1. Beyonce, Beyonce: Track-By-Track Review

    December 13, 2013 3:53 PM EST "I see music," Beyoncé said in a video on her Facebook page, dubbed "Self-Titled, Part 1," just minutes after her surprise announcement of "Beyoncé," her fifth album. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a…

  2. 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…

  3. Accounts of Morrissey's Homosexual Relationship Edited Out of U.S. Autobiography Release

    December 04, 2013 9:50 PM EST Morrissey's aptly-named "Autobiography" makes its debut stateside this week, albeit with one hitch: deemphasizing his reported relationship with photographer Jake Owens Walters. The book, published in the U.S. by G.T. Putnam's Sons, removes a photograph of Walters from the…

  4. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Swings Back To No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 04, 2013 2:33 PM EST Due to renewed viral activity, the ballad dethrones Lorde's "Royals" after a nine-week reign. Plus, new No. 1s for Pitbull and Avicii, while A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera reach the Hot 100's top 10 Thanks to the viral explosion of a new parody video…

  5. Miley Cyrus & Kanye West Among Barbara Walters’ ‘Most Fascinating People of the Year’

    December 04, 2013 2:46 AM EST Barbara Walters is ready to honor another batch of "Most Fascinating People of the Year," with 2013's list including a pop star who added "twerk" to the public lexicon and a set of reality TV breakouts who made duck hunting cool. Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence and the…

  6. The Walkmen Announce Indefinite Hiatus

    November 29, 2013 8:15 PM EST After nearly 14 years as a band, The Walkmen are taking a step back from recording as a group. The indie rockers revealed in an interview with the Washington Post that, after shows in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, the band has "no future plans whatsoever." According to bassist…

  7. Bruce Springsteen to Release 'High Hopes' Studio Album in January

    November 25, 2013 8:17 AM EST Columbia Records announced Monday that Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album, "High Hopes," will be released on Jan. 14, 2014. The record is an eclectic combination of cover songs, new songs, and songs previously performed by Springsteen in some format. The album was…

  8. Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' Video a Clever Novelty, But Can It Sell a 47-CD Box Set?

    November 20, 2013 11:30 AM EST Jugglers and clowns or innocent lip-synchers? The first-ever video for Bob Dylan’s "Like a Rolling Stone"  is a user-driven novelty item, a chance to listen to one of rock 'n' roll's greatest monuments while channel surfing. It's ultimate message is as fuzzy as…

  9. Ask Billboard: They Are Women, Hear Them 'Roar'

    November 10, 2013 9:05 AM EST A look at eras in which female vocals have dominated the Hot 100, plus Drake's latest achievement and Kelly Clarkson's career sales As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and…

  10. Rogers Waters Returns to Benefit for Wounded

    November 06, 2013 1:46 AM EST Their faces are young and strong, but their bodies sit in wheelchairs or stand on artificial limbs. They laugh and smile as Roger Waters holds court in a rehearsal hall. The wounded servicemen are waiting to rehearse their set with the former Pink Floyd frontman ahead of Wednesday's …

  11. Voodoo Experience 2013: 10 Best Moments From Pearl Jam, Macklemore and Others

    November 04, 2013 2:16 PM EST Perfect fall weather and big sets from headliners Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and the Cure enthralled throngs of concertgoers during the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience's three days of music this weekend (Nov. 1-3) at New Orleans' City Park. PHOTOS: VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2013…

  12. Roger Daltrey: The Who 'Might Do Other Things, More Experimental' After Final Tour

    October 29, 2013 11:31 AM EDT "We have to be realistic about our age," Daltrey says, responding to Pete Townshend's comments last week about a final big tour for the band, "But it's not going to be the last thing The Who will do" The Who may be eyeballing a final tour, but it has no…

  13. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  14. Morrissey's 'Autobiography': 10 Things We Learned About Moz

    October 24, 2013 1:28 PM EDT key takeaways from Moz's tell-all, from his feelings about the Smiths and his first serious relationship to that time he was almost on "Friends." Published in the United Kingdom late last week, "Autobiography" is Morrissey's long-awaited life story,…

  15. Eminem's 30 Biggest Songs

    October 17, 2013 2:16 PM EDT Eminem's birthday is today (Oct. 17), and to celebrate the midwestern rapper who rose to the national stage a decade and a half ago, we're taking a look at Em's 30 biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100. He may go by a handful of names -- Eminem, Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady …

  16. Morrissey Opens Up About His Personal Life in Autobiography

    October 17, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Released only in the UK and Europe, Morrissey's tell-all contains no chapters and starts with a paragraph that lasts four-and-a-half pages Former Smiths frontman Morrissey opens up about his personal life in his new autobiography, revealing that he had a serious relationship with a man…

  17. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  18. Jenni Rivera's Second Life: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Last year, Jenni Rivera made a vow to herself: 2013 was going to be her breakthrough moment. She was 43 and already a multimillionaire. As the biggest female artist in regional Mexican, she'd…

  19. Sinead O'Connor Threatens Legal Action If Miley Cyrus Doesn't Apologize

    October 04, 2013 11:37 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor has reacted forcefully to online taunting by Miley Cyrus in the wake of her impassioned letter to the singer, demanding an apology and threatening legal action for potentially damaging her career. Following O'Connor's much-discussed open letter, in which…

  20. Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Musical Explores the Swinging ‘60s, Sex and Scandal

    October 01, 2013 12:24 AM EDT He's done the Bible, felines, operatic phantoms and Argentine politics. So what is Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical about? Sex - as well as politics, spying, social revolution and the Cold War. "Stephen Ward" centers on a sensational real-life scandal, the 1963…

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