1. Sheer Terror Release 'Kaos for Kristin' to Raise Money for a Friend in Need

    January 13, 2014 2:15 PM EST When a friend lost his wife to cancer, Paul Bearer decided to return to the studio. "We take care of each other when we can, because if we don't, no one else will" ... Stream the full EP here A friend's need brought hardcore legend Sheer Terror back into the studio for its…

  2. Amiri Baraka, Poet and Activist, Dead at 79

    January 09, 2014 8:02 PM EST The writer authored several nonfiction music books in addition to recording his own music Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died.…

  3. DJ Snake, Lil Jon, Katy Perry Power Up Dance Charts

    December 27, 2013 12:00 PM EST The DJ and rapper land their first Dance/Electronic Songs top 10s, while Katy Perry extends a record atop Dance Club Songs DJ Snake and Lil Jon score their first top 10 each on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Turn Down for What," which re-enters at No. 10. The…

  4. 20 Best Dance Music Albums of 2013: CODE Picks

    December 20, 2013 3:40 PM EST Dance music has typically been defined by the single, but in 2013, the electronic dance music album made a comeback with a vengeance. From chart-toppers to critical darlings to fan favorites, the longplayer is alive and well. Here are the 20 Best Albums (and a few outstanding EPs) as…

  5. Donna Summer Returns 'MacArthur Park' To Top Of Dance Chart After 35 Years

    December 19, 2013 7:15 PM EST The late legend brings the song back to the summit after it first led in 1978. Plus, Neon Jungle and Hardwell debut, while Avicii continues to climb. Donna Summer returns a classic to the top of Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "MacArthur Park 2013" rises 2-1. Summer&…

  6. Country Legend Ray Price Dead at 87

    December 16, 2013 6:12 PM EST Ray Price, one of country music's most beloved voices, died at home Monday afternoon at the age of 87, his family said through a spokesman. Price had been hospitalized in Texas recently, and had been fighting a battle against pancreatic cancer since late last year. On Thursday …

  7. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  8. Chart Highlights: Cage The Elephant Returns To No. 1 On Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs

    November 11, 2013 7:30 PM EST Cage the Elephant hits No. 1 on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs, One Direction debuts on Pop Songs and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All…

  9. Zedd 'Stay's Hot On Dance Charts

    November 07, 2013 7:42 PM EST Zedd zooms into the top five on Dance/Electronic Songs (7-4), sporting Airplay and Digital Gainers honors for "Stay the Night," featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore. The song rises on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (4-3) and bullets on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (5-5) with its…

  10. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Tops Dance Club Songs, Young The Giant Returns, Lorde Adds Latin Airplay

    November 04, 2013 4:05 PM EST Rihanna notches her latest No. 1, Young the Giant returns to rock airwaves and Lorde's 'Royals' crosses to Latin radio. Plus, Donald Lawrence takes over atop Gospel Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the…

  11. Throwing Muses Buck the Label System: 'We're Dancing on Its Grave'

    October 18, 2013 2:15 PM EDT The last time Throwing Muses released an album was a decade ago. But the influential band-U.K. label 4AD's first American signing in 1986-hasn't been on hiatus. Leader Kristin Hersh, drummer David Narcizo and bassist Bernard George were still writing and gigging together, weaving…

  12. Miley Cyrus Parodies Government Shutdown, Performs the Hits on 'SNL'

    October 06, 2013 2:10 AM EDT Saturday night with Miley was neither the trainwreck nor the twerk-filled spectacle many expected it to become. Instead, the second episode of the new season of "Saturday Night Live" was just the right amount of audacious and, at best and worst, your usual episode of the NBC…

  13. Chart Highlights: Britney Spears Bows, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Leap To No. 1

    September 23, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Britney Spears' 'Work B**ch!' blasts onto Pop Songs, while Katy Perry scores a record-tying No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and Lady Gaga lands her lucky 13th No. 1 on Dance/Mix/Show Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  14. Grace Jones Memoir Due Out Next Fall

    September 19, 2013 12:11 AM EDT Grace Jones, who once vowed she'd never write a memoir, has changed her mind. The model, actress, singer and Studio 54 legend has an agreement with Gallery Books for a book scheduled to come out next fall. Gallery, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Wednesday that the book…

  15. NASCAR Driver Danica Patrick To Co-Host American Country Awards

    September 18, 2013 12:05 AM EDT Danica Patrick is crossing back over into entertainment. The NASCAR star is joining country singer Trace Adkins as co-host of the American Country Awards on Dec. 10. Patrick will have an experienced hand to guide her. Adkins has overseen the show since it began four years ago. Last year,…

  16. Sky Ferreira Sets October Release For Debut Album

    September 13, 2013 2:28 PM EDT Sky Ferreira's long-delayed debut album now has a title, track list and a real release date: "Night Time, My Time" is due out Oct. 29 on Capitol Records. The 12-song set was preceded by last year's "Ghost" EP, which included the breakout single "Everything…

  17. Debbie Rowe Testifies About Michael Jackson's Fear of Pain

    August 14, 2013 5:35 PM EDT Michael Jackson's ex-wife broke into tears on Wednesday when she took the witness stand in a civil case and described the singer's fear of pain and trust of physicians. Debbie Rowe said the pop star trusted doctors to prescribe pain medication to him, but they sometimes tried to…

  18. Rihanna Captures 20th Dance Club No. 1; Lana Del Rey and Cedric Gervais Debut

    August 08, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Rih earns another chart-topper this week. Rihanna elevates from No. 2 to the top spot on Dance Club Songs with "Right Now,” marking her 20th No. 1. This puts her alone in second place for the most No. 1s in the 37-year history of the chart, trailing only Madonna, who leads with 43. …

  19. Bellamy Brothers Collab With Kris Kristofferson, Carlene Carter on New Album

    August 08, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Sometimes, a musical project just kind of happens – without a grand scheme or a great deal of planning. That is exactly the case of what happened with veteran country performers The Bellamy Brothers. Their new album, "The Bellamy Brothers & Friends," just kind of fell together…

  20. Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' Sets Record For Longest No. 1 Run On Hot Country Songs

    August 01, 2013 12:42 PM EDT Florida Georgia Line sets the all-time record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as the duo's "Cruise" notches a 22nd cumulative week at the summit. With its latest week on top, the song passes three other titles that each led for 21…

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