1. Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    September 09, 2013 11:37 AM EDT The alternative radio format is built upon the promise of what's coming next, so it's no surprise that the music played by alternative stations has experienced multiple changes during the last 25 years. The wide-ranging format of 1988 (when the chart debuted  with the name, …

  2. Ask Billboard: Who's Sold More, Katy Perry Or Lady Gaga?

    August 23, 2013 11:05 AM EDT What else would we talk about this week? Plus, more tributes following Madonna's birthday and hits that have made second encores on Billboard charts As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  3. Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2013: Complete List of Finalists

    August 22, 2013 9:15 AM EDT The finalists for the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards were announced on Aug. 22. Get the full story and see the full list of finalists below: Artist of the Year La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho Gerardo Ortiz Jenni Rivera Voz de Mando Artist of the Year, New Banda La…

  4. Plane Carrying Heavy Metal Bands Ratt, Dokken Makes Emergency Landing

    August 19, 2013 12:31 AM EDT A private jet carrying rock bands Ratt and Dokken had to make an emergency landing in northwestern Illinois after smoke was detected in the cabin Saturday afternoon. Chuck Brennan, a friend of the bands who chartered the flight, told The Associated Press that the plane took off from the…

  5. Justin Timberlake to Perform, Receive Video Vanguard Award At VMAs

    August 15, 2013 1:30 PM EDT MTV announced today that in addition to performing at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, Justin Timberlake will also receive the coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for his "pioneering and innovative impact" on music vids. JT is nominated for six awards this year …

  6. Draco Rosa and Juan Luis Guerra Premiere New Video for 'Esto es Vida'

    August 14, 2013 7:30 PM EDT Idyllic location in the Dominican Republic sets the scene for Draco's "Esto es Vida" The new video for Draco Rosa's life-affirming and sublimely romantic song "Esto es Vida" has just premiered.  The duet with Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra gets a pastoral…

  7. Mike Doughty,'The Idiot Kings': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 05, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Former Soul Coughing frontman revisits the beloved band's catalog on new album, "Circles Super Bon Bon…" For Mike Doughty, it’s all come full-circle. The singer and songwriter split with his influential band Soul Coughing back in 2000, turned solo and turned his back on…

  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. Mecano’s José María Cano Addresses Berklee College of Music Valencia's First Graduating Class

    July 23, 2013 11:31 PM EDT Pioneering pop artist says “Getting into the music world today is very brave.” José Maria Cano, the songwriter and musician who founded the pioneering Spanish pop group Mecano with singer Ana Torroja and his brother Nacho, gave the commencement address to the first graduating class at the…

  10. Icona Pop Announce 'This Is…' Album, Unveil New Single 'All Night'

    July 23, 2013 9:42 AM EDT Icona Pop, the Swedish pop duo behind the party hit "I Love It," has announced they'll release new album "This Is… Icona Pop" on Sept. 24 via Record Company Ten/Big Beat Records. The album will include "I Love It" featuring Charli XCX, which peaked at No…

  11. Nine Inch Nails Drop Four Covers for 'Hesitation Marks'

    July 17, 2013 8:22 PM EDT Artist Russell Mills has re-teamed with the group to deliver individual art for each of the album's release formats.  Nine Inch Nails' "Hesitation Marks" will have no shortage of album covers. The group's new album's individual editions -- digital, CD, deluxe…

  12. Molotov Working on New Album, Announce U.S. Tour Dates

    July 15, 2013 2:52 AM EDT It’s been a couple of years since the sharp-tongued members of Mexican rap-metal group Molotov went on a full-fledged tour in the United States, and even longer since they put out a studio album. Known for their explicit bilingual power-anthems like “Here We Kum,” “Gimme the Power” and --…

  13. Iconic Salsa Singer Rubén Blades Eyes New Label, Talks New Music, Brad Pitt Project

    July 13, 2013 6:43 PM EDT Rubén Blades, the venerable salsa singer/songwriter/actor, is eyeing the Los Angeles-based Nacional Records as a possible home for his new music, according to a source familiar with the ongoing conversations. Blades, who spoke this week at the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in…

  14. Robert Plant Rearranges Led Zeppelin Songs for the Road

    July 09, 2013 11:33 PM EDT Robert Plant knows his fans want Led Zeppelin and he's happy to comply. On his own terms. Plant is on the road this summer with a new band, The Sensational Space Shifters, and he's offering up fan favorites - rejiggered a bit to keep him excited about the music he's been…

  15. Cyndi Lauper, 'Kinky Boots' Runaway Winners at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2013 11:42 PM EDT The feel-good musical "Kinky Boots," with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, won a leading six 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical, best score and best leading man. Christopher Durang's comical "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"…

  16. The Best and Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Jennifer Lopez and Rita Ora

    June 01, 2013 4:15 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Jennifer Lopez Despite her provocative performance on ITV’s "Britain’s Got Talent" receiving many complaints, Jennifer Lopez looked to be in good sprits showing off…

  17. Cee-Lo Green, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, PSY and Shania Twain Among Billboard Music Awards Presenters

    May 15, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Kelly Rowland, Kid Rock, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ke$ha and "Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere will also present at the event, airing live May 19 on ABC An awards show isn't complete without a stocked roster of superstar presenters, and the upcoming Billboard Music Awards,…

  18. Mac Miller's Space Migration Tour Blasting Off in June

    May 07, 2013 8:34 PM EDT The MC will hit the road with Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, Earl Sweatshirt and more for a 38-date U.S. run. Mac Miller will be orbiting America this summer. The rapper's 38-date The Space Migration Tour will kick off June 25 in Austin, Texas, with Vince Staples, the Internet and…

  19. Youssou N’Dour & Kaija Saariaho Feted With Sweden's 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:30 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA's fifth member) and the founder of two…

  20. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Jenni Rivera's Emotional Tribute, Romeo Santos' Dream Project + More Backstage Highlights

    April 26, 2013 1:55 AM EDT Tributes flowed for the late Jenni Rivera as the likes of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Ana Barbara and Romeo Santos took turns in the spotlight. Here's a taste of what happened behind the scenes at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. FULL WINNERS LIST SH*T HAPPENS: Rap duo Akwid…

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