1. Bubbling Under: The Colourist Breaks Through At Alternative

    September 06, 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: the Colourist, Mia Martina, Brothers Osborne and Lantana THE COLOURIST Southern California band the Colourist has its sights…

  2. Katy Perry's 'Prism' Album Preview: 10 Things You Need To Know

    September 06, 2013 9:00 AM EDT All the song titles, collaborators and lyrical tidbits we can share following a New York listening session of the new album. Hours after Katy Perry released her "Roar" music video to the world at large, the pop superstar unveiled the majority of her hotly anticipated third…

  3. Kelly Clarkson, 'Wrapped in Red': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 10:58 AM EDT Release Date: Oct. 29 Label: RCA Records For Kelly Clarkson, Christmas will arrive just in time for Halloween with the debut of her first-ever holiday album, "Wrapped in Red," due Oct. 29. The album, produced by Greg Kurstin, will feature original songs ("Underneath the Tree…

  4. One Direction's Zayn Malik Engaged To Little Mix's Perrie Edwards

    August 21, 2013 12:59 PM EDT Little Mix's Perrie Edwards is officially engaged to her boyfriend, One Direction's Zayn Malik, according to a 1D rep. Rumors that the pair, both 20 years old, made it official surfaced when Edwards was spotted at the London premiere of "One Direction: This Is Us"…

  5. Kelly Clarkson Is 'Wrapped in Red' for Holiday Album

    August 20, 2013 4:05 AM EDT For Kelly Clarkson, Christmas will arrive just in time for Halloween with the debut of her first-ever holiday album. The American Idol season-one winner announced that her new release, titled "Wrapped in Red," will drop on Oct. 29. "Check out the cover of my Christmas album!…

  6. John Mayer Returns With New Album and a Duet With Katy Perry

    August 19, 2013 1:15 PM EDT John Mayer knows all too well the power of having a duet with Katy Perry, his girlfriend of the last year, among the tracks on his new album, "Paradise Valley," due Aug. 20. "When you first read the reports about [the duet], you'll think that it's a gimmick ... I…

  7. Stephen Sondheim To Collect Lifetime Achievement Award

    August 11, 2013 11:48 PM EDT Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is being awarded one of the top honors in the arts world: the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement. The award is being presented Sunday at the MacDowell Colony, the prestigious retreat for artists, writers and composers in…

  8. Angel Haze Reveals 'Epic' Track With Sia on Finished 'Dirty Gold'

    August 05, 2013 5:00 PM EDT There's a light at the end of the tunnel for Angel Haze's debut album, "Dirty Gold," with the Detroit-bred MC revealing at Lollapalooza that she wrapped the set a month ago with plans to release a single this month. Haze, who has spent time in the studio with Marcus…

  9. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros to Erect Tent Festival in Los Angeles

    August 05, 2013 12:15 PM EDT If there's any way to attract a big turnout for fans of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, it's holding a four-day, carnival-esque festival with promises of a puppetry, acrobats, a beer garden and a farmer's market. And fans of the hippie rockers will get all of this and…

  10. Bloodhound Gang Ousted From Russian Concert Following Flag Gag

    August 04, 2013 10:56 PM EDT The American rock group Bloodhound Gang was kicked out of a Russian music festival and pelted with eggs after videos emerged of its bass player shoving a Russian flag down his pants at a recent concert in Ukraine. Russian prosecutors are even considering whether to open a criminal case in…

  11. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  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. Katy Perry Announces 'Prism' Album With Golden Truck

    July 29, 2013 9:28 PM EDT Perry will return with "Prism" in October, she announced via an unexpected viral campaign. Katy Perry is making a statement -- with a semi-truck. An enormous golden truck with "Katy Perry - Prism - 10-22-13" emblazoned on its sides, top and back was spotted in Los…

  14. Selena Gomez Set for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 24, 2013 5:04 PM EDT Selena Gomez, who just celebrated her 21st birthday on July 22, has another reason to party: She's likely to earn her first No. 1 album next week. Industry sources say her latest release, "Stars Dance," should debut atop the Billboard 200 with perhaps 90,000 to 100,000 copies…

  15. Ed Sheeran's Epic 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' in the 'Artists Den': Watch

    July 23, 2013 7:15 PM EDT As a way to breathe life into historic landmarks acoss the country, PBS' "Live from the Artists Den" pairs today's top music acts with what would typically be odd venue choices, and the result is something truly intimate and unique. Since its first season in 2009, the…

  16. CODER Picks of the Week: Diplo, RL Grime, Robin Thicke, and More

    July 19, 2013 1:41 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Zel, Lauren, Elissa, Tshepo and Eric have to say. Diplo: "Crown" (feat. Mike Posner, Boaz van de Beatz and Riff Raff) [Mad Decent] Diplo is feeling like a million…

  17. Selena Gomez's Back Catalog: Her Top 10 Pre-'Stars Dance' Highlights

    July 19, 2013 11:58 AM EDT For a pop star still a couple days away from drinking age -- she turns 21 on Monday, so get your birthday cards ready this weekend -- Selena Gomez has already amassed a fairly impressive back catalog, having released three full-length albums with her former backing band The Scene as well…

  18. Tegan and Sara, Metric Make the Polaris Music Prize Short List

    July 16, 2013 12:12 PM EDT The short list for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize was revealed in Toronto on Tuesday, with Metric, METZ, Purity Ring and Tegan and Sara among the ten acts in the running for Canada's best album of the year. The announcement was made at a media event at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, by…

  19. Smallpools Talks 'Ridiculously Quick' Ascent and 'Dreaming' Single

    July 09, 2013 11:55 AM EDT The new group's four-song debut EP is due July 16 through RCA Records. When 2013 began, Smallpools weren't even a band. Seven months later, the group still hasn't played a live show, but has been signed to a major label, and its debut single is gaining traction at radio.…

  20. Mayer Hawthorne Talks 'Fun' New Album, 'Where Does This Door Go'

    July 01, 2013 12:58 PM EDT Known for his creative control, Mayer Hawthorne invited superstar producers to boost 'Where Does This Door Go.' Plus: Watch exclusive clips of Hawthorne discussing three of the album's tracks. A camera follows Mayer Hawthorne through a dark corridor and into a bar. "I…

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