1. Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins Team Up for 'Hall of Fame Bluegrass'

    November 15, 2013 3:30 PM EST Junior Sisk is enjoying a hot streak as a bluegrass performer – henceforth his recent IBMA win for Male Vocalist of the Year. Joe Mullins is also enjoying much success inside bluegrass circles both as an artist and as a radio personality. But, as the old adage states, sometimes two voices…

  2. Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Top Hot Country Songs

    November 14, 2013 2:46 PM EST The Nov. 6 Country Music Association Awards shake up the Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums charts   The Nov. 6 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, broadcast on ABC-TV, invigorate Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, where Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert bring the first…

  3. Ask Billboard: They Are Women, Hear Them 'Roar'

    November 10, 2013 9:05 AM EST A look at eras in which female vocals have dominated the Hot 100, plus Drake's latest achievement and Kelly Clarkson's career sales As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and…

  4. Happy Birthday, Billboard!

    November 01, 2013 9:05 AM EDT On this date in 1894, an eight-page, 10-cent issue was published, marking the debut of what has grown into today's multi-platform Billboard brand One hundred-nineteen years old, new every day. On this date in 1894, Billboard published its first issue. Before it became a weekly…

  5. Ricky Skaggs Talks Memoir, Keith Whitley and His Hall of Fame Propects

    October 31, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Country music legend Ricky Skaggs has been doing quite a bit of reminiscing as of late – especially with the recent release of his autobiography, "Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music." The singer tells Billboard that he's happy to have the book available to the public. "…

  6. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter and Facebook

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long career both in the Velvet Underground and as…

  7. John Newman Tops Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney for U.K. Albums Chart Crown

    October 21, 2013 6:22 AM EDT A tumultuous battle for the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 20) resulted in a top five comprised entirely of new entries and victory for British vocalist John Newman. He beat off competition from Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney and others to debut at No. 1 with his first album …

  8. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, Drake, Bastille Score New No. 1s

    October 14, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Perry's 'Roar' ties a record on Dance/Club Play Songs, Drake makes history on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Bastille notches its first Alternative Songs leader. Plus,Thomas Rhett takes over atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  9. Enrique Iglesias Widens Lead for Most No. 1s on Hot Latin Songs Chart

    October 09, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias extends his lead for most No. 1s on Hot Latin Songs as "Loco" featuring Romeo Santos ascends 3-1 to become his 23rd chart-topper.  A major part of the song's ascent to the top is the release of a director's cut for the track's music video,…

  10. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  11. NASCAR Driver Danica Patrick Stars in Colt Ford's ‘Drivin' Around Song’: Watch

    October 07, 2013 4:07 AM EDT Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. decided to test out their acting chops, and do a little flirting in public, for a new country music video that was released this week. NASCAR's power couple has starring roles for Colt Ford's new single, "Drivin' Around Song."…

  12. Wisin vs. Yandel: Which Solo Single Is Best?

    October 03, 2013 7:00 PM EDT The popular Latin urban duo Wisin & Yandel is back on the charts, but this time with separate solo singles. As a pair, they hold the record for most No. 1s on the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart, with 14 songs reaching the top. On Latin Airplay, they have notched 10 No. 1s between 2006…

  13. Teen Top Talk 'Rocking' and Most-Memorable Fans: Exclusive Video Q&A

    October 02, 2013 6:00 PM EDT The six-member boy band show love for Bruno Mars and T.I. Plus, the guys tease what's coming up next Six-member K-pop boy band Teen Top debuted new single "Rocking" from their "Teen Top Class" EP at KCON 2013 in August and has impressed international fans for…

  14. Chart Highlights: Britney Spears Bows, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Leap To No. 1

    September 23, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Britney Spears' 'Work B**ch!' blasts onto Pop Songs, while Katy Perry scores a record-tying No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and Lady Gaga lands her lucky 13th No. 1 on Dance/Mix/Show Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  15. Wisin Announces Solo Album for December

    September 19, 2013 4:15 PM EDT Latin urban star sings with Sony, with first single "Que viva la Vida" premiering Monday; News follows similar announcement from his longtime collaborator Yandel The artist known as Wisin, one half of the powerhouse urban duo Wisin y Yandel, has signed a recording deal with Sony…

  16. Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson Named Fourth Coach of 'The Voice U.K.'

    September 19, 2013 6:15 AM EDT Ricky Wilson, lead singer of British band Kaiser Chiefs, will fill the fourth coach position on BBC One’s The Voice UK when it returns for its third season here in January, completing the show’s revamped lineup. The U.K. public broadcaster announced the news Thursday after adding Kylie…

  17. CBGB Film Festival Lineup Announced

    September 18, 2013 6:45 PM EDT This year's CBGB Music & Film Festival will travel from the Bowery to Broadway with "CBGB" and "Broadway Idiot," the documentary on Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and the making of the musical "American Idiot."  Taking place Oct. 8-13, about 60…

  18. Ricky Gervais to Play Live Gigs As 'Office' Character David Brent

    September 18, 2013 2:50 PM EDT Get ready to hop on the "Free Love Freeway" Fans of the British (original) take on "The Office" will get to see one of the show's funniest moments come to life. Ricky Gervais, who played the socially inept, bumbling boss David Brent, announced via Twitter that he&…

  19. Lawson Preps 'Chapman Square' Stateside Release Following Huge U.K. Success

    September 18, 2013 11:52 AM EDT British band is blowing up in the U.K. -- is America next? Lawson is by no means a household name in the States yet, but don't sleep on this British pop-rock quartet. Nearly a year after its first album debuted in the Top 5 of the U.K. albums chart, the group has completed its first…

  20. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard and out of respect for the…

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