1. Gwen Stefani's Back In Fashion With DWP Line

    January 07, 2014 1:35 AM EST The verdict is in from Gwen Stefani: Denim is out; DWP is in. The No Doubt singer, who successfully launched L.A.M.B., Harajuku Lovers and multiple licensing deals in the fashion industry, evokes her effortlessly chic vibe in a new laid-back line of lightweight basics called DWP, or Design…

  2. David Broza, 'Jerusalem' (With Steve Earle): Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 03, 2014 10:30 AM EST The singer-songwriter recorded his forthcoming album, "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" (due Jan. 14), with both Israelis and Palestinians David Broza doesn't want the socio-political importance of his new "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" -- a Steve Earle co-produced…

  3. Britney Spears' Hits-Filled 'Piece of Me' Show Opens In Las Vegas: Live Review

    December 28, 2013 5:47 AM EST Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and more attend. It was a non-stop hits bonanza at the opening night of Britney Spears' "Britney: Piece of Me" show in Las Vegas on Friday night (Dec. 27). Spears' 24-song concert was the first of a planned 100 shows over the…

  4. Country Legend Ray Price Dead at 87

    December 16, 2013 6:12 PM EST Ray Price, one of country music's most beloved voices, died at home Monday afternoon at the age of 87, his family said through a spokesman. Price had been hospitalized in Texas recently, and had been fighting a battle against pancreatic cancer since late last year. On Thursday …

  5. Bruno Mars: Billboard Artist of the Year Cover Story

    December 13, 2013 8:02 AM EST Jukebox Hero: How did Bruno Mars become Billboard’s Artist of the Year? He grabbed hold of the album and single charts and never let go It's a few days before the Grammy Award nominations are announced, and Bruno Mars is shaking off predictions with an easy laugh.…

  6. Avicii Rules Dance/Electronic Songs Chart For Record 14th Week

    December 12, 2013 7:26 PM EST 'Wake Me Up!' rewrites the chart's No. 1 longevity mark. Plus, Britney Spears arrives with three tracks, Nicky Romero and Krewella debut on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Icona Pop rules clubs Avicii sets the mark for the longest-running No. 1 on the nearly one-year-old Dance…

  7. Garth Brooks Leads Top Country Albums Chart, Jake Owen Debuts

    December 12, 2013 2:57 PM EST Garth Brooks' "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decade of Influences" leads Billboard's Top Country Albums chart for a second week with 146,000 copies, sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.   With a concurrent 3-1 second-week hop on the Billboard 200, "Roots"…

  8. HAERTS Takes Flight With 'Wings' Single, Preps Debut Album

    December 12, 2013 2:45 PM EST NYC group's excellent first single was recently named iTunes' Single of the Week. "People always ask us about the whole 'Google' thing," says HAERTS singer Nini Fabi, "but it really had nothing to do with that." Fabi is talking about the name HAERTS -…

  9. Garth Brooks Earns Ninth No. 1 Album, Britney Spears Debuts At No. 4

    December 11, 2013 10:57 AM EST Garth Brooks earns his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week, as his new boxed set, "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences," jumps 3-1 in its second week.   The sizable package (which contains six CDs and two DVDs) is exclusively sold through Walmart,…

  10. What Does YouTube Say? Ylvis' 'The Fox' Is Top Trending Video of 2013

    December 11, 2013 9:55 AM EST Ylvis still doesn't know what the fox says, but the Norwegian duo can take comfort: Its viral hit exploring that question has been named YouTube's top trending video of 2013. Also in the top trending videos category revealed Wednesday: a military version of "Harlem Shake,…

  11. Britney Spears' 'Perfume' Video: Brit's Trapped In a Love Triangle

    December 10, 2013 4:45 PM EST The latest "Britney Jean" track to get the music video treatment is Britney Spears' vulnerable mid-tempo love ballad "Perfume" -- and the clip, which was released on Tuesday (Dec. 10), finds the pop superstar in a dimly lit, fragrance-heavy love triangle.  Director…

  12. Britney Spears Admits To Lip Injection Treatments

    December 10, 2013 3:25 AM EST Britney Spears is glowing these days, especially on the cover of InStyle's January 2014 issue. In a candid interview with the monthly glossy, the pop star reveals how her beauty routine includes getting lip injections -- noting how it's "fun stuff." "I just bought the…

  13. Britney Spears, Jake Owen and 'Sound of Music' Set for Top 20 on Billboard 200

    December 06, 2013 7:09 PM EST As reported earlier, Britney Spears' new album "Britney Jean" is the biggest new release of the week, and it's heading for a high debut on Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast the album to sell around 115,000 to 120,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on…

  14. Nelson Mandela Passes: 10 Musical Tributes to the Iconic Political Figure

    December 05, 2013 4:20 PM EST Mandela: the three syllables not only refer to the legendary anti-apartheid leader and former President of South Africa, but serve as a modern synonym for equality, freedom and revolution. Nelson Mandela's legacy continues to endure in hearts and history books, and his ideals…

  15. Grammy Nominations Concert: Will the Switch to Friday Give CBS a Boost?

    December 05, 2013 12:30 PM EST For the first time in its history, the Grammy Nominations Concert is being held on a Friday night after five years of airing on Wednesdays. CBS says one key reason for the move is the ability to promote the show five days straight. "Our air (time) is still our best opportunity to let the…

  16. Pop Shop Podcast: One Direction, Britney Spears, Grammy Predictions & More

    December 05, 2013 11:36 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  17. Jamie Lynn Spears Exclusive Q&A: 'There Is No Rivalry' With Britney

    December 05, 2013 11:15 AM EST As she storms Hot Country Songs with 'How Could I Want More,' Spears discusses the love she's always had for the genre, the pros and cons of her last name and her 'pop icon' big sis Britney Spears' new album "Britney Jean" is due to launch on next week…

  18. Britney Spears' 'Britney Jean' Headed for Top Debut on Billboard 200

    December 04, 2013 3:25 PM EST Britney Spears' new album "Britney Jean" is on course to score the highest debut on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the album, released on Dec. 3, might sell around 115,000 to 120,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday,…

  19. Is Britney Spears' 'Britney Jean' Really Her Most Personal Album? An Investigation

    December 04, 2013 12:30 PM EST A deep dive into the pop superstar's eight studio albums shows where her newest ranks on a "personal" level. When Britney Spears began setting up her eighth studio album, "Britney Jean," earlier this year, the word "personal" kept popping up. "I can…

  20. Britney Spears Makes Vegas Entrance

    December 04, 2013 1:39 AM EST Fire-breathers, contortionists, snake charmers and hunky dancers welcomed Britney Spears to the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Tuesday afternoon in a staged event kicking off the pop icon's two-year Las Vegas residency. One block of the Strip was briefly shut down as the star…

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