1. Grammy Predictions 2014: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 04, 2013 7:00 PM EST Expect big nights for JT, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde. But who else is striding into the major categories? On Friday night (Dec. 6), the nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's…

  2. One Direction Scores Historic Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 04, 2013 10:12 AM EST One Direction's "Midnight Memories" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with 546,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The act makes history as the first group to debut at No. 1 with its first three albums. "Midnight Memories"…

  3. Childish Gambino Talks 'because the internet' Album & Staying Honest

    December 03, 2013 12:07 PM EST The actor/rapper has sold a comedy series, 'Atlanta,' focused on the music biz in his hometown, to FX. In mid-October, Donald Glover worried fans and observers with a series of Instagram photos of handwritten notes that outlined his various fears. "I'm afraid of the future…

  4. R. Kelly Talks 'Black Panties,' Possible Cruise & Best '12 Play' Memory

    December 02, 2013 12:18 PM EST The singer-songwriter/producer will film 10 more installments of 'Trapped in the Closet' in 2014. It's as if R. Kelly has stepped out of a time machine. He was previewing his upcoming 12th studio album, "Black Panties," out Dec. 10 on RCA Records, at New York's…

  5. One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Enjoys Huge Opening Week in U.K.

    December 02, 2013 1:09 AM EST One Direction have achieved the U.K.’s fastest-selling artist album of 2013 to date, and of their career, with an opening 237,000 sales for their third set “Midnight Memories” (Syco Music/Sony). Calvin Harris debuted atop the singles chart with “Under Control” (Columbia/Sony), featuring…

  6. 'Glee' Recap: Life's a Fantasy In Playful 'Puppet' Episode

    November 29, 2013 1:22 AM EST A puppet episode is far from revolutionary in the TV landscape -- "Community," "30 Rock" and "Angel" all had a go long before Glee got felt -- but that doesn’t make them any less enjoyable. "Puppet Master" is pretty straight-forward in that it’s about…

  7. Colby Dee Drops 'Missed The Exit' EP

    November 28, 2013 4:00 PM EST Colby Dee continues to make impressive inroads on her path to stardom. The stunning songstress -- featured in "The 615 Spotlight" back in July -- has just issued her first EP, "Missed The Exit." "Honestly, this is my little baby," she tells Billboard. "It’s…

  8. David Nail Returns To Hot Country Songs Top 10

    November 28, 2013 1:00 PM EST Up 12-8 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, David Nail collects his third top 10 with "Whatever She's Got," his first title to reach the upper region since "Let It Rain" topped the Jan. 21, 2012, chart. Nail first cracked the top 10 with "Red Light,…

  9. Recipe For A Thanksgiving Soundtrack

    November 27, 2013 1:35 PM EST Never mind the meal. What's on the musical menu for Thanksgiving? Billboard has all the ingredients for a satisfying Turkey Day soundtrack We trust that, at this point, you've planned the details of cooking your Thanksgiving dinner. (Or, perhaps smarter, that you have secured…

  10. Gary Chapman Tells 'The Truth' With First Album in a Decade

    November 26, 2013 7:30 PM EST Gary Chapman admits that even he didn't realize that it had been over a decade since he had last released new music, with his most recent project having been 2002's "Circles and Seasons." But, as it sometimes does, life got in the way. "I really felt I needed to be…

  11. Darin & Brooke Aldridge Add Edge to Bluegrass Sound on 'Flying'

    November 25, 2013 1:10 PM EST Husband and wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge have carved out one of the fastest rising careers on the acoustic music scene today. The North Carolina-based duo have garnered nominations for their music from the IBMA as well as SPBGMA. Their latest album, "Flying," is aptly titled…

  12. Katy Perry Goes Full Geisha for 'Unconditionally' at AMAs: Watch

    November 24, 2013 8:40 PM EST Katy Perry took American Music Awards viewers on a trip to Japan during a sophisticated and oft-high flying opening performance of new single "Unconditionally" on Sunday. Draped in geisha-inspired clothing -- which she kept on, completely -- Perry and her cadre of background…

  13. Bubbling Under: Basic Vacation Gets To Work

    November 22, 2013 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: Vice, Basic Vacation, the Cadillac Three and Jabo   BASIC VACATION Basic Vacation may have a leisure-themed name, but the pop/rock trio is…

  14. Eddie Murphy Q&A: 'Even If I Was Dead Broke, I Would Play My Guitar'

    November 21, 2013 3:00 PM EST In a rare interview about music, Murphy opens up about his upcoming album "9," plus plans to return to the live stage, future releases and how Rick James did everything on "Party All The Time" If you're reading these words, chances are Eddie Murphy is making music.…

  15. Kellie Pickler Debuts in Top Five On Top Country Albums Chart

    November 21, 2013 2:46 PM EST The former 'American Idol' finalist returns to the region, while Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line and the Band Perry add country chart headlines Kellie Pickler opens at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with her fourth studio album, "The…

  16. Noel Gallagher On Oasis Anniversary: 'I Won't Be Getting Involved'

    November 21, 2013 5:06 AM EST Oasis definitely won’t be reuniting. That’s the line according to Noel Gallagher, who has poured ice-cold water on any hopes that he and his brother Liam might settle their differences. Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the British rockers’ lauded debut “Definitely Maybe.” Whatever,…

  17. Lorde's 'Royals' Reigns On Hot 100 for Eighth Week

    November 20, 2013 1:55 PM EST The song holds off Eminem's 'The Monster,' featuring Rihanna, at No. 2, for a second week, but the gap between them is narrowing. Plus, Pitbull and Ke$ha reach the top 10 with 'Timber' Lorde's "Royals" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week,…

  18. Monty Python To Reunite For Stage Show

    November 20, 2013 1:40 AM EST Big news in the comedy world: Monty Python is set to reunite for a stage show. Python member Terry Jones told the BBC on Tuesday he's excited the group is reuniting. He said he hopes to make enough money to pay off his mortgage. The group had its first big success with the Monty Python…

  19. Martin Garrix Signs to Scooter Braun Projects, Earns a UK No. 1: Exclusive

    November 18, 2013 10:53 AM EST Few high school students are having a better fall than Martin Garrix. Yesterday (November 17), “Animals,” the 17-year-old Dutchman’s breakthrough EDM track, hit No. 1 on the official UK charts during its first week of commercial release, beating Lily Allen and Ellie Goulding to the top…

  20. Eminem Has 10 Tracks on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    November 14, 2013 9:01 PM EST Eminem is the king of the Billboard charts this week. He not only has the No. 1 album on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, but also earns 10 concurrent songs on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. (His new "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" tops both album…

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