1. Small But Mighty

    December 01, 2011 4:20 AM EST The Top Independent Artist Nominees 4 Nominations Bon Iver Nominations: record of the year ("Holocene"), song of the year ("Holocene"), best new artist, best alternative music album (Bon Iver) Jagjaguwar In perhaps the most sur ...

  2. Independents' Day

    December 01, 2011 3:18 AM EST A Complete List of indEpendent nominEES By Category The nominees listed here are independent releases as defined by the American Assn. of Independent Music-that is, master recordings not owned by the four major label groups. Each entry lists the t ...

  3. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Lead Nominations

    November 30, 2011 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruno Mars Up for Biggest Awards; Bon Iver & Skrillex Huge Surprises | SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED MAJOR NOMINEES LIST Album Of The Year: "21" -- Adele "Wasting Light" -- Foo Fighters "Born This Way" -- Lady Gaga "D ...

  4. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Top Nominees

    November 30, 2011 11:00 PM EST Adele and Bruno Mars are both rolling in major Grammy nominations, with each lined up to compete for album, record and song of the year at the Feb. 12 bash. Both crooners earned six nominations, which were announced Wednesday (Nov. 30) during a pr ...

  5. Bon Iver Releases Deluxe Set, YouTube Films

    November 29, 2011 8:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Bon Iver 's latest album is heading into the wild. The deluxe edition of Bon Iver's self-titled album was released today on Jagjaguwar Records along with 10 nature-centric short films, one for each track on the album. The 10 videos were re ...

  6. Adele, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver Among U.K.'s Independent Music Award Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:27 AM EDT Adele, Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver are among the acts vying for the inaugural AIM Independent Music Awards. British guitar bands The xx, Friendly Fires and The Horrors - all of whom are signed to London-based XL Recordings, label home to Adele - ...

  7. Arcade Fire Wins Canada's Polaris Music Prize

    September 20, 2011 1:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 After taking home the Grammy award and Juno award for Album of the Year, Arcade Fire 's "The Suburbs" has been named the best Canadian album of the past 12 months by earning the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, it was announced on Monday (Se ...

  8. Lil Wayne Snags 18 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

    September 08, 2011 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Days after "Tha Carter IV" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a massive 964,000 copies sold, Lil Wayne continued a memorable week by leading all nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were officially announced on Thursd ...

  9. Billboard Bits: Madonna's 'Sex' Still Wanted, Lady Gaga's Prosthetic VMA Surprise

    August 31, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Madonna's 'Sex' Still Wanted 19 Years Later "Sex," Madonna 's 1992 graphic picture book, is the most sought-after out-of-print book in the U ...

  10. Billboard Bits: Ryan Tedder To Open BBQ Franchises, Bon Iver & James Blake Song Surfaces

    August 24, 2011 7:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder To Open Ten BBQ Franchises OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder has signed a deal with Southern Hospitality BBQ to be the first franchise owner ...

  11. Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Dead Ocean Co-Founders Launch Fort William Artist Management

    August 23, 2011 8:15 AM EDT Ben Swanson, Chris Swanson and Darius Van Arman, who co-founded Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian labels, prominent indie labels that feature artists such as Bon Iver, Tallest Man on Earth, Yeasayer and Okkervil River, but eventually f ...

  12. Bon Iver's Icelandic Stunner: Watch the 'Holocene' Video

    August 18, 2011 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Iver and director Nabil Elderkin (who's worked with Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Common) selected Iceland's glacial landscapes to visually showcase the second single from "Bon Iver," titled "Holocene." Watch below. The ...

  13. Bon Iver Plays It Loud at Brooklyn's Prospect Park

    August 11, 2011 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The new, robust iteration of folk-turned-experimental act Bon Iver played to a sold-out crowd last night at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell, with an 90-minute set that sprinkled revamped arrangements of older tracks among the heavy-hitting t ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Stevie Wonder on Drake's Album, 'London Calling' in Olympic Ads

    August 01, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Stevie Wonder On Drake's Upcoming Album Drake revealed that Stevie Wonder will be on his upcoming fall release, "Take Care," scheduled for October 24. &quo ...

  15. Adele Tackles Bonnie Raitt's 'I Can't Make You Love Me': Watch

    July 08, 2011 3:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Heartbreak looks great on Adele , as evidenced by her despair-inspired sophomore album, "21," which is 2011's best selling album so far . So when the U.K. singer covered Bonnie Raitt's iconic heartbreak ballad, "I Can't ...

  16. Britney Spears, Lady Gaga Rule Billboard.com's 2011 Mid-Year Music Awards

    July 07, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears and Lady Gaga proved the ultimate pop music divas in Billboard.com's Mid-Year Music Awards poll, which allowed fans to weigh in on their favorite songs, albums and performances of the first half of 2011 over the past week. Once t ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber's Vanity Fair Woes, Linkin Park's Secret Show

    July 05, 2011 7:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's Vanity Fair Cover Lowest Seller in 12 Years Justin Bieber may have more than 10 million Twitter followers, and a hit with his documentary "Never ...

  18. The Jill Scott/Bon Iver Phenomenon: Top Albums Without a Top 40 Hit

    July 01, 2011 1:33 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Jill Scott and Bon Iver arrived at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, with their "The Light of the Sun" and self-titled sets. For Scott, it marked her first topper on the list and for Bon Iver, it wa ...

  19. Kyle Frenette: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Kyle Frenette Founder, Amble Down Records; Founder, Middle West Management The rise of Bon Iver from a small-town Wisconsin bedroom project to a hit indie act is the stuff of music industry folklore, with sales of its debut now reaching 350,000, a ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Talks New Album, Adele Loves Bon Iver

    June 27, 2011 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber on New Album: 'I Want to Work a Lot with Myself' Speaking about his forthcoming album, Justin Bieber says that he's dabbled with self-produci ...

  21. Bon Iver Debuts at No. 4 on U.K. Charts; Derulo Has Top Single

    June 27, 2011 8:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" (Interscope/Universal) started a second stint (and third week in total) as the U.K.'s No. 1 album yesterday, as Jason Derulo debuted atop the singles chart with "Don't Wanna Go Home" (Wa ...

  22. Jack White Joins Stephen Colbert in NYC For Impromptu Gig

    June 24, 2011 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Thank you for coming out on a day like this for rock like this," said Stephen Colbert to a crowd of a few hundred who gathered at the High Line Park on cool, gray afternoon in New York City. They were there for the most anticipated one-of ...

  23. Jill Scott Aiming for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    June 22, 2011 5:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer Jill Scott looks like she's on the verge of earning her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as her just-released "The Light of the Sun" is headed for the top next week. Industry sources suggest the set could se ...

  24. Stephen Colbert Convinces Jack White To 'Sell Out': Watch

    June 22, 2011 12:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 This week everyone's favorite egomaniacal faux-pundit, Stephen Colbert, is putting on his own music festival: StePhest Colbchella '011. Though the series kicked off Monday night with an interview and pe rformance from Bon Iver , last night ...

  25. Bon Iver's 'Bon Iver': Track-By-Track Review

    June 21, 2011 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the 2007 release of Bon Iver's breakthrough album "For Emma, Forever Ago," the outfit's sole proprietor, Justin Vernon, created one of the most romanticized folktales in recent music history. Sparked by heartache and recorde ...

  26. Summer Albums 2011

    June 16, 2011 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Summer may already be in full swing in some ways, with blockbuster albums by Lady Gaga, Death Cab for Cutie and Brad Paisley recently released. But luckily, most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Beyoncé's pop domin ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Announces New Fragrance, Linkin Park Hits Studio

    June 15, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce to Debut Third Fragrance This Fall Beyonce will launch a third fragrance, Pulse, a floral citrus-scented perfume that represents her stage persona. "Women al ...

  28. Bon Iver Album Accidentally Leaked by iTunes: Report

    May 20, 2011 6:12 PM EDT According to a report in Rolling Stone , the new album from Bon Iver, this week's Billboard cover star , was accidentally leaked by iTunes when the service put the album's first single on sale earlier this week. The album's official ...

  29. Bon Iver: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 20, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Four winters ago, Justin Vernon retreated to his father's secluded cabin in northern Wisconsin, purging his sorrow through a falsetto that no one would probably ever hear. He spent three brutally cold months alone, piecing songs together using ...

  30. Billboard Bits: Bon Iver Gives Lyrical Taste, Blondie to Release New Album

    May 19, 2011 6:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bon Iver Gives Lyrical Taste Of Upcoming Album First came "Calgary," the first single off Bon Iver's upcoming album, and now Justin Vernon fans can get a t ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Carlos Santana Slams New Immigration Law, Britney Spears Covers Harper's Bazaar

    May 16, 2011 7:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Carlos Santana Slams Georgia for New Immigration Law Carlos Santana on Sunday used baseball's annual Civil Rights Game as a platform to admonish Georgia and Arizona ...

  32. Bon Iver Announces U.S. Summer Tour Dates

    May 09, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie-folk outfit Bon Iver will celebrate the release of forthcoming sophomore album "Bon Iver, Bon Iver" with a 16-date U.S. summer tour. The Rosebuds will offer support on the trek, which kicks off July 22 in Milwaukee, Wis. Bon Iver, wh ...

  33. Coachella 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    April 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed on Sunday that you may have ...

  34. Billboard Bits: Christina Aguilera Joins Twitter, Selena Gomez Announces Tour Dates

    March 23, 2011 7:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera Joins Twitter As she prepares to join Cee Lo Green , Blake Shelton and Maroon 5 's Adam Levine as a singing coach on NBC's "The Voice,&q ...

  35. Kanye West Closes Out SXSW with Jay-Z, John Legend & More

    March 20, 2011 8:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 K anye West has been something of a SXSW mainstay the last few years, popping up for surprise appearances at his proteges' shows or hosting an impossible-to-get-into set in the middle of the afternoon. But this year's West-side performance ...

  36. SXSW: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Saturday

    March 20, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 And that's a wrap! SXSW 2011 ended with some surprise appearances (Diddy, Bon Iver), scary performances (DFA 1979, Trash Talk) and everything in between. Check out 10 things Billboard.com saw and overheard on the last day of the festival: SXSW ...

  37. SXSW: 10 Things Seen & Overheard Wednesday

    March 17, 2011 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Whether you enjoy Raphael Saadiq's killer sets or Mischa Barton spottings, there was a ton of fun, wacky experiences to soak in yesterday (Mar. 17) at the 2011 SXSW festival. Check out 10 things that caught our attention in Austin yesterday: SX ...

  38. How 'Jimmy Fallon' Whips Its Late-Night Music Competition

    January 03, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 When Bruce Springsteen decided to crash late night and whip his hair in November, it was as sure a sign as any that "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" has emerged as a highly coveted platform for musical guests. 5 Best Musical Performances on ...

  39. Kanye West's Unfinished 'Monster' Video Hits The Net

    December 30, 2010 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West recently released a snippet of his "Monster" video, which had fans excited to see the final product. Now, the unfinished version of "Monster" hit the net and fans are one step closer to seeing the end result. Video: Ka ...

  40. Kanye West Offers Disturbing Sneak Peek of 'Monster' Video

    December 08, 2010 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 After achieving high drama with his 35-minute "Runaway" video, Kanye West is now dabbling in the horror genre. While the rapper has yet to unveil the full music video for his intense posse cut "Monster," a stylishly scary 30-seco ...

  41. Kanye West Brings 'Fantasy,' Famous Friends to NYC Show

    November 24, 2010 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 One day after his "Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" hit stores, Kanye West gave fans, music execs like Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles, Sylvia Rhone and L.A. Reid, and celebrities including Mos Def , 88 Keys, ?uestlove, Diddy , Selita Ebanks and co ...

  42. Taylor Swift Debuts 10 'Speak Now' Songs on Hot 100

    November 04, 2010 11:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 As mentioned yesterday, a strong first week of digital sales (288,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan), propels Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" to a No. 1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 . But she's hardly the only artist making noise on ...

  43. Far*East Holds on Hot 100, Swift Makes Another Top Debut

    October 28, 2010 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 While Far*East Movement holds at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Like a G6," Taylor Swift makes a record-breaking arrival with the final single in the countdown to the release of her "Speak Now" album. Afte ...

  44. Kanye West 'Fantasy' Tracklist Leaked on iTunes

    October 27, 2010 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 The tracklist for Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" has been released to iTunes , where the album is now available for pre-order ahead of its Nov. 22 release. The list of songs includes West's first two singles, &q ...

  45. Kanye West Plays Surprise Brooklyn Set to Close Pitchfork, CMJ Fests

    October 24, 2010 6:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 K anye West surprised hundreds of concertgoers at Williamsburg music venue Brooklyn Bowl early Sunday morning (Oct. 24), performing a five-song set that included highlights from his recent G.O.O.D. Friday releases and a singalong to his self-reveali ...

  46. Ben Gibbard, Zooey Deschanel Perform at National League Playoffs

    October 20, 2010 12:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the surface, Death Cab for Cutie 's Ben Gibbard might not seem like the sportiest guy around, but the rocker is the major fan of Major League Baseball. In fact, he even sang the National Anthem at yesterday's National League Championshi ...

  47. New Kanye West Track, 'Lost In The World,' Hits Net

    September 29, 2010 11:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new Kanye West track titled "Lost In The World" hit the net today (Sept. 29) -- the third song from Ye's as-yet-untitled forthcoming album tentatively due in November. Kanye West - "Lost In The World" Feat. Gil Scott-Heron ...

  48. M.I.A. To Collaborate With Kanye?

    September 21, 2010 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 M.I.A. is the latest artist to allude to working on Kanye West 's forthcoming album. The singer recently wrote on her Twitter page that she has teamed up with the rapper for his fifth studio project, now titled "Dark Twisted Fantasy." ...

  49. Kanye Announces Album with Jay-Z, Unleashes 'Monster' Track

    August 30, 2010 1:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Making good on his G.O.O.D. Friday promise, Kanye West unleashed "Monster" -- a new song featuring Jay-Z , Nicki Minaj , Rick Ross and folk singer Bon Iver -- on his blog Friday (Aug. 27). The rapper also announced a five-song joint EP wit ...

  50. Billboard Bits: Rihanna's New Tattoo is a Typo

    August 12, 2010 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Receives Typo'd Tattoo Rihanna 's latest tattoo contains an unfortunate grammatical error, according to PopEater. The singer's latest ink is placed ...

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