1. Jack Johnson Embraces 'Easy Listening' on 'From Here to Now to You'

    September 17, 2013 9:03 PM EDT The singer-songwriter's new album was inspired by family life in Hawaii, Johnson says. Want to hear the sound of pure contentment? Pop on the new Jack Johnson record. If you thought the Hawaii-based folk-rock singer was ultramellow before, wait until you hear "From Here to Now to…

  2. Pusha T's 'Nosetalgia' with Kendrick Lamar Lands: Listen

    September 16, 2013 8:39 PM EDT The two MCs tell tales of years in the drug world on the "My Name is My Name" track. Pusha T has tapped Kendrick Lamar for his latest track, "Nosetalgia." The new song, premiered on Funk Master Flex's Hot 97 show on Monday, is an ode to a life in the drug world: …

  3. Mack Maine Charged with Assault in Oklahoma

    September 16, 2013 8:17 PM EDT The Young Money president faces felony charges following an alleged altercation on a tour bus. Oklahoma City prosecutors have filed felony charges against rapper Mack Maine following an alleged altercation with two women aboard a tour bus. The 33-year-old Maine, whose real name is Jermaine…

  4. Huey Lewis Talks 'Sports' at 30: Classic Track-By-Track Video

    September 14, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Watch Lewis share his memories of making the chart-topping "Sports," which turns 30 this weekend. Huey Lewis & the News' "Sports" turns 30 years old on Sunday, and Lewis himself sat down with Billboard to reminisce about making the band's chart…

  5. Janelle Monae, Arctic Monkeys and Sheryl Crow Heading for Billboard 200 Top 10

    September 13, 2013 9:44 PM EDT Keith Urban's "Fuse" looks to top the chart, with the Weeknd's "Kiss Land" close behind. On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart: Janelle Monae is set for her first top 10, Arctic Monkeys are making a strong return, and Sheryl Crow's aiming for her…

  6. Paul McCartney Confirms Producers, Shares Track List for 'New'

    September 13, 2013 8:50 PM EDT Producers Paul Epworth, Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns and Giles Martin helmed the former Beatle's new album. Paul McCartney worked with a number of renowned producers for "New" -- so many, he couldn't pick just one. "The original idea was to go to a couple of producers…

  7. Kanye West Charged with Battery, Attempted Theft: Report

    September 13, 2013 7:43 PM EDT West will reportedly face battery and attempted theft charges in Los Angeles after an airport incident in July. Prosecutors have charged Kanye West with misdemeanor battery over a July scuffle with a celebrity photographer at Los Angeles International Airport. City attorney's…

  8. Carson Daly to Join 'Today' Show, Likely Leaving Late Night

    September 12, 2013 11:33 PM EDT The host of "The Voice" will host "Today's" new digital studio, the Orange Room. Carson Daly is joining NBC's "Today" show, it was announced on Thursday morning, hosting the show's brand-new Orange Room, part of the revamped set scheduled to be…

  9. Drake's 'Wu-Tang Forever' Pays Tribute to Shaolin: Listen

    September 12, 2013 8:33 PM EDT The hip-hop star's latest single samples the legendary New York crew. Drake's new album may be called "Nothing Was the Same," but he's confident one thing's permanent. New single "Wu-Tang Forever" pays titular tribute to the long-lived New York rap…

  10. Sebastian Ingrosso on Britney Spears’ New Single: 'I Didn't Write It!'

    September 12, 2013 8:09 PM EDT The former Swedish House Mafia DJ says he didn’t write “Work Bitch,” but one of his protégés did. On Wednesday, Britney Spears posted a photo on Instagram that appeared to reveal the writers of her forthcoming song, “Work Bitch.” But today, one of those supposed writers has confirmed that…

  11. Katy Perry Returns to No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    September 12, 2013 7:52 PM EDT Perry reaches the top spot after debuting the music video for "Prism" lead single "Roar." Billboard's Social 50 chart has a new No. 1 this week, as Katy Perry returns to the top for the first time in more than a year. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on…

  12. Johnny Cash's Hot Country Hits: 14 Unforgettable No. 1 Songs

    September 12, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Ten years ago today, the world learned of the passing of Johnny Cash. Putting Cash in proper historical perspective is not the easiest of tasks. After all, while he was certainly a country legend, “The Man In Black” -- more than possibly any other artist -- was able to transcend genres…

  13. Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee Talks Resignation: 'My Transgressions Were Affecting the Station'

    September 11, 2013 11:37 PM EDT "It's almost like the Anthony Weiner thing," the DJ told Billboard of the accusations against him. "There are people out there who don't have my interest at heart." Mister Cee, a 20-year veteran DJ of New York's Hot 97 (WQHT), has resigned from the…

  14. Keith Urban Aiming for Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 11, 2013 10:02 PM EDT The Weeknd, 2 Chainz and Janelle Monae are also heading for significant debuts on the Billboard 200. Country star Keith Urban is possibly heading for his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the singer/guitarist's new release, "Fuse," may…

  15. Kendrick Lamar Responds to Meek Mill Disses in New York

    September 11, 2013 9:24 PM EDT The MC asserted his role as "king" at his first New York show since his game-changing "Control" verse. Kendrick Lamar has taken to calling himself the king of New York, and the Los Angeles MC defended his new turf at a show in Williamsburg Park on Tuesday. In the wake of…

  16. Icona Pop Teases 'All Night' Video, Teams With Absolut Tune (Exclusive)

    September 11, 2013 7:49 PM EDT Watch the group host a dance party in the first look at their video for "All Night." Icona Pop is about to host a “Paris Is Burning”-esque vogue-off in their latest video for “All Night,” which Billboard exclusively teases below. In the clip, which was filmed in New York and…

  17. Sigur Ros to Appear in 'Game of Thrones'

    September 10, 2013 10:16 PM EDT The Icelandic trio will appear on the HBO show's upcoming fourth season. Sigur Ros will journey to Westeros for the fourth season of "Game of Thrones." The group will appear on the HBO show next year, according to Entertainment Weekly , which reports that the trio is on set…

  18. Romeo Santos' 'Propuesta Indecente' Video Heats Up: Watch

    September 10, 2013 10:00 PM EDT Bachata is too hot for tango in Santos' fiery new video. Romeo Santos is far from his origins in the Bronx barrio in the new video for his No. 1 single "Propuesta Indecente." In the video, shot in Buenos Aires, the King of Bachata finds himself at a party among the city'…

  19. Village People's Victor Willis Wins Copyright Victory

    September 10, 2013 8:15 PM EDT The songwriter and his lawyers says he's won a closely watched copyright case and recovered the rights to 33 of his songs. Victor Willis, the lyricist and performer of such songs as "Y.M.C.A." and "In the Navy" with the Village People, says he's reclaimed the…

  20. Gucci Mane Lashes Out at Nick Minaj, Drake and More on Twitter

    September 10, 2013 12:12 AM EDT The Brick Squad label head spent Monday adding to the weekend's Twitter feuds, with Minaj tweeting he needs rehab. Gucci Mane's not here to make friends. The MC spent Monday on Twitter criticizing colleagues and rivals and making claims about his sexual exploits, alleging he and…

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