1. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Swings Back To No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 04, 2013 2:33 PM EST Due to renewed viral activity, the ballad dethrones Lorde's "Royals" after a nine-week reign. Plus, new No. 1s for Pitbull and Avicii, while A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera reach the Hot 100's top 10 Thanks to the viral explosion of a new parody video…

  2. Crayon Pop Brings Leg Wobbling & Silly Holiday Cheer on 'Lonely Christmas'

    December 03, 2013 10:39 PM EST After riding a viral wave to their first K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1, the K-pop girl group brings its fun antics for a holiday concept. Earlier this year, rookie K-pop group Crayon Pop found itself at No. 1 on the K-Pop Hot 100 following a viral response to the video for its fourth single "Bar…

  3. Ask Billboard: Why Aren't Power Ballads So Powerful Anymore?

    November 29, 2013 4:05 PM EST An analysis of why slow songs ruled top 40 in the late '80s but don't, for the most part, now. Plus, Hall & Oates' top 10 hits and Tom Wopat, 'Luke Duke' himself, stops by As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  4. Holiday Gift Guide 2013: 25+ Pop Presents

    November 29, 2013 11:30 AM EST Thanksgiving is now a memory, and that means the 2013 holiday shopping season is officially underway. Rather than head to the store to pick up some forgettable, generic gift, we've got special music-related suggestions for all the many fans and listeners on your list. Among our…

  5. Stephen Kardynal Drops Hilarious Parody of 'Wrecking Ball': Watch

    November 27, 2013 5:02 AM EST Nobody does Miley Cyrus quite like Stephen Kardynal. The parody practitioner has dropped a Chatroulette video of himself crawling around his lounge mimicking Cyrus’ performance of “Wrecking Ball” – with hilarious results. Clad in a white jocks-and-singlet combo, the hirsute funny-guy goes…

  6. 'Duck Dynasty' Star Sadie Robertson on Chart-Topping Christmas Album: 'It's Crazy'

    November 21, 2013 11:30 AM EST Over the past couple of years, there have been a lot of changes for the Robertson family of 'Duck Dynasty' fame. According to Sadie Robertson – daughter of Willie and Korie, nowhere is that any more apparent than when she and her mother make a trip to the local Walmart. "Every…

  7. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  8. Viral Sensations Ylvis & Crayon Pop to Collaborate Onstage at 2013 MAMAs

    November 14, 2013 6:40 PM EST Stevie Wonder and Icona Pop also join K-pop stars 2NE1 and EXO at Korea's biggest music award show, the Mnet Asian Music Awards. Two viral sensations of the East and West will join forces at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMAs), South Korea's biggest music award show likened…

  9. Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy to Perform on Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    November 12, 2013 2:00 PM EST Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy will perform on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, it was announced Tuesday. Indie pop band A Great Big World and UK newcomers Neon Jungle will also rock the runway, with all four artists making their Victoria's Secret Fashion Show debuts. All Things…

  10. Ylvis Lands 'The Fox' Children's Book Deal

    November 11, 2013 8:57 PM EST What does the fox say? How about, "Ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching?" "The Fox," the ridiculous viral hit from Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis -- whose members are brothers Bard and Vegard Ylvisaker -- is soon to become a children's book. Simon & Schuster negotiated the…

  11. Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2013 1:13 PM EST I didn't enter the Wu-Tang on November 9, 1993, the date that "36 Chambers" was released. I, like many others, discovered that they were nothing to fuck with years later -- specifically, 11 years later, when a friend gave me a 2004 compilation album, "Legend of the Wu…

  12. George Strait, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift Shine at CMA Awards

    November 06, 2013 11:41 PM EST The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards were held Wednesday on a rainy night in Nashville, but despite the weather, the spirit of the artists and fans was high as Music City held court for all the world to see. And, on a night when the future of the format was served, the big…

  13. Halloween Ear Candy: 25 Fright Night Tracks from Steve Aoki, Charli XCX and more

    October 31, 2013 1:30 PM EDT We asked 25 DJs for their spookiest, creepiest, darkest Halloween tracks-the tunes they play at an October 31st gig. Some of their answers may surprise and scare you a bit, too. Charli XCX Marilyn Manson: “Tainted Love” "Because it's awesome and it’s one of the best music videos…

  14. My Anti-Fame Manifesto (By Sia Furler)

    October 25, 2013 12:00 PM EDT If anyone besides famous people knew what it was like to be a famous person, they would never want to be famous. Imagine the stereotypical highly opinionated, completely uninformed mother-in-law character and apply it to every teenager with a computer in the entire world. Then add in all…

  15. Oliver, Remixed and Ready: Listen to Exclusive Dillon Francis-Mixed 'Night Is On My Mind'

    October 21, 2013 4:48 PM EDT It’s a sunny Monday afternoon in Los Angeles and Oliver, the DJ and production duo of Oliver Goldstein and Vaughn Oliver, are tucked inside their Silver Lake studio. Greg Kurstin previously occupied their particular space, now chock full of Goldstein’s formidable keyboard collection and…

  16. Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Honors Hillary Clinton

    October 17, 2013 12:10 AM EDT Hillary Clinton accepted the Elton John AIDS Foundation's first-ever Founder's Award at the organization's annual benefit in New York on Tuesday night. Although she was honored by the accolade, Clinton echoed a theme expressed by many of the stars in attendance: that there&…

  17. Madonna 'Banned' By Movie Chain Over Alleged Texting Incident

    October 14, 2013 3:15 PM EDT The Alamo Drafthouse movie theater chain has banned Madonna from its theaters after reports that the Queen of Pop was texting during a New York Film Festival screening of 12 Years a Slave. Her Madgesty attended the festival's Tuesday screening of Fox Searchlight's Oscar hopeful,…

  18. Conrad Murray Says He 'Cried' Over Michael Jackson Verdict

    October 03, 2013 2:05 PM EDT Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, had an emotional reaction to Wednesday's jury verdict that AEG Live was not negligent in the King of Pop's death, with a jury ruling that Murray was not unfit for the work for which he was hired. Live Industry Dodges a Bullet With…

  19. Vine Star Nicholas Megalis Releases New Single "Forget It in a Day"

    October 02, 2013 6:22 PM EDT On Twitter, Justin Bieber is the king with 45 million followers. On Vine, it's a dude named Nicholas Megalis, a 24-year-old musician and comedian from Brooklyn, New York who has the biggest following on the Twitter-owned micro-video sharing network (2.9 million, at the time of posting.…

  20. Five Things We Learned About Google Glass While Using It At TomorrowWorld

    September 30, 2013 12:05 PM EDT “Are those the Google glasses?” asked the guy in the furry headdress, hemp-rope sandals, and no shirt, after halting his manic dancing to dubstep artist Zomboy. Why yes, yes they are. “Can I see them?” Errr… If there’s one thing TomorrowWorld (September 27-29) taught me about Glass -- the…

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