1. Ask Billboard: What Did Other Duos Do?

    May 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis becoming the first duo to top the Hot 100 on its first two attempts, how did other twosomes start their chart careers? Readers check in on that and more. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb…

  2. Belinda Carlisle Ranks Her Top Hits (Q&A)

    May 07, 2013 9:05 AM EDT The lead singer of the Go-Go's is back with her first solo single since 1997. She discusses the difference between her group and solo music, previews the future of the band and, in a Chart Beat exclusive, counts down her top 10 favorite hits. Belinda's back. With "Sun,…

  3. Billy Currington Dropped from NASCAR Gig After Arrest

    April 26, 2013 10:19 PM EDT The country singer, facing felony charges, has lost his spot at the Charlotte Motor Speedway All-Star race to Josh Turner. Charlotte Motor Speedway has replaced country singer Billy Currington as the pre-race act before next month's All-Star race. Currington was charged Thursday with…

  4. Andrew McMahon, 'After The Fire': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 25, 2013 12:34 PM EDT On Tuesday (Apr. 30), Andrew McMahon -- the former frontman of beloved pop-rock groups Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate -- will unveil "The Pop Underground," a four-song EP that marks his official debut as a solo artist. Before next week's release,…

  5. Charlotte Church: Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    April 23, 2013 12:00 PM EDT After scoring huge success in the classical genre as a teen, mom of two Church rocks in her return. "I suppose when I was younger, I was a commodity," Charlotte Church mused in a recent visit to Billboard's New York City studios. "I totally didn't expect the…

  6. Kid Rock Takes 'Pay Cut' With $20 Tickets on Summer Tour

    April 08, 2013 10:35 AM EDT ZZ Top, Kool & The Gang, Uncle Kracker to join Rock at North American sheds Kid Rock will take a "pay cut" this summer, or at least risk one, by structuring a deal that allows for a $20 ticket price across the board at amphitheaters, and working with promoter Live Nation to…

  7. Bruce Springsteen Tops Hot Tours with First 2013 Dates

    April 05, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Rihanna, Olly Murs and Taylor Swift join the Boss on the Hot Tours tally. Bruce Springsteen returns to the weekly Hot Tours tally with the first 2013 box office grosses reported from his Wrecking Ball World Tour, which played 81 shows in 2012 and resumed on March 14 following a winter break…

  8. Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Team Up For Honda Civic Tour

    April 01, 2013 12:25 PM EDT Annual U.S. run begins on August 1. Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson will team up for the late summer/early fall Honda Civic Tour, it was announced on Monday (Apr. 1). Promoted by Live Nation, the 2013 Honda Civic Tour kicks off on Aug. 1 in St. Louis, and runs through Oct. 5. Maroon 5 is billed…

  9. Keith Urban Announces More Light the Fuse Tour Dates, at Work on New Album

    March 25, 2013 10:34 PM EDT The first-year "Idol" judge will be on the road until December. When "American Idol" wraps its season May 15-16, first-year judge Keith Urban will hit the road in an effort to reach some of the viewers of the Fox TV show in person. Urban announced 20 more dates March 25…

  10. Lil Wayne Reveals America's Most Wanted Tour Dates

    March 25, 2013 6:30 PM EDT After being hospitalized for seizures earlier this month, Lil Wayne is recovering and ready to embark on tour alongside Atlanta's own, T.I. and Future. The rapper has revealed details for their America’s Most Wanted Music Festival. The two-month U.S. tour kicks off at Birmingham’s Oak…

  11. John Mayer Announces First Tour in 3 Years

    March 21, 2013 7:59 PM EDT John Mayer is mounting his first major concert tour in three years following an extended vocal hiatus brought on by throat issues, Billboard has learned. The artist's tour in support of 2012's "Born and Raised," which topped the Billboard 200, kicks off July 6…

  12. Paramore's Hayley Williams Teams With MAC

    March 08, 2013 2:12 PM EST Hayley Williams teamed with MAC for an orange-drenched collection. Whoever said orange was the new pink was not as disturbed as El Wood’s may have thought. Paramore front woman Hayley Williams has teamed up with MAC to release a collection in her fiery signature shade: orange. Following in…

  13. Big Boi Announces 'Shoes For Running' U.S. Tour

    March 06, 2013 9:38 PM EST Killer Mike will open the 45-city tour. Big Boi will be heading out on his first U.S. tour in two years this April, Rolling Stone reported. The tour, named “Shoes for Running” after a track on the Atlanta MC's Dec. 2012 album, “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors,” will hit 45 cities…

  14. Imagine Dragons Announce Summer Shows

    February 22, 2013 8:09 PM EST The rock act will headline the Hollywood Palladium and Red Rocks on the 13-date run. Imagine Dragons will be roaring through the summer with a 13-date tour. The group previously announced North American dates running from tonight, Feb. 22, through March 23. The new shows will find them…

  15. Bruno Mars Unveils Massive 'Moonshine Jungle' World Tour

    February 20, 2013 12:30 PM EST Pop-rock star Bruno Mars will head out on his most expansive headlining tour to date with a five-month-long arena trek dubbed Moonshine Jungle World Tour. The tour, which supports Mars' sophomore album "Unorthodox Jukebox," kicks off on June 22 in Washington, D.C. Last…

  16. Overexposed & Over Here, Madden Bros Fatigue Sets In Down Under

    February 12, 2013 6:24 AM EST The Madden brothers may have disappeared from sight in the U.S., but Down Under they’ve become as familiar as the boys next door. Though it seems the pair have already overstayed their welcome. Joel and Benji have made a surprising rise into the celebrity establishment in Australia. And…

  17. Straight No Chaser feat. Sara Bareilles, 'I Want You Back': Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 11, 2013 12:53 PM EST Listen to the group's new take on the Jackson 5 staple, launching exclusively on Billboard.com. Straight No Chaser, the long-running a cappella group signed to ATCO/Atlantic Records, will release their latest full-length, "Under The Influence," on May 7. The new album…

  18. Charlotte and Samantha Ronson Make a Retro NYFW Playlist with Billboard: Listen Here

    February 09, 2013 5:28 PM EST Our fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. sat down with the designer and DJ duo to put together a '60s-inspired playlist fit for Charlotte's runway. Making a runway playlist is quite a painstaking, expressive process. This is what I learned while helping put together the…

  19. Runway Jams: Songs Played at Day 2 of 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week Shows

    February 09, 2013 3:17 PM EST Fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on fall NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates. DAY 2 (Feb. 8) Aretha Franklin's "Chain Of Fools" at Charlotte Ronson Aretha Franklin’s alluring, bold…

  20. Samantha Ronson’s 10 Tips to DJing at New York Fashion Week

    February 09, 2013 2:05 PM EST The DJ gives advice on how to keep models moving and the audience grooving during NYFW. DJ and singer Samantha Ronson, twin sister of designer Charlotte Ronson, is renowned for her ability to get people on dance floors around the world. She’s become one of the most sought after names on the…

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