1. YouTube Music Awards: 6 Odd Things That Couldn't Go Unnoticed

    November 04, 2013 11:53 AM EST Last night in New York City, YouTube held its inaugural YouTube Music Awards. Directed by Spike Jonze, the overall idea around performances from the likes of Lady Gaga and Eminem was that they wouldn’t simply be the standard, but live music videos. Along with that, came off-the-cuff hosting…

  2. Catch a Fire: Label Tweaks Formula for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack

    October 30, 2013 4:30 PM EDT In early October, executives from Republic Records were attending a film premiere and discussing the promotion of a soundtrack. As much as they were proud of the film receiving its Los Angeles debut that night-Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals"-and its Republic…

  3. Stevie Wonder to Perform Entire 'Songs In The Key Of Life' at Holiday Benefit

    October 29, 2013 6:02 PM EDT Stevie Wonder announced today that he will perform his landmark album "Songs in the Key of Life" in its entirety at his 18th annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert. The concert will take place Dec. 21 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.  "This has been a fantasy of mine for a…

  4. B.o.B Talks Quarter Life Crisis & 'Underground Luxury' Album

    October 29, 2013 5:00 PM EDT B.o.B is suffering from a quarter-life crisis. With two weeks before his 25th birthday, the Atlanta rapper finds himself at a point in his 10-year career where he can't let anyone get in his way, including himself." "At 25, from this point forward it has got to be just uphill,…

  5. Celine Dion Shows Edge, and Tries Out New Characters, on 'Loved Me Back to Life'

    October 29, 2013 2:00 PM EDT For her first English-language album in six years, Celine Dion has tapped current songwriters like Sia and Ne-Yo for a sound that reminds people-or at least her son-of Rihanna Celine Dion packs two ­albums right now as she travels the country, and soon Europe -- Adele's "21"…

  6. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  7. Sia: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 25, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Sia thought she would retire and become a songwriter. Turned out her pop craft made her a bigger star than ever. In a rare interview, Sia talks writing, her demons and the power of saying "no" Three years ago, Sia Furler tried to pull off a disappearing act that hasn't…

  8. Katy Perry Hosts Famous Friends, Previews Next Tour at Hollywood Bowl: Live Review

    October 24, 2013 12:33 PM EDT The long lashes. The jet black hair. The space-age purple lipstick. Armed with her signature hits, Katy Perry emerged in full glory during a chilly night in Los Angeles that warmed up at every move, only to be punctuated by a fireworks spectacle that lit up the night sky.   As the…

  9. Clay Walker Talks Battle With MS, Film Debut and New Music

    October 22, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Veteran country performer Clay Walker is making an appearance at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The occasion is the Fourth Annual Chords Of Hope benefit concert -- one that is for a cause that hits the singer close to home. "The show will support a…

  10. Oliver, Remixed and Ready: Listen to Exclusive Dillon Francis-Mixed 'Night Is On My Mind'

    October 21, 2013 4:48 PM EDT It’s a sunny Monday afternoon in Los Angeles and Oliver, the DJ and production duo of Oliver Goldstein and Vaughn Oliver, are tucked inside their Silver Lake studio. Greg Kurstin previously occupied their particular space, now chock full of Goldstein’s formidable keyboard collection and…

  11. Katy Perry's 'PRISM': Track-By-Track Review

    October 21, 2013 2:51 PM EDT Katy Perry released her sophomore album, "Teenage Dream," at the age of 25, but the 2010 effort pristinely captured the chirpy buoyancy of youth through gooey synth-pop. There was a reason that "Teenage Dream" spawned a record-tying five No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 …

  12. Kelly Clarkson Sees 'Red': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 18, 2013 11:30 AM EDT For Clarkson, making a Christmas album was a chance to defy genre limitations and just be herself This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Cradling a cherry red guitar and decked in a tartan plaid dress, poinsettia jacket and matching studded,…

  13. Katy Perry's 'PRISM' Collaborators: 10 People You Need To Know

    October 16, 2013 5:24 PM EDT Want to embrace the full ROAR of Katy's latest? Get to know these key behind-the-scenes players. On "PRISM," Katy Perry's third studio album, the pop artist has re-upped with a handful of the producers and songwriters that made her a mega-selling star over the past…

  14. Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin Among Artists on 'A Very Special Christmas: Icon'

    October 11, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The King of Rock 'n' Roll and the Queen of Soul are just two of 11 acts gracing the tracklist of "A Very Special Christmas: Icon," the latest in a long line of compilation discs benefiting the Special Olympics. The "A Very Special Christmas" holiday series…

  15. Go Behind Badfinger's 'Breaking Bad' Moment

    October 02, 2013 1:00 PM EDT "Baby Blue" songwriter Pete Ham's tragic story played role in how the song was used on the hit AMC show "Baby Blue," the Badfinger song that closed out the finale of AMC's "Breaking Bad" on Sept. 29, sold 5,000 copies in handful of hours after it…

  16. The Winery Dogs, 'Time Machine': Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 02, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Listening to music from The Winery Dogs is like entering a time machine, with a back-to-basics rock sound and input from three masters of the genre. So it's fitting that the band's newest video, premiering today (Oct. 2) on Billboard, is for the song entitled just that: "Time…

  17. Badfinger Song Sends 'Breaking Bad' Off in Style

    September 30, 2013 9:15 AM EDT WARNING: Spoilers ahead for the series finale if "Breaking Bad" "Breaking Bad" has ended -- but not before giving fans one final song to rock out to. As we saw Walter White (Bryan Cranston) – bleeding and near death – back in a lab one last time, he had just the song…

  18. Katy Perry's 'PRISM': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 27, 2013 11:35 AM EDT After record-setting success and personal loss, the pop queen sees the light and roars back to the top This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. "Honestly, I'm just masquerading as a pop star." Coming from Katy Perry -- that…

  19. 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…

  20. Miley Cyrus 'Wrecking Ball' Parodies: 10 Hilarious Clips Even Billy Ray Would Love

    September 19, 2013 12:50 PM EDT After twerking her way up the chart with “We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” is now on top of the Hot 100 . Her making it to No. 1 comes on the heels of the release of its much buzzed about video. Why "Wrecking Ball" Is Miley Cyrus' "Cry Me A River"…

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