1. Meek Mill & Rod Stewart Albums Headed for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 03, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As previously reported, rapper Meek Mill and pop veteran Rod Stewart are both aiming for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest that the former's "Dreams & Nightmares" is on course to s ...

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift 'Red' Hot on Hot 100

    November 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The lady and 'Red': Swift matches Madonna and Dionne Warwick for another impressive piece of Hot 100 history. With her latest batch of new material, Taylor Swift ties the Material Girl, and Dionne Warwick, for the second-most appearances a ...

  3. Backbeat: Warner Music Nashville Team Celebrates CMA Wins With Faith Hill, John Esposito, More

    November 02, 2012 6:35 PM EDT The mood was definitely celebratory at Warner Music Nashville 's post- CMA Awards bash held at the company's headquarters on Music Row . The evening's big winner was Blake Shelton , who took home trophies for entertainer and male vo ...

  4. CMA Awards 2012: Photos of Country's Best Dressed

    November 02, 2012 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The CMA Awards packed the best in glamour and country music into one evening Thursday night in Nashville. Check out our picks for the show's best dressed, from Taylor Swift's glittering couture to Kellie Pickler's princess-like gown. ...

  5. Backbeat: Tim McGraw, Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Host CMA Week Halloween Party

    November 02, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Tim McGraw hosted a Halloween night party to debut tracks off his new album Two Lanes of Freedom . Big Machine Records threw an invite-only party for Tim McGraw on Halloween night in Nashville for him to preview his new album, Two Lanes of Freedom ...

  6. Kendrick Lamar Makes 'Good' Debut on Social 50 Chart

    November 02, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar, who opened atop the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this week with "good kid, m.A.A.d. city," strides onto Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 47. The debut comes after a busy week of social activity for the rapper, who ...

  7. Kendrick Lamar Makes 'Good' Debut on Social 50 Chart

    November 02, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar , who opened atop the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this week with "good kid, m.A.A.d. city," strides onto Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 47. The debut comes after a busy week of social activity for the rapper, who a ...

  8. CMA Awards 2012: Miranda Defends Blake's Win, Tim Talks Election + More Backstage Moments

    November 02, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four awards show in five days, it's been a busy week in Nashville. SESAC, ASCAP and BMI honored their top songwriters and publishers earlier in the week, but the festivities wound to a close last night with the 46th annual CMA Awards at Br ...

  9. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Find Bliss at CMA Awards

    November 01, 2012 11:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shelton-Lambert Household Takes Home Entertainer, Female, Male and Song of the Year Honors Once again, tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards proved to be "Nashville's Night With The Stars." The ABC network teleca ...

  10. The Beat 11/1: Taylor Swift's 'Red' Rules, Green Day Rocks for 'Twilight'

    November 01, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Thursday, November 1 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. In t ...

  11. CMA Awards to Seek Doantions for Sandy Victims

    November 01, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Handing out trophies isn't the only mission when country music's biggest stars take the stage Thursday night for the Country Music Association Awards: They'll be reaching out to help those affected by superstorm Sandy. "Country f ...

  12. CMA Awards 2012 Predictions: Entertainer of the Year

    November 01, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Rod Stewart once put so eloquently, "Tonight's The Night." It's Music City's time in the spotlight, as the 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards air tonight on ABC. As we wrap up our ongoing preview of the show, we ...

  13. CMA Awards 2012 Predictions: Female Vocalist

    November 01, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Tuesday, we took a look at the Male Vocalist category in tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards. The list of ladies competing for the Female Vocalist crown is no less thrilling, though maybe a little more easier to pick this ...

  14. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift Adds To Already Legendary Hot 100 History

    November 01, 2012 10:27 AM EDT As previously reported, Maroon 5 spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," holding off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains at No. 2 for a sixth frame. Plus, Bruno Mars ("Locked Ou ...

  15. Morning Fix: Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert on NBC; Taylor Swift: Week Two; Sony's Earnings

    November 01, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and our other free music-business newsletters SPRINGSTEEN, BON JOVI, BILLY JOEL TO PLAY NBC SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT: NBC is doing a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some ...

  16. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Set for Second Week at No. 1, Meek Mill Aiming for No. 2

    October 31, 2012 11:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 After its monster start at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" seems a safe bet to remain in the penthouse for a second frame. The album sold 1.208 million in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  17. Business Matters: How Taylor Swift's 'Red' Could Have a Record-Setting Market Share

    October 31, 2012 9:24 PM EDT Taylor Swift's new album, "Red," didn't set the record for most units sold in its debut week, but could end up being the most dominant album in terms of share of annual album sales. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Sells 1.2 ...

  18. Miranda Lambert Joins 'Got Milk' Campaign: See the Ad

    October 31, 2012 8:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Not everyone looks great in a mustache, but Miranda Lambert does and proved it as she unveiled her ad for the National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign today at the Country Music Association's Nashville headquarters. "It's ...

  19. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Set for Second Week Atop Billboard 200, Meek Mill Aiming for No. 2

    October 31, 2012 8:38 PM EDT After its monster start at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, Taylor Swift's "Red" seems a safe bet to remain in the penthouse for a second frame. The album sold 1.208 million in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundSc ...

  20. Kid Rock Finally Hits iTunes With 'Rebel Soul'

    October 31, 2012 8:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kid Rock 's new album, "Rebel Soul," due Nov. 19, is up on iTunes as a pre-order, marking the first time (apart from a soundtrack appearance) that the artist's music has been available in that store. The album, which will bow on ...

  21. Kid Rock Finally Hits iTunes With 'Rebel Soul'

    October 31, 2012 6:38 PM EDT Kid Rock's new album, Rebel Soul , due Nov. 19, is up on iTunes as a pre-order, marking the first time (apart from a soundtrack appearance) that the artist's music has been available in that store. The album, which will bow on a Monday, ...

  22. Taylor Swift Sold Two 'Red' Albums Every Second; Already 3rd Biggest Album of 2012

    October 31, 2012 11:52 AM EDT The amazing statistics on Taylor Swift's "Red" sales just keep coming. The country/pop star's album sold a massive 1.208 million copies in the U.S. last week according to Nielsen SoundScan -- marking the eighth-largest sales we ...

  23. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Already Third-Biggest Album of 2012

    October 31, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plus: can 'Red' overtake '21' as the year's best seller? The amazing statistics on Taylor Swift 's "Red" sales just keep coming. The country/pop star's album sold a massive 1.208 million copies in the U.S ...

  24. Kendrick Lamar Debuts at No. 2 as Taylor Swift's 'Red' Tops Billboard 200

    October 31, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tony Bennett, Gary Clark Jr., Stone Sour and Lady Antebellum also debut in the Top 10 of this week's chart. As earlier reported , Taylor Swift's "Red" album explodes at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 1.208 million copies in ...

  25. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Easily Tops Billboard 200, Kendrick Lamar Debuts at No. 2

    October 31, 2012 10:55 AM EDT As earlier reported, Taylor Swift's "Red" album explodes at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 , selling 1.2 million copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the largest sales week for an album since 2002, when Em ...

  26. Morning Fix: Taylor Swift's Million-Selling 'Red'; UMG Settles Digital Royalties Suit; iTunes 11 Delay

    October 31, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters TAYLOR SWIFT'S 'RED' SELLS 1.21 MILLION -- BIGGEST SALES WEEK FOR AN ALBUM SINCE 2002: It's official: Taylor Swift's "Re ...

  27. Mumford & Sons Announce 'Road to Red Rocks' Film, Release Trailer: Watch

    October 30, 2012 9:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before releasing one of the year's biggest albums, Mumford & Sons hit the road for a tour captured in the new concert film "Road to Red Rocks." The "Babel" rockers ended their "Gentleman of the Road" tour at Mo ...

  28. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Sells 1.21 Million; Biggest Sales Week for an Album Since 2002

    October 30, 2012 7:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's official: Taylor Swift 's "Red" sold a whopping 1.208 million copies last week in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's more than any album has sold in a single week since 2002, when Eminem 's "The E ...

  29. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Sells 1.21 Million -- Biggest Sales Week for an Album Since 2002

    October 30, 2012 7:56 PM EDT It's official: Taylor Swift's "Red" sold a whopping 1.208 million copies last week in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's more than any album has sold in a single week since 2002, when Eminem's "The ...

  30. The Beat 10/30: Pop Zombies, Bat For Lashes, New Albums

    The Beat 10/30: Pop Zombies, Bat For Lashes, New Albums

    October 30, 2012 5:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 A look at pop stars as Zombies, a run down of new albums including Bat For Lashes' latest, and more. Neil Young , jonathan brooks , featuredVideo2 , Natasha Khan , Jay-z , Lady GaGa , Billboard , Calvin Harris , beyonce , Justin Bieber Videos B ...

  31. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 30, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Finalists for the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards boast a diverse mix of genres, touring strategies, venue types, and positions on the career arc and their broad geographic footprint points to the increasingly global nature of the touring industry. ...

  32. The Beat 10/29: Lil Wayne Ill, Bieber/Swift, Arcade Fire

    The Beat 10/29: Lil Wayne Ill, Bieber/Swift, Arcade Fire

    October 29, 2012 5:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 10/29: Lil Wayne's health scare, Justin Bieber likes Taylor Swift's new tune, Arcade Fire is in the studip, Meat Loaf supports Romney. taylor swift , paris , Lil Wayne , jonathan brooks , featuredVideo2 , red , romney , Billboard ...

  33. Taylor Swift To Co-Host Grammy Nominations Concert

    October 29, 2012 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift is joining LL Cool J as co-host of this year's Grammy nominations concert. Taylor Swift + Billboard • Read the Cover Story | Buy a Copy • 'Red': Track-By-Track Album Review • Taylor's 10 Biggest Career Moments •  ...

  34. Taylor Swift to Co-Host Grammy Nominations

    October 29, 2012 11:21 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Taylor Swift will co-host the Grammy nominations television special. Grammy officials say the pop star will join LL Cool J as hosts of the Dec. 5 special, airing live on CBS from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. This ...

  35. Taylor Swift Has 'Red' Hot Debut in U.K.

    October 29, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift scored her first U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (October 29) as "Red" debuted at the top. Writer-producer Labrinth was also celebrating a first British bestseller, as the grammatically-challenged "Beneath Your Beautiful," f ...

  36. Morning Fix: Hurricane Sandy Concert Cancelations; UMG-EMI Layoffs; Terry Callier RIP

    October 29, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters HURRICANE SANDY CAUSES MULTIPLE CONCERT CANCELATIONS, POSTPONEMENTS IN NORTHEAST: Multiple concerts due to take place in the northeastern U.S. this week were postponed or c ...

  37. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Debuts At No. 1 On UK Charts, Labrinth Has Top Single

    October 29, 2012 7:27 AM EDT Taylor Swift scored her first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) as "Red" (Mercury/Universal) debuted at the top. Writer-producer Labrinth was also celebrating a first British bestseller, as "Beneath Your Beautiful" (Syco Musi ...

  38. Taylor Swift Tour to Paint the Road 'Red'

    October 27, 2012 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift is going to paint North America red starting in March. The country-pop superstar announced late Friday a 58-date concert marathon across the U.S. and Canada for the spring and summer of 2013. The tour kicks off in Omaha, Nebraska on Mar ...

  39. Updated Projections: Taylor Swift To Launch Atop Billboard 200 With 'Red'

    October 27, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 As previously reported, Taylor Swift is charging toward a million-unit sales week and a no-doubt-about-it No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 with her fourth album, "Red." Industry sources still peg final week sales (which run through Sunday, ...

  40. Taylor Swift to Launch Atop Billboard 200 Chart With New Album 'Red'

    October 26, 2012 8:35 PM EDT As previously reported , Taylor Swift is charging toward a million-unit sales week and a no-doubt-about-it No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 with her fourth album, "Red." Industry sources still peg final week sales (which run through Oct. ...

  41. Beyonce's Super Bowl Announcement Spurs Social 50 Rise

    October 26, 2012 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 As this year's NFL season nears its halfway mark, Beyonce announces her own 'Countdown to Touchdown.' During the charting week, the pop star announced via her website that she'll be performing the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI ...

  42. Beyonce's Super Bowl Announcement Spurs Social 50 Rise

    October 26, 2012 2:58 PM EDT As this year's NFL season nears its halfway mark, Beyonce announces her own 'Countdown to Touchdown.' During the charting week, the pop star announced via her website that she'll be performing the halftime show at Super Bowl XL ...

  43. The Beat 10/25: Taylor Swift's 'Begin Again' Video, Jason Aldean's No. 1 Album

    The Beat 10/25: Taylor Swift's 'Begin Again' Video, Jason Aldean's No. 1 Album

    October 25, 2012 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 10/25: Taylor Swift's 'Begin Again' Video, Jason Aldean's No. 1 Album Videos Jason Aldean Taylor Swift ...

  44. What Did Justin Bieber Tell Taylor Swift on 'Red' Day?

    October 25, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber got on the phone with Taylor Swift on Monday, the day she released her new album "Red," telling his fellow pop superstar to keep an eye on the Internet for a special video surprise from him. "He told her he thinks ' ...

  45. Kip Moore's 'Beer' Bounces Up Country Charts, Jason Aldean Debuts Big

    October 25, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kip Moore scores his second and quickest top 10 on the Nielsen BDS-driven Country Airplay chart, as the artist's third single, "Beer Money," steps 11-10 in its 18th chart week. Moore's first to reach the upper tier was "Some ...

  46. Carly Rae Jepsen Named Billboard's 'Rising Star' of 2012

    October 25, 2012 9:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Rae Jepsen has been named Billboard's "Rising Star" for 2012 following a year of dizzying success for the "Call Me Maybe" singer-songwriter. The Rising Star Award acknowledges Jepsen's breakout year and will be pr ...

  47. Carly Rae Jepsen Named Billboard's 'Rising Star' of 2012

    October 25, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen has been named Billboard's "Rising Star" for 2012 following a year of dizzying success for the "Call Me Maybe" singer-songwriter. The Rising Star Award acknowledges Jepsen's breakout year and will be ...

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