1. Kings of Leon: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 20, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The Followill family band embark on what could be a career-defining album cycle This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. As another oppressive Tennessee summer begins to give way to fall, Kings of Leon are in the early stages of turning up…

  2. Phillip Phillips Scores Second AC No. 1

    August 26, 2013 11:05 AM EDT The 2012 'American Idol' champ becomes just the ninth male soloist to send his first two Adult Contemporary entries – 'Home' and 'Gone, Gone, Gone' – to the top Fittingly for a man with (almost) two identical names, Phillip Phillips joins an exclusive club…

  3. Outside Lands Webcast: Watch Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers & More Perform Live

    August 09, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Outside Lands 2013 is bringing three huge days of music featuring Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix and more to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend (August 9-11) and thanks to fest's live webcast, you can watch many of the performances from the comfort of…

  4. RL Grime Debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums, Cash Cash Deposits Top Song Debut

    July 26, 2013 2:17 AM EDT Fresh off a tour with Baauer, RL Grime makes his first appearance on the Billboard charts with his "High Beams" EP. RL Grime, back from a touring stint with Baauer, enjoys his first Billboard chart action as his “High Beams” EP debuts at No. 8 on Dance/Electronic Albums with 2…

  5. Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank Talk TGT's '3 Kings' Album

    July 07, 2013 7:12 PM EDT 'We want to get R&B back in a place where it's heard by everybody and not just older grown folks,' says the R&B supergroup. Six years have elapsed since Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank conceived the idea of teaming up as TGT. But the R&B supergroup isn't wasting…

  6. '20 Feet From Stardom' Star Merry Clayton Talks Tour, Her 'Best-Of' & New Recordings

    July 02, 2013 9:30 AM EDT A film about her career as a backup singer is what's allowing the world to remember Merry Clayton as a recording artist in her own right. Clayton tells Billboard that "20 Feet From Stardom" -- the Morgan Neville documentary about her and other notable backing vocalists that…

  7. Jennifer Lopez Regrets Birthday Song for Turkmenistan Leader

    July 01, 2013 9:25 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez sang "Happy Birthday" to the leader of Turkmenistan during a show, but her representative said she wouldn't have performed there at all if she had known there were human rights issues in the country.  The singer and actress performed in the former Soviet bloc…

  8. APRA Music Awards for Tame Impala, Sia, Timomatic

    June 18, 2013 5:27 AM EDT Tame Impala, Sia Furler, Timomatic, 360 and Hilltop Hoods were among the big winners Monday night at the APRA Music Awards in Melbourne. Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rockers Tame Impala added to their impressive collection of industry-plaudits with the most prestigious APRA Awards category,…

  9. From Backup to Big Screen: 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Has Its Moment

    June 09, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Documentaries do not have press junkets. That's for scripted studio films with stars, big budgets and the potential to pull in eight or nine figures at the box office. Yet on June 7, director Morgan Neville gathered in Los Angeles with four of the stars of "Twenty Feet From…

  10. Columbia to Release 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Soundtrack on June 18

    May 22, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Columbia Records will release the soundtrack for the documentary "Twenty Feet from Stardom" on June 18, four days after the film opens theatrically. The movie chronicles the lives of background singers, starting with Darlene Love, moving through Merry Clayton and Claudia Linnear,…

  11. Little Big Town Talks Fleetwood Mac & Jazz Fest

    May 04, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Little Big Town says that some networking they did is paying off with a chance to cross a couple of items off their "bucket list." After playing Bayou Country SuperFest in Baton Rouge last year, group member Karen Fairchild said they talked to festival producer Quint Davis about…

  12. George Jones' 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    April 27, 2013 3:40 PM EDT George Jones placed more records on the Billboard Country singles chart than any other artist, with 143 making the top-40, and 13 of those making it all the way to the top slot. We've compiled a list of his top 20 songs, ranked by overall chart performance and based on chart…

  13. Outside Lands 2013: Paul McCartney, Phoenix and Nine Inch Nails Top Lineup

    April 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, D'Angelo, The National, Willie Nelson are also going to San Francisco, Aug. 9-11 Paul McCartney is adding to his busy summer with top billing at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will take root in San Francisco's…

  14. Madonna in Bitter Clash With Malawi President

    April 11, 2013 1:17 PM EDT Calling recent comments by Malawi's president "lies," Madonna has pushed back at bitter criticism from officials of her recent trip to the southern African nation to view progress of her humanitarian organization, Raising Malawi. "I'm saddened that Malawi's…

  15. No Joke! The 20 Biggest Tunes for 'Fools'

    April 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Another April Fools' Day is upon us, and although many "fools" will be busy pulling lame pranks on Monday (Apr. 1), the fools with a thirst for chart history should explore this list of the 20 biggest songs with the word "fool" in the title. From Aretha Franklin to…

  16. Spotify Live at SXSW: Kendrick Lamar, Youngblood Hawke, Cazzette Head to Austin

    March 04, 2013 12:00 PM EST Billboard to be an official media partner for Spotify Live show at South By Southwest Billboard is teaming with Spotify for Spotify Live, a free, ticketed show at South By Southwest on March 13 at 1100 East Fifth Street, featuring performances from Kendrick Lamar, Youngblood Hawke and…

  17. 'Pussy Riot,' 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Sell at Sundance

    January 21, 2013 7:31 AM EST Add "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer" to the music-centric documentaries sold at the Sundance Film Festival.   HBO Documentary Films acquired U.S. TV rights to the political documentary that received its world premiere Jan. 18. The film, directed and produced by Mike Lerner and Maxim…

  18. 'Pussy Riot,' 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Sell at Sundance

    January 21, 2013 7:31 AM EST HBO Documentary Films, Wild Bunch buy-up music docos. Add "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer" to the music-centric documentaries sold at the Sundance Film Festival.   HBO Documentary Films acquired U.S. TV rights to the political documentary that received its world premiere Jan. 18. The…

  19. Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City's Adam Young Sued for Alleged 'Good Time' Theft

    October 30, 2012 7:36 PM EDT Mega-selling singers Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City 's Adam Young as well as several publishing companies and performing rights groups are being sued in a new copyright infringement lawsuit filed in California federal court. The claims come from Allyson Nichole Burnett, an Alabama-based…

  20. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

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