1. R5 Gets 'Louder' As Ross Lynch's Profile Grows

    October 04, 2013 1:16 PM EDT The five-piece's debut album scores a Top 30 debut on this week's Billboard 200 chart. R5, the pop-rock family band fronted by 17-year-old Disney Channel star Ross Lynch, has scored a top 30 debut with first album "Louder," which sold 15,000 first-week copies, according…

  2. JT Hodges Talks Up Second Album, 'Bone Appétit' Benefit Event

    October 01, 2013 9:40 AM EDT JT Hodges has been in the studio as of late, and he's quite excited about what he's been doing.  "I've cut four sides already," he tells Billboard. "We've got quite a few new songs we're working on with different people. I did the first four sides…

  3. Britney Spears' ‘Piece of Me’ Director Baz Halpin Reveals Production/Visual Details of Las Vegas Residency (Exclusive)

    September 30, 2013 6:42 PM EDT "It's pieces of her imagination," Halpin says of Spears' ambitious Las Vegas residency. Over the past four months, award-winning touring director Baz Halpin has been working tirelessly on designing the production, visuals and lighting for Britney Spears’ upcoming…

  4. Logan Brill, 'Scars': Exclusive Video Premiere

    September 30, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Billboard is excited to premiere the video for "Scars," a cut from singer-songwriter Logan Brill's debut album "Walking Wires," coming Oct. 15 via Carnival Music. Brill says she and co-writer Jordan Dean approached the song with a break-up in mind. "Jordan came…

  5. Sigur Ros to Appear in 'Game of Thrones'

    September 10, 2013 10:16 PM EDT The Icelandic trio will appear on the HBO show's upcoming fourth season. Sigur Ros will journey to Westeros for the fourth season of "Game of Thrones." The group will appear on the HBO show next year, according to Entertainment Weekly , which reports that the trio is on set…

  6. Ellie Goulding’s 'Burn' Continues Its Hot Run On U.K. Singles Chart, Richard & Adam Keep 'Dream' Alive

    August 26, 2013 4:19 AM EDT Classical vocalist brothers Richard & Adam’s “The Impossible Dream” (Sony Music CG) became the longest-running No. 1 of the year on the U.K. artist album chart Sunday (Aug. 25), by moving into a fourth week at the summit. Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” (Polydor/Universal) started a second week…

  7. Miguel Arrested for DUI: Report

    August 15, 2013 3:18 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning R&B crooner Miguel was arrested in Los Angeles early Thursday for driving under the influence. According to TMZ , the California Highway Patrol pulled over the singer's BMW for speeding and tinted windows, but soon noticed the smell of alcohol wafting from the…

  8. Jewel Announces 'Let It Snow' Holiday Album

    August 06, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Her first holiday set since 1999's "Joy" will include two new compositions Jewel is returning to Christmas canon with the December release of "Let It Snow," her second holiday album and the follow-up to 1999's platinum "Joy: A Holiday Collection." The…

  9. 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…

  10. Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' Sets Record For Longest No. 1 Run On Hot Country Songs

    August 01, 2013 12:42 PM EDT Florida Georgia Line sets the all-time record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as the duo's "Cruise" notches a 22nd cumulative week at the summit. With its latest week on top, the song passes three other titles that each led for 21…

  11. Steve Angello's SIZE In The Park Will Return to New York City's Central Park: Exclusive

    August 01, 2013 9:54 AM EDT The Swedish superstar will hit the green for a second straight year, this time for a two-night stint. Cryptic teaser posters were released last week, but now it’s official: Steve Angello’s SIZE In The Park will return to New York’s Central Park for a second straight year, Billboard has…

  12. Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' Sets Record For Longest No. 1 Run On Hot Country Songs

    August 01, 2013 3:26 AM EDT Florida Georgia Line sets the all-time record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as the duo's "Cruise" notches a 22nd cumulative week at the summit. With its latest week on top, the song passes three other titles that each led for 21…

  13. Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' Ties For Longest No. 1 Run On Hot Country Songs

    July 24, 2013 2:19 PM EDT The song logs a 21st week at the summit, matching the mark for the longest command since the chart premiered, in its earliest form, in 1944 Florida Georgia Line matches the all-time record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as the duo's debut…

  14. Hunter Hayes Completes Record Run To No. 1 On Top Country Albums

    June 27, 2013 5:11 PM EDT With Greatest Gainer honors and his second-biggest Nielsen SoundScan week (40,000 sold; up from 6,000), Hunter Hayes completes the longest climb to No. 1 on Top Country Albums during the 22-year SoundScan era, as his self-titled debut set reigns at last in its 89th chart week. The set soars…

  15. Joseph Arthur Talks 'Boogie Christ,' Debuts 'Walk on Water' Video

    June 13, 2013 3:30 PM EDT The singer/songwriter delves into new album "The Ballad of Boogie Christ" and shares the video for "I Used to Know How to Walk on Water." Joseph Arthur's Brooklyn home studio is perched so close to New York Harbor that only a quirk of street construction saved the…

  16. Metallica Leads Heavy Orion Music Festival, Tells Detroit 'We'll Be Back'

    June 10, 2013 11:20 AM EDT After setting a high bar with its first-day front-to-back surprise performance of 1983's "Kill 'Em All," Metallica closed its second Orion Music + More festival with a more conventional but characteristically ferocious concert on Sunday -- and promised to be back for…

  17. Taylor Swift To Present At MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 06, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Taylor Swift will present an award at the upcoming MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The country star will make the appearance during her 'Red' tour. And added to the performers lineup at the MMVAs on Wednesday was Aussie singer Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone and punk rockers Billy…

  18. SZA Talks Quitting Her Day Job, Working With Holy Other & Emile Haynie

    May 23, 2013 12:03 PM EDT SZA, a gifted St. Louis bred R&B/pop singer, can hold a tune a lot better than she can a job. Since graduating a year ago, the 23-year old has been let go from one customer service gig after another— the cost of pursuing a full-time career in music. So far, the investment seems to…

  19. Cinderella's Tom Keifer Readies Fairytale Debut Solo Album

    April 29, 2013 4:40 AM EDT Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer's first solo album, "The Way Life Goes," comes out April 30. But it's been in the making for nearly 18 years. Keifer, who now resides in Nashville, tells Billboard that he got the idea for a solo album "in the mid-90s, when the band…

  20. 'Pitch Perfect' Stars Reuniting to Open MTV's Movie Awards

    April 04, 2013 9:55 AM EDT The stars of the film "Pitch Perfect" will open the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in their first-ever live performance on April 14. "Pitch Perfect" stars Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Ester Dean, Adam Devine, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ben Platt, Brittany Snow and host Rebel…

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