1. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke, Bastille End Year With New No. 1s

    December 30, 2013 6:00 PM EST Thicke's 'For the Rest of My Life' tops Adult R&B Songs, Bastille's 'Pompeii' takes over atop Adult Alternative 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…

  2. Top 20 Music Moments of 2013

    December 26, 2013 12:30 PM EST It was a year of blockbuster comebacks, surprise albums, game-changing moves in hip-hop, twerking teddy bears and tearful goodbyes of all kinds. For sure, 2013 kept us busy. These are the 20 biggest music moments in a 12 month span that was crammed with milestones. BEST OF 2013: Year-End…

  3. Chart Highlights: Florida Georgia Line Lands Fourth Country Airplay No. 1

    December 23, 2013 5:15 PM EST The duo ties the record for the most career-opening leaders in the chart's history. Plus, U2 likewise makes an historic move and new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Toby Love Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  4. 'Beyonce' for Men: 5 Things Guys Can Love and Learn From Queen Bey's New Album

    December 20, 2013 3:30 PM EST Without question, Beyoncé is for the ladies first. For more than a decade now, she’s made music that’s assisted in powering their self-esteems, sent bad boyfriends to the left , and made them sweat out their hairdos on the dance floor. Sure, she’s had little nuggets here and there for the…

  5. Def Leppard Denies It'll Take Legal Action Against One Direction for Similar-Sounding Song

    December 19, 2013 7:30 PM EST Mirror UK originally reported potential legal action for similarities between "Midnight Memories" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" The boys of One Direction may have a sticky situation on their hands over the chorus of the group's new song "Midnight Memories."…

  6. 'Duck Dynasty' Christmas Album Heading for Sales Gain Amidst Phil Robertson Controversy

    December 19, 2013 4:35 PM EST The controversy swirling around comments made by "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson hasn't seemingly negatively impacted the sales of the show's hit album "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas." The holiday effort from the smash A&E series, which…

  7. All-American Rejects' Tyson Ritter Cast as Gregg Allman in Biopic

    December 13, 2013 10:30 PM EST The All-American Rejects frontman will be joined by Wyatt Russell as Duane Allman in "Midnight Rider." Randall Miller and Jody Savin’s adaptation of the Gregg Allman memoir "My Cross to Bear" has found its Allman Brothers. Tyson Ritter, the lead singer-songwriter of pop…

  8. The Year In Touring 2013: Beyond The Numbers

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST Live and on fire in 2013, the touring business is hottest it has been in years. For the touring industry, these are now —officially— the best of times. "The concert business is basically on fire," says veteran agent Dennis Arfa, president of Artists Group International (AGI). TOP 25…

  9. Beach Boy Biopic 'The Drummer' Back On The Shelf

    December 12, 2013 2:04 AM EST Aaron Eckhart was too exhausted from shooting "I, Frankenstein" in Australia to portray Dennis Wilson -- the Beach Boys drummer who drowned 30 years ago this month -- in a film about the musician’s final years, and left the production just before shooting was to begin in June 2012.…

  10. Nelson Mandela's Impact on Music, Concerts, Movies and More

    December 05, 2013 7:30 PM EST Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the racist…

  11. Miley Cyrus Named to Time's 2013 Best and Worst Dressed Lists

    December 05, 2013 2:34 AM EST Just when you thought Miley Cyrus couldn't do anymore weird stuff this year, she does something as rare as Chanukah falling on Thanksgiving by being listed on Time's Worst and Best-Dressed lists of 2013. On Wednesday, Time released it's 54 wide-ranging "Top 10 everything…

  12. 'The Voice' Star Tony Lucca Sings Bill Withers: Candid Covers Video Series

    December 04, 2013 1:57 PM EST This installment of Billboard's "Candid Covers" video series, presented by Nikon, captures Lucca performing Withers' "Grandma's Hands." Tony Lucca shared his emotive singing skills far and wide as he competed on "The Voice" last year. And now,…

  13. CODE Picks of the Week: Grizzly Bear, Röyksopp and More

    November 29, 2013 6:22 PM EST Grizzly Bear, “Will Calls” (Diplo Remix) [Warp] Even if you've never listened to this Brooklyn indie band before, this works. Ed Droste’s voice is designed for the quirky swag of a Diplo re-rub. Who knew? Röyksopp featuring Susanne Sundfør, “Running to the Sea” (Seven Lions Remix) [Bog…

  14. Does One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Follow The Boy Band Third-Album Trend?

    November 27, 2013 2:38 PM EST Revisiting the changes in sound and creative input on the third efforts by NKOTB, BSB, N' Sync & more. This week, British heartthrobs One Direction -- the most successful boy band in a decade by just about any standard -- release their third studio album, "Midnight Memories.…

  15. Space Kitten: Miley Cyrus and Her Feline Friend Swing 'Wrecking Ball' at AMAs

    November 25, 2013 12:41 AM EST The biggest star of the night at the American Music Awards? Not Taylor and her four awards, or Rihanna's amazing mom, or Jennifer Lopez and her unstoppable tribute to Celia Cruz. That distinction goes to Miley Cyrus and her space kitten, with its deadish eyes, ably synchronized…

  16. ‘Flume’ Wins Australia’s J Award

    November 22, 2013 5:37 AM EST Flume’s irresistible rise to the top is near complete with the electronic music producer today winning the J Award for his debut self-titled album. “Flume” beat out recordings from the likes of the Drones, RUFUS, Cloud Control, Jagwar Ma and Big Scary for the annual honor, awarded by the…

  17. What Is James Blake's Sound? He's Stumped, Too: Video Q&A With 'Overgrown' Artist

    November 21, 2013 10:50 AM EST No one has more trouble defining British musician James Blake's unique blend of folk, soul and ambient electronica soundscapes than Blake himself. "I was actually struggling in a cab yesterday," Blake said during a recent tour stop in New York, "and I was saying I was…

  18. 'Nashville' Star Jonathan Jackson Signs Record Deal

    November 12, 2013 11:32 AM EST Onscreen, he's known as Avery Barkley, the bad-boy rocker on the hit ABC musical drama "Nashville." Offscreen, he's Jonathan Jackson, and he just might be infiltrating the airwaves with more than just his "Nashville" songs soon enough. Jackson's spot on…

  19. Pop Art: 13 Awesome Artist-Musician Collaborations

    November 11, 2013 5:35 PM EST Over the past few months, the realms of music and high art have collided in far-out, headline-grabbing ways. On Sunday night (Nov. 10), Lady Gaga hosted her artRave record-release party in New York and unveiled a lifelike sculpture by renowned modern artist Jeff Koons, a piece similar to…

  20. Jay Z Doc 'Made In America' Acquired by Phase 4 Films, Cinematic Release Planned for 2014

    November 11, 2013 1:46 AM EST If you missed Ron Howard's Jay Z concert documentary, "Made in America," on "Showtime," you'll have a chance to see it on the big screen. Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to the film, which aired on Showtime on October 11, and is planning a…

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