1. Exclusive: Melissa Manchester ft. Stevie Wonder, 'Your Love Is Where I Live'

    January 30, 2015 12:52 PM EST Melissa Manchester got a little bit of schooling from her own students while making You Gotta Love the Life, her first new album in a decade. In advance of the album, Billboard is exclusively premiering her track with Stevie Wonder , "Your Love Is Where I Live." Manchester tells…

  2. Suge Knight Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident

    January 30, 2015 8:51 AM EST Suge Knight has been arrested for murder in connection with the fatal hit-and-run in Los Angeles. Knight was arrested at approximately 3 a.m. local time Friday morning, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced, and is being held on $2 million bail at the downtown Los…

  3. Veteran Label/Management Exec Gary Gersh Joins AEG Live

    January 27, 2015 7:57 PM EST Newly created post makes Gersh an 'excitable boy again.' Former manager and label exec Gary Gersh has joined global concert promoter AEG Live in the newly created position of president of global talent, Billboard has learned. Gersh most recently served as CEO of The Artist…

  4. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  5. Chris Robinson on Black Crowes Breakup: 'It's Way More Complicated Than Rich's Public Outburst'

    January 26, 2015 5:34 PM EST 'It's unfortunate that on the 25th anniversary, whether the band is working or not, that it's not about the songs and the good times people had at those concerts.' With the Black Crowes permanently nested, frontman Chris Robinson says his Chris Robinson Brotherhood band…

  6. Exclusive: Gov't Mule Premiere 'Hottentot' From Long-Shelved 'Sco-Mule' Album

    January 26, 2015 11:30 AM EST When Gov't Mule paired with John Scofield during Sept. 1999 for a pair of shows in Georgia, Warren Haynes acknowledges it "was definitely a head-scratcher" for the Mule's then-burgeoning fan base. "I think there were some people in the audience that had no idea we…

  7. Ask Billboard: Controversial Hits, Katy Perry's Sales & Taylor Swift's Radio Reign

    January 25, 2015 9:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT ARE THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL HITS? @gthot20 With the …

  8. Pras of the Fugees on 'Sweet Micky' Doc, Getting Diaper-Clad Pop Star Elected President of Haiti

    January 23, 2015 3:20 PM EST The ex-Fugee's road to politics is paved with... well, you'll see. "It's just so ridiculous, it's just one of the most ridiculous stories ever," says Pras Michel the former Fugee about his new documentary Sweet Micky for President , which makes its festival…

  9. U.K. Singer-Songwriter Rumer on Battling Depression & Bipolar 2 to Create 'Into Colour'

    January 23, 2015 12:30 PM EST Success did not wear easy on Rumer, which resulted in a tough birth for the British singer and songwriter's upcoming third album, Into Colour. "I lost my mind, I found my mind, that kind of stuff -- just one of those normal adventures," Rumer (real name Sarah Joyce) tells…

  10. Folk Duo the Well Pennies on Covering the Beatles & Thriving as an Independent Act

    January 22, 2015 11:05 AM EST The husband-and-wife team offers a DIY model to follow as it releases new album 'Endlings.' Harmonizing husband-and-wife duo the Well Pennies broke through with a highly-praised Beatles cover. Now, as it preps its new album Endlings , due Tuesday (Jan. 27), the pair is finding…

  11. Why Katy Perry's 'Prism' Era Is More Impressive Than You Think

    January 20, 2015 5:05 PM EST Are we appreciating Katy Perry enough? That's a strange question to ask in January 2015, when Katy Perry is a massive pop star, one who's once again Grammy-nominated and selling out arenas. She's about to headline the Super Bowl halftime show, the biggest musical…

  12. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  13. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Debut; Cage the Elephant Tops Alternative Songs

    January 19, 2015 3:15 PM EST Maroon 5 and Clarkson soar onto multiple charts, while Cage the Elephant stomps to its fifth No. 1 on Alternative Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which…

  14. Metallica Posts Instagram Studio Photo: 'We're Back Now,' Bassist Robert Trujillo Says

    January 19, 2015 1:25 PM EST Proof positive that Metallica is indeed working on its long-awaited follow-up has come via Instagram. Metallica to Rock the Ice for 'Night of Hockey Mayhem' A new posting on Metallica's o fficial account shows a rear view of bassist Robert Trujillo in the Metallica HQ studio,…

  15. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 50 Years Ago, Petula Clark Topped the Hot 100 With 'Downtown'

    January 19, 2015 8:05 AM EST Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Jan. 19, 1980 Michael Jackson crowns the Billboard Hot 100 with "Rock With You." The song marks his first of nine No. 1s in the '80s, the most of any artist during the…

  16. Watch Bruce Springsteen Perform at Light of Day 2015 Benefit in New Jersey

    January 18, 2015 3:03 PM EST There was magic in the night for the 15th anniversary of the Light of Day 2015 Winterfest, as "surprise" guest Bruce Springsteen took the stage at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, N.J. "15 years," the 65-year old rocker said wistfully as he -- and 17 other musical…

  17. Kid Cudi Wraps Movie With Zoe Kravitz

    January 17, 2015 8:21 PM EST Kid Cudi just added another acting role to his IMDB page. The rapper confirmed on Jan. 17 that he finished shooting the film Vincent-N-Roxxy . Cudi shared the news on Twitter. "Just wrapped a movie w this special one," he said on social media, sharing a photo of himself next to co…

  18. Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens Tapped for 'Grease: Live'

    January 17, 2015 1:35 PM EST The Marc Platt production will air live at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2016. Fox has found its Sandy and Rizzo. The network has tapped Footloose star Julianne Hough and High School Musical 's Vanessa Hudgens to co-star in its musical installment of Grease . In a bid to defeat the increasingly…

  19. New Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Singles Headed for Debuts on Hot 100

    January 16, 2015 4:19 PM EST The band's 'Sugar' should sweeten the chart in the top 25, while Clarkson's 'Heartbeat Song' is also set to thump its way in. Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson should storm next week's Billboard Hot 100 with newly-released singles. The Adam Levine-led group…

  20. Robin Schulz's 'Prayer' Progresses, Madonna Debuts on Dance/Electronic Charts

    January 15, 2015 8:53 PM EST Robin Schulz scores his first top five hit on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Prayer in C," with Lillywood, rises 6-5. The song posts strong downloads (24,000 sold, up 6 percent, according to Nielsen Music) in a weak post-holiday sales frame, good for a six…

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