1. Mary Lambert Offers 'Same Love' Solo Take: 'She Keeps Me Warm' Video Premiere

    August 23, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis collaborator discusses her upcoming VMAs performance and why she turned "Same Love" into a solo single. "Oh my God, it's really happening," Mary Lambert blurts out when asked about her upcoming performance at the MTV Video Music…

  2. MuchMusic Video Awards: Drake Surprises and Wins Big, PSY Retires 'Gentleman'

    June 17, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Drake made a surprise appearance, Avril Lavigne thanked her dad, and PSY said farewell thee "Gentleman" at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, a massive outdoor celebration that shut down the streets around the Bell Media building and allowed thousands of fans…

  3. Mac Miller Talks 'Watching Movies With the Sound Off' & Fan-Centric Album Rollout

    June 08, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The 21-year old rapper's sophomore album sidesteps radio promotion for fan-centric, multimedia rollout. For Mac Miller, an album isn't a vehicle for promoting a slew of singles. The 21-year-old Pittsburgh rapper's second LP, "Watching Movies With the Sound Off" …

  4. Tyga and Bruno Mars Make Strides on Social 50 Chart

    June 06, 2013 7:39 PM EDT Tyga makes a six position jump on Billboard's Social 50 chart, moving to No. 27 after re-entering the chart at No. 33 last week following the release of a new video for his single “For the Road,” featuring Chris Brown, on Friday, May 24. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on…

  5. Charice Comes Out As Gay

    June 03, 2013 3:23 PM EDT "Now I feel free," the "Glee" star declares in new interview. Charice, the 21-year-old Filipina pop singer best known to U.S. audiences as Sunshine Corazon on "Glee," came out as a lesbian in an interview released on Sunday (June 2). In a video sit-down with…

  6. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Surges On Charts Thanks to a NSFW Kickstart

    May 31, 2013 1:16 PM EDT What began as a single with little label promotion has turned into Robin Thicke’s biggest Hot 100 hit to date. “Blurred Lines,” Thicke’s now Internet famous (and increasingly famous famous) single soared 54-12 on the June 1 chart, its fifth on the tally. This week, it rises to No. 11. "…

  7. Oklahoma Native Ryan Tedder Hopes Tornado Benefit Concert Raises Awareness

    May 29, 2013 6:36 PM EDT OneRepublic frontman proposes a cellar fund to encourage construction of more underground shelters in Tornado Alley: "This is a turning point," he says Native Oklahoman Ryan Tedder has returned home to participate in tonight's Healing in the Heartland benefit concert that NBC…

  8. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Leaps Into Top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    May 23, 2013 7:22 PM EDT Robin Thicke breaks into the top 10 of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell, leaps 16-3 in its eighth week on the list. The song’s impressive rise is aided by performances by Thicke on the May 14 episode of NBC’s “The Voice” and “The Ellen DeGeneres…

  9. Vampire Weekend Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 22, 2013 11:00 AM EDT George Strait, Demi Lovato also notch Top 5 debuts on this week's chart. As forecast , Vampire Weekend notches its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Modern Vampires of the City" debuts atop the list this week. The set sold 134,000 copies in its first week,…

  10. George Strait Scores 86th Hot Country Songs Top 10

    May 15, 2013 7:15 PM EDT The King of Country pushes closer to Eddy Arnold's record for the most top 10s all-time George Strait edges closer to Eddy Arnold's record for the most top 10s in the 69-year history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Give It All We Got Tonight" rises 12…

  11. 615 Spotlight: Angie Johnson Makes Her Move Following 'Voice' Success

    May 15, 2013 5:40 PM EDT Imagine that you have spent all of your life working toward your dream. Then, reality steps in, forcing you to re-evaluate your life. Once you get used to that idea however, the pendulum swings back the other way. So is the story of Sony Music Nashville's Angie Johnson , who releases…

  12. Cher's 86-Year Old Mother, Georgia Holt, Makes Chart Debut

    May 09, 2013 7:23 PM EDT The singer's "Honky Tonk Woman" -- initially recorded in 1980 -- bows at No. 13 on Heatseekers Albums. 86-year-old Georgia Holt -- better known as Cher's mother -- makes her Billboard chart debut this week. Holt arrives at No. 13 on Heatseekers Albums and No. 43 on Top…

  13. Bon Jovi Tour Rolls On Without Richie Sambora

    May 05, 2013 10:57 PM EDT Bon Jovi is set to begin the European and South African legs of the band’s “Because We Can” tour on Tuesday, but the trek will continue without guitarist Richie Sambora. Sambora took to his Twitter account on Friday afternoon to assure fans that he is doing fine, but is still dealing with…

  14. Pitbull Drives Into Social 50 Top Five

    May 03, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Pitbull and Justin Timberlake make vaults into the top 10 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, following busy weeks for each star, while affinity for the late George Jones results in his making the survey for the first time.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo,…

  15. Michael Buble Scores Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    April 30, 2013 8:00 PM EDT "To Be Loved" bows with sales of 195,000 after the singer's media blitz. As predicted, Michael Buble earns his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "To Be Loved." The Reprise/Warner Bros. Records set bows with 195,000 sold in its first week, according…

  16. 10 Reasons to Get Excited About K-Pop in May

    April 30, 2013 6:30 PM EDT April was one exciting month for K-pop: Wonder Girls’ Sun revealed her pregnancy, the 2NE1/will.i.am collaboration was released worldwide , Lee Hi grabbed her 2nd No. 1 before turning 17 , G-Dragon launched his world tour and, of course, PSY continued to make history with his new single …

  17. Willow Smith's Disappearing Act, And Why 'Whip My Hair' Wasn't A Fluke

    April 29, 2013 1:05 PM EDT Why is the 12-year-old artist singing "Inject my soul with darkness"? Pop Shop takes a closer look. Last February, one week after Willow Smith dropped out of the starring role of Marcy Media (which is run by Jay-Z) and Overbrook Entertainment's big-budget film remake of …

  18. From the Magazine: How Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter Are Finding the Rock Stars of Tech

    April 12, 2013 12:13 PM EDT In this week’s cover story entitled “Power Trio,” Billboard looks at three of music industry’s most successful music and tech entrepreneurs: Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter. In addition to managing three of the biggest musicians ever in Madonna, Bieber and Lady Gaga …

  19. Paisley: 'Accidental Racist' is 'Music's Turn to Have the Conversation'

    April 09, 2013 7:54 PM EDT "I don't really trust Hollywood... or talk radio," to deal with the tough topic, the country star said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Country singer Brad Paisley says he was trying to foster an open discussion of race relations when he collaborated with rapper LL…

  20. Bruno Mars' 'Man' Gunning For No. 1 On Hot 100 Next Week

    April 05, 2013 9:15 PM EDT An expected sales surge, owed primarily to discount pricing, could send piano ballad 'When I Was Your Man' to the top, dethroning current leader 'Thrift Shop' by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" is aiming for the No. 1 slot…

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