1. 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…

  2. Hall & Oates Plan New Music, Talk Rock Hall Nomination and Legacy

    November 29, 2013 11:30 AM EST Almost 10 years since charting their last single, and a month after the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominated the group for the first time, Daryl Hall and John Oates plan to record again.   "Never say never," Oates told Billboard in a recent phone interview from his Colorado home. …

  3. Does One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Follow The Boy Band Third-Album Trend?

    November 27, 2013 2:38 PM EST Revisiting the changes in sound and creative input on the third efforts by NKOTB, BSB, N' Sync & more. This week, British heartthrobs One Direction -- the most successful boy band in a decade by just about any standard -- release their third studio album, "Midnight Memories.…

  4. 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…

  5. Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Top Hot Country Songs

    November 14, 2013 2:46 PM EST The Nov. 6 Country Music Association Awards shake up the Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums charts   The Nov. 6 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, broadcast on ABC-TV, invigorate Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, where Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert bring the first…

  6. Daddy’s Groove feat. Mindshake, 'Surrender': First Look

    November 08, 2013 2:54 PM EST The walk an artist takes from the backstage trailer to the EDM festival stage can be fraught with emotion: Anxiety, elation, self-doubt, pride. For young bucks just starting to simmer, it can be a literal passage into a whole new phase of their career. That journey is captured in evocative…

  7. David Bowie Releases Creepy Video for 'Love Is Lost': Watch

    October 31, 2013 1:38 AM EDT David Bowie has got into the spirit of Halloween -- by releasing a scary video which he made for less than twenty bucks. The legendary singer’s clip for “Love Is Lost” was premiered during Wednesday’s Mercury Prize award ceremony in central London, on a night when Bowie’s latest album “The…

  8. Tyler, the Creator Disses will.i.am in Long String of Tweets

    October 29, 2013 9:20 PM EDT Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator has certainly never been one to steer from controversy, instead tending to drive headlong into it. The same can be said of some of the rapper's recent tweets about will.i.am. In typical Tyler Twitter style (see: caps lock), he took the producer…

  9. Scotty McCreery, Luke Bryan Highlight Country Chart Action

    October 24, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Former 'American Idol' champ McCreery earns a chart achievement not managed since 1993, while Bryan leads Hot Country Songs for a 10th week Scotty McCreery becomes the second solo male to debut at No. 1 with his first two non-seasonal sets of original material in the nearly 50…

  10. Michael Jackson Leads Forbes’ ‘Top-Earning Dead Celebrities’ List

    October 24, 2013 12:30 AM EDT Michael Jackson continues to rake-in mega-bucks from the grave. The late “King of Pop” earned $160 million over the past year, placing him as the top earner on Forbes’ “Top-Earning Dead Celebrities” list. Remarkably, that sum is larger than any pulled-down by any living celebrity.…

  11. Mary J. Blige, James Taylor to Sing National Anthem at World Series

    October 23, 2013 5:09 PM EDT Taylor looks to continue his winning ways -- he sang the anthem before a pair of other World Series game 2 victories for the Red Sox A lifelong Yankees fan and a folk-rock crooner will sing the national anthem before the first two games of the World Series, launching tonight at Fenway…

  12. Throwing Muses Buck the Label System: 'We're Dancing on Its Grave'

    October 18, 2013 2:15 PM EDT The last time Throwing Muses released an album was a decade ago. But the influential band-U.K. label 4AD's first American signing in 1986-hasn't been on hiatus. Leader Kristin Hersh, drummer David Narcizo and bassist Bernard George were still writing and gigging together, weaving…

  13. Kelly Clarkson Sees 'Red': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 18, 2013 11:30 AM EDT For Clarkson, making a Christmas album was a chance to defy genre limitations and just be herself This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Cradling a cherry red guitar and decked in a tartan plaid dress, poinsettia jacket and matching studded,…

  14. Cassadee Pope, Luke Bryan Lead Country Charts

    October 17, 2013 5:20 PM EDT The former champion of NBC's 'The Voice' soars onto Top Country Albums at No. 1, while Bryan achieves an honor on Hot Country Songs last managed in 1966 Cassadee Pope, the third-season winner of NBC's "The Voice," becomes the second rookie female to debut at No…

  15. Eminem's 30 Biggest Songs

    October 17, 2013 2:16 PM EDT Eminem's birthday is today (Oct. 17), and to celebrate the midwestern rapper who rose to the national stage a decade and a half ago, we're taking a look at Em's 30 biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100. He may go by a handful of names -- Eminem, Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady …

  16. 615 Spotlight: Jason Mitchell Makes It 'Stomp' at Steelers Game

    October 16, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The new release from Jason Mitchell, titled "Stomp," is starting to make a little bit of an impact, and as the singer tells Billboard – in a pretty unique place. "We just had it play during the second quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers game. It played during the highlight…

  17. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Georgia May Jagger and Kelly Clarkson

    October 11, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Georgia May Jagger " alt="" align="right"> Daughter of Rolling Stones lead Mick and fashions favorite “it’ girl, Georgia May Jagger, was disco…

  18. Pearl Jam to Soundtrack the World Series (Exclusive)

    October 11, 2013 12:12 PM EDT Pearl Jam's epic, rain-delayed set at Chicago's Wrigley Field in July won't be the only time the band connects with baseball in 2013. A partnership with Fox Sports will include extensive use of 48 Pearl Jam songs across the promotional and music beds for this month's…

  19. Dogfish Head Releasing Grateful Dead-Themed Beer

    October 09, 2013 10:06 PM EDT The Grateful Dead lives on with Cherry Garcia, an ice cream flavor offered by Ben & Jerry's that is named after Jerry Garcia, the band's late frontman. Now, the legendary rock band finds itself part of a drink -- an alcoholic beverage, at that. Delaware craft brewery Dogfish…

  20. Busker Busker Sweeps K-Pop Hot 100 With Eight Top 10 Entries

    October 05, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The indie band dominates the K-Pop chart despite a controversial interview from drummer Brad Moore. Plus, chart highlights from INFINITE, Lim Chang Jung and more. More than a year after the release of Busker Busker's smash-hit "Cherry Blossom Ending," which achieved an…

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