1. Grammy Nominations Shut-Outs: A Look at the Numbers Behind Justin Bieber, One Direction, Lionel Richie, More

    December 06, 2012 4:29 PM EST Grammy second-guessing is one of the most popular armchair games of the award-nomination process -- as nearly anyone who was on Twitter late last night knows. But amid the cries of outrage on social media and elsewhere, it's worth taking a lo ...

  2. One Direction Nets Rare Pair of No. 1s in a Year

    November 23, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 One Direction 's arrival atop the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with "Take Me Home" marked the second No. 1 for the act in less than a year. It follows "Up All Night," which also bowed at No. 1 on the list dated March ...

  3. One Direction & Drew Brees Form Fake Supergroup: Video

    October 24, 2012 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction and New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees teamed up to promote Pepsi in an ad campaign released earlier this month , and Brees has now joined the U.K. boy band, forming supergroup 1DB. In a new behind-the-scenes video, we see the rise and ...

  4. Jingle Ball 2012 Lineup: One Direction, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber Performing

    October 22, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Z100's annual pop blowout will take over New York's Madison Square Garden this December. One Direction, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are among the artists confirmed for this year's Jingle Ball, the annual star-studded, holiday-timed ...

  5. 'X Factor': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The U.K. version of 'The X Factor' launched global stars like One Direction and Leona Lewis. Can Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid do the same thing in the U.S.? The singing competition field is crowded, to say the least. It's been 11 year ...

  6. Charts

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT TobyMac Brings Christian Music Back To No. 1 For the first time since 1997-and only the third time ever-a Christian album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200. TobyMac lands his first chart-topper, "Eye on It", as it bows with 69,000 copies, ac ...

  7. Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull Nominated for Tr3s' Latino Artist of the Year

    August 14, 2012 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez , Pitbull , Romeo Santos , Juanes and Wisin & Yandel have been nominated for bilingual cable network Tr3s' Latino artist of the year and the winner will be crowned during a transmission of the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, ...

  8. Sony Overtaking Universal in Market Share? It Already Happened in March

    May 24, 2012 6:25 PM EDT If the media wants to write about the possibility of Sony Music Entertainment overtaking Universal Music Group in U.S. market-share rankings , maybe they should have done so when Sony actually accomplished that feat back in March , as detailed in ...

  9. One Direction Plot Summer Tour... in 2013

    April 12, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With their 2012 tour of the United States completely sold out and commitments lined up for the rest of the year that will keep them from returning, One Direction has gone ahead and scheduled a tour of North American arenas for Summer 2013. ONE DIREC ...