1. Keith Richards, Sara Bareilles Perform on ‘PFC3: Songs Around the World’: Album Premiere (Exclusive)

    June 10, 2014 12:53 PM EDT Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and songstress Sara Bareilles are among the musicians throwing their considerable skills behind “PFC3: Songs Around the World,” the third instalment of the Playing for Change project. Billboard has an exclusive stream of the new album below. Pre-Order…

  2. 'Frozen' Earns Its Biggest Sales Week Yet, Tops Billboard 200 a Seventh Time

    March 26, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Thanks to the March 18 release of "Frozen" on DVD and Blu-ray, its soundtrack has scored its best sales week yet. The album spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 202,000 copies in the week ending March 23 (up 104 percent), according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  3. Ty Dolla $ign Doubles His Money With Two Hits & All-Star Friends

    March 25, 2014 3:08 PM EDT Ty Dolla Sign seems to be living up to his name. In the issue dated March 29, the Los Angeles rapper/singer/producer's newest single, "Or Nah" (featuring Wiz Khalifa), debuts at No. 91 on the Billboard Hot 100, jumps 30-24 in its third week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and has…

  4. Top 20 Music Moments of 2013

    December 26, 2013 12:30 PM EST It was a year of blockbuster comebacks, surprise albums, game-changing moves in hip-hop, twerking teddy bears and tearful goodbyes of all kinds. For sure, 2013 kept us busy. These are the 20 biggest music moments in a 12 month span that was crammed with milestones. BEST OF 2013: Year-End…

  5. Bubbling Under: Alexa Ray Joel Covers Dad Billy's 'Just The Way You Are'

    October 25, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Alexa Ray Joel, Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla Sign and Billy Rivers & the Angelic Voices of Faith     ALEXA RAY JOEL Alexa Ray Joel…

  6. Gov't Mule, 'Stoop So Low' Featuring Dr. John: Exclusive Song Premiere

    September 10, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Listen to both versions of "Stoop So Low," off Gov't Mule's new double album "Shout!" Two songs inspired the unique direction of Gov't Mule's new album, "Shout!" The set, due out Sept. 24, features two separate discs, one featuring…

  7. Reggae Artist Frederick Hibbert Launches $20 Million Injury Lawsuit

    August 27, 2013 4:24 AM EDT Grammy-winning reggae musician Frederick "Toots" Hibbert is suing several organizations after he was injured during a May concert in Richmond. Hibbert has filed the $20 million lawsuit in Richmond Circuit Court against Venture Richmond and Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers Inc.…

  8. TJR Gets Funky in Las Vegas

    August 23, 2013 3:14 PM EDT The producer behind Pitbull’s “Don’t Stop The Party” goes to America’s party capital with Calvin Harris. Even your mother has heard of TJR. His track “Funky Vodka” got reworked by Pitbull as “Don’t Stop The Party” and became an international hit that gets played everywhere from major league…

  9. Gov't Mule 'Shout' Out to All-Stars On New Album

    July 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Jim James, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood all guest on second half of new double album Gov't Mule tried something different for their upcoming 10th studio album. The blue-rock veterans' first release for Blue Note Records  "Shout!" will be a double…

  10. Bonnaroo 2013: Top 10 Best Performances

    June 17, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From Icelandic hipsters to Malian maestros to Robert Sylvester Kelly, check out the best of the best from the 'Roo. Boiling down the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival to 10 great performances is always a fool's errand -- how can hundreds of shows and four days of memorable…

  11. Injured Toots Hibbert Cancels U.S. Tour

    May 29, 2013 4:54 AM EDT Reggae singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert has canceled the remainder of his U.S. tour and returned home to Jamaica after getting hit in the head with a glass bottle during a show. Spokeswoman Andrea Davis says Hibbert regrets the decision but he is still undergoing treatment and…

  12. Frederick Hibbert, Leader of Toots and the Maytals, Injured At Show

    May 20, 2013 5:22 AM EDT Officials say the leader of the reggae band Toots and the Maytals was injured when a 19-year-old man threw a bottle and hit the singer during a concert in Richmond. Police said Sunday the man has been charged with aggravated assault. Authorities have not identified him. The Richmond Times…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Steve Martin, Edie Brickell Blast Back; Lana Del Rey Debuts; Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Get Hot (100)-Headed

    May 05, 2013 5:05 AM EDT With their new collaboration, Martin and Brickell net their highest Billboard 200 ranks in decades. Plus, Del Rey reaches new Hot 100 heights and Billboard charts spur Carey and Minaj's latest sparring. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell make impressive returns to the Billboard 200, as…

  14. Coachella Analysis: Phoenix Punks The Daft Rumors, Creates Magic with R. Kelly

    April 14, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Daft Punk, a group that is not scheduled to perform at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, has hovered over this year's Indio gathering like a robotic specter the whole world is waiting to become human. There was Friday's impromptu teaser trailer for the French…

  15. Timbaland's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 18, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Check out this countdown of the "20/20 Experience" producer's biggest hits thus far, from JT to Jay-Z and everything in between. Much has been made of Justin Timberlake's triumphant return to music with his third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," but it…

  16. Tom Petty, Kings of Leon to Lead Hangout Fest

    February 13, 2013 9:40 AM EST The five-stage event will include the Roots, the Trey Anastasio Band, Public Enemy and more Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Kings of Leon will headline this year's Hangout Music Fest, with a third headliner to be named for the May 17-19 event on the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf Shores,…

  17. CMJ 2012's Top 5 Bad Band Names: Good Music?

    October 21, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Vagina Panther, Mr. Muthafu*kin eXquire, Hard Nips, the Harmonica Lewinskies & Butter the Children have CMJ's worst names, but were their gigs any good? The annual CMJ Music Marathon, which took over many of New York's smaller venues from Oct. 16-20, is not for the faint of…

  18. David Gray's Next Album Has Had 'A Difficult Birth So Far'

    July 03, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Though he's "written and...stacked up a good load of songs," David Gray says his follow-up to 2010's "Foundling" is having "a difficult birth so far" due to his own high standards. "The last couple of records I've made, and the touring... I…

  19. Rapper YG Talks Snoop Dogg Collaboration, Upcoming Movie & More

    January 27, 2012 11:00 AM EST Keenan " YG " Jackson had been hustling in the music industry for years, but it wasn't until signing with Island Def Jam (in 2009) that the course of his career changed. YG's single, " Toot It and Boot It ," catapulted the rapper into the spotlight and earned him…

  20. Lollapalooza 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    August 08, 2011 12:45 PM EDT They came, they saw, they rocked. Neither rain, nor thunder, nor mud, nor malfunctioning gear could keep the Foos, the fans, the Mau5, the Monkeys or the Man from closing out Lollapalooza's 20th anniversary right. Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 | Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 Portraits…

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