1. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Breaks Record Atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    September 25, 2013 5:24 PM EDT With a 16th week at No. 1, the song logs the longest reign since Nielsen data began powering the chart in 1992, passing Mary J. Blige's 15-week leader 'Be Without You' With a 16th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Robin Thicke's "…

  2. 615 Spotlight: Rachele Lynae Talks 'Fishin',' Karmin and New Music

    September 18, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Momentum Label Group recording artist Rachele Lynae has been making the promotional rounds as of late while promoting her sassy new single "Fishin' For Something." She tells Billboard the events of this summer have been exciting. "I've been doing a lot of radio…

  3. Nine Inch Nails, Chvrches Featured in FIFA 14 Soccer Game Soundtrack

    September 16, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches, Australia’s Empire of the Sun, and Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2 are among the artists whose music is featured in the FIFA 14 soccer game, Electronic Arts has announced in advance of the game’s North American release on…

  4. Marty Raybon Talks Transition to Bluegrass

    September 03, 2013 5:35 PM EDT When Marty Raybon released his latest bluegrass album, "The Back Forty," he told Billboard that one of his goals was to lift his career to a place where he could be a nominee for the International Bluegrass Music Association awards. This year, got his wish. When the nominations…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday The latest chart…

  6. Darryl Worley Is Happy to Let Ronnie Milsap Headline His Tennessee River Run Concert

    August 15, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Darryl Worley is gearing up for an exciting weekend of fun in his hometown of Savannah, TN next month – and it's all for a great cause. The singer announced the lineup of events for September 12-14, which will culminate with the 12th Annual Tennessee River Run. This year, Worley will…

  7. Robin Thicke's Rare Double No. 1 Album, No. 1 Song

    August 09, 2013 4:00 PM EDT This week, Robin Thicke scores the uncommon feat of having both the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 song and Billboard Hot 100 charts, with "Blurred Lines." He's the first artist to concurrently reign at No. 1 on both lists since the Dec. 8, 2012-dated charts,…

  8. Connor Cruise, 'Closer To Heaven': First Listen

    August 09, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Connor Cruise’s first foray into music production will not go without scrutiny: after all, it’s risky business for any child of a celebrity to pursue a career in the spotlight. But on his debut single, “Closer To Heaven,” Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's son appears to be making all…

  9. Mike Will Made It: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 09, 2013 12:10 PM EDT How the man behind Kanye West's "Mercy" and Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" became the hottest producer in the Game PatchWerk Recording Studios is housed in a light gray concrete bunker tucked behind a busy McDonald's on a tight corner on Atlanta'…

  10. 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…

  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. Scott Weiland on His STP Replacement: ‘I Don’t Think Chester Did It In a Spiteful Way’

    August 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Though there's certainly no love, or legalities, lost between Scott Weiland and the other founding members of Stone Temple Pilots, the singer bears no ill will towards his replacement, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington. "I've known Chester for a long time. I got to be…

  13. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias' 'Night' Dawns On Pop Songs

    July 29, 2013 7:40 PM EDT Iglesias posts his second-highest Pop Songs debut, as 'Turn the Night Up' charges in at No. 30. Plus, new No. 1s for Cher, Randy Houser and Hezekiah Walker Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  14. Twas The Night Before Tomorrowland

    July 25, 2013 4:44 PM EDT It's unsure what Tomorrowland will smell like tomorrow, but right now, it smells like soil, wood, and hydrangeas.  It's 6 p.m. the night before the curtain draws on the Belgian mega-festival (which runs July 26-28), and thousands of painters, riggers, sound technicians, florists,…

  15. Dailey & Vincent Take the Ryman Auditorium Home: Live Review

    July 22, 2013 6:30 PM EDT If you look up the definition of sonic perfection, there just might be a picture of bluegrass super duo Dailey and Vincent. Simply put, there are no other acts in the format who do what they do with as much energy, zeal, and precision. Thursday, the Rounder recording artists made a stop at…

  16. What Do Anna Kendrick and Barbra Streisand Have in Common on the Charts?

    July 19, 2013 3:06 PM EDT What do Anna Kendrick and Barbra Streisand have in common? They are the only two people that have earned a top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and Academy Award and Tony Award nominations in acting categories. Kendrick was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for actress in a…

  17. 615 Spotlight: Lizzie Sider Lights Up With 'I Love You That Much'

    July 17, 2013 11:55 AM EDT It has been something of a whirlwind year for teenage country sensation Lizzie Sider. The Florida native has gained attention with her debut single "Butterfly," and is busy promoting her follow-up, "I Love You That Much." She's pleased about her career progress…

  18. Ask Billboard: Any News On Britney Spears' New Album?

    July 16, 2013 11:15 AM EDT This week's mailbag looks at when we might expect Spears' next full-length, how big a radio hit Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' could be, Miley Cyrus' career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  19. Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Arrives at No. 1 in U.K.

    July 15, 2013 5:29 AM EDT Jay-Z landed his first solo No. 1 album on the U.K. charts yesterday (July 14) as “Magna Carta Holy Grail” (Roc Nation/Universal) debuted at the top. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, climbed back 2-1 for a fourth aggregate week at…

  20. Damon Albarn Drops Another Hint of New Blur Music

    July 10, 2013 2:38 AM EDT Damon Albarn has given another clear sign that a new Blur album is coming. Though it’ll have to wait until his solo album is done and dusted. And when that will happen is anyone’s guess. The singer has opened-up to the Wall Street Journal about his first solo album, noting it was “quite…

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