1. Lollapalooza 2013: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, New Order Rule Muddy Day 1

    August 03, 2013 1:10 PM EDT In the final minutes of the first day of Lollapalooza (August 2) in Chicago—now in its 10th consecutive year after a 2003 revival--10,000 or so people held lighters and hugged shoulders and sang in unison along with Nine Inch Nails ' devastating ballad “Hurt,” a song so moving that…

  2. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  3. 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…

  4. 'Glee' Actor Mike O'Malley Says Cory Monteith was Show's Leader

    July 29, 2013 1:03 AM EDT "Glee" cast member Mike O'Malley says Cory Monteith, who died earlier this month of a drug overdose, was a leader on the show. O'Malley plays Burt Hummel, dad to Chris Colfer's Kurt on the musical. He told the Television Critics Association on Saturday that Monteith…

  5. 'Radioactive' Explosion: How Imagine Dragons' Hit Has Conquered Multiple Radio Formats

    July 27, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Radio programmers discuss how a song that's 'a little alternative, a little pop, a little dubstep' has become a multi-format smash Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" has turned into one of the most prophetic titles in Billboard chart history. The track links a…

  6. Cory Monteith: Thoughts on Losing 'Glee's Heartbeat

    July 14, 2013 11:00 PM EDT "Finn was our hero, our everyman" Early Sunday morning (late Saturday night on the west coast) my phone began to light up with text messages. First it was rumors that "Glee" star Cory Monteith had passed away, and then came condolences once the Vancouver police…

  7. Imagine Dragons: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 12, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Platinum sales, sold-out dates and a top five hit on the Hot 100 -- Imagine Dragons is the breakthrough band of 2013 This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Dan Reynolds is knocking back some potato wedges "somewhere in Denmark,"…

  8. '20 Feet From Stardom' Star Merry Clayton Talks Tour, Her 'Best-Of' & New Recordings

    July 02, 2013 9:30 AM EDT A film about her career as a backup singer is what's allowing the world to remember Merry Clayton as a recording artist in her own right. Clayton tells Billboard that "20 Feet From Stardom" -- the Morgan Neville documentary about her and other notable backing vocalists that…

  9. Nigel Lythgoe Confirms 'American Idol' Exit

    June 09, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Nigel Lythgoe has been fired as executive producer of "American Idol." The longtime "Idol" fixture, who briefly went on hiatus from the show during its eighth and ninth seasons, confirmed the news via his @dizzyfeet handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. "Just…

  10. Beyonce Headlines 'Chime for Change' Charity Concert for Women in London

    June 01, 2013 10:30 PM EDT Beyonce and a few famous friends — including John Legend , Jennifer Lopez and Madonna — turned the home of English rugby into a fortress for women's rights at a star-studded charity concert . Beyonce headlined a concert at Twickenham rugby stadium in London in support of Chime for…

  11. New HBO Liberace Biopic A ‘Great Love Story,’ says Michael Douglas

    May 23, 2013 3:12 AM EDT The idea of Michael Douglas playing Liberace might seem nearly as outrageous as Liberace himself. Liberace, forever hailed as Mr. Showmanship, was the excess-to-the-max pianist-personality whose onstage and offstage extravagance were legendary and who wowed audiences in Las Vegas and…

  12. Burt Bacharach’s Memoir Delves into the Pain of Daughter's Suicide

    May 22, 2013 2:58 AM EDT Burt Bacharach knew writing a memoir would be emotional - not because of his never-heard backstage tales or his tumultuous marriages. He knew that being honest would force him to come to terms with the death of his daughter. "It was very tough because I had to revisit what that period…

  13. Chart Highlights: Mariah Carey, Miguel Blast Onto Radio Rankings With '#Beautiful'

    May 13, 2013 5:10 PM EDT The song soars onto a host of airplay tallies, while Emeli Sande and Intocable net new No. 1s. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are…

  14. 'Glee' Season Finale: 'All or Nothing' Delivers Regionals, a Surprise Wedding... And Little Closure

    May 10, 2013 9:50 AM EDT "Glee" had a lot to live up to for season 4 after a third season that left many die-hards and casual fans alike disillusioned with the once titan of teen television. And with the first glimpses of a post-Lima life for our beloved characters the show split to feature two main…

  15. Youssou N’Dour & Kaija Saariaho Feted With Sweden's 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:30 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA's fifth member) and the founder of two…

  16. Willie Nelson: Still a Country Maverick After 80 Years

    April 29, 2013 3:35 AM EDT America loves its outlaws, and few are as admired and lionized as Willie Nelson. As the enduring American icon's 80th birthday has approached, he's been honored with lifetime achievement awards, serenaded at special performances and saluted by musicians from every genre of music.…

  17. White House Hosts Night of Memphis Soul -- Watch Justin Timberlake Sing for Obamas

    April 10, 2013 3:45 AM EDT President Barack Obama said he'd been looking forward to a White House celebration of Memphis soul music for one reason. "Let's face it, who does not love this music?" he asked Tuesday, opening the night's concert in an East Room bathed in amber light and…

  18. Legendary Producer Phil Ramone Dies at Age 79

    March 30, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Phil Ramone -- an oft-honored visionary in the field of audio recording and the presentation of music; who helmed classic albums by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and many others over a career that stretched back to the early 1960s --…

  19. Nico Vega Bring 'Fury' on New EP, Release 'Lightning' Video

    February 04, 2013 7:00 PM EST Aja Volkman may have recently had a baby with her Imagine Dragons husband, Dan Reynolds, but that isn't stopping her from touring. The Nico Vega singer is in the process of packing up the couple's five-month-old baby, Arrow, and hitting the road. "I'm taking my…

  20. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Almost-Heatseeker Graduates & Kenny Chesney

    January 22, 2013 10:05 AM EST In this week's mailbag, your assistance is required when it comes to remembering solo hits which probably should've been billed as duets. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

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