1. Skrillex, Warren Haynes to Take Part in Grateful Dead Case Study at Billboard Touring Conference

    September 19, 2013 10:25 AM EDT The Keynote Case Study at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference will examine the lasting impact of the Grateful Dead on contemporary touring across a wide range of genres. The one-of-a-kind session, moderated by Paradigm agent Jonathan Levine, will feature electronic producer…

  2. J. Cole Returns To No. 1 On Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    September 17, 2013 4:17 PM EDT In its 12th week on Billboard's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop radio airplay chart, J. Cole's "Crooked Smile" (featuring TLC) steps 2-1 to mark his second chart-topper on the list. Prior single "Power Trip" (featuring Miguel) was the rapper's first song to…

  3. T Bone Burnett to Receive Maestro Award at Billboard Film and TV Conference

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Oscar- and multiple-Grammy-winning producer, musician and songwriter T Bone Burnett will receive the Maestro Award at the 2013 Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Burnett will be honored for his work in film and television music, most recently as…

  4. Fall Out Boy Q&A: Talking Career, Ramones and Chicago at Riot Fest

    September 15, 2013 9:00 AM EDT A career-spanning chat just prior to their hometown gig at Chicago's Riot Fest At the start of 2013, pop-punk superheroes Fall Out Boy had been on hiatus since 2010, with vocalist Patrick Stump pursuing an R&B career and celebrity bassist Pete Wentz largely out of the public eye.…

  5. Drake's 'Wu-Tang Forever' Pays Tribute to Shaolin: Listen

    September 12, 2013 8:33 PM EDT The hip-hop star's latest single samples the legendary New York crew. Drake's new album may be called "Nothing Was the Same," but he's confident one thing's permanent. New single "Wu-Tang Forever" pays titular tribute to the long-lived New York rap…

  6. Roger Waters to Give Keynote Q&A at Billboard Touring Conference

    September 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Pink Floyd and one of the most influential touring and recording artists of all time, will do the Keynote Q&A at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference in New York, set for Nov. 13-14 at the…

  7. Jay Z, Justin Timberlake's 'Holy Grail' Tops Rhythmic Airplay Chart

    September 10, 2013 1:23 PM EDT Jay Z's "Holy Grail" (featuring Justin Timberlake) has overtaken Billboard's Song of the Summer , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell), on the Rhythmic airplay chart. After camping out at No. 2 for the last two weeks of Thicke'…

  8. Avenged Sevenfold Earns Second No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    September 04, 2013 11:00 AM EDT 0 Meanwhile, Big Sean and Juicy J bring new hip-hop LPs into the Top 5 Rock band Avenged Sevenfold comes flying in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week. The group's sixth studio album, "Hail to the King," opens atop the list, selling 159,000 copies in its first…

  9. Nine Inch Nails, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar and More Close Made In America Festival 2013

    September 02, 2013 11:20 AM EDT In spite of a not-so-packed crowd, Nine Inch Nails rocked as legends do. Wiz Khalifa, Calvin Harris, Solange and more wrapped the festival as well. It's difficult to overstate just how scarce the crowd was at Nine Inch Nails' headlining performance at the Budweiser Made in America…

  10. TGT's 'Three Kings' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    August 29, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Robin Thicke sets a new personal longest run atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Blurred Lines" ruling for 12 consecutive weeks. TGT – the R&B supergroup composed of Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank – debuts at the summit of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Three…

  11. Luke Bryan Nets Second Week Atop Billboard 200, John Mayer Debuts at No. 2

    August 28, 2013 11:00 AM EDT As expected, Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as it sells 159,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 70%). Out of 29 chart-toppers, it's only the sixth album this year to spend multiple weeks at No. 1. That sum…

  12. Toni Braxton, Babyface Blast Onto Adult R&B

    August 27, 2013 3:30 PM EDT R&B icons Toni Braxton and Babyface return to the Adult R&B airplay chart with "Hurt You," which opens at No. 17. The first single from their forthcoming duets album marks their 23rd and 21st appearances, respectively, dating to the chart's 1993 inception. In its…

  13. Robin Thicke Ties Personal Record Atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 22, 2013 4:00 PM EDT As "Blurred Lines" picks up an 11th week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Robin Thicke ties his personal longest No. 1 run on the chart set with "Lost Without U" in 2007. "Blurred Lines" is poised to tack on additional chart-topping weeks as it continues to…

  14. The Civil Wars Debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 14, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Though the duo may be on a touring hiatus, the Civil Wars are celebrating their first No. 1 album this week. The act's new self-titled set debuts atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 116,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. Latest From Civil Wars It's easily the best…

  15. Colorful Pink Talks Family, Breastfeeding & Tattoos on Australian TV

    August 12, 2013 2:44 AM EDT Pink has it all in the music biz. Now she’s keen on having a big family. The pop superstar was all-charm in an exclusive interview for the “Sunday Night” show in Australia, a country where her powers are seemingly limitless. In the chat with Marie Claire magazine editor Jackie Frank, Pink…

  16. Bubbling Under: Panic! at the Disco Lifts Lolo Onto Charts

    August 09, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Lolo, Andre Mieux, Bush Hawg and Jenny and the Mexicats. LOLO Thanks to a featured vocal turn on Panic! At the Disco's new…

  17. 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…

  18. '9 Muses of Star Empire': Film Review

    July 25, 2013 11:09 PM EDT K-pop haters will completely shift their paradigm after watching the documentary "9 Muses of Star Empire," now on its way to North America. K-pop haters will completely shift their paradigm after watching "9 Muses of Star Empire." The eye-opening documentary -- which…

  19. 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…

  20. Touring Bits: Thirty Seconds to Mars Postpones, Muse Confirms, Beyonce Adds Dates

    July 19, 2013 5:33 AM EDT Thirty Seconds To Mars have had to postpone their tour to Australia because one of the band members has undergone surgery. The arena tour was scheduled for this August but has been postponed to March 2014, promoter Frontier Touring Company said today, citing “unavoidable and unfortunate…

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