1. 'Wake Up' And 'Get Lucky': Avicii, Daft Punk Score On Dance Charts

    August 15, 2013 5:47 PM EDT Avicii continues to register impressive upward movements across all of Billboard's dance/electronic charts, and beyond.   His “Wake Me Up!” is the Greatest Gainer (13-6) on Dance/Club Play Songs, while improving 5-3 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and 4-3 on Dance/Electronic Songs. The track…

  2. 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…

  3. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Triples Up At No. 1 With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 12, 2013 5:05 PM EDT The smash is the first to top Pop Songs, Rhythmic and Adult Pop Songs simultaneously since 1999. Plus, new No. 1s for Lorde and Brett Eldredge 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…

  4. Maroon 5 Rocks Jones Beach: 10 Reasons You Should Have Been There

    August 12, 2013 12:15 PM EDT That, “Oh, I remember this!” feeling is an odd one to have when Maroon 5 plays. Well, that is until you realize that they’re more than a decade into their tenure as pop’s music’s most consistent group. So when the opening chords from cuts on their 2002 debut album “Songs About Jane” rang…

  5. Jazz Keyboardist George Duke Dead at 67

    August 06, 2013 6:14 PM EDT George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died. He was 67. A representative for Duke said the performer died Monday night in Los Angeles. Duke was being treated for…

  6. HARD Summer Keeps it Simple in Los Angeles: Review

    August 05, 2013 12:21 PM EDT Disclosure and Dog Blood top a music-focused weekend. There were no neon owls with flapping wings. Nor were there giant faces on massive suns behind the stages. There was a ferris wheel, but it wasn’t always in operation. What this weekend’s HARD Summer (August 3-4) had instead was four…

  7. Man Band Takeover: Exploring New Albums From Backstreet Boys, NKOTB, 98 Degrees & Hanson

    August 02, 2013 2:48 PM EDT All four once-inescapable groups have released new albums this year. Which ones are worth a listen? It's been just another ordinary week for the biggest boy band in the world, One Direction: the quintet scored its best Hot 100 rank ever this week when new single "Best Song Ever…

  8. 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…

  9. ‘Psych’ Star Dule Hill to join Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    July 25, 2013 12:29 AM EDT Dule Hill will be tapping into his dancing roots when he joins Broadway's "After Midnight," a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem. Producers said Wednesday the actor and trained tap dancer best known for starring in…

  10. Royal Baby Playlist: Songs to Celebrate Prince William & Kate Middleton's New Arrival

    July 22, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy, born Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in London. The young Prince, whose name has not been released, arrived at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces. In honor of Will and Kate's new…

  11. 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…

  12. Fantasia Back to Broadway in Duke Ellington show

    July 18, 2013 7:44 PM EDT The singer will celebrate Duke Ellington's years at Harlem's Cotton Club in the upcoming show. Grammy Award-winner Fantasia Barrino will star in the Broadway-bound "After Midnight," a musical revue celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club…

  13. David Bowie Presents 'Valentine's Day Video

    July 16, 2013 5:58 AM EDT David Bowie has gift-wrapped a new video for “Valentine’s Day” -- the fourth single and video from his latest album “The Next Day.” The Thin White Duke is front and center in the clip, where he spends the entirety in a cavernous, industrial site with only a red headless electric guitar to…

  14. Defected Taps Disclosure for Ibiza Launch

    July 15, 2013 1:37 PM EDT After a recent rebranding, the legendary UK house label looks to the future. In a genre constantly defined by what’s new and next, 15 years is a considerable milestone for a record label, and it takes more than just releasing records to reach it. Vaunted U.K. label Defected knows this…

  15. Snowboarding Champ Shaun White Signs Record Deal With Warner Bros

    June 27, 2013 1:19 AM EDT Olympic gold-medalist Shaun White and his band Bad Things have signed with Warner Bros. Records. A debut album produced by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith, The Vines) is slated to be released later this year. The famous snowboarder and skateboarder formed the band in Los Angeles with…

  16. Chart Highlights: Nine Inch Nails Soar Onto Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs Charts

    June 10, 2013 6:25 PM EDT Newly signed to Columbia Records, the act's new single blasts in, previewing its album 'Hesitation Marks,' due Sept. 3 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…

  17. CMT Music Awards: 10 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    June 06, 2013 2:08 AM EDT The Color Purple: The red carpet is clearly passé. The Academy of Country Music used to have an orange rug, the Country Music Assn. favors black, and the CMTs – you’re lookin’ at purple. What shade of purple? That was up for debate. Kip Moore said it was “dark purple,” Katie Armiger…

  18. Disclosure: The New Faces of House Music Talk About Creating Their 'Settle' Album

    June 05, 2013 1:12 PM EDT The Disclosure brothers discuss the origins of the beyond-their-years sounds of debut album. A few days before the release of their debut “Settle” – an album which is already being hailed as the EDM generation’s conversion experience to “real” house music, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence…

  19. Mike Stud Talks Digital-Only 'Relief' Album & Grassroots Fan Base

    May 25, 2013 4:00 PM EDT The baseball player turned rapper breaks onto the charts with digital-only album, 'Relief.' From the mound to the mic, former baseball player Mike Stud, born Michael Seander, is on the charts with his new album, "Relief." The digital-only release debuted last week at No.…

  20. 'Glee' Season Finale: 'All or Nothing' Delivers Regionals, a Surprise Wedding... And Little Closure

    May 10, 2013 9:50 AM EDT "Glee" had a lot to live up to for season 4 after a third season that left many die-hards and casual fans alike disillusioned with the once titan of teen television. And with the first glimpses of a post-Lima life for our beloved characters the show split to feature two main…

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