1. Kings of Leon, Cher and Elton John Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200

    September 27, 2013 9:40 PM EDT Kings of Leon's "Mechanical Bull" should give the band its third consecutive top five album as Drake takes No. 1. It will be busy on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, as a slew of big-name acts are heading for high debuts. As previously reported on Wednesday, Sept.…

  2. Drake Heading for 675,000-Plus No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200

    September 25, 2013 6:47 PM EDT Drake is set to rock the Billboard 200 chart next week. The hip-hop star's "Nothing Was the Same" album is on course to earn the second-largest sales week of the year and easily debut at No. 1. Industry sources forecast the effort -- his third full-length release -- to sell…

  3. 21 Under 21: Music's Hottest Minors 2013

    September 25, 2013 12:26 PM EDT 0 They've got hit records, millions of fans, and the kind of success most musicians only dream of -- and they can't even legally uncork a bottle of champagne to celebrate their success. Welcome to Billboard.com's 2013 edition of 21 Under 21, our annual ranking…

  4. 12. Chief Keef: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 11:46 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: August 15, 1995 (Age 18) Why He's Hot: Chief Keef is polarizing for his young age. The rapper has faced adversaries and altercations, yet still continues to hustle. After Kanye West remixed his single, "I Don't Like," Chief Keef went…

  5. 21. Fifth Harmony: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 11:40 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdates: Allyson Brooke Hernandez - born July 7, 1993 (age 20), Normani Kordei Hamilton - born May 31, 1996 (age 17), Lauren Michelle Jauregui - born June 27, 1996 (age 17), Karla Camila Cabello - born March 3, 1997 (age 16), Dinah Jane Hansen - born June 22,…

  6. 11. Cher Lloyd: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 10:44 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: 8 Birthdate: July 28, 1993 (Age 20) Why She's Hot: After a 2012 that saw her single "Want U Back" hit No. 12 on the Hot 100, Cher Lloyd's been plugging away in the studio all year, readying her forthcoming sophomore album. With the follow-up (to be…

  7. 10. Emblem3: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 9:50 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Ages: Drew Chadwick, 20; Wesley Stromberg, 19; Keaton Stromberg, 17 Why They're Hot: The "X Factor" finalists have become of the bigger reality competition success stories in recent years, as Emblem3's debut album, "Nothing To Lose,"…

  8. Cher Tells 'The Truth': Watch Her Talk New Album, P!nk Collab, Miley Cyrus & More

    September 24, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Ultimate diva Cher is finally back with her first studio album in over a decade: "Closer to the Truth." The Warner Bros. Records effort arrives today (Sept. 24) in the U.S. and Canada, and is her first since 2002's "Living Proof." (The new album hits the…

  9. Cher Lloyd Describes Her Mother's Reaction To New Song 'Dirty Love': Watch

    September 23, 2013 3:09 PM EDT "She was shocked, so I'm a bit nervous," says the U.K. pop singer on the red carpet at the iHeartRadio Village. Cher Lloyd is returning with a new album this fall, a follow-up to last year's "Sticks + Stones" that the 20-year-old has described as a more grown…

  10. Cher Announces 'Dressed to Kill' Tour

    September 23, 2013 1:40 PM EDT Cher is ready to hit the road on the "Dressed to Kill" tour, her first trek in eight years. The legendary performer made the announcement Monday morning on NBC's "Today" show , telling the hosts that it won't be easy. "The road is horrible, but the…

  11. Cher, Ed Sheeran Join 'The Voice' as Mentors

    September 09, 2013 4:30 PM EDT Weeks ahead of the return of "The Voice," NBC has named the new advisers for the fifth cycle. Cher, Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder and Miguel have been tapped to help "The Voice" coaches guide their respective teams during the season. Cher will serve as an adviser to Blake…

  12. 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…

  13. Cher Lloyd: Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 8:17 AM EDT Title and Release Date: TBD Label: Epic Records Lloyd's "Sticks + Stones" hit stateside stores last October, but the 20-year-old's debut had been released a year earlier overseas, after she finished fourth on the U.K. edition of "The X Factor" in 2010.…

  14. Cher, ‘Closer to the Truth’: Fall Music Preview 2013

    August 30, 2013 2:52 PM EDT Release Date: Sept. 24 Label: Warner Bros. After more than a decade since her last album, Cher keeps her remarkably long-lived career going with her 26th studio set, “Closer to the Truth.” The album features a bevy of emotional ballads and dancefloor stompers, including two songs written by…

  15. Jay Z Debuts Justin Timberlake-Assisted 'Holy Grail' Video: Watch

    August 29, 2013 12:33 PM EDT At noon EDT Thursday (Aug. 29), Jay Z and Justin Timberlake's "Holy Grail" music video became the first clip by a major music star to premiere on Facebook — and with a 24-hour exclusivity window to boot. The premiere utilizes Facebook's proprietary video player,…

  16. Taylor Swift Suprises Staples Center Audience with Ellie Goulding Duet: Watch Here

    August 24, 2013 11:57 AM EDT Continuing her streak of famous friends hitting the stage with her, Swift came through with a buddy again. At this point, fans attending Taylor Swift's "Red" tour concerts expect a surprise guest. Recently she's brought out Cher Lloyd, Carly Simon, and duo Teegan and…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday The latest chart…

  18. Cher Lloyd Announces 'I Wish' Single Featuring T.I.

    August 12, 2013 5:42 PM EDT Cher Lloyd is prepping her follow-up to debut album "Sticks + Stones" for a tentative fall release, and on Sunday night (Aug. 11), the 20-year-old revealed that her next single will be titled "I Wish" and include T.I. as a guest star. "Is everyone excited for my new…

  19. Chart Highlights: Luke Bryan Scores His Highest Debut Ever on Country Airplay Chart

    August 05, 2013 8:43 PM EDT Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" bows at No. 21 as Romeo Santos scores a big bow on the Latin Airplay chart. Luke Bryan scores his highest debut ever on Country Airplay, as 'That's My Kind of Night' bows at No. 21. Over on the Latin Airplay chart, Romeo…

  20. Garrix Zooms; Icona Pop, Avicii and Kaskade Climb the Dance Chart

    August 05, 2013 6:26 PM EDT Martin Garrix zooms ten spots, the largest positional jump on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart, with festival banger “Animals” (32-22). Taking 66% of its points from sales, the song is also seen vaulting 38-17 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (9,000 units, up 86%). Icona Pop’s “All Night,…

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