1. Van Halen's '1984' At 30: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    January 09, 2014 3:40 PM EST Who could have imagined that a synthesizer, and not a guitar, would put Van Halen over the top? But that was indeed the case when the first blast of Oberheim OB-Xa announced the arrival of "Jump" and the quartet's leap into the rock superstar strata with the album "1984,…

  2. CES 2014: 5 Hot New Music Gadgets

    January 09, 2014 1:21 PM EST The decibels generated by 3,800 companies hawking their tech gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week can rival a KISS concert. Not to worry. We've combed through the show's offerings and selected a handful of the more intriguing audio devices on display at…

  3. Scooter Braun Engaged to Yael Cohen

    January 07, 2014 7:05 PM EST Manager Scooter Braun, best known for guiding the career of Justin Bieber along with pop stars like Ariana Grande and Carly Rae Jepsen, has proposed to girlfriend Yael Cohen. Cohen, the CEO of F--k Cancer, a nonprofit organization she founded following her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis in…

  4. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  5. TVXQ!, 'Tense': Track-By-Track Review

    January 06, 2014 9:55 PM EST TVXQ! Tense Producers: Lee Soo-man, Yoo Young-jin, Kenzie, Hitchhiker, Hwang Hyun Label: S.M. Entertainment Release Date: Jan. 6 At a showcase in Seoul for a Britney Spears and BoA show a little more than ten years ago -- on December 26, 2003, to be exact -- K-pop outfit TVXQ! made…

  6. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Christina Aguilera Tops Pop Songs With 'Beautiful' & More

    January 06, 2014 8:05 AM EST Eleven years ago this week, Aguilera reigned with her signature ballad. Plus, a look back at major moves by Green Day, Usher and Garth Brooks Your weekly recap of significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Jan. 6, 1973 Forty-one years ago today, Carly…

  7. Eve Engaged to British Fashion Designer Maximillion Cooper

    January 02, 2014 9:22 AM EST Eve is ringing in 2014 with an engagement ring. The rapper announced that she got engaged to British fashion designer, Maximillion Cooper. The Grammy Award-winning musician, actress and fashion designer, whose full name is Eve Jeffers, has been dating Cooper since at least 2011, according to…

  8. No. 14 Hits for '14: David Bowie, Drake, the Doors & More

    January 01, 2014 8:05 AM EST As 2014 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 14 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling four spots shy of the top 10, these No. 14 hits remain among the most memorable songs of the past five-plus decades. Happy New Year!   " Surfin' Safari,…

  9. Carly Rae Jepsen Heading to Broadway

    December 29, 2013 10:12 PM EST "Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen has had her calls returned by Broadway. Producers of "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" said Sunday that the Canadian singer-songwriter will take over the role of Cinderella starting Feb. 4 for 12 weeks. She'll take…

  10. 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2013: K-Town Picks

    December 23, 2013 9:56 PM EST From Billboard Korea's offices in Gangnam to the East and West coasts, check out the songs that the Billboard and Billboard Korea staff were blasting all year from K-pop veterans to the top boy and girl groups. Following last year's inaugural ranking of Billboard's 20…

  11. Chart Highlights: Florida Georgia Line Lands Fourth Country Airplay No. 1

    December 23, 2013 5:15 PM EST The duo ties the record for the most career-opening leaders in the chart's history. Plus, U2 likewise makes an historic move and new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Toby Love Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  12. Pussy Riot Members Released From Prison

    December 23, 2013 8:59 AM EST Two jailed members of the Russian punk bank Pussy Riot were released Monday following an amnesty law that both described as a Kremlin public relations stunt ahead of the Winter Olympics. Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were granted amnesty last week in a move largely viewed as the…

  13. '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…

  14. Bluesman Eric 'Guitar' Davis Murdered

    December 20, 2013 1:55 AM EST Blues guitarist Eric "Guitar" Davis, son of drumming great Bobby “Top Hat” Davis, was killed early Thursday morning in a double-shooting in Chicago’s South Side. He was 41. He was found behind the wheel of a car and was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:07 a.m., the Chicago…

  15. Disney's 'Frozen' Soundtrack Hits Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 18, 2013 7:23 PM EST The new animated musical succeeds with songs from Demi Lovato, Idina Menzel. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" joins an elite group of albums this week, as the set jumps from No. 11 to No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. It's only the 10th soundtrack from an animated…

  16. Beyonce Tops Billboard 200, R. Kelly and Childish Gambino Debut in Top 10

    December 18, 2013 11:00 AM EST As reported last night , Beyonce makes history at the top of the Billboard 200 this week with her new self-titled album. The set debuts at No. 1 with 617,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, making the diva the first woman to reach No. 1 with her first five studio albums…

  17. Judges Revokes Chris Brown's Probation Over D.C. Arrest

    December 16, 2013 8:38 PM EST A judge on Monday revoked Chris Brown's probation after his recent arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in Washington, D.C., but the ruling will not alter the singer's requirements to complete rehab and community labor for his 2009 attack on Rihanna. Superior Court Judge James…

  18. British High Court Orders Paparazzi to Leave One Direction's Harry Styles Alone

    December 16, 2013 7:16 PM EST A British High Court judge has ordered paparazzi to stay away from One Direction member Harry Styles. The order from justice Nicola Davies bars several photographers from pursuing the singer by car or motorcycle, placing him under surveillance and loitering or waiting within 50 meters (164…

  19. Gimme Five: AJR Lists Their Favorite Songwriting Artists

    December 16, 2013 5:23 PM EST From Sia to Simon & Garfunkel, check out the brothers' biggest songwriting influences. AJR will bestow fans with an early stocking stuffer later this week, as their five-song "6foot1" EP will be released on Dec. 20. After being endorsed on Twitter by Sia and championed…

  20. Watch Mary Lambert Sing Wheatus' 'Teenage Dirtbag': Candid Covers Video

    December 12, 2013 10:31 AM EST This installment of Billboard's "Candid Covers" video series, presented by Nikon, captures Lambert singing Wheatus' song. Mary Lambert, who rose into the spotlight in 2013 as the dulcet female voice on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' hit same-sex relationship…

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