July 8, 2011 - The number of concert tickets sold worldwide went down during the first half of 2011, but the actual dollars spent increased to a whopping $1.65 billion worldwide, according to concert industry magazine Pollstar's annual mid-year report.
May 5, 2011 - Fresh from a stint Down Under, R&B singer Usher is back on home turf with more of his "OMG Tour." The new North American leg, supporting his sixth studio set, "Raymond v. Raymond," kicked off last week (4/27) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
February 10, 2011 - R&B star Usher, who wrapped up a North American tour late last year and currently is in the midst of a European trek, has scheduled a second round of North American shows for later this year.
January 6, 2011 - Eminem is the first artist to register two top-selling albums of the year since the inception of Nielsen SoundScan in 1991. With "Recovery" selling 3.4 million copies in 2010, it outdistanced Lady Antebellum's "Need You Know," which came in second with 3.09 million sold. His "The Eminem Show" sold 7.6 million copies in 2002.
December 29, 2010 - DJ Earworm, a San Francisco mashup artist who, since 2007, has mixed the top 25 U.S. singles of the year into a viral video, is back with the 2010 edition of the "United State of Pop" mashup.
December 13, 2010 - Usher postponed his planned Saturday night (12/11) concert in Norfolk, VA, citing an undisclosed injury he suffered the night before while performing at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
November 30, 2010 - R&B star Usher kicked off his "OMG Tour" last week (11/23) at Houston's Toyota Center, squarely putting his money where his mouth was regarding his references to filling Michael Jackson's shoes.