1. Sales of TLC's '20' Surge by 200%, Could Hit Top 20 on Billboard 200

    October 25, 2013 8:33 PM EDT TLC's new greatest hits album "20" is set to fly into the top 20 of the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources say the set might sell around 15,000 to 20,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Oct. 27. That could represent at least a 200% gain over…

  2. Katy Perry's 'Prism' Sales Grow, Fifth Harmony Set for Top 10

    October 25, 2013 8:25 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 chart, Katy Perry's "Prism" seems destined for at No. 1 debut, as industry sources forecast the album to sell around 290,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Oct. 27. Two days ago, the insiders had pegged the set to bow with around…

  3. TLC's 'CrazySexyCool' Biopic to Premiere on VH1

    October 21, 2013 2:33 AM EDT For Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, there were several uncomfortable moments watching actresses portray them in a new TLC biopic. But it was especially strange to watch Lil Mama, who played the role of the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes - the…

  4. Lorde, HAIM Bring Girl Power To Alternative

    October 11, 2013 1:05 PM EDT With the acts' debut full-length releases atop the rock and alternative album charts, pop production and female vocals have become more common at the formats "Girl power is definitely back in a big way at the alternative format," declares WROX Norfolk, Va., program…

  5. Justin Timberlake Crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart Again

    October 10, 2013 7:10 PM EDT Just six months after “The 20/20 Experience” first reached No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (on its way to a 10-week reign), Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)” debuts atop the chart with 350,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last time an artist posted two…

  6. TLC Releases Ne-Yo Penned Song, 'Meant To Be': Listen

    October 08, 2013 4:59 PM EDT After teasing fans, TLC releasesa new song, "Meant to Be," off their upcoming album, "20." "Meant to Be," co-penned by Ne-Yo, is reminiscent of the group's earlier work, such as  "FanMail" and "3D." The mid-tempo cut features T-Boz and…

  7. August Alsina Ascends To No. 1 On Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    October 08, 2013 12:57 PM EDT New Orleans newcomer August Alsina picks up his first Billboard airplay chart-topper, as "I Luv This Shit," on which he's co-billed with Trinidad James, jumps 4-1 on the Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay ranking. The Knucklehead-produced track rises by 18%…

  8. Britney Spears' '…Baby One More Time' Anniversary: 15 Little-Known Facts

    September 30, 2013 2:13 PM EDT To commemorate Brit's debut single turning 15, here are a few things you might not know about the song's recording, music video and chart history. Monday (Sept. 30) marks the 15th anniversary of the release of Britney Spears' debut single, "…Baby One More Time,"…

  9. Chart Juice: Maybach Music's 'Self Made' Scores Third No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    September 26, 2013 8:11 PM EDT Led by Meek Mill's "Levels," the set is the third Maybach Music Group compilation in the series to reach the top spot. Maybach Music Group's "Self Made" series scores its third consecutive chart-topper on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as “MMG: Self Made 3” opens…

  10. The Band Perry Explains Why Their Mother Needs A Pyrotechnics License: Watch

    September 24, 2013 1:33 PM EDT The Band Perry will punctuate an eventful 2013 by kicking off its We Are Pioneers tour, the country group's first global headlining trek, on Nov. 8 in Sweden. Backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday (Sept. 21), the group of siblings expressed interest in loading their…

  11. TLC Greatest Hits Set, New Song Due in October

    September 23, 2013 8:05 PM EDT The group's "20" will include a new song, "Meant To Be," which will soundtrack their VH1 biopic. TLC will celebrate over two decades in the pop world with "20." The greatest hits collection, due Oct. 15, will include a new song, "Meant To Be," as…

  12. Zedd Describes Working With Lady Gaga on 'ARTPOP': Watch

    September 23, 2013 1:41 PM EDT "It's like a positive fight," says the EDM whiz backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Along with scoring hits like "Clarity" and the recently released single "Stay The Night" under his own name, electronic maestro Zedd has been tapped to handle a…

  13. The Wanted Say You'll Hear 'Struggle' in Album, But No Justin Bieber

    September 23, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "I think maybe it was a bit R&B for the album," the group says of the dropped Bieber track from their long-delayed album, now set for Nov. 4 When The Wanted finally release their debut album, "Word of Mouth," on Nov. 4 following a year of delays, fans will not…

  14. Tim McGraw Preps New Music, 'Tomorrowland' Movie and Faith Hill's Comeback

    September 22, 2013 5:07 PM EDT Tim McGraw may have just released his latest album, "Two Lanes of Freedom," in January -- and capped off its accompanying tour with a performance at iHeartRadio Saturday night. But he's already begun work on the next record. "I've actually been in the studio over…

  15. Floyd Mayweather Wants Miley Cyrus, 'Twerk Queen,' For Next Walk To The Ring

    September 22, 2013 4:08 PM EDT Backstage at the iHeartRadio Fest, watch the famed boxer share thoughts on Miley, Bieber, Drake and more. iHEARTRADIO FEST PHOTOS • iHeartRadio Sat.: Justin Timberlake, Drake, Miley Cyrus • Miley Cyrus Debuts 'Wrecking Ball' Live • iHeartRadio Fri.: Katy Perry, Queen • Muse…

  16. Avril Lavigne iHeartRadio Fest Q&A: Marilyn Manson Collab, Working With L.A. Reid (Video)

    September 22, 2013 12:50 PM EDT After rocking the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas yesterday (September 21), Avril Lavigne went backstage to tell Billboard's Jason Lipshutz about her new self-titled album which includes her collaboration with Marilyn Manson, working with exec Antonio "L.A." Reid…

  17. iHeartRadio Music Festival Saturday: Justin Timberlake Takes Back the Night From Drake & Miley Cyrus

    September 22, 2013 9:31 AM EDT Paul McCartney opens, Bruno Mars delivers and Ke$ha (literally) stumbles on closing night in Las Vegas Structurally, there is nothing else quite like the iHeartRadio Music Festival. The two-day event, which concluded its third annual stint on Saturday (Sept. 21) at the MGM Grand Garden…

  18. Miley Cyrus Debuts 'Wrecking Ball' Live at iHeartRadio Performance

    September 21, 2013 7:34 PM EDT Miley Cyrus performed "Wrecking Ball," the intense second "Bangerz" single and her first No. 1 song on the Hot 100 chart, for the first time during a four-song performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village on Saturday (September 21), a daytime extension of the…

  19. J. Cole iHeartRadio Backstage Q&A: Collaborating With TLC, Meeting Elton John

    September 21, 2013 12:51 PM EDT On the night of his performance at iHeartRadio Music Festival performance, J. Cole took time to chat with Billboard's Andrew Hampp about his new music and plans for the near future. Cole was full of enthusiasm, remarking on the wide variety of legendary artists on hand; in fact, he&…

  20. iHeartRadio Music Festival Friday: Katy Perry Roars, But The Old School Soars

    September 21, 2013 10:16 AM EDT Queen, Elton John highlight the first day of the annual Las Vegas pop extravaganza. Even the most forward-looking Top 40 diehard switches over to the oldies station every once in a while, and the first evening of the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival acted as that much-appreciated change…

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