1. 20 Best Songs of 2013: Critics' Picks

    December 18, 2013 1:30 PM EST Check out the songs that Billboard's staff was blasting all year, from Lorde to Yeezus. The Billboard.com Critics' Picks songs list is always difficult to cobble together -- with thousands of great songs released this year to consider, how can a group responsibly highlight the…

  2. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Tori Kelly & Adam Lambert

    December 13, 2013 2:06 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Tori Kelly Following her amazing year in music, Tori Kelly was honored at the 2013 Billboard Annual Women in Music Event at Capitale on December 10 in New York City. The singer,…

  3. Jane Lynch, Adam Lambert Celebrate LGBTQ Youth at TrevorLIVE Event

    December 11, 2013 2:09 AM EST The Hollywood Palladium was bustling with stars on Sunday, Dec. 8. The occassion: TrevorLIVE, an all-star show to raise funds for the Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and…

  4. Lea Michele Sets Date for Debut Album, Rolls Out 'Cannonball' Single: Listen

    December 10, 2013 12:34 PM EST "Glee" star Lea Michele will release her debut album "Louder" on March 4, Columbia Records announced on Tuesday. To mark the occasion, TV's Rachel Berry unleashed the album's uplifting lead single, "Cannonball," written by recent Billboard…

  5. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  6. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  7. Holy Ghost!: Working 'Dynamics' and a Steady Career

    November 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT A few weeks back, the audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles enthusiastically sang “Happy Birthday” to Holy Ghost! frontman Alex Frankel. It was a victorious moment right before the encore of a show that had the typically too-cool-for-school LA crowd dancing and singing along…

  8. Avicii Electrifies Dance Charts With Debut Album 'True'

    September 26, 2013 5:55 PM EDT The DJ lights up Dance/Electronic Songs with six debuts. Plus, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Martin Garrix score chart victories. Avicii attacks Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart with six new entries from his new No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums, "True," ranging from …

  9. Avicii Tops Dance/Electronic Songs with 'Wake Me Up!'

    September 12, 2013 5:07 PM EDT Avicii’s ascent to the summit of Dance/Electronic Songs culminates this week, as “Wake Me Up!” accelerates from No. 2 to 1 with a hat trick of top gainer honors for Airplay, Digital and Streaming. The DJ’s crossover assault continues with strong advances to new peaks on the Hot 100 (7-5)…

  10. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias' 'Loco' Launches At No. 1 On Latin Airplay

    September 02, 2013 1:05 PM EDT Plus, Kylie Minogue scores her seventh consecutive No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs, Eminem bows with 'Berzerk' and Paul McCartney debuts on Adult Contemporary Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  11. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Links Year's Longest Pop Songs Reign With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 26, 2013 7:35 PM EDT The song, already the Billboard Hot 100's longest leader of 2013 (11 weeks to date), commands the Pop Songs airplay tally for an eighth frame. Plus, new No. 1s for Jay Z, Keith Urban and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  12. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 10:55 AM EDT "The Voice," the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th…

  13. Defected Taps Disclosure for Ibiza Launch

    July 15, 2013 1:37 PM EDT After a recent rebranding, the legendary UK house label looks to the future. In a genre constantly defined by what’s new and next, 15 years is a considerable milestone for a record label, and it takes more than just releasing records to reach it. Vaunted U.K. label Defected knows this…

  14. Korn Announces New Album 'The Paradigm Shift'

    July 10, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Korn will release "The Paradigm Shift," their eleventh studio album, on October 1. The album marks the return of guitartist Brian "Head" Welch, who took an eight-year hiatus to get clean from drugs and find religion. The experience is documented in his 2005 autobiography…

  15. Mayer Hawthorne Talks 'Fun' New Album, 'Where Does This Door Go'

    July 01, 2013 12:58 PM EDT Known for his creative control, Mayer Hawthorne invited superstar producers to boost 'Where Does This Door Go.' Plus: Watch exclusive clips of Hawthorne discussing three of the album's tracks. A camera follows Mayer Hawthorne through a dark corridor and into a bar. "I…

  16. Craig Morgan Hypes New Single: 'It Will Be the Biggest Song of My Career'

    June 21, 2013 11:30 AM EDT “With this particular single, I’m confident that it will be the biggest song of my career.” There is something about the creative process, particularly when you feel you have something special. Craig Morgan can barely contain himself when he granted Billboard an exclusive interview…

  17. Armin van Buuren & Trevor Guthrie, 'This Is What It Feels Like' Acoustic Video: First Look

    June 17, 2013 11:50 AM EDT The Dutch trance superstar taps former boy-bander Trevor Guthrie for a stripped down version of their tune. Armin van Buuren deserves any and all credit for reintroducing us to Trevor Guthrie. The last time most Americans heard the Canadian singer/songwriter was more than a decade…

  18. Shapeshifters, 'Lola’s Theme (2013 Remix)': First Listen

    May 29, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Shapeshifters revive its groovy 2003 hit just as house music stages an international comeback. Back in 2003, The Shapeshifters had as close to a crossover moment as there was for dance music at the time with house anthem “Lola’s Theme.” Named after Shapeshifter Simon Marlin’s wife (Swede…

  19. Chart Highlights: Stone Temple Pilots Make Return Flight To Rock Radio

    May 27, 2013 5:00 PM EDT The band is back with its first chart entry since 2010 - and with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington on vocals. Plus, new No. 1s for Daft Punk, J. Cole and Banda Carnaval Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  20. Spiders From Mars Bassist Trevor Bolder Dies

    May 21, 2013 6:47 PM EDT Appeared on David Bowie's "Hunky Dory" and "Ziggy Stardust," among others, then spent decades in Uriah Heep Longtime Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder, who in the early 1970s backed David Bowie on a string of iconic glam rock albums, beginning with "Hunky…

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