1. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 2: Mumford, PSY, Adele Among Most Important Artists of 2012

    December 20, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  2. Best Songs of 2012: Watch Katy Perry, One Direction & More Pick Favorites

    December 18, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 The end of 2012 is fast approaching, and stars from different genres -- pop, hip-hop, country and more -- spoke to Billboard, revealing their favorite songs of the year. Fun.'s "Some Nights" was the clear frontrunner, with Andy Gramme ...

  3. The Year in New Artists 2012: Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen & Fun. Reigned

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While every year always brings a smattering of new acts that rack up major hits, 2012 produced an unusually robust group of fresh-faced talent. For the first time since 1956, the year's three biggest singles are by acts that earned their first ...

  4. Justin Bieber, PSY Join 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Lineup

    December 12, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Ryan Seacrest's New Year's Eve celebration is shoring up its slate. Justin Bieber has been added to the west coast party lineup on the ABC telecast, "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," while "Gangnam Style& ...

  5. Justin Bieber's Grammy Snub: Why Did 'Believe' Get Overlooked?

    December 06, 2012 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 An Analysis of the teen superstar's lack of nominations. No Bieber, no Grammys. It's a simple statement that became an obvious Twitter hashtag the instant that the 55th annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on Wednesday night (Dec ...

  6. Justin Bieber Snubbed, Scooter Braun Tells Grammys: 'U Blew It On This One'

    December 06, 2012 8:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Scooter Braun, superstar manager and Schoolboy Records boss, went on a mini Twitter tirade following Wednesday night's Grammy Awards nominations announcement. Writing to his over 2 million followers, the 31-year-old Braun defended his No. 1 cli ...

  7. Owl City Wants Ellie Goulding Collab, Says Next Album Will Be 'Edgy'

    December 05, 2012 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Owl City's fourth studio album, "The Midsummer Station," hit shelves just a few months ago on August 17, but sole member Adam Young says he's already working on his next album, readying music for sometime next year. "I' ...

  8. Timeflies Discuss 'One Night' EP & Unlikely Rise To Success

    November 27, 2012 1:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Last July, pop-rap duo Timeflies released a six-song mixtape, "Under The Influence," that featured covers of radio hits like Rihanna's "We Found Love" and Adele's "Someone Like You." The project made sense for ...

  9. Justin Bieber Booed at Football Halftime Show in Canada

    November 26, 2012 2:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Justin Bieber faced a hostile homecoming during his halftime performance at Canada's football Grey Cup, facing boos and jeers. The Toronto crowd booed Sunday when the 18-year-old pop star's face popped up on the JumboTron screen. They booe ...

  10. Twitter Adds Transparency to DMCA Takedown Procedure

    November 05, 2012 12:28 PM EST Twitter has added some new elements to its DMCA takedown procedure that add more transparency to the process. Billboard's FutureSound Conference, takes place November 15-16 in San Francisco with the top minds in investment, technology and mus ...

  11. PSY's Shirt Stays On as Maroon 5 Holds At No. 1 On Hot 100

    October 17, 2012 3:22 PM EDT For a fourth week, Maroon 5's 'One More Night' and PSY's 'Gangnam Style' place at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. Taylor Swift, meanwhile, starts 'Trouble' in the top 10. Maroon 5 once again puts the reins on PS ...

  12. Owl City Eyes 'Shooting Star' as Next Single

    October 03, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 After the Top 10 success of "Good Time," Owl City's summer smash duet with Carly Rae Jepsen from "The Midsummer Station," Adam Young is eyeballing a second single that's already had a bit of history. Young tells Billboa ...

  13. Grammys Deadline Spurs Early Vinyl Releases From Cher Lloyd, Muse

    September 26, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The rush of late-September album releases can only mean one thing: It's the end of the Grammy Awards eligibility period. Superstars, critical darlings and Grammy bait litter the September release calendar in order to make the Sept. 30 cutoff fo ...

  14. Grammy Awards Deadline Spurs Early Vinyl LP Releases From Muse, Miguel and, Um, Barbra Streisand

    September 26, 2012 7:15 AM EDT The rush of late-September album releases can only mean one thing: It's the end of the Grammy Awards eligibility period. Superstars, critical darlings and Grammy-bait litter the September release calendar in order to make the Sept. 30 cutoff ...

  15. The Beat 9/12: Bridgit Mendler Stops By, Carly Rae Jepsen Drops "This Kiss"

    September 12, 2012 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Wednesday, Sept. 12 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. Bridg ...

  16. Carly Rae Jepsen Releases 'This Kiss' Single: Listen

    September 10, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 With little more than a week to go before her U.S. debut album "Kiss" hits shelves, Carly Rae Jepsen has released her newest single, "This Kiss." The catchy pop track follows Jepsen's smash single, "Call Me Maybe," ...

  17. Taylor Swift's 'Never Ever' Fever Persists At No. 1 On Hot 100

    August 29, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' spends a second week on top, while Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen have a 'Good Time' in top 10. Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" logs a second week a ...

  18. Trey Songz Gets First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    August 29, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Meanwhile, Owl City scores a top 10 debut and Adele ends a 79-week run Trey Songz finally nabs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Chapter V" bows atop the list with 135,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's t ...

  19. Owl City Embraces Collaborations for 'Midsummer Station' Album

    August 17, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Owl City's third album, "All Things Bright and Beautiful," arrived in June 2011 on Universal Republic and debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. It sounds swell, but overall sales (143,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan) ...

  20. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Kiss' Album Due Sept. 18

    August 07, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Rae Jepsen is omnipresent on TV and radio this year and has been sitting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for weeks, but this year's breakout star has only just announced the release of her debut U.S. album. The upcoming record, titled ...

  21. Owl City Announces World Tour Dates

    July 10, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Riding on the high Hot 100 debut of his recently-released Carly Rae Jepsen collaboration "Good Time," Owl City's Adam Young has announced he's taking flight and heading out on an international tour, which kicks off Sept. 5 in Nas ...

  22. Katy Perry Continues Songs of the Summer Streak

    July 05, 2012 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Along with ice cream cones, family vacations and hoping that the AC doesn't give out, recent years have brought a new summer tradition: Katy Perry appearing on Billboard's Songs of the Summer chart. Perry's "Wide Awake" ente ...

  23. Long-Distance 'Call': Carly Rae Jepsen Still Atop Hot 100

    July 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The singer also claims the chart's top debut. Plus, David Guetta and Sia reach the top 10 and Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa crown Radio Songs. Carly Rae Jepsen rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with "Call Me Maybe," while the s ...

  24. 2012's Brightest New Stars (So Far)

    July 02, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 Chart Article It's only been six months, but 2012 has already had a whole crop of new artists burst into the public's consciousness. From pop princesses and down-home folk bands to controversial rappers, EDM masters and catchy boy bands, new a ...

  25. Owl City Delays Album Release

    June 22, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just two days after releasing "Good Time," Owl City's duet with Carly Rae Jepsen , sole member Adam Young has pushed back the release date of his upcoming fourth studio album, "The Midsummer Station." Carly Rae Jepsen & ...

  26. Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City Team Up for 'Good Time' Summer Anthem: Listen

    June 20, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following the May release of his "Shooting Star EP," Owl City has veered in a sprightlier direction, teaming up with current pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen on "Good Time." The song, which Owl City premiered via his SoundCloud acc ...

  27. Carly Rae Jepsen, Scooter Braun Talk Hot 100 Coronation

    June 13, 2012 4:05 PM EDT (Update: Jepsen's manager was previously misidentified. She is managed Jonathan Simkin.) Carly Rae Jepsen and Scooter Braun, founder of her imprint Schoolboy Records, are basking in the afterglow of her bouncy Interscope Records single " ...

  28. Phillip Phillips Storms Hot 100's Top 10, Gotye Has Year's Longest-Running No. 1

    May 30, 2012 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Phillips logs the first Hot 100 top 10 'American Idol' coronation song since 2008, while Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' reigns for a seventh week. Newly-crowned "American Idol" champion Phillip Phillips is ...

  29. Fun. Reach No. 1, Bee Gees Rise on U.K. Charts

    May 29, 2012 7:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Meanwhile: Emeli Sande Edges Out Joe Bonamassa for Top Album In a nailbiting finish, Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé kept bluesman Joe Bonamassa from a notable first U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company's new sales data was u ...

  30. Emeli Sande Squeaks Past Joe Bonamassa to Top U.K. Albums Chart

    May 28, 2012 12:57 PM EDT In a nailbiting finish, Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé kept bluesman Joe Bonamassa from a notable first U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company's new sales data was unveiled yesterday (Sunday). "We Are Young" (Fuele ...

  31. Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nelly Furtado to Perform at MuchMusic Video Awards

    May 25, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Canadians Nelly Furtado, Justin Bieber and rising pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen - who all performed on last weekend's Billboard Music Awards - have been added to the MuchMusic Video Awards lineup, along with pop band Marianas Trench. The 2012 M ...

  32. Justin Bieber Announces Arena Tour

    May 23, 2012 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Rae Jepsen Will Open the 46-Date North American Tour Justin Bieber has announced the dates for his upcoming "Believe" tour, kicking off in support of his summer album on Sept. 29 in Arizona. His fellow Canadian and protégé Carly Rae ...

  33. Keane Holds Off Tenacious D Atop UK Album Charts; Rita Ora Has No. 1 Single

    May 21, 2012 7:53 AM EDT Sunday's new U.K. sales data from the Official Charts Company showed a second week atop the album chart for Keane's "Strangeland" (Universal Isand) and on the singles survey for "R.I.P." (Roc Nation/Columbia/Sony Musi ...

  34. Train's 'Drive By' Completes Trip to Hot 100's Top 10

    May 16, 2012 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The song pulls into the chart's top bracket, completing the longest climb to the top 10 this year T rain's "Drive By" chugs into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 at last, while Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know,& ...

  35. Justin Bieber Manager Scooter Braun, UMG's Lucian Grainge Team Up for Label Deal

    May 14, 2012 7:04 PM EDT Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge and Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun will announce a global distribution deal for Braun's Schoolboy Records -- which includes Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen and the Wanted - later this week, according to ...

  36. Ask Billboard: 'Call Me Maybe' ... by 'Payphone'?

    May 14, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and coun ...

  37. Katy Perry Covers 'Call Me Maybe': Watch

    April 18, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following in the footsteps of Justin Bieber , Selena Gomez , Ashley Tisdale and teenagers everywhere, Katy Perry and friends recorded their own version of "Call Me Maybe" this weekend. Showing off her newly-purple ombre hair, the pop star ...

  38. Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Tops Hot 100 For Sixth Week, Breaks Eminem's Digital Sales Record

    April 11, 2012 2:16 PM EDT Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Remains Atop Hot 100, Sets Digital Sales Mark Fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, leads the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a sixth week. In doing so, it becomes the first song ever ...