1. Foster The People Announces 2014 Return In New Teaser Clip: Watch

    January 02, 2014 11:40 AM EST Foster The People was mostly absent from the music scene in 2013 after releasing its debut album, "Torches," in 2011, and subsequently touring in 2012 while making a pitstop at the Grammys to perform with Maroon 5 and the Beach Boys. This year will not be as quiet for Mark Foster…

  2. Restless Heart Celebrates First 'Christmas,' Preps New Studio Album for 2014

    December 17, 2013 6:30 PM EST Restless Heart have been celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, and the veteran group recently crossed off an item on their career bucket list, by releasing their first-ever Christmas album, "A Restless Heart Christmas."  "It's been a long time coming," lead…

  3. 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…

  4. Tegan and Sara On Future Music: 'We Have More To Explore With The Pop Genre'

    December 16, 2013 11:26 AM EST Earlier this year, Tegan and Sara brilliantly transitioned away from guitar-driven indie rock and toward synth-based mainstream pop with "Heartthrob," the sister duo's seventh studio album. Led by the single "Closer," "Heartthrob" has sold 165,000 copies…

  5. Angel Haze: Inside The Making of Her Debut Album, 'Dirty Gold'

    December 09, 2013 3:07 PM EST Rap's next rock star? A first look at Angel Haze's expansive, genre-bending Republic debut. "Just so you know, I want to be a rock star." That was one of the first things Angel Haze said to Nicola Carson, an alum of Modest! Management (Leona Lewis, One Direction) who was…

  6. Katy Perry Rides In On A 'Dark Horse,' Her Aptly Titled, Unexpected Hit

    December 09, 2013 11:35 AM EST As proper 'PRISM' single 'Unconditionally' scales Pop Songs, the non-promoted 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, debuts on the chart Katy Perry's song "Dark Horse" is living up to its title as a surprise hit at top 40 radio. Having been released less…

  7. P!nk: The Billboard Woman Of The Year Q&A

    December 06, 2013 9:00 AM EST P!nk, Billboard's Woman of the Year honoree, highlights 'a positive, enormous and wonderful' 2013. This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It's Sunday, the 18th of October, and P!nk is sending 2-year-old daughter Willow…

  8. Is Britney Spears' 'Britney Jean' Really Her Most Personal Album? An Investigation

    December 04, 2013 12:30 PM EST A deep dive into the pop superstar's eight studio albums shows where her newest ranks on a "personal" level. When Britney Spears began setting up her eighth studio album, "Britney Jean," earlier this year, the word "personal" kept popping up. "I can…

  9. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Displays Iconic Elvis Presley Items

    November 29, 2013 9:50 PM EST Old-time Elvis Presley fans and lots of newer, younger ones flocked to a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Friday to see his stylish ID bracelet, custom-made motorcycle, eye-catching rings and military mementos. The exhibit opened in conjunction with Elvis Presley…

  10. Black Flag Singer Ron Reyes Fired Mid-Show

    November 27, 2013 2:30 PM EST Black Flag's controversial reunion has taken a rather unbelievable turn: Ron Reyes, the group's Canada-based singer, has revealed through a Facebook post that he was kicked offstage and out of the reformed group by his band mates during a performance in Australia earlier this week.…

  11. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  12. Dido Reminisces on 'Greatest Hits,' Teaming with Eminem for 'Stan'

    November 15, 2013 10:56 AM EST Career-spanning collection due months after 'Girl Who Got Away' album. Best-of albums can be simple victory laps, but they're also a great time for personal reflection. For British adult-pop singer Dido, her upcoming "Greatest Hits" compilation has provided a…

  13. Lily Allen on 'Hard Out Here' Dancers: 'It Has Nothing To Do With Race'

    November 13, 2013 2:06 PM EST U.K. singer addresses music video controversy in lengthy post. Lily Allen returned on Tuesday (Nov. 12) with new single "Hard Out Here" as well as a music video that takes aim at gender objectification within the music industry. While the video has been well-received (it has 1.3…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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"…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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