1. Katy Perry Is Indestructible In 'Unconditionally' Video: Watch

    November 20, 2013 10:28 AM EST Katy Perry's music videos are often fun, brightly colored affairs, but for the clip for "Unconditionally," the pop star took a more basic approach, featuring glamorous shots and a metaphor-filled storyline. The video opens with Perry, dressed in white, snow falling around her.…

  2. Maximum Exposure 2013: The Top 10 Platforms That Move Music Now

    November 15, 2013 8:00 AM EST A Longer Version of This Cover Story Appears in The New Billboard -- Own It ! • Subscribe • Buy a Copy • Billboard on iPad Whether they're performing at an awards show, rocking the stage at a huge festival, or licensing your tune for a commercial spot, there are numerous ways for…

  3. Ke$ha-Flaming Lips Album Won't Happen, Says Wayne Coyne

    November 07, 2013 5:00 PM EST "I can't say why... It is sad," the Flaming Lips frontman posts on Twitter. Last spring, the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne let fans know that he was working on a full-length collaboration with pop mainstay Ke$ha, who had contributed to the veteran psych-rock band's …

  4. Voodoo Experience 2013: 10 Best Moments From Pearl Jam, Macklemore and Others

    November 04, 2013 2:16 PM EST Perfect fall weather and big sets from headliners Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and the Cure enthralled throngs of concertgoers during the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience's three days of music this weekend (Nov. 1-3) at New Orleans' City Park. PHOTOS: VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2013…

  5. Alabama Rocks the Ryman: Live Review

    November 04, 2013 8:57 AM EST Should Alabama lead singer Randy Owen ever forget the words to any of his hit songs while on the band's 40th anniversary "Back To The Bowery" tour, he need not worry. More than likely, the audience will have his back. Sunday night, the Country Music Hall of Fame band opened…

  6. Celine Dion Loves Fans 'Back to Life' at Intimate NYC Show: Review

    October 30, 2013 1:38 PM EDT Watching Celine Dion play to a crowd one-twentieth of the size she sells out some 100 nights a year in Las Vegas Tuesday night was not unlike watching LeBron James nail an hour's worth of slam dunks during a private session. Dion performed an intimate concert for Pandora Presents at…

  7. Celine Dion Shows Edge, and Tries Out New Characters, on 'Loved Me Back to Life'

    October 29, 2013 2:00 PM EDT For her first English-language album in six years, Celine Dion has tapped current songwriters like Sia and Ne-Yo for a sound that reminds people-or at least her son-of Rihanna Celine Dion packs two ­albums right now as she travels the country, and soon Europe -- Adele's "21"…

  8. Kwes Q&A: Singer-Producer Talks New Album, Working With Solange

    October 25, 2013 4:30 PM EDT “She’s brilliant,” Kwes says of the younger Knowles sister. “The fact that she called me to come out… it’s mad” London producer/singer Kwes has a voice to soothe the restless and the pensive disposition of a painter or philosopher, which is fitting for someone who studied Schopenhauer in…

  9. Nirvana, Lady Gaga Among Acts Releasing Record Store Day Black Friday Exclusives

    October 22, 2013 8:01 PM EDT Bob Dylan, Nirvana and Lady Gaga are among the acts releasing exclusive titles for this year's Black Friday event held by the organizers of Record Store Day. Back to Black Friday, the newest iteration of the annual event, features a number of EPs, singles and live albums released…

  10. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  11. John Newman Tops Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney for U.K. Albums Chart Crown

    October 21, 2013 6:22 AM EDT A tumultuous battle for the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 20) resulted in a top five comprised entirely of new entries and victory for British vocalist John Newman. He beat off competition from Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney and others to debut at No. 1 with his first album …

  12. Eminem's 30 Biggest Billboard Hits

    October 17, 2013 2:16 PM EDT Eminem's birthday is today (Oct. 17), and to celebrate the midwestern rapper who rose to the national stage a decade and a half ago, we're taking a look at Em's 30 biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100. He may go by a handful of names -- Eminem, Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady …

  13. Pearl Jam Heading for Fifth No. 1 Album With 'Lightning Bolt'

    October 16, 2013 8:18 PM EDT Pearl Jam is on course for its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the band's latest album, "Lightning Bolt," will sell around 170,000 to 180,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Oct. 20. That should easily be enough…

  14. Pitbull & Ke$ha's Tour of Australia Canceled

    October 14, 2013 12:04 AM EDT Pitbull & Ke$ha’s planned tour of Australia has been scrapped a little more than two weeks out from the first show. The five-city trek had been billed as the year’s “hottest double-act,” but it won’t be happening. Promoter Dainty Group today confirmed the run was off. The “Pitbull &…

  15. Busker Busker Sweeps K-Pop Hot 100 With Eight Top 10 Entries

    October 05, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The indie band dominates the K-Pop chart despite a controversial interview from drummer Brad Moore. Plus, chart highlights from INFINITE, Lim Chang Jung and more. More than a year after the release of Busker Busker's smash-hit "Cherry Blossom Ending," which achieved an…

  16. Doctor P and Adam F featuring Method Man, 'The Pit': Song and First Look at Video Teaser

    October 03, 2013 4:53 PM EDT Bass-based electronic music and hip-hop have always been close cousins, never so much as right now. Check out Waka Flocka Flame's love affair with Steve Aoki (they're currently on tour together), Skrillex chilling in the Dominican Republic with A$AP Rocky, and Baauer dropping the…

  17. Patty Griffin Rescues Lost Album 'Silver Bell': Exclusive Song Premiere

    September 30, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Listen to the original "Truth #2" off Griffin's mythical album from 2000 and find out why Natalie Maines is bummed: "Now I can't steal from it anymore" Perhaps the most successful album of Patty Griffin's nearly 20-year career in music is the one that…

  18. British Pop Star Leona Lewis to Make Film Debut

    September 24, 2013 1:48 AM EDT "X Factor U.K." winner Leona Lewis will make her big-screen debut in "Holiday!," a British musical directed by the StreetDance franchise team Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini. The movie, produced by U.K. indie production and distribution banner Vertigo Films, stars fresh…

  19. Why 'Wrecking Ball' Is Miley Cyrus' 'Cry Me A River' (Opinion)

    September 19, 2013 11:24 AM EDT "My new music is gonna shut everyone up," Miley Cyrus posted to Twitter on March 6. In hindsight, that declaration could not have been less true. Since the release of her new single "We Can't Stop" three months after that tweet, the Miley chatter has become…

  20. Drake's Family Message: How 'Nothing Was The Same' Inspired Personal Reflection (Opinion)

    September 17, 2013 2:10 PM EDT "Heard once that in dire times when you need a sign, that's when they appear/ Guess since my text message didn't resonate, I'll just say it here." Two days before Drake's third studio album, "Nothing Was the Same," surfaced on the Internet, he…

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