1. Chris Janson Banks on New EP, Constant Touring

    May 06, 2014 5:15 PM EDT Chris Janson has a lot going on in his life and career these days. He and his wife Kelly just added son Jesse Bo to their family on March 19, and his career continues to grow by leaps and bounds with the release of the Columbia Nashville EP, "Take It To The Bank." After a stint on…

  2. Lily Allen's 'Sheezus': Track-by-Track Review

    April 29, 2014 11:00 AM EDT In 2006, Lily Allen bounced onto the scene like a cartoon bomb painted to look like a beach ball. Her debut, "Alright, Still," was equal parts sunshine and snark — a ska-pop album about skeevy pick-up artists, sexually dysfunctional exes and all the sordid stuff going on just below…

  3. NBA Playoffs 2014 Playlist: 16 Songs For Round 1

    April 18, 2014 4:03 PM EDT From Daft Punk soundtracking Charlotte to Jennifer Lopez reaping the Clippers, check out the anthems that best describe this year's playoff teams. The NBA regular season is finally over and the postseason finally begins on Saturday (Apr. 19), with the Miami Heat trying for a third…

  4. Play Ball: Get Up Kids Talk Kansas City Royals’ 2014 Season

    April 12, 2014 5:22 PM EDT Guitarist Jim Suptic has seen the highs and lows (mostly lows) of being a K.C. fan April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of their…

  5. Thievery Corporation, Zedd Zoom On Dance Charts

    April 10, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Thievery Corporation debuts its first album in nearly three years, as "Saudade" enters Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart at No. 2 with 7,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Featuring songs from five guest vocalists, the album's unique brand of…

  6. Girls' Generation, TVXQ! Drop New English Songs for 'Make Your Move' Film: Listen

    April 07, 2014 8:20 PM EDT The Korean superstars contribute new tracks for the film 'Make Your Move' starring Derek Hough and BoA After Billboard premiered the video for "Let Me In" -- the lead single off the soundtrack to the "Make Your Move" -- the full album is now available,…

  7. Michael Corcoran, 'Let Me In' (Starring BoA & Derek Hough): Exclusive Video Premiere

    April 02, 2014 11:15 AM EDT Watch behind-the-scenes footage from "Make Your Move," the K-pop star's first Hollywood film Korean superstar BoA further pushes K-pop's international advancement by starring in her first Hollywood film, "Make Your Move," out this month. Directed by…

  8. Ellie Goulding, Zedd to Perform 'Divergent' Songs at MTV Movie Awards

    April 01, 2014 7:00 AM EDT MTV will up the music quotient of its annual Movie Awards by bringing in Ellie Goulding and Zedd to perform selections from "Divergent" and MTV Artist to Watch twenty one pilots to perform their new single in a newly created "music discovery slot." Goulding, a Cherrytree…

  9. K-Pop Hot 100: Soyu & Junggigo's 'Some' Earns 2014's Longest-Running No. 1

    March 17, 2014 9:50 PM EDT Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring 2NE1, BoA, Girls' Generation, T-ara, Lee Seung Gi, PSY, IU and more. Soyu & Junggigo have "Some" reasons to celebrate this week as with their collaboration featuring Lil Boi of Geeks earns a fourth week at No. 1…

  10. NEEDTOBREATHE Announces Tour, Debuts New Track 'State I'm In' (Exclusive)

    February 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST When NEEDTOBREATHE kicks off their upcoming tour May 1st  at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, MO most fans will have no idea what a rocky road it was for the band to get there. In fact, lead vocalist Bear Rinehart admits they came very close to calling it quits, but somewhere in making…

  11. Happy 10th Anniversary, TVXQ! 10 Shining Moments in the K-Pop Icons' Career

    January 15, 2014 9:25 PM EST K-pop phenom TVXQ! celebrating a decade in the K-pop scene is cause for celebration not only in its native South Korea, but also around the world. Since its late 2003 debut, the male act has pushed the boundaries of what it means to be a global Korean act -- most notably leading the…

  12. K-Pop Hot 100: M.C. the Max Rules, Girl's Day Earns Highest-Charting Single

    January 13, 2014 9:12 PM EST Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond, featuring Rain, Lyn, PSY, BoA, TVXQ! and more. Breaking a seven-year hiatus, rock-pop band M.C. The Max -- comprised of lead vocalist LSU, leader/bassist Jae Yoon and drummer Chun Minhyuk -- finally released its long-awaited seventh LP, …

  13. TVXQ!, 'Tense': Track-By-Track Review

    January 06, 2014 9:55 PM EST TVXQ! Tense Producers: Lee Soo-man, Yoo Young-jin, Kenzie, Hitchhiker, Hwang Hyun Label: S.M. Entertainment Release Date: Jan. 6 At a showcase in Seoul for a Britney Spears and BoA show a little more than ten years ago -- on December 26, 2003, to be exact -- K-pop outfit TVXQ! made…

  14. Nelson Mandela's Death: Artists React on Twitter

    December 05, 2013 6:16 PM EST On Thursday, Dec. 5, iconic civil rights leader Nelson Mandela died at age 95 in his Johannesburg home. "He is now resting. He is now at peace," said South African President Jacob Zuma as he announced Mandela's passing. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people…

  15. 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…

  16. Arcade Fire Tricks and Treats Brooklyn to Intimate 'Reflektor' Show

    October 19, 2013 11:08 AM EDT At a full moon masquerade last night in Brooklyn (October 18), Arcade Fire arrived like a phantom of its own opera, materializing when fans least expected it from behind a largely overlooked black curtain set up against the far west wall of a cavernous venue. It was just one of many times…

  17. Janelle Monae Talks 'Electric Lady' Origins & Prince Collaboration

    September 09, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Janelle Monáe says a series of paintings she made on tour gave birth to the concept for her forthcoming second studio album, "The Electric Lady." "I would paint and I would sing at the same time, and every night I painted this female silhouette... for like three, four months…

  18. Bo Saris Premieres Video For Silky Soul Single 'The Addict'

    August 29, 2013 11:06 AM EDT "Watch out for the addict; he's always trying to bring you down, down, down," cautions Bo Saris in his silky, soulful voice, delivering a message that's grave but also chillingly beautiful. The London-based, Dutch vocalist has been quietly releasing music for a decade…

  19. Aretha Franklin Not Attending Baseball Luncheon Due to Health Issues

    August 20, 2013 12:44 AM EDT Aretha Franklin will not be attending a baseball luncheon during which she was to receive a "Beacon" award for embodying the spirit of the civil rights movement, The Associated Press has learned. Franklin, 71, has already canceled several concerts recently because of undisclosed…

  20. Little Mix's 'Wings' Goes K-Pop With New Version: Listen

    August 19, 2013 8:11 PM EDT A K-pop version of Little Mix's Billboard Hot 100 hit "Wings" landed on South Korean online music retailer Melon on Monday. Little Mix go K-pop?! Apparently so! On Monday, a Korean version of Little Mix's Billboard Hot 100 hit (and UK No. 1 single) "Wings"…

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