1. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Is Billboard's Song of the Summer

    September 05, 2013 10:10 AM EDT Having led the weekly Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks beginning in June, the track is the first summer season No. 1 by a lead solo male since 2004 Ending the (lack of) suspense, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell) officially clinches the top spot…

  2. Gimme Five: Emblem3 Names Their Favorite Pop-Punk Albums (Video)

    September 04, 2013 3:50 PM EDT Emblem3 has beguiled pop fans with debut album "Nothing To Lose" -- which started at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart last month -- as well as hummable breakout single "Chloe (You're The One I Want)." However, the "X Factor" finalists grew up devouring…

  3. Toby Keith to Headline Australia's CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival

    September 02, 2013 12:26 AM EDT Toby Keith is heading Down Under for his first-ever Australian performance. The country superstar will headline the 2014 CMC Rocks the Hunter festival, on a bill that includes compatriots the Eli Young Band, Kellie Pickler, Craig Campbell, Paul Thorn and Love & Theft. Homegrown country…

  4. Carly Rae Jepsen Covers 'The Little Mermaid' Classic: Listen

    August 22, 2013 9:07 PM EDT Jepsen's version will appear on an upcoming "Greatest Hits" version of the 1989 Disney film's soundtrack. Call her Ariel, maybe. Carly Rae Jepsen is showing off her Disney cred with a wide-eyed take on "The Little Mermaid" classic "Part of Your World,…

  5. Gimme Five: Bonnie McKee's Best Pop Star Stories

    August 15, 2013 10:49 AM EDT The songwriter talks about saving Katy Perry's life and how Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" happened. Bonnie McKee has accrued an impressive amount of jaw-dropping pop music anecdotes over a half-decade of writing with artists like Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Taio…

  6. 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…

  7. Earth, Wind & Fire, 'Sign On': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT EW&F frontman Philip Bailey talks "Now, Then & Forever," the legendary band's first new album in eight years Making Earth, Wind & Fire's first new album in eight years was a two-year, two-pronged process that frontman Philip Bailey says all hinged on…

  8. Icona Pop's 'I Love It' Gets a Cookie Monster Spoof

    August 08, 2013 9:33 PM EDT The "Sesame Street" Muppet has redone the breakthrough hit as an ode to self-control. Cookie Monster is learning a little self-control when it comes to his favorite snack food. The folks at "Sesame Street" have just released a video in which the Muppet spoofs Icona Pop&…

  9. Carly Rae Jepsen Stands Up to Bullies

    August 05, 2013 3:00 PM EDT "Call Me Maybe" singer talks about working with anti-bullying campaigns organized by Characters Unite and Flip the Script Growing up as a musical theater student, Carly Rae Jepsen was fortunate enough to have a popular older brother who looked out for her, so being bullied by…

  10. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  11. Robin Thicke, The Roots Play 'Blurred Lines' With Kiddie Instruments on 'Fallon': Watch

    August 02, 2013 9:50 AM EDT Is a song of the summer really a song of the summer if it's not made more meme-worthy by Jimmy Fallon and the Roots? Just like Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" last year , Robin Thicke's No. 1 single "Blurred Lines" was given a unique "Late Night…

  12. 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…

  13. Bonnie McKee Studio Session: Watch 'American Girl' Performance & Hits Medley

    August 01, 2013 11:42 AM EDT The co-writer of smashes like "Teenage Dream" and "Hold It Against Me" talks about finally stepping into the spotlight. Bonnie McKee may not be a household name yet, but she's created some of the biggest pop songs of the past half-decade. As a close friend to…

  14. Gimme Five: Austin Mahone's Favorite Pop Tracks (Video)

    July 31, 2013 1:17 PM EDT Austin Mahone is having a pretty good year: the 17-year-old pop artist made his Hot 100 debut last month with his RedOne-produced single "What About Love," and has been taking his YouTube-honed talents on the road with Taylor Swift, as an opening act on her massive Red tour. As…

  15. Bill Clinton 'Sings' Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines': Watch

    July 24, 2013 2:23 AM EDT Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" may have already been deemed "rapey" by critics, but Bill Clinton is bringing the infectious track to a whole new level. YouTube channel BarackDubs, known for dubbing over popular songs (including Daft Punk's "Get Lucky,"…

  16. Chart Highlights: Jonas Brothers, One Direction Debut On Pop Songs

    July 22, 2013 6:20 PM EDT The boy bands begin with new singles from forthcoming albums. Plus, new No. 1s for Robin Thicke, the Band Perry and more 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 listed below.…

  17. 3 Doors Down Replaces Carly Rae Jepsen at Boy Scouts Jamboree

    July 19, 2013 4:30 PM EDT Multi-platinum rock band 3 Doors Down will headline the Boy Scouts National Jamboree's featured concert this weekend as a replacement for acts that had previously pulled out during a divisive debate over the Boy Scouts of America's exclusion of gays. The group will perform…

  18. Gimme Five: Megan & Liz's Debut Album Influences

    July 16, 2013 3:41 PM EDT Megan & Liz, the teen-sister duo responsible for one of the most enjoyable pop singles of the summer ("Release You"), is prepping its debut studio album, "Look What You Started," for a late summer release. "Release You," which was produced by Max Martin…

  19. Cory Monteith: Thoughts on Losing 'Glee's Heartbeat

    July 14, 2013 11:00 PM EDT "Finn was our hero, our everyman" Early Sunday morning (late Saturday night on the west coast) my phone began to light up with text messages. First it was rumors that "Glee" star Cory Monteith had passed away, and then came condolences once the Vancouver police…

  20. Poll: What's The Best 'Song Of The Summer' of the Past 10 Years?

    July 08, 2013 3:45 PM EDT 0 Vote now for the biggest summer jams from 2003 to 2012! With Independence Day now squarely in the rearview, this year's Songs Of The Summer chart -- based on cumulative performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart from Memorial Day to Labor Day -- is (ahem) heating…

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