1. Aaron Carter Files for Bankruptcy

    November 21, 2013 11:39 PM EST Aaron Carter is looking to emerge from dire financial straits. The former teen pop star recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a Florida court in order to put behind him money woes incurred from years ago, Carter's publicist, Steve Honig, told The Hollywood Reporter. "The…

  2. Aaron Watson Finds Inspiration in Tragic Rodeo Star Lane Frost

    November 18, 2013 1:30 PM EST The latest single from Texas country artist Aaron Watson is causing a stir with fans – particularly in his home base of the Lone Star State and Oklahoma. The fourth single from his Billboard top ten album "Real Good Time," titled "July In Cheyenne," is striking a…

  3. AWOLNATION's 'Sail' Keeps On Cruising

    November 15, 2013 11:05 AM EST With a 62nd week on the Billboard Hot 100, the song becomes one of the survey's 10 longest-charting hits As it tallies a 62nd week on the Billboard Hot 100 (ranking at No. 35), AWOLNATION's "Sail" becomes one of the 10 longest-charting singles dating to the list's…

  4. Arcade Fire Announce 'Reflektor' Arena Tour

    November 14, 2013 5:32 PM EST After playing a handful of undersell gigs as the Reflektors, indie rock heroes Arcade Fire will now bring their new album to the masses. Today, they announced a 28-date North American tour beginning March 6 in Louisville. KY. Related Articles Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor': Track-By…

  5. Florida Georgia Line Heats Up NYC at Billboard Concert

    November 14, 2013 3:00 PM EST Surging country duo Florida Georgia Line, who took "Cruise" on a record-breaking, 24-week ride atop Billboard's Top Country Songs chart earlier this year, got its shine on in big bad New York City on Wednesday night at a sold-out concert celebrating Billboard's 10th…

  6. Porter Robinson Signs with Astralwerks After Bidding War: Exclusive

    November 14, 2013 12:12 PM EST Porter Robinson’s debut album is coming, and it’s coming to Astralwerks. The label of the Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and most recently, Deadmau5,  has prevailed in a competitive bid to sign the 21-year-old DJ/producer’s first LP, Billboard has learned. After a process that…

  7. Massiv Clothing Jumps into Music with a New Tour

    November 13, 2013 12:39 PM EST The shirts are hard to miss—bold white letters on black shirts, often announcing “WE ARE MASSIV” or simply “MASSIV.” They’ve been seen on everyone from Skrillex to Kris “Rain Man” Trindl of Krewella. Even Rihanna wore a Massiv shirt, one emblazoned with “MENTAL SLAVERY,” crossed out with…

  8. Justin Bieber Allegedly Caught Spraying Graffiti in Brazil

    November 06, 2013 8:04 PM EST The website of Brazil's biggest news outlet published photos Wednesday it says show pop star Justin Bieber spray painting graffiti on a wall. And it adds that police want to question him about it. The O Globo newspaper reported that photographers snapped photos of Bieber as he painted…

  9. The Calling Frontman Sues Lead Guitarist, Says He 'Disappeared'

    October 31, 2013 7:36 PM EDT Alex Band of The Calling made headlines in August when he was abducted, robbed, beaten and abandoned on train tracks in Michigan after a music festival. After the incident, the singer's bandmates organized a search party for him, found him and took him to a local hospital. Now, in a…

  10. Remember The Time: Paris Hilton Looks Back On 'Stars Are Blind'

    October 31, 2013 12:28 PM EDT Watch Paris reminisce about her Top 20 hit in our latest edition to the throwback series. Paris Hilton is back with "Good Time," a new, Lil Wayne-assisted single that serves as the first offering from her Cash Money Records debut. Hilton's forthcoming album isn't her…

  11. Former Bandmates Suing Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath

    October 22, 2013 8:41 PM EDT Two former members of Sugar Ray are suing Mark McGrath, accusing the band's frontman of a "series of self-serving and vindictive actions." Murphy Karges and Stan Frazier, former bassist and drummer, respectively, for the alt-rock band, sued McGrath and Sugar Ray guitarist…

  12. Kelly Clarkson Sees 'Red': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 18, 2013 11:30 AM EDT For Clarkson, making a Christmas album was a chance to defy genre limitations and just be herself This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Cradling a cherry red guitar and decked in a tartan plaid dress, poinsettia jacket and matching studded,…

  13. Matt Redman, TobyMac & Jason Crabb Win Big at Dove Awards

    October 16, 2013 6:12 AM EDT Matt Redman, TobyMac and Jason Crabb were the top winners at the 44th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards held last night (10/15) in Nashville at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University. Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin hosted the show, which was taped to air on Up! Oct. 21 at…

  14. Thomas Rhett Makes Multi-Generational History On Country Airplay Chart

    October 15, 2013 11:05 AM EDT With 'It Goes Like This,' Rhett becomes the first solo artist in the chart's history with a parent that previously reigned as a soloist As "It Goes Like This" shoots 4-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, singer/songwriter Thomas Rhett…

  15. Aaron Paul and Zen Freeman Explain the Origins of 'Dance Bitch'

    October 14, 2013 5:34 PM EDT Before literally riding off into the desert, Jesse Pinkman (via actor Aaron Paul) uttered his signature one-liner a final time, this time on a dance track. “Dance Bitch,” a track produced by Tom Neville and Zen Freeman, featuring the voice of Paul, has become an unlikely underground…

  16. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, Drake, Bastille Score New No. 1s

    October 14, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Perry's 'Roar' ties a record on Dance/Club Play Songs, Drake makes history on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Bastille notches its first Alternative Songs leader. Plus,Thomas Rhett takes over atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  17. Tyler Farr, Luke Bryan Dominate Country Charts

    October 10, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Farr launches on Top Country Albums at No. 2, while Bryan leads Hot Country Songs for an eighth week So Farr, so good: Tyler Farr becomes the third newcomer this year to debut at No. 2 or higher on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as "Redneck Crazy" arrives with 29,000…

  18. AWOLnation: How 'Sail' Took the Scenic Route to Hot 100 Juggernaut

    October 01, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Nearly three years since its release, Aaron Bruno's runaway hit is still setting records Aaron Bruno is writing again and trying not to think about "Sail," a song he first recorded under the name AWOLnation more than three years ago, which would be a lot easier if it weren…

  19. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Returns, Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock, Yandel Leads Latin Airplay

    September 30, 2013 5:50 PM EDT Rihanna extends her mark for the most Pop Songs visits, Fitz and the Tantrums take over atop two rock tallies and Yandel leads Latin Airplay, while duo partner Wisin debuts with his own track Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find…

  20. Badfinger Song Sends 'Breaking Bad' Off in Style

    September 30, 2013 9:15 AM EDT WARNING: Spoilers ahead for the series finale if "Breaking Bad" "Breaking Bad" has ended -- but not before giving fans one final song to rock out to. As we saw Walter White (Bryan Cranston) – bleeding and near death – back in a lab one last time, he had just the song…

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