1. Ask Billboard: Taylor Swift Out-'Shake's Mariah Carey

    September 01, 2014 10:05 AM EDT A song called 'Shake It Off' tops the Hot 100 at last. Plus, Swift's place in pop/country crossover history, Christina Aguilera's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as gener ...

  2. Ed Sheeran’s 'X' Rules U.K. Album Chart For Eighth Week

    August 18, 2014 5:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran’s X  (Asylum/Warner Music) extended its U.K. album chart to eight weeks yesterday (Aug. 17), while Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong” (Warner Bros./Warner Music) started a second week atop the singles chart. Sheeran’s album was ...

  3. Ed Sheeran’s 'X' Rules U.K. Album Chart For Eighth Week

    August 18, 2014 5:00 AM EDT Ed Sheeran’s X  (Asylum/Warner Music) extended its U.K. album chart to eight weeks yesterday (Aug. 17), while Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong” (Warner Bros./Warner Music) started a second week atop the singles chart. Sheeran’s album wa ...

  4. Dolly Parton Mulls Recording Glastonbury Festival Mud Song

    July 29, 2014 4:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dolly Parton's appearance at the Glastonbury Festival was one of the most talked about performances of this year's famed U.K. music event, and now a song written especially for the set could be making its way to the recording studio. The u ...

  5. Will.i.am Celebrates 'Birthday' No. 1 in U.K., Ed Sheeran's 'X' Retains Albums Crown

    July 14, 2014 5:52 AM EDT will.i.am has landed his fifth U.K. No. 1 single as headline artist and tenth overall. “It’s My Birthday” (Interscope/Universal), featuring Cody Wise, arrived at the summit yesterday (July 13), as Ed Sheeran began a third week atop the album chart ...

  6. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood Vault To No. 1 On Hot Country Songs

    July 03, 2014 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With 'Somethin' Bad,' the stars score the first No. 1 by teamed-up solo women in more than two decades. Plus, Kenny Chesney achieves his 45th top 10 with 'American Kids' Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood put on an impress ...

  7. Dolly Parton Draws Biggest BBC TV Audience at Glastonbury Festival

    June 30, 2014 12:58 PM EDT 1 0 0 Dolly Parton's performance at England's Glastonbury music festival drew the biggest TV ratings for the BBC during the annual event. The TV coverage Sunday night peaked with an audience of 2.6 million, or a share of 13.4 percent of people w ...

  8. Ben Folds Campaigns to Save Nashville's Historic Studio A

    June 30, 2014 10:53 AM EDT Songwriter Ben Folds has sounded the alarms. Studio A in Nashville's old RCA Building – which Chet Atkins built in 1964, and has hosted the likes of Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and George Strait – had been sold to a local developer. Folds, wh ...

  9. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  10. Kasabian, 'X Factor' Alum Ella Henderson Lead U.K. Sales Charts

    June 16, 2014 6:42 AM EDT British rock staples Kasabian notched their fourth U.K. No. 1 album as “48:13” (Columbia/Sony) debuted at the top with 70,000 sales on Sunday (15), according to Official Charts Company data. 2012 “X Factor” contestant Ella Henderson scored an inst ...

  11. Weldon Myrick, Steel Guitar Great, Dies At 76

    June 04, 2014 2:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though there are many great artist-musician relationships in country music history, some stand out a little more others. Don Rich’s enticing Telecaster licks helped to make Buck Owens one of the top recording artists of the 1960s. At the same time p ...

  12. America's Music: How Country Popped Its Way Into the Mainstream

    June 02, 2014 4:00 PM EDT 5 4 0 As country music fans from around the world descend upon Nashville for the 2014 CMA Music Festival, the genre seems to be in a pretty good spot right now. The nightly concerts at LP Field have long been sold out, and the artists and songs coming fro ...

  13. Dolly Parton Longs for 'Home' in Playful Video (Watch)

    May 29, 2014 9:07 AM EDT Dolly Parton has just released a new video, "Home," from her hit "Blue Smoke" album. The playful video follows Parton as she prepares for a photo shoot. True to form, her wardrobe is colorful throughout, and she even breaks out ...

  14. The Black Keys Earn First No. 1 Album; Michael Jackson Debuts At No. 2

    May 21, 2014 11:31 AM EDT Rock duo the Black Keys collect its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Turn Blue" debuting at No. 1, while Michael Jackson's "Xscape" starts at No. 2. "Turn Blue" sold 164,000 copies in the week e ...

  15. Michael Eavis, Founder of Glastonbury Festival, To Receive U.K.'s MITs Award

    May 16, 2014 2:36 AM EDT 5 1 0 Michael Eavis, the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award.  Eavis will be recognized for his “outstanding contribut ...

  16. Dolly Parton Makes Jimmy Fallon Wear Her Wig (Video)

    May 14, 2014 7:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dolly Parton took time out during her current world tour to stop by "The Tonight Show" and give host Jimmy Fallon a little wardrobe help. Check out the video below, as Dolly convinces Fallon to give one of her many, many wigs a try. " ...

  17. Dolly Parton Talks 'Blue' Album, Gay Fans and Willie Nelson's 'Dork' Days

    May 13, 2014 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 "They know I understand what it's like to be me, and to fight for being myself," Parton says of why she's always had a large following in the LGBT community Dolly Parton doesn't really do "small," and that trait ha ...

  18. Dolly Parton Kicks Off Busy Month With Porter Wagoner Box Set

    May 09, 2014 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ahead of the release of her new album "Blue Smoke," a new box set emerges with Dolly's entire recording history with Porter Wagoner When two larger-than-life creative forces combine, the results are often legendary. Tuesday's rel ...

  19. Chart Moves: Journey's 'Greatest' Hits 300th Chart Week, Linda Ronstadt Scores Highest Charting Album Since 1990

    April 18, 2014 10:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack spent its 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1 , selling 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Four new entries arrived in the top 10 ...

  20. Marc Geiger Invests in Audiam (Exclusive)

    March 17, 2014 7:50 PM EDT Marc Geiger, the head of music for William Morris Endeavor who co-founded Lollapalooza and was an early proponent of digital streaming, has personally invested an undisclosed amount in Audiam, a start-up that collects money from YouTube on behalf ...

  21. Dolly Parton Booked for Glastonbury Festival

    February 27, 2014 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Britain's leading rock festival is going a little bit country. Organizers said Thursday that Dolly Parton will play the Glastonbury Festival on June 29. Festival programmer Emily Eavis told the BBC that "it's been something we've ...

  22. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Dolly Parton Takes '9 To 5' To No. 1

    February 17, 2014 8:05 AM EST Thirty-three years ago this week, the country icon ruled the Hot 100 with her workplace anthem. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and the Spice Girls Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more ...

  23. Dolly Parton to Release 'Blue Smoke' Album

    February 11, 2014 1:08 PM EST 4 0 0 Dolly Parton represents many things to different people, and the Country Music Hall of Fame member says her upcoming release is a reflection of her varied musical sides. The singer will release "Blue Smoke" on May 13 for Sony Music Masterw ...

  24. Whitney Houston's Billboard Chart Records

    February 11, 2014 9:52 AM EST Here's a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished. To honor the late, great Whitney Houston on the second anniversary of her passing on Feb. 11, 2012, here's a look back at the many chart achievemen ...

  25. Dolly Parton Signs With APA In North America

    February 03, 2014 2:45 PM EST Dolly Parton has signed with APA in North America. The entertainer is a longtime client of former The Agency Group exec Steve Martin, who joined APA as executive VP of worldwide music in December. The Agency Group's Neil Warnock represents Pa ...

  26. Madonna, Miley Cyrus Team for Country-Themed MTV 'Unplugged' Special

    January 29, 2014 5:37 AM EST Madonna joined Miley Cyrus for a mash-up of "Don't Tell Me" and "We Can't Stop" at Cyrus' barn dance-themed "Unplugged" show that will air on MTV tonight (Jan. 29) at 9 p.m. Cyrus embraced her Nashvil ...

  27. Brandle’s Global Bits: Sydney Entertainment Centre’s Name Change, Ian James’ Academic Turn, KickassTorrents Blocked

    January 23, 2014 2:01 AM EST SEC’s Two-Year Stay of Execution: The Sydney Entertainment Centre won’t be turned into a pile of rubble anytime soon after Qantas’ credit union flew in with a naming rights sponsorship deal. The venue will be renamed Qantas Credit Union Arena unti ...

  28. Eli Young Band Tops Hot Country Songs, Vets Return With Duets

    December 17, 2013 11:05 AM EST The group tallies its third No. 1, while Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton team up for debuts Eli Young Band notches its third leader on Billboard's Country Airplay chart with "Drunk Last Night" (3 ...

  29. Grammys 2014 Country Award Categories: Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Lee Brice, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill But No Ashley Monroe

    December 07, 2013 9:52 AM EST As most year-end critics' lists will undoubtedly proclaim, 2013 has been a year where newcomer Kacey Musgraves has dazzled with a sound that is both traditional and irreverent. That being said, it's little surprise that the singer finish ...

  30. Grammys 2014: Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift Lead Country Nominees

    December 07, 2013 9:52 AM EST As most year-end critics' lists will undoubtedly proclaim, 2013 has been a year where newcomer Kacey Musgraves has dazzled with a sound that is both traditional and irreverent. That being said, it's little surprise that the singer fini ...

  31. Dolly Parton Announces 2014 U.S. Tour Dates

    December 06, 2013 9:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Dolly Parton's "Blue Smoke World Tour" will hit U.S. shores in 2014 over two different treks, Radio.com reports . The country singer, who announced February tour dates in Australia last October, confirmed today (Dec. 6) a string of co ...

  32. Dolly Parton's 'Blue Smoke World Tour' to Visit Australia

    October 21, 2013 6:01 AM EDT Dolly Parton is returning Down Under for a national tour. The country legend will bring her “Blue Smoke World Tour” to Australia for six dates in February, promoter Live Nation announced on Monday. "Australia, here I come again. We have a lo ...

  33. Dolly Parton Raps, References Miley During 'Queen Latifah Show' Spot

    October 18, 2013 8:00 PM EDT Dolly Parton: singer, amusement park magnate, actress... and rapper? The country star is putting in an appearance on Queen Latifah's talk show next Monday (Oct. 21) to promote her appearance in a new Christmas film, and according to a preview ...

  34. Christie's Offering Andy Warhol Collection in Online Auction

    October 16, 2013 7:41 PM EDT Andy Warhol enthusiasts and art collectors, take note: Christie's has a new auction that might be of interest. Starting today (Oct. 16), the U.K.-based auction house has for sale over 120 photographs, drawings and prints that the legendary ar ...

  35. Kenny Rogers Breaks Down His Biggest Duets: 'There's a Chemistry Between Us'

    October 09, 2013 3:30 PM EDT In part two of our look back at the career of Kenny Rogers to celebrate this week’s release of his newest work, "You Can’t Make Old Friends," we shine the spotlight on the collaborations that Rogers has been a part of. Aside from Willie ...

  36. Linda Ronstadt on Losing Her Singing Voice to Parkinson's: 'I Miss It Every Day'

    September 20, 2013 3:57 AM EDT The iconic singer discussed her career and recent diagnosis in a wide-ranging conversation at Manhattan's 92Y on Wednesday. "I just can't make the sounds. … The first note comes out, and then my voice goes into a cramp," Linda ...

  37. Kenny Rogers Announces 'You Can't Make Old Friends' Album, Duet With Dolly Parton

    September 03, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Kenny Rogers is reuniting with an old friend. Actually, make that two old friends. The singer will be releasing "You Can't Make Old Friends" for Warner Brothers on Oct. 8 -- He was signed to the Warner imprint, Reprise, during his h ...

  38. America's Labor Party: 26 Country Songs for the American Worker

    September 01, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Within this article you'll find a playlist of every song mentioned within -- 26 in all -- that we hope will give an appropriate spin to your Labor Day. This piece first appeared in our twice-weekly "Country Update" newsletter, which ...

  39. Country Music: America’s Labor Party (feat. Spotify Playlist)

    August 29, 2013 11:13 AM EDT Within this article you'll find a playlist of every song mentioned within -- 26 in all -- that we hope will give an appropriate spin to your Labor Day weekend. This piece first appeared in our twice-weekly "Country Update" newsl ...

  40. George Strait Scores 86th Hot Country Songs Top 10

    May 15, 2013 7:15 PM EDT The King of Country pushes closer to Eddy Arnold's record for the most top 10s all-time George Strait edges closer to Eddy Arnold's record for the most top 10s in the 69-year history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as &quo ...

  41. Country Icon George Jones Hospitalized, His 'Grand Tour' Halted

    April 19, 2013 2:23 AM EDT Country star George Jones has been hospitalized. Jones postponed weekend concerts in Atlanta and Salem, Va., after doctors admitted him to a Nashville hospital on Thursday. A news release says Jones had a fever and irregular blood pressure duri ...

  42. George Jones on Final Tour, Album: 'It Is a Little Bittersweet'

    January 24, 2013 3:51 PM EST Country icon begins "The Grand Tour" on Feb. 2, is working with Dolly Parton on a final album: "I'm just waiting for her to tell me what to sing and when to sing it!" Over the past six decades, George Jones has performed to ...

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  44. Jenni Rivera Reflects on Her Struggles & Triumphs in 2011 Billboard Interview

    December 10, 2012 1:26 PM EST In this candid interview with the late Jenni Rivera from Billboard's Dec 3, 2011 issue, the Mexican-American banda queen discusses the many challenges she faced -- including domestic violence, being a single-parent of three, and working in th ...

  45. Kenny Rogers Eyes Dolly, Lionel Duets for New Album

    December 03, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Country Legend Wants to Make a Statement in 2013: "There's some hard-driving (songs), important lyrics" Kenny Rogers is in the midst of his annual Christmas concert tour, but he plans on gifting his fans with some fresh music in the n ...

  46. Gavin DeGraw & Colbie Caillat Add Song to Nicholas Sparks' 'Safe Haven'

    November 28, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 "It's going to be a real nose blower," DeGraw says of "We Both Know" Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat used downtime on their recent tour to co-write a new single together. The song, titled "We Both Know," is set to ...

  47. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna Mines A Gem Of A Hit With 'Diamonds'

    November 24, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 RiRi registers the latest rock-era-appropriate chart-topping title. Rihanna is giving new meaning to the term "rock era." As "Diamonds" reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100 , the song joins the list of geologically-inclined N ...

  48. Chart Moves: Christina Perri Logs Another 'Thousand Years' On Hot 100 With Help From 'Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt. 2'

    November 23, 2012 9:00 AM EST As previously reported, Rihanna scores her 12th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Diamonds." What other acts shine bright on the Hot 100 and other singles charts? -- Christina Perri: As parent album "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: ...

  49. George Jones Falls Ill, Cancels Concerts

    November 01, 2012 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Casinos in Minnesota and South Dakota are saying legendary country singer George Jones has fallen ill and has canceled or postponed concerts scheduled for this weekend. Jones was scheduled to perform Friday at the Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Eve ...

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