1. Radio Reacts to Newtown, From Dropping Ke$ha's 'Die Young' to Providing Comfort

    December 18, 2012 3:34 PM EST Following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Friday (Dec. 14), radio is doing what it traditionally does best in the wake of such tragedy: providing listeners a forum to express ...

  2. Radio Reacts to Newtown, From Dropping Ke$ha's 'Die Young' to Providing Comfort

    December 18, 2012 3:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Portion of President Obama's speech added to Lifehouse's 'Aftermath' Following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Friday (Dec. 14), radio is doing what it tradi ...

  3. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

  4. Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer At 'VH1 Divas': Watch

    December 17, 2012 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 VH1 DIVAS Best Photos From the Show It was a confluence of glitz and glamour, spikes and suits and all manner of bare-chested male dancers. In other words, Adam Lambert 's Sunday night… And VH1 Divas 2012, which featured the American Idol seaso ...

  5. Kelly Clarkson Engaged: 'Happiest Night of My Life!'

    December 15, 2012 8:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Kelly Clarkson is officially off the market. The season one "American Idol" champion took to Twitter on Saturday to make the announcement to her fans, tweeting "I'M ENGAGED!!!!! I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my ...

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  7. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  8. Whitney Houston, PSY Top Google's 2012 Trends

    December 12, 2012 9:42 PM EST 0 0 0 The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the "to ...

  9. Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Re-Enters, Finally Hits Top 40 On Hot 100

    December 12, 2012 2:20 PM EST Eighteen years after its release, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 at last. With airplay and sales for holiday hits increasing, the track, from Carey's 1994 album "M ...

  10. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Back at No. 1, Wiz Khalifa and Ke$ha Debut Top 10

    December 12, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week as her "Red" set steps 2-1 with 167,000 (up 22%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Alicia Keys ' "Girl On Fire," falls to No ...

  11. One Direction Rivals Obama on Facebook Year in Review Lists

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Boy band among the top public figures on the social network over the past 12 months. It's that time of year again, when there is a collective urge to reflect on the whirlwind of events that shaped the past 12 months before we salute the New Yea ...

  12. 'The Voice' Final Four: Homeward Bound, Singers Talk Songs That Inspire Them

    December 11, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Every season, "The Voice" reaches for an emotional apex by filming the contestants during a trip home and public celebration in various home towns. Monday, the final four collided with the Christmas celebration episode, complete with Micha ...

  13. Grammy Nominations Shut-Outs: A Look at the Numbers Behind Justin Bieber, One Direction, Lionel Richie, More

    December 06, 2012 4:29 PM EST Grammy second-guessing is one of the most popular armchair games of the award-nomination process -- as nearly anyone who was on Twitter late last night knows. But amid the cries of outrage on social media and elsewhere, it's worth taking a lo ...

  14. Grammy Analysis: Fun., Frank Ocean Lead Youth Movement

    December 06, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 It's phase two of the youth movement at the Grammys. With blockbuster albums like Adele 's and Taylor Swift 's falling outside of Grammy eligibility, the Recording Academy bestowed multiple nominations on acts in the early stages of t ...

  15. Grammy Analysis: Youth Rules Nominations; Some High-Profile Snubs

    December 06, 2012 9:02 AM EST It's phase two of the youth movement at the Grammys. With blockbuster albums like Adele's and Taylor Swift's falling outside of Grammy eligibility, the Recording Academy bestowed multiple nominations on acts in the early stages of t ...

  16. Dec. 2, 1995: Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men Begin Historic Hot 100 Reign

    December 02, 2012 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Seventeen years ago today, their 'One Sweet Day' started a 16-week Hot 100 command, the longest in the chart's 54-year archives. Seventeen years ago today, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men began the longest reign in the chart's 54-ye ...

  17. Mariah Carey Tops First 2012 Holiday Songs Chart

    November 29, 2012 5:11 PM EST With Black Friday behind us, the Holiday Songs chart makes its annual return to Billboard.biz. Like the Billboard Hot 100, but solely for yuletide tracks (of all eras), the 50-position-deep Holiday Songs-chart ranks the most popular seasonal songs ...

  18. Mariah Carey-Led Holiday Songs Chart Returns

    November 29, 2012 3:40 PM EST 0 0 0 'Tis the season for Billboard to resume charting the most popular holiday songs. As the weather outside gets frightful (or at least the lines at the mall…), the Holiday Songs chart makes its annual return to Billboard.com. Like the Billboard Ho ...

  19. Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull Added to VH1 Divas Lineup

    November 29, 2012 1:50 PM EST 0 0 0 VH1 is expanding its roster of Diva-worthy performers, adding Kelly Clarkson , Pitbull , Melanie Fiona and Metric to the network's annual Divas show. The artists join previously announced performers Ciara , Miley Cyrus , Demi Lovato , Kelly Row ...

  20. Best Selling Albums Since 1991 (Soundscan Era): Adele Joins Elite Club

    November 29, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele 's "21" joins a rare group of albums this week, as the XL/Columbia set steps past the 10 million U.S. sales mark according to Nielsen SoundScan. It becomes one of only 21 titles to reach that rare threshold since SoundScan start ...

  21. Where Does Adele's '21' Rank in the Best-Selling Albums of Nielsen SoundScan Era?

    November 29, 2012 11:42 AM EST Adele's "21" joins a rare group of albums this week, as the XL/Columbia set soars past the 10-million U.S. sales mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It becomes one of only 21 titles to reach that rare threshold since SoundScan sta ...

  22. Morning Fix: Frank Barsalona Remembered; Internet Royalties Debate Hits Congress Wednesday; Rolling Stones Kick Off Anniversary Dates

    November 26, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters FREE FRANK BARSALONA, MUSIC AGENT WHO REVOLUTIONIZED CONCERT BIZ, DEAD AT 74: Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent age ...

  23. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna Mines A Gem Of A Hit With 'Diamonds'

    November 24, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 RiRi registers the latest rock-era-appropriate chart-topping title. Rihanna is giving new meaning to the term "rock era." As "Diamonds" reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100 , the song joins the list of geologically-inclined N ...

  24. Chart Moves: Whitney Houston, Rolling Stones' New Greatest Hits Albums Debut

    November 23, 2012 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week, One Direction found a home at No. 1 with its second album, "Take Me Home." The SYCO/Columbia effort moved 540,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the third-large ...

  25. Michael Jackson's Duet Partner Siedah Garrett Talks 'Bad25'

    November 21, 2012 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 There's a moment in Spike Lee's new Michael Jackson documentary "Bad25" that Siedah Garrett - co-writer of "Man in the Mirror" and the late Jackson's duet partner on "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" - ...

  26. American Music Awards 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:55 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or tw ...

  27. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two ...

  28. R. Kelly on his Whitney Houston duet | The juice

    R. Kelly on his Whitney Houston duet | The juice

    November 18, 2012 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 R. Kelly on his new Whitney Houston duet | The juice featuredVideo3 , The Juice , album , R&B , Kanye West , Trapped On The Closet , Whitney Houston , black panties , Rap , interview Videos Whitney Houston R. Kelly Album Interview Kanye West R.K ...

  29. R. Kelly Video Interview: On 'Trapped in the Closet' Return & 'Black Panties' Album

    November 14, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer also shares details on his Whitney Houston collabo, "I Look to You." Although he just released a new album, "Write Me Back," last summer, R.Kelly is already moving onto his next projects, he tells The Juice in a new vi ...

  30. Taylor Swift Rules, Rihanna Snubbed at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST 0 0 0 At EMAs, Justin Bieber Picks Up Three Trophies & PSY Wins Best Video Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking t ...

  31. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber Win Big at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 6:08 PM EST Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and best look. "This is m ...

  32. The Beat 11/9: 30 Years of Madonna, Civil Wars Cancel Tour

    The Beat 11/9: 30 Years of Madonna, Civil Wars Cancel Tour

    November 09, 2012 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 The Beat 11/9: 30 Years of Madonna, Civil Wars Cancel Tour I will always love you , Lil Wayne , psy , Billboard , Foo Fighters , madonna , fun , Chatty Man , Whitney Houston , One More Night Videos Madonna Alan Carr Billboard Dave Grohl Foo Fighters ...

  33. The Beat 11/8: Nicki Minaj's Reality Show, Whitney Houston's New Song

    The Beat 11/8: Nicki Minaj's Reality Show, Whitney Houston's New Song

    November 08, 2012 2:51 PM EST 0 0 0 The Beat 11/8: Nicki Minaj's Reality Show, Whitney Houston's New Song I will always love you , Lil Wayne , psy , Billboard , Foo Fighters , madonna , fun , Chatty Man , Whitney Houston , One More Night Videos Nicki Minaj Whitney Houston Al ...

  34. Whitney Houston's Unreleased Song, 'Never Give Up,' Debuts: Listen

    November 06, 2012 3:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston can always be counted on to elevate and motivate. A week before the release of the late singer's greatest hits album, "I Will Always Love You - The Best of Whitney Houston" (Nov. 13), one of its unreleased recordings, ...

  35. Maroon 5 No. 1, PSY No. 2 On Hot 100 For Sixth Straight Week

    October 31, 2012 12:52 PM EDT For a sixth week, Maroon 5's 'One More Night' and PSY's 'Gangnam Style' place at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. Bruno Mars and Chris Brown, meanwhile, enter the top 10. Cross-Over Barometer: Psy galloping with the ladies ...

  36. Maroon 5, PSY Spend a Sixth Week in Hot 100's Top Spots

    October 31, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Another week, another 1-2 finish for Maroon 5 and PSY on the Billboard Hot 100. For a sixth straight week, Maroon 5's "One More Night," which spends a seventh overall frame at No. 1, fends off the Korean rapper's "Gangnam St ...

  37. Christina Aguilera Lays Down 'Real Talk' at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 25, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Billboard editorial director Bill Werde interviews Christina Aguilera Thursday. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Christina Aguilera's Keynote Q&A today (Oct. 25) at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference was as colorful as her tw ...

  38. American Music Awards 2012: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Lead Nominees; Christina Aguilera to Perform

    October 09, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Nicki Minaj and Rihanna secured four American Music Awards nominations each Tuesday as voting booths were opened to the public for the 40th anniversary of the awards show. Christina Aguilera, the first announced performer on the show, joined produ ...

  39. How Lady Gaga, Katy Perry And Rihanna Came To Dominate Top 40 Radio

    October 02, 2012 12:19 PM EDT A pure pop boom coincides with the Pop Songs radio airplay chart's two-decade anniversary. Rihanna (left) and Katy Perry. (Photo: Getty Images) Happy birthday, Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart! Two decades in, the ranking co ...

  40. Analysis: How Lady Gaga, Katy Perry And Rihanna Came To Dominate Top 40 Radio

    October 02, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 A pure pop boom coincides with the Pop Songs radio airplay chart's two-decade anniversary. Happy birthday, Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart! Two decades in, the ranking continues to track the trends at, and reveal the realitie ...

  41. The Beat 9/28: Mumford & Sons Selling Big, Ryan Bingham Interview

    The Beat 9/28: Mumford & Sons Selling Big, Ryan Bingham Interview

    September 28, 2012 7:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/28: Mumford & Sons Selling Big, Ryan Bingham Interview jonathan brooks , Babel , snl , Billboard , Ricky Skaggs , ryan bingham , George Strait , Barry Gibb , Whitney Houston , The Beat Videos Bingham Interview Ryan Bingham Babel Barry ...

  42. The Beat 9/28: Ryan Bingham Interview, Mumford & Sons Selling Big

    September 28, 2012 7:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Friday, Sept. 28 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today ...

  43. Faith Evans Talks 'R&B Divas' Show & Companion Album

    September 28, 2012 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a climate dominated by pop, dance and hip-hop, it can be hard out there for an R&B artist. And that doesn't include life issues like addiction, abusive relationships and financial hardships. But in life-as onstage-the show must go on. Th ...

  44. Chart Juice: Brandy's 'Put It Down' Marks Her First Top 10 in 10 Years

    September 27, 2012 7:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time in over 10 years, Brandy returns to the top 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The singer's "Put It Down" (featuring Chris Brown), rises 11-5 this week and marks Brandy's tenth top 10 and first since " ...

  45. Whitney Houston Greatest Hits Due Nov. 13, TV Special Planned

    September 26, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The late Whitney Houston 's music career is due to be commemorated on a new greatest hits album, "I Will Always Love You - The Best of Whitney Houston." The RCA Records effort, described in a press release from the label as the " ...

  46. R. Kelly Makes Soul Train History, Usher Up For Five Awards

    September 19, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 NEW YORK (AP) -- R. Kelly is nominated for two awards at this year's Soul Train Awards, making him the most nominated act ever at the awards show. Kelly is up for the Ashford & Simpson songwriter's award and album of the year, bringing ...

  47. Music Mentors: 15 Stars From Brandy To Zedd Reveal Early Inspirations

    September 12, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Watch Brandy, Ne-Yo, Zedd, 30h!3, The Script, Perry Farrell & More Discuss Their Key Music Mentors. With the brand-new season of NBC's The Voice underway this week and school back in session across the country, we asked several of artists i ...

  48. Clive Davis Autobiography Set For February Release

    September 12, 2012 11:22 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Music mogul Clive Davis will release an autobiography in February that will include "the excitements, the disappointments and the triumphs" of his career. Billboard Power 100: Clive Davis The untitled book will be releas ...

  49. Fashion's Night Out: Solange Talks Stylish Album + More Music Highlights

    September 07, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the sun set yesterday in NYC the Empire State Building's iconic tower lights burned red in honor of the biggest evening in fashion, Fashion's Night Out. This evening of fashion splendor also ushers in the hottest in musical performances ...

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