1. Ask Billboard: Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift's Red Reigns

    July 08, 2014 1:35 PM EDT 1.468 k 96 60 Sheeran brings fire to the top of the Billboard 200, while Swift's record tour leads to a look at her career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.co ...

  2. Black Keys, Coldplay Crown Rock Albums, Songs Charts

    May 22, 2014 7:05 PM EDT 7 3 0 'Turn Blue' is the Black Keys' third No. 1 on Top Rock Albums and first leader on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, Coldplay soars to the summit on Hot Rock Songs The Black Keys earn their third No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums c ...

  3. Sting's Musical Finds a Broadway Home

    February 12, 2014 5:24 PM EST Singer-songwriter Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" has found a nice berth on Broadway. Producer Jeffrey Seller said Wednesday that the show -- inspired by Sting's memories of growing up in a shipbuilding community in northea ...

  4. Lorde First Woman In 17 Years To Top Alternative Songs With 'Royals'

    August 12, 2013 1:05 PM EDT The New Zealand singer/songwriter, just 16, is the first lead solo female to rule the ranking since Tracy Bonham in 1996 (months before Lorde was born) With the aptly-titled "Royals," Lorde becomes the first lead solo female to crown ...

  5. Chart Highlights: Mumford & Sons 'Light' Up Rock Radio

    December 31, 2012 3:25 PM EST 0 0 0 The second single from the folk-rockers' album 'Babel' bows on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and d ...

  6. Tori Amos

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  7. Jason Flom, John Rudolph to Bid for Universal's EMI Assets: Source

    November 15, 2012 4:15 PM EST Billboard has learned that former Bug Music CEO John Rudolph and Lava Records founder Jason Flom have partnered to throw their hat in the bidding ring for the EMI assets that Universal Music Group must sell as part of the terms of their acquisitio ...

  8. A Second Life For Classical

    October 15, 2012 7:51 AM EDT A new, young audience finds inspiration in the multifaceted world of classical music. By the time of the final act of "Dog Days," a post-apocalyptic new opera composed by former rock drummer David T. Little, there is minimal food and n ...

  9. Al Schlesinger, Former NARAS Chairman, To Be Honored By National Assn. of Record Industry Professionals

    September 04, 2012 11:20 AM EDT The National Assn. of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) is holding a tribute dinner for Al Schlesinger, the entertainment lawyer, on Sept. 12 at the Sportsman's Lodge in Studio City, California. Tickets cost $60, and are on sale here . Te ...

  10. Gerry Kearby, Co-Founder of Liquid Audio, Remembered by Dick Wingate

    August 14, 2012 5:09 PM EDT Gerry Kearby -- co-founder of Liquid Audio, drummer, equipment designer for the Grateful Dead and others, and a man who turned down an offer from Steve Jobs to buy his company -- died last week when his truck crashed into a tree in a rural area so ...

  11. Lollapalooza 2012: The Billboard Guide

    August 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's Lollapalooza is more stuffed than a Thanksgiving turkey. With the festival landing in Chicago on Friday (Aug. 3), Billboard has your guide to the weekend's must-see bands . FRIDAY Michael Kiwanuka | 1:30 p.m. | Playstation Stag ...

  12. German ECHO Classical Award Winners Announced, To Be Honored October 14

    July 10, 2012 11:03 AM EDT International stars of the world-wide classical music stage are among the 60 winners in 21 categories of the German ECHO Classic awards that will be awarded on October 14 in the Konzerthaus in Berlin. The German TV station ZDF will broadcast the a ...

  13. Alanis Morissette Unveils New Single, 'Guardian'

    May 11, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The song previews her new studio album, 'Havoc and Bright Lights,' due Aug. 28. A lanis Morissette offered radio the first taste of her forthcoming eighth studio album, "Havoc and Bright Lights," today (May 11) in the form of new ...

  14. Susie Mudd, 'Music Monthly' Publisher, Dies

    April 11, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Susie Mudd, rock music journalist and publisher of the Maryland-based music magazine Music Monthly , died of cancer April 5. She was 56. Getting her start at the Maryland Musician , where she maintained a column titled "The Red Rocker Report& ...

  15. Universal Music Group Launches Mercury Classics Label

    April 05, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Dr. Alexander Burh will helm Universal Music's new Mercury Classics label. Mercury is rising. Universal Music Group announced yesterday it is launching Mercury Classics, a new classical music label. The new venture aims to be an "artist ...

  16. Tunc Erim, Longtime Atlantic Records Executive, Dead at 76

    March 07, 2012 11:55 AM EST Tunc Erim, a legendary and longtime Atlantic Records executive from the 1960s until the 1990s, passed away on Saturday, March 3, after a long illness. He was 76. While the obituary that follows, supplied by Atlantic, isn't quite in Billboard. ...

  17. Tori Amos Takes A Chance With Her Classical Album Debut 'Night Of Hunters'

    October 06, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Crossing Over: Tori Amos's new classical album "Night of the Hunters" debuted atop Billboard's Classical Crossover chart and had top ten debuts on both the Alternative and Rock Albums surveys. (Photo: Victor de Mello) Eccentric ...

  18. Kasabian, Dappy Top U.K. Charts; Tony Bennett Arrives at 5

    September 26, 2011 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 English rock band Kasabian registered their third consecutive U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) as "Velociraptor" debuted at the top. Dappy, aka north London-born Costadinos Contostavlos, a member of pop/hip-hop group N-Dubz, scored his ...

  19. Tori Amos Talks New Album & 'Little Earthquakes' at 20

    September 17, 2011 12:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 A classically trained pianist and songwriter, Tori Amos has spent nearly 20 years challenging expectations and the very concept of "mainstream-friendly." As an icon of the '90s alternative boom, she sang openly about religion, rape an ...

  20. Blink-182 Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

    September 15, 2011 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 For Blink-182 , breaking up was easy to do. Now, the pop punk band is back with a massive tour and a dynamic new album… but it was no cake walk getting there. We break down the return of Travis, Mark and Tom in this week's Billboard Magazine (o ...

  21. Justin Timberlake on Pot: 'Some People Are Just Better High'

    June 14, 2011 5:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a new interview with Playboy , Justin Timberlake opened up about his marijuana use, Lady Gaga and his lengthy hiatus from music following his 2006 sophomore disc, "FutureSex/Lovesounds." 20 Smokin' Songs About Weed When asked if he ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Beyonce to Debut 'God Bless the USA' on CNN, Tori Amos Announces New Album

    May 05, 2011 7:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce to Debut 'God Bless the USA' on Piers Morgan After releasing new single "Run the World (Girls)" last month, Beyonce will debut her version of ...

  23. The Strokes: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:09 PM EST 0 0 0 The Strokes "Angles" March 22 Despite reports of friction in the Strokes camp-borne out, perhaps, by the five-year break between albums-frontman Julian Casablancas has positive thoughts about the making of the New York quintet's fourt ...

  24. Christina Perri: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Christina Perri "Lovestrong" April After the success of her song "Jar of Hearts" on "So You Think You Can Dance" last summer, singer/songwriter Christina Perri entered the studio with producer Joe Chicarelli (the White ...

  25. 20 (and 11) Songs About New Year's

    December 30, 2010 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 To paraphrase Adam Sandler in "The Chanukah Song," there are a lot of Christmas songs out there, but not too many songs about New Year's. Actually, there are. To help ring in 2011, here are 20 songs about the new year ... plus 11 more ...

  26. KEZE/Spokane, Wash. Rocks The Holidays

    December 07, 2010 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 This time of year, nearly all the reporters to Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart transform their airwaves into a non-stop winter wonderland of holiday music. Standards from Ray Conniff , Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams temporar ...

  27. Ask Billboard: Bad Medicine, Good Concerts

    October 15, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  28. SXSW: Video of South-By's Past

    March 01, 2010 12:56 PM EST 0 0 0 As a delectible preview of our roving cameras at SXSW 2010, come with us as we look back at all the cool clips we got of artists caught in the act at SXSW last year. Tori Amos got metaphysical about her album, the Hold Steady talked barbeque ad beer ...

  29. Underground: Gentlemen Hall Steps Up, Gets Down

    February 23, 2010 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Not every band can boast MTV appearances, a VMA under their belts for Best Breakout Boston Artist, a smoothie named after them by an international ice cream conglomerate and a flute -- yes, you read correctly: a flute. But Gentlemen Hall isn't ...

  30. Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Topped By Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews

    February 09, 2010 1:26 PM EST 0 0 0 The 2010 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is taking an unusual route to its lineup announcement today (Feb. 9), rolling out the bill one artist at a time on its website. Billboard sources, however, have confirmed that the festival h ...

  31. Listen Free: Classic Holiday Albums

    November 27, 2009 11:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Listen to some of the best-selling holiday albums of all time, in full, here on Billboard.com . Check out sonic season's greetings from Mannheim Steamroller , Josh Groban , Kenny G. and more. Then head over to some of the hottest holiday goodie ...

  32. Listen Free: Hottest Holiday Albums of 2009

    November 27, 2009 10:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Listen to the hottest holiday albums released this year, right here on Billboard.com. Check out the latest sonic season's greetings from Sting , Andrea Bocelli , Tori Amos , Bob Dylan , Miley Cyrus and Carrie Underwood . Then head over to the c ...

  33. Tori Amos Gets Into Holiday Spirit For 'Midwinter Graces'

    September 18, 2009 3:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 The holidays are shaping up to be rather bright for Tori Amos fans, as the singer-songwriter is set to release "Midwinter Graces," her first collection of holiday music. Due November 10 on Universal Republic, the twelve song set features h ...

  34. Chart Beat: Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams

    June 11, 2009 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 ALL HAIL THE 'KING' : Dave Matthews Band takes a hearty swig of the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth No. 1 with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King." The album marks the act's 22nd Billboard 200 entry (including Matthews&# ...

  35. Chart Beat: Yoko Ono, Taylor Swift, Marilyn Manson

    June 04, 2009 3:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR: Midnight Star's '80s classic of that title could describe all the action on Hot Dance Club Play this week. Yoko Ono ascends to her fifth No. 1, and third in-a-row, as "I'm Not Getting Enough," ...

  36. Chart Beat: "Glee," Kris Allen, Steve Martin

    May 28, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 'GLEE' AMONG RECORD-SETTING CLUB: In a week dominated by "American Idol," it's another Fox TV-related show that spurs the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, having "Idol" as a lead-in helped the mu ...

  37. Eminem's 'Relapse' Tops Billboard 200

    May 27, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 No surprise: Eminem's "Relapse" brings the rapper back to familiar ground -- the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. With 608,000 sold in its first week, it not only nets the biggest sales week of the year for any album, but the best sin ...

  38. Eminem's 'Relapse' Blasts In At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's fifth straight No. 1 debut, "Relapse," roars at the top of the Billboard 200 with 608,000—the biggest sales week of the year for any album and the best since AC/DC's "Black Ice" began with 784,000 copies last ...

  39. Eminem Headed For Fifth Straight No. 1 Debut

    May 20, 2009 5:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Four and a half years after he released his last studio album, Eminem is headed for his fifth straight No. 1 debut next week on the Billboard 200. The artist's "Relapse" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) could sell as many as 650,000 copie ...

  40. Tori Amos To Mix New And Old On Summer Tour

    May 19, 2009 8:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even though she has 17 new songs on her new album, "Abnormally Attracted to Sin," Tori Amos promises she'll play plenty of familiar fare during her Sinful Attraction Tour, which begins July 10 in Seattle. "I think a live shows ha ...

  41. Tori Amos: She's Got the Power

    May 05, 2009 3:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tori Amos always puts the ladies first. During the course of her career, she's created a concept album about female archetypes ("American Doll Posse"), rewritten men's songs from a female perspective ("Strange Little Girls&q ...

  42. Tori Amos: Q&A

    Tori Amos: Q&A

    March 20, 2009 2:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Back with 10th album "Abnormally Attracted To Sin," Tori Amos talks to Billboard about the inspirations behind her news songs. Interview by Cortney Harding. Tori Amos , interview , Austin , exclusive , vuclip , SXSW 2009 , Austin , Exclusi ...

  43. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphan ...

  44. Tori Amos Signs With Universal Republic

    December 03, 2008 1:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Tori Amos has signed a new deal with Universal Republic, and is eyeing a late spring/early summer 2009 release for her tenth album. The artist recorded with Atlantic from 1992 to 2001, after which she signed with Epic. That deal, which yielded three ...

  45. Tori Amos Signs With Universal Republic

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tori Amos has signed a new deal with Universal Republic, and is eyeing a late spring/early summer 2009 release for her tenth album. The artist recorded with Atlantic from 1992 to 2001, after which she signed with Epic. That deal, which yielded thr ...

  46. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of the release of his comeback album, "Kingdom Come." 2006 - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots ...

  47. This Day in Music

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - U2's Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne. The event draws 14 2006 - U2's Bono and the Edge team wit ...

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