1. Foo Fighters Play Surprise Concert at Preservation Hall While Recording In New Orleans

    May 18, 2014 3:57 PM EDT Only a couple days after the Foo Fighters announced plans to release a new album this fall that’s being recorded in various studio across the U.S., the rock band played a surprise show at New Orleans’ Preservation Hall that ended up shutting down an entire city block. On the evening of May…

  2. Michael Jackson, Black Keys Vie for No. 1

    May 16, 2014 7:03 PM EDT Rascal Flatts, Dolly Parton and Tori Amos Heading for Top 10 There's a race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as both Michael Jackson's "Xscape" and the Black Keys' "Turn Blue" have their sights set on the top slot.  Industry sources suggest…

  3. 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…

  4. '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.…

  5. Hunter Hayes' 'Storyline' Heading for Top Three on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 09, 2014 7:43 PM EDT Twenty-two-year-old Hunter Hayes is aiming for his highest charting album yet on the Billboard 200, as his sophomore set, "Storyline," could debut at No. 3 next week. Industry sources forecast the album, which was released on May 6, may sell between 70,000 and 75,000 copies in the…

  6. Miranda Lambert Leads Nominees for CMT Music Awards (See Complete List)

    May 05, 2014 12:50 PM EDT Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan tie for second with five nominations each Miranda Lambert has turned a diverse, productive year of music into an impressive set of nominations at the 2014 CMT Music Awards. Lambert leads the field with six nominations-- two for her independent work, two for…

  7. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Heading Toward 13th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 02, 2014 8:50 PM EDT "Frozen" seems likely to spend a 13th week at No. 1, while Lindsey Stirling aims for No. 2 Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack, which has racked up 12 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, seems likely to spend a 13th week at No. 1 on the tally. The album could…

  8. 2NE1, Spice Girls, Fifth Harmony Dominate Girl Group Week Readers' Poll

    May 02, 2014 5:31 PM EDT t.A.T.u. also pulls off two surprising victories in our Girl Group Week fan poll! As Billboard.com's Girl Group Week comes to a close, we wanted to reveal the results of our Girl Group Week Readers' Poll, which allowed pop fans to vote for their favorite girl group…

  9. Why Girl Groups Rule: The Donnas' Brett Anderson On Why 'Being a Girl' Isn't A Genre

    May 02, 2014 4:12 PM EDT "We're girls! But we're not trying to be an 'all-girl' band," says the "Take It Off" singer. Girl Group Week! • Top 40 Girl Group Songs Ever • Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs • Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Videos • Spice Girls' Biggest…

  10. Clare Bowen, 'Nashville' Star On Top Country Albums

    May 01, 2014 2:36 PM EDT Five cast albums from ABC's "Nashville" dot Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, led by "Nashville: On the Record," which bows as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 2 with 18,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   Songs from the live set were featured in a special…

  11. Decades of Grand Ole Opry Hits Highlighted in New Collection

    May 01, 2014 1:27 PM EDT For almost 90y years, the Grand Ole Opry has come to symbolize the best of what is associated with country music. A brand new four-CD set shines the spotlight on some of that illustrious musical history with the release of Grand Ole Opry By The Decades – a collection that is available…

  12. Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs

    April 28, 2014 3:12 PM EDT From Girls Aloud to SWV to Electrik Red, check out Billboard's editorial countdown of underappreciated girl group tracks. Most casual pop fans can rattle off a few of the biggest girl group hits of all time -- the classic cuts by the Supremes, TLC, Destiny's Child and more --…

  13. Framing Hanley,'The Sum of Who We Are': Exclusive Album Premiere

    April 28, 2014 11:40 AM EDT The new album was funded entirely by the band's fans through Kickstarter. It wasn't easy, but Tennessee modern rockers Framing Hanley are back with a new album. The process took a fan-funded Kickstarter campaign and a search for a new label, but "The Sum of Who We Are" is…

  14. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Flying Towards 12th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 25, 2014 8:31 PM EDT If "Frozen" spends a 12th week at No. 1, it will tie Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" and Santana's "Supernatural" for the sixth-longest run at No. 1 The "Frozen" soundtrack will likely continue its lengthy run at No. 1 on the…

  15. Paolo Nutini's 'Caustic Love' Races To U.K. No. 1

    April 21, 2014 6:56 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini’s third album “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music) became his second in a row to top the U.K. chart, as the Official Charts Company published its new weekly data yesterday (April 20). Twenty-five-year-old Canadian Kiesza’s debut release “Hideaway” …

  16. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Set For Biggest Week Yet Thanks to Easter

    April 18, 2014 6:16 PM EDT Thanks to Easter-fueled shopping, the "Frozen" soundtrack is on course for its biggest sales week yet. Industry sources forecast the album to sell between 225,000 to 250,000 copies in the week ending April 20, Easter Sunday. That would easily surpass the album's best frame …

  17. First 'Jersey Boys' Movie Trailer Debuts

    April 18, 2014 12:57 PM EDT The first trailer for Clint Eastwood's highly anticipated film version of the hit Broadway musicalJersey Boys has debuted online. The clip begins with The Four Seasons singing under a street lamp and follows their rise to performing for cheering crowds. The trailer shows Bob Gaudio …

  18. Play Ball: Kings of Leon & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Talk Detroit Tigers' 2014 Season

    April 16, 2014 6:37 PM EDT Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill and the Detroit-based indie pop duo talk Tigers April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of…

  19. Lorde Meets Her 'Royals' Muse: Baseball Legend George Brett

    April 16, 2014 6:27 PM EDT A photo of the Hall of Famer in his Royals jersey was the inspiration for her hit song The N.Y. Post reports this morning that Lorde got to meet Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett – probably most famous for the “Pine Tar Incident” against the New York Yankees, when…

  20. Ian Anderson Releases New Solo Album, Talks 'End' of Jethro Tull

    April 14, 2014 12:54 PM EDT Stream Anderson's new album, "Homo Erraticus" A second consecutive Ian Anderson solo album -- "Homo Erraticus," due out April 15 -- is affirming to Jethro Tull fans what they mostly already suspected, that the long-lived group is effectively no more. Anderson writes…

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