1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. '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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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. ...

  15. 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 & ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. '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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. TV On The Radio: Before There Was 'Glee' ...

    April 27, 2010 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 As far as we know, the only class taught at William McKinley High School is Spanish. Between show choir, cheerleading and football practice (and the occasional slushie in the face), there's not much time for other subjects. A quick history less ...

  27. Chart Beat Thursday: Loretta Lynn, Madonna, Peter Wolf

    April 15, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 MINING ANOTHER HIT: George Strait isn't the only country legend making chart headlines this week. While the King of Country notches a top 10 on Country Songs in a record 30th consecutive year , as "I Gotta Get to You" zips 12-9, Loret ...

  28. Norah Jones Goes A Little Bit of Country

    April 14, 2010 6:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, we have a special interview with Norah Jones , who released "The Fall" in November and kicked off her current tour in March. Jones talks about touring with an all-new b ...

  29. Ask Billboard: Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

    April 02, 2010 4:05 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. BEST VARIETY OF THE 70s, 80s AND ...

  30. Gorillaz Scores Third Euro Chart No. 1

    March 18, 2010 9:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Parlophone/EMI's "virtual band" Gorillaz maintains its perfect record on Billboard's European Albums chart, scoring its third No. 1 from three studio releases with "Plastic Beach." On European Hot 100 Singles, meanwhile ...

  31. Sade Soldiers On Atop Euro Chart

    March 11, 2010 12:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Sade 's "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) secures a fourth week atop Billboard's European Albums chart. But there's a surprise on Hot 100 Singles where, in a close-fought race, Belgian singer-songwriter Strom ...

  32. Chart Beat Thursday: Johnny Cash, Zac Brown Band, Black Eyed Peas

    March 04, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 BACK IN BLACK: Two days after Johnny Cash 's "American VI: Ain't No Grave" was released Feb. 23, Apple announced that the iTunes store had sold its 10 billionth song: Cash's "Guess Things Happen That Way." Billboar ...

  33. The Daily Noise 3.3.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 3.3.2010 - Billboard.com

    March 03, 2010 5:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne's sentencing delayed again, Sade holds at No. 1 on album charts for third week, Gang Starr's Guru recovering from heart surgery. Lil Wayne , Ke$ha , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Music News , guru , Justin Bieber , johnny ...

  34. Lil Wayne's Luck On Fire, Sade Still On Top

    March 03, 2010 3:28 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Lil Wayne has worked his magic again and earned another bizarre delay in the sentencing that would send him to prison on gun charges. Sade 's "Soldier of Love" wil ...

  35. Sade Clocks Third Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 03, 2010 11:29 AM EST 0 0 0 There's no stopping the Sade party as the group's "Soldier of Love" retains the top slot on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week. The album sold 127,000 (down 34%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. In the runner-up slot, La ...

  36. Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 for Sade

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's no stopping the Sade party at No. 1 as the group's "Soldier of Love" retains the top slot on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week ... Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" spends its third week at No. 2 ...

  37. Jason Derulo Scores First U.K. No. 1

    March 01, 2010 8:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Jason Derulo 's "In My Head" (Warner Bros.) became the American singer's first U.K. No. 1 single, as Lady Gaga 's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) started a new stint atop the album chart, and the top ten welcomed ...

  38. Jason Derulo Scores First U.K. No. 1

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jason Derulo's "In My Head" (Warner Bros.) became the American singer's first U.K. No. 1 single, as Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) started a new stint atop the album chart, and the top ten welcomed ...

  39. iTunes Reaches 10 Billion Milestone

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple's iTunes hit a major milestone yesterday - 10 billion downloads sold since the service launched in April of 2003. The company commemorated the achievement by awarding a gift card worth $10,000 to the iTunes user who bought the record-br ...

  40. Johnny Cash Eyes Top 10 Bow On Billboard 200 Next Week

    February 24, 2010 12:58 PM EST 0 0 0 The highest debut on the Billboard 200 next week will likely come from Johnny Cash 's "American VI: Ain't No Grave," the late legend's final installment in his successful American Recordings series with producer Rick Rubin. ...

  41. Sade's 'Soldier' Stays Put At No. 1 For Second Week

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST When the top debut on the Billboard 200 is down at No. 42, you know it's a slow week on the chart . . . Sade's "Soldier of Love" holds at No. 1 for a second frame, selling 190,000 (down 62%) while Lady Antebellum's "N ...

  42. Supporters Try To Resurrect 'Lost' Cash Album

    February 23, 2010 12:33 PM EST 0 0 0 On Feb. 23, a few days before what would have been Johnny Cash 's 78th birthday, Lost Highway will release "American VI: Ain't No Grave," the final recordings Cash made with producer Rick Rubin . And as fans celebrate the legacy ...

  43. Michael Jackson's Kids Get Allowance Bump, Courtney Love Suing In-Laws

    January 15, 2010 4:27 PM EST 0 0 0 In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Michael Jackson 's children Prince, Paris and Blanket have had their monthly allowance raised--from $60,000--after estate guardians and lawyers apparently underestimated th ...

  44. The Daily Noise 1.15.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 1.15.2010 - Billboard.com

    January 15, 2010 2:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's children get an increase to their already huge allowance, Courtney Love sues Kurt Cobain's mother and sister, a new Johnny Cash album. Courtney Love , Bill Werde , Timbaland , The Fray , The Daily Noise , nirvana , Kurt C ...

  45. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Elvis Presley, Rihanna

    January 14, 2010 12:35 PM EST 0 0 0 'ANIMAL' KINGDOM: And Ke$ha thought she had reason to party before. As previously reported , the 22-year-old leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with her debut smash "TiK ToK," while her introductory album, "Animal ...

  46. Johnny Cash Releasing Another Posthumous Album

    January 14, 2010 7:10 AM EST 0 0 0 More than six years after his death, Johnny Cash will return to record stores next month with a new album featuring one of the last songs the country legend ever wrote. "American VI: Ain't No Grave," billed as the final installment in ...

  47. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Susan Boyle, Willie Nelson

    December 31, 2009 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 $TILL NO. 1: Ke$ha says that the "$" in her name is an ironic ode to her belief that, "There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money." Regardless, the cash is pouring in, thanks to the success of "TiK ToK,&q ...

  48. Best Of The 2000s: By-The-Numbers

    December 30, 2009 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: ...

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