1. Eminem's 'MMLP2' Set for No. 1 With 750K, Celine Dion Heading for No. 2

    November 08, 2013 7:35 PM EST As reported earlier , Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" album is unstoppable, as it will easily debut at No. 1 next week's Billboard 200 with the second-largest sales week of the year. Industry sources say the set could sell around 750,000 by the end of the…

  2. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Celine Dion & Mariah Carey

    November 01, 2013 5:42 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. " alt="" align="right"> Best: Celine Dion Celine Dion looked positively ageless as she showed off her legs on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Monday …

  3. Pop Shop Podcast: Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, Celine Dion & More

    October 31, 2013 1:55 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's brand-new, weekly audio breakdown. Happy Halloween to one and all! Welcome to this spook-tacular episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music…

  4. Celine Dion Loves Fans 'Back to Life' at Intimate NYC Show: Review

    October 30, 2013 1:38 PM EDT Watching Celine Dion play to a crowd one-twentieth of the size she sells out some 100 nights a year in Las Vegas Tuesday night was not unlike watching LeBron James nail an hour's worth of slam dunks during a private session. Dion performed an intimate concert for Pandora Presents at…

  5. Celine Dion Shows Edge, and Tries Out New Characters, on 'Loved Me Back to Life'

    October 29, 2013 2:00 PM EDT For her first English-language album in six years, Celine Dion has tapped current songwriters like Sia and Ne-Yo for a sound that reminds people-or at least her son-of Rihanna Celine Dion packs two ­albums right now as she travels the country, and soon Europe -- Adele's "21"…

  6. Jay-Z Defends Barneys Deal: I'm Being 'Demonized'

    October 26, 2013 7:40 PM EDT Jay-Z — under increasing pressure to back out of a collaboration with the luxury store Barneys New York after it was accused of racially profiling two black customers — said Saturday he's being unfairly "demonized" for just waiting to hear all of the facts. The rap mogul…

  7. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  8. Pharrell Talks eBay Collab, Beyonce's Album, Scoring the 'Spider-Man' Sequel and More

    October 24, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Pharrell Williams likes to spread the wealth and the credit. As a music producer and all-around tastemaker, he’s played key roles on two of the year’s biggest songs (Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” duh). BBC Black, his collaborative clothing line with renowned…

  9. MKTO Preps For U.S. Push, Talks Debut Album

    October 24, 2013 12:04 PM EDT "I feel like each single's going to be different," says the pop duo's Malcolm Kelley of their 2014 debut. MKTO's uber-catchy single "Classic" has yet to take off in the States -- although the pop-rap track has reached the Top 10 on the Digital Songs…

  10. 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…

  11. Britney Spears in Las Vegas: Exclusive Details on Her Two-Year Residency

    September 19, 2013 8:00 PM EDT   Beginning in December, Las Vegas will be the only place on earth where you’ll be able to see Britney Spears perform over the next two years.  After months of speculation, the pop superstar announced her two-year Las Vegas residency show, titled “Britney Spears: Piece of Me,” at Planet…

  12. Pop Shop Picks: Celine Dion, Sleigh Bells, Cults & More

    September 13, 2013 6:16 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! CELINE DION "Love Me…

  13. Ricky Martin to Fans: Write My World Cup Song

    September 13, 2013 4:34 PM EDT Sony will launch "Super Song" contest in December to create a track for upcoming World Cup album, but it will NOT be the official anthem Ricky Martin is inviting fans to enter an international contest created by Sony to write a 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil song which he will record.…

  14. Michael Bolton Talks Memoir, Hits and What 'Jack Sparrow' Has Wrought

    September 11, 2013 12:00 PM EDT "Word is out," quipped Michael Bolton, "that I might have a sense of humor." The superstar singer who has sold out arenas was speaking Monday night in a much more intimate venue, the 92nd Street Y (92Y) on Manhattan's Upper East Side.    Bolton was describing the…

  15. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Leads Pop Songs For 10th Week

    September 09, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Billboard's Song of the Summer is just the 12th title to reach a reign of double-digit weeks on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. Plus, new No. 1s for Enrique Iglesias and Florida Georgia Line Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  16. Fall Music Preview 2013: The 52 Hottest Albums

    September 03, 2013 3:41 PM EDT Summer's over and that means fall 2013's slate of new albums is heating up. From Avicii to Lady Gaga, Eminem to Pearl Jam, Enrique Iglesias to Miley Cyrus and Keith Urban to Cher, Billboard spotlights the hot hip-hop, pop, rock, R&B, latin, and country releases that will…

  17. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Madonna Songs?

    September 03, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Readers rank the Material Girl's best material. Plus, a trip through AC chart history and more songs that became hits three times As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name,…

  18. Celine Dion, 'Loved Me Back to Life': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 7:56 AM EDT Release Date: Nov. 5 Label: Columbia Celine Dion would like you to know that "Loved Me Back to Life" will be her edgiest record to date—just not in the ways you might think. By way of example, she sings a few bars of the song "Water and a Flame," originally recorded by…

  19. Mariah Carey's 'Music Box' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    August 31, 2013 1:34 PM EDT As far as Mariah Carey albums go, 1993's "Music Box" is awfully front-loaded. From the opening notes of "Dreamlover," which feature Mariah trilling in her signature whistle octave, straight into mega-ballad "Hero" and the take-it-to-church "…

  20. Celine Dion Talks 'Loved Me Back to Life' Single, Album (Exclusive)

    August 29, 2013 9:30 AM EDT "I could not believe what I was hearing," Dion says of songs submitted to her for her first English-language album in six years Celine Dion would like you to know that "Loved Me Back To Life" (Nov. 5) will be her edgiest record to date -- just not in the ways you might…

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