1. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  2. Riot Fest Announces Chicago, Denver Lineups: The Cure, Pussy Riot, The National

    May 14, 2014 12:48 PM EDT The traveling festival celebrates its ten-year anniversary in Chicago. A week after it revealed its Toronto lineup, the punk and indie rock traveling circus Riot Fest has announced the full bills for its Chicago and Denver stops. The Cure will headline both weekends and have also been added…

  3. Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake's 'Love Never Felt So Good' Video Premieres

    May 14, 2014 11:35 AM EDT The music video for the Michael Jackson posthumous duet with Justin Timberlake debuted on Wednesday morning, and it's a careful visual tribute of the late pop singer's lasting legacy on future generations. "Love Never Felt So Good" -- the first single off of "…

  4. Led Zeppelin Reissues Get A Whole Lotta Love At Private Listening Session

    May 14, 2014 1:07 AM EDT During a private listening session of selections from the Led Zeppelin catalog that will be reissued this summer, veteran guitarist Jimmy Page described the archival material as “an opportunity to have a look and listen to everyone in the band.” Page says the music captures how he, singer…

  5. Michael Jackson's 'Xscape': Track-By-Track Review

    May 13, 2014 1:29 PM EDT To answer your first question: Yes, it is any good. And about your second: Better than you think.   To be sure, it's a strange project: a Michael Jackson record of vocals out of the vault and all-new music from Timbaland and Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, Stargate, Rodney…

  6. Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbell, Robert Ellis Top Americana Awards Nominations

    May 12, 2014 2:48 PM EDT The Americana Music Association celebrated the nominees for their 2014 Americana Honors & Awards this afternoon in downtown Nashville with a music-filled event at the SiriusXM Music City Theatre. The satellite radio network’s Elizabeth Cook (Apron Strings) announced the nominations during…

  7. RuPaul, 'Sissy That Walk': Exclusive Video Premiere

    May 12, 2014 2:15 PM EDT RuPaul is fierce and fabulous in the diva's new video for "Sissy That Walk," and Billboard has its exclusive premiere. Get More: RuPaul's Drag Race Full Episodes , RuPaul , Logo TV The immediately gif-worthy video features the final four competing queens in the…

  8. Sinéad O'Connor Signs With Nettwerk, New Album Coming

    May 12, 2014 7:00 AM EDT Sinéad O'Connor has signed a worldwide recording deal with Nettwerk Music Group ahead of the release later this year of her new studio set, “The Vishnu Room.” The Irish singer’s upcoming album, her tenth, is “indicative of where Sinéad is in life,” according to a statement issued by…

  9. Happy Mother’s Day: Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Kanye West Shout-Out Moms on Twitter

    May 11, 2014 3:28 PM EDT In honor of Mother’s Day, musical artists from across all genres are coming out of the woodwork to pay tribute to their moms on this special day. Mother's Day Playlist: 20 Songs for Mom In addition to Billboard’s Mother’s playlist - which includes everything from from 2Pac…

  10. John Legend and Iggy Azalea Hit No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Charts

    May 08, 2014 8:46 PM EDT After eight weeks of sitting at No. 2 behind Pharrell’s “Happy” on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, John Legend’s “All of Me” steps 2-1 to mark the first leader in his 10-year chart history. Legend first appeared on the list in 2004 as a featured artist on Slum Village’s “Selfish,” also featuring…

  11. Apple Closes In On Purchase of Beats (Report)

    May 08, 2014 7:27 PM EDT Apple is reportedly closing in on a deal to acquire Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, according to a Financial Times report .  If completed at that price, the deal would be the largest ever for Apple. The deal is said to include both Beats’ music subscription service and its hardware…

  12. Coldplay's 'A Sky Full of Stars' Soundtracks New NBA Playoffs Ad: Watch

    May 08, 2014 4:51 PM EDT Update : "A Sky Full of Stars" is now featured in an NBA viral video featuring flash mobs in the cities of the four remaining playoff teams. Watch the video below: The NBA Playoffs are heating up, with just eight teams still left vying for the championship as the second round…

  13. Michael Jackson to Unleash World Premiere Experience At Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2014 6:00 AM EDT The Estate of Michael Jackson created the spot, which will present the superstar “like you’ve never seen him before.” Michael Jackson will create another slice of history at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! 
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  14. Paul Simon Performs, Makes First Public Appearance Since Arrest

    May 08, 2014 12:35 AM EDT Paul Simon performed a rousing set and accepted an award from New York University in his first public appearance since he and wife Edie Brickell were arrested on disorderly conduct charges. The 72-year-old performed more than a dozen songs Wednesday night at the Beacon Theatre in New York,…

  15. Glenn Danzig Sues Former Misfits Bandmate Over Iconic 'Fiend Skull' (Report)

    May 07, 2014 9:21 PM EDT The Misfits' unnecessarily plentiful merchandise could be taken as the ultimate symbol of capitalism's shameless commodification of punk rock, but it's also worth a lot of money -- money founding singer Glenn Danzig is suing former bassist Gerald Caiafa, a.k.a. Jerry Only, for…

  16. Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake Storm Onto Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Charts

    May 07, 2014 7:19 PM EDT The lead track from 'Xscape,' Jackson's new album, enters the Hot 100 at No. 20 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 6 It’s a royal return for the King of Pop to the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. Michael Jackson's "Love Never Felt So Good…

  17. Gimme Five: Passenger's Biggest Influences on New 'Whispers' Album

    May 07, 2014 5:11 PM EDT The "Let Her Go" star discusses which artists inspired his next full-length. After scoring a surprise Top 5 hit with his single "Let Her Go," British singer-songwriter Passenger is readying a new batch of material, "Whispers," for a June 10 release date. The…

  18. Enrique Iglesias Scores 25th No. 1 With 'Bailando'

    May 07, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias is a force to be reckoned with. He holds the record for most songs to ever top the Hot Latin Songs chart, and now scores his 25th No. 1 with the ever catchy "Bailando" featuring his co-writer on the song, Descemer Bueno, and the Havana-based reggaeton duo Gente…

  19. Electric Zoo First Phase Lineup Announced: David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade Headlining

    May 07, 2014 2:35 PM EDT Made Event’s Electric Zoo festival today announced the first round of artists for its sixth edition this fall. Electric Zoo 2014's Friday Lineup David Guetta, Dada Life, Nicky Romero, and Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike will headline on Friday August 29; Armin van Buuren, Zedd, Knife…

  20. Top 50 Forgotten Gems From The Now! Series

    May 06, 2014 4:42 PM EDT "Now That's What I Call Music! 50" has just been released. Let's stroll through some of the underrated cuts from the hit series' lengthy back catalogue. Since its debut in 1998, the "Now That's What I Call Music!" album series has dutifully gathered…

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