1. Ne-Yo on Beyonce's Album: 'They're Still Trying to Figure Out What They Want That to Be'

    June 19, 2013 9:35 AM EDT Talks working with Celine Dion and Jay-Z: "I heard some of the new stuff. It's amazing. With Jay-Z it's hard not to be amazing" Ne-Yo may be one of the busiest musicians in 2013. From supporting his late 2012 release "R.E.D.," his David Guetta/Akon single …

  2. Miley Cyrus 2.0: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 14, 2013 12:05 PM EDT In control of her sound and image, Miley is mixing hip-hop edge with country twang, and storming the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Can't Stop" This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. "This is the worst spot to stand."…

  3. Selena Gomez and Mariah Carey Jump Up Social 50 Chart

    June 13, 2013 7:43 PM EDT After Selena Gomez's position on Billboard's Social 50 took a dip due to a brief week of inactivity, she once again ascends the tally (up 34-24) on the back of the newly-released track, "Slow Down," from her forthcoming debut album, "Stars Dance." The Social 50…

  4. Daft Punk Scores Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 05, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Alice in Chains, John Fogerty and Little Mix all make Top 5 debuts. Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, as the set shifts another 93,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's down 73% in its…

  5. Amos Lee Sets Date for 'Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song' Album

    June 05, 2013 9:25 AM EDT After scoring a No. 1 album  on the Billboard 200 chart with 2011's "Mission Bell," folk rock singer-songwriter Amos Lee has set the date for a follow-up, "Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song," to be released on Oct. 1. For the new record, Lee teamed up with…

  6. Adele's '21' Scales Top 40 Longevity List

    June 01, 2013 1:00 PM EDT This week, Adele's "21" spends its 118th consecutive week in the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart -- its entire chart run -- as the set dips from No. 36 to No. 40. In doing so, the title inches closer to the Nielsen SoundScan-era record for the most weeks spent in the top 40…

  7. Justin Timberlake, QOTSA Set for iTunes Festival

    May 30, 2013 10:25 AM EDT Justin Timberlake, Jessie J and Queens of the Stone Age are among the big acts set to perform at Apple's iTunes Festival here this year. The free concert series will include more than 60 acts. Performances will take place every night throughout September at London's Roundhouse…

  8. May 21, 2011: Adele Gets 'Rolling' To No. 1

    May 21, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Two years ago today, the eventual No. 1 song of 2011 reached the top of the Hot 100 On this date two years ago, Adele began a chart-topping reign that would net her the top song of the 2011 chart year, as "Rolling in the Deep" spent its first of seven weeks atop the Billboard Hot…

  9. Taylor Swift, Gotye and Rihanna Win Big at Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2013 11:15 PM EDT Taylor Swift and her 3.7 million-selling "Red" dominated the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19), taking home eight trophies as Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" swept four major song categories and Rihanna ruled R&B. BILLBOARD MUSIC…

  10. Taylor Swift Takes Early Lead at Billboard Music Awards With Six Wins

    May 19, 2013 7:30 PM EDT There may be a blue carpet out front, but the Billboard Music Awards already has "Red" all over it. Taylor Swift has jumped out with six awards, including Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist, in a pre-telecast announcement for the event, airing live Sunday night from…

  11. Janet Jackson Talks 'janet.' 20th Anniversary: Exclusive

    May 18, 2013 11:05 AM EDT 'I am working on a new project now. We are creating the concept and initial thoughts on the music. ' - Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's "janet." celebrates its 20th anniversary today, May 18. Her groundbreaking fifth album has sold over 7 million copies and…

  12. 'American Idol': Top 12 Moments of Season 12

    May 16, 2013 6:10 PM EDT It's between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover for the "American Idol" season 12 crown. But remember, two came out of thousands who auditioned to begin with, giving viewers plenty of performances and moments throughout the year that made this season of "Idol"…

  13. 'American Idol' Recap: Who Came Out on Top After Final Performances?

    May 15, 2013 11:57 PM EDT For the first time since 2004, two ladies squared off for the "American Idol" crown in its penultimate episode, the final show before the results are announced and the winner of the competition's 12th season is revealed. Both finalists, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison,…

  14. Demi Lovato Q&A: On 'Demi,' Her 'X Factor' Return and Being Sick of Party Songs

    May 13, 2013 2:25 PM EDT "'Unbroken' wasn't my favorite album, and this one is my favorite one so far," the 20-year-old pop star tells Billboard. Last Tuesday (May 7), Demi Lovato asked her 13 million Twitter followers, "What's your favorite song off #DEMI??" Her fourth…

  15. Daft Punk: How the Pioneering Dance Duo Conjured 'Random Access Memories'

    May 10, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Shrouded in calculated mystery and unveiled gradually via traditional media, the act's first album in eight years is a bold, high-end effort to make everything old new again It started with a Facebook post: Two helmets, one gold and one silver, halved and fused down the center, set…

  16. The 10 Best Charting Movie Soundtracks Ever: 'Saturday Night Fever,' 'Purple Rain' and More

    May 07, 2013 3:23 PM EDT This Friday (May 10) will mark the release of the Baz Luhrmann-directed incarnation of book-based classic “The Great Gatsby.” Ahead of its theatrical debut, today (May 7) the effort’s soundtrack, “Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film: The Great Gatsby,” hits stores. Acclaimed rapper Jay…

  17. Michael Buble Scores Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    April 30, 2013 8:00 PM EDT "To Be Loved" bows with sales of 195,000 after the singer's media blitz. As predicted, Michael Buble earns his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "To Be Loved." The Reprise/Warner Bros. Records set bows with 195,000 sold in its first week, according…

  18. Celine Dion Teases New Album With In-Studio Video: Watch

    April 28, 2013 4:01 PM EDT Massively successful diva Céline Dion has a new album on the way, and she's just shared a new video featuring a closer look at her in-studio sessions. The minute-long clip shows Dion laying down vocals in Jupiter, FL's Echo Beach Studios, with guidance from famed producer Eg…

  19. 'American Idol' Recap: No Clear Front Runner With Only Four to Go

    April 25, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Many things set the 12th season of "American Idol" apart from its recent predecessors (namely, ALL DEM GIRLS), but one of the most noticeable changes has to do with the front runner. And by that, I mean that there really isn't one. Last season, everyone pretty much knew…

  20. Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore & Selena Gomez Join Billboard Music Awards Lineup

    April 25, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Band Perry and Kacey Musgraves also added to May 19 event The party's just starting at the Billboard Music Awards. Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, the Band Perry and Kacey Musgraves have joined the star-packed performance lineup for the May…

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