1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Willie Nelson Extends Record For Most Top 10 Country Albums

    October 24, 2013 12:23 PM EDT The legend's new 'To All the Girls …' marks his record-padding 46th top 10 on the Top Country Albums chart Willie Nelson extends his record for the most top 10s in the nearly 50-year history of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as the duets set "To All the…

  8. Michael Jackson Leads Forbes’ ‘Top-Earning Dead Celebrities’ List

    October 24, 2013 12:30 AM EDT Michael Jackson continues to rake-in mega-bucks from the grave. The late “King of Pop” earned $160 million over the past year, placing him as the top earner on Forbes’ “Top-Earning Dead Celebrities” list. Remarkably, that sum is larger than any pulled-down by any living celebrity.…

  9. 'Glee' Cast, Taylor Swift Add Hot 100 Milestones

    October 17, 2013 11:05 AM EDT The TV troupe pads its lead for the most visits in the chart's history. Meanwhile, Swift passes three legendary acts for sole possession of the 10th-most top 40 hits Two acts that didn't appear on the Billboard Hot 100 until the last decade further solidify their noteworthy…

  10. Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Honors Hillary Clinton

    October 17, 2013 12:10 AM EDT Hillary Clinton accepted the Elton John AIDS Foundation's first-ever Founder's Award at the organization's annual benefit in New York on Tuesday night. Although she was honored by the accolade, Clinton echoed a theme expressed by many of the stars in attendance: that there&…

  11. Enrique Bunbury Q&A: Spanish Rock Icon Finds His Muse on New Album, Plots Tour

    October 16, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Enrique Bunbury, the Spanish rock legend of the instantly recognizable singing voice and theatrical onstage persona, is just another guy in faded black jeans sitting in a busy West Hollywood café on a recent weekday morning. Bunbury admits to feeling a bit nervous about his first…

  12. Matt Redman, TobyMac & Jason Crabb Win Big at Dove Awards

    October 16, 2013 6:12 AM EDT Matt Redman, TobyMac and Jason Crabb were the top winners at the 44th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards held last night (10/15) in Nashville at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University. Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin hosted the show, which was taped to air on Up! Oct. 21 at…

  13. Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin Among Artists on 'A Very Special Christmas: Icon'

    October 11, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The King of Rock 'n' Roll and the Queen of Soul are just two of 11 acts gracing the tracklist of "A Very Special Christmas: Icon," the latest in a long line of compilation discs benefiting the Special Olympics. The "A Very Special Christmas" holiday series…

  14. Tommy Roe Has Come a Long Way Since 'Sheila'

    October 04, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Tommy Roe -- the artist behind such hits as "Sheila" and "Dizzy," is back with new music. The Georgia native has been busy promoting his current single, "Memphis Me." He tells Billboard that he's enjoying having new music to talk about, because he admits…

  15. Zac Brown's Southern Ground Festival Cooks Up Big Duets and Fiery Set From Grace Potter

    September 30, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Zac Brown 's Southern Ground Festival rolled into Music City this past weekend, offering a little something for everybody – and not just music. A wide array of craftsmen were present both days, selling their wares, as were an impressive number of regional chefs who cooked for the…

  16. Robbie Robertson Open to Cleaning The Band's 'Basement Tapes' With Bob Dylan

    September 26, 2013 1:52 PM EDT The Band's storied past has been mined on two significant late-summer projects, and Robbie Robertson thinks more might be coming in the near future. Robertson himself helmed the just-released box set "Live at the Academy of Music 1971," a four-CD and one-DVD collection from…

  17. My Morning Jacket at Work on Album Without 'Limits,' Jim James Says

    September 18, 2013 8:26 PM EDT The rock frontman told a crowd in Los Angeles that the band's crafting their next set -- and won't be making demos. My Morning Jacket has begun work on their seventh album and Jim James has no idea what it will sound like. “With My Morning Jacket we don’t put limits on anything,”…

  18. 'Chasing Nashville' TV Series to Follow Aspiring Stars From Appalachia

    September 18, 2013 9:30 AM EDT Each day, there's at least a handful of aspiring artists that cross the Davidson County border in search of fame and stardom. Some of those stories will soon be documented in a brand new Lifetime weekly series that will show the highs, lows, and heartbreak that comes with the search…

  19. Woody Guthrie's Hometown to Rebuild Singer's Boyhood Home

    September 14, 2013 9:03 PM EDT When Woody Guthrie's dilapidated boyhood home was ordered torn down in the late 1970s, the demolition reflected the strained relationship between conservative Oklahoma and the native son famous for his folk singing and progressive politics. Those tensions persisted for more than a…

  20. Alfie Boe Talks New 'Storyteller' Album In Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    September 10, 2013 1:45 PM EDT The English tenor discusses his newest chart hit, 'Storyteller,' and how he came to record the collection of classics "That's what our job is: to tell a story through music and singing." At a recent visit to Billboard's New York offices, renowned English tenor…

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