1. Britney Spears Strips Down for 'Work Bitch' Sessions

    September 09, 2013 6:28 AM EDT Brit is looking fit. Though she's still keeping mum on her upcoming new recording, Britney Spears couldn’t help but share the news of how great she looks in a bikini. While cutting a new video for her next release, Britney gave her millions of fans an eyeful with a pair of snaps.…

  2. Chart Highlights: Jonas Brothers, One Direction Debut On Pop Songs

    July 22, 2013 6:20 PM EDT The boy bands begin with new singles from forthcoming albums. Plus, new No. 1s for Robin Thicke, the Band Perry 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 below.…

  3. Chart Highlights: Justin Timberlake Tops Adult Pop Songs; Pearl Jam Returns

    July 15, 2013 5:50 PM EDT JT scores his first No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs with 'Mirrors.' Plus, Pearl Jam roars back with 'Mind Your Manners,' the first single from its album 'Lightning Bolt,' due Oct. 15 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  4. Chart Highlights: Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Take 'Highway' To No. 1 On Country Airplay

    June 03, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Seven years after Swift arrived with "Tim McGraw" - the song - the pair rules Country Airplay. Plus, Capital Cities take over atop Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  5. Rihanna Turns Heads with NYC Street Style

    May 09, 2013 1:25 PM EDT We already know Rihanna’s ability to rock killer threads and flash flesh on stage . Her costumes take high fashion to a new urban level that perfectly complements her beats. Yesterday (May 8) the singer took her skin-baring style to the streets of New York City. Surrounded by shutterbugs as…

  6. James Blake at Terminal 5: Live Review

    May 08, 2013 5:12 PM EDT When, exactly, did James Blake become a heartthrob? The 24-year-old producer/singer/songwriter strolled out on stage at Terminal 5 in New York Tuesday night (May 7) to a trembling chorus of gleeful screams and whistles, most of which came from young (and a few not-so-young) female admirers…

  7. Festival Fashion Breakdown: Style Tips for Coachella, Electric Daisy, Bonnaroo and More

    April 12, 2013 12:12 PM EDT Need a little help trying to figure out what to wear at your favorite festival? We're here to help. Today marks Day 1 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival. It’s that time of year when music fills the air and your spirit comes to life with fresh style. But there’s…

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Oh, How The Years Go By

    March 22, 2013 10:52 AM EDT Jason Aldean's '1994' enters the Billboard Hot 100, marking the chart's latest hit whose title doubles as a year. "I was a junior in high school in '94 and Joe Diffie was huge," Jason Aldean told Billboard last year. "I went to the Cherry Blossom…

  9. Kenny Loggins Warms Hipster Hearts at Rachael Ray's Feedback Bash

    March 16, 2013 11:30 PM EDT Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes told the crowd at Rachael Ray's Feedback that "it's a dream come true to be opening for Kenny Loggins." He wasn't kidding, either. And Hughes was far from alone. As incongruous at it seems at a hipster mecca like South By…

  10. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  11. 'Glee' Recap: A Very Naked Episode

    February 01, 2013 9:17 AM EST "Glee" stripped down this week in an episode that highlighted nakedness (physical and emotional) of it's characters, plus provided fans with the utter eye candy of shirtless dudes in crazy costumes, a landscape of equal parts nostalgia and current pop hits, and realistic…

  12. 13 Artists to Watch in 2013

    January 27, 2013 12:21 PM EST They're not household names. . . yet, but these 13 music makers -- including pop stars in the making, a big "Voice," an up and coming rapper, and several hot bands -- are primed to do big things this year. Olly Murs 
 @ollyofficial | Pop Olly Murs auditioned for Britain'…

  13. Earl Sweatshirt: 'Doris' Album Preview

    January 25, 2013 7:46 PM EST Earl Sweatshirt Title: "Doris" | Release Date: TBD Earl Sweatshirt slowly has been returning to the spotlight. As his group Odd Future rose to stardom, the methodical rapper stood out from his brethren with 2010’s “Earl,” a free release that garnered critical acclaim. But soon after…

  14. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Returns, Outshines Nicki-Mariah Tussle

    January 24, 2013 11:32 AM EST The highly-publicized fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey came and went Wednesday night -- and, honestly, with little bang.   After months of "when will it happen?" tension, Minaj walked out on the judges panel following a disagreement stemming from a singer's choice of…

  15. 'Life of Pi' Composer Mychael Danna on Joining Short List of Oscar Music Double Nominees

    January 10, 2013 8:26 PM EST Mychael Danna joins an impressive collection of composers who have received song and score nominations for the same film; Danna is up for best original song and best original score for his work on "Life of Pi." Five others have scored double nominations since 2000 and, in all but…

  16. Bubbling Under: Twenty One Pilots Take Flight, Jake Miller's 'Lives' Begins

    January 04, 2013 1:05 PM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Twenty One Pilots, Jake Miller, Charlie Worsham, RaVaughn. Twenty One Pilots After scoring breakout success with fun. over the…

  17. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorites Of 2012?

    December 17, 2012 11:05 AM EST Chart Beat readers: now's your chance to share your top hits of 2012 in the next 'Ask Billboard' mailbag. Just e-mail askbb@billboard.com. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com.…

  18. Earl Sweatshirt Releases New Song 'Chum': Listen

    November 02, 2012 4:50 PM EDT "One, two….. THREE! NU TREATS," Earl Sweatshirt tweeted, before unexpectedly dropping a new song yesterday (Thurs., Nov. 1) via his tumblr, Soap On My Lawn . Over a piano loop, Earl spits about his once-absent father, relationship with Tyler (of Odd Future) and his inner thoughts: …

  19. Britney Spears' 'Meltdown' Manager Takes Stand in Court

    October 24, 2012 3:15 PM EDT The man who presided over Britney Spears' life during her well-publicized meltdown is portraying himself in court as a benevolent personal manager who saved her from ruin. Sam Lutfi was to finish his direct testimony Wednesday and face cross-examination by a battery of lawyers for the…

  20. Captain Barkey, Jamaican Dancehall Artist, Fatally Shot in Bronx

    October 17, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Captain Barkey, a veteran Jamaican dancehall deejay, was fatally shot in front of a Bronx motel in the early morning hours on Saturday (Oct. 13). Best known for the mid '90s No. 1 dancehall hits "Go Go Wine" and "Bun Fi Bun," his sound was characterized by quick paced…

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