1. Sammy Hagar, 'Bad on Fords and Chevrolets' (Feat. Ronnie Dunn): Exclusive Song Premiere

    September 03, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Red Rocker's new album (out Sept. 24) includes guests like Kid Rock, Nancy Wilson and a fellow Van Halen alum; Plus, he talks a third Chickenfoot record and why he doesn't plan on selling his rum line "Sammy Hagar & Friends" started out as a markedly…

  2. Draco Rosa and Juan Luis Guerra Premiere New Video for 'Esto es Vida'

    August 14, 2013 7:30 PM EDT Idyllic location in the Dominican Republic sets the scene for Draco's "Esto es Vida" The new video for Draco Rosa's life-affirming and sublimely romantic song "Esto es Vida" has just premiered.  The duet with Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra gets a pastoral…

  3. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  4. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  5. Rolling Stones Release 'Hyde Park Live' Album

    July 22, 2013 10:04 AM EDT The Rolling Stones are celebrating their recent homecoming in London with an iTunes-only live album, titled "The Rolling Stones - Hyde Park Live." Watch: "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll" Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood were all smiles…

  6. Rolling Stones Triumph in Hyde Park Homecoming

    July 07, 2013 9:07 AM EDT Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie are all smiles as they roll through greatest hits during first Hyde Park show in 44 years The great hope among longtime U.K. Stones-watchers, when the band announced three huge summer concerts, was that their Glastonbury and Hyde Park performances would…

  7. D'Angelo and Questlove Bring Soul to Philadelphia

    July 06, 2013 2:23 PM EDT The intimate show, billed “Brothers at Arms,” had all the feelings of a homecoming, or maybe a time machine “It’s been a long-time coming,” Questlove told the sold-out crowd at Philadeliphia’s Theater of the Living Arts late Wednesday night, a few songs into his two-man show with D’Angelo.…

  8. Ask Billboard: Why Do Some Songs Fade Out And Others End Cold?

    July 05, 2013 9:05 PM EDT In our newest mailbag, insight into the minds of artists as to how they decide to end recordings. Plus, sales updates on Selena Gomez and Avril Lavigne and ... Is Lady Gaga's new single on the way soon? As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  9. Glastonbury 2013: Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, Cat Power Deliver

    July 01, 2013 1:27 PM EDT Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream and Vampire Weekend -- plus good weather -- highlight a jam-packed festival Over 500 bands, DJs and artists played this year's Glastonbury festival, but history will record the 2013 edition of the legendary U.K. festival for one performance above…

  10. Superchunk, Merge Records & The State of Independence: Billboard's DIY Issue

    June 28, 2013 3:14 PM EDT For our annual look at independent and DIY artists and businesses, Billboard uncovered the best (and worst) advice to follow -- starting with indie godparents Superchunk and Merge Records. The first tropical storm of the season is closing in on Chapel Hill, N.C., on this June night, but Mac…

  11. Mark McGrath Talks Summerland Tour Split, New Sugar Ray & 'Idol' Judges Table

    June 27, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Singer says Sugar Ray's next album will likely be posted for free on its web site. Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath says there's no hard feelings between him and Everclear's Art Alexakis after the two Summerland Tour co-founders parted ways for the coming season. "I thought…

  12. Cassadee Pope Enters Hot Country Songs, LeAnn Rimes Returns

    June 13, 2013 2:15 PM EDT The reigning victor of 'The Voice' blasts into the top 10 with her first country radio single, while LeAnn Rimes returns to the Top Country Albums chart's top 10 Third-season (2012) champ of NBC's "The Voice" Cassadee Pope returned to the show on June 4 to…

  13. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Make History On Pop Songs Chart

    June 10, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Just as on the Hot 100, the pair is the first duo to send its first two entries to the top of the radio airplay tally. Plus, Daft Punk, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus make news Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rise 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs mainstream top 40 radio airplay…

  14. From Backup to Big Screen: 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Has Its Moment

    June 09, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Documentaries do not have press junkets. That's for scripted studio films with stars, big budgets and the potential to pull in eight or nine figures at the box office. Yet on June 7, director Morgan Neville gathered in Los Angeles with four of the stars of "Twenty Feet From…

  15. Janelle Monáe: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 07, 2013 1:15 PM EDT "The Electric Lady" -- The album that will turn the singer from iconoclast to icon This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Wondaland smells like sugar cookies. No one is baking in the towering Atlanta home, though there is a…

  16. Australian EDM Star Flume Coming To U.S., Europe

    June 04, 2013 12:56 AM EDT Buzz-worthy Australian electronic music producer Flume is returning for another crack at the U.S., and he’s got Europe in his sights. The 21-year-old artist (real name Harley Streten) has revealed a 15-date tour of North American clubs, theaters and festivals, starting Aug. 24 at the…

  17. Janet Jackson Talks 'janet.' 20th Anniversary: Exclusive

    May 18, 2013 11:05 AM EDT 'I am working on a new project now. We are creating the concept and initial thoughts on the music. ' - Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's "janet." celebrates its 20th anniversary today, May 18. Her groundbreaking fifth album has sold over 7 million copies and…

  18. Janet Jackson, 'janet.': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    May 18, 2013 9:12 AM EDT Which of 'janet.''s 28 tracks (there's a lot of interludes) has endured the most? Read on for our classic track-by-track review. "Control" may have been her breakout, and "Rhythm Nation 1814" her breakthrough with a whopping seven singles reaching the…

  19. Pistol Annies Shoot Onto Top Country Albums Chart

    May 16, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Nearly doubling the trio's previous best weekly Nielsen SoundScan sum, Pistol Annies' sophomore set "Annie Up" bows at No. 2 on Top Country Albums with 83,000 sold. The threesome of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley previously debuted at No. 1 with …

  20. Sixto Rodriguez, Star of Oscar-Winner ‘Sugar Man,’ Receives Honorary Degree

    May 10, 2013 12:47 AM EDT Wayne State University had no idea that a folk hero was in its midst when the Detroit school awarded Sixto Rodriguez a philosophy degree in 1981. Then again, Rodriguez had no idea about his fame, either. The Motor City musician received a Doctor of Humane Letters on Thursday during the…

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