1. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  2. Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' Video: The Great Muppet Bender

    May 22, 2014 11:49 AM EDT Watch Ed, Muppet Ed and Pharrell embark on a wild night out. What does a folk-pop superstar like Ed Sheeran do when he wants to get wild in a music video -- pop bottles, visit the strip club, nuzzle up against some breasts -- without tainting his nice-guy image? Employ a Muppet lookalike to…

  3. Gregg Allman, Filmmakers Sued Over 'Midnight Rider' Train Death

    May 22, 2014 1:41 AM EDT Singer Gregg Allman was sued Wednesday along with movie producers, a railroad company and others accused of being responsible for the February death of a young camera assistant when a freight train slammed into a film crew in southeast Georgia. The lawsuit filed in Chatham County State Court…

  4. Drake, Hedley Lead Canada's MuchMusic Video Award Nominations

    May 22, 2014 12:24 AM EDT Rapper Drake and rocker Hedley lead the pack with six nominations each for the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards next month in Toronto. Drake and Hedley will go head-to-head in the juried best video and best director categories, while also contending in the Your Fave Artist/Group competition voted…

  5. Ex-Billboard Writer Undertakes Labor of Love for New Orleans' Gay Gospel Legend Raymond Myles

    May 21, 2014 9:53 PM EDT Back in 1982 on his first visit to New Orleans when Leo Sacks was a 25-year-old Billboard correspondent covering the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, he wrote about a vibrant performer and powerful gospel singer named Raymond Myles, who led a spirited choir called The RAMS (the…

  6. Destiny's Child Reunites for Michelle Williams Solo Track & Music Video: Listen

    May 21, 2014 9:37 PM EDT Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Solange have all teamed up on Michelle Williams’ “Say Yes” off her latest solo effort, “Journey to Freedom”. For the Destiny’s Child trio it’s the third track they’ve released since the group split in 2006, following “Nuclear" from their “Love Songs”…

  7. Michael Jackson, Coldplay Hit Hot 100's Top 10; John Legend Still No. 1

    May 21, 2014 4:26 PM EDT The King of Pop makes history as the only artist with top 10 Hot 100 hits in each of five decades. Meanwhile, Legend's 'All of Me' leads for a third week, Coldplay lands its third top 10 and Iggy Azalea tops Streaming Songs John Legend's "All of Me" rules…

  8. CODE Guest Playlist: Yogi

    May 21, 2014 1:45 PM EDT CODE caught up with Yogi last week to discuss the outfit’s new production deal with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, as well as provide a glimpse into the music they’re currently listening to. Here’s the hybrid hip-hop-dance playlist they delivered. Hit Boy ft. Nipsey Hussie, "Alert…

  9. Candy Hearts' Mariel Loveland Talks New Album, Feminism & New Found Glory Tattoos

    May 21, 2014 11:45 AM EDT About a decade ago, Mariel Loveland fell in love with a pop-punk band on the radio, although she wasn't sure which one it was. Internet research told her it was New Found Glory, and soon after, 2002's "Sticks and Stones" became the first album she ever purchased.  Fast…

  10. The Black Keys Earn First No. 1 Album, Michael Jackson Debuts At No. 2

    May 21, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Rascal Flatts also score a Top 5 debut, while Dolly Parton scoops up just her second Top 10 album with "Blue Smoke" Rock duo the Black Keys collect its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Turn Blue" debuting at No. 1, while Michael Jackson's …

  11. Pharrell Calls Arrest of 'Happy' Video Dancers in Iran 'Beyond Sad'

    May 21, 2014 11:04 AM EDT Three men and three women were arrested in Tehran, Iran for their choreographed take on the No. 1 hit Six young Iranians have been arrested for dancing to "Happy" in a viral YouTube hit and Pharrell Williams isn't pleased. "It is beyond sad that these kids were arrested…

  12. 'Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: To the Maks!

    May 21, 2014 4:53 AM EDT “It’s just plastic, but it means so much.” In that one sparkle-teary sentence, Maks summed up both his FINALLY completed quest to win the coveted mirrorball trophy and loyal viewers’ commitment to “Dancing With the Stars” itself. This one’s for all of us: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy…

  13. 'Dancing With the Stars': And the Winner Is ...

    May 20, 2014 11:19 PM EDT "Dancing With the Stars" has crowned a new winner. Meryl Davis and professional dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were named champions of the ABC dancing competition show's 18th season during Tuesday's live results show. "It is just plastic, but it means so much,…

  14. Billboard Music Awards By The Numbers: The Top Hashtags, Most Mentions & More

    May 20, 2014 5:01 PM EDT From Lorde winning back to back awards, to the animated revival of Michael Jackson, to Jennifer Lopez’s big moment, the 2014 Billboard Music Awards had its fair share of big moments. Which were the biggest drivers of online conversation?   While Michael Jackson’s pyrotechnics-filled hologram…

  15. Go Inside Jerrod Carmichael's Spike Lee-Directed Comedy Special (Video)

    May 20, 2014 2:52 PM EDT Spike Lee needed only three video clips of Jerrod Carmichael to be sold on directing the young comedian's first special for HBO and Funny or Die. "We were ready to do the song and dance and it wasn't necessary," says Anna Wenger, Funny or Die's VP of production and…

  16. Usher Says He's 'Keeping It Sexy' with Next Album and 'Good Kisser' Single

    May 20, 2014 2:48 PM EDT If nothing else, Usher considers himself a facilitator. “I try to make the conversation between men and women easier with my records,” the veteran R&B singer and Cupid of sorts says. His efforts have been fruitful for nearly 20 years, with sultry R&B hit singles like 1998'…

  17. Pharrell Williams Plots Fall European Tour

    May 20, 2014 1:37 PM EDT Pharrell Williams' second studio album, "G I R L," is getting a proper solo tour -- in Europe, for now, at least. The "Happy" star has announced an overseas trek that kicks off on Sept. 9 in Manchester, per Capital FM . The Europe dates mark the first extended run for…

  18. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias Extends Latin Airplay No. 1s Record

    May 19, 2014 5:55 PM EDT The superstar scores his 26th topper, doubling the total of runner-up Ricky Martin. Plus, new No. 1s for DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Luke Bryan and more 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…

  19. Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons Win Big at Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2014 11:25 PM EDT Justin Timberlake received seven Billboard Music Awards Sunday, taking home trophies for Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album ("The 20/20 Experience") in a three-hour show at at the MGM Grand Arena. Imagine Dragons was right behind JT, receiving…

  20. ‘SNL’ Season Finale Recap: Jay Z & Solange Fight Mocked, St. Vincent Rocks New Songs

    May 18, 2014 11:11 AM EDT ‘SNL’ Season Finale: Jay Z/Solange Fight Mocked, St. Vincent Rocks “Saturday Night Live” didn’t waste any time in addressing the Met Gala elevator fight between Jay Z and Solange during the show’s season finale on May 14. “SNL” kicked off the last episode of season 39 with Jay Z (Jay Pharoah…

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