1. Top 40 Slows Down The Songs

    November 15, 2013 1:05 PM EST A bevy of hit ballads is infusing the format – but is that a good thing for a format built on tempo? Selena Gomez's latest hit, "Slow Down," is another in mainstream top 40 radio's ever-replenishing arsenal of uptempo pop/dance hits, but its chorus, in which Gomez…

  2. Austin Mahone Talks MTV EMA Nomination, 'Feisty' New Single 'Banga Banga'

    November 04, 2013 3:57 PM EST Of the nominees for MTV's first Rising Star category at this weekend's European Music Awards, a category voted on by fans via hashtags on social media, Austin Mahone has something of an unfair advantage. Not only does he have 6.2 million fans on Facebook and another 4.5 million…

  3. Jonas Brothers' 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    October 29, 2013 4:32 PM EDT Pour one out for the recently disbanded trio with this look back at their impressive chart history Following an abrupt tour cancellation that was chalked up to "creative differences," the Jonas Brothers sadly announced their split on Tuesday (Oct. 29), officially ending the…

  4. Avicii, Lorde, Katy Perry Notch New No. 1s

    October 28, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Avicii rises 3-1 on Pop Songs with 'Wake Me Up!,' Lorde crowns Adult Pop Songs with 'Royals' and Katy Perry reaches No. 1 on Adult Contemporary with 'Roar' Avicii, Lorde and Katy Perry roar to the top of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs, Adult…

  5. My Anti-Fame Manifesto (By Sia Furler)

    October 25, 2013 12:00 PM EDT If anyone besides famous people knew what it was like to be a famous person, they would never want to be famous. Imagine the stereotypical highly opinionated, completely uninformed mother-in-law character and apply it to every teenager with a computer in the entire world. Then add in all…

  6. Sia: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 25, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Sia thought she would retire and become a songwriter. Turned out her pop craft made her a bigger star than ever. In a rare interview, Sia talks writing, her demons and the power of saying "no" Three years ago, Sia Furler tried to pull off a disappearing act that hasn't…

  7. Katy Perry's 'PRISM' Collaborators: 10 People You Need To Know

    October 16, 2013 5:24 PM EDT Want to embrace the full ROAR of Katy's latest? Get to know these key behind-the-scenes players. On "PRISM," Katy Perry's third studio album, the pop artist has re-upped with a handful of the producers and songwriters that made her a mega-selling star over the past…

  8. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Macklemore to Headline Inaugural Jingle Ball National Tour

    October 12, 2013 11:10 AM EDT The celebration of all things pop and Christmas will hit 12 U.S. cities -- and the CW Network -- in December. Jingle Ball, the annual Christmas celebration hosted by such pop stations as New York's Z100 and Los Angeles' KIIS-FM, is taking its superstar lineup on the road. As…

  9. Paris Hilton Video Interview: On 'Good Time' Single & Upcoming Album

    October 07, 2013 5:49 PM EDT "I love hip hop and I love dance music, so I think bringing those together makes an amazing song." Paris Hilton, the latest signing to Cash Money Records , has teamed with label mate Lil Wayne on "Good Time," her first single in seven years and a preview of a 2014…

  10. Keys N Krates, ‘SOLOW’ EP: First Listen

    September 13, 2013 2:38 PM EDT EDM’s hottest live band sticks to their jam session roots while dropping the bass. Were someone to describe Keys N Krates as an artist who includes Diplo and Annie Mac as friends, one whose schedule includes appearances at festival stages like HARD, Mad Decent Block Party and Electric…

  11. Rock Radio Is 'Up' On Dance Superstar Avicii

    September 06, 2013 1:45 PM EDT The EDM format cornerstone is winning over triple A and alternative programmers with his folk-influenced 'Wake Me Up!' For a format whose core sound is a mix of rootsy rock bands and acoustic-driven singer/songwriters, the success of EDM cornerstone Avicii on Billboard's…

  12. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Links Year's Longest Pop Songs Reign With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 26, 2013 7:35 PM EDT The song, already the Billboard Hot 100's longest leader of 2013 (11 weeks to date), commands the Pop Songs airplay tally for an eighth frame. Plus, new No. 1s for Jay Z, Keith Urban and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  13. Katy Perry and Luke Bryan Both Have a Half-Million Reasons to Smile

    August 21, 2013 11:45 AM EDT We have half-million sellers atop both the Billboard 200 and Digital Songs charts for only the second time This week, for only the second time in history, an album and a digital song both simultaneously sell more than a half-million copies in a single week. On the Billboard 200 albums chart…

  14. Luke Bryan Nets No. 1 Album, Katy Perry's 'Roar' Tops Digital Songs

    August 21, 2013 11:00 AM EDT K. Michelle debuts at No. 2, while "Roar" and Lady Gaga's "Applause" make their Digital Songs bows. As reported yesterday , country star Luke Bryan nabs his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Crash My Party." The album bows atop the list…

  15. Flo Rida Swerves Six-Figure Lawsuit for Snubbing Australian Fest

    August 20, 2013 5:33 AM EDT Flo Rida has dodged paying roughly US$400,000 in damages to the organizers of an Australian music festival he failed to show up to. The artist, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, was a no-show at the Fat As Butter fest in 2011, for which he’d apparently been paid his performance fee up…

  16. 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…

  17. Robin Thicke Leads Hot 100 For 10th Week, Katy Perry's 'Roar' Debuts

    August 14, 2013 2:37 PM EDT "Blurred Lines" becomes one of just eight songs by lead solo males to reach a double-digit reign. Robin Thicke claims an elite 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell). Meanwhile, Katy Perry provides a sneak peek…

  18. Stalley, Master P, Outasight & DONCHRISTIAN: Free Music Round-Up

    August 09, 2013 4:39 PM EDT From street mixtapes to an EP that’ll probably accompany your remaining summer days, and even some more eclectic stuff in between, these free releases will keep your ears occupied for the weekend. Master P, "Famous Again" (Mixtape) Master P has been so consistent this year, and he…

  19. Robin Thicke Extends Hot 100 Run to Nine Weeks, Sets Audience and Sales Records

    August 07, 2013 2:18 PM EDT "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, breaks the mark for highest weekly audience impressions in Nielsen BDS history with 219.8 million and becomes the first track to sell more than 400,000 downloads in four different weeks Robin Thicke, the newly crowned Billboard 200…

  20. 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…

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