1. 'Breaking Bad' Finale's Last Song Surges With 3,000% Sales Gain

    September 30, 2013 3:15 PM EDT Badfinger's "Baby Blue" is suddenly red hot. The song, which closed the finale of AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" last night (Sept. 29), has suddenly risen into the top 25 on iTunes' top songs list and is poised for a return to the Billboard charts…

  2. Singer Jackie Lomax Dies in England at 69

    September 18, 2013 8:01 PM EDT The rock musician, once signed to the Beatles' Apple Records and a veteran of the Liverpool scene, had completed work on a new album. Jackie Lomax, a singer-songwriter who worked with The Beatles and enjoyed a long solo career, has died at age 69. Lomax died Sunday in the Wirral, near…

  3. Bubbling Under: Saints Of Valory March In; Midnight Red Finds 'Home' At Radio

    September 13, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Saints of Valory, Midnight Red, Sebastian Mikael and Dani Martin   SAINTS OF VALORY A year ago, Saints of Valory competed in…

  4. 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…

  5. The Beatles Ready 'Live at the BBC Volume 2'

    September 12, 2013 2:22 PM EDT The Beatles are releasing a massive collection of songs and studio banter from the band's widely heralded BBC sessions in 1963-64, including 37 performances of early classics and rare covers. "On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2" will be released Nov. 11 and includes over 60…

  6. Jonas Brothers, Jason Derulo Added to Bill for 'Live In the Vineyard' Fest

    September 10, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Jonas Brothers will join Jason Derulo, Kevin Rudolf, Delta Rae, American Authors on the bill for this November’s “Live In The Vineyard” festival in California. Earlier, organizers announced Five for Fighting, Gavin DeGraw, James Blunt, Lee DeWyze, Atlas Genius, Andrew Ripp and Christina…

  7. Keith Urban Lights a Creative Fire With 'Fuse'

    September 05, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Urban takes creative risks on first album since vocal scare. "I really enjoyed just not having a clue. What did George Harrison say? 'If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.' It was very much that kind of liberation for me" If a…

  8. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Triples Up At No. 1 With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 12, 2013 5:05 PM EDT The smash is the first to top Pop Songs, Rhythmic and Adult Pop Songs simultaneously since 1999. Plus, new No. 1s for Lorde and Brett Eldredge 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…

  9. Former 'Idol' Elise Testone Looks Ahead to Debut Album 'In This Life'

    August 09, 2013 12:10 AM EDT "American Idol" alum Elise Testone makes her home in Charleston, South Carolina, but last week, she returned to her New Jersey roots to celebrate a special occasion: her 30th birthday. The season 11 finalist ushered in the milestone with friends, family and fans who packed into…

  10. The Rides: Stephen Stills and Kenny Wayne Shepherd 'Can't Get Enough' of the Blues

    August 05, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Exclusive lyric video premiere: Cover of "Search and Destroy" by The Stooges The first album and tour by the new "supergroup" The Rides -- Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg -- are still a few weeks away, but the trio is…

  11. Man Band Takeover: Exploring New Albums From Backstreet Boys, NKOTB, 98 Degrees & Hanson

    August 02, 2013 2:48 PM EDT All four once-inescapable groups have released new albums this year. Which ones are worth a listen? It's been just another ordinary week for the biggest boy band in the world, One Direction: the quintet scored its best Hot 100 rank ever this week when new single "Best Song Ever…

  12. 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…

  13. John Williams Onboard As Composer For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

    July 29, 2013 12:37 AM EDT It's official: the latest chapter of Star Wars will be scored by John Williams. The composer, who has crafted the score for all six titles in the space opera saga, was confirmed to be joining J.J. Abrams' Episode VII by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy on Saturday at a Star…

  14. Gavin DeGraw Dishes on New Album: Watch Q&A and Video Performance

    July 25, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Gavin DeGraw is in the process of narrowing down the track list for a still-untitled fifth album due out this fall on RCA Records, but the veteran pop-rock singer-songwriter has bestowed fans with a new single, "Best I Ever Had," which was released in June and has sold 41,000…

  15. Fake Fab Four Hit the Right Notes In Beatles Broadway Tribute

    July 24, 2013 11:56 PM EDT Even fake Beatles can bring back good memories of the real thing, when they're truly talented. The Beatles, arguably one of the most talented and influential bands in musical history, produced a treasure trove of unforgettable tunes. Mostly written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney,…

  16. Saints of Valory, 'Neon Eyes': Exclusive Video Premiere

    July 23, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Arena-pop quartet Saints of Valory first caught the attention of Billboard when the group became a finalist for last year's Battle of the Bands competition. On Tuesday (July 23), the band makes its return with a video for the new single "Neon Eyes," premiering exclusively…

  17. From 'Harlem' (Shake) To (Bruno) Mars, 2013 Hasn't Been Half-Bad

    July 02, 2013 12:40 PM EDT As we begin the second half of 2013, a look back at some of the most notable chart feats from January through June You've already weighed in on your favorites of the first six months of 2013 in Billboard.com's mid-year awards poll . Let's see how your picks matched up with…

  18. Chart Highlights: Selena Gomez 'Get's New No. 1 On Dance/Club Play Songs

    July 01, 2013 3:05 PM EDT The singer ties for the fastest climb to No. 1 on the ranking since 2000 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 listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard…

  19. Pop Shop Picks: John Mayer, M.I.A., Neko Case & More

    June 28, 2013 5:13 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! JOHN MAYER "Paper Doll…

  20. Jack White, Joe Jonas Win Big At O Music Awards

    June 21, 2013 9:43 AM EDT Jack White and Joe Jonas were among the big winners at Thursday's O Music Awards, the digital awards show produced by Viacom-owned cable networks MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo. White won the digital genius award, while Jonas of The Jonas Brothers won for best artist Instagram. Jonas said, “I…

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