1. Foo Fighters Take 'Highways' To No. 1 on Top Rock Albums Chart

    November 20, 2014 6:24 PM EST Foo Fighters notch their third No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart with Sonic Highways , selling 190,000 first-week copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The lofty sales also help Foo Fighters debut at No. 2 on this week's Billboard Artist 100 chart. The band's…

  2. Damien Rice Talks Teaming With Rick Rubin For 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy'

    November 14, 2014 6:00 PM EST In 2002, Damien Rice released his debut solo album, O , a breathtaking collection that won the now-defunct Shortlist Prize and placed him in any conversation about the best new singer/songwriters of this century. Much of the magnificence of that album came from the way Rice paired his…

  3. Chris Brown, 'X': Track-by-Track Review

    September 15, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Who needs haters when you're your own worst enemy? Chris Brown has been a self-saboteur since his infamous 2009 assault of Rihanna -- a talent whose skill for hit singles and agile performances is only matched by his knack for cannonballing into career-threatening pools of…

  4. Sergio Mendes & will.i.am Make 'Magic' on New Album: A Joint Q&A

    September 12, 2014 3:10 PM EDT As a 17-year-old, will.i.am fell in love with the music of Sergio Mendes after a fellow crate-digger turned him on to Equinox , Mendes' 1967 album with the Brazil 66. That appreciation led to the Black Eyed Peas leader buying all of Mendes' albums, tapping the pianist to play on the…

  5. Al Jarreau Salutes George Duke on New Star-Packed Album

    August 05, 2014 1:47 PM EDT The late musician’s influential legacy is saluted on 'My Old Friend,' featuring guests Lalah Hathaway, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Albright and more. It’s a year to the day (Aug. 5) since the untimely death of revered Grammy-winning keyboardist, composer and producer George Duke .…

  6. Lea Michele's Sexy Desert Romp in ‘On My Way’ Video: Watch

    May 19, 2014 8:13 PM EDT “Glee”-star-turning-pop-star Lea Michele premiered her new video for “On My Way”, showing a highly sexualized side of the 27-year-old singer.  Lea Michele Tweets Cory Monteith Birthday Tribute The clip for the second single off her debut solo album, “Louder”, opens with Michele’s well oiled…

  7. Lea Michele Q&A: Talks 'Difficult' Cory Song, Finding Her Voice and Life After 'Glee'

    March 03, 2014 4:30 PM EST This week, "Glee" star Lea Michele releases her debut album " Louder," an 11-song set of club-ready dance anthems and soaring ballads that showcase the 27-year-old actor's voice in a whole new light. The album delves into a slew of different ways of thinking about…

  8. Lea Michele, 'Louder': Track-By-Track Review

    February 28, 2014 1:52 PM EST "It's more than just an album to me," "Glee" star Lea Michele recently told Billboard about her debut album "Louder." "It's a piece of my life that I'm so glad is here for me to have for the rest of my life. Now that it's coming out,…

  9. Lea Michele's Cory Monteith Tribute, 'If You Say So,' Hits The Web: Listen

    February 27, 2014 1:27 PM EST Lea Michele's debut album, "Louder," is now streaming in full on iTunes ahead of its Mar. 3 release, and the full-length is capped by the haunting ballad "If You Say So," about the death of Michele's "Glee" co-star and boyfriend, Cory Monteith, last…

  10. CODE Picks of the Week: Fake Blood, Showtek, More

    February 14, 2014 3:46 PM EST Fake Blood, “Get Myself Together” [Blood Music] Theo Keating’s hard-edged alias is always a reliable source for a glorious dancefloor moment, but this blend of house vocal and raw breaks-inspired beats exceeds all expectation. Showtek & Justin Prime featuring Matthew Koma, “Cannonball …

  11. Chart Highlights: OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' Shoots To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    January 13, 2014 4:15 PM EST The band lands its third No. 1 at the format. Plus, Rascal Flatts returns and new No. 1s for Stone Sour, Marc Anthony and more 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…

  12. Lea Michele Exclusive Song Premiere: Listen To 'Louder' Title Track

    January 13, 2014 12:00 AM EST "Be loud, be bold, be yourself, whether or not people understand that message. That's what I think of when I think of the song and album," the "Glee" star tells Billboard. "It finally feels real," Lea Michele tells Billboard about the upcoming…

  13. Lea Michele Debuts 'Cannonball' Video: Watch

    January 10, 2014 12:40 PM EST Lea Michele's "Cannonball" music video has officially flown in. Directed by Robert Hales and styled by Estee Stanley, the visual tale of transformation evokes the mid-tempo track's lyrics of self-empowerment through light beams, wreckage and Michele's two dramatic…

  14. Yusuf Lateef, Jazz Legend, Dead at 93

    December 23, 2013 9:09 PM EST The multi-instrumentalist was known for a fusion of jazz and Eastern instrumentation Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died. He was 93. Lateef died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western…

  15. Eminem, Rihanna Remain Atop Hot 100 With 'The Monster'

    December 18, 2013 1:54 PM EST The song scores a second week at No. 1, while A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera surge into the top five Eminem and featured artist Rihanna tally a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Monster," which holds off Pitbull and Ke$ha's "Timber"…

  16. Lea Michele Sets Date for Debut Album, Rolls Out 'Cannonball' Single: Listen

    December 10, 2013 12:34 PM EST "Glee" star Lea Michele will release her debut album "Louder" on March 4, Columbia Records announced on Tuesday. To mark the occasion, TV's Rachel Berry unleashed the album's uplifting lead single, "Cannonball," written by recent Billboard…

  17. Lea Michele's 'Cannonball' to Be First Single From Debut Album

    November 27, 2013 7:57 PM EST Lea Michele broke some non-"Glee" news the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The Glee star took to her Twitter, where she has nearly 4.1 million followers, to announce that her first single off the upcoming debut album, "Louder," will be "Cannonball." "So…

  18. Jazz Keyboardist George Duke Dead at 67

    August 06, 2013 6:14 PM EDT George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died. He was 67. A representative for Duke said the performer died Monday night in Los Angeles. Duke was being treated for…

  19. Songs Of the Summer Chart Returns to Billboard.com

    June 13, 2013 10:42 AM EDT The annual warm-weather tally cannonballs back into Billboard's charts menu, as the race begins for the top summer song of 2013 July Fourth celebrations and trips to the beach (followed by applying aloe to sunburns …) are right around the corner. And, in another sign of the impending…

  20. Showtek Lets Loose on Both Coasts: A Miami Q&A with the Emerging DJ Duo

    May 01, 2013 2:15 PM EDT With fans like Tiësto, Skrillex and David Guetta, the Dutch brother duo is ready to blow. “We have the melodies to make the girls love it and we have the drops to make the guys love it,” says Sjoerd Janssen, one-half of the Dutch DJ twosome Showtek. “You need both. It’s really important.”…

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