1. Backbeat: Jimmy Iovine Honored by Dr. Dre, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Many More at Grammy P&E Event

    February 09, 2012 9:15 AM EST From left: Producer Jimmy Jam, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, and Jimmy Iovine attend the 5th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Event honoring Iovine at The Village Recording Studios in L.A. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage) Th ...

  2. Chart Moves: Gotye's 'Somebody' Gains, the Wanted Break Into Top 40

    February 03, 2012 9:00 AM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" spends a second week atop the Hot 100, just holding off a furious push from Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," which ...

  3. Macy Gray Has Metallica, Kanye 'Covered'

    February 01, 2012 10:40 PM EST 0 0 0 For Next Album, Out March 27, Singer Tackles Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Chemical Romance & Arcade Fire Macy Gray is going the interpretive route for her next album, covering songs by the likes of Kanye West, Metallica and Radiohead. Produced by Hal Wil ...

  4. Exclusive: Macy Gray Covers Album to Feature Songs by Kanye West, Metallica and Radiohead

    February 01, 2012 8:42 PM EST Macy Gray is going the interpretive route for her next album, covering songs by the likes of Kanye West, Metallica and Radiohead. Produced by Hal Willner, 429 Records will release Gray's "Covered" on March 27. Gray chose mostly indi ...

  5. This Week in Billboard History: Van Halen Breaks Up; VH1 Launches; Monte Lipman Named Universal Prez

    January 10, 2012 9:58 AM EST VH1 Logo Launch Tape on Vimeo . 1985: VH-1 'Optimistically Introduced' A page one Billboard story with the headline "MTV'S VH-1 Opens on An Optimistic Note" reports that MTV Networks' second 24-hour cable music servic ...

  6. 11 Artists' Favorite Albums of 2011

    December 16, 2011 2:25 PM EST 0 0 0 What blockbuster Brit singer crossed all genre lines to make Skrillex , Zac Brown Band and Kelly Clarkson 's lists of the best albums of the year? Which rapper tag-team won Joe Jonas ' heart? Which international darlings insisted that some ...

  7. Nicki Minaj Named Billboard's 'Rising Star' for 2011

    November 23, 2011 2:15 PM EST In being named Billboard's Rising Star, Minaj follows in the footsteps of Jazmine Sullivan (2010), Lady Gaga (2009), and Colbie Caillat , who in 2008 was the first artist ever to be given this honor. "Nicki Minaj has established herself ...

  8. Nicki Minaj Named Billboard's 'Rising Star' for 2011

    November 23, 2011 7:05 AM EST 0 0 0 In being named Billboard's Rising Star, Minaj follows in the footsteps of Jazmine Sullivan (2010), Lady Gaga (2009), and Colbie Caillat , who in 2008 was the first artist ever to be given this honor. "Nicki Minaj has established herself as ...

  9. 'Voice' Winner Javier Colon to Play Ray Charles on 'The Playboy Club'

    September 15, 2011 9:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Add the winner of NBC's "The Voice" to the list of contemporary musical acts portraying stars of the late 1950s and early '60s on NBC's "The Playboy Club." Javier Colon will portray Ray Charles in an upcoming episo ...

  10. Lil Wayne Logs Hot 100's Biggest Bow, Katy Perry Still No. 1

    August 24, 2011 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," her historic fifth No. 1 from her album "Teenage Dream," while Lil Wayne leaps onto the survey at No. 3 with the latest single f ...

  11. SuperHeavy's Dave Stewart Is Feeling 'Possessed' These Days

    August 15, 2011 7:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Stewart 's new solo album, "The Blackbird Diaries," isn't out until Aug. 23. But the former Eurythmics member -- who's also busy producing (Stevie Nicks, Joss Stone ), starting a new band (the all-star SuperHeavy) and p ...

  12. Adam Lambert and Avril Lavigne to Mentor Kids on 'Major and Minors'

    July 29, 2011 8:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adam Lambert, Colbie Caillat, Avril Lavigne and Claude Kelly are joining the list of recording artists who will mentor the dozen youngsters competing on Hub TV's fall show "Majors and Minors." including Brandy, Leona Lewis, Jordin Spa ...

  13. Blake Shelton's 'River' Runs to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blake Shelton is more popular than ever. The country singer-turned-"Voice" coach celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Red River Blue" bows atop the list with 116,000 -- his best sales week yet. While in ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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." " ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. '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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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& ...

  25. '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 ...

  26. 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. ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. '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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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, ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. '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 . ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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. ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

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