1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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 --…

  5. 615 Spotlight: Colby Dee, 'He Don't Know'

    July 03, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Canadian born Colby Dee moved to Nashville two years ago, and word quickly spread around Music City regarding her talent. In fact, she was offered a few opportunities to make a record, but the performer decided to take her time and work on her craft.  Things look like they are about to pay…

  6. Danielle Bradbery Wins 'The Voice'

    June 18, 2013 11:05 PM EDT A Texan teenager whose singing experience was limited to performing in her bedroom was crowned the winner of the fourth season of “The Voice” on Tuesday.   Danielle Bradbery, 16, from the Houston suburb of Cypress, Texas, bested two more experienced acts, the Swon Brothers and Michelle…

  7. Cassadee Pope Enters Hot Country Songs, LeAnn Rimes Returns

    June 13, 2013 2:15 PM EDT The reigning victor of 'The Voice' blasts into the top 10 with her first country radio single, while LeAnn Rimes returns to the Top Country Albums chart's top 10 Third-season (2012) champ of NBC's "The Voice" Cassadee Pope returned to the show on June 4 to…

  8. Queens of the Stone Age Get First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 12, 2013 11:00 AM EDT 0 Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" debuts at No. 3 on the Digital Songs chart As forecast last week, rock band Queens of the Stone Age earns its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The group's new album, ". . . Like Clockwork," opens atop the…

  9. 'The Voice' Down to 3 Finalists By 2 Coaches

    June 12, 2013 10:10 AM EDT Though "The Voice" nabbed the honor of Best Reality Competition Series at the Critics' Choice Television Awards on Monday night, not everybody on the NBC singing show can be a winner. Tuesday night's episode narrowed the field down to three singers and just two coaches,…

  10. Chart Highlights: Nine Inch Nails Soar Onto Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs Charts

    June 10, 2013 6:25 PM EDT Newly signed to Columbia Records, the act's new single blasts in, previewing its album 'Hesitation Marks,' due Sept. 3 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…

  11. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Win Big at CMT Music Awards

    June 05, 2013 11:18 PM EDT Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean take home CMT Belt Buckles Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert doubled up on trophies, and Carrie Underwood claimed the biggest Buckle in the Bible Belt during Wednesday's CMT Music Awards, a prologue to the four-day CMA…

  12. 615 Picks: Taylor Swift Poised to Win Big (Again) at CMT Music Awards

    June 05, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Tonight's CMT Music Awards, airing live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, promises to pack a diverse musical punch. Hosted by Kristen Bell and Jason Aldean, the show will feature performances from many of the top stars of the genre, including Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker,…

  13. Gloria Estefan Talks Career, New Album at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 25, 2013 8:20 AM EDT It takes a lot of hard work to keep the crown as queen of all Latina musical artists. But Gloria Estefan makes it look easy. Latin music's premier female artist -- with seven Latin Grammys and more than 100 million albums sold -- has a new album, a Broadway show about her life, a…

  14. Legendary Producer Phil Ramone Dies at Age 79

    March 30, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Phil Ramone -- an oft-honored visionary in the field of audio recording and the presentation of music; who helmed classic albums by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and many others over a career that stretched back to the early 1960s --…

  15. Dillon Francis: Five Questions with the 'Stressed' Dance Man

    March 21, 2013 6:23 PM EDT Francis is trying to wrap up his new album. Also, he's "holy now." Dillon Francis is not only one of the most creative producers in dance music, he’s also delightfully strange. Billboard sat down with the ever-entertaining Francis in advance of the release of his new single …

  16. SXSW Shorts: Charli XCX, Shoes, Nik Bartsch, White Lung and K-Pop's f(x)

    March 14, 2013 6:30 PM EDT So many bands. So little time. Billboard is roaming Austin this week, checking out as many acts at SXSW as possible -- and each day we'll highlight a selection of our favorites. On Wednesday we caught Charli XCX, The Sights, a pair of Lung acts (White Lung, Wet Lungs), along with…

  17. Court Overturns James Brown Estate Settlement

    February 28, 2013 5:07 AM EST The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a settlement divvying up the multimillion-dollar estate of James Brown, saying a former attorney general didn't follow the late soul singer's wishes in putting together the deal. Attorney General Henry McMaster brokered a…

  18. Super Bowl XLVII: 20 Musician Tweets

    February 03, 2013 11:01 PM EST Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and more music makers react to halftime and the big game. Whether they were rooting for the Ravens, 49ers, or a Destiny's Child reunion, the music world had plenty to tweet about when the Super Bowl XLVII hit New Orleans. We'…

  19. 13 Artists to Watch in 2013

    January 27, 2013 12:21 PM EST They're not household names. . . yet, but these 13 music makers -- including pop stars in the making, a big "Voice," an up and coming rapper, and several hot bands -- are primed to do big things this year. Olly Murs 
 @ollyofficial | Pop Olly Murs auditioned for Britain'…

  20. Cassadee Pope Signs With Republic Nashville

    January 17, 2013 2:45 PM EST What will her debut album sound like? "If you were to take Taylor Swift, make it edgier with a just a little hint of country" "I am so excited to be joining the very talented Republic Nashville family," she says in the announcement. "I am so passionate about my music…

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