1. Robbie Williams 'Swings' Into Pole Position on U.K. Album Chart, Equals Elvis' Record

    November 25, 2013 5:04 AM EST Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) has become the 1,000th No. 1 in the history of the U.K. chart. The set sold close to 109,000 copies to take the honor, as Lily Allen’s cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” (Parlophone/Warner Music) moved up 2-1 on the singles chart.…

  2. Martin Garrix Signs to Scooter Braun Projects, Earns a UK No. 1: Exclusive

    November 18, 2013 10:53 AM EST Few high school students are having a better fall than Martin Garrix. Yesterday (November 17), “Animals,” the 17-year-old Dutchman’s breakthrough EDM track, hit No. 1 on the official UK charts during its first week of commercial release, beating Lily Allen and Ellie Goulding to the top…

  3. 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"…

  4. Bon Jovi, One Direction, P!nk Among Big Winners at 2013 Billboard Touring Awards

    November 14, 2013 9:30 PM EST Country music icon George Strait named the 2013 Billboard Legend of Live, Coachella wins best festival honors Bon Jovi, One Direction, Taylor Swift, P!nk, the Rolling Stones and George Strait were among tonight's (Nov. 14) big winners at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards…

  5. Brad Paisley Announces 'Beat This Winter' Tour for 2014

    November 13, 2013 8:23 PM EST Brad Paisley will tour behind his 2013 album "Wheelhouse" yet again this winter, with a 13-date set announced today. According to the country singer's website , the Beat This Winter tour, which takes its name from Paisley's 2013 single "Beat This Summer," will…

  6. Lily Allen on 'Hard Out Here' Dancers: 'It Has Nothing To Do With Race'

    November 13, 2013 2:06 PM EST U.K. singer addresses music video controversy in lengthy post. Lily Allen returned on Tuesday (Nov. 12) with new single "Hard Out Here" as well as a music video that takes aim at gender objectification within the music industry. While the video has been well-received (it has 1.3…

  7. Esperanza Spalding Has 'Big Project' In Mind to Follow Grammy-Winning 'Radio'

    November 13, 2013 1:45 PM EST Esperanza Spalding says she has "a big project in mind" for her follow-up to 2012's Grammy Award-winning "Radio Music Society." But don't hold your breath waiting for it. "It's evolving outside of any timeline, free of any timeline," Spalding --…

  8. Lily Allen Returns With Scathing 'Hard Out Here': Watch Video

    November 12, 2013 12:35 PM EST Lily Allen has hinted at recording fresh solo material since last year , and on Tuesday (Nov. 12), the British pop star at long last unveiled a new song and video. "Hard Out Here" takes the "LDN" songstress into Auto-tuned, deeply sarcastic territory, as Allen…

  9. Norah Jones And Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Prep Everly Brothers-Inspired Album

    October 23, 2013 4:45 PM EDT "Foreverly" puts a modern spin on the country folk standards from the Everly Brothers' "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us" On Nov. 25, Norah Jones and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will team up to release "Foreverly," a modern-day reworking of the Everly…

  10. Roseland Ballroom, Historic NYC Venue, Closing In April

    October 19, 2013 3:12 PM EDT New York City’s famed Roseland Ballroom will close its doors in April, according to an internal e-mail obtained by Billboard, though no official announcement has been made. The venerable venue, owned by developer Larry Ginsberg and booked by Live Nation, opened at its 52nd street location,…

  11. Fallulah, Danish Pop Star, Packs Her Bags & Heads To America Alone

    October 18, 2013 6:02 PM EDT "I've actually invested all of the money that I've made in Denmark into going to America," says the striking singer-songwriter. "If you want to do it the easy way, you should definitely not go to America." This admission is made by Maria Apetri, better known as…

  12. Hot Tours: Iron Maiden No. 1, Wraps Maiden England Tour

    October 17, 2013 7:38 PM EDT Veteran English metal band Iron Maiden has ended its Maiden England world tour that began in June 2012 and played in the Americas and Europe during the past two summers. Leading this week’s Hot Tours tally with $15.2 million in ticket sales, the band scores the top ranking with revenue…

  13. Matt Redman, TobyMac & Jason Crabb Win Big at Dove Awards

    October 16, 2013 6:12 AM EDT Matt Redman, TobyMac and Jason Crabb were the top winners at the 44th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards held last night (10/15) in Nashville at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University. Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin hosted the show, which was taped to air on Up! Oct. 21 at…

  14. Maxine Powell, Motown Charm Coach, Dies at 98

    October 14, 2013 4:21 PM EDT Maxine Powell, who was responsible for developing the charm, grace and style of Motown Records' artists during the Detroit label's 1960s heyday, has died. She was 98. Motown Museum CEO Allen Rawls says Powell died Monday at a hospital in Southfield, Mich. She didn't sing or…

  15. Frank Sinatra's Widow on Mia Farrow's Paternity Bombshell: 'It's Just a Bunch of Junk'

    October 03, 2013 6:14 AM EDT Frank Sinatra's widow isn't buying Mia Farrow's revelation that her son with Woody Allen actually may have been fathered by the singer. "I can't hardly believe that," Barbara Sinatra told The Desert Sun on Wednesday. "It's just a bunch of junk. There…

  16. Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Opens-Up On Cancer, Concert Film & New Music

    October 03, 2013 1:47 AM EDT Rocking with Def Leppard between bouts of chemotherapy proved healing for guitarist Vivian Campbell. The 51-year-old musician relied on his bandmates and the thrill of performing to help him through a diagnosis of Hodgkins lymphoma (he started treatment in April). The band hit the road this…

  17. Mia Farrow Says Son Might Be Frank Sinatra's

    October 02, 2013 7:09 PM EDT Mia Farrow says in an interview with Vanity Fair that it's possible her son with Woody Allen is instead Frank Sinatra's. Farrow told the magazine that she and Sinatra "never really split up" and when asked if Ronan Farrow might actually be Sinatra's son, she…

  18. Phillip Phillips: 'American Idol's' Latest Million-Seller

    September 28, 2013 11:28 AM EDT This week, Fox TV's "American Idol" series yields back-to-back million-selling debut albums from its winners for the first time since 2008. 2012 champ Phillip Phillips sold another 4,000 copies of his debut set "The World From the Side of the Moon" this past week…

  19. P!nk Breaks Touring Records In Australia

    September 27, 2013 5:44 PM EDT P!nk dominates the weekly tally of Hot Tours with box office revenue reported from a record-breaking 18-show engagement during the Australian leg of her Truth About Love tour.  The pop star broke her own mark at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena with the 18th sold out performance, having set a…

  20. NYC Brother Trio AJR 'Ready' for Stardom

    September 24, 2013 3:30 PM EDT This past spring, when Australian songstress Sia Furl­er told her manager Jonathan Daniel about AJR, a trio of brothers whose undeniably catchy pop song "I'm Ready" caught her ear, he knew exactly who to call: Steve Greenberg , a producer/songwriter, former president of…

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