1. 615 Spotlight: Robby Johnson's Debut Single Goes 'South'; Album Set for 2014

    December 18, 2013 6:30 PM EST Though the weather outside might be a little bit frightful, "South Of Me," the romantic new single from newcomer Robby Johnson has many fans feeling delightful as the year comes to an end. He told Billboard that the sound of song stems from being on a winning team. "When you…

  2. Beyonce, Beyonce: Track-By-Track Review

    December 13, 2013 3:53 PM EST "I see music," Beyoncé said in a video on her Facebook page, dubbed "Self-Titled, Part 1," just minutes after her surprise announcement of "Beyoncé," her fifth album. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a…

  3. Beyonce Unexpectedly Releases New Self-Titled 'Visual Album' on iTunes

    December 13, 2013 12:12 AM EST Just minutes before midnight EST Friday (Dec. 13) morning, Beyonce released her fifth album, a self-titled set, exclusively on iTunes . Details are still emerging on confirmed producers, but guests credited on the "exclusive visual album" are Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean…

  4. Tori Kelly Covers P!nk, Destiny's Child and More at Intimate Billboard Show

    December 12, 2013 2:40 PM EST Tori Kelly’s a low maintenance performer. When she quietly made her way on to the stage at The Jazz Room in New York City for her Nikon Candid Covers show on Tuesday, the only instrument that assisted the sweet California vocalist was the one strapped to her shoulder: a guitar. There was no…

  5. Selena Gomez Film, Fela Doc to Play Sundance

    December 09, 2013 5:30 PM EST William H. Macy's film about a father grieving the death of his musician son who forms a rock band will be the closing night film at the Sundance Film Festival in January. "Rudderless," which Macy directed co-stars in, also features Selena Gomez, Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin,…

  6. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  7. Is Britney Spears' 'Britney Jean' Really Her Most Personal Album? An Investigation

    December 04, 2013 12:30 PM EST A deep dive into the pop superstar's eight studio albums shows where her newest ranks on a "personal" level. When Britney Spears began setting up her eighth studio album, "Britney Jean," earlier this year, the word "personal" kept popping up. "I can…

  8. Justin Bieber Told To Clean Graffiti From Australian Hotel

    November 27, 2013 10:50 PM EST Justin Bieber has only been in Australia a couple of days but he’s already infuriating the locals. The Canadian pop singer and his entourage painted some colorful cartoon characters on the external walls of the Gold Coast’s QT Hotel. While hotel management were apparently thrilled with the …

  9. Liberace Exhibit in Vegas A Decadent, Glittering Affair

    November 27, 2013 1:07 AM EST For years, Las Vegas tourists have had no place to pay their respects to one of the glitzy town's founding fathers. The once wildly popular Liberace museum, 2 miles from Sin City's main tourist corridor, closed in 2010 after years of declining patronage, and the famously flamboyant…

  10. Steven Van Zandt Talks New Springsteen Music, Tour, Acting Roles

    November 22, 2013 8:00 PM EST Like other Bruce Springsteen fans around the world -- albeit one with a little more inside information -- Steven Van Zandt is hearing all the scuttlebutt about a new album in early 2014 to follow next week's release of the single "High Hopes." But, he claims, there's no…

  11. The Beatles, Elvis Presley Chart Latest Albums

    November 21, 2013 12:35 PM EST The Fab Four adds its 31st Billboard 200 top 10, while the late King extends his record for the most charted albums It's not 1960-something, although a look at two new entries on the Billboard 200 albums chart might cause a double-take. The Beatles chart their 31st top 10 on the ranking,…

  12. Lady Gaga Scores Second No. 1 Album With 'ARTPOP'

    November 20, 2013 10:59 AM EST As forecast last week, Lady Gaga debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her new set, "ARTPOP." It sold 258,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   It's the second No. 1 set for Gaga, who also debuted at No. 1 with her last album, 2011's…

  13. Outkast To Reunite For Coachella 2014?

    November 19, 2013 2:53 PM EST Sources tell Billboard that Andre 3000 and Big Boi are in prolonged talks to end their hiatus next year. Outkast has long been the subject of reunion rumors ever since Andre "Andre 3000" Benjamin and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton put their Grammy-winning duo on hiatus…

  14. Lady Gaga Still Heading for No. 1, Beatles Set for 31st Top 10 Album

    November 15, 2013 7:14 PM EST As reported earlier this week, Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" album seems destined for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week, securing the diva her second chart-topping set. Presently, industry sources forecast the album to sell around 240,000 to 250,000 by the end of…

  15. Jhené Aiko Talks 'Sail Out' EP & New Wave of R&B

    November 11, 2013 10:47 AM EST Jhené Aiko, the first signee to No I.D.'s Artium imprint, makes formal debut with the new EP. From vegan cafe waitress to breakthrough artist. That's the short take on Jhené Aiko. But like most seemingly overnight sensations, there's a lot more to her story. Like the fact…

  16. Kanye West Makes Surprise Appearance at Odd Future Carnival: Watch

    November 10, 2013 5:17 PM EST Odd Future’s legion of fans showed up to the Los Angeles Coliseum in full force for the second annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival held yesterday, Nov. 9. Complete with an OF-branded ferris wheel towering over a handful of other carnival rides, a skatepark hidden under an overpass, and a…

  17. Kellie Pickler Returns With 'The Woman I Am'

    November 08, 2013 4:00 PM EST Kellie Pickler gets personal on her new album, "The Woman I Am," out Nov. 11. If you need proof of this, take one listen to "Selma Drye," a song about a person that Pickler knew very well -- her great grandmother. The singer wrote the song with Billy Montana and Phillip…

  18. Chris Brown Countersues Man in Frank Ocean Altercation

    November 07, 2013 7:59 PM EST Chris Brown has countersued a man who accused the R&B star's entourage of attacking him outside a recording studio earlier this year. The singer filed an assault and battery lawsuit Wednesday against Sha'keir Duarte, who claimed in an earlier suit that he was injured when a…

  19. Tori Kelly Moves 'Foreword,' Releases 'Dear No One' Video

    November 06, 2013 1:13 PM EST Tori Kelly's second EP, "Foreword" (Capitol), debuts at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 16,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Those numbers are a far cry from January 2012, when Kelly was performing at Los Angeles' Room 5. "It has kind of a cafe vibe,…

  20. Happy Birthday, Billboard!

    November 01, 2013 9:05 AM EDT On this date in 1894, an eight-page, 10-cent issue was published, marking the debut of what has grown into today's multi-platform Billboard brand One hundred-nineteen years old, new every day. On this date in 1894, Billboard published its first issue. Before it became a weekly…

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