1. Carlos Santana: Saving the World One Note At A Time

    May 23, 2014 4:04 AM EDT Try to speak with Carlos Santana about his new album and he'll want to talk about another topic: changing the world. The veteran musician says he is planning a concert aimed at encouraging and motivating the development of young black and Latino men in the wake of Trayvon Martin's…

  2. Summer Music Album Preview 2014: 30 Must-Hear LPs

    May 22, 2014 5:53 PM EDT As hot as the season, these are the albums set to scorch this summer. As the weather warms and the debate over the "song of the summer" starts to rage, the new season is already jam-packed with great albums on the horizon. There are the returns of J. Lo and Mariah, highly…

  3. Pop Shop Podcast: Billboard Music Awards Recap!

    May 19, 2014 5:01 PM EDT Listen to our special BBMAs wrap-up, with interview snippets with Nicki Minaj, 5 Seconds of Summer, Carrie Underwood & more. Welcome to a special Billboard Music Awards episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the…

  4. Santana Debuts At No. 1 On Top Latin Albums Chart

    May 15, 2014 4:49 PM EDT The guitar legend's first Spanish-language set, 'Corazon,' bows on top. Plus, it's J Balvin's time atop Latin Airplay Santana's first Spanish-language album, "Corazon," debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, moving 22,000 units,…

  5. 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…

  6. Mariah Carey Debuts Rich Homie Quan-Assisted Song, 'Thirsty': Listen

    May 13, 2014 12:57 PM EDT Three months after releasing her ballad, "You're Mine (Eternal)," Mariah Carey unleashes a hit for the clubs, "Thirsty." Mariah Carey's Journey to a New Album: The Billboard Cover Story "You're thirsty for a dream/ Leaving me drowning/ Boy, there ain&…

  7. Jay Z & Solange's Elevator Fight: Twitter Reacts With Hashtags & Punchlines

    May 12, 2014 3:02 PM EDT On Monday, TMZ released some post-Met Gala footage featuring what appears to be Beyonce's younger sister, Solange, wailing on Jay Z in a hotel elevator . Then the Internet EXPLODED, with hashtag # WhatJayZSaidToSolange trending on Twitter. So while this story develops, we went ahead…

  8. Michael Alig's Next Move? 'Club Kid Killer' Seeks Post-Prison Job

    May 09, 2014 5:57 PM EDT Even before Michael Alig, 48, was released from prison on May 5, after serving 17 years for first-degree manslaughter, speculation had turned to what the most notorious club kid of the 1990s would do for his next act. Based on interviews with friends, Alig, who pleaded guilty in 1997 to…

  9. John Legend and Iggy Azalea Hit No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Charts

    May 08, 2014 8:46 PM EDT After eight weeks of sitting at No. 2 behind Pharrell’s “Happy” on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, John Legend’s “All of Me” steps 2-1 to mark the first leader in his 10-year chart history. Legend first appeared on the list in 2004 as a featured artist on Slum Village’s “Selfish,” also featuring…

  10. Alicia Keys Is The New Face Of Givenchy Fragrance

    May 08, 2014 12:20 AM EDT Alicia Keys has been tapped as the new face of Givenchy Fragrance, the French label announced Wednesday. The Grammy winner shared her excitement on Twitter, writing: "So proud to be part of the @ParfumsGivenchy family! Much love & Divine engery! Love forever, Alicia." So proud…

  11. Enrique Iglesias Scores 25th No. 1 With 'Bailando'

    May 07, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias is a force to be reckoned with. He holds the record for most songs to ever top the Hot Latin Songs chart, and now scores his 25th No. 1 with the ever catchy "Bailando" featuring his co-writer on the song, Descemer Bueno, and the Havana-based reggaeton duo Gente…

  12. Santana Indulges His Experimental Side on 'Corazón': Album Review

    May 06, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The best instrumentalists don't just play -- they speak. Instruments can move freely without language or diction hampering them, but that also makes it more challenging to deliver a message or establish an identity. Yet the sound of Carlos Santana's guitar is unmistakable: angular…

  13. Carlos Santana Talks 'Corazon' & Reuniting With Original Band For 'Santana IV'

    May 02, 2014 12:52 PM EDT Ahead of Santana's "Corazon," due May 6, Carlos Santana sat down for a video interview with Billboard to discuss the new album, saying, "the goal was to make a 'Supernatural' type of CD, with special, soulful guests [and] with that kind of vibration of el barrio.…

  14. Frank Ocean to Perform at Met Gala (Report)

    May 01, 2014 2:30 AM EDT Following Kanye West's performance at last year's Met Gala, it looks like Anna Wintour has invited a singer to take the stage this year.  It's rumored that Frank Ocean will perform at fashion's biggest night this year on Monday, reports New York Post. This won't be…

  15. Mariah Carey Announces 14th Album, 'Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse'

    May 01, 2014 12:12 AM EDT Mariah Carey has unveiled the title, cover, release date and tracklist for her 14th album, “Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse,” which arrives at digital and physical retail on May 27. Carey, who appears on the cover of this week’s magazine, told Billboard that the album took its title…

  16. Mariah Carey's Journey to a New Album: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 28, 2014 9:00 AM EDT After waiting five years between albums, Mariah explains the struggle behind her next release: "This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot dot dot, and then here's the album" Mariah Carey is having a Case of the Mondays. It's the day after Easter, and…

  17. No 'Beyonce' Strategy For Mariah Carey's New Album

    April 28, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Is Mariah Carey actually pulling a “Beyoncé” with her upcoming 14th album? Depends on who you ask. In an interview for a Billboard cover story, on newsstands Monday, Carey indicated that a Beyoncé-esque approach was afoot for the project, explaining that she wanted her fans to hear the…

  18. Mariah Carey's Billboard Cover: 5 Things We Learned

    April 25, 2014 8:00 AM EDT UPDATE 4/28: Since this story's publication, a Def Jam rep now says Mariah Carey's new album will have a traditional roll-out strategy leading up to a "late May" simultaneous digital/physical street date. Read the full report here Earlier story: It's been a…

  19. Billboard Latin Music Awards 2014: Complete Winners List

    April 24, 2014 11:00 PM EDT Marc Anthony was the top winner at the  2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards , which aired live on the Telemundo network on April 24. Anthony took home 10 awards, including Artist of the Year and Hot Latin Song, Digital Song and Latin Airplay Song of the Year for "Vivir Mi Vida,…

  20. Tom Petty, Fun., Max Martin Honored at ASCAP Pop Awards

    April 24, 2014 12:59 PM EDT Tom Petty did something at the ASCAP Pop Awards on April 23 that he rarely does on the concert stage -- he ad libbed. Songwriting, songwriters and artists, “is the job most people in the band don't want. It's long, lonely work -- you sit there waiting for magic," he told a full…

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