1. Selena Gomez Set for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 24, 2013 5:04 PM EDT Selena Gomez, who just celebrated her 21st birthday on July 22, has another reason to party: She's likely to earn her first No. 1 album next week. Industry sources say her latest release, "Stars Dance," should debut atop the Billboard 200 with perhaps 90,000 to 100,000 copies…

  2. Ed Sheeran's Epic 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' in the 'Artists Den': Watch

    July 23, 2013 7:15 PM EDT As a way to breathe life into historic landmarks acoss the country, PBS' "Live from the Artists Den" pairs today's top music acts with what would typically be odd venue choices, and the result is something truly intimate and unique. Since its first season in 2009, the…

  3. Tegan and Sara, Metric Make the Polaris Music Prize Short List

    July 16, 2013 12:12 PM EDT The short list for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize was revealed in Toronto on Tuesday, with Metric, METZ, Purity Ring and Tegan and Sara among the ten acts in the running for Canada's best album of the year. The announcement was made at a media event at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, by…

  4. Loud Fashion: A Q&A with Jam Master Jay’s Son and Stylish DJ, TJ Mizel

    July 02, 2013 2:23 PM EDT Growing up in NYC, the birthplace of hip-hop, can be quite inspiring for a young DJ. Take that and couple it with being the son of one of the most influential artists in hip-hop history, Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, and you get a cool and authentic take on music mixing. TJ Mizel of Scratch…

  5. Beyonce, 'Dangerously In Love': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    June 22, 2013 1:55 PM EDT Fall crazy back in love with Queen B's first solo album on the 10th anniversary of its release. Ten years ago, Beyoncé decided to make a move that would ultimately help her become one the most accomplished artists in music. The singer, while the R&B group Destiny's Child…

  6. Gimme Five: Frankmusik's Favorite Pop Albums

    June 18, 2013 5:47 PM EDT The singer-songwriter describes his Daft Punk love and why he'll never watch "The Bodyguard" in Pop Shop's latest Gimme Five. Frankmusik has been incredibly busy lately: the British pop artist is in the midst of his first headlining U.S. tour and just released his…

  7. Gavin DeGraw Returns With 'Best I Ever Had' Single: Listen

    June 18, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Nope, it's not a Drake cover -- it's the lead track from the singer-songwriter's next full-length. A decade after Gavin DeGraw first struck gold with his single "I Don't Want To Be," the singer-songwriter has returned with a new single, "Best I Ever Had,…

  8. Bonnaroo 2013: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, The National Close It Out

    June 17, 2013 1:00 AM EDT Rain rushed in and then disappeared just as quickly on the final day of the 2013 Bonnaroo festival, intermittently cooling off music fans as they soldiered on through a hot Sunday in Manchester, Tennessee. Following the late-night theatrics of R. Kelly, Empire of the Sun, Billy Idol and …

  9. Bonnaroo 2013 Webcast: Watch the Live Video Stream of the Fest 6/14-16

    June 14, 2013 2:17 PM EDT Paul McCartney, Wu-Tang Clan, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jim James, Nas among the many Bonnaroo sets to be broadcast. Watch live here all weekend. Bonnaroo 2013 is now underway, but with a daily two-channel live webcast straight from the festival which you can watch right here, you…

  10. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  11. Governors Ball 2013: Kanye West, The xx, Haim Shine on Sunday

    June 10, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Grizzly Bear, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, and Deerhunter rock Randall's Island on the fest's final, sunniest day. With Friday's rain long gone and Saturday's mud settled, Governors Ball wrapped Sunday (June 9) with a day of perfect weather that culminated with…

  12. Cyndi Lauper, 'Kinky Boots' Runaway Winners at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2013 11:42 PM EDT The feel-good musical "Kinky Boots," with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, won a leading six 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical, best score and best leading man. Christopher Durang's comical "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"…

  13. Governors Ball 2013: Guns N' Roses, Nas and Kings of Leon Emerge From the Mud on Day 2

    June 09, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Azealia Banks, Icona Pop, Kendrick Lamar and Japandroids rock Randall's Island a day after a rain-soaked opener Day two of Governors Ball was a much sunnier affair than the rainy start on Friday , but it was far from dry. Festival goers splashed and sludged their way through the…

  14. Little Mix On Spice Girls Influence & U.S. Success: 'We Feel Like Justin Bieber'

    June 05, 2013 2:50 PM EDT This week, Little Mix set a chart record previously held by their idols the Spice Girls : "DNA," Little Mix's debut album, starts at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking the highest debut ever for a U.K. female group's first album. The Spice Girls previously held…

  15. Little Mix Breaks Spice Girls' Chart Record

    June 05, 2013 12:00 PM EDT British vocal quartet Little Mix breaks a Spice Girls chart record this week, as the former's debut album, "DNA," bows at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart . It's the highest debut ever for a British female group's first album, surpassing the No. 6 arrival of…

  16. Romanthony, House Producer & 'One More Time' Singer, Reported Dead

    May 19, 2013 4:16 AM EDT Romanthony, an influential house producer and singer best known for performing the vocals on Daft Punk's single "One More Time," has been reported to have died earlier this month. The artist, born Anthony Moore, reportedly passed away at his home in Austin, Tex. on May 7. As…

  17. Bob Dylan Inducted Into American Academy of Arts and Letters

    May 16, 2013 8:32 PM EDT Michael Chabon had long been mystified by that Bob Dylan lyric about "midnight's broken toe." The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, the keynote speaker Wednesday at the annual induction ceremony of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was explaining his undiminished…

  18. Daft Punk, 'Random Access Memories': Track-By-Track Review

    May 13, 2013 6:43 PM EDT There's a point on "Doin' It Right," the penultimate track on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," where the album's utter lack of post-modern ambitions smacks the listener in the face. "Everybody will be dancing and be feeling all right!…

  19. Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music Fest to Feature Willie Nelson, Band of Horses

    May 06, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival is back for a third year. The event will be held in Charlestown, SC's Blackbaud Stadium on Oct.19 and 20. As in previous years, ZBB will close both Saturday and Sunday's performances with a special set. This year'…

  20. Rolling Stones Kick Off '50 and Counting' Tour in Los Angeles

    May 04, 2013 11:54 AM EDT Stripped down and gimmick-free, the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary trek eliminates the spectacle element that has framed their tours for the last 30-odd years. Their focus for two hour and 20 minutes Friday at Staples Center, the first night of the tour, was musical and celebratory,…

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