1. Firefly Music Festival Lineup Announced: Outkast, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson Headlining

    January 14, 2014 2:35 PM EST Delaware's Firefly Music Festival is the latest summer fest to announce its lineup. Most prominently, the lineup includes the recently reunited Outkast; unsurprising considering André 3000 and Big Boi announced yesterday they'd be playing over 40 festivals this summer. Previously,…

  2. Courtney Love to Defend Controversial Tweet on Monday

    January 13, 2014 12:19 AM EST This Monday, Courtney Love will go to trial in a groundbreaking case. The rock star will not only become the first celebrity to defend an allegedly defamatory tweet inside a U.S. courtroom, but she might have to address the wild and maybe uncontrollable way she's acted in the past. She&…

  3. Bubbling Under: Celeste Buckingham Begins 'Run'

    January 10, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Celeste Buckingham, RAC, Que and Signature Celeste Buckingham Eighteen-year-old singer Celeste Buckingham is poised to make her airplay…

  4. How One Direction Got Back To Pop Radio's Top 10

    January 09, 2014 11:05 AM EST 'Story of My Life' becomes the boy band's first Pop Songs top 10 since its debut hit 'What Makes You Beautiful' six singles ago. Programmers share insights as to why 'Story' has soared One Direction enjoys upward direction on Billboard's Nielsen BDS…

  5. 615 Spotlight: Sam Riggs Ready to Bust Out of the Lone Star State

    January 08, 2014 3:45 PM EST Sam Riggs has a lot to be excited about as 2014 begins. His new album, "Outrun The Sun," recorded with his band The Night People, has been garnering some very strong reviews of late and the video for "When The Lights Go Out" rose to No. 1 on the CMT's "Pure 12…

  6. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Storms to Top Of Billboard 200

    January 08, 2014 11:00 AM EST "Frozen" is the fourth animated film soundtrack to reach No. 1 in the chart's 58-year history. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" blows into the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 5, according to Nielsen…

  7. Suspect Arrested In Killing of Doe B.

    December 30, 2013 1:40 PM EST Police have arrested a man on two capital murder charges in the fatal shooting of rapper Doe B. and a woman at an Alabama bar. Six others were also wounded. Montgomery police said Monday that 25-year-old Jason Quan McWilliams of Montgomery turned himself in the previous evening and that he&…

  8. Headstone Project Brings Recognition to Long-Forgotten Blues Musos

    December 30, 2013 3:57 AM EST Blues guitarist Tommy Bankhead rubbed shoulders with some of the genre's royalty, from Howlin' Wolf and Elmore James to Albert King and Sonny Boy Williamson. But visitors to the overgrown St. Louis cemetery where Bankhead was buried more than a decade ago would never know his…

  9. Rapper Doe B Shot and Killed in Alabama

    December 28, 2013 9:50 AM EST :42 p.m.ET: This story has been updated with new information. Up-and-coming rapper Doe B, a member of Grand Hustle's Hustle Gang, was shot and killed in his home town of Montgomery, Ala. early Saturday. He was 22. His management confirmed the MC's death on Twitter. On…

  10. Chart Highlights: Florida Georgia Line Lands Fourth Country Airplay No. 1

    December 23, 2013 5:15 PM EST The duo ties the record for the most career-opening leaders in the chart's history. Plus, U2 likewise makes an historic move and new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Toby Love Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  11. Jury Deciding If Courtney Love Tweet is Defamatory

    December 21, 2013 6:24 PM EST At a hearing on Friday morning, a Los Angeles judge decided that a jury should decide next month whether Courtney Love defamed her ex-attorney in a tweet and news interview. The ruling means that unless there is an unexpected settlement in the next two weeks, Love will become the first…

  12. Disney's 'Frozen' Soundtrack Hits Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 18, 2013 7:23 PM EST The new animated musical succeeds with songs from Demi Lovato, Idina Menzel. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" joins an elite group of albums this week, as the set jumps from No. 11 to No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. It's only the 10th soundtrack from an animated…

  13. 615 Spotlight: Robby Johnson's Debut Single Goes 'South'; Album Set for 2014

    December 18, 2013 6:30 PM EST Though the weather outside might be a little bit frightful, "South Of Me," the romantic new single from newcomer Robby Johnson has many fans feeling delightful as the year comes to an end. He told Billboard that the sound of song stems from being on a winning team. "When you…

  14. Garth Brooks Leads Top Country Albums Chart, Jake Owen Debuts

    December 12, 2013 2:57 PM EST Garth Brooks' "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decade of Influences" leads Billboard's Top Country Albums chart for a second week with 146,000 copies, sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.   With a concurrent 3-1 second-week hop on the Billboard 200, "Roots"…

  15. John Hammond, 'Further On Up The Road': Exclusive Song Premiere

    December 10, 2013 10:45 AM EST It's been 50 years since John Hammond, Jr. released his first album. And he can think of no better way to commemorate it than with a new live album that finds him doing what he does best -- playing solo with just his guitar, harmonica and voice at one of his favorite regular venues.  …

  16. Christina Perri Announces 'Head or Heart' Album, Spring Tour Dates

    December 09, 2013 3:10 PM EST Christina Perri's sophomore album was given a first single, the vulnerable ballad "Human," a few weeks ago -- and now the full-length has a title, release date, and concurrent tour. "Head or Heart" will be released on Mar. 11, 2014 through Atlantic, and Perri will…

  17. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  18. Rosanne Cash Rediscovers Her Roots With 'The River & The Thread'

    December 02, 2013 12:00 PM EST Rosanne Cash admits that when she looks back at her classic work from the 1980s, she feels somewhat removed from the artist that was topping the chart with works like "Seven Year Ache" and "Blue Moon With Heartache" during her years with Columbia Records. "It's…

  19. CODE First Play: MAKJ & Henry Fong, 'Encore'

    November 26, 2013 11:25 AM EST Mackenzie Johnson is on a roll. The 23 year-old DJ and producer known as MAKJ played TomorrowWorld’s main stage, opened for Bingo Players on their Rattle & Roll Tour, and wrapped up an official remix for Nervo. And that’s just since September. He teams with another rising star producer…

  20. The Beatles, U2, Eminem, One Direction Contribute To 'Songs For The Philippines' Relief Album

    November 26, 2013 5:22 AM EST The recorded music industry is responding to the disastrous typhoon in the Philippines with a fundraising compilation which features the biggest names in the business. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, U2, Eminem, One Direction and Katy Perry are among the superstars who have contributed tracks for the…

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