1. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  2. Ask Billboard: Why Aren't Power Ballads So Powerful Anymore?

    November 29, 2013 4:05 PM EST An analysis of why slow songs ruled top 40 in the late '80s but don't, for the most part, now. Plus, Hall & Oates' top 10 hits and Tom Wopat, 'Luke Duke' himself, stops by As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  3. Top 5 Girls' Generation Videos 'I Got a Boy' Fans Should Watch

    November 14, 2013 9:15 PM EST The Video of the Year had a massive spike in views after the YouTube Music Awards. • Girls' Generation Talk YTMA Win, New Music • Girls' Generation Welcome You to Billboard's K-Town! • Leader Tae Yeon Claims No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100  • Girls' Generation Land 10 Songs on…

  4. Miss A Make a Sexy Return With 'Hush'

    November 06, 2013 6:20 PM EST The K-pop quartet return showing a more mature and dark side of the girl group. The female quartet miss A is back after a one-year hiatus with their second full-length album "Hush," led by a single of the same name. The lead track "Hush" and its accompanying music video…

  5. Blake Shelton Scores 15th Country Airplay No. 1

    November 05, 2013 11:05 AM EST The coach on NBC's 'The Voice' narrowly bests Tim McGraw for the radio ranking's new leader In one of the tightest No. 1 battles since Billboard's Country Airplay chart switched from a plays-based to an audience impressions-based methodology almost nine years ago,…

  6. Girls' Generation Reacts to YouTube Music Awards Win, Talks New Music: Exclusive

    November 04, 2013 8:10 PM EST Member Tiffany talks to K-Town after beating Bieber, Gaga, 1D and more for Video of the Year: "To be a part of that group of huge artists was a big treat." One can imagine fans of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, One Direction and more collectively dropping their jaws when the…

  7. Katy Perry's 'PRISM' Collaborators: 10 People You Need To Know

    October 16, 2013 5:24 PM EDT Want to embrace the full ROAR of Katy's latest? Get to know these key behind-the-scenes players. On "PRISM," Katy Perry's third studio album, the pop artist has re-upped with a handful of the producers and songwriters that made her a mega-selling star over the past…

  8. Thomas Rhett Makes Multi-Generational History On Country Airplay Chart

    October 15, 2013 11:05 AM EDT With 'It Goes Like This,' Rhett becomes the first solo artist in the chart's history with a parent that previously reigned as a soloist As "It Goes Like This" shoots 4-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, singer/songwriter Thomas Rhett…

  9. Broken Bells Teases New Album, 'After the Disco'

    October 08, 2013 8:16 PM EDT Broken Bells is back. The indie rock collaboration between The Shins' James Mercer and producer extraordinaire Danger Mouse will release "After the Disco," its first LP in nearly four years, this January. The band teased the new album with a video posted to the band's…

  10. Kenny Rogers' Ten Biggest Billboard Country Hits

    October 07, 2013 10:00 AM EDT This week, we at The 615 look back on the legendary career of Kenny Rogers. As the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee prepares to release "You Can't Make Old Friends" for Warner Brothers on Tuesday (Oct. 8), we highlight his career with a three-part series. Today, we…

  11. Future Previews 'Honest' Album; Talks Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj Collabos

    October 04, 2013 10:45 AM EDT If you've ever been around Future, you know that it takes him a minute to open up. At first it comes off a bit egotistical as he sits there in dark shades and a draping hoodie -- but it's just that the Atlanta rapper finds comfort in the walls of his cerebrum. There, he curates…

  12. Gucci Mane Lashes Out at Nick Minaj, Drake and More on Twitter

    September 10, 2013 12:12 AM EDT The Brick Squad label head spent Monday adding to the weekend's Twitter feuds, with Minaj tweeting he needs rehab. Gucci Mane's not here to make friends. The MC spent Monday on Twitter criticizing colleagues and rivals and making claims about his sexual exploits, alleging he and…

  13. Beyonce's 30 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 04, 2013 12:30 PM EDT With a devotion to music that started she was just five years old, Beyoncé has been never missed a step. Once she reached her teens, Queen B has dominated the Billboard charts for the entire span of thirteen-years-and-counting career, first as part of '90s R&B group Destiny&…

  14. David Bowie Concert Comeback (Not) In the Cards

    September 03, 2013 4:31 AM EDT Updated 1:45PM -- Arthur Fogel, Live Nation's CEO of global touring, has confirmed to Billboard that earlier reports of Bowie's live return are, to paraphrase, completely inaccurate. Not that that stops us hoping regardless. Now that David Bowie is back in fashion with a new…

  15. A 'Heaven'-ly Return on the Billboard 200 Chart

    August 09, 2013 8:39 PM EDT Five Finger Death Punch's new album is the highest-charting effort in decades with "Heaven" in the title. "Heaven" is high atop the pop albums chart for the first time since 1960. The word heaven, that is. This week, "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous…

  16. 'Breaking Bad' Character Playlist: 8 Songs For The Final Season

    August 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT From Linkin Park to Taylor Swift, check out the tracks that capture the major characters on the AMC drama. On Sunday night (Aug. 11), AMC's "Breaking Bad" kicks off its final season, beginning the end of the road for the Emmy-winning drama about one likable man evolving…

  17. Bellamy Brothers Collab With Kris Kristofferson, Carlene Carter on New Album

    August 08, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Sometimes, a musical project just kind of happens – without a grand scheme or a great deal of planning. That is exactly the case of what happened with veteran country performers The Bellamy Brothers. Their new album, "The Bellamy Brothers & Friends," just kind of fell together…

  18. Sensation Announces Lineup for First US Tour: Exclusive

    August 08, 2013 10:33 AM EDT The all-white party hits four cities with Fedde LeGrand, Sébastien Léger, Nic Fanciulli and more. Get out your white pants, things just got real. Sensation, the Dutch dance music festival touring the U.S. for the first time has announced the lineup for its four city American excursion…

  19. Chrissy Amphlett ‘Lane’ Moves A Step Closer

    August 05, 2013 4:22 AM EDT Visitors to Melbourne may soon get the chance to stroll down "Chrissy Amphlett Lane." The Australian city’s council has voted unanimously to name a laneway in the late singer’s honor. Amphlett died in April at the age of 53, having battled breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.…

  20. 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…

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