1. 3. Miley Cyrus: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 24, 2013 7:43 PM EDT Last Year's Rank: 18 Birthdate: November 23, 1992 (age 20) Why She's Hot: On last year's 21 Under 21 list, Miley Cyrus was ranked at No. 18, and we argued, "Miley Cyrus' musical career has been quiet this year, but that's looking to change in 2013." Boy,…

  2. NYC Brother Trio AJR 'Ready' for Stardom

    September 24, 2013 3:30 PM EDT This past spring, when Australian songstress Sia Furl­er told her manager Jonathan Daniel about AJR, a trio of brothers whose undeniably catchy pop song "I'm Ready" caught her ear, he knew exactly who to call: Steve Greenberg , a producer/songwriter, former president of…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Miguelito Moving Beyond Reggaeton Roots With New Album, 'Here to Stay'

    September 05, 2013 2:30 PM EDT 14-year-old music veteran assembles a "dream team" to expand his empire Miguelito may only be 14, but he's already a veteran of the music business. The Puerto Rican singer, who recently signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), will release his eighth album early next…

  6. Miley Cyrus, 'Bangerz': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 8:46 AM EDT Release Date: Oct. 8 Label: RCA Records "I want to start as a new artist," Cyrus told Billboard in June. "I consider my upcoming album my first, really." Indeed, Cyrus' first full-length since 2010's uneven "Can't Be Tamed" will represent a…

  7. 'The Butler' Beats One Direction’s ‘This is Us’ At Labor Day Box Office

    September 03, 2013 12:44 AM EDT Lee Daniels' "The Butler" engineered a surprise victory over Morgan Spurlock's 3D concert documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" at the Labor Day box office, becoming the first movie of 2013 to top the North American chart three weekends in a row. Overall,…

  8. One Direction Film Expected to Gross $22M Over Labor Day Weekend

    August 29, 2013 9:28 PM EDT The boy band's 3-D concert documentary, "One Direction: This Is Us," will play on more than 2,000 screens. One Direction is expected to top the Labor Day movie box office chart as their 3-D concert documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" is expected to pull in …

  9. Miley Cyrus, N 'Sync, Bruno Mars and More See Early Sales Rise Post-VMAs

    August 29, 2013 9:07 PM EDT Artists including Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake saw sales gains after the 2013 VMAs, which drew over 10 million viewers. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake were all big winners during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards -- though only Timberlake actually picked up any awards.…

  10. Lance Bass on Another 'N Sync Reunion: 'We Got Nothing Planned'

    August 27, 2013 4:46 AM EDT Don't get your heart set on anything more than the 90-second `N Sync reunion seen on the MTV Video Music Awards. The performance marked the first time the band played together in 11 years, and also the last time they'll do it, at least for a while. "It would be lovely to do…

  11. Grouplove Quickly Returns With 'Much Heavier' Sophomore Album

    August 20, 2013 4:45 PM EDT "Tongue Tied" band will kick off a unique tour on Sept. 9. Most bands try to take a few months off between album cycles. But in the case of indie-tronic five-piece Grouplove, that break lasted about seven days. The band rang in 2013 with a headlining gig in downtown Washington, D…

  12. Miley Cyrus Lands First U.K. Chart-Topper with 'We Can’t Stop'

    August 12, 2013 6:16 AM EDT Miley Cyrus has landed not only her first U.K. No. 1 single but her first top ten hit in the territory. “We Can’t Stop” (RCA/Sony) debuted at the summit yesterday (Sunday) with first-week sales of 128,000. “Britain’s Got Talent” duo Richard & Adam’s “The Impossible Dream” (Sony Music CG…

  13. The Root of K-Pop: The Influences of Today's Biggest Acts

    August 06, 2013 9:00 AM EDT It might seem that PSY single-handedly started the K-pop phenomenon, but at its core are the "idol" acts who hit the scene in the '90s. It might seem to many that PSY single-handedly started the K-pop phenomenon that has swept the globe. With "Gangnam Style," his…

  14. Miley Cyrus On Her Wild-Child Behavior: ‘People Just Evolve’

    July 30, 2013 11:50 PM EDT Miley Cyrus' transformation from a sweet-faced child star into a twerking, wild-child sensation has garnered plenty of debate, but she says it's not really all that deep - she just grew up, y'all. "I think people forget what it feels like to be 20," she said in a…

  15. Miley Cyrus Returns to TV with Documentary

    July 26, 2013 9:31 PM EDT The MTV doc will follow the "We Can't Stop" singer as she works on her upcoming album. MTV will become Miley Television this fall. The 20-year-old actress-singer is getting a one-hour documentary - not yet titled - on the music network. The announcement was made Friday by MTV…

  16. Ask Billboard: Any News On Britney Spears' New Album?

    July 16, 2013 11:15 AM EDT This week's mailbag looks at when we might expect Spears' next full-length, how big a radio hit Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' could be, Miley Cyrus' career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  17. Khia Remixes Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop': Listen

    July 05, 2013 11:46 AM EDT "Hannah Montana, she's a big girl now," rapper declares in new version of the Top 5 hit. As Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" continues to provoke the entire nation -- nay, the entire world -- to twerk, Khia, the rapper best known for her filthy 2002 single …

  18. Robin Thicke Still Atop Hot 100; Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars Reach Top 10

    June 26, 2013 2:10 PM EDT "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, spends a third week at No. 1. Robin Thicke racks a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell. Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars jump into the chart's top 10…

  19. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Still Atop Hot 100

    June 26, 2013 2:02 PM EDT Robin Thicke racks a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell. Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars, meanwhile, jump into the chart's top 10 with their latest singles.   "Lines" leads the Hot 100 as the chart's top…

  20. Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus & Clearing Up Blurred Lines in Music Videos (Opinion)

    June 25, 2013 1:15 PM EDT What the "Blurred Lines" video gets (kind of) wrong, the "We Can't Stop" video gets (completely) right "To my homegirls here with the big butts/Shaking it like we at a strip club/Remember only God can judge us, forget the haters, 'cause somebody loves…

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