1. Madonna's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

    August 16, 2013 10:55 AM EDT She's the Queen of Pop and royalty on the Billboard charts. To celebrate Madonna's career, we've compiled an exclusive ranking of the diva's 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit singles. Madonna's Fashion Evolution: 55 Iconic Looks 'Madonna' at 30: A…

  2. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry & The Perils of Impossible Hype (Opinion)

    August 14, 2013 1:40 PM EDT 0 "Applause" and "Roar" are strong pop singles. But with all the pre-release buildup, is that enough? Is it possible for two sky-high-profile, sure-to-be-smash pop songs to both be undervalued? Lady Gaga's "Applause" and Katy Perry's "…

  3. Nick Jonas To Appear in 'Hawaii Five-0'

    August 14, 2013 12:30 AM EDT Having put in quite a bit of time on Broadway, Nick Jonas' next acting stop is on "Hawaii Five-0." CBS announced Tuesday that the Jonas Brother will appear in an episode of its exotic procedural this fall, playing a computer hacker whose motives complicate the case du jour.…

  4. Katy Perry, 'Roar': Track Review

    August 12, 2013 11:30 AM EDT KATY PERRY Roar (3:42) Producers: Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Cirkut Writers: Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter Publishers: various Capitol Record s Katy Perry kicks off her hotly anticipated "Prism" era with a stylistic return to the arena-sized…

  5. Rihanna Captures 20th Dance Club No. 1; Lana Del Rey and Cedric Gervais Debut

    August 08, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Rih earns another chart-topper this week. Rihanna elevates from No. 2 to the top spot on Dance Club Songs with "Right Now,” marking her 20th No. 1. This puts her alone in second place for the most No. 1s in the 37-year history of the chart, trailing only Madonna, who leads with 43. …

  6. Ivete Sangalo: The Billboard Q&A

    August 06, 2013 10:26 PM EDT The Brazilian superstar talks to Billboard about her U.S. tour, Brazil's protest movement, and why she won’t do a World Cup song. Brazilian superstar Ivete Sangalo is a down-home diva. She includes her manicurist in conversation and humors her four-year-old son’s pleas to…

  7. Black Keys' Dan Auerbach in Messy Divorce

    August 06, 2013 10:02 AM EDT While his Nashville neighbor and sworn enemy Jack White battles it out with his ex-wife over custody of their kids, Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach is reportedly in an even messier situation with his own divorce, from estranged wife Stephanie Gonis. According to documents obtained by TMZ ,…

  8. MGMT Return With ‘Your Life Is a Lie’ Video: Watch

    August 06, 2013 6:02 AM EDT MGMT has dropped an oddball video for their new song “Your Life Is a Lie” The two-minute-long clip shows a fun side of the psychedelic group – but it won’t be to everyone’s taste.  It’s filled with coloful characters and eye-catching absurdities, and the lyrics are spelled-out literally…

  9. The Civil Wars Track-By-Track Review: Joy Williams Breaks Down New Album

    August 05, 2013 12:25 PM EDT After winning two Grammys for their self-released debut "Barton Hollow," the Civil Wars recorded a follow-up… and, while on tour in Europe, went their separate ways. Singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White brought in more instruments, added deeper textures and, in…

  10. Mike Doughty,'The Idiot Kings': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 05, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Former Soul Coughing frontman revisits the beloved band's catalog on new album, "Circles Super Bon Bon…" For Mike Doughty, it’s all come full-circle. The singer and songwriter split with his influential band Soul Coughing back in 2000, turned solo and turned his back on…

  11. 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…

  12. Karen Elson Gets Restraining Order Against Jack White

    August 01, 2013 10:26 PM EDT White has been barred "any contact" with his ex after a pattern of "bullying," Elson claimed in court papers. Karen Elson, Jack White's ex, has received a restraining order against him, according to Nashville City Paper . The site reports the court papers claim the…

  13. Ivete Sangalo Brings Her Carnival Sound to US

    July 30, 2013 9:17 AM EDT Ivete Sangalo can fill large venues in the United States, even while few Americans have ever heard of her or her brand of indefatigable Brazilian party music. That's because Sangalo can count on legions of homesick Brazilians to turn out for her all-singing, all-dancing, high…

  14. Chillwave Hero Washed Out Masters the Not-Quite Concept Album With 'Paracosm'

    July 25, 2013 3:00 PM EDT After years of careful rebellion against his origins, Ernest Greene's inner country boy is starting to come out. The synth-pop singer/keyboardist, aka Washed Out, was raised in the sun-kissed climes of Macon, Ga., on an actual peach orchard, where his parents and their friends baptized…

  15. Chart Highlights: Jonas Brothers, One Direction Debut On Pop Songs

    July 22, 2013 6:20 PM EDT The boy bands begin with new singles from forthcoming albums. Plus, new No. 1s for Robin Thicke, the Band Perry 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.…

  16. G.R.L.: New Girl Group's Formation Was 'Not Something That Happened Overnight'

    July 09, 2013 4:26 PM EDT Five-piece pop group makes debut with Max Martin/Dr. Luke-produced single. Last month, newly formed girl group G.R.L. was bestowed with the kind of official debut that most pop artists would kill for. "Vacation," the group's debut single, was temporarily bundled with…

  17. Venerated NY Tennis Stadium to Stage a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:49 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a stirring music venue, tucked into a leafy…

  18. Natalie Cole Releases Spanish-Language Album

    July 01, 2013 2:43 AM EDT It's been four years since Natalie Cole received a kidney from a Salvadorian donor, and the singer says it not only connected her to Hispanic culture, it has given her the strength to record her first post-operation album — totally in Spanish. "I don't believe in coincidences…

  19. La Vida Boheme Q&A: Indie Rockers Evoke Sound of Venezuela's 'Zombie Apocalypse'

    June 18, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Download a track from new album "Será" The 2011 release of their agitative debut album "Nuestra" brought Venezuelan indie rock band La Vida Boheme Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations and a trip to the finals of MTV Iggy's Best New Band in the World finals in Times…

  20. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers End Bonnaroo 2013 With Extended Jams

    June 17, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Petty announced, in his easygoing drawl, "Here's one we can all sing along to," and launched into "I Won't Back Down." Bonnaroo's 2013 edition concluded with a great American performance from one of the greatest American rock 'n roll bands. Tom Petty…

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