1. Phillip Phillips Talks 'Mature' New Album at Billboard Music Awards (Video)

    May 19, 2014 1:23 PM EDT Phillip Phillips' sophomore album "Behind the Light" drops this week. To mark the occasion, the singer-songwriter caught up with Billboard's Keith Caulfield Sunday on the Billboard Music Awards red carpet to chat about his latest release. "It' so much more mature…

  2. Wiz Khalifa Says 'Blacc Hollywood' Will 'Come Right After the Tour' (Video)

    May 19, 2014 12:46 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa and his wife, Amber Rose, walked the red carpet, hand-in-hand, at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 19). The couple stopped for a few minutes to talk to Billboard about Wiz's upcoming album, "Blacc Hollywood," and revealed that the album will come on or…

  3. Nicki Minaj Reveals New Single Title at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2014 1:29 AM EDT The hip-hop superstar's third studio album will be out before the end of the year. Nicki Minaj's new single, which will be released on Wednesday (May 21), now has a title: "Pills N Potions." The rapper unveiled the title on the red carpet of the 2014 Billboard Music…

  4. Foo Fighters Play Surprise Concert at Preservation Hall While Recording In New Orleans

    May 18, 2014 3:57 PM EDT Only a couple days after the Foo Fighters announced plans to release a new album this fall that’s being recorded in various studio across the U.S., the rock band played a surprise show at New Orleans’ Preservation Hall that ended up shutting down an entire city block. On the evening of May…

  5. Family Matters: Ben Harper and His Mother Ellen Debut on Billboard 200

    May 17, 2014 10:14 AM EDT The son/mother team of Ben & Ellen Harper debut on the Billboard 200 at No. 43 with "Childhood Home," the pair's first collaborative album. Music runs in the Harper family. In 1958, Ellen's parents, Charles and Dorothy Chase, opened the Folk Music Center in Claremont,…

  6. Michael Jackson, Black Keys Vie for No. 1

    May 16, 2014 7:03 PM EDT Rascal Flatts, Dolly Parton and Tori Amos Heading for Top 10 There's a race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as both Michael Jackson's "Xscape" and the Black Keys' "Turn Blue" have their sights set on the top slot.  Industry sources suggest…

  7. 50 Years Ago: Motown Records' First No. 1 Single

    May 16, 2014 4:40 PM EDT Fifty years ago today (May 16, 1964) the Motown Records label celebrated its first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with Mary Wells' "My Guy," a song written and produced by Smokey Robinson. The achievement came only a handful of years after the label's founder,…

  8. Comedy Issue: A Timeline Of Musical Humor Milestones

    May 16, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Comedians and satirists have made their mark with music on the Billboard charts and at the Grammys since at least the 1950s.  Here’s a timeline of laugh-inducing musical landmarks. 1959 — Folk music duo Bud & Travis, Bud Dashiell and Travis Edmonson, record its first album, interspersing…

  9. Top 20 Best Selling Comedy Albums (Nielsen SoundScan Era)

    May 16, 2014 12:29 PM EDT 'The Blue Collar Comedy Tour' gang dominate the list of the top 20 biggest selling comedy albums of the Nielsen SoundScan era. The quartet — Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White — own 10 of the 20 titles on the list. Of those, Foxworthy has four of the top…

  10. Tomorrow's Hits: Tove Lo Aims 'High' With 'Habits'

    May 16, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Tove Lo, AJR and Bad Suns   Tove Lo Tove Lo makes her first appearances on Billboard airplay charts as a lead artist, as the hypnotic …

  11. Rascal Flatts Press 'Rewind' and Emerge With Another Hit

    May 15, 2014 2:15 PM EDT With "Rewind," the band looks poised to score their eighth No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart This past Tuesday, Rascal Flatts released their ninth studio album, "Rewind." The group has quite an impressive streak going with their sales success over the…

  12. Pop Shop Podcast: Michael Jackson, Lily Allen, Billboard Music Awards Preview & More

    May 15, 2014 1:46 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly pop music breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  13. 'American Idol' Turns 500 as Top 3 Battle

    May 15, 2014 9:57 AM EDT With just one week to go before the finale, the top three "American Idol" finalists went for broke in the race to be the final two on Wednesday night. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time Harry Connick Jr. Talks 'American Idol' Return and Season 13's Top…

  14. Harry Connick Jr. Talks 'American Idol' Return and Season 13's Top 3

    May 15, 2014 12:05 AM EDT Wednesday night's 500th episode of American Idol has plenty to celebrate: Harry Connick, Jr. has confirmed that he will be back for the show's fourteenth season. "I have had a blast,” he said of his experience so far. Although he could not speak for fellow judges Jennifer Lopez…

  15. The Black Keys vs. Michael Jackson for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 14, 2014 6:45 PM EDT The new albums from the Black Keys and Michael Jackson are both in the running for the No. 1 slot on next week's Billboard 200 chart. As of May 14, the Black Keys' eighth album, "Turn Blue", has the edge over Jackson's "Xscape", but not by much. Industry…

  16. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  17. Stevie Nicks Preps New '24 Karat Gold' Album

    May 14, 2014 4:48 PM EDT It's proving to be a very busy year for the legendary Stevie Nicks. Not only is she about to head out on tour with a reunited Fleetwood Mac, but she's also in the midst of finishing up her own new solo album.  Tentatively titled "24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault," Nicks…

  18. Keith Urban Interviews 'American Idol' Music Supervisors Backstage: Exclusive

    May 14, 2014 11:57 AM EDT An essential part of "American Idol" is the music that the contestants perform. On episode six of Idle Chatter, Keith Urban talks to "the boys of the band" – Rickey Minor (band leader), Dorian Holley (vocal coach) and Tim (music supervisor) – about the decision making…

  19. 'Now 50' Bumps 'Frozen' From No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 14, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Hunter Hayes, Sarah McLachlan, Atmosphere & more score Top 10 debuts this week. After 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the "Frozen" soundtrack steps aside for the "Now 50" compilation. "Now 50" debuts at No. 1 with 153,000 copies sold…

  20. 'Glee' Recap: New York Gets Grand Send-Off In Season Finale

    May 14, 2014 4:21 AM EDT Season 5 was rough for "Glee," but “The Untitled Rachel Berry Project” made it feel easy. There’s no changing the hardships that "Glee" as a show faced this year with the loss of Cory Monteith , but in the fictional world at least, everything got to make sense by the end.…

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