1. 'Glee' Recap: New Waters 'Tested' As New York Matures

    April 16, 2014 3:12 AM EDT "Glee continues" to pull the curtain back on the wonderland of New York City. Dreams come true, but everything isn’t as simple as a musical in that town. Finding yourself isn’t a straight-line process, and the tests that you take to get to who you are and how you relate to those…

  2. Chevelle Scores First No. 1 on Rock Albums Chart

    April 11, 2014 11:58 AM EDT The band returns with its first topper, 'La Gárgola.' Plus, Passenger and Future Islands debut on Hot Rock Songs Chevelle scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, and highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 (No. 3), as "La Gárgola" starts with…

  3. Monogem, 'Wait and See': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 01, 2014 1:27 PM EDT Hear the new single from the pop group fronted by singer-songwriter Jen Hirsh. Monogem, an unsigned synth-pop collective led by singer-songwriter Jen Hirsh, has been slowly stirring up the blogosphere ever since debut release "The Glow" hit the Web last September. Now the group…

  4. Cassadee Pope Brings Back a Big Voice With Second Single 

    March 31, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Around the three-minute mark of Cassadee Pope's first country single, "Wasting All These Tears," she hit an impressive high note and drug it out for a solid nine seconds as a hypnotic instrumental figure repeated underneath, heightening the drama in a song about a woman…

  5. Ryan Tedder Can't Stop: Working With U2, Elton John (and Everyone Else) While OneRepublic Enjoys Career Highs: Cover Story

    March 17, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The Undercover King of Pop: He made more than $2.5 million writing songs last year but doesn't know it. Now OneRepublic's lead singer, who claims to never check his money, is music's most prolific writer/producer Ryan Tedder is well over an hour into a high-voltage…

  6. 2NE1 Vs. Girls' Generation: K-Pop Girl Group Battle Raging on the Charts

    February 28, 2014 9:22 PM EST Both acts are expected to make impressive debuts As two of K-pop's biggest international acts, Girls' Generation and 2NE1 dropping albums within days of each other was sure to stir up a competitive chart battle in both their native South Korea and abroad. According to early chart…

  7. CNBLUE Serves Sweet Rock-Pop on 'Can't Stop'

    February 24, 2014 9:45 PM EST The Korean rock quartet return with a new six-track EP boasting a broad range of rock-pop compositions After earning its biggest hit on the K-Pop Hot 100 yet  last February with the angsty "I'm Sorry," CNBLUE returns with "Can't Stop," which sounds sure to send…

  8. SISTAR's Soyu & Junggigo Send 'Some' to No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100

    February 21, 2014 8:40 PM EST Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring BTS, S.M. The Ballad, Sung Si-Kyung, Ladies' Code, TVXQ! and more. It's a SISTAR-SISTAR switch at the top of the K-Pop Hot 100 this week. Just five months after member Soyou  topped the chart with her collaboration "…

  9. Shakira's Valentine's Gift? Sexy Album Art

    February 14, 2014 8:33 PM EST Shakira has given her fans a Valentine's gift of her own by revealing some skin in the new artwork of her upcoming self-titled album, posing straight into the camera in black lingerie-like garb, while holding a guitar. The Colombian songstress, who on Twitter alone has nearly 24 million…

  10. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders, Technology & Luck Broke the Fab Four in America

    February 07, 2014 2:10 PM EST Six weeks is all it took for the Liverpool foursome to go from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA. Here's an exhaustive look at how it happened Consider the following: At the end of 1963 , virtually no one in America had heard of the Beatles. Yet on Feb. 9, 1964, they…

  11. Oak Ridge Boys Finally Giving Fans a Live Album

    February 03, 2014 4:04 PM EST After a busy 2013 that culminated with their annual Christmas tour, the Oak Ridge Boys were definitely ready for a break to recharge their batteries - so says lead singer Duane Allen. "After we get through with our Christmas vacation, we really need a rest. We work really hard all year…

  12. Ga In's Violent, Explicit 'Fxxk U' Video Pushes K-Pop Boundaries: Watch

    January 28, 2014 10:00 PM EST PSY's "Gentleman" co-star gets shouts expletives in one of K-pop's most brilliantly brazen singles. Despite relatively squeaky-clean track records, it's not totally uncommon to see K-pop stars stir controversy -- K-Town declared 2013 as K-pop's sexiest year yet .…

  13. Alice in Chains Announces 21-Date Spring Tour

    January 28, 2014 7:52 PM EST Band continues to tour behind No. 2-peaking "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" To continue to commemorate the release of "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here," its No. 2-peaking 2013 studio album, Seattle rockers Alice in Chains will embark on an extensive U.S. tour throughout part…

  14. The Cadillac Three Rise With 'The South,' Score Time on 'Nashville'

    January 28, 2014 6:49 PM EST With 2014 off and running, there's an exciting new sound on the airwaves of country radio – The Cadillac Three. How does the group describe their style? Lead vocalist Jaren Johnston calls it 'Country Fuzz.' He explained that terminology to Billboard saying, "That's…

  15. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special

    January 28, 2014 4:40 AM EST No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They still can&…

  16. Billboard Power 100 Gala: Music Power Players Honored, '20 Feet From Stardom' Singers Perform

    January 24, 2014 11:45 AM EST Billboard presented its third annual  Power 100 Issue  with a special reception in Hollywood that began much like the inaugural event in 2013 — with the three dozen or so honorees in attendance making a bee-line to the issues upon their arrival to see their ranking.   A sizeable portion of…

  17. New Found Glory's Jordan Pundik & Songwriter/Author Alex Woodard Team Up for 'Breathe the Sky': Exclusive Premiere

    January 23, 2014 10:57 AM EST The Americana-influenced track tells the story of a man's unflinching optimism while dying from Lou Gehrig's Disease. "For the Sender: Love Is (Not a Feeling)" – the second installment of the ongoing music-meets-literature project of Alex Woodard – is shaping up to be one…

  18. 14 Artists to Watch in 2014

    January 13, 2014 12:00 PM EST They're not household names. . . yet, but these 14 music makers -- including pop stars in the making, soulful UK upstarts, an up and coming rapper, and a few hot groups -- are primed to do big things this year. John Newman , @JohnNewmanMusic Genre: Soul After the British…

  19. U2 Make Surprise Performance at Haiti Benefit During Golden Globes Weekend

    January 12, 2014 3:37 PM EST Bono and company stirring up anticipation for expected 2014 album U2 performed live last night (Jan. 11) for the first time in four years, surprising guests at Sean Penn's third annual Help Haiti benefit in Beverly Hills' Montage Hotel. The charitable event coincided with this…

  20. Ailee Explains How Her 'Singing Got Better' in Empowering New Single

    January 08, 2014 9:45 PM EST The powerhouse vocalist is receiving a wave of support from fellow K-pop idols for her stirring new track. After earning two K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1s last year , K-pop vocalist Ailee is kicking off 2014 with her eyes on the chart's summit with a stirring new single "Singing Got…

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