1. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top 70 Country Songs 1989-2014

    January 13, 2014 3:07 PM EST It was 70 years ago this month -- January 1944 -- that Billboard began charting the popularity of country tunes with the format's main chart now known as Hot Country Songs. In celebration the vital genre's continued vibrancy, we're honoring the chart's anniversary with…

  2. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top No. 1s By Decade, Top No. 1 Artists & More

    January 13, 2014 3:06 PM EST In honor of country music's longevity and vaunted place in American cultural history, Billboard celebrates the 70th anniversary of the chart that's now known as Hot Country Songs by taking a look at the biggest No. 1 songs of each decade of the chart's history and the acts with…

  3. Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line Remain Atop Country Charts

    January 03, 2014 11:30 AM EST Brooks' new box set and FGL's 'Stay' make it five weeks at No. 1 on Top Country Albums and Hot Country Songs, respectively With a fifth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, Garth Brooks' box set "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of…

  4. Thirty Seconds To Mars on Tour: Behind-The-Scenes Q&A and Performance

    December 12, 2013 7:42 PM EST You might never get an all-access pass to a Thirty Seconds to Mars concert, but Billboard has the next best thing. Our cameras were invited backstage at London's O2 Arena to chronicle the band's Nov. 23rd gig before a crowd of thousands. Of course, quality time was spent with…

  5. Garth Brooks Returns to Top Country Albums Summit

    December 05, 2013 5:20 PM EST The country icon scores his first No. 1 on the chart in six years with his new box set. Plus, Florida Georgia Line takes over atop Hot Country Songs Garth Brooks returns to Top Country Albums, as "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences" debuts at No. 1 with 164,000…

  6. One Direction Scores Historic Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 04, 2013 10:12 AM EST One Direction's "Midnight Memories" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with 546,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The act makes history as the first group to debut at No. 1 with its first three albums. "Midnight Memories"…

  7. 'Voice' Winner Danielle Bradbery Talks Debut

    November 27, 2013 11:15 AM EST She won season four of "The Voice" in June and this week releases her debut album on Big Machine Records. Yep, Danielle Bradbery has plenty to be thankful for this holiday season. "The whole experience with 'The Voice' gave a jump start to everything that is going on…

  8. Ask Billboard: They Are Women, Hear Them 'Roar'

    November 10, 2013 9:05 AM EST A look at eras in which female vocals have dominated the Hot 100, plus Drake's latest achievement and Kelly Clarkson's career sales As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and…

  9. Cher Lloyd Live: Watch The Tastemakers Performance

    October 29, 2013 1:04 PM EDT Watch the pop phenom perform three acoustic tracks and discuss her new album, "Sorry I'm Late." "I'm quite an honest person," 20-year-old pop singer Cher Lloyd tells Billboard at Manhattan's Mophonics Studio, after performing a trio of songs for a…

  10. Cassadee Pope, Luke Bryan Lead Country Charts

    October 17, 2013 5:20 PM EDT The former champion of NBC's 'The Voice' soars onto Top Country Albums at No. 1, while Bryan achieves an honor on Hot Country Songs last managed in 1966 Cassadee Pope, the third-season winner of NBC's "The Voice," becomes the second rookie female to debut at No…

  11. 615 Spotlight: Emily Hearn Makes 'Promises'

    October 09, 2013 7:30 PM EDT Listen to the somber "Cutting Ties," off Hearn's just-released EP It might be a little bit tough to label the music of Emily Hearn -- who released her new EP "Promises" yesterday. We just prefer to call it good, and maybe a little bit eclectic. That's music to…

  12. Patty Griffin Rescues Lost Album 'Silver Bell': Exclusive Song Premiere

    September 30, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Listen to the original "Truth #2" off Griffin's mythical album from 2000 and find out why Natalie Maines is bummed: "Now I can't steal from it anymore" Perhaps the most successful album of Patty Griffin's nearly 20-year career in music is the one that…

  13. Badfinger Song Sends 'Breaking Bad' Off in Style

    September 30, 2013 9:15 AM EDT WARNING: Spoilers ahead for the series finale if "Breaking Bad" "Breaking Bad" has ended -- but not before giving fans one final song to rock out to. As we saw Walter White (Bryan Cranston) – bleeding and near death – back in a lab one last time, he had just the song…

  14. British Pop Star Leona Lewis to Make Film Debut

    September 24, 2013 1:48 AM EDT "X Factor U.K." winner Leona Lewis will make her big-screen debut in "Holiday!," a British musical directed by the StreetDance franchise team Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini. The movie, produced by U.K. indie production and distribution banner Vertigo Films, stars fresh…

  15. Carole King Is MusiCares Person of the Year

    September 19, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that King will be saluted by performers Lady Gaga, the Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, Steve Tyler, James Taylor and Jason Mraz with more to be announced…

  16. 'Spark: A Burning Man Story' Soundtrack, Starring Diplo, Rudimental and More: First Listen

    September 19, 2013 2:09 PM EDT When it comes to Burning Man, the annual weeklong, community-based, temporary city and art event in the middle of the northern Nevadan desert, there is something of a cult-like fanaticism that takes hold of the nearly 70,000 attendees. How else could one explain the almost mythical…

  17. Twerk Nation: Big Freedia to Set Guinness Record, Juicy J Giving Scholarship

    September 18, 2013 10:30 PM EDT Juicy J will offer $50,000 to the woman who twerks the best, while Big Freedia will set the world record for biggest twerk session. When it comes to twerking, we've only just begun. The dance style, long a staple of Southern hip-hop, has made its way onto everyone's lips in recent…

  18. CBGB Film Festival Lineup Announced

    September 18, 2013 6:45 PM EDT This year's CBGB Music & Film Festival will travel from the Bowery to Broadway with "CBGB" and "Broadway Idiot," the documentary on Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and the making of the musical "American Idiot."  Taking place Oct. 8-13, about 60…

  19. 'Chasing Nashville' TV Series to Follow Aspiring Stars From Appalachia

    September 18, 2013 9:30 AM EDT Each day, there's at least a handful of aspiring artists that cross the Davidson County border in search of fame and stardom. Some of those stories will soon be documented in a brand new Lifetime weekly series that will show the highs, lows, and heartbreak that comes with the search…

  20. New York Fashion Week Runway Jams: Day 3

    September 08, 2013 2:00 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. MORE FASHION WEEK: 10 Epic FW Music Moments | Janelle Monáe Sings At Minkoff Show   DAY 3:…

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