1. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  2. Cassadee Pope, Luke Bryan Lead Country Charts

    October 17, 2013 5:20 PM EDT The former champion of NBC's 'The Voice' soars onto Top Country Albums at No. 1, while Bryan achieves an honor on Hot Country Songs last managed in 1966 Cassadee Pope, the third-season winner of NBC's "The Voice," becomes the second rookie female to debut at No…

  3. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor': What We Learned From An Early Listen

    October 03, 2013 10:20 AM EDT I'll admit, when I first watched Arcade Fire's performance on "Saturday Night Live"  last weekend, I was a little concerned. As good as the songs were, something about the new theatrics and imagery -- Win's Nightwing eye makeup, the band's suits festooned with…

  4. Taylor Swift Joins the Cast of 'The Giver'

    September 30, 2013 12:54 AM EDT Taylor Swift has joined the cast of The Weinstein Company and Walden Media's movie adaptation of "The Giver." The singer-songwriter is the latest member of the cast that features previously reported stars Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites and Katie Holmes. Other…

  5. Jay Z's 'A New York Holiday' Luxury Barneys Line Launching in November

    September 25, 2013 12:25 PM EDT Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Balmain, Proenza Schouler, Rick Owen and more created pieces alongside Jay for the holiday season. Jay Z is going to make holiday gift-giving mighty easy this season.  Lux retail store Barneys announced today that they’re partnering with the hip-hop mogul for a…

  6. Keith Urban's 'Fuse' Ignites On Country Charts

    September 19, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Keith Urban debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with "Fuse," which arrives with 98,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his fourth top start on the country tally and his second on the Billboard 200. He'd most recently led both lists with…

  7. CBGB Film Festival Lineup Announced

    September 18, 2013 6:45 PM EDT This year's CBGB Music & Film Festival will travel from the Bowery to Broadway with "CBGB" and "Broadway Idiot," the documentary on Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and the making of the musical "American Idiot."  Taking place Oct. 8-13, about 60…

  8. Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum Embrace ACM Honors

    September 12, 2013 4:00 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music paid a rare visit to Music City on Tuesday night for the 7th Annual ACM Honors show at the Ryman Auditorium. A program designed to salute those ACM Award winners who are not awarded during the CBS telecast this past April, the night was a balanced mix of winners…

  9. Alabama Earns Highest Charting Album on Billboard 200

    September 05, 2013 5:35 PM EDT The veteran group bows at No. 8, and No. 2 on Top Country Albums, with its collaborative tribute collection. Plus, Luke Bryan leads Hot Country Songs for a third week Alabama posts its best rank and sales week in seven years on Top Country Albums, as "Alabama & Friends" bows…

  10. Nine Inch Nails Exert Brutal Intensity at Troubadour Club Show: Live Review

    September 04, 2013 11:30 AM EDT "I almost forgot we have a new record out today..." So exclaimed Trent Reznor midway through a private Nine Inch Nails concert held Tuesday night (Sept. 3) at Los Angeles' famed Troubadour club. Hosted by KROQ, with tickets distributed free to NIN fans, the event…

  11. Jenni Rivera Crash Case Defendants Challenge Lawsuit

    August 23, 2013 6:41 AM EDT Owners of the plane that crashed last December killing Regional Mexican star Jenni Rivera are challenging a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on behalf of the families of the four members of her entourage who traveled with her, Billboard has learned.   “Defendants are challenging…

  12. Jazz Singer Jane Harvey Dies at 88

    August 17, 2013 10:46 AM EDT Jane Harvey, the jazz vocalist who performed with the likes of Desi Arnaz, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, has died. She was 88. A spokesman for Harvey says the singer died Thursday at her home in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer. Harvey began her career as a performer at Cafe…

  13. Vince Gill's 'Bakersfield' Tribute Hits Top Five on Country Albums

    August 08, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Country Music Hall of Fame honoree Vince Gill and steel guitar master Paul Franklin bow at No. 4 on Top Country Albums with "Bakersfield," a collaborative tribute set honoring the city's two biggest musical figures, Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. With Hot Shot debut honors and…

  14. Chart Highlights: Luke Bryan Scores His Highest Debut Ever on Country Airplay Chart

    August 05, 2013 8:43 PM EDT Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" bows at No. 21 as Romeo Santos scores a big bow on the Latin Airplay chart. Luke Bryan scores his highest debut ever on Country Airplay, as 'That's My Kind of Night' bows at No. 21. Over on the Latin Airplay chart, Romeo…

  15. Alabama, 'All American': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 05, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Country legends gear up for the release of guest-heavy album "Alabama & Friends," featuring Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Trisha Yearwood and others Alabama lead singer Randy Owen has a lot to be excited about these days. The singer, along with cousins Jeff Cook and…

  16. Vince Gill Takes on Merle Haggard: 'As a Singer… It's Almost Foolish'

    July 29, 2013 5:15 PM EDT On Tuesday, MCA Nashville rolls out "Bakersfield," the new collaboration between Vince Gill and Paul Franklin that pays tribute to the music of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. On Friday, we took a look at the tracks that were originally recorded by Owens . In part two of our look at…

  17. Vince Gill Talks 'Bakersfield': Exclusive

    July 26, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Tuesday, Vince Gill and Paul Franklin release their highly anticipated album "Bakersfield" on MCA Nashville. The set is a tribute to the music made famous by Buck Owens and Merle Haggard – with five songs selected from the catalog of both.  The album also pays homage to the…

  18. Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' Ties For Longest No. 1 Run On Hot Country Songs

    July 24, 2013 2:19 PM EDT The song logs a 21st week at the summit, matching the mark for the longest command since the chart premiered, in its earliest form, in 1944 Florida Georgia Line matches the all-time record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as the duo's debut…

  19. Florida Georgia Line: Billboard Cover Story Q&A

    July 19, 2013 12:45 PM EDT How Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard followed their instincts to the top of the charts It's Independence Day, and Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, the two artists that make up the skyrocketing country rock duo Florida Georgia Line, are celebrating a little independence of their own,…

  20. Kip Moore's 'Girl' Hits Top 10, Video Premiere Spikes Taylor Swift's 'Red'

    July 11, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Kip Moore claims his third top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "Hey Pretty Girl," which rises 11-9. He previously reached the upper tier with "Beer Money," which rolled to No. 7 last December, and "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck," which…

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