1. Michael Buble Bumps Amy Winehouse on U.K. Album Chart

    December 19, 2011 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 In the last charts before the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1 titles are revealed on Christmas Day, new data released Sunday (Dec. 18) showed Michael Bublé regaining the album chart crown with "Christmas." Little Mix, the female quarte ...

  2. Katy Perry As Old Lady: 'The One That Got Away' Video Premieres

    November 11, 2011 4:44 PM EST 0 0 0 For her new "The One That Got Away" video, Katy Perry ditched her usual dance moves and candy-coated costumes in favor of -- we kid you not -- old lady makeup. Katy Perry's Record-Setting Year: A Birthday Timeline Directed by Floria S ...

  3. Stone Sour Plotting Mid-2012 Studio Return, Says Corey Taylor

    November 08, 2011 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 He's being purposely vague on specific details, but Corey Taylor promises that Stone Sour 's follow-up to 2010's "Audio Secrecy" will be "probably the biggest thing we've done in our career." "Right now w ...

  4. Montgomery Gentry Proud to Be Indie 'Rebels'

    October 10, 2011 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Montgomery Genty might very well be feeling a sense of déjà vu these days, as they gear up for the release of their new disc "Rebels On The Run." Troy Gentry says the music pretty much sounds like the "old" Montgomery Gentry, and ...

  5. ATP's Barry Hogan Q&A: The Glory of Asbury Park, Booking Jeff Magnum, Johnny Cash's Hotel

    September 30, 2011 8:30 AM EDT All Tomorrow's Promoter: ATP Barry Hogan will present ATP in Asbury Park, NJ this weekend while staying in Johnny Cash's Hotel Suite From Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash and of course Bruce Springsteen (as well as the Marx Brothers), the beach ...

  6. Paul Wall and Baby Bash Arrested: Photo

    September 12, 2011 10:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Houston rappers Paul Wall and Baby Bash were arrested Sunday in El Paso, Texas on suspicion of marijuana possession. Wall (real name Paul Michael Slayton) posted a photo of himself and Bash (Ronald Ray Bryant) handcuffed in the back of a police crui ...

  7. Country's 10 Most Anticipated Fall Albums

    September 09, 2011 4:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 From three members of the Country Music Hall of Fame to the current CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, there's a ton of reasons to be excited about this fall when it comes to music. A week-by-week look, starting with George Strait and including h ...

  8. Miranda Lambert: How Her Chart-Topping Side Project Defies Decades of Nashville Convention

    September 06, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the coronation of her side project, Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels," Miranda Lambert is the first artist in the 47-year history of Billboard's Country Albums chart to have notched No. 1s solo (her first three, 2005-09) and as ...

  9. Billboard Bits: Madonna's 'Sex' Still Wanted, Lady Gaga's Prosthetic VMA Surprise

    August 31, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Madonna's 'Sex' Still Wanted 19 Years Later "Sex," Madonna 's 1992 graphic picture book, is the most sought-after out-of-print book in the U ...

  10. Chris Isaak Says Early Elvis Is 'In My DNA'

    August 18, 2011 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Isaak says the forthcoming "Beyond The Sun" -- a collection of songs by Sun Records artists that he recorded in the famed Memphis studio -- is "an album I've been wanting to do probably my whole life." "If you ask ...

  11. Marshall Grant, Who Brought 'Boom Chicka Boom' to Johnny Cash's Band, Dies

    August 09, 2011 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Not all pioneers know exactly where they're going, and that was definitely the case for Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two. Cash, guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant - the last surviving member of the group who passed away Sund ...

  12. Marshall Grant, Longtime Johnny Cash Bandmember, Dead at 83

    August 08, 2011 4:32 PM EDT Marshall Grant, a longtime member of Johnny Cash's original backing band, The Tennessee Two, died in Arkansas after falling ill after rehearsing for a concert to raise funds for the restoration of Cash's boyhood home. He was 83. Memorial ...

  13. U2's Record-Breaking 360 Tour Is Culmination of 'Under-Play' Strategy, Says Live Nation's Arthur Fogel

    July 05, 2011 3:36 PM EDT U2's 100th show on the record shattering 360 tour came and went Saturday night in at Vanderbilt University's Memorial Stadium, leaving the town buzzing in its wake. This was the band's first visit to Nashville proper since playing V ...

  14. Gil Robbins, Highwaymen Member & Folk Singer, Dies at 80

    April 10, 2011 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gil Robbins, a folk singer, guitarist and member of the early 1960s group the Highwaymen , has died. He was 80. Robbins died Tuesday at his home in Esteban Cantu, Mexico, Tracey Jacobs said Saturday night in an email to The Associated Press. Jacobs ...

  15. 'American Idol': Paul McDonald Goes Crazy for Johnny Cash on Rock Night

    April 07, 2011 12:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The tone for this oh-so-strange, rock-themed "American Idol" performance night was set from minute one by Steven Tyler , who kissed his own wax bust in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and alluded, we assume, to smoking purple haze. (After h ...

  16. Ferlin Husky, Country Music Pioneer, Dead At 85

    March 18, 2011 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 F erlin Husky , a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early '60s known for hits like "Wings of a Dove" and "Gone," died Thursday. He was 85. The 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee died at his home, ha ...

  17. Justin Bieber Scores Second No. 1 Album with 'Never Say Never' Remixes

    February 23, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber notches his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Never Say Never: The Remixes" opening in the top slot with 165,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His first topper came with "My World 2.0," w ...

  18. The Business of Bob Marley: Billboard Cover Story

    February 04, 2011 1:49 PM EST 0 0 0 In late 1979, a mustachioed "60 Minutes" correspondent named George Negus asked Bob Marley if he was a rich man. "When you say 'rich,' what you mean?" the reggae superstar replied with a poker face. Do you have a lot of ...

  19. Social Distortion Talks New Album, State of Punk Rock

    January 14, 2011 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer/guitarist Mike Ness was 17 when his group Social Distortion emerged from the first wave of Los Angeles hardcore. Three decades later, the band members are punk patriarchs whose Americana-influenced style is a genre unto itself. Social D' ...

  20. 11 Country No. 11s For '11

    January 11, 2011 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11. But, of those, No. 11 is probably the worst." Adrian Moreira, RCA/J/Arista Records senior vice president/adult music notes the frustration associated with a No. 11 peak on a Billboard survey. &qu ...

  21. Billboard Bits: Demi Lovato Attack Victim Waiting for Apology, MJ's Glove Fetches $330K

    December 06, 2010 5:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Demi Lovato Attack Victim Waiting for Apology Alex Welch, the tour dancer Demi Lovato punched in the face before entering herself into rehab , recently said that she' ...

  22. Johnny Cash Jumpsuit Draws $50,000 in Auction

    December 06, 2010 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 A jumpsuit worn by Johnny Cash set off a bidding war before selling for $50,000, soaring past original estimates, during an auction on Sunday of memorabilia owned by the Man in Black. The blue denim jumpsuit was worn by Cash for a rehearsal at San Q ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Johnny Cash Chosen for Gospel Hall of Fame Induction

    November 16, 2010 10:51 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Johnny Cash is among four new inductees into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. DeGarmo & Key , the Golden Gate Quartet and Bill "Hoss" Allen also will be inducted on Jan. 24 in Hendersonville, Tenn. Cash was raised on gospel musi ...

  25. Cash among 4 Chosen For Gospel Music Hall Of Fame

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST The late Johnny Cash is among four new inductees into the GMA Gospel Hall of Fame. DeGarmo & Key, the Golden Gate Quartet and Bill "Hoss" Allen also will be inducted on Jan. 24 in Hendersonville, Tenn. Cash was raised on gospel music ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 'Featuring' Norah Jones Track-By-Track

    November 10, 2010 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Over the years, jazzy pop chanteuse and pianist Norah Jones has teamed up with many of her favorite artists, and now she's collected 18 tracks for an entire album of collaborations on her tunes, their tunes, covers and even seasonal favorites l ...

  28. Taylor Swift Named BMI Songwriter Of The Year

    November 10, 2010 7:17 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift was named country songwriter of the year at the BMI Awards, becoming the youngest person to win the award at age 20. The pop sensation also won country song of the year with co-writer Liz Rose for "You Belong With Me." She ...

  29. Ray Charles, "Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters"

    October 29, 2010 2:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 A collection of previously unreleased tracks can sometimes feel like a mishmash of songs that have nothing in common other than never being released. But that's not the case with the new Ray Charles album, "Rare Genius." The 10-track ...

  30. Johnny Cash Project Recruits Fan Art for Dedication Video

    October 28, 2010 12:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dedicated Johnny Cash fans now have the chance to show their appreciation in a new interactive tribute to the late country pioneer. The Johnny Cash Project has been collecting portraits of the Man in Black and piecing the highest rated drawings toge ...

  31. Taylor Swift: By-The-Numbers

    October 26, 2010 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Upon the release of Taylor Swift 's third studio album, "Speak Now," Chart Beat looks at the numerous records that the star country singer/songwriter/producer has already set since her arrival just more than four years ago. Swift firs ...

  32. Ray Charles and Johnny Cash 'Lost' Duet Surfaces

    October 22, 2010 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 The discovery of letters involving two icons of American music- Johnny Cash and Ray Charles -has led to the release of a "lost" duet the two recorded nearly 30 years ago. "Why Me, Lord?," written by Kris Kristofferson , was recor ...

  33. Weekly Chart Notes: John Lennon, Taylor Swift, 'Glee'

    October 14, 2010 7:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 LENNON LEGEND: Capitol Records' celebration of what would have been John Lennon 's 70th birthday Oct. 9 brings the party to both the Billboard 200 and Top Pop Catalog Albums. Eight of Lennon's classic solo albums were remastered and r ...

  34. Gwyneth Paltrow Goes 'Country Strong' as Singer

    October 14, 2010 3:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gwyneth Paltrow is strapping on her cowboy boots, grabbing a guitar and getting in touch with some country roots for her new movie, "Country Strong." Paltrow reportedly does all of her own singing in the film, where she plays a country sin ...

  35. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 2

    October 13, 2010 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably ...

  36. BACKBEAT: The Secret Sisters @Joe's Pub

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Secret Sisters have had a busy year after being discovered in 2009 - quickly signing to Universal Republic and releasing their debut 45, a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Big River,” with the help of Jack White and his own Third Man Records. On Sept. ...

  37. Review: Joaquin Phoenix's 'I'm Still Here' Still Shocks, Despite Years of Hype

    September 10, 2010 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Common adage suggests that when one door closes, another one opens. For actor turned hip-hop musician Joaquin Phoenix, however, it's more like he willingly closed one door only to have another slammed in his face. The aptly-titled documentary & ...

  38. David Gray Goes Country

    September 06, 2010 10:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 British folk rocker David Gray isn't the first person you think of when you think about good, old fashioned American country music, but for this week's Mashup Monday installment, the singer-songwriter keys into the spare, forbidding sounds ...

  39. Mashup Mondays: David Gray

    Mashup Mondays: David Gray

    September 06, 2010 9:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Gray channels Lefty Frizell's country classic "Long Black Veil". Mashup Mondays , Long black veil , johnny cash , mashup , David Gray , David Gray , Johnny Cash , Mashup Mondays Videos David Gray Johnny Cash Mashup Mondays ...

  40. Rosanne Cash Talks New Memoir, Relationship with Father

    September 03, 2010 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 As a resident of New York for the last two decades, Rosanne Cash readily admits that she's no longer up on the latest music coming out of Nashville. But thanks to her 11-year-old son, Cash says she's kept up with the likes of Green Day , t ...

  41. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Katy Perry, Billy Ray Cyrus

    August 19, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 ONE OF THE BOYS: As "Recovery" spends a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 and "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth frame, Eminem joins an elite group of male artists who have led both ...

  42. Avenged Sevenfold Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    August 04, 2010 10:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Avenged Sevenfold garners its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as "Nightmare" arrives atop the list, bumping Eminem's "Recovery" to No. 2 after a five week reign at No. 1 . Avenged begins with 163,000 according ...

  43. Lindsay Lohan's Prison Playlist

    July 21, 2010 1:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 When she began serving her prison sentence yesterday, sometime pop singer Lindsay Lohan joined the ranks of Lil' Wayne , Boy George and Tommy Lee as another music celeb who has landed behind bars. To commemorate Lohan's jail time and give ...

  44. Joaquin Phoenix Hip-Hop Documentary Gets Sept. 10 Release

    July 14, 2010 4:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 A movie chronicling Joaquin Phoenix's puzzling 2008 decision to retire from acting and reinvent himself as a hip-hop musician will debut in U.S. movie theaters in September -- and distributors insist it is not a mockumentary. Independent movie ...

  45. 14 Hot Bonnaroo Cameos And Covers From Saturday

    June 13, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Check out these fourteen great covers, quotes, and cameos from Bonnaroo's hot action on Saturday (June 12). Weezer rocked Lady Gaga, Jay-Z gave a shout out to Stevie Wonder and Jack White , Norah Jones took on Johnny Cash, and more. Bonnaroo Ma ...

  46. 'Glee' Edges Out STP, Holds On To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 02, 2010 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Glee: the Music, Volume 3 - Showstoppers" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, while the new release schedule was light due to the "American Idol" finale. "Showstoppers" moved 63,000 copi ...

  47. Mellencamp, T-Bone Burnett Take Rural Route To 'Better' Album

    May 24, 2010 1:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 A 55-year-old reel-to-reel Amex tape recorder, a single microphone and three historic recording sites were John Mellencamp's tools for making his new album, "No Better Than This," which is due out Aug. 3 -- seven weeks after he releas ...

  48. Ask Billboard: "Glee," Olivia Newton-John, Bee Gees

    May 14, 2010 4:35 PM EDT 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. TOTAL "GLEE"-CLIPSE OF ...

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