1. Eric Paslay’s ‘Song About A Girl’ Makes Clichés Sound Fresh

    March 13, 2014 7:44 PM EDT Pickup trucks, tailgates, back roads, bonfires and alcohol: commercial country has been obsessed with a handful of topics for several years, and just about every sector of the business -- from the songwriters to the labels to radio -- has voiced some level of frustration about what seems…

  2. Willie Mays Appears in Calle 13's New Video: Watch

    March 06, 2014 6:21 PM EST Residente receives a bat from the baseball legend, bashes a Maserati, and sends an anti-bling message in "Adentro" clip In Calle 13's dramatic new video, front man René Pérez offers his Maserati as a tomb for a pile of used guns and gold surrendered by a menacing line up of…

  3. Paris Fashion Week: Rihanna Wears Face Net to Givenchy, Kanye West Says Show Was 'Awesome'

    March 03, 2014 12:30 PM EST   PARIS – With Hollywood hanging out at Sunday's Oscars, music turned out for the Givenchy show with Rihanna, Angel Haze, Beth Ditto and Kanye West (without Kim Kardashian) in the front row, alongside French fashion editors Carine Roitfeld and Olivier Zahm. Rihanna and "Prometheus…

  4. Pharrell Williams' Record-Breaking 'Happy' Returns to No. 1 in U.K.

    March 03, 2014 3:41 AM EST Pharrell Williams was in record-breaking form as the Official Charts Company unveiled the U.K.’s weekly sales data on Sunday (March 2). His smash hit “Happy” (Back Lot) became the first single for 57 years to start a third separate run at No. 1. It sold its millionth copy in the territory…

  5. Calle 13's 'Multi_Viral' Drops a Day Early

    February 28, 2014 7:48 PM EST Puerto Rico duo's album was originally expected March 1 Calle 13’s new album “Multi_Viral,” which had been announced for March 1, is available now from iTunes and other digital stores. The release follows a concert that the group, led by the outspoken rapper René Pérez (Residente) and…

  6. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  7. Cole Swindell Makes Record Start On Billboard 200

    February 27, 2014 12:17 PM EST The singer scores the highest debut for a non-"American Idol" country male in the chart's history. Plus, moves for Home Free, Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert and more Cole Swindell makes a record start on the Billboard 200, and joins a throng of rookie male artists that have…

  8. Cole Swindell Scores First Hot Country Songs No. 1

    February 20, 2014 5:40 PM EST The singer reigns with "Chillin' It," his debut hit. Plus, moves for Eric Church, Frankie Ballard and Scotty McCreery, while a nearly five-year-old Carrie Underwood song surges thanks to a viral video Cole Swindell tops Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with his debut…

  9. The Blonds Debut Funky Looks at New York Fashion Week: Watch the Behind-Scenes Video

    February 13, 2014 2:55 PM EST The Blonds’ Fall 2014 show last night (Feb 12) at Milk Studios was one of the last and most exciting shows of the season. It sought inspiration from the sexy comic book character Catwoman, churning out kitty-themed, blinged-out bustiers and mirrored cat accessories. “This is a collection we…

  10. Lil' Kim Reveals Baby Bump At NY Fashion Week

    February 13, 2014 3:38 AM EST Lil' Kim is having a lil' one of her own -- she's apparently pregnant with her first child. The 39-year-old hip hop artist stepped out at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday sporting a surprise baby bump .  Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton confirmed the obvious when he shared…

  11. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Beatles Songs

    February 09, 2014 8:05 AM EST On the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. breakthrough, readers share favorite Fab Four songs, covers, solo hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as…

  12. Romeo Santos Rockets to Record No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs Chart

    February 06, 2014 4:20 PM EST Romeo Santos soars 39-1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart with his new single "Odio," featuring Drake. The jump is the biggest to No. 1 since the chart switched to an airplay/sales/streaming hybrid methodology (from all-airplay) in October 2012. In the process,…

  13. 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&…

  14. Frankie Ballard Has 'Helluva' Time Teeing Up New Album

    February 06, 2014 1:34 PM EST Ballard talks "Sunshine & Whiskey" (Feb. 11); Plus, watch an exclusive performance of album cut "Drinky Drink" Frankie Ballard's new studio album, "Sunshine & Whiskey," out Tuesday (Feb. 11), has been two years in the making. Leading the charge…

  15. Quetzal: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 25, 2014 3:23 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. Quetzal won a GRAMMY for best latin rock, urban or alternative album for 2012's "Imaginaries." QUETZAL FLORES: “We were sitting at the back of the theater…

  16. GRAMMY Predictions: Latin Music Categories

    January 25, 2014 3:18 PM EST This year's Latin categories at the 56th GRAMMY Awards are an eclectic but consistently high quality bunch, making predictions particularly hard. But we do like a challenge. Read on for our forecasts on who will take trophies for Latin music Sunday night. GRAMMYs 2014: Full Coverage BEST…

  17. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Thursday

    January 23, 2014 10:15 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  18. Beyoncé, Jay Z Top Billboard's Power 100 List

    January 23, 2014 8:00 PM EST What is power? At its base, it's the ability to reshape the world around you according to your vision. And who in the music industry did so better in the last year than this power couple? FULL LIST OF THIS YEAR'S POWER 100 BUY THE ISSUE Leveraging their star power to release…

  19. Frankie Valli Thailand Concert Canceled After Political Unrest

    January 20, 2014 4:39 PM EST Sixties doo-wop singer Frankie Valli has canceled a concert in Bangkok this week because of Thailand's political unrest, the event's promoter announced Monday. Promoter BEC-Tero Entertainment PCL said Wednesday's performance was being scrapped "due to the current political…

  20. Bruce Springsteen Covers The Ramones At Asbury Park Benefit Concert: Watch

    January 20, 2014 3:50 AM EST Bruce Springsteen paid homage to the late Joey Ramone in Asbury Park on Sunday night. New Jersey's favorite son took the stage at the Paramount Theatre for the 14th Annual Light of Day benefit with a cover of the punk icon’s song, “Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio?”  Springsteen was…

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