1. Clear Channel's John Sykes On Green Day at IHeartRadio: 'If a Set Goes Long, We Don't Care'

    September 24, 2012 11:23 AM EDT Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong tosses the neck of his guitar into the crowd following his expletive-filled rant at the end of the band's IHeartRadio set Friday night. (Photo: Getty Images) How did Clear Channel get No Doubt, Rihanna, T ...

  2. Taylor Swift Reveals 'Never Ever' Inspiration

    September 24, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 iHeartRadio 2012 : Photos + More ALL THE BEST LIVE & CANDID PICS • Backstage Day 2: Jonas Brothers Talk New Music, Green Day's 'Meltdown' Was Partly Staged? • Live Recap Day 2: P!nk Pops, Prince Surprises in Finale • Backstage Day ...

  3. Ross on Radio: Q100 20 on 97.9 Transitions To Contemporary Hit Radio

    September 24, 2012 10:48 AM EDT Over the last year, Sirius XM's 20 On 20, which began as an ongoing countdown channel, has morphed into something even more intriguing, the most elaborate effort to date at a CHR "new music discovery" channel. 20 On 20 is still very ...

  4. iHeartRadio 2012: New Jonas Brothers, 'Staged' Green Day + More Backstage

    September 24, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The final night of the second annual iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas ended on an energetic note, with uptempo sets from the likes of Taylor Swift , P!nk , Enrique Iglesias, Calvin Harris , Brad Paisley, Deadmau5 , Aerosmith and Pitbull -- no ...

  5. Killers Top P!nk on UK Album Charts

    September 24, 2012 9:11 AM EDT In the battle of the big new American album releases on the new U.K. charts, the Killers' "Battle Born" (Vertigo/Universal) became their fourth No. 1 album in the territory, outdoing Pink's "The Truth About Love" (RCA ...

  6. The Killers Do 'Battle' With Pink on U.K. Album Chart

    September 24, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Meanwhile, Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Gallops 37-3 on Singles List In the battle of the big new American album releases on the new U.K. charts, The Killers ' "Battle Born" became their fourth No. 1 album in the territory, ou ...

  7. iHeartRadio 2012: Pink, Pitbull and Prince Own Closing Night

    September 23, 2012 10:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I haven't sung some of these songs in awhile… I've been busy," said P!nk , several songs into her opening set on the second and final night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas Saturday. The singer was referencing her ...

  8. iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012 Day 2 Highlights

    iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012 Day 2 Highlights

    September 23, 2012 4:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012 Day 2 Highlights Deadmau5 , taylor swift , PitBull , IHeartRadio , Ne-Yo , Pink , Calvin Harris , Linkin Park , Brad Paisley , Enrique Iglesias Videos Aerosmith Brad Paisley Calvin Harris Deadmau5 Enrique Iglesias Lin ...

  9. Austin Mahone's 'Say Somethin' Video Sparks Return to Social 50 Chart

    September 21, 2012 9:13 PM EDT Sixteen-year-old Internet sensation Austin Mahone makes a grand re-entry at No. 19 on Billboard's Social 50 chart following the release of his video for "Say Somethin." The clip roused his massive online fan base last week, garnerin ...

  10. Austin Mahone's 'Say Somethin' Video Sparks Return to Social 50 Chart

    September 21, 2012 8:18 PM EDT -year-old Internet sensation Austin Mahone makes a grand re-entry at No. 19 on Billboard's Social 50 chart following the release of his video for "Say Somethin." The clip roused his massive online fan base last week, garnering over ...

  11. The Beat 9/21: Shakira Pregnant, Fiona Apple Arrested

    The Beat 9/21: Shakira Pregnant, Fiona Apple Arrested

    September 21, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/21: Chris Brown App, Destiny’s Child’s Greatest Hits, Shakira’s Pregnant, Fiona Apple Arrested jonathan brooks , featuredVideo1 , Fiona Apple , Billboard , we are never ever getting back together , One More Night , taylor swift , Hanson , ...

  12. BMI Releases Results, Revenue Down 3.5% Due to Radio Rate Settlement

    September 20, 2012 6:02 PM EDT In the year ended June 30, 2012, Broadcast Music, Inc. reported $898.8 million in revenue, a nearly 3.5% decline from the $931 million collected in the prior year. The organization attributed the decline to " settling a rate litigation" ...

  13. Hunter Hayes Makes History, Little Big Town Shines on Country Charts

    September 20, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 As "Wanted" steps 2-1 on Country Songs, newcomer Hunter Hayes makes history as the youngest solo male act to top the radio tally, ringing at the top bell at 21 years and two weeks of age, surpassing a record set in 1973 by Johnny Rodriguez ...

  14. Big Machine Label Group Signs Terrestrial Royalties Deal With Entercom

    September 20, 2012 10:12 AM EDT Big Machine Label Group, home to such stars as Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw, has followed its landmark deal with Clear Channel by striking a deal with Entercom Communications that allows Big Machine artists to participate in Entercome's terres ...

  15. Maroon 5 Reaches No. 1 on Hot 100 with 'One More Night'

    September 19, 2012 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maroon 5 notches its third No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "One More Night" lifts 2-1 in its lucky 13th week on the chart. P!nk and fun. , meanwhile, top the Radio Songs and On-Demand Songs charts, respectively. Maroon 5 had previously ...

  16. 'Night' Moves: Maroon 5 Reaches No. 1 On Hot 100 Chart

    September 19, 2012 4:24 PM EDT Maroon 5 notches its third No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "One More Night" lifts 2-1 in its lucky 13th week on the chart. P!nk and fun., meanwhile, top the Hot 100 Airplay and On-Demand Songs charts, respectively. Maroon 5 had previo ...

  17. Dave Matthews Band Scores Record Sixth Straight No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 19, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For only the second time in history, all of the top six albums on the Billboard 200 are debuts. Led by Dave Matthews Band's Away From the World at No. 1, the top six are new arrivals for the first time since the Oct. 11, 2003, chart. That wee ...

  18. Dave Matthews Band Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    September 19, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 'Away From the World' is DMB's sixth straight No. 1; Top six on this week's chart are all debuts For only the second time in history, the entire top six albums on the Billboard 200 chart are debuts. Led by Dave Matthews Band  ...

  19. The Beat 9/18: Rihanna and Taylor Swift Top EMA Noms, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Join 'American Idol'

    The Beat 9/18: Rihanna and Taylor Swift Top EMA Noms, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Join 'American Idol'

    September 18, 2012 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/18: Rihanna and Taylor Swift Top EMA Noms, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Join 'American Idol' smokey robinson , jonathan brooks , American Idol , Misfortune Teller , Billboard , Duquesne Whistle , 5 Minutes Alone , Bob Dylan , Ran ...

  20. The xx Score First No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart

    September 17, 2012 8:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Script Open at No. 2, Narrowly Missing a Sweep After Topping Singles Chart The Script 's "Hall of Fame," featuring will.i.am, climbed to the top of the new U.K. singles chart Sunday (Sept. 16), but the Irish group were denied a th ...

  21. Morning Fix: US, Drake Top Illegal Filesharing Report; iPhone 5's Record Sales; Rihanna's MTV EMA Noms

    September 17, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. THE XX'S 'COEXIST' DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON UK ALBUM CHARTS AHEAD OF BOB DYLAN, THE SCRIPT: The xx's sophomore set Coexist (Young Turks) debuted at No. 1 on ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Psy Still No. 1 on Social 50 Chart, 50 Cent Makes 'Sexy' Return

    September 14, 2012 7:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Psy tops the Billboard Social 50 for the third week in a row as he continues to showcase his "Gangnam Style" song and its signature dance in the United States. Last week, he appeared on MTV's Video Music Awards broadcast (Sept. 6), wh ...

  24. Psy Still No. 1 on Social 50 Chart, 50 Cent Makes 'Sexy' Return

    September 14, 2012 5:26 PM EDT Psy tops the Billboard Social 50 for the third week in a row as he continues to showcase his "Gangnam Style" song and its signature dance in the United States. Last week, he appeared on MTV's Video Music Awards broadcast (Sept. 6) w ...

  25. Chart Moves: Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Debuts on Hot 100 Chart

    September 14, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Hot 100 As previously reported , Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, marking the longest reign for a country song in almost 32 years. Swift also scores the chart&# ...

  26. Zac Brown Band Misses Top 10, Taylor Swift Sees Double on Country Charts

    September 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Country Songs is crowned for a second straight week by Little Big Town 's "Pontoon," the most conspicuous title in the upper third of that list is Zac Brown Band 's "The Wind," which takes a 14th week tumble to No ...

  27. Morning Fix: Google's Cloud Negotiations, Adios Apple Ping, Dave Matthews' Record, Bonnaroo 2013

    September 13, 2012 7:42 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND HEADING FOR RECORD SIXTH STRAIGHT NO. 1 ALBUM ON THE BILLBOARD 200 Dave Matthews Band should become the first group to score six consecutive No. 1-debut ...

  28. MTV VMAs Push Sales Gains For Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, Psy Despite Ratings Drop

    September 12, 2012 2:37 PM EDT Though the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards' ratings were down from their record high last year, the show still causes waves on Billboard's sales charts. Register today for the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference Prese ...

  29. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Is Hot 100's Longest-Leading Country Song Since 1980

    September 12, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' rebounds 2-1 for a third week on top, marking the longest command for a country song since Kenny Rogers' 'Lady' Taylor Swift 's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together&quo ...

  30. Taylor Swift's 'Never': Country Song With Most Weeks at No. 1 Since 1980

    September 12, 2012 2:18 PM EDT 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' rebounds 2-1 for a third week on top, marking the longest command for a country song since Kenny Rogers' 'Lady.' Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together&q ...

  31. Matchbox Twenty Gets First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 12, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, pop/rock band Matchbox Twenty scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its new "North" album debuts with 95,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the group's first full-length studio album since 2002� ...

  32. Matchbox Twenty Scores First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    September 12, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As expected, pop/rock band Matchbox Twenty scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its new "North" album debuts with 95,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the group's first full-length studio album since 2002 ...

  33. Taylor Swift, Dean Brody Take Home Canadian Country Music Association Honors

    September 10, 2012 10:33 AM EDT While Toronto has been buzzing with the 37th Toronto International Film Festival and music stars from Selena Gomez to Rob Zombie and Natalie Maines descending on the city to help promote certain films, two provinces west in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ...

  34. Psy Remains at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart, Linkin Park's 'Echo'-Fueled Jump

    September 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Linkin Park 's new Facebook-personalized video for "Lost in the Echo" fuels the band's big jump on the Billboard Social 50 chart this week. The act rises 23-16 on the tally, thanks to social interaction caused by the clip. In the ...

  35. Ask Billboard: Taylor Swift Vs. Carrie Underwood, Continued

    September 09, 2012 6:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 A country fan weighs in on our statistical comparison between the two stars. Plus, what record does Demi Lovato set? As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com ...

  36. Psy Remains at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart, Linkin Park's 'Echo'-Fueled Jump

    September 07, 2012 4:17 PM EDT Linkin Park's new Facebook-personalized video for "Lost in the Echo" fuels the band's big jump on the Billboard Social 50 chart this week. The act rises 23-16 on the tally, thanks to social interaction caused by the clip. In th ...

  37. The Beat 9/7: VMA Red Carpet, Lady Gaga's U.S. Tour

    The Beat 9/7: VMA Red Carpet, Lady Gaga's U.S. Tour

    September 07, 2012 2:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/7: VMA Red Carpet, Lady Gaga's U.S. Tour Flo Rida , jonathan brooks , born this way ball tour , Lady GaGa , Billboard , Neon Trees , vma , taylor swift , red carpet , JoJo Videos Lady Gaga Billboard Flo Rida Jojo Jonathan Brooks Maro ...

  38. MTV VMAs 2012: Red Carpet Video With Alicia Keys, Gotye, Fun, Ne-Yo & More

    September 07, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Watch Alicia Keys, Fun, Gotye, Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift & More on the VMAs Red Carpet. Not all of the action was inside the MTV Video Music Awards last night (September 6), Billboard's video team camped out on the double-decker red ...

  39. Charts

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT TobyMac Brings Christian Music Back To No. 1 For the first time since 1997-and only the third time ever-a Christian album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200. TobyMac lands his first chart-topper, "Eye on It", as it bows with 69,000 copies, ac ...

  40. MTV VMAs 2012: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    September 06, 2012 11:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna won Video of the Year. One Direction took home three Moonmen and performed what they considered to be "the best show of their life." Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose announced a bundle of joy on the way. U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas popped ...

  41. MTV VMAs 2012: Rihanna, One Direction Find Love & Moonmen

    September 06, 2012 10:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift Dazzles, Rivals Chris Brown & Drake Win Big Video from the MTV VMA Red Carpet The most shocking aspect of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards ? That would be the lack of shocking moments at the show, held for the first time at the Stapl ...

  42. MTV VMAs 2012: Rihanna, One Direction Find Love & Moonmen (Updated)

    September 06, 2012 9:48 PM EDT The most shocking aspect of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards? That would be the lack of shocking moments at the show, held for the first time at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Chocked with stars, including Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Drake, Lil Wa ...

  43. VMAs Producer Dave Sirulnick Talks 'EDM TV,' Political Conventions, Unexpected Moments and More

    September 06, 2012 6:10 PM EDT Tonight's Video Music Awards will have all the space-age glitz and laser flair of an electronic music festival -- the kind of large-scale production that requires, quite simply, an arena. Look no further than the 15,000-pound crane that exten ...

  44. Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys Among Performers For 'Stand Up To Cancer' Benefit

    September 06, 2012 3:14 PM EDT This year, the "Stand Up to Cancer" benefit concert is back with perhaps its most star-studded show yet. Clear Channel radio stations have supported the cause in past years, but this is the first time any radio partner has galvanized all ...

  45. Little Big Town Float First No. 1 on Country Songs

    September 06, 2012 9:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Meanwhile, Jana Kramer scores a top five hit and Carrie Underwood returns to No. 1 on Country Albums. Little Big Town 's "Pontoon" tops a second Billboard songs list -- this time Country Songs -- eight weeks after it became the group& ...

  46. Eric Church Thanks 'Pretty Special' Fans For Surprise CMA Nominations

    September 05, 2012 8:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 No one was more surprised by Eric Church 's leading five Country Music Awards nominations than the rising star from North Carolina. He didn't even know they were happening. "The funny part of the story is I've been on vacation th ...

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