1. Miguel Has A 'Very Clear Goal' For Next Album

    February 18, 2014 2:21 PM EST "I know what I want, and I'm getting there," says the R&B crooner about his "Kaleidoscope Dream" follow-up. Miguel is hard at work on the follow-up to his breakout 2012 album "Kaleidoscope Dream," which featured the Top 20 hit "Adorn" and…

  2. Paul Martin of The Fabulous Superlatives Talks 'Kentucky Jukebox'

    February 17, 2014 3:36 PM EST For the most part, small town local radio has faded into the past – thanks to voice tracking and satellite programming. However, go back 25 to 30 years, and those stations were alive and vibrant – and usually featured their own live musical show. WWKY in Winchester, KY was no different. The…

  3. Miguel, T.I. Close Out NBA All-Star Saturday With Club Show: Live Review

    February 16, 2014 11:46 AM EST The night of NBA All-Star Saturday (Feb. 15) in New Orleans featured a handful of star-laden after-parties, with TNT's gathering at the Bud Light District next to the New Orleans arena including a set by Kid Rock and GQ's All Star soiree playing host to the Roots, Juvenile and…

  4. Odd Future Banned in New Zealand by Immigration Authorities

    February 13, 2014 10:21 AM EST New Zealand immigration authorities Thursday banned Los Angeles rappers Odd Future from entering the country after deciding they pose a threat to public order. The group was due to play an open-air concert with headline act Eminem on Saturday in Auckland. Border Operations Manager Karen…

  5. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders, Technology & Luck Broke the Fab Four in America

    February 07, 2014 2:10 PM EST Six weeks is all it took for the Liverpool foursome to go from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA. Here's an exhaustive look at how it happened Consider the following: At the end of 1963 , virtually no one in America had heard of the Beatles. Yet on Feb. 9, 1964, they…

  6. 'Guantanamera': Pete Seeger's Latin Legacy

    January 28, 2014 8:58 PM EST "There's no sense in me singing it all by myself. Let me teach it to you. Even if you never sang a note of Spanish, you can get those two words…" Pete Seeger's version of the Cuban song "Guantanamera" was released on his album "We Shall Overcome,"…

  7. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  8. Lou Pearlman Clings to His Boy-Band Dreams: The First Prison Interview

    January 24, 2014 3:28 PM EST The 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys impresario insists he'll find the next Justin Timberlake when he's released in 2029. Here, he speaks for the first time from prison where he's serving 25 years for a Ponzi scheme This article first appeared in the new issues of The…

  9. Pitbull & Ke$ha's 'Timber' Still Tops Hot 100; Bastille, Lorde Reach Top 10

    January 22, 2014 2:02 PM EST The collaboration continues to conquer the chart, while OneRepublic takes over atop Radio Songs and Beyonce crowns the Streaming Songs chart. Pitbull and Ke$ha post a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber." Meanwhile, OneRepublic scores its first No. 1 on the…

  10. Shakira Unveils Spanish Version of New Single: Listen to 'Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte'

    January 21, 2014 12:19 PM EST Following a rapid rise at radio, Shakira has launched a solo Spanish-language version of her newest single "Can’t Remember To Forget You" Shakira has released "Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte," a Spanish adaptation of her new single "Can't Remember To Forget You…

  11. 'American Idol' Recap: Harsh Harry Connick Jr. Schools Auditioning Twins

    January 17, 2014 10:56 AM EST It's only the second night of season 13, and Harry Connick, Jr. already has three nicknames. He was dubbed "Harsh Harry" during Wednesday night's season premiere, and was also called "Hatchet Harry" and "Dr. No" by Jennifer Lopez throughout the two-hour…

  12. Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce: Whose New Single Is Best?

    January 15, 2014 11:57 AM EST Vote now! A plethora of pop divas are kicking off 2014 in high form, with new singles that could soon be hijacking your radio. Three high-profile singles -- a collaboration with Shakira and Rihanna, Miley Cyrus' latest "Bangerz" cut and Beyonce's latest Top…

  13. Shakira, Rihanna's 'Remember' Roars At Radio

    January 14, 2014 4:05 PM EST The pair's new single, from Shakira's forthcoming album, is off to a fast start at pop and Latin pop radio after its first day of release Shakira's new single, "Can't Remember to Forget You," featuring Rihanna, has received a warm welcome at radio following…

  14. 14 Artists to Watch in 2014

    January 13, 2014 12:00 PM EST They're not household names. . . yet, but these 14 music makers -- including pop stars in the making, soulful UK upstarts, an up and coming rapper, and a few hot groups -- are primed to do big things this year. John Newman , @JohnNewmanMusic Genre: Soul After the British…

  15. 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)…

  16. 'Frozen,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Soundtracks Heat Up Winter Charts

    January 10, 2014 1:56 PM EST Boosted by big Christmas box-office numbers and the onset of awards season, soundtracks are surging up the charts. Leading the way is Disney's "Frozen," which hits No. 1 on the Billboard 200, rising from No. 4. The animated film's soundtrack, released on Walt Disney…

  17. Shakira & Rihanna's 'Can't Remember To Forget You' Single Out Next Monday

    January 06, 2014 11:11 AM EST One of the more anticipated single releases of our young year, Shakira's first single from her upcoming spring album, now has a launch date. "Can't Remember To Forget You," featuring Rihanna, will be unveiled next Monday (Jan. 13). “ @Javiroo : 14-01-2014 :: @shakira -…

  18. Headstone Project Brings Recognition to Long-Forgotten Blues Musos

    December 30, 2013 3:57 AM EST Blues guitarist Tommy Bankhead rubbed shoulders with some of the genre's royalty, from Howlin' Wolf and Elmore James to Albert King and Sonny Boy Williamson. But visitors to the overgrown St. Louis cemetery where Bankhead was buried more than a decade ago would never know his…

  19. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST 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 as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  20. 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2013: K-Town Picks

    December 23, 2013 9:56 PM EST From Billboard Korea's offices in Gangnam to the East and West coasts, check out the songs that the Billboard and Billboard Korea staff were blasting all year from K-pop veterans to the top boy and girl groups. Following last year's inaugural ranking of Billboard's 20…

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