1. Will Smith, U2 Confirmed for Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Premiere

    January 19, 2014 8:21 PM EST When Jimmy Fallon's reign as the host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" begins next month, he'll have a fairly worthy duo of guests to help ring in his premiere: Will Smith and U2. In a release today (Jan. 19), NBC confirmed that the actor/rapper will be featured as a guest…

  2. 'American Idol' Recap: Harsh Harry Connick Jr. Schools Auditioning Twins

    January 17, 2014 10:56 AM EST It's only the second night of season 13, and Harry Connick, Jr. already has three nicknames. He was dubbed "Harsh Harry" during Wednesday night's season premiere, and was also called "Hatchet Harry" and "Dr. No" by Jennifer Lopez throughout the two-hour…

  3. DJ Cassidy's 'Paradise Royale' Album Unites R&B Dance Legends With Newer Stars

    January 16, 2014 11:00 AM EST The ambitious passion project brings voices of Robin Thicke, R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland together with members of Chic, Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool & the Gang... Album due this spring on Columbia... First single "Calling All Hearts" out February DJ Cassidy has made some…

  4. Bachman-Turner Overdrive Gets Canadian Music Hall of Fame Nod

    January 15, 2014 8:33 PM EST Veteran Canadian rockers Bachman-Turner Overdrive are headed to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced on Wednesday that the Winnipeg-based band, fronted by Randy Bachman, will be inducted at the 2014 Juno Awards in March. Randy Bachman,…

  5. Carrie Underwood Tops Forbes List of Top-Earning 'American Idol' Alums

    January 14, 2014 5:15 PM EST And the winner is... Carrie Underwood, for being "American Idol"'s top-earning alum, according to Forbes' annual list . The country singer raked in approximately $31 million between June 2012 through June 2013, playing 100 shows on tour and signing endorsement deals with…

  6. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top 70 Country Songs 1989-2014

    January 13, 2014 3:07 PM EST It was 70 years ago this month -- January 1944 -- that Billboard began charting the popularity of country tunes with the format's main chart now known as Hot Country Songs. In celebration the vital genre's continued vibrancy, we're honoring the chart's anniversary with…

  7. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top No. 1s By Decade, Top No. 1 Artists & More

    January 13, 2014 3:06 PM EST In honor of country music's longevity and vaunted place in American cultural history, Billboard celebrates the 70th anniversary of the chart that's now known as Hot Country Songs by taking a look at the biggest No. 1 songs of each decade of the chart's history and the acts with…

  8. Fela! Band Bringing Afrobeat to Sundance (Exclusive)

    January 13, 2014 2:45 PM EST The Fela! band will give three performances at the Sundance Film festival to celebrate Alex Gibney's documentary "Finding Fela." The band, featuring lead singer Sahr Ngaujah and musicians associated with the musical "Fela!," will perform at the film's premiere…

  9. Lea Michele Exclusive Song Premiere: Listen To 'Louder' Title Track

    January 13, 2014 12:00 AM EST "Be loud, be bold, be yourself, whether or not people understand that message. That's what I think of when I think of the song and album," the "Glee" star tells Billboard. "It finally feels real," Lea Michele tells Billboard about the upcoming…

  10. Buck Owens Autobiography Crafted From Tapes Left By Late Country Legend

    December 30, 2013 6:00 PM EST Much has been written about the career and life of Buck Owens over the years. However, not much has been stated from the words of the man himself. Until the release of the new autobiography, "Buck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens," it looked like that might never happen.…

  11. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST 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 country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  12. Harry Connick Jr. on 'American Idol': 'It's a New Show'

    December 19, 2013 7:48 PM EST New season of FOX singing competition premieres in January American Idol’s season 13 premiere is less than a month away, and new judge Harry Connick, Jr. promises that the deck is not stacked for either a guy or a girl winner. The 46-year-old singer spoke with reporters on a production break…

  13. Train Artist Jukebox Video: The Band Talks Favorite Songs of 2013

    December 19, 2013 3:10 PM EST For the three musicians of multiplatinum band Train, 2013 has been a year on the road bringing their music to fans around the globe -- and prepping new music. The trio recently sat down with Billboard.com editor M. Tye Comer ( @MTye ) to talk about their world tour in support of 2012's…

  14. Chart Highlights: OneRepublic Tops Adult Pop Songs, Beyonce Bows At R&B/Hip-Hop

    December 16, 2013 4:35 PM EST Plus, new No. 1s for late legend Donna Summer, Eli Young Band, Pop Evil 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 the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on…

  15. The Year In Rock 2013: Imagine Dragons Top Billboard's Year-End Rock Rankings

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST Mumford & Sons, Lorde, the Lumineers and more also had a big year on the rock charts. Imagine Dragons weren't just hot in 2013. The Las Vegas group was positively "Radioactive," and it winds up the year as Billboard's Top Rock Artist of 2013. Year-End Charts: Top Rock…

  16. The Year In Touring 2013: Beyond The Numbers

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST Live and on fire in 2013, the touring business is hottest it has been in years. For the touring industry, these are now —officially— the best of times. "The concert business is basically on fire," says veteran agent Dennis Arfa, president of Artists Group International (AGI). TOP 25…

  17. Parmalee Tops Country Airplay Chart With 'Carolina'

    December 10, 2013 1:35 PM EST The group is the first multi-member act since Florida Georgia Line to tally a first No. 1 Parmalee achieves its first leader on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay radio chart, as "Carolina" climbs 3-1. The band far outshines the peak rank of its lone prior entry, …

  18. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  19. Phillip Phillips Artist Jukebox: Watch Him Share His Top 5 Songs of 2013

    December 04, 2013 1:05 PM EST With 2013 winding down, Phillip Phillips visited the Billboard studios and sat down with Billboard.com editor Tye Comer ( @MTye ) to discuss the huge year he's had, to listen to some of his music, and to share five songs that have been part of the soundtrack to his life in 2013, from…

  20. CMT's 'Artists of the Year' Special Honors Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & More

    December 04, 2013 1:54 AM EST CMT's celebration of country music's top artists of 2013 was a complete dude fest. Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line, the precociousness of Hunter Hayes or the…

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