1. Elvis Presley’s Stax Sessions To Be Reissued As Three-Disc Box Set

    August 05, 2013 1:49 AM EDT It was 1973, and Elvis Presley's comeback was in fifth gear. After years of making mediocre movies, he had returned to touring and performing in Las Vegas. In January of that year, he staged the "Aloha from Hawaii" concert live via satellite, viewed by a billion people…

  2. 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…

  3. The Seed: Chris Brown, Kavinsky, Chamillionaire

    July 26, 2013 1:21 PM EDT This week, French electronic artist Kavinsky made a splash in R&B/hip-hop world with the release of "Odd Look (Remix)," featuring the Weeknd. The Canadian singer’s signature falsetto glides effortlessly over the Knight Rider-inspired track which was first featured on Kavinsky…

  4. Hanson Survives Band Tension To Create a New 'Anthem': Video Performance and Q&A

    July 11, 2013 12:10 PM EDT Hanson, those erstwhile and beloved pop-rock brothers, have just released their first album together after crossing the 20-year mark as a band. And while "Anthem," released on their own 3CG label last month, features some of cleanest hooks of the band's career, Isaac,…

  5. Essence Festival 2013: Beyonce, Tamia, Janelle Monae Take Over The Superdome

    July 08, 2013 11:14 AM EDT The last day of the 19th annual Essence Music Festival started around 8 a.m. CDT at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, with an all-star gospel tribute to Donnie McClurkin and Tramaine Hawkins, and finished around 1 a.m. Monday morning (July 8) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome when…

  6. Hooverphonic, 'The Night Before' Album Stream, Video, & Free 'Unfinished Sympathy' Download

    June 03, 2013 1:52 PM EDT The trip-hop outfit sheds the sub-bass on Massive Attack cover. It’s been nearly 20 years since Hooverphonic released “2 Wicky,” a drowsy, Isaac Hayes-sampling seductress of a track that typified the trip-hop era. But their latest album doesn’t have the astro-groove of their original works,…

  7. Mary J. Blige Faces $3.4M Tax Lien

    May 23, 2013 11:59 PM EDT Mary J. Blige and her husband have been hit with a $3.4 million tax lien in New Jersey. Court documents show the Internal Revenue Service filed a notice of a lien on the nine-time Grammy Award winner Feb. 7. That was two days before the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul was honored at a pre-Grammy…

  8. 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,…

  9. Hanson Go Big on New Album 'Anthem'

    May 22, 2013 10:45 AM EDT New album features collabs with Fitz and the Tantrums, a throwback sound Hanson had their fans in mind when writing their sixth studio album, "Anthem."  "It's got a lot of big sounding songs," Taylor Hanson tells Billboard about the album, out June 18. "We…

  10. Youssou N’Dour & Kaija Saariaho Feted With Sweden's 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:30 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA's fifth member) and the founder of two…

  11. White House Hosts Night of Memphis Soul -- Watch Justin Timberlake Sing for Obamas

    April 10, 2013 3:45 AM EDT President Barack Obama said he'd been looking forward to a White House celebration of Memphis soul music for one reason. "Let's face it, who does not love this music?" he asked Tuesday, opening the night's concert in an East Room bathed in amber light and…

  12. 'Searching for Sugar Man' Wins Oscar, and More Praise for Rodriguez

    February 24, 2013 11:36 PM EST "Searching for Sugar Man," honored with more than 30 awards in the last year, won the big one Sunday when it was named best documentary at the 85th annual Academy Awards. Director Malik Bendjelloul's film about the forgotten musician Rodriguez capped its journey that began at…

  13. 'American Idol' Recap: Adam Sanders & Papa Peachez Shock the Judges

    January 31, 2013 9:11 AM EST "American Idol" rolled into two different cities during Wednesday night’s auditions – San Antonio and Long Beach. The differences between the two? Location, certainly. But beyond that, the episode presented two locations that produced very similar talent, in that the talent was,…

  14. Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Dance/Club Play Songs: Chart Highlights

    January 28, 2013 3:19 PM EST Bieber scores his first leader on the list. Gary Allan, meanwhile, takes over top Country Airplay and Lady Antebellum soars onto the survey in with 'Downtown.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  15. Hunter Hayes 'Blown Away' By Best New Artist Grammy Nod

    December 06, 2012 6:30 PM EST Hunter Hayes was just hoping to nail his duties as a performing presenter at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Atlantic Nashville singer couldn't have expected to end the night a three-time nominee on top of singing the choruses of the five Song of the Year…

  16. Hunter Hayes Writing 'Nice Pool of Songs' for Sophomore Album

    November 17, 2012 10:05 AM EST With a third single from his debut album out and his Country Music Award for New Artist of the Year still warm in his hands, Hunter Hayes says it's "early at this point" to be too worried about his next album. But rest assured he's thinking about it. "I'm writing…

  17. ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards 2012: The Roys, Vince Gill Win Big

    October 19, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Vince Gill , Chuck Day , Laura Dodd, Chuck Hancock and Complete list of ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards winners: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: Chuck Day MALE VOCALIST: Chuck Hancock FEMALE VOCALIST: Laura Dodd LIVING LEGEND AWARD: Johnny Lee Cook VOCAL DUO/VOCAL DUO PERFORMANCE: Branded…

  18. Donald Fagen Mulling Solo Tour To Support 'Sunken Condos' Album

    October 10, 2012 4:55 PM EDT 'If it's a total turkey, I don't want to be associated with it at all,' Steely Dan leader tells Billboard. After a three interconnected solo albums, Steely Dan 's Donald Fagen wanted his upcoming "Sunken Condos" to stand on its own. "(2006's) '…

  19. Wade Hayes Wins Cancer Fight, Talks 'Time' Single & Rush of Support

    September 18, 2012 1:15 PM EDT "Believe me, you don't want this to happen to you," country singer says of battle with Stage IV Colon Cancer Wade Hayes has seen it all career-wise. He moved to Nashville in the early 1990s with dreams of being a guitarist / harmony singer. Along the way, he signed a deal with…

  20. Turbo Fruits Ready to 'Butter' Up Fans with Third Album

    September 11, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Turbo Fruits went into their new album, "Butter," ready to "rock 'n' roll and kick us like we've done from day one," according to founder and frontman Jonas Stein. But the Nashville quartet has another purpose in mind for their third release. "Man, we&…

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