1. 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Character Playlists: New Songs For Katniss & More

    November 21, 2013 5:39 PM EST Check out the songs that capture the inner desires of Katniss, Peeta and more "Catching Fire" characters. "The Hunger Games," last year's blockbuster film adaptation of author Suzanne Collins' young adult sci-fi novel, is finally slaking fans' thirst for…

  2. Lorde's 'Royals' Reigns On Hot 100 for Eighth Week

    November 20, 2013 1:55 PM EST The song holds off Eminem's 'The Monster,' featuring Rihanna, at No. 2, for a second week, but the gap between them is narrowing. Plus, Pitbull and Ke$ha reach the top 10 with 'Timber' Lorde's "Royals" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week,…

  3. Is Broods New Zealand's Next Pop Wonder? Duo Taps Lorde's Producer For Stunning First Single

    November 13, 2013 6:15 PM EST "We have to build our own identity outside of 'Lorde and the rest of New Zealand music,'" says the group's Georgia Nott. "Bridges," the debut single by the brother-sister duo Broods, freezes the listener in his or her tracks from the opening second.…

  4. Lorde Co-Writer Joel Little 'Looking Forward to Making More Songs'

    November 04, 2013 10:45 AM EST "It's definitely opened some doors," Little says of "Royals." "Having a hit song makes people take a bit more notice of you" Meet Joel Little, the producer behind every track of Lorde's debut album "Pure Heroine" -- yes, including the Hot…

  5. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  6. Sensation’s Lukewarm Ocean of White Stops in Las Vegas: Review

    October 08, 2013 1:06 PM EDT On the second of its four-city fall tour, Sensation, the EDM concept concert from Belgian promoter and recent SFX acquisition ID&T, brought its Ocean of White theme to the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas (Oct. 5). By de-emphasizing the DJ talent and pulling focus on its own concept,…

  7. Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same': The Billboard Cover Story

    August 30, 2013 12:12 PM EDT From the bottom to the voice of his generation, Drake has sold 4.5M albums in less than four years, won a Grammy and left his mark on popular culture -- all by 26 This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It's hard enough to make a hit…

  8. Avenged Sevenfold: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 23, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Tapping its partnership with gaming franchise 'Call of Duty,' Avenged Sevenfold is poised for big things with the old-school metal wallop of "Hail to the King" This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Last October, metal…

  9. Colorful Pink Talks Family, Breastfeeding & Tattoos on Australian TV

    August 12, 2013 2:44 AM EDT Pink has it all in the music biz. Now she’s keen on having a big family. The pop superstar was all-charm in an exclusive interview for the “Sunday Night” show in Australia, a country where her powers are seemingly limitless. In the chat with Marie Claire magazine editor Jackie Frank, Pink…

  10. 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…

  11. Nine Inch Nails Roars Back to Life at Lollapalooza 2013

    August 03, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Trent Reznor returns to the stage after a four-year hiatus with a set that embraced NIN's past and pushed towards its future On Nine Inch Nails’ latest single "Came Back Haunted," Trent Reznor snarls, "I am not who used to be.” And there was no better place for…

  12. 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…

  13. Shigeto, ‘Olivia’: First Listen and Story

    July 31, 2013 12:25 PM EDT The offbeat producer returns with a new set of dark, charming melodies. As they have always been, in 2013, Detroit’s shining stars are their musicians. Zach Shigeto Saginaw, who records simply as Shigeto, hails from Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he has become a key member and…

  14. Pearl Jam Rocks Wrigley Field, Debuts New Songs Despite Rain Delay

    July 20, 2013 3:10 PM EDT After the rain, PJ played until 2am, debuted two new songs from upcoming album, "Lightning Bolt," and singer Eddie Vedder crowdsurfed. What began at 8:20pm as "An Evening With Pearl Jam" at the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field on Friday (July 19) stretched into an…

  15. Movement Detroit Day 3: And Then The Rain Fell

    May 28, 2013 5:20 PM EDT Soaked revelers cap the festival with a grand set from Detroit legends Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. And on the third day of Movement 2013, it rained. The trickle started early in the day and gained momentum as the hours wore on, which drove a significant portion of the audience away…

  16. The National, 'Trouble Will Find Me': Track-By-Track Review

    May 16, 2013 10:55 AM EDT The National embody what a lot of people love in rock bands. It has to do with the concept of paying dues -- a rite of passage we love to see bands earn -- and the National are the definition of it. The Ohio indie rockers have been fighting the good fight since 1999 and didn't start…

  17. Respect: Techno Stars Talk About Their Sandwell District Favorites

    May 01, 2013 1:12 PM EDT On the occasion of its new Fabric mix, techno artists select their top tracks from the seminal label. At the very beginning of 2012, record label Sandwell District announced its "glorious death." Over the course of 10 years, head honchos Regis, Function, Silent Servant, and Female…

  18. Youngblood Hawke's Debut Album Was 'A Cathartic Experience'

    April 29, 2013 3:09 PM EDT "Wake Up," out April 30, was recorded after a bitter band break-up. Forming a new band wasn't exactly top of mind for Youngblood Hawke principals Sam Martin and Simon Katz after their acrimonious departure from Iglu & Hartly in 2011. "If anything, we were kind of…

  19. 'Rocky' Musical Coming To Broadway

    April 28, 2013 11:20 PM EDT It's been a knockout in Germany. Now Sylvester Stallone hopes a musical based on his beloved boxing film "Rocky" will also be a hit on Broadway. Producers said Sunday they plan to get "Rocky" up and punching at the Winter Garden by February following a successful…

  20. Rod Stewart: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 26, 2013 5:25 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Rod Stewart does not disappoint-even his driveway befits a rock star. Actually, it's a gated road, and it sprawls uphill toward a chateau-like Beverly Hills manse, its considerable expanse lined…

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