1. Top Breakout Stars of 2013: 10 Artists With Unforgettable Years

    December 30, 2013 4:38 PM EST Had you heard of Lorde at the end of 2012? Could you rattle off a Chance The Rapper verse this time last year? Did you know that the No. 1 Hot 100 song of 2013 would be a debut single that included the phrase "dookie brown leather jacket"? That's the beautiful part of…

  2. 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…

  3. 15 Best Albums of 2013: Critics' Picks

    December 19, 2013 1:41 PM EST From ultra-ambitious musical comebacks to hype-surviving debuts to a certain unexpected album released right before the end-of-year buzzer sounded, 2013 contained a beautifully diverse array of full-length statements. After many, many repeated listens, the Billboard staff voted…

  4. 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 …

  5. P!nk's Billboard Woman of the Year Acceptance Speech: Watch Event Highlights and Interview With Andy Cohen

    December 12, 2013 1:34 PM EST This week, P!nk accepted the award for Woman of the Year at Billboard's annual Women in Music luncheon in New York City. Watch highlights from the event as well as her full interview with Bravo's Andy Cohen, further down. Below is a complete transcript of her acceptance speech. Just…

  6. Katy Perry Rides In On A 'Dark Horse,' Her Aptly Titled, Unexpected Hit

    December 09, 2013 11:35 AM EST As proper 'PRISM' single 'Unconditionally' scales Pop Songs, the non-promoted 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, debuts on the chart Katy Perry's song "Dark Horse" is living up to its title as a surprise hit at top 40 radio. Having been released less…

  7. Bob Dylan's Newport Stratocaster Going to Auction

    December 06, 2013 3:33 AM EST Bob Dylan's sunburst Fender Stratocaster made rock history when he played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Now it is again set to make news when it goes on the auction block, where it could sell for half a million dollars. The festival was a defining moment that marked Dylan's…

  8. Good Works: Music Fights HIV/AIDS

    December 02, 2013 1:55 PM EST Spreading the word to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS among America's youth. That's the ongoing quest of Lifebeat: Music Fights HIV/AIDS. Since 1992, the national nonprofit has rallied the music industry through artist PSAs, events and various campaigns to raise awareness about the…

  9. Kelly Clarkson's 'Tree' Tops AC

    December 02, 2013 11:05 AM EST Her carol 'Underneath the Tree' becomes the format's latest holiday leader Following Thanksgiving and still more than three weeks before Christmas Day, the holiday season in full effect at AC radio, as Kelly Clarkson's "Underneath the Tree" reaches the Adult…

  10. Zedd Zips Up Dance Charts

    November 28, 2013 4:00 PM EST Zedd completes his journey up Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, as "Stay the Night" rises to the top (3-1). The track is the second No. 1 on the Nielsen BDS-based tally for Zedd and the first for featured vocalist Hayley Williams of Paramore, who previously hit the…

  11. Marvin Gaye's Oldest Son Sues Robin Thicke Over Four Disputed Songs

    November 27, 2013 1:18 AM EST There's a bit of a quirky new twist in Robin Thicke's lawsuit claiming that "Blurred Lines" wasn't stolen from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Marvin Gaye III, the adopted eldest of the singer's children, has hired his own attorney and has filed…

  12. Gary Chapman Tells 'The Truth' With First Album in a Decade

    November 26, 2013 7:30 PM EST Gary Chapman admits that even he didn't realize that it had been over a decade since he had last released new music, with his most recent project having been 2002's "Circles and Seasons." But, as it sometimes does, life got in the way. "I really felt I needed to be…

  13. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  14. Bon Jovi, One Direction, P!nk Among Big Winners at 2013 Billboard Touring Awards

    November 14, 2013 9:30 PM EST Country music icon George Strait named the 2013 Billboard Legend of Live, Coachella wins best festival honors Bon Jovi, One Direction, Taylor Swift, P!nk, the Rolling Stones and George Strait were among tonight's (Nov. 14) big winners at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards…

  15. Danny Howard Q&A: The UK DJ Announces His First Stateside Radio Show for SiriusXM

    November 12, 2013 12:39 PM EST Like the Pilgrims before him, this Thanksgiving, one brave Brit will land on the American shores of the Atlantic: Danny Howard is bringing a new EDM radio show to SiriusXM. We asked Howard about the show, his influences and what it’s like to have Paul Oakenfold as one of his managers.…

  16. Jay Z Doc 'Made In America' Acquired by Phase 4 Films, Cinematic Release Planned for 2014

    November 11, 2013 1:46 AM EST If you missed Ron Howard's Jay Z concert documentary, "Made in America," on "Showtime," you'll have a chance to see it on the big screen. Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to the film, which aired on Showtime on October 11, and is planning a…

  17. Catch a Fire: Label Tweaks Formula for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack

    October 30, 2013 4:30 PM EDT In early October, executives from Republic Records were attending a film premiere and discussing the promotion of a soundtrack. As much as they were proud of the film receiving its Los Angeles debut that night-Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals"-and its Republic…

  18. Billboard Touring Awards: Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, P!nk and Bon Jovi Among Finalists

    October 22, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The top achievers in the touring world will be honored at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards, hosted by Gary Dell'Abate, aka Baba Booey, executive producer of the Howard Stern Show, and set for Nov. 14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Billboard Touring Awards Register…

  19. Muse Gets Up Close and Personal With New Concert Film

    October 17, 2013 9:36 PM EDT Muse frontman Matt Bellamy had to be more than just camera-ready for "Muse - Live at Rome Olympic Stadium." The British rock band's new concert film was shot in 4K, which meant a whole new level of detail. "There's weird things like hair and stuff that you probably…

  20. Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Honors Hillary Clinton

    October 17, 2013 12:10 AM EDT Hillary Clinton accepted the Elton John AIDS Foundation's first-ever Founder's Award at the organization's annual benefit in New York on Tuesday night. Although she was honored by the accolade, Clinton echoed a theme expressed by many of the stars in attendance: that there&…

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