1. DJ Cassidy's 'Paradise Royale' Album Unites R&B Dance Legends With Newer Stars

    January 16, 2014 11:00 AM EST The ambitious passion project brings voices of Robin Thicke, R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland together with members of Chic, Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool & the Gang... Album due this spring on Columbia... First single "Calling All Hearts" out February DJ Cassidy has made some…

  2. Carrie Underwood Tops Forbes List of Top-Earning 'American Idol' Alums

    January 14, 2014 5:15 PM EST And the winner is... Carrie Underwood, for being "American Idol"'s top-earning alum, according to Forbes' annual list . The country singer raked in approximately $31 million between June 2012 through June 2013, playing 100 shows on tour and signing endorsement deals with…

  3. Fela! Band Bringing Afrobeat to Sundance (Exclusive)

    January 13, 2014 2:45 PM EST The Fela! band will give three performances at the Sundance Film festival to celebrate Alex Gibney's documentary "Finding Fela." The band, featuring lead singer Sahr Ngaujah and musicians associated with the musical "Fela!," will perform at the film's premiere…

  4. Lea Michele Exclusive Song Premiere: Listen To 'Louder' Title Track

    January 13, 2014 12:00 AM EST "Be loud, be bold, be yourself, whether or not people understand that message. That's what I think of when I think of the song and album," the "Glee" star tells Billboard. "It finally feels real," Lea Michele tells Billboard about the upcoming…

  5. Jay Z's Barneys Deal Yields $1 Million Profit: Report

    January 07, 2014 9:38 PM EST The rapper's clothing deal with the New York company excels despite criticism Despite the criticism surrounding Jay Z's decision to launch a holiday collection with Barneys New York, the luxury retailer recently accused of racial discrimination, the rap mogul's product…

  6. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  7. Richard Marx, Heart In Holiday Spirit On AC Chart

    December 23, 2013 10:05 AM EST Their new collaboration scales the tally, granting Marx a second straight year of charting with holiday fare After not appearing on Billboard charts with holiday music for almost 25 years, Richard Marx is now making the practice an annual tradition as predictable as Santa's Christmas…

  8. Pat Benatar, Pentatonix, 98 Degrees Added to 'The Sing-Off' Finale

    December 20, 2013 7:55 PM EST Grab your pitch pipes -- "The Sing-Off" has announced the lineup for its two-hour finale on Monday night. Special guests Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will sing their 1984 hit duet  “We Belong," and season three winners Pentatonix will also return to the stage they conquered in…

  9. Train Artist Jukebox Video: The Band Talks Favorite Songs of 2013

    December 19, 2013 3:10 PM EST For the three musicians of multiplatinum band Train, 2013 has been a year on the road bringing their music to fans around the globe -- and prepping new music. The trio recently sat down with Billboard.com editor M. Tye Comer ( @MTye ) to talk about their world tour in support of 2012's…

  10. Chart Highlights: OneRepublic Tops Adult Pop Songs, Beyonce Bows At R&B/Hip-Hop

    December 16, 2013 4:35 PM EST Plus, new No. 1s for late legend Donna Summer, Eli Young Band, Pop Evil and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on…

  11. The Year In Rock 2013: Imagine Dragons Top Billboard's Year-End Rock Rankings

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST Mumford & Sons, Lorde, the Lumineers and more also had a big year on the rock charts. Imagine Dragons weren't just hot in 2013. The Las Vegas group was positively "Radioactive," and it winds up the year as Billboard's Top Rock Artist of 2013. Year-End Charts: Top Rock…

  12. The Year In Touring 2013: Beyond The Numbers

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST Live and on fire in 2013, the touring business is hottest it has been in years. For the touring industry, these are now —officially— the best of times. "The concert business is basically on fire," says veteran agent Dennis Arfa, president of Artists Group International (AGI). TOP 25…

  13. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  14. Michael Jackson's Family Files Paperwork for New Trial in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    December 04, 2013 8:21 PM EST Despite a jury ruling that AEG had no part in the singer's death in 2009, the family of Michael Jackson will pursue a new trial in its wrongful death lawsuit. According to Rolling Stone , attorneys for Katherine Jackson and Jackson's three children filed paperwork Monday (Dec. 2)…

  15. Phillip Phillips Artist Jukebox: Watch Him Share His Top 5 Songs of 2013

    December 04, 2013 1:05 PM EST With 2013 winding down, Phillip Phillips visited the Billboard studios and sat down with Billboard.com editor Tye Comer ( @MTye ) to discuss the huge year he's had, to listen to some of his music, and to share five songs that have been part of the soundtrack to his life in 2013, from…

  16. Chart Highlights: Imagine Dragons, Eminem, Rihanna, Ricky Martin Score New No. 1s

    December 02, 2013 5:45 PM EST Also taking over Billboard charts: Martin Garrix, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Passenger, Joe Nichols and more. Plus, the Holiday Airplay chart returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts…

  17. Ask Billboard: Why Aren't Power Ballads So Powerful Anymore?

    November 29, 2013 4:05 PM EST An analysis of why slow songs ruled top 40 in the late '80s but don't, for the most part, now. Plus, Hall & Oates' top 10 hits and Tom Wopat, 'Luke Duke' himself, stops by As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  18. Eminem Is Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200 With 'Marshall Mathers LP 2'

    November 27, 2013 11:00 AM EST Five Finger Death Punch and the "Catching Fire" soundtrack among the Top 10 debuts. Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" returns to the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, shifting 120,000 copies in its third week (down 43%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's…

  19. Prince William Sings 'Living on a Prayer' With Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift: Watch

    November 27, 2013 4:31 AM EST The future king of England knows how to rock out. Prince William joined Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift onstage Monday during a charity gala at Kensington Palace in London. Bon Jovi convinced William to join him for "Living on a Prayer," with William reportedly agreeing, but only if…

  20. Solange Talks 'Saint Heron,' Becoming A Label Owner

    November 22, 2013 3:35 PM EST It's been a busy year for Solange. On Wednesday (Nov. 20), she announced a partnership with Puma as the sneaker brand's new art director, updating the company's classic Puma Disc sneaker with a new Brazil-inspired line for women called Girls of Blaze. Solange is about to escape…

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