1. Listen to Alex & Sierra's New Song 'Here We Go'

    September 17, 2014 3:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just before the plug was pulled on Fox's X Factor in February, boyfriend-girlfriend duo Alex & Sierra made history as the only group to win the U.S. version of the singing competition. Now, seven months later, the couple is about to release ...

  2. Bon Jovi's New Album Will Include 'Some Different Elements,' says Sambora

    December 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 "What About Now?" due out this spring, with lead single "Because We Can" dropping Jan. 7. Bon Jovi's upcoming "What About Now?" will mark a musical "evolution" for the band, but not to the point that migh ...

  3. Josh Doyle, 'Figured the World Out': Video Premiere

    November 15, 2012 5:10 PM EST 0 0 0 A name that we think you're going to be hearing a lot of in the future is Josh Doyle . The UK-bred singer-songwriter was recently featured in Billboard's 615 Artist Spotlight, and we're excited to share in the premiere of a new video ...

  4. 615 Spotlight: Josh Doyle Breaks Through

    November 07, 2012 12:10 PM EST 0 0 0 This week, the 615 wants to give you a look at an artist that might very well be the "Next Big Thing" on an international level. There are some elements of country, or even bluegrass in the music of Josh Doyle, but the Nashville-based sing ...

  5. iHeartRadio 2012: Bon Jovi's New Music, Gwen Gets Hit On + More Backstage Moments

    September 22, 2012 8:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 iHeartRadio Music Festival's first night was jam-packed with highlights , shared with 13,000 attendees at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel Friday night and potentially dozens of millions of listeners and viewers across various Clear Channel radi ...

  6. Pub Briefs: Spirit Music Group Buys Jimmy Sturr Catalog, Imagem Music USA Signs John Shanks, and More

    May 24, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Spirit Music Group Buys Jimmy Sturr Catalog -- Spirit Music Group has purchased the complete song catalog of polka icon Jimmy Sturr as part of a joint venture with with Lauren Keiser, the veteran print and concert music publisher. The deal covers ...

  7. Bon Jovi: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 14, 2011 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Around the turn of the millennium, Bon Jovi found another gear. The result of the shift has been a decade of career-altering achievement in just about any category used to quantify success in popular music: touring, hit songs, awards, branding, No. ...

  8. Michelle Branch Moves 'Away from My Comfort Zone' on New Album

    July 15, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michelle Branch "just wanted to get as far away from my comfort zone as possible" while making September's "West Coast Time," her return to pop/rock after a sidestep into country with the Wreckers and her 2010 EP "Every ...

  9. Goo Goo Dolls Working on 'Very Uptempo' New Album, Says Rzeznik

    July 01, 2011 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Rzeznik says he's "maybe...halfway done" with writing for the next Goo Goo Dolls album, which he says will be "very uptempo and very sort of upbeat" as opposed to 2010's "darker" "Something For the R ...

  10. Billboard Bits: Willow Smith Previews New '21st Century Girl' Song, Baby Spice Gets Engaged

    January 24, 2011 6:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Willow Debuts New Song Clip, Previews Video Shoot Willow Smith is set to follow up her hit single "Whip My Hair" with "21st Century Girl," a pulsating ...

  11. Natasha Bedingfield Talks 'Strip Me' Meaning, Nicki Minaj Collab

    November 23, 2010 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 N atasha Bedingfield promises that the title of her new album, "Strip Me," does not refer to wardrobe malfunctions or any kind of prurient desires. "The album's called 'Strip Me' because it's all about stripping it ...

  12. Lee DeWyze Wants Fans Dancing to His Post-'Idol' Debut

    November 08, 2010 2:31 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze says he wanted to be "dimensional" on his major label debut album, "Live It Up," which comes out Nov. 16. "This is why I even auditioned (for 'Idol') in the first place, ...

  13. Miley Cyrus 'Untamed' On New Album

    April 28, 2010 7:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus will release her new album "Can't Be Tamed" on June 22. The title track will be released as a download on May 18. MySpace Music will host the global premier on April 30 at 12 noon EST, and the track goes to radio May 3. A ...

  14. Melissa Etheridge Returns To Her Rock Roots

    April 09, 2010 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I've laid down my burden, the one where I have something I should prove," Melissa Etheridge wails on "Heaven on Earth," one of many rock anthems that populate her new Island Def Jam (IDJ) album "Fearless Love," du ...

  15. Ask Billboard: Miley's New Movie Music

    February 05, 2010 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SNEAKING A FEW MORE PEAKS Hi Gary ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Jimmy Wayne Pulls Himself Up By His (Cowboy) Bootstraps

    November 17, 2009 1:52 PM EST 0 0 0 The bright lights and roaring crowds of New York's Madison Square Garden are a long way from the juvenile detention centers of North Carolina where Jimmy Wayne spent parts of his youth. With a new single, a cover of the Hall & Oates classic ...

  18. Michelle Branch Steps Out Solo Again

    August 10, 2009 11:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 A funny thing happened to Michelle Branch on her way to Nashville: She scored hit singles as a member of the Wreckers , a country-pop duo that broke up after one successful album. The Wreckers-Branch and Jessica Harp, a friend and a former backup si ...

  19. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, Colbie Caillat, Shakira

    July 09, 2009 4:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 JACKSON ACTION: Tuesday's (July 7) star-studded, and oftentimes touching, memorial at Los Angeles' Staples Center may have begun to engender a sense of closure for fans of Michael Jackson following his passing June 25. On the newest Billbo ...

  20. Bon Jovi, Don Was Team Up For Iranian Solidarity Song

    June 29, 2009 10:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new version of Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" featuring Jon Bon Jovi and exiled Iranian singer Andy Madadian, which is making the rounds as an online video, is meant to send "a musical message of worldwide solidarity" to the ...

  21. Chris Isaak Is 'Mr. Lucky' In Song And On T.V.

    February 26, 2009 11:22 AM EST 0 0 0 Chris Isaak thinks much unnecessary ado is being made that his just-released "Mr. Lucky" is his first new studio album in seven years. "Believe me, I never stopped and went to the Bahamas," the notoriously droll singer-songwriter ...

  22. Jessica Simpson Sets Date For, Names Album

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jessica Simpson has christened her debut country album "Do You Know" and will release it Sept. 9 via Columbia Nashville. First single "Come on Over" rises 26-23 this week on Billboard's Hot Country so Jessica Simpson has chr ...

  23. Michelle Branch Finishing Third Solo Album

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michelle Branch plans to stay on the country path she began with the Wreckers on her next solo album. Michelle Branch plans to stay on the country path she began with the Wreckers on her next solo album. The singer/songwriter tells Billboard.com tha ...

  24. Behind The Sony/ATV-Shanks Deal

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Billboard.biz has discovered more detailed information on Sony/ATV Music Publishing's recent deal with producer/songwriter John Shanks. Shanks, the Grammy-winning producer of the year in 2004, currently has a co-publishing agreement with Warn ...

  25. Sony/ATV Signs Shanks

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed Grammy winning songwriter/producer John Shanks to a co-publishing deal and acquired the rights to his catalog of songs. Among the songs that Shanks has penned are Michelle Branch's "Everywhere," ...

  26. Celine Ready To Take 'Chances' On New Album

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the process of recording her first major studio release in four years reaches its climax, Celine Dion is already calling the upcoming "Taking Chances" her favorite English-language album. Due Nov. As the process of recording her first m ...

  27. Train's Monahan Goes Solo With 'Last Of Seven'

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Momentarily stepping away from his main band, Train frontman Pat Monahan has wrapped work on his solo debut with producer Patrick Leonard. "Last of Seven" is due Sept. 18 via Columbia. Momentarily stepping away from his main band, Train fr ...

  28. A Little Bit Country

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the last few months, there's been a buzz around Music Row that Bon Jovi's next album would be a country record. Some folks were skeptical and others ready to celebrate. For the last few months, there's been a buzz around Music Row ...

  29. Iglesias Back With First Album Since 2003

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Latin star Enrique Iglesias has set a June 12 release for "Insomniac," his first Interscope album since 2003's "7." First single "Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song)," which was written by Sean Garrett, Latin star Enr ...

  30. 'Bat' In Black

    October 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Virgin's release this week of Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose" adds a new chapter to the biggest and best-known album serial in rock'n'roll history. Virgin's release this week of Meat Loaf� ...

  31. Keith Urban Unveils New Album Track List

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban has revealed the track list to his upcoming third album, "Love, Pain & the Whole Thing." Keith Urban has revealed the track list to his upcoming third album, "Love, Pain & the Whole Thing." As previously repor ...

  32. Rod Stewart Returns To Rock On New Album

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rod Stewart is retiring his series of standards albums and returning to the rock and roll of his roots. Rod Stewart is retiring his series of standards albums and returning to the rock and roll of his roots. Due Oct. 10 via J, "Still the Same . ...

  33. Behind The Wheel Of A Large Automobile

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the Disney/Pixar film "Cars" boasts new songs by Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and James Taylor, who performs the Newman-penn In addition to a score by Randy Newman ...

  34. The Wreckers Branch Out

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New duo the Wreckers came out of the chute with one huge advantage over other "new" acts: One of its members is Grammy-winning pop star Michelle Branch. It's not every new country act that can land high-profile appearances on "Th ...

  35. Paisley, Crow Rev Up 'Cars' Soundtrack

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the Disney/Pixar film "Cars" boasts new songs by Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and James Taylor, who performs the Newman-penn In addition to a score by Randy Newman ...

  36. Branch Takes A 'Stand' With Wreckers

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Wreckers, a country-leaning duo that features singer/songwriter Michelle Branch, will release its debut, "Stand Still, Look Pretty," May 23 via Maverick/Warner Bros. Nashville. The Wreckers, a country-leaning duo that features singer/s ...

  37. Idol Hands

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 About the only thing Bo Bice shares in common with Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson is his vehicle: It took "American Idol" to earn the Southern rocker a place in the sun. About the only thing Bo Bice shares in common with Carrie Underwo ...

  38. Bice Bundles Debut Album With Extras

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The album will be available as a standard CD as well as a DualDisc, with equal parts video (acoustic performances of Bice originals) and audio (bonus tracks not on the CD). Bo Bice's debut album , "The Real Thing," due Dec. 13 from 19 ...

  39. Bo Bice Album Due In December

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice will release his as-yet-untitled debut album Dec. 13 via RCA. "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice will release his as-yet-untitled debut album Dec. 13 via RCA. Although the track list for the set i ...

  40. I 'Me' Mine

    October 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lest anyone has forgotten, Ashlee Simpson appeared on "Saturday Night Live" last October. As she prepared to sing her second song, a prerecorded vocal track of her first performance erroneously began Lest anyone has forgotten, Ashlee Simps ...

  41. Crow Picks 'Wildflower'

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Now that I'm in my 40s, it's much easier to be an artist," Sheryl Crow says. "It's good knowing that I'm not in the game to be competing with really young groups of kids on the radio. Or to, you know "Now tha ...

  42. New 'Day' Dawns For Bon Jovi

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. To Jon Bon Jovi, each new Bon Jovi album is a musical diary chronicling moments in time. But for the Island Def Jam set "Have a Nice Day" (out Sept. 20), the veteran rocker says he looked furt ...

  43. Guests Give Santana Their 'All'

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After two release date changes, full details of Santana's upcoming album, "All That I Am," have finally gelled. After two release date changes, full details of Santana's upcoming album, "All That I Am," have finally gel ...

  44. Ashlee Planning 'SNL' Redux?

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ashlee Simpson is in talks with "Saturday Night Live" to host and perform on the NBC show around the release of her sophomore album, "I Am Me," due Oct. 11 via Geffen. "It's not confirmed yet, but I w Ashlee Simpson is ...

  45. Phair Balances Old, New On 'Miracle'

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Liz Phair has finalized the track list for her fifth album, "Somebody's Miracle." Liz Phair has finalized the track list for her fifth album, "Somebody's Miracle." As previously reported , the 14-track set will arrive O ...

  46. Billboard Bits: Liz Phair, Lonestar, Eminem, Prefuse/Books

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Liz Phair, Lonestar, Anger Mgt. 3, Prefuse/Books Liz Phair has christened her fifth studio album "Somebody's Miracle." Due Oct. 4 via Capitol, the set was produced by John Alagia and John Shanks. Sources say the track list is ...

  47. New Bon Jovi Album Due In September

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Jovi is preparing for the Sept. 20 North American release of its next studio disc. Bon Jovi is preparing for the Sept. 20 North American release of its next studio disc. The as-yet-untitled Island Records album will be led by the single "Ha ...

  48. Backstreet Boys Finalize New Album Track List

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Backstreet Boys have nailed down the track list for their fourth studio album, "Never Gone." The Backstreet Boys have nailed down the track list for their fourth studio album, "Never Gone." As previously reported , the set is ...

  49. Backstreet's 'Never Gone' Due In June

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "Incomplete," Jive Records has set June 14 as the release date for the vocal group's fourth studio album, "Never Gone." As U.S. pop radio stations begin ...

  50. Backstreet Hopes For Fair Shot With New CD

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Backstreet Boys are hoping for a fair chance from the record-buying public when they return next month with a new single, ahead of the June release of their new Jive album. It will be their first The Backstreet Boys are hoping for a fair chance ...

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