1. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  2. Black Keys Announce Turn Blue World Tour

    May 08, 2014 9:37 AM EDT The Keys are out to support new album "Turn Blue," due May 13 via Nonesuch One of rock's biggest and bluesiest 2014 tours has just been announced. The Black Keys have unveiled an extensive run of headlining dates for the second half of the year via a smart-alecky "press…

  3. 615 Spotlight: Hannah Aldridge Flexes Muscle Shoals Sound on Debut Album 'Razor Wire'

    May 07, 2014 7:16 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Hannah Aldridge will release her debut album, "Razor Wire," on Tuesday (May 13). While she has had experience writing and performing before, putting it all together on a record of her own was quite an experience, as she tells The 615. "It was my first…

  4. Mick Jenkins Talks 'The Water[s]' Mixtape & Premieres 'Who Else' Song: Exclusive

    May 06, 2014 2:10 PM EDT One listen to Mick Jenkins' music and you'll want more from the rapper. Jenkins' introduced his upcoming project, "The Water[s]," strongly, with the powerful single, "Martyrs," and an eerie, even more impactful accompanying video. It's no surprise as…

  5. 615 Spotlight: David Fanning Drops Justin Timberlake-Penned First Single

    April 30, 2014 6:26 PM EDT There's a very good reason if David Fanning's debut single, "Drink You Away," sounds familiar: The song was written and originally recorded by superstar Justin Timberlake for his "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2" album. "It's the craziest thing to think…

  6. Bubbling Under: Oh Honey Buzzes, David Fanning Freshens Justin Timberlake's 'Drink'

    April 25, 2014 10:56 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Oh Honey, David Fanning and Jillette Johnson   Oh Honey Brooklyn's Oh Honey, aka Danielle Bouchard and Mitchy Collins, is sweetening…

  7. John Rich Stalker Told to Stop ‘Playing Games’ Or Face Jail

    April 23, 2014 11:09 PM EDT A Nashville judge issued a stern warning on Wednesday to a man accused of stalking country music singer John Rich. The Tennessean reports the judge told Mark "Chris" Sevier to stop "playing games" with the court or go to jail. Sevier faces two counts of aggravated stalking…

  8. Ask Billboard: What Hits Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample?

    April 04, 2014 8:05 PM EDT As Aloe Blacc's 'The Man' equals the Hot 100 peak of the song it interpolates, Elton John's 'Your Song,' what other songs with samples or borrowed lyrics have fared as well as - better - than the originals? As always, submit your questions about Billboard…

  9. Wolfmother Surprises With 'New Crown' Album Release: Listen

    March 25, 2014 5:50 AM EDT Andrew Stockdale’s Wolfmother isn’t done catching folks by surprise.  The Australian rock trio has joined the likes of Beyonce and Skrillex by releasing an album in stealth mode. Wolfmother’s third album, “New Crown,” has arrived online with no marketing, no promo and no great push. With a…

  10. Black Keys Catch a 'Fever' on New Single: Listen

    March 24, 2014 3:15 PM EDT The return of the Black Keys is officially upon us: Akron's most popular rock duo is back with a new single, "Fever," that previews their (ahem) feverishly anticipated eighth studio album, "Turn Blue." While "Fever" opens at a more measured pace and with…

  11. Black Keys Announce New Album 'Turn Blue' Via Mike Tyson's Twitter

    March 21, 2014 6:56 PM EDT The new album drops May 13 with a new single coming Monday Today the Black Keys introduced the music industry to a fresh new viral marketing concept -- announcing a new album via the Twitter account of a retired boxer. The news came from an oddball video Mike Tyson tweeted out, which ended…

  12. Blondie, Foxboro Hot Tubs, Cee Lo Green Rock Rachael Ray's SXSW Feedback Party

    March 15, 2014 8:10 PM EDT Rain apparently does not dampen the appetite for free food and music -- at least  not when it’s the offerings at Rachael Ray’s annual Feedback party and concert. The line snaked literally the entire block around Stubbs before the gates opened Saturday morning, as Feedbackers braved off-and-on…

  13. The 'Blackfish' Effect: With California's Proposed Orca Ban, Will More Artists Cancel Theme Park Concerts?

    March 14, 2014 4:46 PM EDT Proposed legislation that would ban the use of orcas as amusement-park acts in California could turn up the heat on musical groups that can earn a 25 percent to 50 percent premium playing such venues. On March 7, California assemblyman Richard Bloom, a Democrat whose district includes Malibu,…

  14. Dr. John Getting All-Star Tribute in New Orleans: Gregg Allman, Lucinda Williams, Widespread Panic Set for 'Musical Mojo' Concert

    March 05, 2014 3:45 PM EST Dr. John's only performance during this year's installment of Jazz Fest will be a doozy. The New Orleans legend is getting an all-star tribute on May 3 with a lineup featuring Gregg Allman, Lucinda Williams, Widespread Panic, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Ryan Bingham, and Jimmie…

  15. Bruce Springsteen Live Tribute DVD, Record Store Day EP Coming Soon

    February 24, 2014 12:23 PM EST MusiCares DVD captures last year's Person of the Year award ceremony, featuring 16 Springsteen classics covered by other famous musicians Bruce Springsteen was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year for 2013, earning him a star-studded tribute concert last February at Los Angeles&…

  16. Bubbling Under: Chainsmokers Get Their Shot With '#Selfie'

    February 21, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: the Chainsmokers, Snootie Wild and Sam Hunt   The Chainsmokers Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, aka the Chainsmokers, debut on Hot Dance…

  17. Hurray for the Riff Raff's Political Americana Brings Genre Back to Its Roots

    February 12, 2014 12:30 PM EST Led by a Bronx-raised, Puerto Rican ex-punk rocker, Hurray for the Riff Raff is bringing folk back home Just a few years ago, Alynda Lee Segarra, the engaging frontwoman for New Orleans folk outfit Hurray for the Riff Raff, was hitching freight trains, playing washboard in a French Quarter…

  18. Ruben Studdard Talks New Album, Big Weight Loss: 'This Time It's for Me'

    February 11, 2014 10:44 AM EST Ruben Studdard, aka the Velvet Teddy Bear, formally returned to the music scene this month with a new album, new single and new label.  Released Feb. 4 by Verve Records, "Unconditional Love" marks Studdard's sixth album since claiming the "American Idol" crown in 2003…

  19. Queens of the Stone Age Announce Spring Tour Dates

    February 10, 2014 7:42 PM EST Band will hit various U.S. cities while making festival rounds Queens of the Stone Age are heading back on the road again behind 2013's "...Like Clockwork," hitting multiple North American cities in addition to sets at festivals across the U.S. in 2014. According to Radio.com ,…

  20. Frankie Ballard Has 'Helluva' Time Teeing Up New Album

    February 06, 2014 1:34 PM EST Ballard talks "Sunshine & Whiskey" (Feb. 11); Plus, watch an exclusive performance of album cut "Drinky Drink" Frankie Ballard's new studio album, "Sunshine & Whiskey," out Tuesday (Feb. 11), has been two years in the making. Leading the charge…

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