1. Plug In Stereo, 'A Little Peace': Exclusive EP Premiere

    January 03, 2014 1:28 PM EST Check out the budding pop singer's new six-track collection, launching at Billboard.com. Trevor Dahl, the Atlantic Records singer-songwriter known as Plug In Stereo, is kicking off the new year with the six-song "A Little Peace" EP, featuring the charming single "To Be…

  2. The Top Selling Christmas Albums of All Time

    December 24, 2013 10:00 AM EST Albums from Elvis, Kenny G and more rank high on the list. Elvis Presley's "Elvis' Christmas Album" reigns as the biggest-selling Christmas album of all time in the United States. The set has been certified as having sold 10 million copies according to the Recording…

  3. Richard Marx, Heart In Holiday Spirit On AC Chart

    December 23, 2013 10:05 AM EST Their new collaboration scales the tally, granting Marx a second straight year of charting with holiday fare After not appearing on Billboard charts with holiday music for almost 25 years, Richard Marx is now making the practice an annual tradition as predictable as Santa's Christmas…

  4. Feliz Navidad: 12 Songs for a Latin Christmas

    December 18, 2013 5:16 PM EST As predictable as a Christmas tree in the corner of the living room, the holiday evergreen "Feliz Navidad" has ensured that Merry Christmas is one phrase that everyone can say in Spanish. But José Feliciano’s modern classic is just the start of a Latin Christmas songbook that…

  5. Jim Breuer, 'Santa Claus Ain't Coming to Town': Exclusive Video Premiere

    December 17, 2013 1:00 PM EST Jim Breuer is known primarily for his film, TV and comedy roles, but he's getting into the musical spirit -- as well as the Christmas spirit, sort of -- for the first single from his upcoming album. "Santa Claus Ain't Coming to Town" arrives just in time for Christmas -- a…

  6. Reverend Horton Heat, 'Spooky Boots': Exclusive Song Premiere

    December 17, 2013 11:53 AM EST Time made the big difference for Reverend Horton Heat on his new album, "Rev," which is due out Jan. 21. Heat (aka Jim Heath) tells Billboard that recording with his latest trio mostly in the group's rehearsal facility, Modern Electric Recorders, near Dallas allowed him…

  7. Tributes To Gustavo Cerati: 10 Cover Songs To Watch

    December 13, 2013 6:16 AM EST Gustavo Cerati was bestowed the title of “Distinguished Citizen” by the city of Buenos Aires last week, an official honor that has accompanied the more personal musical tributes which have surfaced for the singer and guitarist.   Cerati, best known as the front man of the legendary Argentine…

  8. 'Duck Dynasty' Star Talks 'The Night Before Christmas': Video Premiere

    December 11, 2013 10:44 AM EST Since "Duck Dynasty" made its' debut on A&E in March 2012, the Robertson family have become a national phenomenon. Their series, which recently wrapped up its' fourth season, is watched by millions of viewers each week. With their unique story -- detailing their…

  9. Draco Rosa 'Faces A New Challenge' As Cancer Returns

    December 10, 2013 1:57 AM EST Last weekend at two sold out concerts in his native Puerto Rico, the final dates of his fall tour, Draco Rosa reunited with an all-star line-up that including Juan Luis Guerra, Ricky Martin and others who collaborated on the hit album “Vida." Rosa's famous friends were also there in…

  10. 2 Chainz to Tour With Pusha T in 2014

    December 09, 2013 9:15 PM EST Two of rap's more recognizable personalities are teaming up and going on the road in early 2014. This February and March, 2 Chainz will tour behind his sophomore release "B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time," and he's bringing along fellow rapper -- and past collaborator -- Pusha T.…

  11. Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Zoé Heading to Vive Latino Festival in Mexico City

    December 09, 2013 2:40 PM EST Fifteenth edition of the massive music festival set for March 27-30 Arcade Fire, Zoé, Nine Inch Nails, Los Bunkers, Los Tigres del Norte, Calle 13, La Maldita Vecindad and Placebo are among bands who will play the 15th edition of the massive Vive Latino Festival, set for Mexico City in March.…

  12. T.I. Gets Animated in VH1 Holiday Special: Watch

    December 09, 2013 1:54 PM EST T.I. is getting the animation treatment. VH1 is airing the special holiday episode, "T.I. & Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special," on Monday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and it is the first time the rapper T.I. has been in cartoon form or has lent his voice for an animated character. The…

  13. Miley Cyrus Unleashes Sexy-Santa Theme For Jingle Ball Performance

    December 09, 2013 4:08 AM EST The now touring radio festival Jingle Ball hit Los Angeles on Friday night, where pop radio station KIIS-FM played host to such stars as Robin Thicke, Jason Derulo and Enrique Iglesias at a packed Staples Center. The high-wattage performers delivered their biggest hits via short sets, but…

  14. One Direction Joins Up With 'Anchorman' Co-Stars on 'Saturday Night Live'

    December 08, 2013 1:29 AM EST The boys of One Direction got the chance to test out their acting abilities, appearing alongside the stars of "Anchorman" on "Saturday Night Live" last night (Dec. 7). The band appeared in two sketches in addition to performing two cuts from new No. 1 album "…

  15. Grammys 2014: Marc Anthony, Draco Rosa Lead Latin Nominees

    December 07, 2013 10:55 AM EST Tradition rules Latin field Major labels and major commercial releases for the most part dominated the Latin fields for the Grammy nominations, heralding spirited competition in all four Latin categories: pop, regional Mexican, tropical and that hybrid of alternative/Urban/rock. But that…

  16. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  17. 'Glee' Recap: Christmas Special Takes a Trip To An Alternative Universe

    December 06, 2013 4:39 AM EST What to do when faced with the holiday season in the midst of a bloated timeline that leaves the world of "Glee" in June when it’s December for the rest of us? Take a mallet to the pesky remaining fragments of the 4th wall, smash it to hell and have Jane Lynch introduce a…

  18. Elizabeth Chan's Leap From Media Exec to Christmas Music a 'Fa La La' Success

    December 04, 2013 5:35 PM EST It was Chan's dream to "give everything up and just write Christmas songs." With a little help from mega-producer Steve Lillywhite, she has a holiday hit on her hands It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas music will pay off for Elizabeth Chan, who gave up a…

  19. Holiday Albums 2013: 10 Hot Seasonal Releases

    December 04, 2013 12:15 PM EST Baby, it's cold outside and all those activities in this winter wonderland feel a little warmer with a soundtrack of tunes from 2013's crop of holiday albums. Pop (Kelly Clarkson), R&B (Mary J. Blige), rock (Nick Lowe), traditional (Susan Boyle), and even plenty of eclectic…

  20. Jason Bentley Talks About His 5 Years as KCRW Music Director

    December 04, 2013 12:13 PM EST On Monday (Dec. 2), Jason Bentley quietly passed his five-year anniversary as music director of Santa Monica, CA radio station KCRW and host of its flagship show, “Morning Becomes Eclectic” without fanfare or celebration. “I keep my head down, keep working,” says Bentley, at once amused and…

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