1. Fun.'s Nate Ruess Talks Skrillex, 'Gangnam Style,' & More in Billboard Music Awards Q&A

    May 16, 2013 7:54 AM EDT With the 2013 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalist Nate Ruess of breakout band Fun. to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught his ears during the past 12 months. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA…

  2. Lady Antebellum Scores Third No. 1 Album, 'Gatsby' Debuts Strong at No. 2

    May 15, 2013 1:45 PM EDT "Now 46," Pistol Annies, Rod Stewart also notch Top 10 debuts this week. Country trio Lady Antebellum earns its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as its new "Golden" debuts with 167,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album sold slightly better than…

  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 'Hold' Atop Hot 100

    May 15, 2013 1:45 PM EDT The duo spends a second week at No. 1 with 'Can't Hold Us,'; Selena Gomez 'Get's her first top 10, and Mariah Carey debuts Macklemore & Ryan Lewis'  "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot…

  4. Ask Billboard: What Did Other Duos Do?

    May 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis becoming the first duo to top the Hot 100 on its first two attempts, how did other twosomes start their chart careers? Readers check in on that and more. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb…

  5. Classixx Releases 'Hanging Gardens' Album, Dudes and Dudettes

    May 14, 2013 12:49 PM EDT The Cali duo’s irresistible debut is infused with their beachy hometown. Michael David, one half of Los Angeles DJ and production duo Classixx, is enduring one of the great injustices of living in the City of Angels: he is getting a rental car because his own vehicle is being repaired…

  6. Chart Highlights: Mariah Carey, Miguel Blast Onto Radio Rankings With '#Beautiful'

    May 13, 2013 5:10 PM EDT The song soars onto a host of airplay tallies, while Emeli Sande and Intocable net new No. 1s. 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. All our charts are…

  7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Can't Hold Us' Makes Hot 100 History

    May 08, 2013 12:42 PM EDT 0 The act becomes the first duo in the chart's five-decade history to send its first two singles to No. 1. Plus, Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' sails back into the top 10 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton,…

  8. Kenny Chesney Logs Lucky Seventh No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    May 08, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Country king Kenny Chesney grabs his seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Life on a Rock" debuts atop the list. The set sold 153,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. Among country acts with the most No. 1s on the Billboard 200, Chesney is…

  9. Chart Highlights: P!nk's 'Reason' Powers To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    May 06, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Plus, new No. 1s for Alexis Jordan and Florida Georgia Line. 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. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every…

  10. Pitbull Drives Into Social 50 Top Five

    May 03, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Pitbull and Justin Timberlake make vaults into the top 10 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, following busy weeks for each star, while affinity for the late George Jones results in his making the survey for the first time.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo,…

  11. Amber Holcomb Eliminated as 'American Idol' Field Is Whittled to Three

    May 02, 2013 10:05 PM EDT Amber Holcomb overcame early confidence issues to become a singer fairly sure of herself and her abilities on the 12th season of "American Idol," vaulting her into the top four of the singing competition. However, an up-and-down Wednesday night (May 1) of performances and a…

  12. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover, Angie Miller Pull to Front on Top Four Do-Over

    May 02, 2013 1:10 PM EDT All of the finalists on this season of "American Idol" have been called a great number of things. In the case of many, cries of "old-fashioned" have abounded; despite their young age, the song choices and overall vibe of certain contestants have caused a disconnect. One…

  13. P!nk Holds at No. 1 on Hot 100, While Rihanna Rules at Radio

    May 01, 2013 2:16 PM EDT 'Just Give Me a Reason' claims a third week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, while Macklemore & Lewis log their second Digital Songs leader and Rihanna scores a milestone No. 1 on Radio Songs P!nk tallies a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Just Give Me a…

  14. Chance the Rapper Talks 'Acid Rap' Mixtape & Navigating Major Labels

    May 01, 2013 1:03 PM EDT "My plan is to get in people’s face as hard as Chief Keef did, possibly harder." – Chance the Rapper In high school, Chance the Rapper was the kid with the backpack full of CDs, hustling in hallways, foisting his latest mixtape on unsuspecting classmates. Now he plays coy in…

  15. Michael Buble Tops Billboard 200, Fantasia Arrives at No. 2

    May 01, 2013 11:00 AM EDT As reported yesterday (April 30), pop singer Michael Buble earns his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week with the arrival of "To Be Loved." The set sold 195,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. Buble's last album, 2011's "…

  16. Frank Ocean, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga Among Webby Award Winners

    April 30, 2013 8:58 PM EDT Ocean was named person of the year, while indie musician Grimes was named the Webbys' artist of the year. Netflix's groundbreaking "House of Cards" may be the first digital series nominated for a best drama Emmy. But it will start with a Webby. The Webby Awards are…

  17. Chart Highlights: Wale, Tiara Thomas Rule R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    April 29, 2013 5:25 PM EDT The rapper scores his second leader on the list, while Thomas hits No. 1 with her first entry. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk (as previously reported), Calvin Harris and Thompson Square. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  18. TV on the Radio, Phosphorescent Shine at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival: Live Review

    April 29, 2013 4:17 PM EDT The Brooklyn Academy of Music buzzed with the commotion of a couple thousand local music lovers who pushed the stately venue to capacity on the last night of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival. The crowd, now well accustomed to the environment, diffused through all three venues at BAM -- the…

  19. P!nk Sets Mark For Most Adult Pop Songs No. 1s

    April 29, 2013 10:35 AM EDT In posting her eighth leader, she passes Maroon 5 and Katy Perry for the most No. 1s in the chart's 17-year history. P!nk rewrites the record for the most No. 1s in the 17-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Just Give Me a…

  20. Pink, Pitbull, Rihanna: Whose Top 10 Duet Is Best?

    April 24, 2013 2:50 PM EDT 0 Vote now! Spring 2013 has been the season of the male/female duet -- birds are chirping, temperatures are slowly rising, and the top of the Hot 100 chart is littered with hit singles that feature two star vocalists trading verses. P!nk, Rihanna and Pitbull have all crashed the…

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