1. Colt Ford on His New Album: 'I Think It's The Best One I've Made'

    June 27, 2014 4:58 PM EDT Colt F ord is diversifying a little bit these days. Next Tuesday (July 1), the popular entertainer will be releasing two projects – a new album entitled "Thanks For Listening," as well as a 64-page full-color comic book called "The Average Joes" – a take off on the name of…

  2. Industry Reacts to Casey Kasem's Death

    June 15, 2014 6:07 PM EDT Just as some "Star Trek" viewers were inspired to follow science as a career or become astronauts, some of Casey Kasem’s most avid listeners pursued their dreams of working in radio. Billboard reached out to some key industry folks to find out what Kasem meant to their lives and…

  3. Danity Kane’s Aundrea Fimbres Announces Group Exit on Opening Date of Comeback Tour

    May 17, 2014 7:12 PM EDT Earlier this week, girl group Danity Kane released its first single in six years, “Lemonade” (featuring Tyga). But there was something noticeably off about the cover art for the single, which featured three little girls selling lemonade — Danity Kane has four members. Danity Kane Announces …

  4. NBC Announces 'Music Man' Live TV Production

    May 12, 2014 6:34 PM EDT NBC will be doing a live production of "The Music Man". Bob Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman, announced during the network's upfront presentation Monday morning that the network has closed a deal to bring a broadcast version of the 1957 musical, which won five Tony Awards…

  5. Jared Leto On Leaving Virgin, Thirty Seconds To Mars Doc 'Artifact'

    April 25, 2014 7:19 PM EDT Jared Leto is a free agent. Fresh off his Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor last month, the singer/actor is feeling freshly confident about his day job as frontman of rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars. 30STM has recently parted ways for good with Virgin Records/EMI, Leto confirms to…

  6. Coachella 2014: The Knife Dazzles Crowd At First U.S. Appearance In 8 Years

    April 12, 2014 3:53 PM EDT There's a difference between playing an album live and bringing an album to life. One approach aims to faithfully reproduce an existing work and the other diligently reinvents it in a changed context, making a new creation in the process. Coachella 2014! Photos: Live at Coachella Photos:…

  7. Top 50 Single Word Songs: One-Word Wonders

    March 26, 2014 12:34 PM EDT "Roar." "Royals." "Radioactive." Notice a common thread among these recent hits? The number of charting songs with one-word titles continues to grow, with single-monikered tracks now making up nearly a third of the Billboard Hot 100 each week. To explore this…

  8. Leon Russell, 'Fever': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 25, 2014 12:32 PM EDT The celebrated "blueshound" talks about his new album, "Life Journey" (out April 1), and his friendship with collaborator Elton John: "He's changed my life" Though it's not a strictly collaborative effort like 2010's Grammy Award-nominated "…

  9. Danity Kane Announces 'No Filter' U.S. Tour

    March 25, 2014 12:13 PM EDT Do you happen to have a first aid kit handy? The Danity Kane comeback, announced last summer, will finally hit the road in May for the No Filter tour, it was announced on Tuesday (Mar. 25). The 13-date U.S. trek will begin in San Francisco on May 16. "The symbol for the tour is our…

  10. Dawn Richard Doesn't Mind Being R&B's Coolest Outcast

    March 13, 2014 4:16 PM EDT The singer discusses why she returned to Danity Kane, her 'medieval' album trilogy and making music that Joan Of Arc would listen to. Dawn Richard understands why people were confused when she announced that she was returning to Danity Kane. After the R&B-leaning girl group -…

  11. Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars Announce Carnivores Tour

    March 04, 2014 3:17 PM EST Two of rock's biggest bands, Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars, are hitting the road for a co-headlining tour this summer, it was announced Tuesday morning at a Hollywood press conference. Joining the groups on what has been dubbed the Carnivores Tour will be special guest act…

  12. Oscars 2014: 30 Seconds to Mars' Jared Leto Wins Best Supporting Actor

    March 02, 2014 9:04 PM EST A few months removed from his win at the Golden Globes for best supporting actor, Jared Leto added another trophy to his repertoire -- in the same category, though this time, at the Oscars. The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman and actor scored the victory at Sunday's Oscars for his…

  13. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  14. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders, Technology & Luck Broke the Fab Four in America

    February 07, 2014 2:10 PM EST Six weeks is all it took for the Liverpool foursome to go from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA. Here's an exhaustive look at how it happened Consider the following: At the end of 1963 , virtually no one in America had heard of the Beatles. Yet on Feb. 9, 1964, they…

  15. Thirty Seconds To Mars on Tour: Behind-The-Scenes Q&A and Performance

    December 12, 2013 7:42 PM EST You might never get an all-access pass to a Thirty Seconds to Mars concert, but Billboard has the next best thing. Our cameras were invited backstage at London's O2 Arena to chronicle the band's Nov. 23rd gig before a crowd of thousands. Of course, quality time was spent with…

  16. 'Boardwalk Empire Volume 2' Soundtrack: Exclusive Album Premiere

    August 27, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Following up the Grammy-winning soundtrack to "Boardwalk Empire," HBO's acclaimed series about 1920s Atlantic City, gave the show's music guru a chance to reward fans with a "cornucopia of musical gems" from that era, which was then evolving into the jazz…

  17. Danity Kane Talk Reunion, New 'Rage' Single

    August 26, 2013 11:12 AM EDT Five years after the release of their sophomore album, "Welcome to the Dollhouse" (2008), Danity Kane return to music. The group announced their reunion on Saturday (August 24) on their site ( DanityKane.com ), sharing beautiful press photos. The reuniting group consists of…

  18. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  19. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  20. John Lennon & Paul McCartney's Songwriting Magic Reaches Billboard Chart Milestone

    June 28, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Fifty years ago this week, on the Hot 100 dated June 29, 1963, a songwriting team from the United Kingdom made its Billboard chart debut. The two Liverpudlians receiving their first song credit in America were named John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Their credits weren’t linked to a…

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