1. Oscar Isaac Q&A: The 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Star on Finding Folk Music, the Coen Brothers

    January 07, 2014 11:45 AM EST Of all the films in contention for the Academy Awards, none is pushing its musical element stronger than CBS Films' "Inside Llewyn Davis." Commercials for the Coen brothers' tale of a fictional folk singer knocking around Greenwich Village in 1961 have focused on executive…

  2. Chart Highlights: Beyonce Bounds Up Pop, R&B/Hip-Hop Charts With 'Drunk In Love,' 'XO'

    January 06, 2014 3:25 PM EST Both songs from the million-selling 'Beyonce' soar, while Pitbull, Ke$ha, Katherine Alexander and Big Daddy Weave notch 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…

  3. Ke$ha Rips Off Clothes in Self-Directed 'Dirty Love' Clip: Watch

    January 02, 2014 11:15 AM EST "Dirty Love" is the least candy-colored song on Ke$ha's sophomore album "Warrior," and accordingly, the music video for the pop star's latest single -- which doubles as Ke$ha's directorial debut! -- is gritty, darkly lit and unapologetic in its confetti…

  4. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  5. 20 Best Dance Music Albums of 2013: CODE Picks

    December 20, 2013 3:40 PM EST Dance music has typically been defined by the single, but in 2013, the electronic dance music album made a comeback with a vengeance. From chart-toppers to critical darlings to fan favorites, the longplayer is alive and well. Here are the 20 Best Albums (and a few outstanding EPs) as…

  6. 'Beyonce' for Men: 5 Things Guys Can Love and Learn From Queen Bey's New Album

    December 20, 2013 3:30 PM EST Without question, Beyoncé is for the ladies first. For more than a decade now, she’s made music that’s assisted in powering their self-esteems, sent bad boyfriends to the left , and made them sweat out their hairdos on the dance floor. Sure, she’s had little nuggets here and there for the…

  7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Deliver More Than Beats at Miami Concert

    November 27, 2013 1:42 AM EST On Sunday night, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won an AMA in the favorite rap/hip-hop album category for "The Heist," their game-changing opus. But while the AMA’s took place in Los Angeles, the duo’s live broadcast performance of mega-hit “Can’t Hold Us” came from the American…

  8. Aaron Carter Files for Bankruptcy

    November 21, 2013 11:39 PM EST Aaron Carter is looking to emerge from dire financial straits. The former teen pop star recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a Florida court in order to put behind him money woes incurred from years ago, Carter's publicist, Steve Honig, told The Hollywood Reporter. "The…

  9. Suzanne Vega Samples 50 Cent, New Album Coming

    November 20, 2013 1:13 AM EST Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega has seen her work sampled by rap artists many times. Now she's showing the inspiration runs both ways. The New Yorker samples 50 Cent's song, "Candy Shop" in a track featured on her upcoming album, due in February. Vega's 1987 song …

  10. 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…

  11. 'Glee' Recap: Katy Perry & Lady Gaga Episode Spells a Return to Fun

    November 08, 2013 1:22 AM EST Plus, Adam Lambert shows up to "Marry the Night" Even with weeks of buffer from the Cory Monteith memorial episode, the latest show has you dreading the elephant in the room right from the opening line, “and that’s what you missed on Glee.” Healing takes time, but this episode…

  12. Documentary on J.D. Fortune, One-Time INXS Singer, Gets World Premiere

    November 06, 2013 2:21 AM EST Former INXS lead singer J.D. Fortune had his glorious highs and crushing lows as the frontman for the Aussie rockers. But the Canadian musician's lower lows are the subject of Andrew Nisker's rock doc Chasing Fortune, set for its world premiere in Toronto on Nov. 11, with Fortune…

  13. Happy Krewelloween: Krewella’s Halloween Playlist

    October 31, 2013 1:52 PM EDT The Chicago trio curates a creepy, dark, grimy, spooky set of tunes that will get you in the Halloween mood. If you didn’t wake up early (or stay up late) to see Krewella make EDM history on "Good Morning America" this morning (and hear Robin Roberts introduce the “electronics…

  14. Halloween Ear Candy: 25 Fright Night Tracks from Steve Aoki, Charli XCX and more

    October 31, 2013 1:30 PM EDT We asked 25 DJs for their spookiest, creepiest, darkest Halloween tracks-the tunes they play at an October 31st gig. Some of their answers may surprise and scare you a bit, too. Charli XCX Marilyn Manson: “Tainted Love” "Because it's awesome and it’s one of the best music videos…

  15. Katy Perry's 'PRISM': Track-By-Track Review

    October 21, 2013 2:51 PM EDT Katy Perry released her sophomore album, "Teenage Dream," at the age of 25, but the 2010 effort pristinely captured the chirpy buoyancy of youth through gooey synth-pop. There was a reason that "Teenage Dream" spawned a record-tying five No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 …

  16. The Top 10 Halloween Songs

    October 15, 2013 2:52 PM EDT Never mind those sugary sweets. Halloween brings some delectable ear candy, too. But which (witch?) Halloween songs are the most popular? As you prepare your Halloween party playlists, we're helping to make sure that you don't miss a single graveyard smash, as we present our…

  17. Katy Perry's 'PRISM': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 27, 2013 11:35 AM EDT After record-setting success and personal loss, the pop queen sees the light and roars back to the top This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. "Honestly, I'm just masquerading as a pop star." Coming from Katy Perry -- that…

  18. Icona Pop, 'This Is... Icona Pop': Track-By-Track Review

    September 18, 2013 2:34 PM EDT One year ago today, a female pop artist released an extremely satisfying album that was somewhat overlooked due to the monumental impact of its first single. This full-length featured a handful of deliriously enjoyable songs that should have been hits in their own right, but unfortunately…

  19. Girls' Generation Releases 'Galaxy Supernova' in Japan

    September 17, 2013 8:50 PM EDT The nine-member girl group deliver a synth-y dance track along with b-side "Do the Catwalk." Girls' Generation release their eighth single for the Japanese market, "Galaxy Supernova," on Wednesday (Sept. 18). Backed by pulsing synths, the ninesome bring a hearty…

  20. Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    September 09, 2013 11:37 AM EDT The alternative radio format is built upon the promise of what's coming next, so it's no surprise that the music played by alternative stations has experienced multiple changes during the last 25 years. The wide-ranging format of 1988 (when the chart debuted  with the name, …

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