1. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke 'Lines' Up At No. 1 On Pop Songs

    July 08, 2013 4:15 PM EDT At four weeks atop the Hot 100 and counting, Thicke scores his first Pop Songs chart leader. Plus, new No. 1s for Jennifer Lopez and La Arrolladora Banda el Limon Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  2. AC Slater, 'Out Here': First Listen and Exclusive Q&A

    July 02, 2013 2:04 PM EDT The Trouble & Bass DJ talks about the disappearance of mid-level clubs and exploding ticket prices. For the last five years, AC Slater has built a solid reputation as one fourth of eclectic Brooklyn DJ crew slash label Trouble & Bass along with Drop The Lime, Star Eyes, and The…

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: Lorde's 'Royals' Roars Onto Alternative Radio

    June 21, 2013 4:45 PM EDT The New Zealand singer/songwriter, just 16, makes the best start on Alternative Songs for a female soloist charting her debut hit in five years With the aptly-titled single "Royals," Lorde could be on her way to fitting chart domination. The 16-year-old New Zealander sends her…

  4. 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…

  5. Sammy Kershaw Teams With 'Roots & Boots' Touring Partners for New Album

    June 18, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Sammy Kershaw remembers his first brush with stardom. The singer was a youngster when he was backstage at a show in Louisiana that he was opening for George Jones. Kershaw paints a vivid picture of the "Possum" walking in with a pair of baby blue cowboy boots that left an…

  6. The National Give Grateful Dead Tribute Album Update at Bonnaroo: Watch

    June 18, 2013 4:08 PM EDT "Dead Hot," featuring the indie rock group and special guests, due out next year. With a new album ("Trouble Will Find Me") and documentary ("Mistaken For Strangers") in 2013, indie veterans the National traveled to the 2013 Bonnaroo festival with a ton of new…

  7. Gavin DeGraw Returns With 'Best I Ever Had' Single: Listen

    June 18, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Nope, it's not a Drake cover -- it's the lead track from the singer-songwriter's next full-length. A decade after Gavin DeGraw first struck gold with his single "I Don't Want To Be," the singer-songwriter has returned with a new single, "Best I Ever Had,…

  8. Joe Diffie Releases 'Shotgun' Single, Preps New Album Following Jason Aldean's Tribute

    June 17, 2013 5:30 PM EDT In October, when Jason Aldean released his latest album "Night Train," the song that seemed to get the most attention was "1994," a tribute to the music of Joe Diffie. The track ended up becoming the second single from the album, recently peaking at No. 10 on the Hot…

  9. Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Welcome Baby Girl: Hollywood Reacts

    June 15, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Snark outweighs congratulations as Jason Alexander declares "Making Honey Boo Boo look like a MENSA member." Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed their first child into the world , but not everyone is celebrating. Kardashian gave birth to a baby girl with her boyfriend…

  10. Paris Jackson Suicide Attempt: 5 New Developments

    June 07, 2013 2:12 AM EDT Paris Jackson is recovering in a Los Angeles-area hospital after an alleged suicide attempt early Wednesday. Below find five of the latest developments in the story surrounding the hospitalization of Michael Jackson's 15-year-old daughter. 1. Dr. Conrad Murray recorded a message for…

  11. Bubbling Under: Front Bottoms Rise Up

    May 31, 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: the Front Bottoms, Katy Tiz, Jared Ashley and Travi$ Scott THE FRONT BOTTOMS Indie rock act the Front Bottoms debut on…

  12. Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert Line-up for Memorial Day Fest

    May 27, 2013 2:32 PM EDT Some of country music's big names, including Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Zac Brown Band, take the stage at the Bayou Country Superfest at LSU's Tiger Stadium for a Memorial Day holiday jamfest. The festival's producer, Quint Davis, said the talent and…

  13. Go-Go's Former Bassist Kathy Valentine Sues Bandmates

    May 27, 2013 11:21 AM EDT Former Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine is suing four of her former bandmates, claiming they are attempting to “deprive her” of her full stake in the legendary female-fronted band. According to the complaint filed Friday with the Los Angeles Superior Court, Valentine is entitled to a 20%…

  14. 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,…

  15. PTC Blasts Ke$ha For Drinking Pee on MTV Series

    May 22, 2013 3:29 AM EDT Footage of pop provocateur Ke$ha drinking her own urine was set to air Tuesday on her MTV reality show, and that’s not sitting well with the Parent Television Council. In a letter to supporters Tuesday, the PTC warned against watching Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life and its “disgusting, vile…

  16. The National Stop Fighting the 'Dad Rock' Label: 'This Time, We Didn't Care'

    May 20, 2013 11:00 AM EDT "When we took the pressure off, making the songs became really fun," admits frontman Matt Berninger of the group's fifth LP, "Trouble Will Find Me" The National's frontman Matt Berninger will be taking a nap after this interview. "I was up at 6 o'…

  17. The National, 'Trouble Will Find Me': Track-By-Track Review

    May 16, 2013 10:55 AM EDT The National embody what a lot of people love in rock bands. It has to do with the concept of paying dues -- a rite of passage we love to see bands earn -- and the National are the definition of it. The Ohio indie rockers have been fighting the good fight since 1999 and didn't start…

  18. Chart Highlights: Mariah Carey, Miguel Blast Onto Radio Rankings With '#Beautiful'

    May 13, 2013 5:10 PM EDT The song soars onto a host of airplay tallies, while Emeli Sande and Intocable net new No. 1s. 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…

  19. Willie Nelson Receives Honorary Doctorate

    May 12, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Boston's Berklee College of Music also gave degrees to Carole King and Annie Lennox. Willie Nelson is a doctor – at least an honorary one. The music legend received an honorary doctor of music degree from Berklee College of Music during the Boston school’s commencement ceremony…

  20. Little Big Town Talks Fleetwood Mac & Jazz Fest

    May 04, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Little Big Town says that some networking they did is paying off with a chance to cross a couple of items off their "bucket list." After playing Bayou Country SuperFest in Baton Rouge last year, group member Karen Fairchild said they talked to festival producer Quint Davis about…

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