Long before Nashville became established as a recording center for country music, there were a few historic sessions that took place outside of Music City. Perhaps the most important took place about 300 miles to the east in Bristol, TN. Bristol is celebrating its role in the history of country music with the opening of the new Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
There's typically not as much buzz about the fifth single from an album. That being said, "Make Me Wanna," the latest release from 'It Goes Like This,' the debut album from Thomas Rhett, is a little bit different.
The NFL is making headlines this week for supposed pay-to-play negotiations with finalists for the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, reported to involve Katy Perry, Coldplay and Rihanna. Ongoing negotiations notwithstanding, at least one veteran TV producer is questioning the halftime show's overall value to artists.
The new Billboard cover story uncovers several details about Diplo's part in new Madonna music on her anxiously awaited follow-up to 2012's 'MDNA.' Here are five details we learned about the high-power collaboration.
Ariana Grande earns her first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Break Free," featuring Zedd, flies to the top (3-1). It's also the first No. 1 for Zedd, who reached No. 2 with his smashes "Clarity" and "Stay the Night."
Backstage at KCON 2014, K-pop girl group SPICA played "How Well Do You Know Your Band Mates?," in which Boa, Jiwon, Narae, Juyhun and Bohyung were quizzed on each other's ideal types, favorite songs and must-have beauty products.
Summer Sonic, the biggest music festival in Japan devoted to international repertoire, was held Aug. 16 and 17 simultaneously in Tokyo and Osaka. The event has recently seen industry-leading headliners like Beyonce, Rihanna, Jay Z and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and this year the Arctic Monkeys, Robert Plant and Queen with Adam Lambert hit the stage.
Luke Bryan's "Roller Coaster" rode in at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart on Aug. 18, thanks to a timely tweet from the country star. Bryan shared the lyrics to the track that day, causing the song to immediately jump to the top of the tally.