1. Hanson Go Big on New Album 'Anthem'

    May 22, 2013 10:45 AM EDT New album features collabs with Fitz and the Tantrums, a throwback sound Hanson had their fans in mind when writing their sixth studio album, "Anthem."  "It's got a lot of big sounding songs," Taylor Hanson tells Billboard about the album, out June 18. "We…

  2. Toby Keith's Hometown Destroyed By Tornado; Oklahoma Stars React to Disaster

    May 21, 2013 9:12 AM EDT "Moore is strong and we will persevere," country singer says. OK native Carrie Underwood is "thinking about and praying for my beautiful home state" Toby Keith says his hometown of Moore, Okla. will bounce back after a massive tornado ravaged the Oklahoma City suburb,…

  3. TLC Reunites For Mixtape Festival

    April 29, 2013 6:11 PM EDT Jonas Brothers, NKOTB, Train also on board for second annual fest. The annual Mixtape Festival has announced its 2013 lineup, and among the pop artists performing are the surviving members of groundbreaking girl group TLC. Eleven years after the death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes,…

  4. Marianas Trench's Josh Ramsay On Band's U.S. Breakthrough, Crafting 'Call Me Maybe'

    April 24, 2013 1:55 PM EDT The man behind Carly Rae Jepsen's smash hit hopes to guide his pop-rock band to similar stateside success. Though they might not realize it, U.S. pop fans are already very familiar with the work of Josh Ramsay: after all, the Canadian singer-songwriter (second from left, above)…

  5. Musicians React to Death of Producer Phil Ramone

    March 30, 2013 7:46 PM EDT Tony Bennett, John Legend, Josh Groban and many other artists paid tribute on social media. Remembering Phil Ramone • Musicians react to Ramone's death on twitter • Ramone looks back on legendary career in 1996 Billboard interview • Ramone remembered by Streisand, Wonder and more…

  6. New Year Tweets: 13 Celebs Wish You a Happy 2013

    January 01, 2013 10:15 AM EST Katy Perry, One Direction, Rick Ross, No Doubt, Taylor Swift and more tweeted their Happy New Year thoughts. 2013 came in with a flurry on Twitter via musicians like Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Rick Ross, No Doubt and PSY, who all found ways -- in 140 characters or less -- to say Happy New…

  7. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 1

    December 20, 2012 11:35 AM EST Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. Today: January through June. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. We'll start with highlights…

  8. Watch Colbie Caillat Sing 'Merry Christmas Baby': Merry Melodies Video Series

    December 03, 2012 12:00 PM EST Chart Article Colbie Caillat Sings "Merry Christmas Baby" Tis the season for hot cocoa, dashing through the snow and, of course, holiday tunes. With winter 2012 upon us, we've asked a several artists to give those old favorites a new turn, in the Merry Melodies video series,…

  9. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 29, 2012 10:00 PM EST "Thriller" conquered racial divides and evolving platforms at MTV, radio When executives of CBS Records went about the business of preparing for the November 30 release of Michael Jackson 's "Thriller" in the fall of 1982, they knew they had on their hands a terrific…

  10. Hinder's New Album Inspired By Singer's 'Really Dark Drug Binge'

    November 13, 2012 5:35 PM EST Frontman Austin Winkler headed to rehab after the rock group finished recording "Welcome to the Freakshow." Hinder frontman Austin Winkler says that "a really, really dark drug binge" drove the songs for the group's forthcoming fourth album, "Welcome to the…

  11. Top 10 Best Hip-Hop Movies Ever

    November 08, 2012 2:00 PM EST Throughout the four decade history of hip-hop, there have been many movies that have attempted to capture the essence of the culture. Many have been OK, plenty have been good, but it's the rare film that has been great. "8 Mile," which hit the silver screen 10 years ago today …

  12. 50 Years of 'Monster Mash': The Story Behind the Halloween Hit

    October 31, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Steve Greenberg ( @steviegpro) is the founder of S-Curve Records and a Grammy winning record producer who had an integral role in developing the careers of Hanson, Joss Stone and the Jonas Brothers, among many others.Here, he reflects on the 50-year-old perennial Halloween hit "Monster…

  13. Presidential Debate 2012: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 04, 2012 12:00 PM EDT During the 2012 Presidential Debate Wednesday night (Oct. 4), hundreds of celebrities tuned in and turned on their computers -- ready to share their thoughts with millions of social media followers. Many of the normally-outspoken Republican musicians (Gene Simmons, Kid Rock and Blake Shelton,…

  14. The B-52's, Squeeze Party In Pennsylvania

    July 18, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION The B-52's, Squeeze Party In Pennsylvania The B-52's "The future is now," Fred Schneider deadpanned towards the end of the B-52's set at Pennsylvania's Sands Bethlehem Events center on Tuesday night (July 17). And in a blur of multi-hued…

  15. Pitchfork Music Festival 2012: Invading Hipster Central With My Father

    July 16, 2012 2:00 PM EDT "If you a trill n---a..." "Get your motherfucking hands up!" That first quote is from A$AP Rocky, who's working the crowd at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival like a man possessed and grinning from ear-to-ear like a six-year-old with a secret. The second quote is from…

  16. Patent Pending: Battle of the Bands 2012 Northeast

    May 20, 2012 12:32 PM EDT Chart Article Northwest Congratulations to Patent Pending, the official winner of the 2012 Billboard Battle of the Bands! Patent Pending beat out two other acts in the Billboard.com vote to become the finalist in the northeast region. The band hit the road to Las Vegas (watch their roadtrip…

  17. Fountains of Wayne's Schlesinger: 'There's Interest' in New Tinted Windows Music

    May 03, 2012 2:10 PM EDT With Fountains of Wayne 's track record of taking four years between albums, the group's Adam Schlesinger knows better than to predict a quick follow-up to last year's "Sky Full of Holes." But he won't rule it out, either. "We haven't really talked…

  18. Hot 100: Fun. Makes Digital Sales History in Sixth Week at No. 1

    April 11, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Fun. 's "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae , leads the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a sixth week. In doing so, it becomes the first song ever to log six weeks of 300,000 or more in digital sales. With 390,000 downloads sold in the April 2-8 tracking period, according…

  19. Most Wanted: 'Glad You Came' Crowns Pop Songs

    April 09, 2012 11:35 AM EDT U.K. vocal group the Wanted is the first boy band to lead the list with a debut single since 1997. U.K. vocal group the Wanted becomes the first boy band to rule Billboard's Pop Songs chart with a debut single since Hanson spent eight weeks at No. 1 with "MMMBop" in 1997, as …

  20. 10 Biggest Boy Bands (1987-2012)

    March 27, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Boy bands ruled the music industry from the late '80s all the way to the early '00s, selling millions of records and touring stadiums across the globe. Then pop-punk took over, soon bowing to hip-hop and the ladies of pop who rule today. As the boy band era ended, Nick Lachey inked…

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