1. Brantley Gilbert Hits New Country Chart Highs

    December 27, 2013 11:10 AM EST The singer is the toast of three tallies with new single "Bottoms Up" Brantley Gilbert makes his highest debuts on three Billboard song charts and posts his first No. 1 and best sales week on Country Digital Songs with "Bottoms Up," the lead single from his upcoming…

  2. Whitney Wolanin Makes 'Run' Up AC Chart With 'Rudolph'

    December 24, 2013 11:15 AM EST The singer bullets at No. 2 for a second week with her cover of a holiday classic Five questions with Whitney Wolanin, who boasts the No. 2 title on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Contemporary chart for a second week with "Run Run Rudolph." Her version of the song, first…

  3. Yusuf Lateef, Jazz Legend, Dead at 93

    December 23, 2013 9:09 PM EST The multi-instrumentalist was known for a fusion of jazz and Eastern instrumentation Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died. He was 93. Lateef died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western…

  4. Justin Timberlake Finds Time for Old Characters In Between 'SNL' Performances: Watch

    December 22, 2013 1:19 AM EST Justin Timberlake may have been billed as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" tonight (Dec. 21), but for all intents and purposes, think of him as a backup host of sorts. For the show's final episode before Christmas, the singer and actor appeared alongside host…

  5. Top 50 Game-Changing EDM Tracks of 2013

    December 19, 2013 4:50 PM EST When a track gets the world’s attention, when it changes an artist’s career forever or drives an entire genre forward, when it has staying power or brings a whole new audience to dance music, it’s a gamechanger. These aren’t necessarily the biggest sellers or the critically acclaimed …

  6. Chart Highlights: Imagine Dragons, Eminem, Rihanna, Ricky Martin Score New No. 1s

    December 02, 2013 5:45 PM EST Also taking over Billboard charts: Martin Garrix, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Passenger, Joe Nichols and more. Plus, the Holiday Airplay chart returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts…

  7. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  8. M.I.A.'s 'Matangi' Debuts Atop Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    November 15, 2013 1:30 PM EST Plus, Cut /// Copy and Mat Zo arrive and Zedd keeps on zooming M.I.A. scores her third No. 1, all consecutively, on Dance/Electronic Albums, as "Matangi" debuts at No. 1 with sales of 14,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Kala" spent 19 weeks at No.1 in 2007-08…

  9. Eminem Gets Assist From Rick Rubin, Skylar Grey on 'SNL': Watch

    November 03, 2013 10:21 AM EST "Saturday Night Live" addressed criticism over its lack of a black female cast member while as Eminem tore through the rock-fueled hits from his upcoming LP during its newest episode Saturday evening (Nov. 2). The rapper performed singles "Berzerk" and "Survival…

  10. M.I.A. Finds Peace On 'Matangi' Album: 'It's A Bit Emo In Places'

    November 01, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Boundary-pushing artist rides out battles with the NFL, her child's father -- and herself -- with fourth studio effort. By 2010, M.I.A. had a top 10 single, a gold-selling album, an Academy Award nod and a Grammy performance under her belt. What she didn't have, however, was…

  11. Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin Among Artists on 'A Very Special Christmas: Icon'

    October 11, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The King of Rock 'n' Roll and the Queen of Soul are just two of 11 acts gracing the tracklist of "A Very Special Christmas: Icon," the latest in a long line of compilation discs benefiting the Special Olympics. The "A Very Special Christmas" holiday series…

  12. Britney Spears Debuts Steamy 'Work Bitch' Video: Watch

    October 01, 2013 10:43 PM EDT Go call the police, go call the guvnah -- "Work Bitch" has arrived. The video for the first single from Britney Spears' upcoming eighth studio album dropped tonight (Oct. 1) on Vevo after its premiere on the CW just minutes prior. The steamy, Ben Mor-directed clip (…

  13. Britney Spears' ‘Piece of Me’ Director Baz Halpin Reveals Production/Visual Details of Las Vegas Residency (Exclusive)

    September 30, 2013 6:42 PM EDT "It's pieces of her imagination," Halpin says of Spears' ambitious Las Vegas residency. Over the past four months, award-winning touring director Baz Halpin has been working tirelessly on designing the production, visuals and lighting for Britney Spears’ upcoming…

  14. Britney Spears Shares 'Work Bitch' Video Still: Exclusive

    September 28, 2013 3:48 PM EDT Twenty-four hours after Britney Spears announced that the music video for "Work Bitch" will debut Oct. 1 on the CW television network, Billboard has exclusively obtained a never-before-seen still shot from the Ben Mor-directed clip. 10 Reasons Why 'Work Bitch'…

  15. Britney Spears' Manager Larry Rudolph on Vegas Residency Ticket Sales, Lip-Syncing and New Album (Exclusive)

    September 26, 2013 9:07 AM EDT "It's a new chapter in the Britney Spears saga," says her manager Larry Rudolph, who's standing outside of a rehearsal studio at CenterStaging in Burbank, Calif.  It's a typically sunny Los Angeles morning and dozens of scantily clad dancers have flocked to…

  16. M.I.A., NFL in Legal Battle Over 2012 Super Bowl Performance

    September 19, 2013 10:10 PM EDT M.I.A. is "going to go public" with the NFL's quest for a $1.5 million settlement over her televised middle finger, her lawyer says. On Feb. 5, 2012, nearly 167 million TV viewers tuned in to Super Bowl XLVI to watch a matchup between the New York Giants and New England…

  17. Britney Spears in Las Vegas: Exclusive Details on Her Two-Year Residency

    September 19, 2013 8:00 PM EDT   Beginning in December, Las Vegas will be the only place on earth where you’ll be able to see Britney Spears perform over the next two years.  After months of speculation, the pop superstar announced her two-year Las Vegas residency show, titled “Britney Spears: Piece of Me,” at Planet…

  18. Bubbling Under: The Colourist Breaks Through At Alternative

    September 06, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: the Colourist, Mia Martina, Brothers Osborne and Lantana THE COLOURIST Southern California band the Colourist has its sights…

  19. Kelly Clarkson, 'Wrapped in Red': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 10:58 AM EDT Release Date: Oct. 29 Label: RCA Records For Kelly Clarkson, Christmas will arrive just in time for Halloween with the debut of her first-ever holiday album, "Wrapped in Red," due Oct. 29. The album, produced by Greg Kurstin, will feature original songs ("Underneath the Tree…

  20. M.I.A. Drops 'Unbreak My Mixtape' Song, Says Documentary is Back On: Listen

    August 20, 2013 8:54 PM EDT The ballad comes days after M.I.A. complained about delays for November-due album "Matangi." The road to "Matangi" stretches on, but at least M.I.A. has a new track. "Unbreak My Mixtape," released on SoundCloud, is tagged "soft," "lovers rock…

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