1. Maroon 5 to Release New Album 'V' in September

    May 19, 2014 10:47 AM EDT Maroon 5 are gearing up for a busy summer. The Grammy-winning band announced on Monday they'll release their fifth studio album, "V," on Sept. 2 via Interscope Records. The album will be preceded by a new single in the coming months. Adam Levine and company teamed up with…

  2. Comedy Issue: A Timeline Of Musical Humor Milestones

    May 16, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Comedians and satirists have made their mark with music on the Billboard charts and at the Grammys since at least the 1950s.  Here’s a timeline of laugh-inducing musical landmarks. 1959 — Folk music duo Bud & Travis, Bud Dashiell and Travis Edmonson, record its first album, interspersing…

  3. Top 20 Best Selling Comedy Albums (Nielsen SoundScan Era)

    May 16, 2014 12:29 PM EDT 'The Blue Collar Comedy Tour' gang dominate the list of the top 20 biggest selling comedy albums of the Nielsen SoundScan era. The quartet — Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White — own 10 of the 20 titles on the list. Of those, Foxworthy has four of the top…

  4. Comedy Issue: Podcasters Marc Maron, Jimmy Pardo & Aisha Tyler Bring Laughs Home

    May 16, 2014 12:20 PM EDT A comedian craving intimacy might want to consider becoming a podcaster. “[The audience knows] you a lot better,” says Marc Maron, 50, who has helmed the twice-weekly WTF since September 2009 and announced in December it had topped 100 million downloads. Each show averages about 80 minutes in…

  5. Tomorrow's Hits: Tove Lo Aims 'High' With 'Habits'

    May 16, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Tove Lo, AJR and Bad Suns   Tove Lo Tove Lo makes her first appearances on Billboard airplay charts as a lead artist, as the hypnotic …

  6. Hunter Hayes 'Storyline' Storms Top Country Albums Chart

    May 15, 2014 1:48 PM EDT The singer/songwriter scores his second No. 1 set. Plus, Blake Shelton and Thomas Rhett reach new chart highs Hunter Hayes notches his second No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, and his first to debut atop the list, as "Storyline" bows with 69,000 sold, his best-ever…

  7. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  8. 'Glee' Recap: New York Gets Grand Send-Off In Season Finale

    May 14, 2014 4:21 AM EDT Season 5 was rough for "Glee," but “The Untitled Rachel Berry Project” made it feel easy. There’s no changing the hardships that "Glee" as a show faced this year with the loss of Cory Monteith , but in the fictional world at least, everything got to make sense by the end.…

  9. 'The Voice' Recap: Final 3 Singers Revealed

    May 13, 2014 11:41 PM EDT Once again, the Instant Save was employed after noting which two singers had the top performances on Monday night and secured a spot in the finale: Blake Shelton's country singer, Jake Worthington, and Usher's soul man, Josh Kaufman, both of whom are the only two men left standing…

  10. Melanie Martinez EP Premiere: Hear 'The Voice' Alum's 'Dollhouse'

    May 13, 2014 12:42 PM EDT On May 19, Melanie Martinez will finally release her debut EP, "Dollhouse," nearly a year and a half after becoming a finalist on season 3 of "The Voice." The New York singer-songwriter's striking first collection of songs will be officially released next week on…

  11. 'The Voice' Recap: Top 5 Double-Up for Semis, Usher Sings 'Good Kisser' (Watch)

    May 13, 2014 12:27 AM EDT Following last week's triple elimination, "The Voice" sped straight into its semifinals, putting the top 5 onstage with two performances each: one chosen in dedication to loved ones and one selected by their coach. 'The Voice' Recap: Top 5 Revealed After Triple…

  12. Happy Mother’s Day: Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Kanye West Shout-Out Moms on Twitter

    May 11, 2014 3:28 PM EDT In honor of Mother’s Day, musical artists from across all genres are coming out of the woodwork to pay tribute to their moms on this special day. Mother's Day Playlist: 20 Songs for Mom In addition to Billboard’s Mother’s playlist - which includes everything from from 2Pac…

  13. Maroon 5, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande Light Up 2014 Wango Tango Festival

    May 11, 2014 11:53 AM EDT Other performers included Iggy Azalea, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, One Republic and Paramore Wango Tango alum Adam Levine welcomed a new generation of concert-goers to the annual, daylong music festival Saturday. Before performing his hit "Pay Phone" the Maroon 5 frontman recalled his…

  14. Simon Cowell Wants His Own Version Of 'Frozen'

    May 09, 2014 2:52 PM EDT The star maker teams with the driving force behind "The Lego Movie," betting that animated features will be driving chart smashes for years to come: "This is something we dreamt of doing" Simon Cowell is betting that "Frozen" and "Despicable Me 2" are…

  15. Bubbling Under: DJ Cassidy Previews All-Star Album With R. Kelly, Robin Thicke & More

    May 09, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: DJ Cassidy, Chasin' Crazy and Vado   DJ Cassidy Veteran New York spinner DJ Cassidy has garnered some A-list friends over the years,…

  16. Keith Urban's 'Fuse' Surges on Country Albums Chart After 'Idol' Performance

    May 08, 2014 4:26 PM EDT The star, and 'American Idol' judge, surges following his performance on the show's May 1 episode With its first top 10 rank in six months, Keith Urban's "Fuse" rockets 21-6 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart following a May 1 performance of the set&…

  17. Lady Gaga's artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball Shape-Shifts Through Atlanta

    May 07, 2014 11:02 AM EDT "Atlanta, how weird can you make us?" Gaga asked her screaming arena. Then, things got weird. Lady Gaga is a post-pop musician with a serious oral fixation. Her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball, which opened earlier this week in Fort Lauderdale before stopping at Atlanta's Philips…

  18. Top 50 Forgotten Gems From The Now! Series

    May 06, 2014 4:42 PM EDT "Now That's What I Call Music! 50" has just been released. Let's stroll through some of the underrated cuts from the hit series' lengthy back catalogue. Since its debut in 1998, the "Now That's What I Call Music!" album series has dutifully gathered…

  19. Chris Brown Bodyguard Trial Photos Released

    May 06, 2014 2:20 PM EDT A judge has approved the release of five photos that prosecutors entered into evidence in the assault trial of singer Chris Brown's bodyguard. One image shows Brown posing with two women outside a Washington hotel last year before the alleged assault. Another shows Brown and bodyguard…

  20. 'The Voice' Recap: Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams Perform for Top 8

    May 06, 2014 12:23 AM EDT Two blondes made their debut on "The Voice" on Monday night: Gwen Stefani, and a newly-platinum Adam Levine. "I don't have an explanation -- I woke up, I had the day off, and I thought I'd look like Shakira," he said of his new 'do. "I feel a bit like…

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