1. Michael McDonald: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 24, 2014 6:01 PM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. As part of the Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald won GRAMMYs for record of the year for 1978's "What A Fool Believes" and best pop vocal performance by a…

  2. Arctic Monkeys Earn First Alternative Songs No. 1

    January 21, 2014 1:05 PM EST After nearly a decade of scaling Billboard rankings, the band rules Alternative Songs for the first time with 'Do I Wanna Know?' More than eight years after first appearing on a Billboard chart, Arctic Monkeys score their first No. 1 on Billboard's radio-based Alternative…

  3. Avicii Doubles Up In Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Top Five

    January 17, 2014 1:14 PM EST The superstar DJ scores another top five on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. Plus, Fatboy Slim and One Republic break into the  top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Deborah Cox collects her 12th Dance Club Songs No. 1 Avicii becomes the second artist to simultaneously place two songs within the…

  4. Shakira, Rihanna's 'Remember' Roars At Radio

    January 14, 2014 4:05 PM EST The pair's new single, from Shakira's forthcoming album, is off to a fast start at pop and Latin pop radio after its first day of release Shakira's new single, "Can't Remember to Forget You," featuring Rihanna, has received a warm welcome at radio following…

  5. 'Frozen' Musical Is Headed to Broadway

    January 14, 2014 9:32 AM EST After winning a Golden Globe for best animated film on Sunday, "Frozen" may one day be competing for a Tony Award with the announcement that it will be turned into a Broadway musical. Walt Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger revealed the gestating plans in an interview with Fortune …

  6. Katy Perry to Guest Curate Madonna's Art for Freedom Project

    January 07, 2014 6:12 PM EST Madonna has tapped Katy Perry as guest curator for Art for Freedom, her online public art project that encourages artists to submit videos, music, poetry and photographs to express their take on freedom. Over the course of this month, Perry will work with Madonna to select an artist "…

  7. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 03, 2014 5:15 PM EST Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack is aiming for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the animated feature's companion album could sell over 140,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jan. 5. That could be enough to bump the current No. 1…

  8. Justin Bieber 'Believe' Doc Bombs at Box Office

    December 29, 2013 9:07 AM EST The film may only take in $4.5 million in its first-five days, a fraction of what Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never" made and by far the worst showing among concert documentaries featuring the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and One Direction. How Justin Bieber's fortunes have…

  9. Harry Connick Jr. on 'American Idol': 'It's a New Show'

    December 19, 2013 7:48 PM EST New season of FOX singing competition premieres in January American Idol’s season 13 premiere is less than a month away, and new judge Harry Connick, Jr. promises that the deck is not stacked for either a guy or a girl winner. The 46-year-old singer spoke with reporters on a production break…

  10. Johnny Mathis Q&A: 'This Time Of Year Is Magical'

    December 13, 2013 11:05 AM EST The icon talks his highest-charting AC hit since 1978, his new star-studded duets album and holiday memories With "Sending You a Little Christmas," with Jim Brickman, the legendary Johnny Mathis is enjoying his milestone 50th hit on Adult Contemporary chart. As the song…

  11. The Year In Touring 2013: Beyond The Numbers

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST Live and on fire in 2013, the touring business is hottest it has been in years. For the touring industry, these are now —officially— the best of times. "The concert business is basically on fire," says veteran agent Dennis Arfa, president of Artists Group International (AGI). TOP 25…

  12. HAERTS Takes Flight With 'Wings' Single, Preps Debut Album

    December 12, 2013 2:45 PM EST NYC group's excellent first single was recently named iTunes' Single of the Week. "People always ask us about the whole 'Google' thing," says HAERTS singer Nini Fabi, "but it really had nothing to do with that." Fabi is talking about the name HAERTS -…

  13. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Breaks Record For Most Pop Songs No. 1s

    December 09, 2013 6:05 PM EST Eminem's 'The Monster,' on which she's featured, becomes her 11th leader, pushing her past Katy Perry (10) for the list's top total. Plus, new No. 1s for Icona Pop, Parmalee, tobyMac and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  14. Billboard Wins Two Folio Awards

    December 06, 2013 11:22 AM EST Billboard has won two 2013 Folio Eddie & Ozzie Awards in categories honoring best article and best cover. The awards ceremony, held Thursday (Dec. 3) at New York City’s Grand Hyatt, honored excellence in magazine editorial and design. “I'm just so proud of the Billboard team,”…

  15. Toni Braxton, Babyface Top Adult R&B Chart

    December 03, 2013 1:05 PM EST The pair's duet 'Hurt You' marks the stars' first No. 1 on the tally since 2000 and 1997, respectively Format stars Toni Braxton and Babyface each end lengthy absences from the top of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult R&B radio airplay chart, as their duet "…

  16. Glass Animals Choose Music Over Med School, Work With Adele's Producer

    November 27, 2013 1:05 PM EST U.K. band was discovered by Paul Epworth and were promptly signed to his label. When Glass Animals mastermind Dave Bayley placed the earliest demos of his musical project with a friend online a few years ago, the songs garnered attention almost immediately. Bayley’s next move was a bit…

  17. 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…

  18. Loretta Lynn Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom: 'She Gave Voice to a Generation'

    November 20, 2013 5:32 PM EST Loretta Lynn visited the White House on Wednesday and came away with the nation's highest civilian honor. President Barack Obama presented the Kentucky native, whose string of country hits include "The Pill" and "Fist City," with the Presidential Medal of…

  19. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  20. Roger Waters Talks New Album, Pink Floyd's First U.S. Gig and the Cult of Syd Barrett

    November 14, 2013 6:00 PM EST "The only other thing I would ever consider doing," said Roger Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd frontman, about pursuing a career outside of music, "is starting a church. Then you don't have to pay income tax All you need is the gift of the gab, you need to be able to…

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