1. Justin Bieber's Grammy Snub: Why Did 'Believe' Get Overlooked?

    December 06, 2012 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 An Analysis of the teen superstar's lack of nominations. No Bieber, no Grammys. It's a simple statement that became an obvious Twitter hashtag the instant that the 55th annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on Wednesday night (Dec ...

  2. Taylor Swift Makes Country Songs History

    December 06, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Nine Weeks at No. 1 for 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' Sets Record for Solo Females Two months after Billboard revised the Country Songs ranking method from core country radio audience to a digital, streaming, and expanded radio ...

  3. Craig Campbell: 'Outta My Head' Was Sent to Him By Mistake

    November 29, 2012 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Craig Campbell's phone has rung quite a bit, since his debut single "Family Man," hit radio a couple of years ago. But, sometimes, the phone call is for the other Craig Campbell in Music City -- one of the town's most respected p ...

  4. Rihanna Gets First No. 1 Album, Phillip Phillips & Kid Rock Debut Top Five

    November 28, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The busy Thanksgiving holiday shopping week has predictably shaken up the Billboard 200 albums chart, sending a diva to No. 1 for the first time and rearranging many of the albums on the tally. As earlier reported , Rihanna 's "Unapologeti ...

  5. Rihanna Gets First No. 1 Album, Phillip Phillips & Kid Rock Debut In Top Five

    November 28, 2012 11:00 AM EST The busy Thanksgiving holiday shopping week has predictably shaken up the Billboard 200, sending a diva to No. 1 for the first time and rearranging many of the albums on the tally. As earlier reported, Rihanna's "Unapologetic" opens ...

  6. Scotty McCreery Eyes More Christmas Albums in His Future

    November 27, 2012 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Country Star Talks Holiday Favorites, Keith Urban on 'Idol,' and Next Studio Album: "I'm trying to put my own stamp on it" Usually, an artist will wait a few years before putting out a Christmas album. But not Scotty McCreer ...

  7. Scotty McCreery Talks Christmas Album

    Scotty McCreery Talks Christmas Album

    November 27, 2012 10:38 AM EST 0 0 0 Scotty McCreery talks about his new holiday album, "Christmas With Scotty McCreery." featuredVideo3 , Scotty McCreery , interview , Scotty McCreery , Christmas With Scotty McCreery Videos Christmas With Scotty McCreery Scotty McCreery Brig ...

  8. Haley Reinhart Is Latest 'Idol' Alum to Lose Major Label Deal

    November 21, 2012 9:40 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" season 10 finalist Haley Reinhart is the latest casualty of a major label deal cut short. Interscope Records, the Universal Music Group label with exclusive rights to alumni of the Fox show, is not picking up the 22-year-ol ...

  9. Blake Shelton's CMA Award Victory Reflects Continuing Power of Television For Country Music

    November 06, 2012 12:00 PM EST Perhaps no one was more shocked than Blake Shelton when he received the entertainer of the year award from presenters Reba McEntire and Tim Allen during the 46th annual Country Music Assn. Awards on Nov. 1. He hadn't imagined the digits were ...

  10. Chart Moves: Donald Fagen Charts Highest Album Since 1993 on Billboard 200

    October 25, 2012 2:15 PM EDT As previously reported , Jason Aldean scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as "Night Train" rolls in at the summit with 409,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Brandy, Scotty McCreery and Jamey Johnson make top ...

  11. Kip Moore's 'Beer' Bounces Up Country Charts, Jason Aldean Debuts Big

    October 25, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kip Moore scores his second and quickest top 10 on the Nielsen BDS-driven Country Airplay chart, as the artist's third single, "Beer Money," steps 11-10 in its 18th chart week. Moore's first to reach the upper tier was "Some ...

  12. Jason Aldean's 'Night Train' Rolls to No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 24, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The country star motors to his first No. 1, while two other country males -- Scotty McCreery and Jamey Johnson -- also net top five debuts As forecasted a week ago,' "Locked Out of Heaven" ascends 22-9 with Greatest Gainer honors (106 ...

  13. Jason Aldean's 'Night Train' Rolls To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 24, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The country star motors to his first No. 1, while two other country males, Scotty McCreery and Jamey Johnson, also net top five debuts. As forecast last week , Jason Aldean's "Night Train" chugs to a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 ...

  14. Morning Fix: AEG's UK Ticketing Service; US Copyright Alert System; Adele's Baby

    October 22, 2012 7:31 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters COPYRIGHT ALERT SYSTEM COMING WITHIN WEEKS: American Internet users can expect to see notifications from their Internet service providers in the coming weeks if they are kn ...

  15. Jason Aldean's 'Night Train' Album Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 17, 2012 7:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Aldean 's "Night Train" is steamrolling its way to a big No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 next week. Industry sources suggest that the album will sell around 400,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Oct. 21. The ...

  16. Jason Aldean's 'Night Train' Album Heading for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    October 17, 2012 7:36 PM EDT Jason Aldean's latest release, "Night Train," is steamrolling its way to a big No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 next week. Industry sources suggest the album will sell around 400,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Oct. 21 ...

  17. Muse's 'The 2nd Law' Leads Seven Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    October 10, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miguel, Three Days Grace, Diana Krall, Cher Lloyd also crash this week's chart. Rock band Muse earns its highest charting album ever as "The 2nd Law" debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The set sold 101,000 in its first week a ...

  18. Mumford Holds at No. 1, Muse's '2nd Law' Leads Multiple Debuts On Billboard 200 Chart

    October 10, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Rock band Muse earns its highest-charting album as The 2nd Law debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The set sold 101,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the third top 10 for the act, which previously claimed a No. 9 s ...

  19. Mumford & Sons, Green Day, No Doubt Albums Debut In Top Three Spots On Billboard 200

    October 03, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The top three slots on the Billboard 200 get rocked this week as the rock bands Mumford & Sons , Green Day and No Doub t see their latest efforts start at Nos. 1-3, respectively. Mumford & Sons' sophomore album, "Babel," ope ...

  20. Scotty McCreery: 21 Under 21 (2012)

    September 17, 2012 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 No. 4: Scotty McCreery Last Year's Rank: 4 Birthdate: October 9, 1993 (age 18) Why He's Hot: Which country artist enjoyed the best first-week sales tally of 2011? Just a few months removed from winning "American Idol," Scotty McC ...

  21. Lady Antebellum Announces Christmas Album, 'On This Winter's Night'

    September 10, 2012 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country superstars Lady Antebellum will follow its best-selling "Own The Night" album with its debut holiday full-length. "On This Winter's Night," out Oct. 22, will feature 11 holiday staples -- as well as a title track tha ...

  22. 2 Chainz' 'Based on a T.R.U. Story' Leads To Debut Discussion

    August 23, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Rapper 2 Chainz' debut studio album, "Based on a T.R.U. Story," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 147,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly more robust figure than had initially been projected ...

  23. Universal Music Publishing Nashville Bolsters Creative Team

    August 21, 2012 3:56 PM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville today bolstered its creative team with four new appointments, according to EVP/general manager Kent Earls. The company promoted Cyndi Forman and Freeman Wizer -- the former to vice president, creative, an ...

  24. 40 Under 40: Laura Hutfless

    August 02, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Laura Hutfless Music Sponsorship Agent, Creative Artists Agency Website: CAA.com Twitter: @Lehnash Fluent In Music And Sports As music outpaces sports as 2012's fastest-growing sponsorship category (according to marketing analytics firm PQ Me ...

  25. Jason Aldean Soars With Successful New Single

    July 26, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Jason Aldean's new Broken Bow Records single, "Take a Little Ride," bows at No. 19 on the Hot Country Songs list, marking his highest debut on the chart and achieving the best-selling first week for a single by a male country solo a ...

  26. Country Countdown: Jason Aldean Begins Fast 'Ride' Up Charts

    July 26, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meanwhile, Dierks Bentley Scores 10th Country Songs No. 1 as Old Crow Medicine Show Pings Album Chart Jason Aldean 's "Take a Little Ride" roars onto Country Songs as the artist's career-high start at No. 19, and sets a new first ...

  27. Nas Scores Sixth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart

    July 25, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Hip-hop veteran Nas achieves his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as Life Is Good bows with 149,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That surpasses initial forecasts for the set by industry prognosticators, which had pegged it to begin ...

  28. Scotty McCreery: Album No. 2 Won't Get Too 'Sappy'

    June 21, 2012 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 After getting his high school sheepskin and a new CMT Music Award (or USA Breakthrough Video of the Year), Scotty McCreery is happy to be able to turn music into his sole and full-time pursuit. "Oh, of course -- this what I want to do for the r ...

  29. Album Reviews: Don Williams, Josh Turner, Usher

    June 14, 2012 2:05 PM EDT DON WILLIAMS And So It Goes Producers: Garth Fundis, Don Williams Sugar Hill Records Release Date: June 19 It's been a few years since the "Gentle Giant" has graced us with new music. But Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams ret ...

  30. Ten Years of 'American Idol' Chart Dominance: Clarkson, Underwood, Daughtry, Fantasia, More

    June 11, 2012 1:36 PM EDT Some of the American idols from the last decade of "American Idol," which turns ten today (June 11, 2012) Say what you will about "American Idol," the music competition TV series, which turns ten years old today, is an undeniab ...

  31. CMA Fest: Eric Church, Faith Hill Perform; Softball With Carrie Underwood; TNT Revives 'Dallas'

    June 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT The CMA Music Festival continued at a frentic pace on Saturday, with music seemingly at every turn along the way in a very crowded downtown Nashville. At the Riverfront Stage, Big Machine recording trio Eden's Edge -- set to release their deb ...

  32. 'American Idol' Tenth Anniversary: 345 Billboard No. 1s, From Kelly Clarkson to Phillip Phillips

    June 11, 2012 8:26 AM EDT Today, June 11, 2012, marks the tenth anniversary of "American Idol," and in that time the music competition TV program has racked up some jaw-dropping numbers: Many episodes have drawn over 30 million viewers; and a record-setting numbe ...

  33. 'American Idol' Song 'Home' Is Where The Cash Is

    June 07, 2012 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 Two days before Phillip Phillips sang "Home" on the "American Idol" 11th-season finale, one of the song's writers had heard some rumblings, but he still wasn't sure his work would get massive exposure. "I didn't ...

  34. Scotty McCreery Adds High School Diploma to CMT Honor

    June 07, 2012 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Scotty McCreery already had an honor in hand by the time he received his diploma from North Carolina's Garner High School. The 2011 "American Idol" winner took home breakthrough video of the year from the CMT Music Awards for "Th ...

  35. Carrie Underwood Wins Top Prize at CMT Music Awards

    June 07, 2012 7:56 AM EDT The CMT Music Awards proved to have something for everyone, with 80s rockers to the Presidential candidates getting air time during Wednesday night's telecast. Hosted by Toby Keith and Kristen Bell, the show had enough to keep fans -- at home ...

  36. CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood Wins Top Video Prize

    June 07, 2012 1:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 The CMT Music Awards proved to have something for everyone, with 80s rockers to the Presidential candidates getting air time during Wednesday night's telecast. Hosted by Toby Keith and Kristen Bell, the show had enough to keep fans -- at home a ...

  37. Hank Williams, Jr. to Pay Tribute to His Dad at CMT Awards

    June 04, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 CMT Music Awards Producer John Hamlin Talks Show Surprises, Women of Country + More We're fast approaching one of the biggest nights in country music with the 2012 CMT Music Awards -- a highlight of CMA Music Festival week. The show, airing Wed ...

  38. Phillip Phillips Storms Hot 100's Top 10, Gotye Has Year's Longest-Running No. 1

    May 30, 2012 5:50 PM EDT Newly-crowned "American Idol" champion Phillip Phillips is the first artist to send a coronation single into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in four years, as his "Home" blasts onto the chart at No. 10. Phillip Phillips ...

  39. Adam Lambert: A Gay 'Idol' Hits No. 1

    May 23, 2012 10:05 PM EDT 0 0 For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as Adam Lambert's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week's l ...

  40. Bands & Brands Hit CMA Fest

    May 23, 2012 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 For four decades, the Country Music Assn. Music Festival has attracted fans annually to Nashville with the promise of an overload of music and the chance to interact one-on-one with the artists who make it. In turn, the CMA's biggest attraction t ...

  41. Adam Lambert Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Trespassing'

    May 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as Adam Lambert's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold, traccording to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week� ...

  42. Toby Keith & Kristen Bell to Host CMT Awards

    May 21, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's CMT Music Awards will be hosted by country star Toby Keith and actress Kristen Bell when it airs June 6 from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. "Toby Keith and Kristen Bell are a terrific one-two knockout punch for the 2012 CM ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Exclusive: Beach Boys Get a 'ZinePak for 50th Anniversary

    April 20, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The first recorded fruit from this year's Beach Boys 50th anniversary reunion is coming May 1. A newly recorded version of the group's 1968 hit "Do It Again" will be featured on a disc that accompanies The Beach Boys 50th Anniver ...

  46. Adele, Rihanna, Lil Wayne Lead 2012 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 19, 2012 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adele , LMFAO , Rihanna , Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne lead the finalists for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which will take place at Las Vegas' MGM Grand and be broadcast live Sunday May 20, 8/7c on ABC. CHECK OUT OUR NEW BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS W ...

  47. Adele, Rihanna, Lil Wayne Lead 2012 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 19, 2012 3:59 PM EDT Adele, LMFAO, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne lead the finalists for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on May 20. See The Complete List of Finalists Here Adele takes the lead as a finalist ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Rolling' Hits New High, Pitbull's 'Men in Black III' Track Bows

    April 05, 2012 10:13 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" roars in at No. 2 with 521,000 downloads ...

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