1. Grammy Nominees Album Due Jan. 21; Features Justin Timberlake, Lorde, Taylor Swift

    January 07, 2014 1:10 PM EST For the 20th anniversary edition of the Grammy Nominees album, out Jan. 21, the Recording Academy and Atlantic Records have assembled 18 of the year's biggest hits, from Billboard chart regulars including Robin Thicke, Lorde, Katy Perry and others. Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Taylor…

  2. Lorde, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke Added To Grammy Performers List

    January 07, 2014 9:51 AM EST Chicago will join the "Blurred Lines" singer, while Metallica will also deliver a special performance. Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke and Metallica are the latest additions to the performers list at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, set to take place live from Los Angeles'…

  3. Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder to Team Up at Grammy Awards

    January 05, 2014 8:28 PM EST The electronic duo will also pair with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and "Random Access Memories" session musicians Continuing the awards show's precedent of intriguing mashups in addition to showcasing some of the top songs of the year, the Grammys will feature Daft…

  4. The Everly Brothers' Country Roots Run Deep: A Look at Their Hall of Fame Career

    January 05, 2014 12:24 PM EST As the music world mourns the passing of Phil Everly this past Friday, the impact of Phil and brother Don on the world of country music simply can't be ignored. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, the Everlys' roots run deep in the format. Don was born in…

  5. The Everly Brothers 1983 Reunion Concert: Albert Lee on Bringing Phil and Don Together After 10 Years of Not Speaking

    January 04, 2014 10:01 PM EST When British guitarist Albert Lee helped bring the Everly Brothers back together in 1983, he was satisfied with the prospect of a one-off concert at London's Royal Albert Hall. That the reunion lasted for another 26 years was an unexpected, but pleasing, bonus.  "Their…

  6. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' 2013's Best Selling Album, 'Blurred Lines' Top Song

    January 02, 2014 6:49 PM EST Final sales totals are in; how did 2013 stack up against previous years? Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" finish 2013 as the year's top selling album and song in the United States, respectively,…

  7. School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis Dead at 35

    December 30, 2013 8:10 PM EST The guitarist had battled cancer since February School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis has died. He was 35. The guitarist of the New York-based indie rock duo passed away Sunday night (Dec. 29), the Dallas Observer reports . He had suffered from T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, a form of…

  8. Headstone Project Brings Recognition to Long-Forgotten Blues Musos

    December 30, 2013 3:57 AM EST Blues guitarist Tommy Bankhead rubbed shoulders with some of the genre's royalty, from Howlin' Wolf and Elmore James to Albert King and Sonny Boy Williamson. But visitors to the overgrown St. Louis cemetery where Bankhead was buried more than a decade ago would never know his…

  9. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  10. Train Artist Jukebox Video: The Band Talks Favorite Songs of 2013

    December 19, 2013 3:10 PM EST For the three musicians of multiplatinum band Train, 2013 has been a year on the road bringing their music to fans around the globe -- and prepping new music. The trio recently sat down with Billboard.com editor M. Tye Comer ( @MTye ) to talk about their world tour in support of 2012's…

  11. Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, P!nk To Perform at Grammy Awards

    December 19, 2013 9:45 AM EST Daft Punk, the elusive, pioneering French electronic duo whose "Random Access Memories" -- the pair's biggest-selling album which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 -- has topped multitudes of year-end lists and was released in semi-surprise fashion earlier this year…

  12. 20 Best Songs of 2013: Critics' Picks

    December 18, 2013 1:30 PM EST Check out the songs that Billboard's staff was blasting all year, from Lorde to Yeezus. The Billboard.com Critics' Picks songs list is always difficult to cobble together -- with thousands of great songs released this year to consider, how can a group responsibly highlight the…

  13. Gimme Five: AJR Lists Their Favorite Songwriting Artists

    December 16, 2013 5:23 PM EST From Sia to Simon & Garfunkel, check out the brothers' biggest songwriting influences. AJR will bestow fans with an early stocking stuffer later this week, as their five-song "6foot1" EP will be released on Dec. 20. After being endorsed on Twitter by Sia and championed…

  14. 2013 Year-End Hot 100 By The Numbers

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST : The Year in Music • Buy a Copy • Subscribe • Billboard on iPad THE YEAR IN MUSIC 2013: Main Bruno Mars: Artist of the Year YEAR-END 2013 CHARTS : Hot 100 | Billboard 200 | Tours Now that Billboard has officially published the 2013 year-end Hot 100 Songs chart, it's time to have…

  15. P!nk Talks Huge 2013, Upcoming Grammys Performance on Women In Music Red Carpet

    December 11, 2013 11:55 AM EST "It's an honor I didn't ever expect to receive," the Woman of the Year tells Billboard. "Magical" is how P!nk described her past 18 months -- which included the release of her first No. 1 album, "The Truth About Love"; another Hot 100 chart-topper,…

  16. What Does YouTube Say? Ylvis' 'The Fox' Is Top Trending Video of 2013

    December 11, 2013 9:55 AM EST Ylvis still doesn't know what the fox says, but the Norwegian duo can take comfort: Its viral hit exploring that question has been named YouTube's top trending video of 2013. Also in the top trending videos category revealed Wednesday: a military version of "Harlem Shake,…

  17. P!nk, Janelle Monáe Honored at Billboard's Women in Music Event

    December 10, 2013 4:56 PM EST "I remember when I won the Female Rock Vocal Grammy for 'Trouble,' I think it was 10 years ago," P!nk recalled from the stage at Billboard's Women In Music luncheon Tuesday, accepting the award for Woman of the Year. "And the very next day, they dissolved…

  18. 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…

  19. P!nk: The Billboard Woman Of The Year Q&A

    December 06, 2013 9:00 AM EST P!nk, Billboard's Woman of the Year honoree, highlights 'a positive, enormous and wonderful' 2013. This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It's Sunday, the 18th of October, and P!nk is sending 2-year-old daughter Willow…

  20. P!nk's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    December 06, 2013 8:59 AM EST A pop hitmaker with a strong signature voice and a literally acrobatic ability on stage, P!nk has definitely made her mark on music over the last decade plus -- and after an incredible 2013, she has been named Billboard's Woman of the Year . To celebrate the honor, which will be…

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