1. Katy Perry's 'PRISM': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 27, 2013 11:35 AM EDT After record-setting success and personal loss, the pop queen sees the light and roars back to the top This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. "Honestly, I'm just masquerading as a pop star." Coming from Katy Perry -- that…

  2. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'Gorilla' Swings Onto Pop Songs

    September 16, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Mars looks to continue his perfect top 10 streak on Pop Songs with his latest single. Plus, new No. 1s for Selena Gomez, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias and Mandisa Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  3. Jay Z, Justin Timberlake's 'Holy Grail' Tops Rhythmic Airplay Chart

    September 10, 2013 1:23 PM EDT Jay Z's "Holy Grail" (featuring Justin Timberlake) has overtaken Billboard's Song of the Summer , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell), on the Rhythmic airplay chart. After camping out at No. 2 for the last two weeks of Thicke'…

  4. Gimme Five: Emblem3 Names Their Favorite Pop-Punk Albums (Video)

    September 04, 2013 3:50 PM EDT Emblem3 has beguiled pop fans with debut album "Nothing To Lose" -- which started at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart last month -- as well as hummable breakout single "Chloe (You're The One I Want)." However, the "X Factor" finalists grew up devouring…

  5. Beyonce's 30 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 04, 2013 12:30 PM EDT With a devotion to music that started she was just five years old, Beyoncé has been never missed a step. Once she reached her teens, Queen B has dominated the Billboard charts for the entire span of thirteen-years-and-counting career, first as part of '90s R&B group Destiny&…

  6. Dr. Luke Won't Be Judging on 'American Idol'

    August 27, 2013 9:19 AM EDT Despite reports to the contrary, hit-maker Dr. Luke will not be joining American Idol as a judge on season 13, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The songwriter and producer, who's credited on such global smashes as Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" and "My Life…

  7. Gimme Five: Bonnie McKee's Best Pop Star Stories

    August 15, 2013 10:49 AM EDT The songwriter talks about saving Katy Perry's life and how Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" happened. Bonnie McKee has accrued an impressive amount of jaw-dropping pop music anecdotes over a half-decade of writing with artists like Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Taio…

  8. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry & The Perils of Impossible Hype (Opinion)

    August 14, 2013 1:40 PM EDT 0 "Applause" and "Roar" are strong pop singles. But with all the pre-release buildup, is that enough? Is it possible for two sky-high-profile, sure-to-be-smash pop songs to both be undervalued? Lady Gaga's "Applause" and Katy Perry's "…

  9. Singles Lady: Bonnie McKee Is Looking Out for Number One

    August 13, 2013 7:00 PM EDT She's helped write some of the biggest multimillion-selling hits in recent history -- including four Hot 100 No. 1s for Katy Perry. But now Bonnie McKee wants to sell a few more for someone else: herself "Welcome to Casa de Bambi!" Bonnie Mc­Kee exclaims as she makes her way…

  10. Katy Perry, 'Roar': Track Review

    August 12, 2013 11:30 AM EDT KATY PERRY Roar (3:42) Producers: Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Cirkut Writers: Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter Publishers: various Capitol Record s Katy Perry kicks off her hotly anticipated "Prism" era with a stylistic return to the arena-sized…

  11. Katy Perry Posts 'Roar' Teaser, Announces Single Release Date

    August 02, 2013 3:40 PM EDT Katy Perry's highly anticipated third studio album, "Prism," may not be hitting stores until Oct. 22, but the pop star has just told fans that they can hear its first single in 10 days. In a video teaser released on Friday (Aug. 2), Perry confirmed that the song is called …

  12. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  13. Bonnie McKee Studio Session: Watch 'American Girl' Performance & Hits Medley

    August 01, 2013 11:42 AM EDT The co-writer of smashes like "Teenage Dream" and "Hold It Against Me" talks about finally stepping into the spotlight. Bonnie McKee may not be a household name yet, but she's created some of the biggest pop songs of the past half-decade. As a close friend to…

  14. Katy Perry To 'Roar' on First 'Prism' Single?

    July 31, 2013 12:21 PM EDT We now know that Katy Perry's immensely anticipated third album will be titled "Prism" and is hitting shelves on Oct. 22, thanks to a giant golden truck that was rumbling through Los Angeles on Monday (July 29). And while few details are known about the actual music on the…

  15. Chart Highlights: Jonas Brothers, One Direction Debut On Pop Songs

    July 22, 2013 6:20 PM EDT The boy bands begin with new singles from forthcoming albums. Plus, new No. 1s for Robin Thicke, the Band Perry and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.…

  16. 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': 10 Things We Learned About Jay-Z

    July 09, 2013 4:28 PM EDT After roughly three weeks of unprecedented hype, Jay-Z’s new album "Magna Carta Holy Grail” is available nationwide today (July 9). His 12th studio solo effort is a personal one. From jump, the usually guarded rap mogul mentions his daughter Blue Ivy Carter, only to be followed by…

  17. G.R.L.: New Girl Group's Formation Was 'Not Something That Happened Overnight'

    July 09, 2013 4:26 PM EDT Five-piece pop group makes debut with Max Martin/Dr. Luke-produced single. Last month, newly formed girl group G.R.L. was bestowed with the kind of official debut that most pop artists would kill for. "Vacation," the group's debut single, was temporarily bundled with…

  18. Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': Track-By-Track Review

    July 04, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail," which became available thrugh the Samsung app (but also leaked elsewhere) late last night, is a lot to get through on a holiday... and not just if you have a Samsung phone. (Samsung users faced difficulties when downloading the album at…

  19. Jay-Z's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    July 02, 2013 2:04 PM EDT It's certainly a feat when you're one of the most successful hip-hop artists in America. Since 1996, Jay-Z continues to leave his mark on the world, from hip-hop and beyond, by releasing material favored by the masses. It would seem that Jay wouldn't have as much time to…

  20. Icona Pop Returns With 'Girlfriend': Hear New International Single

    May 30, 2013 2:07 PM EDT New track quotes Tupac Shakur's "Me and My Girlfriend." Icona Pop are still riding high on the success of their breakout single "I Love It" feat. Charli XCX -- which, after being performed at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards earlier this month, climbs back up to No…

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