1. From 'Harlem' (Shake) To (Bruno) Mars, 2013 Hasn't Been Half-Bad

    July 02, 2013 12:40 PM EDT As we begin the second half of 2013, a look back at some of the most notable chart feats from January through June You've already weighed in on your favorites of the first six months of 2013 in Billboard.com's mid-year awards poll . Let's see how your picks matched up with…

  2. Taylor Swift Rules Billboard.com's 2013 Mid-Year Music Awards

    July 01, 2013 3:09 PM EDT k 0 Miley Cyrus, P!nk, Ariana Grande also score big wins in the annual mid-year poll. Taylor Swift continued a stellar year by dominating the 2013 edition of Billboard.com's Mid-Year Music Awards poll, which allowed fans to weigh in on their favorite artists, songs,…

  3. Lorde Breaks Onto U.S. Charts, Preps September Album

    July 01, 2013 2:01 PM EDT The 16-year-old is already a chart-topper in her native New Zealand. Is America next? Popping up on the lower reaches of the Billboard 200 chart last week was Lorde's "The Love Club" EP, which entered the tally at No. 191 following its release in March on Lava/Republic. The…

  4. Glastonbury 2013: Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, Cat Power Deliver

    July 01, 2013 1:27 PM EDT Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream and Vampire Weekend -- plus good weather -- highlight a jam-packed festival Over 500 bands, DJs and artists played this year's Glastonbury festival, but history will record the 2013 edition of the legendary U.K. festival for one performance above…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Kanye West Brings 'God' To Billboard Charts

    June 28, 2013 5:15 PM EDT A theological debate infuses the charts department this week. Meanwhile, Phillip Phillips, Pink and Plumb net more traditional chart honors One of the oddest discussions in memory took place among the members of the Billboard charts department this week. "Is God an artist?" Thanks…

  6. The Piano Guys Cover Adele & Taylor Swift in Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    June 27, 2013 2:10 PM EDT John Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson of the pop/classical collective perform and discuss mixing their careers with family life "I think we could write a book on serendipity, I think we really can. Just all the way through: how we met, how we came together, the tunes we put out and…

  7. Demi Lovato Preps 'Made In The USA' Single

    June 24, 2013 10:28 AM EDT "Heart Attack" follow-up will be worked to radio beginning later this week. With Demi Lovato's hit single "Heart Attack" beginning to ever-so-slightly dip on the Hot 100 chart -- the track tumbled from No. 20 to 26 on last week's chart, after downgrading from…

  8. 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 …

  9. 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."…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. '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"…

  20. '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,…

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