1. Andre 3000 Rep Says Rumored 2014 Solo Debut Album is Not a Sure Thing

    August 04, 2013 7:48 PM EDT The hip-hop blogosphere jumped for joy yesterday (Aug. 3) when BET exec Stephen Hill tweeted that Outkast rapper Andre 3000 revealed that he was gearing up for, "a solo album coming top of the year." Me: hey what's up? You got the movie coming,right? Andre 3000: yeah...and…

  2. Chart Highlights: Jonas Brothers, One Direction Debut On Pop Songs

    July 22, 2013 6:20 PM EDT The boy bands begin with new singles from forthcoming albums. Plus, new No. 1s for Robin Thicke, the Band Perry and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.…

  3. Cory Monteith's Death Shocks 'Glee' Family

    July 14, 2013 10:42 AM EDT Disbelief and an outpouring of sadness has followed news of the death of Cory Monteith , the charming but troubled "Glee" actor who was found dead Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room.  PHOTOS: Remembering Cory Monteith: 1982-2013 "We are deeply saddened by this tragic…

  4. Fun Fun Fun Fest: Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television Top Eclectic Austin Lineup

    July 10, 2013 11:40 AM EDT It will be an eclectic, nostalgia-filled weekend at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, with Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television and MGMT among the headliners for the three-day event to be held November 8-10 at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. Organizers announced the lineup on Wednesday for…

  5. 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me': Film Review + Exclusive Clip

    July 03, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Chris Bell, who died at 27 in a car crash, gets his due as the creator of Big Star's sound in Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori's finely detailed documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me." The founder of the Memphis group, who brought the higher-profile Alex Chilton into…

  6. Chart Highlights: 'Ooh' She Did It Again ... Britney Spears Debuts On Pop Songs

    June 24, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Spears' 'Smurfs 2' single blasts onto the radio airplay tally at No. 22. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Demi Lovato, J. Cole, Jake Owen and Marc Anthony Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  7. Sammy Kershaw Teams With 'Roots & Boots' Touring Partners for New Album

    June 18, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Sammy Kershaw remembers his first brush with stardom. The singer was a youngster when he was backstage at a show in Louisiana that he was opening for George Jones. Kershaw paints a vivid picture of the "Possum" walking in with a pair of baby blue cowboy boots that left an…

  8. Neil Patrick Harris to Star in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' on Broadway

    June 17, 2013 4:05 PM EDT Neil Patrick Harris is returning to the stage -- and not to hand out awards. The four-time Tony Award host and former "Doogie Howser, M.D." will star on Broadway in the spring as the gender-bent rock chanteuse at the center of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," the cult…

  9. Counting Crows Working on First Album of New Material Since 2008

    June 12, 2013 4:23 PM EDT With "Black Sun," his stage musical collaboration with playwright Stephen Belber, currently on hold, Adam Duritz has put a new Counting Crows album into motion -- the group's first of original material since 2008's "Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings." "…

  10. Thundercat Q&A: Coping With Loss, Surprising Snoop, and the Jazz Roots of Mac Miller

    June 11, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Stephen Bruner, a.k.a. Thundercat, isn’t the man he used to be. Once a renowned bass player with acts ranging from Suicidal Tendencies and Snoop Dogg to Sa-Ra and Erykah Badu, Bruner has slowly but surely stepped into the role of a frontman on his first two solo albums -- “The Golden Age of…

  11. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  12. Infectious Grooves Reunion Leads Off Robert Trujillo's Breakneck Orion Fest

    June 06, 2013 12:00 PM EDT As if playing in three bands and curating one of the sideshows isn't enough, this year's Orion Music + More festival may give Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo a little more work on his plate in the future.  The second edition of the event -- taking place Saturday and Sunday on…

  13. James Murphy Crafts an Actual Sound System

    May 31, 2013 5:06 AM EDT James Murphy, musician and founding mastermind behind the now dormant LCD Soundsystem, has designed an actual sound system rig for use in clubs. The musician, who has been working on the new Arcade Fire album for the last few months, will debut his creation at the Manchester International…

  14. Sheryl Crow Opens Up on Her Country Conversion

    May 29, 2013 12:29 AM EDT For a couple of months now, Sheryl Crow has been loading her two young boys aboard a bus and taking off on a tour of country music radio stations around the country. She's visiting with DJs and programming directors, playing a few songs live, then hopping back on the bus to do it again…

  15. Spiders From Mars Bassist Trevor Bolder Dies

    May 21, 2013 6:47 PM EDT Appeared on David Bowie's "Hunky Dory" and "Ziggy Stardust," among others, then spent decades in Uriah Heep Longtime Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder, who in the early 1970s backed David Bowie on a string of iconic glam rock albums, beginning with "Hunky…

  16. Bob Dylan Inducted Into American Academy of Arts and Letters

    May 16, 2013 8:32 PM EDT Michael Chabon had long been mystified by that Bob Dylan lyric about "midnight's broken toe." The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, the keynote speaker Wednesday at the annual induction ceremony of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was explaining his undiminished…

  17. 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…

  18. My Bloody Valentine to Headline L.A.'s FYF Fest

    May 13, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine will play their first U.S. gig since 2009 at Los Angeles' FYF Festival. Also on hand for the fest -- which runs Aug. 24-25 at L.A. State Historic Park -- are acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Solange, and MGMT. The decade-old punk and…

  19. T.I. Talks '$200 Million' Major Label Deal & 'G.D.O.D.' Mixtape

    May 10, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "I am a free agent. I'm operating as an independent label. I do not have corporate sponsors. I don't have no corporate backing. I don't have no major distribution. We Master-P-ing this shit right now... I'm proving I'm worth $200 million." - T.I. Not…

  20. Chart Juice: Ciara Soars Into Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10

    May 03, 2013 4:17 PM EDT Ciara's "Body Party" skyrockets into the top 10 (41-8) of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, fueled in part by the release of the song's Director X-helmed video. The clip, which premiered on the first day of the chart's streaming tracking week (April…

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