1. Avril Lavigne, 'Avril Lavigne': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 9:55 AM EDT Release Date: Nov. 5 Label: Epic Records Lavigne's first self-titled album promises to be a diverse affair. "Chad and I have a duet together on a ballad called ‘Let Me Go,'" Lavigne says of Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger, her new husband who co-wrote multiple tracks…

  2. Avril Lavigne Battles Comic-Book Scum in 'Rock N Roll' Video: Watch

    August 20, 2013 1:54 PM EDT Avril Lavigne's music video for her new single "Rock N Roll" is the rare music video that you absolutely have to watch all the way through. Over five minutes, Lavigne spoofs her "Sk8er Boi" past, wields a razorblade guitar and gives a tip of the cap to Billy…

  3. Paul McCartney Added to iHeartRadio Fest

    August 14, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Paul McCartney will perform at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas next month. Clear Channel said Wednesday that the former Beatle will perform on the second night of the two-day festival, which kicks off Sept. 20. He joins a list of top performers, including Justin Timberlake,…

  4. Robin Thicke's Rare Double No. 1 Album, No. 1 Song

    August 09, 2013 4:00 PM EDT This week, Robin Thicke scores the uncommon feat of having both the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 song and Billboard Hot 100 charts, with "Blurred Lines." He's the first artist to concurrently reign at No. 1 on both lists since the Dec. 8, 2012-dated charts,…

  5. Avril Lavigne Reveals New Album Title, Cover Art

    August 08, 2013 7:37 PM EDT The "Here's to Never Growing Up" singer is front-and-center on the cover of "Avril Lavigne." Avril Lavigne's new album will be called "Avril Lavigne," the singer announced via Instagram on Thursday. The "Here's to Never Growing Up"…

  6. 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…

  7. Avicii Spins Year's Fastest-Seller in U.K. with 'Wake Me Up'

    July 22, 2013 5:07 AM EDT Swedish DJ-producer Avicii has smashed the record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of 2013, debuting at No. 1 yesterday (July 21) with nearly 267,000 sales of “Wake Me Up” (Positiva/PRMD). It deposed Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell…

  8. iHeartRadio Music Festival 2013: Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry Lead Lineup

    July 15, 2013 8:40 AM EDT Elton John, Bruno Mars, Ke$ha and Adam Lambert/Queen combo also heading to Vegas. Now entering its third year, iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas has quickly established itself as a home to a who's who of every major artist across virtually every format on radio. This year&…

  9. Ask Billboard: Why Do Some Songs Fade Out And Others End Cold?

    July 05, 2013 9:05 PM EDT In our newest mailbag, insight into the minds of artists as to how they decide to end recordings. Plus, sales updates on Selena Gomez and Avril Lavigne and ... Is Lady Gaga's new single on the way soon? As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  10. Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger's Wedding Was 'A Crazy Vacation'

    July 02, 2013 8:28 PM EDT "I've been planning this wedding for a really long time," Lavigne said of her marriage to the Nickelback frontman. Rock couple Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger wanted their wedding weekend to be one to remember. “I wanted to make sure it’s a crazy vacation…

  11. Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger Tie the Knot

    July 02, 2013 12:35 PM EDT Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger officially said "I Do" on Monday (July 1) in a celebration that took place in the South of France. Though multiple sources prematurely reported the Canadian couple's nuptials had taken place on Saturday, the singers quickly…

  12. Black Sabbath Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 19, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Big Time Rush, Goo Goo Dolls, the Lonely Island all crash Top 10 of this week's tally. Almost 43 years after Black Sabbath debuted on the Billboard 200 chart, the iconic rock band earns its first No. 1 album this week with the arrival of "13." The set starts at No. 1…

  13. MuchMusic Video Awards: Drake Surprises and Wins Big, PSY Retires 'Gentleman'

    June 17, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Drake made a surprise appearance, Avril Lavigne thanked her dad, and PSY said farewell thee "Gentleman" at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, a massive outdoor celebration that shut down the streets around the Bell Media building and allowed thousands of fans…

  14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Make History On Pop Songs Chart

    June 10, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Just as on the Hot 100, the pair is the first duo to send its first two entries to the top of the radio airplay tally. Plus, Daft Punk, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus make news Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rise 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs mainstream top 40 radio airplay…

  15. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Return To Childhood in 'Everything Has Changed' Video: Watch

    June 06, 2013 10:49 AM EDT Leave it to Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to fully return us cynical adults to the wonders of childhood in a little over four minutes. In the impossibly adorable music video for "Everything Has Changed," the singer-songwriters showcase miniature doppelgängers building an everlasting…

  16. 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…

  17. Avril Lavigne's 'Here's To Never Growing Up' Heats Up On Hot 100

    May 24, 2013 10:55 AM EDT Chart success for pop singer's new single sets a promising stage for L.A. Reid-helmed Epic debut. Before Avril Lavigne performed her new single, "Here's to Never Growing Up," on NBC's "Today" on May 17, the pop singer/songwriter smiled and waved to a…

  18. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  19. Demi Lovato and Avril Lavigne Return to Top 10 on Social 50 Chart

    May 16, 2013 7:57 PM EDT Two artists make 10-position jumps straight into the top 10 on the Social 50 this week, as both Demi Lovato and Avril Lavigne return to the region. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart'…

  20. Ask Billboard: What Did Other Duos Do?

    May 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis becoming the first duo to top the Hot 100 on its first two attempts, how did other twosomes start their chart careers? Readers check in on that and more. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb…

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