1. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  2. 'American Idol': Caleb Johnson Wins Season 13

    May 21, 2014 10:07 PM EDT It came down to Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene on "American Idol" on Wednesday, and before naming a winner of the thirteenth season, the two enjoyed a slew of performances. Johnson and Irene first opened the show with a head-banging medley of Queen's "We Will Rock You,…

  3. Coldplay Heading for Year's Best Sales Week

    May 21, 2014 8:06 PM EDT Coldplay's new album, "Ghost Stories", is on track to score the largest sales week of the year. Industry sources suggest the album, which was released on May 19, may sell upwards of 350,000 to 375,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 25. That figure…

  4. Michael Jackson, Coldplay Hit Hot 100's Top 10; John Legend Still No. 1

    May 21, 2014 4:26 PM EDT The King of Pop makes history as the only artist with top 10 Hot 100 hits in each of five decades. Meanwhile, Legend's 'All of Me' leads for a third week, Coldplay lands its third top 10 and Iggy Azalea tops Streaming Songs John Legend's "All of Me" rules…

  5. The Black Keys Earn First No. 1 Album, Michael Jackson Debuts At No. 2

    May 21, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Rascal Flatts also score a Top 5 debut, while Dolly Parton scoops up just her second Top 10 album with "Blue Smoke" Rock duo the Black Keys collect its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Turn Blue" debuting at No. 1, while Michael Jackson's …

  6. 'Rising Star' Will Be Cutthroat, Says Kesha, Ludacris, Paisley & Groban (Video)

    May 20, 2014 5:06 PM EDT The stars of ABC's "Rising Star" were on hand to discuss the upcoming TV sing-off on the red carpet of the Billboard Music Awards. Billboard caught up with the unlikely, genre-hopping cast comprised of Brad Paisley, Josh Groban, Kesha and Ludacris. Watch: "Your career…

  7. How to Do the Montauk Music Scene, Where Willie Nelson, Courtney Love and More Rock

    May 20, 2014 3:05 PM EDT From Sky Ferriera to 'SNL'-style karaoke, what's new and noteworthy on the laid-back tip of Long Island. From local concerts at Gosman's Dock to big-name headliners at the Surf Lodge, the scene in Montauk has made the formerly sleepy fishing village practically synonymous…

  8. Cher's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    May 20, 2014 12:10 PM EDT In honor of the legendary diva's birthday, we've ranked the biggest songs of her inimitable six-decade-long career To celebrate superstar dance/pop diva Cher's birthday today (May 20), Billboard has unveiled the legendary performer's top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits. As we…

  9. Lance Bass Talks 'Fallon' Skit, New Music at Billboard Music Awards (Video)

    May 19, 2014 5:03 PM EDT Last year, former 'N Sync member Lance Bass got back into a recording studio for the first time in over a decade. On the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards, he spoke to us about what he has in the works. "We're now calling that the teaser," Bass says, speaking about…

  10. Pop Shop Podcast: Billboard Music Awards Recap!

    May 19, 2014 5:01 PM EDT Listen to our special BBMAs wrap-up, with interview snippets with Nicki Minaj, 5 Seconds of Summer, Carrie Underwood & more. Welcome to a special Billboard Music Awards episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the…

  11. Sia Recreates 'Chandelier' for Ellen DeGeneres, (Who Starts Madonna Rumor in Intro)

    May 19, 2014 4:33 PM EDT Is Sia writing for Madonna's next album? On the May 19 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Sia uniquely recreated her buzzworthy music video for "Chandelier." In DeGeneres' introduction of the performance, she said that Sia had "written No. 1 hits for…

  12. OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder 'Going Back In' to the Studio With Adele

    May 19, 2014 4:17 PM EDT "I'll definitely have to bring my A game," says the songwriter/producer on the Billboard Music Awards red carpet. OneRepublic rocked the 2014 Billboard Music Awards with a performance of their Top 5 hit "Counting Stars" on Sunday night (May 18), and before taking the…

  13. Why Jack Antonoff Picked Craigslist to Announce Bleachers News (Video)

    May 19, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Fun. guy Jack Antonoff raised more than a few eyebrows last week when he announced the title of his new album with side project Bleachers on Craigslist . The release, "Strange Desire," is due out July 15 via RCA Records. "With this campaign I wanted to take a step back,"…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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,…

  18. 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…

  19. 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,…

  20. 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…

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