1. Chart Highlights: Demi Lovato 'Attack's Pop Songs

    March 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST The first single from the actress/singer's forthcoming album logs a strong first week at radio. Plus, Taylor Swift takes over at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs return. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  2. Gimme Five: Olly Murs' Current Pop Obsessions (Video)

    February 25, 2013 1:17 PM EST Bruno, Justin and 1D all get a shout-out from the "Troublemaker" star. U.K. singer-songwriter Olly Murs has slowly established himself as a rising pop talent in the States in the four years since becoming a finalist on the British "X Factor" in 2009. "Troublemaker,…

  3. Facebook Reveals Users' Top 10 Relationship & Breakup Songs

    February 14, 2013 4:48 PM EST With so many songs written about the ups and downs of love, music is the perfect compliment to how you're feeling about your significant (or not so significant) other. But which songs get the most play during the most intense relationship moments? Valentine's Day Lists: Top 50 &…

  4. Grammys 2013: 15 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    February 11, 2013 12:14 AM EST From Justin Timberlake starting the show to Mumford & Sons 'f***ing awesome' win, all the Grammys' best off-camera moments Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z performed in black and white, Elton John dueted with Ed Sheeran , Prince presented an award with a diamond-studded cane,…

  5. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Don Omar, Romeo Santos & Jenni Rivera Among Top Finalists

    February 05, 2013 9:57 AM EST Don Omar has done it again. After leading the 2012 list of finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards with 16 finalist nods, he returns in 2013 with 18 nods, including Artist of the Year; Social Artist of the Year and Streaming Artist of the Year. Full List of Finalists…

  6. Biffy Clyro Bumps 'Les Mis' From Top of UK Album Chart

    February 04, 2013 7:49 AM EST After landing two previous releases in the top three, Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro notched their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with "Opposites." "Get Up (Rattle)" by Dutch duo Bingo Players featuring Far East Movement started a second week atop the singles…

  7. Beyonce Rocks Fierce Super Bowl Halftime Show

    February 03, 2013 9:30 PM EST Destiny's Child reunites; Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson handle pre-game; Music takes center stage during Super Bowl Week in New Orleans A fierce and clearly possessed Beyonce emerged from a cloud of smoke and lingering suspicion about her live-singing capabilities on Sunday,…

  8. 10 Hits You Didn't Know Were Jingles

    February 02, 2013 3:30 PM EST Pop Songs that helped sell product, from Run-D.M.C.'s "My Adidas" To Calvin Harris' "Let's Go" For Pepsi. Since their heyday in TV and radio advertising of the '50s and '60s, songs written for commercials have had a resurgence in recent years but…

  9. Super Bowl Ads: Fleetwood Mac, Usher, PSY in the Music Mix

    February 01, 2013 5:30 PM EST Advertisers shelled out new record dollar amounts for 30-second spots at this year's Super Bowl, but as more ads feature current hits and emerging singles as their soundtrack, the Super Bowl has also grown into a top hit-making destination for the music industry too. Some artists are…

  10. Super Bowl XLVII Parties: The Billboard Guide

    February 01, 2013 5:10 PM EST Beyond Beyonce, all the performances New Orleans has to offer on the Super Bowl weekend. While the world is waiting for Beyonce's definitely-not-prerecorded Super Bowl halftime show this weekend, taking it easy on the wings -- New Orleans has a full smorgasboard of performances in store…

  11. 'American Idol' Recap: Adam Sanders & Papa Peachez Shock the Judges

    January 31, 2013 9:11 AM EST "American Idol" rolled into two different cities during Wednesday night’s auditions – San Antonio and Long Beach. The differences between the two? Location, certainly. But beyond that, the episode presented two locations that produced very similar talent, in that the talent was,…

  12. 13 Artists to Watch in 2013

    January 27, 2013 12:21 PM EST They're not household names. . . yet, but these 13 music makers -- including pop stars in the making, a big "Voice," an up and coming rapper, and several hot bands -- are primed to do big things this year. Olly Murs 
 @ollyofficial | Pop Olly Murs auditioned for Britain'…

  13. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Almost-Heatseeker Graduates & Kenny Chesney

    January 22, 2013 10:05 AM EST In this week's mailbag, your assistance is required when it comes to remembering solo hits which probably should've been billed as duets. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  14. Beyonce, Katy Perry & Kelly Clarkson Star at Packed Inauguration

    January 18, 2013 5:00 PM EST Kelly Clarkson is a multiple nominee at next month's Grammy Awards, but what she's really excited about is another event where she'll be joined by Beyonce, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Usher and Brad Paisley. Oh, and the president. President Barack Obama's…

  15. Bruno Mars Leads Hot 100 as Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie' Debuts

    January 16, 2013 2:40 AM EST 'Locked Out of Heaven' reigns again, but Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' ode to bargain-hunting closes in. Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" spends a sixth week at No. 1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop,"…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Pop Radio's Folk Balancing Act

    January 11, 2013 4:12 PM EST With the Lumineers, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran in heavy rotation, how is the format handling an influx of folk/rock strumming? After last year brought a marked shift to an acceptance of unlikely alternative hits at pop radio from the likes of Gotye, fun., Alex Clare and more, early 2013…

  17. Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons Lead BRIT Award Nominations

    January 10, 2013 7:05 PM EST British music stars Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Rita Ora lead the nominations for the 2013 BRIT Awards, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual salute to U.K. artists will be held on Feb. 20, with performances from One Direction, Muse, Sande, Mumford & Sons,…

  18. Dick Clark Remembered as 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Parties On

    January 10, 2013 1:27 PM EST The show went on without Dick Clark as 2012 turned into 2013. Ryan Seacrest took over the full hosting duties of the ABC show, which remains named for its founder. "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" was little different from previous years -…

  19. Bruno Mars Still Atop Hot 100, Will.i.am & Britney Spears Enter Top 10

    January 09, 2013 1:15 PM EST With five weeks on top, 'Locked Out of Heaven' becomes Mars' longest-leading No. 1 Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Locked Out of Heaven" logs a fifth week at No. 1. Will.i.am and Britney Spears ' "Scream & Shout," meanwhile,…

  20. Pink, Carly Rae Jepsen Top Australia's Year-End Sales

    January 09, 2013 12:35 PM EST International acts have again dominated Australia's year-end sales charts, which are led by a pair of female North American pop singers -- P!nk and Carly Rae Jepsen . P!nk has proven again she's this country's Queen of Pop. According to the full-year sales charts published by…

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