1. Five Finger Death Punch Crank Second Album of 2013: Watch Exclusive Video

    October 09, 2013 10:35 AM EDT The songs are different, but the sound remains largely the same on the upcoming second volume of Five Finger Death Punch's two "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell" releases.  "I really can't say anything is different about (Volume 2),"…

  2. John Legend Talks Seal Collaboration & 'Open Your Eyes' Cover: Watch

    October 08, 2013 1:38 PM EDT When it comes to love, John Legend is interested in tomorrow, not yesterday. "This is a new year for love; Love in the future, not the love I lost," he sings on the intro to his fourth studio album, "Love in the Future." One can see why John Legend is focused on the…

  3. Drake Scores 11th No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    October 03, 2013 8:27 PM EDT In the same week as his chart-topping debut of "Nothing was the Same," Drake takes over at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” featuring Majid Jordan. The song’s 3-1 rise ends Robin Thicke’s reign with “Blurred Lines” at 16 weeks and marks Drake…

  4. Chart Juice: Maybach Music's 'Self Made' Scores Third No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    September 26, 2013 8:11 PM EDT Led by Meek Mill's "Levels," the set is the third Maybach Music Group compilation in the series to reach the top spot. Maybach Music Group's "Self Made" series scores its third consecutive chart-topper on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as “MMG: Self Made 3” opens…

  5. Paul Oakenfold Launches a 'Trance Mission' With New Tour, Return to Genre: Exclusive

    September 18, 2013 3:10 PM EDT With a career that spans decades and includes three Grammy noms, over 10 million in global record sales, and a pioneering Las Vegas residency, Paul Oakenfold can basically do whatever he wants. This fall, the DJ is putting the weight of his career behind a musical cause most personal to…

  6. Marion 'Suge' Knight Arrested After Traffic Incident

    September 12, 2013 12:52 AM EDT Former hip hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on an outstanding warrant after being pulled over for a traffic violation in Los Angeles. Police Officer Sara Faden says the founder of Death Row Records was stopped shortly after midnight Wednesday near Beverly Hills.…

  7. Miley Cyrus to Appear On Kanye West's 'Black Skinhead' Remix: Mike Will Made It

    September 11, 2013 5:29 PM EDT Shortly after the 2013 MTV VMAs (August 25), reports started swirling that Miley Cyrus and Kanye West were working on a remix to the rapper's song, "Black Skinhead." Miley Cyrus: Rap's Muse (Opinion) Both reportedly skipped VMA after-parties to meet up in the studio…

  8. Ariana Grande, 'Yours Truly': Track-By-Track Review

    September 04, 2013 5:56 PM EDT ARIANA GRANDE "Yours Truly" Producers: various Republic Records Release Date: Sept. 3 Ariana Grande was never in danger of being a one-hit wonder. Anyone who heard "The Way," her Top 10 debut single featuring Mac Miller, when the song was first released last…

  9. Kanye West Recruits Miley Cyrus For 'Black Skinhead' Remix: Report

    August 28, 2013 9:50 AM EDT The rapper will also allegedly release a remix EP this year. After causing an uproar with her collaborative VMA performance with Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus reportedly headed into the studio with Kanye West to record a remix to "Yeezus" track, "Black Skinhead." Miley Cyrus…

  10. One Direction Tap 3D, Social Media to Get Close to Fans: At 'This Is Us' N.Y. Premiere

    August 28, 2013 2:58 AM EDT Despite waiting for hours to meet One Direction, the dedicated fans gathered alongside the black carpet at Monday night's New York premiere of the documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" didn't lose their enthusiasm. As they tried to keep from fainting, the group of…

  11. Jordin Sparks Engaged to Jason Derulo? Singer Plays Coy About a Huge Ring

    August 26, 2013 4:15 PM EDT On the eve of the release of boyfriend Jason Derulo's new single "Marry Me," Jordin Sparks was spotted covering up a giant, sparkling diamond on her left hand -- you know, the engagement finger. "No I don't, I don't have anything on my hand," Sparks said…

  12. Depeche Mode's 'Delta Machine' Touches Down in North America With Raw Detroit Show

    August 23, 2013 11:30 AM EDT "I just think there's a much rawer sound to our live shows than on our records, which is a good thing," Martin Gore tells us As Depeche Mode's Delta Machine Tour arrived in North America -- with a 21-song opening salvo on Thursday night at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in…

  13. Jurors Get Glimpse Behind the Curtain of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Sessions

    August 12, 2013 12:39 AM EDT Nearly four years ago, audiences got their last look at Michael Jackson in the top-grossing concert film of all time, "This Is It." Tens of millions worldwide saw a seemingly healthy and confident performer sing and glide across a rehearsal stage as he prepared for his ill-fated…

  14. Mike Will Made It: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 09, 2013 12:10 PM EDT How the man behind Kanye West's "Mercy" and Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" became the hottest producer in the Game PatchWerk Recording Studios is housed in a light gray concrete bunker tucked behind a busy McDonald's on a tight corner on Atlanta'…

  15. Death Grips Fans Turn Violent After Band Skips Lollapalooza After Party Appearance

    August 03, 2013 2:40 PM EDT Fans of experimental hip-hip duo Death Grips got shafted when the band “chose not to appear at Lollapalooza 2013,” according to the festival's Facebook page ). That message wasn’t relayed to the hundreds who turned up to the band’s sold-out aftershow performance at the Bottom Lounge…

  16. Jordin Sparks Returns With 'Skipping a Beat' Single: Listen

    August 01, 2013 4:25 PM EDT Four years removed from her last album, pop star and former "American Idol" champ Jordin Sparks unveiled a new single, "Skipping a Beat," on Thursday (Aug. 1) after teasing the track all week on Instagram and Twitter. The love song previews the long-awaited follow-up to…

  17. Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan to Direct 'Officer Downe' Movie

    July 16, 2013 4:08 AM EDT "Officer Downe," the graphic novel created by Joe Casey and artist Chris Burnham, is making its way onto the big screen. Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan will direct the project, which is based on a script by Casey. "Officer Downe" follows a Los Angeles…

  18. 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…

  19. Chicago's Wavefront Music Festival Offers an EDM Alternative

    July 08, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Despite some missteps, the beach fest counters other festivals with credible headliners and local talent. Wavefront Music Festival, which wrapped its second year last night (July 7) at Chicago’s Montrose Beach, is not Electric Daisy Carnival. The accouterment for its Main Stage, dubbed…

  20. Bubbling Under: Avila Shakes Up Elvis Presley Classic

    June 28, 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: Avila, Kopecky Family Band, Gwen Sebastian and Rittz AVILA A dreamy new rendition of "All Shook Up" is gaining…

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