1. Colombian Reggaeton Star J Balvin Talks 'La Familia,' Picks His Favorite 5 Videos

    October 30, 2013 4:56 AM EDT “I want to try and make my own movement,” says J. Balvin, the rising reggaeton star, whose album “La Familia” was just released on Capitol Latin. “We are going to conquer the world.”   Maybe its not such a lofty goal for the Colombian artist, whose following extends from (logically) South…

  2. Chart Highlights: Eric Church Earns Highest His Debut Ever On Country Airplay With 'Outsiders'

    October 28, 2013 4:40 PM EDT 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 our charts are refreshed on billboard.com and Billboard.biz every Thursday and appear in the next issue of…

  3. Taylor Swift Invites ‘All-Star’ Friends for CMA Awards

    October 22, 2013 12:20 AM EDT Taylor Swift has gathered an all-star band for her appearance on next month's Country Music Association Awards. Swift will be joined by Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush, bassist Edgar Meyer and percussionist Eric Darken for a special version of her hit song "Red." The 23…

  4. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  5. Stagecoach Festival Lineup: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church to Headline

    October 10, 2013 12:51 PM EDT Other artists include Florida Georgia Line, Loretta Lynn and country-rock pioneer (and Monkee) Michael Nesmith A big batch of artists for next year's Stagecoach music festival was announced on Thursday (Oct. 10), with organizers tapping party-country hitmakers Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean…

  6. Drake, Robin Thicke to Perform at Grammy Nominations Concert

    October 09, 2013 9:36 AM EDT Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke and Keith Urban are the first performers announced for this year's Grammy nominations concert. The hour-long CBS special -- dubbed the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- is set to take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Friday,…

  7. Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa, Carlos Vives Among Latin Grammy Nominees

    September 25, 2013 12:10 PM EDT Pop music in various forms made a strong showing this year in the Latin Grammy nominations with familiar faces in the running including Colombian singer Carlos Vives, a leading contender with five nominations; Spanish star Alejandro Sanz and Mexican Latin alternative songstress Julieta…

  8. Grammy Nominations Concert Returning to L.A.

    September 18, 2013 10:02 AM EDT "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" to air live on Dec. 6 After shaking things up in Nashville last year, the Recording Academy is bringing the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! back to Los Angeles. The hour-long CBS concert special…

  9. Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' Tribute Album to Include Miguel, Hunter Hayes

    September 17, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Miguel, Hunter Hayes and John Grant are among the nine artists who have finished tracks for a "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" tribute album that is expected to be released next year, marking the 40th anniversary of the Elton John classic. "Hunter Hayes has done 'Yellow Brick…

  10. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'Gorilla' Swings Onto Pop Songs

    September 16, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Mars looks to continue his perfect top 10 streak on Pop Songs with his latest single. Plus, new No. 1s for Selena Gomez, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias and Mandisa Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  11. Woody Guthrie's Hometown to Rebuild Singer's Boyhood Home

    September 14, 2013 9:03 PM EDT When Woody Guthrie's dilapidated boyhood home was ordered torn down in the late 1970s, the demolition reflected the strained relationship between conservative Oklahoma and the native son famous for his folk singing and progressive politics. Those tensions persisted for more than a…

  12. Johnny Cash's Hot Country Hits: 14 Unforgettable No. 1 Songs

    September 12, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Ten years ago today, the world learned of the passing of Johnny Cash. Putting Cash in proper historical perspective is not the easiest of tasks. After all, while he was certainly a country legend, “The Man In Black” -- more than possibly any other artist -- was able to transcend genres…

  13. Atlantic Connection: Exclusive Minimix and Q&A

    August 06, 2013 2:47 PM EDT The “future-soul” dubstep producer talks about his SMOG Records debut. If, perhaps, MTV’s new talk/reality series and “Jersey Shore” spinoff, “The Show with Vinny,” has been on your television, it’s likely you’ve heard its theme song, “Hypem” by DJ/producer Atlantic Connection. Like Vinny…

  14. Elvis Presley’s Stax Sessions To Be Reissued As Three-Disc Box Set

    August 05, 2013 1:49 AM EDT It was 1973, and Elvis Presley's comeback was in fifth gear. After years of making mediocre movies, he had returned to touring and performing in Las Vegas. In January of that year, he staged the "Aloha from Hawaii" concert live via satellite, viewed by a billion people…

  15. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  16. 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…

  17. Randy Houser's 'Moonlight' Shines Atop Airplay Ranking

    August 01, 2013 4:05 PM EDT Randy Houser scores his second No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay tally, as "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" blasts 5-1. The song logs an 8% gain to 45.8 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. Reaching the summit in its 24th week, the ascent easily bests the…

  18. The Seed: Chris Brown, Kavinsky, Chamillionaire

    July 26, 2013 1:21 PM EDT This week, French electronic artist Kavinsky made a splash in R&B/hip-hop world with the release of "Odd Look (Remix)," featuring the Weeknd. The Canadian singer’s signature falsetto glides effortlessly over the Knight Rider-inspired track which was first featured on Kavinsky…

  19. Florida Georgia Line Approaches Record Atop Hot Country Songs

    July 18, 2013 4:55 PM EDT The duo is a week away from tying the mark for the longest a song has reigned at No. 1. Plus, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Travis Tritt make notable moves Florida Georgia Line leads Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for a 20th week with "Cruise," moving to within a…

  20. Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson Star in Toby Keith's Twister Relief Concert

    July 07, 2013 7:54 AM EDT Some of country music's biggest stars, including Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and many others with ties to Oklahoma, played a sold-out show Saturday at the University of Oklahoma to raise money for the victims of the recent tornadoes that strafed the state. Organizers of the Twister…

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