1. Carrie Underwood Climbs to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs Following CMA Awards

    November 13, 2014 3:15 PM EST Th award show shakes up the charts, with the co-host scoring her 14th No. 1. Carrie Underwood 's performance of "Something in the Water" on the CMA Awards Nov. 5 on ABC lifts the track 5-1 on Billboard's sales/airplay/streamin ...

  2. CMA Awards Ratings Down a Bit From Last Year

    November 06, 2014 3:16 PM EST But ABC sees growth in teen & kid viewers. The 48th annual CMA Awards ratings dipped slightly this year, with 16.1 million viewers tuning in to Wednesday night's broadcast compared to last year's 16.8 million. CMA Awards 2014: 10 Thi ...

  3. CMA Noms Lift Miranda Lambert's 'Platinum' Back to No. 1

    September 11, 2014 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The set scores a sixth week at No. 1 on Top Country Albums. Plus, moves for Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and Frank Foster. Leading all acts with nine nominations for the 2014 CMA Awards (announced Sept. 3), Miranda Lambert flies 7-1 on Billboard' ...

  4. Behind Radio's Country/Pop Convergence in Charleston, West Virginia

    September 04, 2014 1:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 “No. They didn’t legalize marijuana in West Virginia. We’re doing this on purpose.” That's a WKAZ (Tailgate 107.3) Charleston, W. Va., liner anticipating some of the likely responses of any radio people who might be listening to this new countr ...

  5. 2014 Is the Best Year for Stadium Concerts in 20 Years

    August 22, 2014 2:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard declared 1994 the "Year of the Stadium." Then receipts began sinking. Now, 20 years later, the big-venue shows are setting records again in a startling comeback. Jason Aldean says that when his team first broached the idea of add ...

  6. Publishers Quarterly: Sony/ATV Rides Country Wave to Top of the Publishing Heap

    August 08, 2014 1:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Round Hill and King of Crunk both break into the top 10 and Pharrell Williams hits No. 1 as Billboard's second-quarter rankings reveal a twang-fueled momentum. Sony/ATV encores as king of the hill among U.S. publishers in the second quarter, wi ...

  7. Does Country Music Need An Alcohol Intervention?

    July 29, 2014 5:42 PM EDT The stewardess in Dierks Bentley 's "Drunk on a Plane" is "leanin', pourin' Coke and whiskey." The woman in Lady Antebellum 's "Bartender" is ordering a double shot of Crown. The guy in Brad Paisley ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Blake Shelton Scores Record-Tying Fifth Country Airplay No. 1 From 'Story'

    June 30, 2014 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 'My Eyes' marks the fifth leader from 'Based On a True Story …,' matching the No. 1 output of Brad Paisley's '5th Gear' in 2007-08 Blake Shelton ties a vaunted Country Airplay chart record, and extends another that ...

  10. This Week In Billboard Chart History: New Kids On The Block 'Step' To No. 1

    June 30, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 1.331 k 280 0 This week in 1990, the boy band completed its five-step program to the summit. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, Katy Perry and Phil Collins Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decad ...

  11. Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith and Linkin Park Lead Mini-Super Tuesday

    June 13, 2014 1:35 PM EDT Next week's No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 seems secure, as industry forecasters say Jack White's "Lazaretto" should bow atop the list without competition. But, look to the following week's list, and the tally should be ...

  12. Chart Moves: Lucy Hale's Album Debuts, Soundgarden's 'Superunknown' Returns

    June 13, 2014 12:33 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Miranda Lambert claimed her first No. 1 , as "Platinum" bowed with 180,000 sold in the week ending June 8, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's her fifth top 10 effort overall, and it mad ...

  13. Miranda Lambert Scores Record Fifth Career-Opening No. 1 on Top Country Albums Chart

    June 12, 2014 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The singer passes Carrie Underwood, who's begun with four No. 1s. Plus, moves for Florida Georgia Line and Little Big Town. As "Platinum" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with 180,000 sold, according to Nie ...

  14. Miranda Lambert Earns First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    June 11, 2014 11:00 AM EDT As expected, country star Miranda Lambert earns her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the debut of "Platinum." The set — her fifth release — sold 180,000 copies in the week ending June 8, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That sum is L ...

  15. CMA Music Festival Covers the Gamut of Country Artists

    June 10, 2014 11:02 AM EDT It’s two events in one. The Country Music Association’s annual CMA Music Festival brought an estimated 80,000 people to downtown Nashville for four consecutive days, June 5-8, as fans from around the nation and more than 20 foreign countries chose ...

  16. Led Zeppelin Reissues Set for Splashy Return to Billboard 200 Chart

    June 06, 2014 6:46 PM EDT Cent heading for sixth top 10, “If/Then” cast album set for big debut Reissues of Led Zeppelin's first three albums are set to storm back onto the Billboard 200 chart next week. The three titles should re-enter the chart within the top 15, ...

  17. Led Zeppelin Reissues Set for Splashy Return to Billboard 200 Chart

    June 06, 2014 6:27 PM EDT Cent heading for sixth top 10, “If/Then” cast album set for big debut Reissues of Led Zeppelin's first three albums are set to storm back onto the Billboard 200 chart next week. The three titles should re-enter the chart within the top 15, a ...

  18. Miranda Lambert Set for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 04, 2014 3:53 PM EDT Country star Miranda Lambert is set for her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- and her best sales week yet. The singer's new release, "Platinum," could sell upwards of 175,000 copies in the week ending June 8 -- accordi ...

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

    June 02, 2014 4:42 PM EDT 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 f ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Miranda Lambert Tackles Tabloid 'Craziness' In New Song 'Priscilla'

    May 30, 2014 3:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 The fifth studio album from Miranda Lambert, "Platinum," on next Tuesday, and she says that she took the creative process for the set very seriously. "I felt like I have a responsibility as a female artist and a songwriter... to keep ...

  22. Chart Moves: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj, Shakira Hit Hot 100; Becky G Tops Latin Rhythm Airplay; 'Idol' Champ Caleb Johnson Rocks On

    May 30, 2014 12:09 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and lifts 2-1 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem," thus becoming the first act since the Beatles in 1964 to ran ...

  23. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood Soar Onto Hot Country Songs In Top Five

    May 29, 2014 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The divas blast onto the chart following their performance at the Billboard Music Awards. Plus, moves for Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann and Jake Worthington As previously reported , Brantley Gilbert scores his first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Coun ...

  24. 2014 Billboard Music Awards Spur 1.6 Million Song Download Sales

    May 28, 2014 10:07 PM EDT 5 1 0 The 2014 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) spark major sales action, as the May 18 ABC broadcast's performances spurred 1.58 million song downloads in the week ending May 25 (according to Nielsen SoundScan). The 20 songs performed during the show ...

  25. Billboard Music Awards Spur 1.6 Million Song Download Sales

    May 28, 2014 10:07 PM EDT The 2014 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) spark major sales action, as the May 18 ABC broadcast's performances spurred 1.58 million song downloads in the week ending May 25 (according to Nielsen SoundScan). The 20 songs performed during the sho ...

  26. Billboard Music Awards Producer Larry Klein on Show's Michael Jackson Event: ‘It’s Amazing’

    May 16, 2014 1:04 PM EDT “It's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen,” says Larry Klein, the executive producer for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Klein is referring to the Michael Jackson event slated for this year's show timed with the release o ...

  27. Ludacris to Host 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2014 9:45 AM EDT The 2014 Billboard Music Awards are getting a dose of Southern hospitality. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! • Video:   Top BBMA Performances • GIFs: ? See the Finalists • Photos:   60 Memorable Moments BBMAs ...

  28. Shakira To Perform at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Shakira is the latest superstar confirmed to perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! ?• Video:   Top BBMA Performances ?• GIFs: ? See the Finalists • Photos:   60 Memorable ...

  29. Shakira to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Shakira is the latest superstar confirmed to perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! • Video:   Top BBMA Performances • GIFs:  See the Finalists • Photos:   60 Memorable ...

  30. Katy Perry To Perform ‘Birthday’ At Sunday's Billboard Music Awards

    May 13, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Katy Perry will have a “Birthday” party at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The pop superstar will give the world-premiere TV performance of her new song “Birthday” at the May 18 BBMAs in Las Vegas. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Mile ...

  31. Katy Perry To Perform ‘Birthday’ At 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 13, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Katy Perry will have a “Birthday” party at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The pop superstar will give the world-premiere TV performance of her new song “Birthday” at the May 18 BBMAs in Las Vegas. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Mil ...

  32. Miranda Lambert: Country's Gun-Slinging Tough Chick Reveals a 'Softer' Side (Cover Story)

    May 12, 2014 9:30 AM EDT 24.228 k 74 0 Springtime has a firm hold on Tishomingo, Okla. The storm clouds are gone, and Miranda Lambert is having a very good day. She spent the morning astride her Gypsy Vanner purebred horse, a gift from her husband, Blake Shelton, for her 30th bir ...

  33. Miranda Lambert's Billboard Cover: 5 Things We Learned About the 'Platinum' Hitmaker

    May 09, 2014 11:30 AM EDT For much of her career, Miranda Lambert has been country music's go-to girl with a gun who'll kick your ass (and set your house on fire). But with the success of her biggest hit (the heart-tugger "The House That Built Me") and ...

  34. Miranda Lambert Q&A + Billboard Cover Photo Shoot

    Miranda Lambert Q&A + Billboard Cover Photo Shoot

    May 09, 2014 11:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Go behind the scenes of Miranda Lambert's Billboard cover photo shoot. country music , Miranda Lambert , Miranda Lambert Videos Miranda Lambert ...

  35. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood to Debut Duet on Billboard Music Awards

    May 07, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, two of the most dynamic women in country music, will performersat the 2014 Billboard Music Awards , being held Sunday, May 18 in Las Vegas. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now ...

  36. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood to Debut Duet on Billboard Music Awards

    May 07, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, two of the most dynamic women in country music, have been announced as performers at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards , being held Sunday, May 18 in Las Vegas. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Mile ...

  37. Miranda Lambert backstage at the ACM Awards 2014

    Miranda Lambert backstage at the ACM Awards 2014

    April 07, 2014 10:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miranda Lambert backstage at the ACM Awards 2014 Las Vegas , ACM Awards , mgm grand , interview , Miranda Lambert , Billboard , Winners , Country , Miranda Lambert Videos Miranda Lambert ...

  38. George Strait, Miranda Lambert Crash the Party and Win Big at ACM Awards

    April 06, 2014 11:20 PM EDT It was Las Vegas' night to celebrate country music, as the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards celebrated the format in party fashion tonight with Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban reigning as the big winners with three trophies on the ...

  39. ACM Awards: Merle Haggard Honored in Tribute From George Strait, Miranda Lambert

    April 06, 2014 10:59 PM EDT 5 2 0 Merle Haggard was honored with a special tribute from George Strait and Miranda Lambert at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday. Lambert and Strait performed "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive" and "Tonight the Bottle ...

  40. Shakira and Blake Shelton to Duet at ACMs, Band Perry to Open

    March 31, 2014 3:05 PM EDT The Band Perry will open Sunday's ACM Awards, Shakira and Blake Shelton will perform "Medicine," and George Strait will make an announcement about the show's 50th anniversary celebration on the CBS telecast from Las Vegas. Chan ...

  41. Country Stars Will Invade Talk Shows in Lead-up to ACM Awards

    March 27, 2014 3:28 PM EDT The lead-up to April 6’s 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS will feature a country music invasion of network television.   Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw have shot customized ACM promos for CB ...

  42. 'The Voice' Recap: Battles Conclude with Perfectly Polite Pairings

    March 26, 2014 12:44 AM EDT 0 1 0 "The Voice" battles wrapped on Tuesday night -- well, the first round at least, because a brand new second round will feature Coldplay's Chris Martin next week -- and while most of the sudden-death duets have packed a punch throughout ...

  43. 'The Voice' Recap: Three's Always a Crowd as Contestants Battle On

    March 25, 2014 2:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Who says battles on "The Voice" have to be vicious? At one point on Monday night's episode, Carson Daly called a match "The Notebook, Part Two," while Adam Levine added, "That was like watching two golden retriever pupp ...

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