1. Lady Gaga’s 'ARTPOP' Knocks Eminem's 'MMLP2' From U.K. Chart Summit

    November 18, 2013 6:09 AM EST Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” (Interscope/Universal) became her third U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (Nov. 17), as 17-year-old, Dutch-born Martin Garrix became the second DJ in a row, after Storm Queen, to debut at the singles chart summit, with “Animals” (Positiva/Virgin/Universal). "ARTPOP"…

  2. Marilyn Manson to Appear in TV Show 'Once Upon a Time'

    October 18, 2013 9:32 PM EDT "Once Upon a Time" is going to the dark side. Marilyn Manson will be joining ABC's fairy tale drama in the third season as a voice guest star, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. In the eighth episode, expected to air mid-November, Manson will make his "Once Upon a Time…

  3. R5 Gets 'Louder' As Ross Lynch's Profile Grows

    October 04, 2013 1:16 PM EDT The five-piece's debut album scores a Top 30 debut on this week's Billboard 200 chart. R5, the pop-rock family band fronted by 17-year-old Disney Channel star Ross Lynch, has scored a top 30 debut with first album "Louder," which sold 15,000 first-week copies, according…

  4. William Shatner Gathers Stellar Line-up for Prog-Rock Set 'Ponder the Mystery'

    October 03, 2013 2:09 AM EDT William Shatner, 82, who startled Star Trek fans by recording tunes like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" on his 1968 debut "The Transformed Man," will release a new album -- his fifth -- on Oct. 8. “Ponder the Mystery,” a prog-rock effort with Billy Sherwood of Yes,…

  5. Emeli Sande's 'Events' & 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Lead Britain's Year-to-Date Sales Chart

    October 02, 2013 4:38 AM EDT A 2012 release from Scottish singer Emeli Sande and the soundtrack to Universal Pictures' "Les Miserables" are the best-selling albums in the U.K. year-to-date. The Official Charts Company on Tuesday said that as of the end of the third quarter, Sande’s debut album "Our…

  6. Robbie Robertson Open to Cleaning The Band's 'Basement Tapes' With Bob Dylan

    September 26, 2013 1:52 PM EDT The Band's storied past has been mined on two significant late-summer projects, and Robbie Robertson thinks more might be coming in the near future. Robertson himself helmed the just-released box set "Live at the Academy of Music 1971," a four-CD and one-DVD collection from…

  7. 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…

  8. Robby Krieger Talks Manzarek Tribute, Doors App

    August 09, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Robby Krieger has plenty on his creative plate these days. But he still misses his Doors bandmate and longtime partner Ray Manzarek, who died of bile duct cancer on May 20 at the age of 74. "It's taking awhile to get over it," Krieger tells Billboard.com. "I knew him for…

  9. Jewel Announces 'Let It Snow' Holiday Album

    August 06, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Her first holiday set since 1999's "Joy" will include two new compositions Jewel is returning to Christmas canon with the December release of "Let It Snow," her second holiday album and the follow-up to 1999's platinum "Joy: A Holiday Collection." The…

  10. Chart Highlights: Justin Timberlake Tops Adult Pop Songs; Pearl Jam Returns

    July 15, 2013 5:50 PM EDT JT scores his first No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs with 'Mirrors.' Plus, Pearl Jam roars back with 'Mind Your Manners,' the first single from its album 'Lightning Bolt,' due Oct. 15 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  11. Robbie Williams' Estonia Concert to be Beamed Into Cinemas

    July 10, 2013 11:55 PM EDT Fans of pop superstar Robbie Williams who couldn't land tickets for his U.K. gigs will be able to take in his latest show in movie theaters. Williams' Aug. 20 show at Estonia’s 70,000-capacity Tallinn Song Festival Ground will be filmed and beamed live into select theaters across…

  12. Chat Show Legend Michael Parkinson Has Cancer

    July 08, 2013 1:03 AM EDT Sir Michael Parkinson, the legendary British chat show host who has championed countless musicians, has prostate cancer. The 78-year-old broadcaster, who is affectionately known in his homeland as “Parky,” was diagnosed with the disease in May following a routine health check last year.…

  13. The Doors' Robby Krieger & John Densmore Bury the Hatchet

    July 04, 2013 6:16 AM EDT After years of litigious feuding, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore will come together to honor late keyboardist Ray Manzarek. Robby Krieger, guitarist for The Doors, has announced that he and fellow surviving member John Densmore will reunite for at least one last time.…

  14. Goo Goo Dolls Studio Session: Watch 'Rebel Beat' and 'Come to Me' Performances and Q&A

    June 26, 2013 2:10 PM EDT Goo Goo Dolls lead singer John Rzeznik knew he was ready for a sonic change when it came time to begin writing songs for their new album, “Magnetic” (out now). The veteran group’s last album “Something for the Rest of Us” was a bit of a downer content-wise. “It was a really dark kind of…

  15. Robbie Rivera & Kay, “Summer Night In July” Song Premiere

    June 24, 2013 3:42 PM EDT The veteran DJ/producer returns with an anthem designed for hot starry nights. If there were any questions from the beat alone about whether or not Robbie Rivera’s new track was destined to be a summer anthem, just wait for the chorus. “Summer Night In July” is ready to be spun under a…

  16. ‘Yeezus’ Opens at No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart

    June 24, 2013 6:49 AM EDT As Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, became the U.K.’s second-bestselling single of 2013 and started a fourth week at No. 1 yesterday (June 23), Kanye West scored his second chart-topping album in the market with “Yeezus” (Def Jam…

  17. Goo Goo Dolls Chart Their Five Favorite Songs

    June 20, 2013 3:05 PM EDT The trio counts down its five favorite songs from its impressive two-decades-plus catalog At Billboard, we like to think we know a little bit (and hopefully a lot more) about how to create a songs chart. But, artists themselves have a unique insight into which songs of theirs deserve the…

  18. Take That Planning to 'Do Another Record'

    June 04, 2013 5:42 AM EDT Take That might be coming back. The British boyband reunited for a flawless return to the music business in recent years, and they’re reportedly ready for another round on the comeback trail. Mark Owen, one of Take That’s founding singers, has told the Daily Telegraph that his bandmates are…

  19. Ray Manzarek of The Doors Is Dead at 74

    May 20, 2013 5:41 PM EDT Legendary keyboardist dies after battle with bile duct cancer. "I will miss my musical brother," says John Densmore Last year, as the Doors released a 40th anniversary edition of its vaunted "L.A. Woman" album, keyboardist Ray Manzarek spoke about how the then-46…

  20. From the Magazine: How Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter Are Finding the Rock Stars of Tech

    April 12, 2013 12:13 PM EDT In this week’s cover story entitled “Power Trio,” Billboard looks at three of music industry’s most successful music and tech entrepreneurs: Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter. In addition to managing three of the biggest musicians ever in Madonna, Bieber and Lady Gaga …

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