1. Blake Shelton On Course For First No. 1 Album

    July 13, 2011 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Timing is everything. And this week, country star Blake Shelton picked just the right time to release his new album, "Red River Blue," as it is on course to become his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources sugg ...

  2. Jason Reeves Folks Up Nicki Minaj

    July 11, 2011 10:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 "It was kinda like jumping off a cliff and seeing if I had a parachute in my back pocket" pop folkie Jason Reeves says of covering hip-hop queen Nicki Minaj 's "Moment 4 Life" for this week's Mashup Monday. Photos: Jaso ...

  3. Ryan Tedder Planning New OneRepublic Material for Early 2012

    June 28, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After he finishes up a loaded songwriting slate that includes work with B.o.B , Carrie Underwood and Cobra Starship , Ryan Tedder plans on focusing solely on his band OneRepublic 's follow-up to 2009 sophomore album "Waking Up." " ...

  4. Colbie Caillat Captures Romance with Guitarist on 'All Of You'

    June 22, 2011 4:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Love was all Colbie Caillat needed to inspire her third album, "All Of You," which comes out July 12. While touring to promote 2009's chart-topping "Breakthrough," Caillat began a relationship with her guitarist and musical ...

  5. Bruno Mars Scores Longest-Reigning Debut Hit in AC Chart History With 'Just the Way You Are'

    June 13, 2011 4:20 PM EDT With a 20th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart , Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" becomes the longest-reigning debut single in the list's nearly 50-year history. The song bests the career-opening comma ...

  6. 'Way' To Go: Bruno Mars Scores Longest-Leading Debut Adult Contemporary Hit

    June 13, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With a 20th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, Bruno Mars ' "Just the Way You Are" becomes the longest-reigning debut single in the list's almost 50-year history. The song bests the career-opening command ...

  7. Dave Stewart Finds Inspiration in Nashville, Reese Witherspoon on 'Blackbird Diaries'

    May 28, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 From his legendary work with Eurythmics to his recent collaboration with Stevie Nicks on her latest album, "In Your Dreams," Dave Stewart has had a reputation for capturing magic in the studio. He does it again on his new album, "The ...

  8. Chaka Khan Fires Up David Foster Tribute at BMI Pop Awards

    May 18, 2011 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 C haka Khan 's scorching performance of "Through the Fire" sparked last evening's (May 17) musical salute to BMI Icon David Foster. The songwriter/producer/musician/arranger was feted during the organization's 59th annual Po ...

  9. Common's 10 Least Controversial Lyrics, for Sean Hannity's Sake

    May 11, 2011 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 C ommon is at the center of a media controversy today (May 11), after First Lady Michelle Obama invited the rapper to a poetry event at the White House to be held tonight. Fox News pundit Sean Hannity conducted a special report that decried the Obam ...

  10. Colbie Caillat Taps Common, Opens 'New Chapter' with 'All Of You' Album

    February 28, 2011 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 After topping the Billboard 200 with her sophomore album, "Breakthrough," Colbie Caillat is set to return in the spring with her third full-length, "All Of You." The 14-song set will be released May 3 on Universal Republic. Caill ...

  11. Lady Gaga, 'Glee' Highlight Historic Hot 100 Week

    February 16, 2011 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 In one of the most highlight-heavy weeks in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, Lady Gaga roars in at No. 1 with "Born This Way," the 1,000th leader since the list launched in 1958. Concurrently, with six debuting titles, the "Glee& ...

  12. 'Now 37' Livens Up Billboard 200 at No. 1, Mumford Climb to No. 2

    February 16, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The "Now That's What I Call Music 37" compilation shakes up the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart as it debuts at No. 1 with 151,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first time the top slot has seen a fig ...

  13. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop, Rap Songs & More

    February 07, 2011 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  14. Colbie Caillat Kicks Off '25 Days of Christmas' with New Video

    November 22, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 As a stopgap between sophomore effort "Breakthrough" and a third album coming next spring, Colbie Caillat will help ABC Family ring in the holiday season with the official theme song to the network's "25 Days of Christmas" p ...

  15. Jamiroquai, Barry Manilow To Perform At Nobel Concert

    November 17, 2010 8:56 AM EST 0 0 0 Barry Manilow and Jamiroquai have joined the lineup of artists to perform at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo. Organizers say Indian musician A.R. Rahman , who did the score for "Slumdog Millionaire," will also feature in the D ...

  16. Ask Billboard: Taylor Swift, The Script, Alanis Morissette

    November 12, 2010 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  17. Charlotte Church Heading 'Back' to U.S. in 2011

    November 04, 2010 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly a decade after her last U.S. release, 24-year-old Welsh singer Charlotte Church will issue sixth studio album "Back to Scratch" in the States in early 2011. The disc, Church's first album to arrive in the U.S. since 2001's ...

  18. Reba McEntire Extends Country Songs Record

    November 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'RADIO' ROYALTY: While Taylor Swift dominates headlines on the Billboard 200, as her "Speak Now" blasts in at No. 1, logging the largest sales week since 2005 , according to Nielsen SoundScan, another country queen continues rewr ...

  19. Common Duets With Colbie Caillat On 'Soulful' New Album

    October 20, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been almost two years since Common released his "Universal Mind Control" album, but the Chicago rapper is still very much working. Not only is Common the ambassador of the recently-released "DJ Hero 2" game, he's a ...

  20. Mraz and Caillat's 'Lucky' Gets 'Glee' Treatment

    October 13, 2010 11:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was a battle of the couples in last night's episode of " Glee ," appropriately titled "Duets." The glee club paired up this week to compete for a free dinner at Breadsticks, which sounds like the "Glee" universe ...

  21. 'Glee' Covers 'I Want To Hold Your Hand,' 'Papa, Can You Hear Me?'

    October 06, 2010 12:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Things took a turn for the spiritual on last night's (Oct. 5) episode of "Glee" when Finn (played by Cory Monteith) discovered an imprint of Jesus' face on his grilled cheese sandwich. Finn's new found religion and Kurt Humm ...

  22. Elvis Costello, Florence and the Machine to Play Nobel Peace Concert

    September 30, 2010 10:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 British pop band Florence and the Machine , U.S. pop singer Colbie Caillat , pianist Herbie Hancock and singer-songwriter Elvis Costello will also perform at this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, organizers said Thursday. Academy Award ...

  23. Billboard Bits: Gwen Stefani Gets 'Waxed,' Bret Michaels to Have Heart Surgery

    September 23, 2010 6:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwen Stefani Wax Figure Unveiled No Doubt's Gwen Stefani unveiled a wax figure of herself yesterday (Sept. 22) at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Las Vegas. The ...

  24. Dave Matthews Kicks Off 2010 NFL Season With A Bang

    September 10, 2010 2:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Matthews Band kicked off the 2010 NFL season in New Orleans last night (Aug. 9) by playing "Why I Am" off their 2009 hit album, "Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux Kin." Video: Dave Matthews Band kick off 2010 NFL season DMB rocke ...

  25. Train Rolls To 100th Adult Pop Songs No. 1

    September 08, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With a 2-1 advance for "If It's Love," Train collects the 100th No. 1 title in the 14-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart. The survey premiered in the Billboard issue dated March 16, 1996, as an of ...

  26. Weekly Chart Notes: Lil Wayne, Lady Antebellum, John Mellencamp

    August 26, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 'ABOVE' AND BEYOND: With his highest career debut as a lead artist, Lil Wayne becomes one of just 10 acts in the Billboard Hot 100 's history to make at least 60 visits to the survey. "Right Above It" soars in as the Hot 100 ...

  27. Ask Billboard: As Years Go By

    August 06, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  28. Summer Songs Playlist

    July 07, 2010 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article All summer long, we've posted a new weekly, ten-song playlist of tunes from the Hot 100 to listen to get you in the mood for warm weather fun. Now that September's here, it's time to look back on the summer that was with ...

  29. Lilith Fair Cancels 10 Dates

    July 01, 2010 11:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Further proof that the 2010 summer concert season is taking a beating came late Thursday afternoon when the Nettwerk Music Group announced the cancellation of 10 upcoming Lilith concerts in North America. The cancellations include previously schedul ...

  30. Video: Sarah McLachlan Talks "Illusion," Lilith Fair

    June 15, 2010 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 She has spent the four years since her last studio album raising her two small children. But with "Laws Of Illusion" -- which was released today (June 15), Sarah McLachlan is back with a new batch of songs, the revival of her Lilith tour, ...

  31. Rihanna's Hot 100 Reign Extends to Three Weeks; Train Arrives at New Peak

    April 01, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R ihanna maintains her lead billing on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with "Rude Boy," the third single from her latest album "Rated R." "Rude" also moves to the No. 1 slot on the Radio Songs chart, her fourth l ...

  32. 'Runaways' Set to be a Hit, Fans Riot Over Guns N' Roses No-Shows

    March 16, 2010 2:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the Runaways movie staring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning opens March 19--the much-buzzed biopic tells the story of the all-girl band that launched the career of Joan Jett . ...

  33. Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics , "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red H ...

  34. 10 Things You Didn't See Watching The Grammys On TV

    January 31, 2010 11:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Here's some of the best off-camera moments from the red carpet and backstage at the 2010 Grammy Awards. - Stephen Colbert's idea for Lady Gaga 's next outfit? "Spray her down with glue and run her through a Build-a-Bear workshop. ...

  35. Grammy 2010 Winners List

    January 31, 2010 8:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Check out the winners for the major categories at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, as they are announced. RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon "Halo" - Beyoncé I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas "Poker ...

  36. 10 Things You Didn't See Watching The Grammys On TV

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST Here's some of the best off-camera moments from the red carpet and backstage at the 2010 Grammy Awards. - Stephen Colbert's idea for Lady Gaga's next outfit? "Spray her down with glue and run her through a Build-a-Bear workshop ...

  37. Chart Beat Wednesday: Colbie Caillat, Rob Thomas, Lady Antebellum

    January 27, 2010 2:55 PM EST 0 0 0 'FALLIN' ' LOVE: Colbie Caillat ascends to the Adult Contemporary apex, as "Fallin' for You" rises 2-1. The song is Caillat's second No. 1 on the survey. On the chart dated Jan. 19, 2008, her debut smash "Bubb ...

  38. Jill Scott Back With New Album, Two Films, Lilith Tour

    January 22, 2010 12:43 PM EST 0 0 0 In addition to recording her fifth album, "The Light of the Sun," Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Jill Scott is gearing up for the release of two new films, a cartoon series, a new addition to her Ashley Stewart intimate apparel li ...

  39. Norah Jones, Heart, Loretta Lynn Added To Lilith Fair Lineup

    January 21, 2010 4:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Norah Jones , Heart , Loretta Lynn , Gossip and Cat Power are among the top female artists who have just been added to the lineup for Lilith Fair 2010, organizers announced today (Jan. 21). The revived touring music festival also added 15 more citie ...

  40. Taking Peaks, Part 3: Nos. 50-26

    January 19, 2010 1:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 a ...

  41. Bow Wow Twitters Bad Behavior; Grammys Book Gaga, Green Day

    January 06, 2010 1:56 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, embarrassing Twitter usage has been all the talk today. First Bow Wow live-tweeted a drunk driving spree in his Lambourgini on New Years Eve, then American Idol judge Randy Jacks ...

  42. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Colbie Caillat, Sade

    December 10, 2009 5:29 PM EST 0 0 0 'LAST'-ING IMPRESSIONS: Although it has become a modern-day holiday standard - it ranks at No. 13 on this week's Holiday Songs chart, between carols by Paul McCartney and Gene Autry - Wham! 's "Last Christmas" never cha ...

  43. Sarah McLachlan, Mary J. Blige To Headline 2010 Lilith Tour

    December 10, 2009 1:21 PM EST 0 0 0 S arah McLachlan will headline the main stage at Lilith 2010, the reborn touring music festival which highlights women in music that she co-founded in the 1997. Among the artists joining Mclachlan on the road will be Mary J. Blige , Sheryl Crow , Er ...

  44. Susan Boyle Still On Top, F*cked Up Brings the Holiday Cheer for Charity

    December 09, 2009 5:39 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Susan Boyle continues her reign as "I Dreamed A Dream" is slated to top the album charts again this week after selling another 500,000 copies, beating out Andrea Bocell ...

  45. The Daily Noise 12.9.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 12.9.2009 - Billboard.com

    December 09, 2009 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Susan Boyle tops the charts... again, F*cked Up know it's Christmas, Colbie Caillat talks stage fright. Colbie Caillat , R. Kelly , tv on the radio , Bill Werde , susan boyle , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Fucked up , Andrea Bocelli , Do They Know ...

  46. Jingle Bell Rock ... And Pop ... And R&B ... And Country ...

    December 08, 2009 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Holiday Songs chart ranks airplay of seasonal tracks on U.S. adult contemporary radio. Because a hefty 75% of the format switches to all-holiday programming by Thanksgiving each year, the format's airplay effectively serves as ...

  47. Chelsea Lee: Girl Next Door

    December 01, 2009 2:28 PM EST 0 0 0 For a while, the only place Chelsea Lee was comfortable singing was in the shower. But at 15, the aspiring singer tried her hand at a local open mic -- and her attempt was received with praise. "I'm downstairs running the club, selling bee ...

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