1. Fred Stobaugh, 96, Becomes Oldest Artist To Appear On Hot 100

    September 04, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Credited on Green Shoe Studio's 'Oh Sweet Lorraine,' the song's writer bests Tony Bennett for an honor for the ages An unassuming love letter-turned-song has become an historic hit, as "Oh Sweet Lorraine" by Green Shoe Studio featuring Jacob Colgan and…

  2. 615 Spotlight: The Rankin Twins Talk 'Moonshine & Maybes'

    August 29, 2013 8:55 AM EDT There's a different psychological mindset to releasing a full-length album as opposed to an EP. Rising duo The Rankin Twins recognize this fact very clearly, as the sisters are celebrating the nationwide release of "Moonshine & Maybes." Already having released a pair of…

  3. Phillip Phillips Scores Second AC No. 1

    August 26, 2013 11:05 AM EDT The 2012 'American Idol' champ becomes just the ninth male soloist to send his first two Adult Contemporary entries – 'Home' and 'Gone, Gone, Gone' – to the top Fittingly for a man with (almost) two identical names, Phillip Phillips joins an exclusive club…

  4. Bubbling Under: Will Hoge Makes 'Strong' Start

    August 23, 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: Will Hoge, Andra Day, Martin Garrix and Schoolboy Q WILL HOGE Will Hoge makes his first appearance on Hot Country Songs, at No…

  5. Johnny Cash Music Festival: Live Review

    August 18, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin, Jimmy Fortune and others gather to raise funds to restore the Man In Black's boyhood home in Arkansas The "Man In Black" touched many different artists and genres throughout his career – and beyond. Saturday night's 3rd Annual Johnny Cash Music…

  6. Jazz Singer Jane Harvey Dies at 88

    August 17, 2013 10:46 AM EDT Jane Harvey, the jazz vocalist who performed with the likes of Desi Arnaz, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, has died. She was 88. A spokesman for Harvey says the singer died Thursday at her home in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer. Harvey began her career as a performer at Cafe…

  7. Lorde First Woman In 17 Years To Top Alternative Songs With 'Royals'

    August 12, 2013 1:05 PM EDT The New Zealand singer/songwriter, just 16, is the first lead solo female to rule the ranking since Tracy Bonham in 1996 (months before Lorde was born) With the aptly-titled "Royals," Lorde becomes the first lead solo female to crown Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based…

  8. 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…

  9. Neko Case's New 'Fight': Inside Her Most Revealing Album Yet

    July 23, 2013 11:23 AM EDT "I was really depressed and in mourning . . . and I'd never slowed down to just feel it," Case says of recording her new full-length. Curled up on a plush green chair in the lobby of New York's Soho Grand Hotel, Neko Case admits that, throughout her career, she's…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Jay-Z's 'Magna'-ificent Week On The Hot 100

    July 19, 2013 2:35 PM EDT With seven debuts, including his 20th top 10, the rapper solidifies his standing among the most elite performers in the chart's history. Plus, Lorde is the first lead female soloist to reach the Alternative Songs top 10 since 1997 As Jay-Z scores his lucky 13th No. 1 on the Billboard…

  11. Karmin Releases 'Acapella' Music Video: Watch

    July 12, 2013 2:12 PM EDT Pop-rap duo Karmin has released a music video for "Acapella" that matches its latest single quirk for quirk. The YouTube sensations-turned-Top 40 mavericks keep things fairly simple for their latest music clip, which features Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan in a variety of minimally…

  12. PSY Reaches 3 Billion YouTube Views

    July 11, 2013 7:00 PM EDT PSY jumps up Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, flying 29-6 on the tally, as his YouTube channel hits a major milestone. During the charting week ending July 14, PSY's channel broke the 3 billion views mark and became the fifth channel ever to cross that threshold.  The Social…

  13. Celine Dion Prepares Path To Vegas for Protégé Veronic DiCaire

    July 09, 2013 4:49 AM EDT Perched atop the performer hierarchy in Las Vegas, where she holds court in the Caesars Palace Colosseum, five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion could quite easily sit on her laurels. But the 45-year-old mother of three is using her influence on new projects, working on a new album due out in…

  14. U.K. Jewish Museum Explores the Intimate Side of Amy Winehouse

    July 03, 2013 12:18 AM EDT Amy Winehouse seemed to live in public, but her fans never knew the private person. An exhibition at London's Jewish Museum aims to reveal an intimate side to a troubled star who was also, in the words of her older brother Alex, "simply a little Jewish kid from North London with a…

  15. '20 Feet From Stardom' Star Merry Clayton Talks Tour, Her 'Best-Of' & New Recordings

    July 02, 2013 9:30 AM EDT A film about her career as a backup singer is what's allowing the world to remember Merry Clayton as a recording artist in her own right. Clayton tells Billboard that "20 Feet From Stardom" -- the Morgan Neville documentary about her and other notable backing vocalists that…

  16. T.G. Sheppard & Kelly Lang Talk Historic Ryman Auditorium Debut

    June 25, 2013 10:00 AM EDT “Anytime you get a chance to be involved where there is so much history, it’s like being a football player and playing in a certain stadium that you’ve always loved." Husband and wife T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang are about to make a little bit of musical history together. This Saturday…

  17. Dolce & Gabbana to Outfit Bruno Mars' Next World Tour

    June 20, 2013 2:11 PM EDT The Italian design duo isn't letting Wednesday's tax evasion conviction stop them from making the Grammy winner's suits when he kicks off his "Moonshine Jungle" world tour on June 22. Fresh off their tax evasion conviction , the day seems to have gotten a wee bit…

  18. Rihanna Whacks a Fan With Her Mic: Watch

    June 19, 2013 1:48 AM EDT Rihanna’s eventful “Diamonds” tour has found another twist; the pop singer has been accused of hitting a fan with a microphone. In a clip posted to YouTube, Rihanna is working through “We Found Love” and can be seen walking past the front row. She pauses briefly and appears to thump an…

  19. Miley Cyrus 2.0: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 14, 2013 12:05 PM EDT In control of her sound and image, Miley is mixing hip-hop edge with country twang, and storming the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Can't Stop" This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. "This is the worst spot to stand."…

  20. 615 Spotlight: Mike Aiken Talks 'Captains & Cowboys'

    June 13, 2013 9:55 AM EDT The subject matter of Mike Aiken's current album, "Captains & Cowboys," is very close to his heart and soul. It's also something that he knows very well.  "My wife Amy and I have lived on a sailboat for the past twenty years," he told Billboard. "We&…

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