1. Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Jason Aldean Lead Country Charts

    September 26, 2013 12:50 PM EDT At six weeks, Bryan's 'That's My Kind of Night' is the longest-leading No. 1 on Hot Country Songs since 2005. Plus, Moore bows atop Top Country Albums and Aldean rules Country Airplay With a sixth week atop Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, Luke Bryan's …

  2. Jay Z's 'A New York Holiday' Luxury Barneys Line Launching in November

    September 25, 2013 12:25 PM EDT Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Balmain, Proenza Schouler, Rick Owen and more created pieces alongside Jay for the holiday season. Jay Z is going to make holiday gift-giving mighty easy this season.  Lux retail store Barneys announced today that they’re partnering with the hip-hop mogul for a…

  3. British Pop Star Leona Lewis to Make Film Debut

    September 24, 2013 1:48 AM EDT "X Factor U.K." winner Leona Lewis will make her big-screen debut in "Holiday!," a British musical directed by the StreetDance franchise team Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini. The movie, produced by U.K. indie production and distribution banner Vertigo Films, stars fresh…

  4. Chart Highlights: Britney Spears Bows, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Leap To No. 1

    September 23, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Britney Spears' 'Work B**ch!' blasts onto Pop Songs, while Katy Perry scores a record-tying No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and Lady Gaga lands her lucky 13th No. 1 on Dance/Mix/Show Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  5. NASCAR Driver Danica Patrick To Co-Host American Country Awards

    September 18, 2013 12:05 AM EDT Danica Patrick is crossing back over into entertainment. The NASCAR star is joining country singer Trace Adkins as co-host of the American Country Awards on Dec. 10. Patrick will have an experienced hand to guide her. Adkins has overseen the show since it began four years ago. Last year,…

  6. Laura Bell Bundy Puts Hip-Hop Spin on 'Two Step'

    September 17, 2013 2:00 PM EDT The "Anger Mangagement" actress melds country and dance music with her new single. "I think what's happening is that dance music is coming back in popular culture, and it's bleeding into country music" Laura Bell Bundy is quite the multi-media personality these…

  7. Sky Ferreira, DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith Arrested for Drug Possession: Report

    September 16, 2013 10:18 AM EDT Indie rock couple reportedly had heroin and ecstasy in their car. Here's a bummer to start your week: indie-pop starlet Sky Ferreira and DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith were reportedly arrested early Saturday morning (Sept. 14) in New York for misdemeanor charges stemming from…

  8. 'One Direction: This Is Us' Extended Cut Coming Soon

    September 10, 2013 3:28 AM EDT Can't get enough of One Direction? You're in luck. Banking on young fans' insatiable appetite for anything related to the British pop band, Sony is releasing an extended version of the concert doc "One Direction: This Is Us." The film will hit theaters on Friday,…

  9. HAIM's Quick Rise: How 'Days Are Gone' Became One of 2013's Most Anticipated Debuts

    September 09, 2013 11:54 AM EDT "We need to go swimming -- it's been the whole fucking summer, and I haven't gone swimming once," HAIM bassist Este Haim says. Growing up in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, Haim and her two younger sisters, Danielle and Alana, would head to a local pool or…

  10. Sammy Hagar, 'Bad on Fords and Chevrolets' (Feat. Ronnie Dunn): Exclusive Song Premiere

    September 03, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Red Rocker's new album (out Sept. 24) includes guests like Kid Rock, Nancy Wilson and a fellow Van Halen alum; Plus, he talks a third Chickenfoot record and why he doesn't plan on selling his rum line "Sammy Hagar & Friends" started out as a markedly…

  11. America's Labor Party: 26 Country Songs for the American Worker

    September 01, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Within this article you'll find a playlist of every song mentioned within -- 26 in all -- that we hope will give an appropriate spin to your Labor Day. This piece first appeared in our twice-weekly "Country Update" newsletter, which you can subscribe to right here . When…

  12. Judas Priest Hell Bent for Rock Fantasy Camp's First Metal Edition

    August 26, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Rob Halford talks Vegas and the legendary band's next album: "It's heavy. It's something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with" Rob Halford is curious to see who -- and what -- turns up in Las Vegas early next year when he and his Judas Priest bandmates…

  13. Plane Carrying Heavy Metal Bands Ratt, Dokken Makes Emergency Landing

    August 19, 2013 12:31 AM EDT A private jet carrying rock bands Ratt and Dokken had to make an emergency landing in northwestern Illinois after smoke was detected in the cabin Saturday afternoon. Chuck Brennan, a friend of the bands who chartered the flight, told The Associated Press that the plane took off from the…

  14. Marilyn King, Last of the King Sisters, Dead at 82

    August 08, 2013 2:54 PM EDT Marilyn King, the last surviving member of popular singing family The King Sisters, who released dozens of records throughout the 1940s, 50s and 60s and influenced generations of jazz-vocal groups, died on Wednesday following a battle with cancer. She was 82. King was surrounded by her…

  15. Man Charged in Burglary Attempt of Kid Rock's home

    August 06, 2013 11:33 PM EDT A 43-year-old man has been charged with trying to break into musician Kid Rock's home. Brian D. Keith of Oakland County's Independence Township was arraigned by video Tuesday in District Court in Clarkston on felony charges of attempted home invasion and malicious destruction…

  16. Chart Highlights: Luke Bryan Scores His Highest Debut Ever on Country Airplay Chart

    August 05, 2013 8:43 PM EDT Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" bows at No. 21 as Romeo Santos scores a big bow on the Latin Airplay chart. Luke Bryan scores his highest debut ever on Country Airplay, as 'That's My Kind of Night' bows at No. 21. Over on the Latin Airplay chart, Romeo…

  17. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias' 'Night' Dawns On Pop Songs

    July 29, 2013 7:40 PM EDT Iglesias posts his second-highest Pop Songs debut, as 'Turn the Night Up' charges in at No. 30. Plus, new No. 1s for Cher, Randy Houser and Hezekiah Walker Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  18. John Williams Onboard As Composer For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

    July 29, 2013 12:37 AM EDT It's official: the latest chapter of Star Wars will be scored by John Williams. The composer, who has crafted the score for all six titles in the space opera saga, was confirmed to be joining J.J. Abrams' Episode VII by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy on Saturday at a Star…

  19. Van Dyke Parks Takes Artful Approach on First Solo Album in Decades

    July 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT On "Songs Cycled," acclaimed composer enlists artists Art Spiegelman, Klaus Voorman and others The artwork inside the booklet for Van Dyke Parks' first solo album in 20 years is as important as the music itself, the songwriter-composer arranger says. With contributions from…

  20. Jay Z & Justin Timberlake In Playful Mood As 'Legends of the Summer' Tour Kicks Off in Toronto

    July 18, 2013 6:11 AM EDT The "Holy Grail" stars dedicate their encore song ("Young Forever") to Trayvon Martin For the first stop of Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s co-headlining Legends of the Summer stadium tour in North American, the pair’s packed-to-the-hilt concert at Toronto’s Rogers…

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