1. Court Yard Hounds to Release 'Amelita' in July

    May 31, 2013 10:03 AM EDT A new Court Yard Hounds album is on the way. The post-Dixie Chicks group featuring sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire announced today they will release "Amelita," their sophomore album, on July 16 via Columbia Records. "I think we’ve approached it differently because we…

  2. 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…

  3. 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,…

  4. Natalie Cole Crosses Over: Spanish Album on the Way

    May 27, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Yes--or in this case, sí­-Natalie Cole's first album in Spanish includes a duet with her late father. And like "Unforgettable," the song that won a Grammy Award in 1992 and foreshadowed today's holographic performance trend, the black-tie rumba "Acercate Mas" (…

  5. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  6. Chart Highlights: Christina Aguilera's 'Love' Lifts To No. 1 On Dance/Club Play Songs

    May 20, 2013 5:55 PM EDT 0 Plus, Wale, the Neighbourhood and Marc Anthony log new leaders Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com…

  7. Candice Glover Wins 'American Idol' Season 12

    May 16, 2013 10:29 PM EDT Third time's a charm for Candice Glover. The South Carolina native, on her third "American Idol" after auditioning in seasons 9 and 11, became the first female winner of the show since season 6's Jordin Sparks, scoring the largest number of votes to defeat runner-up…

  8. Pistol Annies Give Birth to 'Annie Up': Our Happy Hour Q&A With Country's Hottest Mavericks

    April 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT It's happy hour at the Timothy Demonbreun House, a dignified Nashville mansion with historical significance, and as Pistol Annies knock back a couple after a long media day for new album "Annie Up," the ladies are very much enjoying each others' company as they…

  9. Les Blank, Blues Documentarian, Dead at 77

    April 08, 2013 12:21 AM EDT Filmmaker Les Blank, whose documentaries about blues and jazz musicians and music of the South were widely acclaimed, died April 7 at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 77; the cause of death was bladder cancer. Beginning in 1965 with a short film on Dizzy Gillespie, Blank set a new…

  10. Legendary Producer Phil Ramone Dies at Age 79

    March 30, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Phil Ramone -- an oft-honored visionary in the field of audio recording and the presentation of music; who helmed classic albums by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and many others over a career that stretched back to the early 1960s --…

  11. Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa and More to Headline Latin Songwriters Gala

    March 11, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Rubén Blades, Cristian Castro, Natalie Cole and Draco Rosa are among the artists set to perform at the Latin Songwriters Hall of fame first induction gala. The black tie event, celebrating the rich past and current popularity of Latin song, will take place April 23rd at Miami's New…

  12. Phil Ramone in Critical Care at NYC Hospital

    March 01, 2013 11:23 AM EST Award-winning music producer Phil Ramone has been hospitalized in New York City, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The 72-year-old suffered an aortic aneurysm and is in critical care. Ramone is best known for his work with such top-tier vocalists and songwriters as Tony Bennett, Aretha…

  13. Oscars Impact: Streisand Spikes, 'Les Miserables' Album Drops

    February 27, 2013 2:30 PM EST Final numbers: Shirley Bassey's "Goldfinger" jumps 310% for the week; Adele's "Skyfall" nets 56% gain The week's official sales figures are in, and, as previously forecasted, a lot of songs see gains thanks to exposure on Sunday's Academy Awards…

  14. Bubbling Under: C2C Savors Soda Pop Hit

    February 22, 2013 11:40 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: C2C, Nataly Dawn, Rachel Farley and Jordaine C2C Thanks in part to Dr. Pepper, a quirky dance tune is rising up the Alternative…

  15. Bruce Springsteen's Night at MusiCares: Sting, Mumford, Chesney Honor The Boss

    February 09, 2013 9:10 AM EST The power of Bruce Springsteen reached beyond the musical Friday night when he was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Before he even hit a note or anyone sang any of his songs, Springsteen made his voice heard early on during an auction of an…

  16. Natalie Maines Announces 'Mother' Solo Album

    February 08, 2013 2:45 PM EST Debut effort by Dixie Chick co-produced with Ben Harper, includes songs by Pink Floyd, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Buckley Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines' long-awaited debut solo album, "Mother," a rock-leaning collection co-produced by Ben Harper featuring songs by…

  17. Zeds Dead, 'Demons': Exclusive Track Download

    February 07, 2013 8:00 AM EST Download the duo's sinister new single You wouldn’t think that Benjamin Millepied – the “Black Swan” choreographer, “So You Think You Can Dance” guest judge, and Mr. Natalie Portman – and Toronto bass music duo Zeds Dead would travel in many of the same circles. You’d be right. But…

  18. 'Glee' Recap: A Very Naked Episode

    February 01, 2013 9:17 AM EST "Glee" stripped down this week in an episode that highlighted nakedness (physical and emotional) of it's characters, plus provided fans with the utter eye candy of shirtless dudes in crazy costumes, a landscape of equal parts nostalgia and current pop hits, and realistic…

  19. Lady Antebellum Head 'Downtown' In Flirty New Single

    January 26, 2013 2:54 PM EST "It caught us off-guard when we heard it," the band's Dave Haywood tells us The year is only a few weeks old, but there's already quite a bit of excitement coming out of the Nashville scene-thanks to Capitol Nashville's Lady Antebellum. The Grammy Award-winning trio…

  20. Jenny Lewis Scores 'Very Good' Film, Calls Solo Album '80%' Done

    January 22, 2013 5:15 PM EST The year and a half Jenny Lewis intended to take off has resulted in a second solo album being three songs shy of complete plus her first movie score. So much for time off.   Lewis spent a year working on "Very Good Girls," the directorial debut from screenwriter Naomi Foner, whose…

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