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  1. Year in New Artists: Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen & Fun. Reigned in 2012

    December 14, 2012 8:10 AM EST While every year always brings a smattering of new acts that rack up major hits, 2012 produced an unusually robust group of fresh-faced talent. For the first time since 1956, the year's three biggest singles are by acts that earned their firs ...

  2. Rihanna Continues to Reign on Social 50, Lady Gaga Jumps to No. 2

    May 31, 2012 6:46 PM EDT Rihanna continues to reign supreme on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week. She holds at No. 1 on the tally, reeling from media excitement generated by her film debut in "Battleship." Further, a series of remixes of her popular sin ...

  3. Sizzla Returns to Roots On New Album as Protests, Show Cancellations Continue Over Past Anti-Gay Lyrics

    April 24, 2012 7:15 AM EDT How Jamaica's Sizzla Kalongi can sing righteous lyrics decrying social and political injustice on his new album The Chan" (out on Afro jam, a subsidiary of the Munich-based Kosmo Music), while violently and unjustly denouncing homosexual ...

  4. How Ana Free Became A YouTube Phenom, Topped Charts, Opened For Shakira Without Label or Mgmt

    February 14, 2012 3:30 PM EST Ana Free is a YouTube phenomenon. Her video channe l has recorded 82,000-plus registered subscribers,nearly 3 million channel views, and her videos have more than 31 million views. Without label, manager, booking agent or publisher, this young Ang ...

  5. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band 'Wrecking Ball' U.S. Tour Dates Announced

    January 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch the first US leg of the 2012 'Wrecking Ball' World Tour on March 18 in Atlanta, the singer announced today. Springsteen's 17th studio album, "Wrecking Ball," will be released ...

  6. Rock in Rio 2011's Sellout, by the Numbers

    August 15, 2011 10:19 AM EDT Rock in Rio 2011's Sellout, by the Numbers Brazil's renowned music festival has come back to its homeland for the first time since 2001 and has done so in a big way. Rock In Rio Returns Home Rock in Rio 2011 edition will be held over sev ...

  7. Richie Sambora to Leave Bon Jovi Tour for Rehab

    April 29, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Who wants to play guitar in Bon Jovi? The rock band said on Thursday its upcoming tour of North America and Europe would proceed even though guitarist Richie Sambora has entered rehab for a drinking problem. A spokeswoman declined to say who would ...

  8. Bon Jovi Tour Juggernaut Continues, Gross $30 Million So Far In 2011

    March 22, 2011 2:29 PM EDT Bon Jovi continues packing houses more than a year into the biggest tour of the band's nearly 30-year career, having grossed close to $30 million and sold more than a quarter million tickets since resuming the trek Feb. 9, according to 15 sho ...

  9. Katy Perry to Kick Off 'California Dreams' U.S. Tour in June

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Katy Perry announced the North American dates for her California Dreams 2011 world tour during a live chat on Facebook Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 19). The pop star will bring her "Teenage Dream" and "One of the Boys" hits to the ...

  10. Web Trends: Eminem, Cee Lo, Freddie Mercury and more

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours There are no stories in this topic at this time. YouTube: Today’s Hits Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna Cee Lo Green – F*ck You Kyle Andrews "You Always Make Me Smile" Can’t Be Tamed music video T ...

  11. Web Trends: Apple, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Eminem and more

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4PM) 4. Apple Announcement Steve Jobs announced new Apple products today. (also trending at #5, #8, #11, and #18) 16. CMA Awards 2010 The remaining nominees for the 2010 Country Music Association awards were announced this mor ...

  12. Web Trends: 'Dancing With the Stars,' Lady Gaga, Trey Songz and more

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4PM) 2. Dancing With the Stars Season 11 "Dancing With the Stars" announced the contestants for their eleventh season, which includes Brandy and Michael Bolton. (also trending at #13 as "dwts cast") Digg Mu ...

  13. Attendance Down At Rock In Rio Madrid

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Attendance at the five-day Rock In Rio Madrid festival fell to 250,000 from the 290,000 who attended the five shows at the 2008 festival. Rock in Rio founder and director Roberto Medina blamed the drop in numbers on bad weather on June 11 and the ...

  14. Spain's Sonar Fest Heads To Chicago

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's experimental and electronic music festival, is to hold its first event in Chicago between Sept. 9-11. Sonar was founded in 1994, but since 2002 has held parallel events outside Spain. Its first excursion into the United Sta ...

  15. Rock In Rio Madrid Sales Up, Says Organizer

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With two weeks to go before the start of Madrid's five-day Rock in Rio festival on June 4, the organization said it has sold 10% more tickets than at this stage before the city's first Rock in Rio in 2008. Organizers expect the total aud ...

  16. Miley Cyrus 'Untamed' On New Album

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus will release her new album "Can't Be Tamed" on June 22. The title track will be released as a download on May 18. MySpace Music will host the global premier on April 30 at 12 noon EST, and the track goes to radio May 3. ...

  17. Rock In Rio Madrid Adds Motorhead

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival is developing into the most rock of the eight RiR festivals since the inaugural version in 1985 in Rio de Janeiro. RiR Madrid organizers today (Feb. 24) added veteran rock band Motorhead and Madrid rock group S ...

  18. Metallica To Headline Rock In Rio Madrid

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. heavy metal stalwarts Metallica will headline the last day of the five-day Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival in Spain, organizers announced today (Feb. 17), just 24 hours after revealing that John Mayer and Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Calle 13 ...

  19. Miley Cyrus To Play Rock In Rio Madrid

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Miley Cyrus is to play her first concert in Spain at the Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival on June 6, an event which organizer Roberto Medina says will be dedicated to the family on that day. Bon Jovi (June 4), Shakira and Rihanna (both June 5) wer ...

  20. Benicassim, Rock in Rio Madrid Fests Unveil Line-Ups

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Shakira, Bon Jovi and the Prodigy are among the first artists confirmed for two of Spain's most important summer festivals. Both the 16th International Festival of Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast, known as FIB Heineken, ...

  21. Black Eyed Peas At No. 1 On European Hot 100

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Green Day starts a third week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart with "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Music), Lady Gaga's 15-week reign over European Hot 100 Singles with "Poker Face" (Intersco ...

  22. Rock In Rio Madrid Pulls Monster Numbers

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spain closed the doors on its biggest-ever festival at 6am today, the Rock in Rio event, which gathered more than 290,000 visitors, according to organizers. Festival-goers paid between €49 ($77) and €65 ($102) to attend the festival, which spanned ...

  23. EAA Names New Board

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The European Arenas Association has voted-in a new board. Jos van der Vegt, managing director of the Ahoy venue in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, continues as president of the trade body. Vice presidents elected during the association's May 15 m ...

  24. Leonard Cohen Set For First Tour In 15 Years

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Leonard Cohen is embarking on his first tour in 15 years this summer, beginning with a June 6-7 stand in Toronto. The 73-year-old artist, who was inducted last night (March 10) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be backed on th ...

  25. Portugal Gala Trumpets New Seven Wonders

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez, Chaka Khan and Alessandro Safina will perform live at an extravagant gala ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal, on July 7 to mark the final selection of the new Seven Wonders of the World. The two-hour event, at the city's Estadio da ...

  26. With No Album On Horizon, Pearl Jam Touring For Fun

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has "no set date" for returning to the studio to follow-up last year's self-titled album for J, but the group couldn't pass up a series of "pretty cool offers" on the live front this summer, guitarist Mike M ...

  27. Pearl Jam To Anchor Third Chicago Lollapalooza

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will return to its Lollapalooza roots by serving as one of the headliners for the 2007 edition of the event, which will be held Aug. 3-5 in the city's Grant Park. The news was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times and confirmed by ...

  28. The Who Confirm Europe Tour, Glastonbury Performance

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey performed a four-song acoustic set in central London this lunchtime (Feb. 8) at a press conference to mark the announcement of The Who's 2007 European tour. The itinerary begins May 16 at Lisbon's Atlanti ...

  29. 2008 Rock In Rio Comes To Spain

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 2008 Rock in Rio festival is to be held for the first time in the Spanish capital, Madrid, organizers have confirmed. The giant concert event will be staged over two weekends, from June 27 to 28 and July 4,5 and 6, near the town of Arganda del ...

  30. Copenhagen To Host 2006 MTV EMAs

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Danish capital Copenhagen will host the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards on Nov. 9, 2006, the pan-European music broadcaster said today (Nov. 17). Details on the venue will be announced shortly The Danish capital Copenhagen will host the 13 ...

  31. Premios Ondas Honors New Spanish Acts

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amaral, El Canto Del Loco among the winners. A new generation of Spanish artists were celebrated at the 52nd Premios Ondas ceremony last night (Nov. 3). El Canto Del Loco took the best artist or group prize. The Sony BMG act was at Barcelona' ...

  32. Coldplay, Green Day Lead MTV Europe Winners

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 3 in Lisbon. With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day were the big winners tonight (Nov. 3) at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon. Coldplay won best song for “Speed of Sound,” the fir ...

  33. Coldplay, Green Day Lead MTV Europe Winners

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 3 in Lisbon. Awards held Nov. 3 in Lisbon. News ...

  34. Coldplay, Green Day Lead MTV Europe Winners

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 3 in Lisbon. With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day were the big winners tonight (Nov. 3) at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon. Coldplay won best song for “Speed of Sound,” the fir ...

  35. EMI Publishing Signs Powter

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. has inked a long-term deal to represent singer/songwriter Daniel Powter as sub-publisher for Europe, excluding France. EMI Music Publishing U.K. has inked a long-term deal to represent singer/songwriter Daniel Powter as s ...

  36. Madonna To Perform At MTV Europe Awards

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Line-up includes Coldplay, Green Day. Madonna is to be the headline act at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards, Billboard.biz has learned. The show will take place on Nov. 3, in Lisbon, Portugal. The Warner Bros. Records-signed artist will be ...

  37. Madonna To Perform At MTV Europe Awards

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Line-up includes Coldplay, Green Day, Robbie Williams. Madonna is to be the headline act at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards, Billboard.biz has learned. The show will take place on Nov. 3, in Lisbon, Portugal. The Warner Bros. Records-sign ...

  38. Coldplay, Gorillaz Lead MTV Euro Nominations

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards set for Nov. 3 in Lisbon. Parlophone acts Coldplay and Gorillaz top the nominations list for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2005. The two bands have each received five nods. Coldplay is named in the Best Group, Best Rock, Best Song ("Spee ...

  39. Billy Corgan Unveils Solo Tour Plans

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New release via Warner arrives June 21. Billy Corgan will begin a solo tour in June in Lisbon in support of his solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace," which arrives June 21 via Warner Bros. The former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader will be backe ...

  40. Billy Corgan Unveils Solo Tour Plans

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New release via Warner arrives June 21. Billy Corgan will begin a solo tour in June in Lisbon in support of his solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace," which arrives June 21 via Warner Bros. The former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader will be backe ...

  41. System Of A Down, Mars Volta Plan Summer Tour

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT System Of A Down and the Mars Volta will team for a two-month North American tour later this year. Dates and venues have yet to be announced for the outing, which will begin in early August and featur System Of A Down and the Mars Volta will team ...

  42. System Of A Down, Mars Volta Plan Summer Tour

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT System Of A Down and the Mars Volta will team for a two-month North American tour later this year. Dates and venues have yet to be announced for the outing, which will begin in early August and featur System Of A Down and the Mars Volta will team ...

  43. MTV, Five Strike Brit TV Deal

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT National British broadcaster Five has forged a two-year deal to deliver MTV award ceremonies on terrestrial U.K. television. National British broadcaster Five has forged a two-year deal to deliver MTV award ceremonies on terrestrial U.K. televisio ...

  44. U2's U.S., Euro Tix Sales At $141M

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The dust is starting to settle on one of the more impressive on-sales in concert history. U2 has now sold out -- quickly -- 28 North American shows for a total gross of $47 million and 470,000 tickets The dust is starting to settle on one of the m ...

  45. MTV EMAs 2005 Head To Portugal

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lisbon's Atlantic Pavilion will host the 12th annual MTV Europe Music Awards on Nov. 3, 2005, the music TV broadcaster unveiled today (Nov. 7). It will mark the first time that MTV's flagship annual E Lisbon's Atlantic Pavilion will ...

  46. MTV EMAs 2005 Head To Portugal

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lisbon's Atlantic Pavilion will host the 12th annual MTV Europe Music Awards on Nov. 3, 2005, the broadcaster announced today (Nov. 7). It will mark the first time that MTV's flagship European music g Lisbon's Atlantic Pavilion will ...

  47. Behind the Deal: Mel Karmazin On Radio

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST <i>Mel Karmazin made his first public appearance since his departure last summer as president/COO of Viacom during the 12th annual National Assn. of Broadcasters' European Radio Show, held Nov. 7-9 in Mel Karmazin made his first public ...

  48. Madonna Ends Reinvention Tour On High Note

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna wrapped her Reinvention tour last night (Sept. 14) with the second of two sellouts at the Pavilhao Atlantico in Lisbon, Portugal. The tour, destined to be the top-grossing trek of 2004, grosse Madonna wrapped her Reinvention tour last nigh ...

  49. Portugese Guitarist Paredes Dies At 79

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Paredes, a virtuoso of the Portuguese guitar, died Friday in Lisbon following a prolonged bone illness and diabetes, the Fundacao-Lar Nossa Senhora da Saude retirement home said. He was 79. Carlos Paredes, a virtuoso of the Portuguese guita ...

  50. Nelly Furtado To Perform Euro 2004 Anthem

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado has been chosen to sing the official anthem of the three-week Euro 2004 soccer tournament in Portugal. Nelly Furtado has been chosen to sing the official anthem of the three-week Euro 2004 soccer tournament in Portugal. The artist, w ...

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