1. Britney Spears' 'Britney Jean' Streaming on iTunes

    November 25, 2013 8:24 PM EST Good news for people who love Britney Spears news: "Britney Jean" is officially streaming. Eight days before its official release, the album -- the singer's eighth -- is now available via iTunes . The stream clocks in at a mere 36 minutes; the version available merely includes…

  2. Jamie Lynn Spears Releases First Country Single, 'How Could I Want More': Listen

    November 25, 2013 7:44 PM EST Jamie Lynn Spears is making a comeback, and the fruits of her labor are beginning to trickle out. After appearing on "Chillin' With You," the ninth track from big sister Britney's new album "Britney Jean," the former "Zoey 101" star has her own song out…

  3. Marc 'MK' Kinchen Talks Surprise UK Hit 'Look Right Through' and Stardom Abroad

    November 21, 2013 3:20 PM EST Two weeks ago, Marc Kinchen, better known as MK, took a remix of an underground house track by Storm Queen to the top of the UK charts. While it was dethroned by Martin Garrix earlier this week, the MK remix of “Look Right Through” is still lodged in the Top 10, giving Kinchen, an American,…

  4. Britney Spears Documentary to Air on E!

    November 14, 2013 12:50 AM EST Britney Spears is getting her own documentary. E! will air a 90-minute TV special, "I Am Britney Jean," on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m., chronicling the next chapter of the singer's career as she preps for her two-year Las Vegas residency. The cable network will air an encore…

  5. Britney Spears Reveals 'Britney Jean' Tracklist

    November 12, 2013 8:35 PM EST Britney Spears has revealed the full tracklist for the standard and deluxe versions of upcoming album "Britney Jean" through her Twitter account. According to the pop star, she decided to reveal the list of songs Tuesday night (Nov. 12) after what she calls "sneaky hackers…

  6. Michael Jackson's Touring Life After Death: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 08, 2013 2:00 PM EST The inside story of why MJ's touring business is now bigger than ever This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. In the fall of 1987, not long after the release of his blockbuster album Bad, Michael Jackson and his longtime lawyer/adviser John…

  7. CODE First Play: Jamie Jones, 'Cookie Monster'

    November 07, 2013 11:24 AM EST Before Hot Natured was a band, it was a party. And before Jamie Jones was a part of the house music revival, he ran with a wild set of techno minimalists. His new single, “Cookie Monster,” taken from the forthcoming “Planets, Spaceships” EP, recalls the best of minimal’s late ‘00s peak…

  8. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Tops Dance Club Songs, Young The Giant Returns, Lorde Adds Latin Airplay

    November 04, 2013 4:05 PM EST Rihanna notches her latest No. 1, Young the Giant returns to rock airwaves and Lorde's 'Royals' crosses to Latin radio. Plus, Donald Lawrence takes over atop Gospel Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the…

  9. Eminem Debuts Rihanna-Assisted Song, 'The Monster': Listen

    October 28, 2013 5:20 PM EDT A week before the release of "Marshall Mathers LP 2" (Nov. 5), Eminem premieres the album's Rihanna-assisted collaboration, "The Monster" on SiriusXM's Shade 45. While Eminem raps about his "Monster" haunting him, Rihanna embraces hers. The…

  10. Deluxe Edition for Eminem's 'MMLP2' Features Sia, Jamie N Commons

    October 25, 2013 8:06 PM EDT Eminem has revealed the details of the deluxe edition for "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," and it features a collaboration with Sia. The bonus disc for "MMLP2" features five tracks, adding to the 16-track standard edition for 21 songs total, SPIN reports . Sia, the subject…

  11. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  12. Marilyn Manson to Appear in TV Show 'Once Upon a Time'

    October 18, 2013 9:32 PM EDT "Once Upon a Time" is going to the dark side. Marilyn Manson will be joining ABC's fairy tale drama in the third season as a voice guest star, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. In the eighth episode, expected to air mid-November, Manson will make his "Once Upon a Time…

  13. Ty Herndon Returns With 'Lies I Told Myself'

    October 17, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Ty Herndon, one of the most played male country acts of the mid to late 1990s, returns to the fold with a brand new project titled "Lies I Told Myself," out Oct. 22. He tells Billboard that the music on the disc represents a little bit more modern of a sound, which was somewhat of…

  14. Matt Redman, TobyMac & Jason Crabb Win Big at Dove Awards

    October 16, 2013 6:12 AM EDT Matt Redman, TobyMac and Jason Crabb were the top winners at the 44th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards held last night (10/15) in Nashville at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University. Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin hosted the show, which was taped to air on Up! Oct. 21 at…

  15. Drake Scores 11th No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    October 03, 2013 8:27 PM EDT In the same week as his chart-topping debut of "Nothing was the Same," Drake takes over at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” featuring Majid Jordan. The song’s 3-1 rise ends Robin Thicke’s reign with “Blurred Lines” at 16 weeks and marks Drake…

  16. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Breaks Record Atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    September 25, 2013 5:24 PM EDT With a 16th week at No. 1, the song logs the longest reign since Nielsen data began powering the chart in 1992, passing Mary J. Blige's 15-week leader 'Be Without You' With a 16th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Robin Thicke's "…

  17. 615 Spotlight: Rachele Lynae Talks 'Fishin',' Karmin and New Music

    September 18, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Momentum Label Group recording artist Rachele Lynae has been making the promotional rounds as of late while promoting her sassy new single "Fishin' For Something." She tells Billboard the events of this summer have been exciting. "I've been doing a lot of radio…

  18. Nine Inch Nails, Chvrches Featured in FIFA 14 Soccer Game Soundtrack

    September 16, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches, Australia’s Empire of the Sun, and Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2 are among the artists whose music is featured in the FIFA 14 soccer game, Electronic Arts has announced in advance of the game’s North American release on…

  19. Marty Raybon Talks Transition to Bluegrass

    September 03, 2013 5:35 PM EDT When Marty Raybon released his latest bluegrass album, "The Back Forty," he told Billboard that one of his goals was to lift his career to a place where he could be a nominee for the International Bluegrass Music Association awards. This year, got his wish. When the nominations…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday The latest chart…

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