1. Jennifer Lopez's 'First Love' Sparks Social 50 Chart Gain

    May 08, 2014 9:14 PM EDT As the promotion for Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming studio album "A.K.A." (due June 17) kicks into gear, the diva rises 19-11 on the Social 50 chart -- her highest rank in nearly two months.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud,…

  2. Ray LaMontagne's 'Supernova' Shines At No. 1 On Top Rock Albums Chart

    May 08, 2014 5:16 PM EDT The folk-rocker lands his third leader on the list. Plus, chart action for Whitechapel, Grateful Dead, Pixies and Coldplay Ray LaMontagne notches his third No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, and second leader on Folk Albums , with "Supernova," which opens with 40,000…

  3. Enrique Iglesias Scores 25th No. 1 With 'Bailando'

    May 07, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias is a force to be reckoned with. He holds the record for most songs to ever top the Hot Latin Songs chart, and now scores his 25th No. 1 with the ever catchy "Bailando" featuring his co-writer on the song, Descemer Bueno, and the Havana-based reggaeton duo Gente…

  4. Eminem to Play London's Wembley Stadium

    May 07, 2014 6:12 AM EDT Eminem’s blockbuster career will notch another milestone this summer when he becomes the first rapper to headline London’s Wembley Stadium. Marshall Mathers will play the iconic 90,000-capacity venue on July 11. It’ll be the artist’s first show in the capital since he played the now-defunct…

  5. Top 50 Forgotten Gems From The Now! Series

    May 06, 2014 4:42 PM EDT "Now That's What I Call Music! 50" has just been released. Let's stroll through some of the underrated cuts from the hit series' lengthy back catalogue. Since its debut in 1998, the "Now That's What I Call Music!" album series has dutifully gathered…

  6. Chart Highlights: Beyonce Scores 20th Dance Club Songs No. 1 With 'Partition'

    May 05, 2014 6:25 PM EDT Queen Bey tallies her latest landmark leader. Plus, new No. 1s for John Legend, Jhene Aiko, Linkin Park, Eric Church 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…

  7. Rick Ross Releases Lil Wayne-Assisted 'Thug Cry' Video: Watch

    May 05, 2014 4:19 PM EDT Rick Ross and Lil Wayne team up for the video to the Bawse's latest "Mastermind" single, "Thug Cry." The video follows a prisoner, played by actor Wood Harris, as he steps out of jail after serving time. Flashbacks reveas Harris' sentencing. Ross, Yo Gotti, and…

  8. Pains of Being Pure at Heart Talk 'Emotionally Complete' New Album (Q&A)

    May 05, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Frontman Kip Berman discusses the lineup and label changes surrounding Pains' glistening pop opus Indie pop fans, rejoice -- a new Pains of Being Pure at Heart album is here. Almost three years exactly since the release of 2011's "Belong" the Brooklyn-based indie pop…

  9. Jennifer Lopez Shares Flirty Artwork, Title for New Album

    May 05, 2014 5:53 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez’ new album will be called “A.K.A.”, and it comes with some seriously steamy artwork. JLo shared her eighth studio album’s title and its revealing artwork overnight to her 27.4 million Twitter followers. The “A.K.A.” cover art should get pulses racing with its image of JLo in a…

  10. iHeartRadio 'Isn't Just Another Music Awards Show' Says Producer

    May 01, 2014 8:38 PM EDT Marking NBC's first major music awards show, the iHeartRadio Awards will veer away from the mainstream to "explore the genre and move the needle," revealed the producers when The Hollywood Reporter went behind the scenes before the show. The star-filled event at the historic…

  11. Naya Rivera Dropped From Columbia Records

    May 01, 2014 7:20 PM EDT While conflicting reports surface about her "Glee" future, Rivera's relationship with her record label has ended. Update : a rep for Naya Rivera has denied that she has been dropped from Columbia Records in an online statement, but has not returned request for contact.…

  12. Fantasy Girl Group Draft 2014: Vote For The Best Dream Lineup

    April 30, 2014 5:39 PM EDT The Billboard team conducted a fantasy draft of girl group members. Check out the full action below, and vote for your favorite dream team! After the Billboard.com team conducted the first-ever Fantasy Boy Band Draft last summer in an effort to piece together the best five-person group of…

  13. Selena Gomez Covers Corinne Bailey Rae’s 'Like A Star' On Instagram: Watch

    April 30, 2014 3:58 PM EDT There's been a lot of drama and speculation as to why Selena Gomez went on a mass Instagram unfollowing spree. Especially after she deleted a picture from Coachella with she, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner . Radio Disney Music Awards 2014: Selena Gomez, One Direction, Taylor Swift Among…

  14. DJ Felli Fel Song Premiere: Hear 'Have Some Fun' Feat. CeeLo, Pitbull & Juicy J

    April 30, 2014 10:57 AM EDT For years, DJ Felli Fel has transitioned from an excellent radio DJ to a bonafied tastemaker and master curator, working with Diddy, Akon, Ludacris and Lil Jon on the hit single "Get Buck in Here" and later collaborating with artists like Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Wiz Khalifa and Sean Paul…

  15. How Unsigned Unknown Katy Tiz Won Over Clear Channel

    April 29, 2014 6:11 PM EDT Katy Tiz leapfrogs onto the charts after becoming the first unsigned act named to the radio giant's new-artist initiative Just one year ago, British pop singer Katy Tiz was an upstart signed to Lava/Republic working the radio-promo circuit hard for her debut singles, "Famous"…

  16. August Alsina Talks 'Testimony' Album & Jeezy-Assisted 'Make It Home'

    April 29, 2014 3:59 PM EDT Picture 300 to 400 young women queued up inside a local mall. Some are crying; others are screaming. Many brandish gifts ranging from letters and handmade posters to cologne. One even totes a cake. That was the scene on April 16 during an August Alsina meet-and-greet at the Hall of Fame Music…

  17. Katy Tiz: How the Unsigned Unknown Hit The Charts

    April 29, 2014 12:20 PM EDT Katy Tiz leapfrogs onto the charts after becoming the first unsigned act named to Clear Channel's new-artist initiative Just one year ago, British pop singer Katy Tiz was an upstart signed to Lava/Republic working the radio-promo circuit hard for her debut singles, "Famous" and …

  18. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Tennis Court' Nets Adult Pop Songs Debut

    April 28, 2014 5:15 PM EDT The teen singer/songwriter debuts the third single from her debut album, 'Pure Heroine.' Plus, new No. 1s for Mariah Carey and Hillsong UNITED, and Chrissie Hynde previews her solo debut Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find…

  19. Ariana Grande Talks 'Problem' Single & Second Album, Due Out August/September

    April 28, 2014 10:20 AM EDT The "Yours Truly" follow-up will feature a "fantastic and super-experimental" song with Zedd, along with collaborations with Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Max Martin and Rodney Jerkins. When Ariana Grande's first album, "Yours Truly," started at No. 1 on…

  20. 'X Factor' Parody Musical 'I Can't Sing' To Close in London

    April 28, 2014 1:49 AM EDT There's more bad news for Simon Cowell and "X Factor." Less than three months after Fox canceled the U.S. edition of Cowell's singing competition comes word that I Can't Sing, the Cowell-backed musical parody of the show, will end its run in London's West End…

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