1. Kylie Minogue Primer: The Top 10 Past Hits You Need To Know

    March 17, 2014 4:09 PM EDT From "Loco-Motion" To "Love At First Sight," here's a re-introduction to the Australian pop star on the eve of her new album. Most North American pop fans know Kylie Minogue as a veteran artist with a few radio hits and a larger fan base overseas. And while those…

  2. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  3. Cher Tells 'The Truth': Watch Her Talk New Album, P!nk Collab, Miley Cyrus & More

    September 24, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Ultimate diva Cher is finally back with her first studio album in over a decade: "Closer to the Truth." The Warner Bros. Records effort arrives today (Sept. 24) in the U.S. and Canada, and is her first since 2002's "Living Proof." (The new album hits the…

  4. Cher, ‘Closer to the Truth’: Fall Music Preview 2013

    August 30, 2013 2:52 PM EDT Release Date: Sept. 24 Label: Warner Bros. After more than a decade since her last album, Cher keeps her remarkably long-lived career going with her 26th studio set, “Closer to the Truth.” The album features a bevy of emotional ballads and dancefloor stompers, including two songs written by…

  5. Cher Runs the 'World': Diva Talks No. 1 Dance Single and 'Eclectic' New Album

    August 02, 2013 10:40 AM EDT "Closer To The Truth" will feature collaborations with P!nk and Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears... but not Lady Gaga. In Cher's latest No. 1 Dance Club/Play Songs chart hit "Woman's World," she sings, "I'm dancin' solo, in the dark, on…

  6. Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus & Clearing Up Blurred Lines in Music Videos (Opinion)

    June 25, 2013 1:15 PM EDT What the "Blurred Lines" video gets (kind of) wrong, the "We Can't Stop" video gets (completely) right "To my homegirls here with the big butts/Shaking it like we at a strip club/Remember only God can judge us, forget the haters, 'cause somebody loves…

  7. Queens of the Stone Age Won't Wait as Long for 'Clockwork' Follow-Up

    June 14, 2013 1:10 PM EDT With "...Like Clockwork," Queens of the Stone Age's first new album in six years, lodged at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 91,000, Josh Homme is hoping there's a shorter wait for the next one.  "I think we should make a record right away -- but…

  8. Queens of the Stone Age Heading for First No. 1 Album

    June 05, 2013 7:35 PM EDT Next week, rock band Queens of the Stone Age might get its first No. 1 album. Industry sources suggest the group's new release, "… Like Clockwork," may sell around 80,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, June 9. The album hit retailers on Tuesday, June 4.…

  9. Queens of the Stone Age, '...Like Clockwork': Track-By-Track Review

    May 29, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Much has changed for Queens of the Stone Age during the six-year interim between "Era Vulgaris" and the new LP "...Like Clockwork." The band has been rebuilt yet again, with bassist Michael Shuman (Wires on Fire, Mini Mansions) and multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita …

  10. Queens of the Stone Age Premiere Macabre 'I Appear Missing' Video

    May 06, 2013 3:25 PM EDT The eerie, mysterious rollout for Queens of the Stone Age's comeback album continues. Today, the band shared a video trailer for "I Appear Missing," a new cut from "…Like Clockwork," due May 4 on Matador. The macabre vid features a bloody, bandaged man awakening in…

  11. Bubbling Under: Nikki Williams' 'Glowing' Shines

    April 26, 2013 10:00 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: Nikki Williams, Bright Light Bright Light, Krystal Keith and August Alsina   NIKKI WILLIAMS Having scored her first Billboard Hot 100…

  12. Justin Timberlake’s '20/20' Extends U.K. Chart Reign

    April 08, 2013 7:50 AM EDT Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) began a third week atop the U.K. album chart as the Official Charts Company published its new sales data Sunday (April 7). British DJ-producer Duke Dumont debuted at No. 1 on the singles chart with “Need U (100%)” …

  13. Bubbling Under: B. Smyth Builds 'Leggo' at R&B Radio

    March 08, 2013 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: B. Smyth, Boy, Del Marquis and Brian Weaver B. SMYTH With his debut single "Leggo," featuring 2 Chainz (Motown/IDJMG)…

  14. 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Divas Debut in Top 10 on Billboard Dance Charts

    February 08, 2013 7:36 PM EST Sharon Needles and Willam take a bow with latest releases The charts are a drag this week, thanks to the queens of the hit TV show "RuPaul's Drag Race." The Logo TV reality competition program, where contestants compete for the title of "America's Next Drag…

  15. Queens of the Stone Age: 2013 Album Preview

    January 25, 2013 4:31 PM EST Queens of the Stone Age Title: TBA |  Release Date: TBA The big news on Queens of the Stone Age's first album since 2007 is the presence of one Dave Grohl on the drum seat. He’s done it done before, on 2002's "Songs For the Deaf." The album will also include guest…

  16. Frank Ocean, Chely Wright Up for GLAAD Awards

    January 16, 2013 10:00 AM EST th Annual GLAAD nominations revealed. R&B star Frank Ocean, country singer Chely Wright and the NBC series "Smash" are among the nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which were announced Wednesday morning.   The "Bad Religion" crooner was nominated in the…

  17. 'Glee' Recap: 'Thanksgiving' Arrives Late With PSY & One Direction

    November 30, 2012 11:50 AM EST A week after Thanksgiving proper it's Thanksgiving in the world of "Glee," and sectionals to boot. We kick right off with the medley of "Home/Homeward Bound" by Phillip Phillips and Simon & Garfunkel respectively, featuring all the graduates minus Kurt and Rachel.…

  18. Chart Highlights: 'Whistle' To 'Blow': Flo Rida, P!nk No. 1

    September 10, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The Sunshine State rapper tops Pop Songs with 'Whistle,' while P!nk powers to No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs with 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss).' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Kylie Minogue's 9th No. 1 Dance Hit, Scissor Sisters' 'Kiki' Debuts

    August 03, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Pop/dance diva 'LOVE,' BIEBER : Justin Bieber 's "As Long As You Love Me" surges 46-14 on Hot Digital Songs and 22-9 on Pop Digital Songs (78,000 downloads sold, up 87%). In turn, it rises 53-28 on the Billboard Hot 100, 60-48 on Radio Songs (25 million, up 31%) and…

  20. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry Ties Rihanna's Pop Songs Record

    July 30, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Feel the love! Perry matches Rihanna's record nine Pop Songs toppers. Plus, Train, Kylie Minogue, fun. and Kenny Chesney notch new No. 1s. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the…

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