1. Eric Church Album Set for No. 1, Biggest Sales Week Since December

    February 12, 2014 5:38 PM EST Eric Church's new album, "The Outsiders," is set to crash in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- with the best sales week of the year. Industry sources forecast the country album, released yesterday (February 11), to sell between 275,000 and 300,000 by the end of…

  2. Ruben Studdard Talks New Album, Big Weight Loss: 'This Time It's for Me'

    February 11, 2014 10:44 AM EST Ruben Studdard, aka the Velvet Teddy Bear, formally returned to the music scene this month with a new album, new single and new label.  Released Feb. 4 by Verve Records, "Unconditional Love" marks Studdard's sixth album since claiming the "American Idol" crown in 2003…

  3. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History On Alternative Songs With 'Invisible'

    February 10, 2014 6:05 PM EST The band rewrites the mark for the most entries in the chart's 25-year archives. Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Yandel, and Miranda Lambert returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  4. Eric Bellinger, 'The Rebirth': Exclusive Album Stream

    February 10, 2014 2:47 PM EST After penning a handful of hits for notable singers (Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson), Eric Bellinger is stepping into the spotlight. Tomorrow (Feb. 11), the singer-songwriter will debut his first commercial effort, "The Rebirth." Eric Bellinger Talks Chris Brown'…

  5. Nina Persson Talks 'Animal Heart' Solo LP, The Cardigans' Future

    February 10, 2014 12:05 PM EST "We're in a little bit of 'I'll do anything, just as long as we can do things together' period," the singer says of her best-known band. Nina Persson has performed under several different monikers over the years – most famously as the frontwoman for The Cardigans…

  6. Jimmy vs. Jimmy: Fallon's NYC-Based 'Tonight' Gives Kimmel the West Coast to Himself

    February 07, 2014 12:22 PM EST After 11 years on the air, ABC's Los Angeles-based "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" is looking forward to being "the only 11:30 game in town"-and all the primo music performances that come with that exclusivity. "It hasn't really sunk in, but it's about to," …

  7. Olympic Hits: Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 07, 2014 10:05 AM EST Just as Olympic athletes have won over the years, so, too, have musical acts on Billboard charts thanks to the Games As the Olympics reclaim the world's sports spotlight in Sochi, Russia, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (Sticking only to…

  8. Kacey Musgraves, Hunter Hayes Show Grammy Growth On Country Charts

    February 06, 2014 4:05 PM EST The singers translate Grammy Awards exposure into sizable chart gains. Plus, moves for Eric Church, Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan The first complete airplay/streaming/sales tracking week following the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards yields noteworthy results for Kacey Musgraves and Hunter Hayes. Musgraves&…

  9. MTVu Reveals Details for the 2014 Woodie Awards and Music Festival

    February 06, 2014 3:43 AM EST MTVu has firmed up details for the 2014 Woodie Awards and music festival. This year's event, held by MTV Networks' college network, is returning to South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, on Thursday, March 13, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The night-long…

  10. George Harrison's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    February 05, 2014 3:32 PM EST As we fondly remember the moment 50 years ago this week that the Beatles landed in American and performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show," we're also honoring each Beatle -- and today we celebrate George Harrison's 10 biggest Billboard hits, from his Beatle days to his…

  11. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  12. Junior Prom's 'Junior Prom' EP: Exclusive Premiere

    February 03, 2014 11:50 AM EST Listen to the Brooklyn duo's five-song debut before they hit the road with Panic! At The Disco. Junior Prom, the Brooklyn duo of Mark Solomich and Erik Ratensperger, has created an arresting debut EP on Elektra Records after turning heads last year with the tracks "Sheila Put The…

  13. Bruno Mars Gets One-Sided Super Bowl Bouncing With Biggest Hits

    February 02, 2014 9:28 PM EST The game? A Dud. But Bruno and the Red Hot Chili Peppers score with an energetic halftime spectacle Bruno Mars likes a party, whether it's his infectious performances at various awards shows ("Get off your rich asses and let's have some fun!" he told the crowd at the…

  14. Billy Joel Wows In Madison Square Garden 'Franchise' Debut: Joel Backstage & Onstage

    January 29, 2014 12:00 PM EST “I’m a band guy, and when the band sounds good... I get into it,” Joel says. Billy Joel began his tenure as a “franchise” at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden on Monday night (Jan. 27) with a crowd-pleasing set that delivered on every level, with the singer in fine voice and his…

  15. Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 29, 2014 10:46 AM EST The nominations were announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday morning (Jan. 29), and two of the format's veteran performers found at the top of the nominations list. ACM AWARDS: FULL COVERAGE 2014 ACM Awards! Billboard's ACM Awards Live Blog! ACM…

  16. The Cadillac Three Rise With 'The South,' Score Time on 'Nashville'

    January 28, 2014 6:49 PM EST With 2014 off and running, there's an exciting new sound on the airwaves of country radio – The Cadillac Three. How does the group describe their style? Lead vocalist Jaren Johnston calls it 'Country Fuzz.' He explained that terminology to Billboard saying, "That's…

  17. Young the Giant Performs 'Crystalized' and 'Firelight' at Billboard Studio: Watch Here

    January 28, 2014 12:42 PM EST The release of Young the Giant’s sophomore album “Mind Over Matter” is two years in the making. They began drafting songs for the set at the top of 2012 in the midst of their headlining tour supporting their self-titled debut. Their first album was a quiet success, slowly swelling to sales…

  18. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special

    January 28, 2014 4:40 AM EST No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They still can&…

  19. Will.i.am Pre-GRAMMY Charity Event Raises $2.4M

    January 24, 2014 9:11 PM EST Los Angeles event features performances from Busta Rhymes, Chaka Khan, more It was an old-school party at will.i.am's annual pre-GRAMMY charity concert as veteran rap stars like Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh rocked a capacity crowd along with the likes of Bell Biv DeVoe, Chaka Khan and…

  20. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Thursday

    January 23, 2014 10:15 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

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