1. Chart Highlights: Imagine Dragons, Eminem, Rihanna, Ricky Martin Score New No. 1s

    December 02, 2013 5:45 PM EST Also taking over Billboard charts: Martin Garrix, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Passenger, Joe Nichols and more. Plus, the Holiday Airplay chart returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts…

  2. Ask Billboard: Why Aren't Power Ballads So Powerful Anymore?

    November 29, 2013 4:05 PM EST An analysis of why slow songs ruled top 40 in the late '80s but don't, for the most part, now. Plus, Hall & Oates' top 10 hits and Tom Wopat, 'Luke Duke' himself, stops by As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  3. Carlos Santana to Release First Spanish Album on Sony Latin/RCA

    November 20, 2013 9:12 PM EST Live Concert Event to Air on HBO in Spring Carlos Santana will release his first-ever Spanish language album in early 2014, he announced in a press conference today at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The set, titled "Corazón," will be released jointly by RCA/Sony Latin Iberia, part…

  4. 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…

  5. Gloria Trevi Biopic To Go Ahead Without Authorization

    November 17, 2013 11:42 PM EST Shooting begins later this month on "Gloria," a biopic about Mexican pop singer Gloria Trevi from Oscar-winning "Lord of the Rings" producer Barrie Osborne. Osborne is producing alongside Alan Curtiss ("Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"), Mexico&…

  6. Chart Highlights: Cage The Elephant Returns To No. 1 On Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs

    November 11, 2013 7:30 PM EST Cage the Elephant hits No. 1 on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs, One Direction debuts on Pop Songs and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All…

  7. Thalia Partners With Gilt City for Book Launch

    November 05, 2013 9:36 AM EST Gilt City New York has partnered with Mexican pop star Thalía for the release of her new children’s book in tandem with the launch of a New York-specific sales experience curated by the singer. Gilt City members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to Thalia’s November 6 launch of …

  8. Santana Announces New Album, Concert in Mexico

    October 24, 2013 4:20 PM EDT Carlos Santana will revisit his roots with a Dec. 14 concert in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he and his band will be joined by Juanes, Miguel, Gloria Estefan, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, and other guest artists in a celebration of his Latin heritage. The concert will preview music from Santana…

  9. Chart Highlights: Avril Lavigne Tells Husband Chad Kroeger, 'Let Me Go'; Kacey Musgraves' 'Arrow' Lands On Country Airplay

    October 21, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Lavigne and Kroeger chart their first collaboration on Adult Pop Songs, while Kacey Musgraves' same-sex relationship equality anthem finds support at country Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  10. Enrique Iglesias Widens Lead for Most No. 1s on Hot Latin Songs Chart

    October 09, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias extends his lead for most No. 1s on Hot Latin Songs as "Loco" featuring Romeo Santos ascends 3-1 to become his 23rd chart-topper.  A major part of the song's ascent to the top is the release of a director's cut for the track's music video,…

  11. Jenni Rivera's Second Life: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Last year, Jenni Rivera made a vow to herself: 2013 was going to be her breakthrough moment. She was 43 and already a multimillionaire. As the biggest female artist in regional Mexican, she'd…

  12. 'The Voice' Is Back With Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo and Blind Auditions

    September 24, 2013 10:11 AM EDT NBC's "The Voice" is back, reunited and feelin' so good, especially after winning the Emmy for best reality competition program (making it the second show to ever beat out "The Amazing Race"). Christina Aguilera has returned with a short bob and slim bod, and…

  13. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard and out of respect for the…

  14. Kanye West Charged with Battery, Attempted Theft: Report

    September 13, 2013 7:43 PM EDT West will reportedly face battery and attempted theft charges in Los Angeles after an airport incident in July. Prosecutors have charged Kanye West with misdemeanor battery over a July scuffle with a celebrity photographer at Los Angeles International Airport. City attorney's…

  15. Gloria Estefan, Prince Royce Bringing Latin Sounds to the White House

    September 11, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Gloria Estefan, Prince Royce, Arturo Sandoval and other musicians are bringing their Latin sounds to the White House next week. The latest "In Performance at the White House" program will be taped Monday and will showcase Latin music during Hispanic Heritage Month. The White House…

  16. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Leads Pop Songs For 10th Week

    September 09, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Billboard's Song of the Summer is just the 12th title to reach a reign of double-digit weeks on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. Plus, new No. 1s for Enrique Iglesias and Florida Georgia Line Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  17. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Madonna Songs?

    September 03, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Readers rank the Material Girl's best material. Plus, a trip through AC chart history and more songs that became hits three times 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,…

  18. Liberace’s One-Time Las Vegas Mansion Sells For Just $500,000

    August 30, 2013 12:20 AM EDT A 15,000-square-foot Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace was sold for $500,000 in cash to a British businessman who said he learned to play the piano after being inspired by the flamboyant performer. The buyer - Martyn Ravenhill - closed the deal on Aug. 23 for $29,000 below its list…

  19. Gloria Estefan Readies New, Multi-Lingual Take on the Standards Album

    August 20, 2013 4:45 PM EDT "Recording this album was like coming home, and I hope to do it again" On Sept. 2, 1978, at an intimate celebration in his parents' home, newlyweds Emilio and Gloria Estefan danced their first dance as husband and wife. It was to "El Dia Que Me Quieras," the…

  20. George Strait: The Billboard Cover Story Q&A

    August 16, 2013 11:30 AM EDT In a rare interview, the King of Country discusses the final shows on the Cowboy Rides Away tour and his lifelong "knack for picking good songs" By any measure, George Strait is one of the most successful, well-known country music artists in history. But, for all his achievements…

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