1. Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum Embrace ACM Honors

    September 12, 2013 4:00 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music paid a rare visit to Music City on Tuesday night for the 7th Annual ACM Honors show at the Ryman Auditorium. A program designed to salute those ACM Award winners who are not awarded during the CBS telecast this past April, the night was a balanced mix of winners…

  2. Vince Gill Confronts 'Dip---t' Westboro Protesters

    September 11, 2013 9:20 AM EDT "I just came to see what hate looked like," the country star told picketers outside his concert in Kansas City Vince Gill on Sunday cussed out protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church, a ragtag religious group known for their anti-gay demonstrations at the funerals of U.S.…

  3. Michelle Williams To Star In New Broadway Version of 'Cabaret'

    September 05, 2013 12:18 AM EDT Michelle Williams will make her Broadway debut next year in a role best known by Liza Minnelli - fishnet-and-bowler hat wearing chanteuse Sally Bowles in "Cabaret." The Roundabout Theatre Company confirmed Wednesday that the former "Dawson's Creek" and "…

  4. Fred Stobaugh, 96, Becomes Oldest Artist To Appear On Hot 100

    September 04, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Credited on Green Shoe Studio's 'Oh Sweet Lorraine,' the song's writer bests Tony Bennett for an honor for the ages An unassuming love letter-turned-song has become an historic hit, as "Oh Sweet Lorraine" by Green Shoe Studio featuring Jacob Colgan and…

  5. Fred Stobaugh, 96, Charts With Viral Hit 'Lorraine'

    August 29, 2013 11:15 AM EDT After submitting the seemingly unlikeliest winning entry for a songwriting contest, his touching love song to his late wife has found an online audience of millions … and debuts on Billboard's Rock Digital Songs sales chart A surprising, endearing title enters Billboard's Rock…

  6. San Cisco Studio Session: Watch Two Performances and Q&A

    August 27, 2013 12:16 PM EDT San Cisco stopped by Billboard's studio and filled it with fresh air and jangly pop hooks.  Not a single member of the Australian quartet is yet 21, and their songs are full of the youthful enthusiasm you'd hope to hear from a band who are almost adults, but not quite grown up…

  7. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  8. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  9. Chillwave Hero Washed Out Masters the Not-Quite Concept Album With 'Paracosm'

    July 25, 2013 3:00 PM EDT After years of careful rebellion against his origins, Ernest Greene's inner country boy is starting to come out. The synth-pop singer/keyboardist, aka Washed Out, was raised in the sun-kissed climes of Macon, Ga., on an actual peach orchard, where his parents and their friends baptized…

  10. Venerated NY Tennis Stadium to Stage a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:49 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a stirring music venue, tucked into a leafy…

  11. Napster 'Downloaded' Movie: Watch Metallica's Lars Ulrich Testify in Exclusive Clip

    June 28, 2013 4:27 PM EDT The new Napster documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the software that changed the music industry forever. The new documentary "Downloaded" chronicles the rise and fall of Napster, the file-sharing app that flipped the music world upside-down. In one scene, premiered below,…

  12. John Lennon & Paul McCartney's Songwriting Magic Reaches Billboard Chart Milestone

    June 28, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Fifty years ago this week, on the Hot 100 dated June 29, 1963, a songwriting team from the United Kingdom made its Billboard chart debut. The two Liverpudlians receiving their first song credit in America were named John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Their credits weren’t linked to a…

  13. Craig Morgan Hypes New Single: 'It Will Be the Biggest Song of My Career'

    June 21, 2013 11:30 AM EDT “With this particular single, I’m confident that it will be the biggest song of my career.” There is something about the creative process, particularly when you feel you have something special. Craig Morgan can barely contain himself when he granted Billboard an exclusive interview…

  14. Chart Highlights: Nine Inch Nails Soar Onto Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs Charts

    June 10, 2013 6:25 PM EDT Newly signed to Columbia Records, the act's new single blasts in, previewing its album 'Hesitation Marks,' due Sept. 3 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…

  15. CODER Picks of the Week: Lucas Nord & Tove Lo, Helix, Alex Sibley & More

    June 07, 2013 2:57 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob and Elissa have to say. Lucas Nord featuring Tove Lo: “Run On Love (Radio Edit)”   The bright chords that open this tune, leading directly to Tove Lo’s Sia…

  16. 'American Idol' Alums Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Tie the Knot

    June 03, 2013 8:47 AM EDT "American Idol" can now officially claim its own first couple. On Saturday, June 1, season five finalist Ace Young married longtime girlfriend and season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo. The afternoon ceremony at Los Angeles' Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel was officiated by…

  17. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  18. Limp Bizkit Sprints to Finish 'Stampede,' Explains Album Title and DJ Lethal Split

    May 13, 2013 3:15 PM EDT Limp Bizkit is sprinting forward on work for its upcoming album, "Stampede of the Disco Elephants," and guitarist Wes Borland predicts an August finish followed by a hoped-for September release. "We're really trying to get it hammered out here," Borland tells…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Do What Other Duos Didn't

    May 10, 2013 5:50 PM EDT As the twosome becomes the first duo to send its first two singles to No.1 on the Hot 100, a look back at the chart starts of other popular pairs. As previously reported, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log an historic No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as "Can't Hold Us"…

  20. Carrie Underwood Replaces Faith Hill for 'Sunday Night Football' Theme

    May 08, 2013 4:41 AM EDT Carrie Underwood will take over the theme song for "Sunday Night Football," with NBC sticking to the formula of a female country music star for its intro. Underwood steps in for Faith Hill, who announced last month that she would not be back for a seventh season. Underwood will…

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