1. Miley Cyrus Named a Finalist for Time's Person of the Year

    December 09, 2013 7:00 PM EST A couple of hackers may have conspired to have Miley Cyrus win Time magazine's online Person of the Year vote, but the pop star is actually being considered for the magazine's annual honor, making Time's list of 10 finalists , it was revealed Monday morning. Along with Cyrus,…

  2. CMT's 'Artists of the Year' Special Honors Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & More

    December 04, 2013 1:54 AM EST CMT's celebration of country music's top artists of 2013 was a complete dude fest. Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line, the precociousness of Hunter Hayes or the…

  3. Miley Cyrus Leads Time's Person of the Year Voting

    November 28, 2013 7:52 AM EST UPDATED: The pop star's triumph over President Obama, the Boston bombers and several Hollywood heavyweights may be due to the work of a couple of hackers. Time magazine is holding an online vote for whom readers think should be its 2013 Person of the Year. The winner so far: Miley Cyrus,…

  4. Black Flag Singer Ron Reyes Fired Mid-Show

    November 27, 2013 2:30 PM EST Black Flag's controversial reunion has taken a rather unbelievable turn: Ron Reyes, the group's Canada-based singer, has revealed through a Facebook post that he was kicked offstage and out of the reformed group by his band mates during a performance in Australia earlier this week.…

  5. Maximum Exposure 2013: The Top 10 Platforms That Move Music Now

    November 15, 2013 8:00 AM EST A Longer Version of This Cover Story Appears in The New Billboard -- Own It ! • Subscribe • Buy a Copy • Billboard on iPad Whether they're performing at an awards show, rocking the stage at a huge festival, or licensing your tune for a commercial spot, there are numerous ways for…

  6. Gimme Five: Cassadee Pope's Favorite Voices (Video)

    October 30, 2013 1:29 PM EDT "The Voice" winner lists the people whose voices shaped her life and career. Before Cassadee Pope guided her first major-label album, "Frame By Frame," to a Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 earlier this month, the singer was a contestant on the third season of NBC'…

  7. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:59 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occasionally, and seemingly accidentally,…

  8. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  9. Cassadee Pope, Luke Bryan Lead Country Charts

    October 17, 2013 5:20 PM EDT The former champion of NBC's 'The Voice' soars onto Top Country Albums at No. 1, while Bryan achieves an honor on Hot Country Songs last managed in 1966 Cassadee Pope, the third-season winner of NBC's "The Voice," becomes the second rookie female to debut at No…

  10. Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 16, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Panic! at the Disco and Pusha T also score Top 5 debuts on this week's albums chart. As forecast last week, Miley Cyrus debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her new release "Bangerz," selling 270,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  11. Miley Cyrus Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200, Pusha T and Panic at the Disco Aiming for Top Five

    October 11, 2013 9:55 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, Miley Cyrus is set for a No. 1 debut with "Bangerz," while rapper Pusha T and rock act Panic! at the Disco are on course for top five bows with their latest efforts. As earlier reported , Cyrus' new studio album "Bangerz…

  12. Pop Shop Podcast: Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Kanye West & More

    October 10, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's brand-new, weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical…

  13. Cassadee Pope Studio Session: Watch Two Performances and Q&A

    October 08, 2013 12:35 PM EDT The "Voice" winner discusses her new album and why she is officially a country music artist. On Tuesday (Oct. 8), Cassadee Pope is releasing her debut solo album, "Frame by Frame," after leaving her rock group Hey Monday behind and winning "The Voice" as a solo…

  14. Sinead O'Connor Threatens Legal Action If Miley Cyrus Doesn't Apologize

    October 04, 2013 11:37 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor has reacted forcefully to online taunting by Miley Cyrus in the wake of her impassioned letter to the singer, demanding an apology and threatening legal action for potentially damaging her career. Following O'Connor's much-discussed open letter, in which…

  15. Miley Cyrus Mocks Sinead O'Connor: 'Before Amanda Bynes There Was...'

    October 03, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Miley Cyrus has received your open letter, Sinead O'Connor, with its warnings against "selling your body" for attention and profit. In response the 20-year-old pop singer, fresh off her first Hot 100 No. 1 with "Wrecking Ball," has decided to mock you. O'Connor…

  16. Sinead O'Connor To Miley Cyrus: Don't Allow Yourself 'To Be Pimped'

    October 03, 2013 10:29 AM EDT "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer cautions pop star against exploitation in new open letter. Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" music video has garnered its fair share of online comparisons to Sinead O'Connor's iconic 1990 clip for "Nothing Compares 2 U…

  17. Cassadee Pope Talks 'The Voice' and 'Going Back to My Country Roots'

    September 23, 2013 4:15 PM EDT Cassadee Pope will release her debut country album, "Frame By Frame," via Republic Nashville on Oct. 8. "When I get to walk in a store and see my album on a shelf, it will be so rewarding," she tells Billboard. "That's my creation. I'm going to make sure…

  18. Singles Lady: Bonnie McKee Is Looking Out for Number One

    August 13, 2013 7:00 PM EDT She's helped write some of the biggest multimillion-selling hits in recent history -- including four Hot 100 No. 1s for Katy Perry. But now Bonnie McKee wants to sell a few more for someone else: herself "Welcome to Casa de Bambi!" Bonnie Mc­Kee exclaims as she makes her way…

  19. A$AP Ferg Previews 'Trap Lord' In NYC: First Listen

    August 06, 2013 12:43 PM EDT A$AP Ferg is a self-proclaimed "Trap Lord." So it made sense that last night (August 5) the restaurant at NYC's The Darby had been turned into a sanctuary for a listening party of Ferg's debut album, "Trap Lord." A$AP Ferg stickers and lit candles adorned…

  20. Jean Michel Jarre Talks New Music, Presidency of CISAC

    July 26, 2013 6:20 AM EDT Jean Michel Jarre has a lot on his plate, and that’s just the way he likes it. The French electronic music pioneer is working on two album projects, there’s an outdoor show to plan for next month, a tour on the horizon and he’s just settling in to his new role well-away from the studio --…

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