1. The Year in Pop: Adele Makes History

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 For the first time, a woman earns three of Billboard's biggest year-end charts honors: No. 1 on Top Artists, the No. 1 Billboard 200 Album and the No. 1 Hot 100 song. The woman, of course, is Adele . The album: "21." The song: "R ...

  2. The Year in Country: Taylor Swift Spoke Up

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 This ain't your granddad's country music. Today's country stars are just as at home on the pop charts as they are on the country tallies. Taylor Swift , Lady Antebellum , the Band Perry and Jason Aldean , among others, all made their ...

  3. The Year in Touring: U2's Mighty Roar

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Any year in touring that includes the figure $736,421,586 can only be considered a good year for business. That mind-blowing sum is the final tally for U2 's historic 360° tour, a three-year behemoth that shattered preconceived notions (and cap ...

  4. Top 25 Tours of 2011

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article 2011 turned out to be a resounding comeback year for the live music business, including a new record for the highest-grossing and most widely-attended tour of all time, U2's three-year 360° tour. The list of the Top 25 Tours compr ...

  5. TMI Ep. 5: Yellowcard, Gentlemen Hall, Charts, Fashion & More

    December 08, 2011 4:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Watch The 12.8 Episode Again Tune In Live Each Thursday at 3pm ET On episode five of TMI: The Music Insider (Dec. 8), host Downtown Julie Brown sat down for an interview with rockers Yellowcard , chatted about the latest music news and fashion and - ...

  6. Andy Grammer Performs Taylor Swift's "Mine"

    Andy Grammer Performs Taylor Swift's "Mine"

    December 08, 2011 1:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Andy Grammer Performs "Mine" @ Billboard's Women In Music Awards taylor swift , Andy Grammer , performance , women in music 2011 , Andy Grammer , Performance , Taylor Swift Videos Andy Grammer Performance Taylor Swift Brightcove ...

  7. Young Fyre Talks T-Pain's 'rEVOLVEr,' Working with Busta Rhymes & More

    December 07, 2011 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Young Fyre, born Tramaine Winfrey, has produced for some of the hottest artists in the game from Chris Brown , Lil Wayne ("How to Hate") to his bossman at Nappy Boy Entertainment, T-Pain . The Iowa native produced three tracks on T-Pain� ...

  8. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Jingles At No. 1 for Second Week

    December 07, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a second week, selling 293,000 (up 29%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its cumulative sales crossed the 1 million mark this week (1.03 million), marking ...

  9. Barbara Orbison Dead at 60: Icon's Wife Was Steward of His Music

    December 07, 2011 9:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Barbara Orbison, widow of rock n' roll pioneer Roy Orbison, died Tuesday on the 23rd anniversary of her husband's death, a family spokeswoman said. She was 60. Barbara Orbison died from pancreatic cancer at Los Angeles County-USC Medical C ...

  10. Video: Taylor Swift Talks About Her 'Daydream' of Being Honored by Billboard Coming True

    December 03, 2011 12:10 PM EST When Taylor Swift first convinced her parents to move from suburban Pennsylvania to Nashville at the age of 14, she had Billboard magazine delivered to her doorstep to stay in the loop on industry news -- and fantasize, of course. "I would go ...

  11. Taylor Swift - Billboard's Woman of the Year 2011

    Taylor Swift - Billboard's Woman of the Year 2011

    December 03, 2011 11:07 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift reflects on her achievements at Bilboard's 2011 Women In Music Awards. taylor swift , Women in Music , interview , Taylor Swift , Interview Videos Taylor Swift Interview ...

  12. Taylor Swift Debuts 'Ours' Video: Watch

    December 02, 2011 8:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift 's "Ours" video is all yours. Billboard's Woman of the Year debuted the new video on Friday. The video features Taylor Swift out of princess mode, donning office-appropriate clothes for a dull cubicle shift. She gets ...

  13. Photos: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Katie Couric, Julie Greenwald, More at Billboard's Women in Music Ceremony

    December 02, 2011 6:21 PM EST At Billboard's Woman of the Year Ceremony in New York on Friday, Taylor Swift was honored as Woman of the Year and Nicki Minaj as Rising Star, and the list of executives honored was topped by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Julie Greenwal ...

  14. Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj Honored at Billboard's Women in Music Event

    December 02, 2011 5:35 PM EST 0 0 0 When Taylor Swift first convinced her parents to move from suburban Pennsylvania to Nashville at the age of 14, she had Billboard magazine delivered to her doorstep to stay in the loop on industry news -- and fantasize, of course. Inside This Specia ...

  15. Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, 41 Execs Honored at Billboard's 2011 Women in Music Ceremony

    December 02, 2011 5:30 PM EST When Taylor Swift first convinced her parents to move from suburban Pennsylvania to Nashville at the age of 14, she had Billboard magazine delivered to her doorstep to stay in the loop on industry news - and fantasize, of course. See all of Billbo ...

  16. Women In Music 2011 Red Carpet Photo Gallery: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Honorees

    December 02, 2011 4:30 PM EST Check out the photo gallery below from Billboard's Dec. 2 Women In Music red carpet event featuring Woman of the Year Taylor Swift. Also featured are many of this year's Women In Music honorees, including execs from Pandora, Sony/ATV, mu ...

  17. Nickelback, Michael Buble Post Social 50 Chart Gains

    December 02, 2011 12:50 PM EST Nickelback returns to Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 30 -- a new high -- thanks to the debut of a new video and a lot of NFL chatter. The clip for "When We Stand Together" arrived Nov. 23, while the band performed a hotly debate ...

  18. Nickelback, Michael Buble Post Social 50 Chart Gains

    December 02, 2011 8:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Nickelback returns to Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 30 -- a new high -- thanks to the debut of a new video and a lot of NFL chatter. The clip for "When We Stand Together" arrived Nov. 23, while the band performed a hotly debated ...

  19. Taylor Swift + Women in Music Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

    December 01, 2011 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 There you have it, the youngest superstar ever chosen as Billboard's Woman of the Year for our Women in Music issue. Taylor Swift , 21, has enchanted fans, fellow stars and the music business alike in 2011 and just happens to be on a hot streak ...

  20. Jason Aldean 'Flying High' After Grammy Nominations

    December 01, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards reflect a mix of cutting-edge sounds and old favorites in the country field. In the Best Country Solo Performance slot,| SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED "I'm flying pretty high right now," Aldean ...

  21. Grammy Nominations: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    December 01, 2011 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 On a night when the Recording Academy recognized the genius of The 54th Grammy Awards nominations reveal love for music softer than the dance-party tracks that fill the pop airwaves, a victory of sorts for indie rock. Record and song of the year has ...

  22. Grammy Snubs (Beyonce), Surprises (Bon Iver), More (Skrillex!)

    December 01, 2011 7:21 AM EST On a night when the Recording Academy recognized the genius of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Message," a pendulum coincidentally swung that may have brought a sea change in the Grammys. Rap is home to the old guard; ...

  23. Small But Mighty

    December 01, 2011 4:20 AM EST The Top Independent Artist Nominees 4 Nominations Bon Iver Nominations: record of the year ("Holocene"), song of the year ("Holocene"), best new artist, best alternative music album (Bon Iver) Jagjaguwar In perhaps the most sur ...

  24. Smiles That Rock Contest: The Winners!

    November 30, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article In early November, we put out the call for you to show us your most dazzling smile (and your most creative headline) by making a Billboard cover with you as the star. You entered in huge numbers, but only only one grinning Billboard.co ...

  25. CMT Awards: Hank Jr. Walks Off, as 5 Stars Honored

    November 30, 2011 11:05 AM EST Brad Paisley fully endorses the format of the CMT Artists of the Year celebration. Paisley was one of five country music stars honored Tuesday night during a taping of the second annual event, joining Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum a ...

  26. Michael Buble Bests Nickelback, Rihanna on Billboard 200

    November 30, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the tightest race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in four years, Michael Buble 's "Christmas" rises 2-1 on the tally while Nickelback 's new "Here and Now" debuts at No. 2. "Christmas" sold just over 227,000 ...

  27. CMT Awards: Hank Jr. Walks Off, as 5 Stars Honored

    November 30, 2011 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Brad Paisley fully endorses the format of the CMT Artists of the Year celebration. Paisley was one of five country music stars honored Tuesday night during a taping of the second annual event, joining Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and ...

  28. Billboard Video Archive - Taylor Swift performs "Tim McGraw"

    Billboard Video Archive - Taylor Swift performs "Tim McGraw"

    November 29, 2011 12:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Video Archive - Taylor Swift performs "Tim McGraw" taylor swift , performance , Performance , Taylor Swift , Tim McGraw Videos Tim McGraw Performance Taylor Swift ...

  29. Billboard Video Archive - Taylor Swift performs "Picture To Burn"

    Billboard Video Archive - Taylor Swift performs "Picture To Burn"

    November 29, 2011 12:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Video Archive - Taylor Swift performs "Picture To Burn" taylor swift , performance , Performance , Taylor Swift Videos Performance Taylor Swift ...

  30. Michael Buble to Muffle Rihanna's 'Talk' on Billboard 200

    November 23, 2011 4:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Sources Say Crooner's 'Christmas' Will Outmuscle Big Debuts From Rihanna, Nickelback It would seem Rihanna will yet again be denied her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest that her new "Talk Tha ...

  31. A Strong 2011 Holiday Season Could Bring Music Business First Positive-Sales Year Since 2004

    November 23, 2011 12:00 PM EST Coming into Black Friday, year-to-date U.S. album sales were up 3.2%, according to Nielsen SoundScan, leaving music merchandisers cautiously optimistic that this holiday selling season will be strong enough to deliver the industry's first ris ...

  32. Taylor Swift Brings Out James Taylor, Selena Gomez in NYC: Video

    November 23, 2011 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift closed her "Speak Now World Tour" with her best friend and the man her parents named her after. The 21-year-old brought out James Taylor and Selena Gomez at her concert Tuesday night at New York's Madison Square Garden. S ...

  33. Taylor Swift Welcomes NYC Crowd to Dream World For 'Speak Now' Tour

    November 22, 2011 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Recently crowned Artist of the Year at the AMAs , Entertainer of the Year at the CMAs and Billboard's Woman of the Year , Taylor Swift proved just how deserving she is of these accolades last night (Nov. 21). With two sold-out performances at N ...

  34. Manic Monday: New CDs From Rihanna, Gaga, Nickelback, Mary J. Blige

    November 21, 2011 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 This week officially kicks off the busy holiday shopping season -- and with new albums from Rihanna , Mary J. Blige , Lady Gaga , Nickelback and Michael Jackson all coming out on Monday, Nov. 21, there will be no shortage of superstars debuting on t ...

  35. Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj Clean Up at AMAs

    November 21, 2011 1:19 AM EST Taylor Swift made it a perfect 10 at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. The country star won three awards including Artist of the Year at the Nokia Theatre ceremony in Los Angeles, giving her ten AMAs in her career. "This is one of th ...

  36. Taylor Swift Joins Exclusive Club in Billboard Hot 100 History

    November 19, 2011 5:30 PM EST Winning the Country Music Assn.'s coveted Entertainer of the Year prize (Nov. 9)? Check. Topping Hot Country Songs for a fifth time , with "Sparks Fly"? Check. Preparing to accept the 2011 Woman of the Year award at Billboard's ...

  37. 'American Idol' Alum Danny Gokey Parts Ways With RCA Nashville

    November 18, 2011 12:21 PM EST American Idol season 8 finalist Danny Gokey is the latest show alum to find himself without a major label deal. A spokesperson for the country singer's label confirms to the Hollywood Reporter that, "Danny Gokey and RCA Nashville have mu ...

  38. 'Glee' Adele Mash-Up on Track for High Hot 100 Debut

    November 18, 2011 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 "Rumour Has It"/"Someone Like You" Could Sell 160,000-180,000 First-week Downloads. A dele 's magic touch will help the "Glee" cast score its highest-charting hit this season, as its mash-up of her "Rumour Has ...

  39. American Music Awards 2011: Full List of Winners

    November 18, 2011 1:24 AM EST Full list of 2011 American Music Awards Winners: Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift Sprint New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group: Maro ...

  40. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift, LMFAO, Heavy D

    November 17, 2011 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 With three debuts, Swift passes five legends to claim the seventh-most Hot 100 appearances among women. SHHH! THE 'MOVIE' STARTED: Winning the Country Music Association's coveted Entertainer of the Year prize (Nov. 9)? Check. Topping ...

  41. Taylor Swift 'Sparks' No. 1 Country Song; Faith Hill's CMA Bounce

    November 17, 2011 1:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift closes a gap of more than two years without a No. 1 on Country Songs , as "Sparks Fly" become the artist's fifth leader on that chart this week. She most recently topped the audience-driven list when "You Belong with ...

  42. Rihanna Still Reigns Hot 100, But Taylor Swift's 'Movie' Debuts in Top 10

    November 16, 2011 6:45 PM EST Rihanna collects a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), which nabs Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a third consecutive week, while Taylor Swift bookends the top 10 with a record- ...

  43. Rihanna Still Atop Hot 100, Taylor Swift's 'Movie' Premieres in Top 10

    November 16, 2011 3:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna collects a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), while Taylor Swift bookends the top 10 with a record-extending debut. "Found," the lead single from Rihanna's si ...

  44. Mac Miller Moves In at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    November 16, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As forecasted, indie rapper Mac Miller 's first album, "Blue Slide Park," debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 144,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. While it didn't shift as much as some industry sources h ...

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