Ray Price -- one of the most beloved country performers of all time -- has decided to end aggressive treatments for his long battle of pancreatic cancer, electing to return to his home under hospice care than stay in the hospital.
Jake Bugg's formula for success isn't particularly complicated. "You just write some tunes and see what happens, see what comes up," the British troubadour tells Billboard. "You never know what's going to happen. That's the exciting bit of it."
Back in March, one of Pop Shop's favorite up-and-comers -- British dancefloor siren Katy B -- told us her sophomore album was "95 percent done" and due for a summer release. The new album wound up taking a bit longer, but it's finally got an official American release date. "Little Red" will drop Feb. 3 via Rinse/Columbia.
As usual, Billboard kept music obsessives up to date on every ebb and flow in the world of popular music in print, on this website and beyond -- including places like Spotify, where listeners made official Billboard playlists the most popular in the world for 2013.