1. Ask Billboard: The #PraiseTheLorde Edition

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As 'Royals' reaches the top of the Hot 100 this week, readers weigh in for an-all Lorde 'Ask Billboard' mailbag. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name,…

  2. Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same': The 15 Most Searched Rap Genius Lyrics

    September 24, 2013 1:07 PM EDT Drake’s third album, "Nothing Was the Same," officially dropped today (Sept. 24), but the Internet has already been buzzing about the album for the past week after it leaked online Sunday, Sept. 15. 
 Drake’s often emotional, melody-driven songs have fueled a great deal of…

  3. iHeartRadio Music Festival Friday: Katy Perry Roars, But The Old School Soars

    September 21, 2013 10:16 AM EDT Queen, Elton John highlight the first day of the annual Las Vegas pop extravaganza. Even the most forward-looking Top 40 diehard switches over to the oldies station every once in a while, and the first evening of the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival acted as that much-appreciated change…

  4. Katy Perry Releases Killer Queen Perfume

    September 10, 2013 1:25 PM EDT Katy Perry has other work to take care of, aside from promoting her forthcoming “Prism” album. Today (Sept. 10) it was announced that she’s releasing a new fragrance, Killer Queen by Katy Perry. Katy Perry's "Prism": 10 Things You Need to Know The jewel-shaped bottle contains…

  5. Cher, Ed Sheeran Join 'The Voice' as Mentors

    September 09, 2013 4:30 PM EDT Weeks ahead of the return of "The Voice," NBC has named the new advisers for the fifth cycle. Cher, Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder and Miguel have been tapped to help "The Voice" coaches guide their respective teams during the season. Cher will serve as an adviser to Blake…

  6. Lady Gaga Premieres ‘ARTPOP’ Songs In London: Watch

    September 01, 2013 11:00 PM EDT With flying pigs and wigs, Lady Gaga debuted her "ARTPOP" songs at the iTunes Festival. The pop star performed seven new songs, as she headlined the event at London's Roundhouse Sunday night. It is Gaga's first solo show since she had hip surgery in February. Lady Gaga…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday The latest chart…

  8. 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…

  9. Jewel Announces 'Let It Snow' Holiday Album

    August 06, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Her first holiday set since 1999's "Joy" will include two new compositions Jewel is returning to Christmas canon with the December release of "Let It Snow," her second holiday album and the follow-up to 1999's platinum "Joy: A Holiday Collection." The…

  10. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  11. Lollapalooza: 8 Awesome Moments from the Festival's History

    August 01, 2013 3:48 PM EDT More than two decades into Lollapalooza's history, and there's no shortage of eyebrow-raising moments. Perry Farrell's formally touring, now Chicago-based fest started as alt-rock's time to shine -- a fact cemented by Nine Inch Nails and Courtney Love's presence…

  12. Lady Gaga Reveals More 'ARTPOP' Details: Music Video, App, Possible 'Applause' Lyrics

    July 31, 2013 2:31 PM EDT Lady Gaga recently returned to tweeting at a high-volume clip after retreating from the social platform for a few months (total Gaga tweets from February 18 to July 25: 4). On Wednesday (July 31), the pop superstar held an impromptu Twitter Q&A and unmasked a few more details about…

  13. Vince Gill Talks 'Bakersfield': Exclusive

    July 26, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Tuesday, Vince Gill and Paul Franklin release their highly anticipated album "Bakersfield" on MCA Nashville. The set is a tribute to the music made famous by Buck Owens and Merle Haggard – with five songs selected from the catalog of both.  The album also pays homage to the…

  14. Pitchfork Music Festival 2013: A Father-Son Dialogue

    July 22, 2013 1:30 PM EDT My dad had no idea that A$AP Rocky was coming. But he was ready for Lil B. Last summer, I brought my father to the Pitchfork Music Festival, that annual indie-rock utopia in Chicago's Union Park, and the first artist he watched in full was Lord Flacko and the rest of the A$AP Mob,…

  15. Pearl Jam Rocks Wrigley Field, Debuts New Songs Despite Rain Delay

    July 20, 2013 3:10 PM EDT After the rain, PJ played until 2am, debuted two new songs from upcoming album, "Lightning Bolt," and singer Eddie Vedder crowdsurfed. What began at 8:20pm as "An Evening With Pearl Jam" at the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field on Friday (July 19) stretched into an…

  16. Davichi Holds Off 2NE1 for No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100

    July 18, 2013 7:36 PM EDT Davichi stays strong for a second week at No. 1, thwarting 2NE1, Ailee and Jay Park's quests to snag the top spot. Davichi stays strong at No. 1 for a second consecutive week, thwarting 2NE1's quest to snag the coveted spot. The duo, under Core Contents Media, has been killing…

  17. Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP': Top 10 Dream Collaborations

    July 18, 2013 2:30 PM EDT From Bowie to Britney to the Weeknd, here are 10 collaborators we'd like to see in the liner notes to Gaga's next album. Last week's announcement that Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" album was finally arriving in November was coupled with the news that the long…

  18. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 10:55 AM EDT "The Voice," the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th…

  19. TVXQ! Rocks L.A. Feeling 'Brand New' at World Tour Stop: Live Review

    July 12, 2013 6:00 PM EDT "We are nervous, but extremely excited. Everything feels brand new, as if we just debuted" - Yunho TVXQ! -- aka 27-year-old Yunho and 25-year-old Changmin, undoubtedly two of the biggest names in K-pop history -- proved their supremacy as a pair of "K-pop Kings," by…

  20. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Rihanna and Iggy Azalea

    July 12, 2013 2:06 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Rihanna Rihanna rocked a sexy white number while performing at the Monte Carlo Summer Festival in Monaco on July 10. Rih’ hit the stage clad in a crisp pleated tuxedo dress…

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