1. Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum Nab Big ACM Awards

    April 19, 2010 10:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Carrie Underwood took the gamble and tried out for "American Idol," she never imagined a night - or year - quite like this one. Underwood made history Sunday night (Apr. 18) by becoming the first woman to win entertainer of the year t ...

  2. Lady Antebellum Wins Five ACM Awards, Underwood Repeats Entertainer of the Year Win

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Top-selling trio Lady Antebellum were the dominant winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, grabbing five trophies, including song and single record of the year for crossover hit Need You Now, while also snapping Rascal Flatts ...

  3. Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift In ACM Spotlight

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With all due respect to the leading men of country, this year's Academy of Country Music Awards looks like it's going to the gals. Carrie Underwood can make history as the first woman to win two entertainer of the year awards when the st ...

  4. Ask Billboard: Will Young, Miranda Lambert & More

    April 16, 2010 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. HOME SWEET HOME Hi Gary, Wouldn&# ...

  5. Videos of the Week: Ricky Martin's Naked Truth, Mary J.'s 'Stairway to Heaven," Tea Party Rappers

    April 16, 2010 4:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's top 10 viral videos that had everyone buzzing: Ricky Martin strips down -- way down -- in a new tour promo clip, Mary J. Blige sings "Stairway to Heaven" on Oprah, Death Cab for Cuti e take us out to the ball game, Snoo ...

  6. Lin Yu Chun Dubbed 'Taiwan's Susan Boyle' After Singing Whitney Houston

    April 08, 2010 1:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Move over, Boyle-dozer! There's a new overnight singing sensation in town. Lin Yu Chun is the latest TV talent show contestant to draw worldwide attention, after the Taiwanese 24-year-old wowed viewers of "Super Star Avenue" by singin ...

  7. Hot Tours: Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Coldplay

    April 08, 2010 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Box office totals from Brazil and Argentina reported by concert promoter T4F propel three rock bands into the top positions of this week's Hot Tours ranking. Continuing its World Magnetic Tour, Metallica is No. 1 with over $10 million in gross ...

  8. Kanye West, Suge Knight Go To Court Over Miami Shooting

    April 07, 2010 2:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 A rap music smackdown looms in a federal courtroom between oft-troubled impresario Marion "Suge" Knight and controversial star Kanye West over a shooting at a star-studded Miami Beach party. Knight, founder of Death Row Records and promote ...

  9. Aldean, Lady A, Sugarland Lead CMT Nominations

    April 05, 2010 2:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ason Aldean , Lady Antebellum and Sugarland each are up for four CMT Music Awards. Six other country music acts received three nominations apiece. CMT announced eight nominees in most categories Monday and fans can vote at the network's Web s ...

  10. Chart Beat Wednesday: Crash Kings, Carrie Underwood, STP

    March 31, 2010 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 ALTERNATIVE KINGS: Crash Kings complete a 20-week climb to the summit of Alternative Songs, as their first chart entry, "Mountain Man," hikes 2-1. The band crowns the chart with its introductory track less than two months after Phoenix rei ...

  11. Cyrus Wins, Perry Gets Slimed at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 28, 2010 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Team Jacob was triumphant at the Kids' Choice Awards. "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner picked up two orange, blimp-shaped trophies at Saturday's 23rd annual shenanigan-packed Nickelodeon spectacle inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion ...

  12. Chart Beat Wednesday: Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Hole

    March 17, 2010 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'NOW,' THAT'S A NO. 1: We may not find out what happens a bit later than a quarter after one, but we do know that the two subjects of "Need You Now" wind up atop Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart. Lady Antebellum ' ...

  13. Rihanna Rules Hot 100 With 'Rude Boy' Track

    March 17, 2010 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna replaces labelmate Taio Cruz atop the Billboard Hot 100, set to be released Thursday (March 18), as her latest single "Rude Boy" jumps 4-1. Rihanna Sizzles In New 'Rude Boy' Music Video "Rude" is Rihanna's ...

  14. 'American Idol' Recap: Aaron Kelly Brings It With the Rolling Stones' 'Angie'

    March 16, 2010 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 First off, let me get my predictions out of the way before the show starts so you can come back and cheer me or mock me afterwards. If you want to see my psychic link with Simon Cowell informed opinions on how the remaining "Idol" contesta ...

  15. Ask Billboard: Who's Bigger, Def Leppard Or Poison?

    March 12, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALK DIRTY TO, AND POUR SOME SUGA ...

  16. Lady Antebellum Returns to No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 10, 2010 11:51 AM EST 0 0 0 L ady Antebellum 's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, bumping Sade 's "Soldier of Love" down to No. 2, while six albums debut in the top 10 of the tally, the most since last October. Lis ...

  17. Lady A Returns to No. 1; Blake Shelton Earns Top Debut

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, bumping Sade's "Soldier of Love" down to No. 2 ... A whopping six albums debut in the top 10 of the tally, the most since last Octob ...

  18. 'American Idol' Recap: Siobhan Magnus Performs Crazy Good

    March 09, 2010 8:02 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" is only an hour tonight? What am I going to do with my Tuesday night?! I have no idea! How am I going to write this recap during the commercial breaks when there's only one every five minutes instead of every three min ...

  19. Full Transcript: MTV President Van Toffler @Music&Money

    March 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music and Logo Group, sat for a keynote interview at the Billboard Music & Money Symposium March 4. During the session, Toffler touched on everything from MySpace and Rhapsody, to the Beatles and Green Da ...

  20. Ask Billboard: Is 'Idol' Ruining Rock?

    March 05, 2010 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 ''AMERICAN IDOL' IS DESTROYING REAL MUSIC TALENT' Hi Gary, What is going on with the charts of today? There are not enough alternative or rock songs charting high on the Billboard Hot 100. Instead we are seeing more and more musi ...

  21. Sade Clocks Third Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 03, 2010 11:29 AM EST 0 0 0 There's no stopping the Sade party as the group's "Soldier of Love" retains the top slot on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week. The album sold 127,000 (down 34%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. In the runner-up slot, La ...

  22. Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 for Sade

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's no stopping the Sade party at No. 1 as the group's "Soldier of Love" retains the top slot on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week ... Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" spends its third week at No. 2 ...

  23. Lady Antebellum Leads ACM Awards Nods

    March 02, 2010 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 An astounding run keeps getting better for Lady Antebellum . Already buoyed by the crossover success of its latest album, the country trio learned it's up for seven Academy of Country Music Awards when nominations were announced Tuesday. Mirand ...

  24. Lady Antebellum Leads ACM Awards Nods

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST An astounding run keeps getting better for Lady Antebellum. Already buoyed by the crossover success of its latest album, the country trio learned it's up for seven Academy of Country Music Awards when nominations were announced Tuesday. Miran ...

  25. Hot Tours: Black Eyed Peas, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Tiësto

    February 25, 2010 11:56 AM EST 0 0 0 Topping this week's Hot Tours tally is Grammy-winning group Black Eyed Peas with reported box office totals from seven U.S. dates on the band's E.N.D. World Tour. Promoted by Concerts West/AEG Live, the tour's 2010 schedule kicked off ...

  26. iTunes Sells 10 Billion Songs

    February 24, 2010 9:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Apple's iTunes store sold its 10 billionth song on Wednesday (Feb. 24), thanks to massive sales of tracks by Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and Coldplay. Apple revealed that Black Eyed Peas ' "I Gotta Feeling" is iTunes' all-tim ...

  27. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox Shines

    February 24, 2010 1:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- Now this ...is "American Idol." After what seemed like countless audition weeks ...

  28. Johnny Cash Eyes Top 10 Bow On Billboard 200 Next Week

    February 24, 2010 12:58 PM EST 0 0 0 The highest debut on the Billboard 200 next week will likely come from Johnny Cash 's "American VI: Ain't No Grave," the late legend's final installment in his successful American Recordings series with producer Rick Rubin. ...

  29. Sade's 'Soldier' Stays Put At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 24, 2010 11:31 AM EST 0 0 0 It's a slow week on the Billboard 200, as Sade's "Soldier of Love" album retains the No. 1 position for a second frame , shifting 190,000 copies (down 62%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Listen to Sade's "Soldier of L ...

  30. Photos: CRS 2010 In Nashville

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Country Radio Seminar 2010 is under way in Nashville. For a full look at this year's agenda, check the CRB Web site . Below some choice photos and bits of news from the event so far. Pictured above, left to right, Scott Borchetta, Becky B ...

  31. Sade's 'Soldier' Stays Put At No. 1 For Second Week

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST When the top debut on the Billboard 200 is down at No. 42, you know it's a slow week on the chart . . . Sade's "Soldier of Love" holds at No. 1 for a second frame, selling 190,000 (down 62%) while Lady Antebellum's "N ...

  32. Ke$ha Stops 'World' From Spinning A No. 1 On Hot 100

    February 18, 2010 10:27 AM EST 0 0 0 K e$ha's "TiK ToK" holds off the impressive arrival of charity single "We Are the World 25: For Haiti" by Artists for Haiti to remain at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth consecutive week. "TiK ToK" has no ...

  33. Sade's 'Soldier' Sizzles At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 17, 2010 11:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Nearly 10 years after the group's last studio effort, Sade is back with "Soldier of Love," blasting in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 502,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Solder of Love" giv ...

  34. Sade's 'Soldier' Sizzles At No. 1 With 502,000

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST With its first studio album in nearly 10 years, Sade's "Soldier of Love" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 502,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the act its second chart-topper . . . All told, the group ...

  35. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Axl Rose, Nas, Cap'n Jazz and More

    February 16, 2010 7:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Brooklyn may soon have a Michael Jackson memorial subway station, if the plans of a local councilwoman go through. According to the Village Voice , the mo ...

  36. Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics , "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red H ...

  37. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 11:24 AM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga , Florence and the Machine , Dizzee Rascal , Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organised by U.K. trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on IT ...

  38. Apple Celebrates a Milestone, the Who Shrug Off Super Bowl Set

    February 12, 2010 6:22 PM EST 0 0 0 In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Apple has launched the Countdown to 10 Billion Songs, where they'll give away a $10,000 gift card to person who buys the 10 billionth track on iTunes. The service also rele ...

  39. Ask Billboard: Energizer-Bunny Albums

    February 12, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. HANGIN' TOUGH Hi Gary, I ...

  40. Lady Antebellum: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 12, 2010 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 How's this for cultural whiplash: Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott-better-known as the country act Lady Antebellum -are calling prior to a performance at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, less than a week after rubbing designe ...

  41. iTunes Approaches 10 Billion Downloads, Reveals Top Selling Songs

    February 11, 2010 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Apple's iTunes Music Store today launched "Countdown to 10 Billion Songs," and is planning to give away a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the customer who buys the song that puts that turns the counter to eleven digits. In addition to ann ...

  42. Hot Tours: Miley Cyrus, Vicente Fernandez, Taylor Swift

    February 11, 2010 1:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Pop star Miley Cyrus reigns atop the latest Hot Tours rankings based on totals from December European performances of her Wonder World Tour. Reported by promoter AEG Live, box office grosses totaled $21.9 million (US$) for 11 shows in four markets. ...

  43. Sade To Take No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week

    February 10, 2010 3:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Expect the smooth sounds of Sade to overtake the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 album chart next week, as industry sources project the group's new effort "Soldier of Love" could sell between 375,000 to 400,000 by week's end on F ...

  44. Grammy Stars Shine On Billboard 200, Lady Antebellum Holds At No. 1

    February 10, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 L ady Antebellum's "Need You Now" stands tall at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, as the set shifts 209,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the set bowed atop the list with 481,000, the biggest sales week for a ...

  45. Grammy Stars Shine On Billboard 200, Lady Antebellum Holds at No. 1

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" stands tall at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, as the set sold 209,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the album bowed atop the list with 481,000, the biggest sales week for ...

  46. Grammy Awards Shine On Billboard 200 While Lady A Holds At No. 1

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST As Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, new efforts from Lil Wayne, Nick Jonas and Rob Zombie debut in the top 10 . . . Meanwhile, the Grammy Awards make major waves on the tally. Sal ...

  47. Grammy Acts Will See Boost On Next Week's Billboard 200

    February 07, 2010 6:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Next week's Billboard 200 album chart will shine brightly with big gains courtesy of last Grammy Awards, which aired on Jan. 31. Grammy winner and performer Lady Antebellum looks likely to remain on top of the tally for a second week with " ...

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