1. Avicii: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 13, 2013 12:00 PM EDT With "Wake Me Up!" a million-selling Hot 100 No. 5, he's climbing the rock charts, getting CMT play and delivering EDM's biggest moment yet This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. The night sky flashes white with a Zeus…

  2. 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…

  3. Miguelito Moving Beyond Reggaeton Roots With New Album, 'Here to Stay'

    September 05, 2013 2:30 PM EDT 14-year-old music veteran assembles a "dream team" to expand his empire Miguelito may only be 14, but he's already a veteran of the music business. The Puerto Rican singer, who recently signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), will release his eighth album early next…

  4. Fantasy Boy Band Draft 2013: Vote For The Best Dream Lineup

    August 21, 2013 1:35 PM EDT The Billboard team conducted a fantasy draft of boy band members. Check out the full action below, and vote for your favorite dream team! The NFL football season is fast approaching, which means that it's currently the season for fantasy football drafts. Across the globe, friends…

  5. Earth, Wind & Fire, 'Sign On': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT EW&F frontman Philip Bailey talks "Now, Then & Forever," the legendary band's first new album in eight years Making Earth, Wind & Fire's first new album in eight years was a two-year, two-pronged process that frontman Philip Bailey says all hinged on…

  6. Annie Appreciation: Examining The Influence of The Norwegian Pop Not-Quite-Star

    August 08, 2013 11:58 AM EDT Long before this year's great "The A&R EP," Annie's impact on indie music's relationship to pop was quietly huge. Casual pop fans could easily be forgiven for not knowing who Annie -- full name Anne Lilia Berge-Strand -- is. Unless you lived in Norway, Annie&…

  7. Avicii Drops 'Wake Me Up' Video, Sits Down for Exclusive 'TRUE' Q&A

    July 29, 2013 12:25 PM EDT The Swedish DJ partners with Ralph Lauren for an All-American adventure in the new clip. Pick-up trucks and horses might not be the first images that come to mind when you think of Avicii. The Swedish superstar DJ is more associated with massive outdoor festival stages than a country…

  8. 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…

  9. Johnny Cash Festival Lands Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin for Aug. 17 Event

    July 19, 2013 5:35 PM EDT August 17 promises to be a big night of entertainment at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas, as the Johnny Cash Music Festival will stage its' third annual benefit show at the school. Concert producer Bill Carter has once again assembled a very strong lineup, with Vince…

  10. Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis Pair Up for 'Dos Divas'

    July 15, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Both Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis grew up the daughters of country music superstars -- Country Music Hall of Famers George Morgan and Mel Tillis, respectively. But, though they had that bond in common, Tillis tells Billboard the two didn't know each other growing up in Music City. …

  11. Iconic Nashville Radio Station Dips Into the Archives for Live Album

    July 12, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Since the 650 signal blasted onto the airwaves in 1925, the call letters WSM have represented the best in American Music. Whether it be the pop music performed on the legendary "Waking Crew" show, morning shows featuring Hank Williams and Flatt & Scruggs, or the legendary…

  12. John C. Reilly's Labor of Love: 'You've Got to Keep These Songs Alive'

    July 07, 2013 8:15 PM EDT John C. Reilly is looking to do some more recording this summer, hopefully resulting in a full album of rootsy folk and Americana covers to follow the two singles he's released so far on Jack White's Third Man Records label. "We hope to do (an album)," the Academy Award…

  13. Alan Myers, Devo Drummer, Dies

    June 26, 2013 2:24 AM EDT The musician, who played with Devo for a decade, had been battling cancer. Alan Myers, the third and most prominent drummer of the band Devo, has died, according to a tweet by drummer and current Devo member Josh Freese. Myers had been battling cancer. "Alan Myers was a…

  14. T.G. Sheppard & Kelly Lang Talk Historic Ryman Auditorium Debut

    June 25, 2013 10:00 AM EDT “Anytime you get a chance to be involved where there is so much history, it’s like being a football player and playing in a certain stadium that you’ve always loved." Husband and wife T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang are about to make a little bit of musical history together. This Saturday…

  15. Earth, Wind And Fire to Release Album On September 10

    June 24, 2013 9:20 AM EDT 'Now, Then & Forever' is the group's first album in eight years. Earth, Wind and Fire initially wanted to release its new album around the 2012 presidential election , but the band realized it wasn't satisfied with the songs it created. "We have a lot more bells…

  16. Kanye West: How the Rapper Grew From 'Dropout' to 'Yeezus'

    June 14, 2013 11:40 AM EDT The college dropout is now an icon. Read up on Kanye's musical journey to "Yeezus." It's been nearly a decade since Kanye West--elite artist and at times social pariah--released his debut album "The College Dropout," a soulful multi-platinum album. Since then…

  17. Reggaetón Teen Miguelito Signs to Blastmusic

    May 30, 2013 5:27 PM EDT Teen reggaetón star Miguelito, who at nine years old became the youngest artist to win a Latin Grammy, has signed with indie label BlastMusic (Beach Boys, Paul Wall, Eamon, Rakim) to release an English-language album this fall. Blastmusic began as a digital marketing services company…

  18. Paul Rodgers Busy With a Brace of New Albums, Bad Company Trek Starting June

    May 12, 2013 11:35 PM EDT As he prepares for the nostalgia of Bad Company's 40th anniversary tour this summer, Paul Rodgers is also looking ahead with not one but two new albums in progress. One, Rodgers tells Billboard, is a collection of soul covers -- "emphasis on Stax," he says -- that he and…

  19. Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome Helms Eddy Arnold Tribute Album: Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 06, 2013 10:05 AM EDT May 15 marks what would have been the 95th birthday of Eddy Arnold. The day before, Plowboy Records will release "You Don't Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold" – a tribute album that features many artists from outside the mainstream country realm paying tribute to the…

  20. Beyonce's Mrs. Carter Show Tour Opener: The 5 Best Looks and Designer Commentary

    April 16, 2013 5:08 PM EDT Queen B's tour launched last night. Check out the best looks from the evening and comments from two of the five designers: The Blonds and Emilio Pucci. Beyonce kicked off her Mrs. Carter Show Tour in Serbia on Monday night (April 15), showing off a plethora of divalicious costumes.…

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