Garth Brooks Eyeing Black Friday Album Release, To Go Digital at 'A Stupid Price'

Garth Brooks Eyeing Black Friday Album Release, To Go Digital at 'A Stupid Price'

Besides the acknowledgement that Garth Brooks is about to announce a major tour and that he has signed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville to release his new album, the big news from the country superstar's press conference for music retail and consumers is that his album will be coming out sometime in November, close to Black Friday -- and that his music will finally be available digital.
Garth Brooks' Top 25 Billboard Hits

Garth Brooks' Top 25 Billboard Hits

In honor of his pending return, and his 25 years in the spotlight, a look at the superstar's top 25 Hot Country Songs hits, from No. 25 to No. 1.

Godsmack's Sully Erna Talks '1000hp,' Unveils Track List: Exclusive

Godsmack frontman Sully Erna acknowledges that between 2010's chart-topping "Oracle" and the upcoming "1000hp," "people were having doubts about whether the band was going to continue" -- doubts that were quickly dispelled once the quartet got together last fall to start working on new material.
Pop Shop Podcast: Shawn Mendes Interview, Sia, Trey Songz & More

Pop Shop Podcast: Shawn Mendes Interview, Sia, Trey Songz & More

This week's special guest is 15-year-old Vine star Shawn Mendes, who announced his mainstream arrival when his debut single "Life of the Party" rocketed to No. 24 on the Hot 100 chart in its first week. Jason and Keith also talked about Trey Songz's No. 1 album debut; Sia's "1000 Forms of Fear"; Hot 100 moves by Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX and Maroon 5; and an awesome chart stat of the week about the Rolling Stones.
Eric Church, Lana Del Rey, Pharrell

10 Best Albums of 2014 (So Far): Critics' Picks

After many repeated listens and an argument (or two), the Billboard staff combined to decide which 10 albums you absolutely need to hear at 2014's halfway point. Check out what we chose as the 10 best albums of 2014 (so far).
New Kids On The Block perform during their 'Let's get Intimate Tour 2014'

New Kids on the Block Party Plane: The 10 Greatest Moments From Onboard

Donnie Wahlberg loves him a Bloody Mary and any chance to get on an intercom. Joey McIntyre enjoys belting out songs from "The Lion King" and, of course, fedoras. Jonathan Knight is kind of a pro at distributing inflight snacks, his brother Jordan can give one hell of an airline safety presentation and Danny Wood is one very, very fit man.

Needtobreathe Rocks 'The Heart' For Live Room Sessions: Video Premiere

Twangy Southern rockers Needtobreathe stopped by Hollywood's Ocean Way Studios for an installment in Warner's "Live Room" series, bringing seven songs to life in promotion of this year's album "Rivers in the Wasteland." Before the live cuts hit iTunes Aug. 18, Billboard presents an exclusive premiere of the hopeful folk-rocker "The Heart."
Usher, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith

10 Best Songs of 2014 (So Far): Critics' Picks

Although there were dozens more we would have liked to include, the following 10 songs are the tracks have been on repeat the most in our office, and if you haven't heard any of these yet, it's time to start paying attention. Behold: the 10 indispensable songs released thus far in 2014.