1. Chart Juice: J. Cole Overthrows Wale and Outsells Kanye West

    July 11, 2013 11:31 AM EDT In its third week on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, J. Cole's "Born Sinner" claims the No. 1 spot to mark his second chart-topper after his 2011 debut "Cole World: The Sideline Story." With 58,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, "Born Sinner"…

  2. Mumford & Sons Close Glastonbury, Injured Bassist Ted Dwane Plays

    July 01, 2013 1:58 AM EDT Mumford & Sons brought the Glastonbury Festival to a foot-stomping close Sunday, with many music fans still on a high from the Rolling Stones' first-ever gig at Britain's leading music extravaganza. The Mumfords' performance was the Grammy-winning folk-rockers' first…

  3. Rolling Stones Play Long-Awaited Glastonbury Gig

    June 30, 2013 8:10 AM EDT There's a first time for everything, even if you're the Rolling Stones. The rock rabble-rousers who formed half a century ago played Britain's Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, their debut appearance at the country's most prestigious rock music event. A majority of…

  4. Aussie Rapper 360 Plays With All-Star Line-up on New Album, Bound for Lollapalooza

    June 21, 2013 3:39 AM EDT Two years ago, Australian rapper 360 could walk into any pub in his own country for a quiet drink. Not any more. The tall, heavily tattooed artist is already hard to miss. But he’s become a national star since his sophomore album, “Falling & Flying”, exploded Down Under on its release…

  5. W&W Prep for Major League Show in July for Philadelphia Philles

    June 18, 2013 11:56 AM EDT The Philadelphia Phillies tap the DJs for baseball’s first EDM show. From the National Anthem to the seventh-inning Stretch to occasional post-game rock concerts, music and baseball have a long-lasting relationship. But on July 5, the Philadelphia Phillies will embrace America’s EDM…

  6. Nina Simone Doc Enters Pre-Production, Dr. Dre Asked to Score Separate Simone Biopic

    June 06, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Nina Simone news is arriving in waves, with producers of a biopic courting Dr. Dre for musical assistance, Issa Rae being cast as the songstress in a Lorraine Hansberry film and the Simone estate putting a documentary into production. The documentary will be developed and produced by …

  7. Atoms For Peace Announce International Tour

    June 01, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Thom Yorke says the band will be playing cuts from 'Amok,' 'The Eraser' songs and some B-sides on tour. Southern California has been good for Thom Yorke. It's the home base for his 4-year-old band Atoms For Peace, meaning he's making occasional tough cross…

  8. Be a Billboard Festival Photo Correspondent!

    May 30, 2013 12:10 PM EDT Tweet us a favorite music festival shot you took for your chance to be our guest photographer at a NYC music festival! Want to be Billboard.com's guest photo correspondent at New York's Governors Ball? Show us your favorite music fest shot that you took and you'll have a…

  9. Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' Sets Spotify Records

    May 28, 2013 12:51 AM EDT Daft Punk's hugely-hyped “Random Access Memories” can now add “Spotify record holder” to its growing list of achievements. The French electronic music act’s fourth set has topped Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” as the most-streamed album in the first week of release for the U.S., according…

  10. Kid Rock, Rolling Stones Talk Scalping & Summer Shows

    May 24, 2013 7:48 AM EDT Kid Rock is a scalper. The 42-year-old Grammy winner, who is launching a summer tour where most tickets are priced at $20, said he's scalping about 1,000 tickets from each show to make up for the cheaper regular price. "I'm in the scalping business, but you know what? We told…

  11. George Strait, 'Love Is Everything': Track-by-Track Review

    May 13, 2013 12:00 PM EDT In a career that has seen five of his albums win the CMA Album of the Year trophy, a new release from George Strait is always a cause for celebration. But, in the case of "Love Is Everything," it truly is an album worth giving a listen to, and then, and then again. In fact, it…

  12. KISS 'Rock' Into the Restaurant Biz

    May 13, 2013 5:43 AM EDT Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, co-founders of KISS, have an ambitious worldwide restaurant strategy for their co-owned franchise, Rock & Brews. The dynamic rock titans recently opened their third restaurant and second Los Angeles area location in a year, furthering their plans to open…

  13. Tardy Rihanna Booed in Boston, Cheered in New York

    May 09, 2013 7:36 AM EDT Rihanna’s massive Diamonds World Tour has had its sparkling moments. But the Barbadian pop star’s fans let her know she’d lost her shine when she showed-up late in Boston. Rihanna was reportedly booed when she kept the crowd waiting 90 minutes at her Monday night concert at TD Garden in…

  14. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

  15. Metallica, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch to Rock Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show

    April 23, 2013 10:31 PM EDT The fifth annual event will present Metallica with its Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. Metallica will top a lineup of metal heavyweights at Revolver's fifth annual Golden Gods awards show. The magazine's May 2 show, which will air on AXS TV from Los Angeles'…

  16. Calvin Harris Sets Chart Record, Becomes U.K.’s New ‘King of Pop’

    April 22, 2013 11:55 PM EDT Calvin Harris has become a record-holder in the U.K. by clocking-up eight chart hits from the one album. The Scottish DJ and producer on Sunday saw his song “I Need Your Love” FT Ellie Goulding climb 11-7, in doing so becoming the eighth track from his album “18 Months” to crack the U.K.…

  17. Darius Rucker Rolls 'Wagon Wheel' to No. 1 On Hot Country Songs

    April 04, 2013 5:35 PM EDT The song marks Rucker's sixth leader on the list. Plus, Blake Shelton bows atop Top Country Albums, Hunter Hayes reigns on Country Airplay and Taylor Swift starts 'Trouble' on country radio Darius Rucker ends a two-year absence from the top of Hot Country Songs, as "…

  18. Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies

    April 04, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Roger Ebert, the ardent, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who put his indelible thumbprint on the history of film criticism forged from spending a lifetime at the movies, has died, the Chicago Sun-Times has reported. He was 70. In early December, the most famous movie critic of all time…

  19. Win a Trip to the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas

    April 01, 2013 11:45 AM EDT The 2013 Billboard Music Awards, featuring an array of music's biggest stars, will be broadcast live from Las Vegas May 19 on ABC. But you have a special chance to catch all of the action in person! Billboard and Las Vegas are excited to be giving away the music experience of a…

  20. Lil Wayne's Top 10 Biggest Career Moments

    March 25, 2013 2:05 PM EDT Lil Wayne has become an unstoppable force in hip-hop since stepping onto the scene in the early 90s alongside the Hot Boys. Close to two decades later, the rapper has become one to go to for chart-climbers, all for his snarling rhymes filled with canny wordplay. Weezy even made chart…

Pages