1. Fan Army Face-Off: And the Winner Is ...

    August 18, 2014 4:30 PM EDT The ultimate winner has finally been declared. With 91% percent of the vote in the final face-off, BIGBANG's VIPs beat Thirty Seconds to Mars' Echelon to be declared the winner of  Billboard' s Fan Army Face-Off. Over 20 million votes were cast since the contest…

  2. Outside Lands 2014 Friday Highlights: Kanye West, Disclosure, Kacey Musgraves and More

    August 09, 2014 10:40 AM EDT There was a mellow beginning and a repeatedly "Bloody" end to the first day of the lucky seventh edition of Outside Lands, the festival so beloved by San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that organizers Another Planet have a contract to host it there until at least 2021. Don’t worry,…

  3. Chart Highlights: 'Bang Bang' Debuts, Sia, Billy Currington & Big Data Score New No. 1s

    August 04, 2014 8:13 PM EDT Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj fly onto multiple airplay lists as the trio's "Bang Bang" bounds onto Pop Songs, Rhythmic Songs and Rap Airplay. Meanwhile, an array of acts -- including Sia and Hozier -- notch new No. 1s Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select…

  4. Fan Armies in Their Own Words: Aliens, Echelon, VIPs & More Sound Off

    July 29, 2014 3:40 PM EDT As Billboard's Fan Army Face-Off continues its fourth round -- Tokio Hotel's Aliens are battling it out with Thirty Seconds to Mars' Echelon, and Skillet's Panheads are taking on BIGBANG's VIP --  we've asked prominent members of several fan armies to tell us why…

  5. Fan Army Face-Off: Which Army Is Strongest? The Final Four

    July 28, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Round 4 of Billboard's Fan Army Face-Off is now open! The final four teams competing are -- Tokio Hotel's Aliens, Thiry Seconds to Mars' Echelon, Skillet's Panheads and BIGBANG's VIPs. Check out Rounds 1 , 2 , and 3 , and click here to see the full bracket . Voting…

  6. Fan Army Face-Off: Which Army Is Strongest? Round 3

    July 21, 2014 1:30 PM EDT UPDATE: Round 3 is now closed! Round 3 of Billboard's Fan Army Face-Off has now begun! There were a few close races, and a few blowouts in Round 2. The Barbz eeked out a win over The Hooligans, while The Victims, The Echelon, and The Glamberts had more comfortable leads over The…

  7. Fan Army Face-Off: Which Army Is Strongest? Round 2

    July 14, 2014 1:00 PM EDT UPDATE: Round 3 is now open! CLICK HERE TO VOTE . UPDATE: Round 2 Is now closed. Come back on July 21 for Round 3! Which fan army is the strongest? Billboard hopes to answer that question with the Fan Army Face-Off, a bracket-style tournament in which various fan armies will…

  8. Fan Army Face-Off: Which Army Is Strongest? Round 1

    July 07, 2014 1:00 PM EDT UPDATE: Round 2 is closed and Round 3 is now open. CLICK HERE TO VOTE . UPDATE:  Round 1 is closed and Round 2 is now open. CLICK HERE TO VOTE . In 2014, it's easier than ever for fans of different pop stars to connect with each other. With the explosion of social media making it simpler…

  9. Anberlin Talks Breakup, Farewell Album 'Lowborn' on Warped Tour: 'We'll Live Forever'

    June 26, 2014 12:55 PM EDT Anberlin’s Stephen Christian and Deon Rexroat are standing outside the Warped Tour's production office during the trek's Ventura, California date. It's the first week of the annual summer tour, literally the beginning of the end for the Florida band, who announced…

  10. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, Paramore Score First Pop Radio No. 1s

    June 09, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Azalea's 'Fancy' crowns Pop Songs, while Paramore tallies its first airplay chart leader with 'Ain't It Fun.' Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry, Three Days Grace and Tito 'El Bambino' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  11. Chart Highlights: American Authors Are 'Best' On Adult Pop Songs

    March 03, 2014 4:35 PM EST The band takes its breakthrough single, 'Best Day of My Life,' to the top of the tally. Plus, moves for Pharrell, Cher, Mariah Carey, Ray LaMontagne, Juanes & more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  12. Chart Highlights: A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Beyonce & Jay Z Add New No. 1s

    February 18, 2014 11:20 AM EST The former pair's 'Say Something' tops Adult Pop Songs, while the latter's 'Drunk in Love' dominates Rhythmic Songs. Plus, more new leaders for Jason Aldean, Arctic Monkeys, Enrique Iglesias and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  13. 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…

  14. Justin Timberlake's 'TKO' Video Is A Knock-Out: Watch

    October 29, 2013 10:35 AM EDT Spoilers ahead... Justin Timberlake's new video for "TKO" is a knock-down, drag-out good time, with the singer getting into a bit of a mess with co-star Riley Keough (Elvis Presley's granddaughter) in a slickly produced and thematic 7-minute clip. Written by Timberlake…

  15. Skillet Performs, Talks Crossover Success In Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    July 09, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Here's your pass to the band's exclusive interview and performance in Billboard's New York studios Christian alternative/hard rock band Skillet earned its second No. 1 album on the Christian Albums chart last week with "Rise," which also entered the Billboard…

  16. Wale Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 03, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Skillet, India.Arie and August Burns Red also make Top 10 debuts, while "Yeezus" falls to No. 3. Rapper Wale claims his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week, as his new release "The Gifted" debuts in the top position. The set sold 158,000 copies in…

  17. Skillet and August Burns Red Heading for Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 29, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Rock acts Skillet and August Burns Red are on track for their second and first top 10 albums, respectively. New albums from rock bands Skillet and August Burns Red are heading for the top 10 on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the former's "Rise"…

  18. Wale Heading for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 26, 2013 8:12 PM EDT Wale's "The Gifted" will sell perhaps 150,000 copies in its debut week. Rapper Wale should earn his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week with his new release, "The Gifted." Industry sources forecast the album will sell perhaps 150,000 copies by the…

  19. Chart Highlights: 'Ooh' She Did It Again ... Britney Spears Debuts On Pop Songs

    June 24, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Spears' 'Smurfs 2' single blasts onto the radio airplay tally at No. 22. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Demi Lovato, J. Cole, Jake Owen and Marc Anthony Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  20. Skillet, 'Rise': Exclusive Album Premiere

    June 24, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Skillet's "Rise," the group's first studio album in four years, isn't due until tomorrow (June 25), but you can stream the Christian rockers' long-awaited new album in full exclusively on Billboard.com a day early. "Rise" isn't just a…

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