1. Kings of Leon, Icona Pop to Perform at MTV EMAs

    October 29, 2013 9:35 AM EDT Rock band Kings of Leon and Swedish duo Icona Pop have joined the list of live performers that will take the stage in Amsterdam for the 2013 MTV European Music Awards. Disney Channel star and singer Bridgit Mendler, Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto and British singer Rita Ora have…

  2. Miley Cyrus To Perform at MTV Europe Music Awards

    October 17, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Parents be warned. Miley Cyrus is returning to the MTV stage – this time in Amsterdam. The pop star will perform at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in the Dutch capital, the broadcaster said today. She’ll join the likes of previously announced performers Katy Perry and The Killers. Miley…

  3. Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Honors Hillary Clinton

    October 17, 2013 12:10 AM EDT Hillary Clinton accepted the Elton John AIDS Foundation's first-ever Founder's Award at the organization's annual benefit in New York on Tuesday night. Although she was honored by the accolade, Clinton echoed a theme expressed by many of the stars in attendance: that there&…

  4. How Fred Armisen Teamed with The Clash for Funny Or Die

    October 16, 2013 4:32 PM EDT Ian Rubbish, a British punk character Fred Armisen introduced in his last season on “Saturday Night Live” this past spring, has teamed up with The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon in a new video for Funny Or Die. The six-minute clip, called "The Last Gang In Town," was filmed…

  5. Justin Timberlake Crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart Again

    October 10, 2013 7:10 PM EDT Just six months after “The 20/20 Experience” first reached No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (on its way to a 10-week reign), Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)” debuts atop the chart with 350,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last time an artist posted two…

  6. Katy Perry To Perform 'Unconditionally' Single At MTV EMAs

    October 10, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Katy Perry has been confirmed as a performer at the 2013 MTV European Music Awards, where she'll unfurl her second "PRISM" single, "Unconditionally." Perry, whose new album "PRISM" will hit stores on Oct. 22, has yet to release the power ballad, which has…

  7. Kanye West's Long-'Gone' Song Debuts In Hot 100's Top 20

    October 09, 2013 7:37 PM EDT A viral video helps bring 'Gone,' from the rapper's 2005 album 'Late Registration,' onto the tally at last Kanye West debuts on the Hot 100 this week with a song that's eight years old. "Gone" (featuring Cam'ron and Consequence), from West&…

  8. TomorrowWorld: With The Odds Stacked Against It, the Festival Delivers

    September 30, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The stakes were high for TomorrowWorld, the three-day EDM festival that took place this weekend (September 27-29) in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. And so were the risks – some of them self-imposed. The storied European fest, called Tomorrowland in its native Belgium (Disney…

  9. Exclusive Premiere: Watch Budweiser-Sponsored Rihanna Documentary 'Half Of Me'

    September 17, 2013 7:01 PM EDT Phil Griffin-directed video focuses on Rihanna and her superfans in the U.K. and America Ron Howard’s “Made In America”  isn’t Budweiser’s only foray into documentary filmmaking. The beermaker is debuting “Half Of Me,” a documentary short chronicling Rihanna and several of her superfans…

  10. Woody Guthrie's Hometown to Rebuild Singer's Boyhood Home

    September 14, 2013 9:03 PM EDT When Woody Guthrie's dilapidated boyhood home was ordered torn down in the late 1970s, the demolition reflected the strained relationship between conservative Oklahoma and the native son famous for his folk singing and progressive politics. Those tensions persisted for more than a…

  11. Ronald Isley, 'My Favorite Thing' Feat. KEM: Exclusive Video Premiere

    September 10, 2013 2:05 PM EDT The mutual respect and appreciation Ronald Isley and KEM share is palpable. "Working with KEM was just like working with Marvin Gaye, who was a real, real good friend of mine. And like Luther Vandross… because of the way he cares about the music and producing the record," Isley…

  12. Jay Z's 'Made In America' Doc: Toronto Film Fest Movie Review

    September 07, 2013 12:14 PM EDT Less music-stuffed but more conceptually ambitious than the average music doc, Ron Howard's team up with Jay Z, "Made In America," films a two-day music festival curated by the rapper and works to turn it into a youth-centered assessment of the health of the American Dream.…

  13. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Madonna Songs?

    September 03, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Readers rank the Material Girl's best material. Plus, a trip through AC chart history and more songs that became hits three times 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,…

  14. The Seed: Eminem, The Lox, Cam'ron & More New Music

    August 30, 2013 3:00 PM EDT It's been over 10 years since the LOX last graced Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as a unit but this week’s release of "Summers Too Hot" could bring the drought to an end. The street record, primed for Labor Day barbeques, was produced by the group's longtime producer Scram…

  15. Jay Z's 'Made In America' Doc Heading to Showtime

    August 30, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Showtime is in the Jay Z business. In keeping with its documentary push, the premium cable network has acquired Made in America, the star-studded documentary that chronicled Jay Z’s two-day music festival of the same name. The doc, which is directed by Ron Howard and executive produced by…

  16. Robin Thicke vs. Marvin Gaye: Is 'Blurred Lines' A Sound-Alike? (Poll)

    August 23, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Does "Blurred Lines" borrow too much from "Got To Give It Up"? Listen to both songs and weigh in. While Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring Pharrell and T.I.) continues to dominate the Hot 100 chart , a copyright infringement showdown has come…

  17. Marvin Gaye's Family Rejected Robin Thicke's Six-Figure Offer

    August 23, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Billboard has learned that Robin Thicke’s team offered a six-figure sum to members of Marvin Gaye family in order to preempt a copyright infringement showdown, but the family turned it down. From This Week's Billboard For a detailed legal analysis of the lawsuit -- and how it could…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday The latest chart…

  19. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  20. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

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