1. Richie Sambora On Rejoining Bon Jovi In 2014: 'I Would Think About It'

    December 12, 2013 5:12 AM EST For 30 years, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora lived his life on the rock 'n' roll treadmill of writing, recording, and touring until 2013 when the Woodbridge, NJ native did the unimaginable: he quit. “We were the hardest working band in the world, man,” he tells The Hollywood…

  2. Is Britney Spears' 'Britney Jean' Really Her Most Personal Album? An Investigation

    December 04, 2013 12:30 PM EST A deep dive into the pop superstar's eight studio albums shows where her newest ranks on a "personal" level. When Britney Spears began setting up her eighth studio album, "Britney Jean," earlier this year, the word "personal" kept popping up. "I can…

  3. 10 Things the Dance World is Thankful For and Why

    November 27, 2013 11:54 AM EST It’s the time of year to give thanks and CODE wants to shout out the people and things that make dance music what it is! 1 Sia For her saving dance diva-dom from oversinging, trite lyrics and dialed-in performances. She is titanium. 2 DanceSafe Because everyone has the right to information…

  4. Headhunterz & Krewella, 'United Kids of the World' Video: Watch First Here

    November 25, 2013 1:59 PM EST Sometimes art imitates life so closely it’s almost real. Such is the case in the video for “United Kids of the World,” the highly-anticipated collaboration between Headhunterz and Krewella that has become more than a track with two of the fastest rising stars of EDM but also an anti…

  5. Chart Highlights: Cage The Elephant Returns To No. 1 On Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs

    November 11, 2013 7:30 PM EST Cage the Elephant hits No. 1 on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs, One Direction debuts on Pop Songs 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. All…

  6. Inside Daddy Yankee's Digital-Only 'King' Album

    November 11, 2013 5:30 PM EST Despite Latin's continued reliance on physical sales, one of reggaeton's biggest stars releases online-only album When reggaeton trailblazer Daddy Yankee releases an album, it usually debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart. So why celebrate the fact that Yankee…

  7. Jay Z's Birthday Gift to Yankee Investigated By MLB Players Union: Report

    November 06, 2013 12:32 PM EST Rapper and newly minted sports agent Shawn Carter, aka Jay Z, is being investigated by the Major League Baseball Players Association after giving his biggest client, Yankees infielder Robinson Cano, a watch worth a cool $33,900, according to an ESPN report . Cano received the timepiece, a…

  8. Avril Lavigne, 'Avril Lavigne': Track-By-Track Review

    November 04, 2013 4:33 PM EST "A first taste like honey, you were so yum/Can't wait for a second, cause it's so fun," is a line from the song "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," off Avril Lavigne's self-titled fifth studio album. It's a line that's cutesy and cloying,…

  9. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Tops Dance Club Songs, Young The Giant Returns, Lorde Adds Latin Airplay

    November 04, 2013 4:05 PM EST Rihanna notches her latest No. 1, Young the Giant returns to rock airwaves and Lorde's 'Royals' crosses to Latin radio. Plus, Donald Lawrence takes over atop Gospel Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the…

  10. Marvin Gaye's Family Sues EMI Over Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'

    October 30, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Marvin Gaye's family is responding in a major way to Robin Thicke's lawsuit claiming that "Blurred Lines" wasn't stolen from Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." On Wednesday, the family went nuclear with counterclaims that allege that Thicke stole the…

  11. Colombian Reggaeton Star J Balvin Talks 'La Familia,' Picks His Favorite 5 Videos

    October 30, 2013 4:56 AM EDT “I want to try and make my own movement,” says J. Balvin, the rising reggaeton star, whose album “La Familia” was just released on Capitol Latin. “We are going to conquer the world.”   Maybe its not such a lofty goal for the Colombian artist, whose following extends from (logically) South…

  12. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter and Facebook

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long career both in the Velvet Underground and as…

  13. Colbie Caillat, Rascal Flatts to Perform National Anthem at World Series Games

    October 26, 2013 1:47 PM EDT Colbie Caillat will sing the national anthem at tonight's World Series game 3 in St. Louis. On Sunday, country veterans Rascal Flatts will do the same before game 4, Billboard has confirmed. Caillat will be making her first appearance as performer of "The Star-Spangled Banner…

  14. Mike Posner Gears Up to Finish 'Pages' Album, Hints at Big Guest Artists

    October 25, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Mike Posner says he's "very far along" in making his sophomore album, "Pages," with an EP titled "Page One" expected out during the fall. And, he reports, there's no shortage of material to choose from. "I've made maybe over 100 songs since…

  15. Drake Celebrates Birthday With Emotional Toronto Show: Live Review

    October 25, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Drake is not the type of person to say, "Birthdays? Nah, I don't like to celebrate my birthday."  Even non-diehard fans of the Toronto-born rapper know his birthday is in October — October 24, to be exact. His company brand is OVO, an acronym for October's Very Own,…

  16. Mary J. Blige, James Taylor to Sing National Anthem at World Series

    October 23, 2013 5:09 PM EDT Taylor looks to continue his winning ways -- he sang the anthem before a pair of other World Series game 2 victories for the Red Sox A lifelong Yankees fan and a folk-rock crooner will sing the national anthem before the first two games of the World Series, launching tonight at Fenway…

  17. Eddie Vedder Talks Cubs, the World Series and Giving His Boyhood Mitt to Ernie Banks

    October 23, 2013 1:00 PM EDT "I'm going to go to a Cubs World Series game -- and I'm taking care of my health in order to do so," the Pearl Jam frontman vows It's no secret that Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is a lifelong baseball fan, and when the singer recently spoke to Billboard for a…

  18. Metallica to Rock Antarctica?

    October 23, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Though nothing has been confirmed yet, signs are pointing to a landmark concert this December from metal legends Metallica. Recently, the Colombian website for Coca-Cola Zero launched a sweepstakes for fans in six Colombian cities whose grand prize is a trip to see a rock concert in…

  19. Angel Haze Opens Up About Her Sexuality On Macklemore's 'Same Love' Freestyle: Listen

    October 22, 2013 3:46 PM EDT Angel Haze takes on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' hit, "Same Love," to share her experiences with sexuality. "Hi mom, I'm really scared right now, but, I have to," the New York rapper begins. "At age 13 my mother knew I wasn't straight/ She didn't…

  20. Ohio State Marching Band Moonwalks in Michael Jackson Tribute: Watch

    October 21, 2013 9:56 PM EDT The Ohio State University's marching band has a storied reputation -- hence its nickname of The Best Damn Band in the Land -- and its newest show, performed last weekend, is anything but "bad." During halftime of Ohio State's game against the University of Iowa, the…

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