1. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead CMT Nominations

    April 23, 2012 1:27 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music's new favorite color is blonde. Underwood earned five nominations, L ...

  2. 2012 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead Nominees

    April 23, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 A trio of country's power women figure prominently in the nominations for the upcoming 2012 CMT Music Awards, with perennial fan favorite Carrie Underwood taking five nominations, Miranda Lambert following closely with four, and Taylor Swift wi ...

  3. Taylor Swift as Joni Mitchell? Singer in 'Girls Like Us' Talks

    April 20, 2012 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift could be returning to the big screen as Joni Mitchell . According to Variety , the country star is "circling" the role of the iconic singer-songwriter in the adaptation of "Girls Like Us." The Sheila Weller book trac ...

  4. One Direction Jump Up Social 50, But Justin Bieber Still Social Media King

    April 20, 2012 3:43 PM EDT The five piece juggernaut that is Britain's One Direction is unwavering in its march up the Billboard Social 50 chart. Striding to two spots to No. 2 this week, the group is now nipping at the heels of the social king himself, Justin Bieber ( ...

  5. One Direction Nips at Justin Bieber's Heels on Social 50

    April 20, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The five piece juggernaut that is Britain's One Direction is unwavering in its march up the Billboard Social 50 chart. Striding to two spots to No. 2 this week, the group is now nipping at the heels of the social king himself, Justin Bieber (No ...

  6. Watch The Wanted Get 'Punk'd' By Tyler, The Creator

    April 20, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Who would ever want to punk those charming U.K. pop vocalists of the Wanted ? Tyler, The Creator , of course! The Odd Future rapper orchestrated a joke involving the not-very-hilarious idea of child kidnaping on MTV's recently revived prank sho ...

  7. Business Matters: Analysis of Martin Mills' Harsh Words on Universal-EMI Merger

    April 16, 2012 6:22 PM EDT Martin Mills of Beggars Group Says EMI-Universal Music Kills Niche Artists Martin Mills, chairman and founder of the Beggars Group, has lodged a complaint with European regulators regarding the Universal Music Group acquisition of EMI's recor ...

  8. Taylor Swift Helping Justin Bieber 'Believe' with New Song

    April 12, 2012 10:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber has a new reason to "Believe": a collaboration with Taylor Swift . "You know, the whole album is just so different, there's so many different people collaborating," the pop star told the UK's Capital FM th ...

  9. Beyonce's First Tweet Causes Social Storm

    April 12, 2012 8:30 PM EDT Beyonce is the biggest gainer on this week's Billboard Social 50 chart, making a massive jump from No. 49 to claim the No. 17 spot after a frenzy of media activity and social buzz following the launch of the pop star's new Web presence. ...

  10. Beyonce's First Tweet Causes Social Storm

    April 12, 2012 7:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce is the biggest gainer on this week's Billboard Social 50 chart, making a massive jump from No. 49 to claim the No. 17 spot after a frenzy of media activity and social buzz following the launch of the pop star's new Web presence. Th ...

  11. Chart Moves: Jennifer Lopez + Pitbull, Nicki Minaj + Chris Brown, More Collabos Make Waves

    April 12, 2012 6:46 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a sixth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, making history as the first song to log six weeks of at least 300,000 in digital sales, ...

  12. Obama Prefers Jay-Z Over Kanye West

    April 12, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 'He is a jackass... But he's talented' -- The President on Kanye West While in New York City raising campaign funds in January, President Barack Obama was asked at a restaurant what at first seemed like a simple question by The Atlant ...

  13. B.o.B's 'Clouds' Features Taylor Swift, Chris Brown... and Morgan Freeman?

    April 09, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 B.o.B is doing his best to ensure no sophomore slump comes his way with an all-star lineup of features for his upcoming disc, "Strange Clouds." Revealed via Instagram on Monday afternoon (Apr. 9), the album calls upon stars from both the m ...

  14. Carrie Underwood Enters Top 10 on Country Chart

    April 06, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jake Owen Has Top Song, While Lionel Richie Scores Biggest Country Album Debut in a Year Jake Owen claims a second week atop Country Songs with "Alone with You," which improves 688,000 audience impressions for a total of 37 million during ...

  15. Justin Bieber Returns to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    April 05, 2012 9:43 PM EDT Justin Bieber returns to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Social 50 chart this week, undoubtedly due to the tremendous impact of the release of his newest single, "Boyfriend." The teen singer dethroned Rihanna, bumping her down to the No. ...

  16. Justin Bieber Returns to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    April 05, 2012 9:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber returns to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Social 50 chart this week, undoubtedly due to the tremendous impact of the release of his newest single, "Boyfriend." The teen singer dethroned Rihanna, bumping her down to the No. 3 ...

  17. TMI w/ Kris Allen: Watch Again

    April 05, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Allen: Watch the 4/5 Episode Plus Tune In Live Every Thursday at 3pm ET On the April 5 episode of TMI, Kris Allen , winner of "American Idol" Season 8, was live in the TMI studio in all senses of the word and you can watch all of the ...

  18. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Headed for Historic Hot Country Songs Debut

    April 03, 2012 3:08 PM EDT In preparation for the June launch of their Brothers of the Sun co-headlining tour, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw premiered a new duet, "Feel Like a Rock Star," on Sunday's (April 1) CBS telecast of the 47th Annual Academy of Country ...

  19. Chart Highlights: Beyonce 'On Top' of Dance/Club Play Songs

    April 02, 2012 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bey banks her 18th No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs, moving her within one of Janet Jackson for the seond-most leaders in the chart's history. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the t ...

  20. Web Trends: Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert Win Big at Academy of Country Music Awards

    April 02, 2012 5:11 PM EDT Google Trends: 2. acm awards 2012 - Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton hosted last night's Academy of Country Music Awards, with Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift winning big. 4. country music awards - The Academy of Country Music Awards were hel ...

  21. Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Breaks First-Week Airplay Record on Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    April 02, 2012 2:28 PM EDT Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez storm Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart with new singles, led by Bieber's record-breaking bow. Bieber's "Boyfriend" launches at No. 20 with 3 ...

  22. Infographic: Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert Generate Most Social Media Activity During ACM Awards Telecast

    April 02, 2012 1:51 PM EDT Social media activity during Sunday night's Academy of Country Music telecast peaked with Taylor Swift's Entertainer of the Year win, according to Bluefin Labs (see Infographic below). Toby Keith's performance of "Solo Red Cup& ...

  23. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez Storm Pop Songs

    April 02, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber , Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez storm Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart with new singles, led by Bieber's record-breaking bow. Bieber's "Boyfriend" launches at No. 20 with 3,961 fir ...

  24. Video: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw 'Feel Like' Rock Stars at ACMs

    April 02, 2012 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 In anticipation of their Brothers of the Sun co-headlining summer tour, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw busted out the first live rendition of their new duet, "Feel Like a Rock Star," at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sund ...

  25. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 02, 2012 6:32 AM EDT Kiss with Lady Antebellum at Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards. (Getty Images) The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple ...

  26. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 01, 2012 11:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple of surprises. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and Lady Antebellum repeated wins in the Entertainer, ...

  27. Taylor Swift's ACMs Date Back in Hospital

    April 01, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The New Jersey teen who is fighting cancer and scored a date with Taylor Swift to The Academy of Country Music Awards is in the hospital and won't make the show. A Facebook post Saturday says 18-year-old Kevin McGuire was admitted to the hospit ...

  28. Kids' Choice Awards: Justin Bieber Shares Slime with Will Smith

    March 31, 2012 11:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry and One Direction Performed at the Annual Ceremony At the 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards, the slime runneth over. Host Will Smith opened the 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards promising a record amount of the show's trademark ...

  29. Pitbull, Songwriters, Publishers Honored At BMI Latin Awards In Las Vegas

    March 31, 2012 1:00 AM EDT Entertainer Pitbull received the BMI President's Award and top industry songwriters and publishers were also recognized at the 19th annual BMI Latin Music Awards at the Encore Las Vegas on March 30. Pitbull, known for his energetic musical an ...

  30. ACM Awards Preview: Who Will Win?

    March 29, 2012 6:20 PM EDT The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held this Sunday, April 1 with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton hosting on CBS. This year's categories look to be more competitive than ever. Who has the inside track? We take a look at t ...

  31. Hot Tours: Taylor Swift, George Strait, Cirque Du Soleil

    March 29, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Taylor Swift is at a familiar perch atop Hot Tours with box office grosses reported from the last leg of her Speak Now World Tour that wrapped on March 18 in Auckland, New Zealand. The tour's final leg, a six-city trek through Australia and ...

  32. ACM Awards Preview: Who Will Win?

    March 29, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held this Sunday, April 1 with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton hosting on CBS. This year's categories look to be more competitive than ever. Who has the inside track? We take a look at the ...

  33. Jake Owen, Taylor Swift Score Big on Country Charts

    March 29, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Also: A No. 2 Debut for 'American Idol' Alum Casey James Jake Owen celebrates his second consecutive No. 1 on Country Songs , as "Alone with You" stacks 35.7 million audience impressions (up 2.2 million) during the March 19-25 Ni ...

  34. Chart Moves: Carly Rae Jepsen Hits Hot 100 Top 20; Alex Clare Gets a Microsoft Boost

    March 29, 2012 8:05 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, fun.'s "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae), spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Kelly Clarkson collects her first topper on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and Taylor S ...

  35. Fun. Notch Fourth Week Atop Hot 100

    March 28, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 'We Are Young' Makes Historic Moves, While Kelly Clarkson Scores First No. 1 on Radio Songs F un. 's "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , while Kelly Clarkson collects he ...

  36. fun. Notches Fourth Week atop Hot 100

    March 28, 2012 4:46 PM EDT fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Kelly Clarkson collects her first topper on the Hot 100 Airplay survey and Taylor Swift boasts the Hot 100's top new entry. ...

  37. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 28, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Hunger Games" soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, having sold 175,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the chart since " As for the ...

  38. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 28, 2012 10:55 AM EDT "The Hunger Games" soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, having sold 175,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the chart since "Michael ...

  39. Michelle Obama To Honor Taylor Swift at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 28, 2012 8:49 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The first lady is making an appearance at The Kids' Choice Awards to celebrate Taylor Swift for her charity work. Taylor Swift Leads Billboard's 2012 Top 40 Money Makers -- See the Full List Michelle Obama will g ...

  40. Michelle Obama to Salute Taylor Swift at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 27, 2012 7:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The First Lady is making an appearance at The Kids' Choice Awards to celebrate Taylor Swift for her charity work. Michelle Obama will give Swift The Big Help Award during Nickelodeon's 25th annual awards show Saturday night in Los Angeles. ...

  41. Katy Perry Named NARM Artist of the Year

    March 27, 2012 3:25 PM EDT The mind-boggling global success of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream album will be awarding the singer another accolade, as she will be named NARM's Artist of the Year at the Music Biz 2012 Awards Dinner Party in Los Angeles May 10. The singer ...

  42. How the Little Known Secret Sisters Ended Up On 'Hunger Games Soundtrack'

    March 23, 2012 9:41 AM EDT "You don't say no to this opportunity." That's what Laura Rogers, of the Alabama-based duo The Secret Sisters, said about the chance to contribute to the soundtrack of one of the most highly anticipated films of the decade. Whe ...

  43. Eagles' Joe Walsh Sets Date for First Solo Album in 20 Years

    March 22, 2012 8:29 AM EDT Sure, life's been good to Joe Walsh, but in the title track of his new album, he admits to being "an analog man in a digital world." The playfully witty singer-songwriter-guitarist is set to release Analog Man , his first solo recor ...

  44. 'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack: Track-By-Track Review

    March 20, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 For a global literary phenomenon (soon to be a global movie phenomenon), "The Hunger Games" is dazzlingly personal. The story of Katniss Everdeen sacrificing herself for her sister, battling in the Hunger Games and doing anything she can t ...

  45. Chart Highlights: Adele, Taylor Swift, Madonna Notch New No. 1s

    March 19, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adele ascends to the Adult Contemporary summit, Swift crowns Country Songs and Madonna is the dancing queen again Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and d ...

  46. Civil Wars Postpone European Dates Due to Illness

    March 16, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars will postpone a piece of its European tour. A news release Friday morning says the delay in shows from March 26 through April 4 is due to a serious illness in the band's immediate family, but doesn't give ...

  47. Civil Wars Postpone European Shows Due to Illness

    March 16, 2012 8:49 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars will postpone a piece of its European tour. A news release Friday morning says the delay in shows from March 26 through April 4 is due to a serious illness in the band's immediate fami ...

  48. Rapper MattyB, 9, Bounds Onto Billboard Social 50 Chart

    March 16, 2012 12:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Making a big debut at No. 11 on the Social 50 this week is a 9-year old rapper from Atlanta, known simply as MattyB. As seen on NBC's "Today" rapping "Ice Ice Baby" and featured on "The Insider," MattyB bows this w ...

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