1. Decades of Grand Ole Opry Hits Highlighted in New Collection

    May 01, 2014 1:27 PM EDT For almost 90y years, the Grand Ole Opry has come to symbolize the best of what is associated with country music. A brand new four-CD set shines the spotlight on some of that illustrious musical history with the release of Grand Ole Opry By The Decades – a collection that is available…

  2. Pop Shop Podcast: Little Mix Interview, Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' & More

    May 01, 2014 12:42 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio 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…

  3. Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Hits 1 Million In Sales

    May 01, 2014 12:05 PM EDT She nets her sixth set to pass the vaunted sales milestone Miley Cyrus' album "Bangerz" has crossed the 1 million sales mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set becomes her sixth to reach the sales milestone. The album, released on Oct. 8, 2013, sold another 6,000 copies…

  4. Lindsey Stirling Heading for Top Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    April 30, 2014 8:38 PM EDT Classical crossover artist Lindsey Stirling is set to earn the highest debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The violinist's new dance-meets-classical album, "Shatter Me," was released on Tuesday, April 29 and could enter the chart at No. 2 -- so say industry…

  5. Future Squeaks By Iggy Azalea on Billboard 200, 'Frozen' Still No. 1

    April 30, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Disney's soundtrack to "Frozen" continues to chill for a 12th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while new albums from Iggy Azalea and Future arrive in the top three. "Frozen" sold another 115,000 copies in the week ending April 27, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  6. Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea's 'Problem' Trending Toward Huge First-Week Sales

    April 29, 2014 5:41 PM EDT The song appears headed for a striking top 10 debut on next week's Hot 100. While highlights of this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart will be revealed tomorrow (April 30), details are already emerging about next week's chart, on which Ariana Grande appears headed for a…

  7. Brantley Gilbert Tops Country Airplay, Keith Urban Continues Top 10 Streak

    April 29, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Gilbert reigns with 'Bottoms Up,' while Urban links his 31st consecutive top 10. Plus, Dave Grohl's gone country Brantley Gilbert visits the Billboard Country Airplay chart summit for a third time, and makes his fastest flight to the top, as "Bottoms Up" steps 2-1 in…

  8. Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs

    April 28, 2014 3:12 PM EDT From Girls Aloud to SWV to Electrik Red, check out Billboard's editorial countdown of underappreciated girl group tracks. Most casual pop fans can rattle off a few of the biggest girl group hits of all time -- the classic cuts by the Supremes, TLC, Destiny's Child and more --…

  9. Clay Aiken Faces Tough Challenge For Seat In Congress

    April 27, 2014 11:53 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken doesn't have a problem with name recognition. But that doesn't mean voters in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District will send the "American Idol" star to Washington to represent them in Congress. Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers has…

  10. Cody Simpson Talks 'Surfboard' at Radio Disney Music Awards: Watch

    April 27, 2014 8:34 PM EDT “Three years ago I couldn’t write a song about a girl on my surfboard, I mean what does that mean?” said Cody Simpson with a laugh, talking to Billboard’s Keith Caulfield at the Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles on April 26. Now the innuendo titles the Australian pop singer’s hit song,…

  11. Zendaya Talks Genre and Cultural Crossover Appeal at Radio Disney Music Awards: Watch

    April 27, 2014 7:29 PM EDT The irony in Zendaya’s “Replay” becoming a runaway international club hit is that at 17 the singer can't ever get in to hear it.  PHOTOS: RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS 2014 “Ha, I’m in a club and I can’t even go to a club,” she said to Billboard’s Keith Caulfield at the Radio Disney Music…

  12. R5 Frontman Ross Lynch Talks 'Forget' Hitting Radio at Radio Disney Music Awards: Watch

    April 27, 2014 6:13 PM EDT Momentum is R5’s side. As the pop-rock family band fronted by 18-year-old Disney Channel star Ross Lynch sees its single “(I Can't) Forget About You” hit radio, that means heading into summer the group's hectic schedule isn't about to settle down anytime soon. All the while,…

  13. Fifth Harmony Chat New Album, Rumors and Girl Groups at Radio Disney Music Awards: Watch

    April 27, 2014 5:16 PM EDT Riding high with the hit “Miss Movin’ On” under their stylish belts, the ladies of Fifth Harmony are gearing up for a debut full-length release this fall that will take on a new direction.  PHOTOS: RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS 2014 The former X Factor contestants spoke with Billboard’s Keith…

  14. Richie Sambora, Orianthi on Collaboration Album, Tour at Radio Disney Music Awards: Watch

    April 27, 2014 3:50 PM EDT Richie Sambora and Orianthi, who are working together on a new album, walked the red carpet at the Radio Disney Music Awards on Saturday (April 26) to discuss the forthcoming project and world tour. PHOTOS: RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS 2014 “Ori is unbelievable,” said Sambora, who recently…

  15. Austin Mahone Talks Debut Album ‘The Secret,’ Possible Drake Collab at Radio Disney Music Awards: Watch

    April 27, 2014 2:05 PM EDT Austin Mahone fans still have to wait another month before the release of his debut album, “The Secret,” on May 27, but the pop singer dropped a few more details about the long-awaited release at the Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles on April 26. PHOTOS: RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS…

  16. Willie Nelson Inducted In Austin City Limits Hall

    April 27, 2014 1:31 AM EDT In this town, Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey takes a backseat to Willie Nelson. The country music icon who has an Austin street named after him and is celebrated with an 8-foot bronze likeness downtown added another backyard honor with a spot in the inaugural class of the Austin City Limits…

  17. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Flying Towards 12th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 25, 2014 8:31 PM EDT If "Frozen" spends a 12th week at No. 1, it will tie Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" and Santana's "Supernatural" for the sixth-longest run at No. 1 The "Frozen" soundtrack will likely continue its lengthy run at No. 1 on the…

  18. Ask Billboard: Too $hort Ends Too Long Wait For First Hot 100 Top 10

    April 25, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The rapper reaches the Hot 100's top 10 after appearing on the chart since 1990. Plus, OneRepublic makes history As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your…

  19. Jake Owen Shows Signs of Growth at Western Kentucky University: Live Review

    April 25, 2014 2:26 PM EDT The April 24 show mostly focused on cuts from Owen's 2013 album, "Days of Gold" Jake Owen has witnessed some of the best live shows in the business, having paid his dues as the opener for such country superstars as Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. So one could only assume the RCA…

  20. Bubbling Under: Oh Honey Buzzes, David Fanning Freshens Justin Timberlake's 'Drink'

    April 25, 2014 10:56 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Oh Honey, David Fanning and Jillette Johnson   Oh Honey Brooklyn's Oh Honey, aka Danielle Bouchard and Mitchy Collins, is sweetening…

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