1. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rock, Alternative & Metal Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:18 AM EST icons and upstarts get loud, ambitious, and experimental BEST ROCK ALBUM El Camino The Black Keys Label: Nonesuch Producers: Danger Mouse, the Black Keys Engineer: Kennie Takahashi Mixers: Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst The Black Keys took home the bes ...

  2. Tie: Alexandra Patsavas & Andria Vidler

    November 28, 2012 4:29 PM EST Owner, Chop Shop Muisc Group & CEO, EMI Music U.K. Alexandra Patsavas 'Twilight' And More The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2 is the final chapter in one of the most successful soundtrack series in history, and each of the five a ...

  3. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  4. Ross On Radio: The Country Single, The Pop Single, The R&B Single And The Hit Single

    October 17, 2012 3:00 PM EDT "Ross On Radio," the long-running, influential column about radio programming trends and history, has returned to Billboard! The column will appear every Monday in Billboard's "Top 40 Update" a free subscription e-mail new ...

  5. The xx's 'Coexist' Debuts at No. 1 on UK Album Charts

    September 17, 2012 7:29 AM EDT The Script's "Hall of Fame" (Phonogenic/Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), featuring will.i.am, climbed to the top of the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sept. 16), but the Irish group were denied a third consective No. 1 album as #3 ...

  6. Morning Fix: Spotify Browser; Jay-Z, Rihanna Join Coldplay; Concert Safety Standards; Led Zep's Facebook Mystery

    September 10, 2012 7:37 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. SPOTIFY PREPARING BROWSER-BASED VERSION: REPORT: Spotify is preparing a " completely overhauled browser-based version of its streaming music service" that will e ...

  7. Coldplay Comic Book to Explain 'Mylo Xyloto' Origins

    July 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay is getting into the comic book business. A six-part Mylo Xyloto series, the first of which will go on sale at Comic-Con in San Diego this week, will tell the origin story of the Mylo Xyloto character, the band announced on its website Tuesd ...

  8. Universal Music Group Tops Sony To Lead 2012 Mid-Year Market Share

    July 05, 2012 5:42 PM EDT The Universal Music Group continues its reign as the top U.S. distributor of albums and track-equivalent albums, finishing the first half with 30.15% share, which edges out Sony Music Entertainment's 29.93% share, according to Nielsen SoundSc ...

  9. Chart Juice: Big K.R.I.T. Makes Big Debut

    June 15, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time in more than a year, four of the top five on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart are debuts. And, they're by four very varied artists. Big K.R.I.T. claims the No. 1 position with "Live From the Underground" ...

  10. BRIT Awards 2012: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay Win Big

    February 21, 2012 6:36 PM EST (Photo: Jon Furniss) Adele's already packed award shelf just got that extra bit crowded. On top of the six Grammy Awards that the "Someone Like You" singer picked up earlier this month, Adele took home two of the biggest prizes at t ...

  11. Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Adele Lead 2012 Brit Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST As anticipated, female solo artists dominate the front runners for this year's Brit Awards with Adele and "Price Tag" singer Jessie J both picking up multiple nominations. It is, however, fast-rising male singer-songwriter Ed Sheera ...

  12. UK's Top Selling 2011 Albums and Singles: By the Numbers

    January 03, 2012 3:09 PM EST Official Charts Company data for the U.K. for the full year of 2011 reveal four million-selling albums and two million-selling singles, with female artists taking five of the top ten titles in each list. Combined sales of the top ten albums stood ...

  13. Adele, Instagram Top iTunes 'Rewind 2011' Year-End Charts

    December 08, 2011 5:21 PM EST iTunes launched its Rewind 2011 year-end charts and awards today; among the big winners for the platorm in music and apps are Adele, Foo Fighters, and Instagram. Adele dominated music sales on iTunes this year, swooping up titles for Top-Selling S ...

  14. What's the Strategy Behind Coldplay, Tom Waits Bypassing Subscription Services?

    October 27, 2011 7:45 PM EDT As debate about the financial impact of streaming royalties heated up this week, albums released this week by Coldplay and Tom Waits are noticeably absent from leading subscription services. While it is not uncommon to see catalogs of legacy artis ...

  15. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto': Track-By-Track Review

    October 20, 2011 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Slowly but surely, Coldplay have become the masters of throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks. Haters be damned, Coldplay's semi-experimental approach to arena anthems (under Brian Eno 's tutelage, of course) has made them ...

  16. Coldplay Up Close

    October 11, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 _ _ Chart Article _ _ 'Mylo Xyloto' Track-By-Track Our song-by-song review of Coldplay's new opus. _ Coldplay: The Billboard Cover Story Go inside the making of 'Mylo Xyloto.' _ Chris Martin Q&A "I always feel like ...

  17. Coldplay, Clear Channel Partner To Give Fans Preview of New Album

    October 07, 2011 8:06 AM EDT Coldplay fans can get some early previews at the band's upcoming album (and the band gets some extra promotion) in the Clear Channel's new Artist Integration Program starting Oct. 10. "Capitol Records and Coldplay are excited to par ...

  18. Coldplay Releases 'Paradise' Single, Reveals Rihanna Collaboration

    September 12, 2011 11:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 After previewing fifth album "Mylo Xyloto" with the sweeping first single "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall," Coldplay released "Paradise," the full-length's second single, on Monday (Sept. 12). While "Paradise&q ...

  19. Coldplay Unveil Album Art, Release Date for 'Mylo Xyloto'

    August 12, 2011 8:41 AM EDT Coldplay announced today that the band's fifth studio album, "Mylo Xyloto" (pronounced my-lo zy-letoe), will be released in the U.S. on Oct. 25 by Capitol Records. Produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, with "e ...

  20. Coldplay Reveals 'Mylo Xyloto' Album Art, Release Date

    August 12, 2011 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay announced today that the band's fifth studio album, "Mylo Xyloto" (pronounced my-lo zy-letoe), will be released in the U.S. on Oct. 25 by Capitol Records. Produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, with "eno ...