1. Los Bunkers, Babasonicos, Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas, Chico Trujillo: South American Winter Heats Up with New Music

    August 02, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Hear and see new music from Babasonicos' "La Lanza" to Chico Trujillo's new album. It’s winter in the Southern cone, and, musically, it’s getting pretty hot down there. The season has brought new songs and long-awaited albums from some of the region’s most popular…

  2. Mysto & Pizzi: A Billboard Q&A with the Production Duo Making Waves on YouTube

    July 24, 2013 11:50 AM EDT The upstart DJ/producer duo share the secrets to their growing success. Native New Yorkers Mysto & Pizzi are making a name for themselves by sharing their studio secrets and making some key remixes for stars like Justin Timberlake, Tiësto and Kanye West. The prolific pair has produced…

  3. 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…

  4. Kendrick Lamar Wins Big At BET Awards, Capping Inaugural BET Experience Festival

    July 01, 2013 7:00 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Live downtown complex (June 28-30), the…

  5. Nine Inch Nails Reveals 'Hesitation Marks' Tracklist, Album Collaborators

    June 21, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Nine Inch Nails has revealed the tracklist and album credits -- which includes Lindsey Buckingham's name! -- for its forthcoming comeback album, "Hesitation Marks," due out Spetember 3 via Columbia Records. Aside from King Crimson's Adrian Belew (who temporarily joined…

  6. Guitarist Adrian Belew Leaves Nine Inch Nails

    June 07, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Adrian Belew has announced that his collaboration with industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails "didn't work" and that he is leaving the band before they take off on their worldwide summer tour. The announcement comes as a surprise following statements Trent Reznor made in February…

  7. Nine Inch Nails' Eric Avery Quits Band

    May 15, 2013 5:56 PM EDT "It's been a tough call and I don't know if it's the right one," bassist writes. Trent Reznor's rebooted Nine Inch Nails is in need of a new bassist: Eric Avery, who was announced to be joining the reformed industrial rockers on their 2013-14 world tour earlier…

  8. Rock The Bells 2013: Ol' Dirty Bastard, Eazy-E Holograms Top Lineup

    May 15, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Real-life performers include Common, Earl Sweatshirt, Black Hippy and Kid Cudi. A little over a year after a projection of Tupac Shakur walked onstage (so to speak) next to Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and the 2012 Coachella festival, two more hip-hop  holograms will be unveiled at the Rock The…

  9. Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge's Hamstrung Hip-Hopera in NYC: Live Review

    May 14, 2013 3:13 PM EDT Two negotiations defined the performance of Ghostface Killah with Adrian Younge at New York’s Gramercy Theater on Monday night (May 13). One was between the performers and the audience, and the other was between the two men themselves. Ghostface and Younge are touring in support of their…

  10. Spotlight On Emii

    April 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Like so many other aspiring artists, Emii left her small hometown for New York as soon as she could, hoping to make her mark. Unlike most others, though, she's gained plenty of attention—and she's hungry for more. Although she has yet to release a full-length album, the Youngstown…

  11. P!nk Sets Mark For Most Adult Pop Songs No. 1s

    April 29, 2013 10:35 AM EDT In posting her eighth leader, she passes Maroon 5 and Katy Perry for the most No. 1s in the chart's 17-year history. P!nk rewrites the record for the most No. 1s in the 17-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Just Give Me a…

  12. 'Rocky' Musical Coming To Broadway

    April 28, 2013 11:20 PM EDT It's been a knockout in Germany. Now Sylvester Stallone hopes a musical based on his beloved boxing film "Rocky" will also be a hit on Broadway. Producers said Sunday they plan to get "Rocky" up and punching at the Winter Garden by February following a successful…

  13. The Seed: Ab-Soul, Party Next Door, Adrian Marcel & More

    April 26, 2013 4:05 PM EDT There was a plethora of hip-hop debuts this week. Party Next Door’s “Make a Mil” made a big splash online after being posted on Drake’s October's Very Own site. The Canadian rapper sparked rumors that he has signed the new singer as a replacement for the Weeknd. Sonically, “Make a Mil”…

  14. Ghostface's 'Twelve Reasons To Die': Soul Temple's Perry Breaks Down Rollout

    April 26, 2013 12:57 PM EDT In the midst of the Wu-Tang Clan's reunion tour and forthcoming 20th anniversary album, Ghostface Killah released "Twelve Reasons to Die," which debuts at No. 27 on this week’s Billboard 200. Seven Months Ago After Wu-Tang mastermindthe RZA officially launched Soul Temple…

  15. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Replace Themselves at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    April 25, 2013 5:03 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis prevent themselves from tying a Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs record as "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, replaces "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, at No. 1.

 Had "Thrift Shop" picked up its 15th week at the top, it would&…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift Ties For 10th-Most Top 40 Hot 100 Hits All-Time

    April 19, 2013 8:29 PM EDT The singer tallies her 41st top 40 Hot 100 hit, lifting her into a 10th-place tie among acts with the most such entries in the chart's history. Plus, P!nk marks a new career milestone. As "Highway Don't Care," with Tim McGraw, rolls 42-25 on the Billboard Hot 100,…

  17. End of An Era: Swedish House Mafia Play Last Gig Ever

    March 25, 2013 2:31 AM EDT Swedish House Mafia ended it all where it started on Sunday night: on the Main Stage of the Ultra Music Festival, three years after they first played the flagship dance music event. "Good evening Miami. My name is Axwell, this is Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello — and we are still…

  18. DJ Ajax Dies In Road Accident

    March 01, 2013 2:47 AM EST Celebrated Australian DJ and electronic producer Adrian Thomas, better known in clubland as DJ Ajax, has died in a road accident. He was 41. Thomas was crowned on numerous occasions as the top DJ in these parts, and played parties around the globe. He was also a founding member of the Bang…

  19. Nine Inch Nails Returns: Band Announces 2013-14 Tour

    February 25, 2013 12:20 PM EST Sources tell Billboard that the group will also be performing at Lollapalooza. Four years after declaring that Nine Inch Nails should "disappear for a while," group mastermind Trent Reznor is reviving his most successful industrial rock project for an extended tour that will kick…

  20. RISE Digital Music Festival Lineup: Knife Party, R3HAB to Headline

    February 05, 2013 11:10 AM EST Trance duo Tritonal also headlining three-day live-streamed event The lineup for RISE Digital Music Festival, a three-day (Feb. 12-14) live-streaming event featuring EDM performances from around the world, was announced today. Hosted by Mixify.com, RISE will feature sets by previously…

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