1. 'Voice' Singer Caroline Glaser Releases Debut EP: Exclusive Premiere

    December 16, 2013 12:45 PM EST This week is shaping up to be a big one for Caroline Glaser. The Missouri native -- and contestant from season four of "The Voice" releases her debut EP, "Caroline Glaser, Vol. One" this week. She started her week with a performance at a place she knows very well: the Fox…

  2. Garth Brooks Leads Top Country Albums Chart, Jake Owen Debuts

    December 12, 2013 2:57 PM EST Garth Brooks' "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decade of Influences" leads Billboard's Top Country Albums chart for a second week with 146,000 copies, sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.   With a concurrent 3-1 second-week hop on the Billboard 200, "Roots"…

  3. The Beatles Ready Box Set of All 13 U.S. Albums

    December 12, 2013 11:45 AM EST The re-issues drop Jan. 21, leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first trip to America With the 50th anniversary of "Beatlemania" arriving early next year, Capitol Records will re-release all of 13 the Beatles' American releases in a set titled "The U.S.…

  4. Garth Brooks Earns Ninth No. 1 Album, Britney Spears Debuts At No. 4

    December 11, 2013 10:57 AM EST Garth Brooks earns his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week, as his new boxed set, "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences," jumps 3-1 in its second week.   The sizable package (which contains six CDs and two DVDs) is exclusively sold through Walmart,…

  5. Bob Dylan's Newport Stratocaster Sells for Nearly $1 Million

    December 06, 2013 7:24 PM EST The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan plugged in when he famously went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold Friday for nearly $1 million -- the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction. A buyer identified only as a private individual agreed to pay $965,000, including the…

  6. Lana Del Rey's 'Tropico': Watch The Daring Short Film In Full

    December 05, 2013 12:19 PM EST The singer has also unveiled the title of her next studio album. Lana Del Rey's long-awaited "Tropico" short film arrived online on Thursday (Dec. 5), and the 27-minute passion project is just that: a work of overflowing, era-traversing passion. Watch the full film below:…

  7. Holiday Albums 2013: 10 Hot Seasonal Releases

    December 04, 2013 12:15 PM EST Baby, it's cold outside and all those activities in this winter wonderland feel a little warmer with a soundtrack of tunes from 2013's crop of holiday albums. Pop (Kelly Clarkson), R&B (Mary J. Blige), rock (Nick Lowe), traditional (Susan Boyle), and even plenty of eclectic…

  8. Echosmith, 'I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day': Exclusive Video Premiere

    December 04, 2013 12:00 PM EST It's December, meaning plenty of musicians are getting into the holiday spirit -- like Echosmith, for instance. The California indie pop act shot a video for its rendition of "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," and Billboard has the exclusive premiere. The oft-covered…

  9. Chart Highlights: Imagine Dragons, Eminem, Rihanna, Ricky Martin Score New No. 1s

    December 02, 2013 5:45 PM EST Also taking over Billboard charts: Martin Garrix, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Passenger, Joe Nichols and more. Plus, the Holiday Airplay chart returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts…

  10. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Displays Iconic Elvis Presley Items

    November 29, 2013 9:50 PM EST Old-time Elvis Presley fans and lots of newer, younger ones flocked to a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Friday to see his stylish ID bracelet, custom-made motorcycle, eye-catching rings and military mementos. The exhibit opened in conjunction with Elvis Presley…

  11. Robbie Williams 'Swings' Into Pole Position on U.K. Album Chart, Equals Elvis' Record

    November 25, 2013 5:04 AM EST Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) has become the 1,000th No. 1 in the history of the U.K. chart. The set sold close to 109,000 copies to take the honor, as Lily Allen’s cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” (Parlophone/Warner Music) moved up 2-1 on the singles chart.…

  12. The Beatles, Elvis Presley Chart Latest Albums

    November 21, 2013 12:35 PM EST The Fab Four adds its 31st Billboard 200 top 10, while the late King extends his record for the most charted albums It's not 1960-something, although a look at two new entries on the Billboard 200 albums chart might cause a double-take. The Beatles chart their 31st top 10 on the ranking,…

  13. Lady Gaga Scores Second No. 1 Album With 'ARTPOP'

    November 20, 2013 10:59 AM EST As forecast last week, Lady Gaga debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her new set, "ARTPOP." It sold 258,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   It's the second No. 1 set for Gaga, who also debuted at No. 1 with her last album, 2011's…

  14. Bruce Springsteen Announces 'High Hopes' Single; New Album in January?

    November 18, 2013 6:38 PM EST Bruce Springsteen has announced he'll release a new single on Nov. 25. Titled "High Hopes," the vibrant song is actually a cover of a track by short-lived Los Angeles band The Havalinas, and fans will note that Springsteen included an earlier version on the 1996…

  15. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  16. Rihanna to Receive 'AMA Icon Award'

    November 15, 2013 10:10 AM EST Rihanna has been chosen to be the first-ever "AMA Icon Award" winner at this month's American Music Awards, being held Nov. 24 on ABC. The "Diamonds" singer will also perform at the event. Related Articles Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and TLC to Perform at American…

  17. Ask Billboard: They Are Women, Hear Them 'Roar'

    November 10, 2013 9:05 AM EST A look at eras in which female vocals have dominated the Hot 100, plus Drake's latest achievement and Kelly Clarkson's career sales As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and…

  18. Rihanna Scores 25th Hot 100 Top 10

    November 07, 2013 11:15 AM EST The singer ties Elvis Presley for eighth place for the most top 10s in the chart's history. She also bests Madonna to become the woman to reach 25 top 10s the fastest Perhaps lost in yesterday's bevy of chart feats by Eminem, who this week becomes the first lead artist to land…

  19. Justin Timberlake's 'TKO' Video Is A Knock-Out: Watch

    October 29, 2013 10:35 AM EDT Spoilers ahead... Justin Timberlake's new video for "TKO" is a knock-down, drag-out good time, with the singer getting into a bit of a mess with co-star Riley Keough (Elvis Presley's granddaughter) in a slickly produced and thematic 7-minute clip. Written by Timberlake…

  20. Sirius XM Starting Limited-Run David Bowie Station

    October 24, 2013 8:22 PM EDT David Bowie will join the likes of Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen and the Grateful Dead -- if only for a few days -- on Sirius XM Radio. Bowie will receive his own channel on the satellite radio service next week, following in the footsteps of multiple big-name artists, Rolling Stone…

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