Britney Spears' new album "Britney Jean" is on course to score the highest debut on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the album, released on Dec. 3, might sell around 115,000 to 120,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Thanks to the viral explosion of a new parody video of the song, Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The song halts the command of Lorde's "Royals" after nine weeks.
R. Kelly's new studio album "Black Panties" drops Dec. 10, and now Kellz fans have even more to look forward to. Today he announced that new chapters of his ongoing hiphopera "Trapped in the Closet" will come out next year, debuting on the cable channel IFC.
With 2013 winding down, Phillip Phillips visited the Billboard to discuss the huge year he's had on the road with John Mayer and to share five songs that have been the soundtrack to his life in 2013, from Lorde to Eminem.