1. Katy Perry Launches New Killer Queen Fragrance

    May 03, 2013 2:09 PM EDT Katy Perry makes her perfume series a trilogy her latest offering. Katy Perry returns to the fragrance game launching a third scent. The “Firework” singer first took on the perfume industry back in 2010, putting out Purr, followed by Meow a year later. Now Perry is back with a new scent,…

  2. AraabMUZIK Shot, Survives Robbery Attempt

    May 02, 2013 8:45 PM EDT The producer was in the "wrong place at the wrong time," his rep tells Billboard. Producer and MPC wizard AraabMUZIK was shot during an attempted robbery, according to several tweets from the musician's collaborators. DukeDaGod, the musician's manager, posted an…

  3. Wanda Jackson, Kentucky Headhunters Lead Arkansas Delta Rockabilly Festival

    May 02, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Just like the blues flows through the mid-south, so does the history of rockabilly music. Of course, the birthplace of the style is typically regarded as 706 Union Avenue- the address of Sun Records. But, in Helena, Arkansas – not too far away from the town where that history was made,…

  4. 'Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead' Denied No. 1 on UK Singles Chart

    April 14, 2013 3:39 PM EDT Duke Dumont's "Need U (100%)" bests controversial anti-Margaret Thatcher campaign. Also, Paramore has top album The highly controversial campaign to get "Ding! Dong! The Witch Is Dead," by the "Wizard of Oz" Film Cast to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart has…

  5. Ding Dong: Inside the UK Campaign to Make an Anti-Thatcher Song No. 1

    April 12, 2013 11:12 AM EDT UPDATE 4/12: BBC Radio will not play the full "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" song during the Official Chart Show on Sunday, Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper announced. Instead they will play a clip as part of a news item about the "Wizard of Oz" track, which has been…

  6. Justin Timberlake’s '20/20' Extends U.K. Chart Reign

    April 08, 2013 7:50 AM EDT Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) began a third week atop the U.K. album chart as the Official Charts Company published its new sales data Sunday (April 7). British DJ-producer Duke Dumont debuted at No. 1 on the singles chart with “Need U (100%)” …

  7. Ask Billboard: Belinda's Back, JT Too, Mariah Carey's Album Sales & More

    March 31, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Belinda Carlisle releases her first single since the '90s, Justin Timberlake posts back-to-back No. 1 albums seven years apart and a look at Carey's album sales. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  8. AraabMUZIK, 'Prince Is Coming': Live Video Premiere

    March 26, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The DJ/producer will emabark on his 'Professional Use Only' tour in April. A month after releasing his highly-anticipated mixtape, " For Professional Use Only, "  AraabMUZIK delivers a video for the instrumental banger, "The Prince Is Coming," exclusively on…

  9. The Band Perry Gets It 'Done' On Hot Country Songs Chart

    March 21, 2013 5:05 PM EDT The sibling trio launches its new single at No. 23. Plus, Darius Rucker storms the top five and Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift's new duet soars The Band Perry draws Hot Shot Debut applause at No. 23 on Hot Country Songs with "Done.," the second single from "Pioneer,"…

  10. 'Sunday Kind of Love' Singer Fran Warren Dies at 87

    March 20, 2013 2:36 AM EDT Fran Warren, the singer and actress whose 1947 recording of "A Sunday Kind of Love" is remembered as a classic of the Big Band era, has passed away at the age of 87. According to a statement from a representative, Warren died of natural causes on March 4 -- her birthday. Warren…

  11. Hot 100 March Madness 2013: Vote In The Final Four!

    March 19, 2013 3:00 PM EDT 0 Cast your ballot for the best Top 5 single of the past year. Will.i.am and Britney Spears took down another pop diva, Kelly Clarkson proved stronger than a formidable opponent and Rihanna watched one of her two pop hits get taken down by P!nk: the third round of voting in the…

  12. David Bowie Lands First UK No. 1 Album in 20 Years

    March 18, 2013 4:02 AM EDT David Bowie achieved both his first U.K. No. 1 album for 20 years and the market’s fastest-selling artist album of 2013 as "The Next Day" debuted at the top yesterday (Sunday). Justin Timberlake’s "Mirrors" made it a double victory for the RCA label by starting a third…

  13. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  14. Phil Ramone in Critical Care at NYC Hospital

    March 01, 2013 11:23 AM EST Award-winning music producer Phil Ramone has been hospitalized in New York City, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The 72-year-old suffered an aortic aneurysm and is in critical care. Ramone is best known for his work with such top-tier vocalists and songwriters as Tony Bennett, Aretha…

  15. George Lopez To Host Playboy Jazz Festival

    February 28, 2013 11:18 PM EST When the Playboy Jazz Festival returns to the Hollywood Bowl on June 15-16, it will welcome a new master of ceremonies: George Lopez. Joining the Grammy-nominated comedian and actor will be a lineup that includes newly minted Grammy winner Robert Glasper Experiment, recent Grammy nominee…

  16. David Bowie Drops New Song, Video for 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)'

    February 25, 2013 11:54 PM EST After surprising everyone last month with a new single and promises of more music to come, David Bowie has dropped a second, rockier track and an eye-catching clip. New single "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" and its accompanying video arrived today. It’s a return to alternative…

  17. Justin Timberlake Suits Up in Live Return, Bringing New Songs (and Jay-Z) to NOLA

    February 03, 2013 4:50 AM EST In first solo concert in five years, JT takes lucky Super Bowl weekend crowd on a tour of hits old and new Years from now, when event planners begin figuring out what might make their event talk of the town during Super Bowl week, they'll look back and cite what happened in New…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. David Bowie, 'Where Are We Now?': Track Review

    January 08, 2013 12:40 PM EST DAVID BOWIE "Where Are We Now?" Producer: Tony Visconti Label: ISO/Columbia Rating: 79/100 Leave it to David Bowie to ask the question, in song, that we'd all like to put to him -- namely, where the hell has he been? It's been a good nine years of seclusion for the rock…

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