1. Drake Releases 'Nothing Was The Same' Album Art

    August 22, 2013 3:46 AM EDT Drake returns to childhood for the illustrated cover art. Drake released his "Nothing Was the Same" album art on Thursday, taking a page from label boss Lil Wayne. Drake's upcoming set will feature two different covers, an illustration of the rapper as an adult and one,…

  2. Fantasy Boy Band Draft 2013: Vote For The Best Dream Lineup

    August 21, 2013 1:35 PM EDT The Billboard team conducted a fantasy draft of boy band members. Check out the full action below, and vote for your favorite dream team! The NFL football season is fast approaching, which means that it's currently the season for fantasy football drafts. Across the globe, friends…

  3. Johnny Cash Music Festival: Live Review

    August 18, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin, Jimmy Fortune and others gather to raise funds to restore the Man In Black's boyhood home in Arkansas The "Man In Black" touched many different artists and genres throughout his career – and beyond. Saturday night's 3rd Annual Johnny Cash Music…

  4. Short Cut, Big Jump: Beyonce's Trim Yields Big Chart Gain

    August 15, 2013 9:24 PM EDT Beyonce returns to the Social 50's top 10 after sharing her new hairstyle. After a three-week hiatus from the Social 50’s top 10, Beyonce bounds 26-6 all thanks to a simple haircut. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia,…

  5. Reba McEntire Talks Hall of Fame Career, New Museum Exhibit and What's Next

    August 10, 2013 9:30 AM EDT In preparation for the launch of the Country Music Hall of Fame's Reba: All The Women I Am exhibit, Reba McEntire quickly realized one thing. She hadn't thrown a lot of things away from her Hall of Fame career. "I am a pack rat, by nature, so I've been collecting these…

  6. Pop Shop Picks: Frankie Rose, Cash Cash, Sam Smith & More

    August 09, 2013 6:04 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! FRANKIE ROSE "Sorrow…

  7. Beyonce’s Hair Colorist Rita Hazan Talks Singer’s New Look and How To Get It

    August 09, 2013 6:03 PM EDT Find out how Beyonce's new look came to be. Beyonce shocked the world when she decided to chop off her curly tresses this week and bleach her hair blonde. The drastic change raised two questions: Who’s responsible for the look? And what will she whip around onstage during the rest of…

  8. Bellamy Brothers Collab With Kris Kristofferson, Carlene Carter on New Album

    August 08, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Sometimes, a musical project just kind of happens – without a grand scheme or a great deal of planning. That is exactly the case of what happened with veteran country performers The Bellamy Brothers. Their new album, "The Bellamy Brothers & Friends," just kind of fell together…

  9. Beyonce Lops the Locks, Trends on Twitter

    August 08, 2013 4:44 AM EDT Beyonce has had the chop. For the first time in recent memory, the pop superstar’s long tresses have been replaced with a shorter, blonder hairstyle. Bey shared her new Pixie look with a string of pictures on Instagram . Almost immediately her new do began trending on Twitter. Perhaps her…

  10. The Civil Wars Track-By-Track Review: Joy Williams Breaks Down New Album

    August 05, 2013 12:25 PM EDT After winning two Grammys for their self-released debut "Barton Hollow," the Civil Wars recorded a follow-up… and, while on tour in Europe, went their separate ways. Singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White brought in more instruments, added deeper textures and, in…

  11. Tomorrowland, the World Cup of Dance Music: Review

    July 30, 2013 11:59 AM EDT Rain showers and cake, courtesy of Steve Aoki, don’t dampen the spirit of the world’s most international EDM festival. Steve Aoki is standing on a narrow platform, slowly rising above the crowd of over 20,000 before him, a cake in each hand. He goes up and up and up, seemingly unafraid of…

  12. Beyonce Presses Reset on New Album: Source

    July 25, 2013 8:47 AM EDT When producer Diplo revealed July 12 that two songs he hoped would make it onto the next Beyonce album ended up on the cutting-room floor, it stoked chatter that the project is running months behind schedule. Like a record scratching to a halt, Beyonce, 31, is believed to have auditioned…

  13. Jay Z Stays Atop Billboard 200, Sara Bareilles Debuts at No. 2

    July 24, 2013 11:00 AM EDT 'Kidz Bop,' Ace Hood also start inside the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 chart. As expected, Jay Z's "Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail" holds at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200, selling 129,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 76%). The set…

  14. Beyonce's Hair Gets Tangled Up In Fan, Rewrites 'Halo' As A Joke

    July 23, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Last night (July 22), Beyoncé's tresses got tangled in a fan during her Montreal show of The Mrs. Carter Show world tour. While she strutted down the aisle performing "Halo," her golden blonde locks were briefly snatched up by an electronic fan. Watch below: Beyoncé continued…

  15. ‪Beyoncé‬ Pays Tribute to Motor City: 'Nothing Stops Detroit!'

    July 21, 2013 2:46 PM EDT Beyoncé has joined fellow diva Aretha Franklin in offering the city of Detroit a vote of confidence as it faces bankruptcy reorganization. During her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour stop on Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills in the Detroit suburbs, Beyoncé -- fresh from the Trayvon…

  16. Johnny Cash Festival Lands Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin for Aug. 17 Event

    July 19, 2013 5:35 PM EDT August 17 promises to be a big night of entertainment at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas, as the Johnny Cash Music Festival will stage its' third annual benefit show at the school. Concert producer Bill Carter has once again assembled a very strong lineup, with Vince…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: Jay-Z's 'Magna'-ificent Week On The Hot 100

    July 19, 2013 2:35 PM EDT With seven debuts, including his 20th top 10, the rapper solidifies his standing among the most elite performers in the chart's history. Plus, Lorde is the first lead female soloist to reach the Alternative Songs top 10 since 1997 As Jay-Z scores his lucky 13th No. 1 on the Billboard…

  18. Touring Bits: Thirty Seconds to Mars Postpones, Muse Confirms, Beyonce Adds Dates

    July 19, 2013 5:33 AM EDT Thirty Seconds To Mars have had to postpone their tour to Australia because one of the band members has undergone surgery. The arena tour was scheduled for this August but has been postponed to March 2014, promoter Frontier Touring Company said today, citing “unavoidable and unfortunate…

  19. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 10:55 AM EDT "The Voice," the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th…

  20. Jay-Z Heading for Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    July 17, 2013 7:03 PM EDT "Magna Carta Holy Grail" should top Sara Bareilles' new "The Blessed Unrest." Next week, Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" should become the first rap album in nearly two years to spend two weeks at No. 1. While it's too early to tell just how…

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