1. Pop Shop Picks: Celine Dion, Sleigh Bells, Cults & More

    September 13, 2013 6:16 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! CELINE DION "Love Me…

  2. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Leads Pop Songs For 10th Week

    September 09, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Billboard's Song of the Summer is just the 12th title to reach a reign of double-digit weeks on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. Plus, new No. 1s for Enrique Iglesias and Florida Georgia Line Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  3. Katy Perry Roars To U.K. Chart Summit With Her Best Opening Sales

    September 09, 2013 4:30 AM EDT “Roar” (Virgin/Universal) gave Katy Perry her best-ever opening sales week to become her fourth U.K. No. 1 single, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its weekly sales data yesterday (Sept. 8). Manchester band The 1975’s eponymous debut album (Dirty Hit/Polydor/Universal) entered at No.…

  4. Andre 3000 Plays Jimi Hendrix In 'All Is By My Side': Toronto Film Fest Movie Review

    September 08, 2013 10:18 AM EDT Imagining the year in which a sideman named Jimmy Hendrix turned into a star called Jimi, John Ridley's "All Is By My Side" is an oblique, offstage rock portrait, withholding many of the pleasures we expect from biopics in favor of a sometimes dreamy look at an inchoate…

  5. Michelle Williams To Star In New Broadway Version of 'Cabaret'

    September 05, 2013 12:18 AM EDT Michelle Williams will make her Broadway debut next year in a role best known by Liza Minnelli - fishnet-and-bowler hat wearing chanteuse Sally Bowles in "Cabaret." The Roundabout Theatre Company confirmed Wednesday that the former "Dawson's Creek" and "…

  6. Ariana Grande, 'Yours Truly': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 10:48 AM EDT Release Date: Sept. 3 Label: Republic Records Ariana Grande's debut album for Republic Records, "Yours Truly," is already the home of two Top 40 hits, as "Baby I," the follow-up to her debut single "The Way," debuted at No. 21 on the Hot 100 and "The…

  7. Fania All Stars and Salsa Giants Announce Fall Concert Dates

    August 30, 2013 3:23 PM EDT Marc Anthony continues tour in support of his hit salsa album '3.0.' Salsa's summer comeback continues into fall with the announcement of concerts by Sergio George’s "Salsa Giants" and Salsa’s original super group, the Fania All Stars. Marc Anthony, whose salsa…

  8. Cassy’s Top 10 Songs You Need to Own On Vinyl

    August 28, 2013 12:16 PM EDT She doesn’t wear a mouse head, write Top 40 hits, or make six figures for a single Las Vegas performance. But London-born, Berlin-based Cassy is one of the foremost resident DJs in the world, with regular sets at leading underground clubs Panoramabar (Berlin), Trouw (Amsterdam), Rex Club …

  9. Avenged Sevenfold: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 23, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Tapping its partnership with gaming franchise 'Call of Duty,' Avenged Sevenfold is poised for big things with the old-school metal wallop of "Hail to the King" This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Last October, metal…

  10. Pop Shop Picks: Lady Gaga, Romeo Santos, Banks & More

    August 16, 2013 6:26 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! LADY GAGA "Applause…

  11. Ariana Grande's Grand Entrance: Inside The Nickelodeon Star's Debut Album

    August 16, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Two huge singles have propelled the singer to an audience beyond her TV fans. Ariana Grande was a star before she released her single "The Way" last spring. The co-star of Nickelodeon's hit series "Victorious" had accrued 5.4 million Twitter followers and 2.6…

  12. Maroon 5 Rocks Jones Beach: 10 Reasons You Should Have Been There

    August 12, 2013 12:15 PM EDT That, “Oh, I remember this!” feeling is an odd one to have when Maroon 5 plays. Well, that is until you realize that they’re more than a decade into their tenure as pop’s music’s most consistent group. So when the opening chords from cuts on their 2002 debut album “Songs About Jane” rang…

  13. Kathleen Hanna Gets Her Due: 'I'm Done With All That Female Volunteerist S--t'

    August 08, 2013 1:15 PM EDT With the Julie Ruin's new album, an acclaimed documentary and more, the pioneering riot grrrl behind Le Tigre proudly steps into a new spotlight Kathleen Hanna is about to open her latest ASCAP check, in hopes that it can relieve some of the damage done to her bank account lately. She&…

  14. Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli Walk Up for ‘Boardwalk Empire Volume 2’

    August 08, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli and Rufus Wainwright are among the big names who’ve recorded cover songs for “Boardwalk Empire Volume 2.” The album arrives next month ahead of season four of HBO’s hit series. New York Dolls’ David Johansen, St. Vincent, Neko Case and The National…

  15. Maroon 5 Talks 'Fun' Summer Tour with Kelly Clarkson

    August 01, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Like others before him, Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine is trying to ascertain if headlining the 12th Annual Honda Civic Tour comes with perks -- like maybe a free Honda Civic? MAROON 5 UPCLOSE • M5's Next Album in 'Early Stages' • Maroon 5's 10 Biggest Hits •…

  16. Maroon 5 in 'Early Stages' of New Album

    July 29, 2013 10:05 PM EDT The band has a batch of "darker songs," but the set's still seeking a direction. Though the band is still touring to promote 2012's platinum "Overexposed," Maroon 5 is already at work on its follow-up, according to guitarist James Valentine. "It's…

  17. Mazzy Star to Release First Album in 17 Years

    July 16, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Dream pop darlings Mazzy Star, whose folky brand of alt-rock scored them a hit with 1993's "Fade Into You," will end a 17-year pause between albums with "Seasons of Your Day," the group's fourth studio set, due Sept. 24. Driven by the songwriting duo Hope…

  18. David Bowie Presents 'Valentine's Day Video

    July 16, 2013 5:58 AM EDT David Bowie has gift-wrapped a new video for “Valentine’s Day” -- the fourth single and video from his latest album “The Next Day.” The Thin White Duke is front and center in the clip, where he spends the entirety in a cavernous, industrial site with only a red headless electric guitar to…

  19. 2013 Mid-Year Staff Picks: 13 Albums You Might Have Missed

    July 03, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Listen to our favorite less-heralded releases of the year, including albums from MS MR, Big K.R.I.T. and Parquet Courts. The midway point of the 2013 calendar has come and gone, and this week at Billboard.com has been dedicated to taking stock of the past six months in music, be it through…

  20. One Dead, Dozens Treated After Paradiso Festival Drug Overdoses

    July 01, 2013 7:54 PM EDT A 21-year-old man from a Seattle suburb died on Sunday, one of seven people hospitalized from the fest. One man died and dozens of people were treated after overdosing on a drug called Molly at a weekend music festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in central Washington, authorities said. More…

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