1. 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 …

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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 (…

  9. 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…

  10. 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'…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Kelly Clarkson Is 'Wrapped in Red' for Holiday Album

    August 20, 2013 4:05 AM EDT For Kelly Clarkson, Christmas will arrive just in time for Halloween with the debut of her first-ever holiday album. The American Idol season-one winner announced that her new release, titled "Wrapped in Red," will drop on Oct. 29. "Check out the cover of my Christmas album!…

  18. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Priyanka Chopra & Charles Bradley

    August 09, 2013 2:19 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Priyanka Chopra Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who released a new track with Pitbull this summer, stunned at the premiere of Disney’s “Planes” movie on Aug. 6 at the El…

  19. Pitchfork Music Festival 2013: A Father-Son Dialogue

    July 22, 2013 1:30 PM EDT My dad had no idea that A$AP Rocky was coming. But he was ready for Lil B. Last summer, I brought my father to the Pitchfork Music Festival, that annual indie-rock utopia in Chicago's Union Park, and the first artist he watched in full was Lord Flacko and the rest of the A$AP Mob, back…

  20. G.R.L.: New Girl Group's Formation Was 'Not Something That Happened Overnight'

    July 09, 2013 4:26 PM EDT Five-piece pop group makes debut with Max Martin/Dr. Luke-produced single. Last month, newly formed girl group G.R.L. was bestowed with the kind of official debut that most pop artists would kill for. "Vacation," the group's debut single, was temporarily bundled with…

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