1. Luke Bryan's Tour Has Grossed $55.5 Million (And Counting)

    October 03, 2014 5:11 PM EDT Luke Bryan takes his That's My Kind of Night tour to No. 1 on this week’s tally of Hot Tours with box office stats reported from the bulk of his 2014 trek through North American cities. Since the tour's January kick-off, Bryan's outing has been attended by 1.1 million fans…

  2. Exclusive Premiere: 'The Best of Me' Soundtrack Goes Country With Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes and Other Stars

    October 03, 2014 3:04 PM EDT The music in the new film The Best Of Me (in theaters Oct. 17), based on the best-selling Nicholas Sparks novel, has a country edge to it. The soundtrack, which will be released on Tuesday, features many of the format’s top artists -- including Hunter Hayes , Thomas Rhett , Thompson…

  3. Thank Goodness! 'Gilmore Girls' on Netflix Uses the Same Theme Song

    October 01, 2014 9:39 AM EDT For everyone planning to revisit Stars Hollow, great news: Gilmore Girls on Netflix uses the same theme song as on the network broadcast.  Gilmore Girls is finally available to stream on Netflix beginning Wednesday, and it was unknown if the music might change -- other shows on Netflix,…

  4. Exclusive: Keys N Krates Announce New EP and Major U.S. Tour

    July 31, 2014 12:08 PM EDT Preview the livetronica trio's new single, "Are We Faded," here. Keys N Krates , the Toronto electronica trio known for pairing drums and keyboard with a live turntablist, will hit the road this fall for a major tour promoting their new EP, Every Nite . The six track…

  5. Watch Lady Gaga in 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Trailer

    July 28, 2014 4:07 PM EDT Lady Gaga is ready to take your order. Lady Gaga in a stylized outfit saying kooky things? It's just another day in the life for the singer, but this time, it's for a film. Lady Gaga appears in the new trailer for  Sin City: A Dame to Kill For  as a waitress giving money to Joseph…

  6. Play Ball: Pete Wentz & Mountain Goats Talk Chicago Cubs' 2014 Season

    April 08, 2014 4:00 PM EDT What would it be like if the Cubs won the World Series? Chi-town experts weigh in. April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of their…

  7. Musicians Embrace Magnises, a Black Card for the Younger Set

    March 18, 2014 10:20 AM EDT Tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland launches a high-end, low-cost version of the AmEx status symbol. Wale & French Montana are among the card-holders. Getting better access doesn’t always mean having bigger bucks. Just ask Billy McFarland, the 21-year-old college dropout who launched…

  8. Backstreet Boys, Avril Lavigne Announce Summer Tour

    March 14, 2014 3:58 PM EDT Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne are linking up for a summer tour of North American amphitheaters. BSB announced the dates during an appearance of "Good Morning America" on Friday (Mar. 14). Lavigne's slot as the opener on the tour is more than a little dubious: both BSB and…

  9. MXMS, 'omg': Exclusive Song Premiere From Jeremy Dawson's New Project

    September 13, 2013 10:56 AM EDT The Shiny Toy Guns co-founder unveils a new "funeral pop" duo with Ariel Levitan Jeremy Dawson has unveiled an intriguing new "funeral pop" project dubbed MXMS (pronounced "Me and My Shadow") that he formed with Ariel Levitan. Check out "omg," the…

  10. 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 "…

  11. Sleigh Bells Announce 'Bitter Rivals' Album, Release New Video

    September 03, 2013 2:22 PM EDT Another year, another Sleigh Bells album. Today, the hard rawk-meets-pop duo announced their third studio album, titled "Bitter Rivals," will drop Oct. 8 via Mom + Pop. It follows 2012's "Reign of Terror," which peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200. They've…

  12. The Seed: Jhene Aiko, The Bullitts, ScHoolboy Q

    March 24, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Despite the huge releases by the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and Robin Thicke earlier this week, rising artists made a splash on the 'net with their own. Jhené Aiko celebrated her 25th birthday with the release of the soulful, introspective, "Everything Must Go.…

  13. Grammys 2013 Preview: Record of the Year

    February 06, 2013 7:02 PM EST A closer look at the six songs that earned Record of the Year nominations for the 2013 Grammy awards. These six songs are all vying for Record of the Year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10). Jump To: Album of the Year | Song of the Year | Best New Artist Grammys…

  14. Grammys 2013 Preview: Album of the Year

    February 06, 2013 6:24 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned Album of the Year nominations for the 2013 Grammy awards. These five artistic statements are in the running for the Album of the Year honor at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10). Jump To: Record of the Year | Song of the…

  15. 2 Chainz, John Legend, MC Lyte Honored at Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball

    January 21, 2013 8:55 AM EST John Legend believes hip-hop played its part in helping Barack Obama become president, and he's proud at how the genre has matured over the years.   "I think hip-hop had a role in making sure we elected a black president in America because we made it so that black people were in…

  16. Beyonce, Katy Perry & Kelly Clarkson Star at Packed Inauguration

    January 18, 2013 5:00 PM EST Kelly Clarkson is a multiple nominee at next month's Grammy Awards, but what she's really excited about is another event where she'll be joined by Beyonce, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Usher and Brad Paisley. Oh, and the president. President Barack Obama's…

  17. Election 2012: Watch Katy Perry, Jason Aldean, Miley Cyrus + More Talk Top Issues

    November 02, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Gay Rights, Small Biz and Health Care Are on the Minds of Music's Biggest Artists With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a tight race leading up to election day on Tuesday, musicians from many genres tell Billboard about the issues they care about the most this year. In the video below,…

  18. Shiny Toy Guns' 'III': Track-By-Track Video

    October 23, 2012 1:15 PM EDT "III," the aptly-titled third studio album from Shiny Toy Guns , debuted today (October 23), following a hiatus, reunion, and four years without an album from the L.A. synth-pop group. The four members of Shiny Toy Guns -- Carah Faye, Chad Petree, Jeremy Dawson and Mikey Martin --…

  19. All Time Low's 'Don't Panic' Track By Track: Video

    October 08, 2012 5:00 PM EDT All Time Low's fifth studio album, "Don't Panic," hits shelves tomorrow (Oct. 9) via Hopeless Records. Before its release, the boys -- Alex Gaskarth, Jack Barakat, Rian Dawson and Zack Merrick -- sat down with Billboard to talk about each song on the 12-track set. Watch…

  20. Hot Tours: Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean

    August 06, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Rock legend Bruce Springsteen is No. 1 on the most recent tally of Hot Tours with $39.5 million in ticket sales totals reported from the European leg of his Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band. This week's chart includes 11 performances from eight venues, beginning with a two…

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