1. 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'…

  2. Brantley Gilbert Hits New Country Chart Highs

    December 27, 2013 11:10 AM EST The singer is the toast of three tallies with new single "Bottoms Up" Brantley Gilbert makes his highest debuts on three Billboard song charts and posts his first No. 1 and best sales week on Country Digital Songs with "Bottoms Up," the lead single from his upcoming…

  3. Hugh Jackman Disappears From 'Houdini' Musical

    December 24, 2013 3:57 AM EST Broadway's most bankable musical theater star, Hugh Jackman, will not be returning to the boards next season, at least not as the title character in "Houdini." Producers on Monday confirmed Jackman's exit from the long-gestating musical, to which he has been officially…

  4. Kiss Frontman Paul Stanley Hails Rock Hall 'Victory,' Talks Ace Frehley and Peter Criss

    December 17, 2013 4:56 PM EST Kiss is letting bygones be bygones with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After years of some charged rhetoric from the band members over Kiss' exclusion, Paul Stanley tells Billboard that news the group will be inducted as part of the class of 2014 is "terrific" and…

  5. Joe Henry Has New Solo Album, Johnny Cash Project Lined Up for 2014

    December 17, 2013 8:00 AM EST After spending the past few years producing albums for Bonnie Raitt, Meshell Ndegeocello, Billy Bragg, Hugh Laurie, Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr, Over the Rhine and others, Joe Henry plans to return to the artist realm in 2014 with a new set called "Invisible Hour." "I'm…

  6. Gene Kelly's 'Singin' in the Rain' Suit Up For Sale

    December 03, 2013 2:44 AM EST A memorabilia collector is selling the gray wool suit Gene Kelly wore as he joyously danced in a downpour in the Hollywood musical "Singin' in the Rain." The suit is expected to sell for more than $20,000 when Heritage Auctions offers it up Friday in Dallas. Memorabilia…

  7. Ask Billboard: Why Aren't Power Ballads So Powerful Anymore?

    November 29, 2013 4:05 PM EST An analysis of why slow songs ruled top 40 in the late '80s but don't, for the most part, now. Plus, Hall & Oates' top 10 hits and Tom Wopat, 'Luke Duke' himself, stops by As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  8. The Top 30 Jewish Musicians

    November 27, 2013 1:05 PM EST Christmas classics may vastly out-number Hanukkah hits, but there's been no shortage of Jewish artists that have topped the Billboard charts over the years. With Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, beginning on the evening of Wednesday, November 27, now is the perfect time…

  9. Raphael Saadiq, 'Black Nativity: The Music Behind the Film': Video Exclusive

    November 18, 2013 11:43 AM EST At the core of the holiday drama, "Black Nativity," is the music. Raphael Saadiq was moved by director Kasi Lemmons' interpretation of Langston Hughes' play, and immediately got on board as executive music director. "'Black Nativity' I was familiar with…

  10. Adam Levine to Be People's Sexiest Man Alive

    November 15, 2013 4:21 PM EST Adam Levine is set to be named People's Sexiest Man Alive, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The "Voice" judge and Maroon 5 lead singer will be revealed as the magazine's choice next week. Related Articles Shirtless Selfies: Pop Stars Go Topless Adam Levine is Back in…

  11. Norah Jones And Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Prep Everly Brothers-Inspired Album

    October 23, 2013 4:45 PM EDT "Foreverly" puts a modern spin on the country folk standards from the Everly Brothers' "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us" On Nov. 25, Norah Jones and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will team up to release "Foreverly," a modern-day reworking of the Everly…

  12. Musical of 'An American in Paris' Coming to Broadway?

    October 18, 2013 12:19 AM EDT A stage musical based on the film "An American in Paris" with music by George and Ira Gershwin is aiming for Broadway in 2015 after a stop in - where else? - Paris next December. Producers said Thursday the new work will be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and…

  13. Simple Minds Ready for Rare U.S. Trek, Jim Kerr Says Band's in 'Tremendous Form'

    October 16, 2013 4:09 AM EDT “Eleven years? That’s an embarrassing gap.” So says Jim Kerr, lead singer and mainstay of Scotland’s Simple Minds of the group’s lengthy absence from North American shores. Following the March release of hits compilation "Celebrate," the band, which for the past couple of decades…

  14. The Rascals Q&A: On Returning to Broadway and the Genius of Steven Van Zandt

    October 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT An announcement is expected soon that the Rascals will return to Broadway with their "Once Upon a Dream" show for a three-week run beginning Dec. 16. Before they do shows at the Marriott Marquis Theater, however, the four original members will be finishing up their first North…

  15. Stevie Wonder Speaks Out, Bono Surprises at Global Citizen Festival

    September 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT An impassioned speech on guns by Wonder and slick sets by Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings of Leon highlight a day of doing right in Central Park Stevie Wonder made believers out of a youthful crowd of 60,000-plus at the Global Citizen Festival , held Saturday in New York City's…

  16. British Pop Star Leona Lewis to Make Film Debut

    September 24, 2013 1:48 AM EDT "X Factor U.K." winner Leona Lewis will make her big-screen debut in "Holiday!," a British musical directed by the StreetDance franchise team Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini. The movie, produced by U.K. indie production and distribution banner Vertigo Films, stars fresh…

  17. Tim McGraw Preps New Music, 'Tomorrowland' Movie and Faith Hill's Comeback

    September 22, 2013 5:07 PM EDT Tim McGraw may have just released his latest album, "Two Lanes of Freedom," in January -- and capped off its accompanying tour with a performance at iHeartRadio Saturday night. But he's already begun work on the next record. "I've actually been in the studio over…

  18. 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…

  19. Hugh Laurie Makes It 'Rain': Video Interview

    August 21, 2013 11:30 AM EDT The "House" actor talks to Billboard about his new album, "Didn't It Rain," the blues and the genius of Hank Sr. Hugh Laurie's second album, "Didn’t It Rain," debuted at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 last week, selling 14,000 copies, according to…

  20. Seven Lions with Myon & Shane 54 featuring Tove Lo, 'Strangers': First Listen

    August 19, 2013 3:52 PM EDT The EDM banger is featured on the soundtrack for “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.' It’s fitting that Seven Lions’ song “Strangers” appears on the soundtrack for “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.” The movie, which comes to theaters this Wednesday, is the adaptation of a young adult…

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