1. Billboard's Holiday Songs & Albums Charts Return

    December 05, 2013 10:10 AM EST 'Tis the season for Billboard to rank the 100 hottest holiday songs and the 50 best-selling Yuletide albums each week It's already looking a lot like Christmas on Billboard.com and Billboardbiz, as the Holiday 100 and Holiday Albums charts return, while a new seasonal ranking,…

  2. Is Britney Spears' 'Britney Jean' Really Her Most Personal Album? An Investigation

    December 04, 2013 12:30 PM EST A deep dive into the pop superstar's eight studio albums shows where her newest ranks on a "personal" level. When Britney Spears began setting up her eighth studio album, "Britney Jean," earlier this year, the word "personal" kept popping up. "I can…

  3. MTV Launches New Artist Concert Series With Britney Spears

    November 19, 2013 1:00 PM EST Britney Spears will be the first participant in MTV's new cross platform "all access" artist campaign to bring fans face-to-face with artists and bands and rewards one with a significant prize. "MTV Presents: Up Close and Personal with Britney Jean," which kicks off…

  4. Sharon Jones On Returning To Music After Cancer Surgery: 'I'm Ready To Go'

    November 15, 2013 4:19 PM EST Amid cancer treatment, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings plot comeback with new album and major TV performances. Sharon Jones is feeling great today. The singer has just taken a seat in the kitchen at a friend's house in upstate New York, where she's been charting her progress day…

  5. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  6. 615 Spotlight: Hannah Bethel Enjoys Her 'Freedom' on New EP

    November 06, 2013 6:45 PM EST With the holidays just around the corner, Hannah Bethel remembers her very first public performance. It was Amy Grant's classic "Tennessee Christmas."  "That was my very first solo when I was in fourth grade," she recalled to Billboard. "I had cowboy boots on,…

  7. A Great Big World Talks 'Say Something' & Answering Christina Aguilera's Call

    November 06, 2013 6:10 PM EST "Everything out of her mouth was sounding good! Who are we to give Christina Aguilera vocal advice?" the duo's Chad Vaccarino says of the recording session. On Tuesday night's episode of "The Voice," Christina Aguilera performed a duet with A Great Big…

  8. The 15 Scariest Music Videos Ever

    October 31, 2013 9:00 AM EDT We expect scary videos from Ozzy, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, but the dark side isn't just relegated to those with a spooky musical flair. Pop stars like Michael Jackson and Chris Brown have gotten in on the haunted fun, turning in clips that range from the cheesily eerie to the…

  9. 'Opry Goes Pink' With LeAnn Rimes, Mandisa

    October 25, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Many of country and Gospel's leading ladies turned out at the Grand Ole Opry this past Tuesday for the annual "Opry Goes Pink" performance. A yearly tradition that serves as a partnership between the legendary WSM radio show and Women Rock For The Cure, LeAnn Rimes opened the…

  10. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  11. South By Southwest Reveals First List of Bands for 2014: Los Lonely Boys, Urge Overkill and a Wilco Side Project in the Mix

    October 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Acts playing the 2014 edition of South By Southwest have begun to trickle out, with a first band list announced today (Oct. 16). The extensive list, the first of many prior to the March festival, includes a number of musicians and bands, with an established slant toward breaking and under…

  12. Matt Redman, TobyMac & Jason Crabb Win Big at Dove Awards

    October 16, 2013 6:12 AM EDT Matt Redman, TobyMac and Jason Crabb were the top winners at the 44th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards held last night (10/15) in Nashville at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University. Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin hosted the show, which was taped to air on Up! Oct. 21 at…

  13. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Georgia May Jagger and Kelly Clarkson

    October 11, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Georgia May Jagger " alt="" align="right"> Daughter of Rolling Stones lead Mick and fashions favorite “it’ girl, Georgia May Jagger, was disco…

  14. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Reschedule Album Following Jones' Cancer Bout

    October 09, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Postponed album "Give the People What They Want" will drop Jan. 14, as Jones' condition improves There's good news to report regarding Sharon Jones, the vocalist of the Brooklyn-based soul ensemble the Dap-Kings, who was diagnosed with stage-one bile-duct cancer in June.…

  15. Flume Wins Four At Australia's Independent Music Awards

    October 09, 2013 10:01 AM EDT With four trophies, electronic music producer Harley Streten -- aka Flume -- was the big winner at Australia’s eighth annual Independent Music Awards on Wednesday night. Flume’s self-titled debut won for best independent album and best independent dance/electronica album. He also went on to…

  16. Britney Spears' '…Baby One More Time' Anniversary: 15 Little-Known Facts

    September 30, 2013 2:13 PM EDT To commemorate Brit's debut single turning 15, here are a few things you might not know about the song's recording, music video and chart history. Monday (Sept. 30) marks the 15th anniversary of the release of Britney Spears' debut single, "…Baby One More Time,"…

  17. Paul McCartney Confirms Producers, Shares Track List for 'New'

    September 13, 2013 8:50 PM EDT Producers Paul Epworth, Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns and Giles Martin helmed the former Beatle's new album. Paul McCartney worked with a number of renowned producers for "New" -- so many, he couldn't pick just one. "The original idea was to go to a couple of producers…

  18. Karmin Live: Watch The Duo's Two-Song Tastemakers Performance and Style Q&A

    September 11, 2013 12:52 PM EDT Karmin talks stage style and performs "Acapella" and "Brokenhearted" live on Tastemakers rooftop. Karmin has come a long way since rising into the spotlight a couple of years ago via surprisingly adept hip-hop covers posted to YouTube. The colorful duo transitioned to…

  19. Vince Gill Confronts 'Dip---t' Westboro Protesters

    September 11, 2013 9:20 AM EDT "I just came to see what hate looked like," the country star told picketers outside his concert in Kansas City Vince Gill on Sunday cussed out protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church, a ragtag religious group known for their anti-gay demonstrations at the funerals of U.S.…

  20. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Leads Pop Songs For 10th Week

    September 09, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Billboard's Song of the Summer is just the 12th title to reach a reign of double-digit weeks on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. Plus, new No. 1s for Enrique Iglesias and Florida Georgia Line Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

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