1. Jenni Rivera's Second Life: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Last year, Jenni Rivera made a vow to herself: 2013 was going to be her breakthrough moment. She was 43 and already a multimillionaire. As the biggest female artist in regional Mexican, she'd…

  2. 615 Spotlight: Brandon Rhyder 'Always Searching, Always Working' in Texas

    September 25, 2013 9:00 PM EDT Over the past several years. Brandon Rhyder has established himself as one of the top artists of the Texas / Red Dirt Music scene. His newest album, "That's Just Me" – released last month, will keep him very popular inside the Lone Star state, but he admits there were some…

  3. 13. Bridgit Mendler: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 11:07 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: 16 Birthdate: December 18, 1992 (Age 20) Why She's Hot: "Ready or not, here I come," goes the chorus of Mendler's Fugees-inspired single "Ready or Not," summing up her entrance into pop music. That song marked the highest peak in the Hot…

  4. Kendrick Lamar In the Running for Six Soul Train Awards

    September 18, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris…

  5. Laura Bell Bundy Puts Hip-Hop Spin on 'Two Step'

    September 17, 2013 2:00 PM EDT The "Anger Mangagement" actress melds country and dance music with her new single. "I think what's happening is that dance music is coming back in popular culture, and it's bleeding into country music" Laura Bell Bundy is quite the multi-media personality these…

  6. 'Walter Mitty' Trailer Gives Of Monsters and Men Song a Lift

    September 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Of Trailers and Hits: An 18-month-old song by Of Monsters and Men is a surprise breakout thanks to its use in the trailer for Ben Stiller's upcoming film Ben Stiller's next film, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," will not be in theaters until Christmas but it's…

  7. George Strait, Miranda Lambert Added to George Jones Tribute Concert

    September 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT More star wattage has been added to the upcoming sold-out tribute concert for the late, great George Jones.  The country singer's widow, Nancy Jones, announced on Monday morning that George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba McEntire, and Alabama will all perform…

  8. Carson Daly to Join 'Today' Show, Likely Leaving Late Night

    September 12, 2013 11:33 PM EDT The host of "The Voice" will host "Today's" new digital studio, the Orange Room. Carson Daly is joining NBC's "Today" show, it was announced on Thursday morning, hosting the show's brand-new Orange Room, part of the revamped set scheduled to be…

  9. Kanye West's 'Bound 2' Performance on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon': Watch

    September 10, 2013 1:50 AM EDT Kanye West’s surprise performance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" has arrived online. The rap star stopped in at the studio Monday, where he performed "Bound 2" with Charlie Wilson and The Roots. Watch the clip below: West's appearance comes days after the hip…

  10. Bridgit Mendler Live: Watch Her Acoustic Tastemakers Performance and Q&A

    September 04, 2013 1:40 PM EDT Watch the singer and Disney Channel star perform two songs and talk music & style. "I felt I had a lot to get out of my system," Bridgit Mendler said of creating her first album "Hello My Name Is…" as she sat down in front of Billboard's New York studio recently…

  11. Beyonce's 30 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 04, 2013 12:30 PM EDT With a devotion to music that started she was just five years old, Beyoncé has been never missed a step. Once she reached her teens, Queen B has dominated the Billboard charts for the entire span of thirteen-years-and-counting career, first as part of '90s R&B group Destiny&…

  12. Fania All Stars and Salsa Giants Announce Fall Concert Dates

    August 30, 2013 3:23 PM EDT Marc Anthony continues tour in support of his hit salsa album '3.0.' Salsa's summer comeback continues into fall with the announcement of concerts by Sergio George’s "Salsa Giants" and Salsa’s original super group, the Fania All Stars. Marc Anthony, whose salsa…

  13. MTV VMAs' 10 Best Performances Ever

    August 22, 2013 4:03 PM EDT MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS • VMAs' 55 Most Outrageous Fashions • Top 10 Crazy VMA Moments • MTV VMAs Quiz: 13 Questions • Timberlake & N'Sync To Reunite at VMAs? • Katy Perry To Debut 'Roar' on VMAs • Lady Gaga To Perform at VMAs Like summer's end, the 2013…

  14. Charlie Worsham Talks Debut Album, Taylor Swift and Hometown Love

    August 20, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Mississippi native releases "Rubberband" on Warner Brothers with "pops, lines, and notes all over the place" included Charlie Worsham released his debut album, "Rubberband," on Warner Brothers today. The Mississippi native, who appeared on "The Tonight…

  15. Simply Red's Mick Hucknall to Bare 'American Soul' on New Solo Album: Exclusive

    August 20, 2013 12:05 PM EDT Listen to the album's lead single, a version of soul classic "That's How Strong My Love Is" Mick Hucknall, the blue-eyed soul singer who has fronted legendary British bands Simply Red and, most recently, a reformed Faces, will release a new solo album this fall. "…

  16. Ariana Grande's Grand Entrance: Inside The Nickelodeon Star's Debut Album

    August 16, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Two huge singles have propelled the singer to an audience beyond her TV fans. Ariana Grande was a star before she released her single "The Way" last spring. The co-star of Nickelodeon's hit series "Victorious" had accrued 5.4 million Twitter followers and 2.6…

  17. Thousands Gather in Memphis to Honor Elvis Presley at Graceland Vigil

    August 16, 2013 5:53 AM EDT Elvis Presley fans from around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland on Thursday to pay their respects to the rock n' roll icon with a solemn candlelight vigil on the 36th anniversary of his death. Thousands of Presley fans carried lit candles as they walked silently…

  18. Bridgit Mendler Checks In On Touring, 'Hurricane' Single & Next Album

    August 09, 2013 10:34 AM EDT "Ready or Not" singer had some new song ideas… but then her laptop broke. Ten months after the release of her debut album, Bridgit Mendler says life as a recording and touring singer is appealing to her. "It's been really amazing to go through this whole process,"…

  19. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  20. RL Grime Debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums, Cash Cash Deposits Top Song Debut

    July 26, 2013 2:17 AM EDT Fresh off a tour with Baauer, RL Grime makes his first appearance on the Billboard charts with his "High Beams" EP. RL Grime, back from a touring stint with Baauer, enjoys his first Billboard chart action as his “High Beams” EP debuts at No. 8 on Dance/Electronic Albums with 2…

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