1. Ray Price Had 'Crazy' Run on Billboard Charts

    December 16, 2013 7:20 PM EST With 109 titles charted between 1952-89, Ray Price's history on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart spans more than 37 years with 46 top 10 entries, eight of those reaching No. 1. The country legend died Monday at his home in Texas after battling pancreatic cancer. Country Legend…

  2. The Year In Pop 2013: Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Anna Kendrick Score Offbeat Hits

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST In 2012, the No. 1 Hot 100 song of the year was "Somebody That I Used To Know," the hushed, xylophone-led single from Australia-based artist Gotye, featuring New Zealand singer-songwriter Kimbra. "Somebody That I Used To Know" was Gotye's debut single on the…

  3. Grammy Nominations 2014: 10 Big Surprises

    December 06, 2013 11:31 PM EST From Sara Bareilles to Ariel Rechtshaid, see which artists offered the biggest shocks. This year's Grammy nominations -- unveiled live Friday night (Dec. 6) during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown To Music's Biggest night" show in Los Angeles --…

  4. Janelle Monáe: The Billboard Women In Music 'Rising Star' Q&A

    December 06, 2013 9:01 AM EST Billboard Rising Star honoree Janelle Monáe celebrates ‘unconventional, universal stories’ This is an excerpt. For the full story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. When Janelle Monáe graced the cover of Billboard in June, her second album, "The Electric Lady," existed mostly…

  5. Kelly Clarkson's 'Tree' Tops AC

    December 02, 2013 11:05 AM EST Her carol 'Underneath the Tree' becomes the format's latest holiday leader Following Thanksgiving and still more than three weeks before Christmas Day, the holiday season in full effect at AC radio, as Kelly Clarkson's "Underneath the Tree" reaches the Adult…

  6. Lady Gaga Recruits Elton John, RuPaul for Muppets Thanksgiving Special

    November 29, 2013 7:49 PM EST “Touch me in the dark / Put your hands all over my body parts,” Lady Gaga demanded in the family special that earned the post-"Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" slot on ABC this year. But there’s getting felt up, and then there’s feeling up actual felt, which brings us to her costars,…

  7. 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…

  8. Holiday Gift Guide 2013: 25+ Pop Presents

    November 29, 2013 11:30 AM EST Thanksgiving is now a memory, and that means the 2013 holiday shopping season is officially underway. Rather than head to the store to pick up some forgettable, generic gift, we've got special music-related suggestions for all the many fans and listeners on your list. Among our…

  9. Kanye West Slams Nike During Concert Rant

    November 28, 2013 11:00 AM EST Kanye West continued to vent at former partner Nike, taking to the mic during a concert again this week to complain about his treatment by the sports apparel company. West spent more than 6 minutes talking and singing about the company during his "The Yeezus Tour" stop Wednesday…

  10. Kanye West Flips Out On Sway During SiriusXM Interview: Watch

    November 27, 2013 3:04 PM EST In an interview Tuesday (Nov. 26) with MTV News' Sway Calloway on the SiriusXM station Shade 45, the rapper flipped out over the host's question about breaking into the fashion world. Kanye West Astonishes At First Brooklyn 'Yeezus' Show When Calloway asked the rapper…

  11. Does One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Follow The Boy Band Third-Album Trend?

    November 27, 2013 2:38 PM EST Revisiting the changes in sound and creative input on the third efforts by NKOTB, BSB, N' Sync & more. This week, British heartthrobs One Direction -- the most successful boy band in a decade by just about any standard -- release their third studio album, "Midnight Memories.…

  12. Kanye West Confirms Adidas Partnership, Cuts Ties With Nike

    November 25, 2013 7:18 PM EST Kanye West has long held a partnership with Nike, but all that's changing thanks to a new deal with Adidas. The rapper confirmed his partnership with the German sports clothing and accessories giant in an interview with New York's Hot 97 today on Angie Martinez's radio show,…

  13. One Direction, 'Midnight Memories': Track-By-Track Review

    November 25, 2013 2:00 PM EST Did you really expect the world's biggest boy band to drop the ball on 2013? "Midnight Memories," the third full-length from the "X Factor"-formed quintet (out Nov. 25 via Columbia/Syco), follows up on what worked best on last year's "Take Me Home,"…

  14. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  15. Dido Reminisces on 'Greatest Hits,' Teaming with Eminem for 'Stan'

    November 15, 2013 10:56 AM EST Career-spanning collection due months after 'Girl Who Got Away' album. Best-of albums can be simple victory laps, but they're also a great time for personal reflection. For British adult-pop singer Dido, her upcoming "Greatest Hits" compilation has provided a…

  16. Maximum Exposure 2013: The Top 10 Platforms That Move Music Now

    November 15, 2013 8:00 AM EST A Longer Version of This Cover Story Appears in The New Billboard -- Own It ! • Subscribe • Buy a Copy • Billboard on iPad Whether they're performing at an awards show, rocking the stage at a huge festival, or licensing your tune for a commercial spot, there are numerous ways for…

  17. Justin Bieber Caught Mistreating Argentine Flag: Watch

    November 13, 2013 7:08 PM EST Argentines are expressing outrage over the latest scandal to emerge from Justin Bieber's wild tour through Buenos Aires, saying the way he treated the Argentine flag shows he has no respect for his fans or the country. Videos from Saturday night's concert show how Bieber reacted…

  18. 615 Spotlight: Heidi Feek Takes Different Path Than Her Famous Parents

    November 13, 2013 5:30 PM EST There has been a big buzz going on around Nashville as of late concerning Heidi Feek and her new album, "The Only." Feek is the daughter of country duo Joey+Rory, and she admits that her R&B / Blues edge might take some by surprise given the traditional lean of her parents.  …

  19. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Tinie Tempah & Lady Gaga

    November 08, 2013 5:44 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. " alt="" align="right"> Best: Tinie Tempah Tinie Tempah, who just celebrated his 25th birthday, looked slick as he attended the Beats by Dre party, which…

  20. Nicky Romero and Krewella's 'Legacy' Video: Watch a Behind the Scenes Clip Here

    November 07, 2013 3:29 PM EST One of this year’s sleeper hits, “Legacy” pairs two of EDM’s hottest acts – Krewella and Nicky Romero – for a banger that now has a slick music video to accompany it. But what was once just an earnest song about redemption through the power of friendship (and music) is now a powerful…

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