1. Chart Beat Tuesday: Miranda Lambert, Katy Perry, Enrique Iglesias

    June 01, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 BIG 'HOUSE': Miranda Lambert celebrates her first No. 1 on Country Songs, as "The House That Built Me" rises 2-1. Lambert had previously peaked as high as the runner-up spot with her prior single, "White Liar." (All cha ...

  2. Kanye Confronts Haters on Leaked 'Power' Track

    May 28, 2010 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been months since fans heard anything , much less new music, from Kanye West, but the drought is finally over. A track by the rapper/producer titled "Power" leaked on the Internet Friday (May 28), giving fans the first glimpse of ...

  3. Hot Tours: Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam, Rod Stewart

    May 20, 2010 5:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 After charting six previous times on the Hot Tours chart so far this year, country star Taylor Swift earns her first stint at No. 1 with $8.1 million in ticket sales revenue reported from the ongoing Fearless Tour. Box office grosses from 10 perform ...

  4. Billboard Bits: John Fogerty, Kara DioGuardi, RedOne, Taylor Swift and More

    May 19, 2010 6:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Prior to the start of last evening's (May 18) 58th annual BMI Pop Awards, Billboard caught up with several honorees on the red carpet: * Before receiving th ...

  5. Taylor Swift, RedOne Top BMI Pop Honorees

    May 19, 2010 8:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 RedOne won his first songwriter of the year award and Taylor Swift 's "Love Story" claimed song of the year kudos at the 58th annual BMI Pop Music Awards. Also honored during the ceremony at the May 18 Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los An ...

  6. McGraw, Paisley, Zac Brown Band To Perform At CMTs

    May 18, 2010 12:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 There will be plenty of testosterone on stage at the CMT Awards next month. Tim McGraw , Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band are now confirmed to perform. And Kid Rock won't just be hosting the show, he'll be performing, too. They join previou ...

  7. Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban Help Tenn. Flood Relief

    May 17, 2010 8:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country music singers Brad Paisley , Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum joined other entertainment stars Sunday (May 16) in performing and answering phones to help raise more than $1.5 million for flood relief for Tennessee. "If there is a silver ...

  8. Lady Antebellum Returning To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 14, 2010 5:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 As predicted, Lady Antebellum 's "Need You Now" seems set to return to No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, thus earning its fifth non-consecutive week at the top of the tally. Industry sources suggest that the set ma ...

  9. Brad Paisley on Nashville Flood: 'I Saw Determination in the Wake of Tragedy'

    May 14, 2010 2:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a special op-ed for Billboard, Brad Paisley shares how he, Taylor Swift, Tim, McGraw, Faith Hill and Vince Gill and other stars are helping Nashville recover from a devastating flood. -- It seemed like it was never going to quit raining. While I ...

  10. The Daily Noise 5.11.2010 - Taylor Swift

    The Daily Noise 5.11.2010 - Taylor Swift

    May 11, 2010 4:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Daily Noise 5.11.2010 - Taylor Swift taylor swift , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Taylor Swift , Bill Werde Videos Taylor Swift Bill Werde ...

  11. Taylor Swift Joins Nashville Relief Effort, Courtney Love's Pillow Talk

    May 11, 2010 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Tuesday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Taylor Swift is among stars who have joined the lineup for Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery on June 22. The singer has already donated $500,000 to relief ...

  12. Aldean, Lady A, Underwood, Taylor Swift Top CMT Awards Nominations

    May 11, 2010 11:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Four of country music's hottest acts lead the nominees for the CMT Music Awards. Jason Aldean , Lady Antebellum , Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood each received three nominations when finalists were announced Tuesday morning. Ten other acts re ...

  13. Aldean, Lady A, Swift And Underwood Lead CMT Noms

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Four of country music's hottest acts lead the nominees for the CMT Music Awards. Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood each received three nominations when finalists were announced Tuesday (May 11). Ten other acts r ...

  14. Taylor Swift To Receive Award At Songwriters Hall Of Fame

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT She's only 20, but Taylor Swift is getting in the hall of fame. Swift will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards on June 17. Swift has written or co-written every song on her two multiplatinum-selling CD ...

  15. Ke$ha, Jack White Among Hometown Artists Pitching In For Nashville

    May 10, 2010 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nashville may be the country music capital of the world, but at a time when its struggling to rebuild from devastating floods, its billing as Music City has never been as fitting. Recording artists from all genres who call Nashville home are respond ...

  16. Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Among Country Stars Set For Nashville Benefit

    May 10, 2010 11:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 T im McGraw , Faith Hill , Toby Keith , Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood are among the artists who will perform at a benefit to assist victims of the middle Tennessee flooding. The concert was organized by McGraw, Hill, and Coran Capshaw at Red Lig ...

  17. Country Stars Set For Nashville Benefit

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood are among the artists who will perform at a benefit to assist victims of the middle Tennessee flooding. The concert was organized by McGraw, Hill, and Coran Capshaw at Red Light Management ...

  18. POTW: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Usher, Trey Songz

    May 07, 2010 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber , Jon Bon Jovi , Queen Latifah and Jessica Simpson kicked it with President Obama at the White House Correspondents' dinner pre-party in Washington, DC, Taylor Swift and Lea Michelle glammed up for the Time 100 Gala at the Time Wa ...

  19. B.o.B Bounds In At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 11:29 AM EDT -year old rapper B.o.B bounces in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with his debut set, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," selling 84,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the first time a s ...

  20. Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani Wear High Fashions to Met Gala

    May 04, 2010 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 K aty Perry , Taylor Swift , M.I.A. , Justin Timberlak e and Gwen Stefani were among the music stars that took to the red carpet for one of fashion's biggest annual events -- the Metropolitian Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala -- Monday (May ...

  21. Hot Tours: André Rieu, George Strait, Taylor Swift

    April 29, 2010 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dutch violinist André Rieu tops the latest Hot Tours ranking with a heavily back-dated reported gross from 53 European concerts dating from November through February. The shows, primarily in France and Germany, were part of the classical artist¹s th ...

  22. Ask Billboard: Which Carrie Songs To 'Play'?

    April 23, 2010 5:15 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. 'PLAY ON' AND ON Hey Ga ...

  23. POTW: Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Flo-Rida

    April 23, 2010 4:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift helped Jennifer Hudson go country at the Last Rodeo Show in Las Vegas, a pasty Lady Gaga got cradled at her Tokyo show, a shirtless Flo-Rida rode on another man's shoulders while performing at the ASCAP Music Awards in Hollywood, C ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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&# ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ' ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. '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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. '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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

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