonville, for the annual Roscolusa Songwriters Festival at Nocatee . Named after the event's original location (a waterfront venue ...

  7. 'The Voice' Recap: Top 5 Double-Up for Semis, Usher Sings 'Good Kisser' (Watch)

    May 13, 2014 12:27 AM EDT Following last week's triple elimination, "The Voice" sped straight into its semifinals, putting the top 5 onstage with two performances each: one chosen in dedication to loved ones and one selected by their coach. 'The Voice� ...

  8. Chart Highlights: Trey Songz Tops Rhythmic Songs With 'Na Na'

    May 12, 2014 8:35 PM EDT The singer scores his third leader on the list. Plus, new No. 1s for Avicii, the Black Keys, Thomas Rhett and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers an ...

  9. 'The Voice' Recap: Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams Perform for Top 8

    May 06, 2014 12:23 AM EDT Two blondes made their debut on "The Voice" on Monday night: Gwen Stefani, and a newly-platinum Adam Levine. "I don't have an explanation -- I woke up, I had the day off, and I thought I'd look like Shakira," he said ...

  10. 'The Voice' Recap: Music Biz Mentors Challenge Top 10

    April 29, 2014 1:23 PM EDT The Instant Save may be annoying to half of the country, and the weekly double eliminations might be occasionally harsh, but the best thing about "The Voice" is that it's a show that constantly changes. So far, season six has knocked ...

  11. Brantley Gilbert Tops Country Airplay, Keith Urban Continues Top 10 Streak

    April 29, 2014 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gilbert reigns with 'Bottoms Up,' while Urban links his 31st consecutive top 10. Plus, Dave Grohl's gone country Brantley Gilbert visits the Billboard Country Airplay chart summit for a third time, and makes his fastest flight to the ...

  12. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan Leads Hot Country Songs 'Again'; Black Keys' 'Fever' Rises to No. 1 on Triple A

    April 18, 2014 3:49 PM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week and Ed Sheeran's "Sing," which Williams co-wrote and -produced, soars in at No. 15. Who else's singing and other m ...

  13. 'Frozen' Spends 10th Week at No. 1 On Billboard 200; Sales Climb Past 2 Million

    April 16, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The unstoppable soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" continues its run atop the Billboard 200 as it clocks a 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1. The set sold 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Tha ...

  14. Chart Moves: Trio of Tribute Albums Arrive on Billboard 200, Luke Bryan's ACM Gain, Cyndi Lauper's 'Unusual' Returns

    April 10, 2014 9:23 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack refused to budge from the No. 1 slot, clocking a ninth week atop the tally. The set sold 149,000 copies in the week ending April 6, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Five ...

  15. Morning Fix: Strait, Lambert Win at ACMs; Bette Midler Joins Streaming Pay Critics' Chorus; UMG's New Top-Level Trifecta

    April 07, 2014 6:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE GEORGE STRAIT, MIRANDA LAMBERT WIN BIG AT ACM AWARDS It was Las Vegas' night to celebrate country music, as the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards celebrated the format in party fashio ...

  16. George Strait, Miranda Lambert Crash the Party and Win Big at ACM Awards

    April 06, 2014 11:20 PM EDT It was Las Vegas' night to celebrate country music, as the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards celebrated the format in party fashion tonight with Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban reigning as the big winners with three trophies on the ...

  17. ACM Awards: Watch Shakira, Blake Shelton Serve Up 'Medicine'

    April 06, 2014 9:10 PM EDT Shakira and Blake Shelton gave viewers a taste of "Medicine," their new duet, at the ACM Awards on Sunday.  Rocking a lipstick-red dress showing just enough of those famous hips, Shakira squared off with the country superstar for a spir ...

  18. ACM Awards 2014: Will Fans Give George Strait the Top Honor?

    April 06, 2014 1:21 PM EDT 7 0 0 There’s no question George Strait is the sure bet in the entertainer category of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, right? Not so fast, says Blake Shelton. Sure, the beloved star is on something of a victory lap after winning the same ...

  19. Ask Billboard: What Hits Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample?

    April 04, 2014 8:05 PM EDT As Aloe Blacc's 'The Man' equals the Hot 100 peak of the song it interpolates, Elton John's 'Your Song,' what other songs with samples or borrowed lyrics have fared as well as - better - than the originals? As always, ...

  20. ACMs Exec Producer R.A. Clark on Jay Brown Getting Shakira; Blake vs. Luke; Merle Haggard Tribute (Q&A)

    April 04, 2014 5:38 PM EDT ACM Awards executive producer R.A. Clark has been at this a long time -- 15 years and counting. The producer (and son of the late Dick Clark) helped put the show’s deep roots in the country music traditions of the west -- and the Bakersfield and H ...

  21. 'Voice' Coaches Offer Advice to Pharrell: 'The Gloves Have Got to Come Off'

    April 04, 2014 11:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 At a Hollywood event to promote "The Voice" as it gets closer to live episodes, Billboard asked the current coaches and the host of "The Voice" for any advice they would give to next season's rookie Pharrell Williams, Cee Lo ...

  22. Chart Moves: Blake Shelton Sets Country Airplay Record; Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' Enters Hot 100, Streaming Songs; Black Keys Unlock Fast Start At Rock

    April 04, 2014 10:56 AM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week and DJ Snake and Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" slithers up to the top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this we ...

  23. Blake Shelton Sets No. 1 Record, Debuts Duet With Shakira On Country Airplay Chart

    April 01, 2014 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shelton scores an unprecedented 11th consecutive leader with 'Doin' What She Likes,' while his and Shakira's 'Medicine' arrives Blake Shelton rewrites the record for the most consecutive No. 1 singles in the history of ...

  24. Chart Highlights: KONGOS No. 1, Black Keys Blast In At Alternative Radio

    March 31, 2014 4:05 PM EDT 1.137 k 69 0 KONGOS' 'Come With Me Now' crowns Alternative Songs, while the Black Keys make a splashy return with 'Fever.' Plus, new No. 1s for Kylie Minogue, Blake Shelton and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at ...

  25. Shakira and Blake Shelton to Duet at ACM Awards

    March 31, 2014 3:48 PM EDT The Band Perry will open Sunday's ACM Awards, Shakira and Blake Shelton will perform "Medicine" and George Strait will make an announcement about the show's 50th anniversary celebration on the CBS telecast from Las Vegas. Exec ...

  26. Shakira and Blake Shelton to Duet at ACMs, Band Perry to Open

    March 31, 2014 3:05 PM EDT The Band Perry will open Sunday's ACM Awards, Shakira and Blake Shelton will perform "Medicine," and George Strait will make an announcement about the show's 50th anniversary celebration on the CBS telecast from Las Vegas. Chan ...

  27. Country Stars to Invade Talk Shows in Lead-Up to ACM Awards

    March 27, 2014 3:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 The lead-up to April 6's 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS will feature a country music invasion of network television. Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, along with Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw have shot customized ACM p ...

  28. Country Stars Will Invade Talk Shows in Lead-up to ACM Awards

    March 27, 2014 3:28 PM EDT The lead-up to April 6’s 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS will feature a country music invasion of network television.   Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw have shot customized ACM promos for CB ...

  29. 'The Voice' Recap: Three's Always a Crowd as Contestants Battle On

    March 25, 2014 2:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Who says battles on "The Voice" have to be vicious? At one point on Monday night's episode, Carson Daly called a match "The Notebook, Part Two," while Adam Levine added, "That was like watching two golden retriever pupp ...

  30. Voting for ACM Entertainer, New Artist Awards Now Live

    March 24, 2014 8:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Voting for the Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year award is now open online. The distinction, which is awarded to the highest vote-getter at the ACM Awards in April, can now be contested at the ceremony's website . Related A ...

  31. 'The Voice' Recap: Contestants Battle On As Aloe Blacc, Jill Scott, Miranda Lambert Join as Mentors

    March 19, 2014 12:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 The sudden-death duets continued on “The Voice” on Tuesday night, which saw a guest mentor take the lead in the rehearsal room, while the contestants struggled to shine against their match -- at least, enough to tempt a steal and save themselves fro ...

  32. 'The Voice' Recap: Blind Auditions Wrap as Donuts, New Words Dished Out

    March 11, 2014 11:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The final night of “The Voice” blind auditions was somewhat sweet -- thanks to the donuts -- but still a little spicy and, arguably, bland. With all the teams entering the episode at 11 singers each, Tuesday night's episode found Blake Shelton, ...

  33. Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Justin Timberlake Top Billboard's 2014 Money Makers

    March 10, 2014 1:25 PM EDT In theater, a triple threat is an artist who has the chops to sing, dance and act. It's a different ballgame in the music biz, where touring and the two avenues of sales (physical and digital) reign supreme. In that regard, there's no a ...

  34. Shakira Goes Country on New Blake Shelton Duet

    March 07, 2014 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 When Shakira wanted to get a little bit country on her upcoming album, she approached fellow "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton. The result is "Medicine," a country song that's light enough on fiddle and steel to work on pop ra ...

  35. Shakira Returns With New Album, Steamy Rihanna Video, Country Duet: Cover Story

    March 07, 2014 12:40 PM EST .897 k 5.476 k It's late on a Wednesday afternoon, and a table in the foyer of Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood is laden with goodies: chocolate chip cookies, hummus and chips and a bottle of Patron Silver tequila with a card that re ...

  36. ACM Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Set to Perform

    March 06, 2014 1:06 PM EST 0 0 0 The first round of performers for next month's ACM Awards has been announced, and there's no shortage of star-wattage for the annual country music blowout. Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urba ...

  37. 'The Voice' Recap: Usher Drops Names, Goes Country on Blind Auditions Night 3

    March 03, 2014 11:28 PM EST It's official: Usher's gone country. On the third night of The Voice's blind auditions, the R&B musician recruited his first country act of the season, while Shakira compared herself to Alexander the Great and tried to translate ...

  38. ‘The Voice’ Recap: Shakira's 'Possessed' As Blind Auditions Continue

    February 25, 2014 11:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Shakira might be endlessly sassy during "The Voice's" blind auditions, but Adam Levine has noticed her moments of childlike glee. "I've really come to enjoy something that happens on this show, specifically with Shakira -- w ...

  39. It’s a Mistake for Tech to Ignore Country Music Fans (Guest Post)

    February 25, 2014 12:42 PM EST Matthew Siegel Leslie Fram Leslie Fram is CMT's SVP of music strategy and Matthew Siegel is Viacom Music Group's VP of music strategy. Here they write about what they say is a "missed opportunity" by the tech industry to activ ...

  40. Miranda Lambert Finds Emotional Losses Among Technology's Gains

    February 21, 2014 2:39 PM EST As Miranda Lambert worked through a session at Nashville’s Sound Stage a few months ago, she periodically stopped to text messages with cartoony emoticons to songwriter Natalie Hemby (“Pontoon,” “White Liar”), providing clues about the titles she ...

  41. George Strait and the Band Perry Top Hot Tours with $6.4 Million

    February 20, 2014 4:40 PM EST George Strait and the Band Perry represent country music on the latest tally of Hot Tours, landing at Nos. 1 and 3 respectively on the list of the week’s 10 top-grossing tours. Strait’s top ranking comes from the first four February performances o ...

  42. Blake Shelton To Perform At Veterans Benefit Concert

    January 30, 2014 3:28 AM EST PepsiCo Inc. is making a $1 million donation and streaming a live concert Friday to benefit injured military veterans and their families. The company said it would stream a show featuring comic Jon Stewart and country star Blake Shelton online at ...

  43. Grammys Spur Early Sales Gains for Daft Punk, Kacey Musgraves, P!nk

    January 27, 2014 5:02 PM EST The official sales figures aren't in yet, but industry sources suggest that some of the Grammy Awards' biggest winners could be Kacey Musgraves, P!nk and Daft Punk -- all of which might see sales gains of more than 100% for the week end ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Blake Shelton Uses R&B Effect to Make a Country Impression on Latest Hit

    January 22, 2014 10:34 AM EST The new Blake Shelton single is a study in contrasts. "Doin' What She Likes" features a guy who's mostly been tamed but still harbors a wild streak. It's a love song that was written in the middle of a hunting expedition. ...

  46. Zac Brown Band Continues 'Sweet' Success Atop Country Airplay Chart

    January 21, 2014 11:05 AM EST The band lands its milestone 10th No. 1 on the radio-based ranking with 'Sweet Annie' Zac Brown Band achieves its landmark 10th No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, where "Sweet Annie" advances 2- ...

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