1. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well…

  2. Lea Michele, 'Louder': Track-By-Track Review

    February 28, 2014 1:52 PM EST "It's more than just an album to me," "Glee" star Lea Michele recently told Billboard about her debut album "Louder." "It's a piece of my life that I'm so glad is here for me to have for the rest of my life. Now that it's coming out,…

  3. Drake, ID-PR Split Post-Rolling Stone Cover Debacle (Exclusive)

    February 27, 2014 7:27 PM EST Two weeks after Drake slammed Rolling Stone for swapping out his planned cover story for a Philip Seymour Hoffman memoriam, the rapper and PR firm ID-PR have parted ways, Billboard has confirmed.   Drake had been working with ID for the past year to handle publicity for third album “Nothing…

  4. Lea Michele's Cory Monteith Tribute, 'If You Say So,' Hits The Web: Listen

    February 27, 2014 1:27 PM EST Lea Michele's debut album, "Louder," is now streaming in full on iTunes ahead of its Mar. 3 release, and the full-length is capped by the haunting ballad "If You Say So," about the death of Michele's "Glee" co-star and boyfriend, Cory Monteith, last…

  5. 'Glee's' 100th Episode Song List Revealed

    February 25, 2014 3:44 AM EST Fox has announced the setlist for "Glee's" 100th episode. The music in the two-part episode was voted on by fans, who were asked to pick 10 of the show's 30 most beloved performances to be remixed and featured on the series' landmark episode. Set to air March 18 and…

  6. ‘Back to the Future’ Musical Heading To London’s West End

    January 31, 2014 4:28 AM EST Director Robert Zemeckis is literally going back into the past for his next project - a stage musical of "Back to the Future." Producers said Thursday night that a show adapted from the sci-fi comedy franchise starring Michael J. Fox will open in London's West End in 2015, the…

  7. Meet Bieber's Lawyer: Defender of Limbaugh, Kelsey Grammer and More

    January 23, 2014 8:56 PM EST When Justin Bieber appeared in court for his bail hearing on Thursday, he was represented by a familiar face for those who've followed legal disputes of the rich and famous: attorney Roy Black. Black has represented Rush Limbaugh, for whom he was able to get charges of doctor shopping…

  8. Chart Highlights: OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' Shoots To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    January 13, 2014 4:15 PM EST The band lands its third No. 1 at the format. Plus, Rascal Flatts returns and new No. 1s for Stone Sour, Marc Anthony 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…

  9. Shakira, Rihanna Team Up On 'Can't Remember To Forget You': Listen

    January 13, 2014 10:47 AM EST Shakira's new album receives March release date. Shakira and Rihanna's long-anticipated duet has at last arrived: "Can't Remember To Forget You," the enjoyably grandiose lead single from Shakira's forthcoming studio album, premiered Monday (Jan. 13)…

  10. Lea Michele Exclusive Song Premiere: Listen To 'Louder' Title Track

    January 13, 2014 12:00 AM EST "Be loud, be bold, be yourself, whether or not people understand that message. That's what I think of when I think of the song and album," the "Glee" star tells Billboard. "It finally feels real," Lea Michele tells Billboard about the upcoming…

  11. Lea Michele Debuts 'Cannonball' Video: Watch

    January 10, 2014 12:40 PM EST Lea Michele's "Cannonball" music video has officially flown in. Directed by Robert Hales and styled by Estee Stanley, the visual tale of transformation evokes the mid-tempo track's lyrics of self-empowerment through light beams, wreckage and Michele's two dramatic…

  12. Top 20 Music Moments of 2013

    December 26, 2013 12:30 PM EST It was a year of blockbuster comebacks, surprise albums, game-changing moves in hip-hop, twerking teddy bears and tearful goodbyes of all kinds. For sure, 2013 kept us busy. These are the 20 biggest music moments in a 12 month span that was crammed with milestones. BEST OF 2013: Year-End…

  13. Alex & Sierra Win 'X Factor' Season Three

    December 20, 2013 7:56 AM EST "X Factor" crowned its season three winner on Thursday night, ending a months-long competition that saw three finalists emerge: couple and duo Alex & Sierra, rocker Jeff Gutt and Latino crooner Carlito Olivero.  So who took home the top prize? It came as little surprise to fans…

  14. Eminem, Rihanna Remain Atop Hot 100 With 'The Monster'

    December 18, 2013 1:54 PM EST The song scores a second week at No. 1, while A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera surge into the top five Eminem and featured artist Rihanna tally a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Monster," which holds off Pitbull and Ke$ha's "Timber"…

  15. Lea Michele Sets Date for Debut Album, Rolls Out 'Cannonball' Single: Listen

    December 10, 2013 12:34 PM EST "Glee" star Lea Michele will release her debut album "Louder" on March 4, Columbia Records announced on Tuesday. To mark the occasion, TV's Rachel Berry unleashed the album's uplifting lead single, "Cannonball," written by recent Billboard…

  16. Jon Pardi Keeps Country's Good Times Rolling With 'Up All Night'

    December 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST Earlier this year, after his first single, "Missin' You Crazy," fizzled out at No. 25 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, developing Capitol Nashville singer/songwriter Jon Pardi went to Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN) chairman/CEO Mike Dungan with a big question.…

  17. Lea Michele's 'Cannonball' to Be First Single From Debut Album

    November 27, 2013 7:57 PM EST Lea Michele broke some non-"Glee" news the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The Glee star took to her Twitter, where she has nearly 4.1 million followers, to announce that her first single off the upcoming debut album, "Louder," will be "Cannonball." "So…

  18. Gypsies, Amps and Beats: Crystal Fighters Get Remixed

    October 25, 2013 2:32 PM EDT A new remix EP takes the UK buzz band to the club for their track “Wave" At its roots, the English-by-way-of-Spain’s Basque Country band Crystal Fighters is a dance-rock band. Fusing elements of Basque rhythms with electronic folkadellic traditions, their shows are a foot-stomping,…

  19. Jim James, 'State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)': Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 21, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Jim James originally released "Regions of Light and Sound of God," his debut solo LP, last February, but the My Morning Jacket frontman isn't done repping it just yet. Following a recent tour behind the record and a spot on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last month, James now…

  20. 'Glee' Cast, Taylor Swift Add Hot 100 Milestones

    October 17, 2013 11:05 AM EDT The TV troupe pads its lead for the most visits in the chart's history. Meanwhile, Swift passes three legendary acts for sole possession of the 10th-most top 40 hits Two acts that didn't appear on the Billboard Hot 100 until the last decade further solidify their noteworthy…

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