1. Chart Highlights: A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Beyonce & Jay Z Add New No. 1s

    February 18, 2014 11:20 AM EST The former pair's 'Say Something' tops Adult Pop Songs, while the latter's 'Drunk in Love' dominates Rhythmic Songs. Plus, more new leaders for Jason Aldean, Arctic Monkeys, Enrique Iglesias and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  2. George Duke To Be Honored At Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 18, 2014 1:56 AM EST Singer Al Jarreau and bassist Stanley Clarke will celebrate the legacy of their friend and musical partner George Duke on the opening day of the 36th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, which is presenting the festival for the first…

  3. Tomorrowland Sells 360,000 Tickets in Under An Hour

    February 15, 2014 4:11 PM EST EDM festival expands to two weekends for its 10th anniversary year. The 2014 edition of Belgian dance festival Tomorrowland went on sale this morning and sold out its 360,000 available tickets in under an hour, according to its organizers. That’s significantly longer than the reported…

  4. Simon Cowell Welcomes Son Eric

    February 14, 2014 9:35 PM EST Simon Cowell is a first-time father. The TV star welcomed a son with girlfriend Lauren Silverman Friday at 5:45 p.m. in New York, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The baby weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz. The baby's name is Eric, after Cowell's father. Cowell shared the news with…

  5. Eric Church Heading for Country Music's Best Week in Six Months

    February 14, 2014 9:00 PM EST Country music is about to tally its biggest sales week for an album in six months, thanks to Eric Church. The singer's new album, "The Outsiders," could sell upwards of 280,000 to 300,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, February 16 (according to industry…

  6. Bubbling Under: Lake Street Dive Splashes Onto Billboard 200

    February 14, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Lake Street Dive, Wild Cub and Eric Bellinger   Lake Street Dive Having formed in 2005 at Boston's New England Conservatory of Music,…

  7. Eric Paslay Debuts In Country Albums Chart's Top Five

    February 13, 2014 3:10 PM EST The singer's debut set bows, fueled by hit single 'Friday Night.' Plus, moves for Brantley Gilbert, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell and more Singer/songwriter Eric Paslay makes his first appearance on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with his self-titled debut set, which…

  8. 20 Best Love Songs By Real-Life Couples

    February 13, 2014 12:40 PM EST Whether it’s a chart-topping pop pair, an R&B/hip-hop power couple or a country king and queen, it’s the natural inclination for a musically inclined romantic couple to collaborate – or for a platonic pair of singer to find love during heated recording sessions. In honor of Valentine’s…

  9. Eric Church Album Set for No. 1, Biggest Sales Week Since December

    February 12, 2014 5:38 PM EST Eric Church's new album, "The Outsiders," is set to crash in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- with the best sales week of the year. Industry sources forecast the country album, released yesterday (February 11), to sell between 275,000 and 300,000 by the end of…

  10. Ruben Studdard Talks New Album, Big Weight Loss: 'This Time It's for Me'

    February 11, 2014 10:44 AM EST Ruben Studdard, aka the Velvet Teddy Bear, formally returned to the music scene this month with a new album, new single and new label.  Released Feb. 4 by Verve Records, "Unconditional Love" marks Studdard's sixth album since claiming the "American Idol" crown in 2003…

  11. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History On Alternative Songs With 'Invisible'

    February 10, 2014 6:05 PM EST The band rewrites the mark for the most entries in the chart's 25-year archives. Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Yandel, and Miranda Lambert returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  12. Eric Bellinger, 'The Rebirth': Exclusive Album Stream

    February 10, 2014 2:47 PM EST After penning a handful of hits for notable singers (Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson), Eric Bellinger is stepping into the spotlight. Tomorrow (Feb. 11), the singer-songwriter will debut his first commercial effort, "The Rebirth." Eric Bellinger Talks Chris Brown'…

  13. Nina Persson Talks 'Animal Heart' Solo LP, The Cardigans' Future

    February 10, 2014 12:05 PM EST "We're in a little bit of 'I'll do anything, just as long as we can do things together' period," the singer says of her best-known band. Nina Persson has performed under several different monikers over the years – most famously as the frontwoman for The Cardigans…

  14. Jimmy vs. Jimmy: Fallon's NYC-Based 'Tonight' Gives Kimmel the West Coast to Himself

    February 07, 2014 12:22 PM EST After 11 years on the air, ABC's Los Angeles-based "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" is looking forward to being "the only 11:30 game in town"-and all the primo music performances that come with that exclusivity. "It hasn't really sunk in, but it's about to," …

  15. Olympic Hits: Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 07, 2014 10:05 AM EST Just as Olympic athletes have won over the years, so, too, have musical acts on Billboard charts thanks to the Games As the Olympics reclaim the world's sports spotlight in Sochi, Russia, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (Sticking only to…

  16. Kacey Musgraves, Hunter Hayes Show Grammy Growth On Country Charts

    February 06, 2014 4:05 PM EST The singers translate Grammy Awards exposure into sizable chart gains. Plus, moves for Eric Church, Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan The first complete airplay/streaming/sales tracking week following the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards yields noteworthy results for Kacey Musgraves and Hunter Hayes. Musgraves&…

  17. MTVu Reveals Details for the 2014 Woodie Awards and Music Festival

    February 06, 2014 3:43 AM EST MTVu has firmed up details for the 2014 Woodie Awards and music festival. This year's event, held by MTV Networks' college network, is returning to South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, on Thursday, March 13, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The night-long…

  18. George Harrison's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    February 05, 2014 3:32 PM EST As we fondly remember the moment 50 years ago this week that the Beatles landed in American and performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show," we're also honoring each Beatle -- and today we celebrate George Harrison's 10 biggest Billboard hits, from his Beatle days to his…

  19. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  20. Billy Joel Wows In Madison Square Garden 'Franchise' Debut: Joel Backstage & Onstage

    January 29, 2014 12:00 PM EST “I’m a band guy, and when the band sounds good... I get into it,” Joel says. Billy Joel began his tenure as a “franchise” at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden on Monday night (Jan. 27) with a crowd-pleasing set that delivered on every level, with the singer in fine voice and his…

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