1. Lorde Announces North American Fall Tour Dates

    June 02, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Recent Billboard Music Awards star Lorde continues a massive 2014 with a new string of North American tour dates this fall. Beginning Sept. 5 at Philadelphia's Mann Center, Lorde will tour the northeast, then the south, before heading out west by the start of October. After trekking…

  2. Teaser Released for Foo Fighters' New HBO Series Called 'Sonic Highways': Watch

    June 01, 2014 8:12 PM EDT HBO has released a teaser video for Dave Grohl’s new documentary series, revealing the title: “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways”.  "It all started with the idea of recording at different studios all over the country," says Grohl the trailer voiceover, as video of various American cities…

  3. Ask Billboard: Sam Smith Triples Up In The Top 40

    June 01, 2014 9:05 AM EDT Is the pop singer/songwriter the first British act to place three songs in the top 40 at back-to-back-to-back ranks? A trip through Hot 100 history reveals the answer As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  4. Mariah Carey Heading for No. 3 on Billboard 200

    May 30, 2014 3:51 PM EDT 'The Elusive Chanteuse' will mark the lowest SoundScan-era first-week sales of a non-holiday studio album for Carey Diva Mariah Carey is heading for her 17th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- but the No. 1 slot will likely elude the singer. Carey's new effort, …

  5. Coldplay Aiming for Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 28, 2014 6:27 PM EDT After Coldplay's big debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Ghost Stories," it seems the rock band has a good chance of holding atop the list for a second week. "Ghost Stories" bowed with 383,000 copies sold in the week ending May 25. But how much will the album…

  6. Blessthefall Ready Tour, Release 'Off The Record' (Exclusive Video Premiere)

    May 28, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Weeks out from a substantial U.S. tour, Blessthefall has gone back to where it all began. The post-hardcore act has shot “Off The Record,” a two-part series that maps the paths that brought the Phoenix, AZ quintet together. In it, frontman Beau Bokan talks of his early predilection for…

  7. Sam Smith Opens Up About Love & Sexuality

    May 28, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Sam Smith's LP "In the Lonely Hour" promises to be one of 2014's standout debuts. In a new interview with the Fader , the British singer-songwriter opened up about his love life like never before. "'In the Lonely Hour' is about a guy that I fell in love with…

  8. Austin Mahone, 'The Secret' EP: Track-By-Track Review

    May 27, 2014 3:21 PM EDT Since Justin Bieber began his pop ascendence in 2009, no male teen solo star has come close to equaling (or surpassing) the Canadian superstar's ubiquity. Artists like Cody Simpson and Greyson Chance each found moderate success after the Biebs' initial explosion but have yet to…

  9. Austin Mahone Performs at Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts Launch Event (Video)

    May 27, 2014 12:07 PM EDT Austin Mahone celebrated the release of his new EP "The Secret," as well as the launch of the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts , with a Q&A and performance at Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe in New York on Tuesday (May 27). Taking the stage just hours…

  10. Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts Go Live

    May 27, 2014 9:19 AM EDT Today, Billboard and Twitter officially launch the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts . These new, interactive charts redefine how fans interact with, and influence, popular content by ranking the most popular songs being shared on Twitter in the U.S. VIEW THE CHARTS:   TRENDING 140 …

  11. Spoon Signs to Loma Vista; Album Expected Soon

    May 26, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Austin-based indie rock band Spoon has signed to Loma Vista, the label started by former Warner Bros. Records' chairman/CEO Tom Whalley. Loma Vista declined to comment on the signing but two sources verified the deal though exact terms were not disclosed. Since 2000 the band has been…

  12. Austin Mahone Debuts 'Shadow' on 'Today'

    May 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The Mahomies were out in full force at Rockefeller Center on Monday morning (May 26) in support of Austin Mahone. Clad in white pants, a white shirt and black jacket, Mahone performed three songs on "Today," "Mmm Yeah," "What About Love" and a new single,…

  13. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Marry In Italy

    May 24, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have officially tied the knot! PHOTOS: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian's Sweetest PDA Moments The " world's most talked about couple ," who have been engaged less than a year, married on Saturday (May 24) at Fort di Belvedere, a 16th…

  14. Celebrity Summer Plans 2014: 23 Musicians Reveal What They'll Do (Video)

    May 23, 2014 4:21 PM EDT Watch Austin Mahone, Phillip Phillips, Enrique Iglesias, Wiz Khalifa, Jason Derulo & 18 more stars share their summer plans. What are some of your favorite bands, singers and rappers planning during Summer 2014? Austin Mahone, Phillip Phillips, Enrique Iglesias, 5 Seconds of Summer, Marc…

  15. From Sound City to City Sounds: Dave Grohl Talks Risky Foo Fighters Album, HBO Project

    May 23, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Foo Fighters' 20th anniversary comes with an album, its own cable docuseries and an ambitious mission to tell the story of America through its indigenous music If Dave Grohl is gunning for the title of rock's top overachiever, he is well on his way. Since forming Foo Fighters in…

  16. Summer Music Album Preview 2014: 30 Must-Hear LPs

    May 22, 2014 5:53 PM EDT As hot as the season, these are the albums set to scorch this summer. As the weather warms and the debate over the "song of the summer" starts to rage, the new season is already jam-packed with great albums on the horizon. There are the returns of J. Lo and Mariah, highly…

  17. Pearl Jam Announces Fall U.S. Tour

    May 21, 2014 1:26 PM EDT Pearl Jam will be hitting the road for a 2014 fall U.S. tour this October, the band announced today (May 21) via PearlJam.com. The trek launches October 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio and makes a swing through the midwest and south, hitting cities including Memphis and Detrot, before landing in…

  18. Jordin Sparks' 2014 Billboard Music Awards Best Dressed List

    May 20, 2014 4:50 PM EDT Singer and 2014 BBMAs red carpet host Jordin Sparks lists her favorite looks of the night. I had such a blast co-hosting the 2014 Billboard Music Awards "Samsung (thanks for my phone!!!) Red Carpet LIVE!" with Lance Bass on Sunday! My feet still hurt! Yikes! We got to talk…

  19. Austin Mahone Rejects Crazy Managers in 'Funny Or Die' Video: Watch

    May 20, 2014 4:31 PM EDT Ever wonder how a artist management deal goes down in fancy record label office?  Probably not like this -- in a brand new "Funny or Die" sketch, Austin Mahone listens to the pitch of two prospective managers (Paul Scheer and Mel Cowan) who pledge to get Mahone neck tattoos and brag…

  20. Fun Fun Fun Fest: Judas Priest, Nas, Death Cab for Cutie Headlining

    May 20, 2014 9:28 AM EDT This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin looks hell bent on being a good time. The lineup for the 9th annual festival was announced Tuesday, with heavy metal legends Judas Priest tee'd up as one of the headliners. FFF Fest takes over Auditorium Shores and Butler Park from Nov. 7-9. …

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