1. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, 'Back' To The Beginning

    May 26, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Including his hits with the Jackson 5, the King of Pop has hit the Hot 100's top 10 in six different decades 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…

  2. Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' Bows At No. 1 in U.K.

    May 26, 2014 7:25 AM EDT First-week sales of 168,000 made Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” (Parlophone/Warner Music) both the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of the year and the new No. 1 title, in sales data published Sunday (May 25) by the Official Charts Company. British pop-dance star Sam Smith scored his third chart…

  3. Beyonce's Memorial Day Playlist Is Full of Classic Summer Soul

    May 25, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Now, don't ever say the Queen Bey never did anything for you There's a crazed thirst that befalls this country on Memorial Day weekend. It's a thirst that can only be quenched by sunlight, grilled food items, and music -- not just any music, but the kind that can't help…

  4. From Sound City to City Sounds: Dave Grohl Talks Risky Foo Fighters Album, HBO Project

    May 23, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Foo Fighters' 20th anniversary comes with an album, its own cable docuseries and an ambitious mission to tell the story of America through its indigenous music If Dave Grohl is gunning for the title of rock's top overachiever, he is well on his way. Since forming Foo Fighters in…

  5. Mark Ronson on East Village Radio's End: 'I'm Shocked It's Closing' (Guest Post)

    May 23, 2014 1:23 PM EDT Influential Internet station East Village Radio closed its doors on May 23, blaming rising rents and the congressional Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, which mandates that Web broadcasters pay a performance royalty for every listener. One of the station's best-known DJs,…

  6. Tomorrow's Hits: St. Paul & The Broken Bones Break Through With 'Call Me'

    May 23, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: St. Paul & the Broken Bones, El Mayor Clasico and Ben Rue St. Paul & the Broken Bones "Call Me," the debut chart…

  7. Usher Gets Good News in 'Bad Girl' Dispute

    May 23, 2014 2:09 AM EDT Usher and others involved in the creation of the song "Bad Girl" have escaped a songwriter's copyright infringement claims. However, this might be one of those rare instances where news of a superstar singer's success takes a back seat to the misconduct of the lawyer who…

  8. Paul McCartney Recovering After Japan Hospital Visit for Virus

    May 22, 2014 4:54 PM EDT Paul McCartney is on the mend after seeking treatment for a virus he contracted in Japan. A spokesperson for the rock legend confirmed in a statement to Billboard that he was hospitalized in Tokyo due to an illness that led to the postponement of several concert dates. His treatment has…

  9. Made In America: Kanye West, Kings of Leon Headliners In Philadelphia

    May 22, 2014 12:56 PM EDT Budweiser has announced the lineup for its third Made In America Festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend, with headliners Kings of Leon and Kanye West. Performers for the first Los Angeles edition, also set for Labor Day, will be announced around 3 p.m. ET. Made In America is the…

  10. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  11. Marty Stuart Announces Double Album (Exclusive Details + Song Premiere)

    May 22, 2014 10:13 AM EDT Marty Stuart has a new double album in the works. "Saturday Night & Sunday Morning" arrives Sept. 30 on his own Superlatone label, and Billboard has an exclusive premiere of one of its tracks. Listen to "Rough Around the Edges," a pedal steel-covered shuffle, right…

  12. Jay Z Opens 40/40 Club In Atlanta Airport

    May 21, 2014 11:50 PM EDT Jay Z brought his 40/40 Club to the world's busiest airport on Wednesday, with the opening the swanky bar's third location. 40/40 is open to ticketed passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to spokeswoman Victoria Hong of Delaware North Companies,…

  13. Ex-Billboard Writer Undertakes Labor of Love for New Orleans' Gay Gospel Legend Raymond Myles

    May 21, 2014 9:53 PM EDT Back in 1982 on his first visit to New Orleans when Leo Sacks was a 25-year-old Billboard correspondent covering the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, he wrote about a vibrant performer and powerful gospel singer named Raymond Myles, who led a spirited choir called The RAMS (the…

  14. Michael Jackson, Coldplay Hit Hot 100's Top 10; John Legend Still No. 1

    May 21, 2014 4:26 PM EDT The King of Pop makes history as the only artist with top 10 Hot 100 hits in each of five decades. Meanwhile, Legend's 'All of Me' leads for a third week, Coldplay lands its third top 10 and Iggy Azalea tops Streaming Songs John Legend's "All of Me" rules…

  15. Paul McCartney Cancels Concert in South Korea

    May 21, 2014 3:03 PM EDT The former Beatle is looking to reschedule the May 28 Seoul date. Paul McCartney has called off his Seoul show set for May 28 due to health problems, concert organizer Hyundai Card announced on Wednesday. Fans should not be too disappointed, however, as an alternative date is likely to be set…

  16. Pearl Jam Announces Fall U.S. Tour

    May 21, 2014 1:26 PM EDT Pearl Jam will be hitting the road for a 2014 fall U.S. tour this October, the band announced today (May 21) via PearlJam.com. The trek launches October 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio and makes a swing through the midwest and south, hitting cities including Memphis and Detrot, before landing in…

  17. Queen & Adam Lambert Announce Australia Tour

    May 21, 2014 4:31 AM EDT Queen and Adam Lambert will hit Australia for an arena trek this August and September. The tour will visit the country's four biggest cities, and it'll mark the band’s first in Australia since 1985. Promoter Paul Dainty said of the upcoming run, “Since I have started promoting and…

  18. Austin Mahone Rejects Crazy Managers in 'Funny Or Die' Video: Watch

    May 20, 2014 4:31 PM EDT Ever wonder how a artist management deal goes down in fancy record label office?  Probably not like this -- in a brand new "Funny or Die" sketch, Austin Mahone listens to the pitch of two prospective managers (Paul Scheer and Mel Cowan) who pledge to get Mahone neck tattoos and brag…

  19. Paul McCartney Cancels Japan Tour Due to Illness

    May 20, 2014 3:52 AM EDT Paul McCartney is canceling his entire Japan tour because of illness. The former Beatle got a virus last week and canceled several appearances, apologizing online to his fans. Now, his organizers say he is not well enough to do any of the concerts in Japan, including the one set for Wednesday…

  20. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias Extends Latin Airplay No. 1s Record

    May 19, 2014 5:55 PM EDT The superstar scores his 26th topper, doubling the total of runner-up Ricky Martin. Plus, new No. 1s for DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Luke Bryan and more 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…

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