1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. What Do Anna Kendrick and Barbra Streisand Have in Common on the Charts?

    July 19, 2013 3:06 PM EDT What do Anna Kendrick and Barbra Streisand have in common? They are the only two people that have earned a top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and Academy Award and Tony Award nominations in acting categories. Kendrick was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for actress in a…

  4. Essence Festival 2013: Beyonce, Tamia, Janelle Monae Take Over The Superdome

    July 08, 2013 11:14 AM EDT The last day of the 19th annual Essence Music Festival started around 8 a.m. CDT at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, with an all-star gospel tribute to Donnie McClurkin and Tramaine Hawkins, and finished around 1 a.m. Monday morning (July 8) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome when…

  5. Robyn Is 'Nowhere Near Finished' Her Next Album

    July 02, 2013 11:05 AM EDT "It's probably going to be a while before you hear anything new from me," pop star admits. Robyn, that critically beloved and perennially forward-thinking Swedish pop artist, bestowed fans with an avalanche of new music in 2010 with her three-part "Body Talk"…

  6. Aerosmith, Dropkick Murphys, NKOTB Come Together for 'Boston Strong' Concert

    May 31, 2013 12:30 AM EDT The song "Come Together" their rallying cry, performers at a benefit concert for victims of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing had thousands of people cheering for a city that has pulled together to overcome adversity. Veteran rockers Aerosmith helped close the 5 ½ hour Boston…

  7. Empire of the Sun Play Electric Daisy New York, Talk New Album ‘Ice On The Dune’

    May 20, 2013 6:40 PM EDT Empire of the Sun chose an unlikely place to kick off the tour for the duo’s highly anticipated sophomore album, “Ice On The Dune” (due June 18 on Astralwerks). Rather than an indie-rock festival like Coachella or Bonnaroo, the high-concept electronic pop band made its stage return at the…

  8. Aerosmith, James Taylor and New Kids to Lead Boston Strong Benefit Concert

    May 03, 2013 3:50 PM EDT Homegrown artists including New Kids on the Block, Aerosmith, James Taylor and Dane Cook will head back to Boston this month for Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The May 30 event will also feature performances from…

  9. Empire of the Sun Unleash Sci-Fi Clip for ‘Alive’: Video

    April 30, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Empire of the Sun has released the video for “Alive,” a three-and-a-half-minute clip which finds the Australian electro-pop act in an all-out fantasy-mode. In “Alive,” the pair of Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore embark on a sci-fi romp through various stunning locations, from dramatic…

  10. NKOTB's Joey McIntyre 'O.K.' After Running Boston Marathon

    April 15, 2013 10:07 PM EDT The singer says he finished the race "5 minutes" before the explosions that killed several and injured dozens more. New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre tweets that he's OK after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon minutes after he completed…

  11. New Kids On The Block's Jonathan Knight Walks Off Stage During NYC Concert

    April 05, 2013 6:56 AM EDT UPDATE (April 6): Friday morning, all five new Kids, including Jonathan Knight, performed “We Own Tonight,” from “10,” on NBC’s "Today" show. They made no mention of his departure the night before.   The same day, the group’s official Twitter account (@NKOTB) also likely…

  12. Legendary Producer Phil Ramone Dies at Age 79

    March 30, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Phil Ramone -- an oft-honored visionary in the field of audio recording and the presentation of music; who helmed classic albums by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and many others over a career that stretched back to the early 1960s --…

  13. Sid Sriram Covers Kendrick Lamar's 'Sing About Me (I'm Dying of Thirst)': Exclusive Video

    March 21, 2013 1:59 PM EDT If you haven't listened to the soulful sounds of Sid Sririam, now would be the time. The singer-songwriter from Fremont, Calif. is prepping to release the first half of his two-part "West Coast Nightfall" project, titled "Before Dusk" on April 17. In anticipation…

  14. Dave Grohl's SXSW Keynote Urges Artists to Find Their Voice, Chides Negativity

    March 14, 2013 4:20 PM EDT Foo Fighters frontman cracks jokes about Bruce Springsteen, talks Nirvana's rise to fame and why he dropped out of school to play music: "I burned inside" "The musician comes first" was Dave Grohl's mantra during his keynote speech Thursday at South By…

  15. New Kids on the Block Suit Up for New 'Remix' Video: Watch

    March 07, 2013 9:12 PM EST See NKOTB's energetic video for single "Remix (I Like The)" New Kids on the Block dropped its new video for "Remix (I Like The)" on March 7, and "I" is about to be "Everyone." Directed by Rami Hachache (the same man behind the Old Navy ads…

  16. Coheed and Cambria on 'Afterman' Conclusion, 'Amory Wars' Film

    February 05, 2013 10:38 PM EST The band answers "The Afterman: Ascension" cliffhanger with new album "The Afterman: Descension" Coheed and Cambria 's Claudio Sanchez still feels that the group's latest thematic opus, "The Afterman," is twice as nice as a two-parter. With "The…

  17. RISE Digital Music Festival Lineup: Knife Party, R3HAB to Headline

    February 05, 2013 11:10 AM EST Trance duo Tritonal also headlining three-day live-streamed event The lineup for RISE Digital Music Festival, a three-day (Feb. 12-14) live-streaming event featuring EDM performances from around the world, was announced today. Hosted by Mixify.com, RISE will feature sets by previously…

  18. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  19. New Kids, Boyz II Men & 98 Degrees Talk 'Package Tour'

    January 23, 2013 9:15 AM EST For Donnie Wahlberg it's not a matter of why now, rather "why not?" The recording artist-turned-actor was referring to the news of a major tour with his New Kids on the Block, who'll be joined this summer on "The Package Tour" by 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.  …

  20. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

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