1. Chart Highlights: Justin Timberlake Passes Bruno Mars For Most Pop Songs No. 1s Among Solo Males

    May 26, 2014 4:35 PM EDT Timberlake tallies his seventh leader - and debuts with Michael Jackson on 'Love Never Felt So Good.' Plus, new No. 1s for Enrique Iglesias, Pop Evil and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  2. Brantley Gilbert Heading for No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2014 6:54 PM EDT Country singer Brantley Gilbert is on his way to a smashing debut on the Billboard 200 chart. His new "Just As I Am" album, which was released on May 19, could sell around 200,000 copies in the week ending May 25, according to industry forecasters. The Billboard 200's new top…

  3. Celebrity Summer Plans 2014: 23 Musicians Reveal What They'll Do (Video)

    May 23, 2014 4:21 PM EDT Watch Austin Mahone, Phillip Phillips, Enrique Iglesias, Wiz Khalifa, Jason Derulo & 18 more stars share their summer plans. What are some of your favorite bands, singers and rappers planning during Summer 2014? Austin Mahone, Phillip Phillips, Enrique Iglesias, 5 Seconds of Summer, Marc…

  4. Pop Shop Podcast: Chromeo Discuss 'White Women' Album & How They're Like Strippers

    May 22, 2014 12:40 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly pop music breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events.…

  5. 'American Idol': Caleb Johnson Wins Season 13

    May 21, 2014 10:07 PM EDT It came down to Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene on "American Idol" on Wednesday, and before naming a winner of the thirteenth season, the two enjoyed a slew of performances. Johnson and Irene first opened the show with a head-banging medley of Queen's "We Will Rock You,…

  6. Coldplay Heading for Year's Best Sales Week

    May 21, 2014 8:06 PM EDT Coldplay's new album, "Ghost Stories", is on track to score the largest sales week of the year. Industry sources suggest the album, which was released on May 19, may sell upwards of 350,000 to 375,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 25. That figure…

  7. Go Inside Jerrod Carmichael's Spike Lee-Directed Comedy Special (Video)

    May 20, 2014 2:52 PM EDT Spike Lee needed only three video clips of Jerrod Carmichael to be sold on directing the young comedian's first special for HBO and Funny or Die. "We were ready to do the song and dance and it wasn't necessary," says Anna Wenger, Funny or Die's VP of production and…

  8. Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Video Q&A Playlist: Watch Them All

    May 19, 2014 5:55 PM EDT The 2014 Billboard Music Awards unfolded live on stage at the Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena yesterday (May 18), but the stars were out in full force both on the red carpet and backstage and Billboard's cameras caught up with dozens of hitmakers including Nicki Minaj, Imagine…

  9. 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…

  10. Phillip Phillips Talks 'Mature' New Album at Billboard Music Awards (Video)

    May 19, 2014 1:23 PM EDT Phillip Phillips' sophomore album "Behind the Light" drops this week. To mark the occasion, the singer-songwriter caught up with Billboard's Keith Caulfield Sunday on the Billboard Music Awards red carpet to chat about his latest release. "It' so much more mature…

  11. Top Celebrity Tweets From the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2014 12:41 AM EDT If you’re like us here at Billboard, you watched the 2014 Billboard Music Awards with a close eye on your Twitter feed. Throughout the evening, the talent on hand in Las Vegas — and plenty of famous viewers elsewhere — kept a running account of the night’s sights and sounds in 140…

  12. Ludacris on New 'Ludaversal' Album at Billboard Music Awards 2014: 'We're About 90 Percent Done' (Watch)

    May 18, 2014 12:34 PM EDT Before stepping onto the stage to host tonight's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Ludacris shared some news about his eighth album, “Ludaversal,” due out this fall. “It is almost done, we’re about 90 percent done,” Ludacris tells Billboard. “You’ll probably hear some singles, the…

  13. Ask Billboard: What's 2014's Song Of The Summer?

    May 16, 2014 4:05 PM EDT A (sort of) confident attempt to (hopefully) pick the 40 biggest hits of the (hopefully) warm months 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, state and…

  14. Comedy Issue: The Next Generation of Comics Answer Our Questions

    May 16, 2014 12:21 PM EDT Tig Notaro, Chris D'Elia, Nikki Glaser, Rory Scovel, Rikki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Michael Che, and Nick Kroll may have started out on the club circuit, but now they have Hollywood hot for them — and a slew of NSFW war stories. They answer a few of our questions below. Who are your comic…

  15. Robin Thicke Performing at Billboard Music Awards

    May 15, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Robin Thicke is the latest performer set to light up the 2014 Billboard Music Awards this Sunday. The R&B crooner will take the mic at the May 18 ceremony in Las Vegas, where he joins previously announced performers including Shakira, Katy Perry, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande,…

  16. 'American Idol' Turns 500 as Top 3 Battle

    May 15, 2014 9:57 AM EDT With just one week to go before the finale, the top three "American Idol" finalists went for broke in the race to be the final two on Wednesday night. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time Harry Connick Jr. Talks 'American Idol' Return and Season 13's Top…

  17. 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…

  18. Smokey Robinson Records Duets Album With Elton John, James Taylor & More Friends

    May 14, 2014 10:42 AM EDT Helmed by Randy Jackson and set for a September release, "Smokey & Friends" will feature new versions of Robinson's signature songs, including "The Tracks of My Tears" and "Ain't That Peculiar" Smokey Robinson is partnering with an all-star slate of…

  19. Ludacris to Host 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The 2014 Billboard Music Awards are getting a dose of Southern hospitality. Hosting this Sunday's annual music celebration on ABC is one of hip-hop's all-time most successful artists -- Ludacris. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! • Video:  …

  20. 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…

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