1. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, Drake, Bastille Score New No. 1s

    October 14, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Perry's 'Roar' ties a record on Dance/Club Play Songs, Drake makes history on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Bastille notches its first Alternative Songs leader. Plus,Thomas Rhett takes over atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  2. Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin Among Artists on 'A Very Special Christmas: Icon'

    October 11, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The King of Rock 'n' Roll and the Queen of Soul are just two of 11 acts gracing the tracklist of "A Very Special Christmas: Icon," the latest in a long line of compilation discs benefiting the Special Olympics. The "A Very Special Christmas" holiday series…

  3. The Rascals Q&A: On Returning to Broadway and the Genius of Steven Van Zandt

    October 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT An announcement is expected soon that the Rascals will return to Broadway with their "Once Upon a Dream" show for a three-week run beginning Dec. 16. Before they do shows at the Marriott Marquis Theater, however, the four original members will be finishing up their first North…

  4. Katy Perry's 'PRISM' Party to Launch New iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles

    October 03, 2013 11:21 AM EDT Katy Perry's album release party for "PRISM" will be streamed live Oct. 22 from an intimate new venue, the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles, Clear Channel announced today. Katy Perry Covers Billboard Magazine Own It | Read It Hear Her Roar   • Subscribe • Buy a Copy •…

  5. Go Behind Badfinger's 'Breaking Bad' Moment

    October 02, 2013 1:00 PM EDT "Baby Blue" songwriter Pete Ham's tragic story played role in how the song was used on the hit AMC show "Baby Blue," the Badfinger song that closed out the finale of AMC's "Breaking Bad" on Sept. 29, sold 5,000 copies in handful of hours after it…

  6. Emeli Sande's 'Events' & 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Lead Britain's Year-to-Date Sales Chart

    October 02, 2013 4:38 AM EDT A 2012 release from Scottish singer Emeli Sande and the soundtrack to Universal Pictures' "Les Miserables" are the best-selling albums in the U.K. year-to-date. The Official Charts Company on Tuesday said that as of the end of the third quarter, Sande’s debut album "Our…

  7. Zac Brown's Southern Ground Festival Cooks Up Big Duets and Fiery Set From Grace Potter

    September 30, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Zac Brown 's Southern Ground Festival rolled into Music City this past weekend, offering a little something for everybody – and not just music. A wide array of craftsmen were present both days, selling their wares, as were an impressive number of regional chefs who cooked for the…

  8. Kenny Rogers Plays the Hits, Duets With Kellie Pickler at Benefit Concert

    September 26, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Though the Ryman Auditorium had its' beginnings as a tabernacle that riverboat captain Tom Ryman had built for revivalist Samuel Porter Jones to preach the word, last night saw two of the biggest crowd reactions coming from songs about gambling and an (almost) love affair. Kenny Rogers…

  9. Jay Z's 'A New York Holiday' Luxury Barneys Line Launching in November

    September 25, 2013 12:25 PM EDT Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Balmain, Proenza Schouler, Rick Owen and more created pieces alongside Jay for the holiday season. Jay Z is going to make holiday gift-giving mighty easy this season.  Lux retail store Barneys announced today that they’re partnering with the hip-hop mogul for a…

  10. Willie Nelson On the Hunt for Toy Armadillo Stolen At NY Concert

    September 25, 2013 1:49 AM EDT A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs. A stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson's crew was stolen from the stage at The Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, after a Nelson concert last Thursday, theater general…

  11. Kings of Leon Talk 'Mechanical Bull' Track-By-Track

    September 23, 2013 4:14 PM EDT Kings Of Leon have put together a striking album in "Mechanical Bull," one that melds the most appealing aspects from a decade of evolution. The powerful, diverse record, which drops Sept. 24, showcases the elements KOL do best: turn-on-a-dime tempo changes, mysterious,…

  12. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Helped Convince RCA To Sign Her

    September 23, 2013 2:45 PM EDT "The video is obviously high-quality, and the song is beautiful and wonderful," says RCA president/COO Tom Corson. One week after Miley Cyrus' salacious music video for "Wrecking Ball" smashed the 24-hour record for views across the Vevo platform, the accumulation…

  13. The Wanted Say You'll Hear 'Struggle' in Album, But No Justin Bieber

    September 23, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "I think maybe it was a bit R&B for the album," the group says of the dropped Bieber track from their long-delayed album, now set for Nov. 4 When The Wanted finally release their debut album, "Word of Mouth," on Nov. 4 following a year of delays, fans will not…

  14. Kings of Leon: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 20, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The Followill family band embark on what could be a career-defining album cycle This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. As another oppressive Tennessee summer begins to give way to fall, Kings of Leon are in the early stages of turning up…

  15. Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson Named Fourth Coach of 'The Voice U.K.'

    September 19, 2013 6:15 AM EDT Ricky Wilson, lead singer of British band Kaiser Chiefs, will fill the fourth coach position on BBC One’s The Voice UK when it returns for its third season here in January, completing the show’s revamped lineup. The U.K. public broadcaster announced the news Thursday after adding Kylie…

  16. Billy Currington, 'We Are Tonight': Video Premiere

    September 17, 2013 12:00 AM EDT The "Hey Girl" singer talks up his new album, "We Are Tonight" and gives Billboard a first look at his next video If, after listening to Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight" album you are singing along with the lyrics with a smile, then the singer…

  17. Replacements Reunion, Fall Out Boy & Blink-182 Highlight Chicago's Riot Fest

    September 16, 2013 9:42 AM EDT Beloved rockers tear through second gig in 22 years to close out 3-day fest The ninth annual Riot Fest rocked hard this past weekend at Chicago's spacious Humboldt Park, carnival-oriented punk and indie rock festival's home for the second consecutive year. From old school acts…

  18. Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' Makes U.K. Chart History To Debut At No. 1, Katy Perry's 'Roar' Continues Reign

    September 16, 2013 5:45 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys became the first independently-released group to score five consecutive U.K. No. 1 albums yesterday (Sept. 15). The Official Charts Company reports that “AM” (Domino) sold 157,000 last week, second only for an opening week on the artist chart this year to Daft Punk’s “Random…

  19. Avicii: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 13, 2013 12:00 PM EDT With "Wake Me Up!" a million-selling Hot 100 No. 5, he's climbing the rock charts, getting CMT play and delivering EDM's biggest moment yet This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. The night sky flashes white with a Zeus…

  20. Stevie Nicks, Lady Antebellum Meet At 'Crossroads'

    September 13, 2013 2:10 AM EDT Lady Antebellum may be on hiatus, but fans are still getting a chance to see something new from the Nashville trio. Lady A will join Stevie Nicks on Friday night's episode of "CMT Crossroads," the show that matches country stars with partners from different musical genres. …

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