1. Backbeat: Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, The-Dream, Doc McGee, David Massey, More at Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 16, 2012 4:49 PM EDT Lionel Richie (left), who headlined Billboard's SXSW showcase at Austin's ACL LIve Theater, with The-Dream, who also performed. ( Photo: Misha Vladimirskiy) At first, Lionel Richie thought he'd be playing an outdoor venue. The headl ...

  2. Kenny Rogers to Join Lionel Richie at Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 14, 2012 11:33 AM EDT When Lionel Richie hits the stage at Billboard's annual showcase at South By Southwest tonight, he'll be joined by Kenny Rogers, a man he calls his "mentor" and "the most important person" in the launching of the seco ...

  3. Kenny Rogers to Join Lionel Richie at Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 14, 2012 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Old Friends Will Play 'Lady' at Richie's SXSW Debut When Lionel Richie hits the stage at Billboard's annual showcase at South By Southwest tonight, he'll be joined by Kenny Rogers , a man he calls his "mentor" and ...

  4. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  5. Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie on Board for ABC's 'Duets'

    March 08, 2012 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Three artists with Nashville connections will be lending their talents to "Duets," a brand new talent series on ABC this summer. Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, along with Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke, and the legendary Lionel Richie wi ...

  6. ABC To Air 'Duets' Singing Competition With Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke

    March 08, 2012 9:52 AM EST ABC is diving into the competitive music competition space with its own celebrity-headlined series this summer. Duets will have American Idol season one alum Kelly Clarkson as well as Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke combing the co ...

  7. Lionel Richie to Headline Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 07, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Icon Tops Austin Bill That Includes The-Dream, Polica, Wallpaper. & More Hello, Austin. We have what you're looking for. Lionel Richie , whose timeless hits include "Easy and "Endless Love," will headline Billboard 's an ...

  8. Lionel Richie to Headline Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 07, 2012 12:00 PM EST Hello, Austin. We have what you're looking for. Lionel Richie, whose timeless hits include "Easy and "Endless Love," will headline Billboard's annual showcase at South by Southwest's Music Festival on March 14 at Aust ...

  9. Sugarland Attorneys: Injured Ind. Fans Share Blame

    February 21, 2012 8:00 PM EST Attorneys for country duo Sugarland said concertgoers were at least partly to blame for injuries suffered in a stage collapse, drawing a sharp reaction from fans Tuesday and prompting the band's manager to issue a statement criticizing the fi ...

  10. Gloria Estefan Had Bloody Good Time Making 'Hotel Nacional' Video

    February 09, 2012 10:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Latin Icon Talks Style, New Video & Being a 'Gleek' at Heart Truth Red Dress Show Gloria Estefan drew blood while making her new, stylish video for "Hotel Nacional." And she liked it. The latin music icon told Billboard.com o ...

  11. Watch: All 2012 Super Bowl Music-Related Ads

    February 06, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John , Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen , The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about ...

  12. Videos: All 2012 Super Bowl Music Ads, From Elton John to the Darkness, And More

    February 05, 2012 11:39 PM EST Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John, Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about ...

  13. ACM Awards: Blake Shelton & Reba McEntire Returning as Hosts

    January 11, 2012 9:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country's hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards. The 47th annual show will be held Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas ...

  14. Blake Shelton Returns to Co-host Academy of Country Music Awards with Reba McEntire

    January 10, 2012 9:45 PM EST Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country's hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards. The 47th annual show will be held Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in Las Veg ...

  15. Ask Billboard: Are Chart Rule Changes Needed? Readers Respond, Continued

    January 07, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 coun ...

  16. CMA Awards 2011: 9 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 10, 2011 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Kenny & Grace's Fateful First Meeting... Blake Tweeks 'Voice' Pals... Lady A on the Road... Taylor's Obsession So, you watched every second of the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards last night on ABC. Still, there w ...

  17. Sugarland Tour Resumes Following Indiana Tragedy

    August 19, 2011 8:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sugarland returned to the stage on Thursday for their first performance since a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair killed five people. The Grammy-winning country duo asked its Albuquerque audience for a moment of silence in honor of those who ...

  18. Sugarland Resuming Tour, Planning Memorial Service

    August 16, 2011 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sugarland announced they are resuming their tour on Thursday as well as planning a memorial service to honor victims of the tragedy at the Indiana State Fair, but will wait until grieving families have "time to go through their own services&quo ...

  19. No Janet Jackson at Indiana State Fair; Maroon 5 Plot Benefit Show

    August 15, 2011 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 UPDATE 8/16 10:18 a.m. | The Train and Maroon 5 concert on Thursday has been moved to the Conseco Fieldhouse. Bands will donate their fees to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund. Previous report below. There will be no Janet Jackson or Lady Ante ...

  20. Memorial Service Held for Victims of Indiana State Fair Tragedy

    August 15, 2011 1:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told hundreds of people who gathered Monday for a service to remember five people killed when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair that the tragedy has broken the hearts of the state's residents. Daniels said S ...

  21. Indiana Governor: Wind That Caused State Fair Stage Collapse a 'Fluke'

    August 14, 2011 7:05 PM EDT The wind gust that toppled a stage at the Indiana State Fair Saturday night, killing five and injuring dozens of fans waiting for the country band Sugarland to perform, was a "fluke" that no one could have anticipated, the governor and o ...

  22. Sugarland Reunites Tornado-Affected Joplin Family for CMT Awards: Video

    June 08, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Sugarland will sing an emotional version of their song "Stand Up" tonight on the CMT Awards - and the song will have a special meaning for the Gilberts, a family from Joplin, Mo., whose home was devastated by a tornado last month. Tiffan ...

  23. Sugarland Reunites Tornado-Affected Joplin Family for CMT Awards: Video

    June 08, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 S ugarland will sing an emotional version of its song "Stand Up" tonight (June 8) at the CMT Awards (airing at 8 p.m. ET), and the performance will have a special meaning for the Gilberts, a family from Joplin, Mo., whose home was devastat ...

  24. Rihanna's 'California King Bed' Video Premieres

    May 09, 2011 2:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 The newest single from Rihanna's "Loud," "California King Bed," is anything but -- and in the rock-tinged ballad's newly-premiered video, that softness comes across clearly. Watch below. As the video opens, Rihanna and ...

  25. POTW: Rihanna and Jennifer Nettles, Willow Smith, Charlie Sheen, Pregnant Mariah

    April 08, 2011 3:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna and Jennifer Nettles made an unlikely pair, Mariah Carey posed nude on a magazine cover, Miley Cyrus prtended to have a grill, Snoop got slimed, Willow Smith flew through the air and Charlie Sheen's musical adventure proved disastrous. ...

  26. Miranda Lambert Leads Early ACM Awards Winners

    April 03, 2011 10:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The House That Built Me" helped Miranda Lambert quickly match her win total from last year's Academy of Country Music awards on Sunday night, while Lady Antebellum took home three trophies, including as artist and producer on album o ...

  27. Sara Bareilles Taps Pharrell, Sugarland, Josh Groban for 'Uncharted' Video

    March 01, 2011 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Either a bunch of Sara Bareilles' musician friends owed her favors, or she asked really, really nicely. The singer-songwriter's new video for "Uncharted" features more celebs than Duck Sauce's "Barbra Streisand" cl ...

  28. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Preview, Big Four Metal Fest

    January 26, 2011 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Photos, Clip Surface Zombie outfits, Katy Perry wigs and the famed "Thriller" dance -- Glee 's Super Bowl Sunday episod ...

  29. Katy Perry Leads All-Star Cast at 'VH1 Divas Salute the Troops'

    December 05, 2010 12:38 PM EST 0 0 0 K aty Perry loves a man in a uniform. The pop superstar met dozens of service members while working on the special "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" this weekend near San Diego. Photos: VH1 Divas Salute the Troops "There was a kid who I m ...

  30. POTW: Madonna, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry

    December 03, 2010 2:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Madonna busted a move, Kanye West wrapped for the kids, Christina Aguilera locked hands with her new boo, Keri Hilson , Katy Perry and Sugarland 's Jennifer Nettles saluted, Justin Bieber made funny faces, Willie Nelson mean-mugged, Mariah Care ...

  31. Sugarland Settles Founder's $14 Million Lawsuit

    November 15, 2010 8:16 AM EST 0 0 0 The two members of the country duo Sugarland avoided a nasty public trial with the group's founding member, settling a lawsuit over claims that she was owed an estimated $14 million of the band's profits after she left to pursue a solo car ...

  32. Sugarland Settles Founder's $14 Million Lawsuit

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The two members of the country duo Sugarland avoided a nasty public trial with group's founding member, settling a lawsuit over claims that she was owed an estimated $14 million of the band's profits after she left to pursue a solo caree ...

  33. CMA Awards 2010: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 11, 2010 12:46 AM EST 0 0 0 Not all of the excitement at the 2010 CMA Awards happened on the stage. Here's 10 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV: 1. Neither Miranda Lambert nor Blake Shelton had ever won a CMA award prior to 2010, but all that changed before ...

  34. Brad Paisley Wins Entertainer of the Year at CMA Awards

    November 10, 2010 11:20 PM EST 0 0 0 The Country Music Association Awards were Miranda Lambert 's and Blake Shelton 's party, but Brad Paisley crashed the festivities. Lambert won three awards, including album of the year, on her 27th birthday and her fiance Shelton grabbed t ...

  35. Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Paramore Lead 'VH1 Divas' Lineup

    October 14, 2010 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Being a diva is different than it used to be. Katy Perry , Sugarland , Keri Hilson , Nicki Minaj and Paramore are this year's "VH1 Divas," but they'll be taking some of the focus off themselves, singing for the military through a ...

  36. Sugarland: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of "The first time I heard it, I loved the song, but wished it didn't have the funky rap section to it," KMPS-FM Seattle PD Becky Brenner says. (Brenner isn't playing the unauthorized edit.) &qu ...

  37. Sugarland Kidnaps Love Interest In 'Stuck Like Glue' Video

    August 06, 2010 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country favorite Sugarland show they've got a sense of humor in the new video for "Stuck Like Glue." Video: Sugarland's "Stuck Like Glue" In the clip, a determined Jennifer Nettles resorts to stalking and kidnapping in ...

  38. Sugarland Goes Steampunk For 'Incredible Machine' Album, Tour

    April 02, 2010 12:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 S ugarland , the Grammy-winning country duo, is in the studio wrapping up session for their fourth studio album, tentatively titled "The Incredible Machine." No release date is set, but vocalist Jennifer Nettles hopes that fans will hear t ...

  39. Producer Details 'We Are The World 25' On Eve Of Debut

    February 12, 2010 1:36 PM EST 0 0 0 "We Are the World - 25 for Haiti" will premiere on NBC prior to the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Spearheaded by Quincy Jones, producer, and Lionel Richie, co-writer, of the 1985 philanthropic anthem "We Are The W ...

  40. Obama Salutes Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck At Kennedy Center

    December 07, 2009 7:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Nearly 40 years ago, a Kenyan father was visiting his son in Hawaii and took him to his first jazz concert. The boy was Barack Obama and the performer was jazz great Dave Brubeck . "I've been a jazz fan ever since," the president said ...

  41. Grammy Nominations: 10 Things You Didn't See On T.V.

    December 03, 2009 12:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Backstage after the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Wednesday (Dec. 2), artists and musicians told Billboard.com what they think of the nominess and what they expect from this year's show. GALLERY: GRAMMY NOMINATION CONCERT PHOTOS 1. In the pr ...

  42. Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Peas Lead Grammy Award Nominations

    December 02, 2009 10:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including Album of the Year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," Record of the Year for "Halo" and S ...

  43. Grammy Nominations: 10 Things You Didn't See On T.V.

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST At Los Angeles' Conga Room following the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Wednesday (Dec. 2), artists and musicians said what they think of the nominess and what they expect from this year's show. 1. In the pressroom at L.A.'s Conga ...

  44. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub&# ...

  45. Keith Urban, Sugarland / Oct. 8, 2009 / New York

    October 15, 2009 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 More than an opening band, Sugarland seemed like co-headliners with Keith Urban on Thursday (Oct. 8) at New York's Madison Square Garden. The band's feel-good 14-song kick-off featured five glowing umbrellas used throughout the performance ...

  46. Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift , Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to c ...

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