1. Lady Gaga Still Heading for No. 1, Beatles Set for 31st Top 10 Album

    November 15, 2013 7:14 PM EST As reported earlier this week, Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" album seems destined for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week, securing the diva her second chart-topping set. Presently, industry sources forecast the album to sell around 240,000 to 250,000 by the end of…

  2. Nickel Creek Reunites to Salute 'Inside Llewyn Davis'; New Album Coming

    November 14, 2013 2:15 PM EST The three members of Nickel Creek reunited onstage Wednesday as part of CBS Films' celebration of the Coen brothers' folk music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis" and there should be more to come. Mandolinist Chris Thile, fiddler Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins are…

  3. Rihanna Scores 25th Hot 100 Top 10

    November 07, 2013 11:15 AM EST The singer ties Elvis Presley for eighth place for the most top 10s in the chart's history. She also bests Madonna to become the woman to reach 25 top 10s the fastest Perhaps lost in yesterday's bevy of chart feats by Eminem, who this week becomes the first lead artist to land…

  4. Billy Joel to Ring In New Year's Eve In Brooklyn

    October 31, 2013 2:02 PM EDT Billy Joel is going big for his Barclays Center debut. Organizers announced today that the singer-songwriter will perform at Brooklyn's rust-coated arena on New Year's Eve, marking his first solo concert in NYC since playing the final show at Shea Stadium in 2008. Tickets range…

  5. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  6. Mary J. Blige Partners Again With HSN To Celebrate First Holiday Album

    October 25, 2013 2:08 AM EDT Mary J. Blige will be the next artist featured in concert on HSN, celebrating the release of her first holiday album, "A Mary Christmas." The broadcast will take place Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. ET at HSN’s St. Petersburg, Florida studio.   Joining Blige as a special guest will be fellow…

  7. Aaron Paul and Zen Freeman Explain the Origins of 'Dance Bitch'

    October 14, 2013 5:34 PM EDT Before literally riding off into the desert, Jesse Pinkman (via actor Aaron Paul) uttered his signature one-liner a final time, this time on a dance track. “Dance Bitch,” a track produced by Tom Neville and Zen Freeman, featuring the voice of Paul, has become an unlikely underground…

  8. Mary J. Blige, 'A Mary Christmas': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 8:27 AM EDT Release Date: October Label: Matriarch/Verve/Interscope Blige spices up the holidays with her first Christmas album. Helping the Grammy winner wrap up soulful interpretations of holiday classics is legendary producer and Verve Music Group chairman David Foster. Blige takes on "This…

  9. Mumford & Sons Reopen Legendary Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens

    August 29, 2013 10:32 AM EDT Mumford & Sons were in the tennis spirit at the reopening of the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens. The Grammy-winning British rockers performed a sold-out concert Wednesday for 16,000 fans at the stadium's West Side Tennis Club, which hosted the U.S. Open until 1978. Near the…

  10. Donna Summer Remix Album Due In October

    August 12, 2013 4:32 PM EDT "Love to Love You Donna" will include remixes by Giorgio Moroder, Frankie Knuckles, Hot Chip & more. The legacy of the late Donna Summer continues to live on, as a new remix album celebrating the diva's career is due out in October. "Love to Love You Donna" will…

  11. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs Word Cloud, Top Artists Map & More

    August 04, 2013 2:35 PM EDT The 55th anniversary celebration of Billboard's Hot 100 rolls on today (August 4), the chart's birthday, with a visual look at the all-time top 100 songs and artists in the form of a special word cloud, map, icons and more.  HOT 100 ALL-TIME TOP 1OO SONGS: FULL LIST HOT 100…

  12. Hot 100 55th Anniversary By The Numbers: Top 100 Artists, Most No. 1s, Biggest No. 2s & More

    August 02, 2013 9:54 AM EDT In the course of charting over a half-century of music, the Billboard Hot 100 -- which now celebrates its 55th anniversary -- has seen some songs transform into hits, but it has also chronicled major chart feats. So in addition to the Hot 100 55th anniversary All-Time Top 100 Songs…

  13. 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…

  14. Rolling Stones Score 50th Chart Hit on Billboard 200

    August 01, 2013 7:01 PM EDT It's fitting that with the Rolling Stones having just wrapped their 50th anniversary concert tour, the band charts its 50th entry on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week. Their new set, "Hyde Park Live," debuts at No. 19 with 15,000 sold. The effort captures highlights…

  15. What Do Anna Kendrick and Barbra Streisand Have in Common on the Charts?

    July 19, 2013 3:06 PM EDT What do Anna Kendrick and Barbra Streisand have in common? They are the only two people that have earned a top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and Academy Award and Tony Award nominations in acting categories. Kendrick was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for actress in a…

  16. Elton John Extends Record For Most Adult Contemporary Hits

    July 15, 2013 1:05 PM EDT 'Home Again,' the first single from his upcoming Capitol Records debut, pushes him further into the lead for the most AC entries in the chart's 52-year history Elton John pads his mark for the most appearances in the 52-year history of Billboard's Adult Contemporary…

  17. Venerated NY Tennis Stadium to Stage a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:49 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a stirring music venue, tucked into a leafy…

  18. Rolling Stones End North American Tour on High Note: $21.3 Million Over Five Shows

    July 05, 2013 1:45 PM EDT The Rolling Stones’ 50 & Counting Tour tops the weekly Hot Tours recap with the final box office stats reported from the legendary group's  two-month trek through North America.  The latest batch of shows reported brought in $21.3 million in revenue from five performances (and a…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Now With An AC Top 10, Rihanna Appears Here To 'Stay'

    June 16, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Having set records on Pop Songs, Rihanna reaches a key career milestone, as her former No. 1 on the ranking 'Stay' becomes her first Adult Contemporary top 10 Madonna did it. And, Cyndi Lauper. So did fellow pop/dance divas more recently like Fergie, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.…

  20. President Barack Obama Honors 'Living Legend' Carole King At White House Concert

    May 23, 2013 12:04 AM EDT President Barack Obama, saluting Carole King's five decades as an award-winning singer-songwriter, said Wednesday that music often is a place where people seek comfort and inspiration during trying times. Two days after much of Moore, Okla., was flattened by a powerful tornado that…

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