1. Katy Perry Announces 'Prism' Album With Golden Truck

    July 29, 2013 9:28 PM EDT Perry will return with "Prism" in October, she announced via an unexpected viral campaign. Katy Perry is making a statement -- with a semi-truck. An enormous golden truck with "Katy Perry - Prism - 10-22-13" emblazoned on its sides, top and back was spotted in Los…

  2. Newport Folk Festival's Popularity Soars As it Celebrates 54th Edition

    July 21, 2013 11:54 PM EDT Tickets for the main two days of this year's Newport Folk Festival sold out five months early and before anyone knew who was playing -- another indication of how the 54-year-old event is staying fresh and relevant with a mix of musical icons and young artists looking for their big…

  3. Mumford & Sons, Imagine Dragons Lead 2013 Mid-Year SoundScan Rock Charts

    July 03, 2013 7:08 PM EDT At the halfway point of 2013, Mumford & Sons' "Babel" and Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" lead as the year's top-selling rock album and digital song in the U.S., respectively, selling 884,000 and 3.25 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  4. Justin Timberlake Admires Naked Women in NSFW 'Tunnel Vision' Video: Watch

    July 03, 2013 6:39 PM EDT Hey, did you know that the biggest song in the country has a music video that features clothed men gazing upon multiple topless women? Justin Timberlake sure does, and for his music video for "The 20/20 Experience" single "Tunnel Vision," which was released on Wednesday …

  5. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 03, 2013 11:30 AM EDT At the mid-way point in 2013, Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz), lead as the year's biggest-selling album and digital song in the United States, respectively -- selling 2 million…

  6. Chart Highlights: Selena Gomez 'Get's New No. 1 On Dance/Club Play Songs

    July 01, 2013 3:05 PM EDT The singer ties for the fastest climb to No. 1 on the ranking since 2000 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…

  7. Michael Jackson Was Afraid of Concert Promoter, Son Testifies

    June 26, 2013 4:39 PM EDT Prince Jackson describes heated conversation before the "This Is It" tour was going to begin. Michael Jackson's eldest son testified Wednesday that his father was excited about going back on tour before his death but wasn't happy about the pressure that came with the ill…

  8. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins On Next Album: 'We're Getting Our Ideas Together'

    June 24, 2013 8:19 AM EDT The Foo Fighters' next album is in motion, but don't expect to pry too many details from the lips of drummer Taylor Hawkins. "We're getting started," Hawkins tells Billboard about the follow-up to 2011's  "Wasting Light," the Foos' second…

  9. Billboard.com's 2013 Mid-Year Music Awards: Vote Now!

    June 20, 2013 10:55 AM EDT 0 Voting has closed! Scroll to the bottom for a link to the results. In a few weeks' time, 2013 will be halfway done -- and an incredible year of popular music will already be in the books. From the resurgence of consummate pros like Justin Timberlake and Daft Punk to the…

  10. Russell Brand Divorced Katy Perry Via Text

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  11. Paul McCartney Rocks Bonnaroo: Fireworks, Hits & Weed Jokes

    June 15, 2013 3:55 AM EDT "That's some pretty good weed I can smell up here," Paul McCartney said halfway through his packed headlining set at Bonnaroo on Friday night (June 14). "Whew! What are you doing to me?" BONNAROO PHOTOS • Jack Johnson Talks Last-Minute Bonnaroo Set • Thursday Recap:…

  12. Governors Ball 2013: Guns N' Roses, Nas and Kings of Leon Emerge From the Mud on Day 2

    June 09, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Azealia Banks, Icona Pop, Kendrick Lamar and Japandroids rock Randall's Island a day after a rain-soaked opener Day two of Governors Ball was a much sunnier affair than the rainy start on Friday , but it was far from dry. Festival goers splashed and sludged their way through the…

  13. Mavis Staples Talks Collabing With Wilco's Jeff Tweedy On New Album

    June 02, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Mavis Staples has achieved every one of her life goals -- except for starring in a movie. “I told Justin Timberlake, ‘Look, Justin, your next movie, don’t forget about me. I’ll play the grandma,” says the 73-year- old singer, who began her career with family band the Staples Singers as a…

  14. Wale Previews 'The Gifted' Album In NYC: First Listen

    May 23, 2013 2:13 PM EDT The rapper's third studio album will feature Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and more. Maybach Music Group rhymer, Wale, has finished recording the follow-up to his breakout 2011 effort “Ambition," titled,"The Gifted." While Wale's third studio album, due June 25,…

  15. Kanye West 'Aint No Muthaf---in Celebrity' at Adult Swim Upfront

    May 16, 2013 9:50 AM EDT Outspoken rapper performs new songs, goes on rant about celebrity culture, kissing babies, "SNL" expectations and more at small NYC show "I ain't no muthafuckin celebrity," Kanye West said halfway through his nearly 90-minute set at the Adult Swim Upfront at New…

  16. TV on the Radio, Phosphorescent Shine at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival: Live Review

    April 29, 2013 4:17 PM EDT The Brooklyn Academy of Music buzzed with the commotion of a couple thousand local music lovers who pushed the stately venue to capacity on the last night of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival. The crowd, now well accustomed to the environment, diffused through all three venues at BAM -- the…

  17. George Jones: The Billboard Interview (2006)

    April 26, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Music legend George Jones passed away in Nashville today at age 81. In this exclusive 2006 interview with Billboard, the country icon talked about his humble beginnings and his road to becoming one of the genre's most cherished voices. The world's greatest country singer lives…

  18. Katy Perry Is Halfway There on Third Album, Talks New Songs Like 'Double Rainbow'

    April 18, 2013 8:34 PM EDT The pop star is working with collaborators such as Sia, Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Bonnie McKee and others Katy Perry is halfway through her third album, the follow-up to “Teenage Dream,” which spawned five Hot 100 No. 1 singles. She has yet to feel any pressure. “When I put myself on a…

  19. Phoenix, 'Bankrupt!': Track-by-Track Review

    April 15, 2013 4:12 PM EDT For their April 2013 Billboard cover story , Phoenix were billed as Coachella's breakout kings. And that they have, though their path to success has proven just how slow and methodical a "breakout" can be. Prior to the release of 2009's "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix,…

  20. New Kids On The Block's Jonathan Knight Walks Off Stage During NYC Concert

    April 05, 2013 6:56 AM EDT UPDATE (April 6): Friday morning, all five new Kids, including Jonathan Knight, performed “We Own Tonight,” from “10,” on NBC’s "Today" show. They made no mention of his departure the night before.   The same day, the group’s official Twitter account (@NKOTB) also likely…

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