1. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  2. As the Decemberists Hibernate, Its Members Focus on Black Prairie (Q&A)

    May 09, 2014 1:08 PM EDT The Decemberists have been recording off-and-on and will "ramp up" next year, says Nate Query. Until then, four of the band's members push on with Black Prairie, which has released new album "Fortune" "Fortune," the new album from Black Prairie, the Portland…

  3. Morrissey Rushed Onstage by Unruly Fans, Cuts San Jose Show Short (Video)

    May 08, 2014 6:55 PM EDT Singer invites admirers on-stage, then gets knocked down for his troubles. The former Smiths lead singer Morrissey inspires devotion in his fan base, often inviting members of the audience on-stage during a performance for a quick hug. Unfortunately, things got a little out of hand during…

  4. Ray LaMontagne's 'Supernova' Shines At No. 1 On Top Rock Albums Chart

    May 08, 2014 5:16 PM EDT The folk-rocker lands his third leader on the list. Plus, chart action for Whitechapel, Grateful Dead, Pixies and Coldplay Ray LaMontagne notches his third No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, and second leader on Folk Albums , with "Supernova," which opens with 40,000…

  5. Santana Indulges His Experimental Side on 'Corazón': Album Review

    May 06, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The best instrumentalists don't just play -- they speak. Instruments can move freely without language or diction hampering them, but that also makes it more challenging to deliver a message or establish an identity. Yet the sound of Carlos Santana's guitar is unmistakable: angular…

  6. Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat Announce Fall Arena Tour

    May 06, 2014 1:55 PM EDT This fall's Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat co-headlining tour has been "years" in the making, according to FFDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory.  "We've tried to do this, actually for two years now," Bathory tells Billboard. We've been playing festivals in…

  7. Pharrell Williams Launches Sprint's HTC One (M8) Phone with High Tech, Sound Sessions Concert

    April 30, 2014 7:35 PM EDT On Tuesday (April 29) night, Hot 100 leading man (for 10 straight weeks now) Pharrell Williams packed out New York City’s Webster Hall to headline the Sprint Sound Session, a concert event to launch the mobile service provider’s new HTC One (M8) phone. Songs that he’s produced either as…

  8. Celebrate Brooklyn! Sets 2014 Season: Nick Cave, Janelle Monáe, Nickel Creek + More

    April 30, 2014 12:17 PM EDT St. Vincent, Amos Lee and Shovel & Rope will also play free shows in Brooklyn's Prospect Park; Ticketed dates include The National, Neutral Milk Hotel Amos Lee, Nickel Creek and St. Vincent are among the headliners announced this morning for the Celebrate Brooklyn! performing arts…

  9. Santana, Wyclef, Avicii, Alexandre Pires 'Find a Way' to the World Cup

    April 29, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Featuring the Brazilian drum beats that have become the soundtrack theme of the 2014 World Cup, and Santana’s signature electric guitar, the FIFA single “Dar Um Jeito” (“We Will Find A Way”) is now out on digital music outlets and Vevo. Wyclef, Avicii and Brazilian singer Alexandre…

  10. Devo's Gerald Casale Uncorks His Winery

    April 28, 2014 2:14 PM EDT Devo co-founder Gerald Casale equates the new wave rock scene of the late 1970s with the new wave food and wine scene occurring simultaneously in California. Devo was changing the world with "Mongoloid," "Jocko Homo" and "Whip It"; Chez Panisse was growing its…

  11. Outkast Returns to Georgia for CounterPoint Fest

    April 28, 2014 10:44 AM EDT Despite the wet and muddy conditions, the energy was high for Outkast's performance in their home state at the CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival. Organizers suspended the festival due to heavy rain and inclement weather, pushing Outkast's set back more than an hour Sunday night…

  12. 'Supermensch' Shep Gordon Talks Maui Parties, Rap Music and Dishes Management Advice At Tribeca

    April 28, 2014 6:22 AM EDT Shep Gordon is a man who got punched by Janis Joplin while she was making love to Jimi Hendrix, shared custody of his cat with neighbor Cary Grant and smoked pot many times with Willie Nelson – just a few of the compiled stories that make up the documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep…

  13. Gloria Trevi on Recording In English, Breaking Language Barriers at Billboard Latin Conference: Watch

    April 26, 2014 1:04 PM EDT Latin music veteran Gloria Trevi, who is getting ready to release her new single “Habla Blah Blah,” sat down backstage at the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Conference to discuss her desire to record music in English. BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS 2014: FULL COVERAGE Winners List   |  Red Carpet…

  14. Latin Conference World Cup Q&A: Carlos Vives, David Correy, RCA's Tom Corson & More (Video)

    April 23, 2014 8:20 PM EDT At the Billboard Latin Music Conference on Tuesday (April 22), the important intersection of soccer and Latin music was the subject that hitmaker Carlos Vives, "X Factor" finalist David Correy, RCA president Tom Corson, EA Music Group president Steve Schnur, Coca-Cola director of…

  15. Latin Conference: Gloria Trevi, Kat Dahlia, Leslie Grace and La Marisoul at Divas Panel

    April 23, 2014 8:04 PM EDT The divas have spoken! The annual panel of Latina superstars sharing their experiences and advice at the 25th Annual Latin Billboard Conference and Awards starred veteran Gloria Trevi and a newer generation of muchachas musicales – Kat Dahlia, Leslie Grace and La Marisoul, lead singer of…

  16. David Bisbal vs. Luis Fonsi: Battle Of Leading Men at Billboard Latin Music Concert

    April 23, 2014 4:00 PM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Conference’s 25th anniversary concert, which is open to attendees, will bring together two of Latin pop’s leading men: David Bisbal and Luis Fonsi. The two stars will co-headline a performance at the LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami tonight (April 23…

  17. Billboard Latin Music Awards Vevo Playlist: Top Latin Videos (1989-2014)

    April 18, 2014 11:58 AM EDT To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, Billboard partnered with VEVO   and delved into its video library, going all the way back to 1989 to find the videos of the top songs of the year spanning a quarter a decade. Our video selection was based on chart…

  18. Beck Hopes to Release Next Album This Year

    April 17, 2014 1:39 PM EDT The songs are "more boisterous" than this year's mellow "Morning Phase" album, Beck says at a concert in Santa Monica Although nearly six years passed between Beck's "Modern Guilt" and "Morning Phase," the singer believes he may well have…

  19. Enrique Iglesias, Wisin, Sean Paul to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 17, 2014 12:29 PM EDT Cristian Castro and Michel Teló have also been added for the April 24th show Enrique Iglesias, Wisin, Sean Paul, Cristian Castro, and Michel Teló have joined the all-star lineup set to perform at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The newly announced performers will join Chayanne, Marc…

  20. Coachella 2014: 10 Best Performances

    April 14, 2014 12:55 PM EDT Coachella 2014! • Photos: Live at Coachella • Photos: Backstage at Coachella • Justin Bieber Joins Chance The Rapper • Pharrell Enlists All-Stars • Arcade Fire Brings Out Debbie Harry • Is Gwen Stefani Cameo a Hint? • Lana del Rey Debuts Single • Jay-Z & Beyonce Invade • Lorde Makes…

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