1. Blind Boys of Alabama Team With Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on 'I'll Find a Way'

    September 07, 2013 10:00 AM EDT For the four octogenarians in the Blind Boys of Alabama, settling down isn't part of their plan. After 70-plus years of existence, the last dozen have seen the non-sighted gospel quartet at its most inventive, experimenting with blues, country and hip-hop and collaborating with Lou…

  2. Drake: Kendrick Lamar Is 'Not Murdering Me, At All, In Any Platform' (Exclusive)

    August 30, 2013 4:00 PM EDT "It just sounded like an ambitious thought to me," he says of Lamar's incendiary "Control" verse. "That's all it was" In the new Billboard cover story , Drake says he's made it a habit to ignore all commentary about him online, positive or…

  3. Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same': The Billboard Cover Story

    August 30, 2013 12:12 PM EDT From the bottom to the voice of his generation, Drake has sold 4.5M albums in less than four years, won a Grammy and left his mark on popular culture -- all by 26 This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It's hard enough to make a hit…

  4. Lance Bass on Another 'N Sync Reunion: 'We Got Nothing Planned'

    August 27, 2013 4:46 AM EDT Don't get your heart set on anything more than the 90-second `N Sync reunion seen on the MTV Video Music Awards. The performance marked the first time the band played together in 11 years, and also the last time they'll do it, at least for a while. "It would be lovely to do…

  5. 'N Sync Joins Justin Timberlake on Stage at the MTV VMAs

    August 25, 2013 11:12 PM EDT The rumors were true, 'N Sync came and then said "Bye Bye Bye." Well, it happened. After much speculation about whether or not Justin Timberlake would bring his old boy band crew ‘N Sync out during his performance tonight at the 2013 Video Music Awards, the rumors were…

  6. MTV VMAs 2013 Preview: Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead A-List Cast of Nominees & Performers

    August 25, 2013 1:30 PM EDT MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS • VMAs' 55 Most Outrageous Fashions • Top 10 Crazy VMA Moments • MTV VMAs 10 Best Performances • MTV VMAs Quiz: 13 Questions • Timberlake & N'Sync To Reunite at VMAs? • Katy Perry To Debut 'Roar' on VMAs • Lady Gaga To Perform at VMAs Even if…

  7. 'N Sync Joins Twitter One Day Before MTV VMAs

    August 24, 2013 9:14 PM EDT Boy band 'N Sync has joined Twitter a decade after splitting up and one day before a rumored MTV Video Music Awards reunion. "Mic check, mic check one.. two... is this thing on?!," read the lone tweet  sent out Saturday afternoon (August 24). The 'N Sync account ( …

  8. 'N Sync To Perform at MTV Video Music Awards: Reports

    August 23, 2013 6:16 PM EDT The group will reportedly perform a medley, with "final songs not decided just yet," as Justin Timberlake teases the awards show. 'N Sync won't just make an appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards: the reuniting boy band will perform, according to several reports.…

  9. Fantasy Boy Band Draft 2013: Vote For The Best Dream Lineup

    August 21, 2013 1:35 PM EDT The Billboard team conducted a fantasy draft of boy band members. Check out the full action below, and vote for your favorite dream team! The NFL football season is fast approaching, which means that it's currently the season for fantasy football drafts. Across the globe, friends…

  10. Lance Bass Addresses 'N Sync Reunion Rumors: Listen

    August 21, 2013 5:27 AM EDT Will there be an 'N Sync reunion at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards? That was the rumor that got the Internet abuzz on Tuesday. In his SiriusXM show Dirty Pop With Lance Bass, the former 'N Syncer addressed the speculation -- without actually confirming or denying that the…

  11. Justin Timberlake & 'N Sync to Reunite at MTV VMAs: Report

    August 20, 2013 4:42 AM EDT 0 The upcoming MTV VMAs just might be packing a massive, unexpected punch – an 'N Sync reunion. The New York Post is reporting that Justin Timberlake and his former bandmates will take the stage together during the show Sunday night at the Barclays Center. Should the…

  12. Aerosmith Cancel Debut Festival Shows in Mainland China, Taiwan

    August 19, 2013 12:01 AM EDT Aerosmith have scrapped a pair of festival dates in the Far East due to the local promoters’ failure to “meet contractual obligations.” In a statement , the rock legends are unreservedly apologetic for the late nixing of their planned shows Aug. 21 for Shanghai’s Sonic bill and Aug. 24 in…

  13. JC Chasez Introduces Girl Radical: Watch 'Just A Girl' Music Video (Exclusive)

    August 15, 2013 12:52 PM EDT The former *N SYNC member discusses the new girl group he helped create in this exclusive Q&A. JC Chasez has entered new terrain, taking on the role of a musical "dad" to the many members of his new female pop project. The former *N SYNC member and solo artist recently…

  14. Blessthefall, 'Hollow Bodies': Exclusive Album Premiere

    August 13, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Warped Tour-approved metalcore rockers Blessthefall are back with a new studio album and Billboard.com has an exclusive premiere of what the band is calling their most accomplished work yet. Recorded with producer Joey Sturgis, “Hollow Bodies” is the Phoenix, AZ band’s fourth album…

  15. Big Sean Debuts Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica-Assisted 'Control'; Rappers React On Twitter

    August 13, 2013 12:12 PM EDT Last night (August 12), Big Sean debuted the Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica- assisted, "Control," with Hot 97's Funk Flex. The No I.D.-produced cut didn't make it onto his upcoming "Hall of Fame" album due to sampling clearance. But it wasn't the…

  16. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  17. Blondie, Talking Heads Among '70s Rockers on 'CBGB' Film Soundtrack

    August 02, 2013 3:00 AM EDT The film soundtrack, out Oct. 8, will also feature Television, the New York Dolls and more acts of the era. Talking Heads, Television, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, the Dictators and other bands that played significant roles in the New York rock ‘n’ roll scene of the mid-1970s will…

  18. Alabama Shakes, Joey Bada$$ Added to Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas

    July 29, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Twelve additional bands will be announced today for the debut Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas Oct. 26-27: Alabama Shakes, Cults, Joey Bada$$, Smith Westerns, Nico Vega, The Dig and Dreamers. In addition, L.I.B. and Red Bull Sound Select collaborated to curate a group of emerging…

  19. Corey Taylor Talks Slipknot's 'Emotional' Next Step, Eyes First Novel

    July 25, 2013 9:33 AM EDT Rock frontman releases his second book, "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process)" Corey Taylor likes a good ghost story. Especially when they happen to him. So the Slipknot and…

  20. Chart Highlights: Jonas Brothers, One Direction Debut On Pop Songs

    July 22, 2013 6:20 PM EDT The boy bands begin with new singles from forthcoming albums. Plus, new No. 1s for Robin Thicke, the Band Perry 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.…

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