1. Ne-Yo Would 'Definitely' Make a Country Record, Fun.'s Vocal Problems + More Grammys Concert Backstage Moments

    December 06, 2012 9:25 AM EST Alabama Shakes, the Lumineers, Hunter Hayes React to Grammy Nominations Backstage at the Grammy Nominations "Concert Live!!" on Wednesday, several of the night's biggest nominees -- Hunter Hayes, Fun., the Lumineers -- dropped by to give thanks and offer some reactions on being…

  2. One Direction Headlines Sold-Out Show at Madison Square Garden

    December 04, 2012 5:55 PM EST One Direction's headlining gig Monday night at Madison Square Garden, the British boy band's first, was less of a proper concert and more of a victory lap from a banner year. A 90-minute plus set of the boys singing their hits as well as fan favorites like "Tell Me A Lie,"…

  3. Rihanna Ties Janet Jackson For Second-Most Dance/Club Play Songs No. 1s

    December 03, 2012 4:15 PM EST With 'Diamonds' topping the tally, Rihanna and Jackson trail only Madonna for the most No. 1s in the chart's 36-year history. With the rise of Rihanna 's "Diamonds" to No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, the diva scores her sparkling 19th…

  4. Michael Jackson's Biggest Chart Thrills

    November 30, 2012 9:05 AM EST On the 30th anniversary of the release of 'Thriller,' a look back at the late King of Pop's most memorable chart reigns. • EXCLUSIVE: How 'Thriller' Changed Music • REVIEW: 'Thriller' At 30, Track By Track • GALLERY: Michael Jackson's Life In Photos As…

  5. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 29, 2012 10:00 PM EST "Thriller" conquered racial divides and evolving platforms at MTV, radio When executives of CBS Records went about the business of preparing for the November 30 release of Michael Jackson 's "Thriller" in the fall of 1982, they knew they had on their hands a terrific…

  6. Rihanna's Best No. 1 Single Poll: Vote Now!

    November 28, 2012 2:30 PM EST Cast your vote for one of Rih's 12 Hot 100 chart-toppers. Rihanna just scored her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as seventh full-length "Unapologetic" debuts in the top spot with 238,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. But long before this week and this…

  7. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  8. T.I.: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST "People keep expecting me to fail. I'm going to continue to be huge." Inside the making of T.I.'s "Trouble Man." On Aug. 31, 2011, Clifford "T.I." Harris Jr. walked out of Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Forrest City, a low-security federal…

  9. Holiday Gift Guide 2012: 30+ Pop Presents

    November 23, 2012 6:25 AM EST The 2012 holiday shopping season is officially here, and we know you've got plenty of music fans on your list. Don't race off to the store in a panic; Billboard.com's annual holiday gift guide is here to help with rockin' ideas for everyone. Among our 30+ suggestions,…

  10. Rihanna's 'Diamonds' Shines Atop Hot 100

    November 21, 2012 12:25 AM EST The superstar lands her 12th Hot 100 No. 1 with the first single from her new album, 'Unapologetic' There's a shiny new No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , as Rihanna 's "Diamonds" rises 2-1. The song dethrones Maroon 5 's "One More Night" (1-2) after…

  11. Chart Highlights: Miguel's 'Adorn' Ties For Year's Longest Rule On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    November 19, 2012 5:15 PM EST Plus, new holiday favorites debut on AC and Calvin Harris tops Dance/Club Play Songs. 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 listed below. All our charts are refreshed on…

  12. Rihanna, 'Unapologetic': Track-By-Track Review

    November 17, 2012 12:45 PM EST On paper, Rihanna releasing her seventh album in seven years would suggest a quantity-over-quality work ethic that's bound to wear thin. But on "Unapologetic," Rihanna proves once again that she can set -- and often raise -- the bar for modern pop music. RIHANNA: BILLBOARD…

  13. One Direction 3D Film Gets 'Super' Director

    November 13, 2012 10:50 AM EST 'Super Size Me' Star Morgan Spurlock to Helm Sony Project, Set for Labor Day Weekend 2013 Prepare to have Harry Styles lurch at you at your local cineplex. Sony Pictures announced on Tuesday it's making a 3D film, directed by "Super Size Me" star Morgan Spurlock, that…

  14. Justin Bieber: Who Should Be His New Girlfriend?

    November 12, 2012 4:05 PM EST Although the world is in shock and Beliebers are still reeling over the news of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's break-up, we know that eventually the young couple is going to move on. Rumors about their next love interests have already started running wild, and chances are, neither star…

  15. Robbie Williams Crowned U.K. Charts King: Top Song, Album

    November 12, 2012 9:30 AM EST Robbie Williams is celebrating a double victory in the U.K. charts, starting a second week atop the singles survey with "Candy" and debuting at No. 1 with the album "Take The Crown." It's the tenth chart-topping title of a solo career in which Williams has sold more…

  16. Major Harris of the Delfonics Dead at 65

    November 10, 2012 9:45 PM EST Major Harris, a former member of the "Philadelphia sound" group the Delfonics who had his own 1975 hit "Love Won't Let Me Wait," died Friday from congestive heart and lung failure. He was 65. The Richmond native grew up in a musical family. His father was a guitarist…

  17. One Direction, 'Take Me Home': Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2012 3:20 PM EST When Simon Cowell issues a challenge, the pop world tends to accept it. That's what happened with One Direction on album number two, arriving in the U.S. eight months after its predecessor. Following the massive success of "Up All Night" and the single "What Makes You…

  18. Maroon 5 Spends Eighth Week Atop Hot 100

    November 07, 2012 12:45 PM EST The group's 'One More Night' keeps PSY's 'Gangnam Style' at No. 2 for a seventh consecutive frame Like this week's other major popular competition , the incumbent remains in charge atop the Billboard Hot 100 . Maroon 5 's "One More Night"…

  19. Bobby Bare Album Launches Plowboy Records

    November 05, 2012 11:55 PM EST Just as his music as been very diverse over the years, Bobby Bare's fan base is equally wide-spread, says the legendary stylist. "I have a wide range of fans," he tells Billboard. "I was working in New York at a club one night, and came into my dressing room, and there sat…

  20. Ne-Yo, Reps Talk 'R.E.D.' Album & Universal Motown Gig

    November 05, 2012 2:10 PM EST "I pride myself on being the type of artist who can work half in the R&B world and half in the pop world." That was one of Ne-Yo 's first messages to industry colleagues who attended his intimate showcase at New York's Joe's Pub on Oct. 23, a message that also…

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