1. Jason Aldean & More Country Stars Top Hot Tours

    August 14, 2014 5:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Blake Shelton & Rascal Flatts round out the top 3. Country music dominates the first three slots on the weekly slate of Hot Tours based on ticket sales reported from summer treks by Jason Aldean , Blake Shelton and Rascal Flatts . The country he ...

  2. Meghan Trainor On 'All About That Bass': It's About 'Loving Your Body … And Your Booty' (Q&A)

    July 29, 2014 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The pop singer/songwriter talks her debut positive-body image hit: 'It's unreal that I'm kind of helping people' Meghan Trainor's debut hit "All About That Bass" is more than a pop song with an infectious beat. Its ...

  3. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Alicia Keys Locks In Atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    April 28, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2004, she scored her third of eight No. 1s so far. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Blondie, Rascal Flatts and Kelly Clarkson Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart h ...

  4. Chart Moves: Keith Urban Drives 'Cop Car' Up Hot Country Songs; Cage The Elephant Scores First Triple A No. 1; Christopher Cross Ends Top 10 Drought

    February 28, 2014 9:30 AM EST As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 and John Legend leaps 11-4 with "All of Me" to land his first Hot 100 top 10. Who else is happy thanks to notable moves on Billboard song c ...

  5. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Bon Jovi Spends Valentine's Day, 1987, At No. 1

    February 10, 2014 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Twenty-seven years ago this week, the band reigned with 'Livin' on a Prayer.' Plus, remembering key chart feats for Paula Abdul, Roxette, Rascal Flatts and Whitney Houston Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more ...

  6. George Strait, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift Shine at CMA Awards

    November 07, 2013 12:23 AM EST The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards were held Wednesday on a rainy night in Nashville, but despite the weather, the spirit of the artists and fans was high as Music City held court for all the world to see. And, on a night when the ...

  7. Backbeat: Bill Clinton Honors John Sykes, Perry Farrell Introduces Citi’s Jennifer ‘Breitwhite’ Breithaupt @ TJ Martell Gala, Raises $1.4 Mil For Cancer Research

    October 24, 2013 11:12 AM EDT “I’ve gotten used to the same invitation – ‘John, it would be great to have you join us. Can you bring a band?” That was John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, accepting his award for Lifetime Industry Achievement at t ...

  8. Alabama Earns Highest Charting Album on Billboard 200

    September 05, 2013 5:35 PM EDT The veteran group bows at No. 8, and No. 2 on Top Country Albums, with its collaborative tribute collection. Plus, Luke Bryan leads Hot Country Songs for a third week Alabama posts its best rank and sales week in seven years on Top Country Albums ...

  9. Blake Shelton's Oklahoma Tornado Benefit Concert Raises $6 Million

    May 31, 2013 6:50 AM EDT Organizers of a televised benefit concert say they raised more than $6 million in pledges and ticket sales to help people in Oklahoma trying to recover after a deadly tornado last week. A spokeswoman for the United Way of Central Oklahoma report ...

  10. Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, More Support Oklahoma at Tornado Benefit Concert

    May 29, 2013 10:40 PM EDT "Everyday people are the ones who are making miracles / And it's beautiful," Reba McEntire sings on the chorus of "Everyday People," her 2007 duet with Carole King. On Wednesday night (May 29), as McEntire performed th ...

  11. Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, More Support Oklahoma at Tornado Benefit Concert

    May 29, 2013 10:40 PM EDT "Everyday people are the ones who are making miracles / And it's beautiful," Reba McEntire sings on the chorus of "Everyday People," her 2007 duet with Carole King. On Wednesday night (May 29), as McEntire performed the s ...

  12. 'Alabama & Friends' Tribute to Feature Luke Bryan, Toby Keith & More (Exclusive)

    April 08, 2013 9:15 PM EDT Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney are among the artists paying tribute to Alabama on the legendary country group’s “Alabama & Friends.” The album, which will feature members of Alabama duetting with the acts on some of ...

  13. Exclusive: Lionel Richie Signs With Red Light Management

    January 22, 2013 6:43 PM EST Legendary hit maker Lionel Richie has signed with Red Light Management for representation, Billboard.biz has learned. This is the second major signing of the young year for RLM, which recently added Tiesto to its growing list of clients. Best know ...

  14. Builders and Agents Playing The Seller's Game

    October 09, 2012 6:39 AM EDT Buildings are 'ultimate buyers' in agents' view. From the booking agent's perspective, the more talent buyers in the game, the better-as long as they're good buyers who have a wealth of marketing tools and won't dis ...

  15. Marty Raybon Stays Cool Under Pressure

    August 31, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Former Shenandoah frontman talks recording two albums at once Marty Raybon possesses one of the most respected voices in country music. Josh Turner and Rascal Flatts are two acts that have claimed him as influences in their career, and Garth Brooks ...

  16. Nashville Court Grants Continuance To Curb In Tim McGraw Suit

    June 28, 2012 7:11 PM EDT In the latest development in the ongoing legal dispute between Curb Records and Tim McGraw, a Nashville court today granted Curb's request to postpone the breach of contract trial. The long and complicated case basically centers around whethe ...

  17. Live Nation's Million Tweets of Summer to Exchange Tweets For Tickets

    June 20, 2012 3:59 PM EDT With prizes like concert cash, artist meet and greets, and 2013 Ultimate Access Passes, Live Nation's #MillionTweets of Summer campaign promises to bring fans closer to the music in the coming months. "We have a 24/7 active live music tw ...

  18. Business Matters: Yahoo! Music Says 'Yoo-Hoo!'

    May 24, 2012 6:42 PM EDT Business Matters: Yahoo Music Says 'Yoo-Hoo!' (With 27 million Monthly Visitors) -- What has 27 million U.S. visitors each month and seems to get less attention in the music business than many music blogs? Yahoo! Music. Yahoo! Music did ...

  19. Blake Shelton Nails Sixth Straight No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 19, 2012 2:01 PM EDT As "Drink on It" advances 2-1, Blake Shelton achieves his sixth straight leader -- his 11th overall -- on Country Songs, where he takes sole possession of second place among all artists with active No. 1 streaks. Zac Brown Band tops that ...

  20. Blake Shelton Nails Sixth Straight No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 19, 2012 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie Tops Albums Chart As "Drink on It" advances 2-1, Blake Shelton achieves his sixth straight leader - his 11th overall - on Country Songs, where he takes sole possession of second place among all artists with active No. 1 strea ...

  21. Backbeat: ACM Weekend With Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Capitol and Warner Afterparties and Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot!

    April 03, 2012 2:01 PM EDT From left: Musicians Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton and TV personality Lee Lakosky participate in the NRA Country ACM Celebrity Shoot Hosted By Blake Shelton at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in South Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Gett ...

  22. Wayne Hector, Hit-Making UK Songwriter, Talks One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Streaming Services, More (Q&A)

    March 28, 2012 7:00 AM EDT has so far proved to be quite a year for British songwriter Wayne Hector, who has two songs in this week's Hot 100 - The Wanted's "Glad You Came," which he co-wrote with Steve McCutcheon and Ed Drewett; and Nicki Minaj ...

  23. Backbeat: George Strait, Bob Pittman, Gary Overton at Country Radio Seminar Day One

    February 23, 2012 1:44 PM EST The Ryman Room was overflowing with CRS attendees when Tenacity Records threw its first CRS bash. Keeping it all about the music, Tenacity artists Bill Gentry and Darryl Worley performed their new music and kept the party going well into the night ...

  24. Morning Heds: EMI Vs. Ireland, Example Signs to Universal, Is Colbert Running For Prez?

    January 13, 2012 7:30 AM EST EMI launches High Court action against Irish government Music Week EMI has launched a High Court action against the Irish government in a bid to stop the illegal downloading of music. Example signs US deal with Universal Records Music Week Singer- ...

  25. Adele, Katy Perry Top 2011 Year-End Nielsen BDS Airplay Rankings

    January 05, 2012 4:05 PM EST Uptempo pop (and party rock) anthems ruled radio in 2011. Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is Nielsen BDS' most-played song of the 2011 calendar year, while Katy Perry reigns as the artist with the most radio airplay. The ubiquito ...

  26. Keith Urban Needs Throat Surgery

    November 03, 2011 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country Star Will Go on Vocal Rest Until 2012, Cancel Benefit Concert in January Keith Urban will undergo a minor throat surgery later this month to remove a polyp from his vocal chords, it was announced on Thursday. The out-patient procedure will r ...

  27. Video: Natasha Bedingfield Confirms CMAs Performance with Rascal Flatts

    October 04, 2011 10:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Natasha Bedingfield may be best known for pop hits like "Pocketful of Sunshine," "Unwritten" and "These Words," but the British singer-songwriter has most recently been promoting "Easy," her duet with Rascal F ...

  28. Scott Borchetta Talks Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift @ iHeartRadio Fest (Video)

    September 27, 2011 3:00 PM EDT While artists like Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and the Black Eyed Peas grabbed the headlines, country music played a key part of the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, which featured performances by Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts last w ...

  29. Rascal Flatts & Natasha Bedingfield @ the iHeartRadio Music Festival

    Rascal Flatts & Natasha Bedingfield @ the iHeartRadio Music Festival

    September 25, 2011 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts & Natasha Bedingfield @ the iHeartRadio Music Festival i Heart Radio , concert , Natasha Bedingfield , rascal flatts , Natasha Bedingfield , Rascal Flatts Videos Natasha Bedingfield Rascal Flatts ...

  30. Hot Tours: Neil Diamond, Jason Aldean, Dolly Parton

    September 16, 2011 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond shines at No. 1 on the latest Hot Tours ranking with $4 million in ticket sales reported by London's O2 Arena, the final venue on his tour outing during the spring and summer. The veteran singer/songwriter played three shows in Lon ...

  31. Luke Bryan Happy to See All Ages 'Shake It' for Him

    July 30, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Bryan feels like he's on the verge of something big with "Tailgates and Tanlines." The Georgia-born singer's third album comes out Aug. 9 riding the momentum of 2009's gold-certified "Doin' My Thing" and ...

  32. Hot Tours: U2, Miley Cyrus, Kenny Chesney

    July 29, 2011 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 U2 is No. 1 in the weekly Hot Tours tally with ticket sales counts reported from sold out stadium concerts in three U.S. markets during the final weeks of the record-breaking 360° Tour. This week's combined gross of $19.8 million comes from per ...

  33. Carrie Underwood Video Q&A: On Scotty McCreery, Grand Ole Opry & Her New Album

    June 07, 2011 8:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 From her beginnings as an "American Idol" champ to her multi-platinum country success to her recent foray into acting, Carrie Underwood covered a lot of ground during a Monday afternoon Q&A with Billboard's Senior Chart Manager Wa ...

  34. Coachella Expansion Aims to 'Create More Room' for Fans, Says Fest Founder

    June 01, 2011 2:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Coachella festival's producers shocked the live music business community yesterday when they announced that there will be two festivals next year : on back-to-back weekends, with the same lineup. Festival founder and producer Paul Tollett, ...

  35. Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett Explains Coachella's Expansion to Two Weekends

    June 01, 2011 1:07 PM EDT The Coachella festival's producers shocked the live music business community yesterday when they announced that there will be two festivals next year : on back-to-back weekends, with the same lineup. Festival founder and producer Paul Tollett ...

  36. Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 17, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hi Gary, I love the new Lonely Island and Michael Bolton "Saturday Night Live" digital short and viral hit, "Jack Sparrow." [ Language in video below not appropriate for all audiences ]. The song got me to thinking about other od ...

  37. 'The Voice' Premiere: Christina Aguilera Takes the Reins

    April 26, 2011 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Voice," NBC's heavily promoted singing competition with Christina Aguilera taking the focal reins, opens with the four celebrity "coaches" singing Gnarls Barkley 's "Crazy." The performance is steady with ...

  38. Young Justin Bieber Plays Drums in New 'Never Say Never' Clip

    December 30, 2010 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Bieber fever will hit movie theaters when "Never Say Never," the 3D film that recounts Justin Bieber 's rise to the top, is released on Feb. 11. A new clip from the Paramount film has been posted on Deadline.com and shows the pop star ...

  39. Carrie Underwood Top Winner At American Country Awards

    December 07, 2010 7:17 AM EST 0 0 0 When it comes to Las Vegas, Carrie Underwood is a sure bet. Underwood won her second country music artist of the year award of 2010 in Sin City on Monday night (Dec. 7). She earned it at the inaugural American Country Awards about eight months after ...

  40. Natasha Bedingfield Exclusive Song: "Can't Fall Down"

    December 03, 2010 2:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Pop singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield is closing 2010 with a bang. Not only has she recently teamed up with heavyhitters in both country and hip-hop music, specifically Rascal Flatts and Nicki Minaj , the British songstress will also be releasin ...

  41. Gwyneth Paltrow to Sing at CMA Awards

    October 20, 2010 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Actress Gwyneth Paltrow will be taking the stage at next month's Country Music Association Awards - as a performer. She'll sing the title track of her new movie, "Country Strong," and will be joined by Vince Gill . The film hits ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Kenny Chesney, Phil Collins

    October 07, 2010 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 LIMA LEAPFROGS LIVERPOOL: As previously reported , the "Glee" cast swells its total to 75 Billboard Hot 100 chart entries, passing the Beatles for most visits to the survey among non-solo acts. The ensemble that portrays the show choir at ...

  44. Hey Monday Q&A I Billboard.com

    Hey Monday Q&A I Billboard.com

    September 21, 2010 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hey Monday chats with Billboard.com about their new EP "Beneath It All". Michelle Branch , Billboard , cassadee pope , The Voice , rascal flatts , singer , team , season 3 , Over You , Blake Shelton Videos Billboard Blake Shelton Cassadee ...

  45. Hey Monday - "I Don't Wanna Dance" LIVE

    Hey Monday - "I Don't Wanna Dance" LIVE

    September 21, 2010 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hey Monday plays an acoustic version of their single, "I Don't Wanna Dance". Michelle Branch , Billboard , cassadee pope , The Voice , rascal flatts , singer , team , season 3 , Over You , Blake Shelton Videos Billboard Blake Shelton ...

  46. Mashup Mondays: Hey Monday

    Mashup Mondays: Hey Monday

    September 20, 2010 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hey Monday gives Jason Derülo's "In My Head" a punk rock twist. Michelle Branch , Billboard , Mashup Mondays , cassadee pope , The Voice , singer , rascal flatts , team , Jason Derulo , season 3 Videos Billboard Blake Shelton Cassadee ...

  47. Eminem and Rihanna Lie 'Still' Atop Hot 100

    August 05, 2010 11:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 While Eminem loses his grip of the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 , his "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , crowns the Hot 100 chart for a third straight week. The song claims the Airplay Gainer trophy for a fifth straight frame a ...

  48. Q&A: Bret Michaels on Touring After Health Scare, New Album

    July 02, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 B ret Michaels has always lived on the edge, from his wild days fronting Poison to his dalliances with busty women on VH1's "Rock of Love." But his latest move might lead some to question whether his appetite for destruction is gettin ...

  49. NBC's 'Today' Announces Its Summer Concert Series Lineup

    April 19, 2010 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 A slot on NBC's "Today" is one of the biggest promotional opportunities for an artist, providing a big sales boost for many acts, not to mention a valuable launching pad for new releases. The morning show ratings leader's key mus ...

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