1. Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin Among Artists on 'A Very Special Christmas: Icon'

    October 11, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The King of Rock 'n' Roll and the Queen of Soul are just two of 11 acts gracing the tracklist of "A Very Special Christmas: Icon," the latest in a long line of compilation discs benefiting the Special Olympics. The "A Very Special Christmas" holiday series…

  2. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Breaks Record Atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    September 25, 2013 5:24 PM EDT With a 16th week at No. 1, the song logs the longest reign since Nielsen data began powering the chart in 1992, passing Mary J. Blige's 15-week leader 'Be Without You' With a 16th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Robin Thicke's "…

  3. Metallica Jolts New York's Apollo Theater With Hit-Packed Set For SiriusXM Fans

    September 22, 2013 3:00 PM EDT rabid fans, 4 ferocious performers, 2.5 hours of skull-crushing adrenaline, 1 revered venue: Metallica at the Apollo. To celebrate the launch of SiriusXM's Mandatory Metallica channel, the iconic metal quartet shook the walls of Harlem's hallowed Apollo Theater with an invite…

  4. Fall Out Boy Q&A: Talking Career, Ramones and Chicago at Riot Fest

    September 15, 2013 9:00 AM EDT A career-spanning chat just prior to their hometown gig at Chicago's Riot Fest At the start of 2013, pop-punk superheroes Fall Out Boy had been on hiatus since 2010, with vocalist Patrick Stump pursuing an R&B career and celebrity bassist Pete Wentz largely out of the public eye.…

  5. k.d. lang To Hit Broadway for 'After Midnight'

    September 12, 2013 11:17 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning singer k.d. lang has sung everything from country songs to folk and torch songs. Now she's about to unleash her jazz side - on Broadway. The Canadian singer-songwriter will take over from Fantasia Barrino as the second star vocalist in "After Midnight," a…

  6. Ylvis' Viral Hit 'The Fox' Debuts On Hot 100

    September 11, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis' viral sensation "The Fox," which has taken the Internet by storm in recent days, debuts at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, fueled almost exclusively by its online traction. It's the highest-bowing song on the tally this week. During the Hot…

  7. A$AP Rocky Charged With Slapping Philly Fan

    September 05, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Hip-hop star A$AP Rocky is facing an allegation of assault during the Made in America festival in Philadelphia. The district attorney's office says a concertgoer claimed the 24-year-old Harlem-bred rapper, whose given name is Rakim Mayers, slapped her Saturday as he walked through the…

  8. The Seed: Eminem, The Lox, Cam'ron & More New Music

    August 30, 2013 3:00 PM EDT It's been over 10 years since the LOX last graced Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as a unit but this week’s release of "Summers Too Hot" could bring the drought to an end. The street record, primed for Labor Day barbeques, was produced by the group's longtime producer Scram…

  9. TGT's 'Three Kings' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    August 29, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Robin Thicke sets a new personal longest run atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Blurred Lines" ruling for 12 consecutive weeks. TGT – the R&B supergroup composed of Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank – debuts at the summit of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Three…

  10. Lady Gaga's 'Applause' Hits No. 1 on Dance Chart

    August 23, 2013 10:52 AM EDT The lead single from Gaga's "ARTPOP" lands at the top spot. Lady Gaga zooms from No. 16-1 on Dance/Electronic Songs with “Applause,” riding enormous gains all around. Her 15-spot leap is the most in the eight month history of the Dance/Electronic Songs chart, beating the 12-1…

  11. Metallica to Rock the Apollo Theater

    August 22, 2013 4:54 AM EDT There will be a different type of Sandman featured at the Apollo next month. Metallica is set to rock the legendary Harlem venue on Sept. 21. They will promote their 3D concert-action film "Metallica Through the Never," released in IMAX on Sept. 27 and other theaters a week later.…

  12. New Politics Studio Session: Watch Two Performances and Q&A

    August 20, 2013 5:02 PM EDT "Shake it like a bad girl out in Harlem," goes "Harlem," the breakout hit of Danish rockers New Politics, who (literally) shook it all over Billboard's studio's in this live Q&A and performance session. Frontman David Boyd flashes some killer impromptu…

  13. Robin Thicke Extends Hot 100 Run to Nine Weeks, Sets Audience and Sales Records

    August 07, 2013 2:18 PM EDT "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, breaks the mark for highest weekly audience impressions in Nielsen BDS history with 219.8 million and becomes the first track to sell more than 400,000 downloads in four different weeks Robin Thicke, the newly crowned Billboard 200…

  14. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  15. Vine Twerk Mashups Bump Sales For FiNATTiCZ' 'Don't Drop That Thun Thun'

    July 29, 2013 1:40 PM EDT Twitter's six-second videoclip app Vine had its first major hit as a promotional platform this week by helping a 15-month-old song go viral and rocket up Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs. The track, "Don't Drop That Thun Thun," released in April 2012 by Los…

  16. ‘Psych’ Star Dule Hill to join Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    July 25, 2013 12:29 AM EDT Dule Hill will be tapping into his dancing roots when he joins Broadway's "After Midnight," a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem. Producers said Wednesday the actor and trained tap dancer best known for starring in…

  17. Robin Thicke: Longest Hot 100 Reign This Year

    July 24, 2013 2:15 PM EDT 'Blurred Lines,' featuring T.I. and Pharrell, leads the list for a seventh week, the most time spent atop the list this year. Plus, Bruno Mars enters the top five Robin Thicke notches a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines" (featuring…

  18. Pitchfork Music Festival 2013: A Father-Son Dialogue

    July 22, 2013 1:30 PM EDT My dad had no idea that A$AP Rocky was coming. But he was ready for Lil B. Last summer, I brought my father to the Pitchfork Music Festival, that annual indie-rock utopia in Chicago's Union Park, and the first artist he watched in full was Lord Flacko and the rest of the A$AP Mob, back…

  19. Fantasia Back to Broadway in Duke Ellington show

    July 18, 2013 7:44 PM EDT The singer will celebrate Duke Ellington's years at Harlem's Cotton Club in the upcoming show. Grammy Award-winner Fantasia Barrino will star in the Broadway-bound "After Midnight," a musical revue celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club…

  20. Robin Thicke Tops Hot 100 For Sixth Week; Jay Z, Justin Timberlake Debut In Top 10

    July 17, 2013 1:25 PM EDT "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, matches the year's longest reign. Plus, Jay Z blasts in at No. 8 with "Holy Grail," featuring Justin Timberlake Robin Thicke racks a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines,"…

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