1. Gimme Five: Austin Mahone's Favorite Pop Tracks (Video)

    July 31, 2013 1:17 PM EDT Austin Mahone is having a pretty good year: the 17-year-old pop artist made his Hot 100 debut last month with his RedOne-produced single "What About Love," and has been taking his YouTube-honed talents on the road with Taylor Swift, as an opening act on her massive Red tour. As…

  2. Jonas Brothers Invade Vegas in 'First Time' Video: Watch

    July 17, 2013 2:40 PM EDT The Jonas Brothers unveiled the new, Vegas-centric music video for "First Time" on Wednesday (July 17), matching the new single from their upcoming album with a playful visual. The clip premiered exclusively on Clear Channel radio station websites. The video, which was shot…

  3. Gimme Five: Megan & Liz's Debut Album Influences

    July 16, 2013 3:41 PM EDT Megan & Liz, the teen-sister duo responsible for one of the most enjoyable pop singles of the summer ("Release You"), is prepping its debut studio album, "Look What You Started," for a late summer release. "Release You," which was produced by Max Martin…

  4. Scotty McCreery Sued By Former Manager

    July 10, 2013 10:45 AM EDT "American Idol" season 10 winner Scotty McCreery is being sued by his former manager, Todd Cassetty. Cassetty filed suit against the 19-year old singer in Davidson Country, Tenn., claiming McCreery hasn't paid him for services rendered. "Celebrities should be required to…

  5. Gimme Five: Foxes Chooses Her Summer Jams

    July 08, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Check out the "Clarity" singer's essential current singles, from Daft Punk to HAIM. The voice of Louisa Rose Allen, better known as Foxes, is currently a staple on Top 40 radio thanks to her feature on Zedd's single "Clarity," currently at No. 14 on the Hot…

  6. Gimme Five: Miley Cyrus' Favorite Female Singers (Video)

    July 02, 2013 3:50 PM EDT Miley Cyrus has returned to pop music with a revamped image and sound, as "We Can't Stop," the lead single from her fourth studio album, has risen to No. 5 on the Hot 100 chart thanks to a menacingly catchy hook and Mike WiLL Made-It's pristine beat. In the "We…

  7. Gimme Five: Matthew Morrison's Favorite 'Glee' Performances (Video)

    June 28, 2013 4:10 PM EDT During a stop at the Billboard studios last month to promote his new album "Where It All Began," Matthew Morrison -- the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated star best known for playing Will Schuester on Fox's "Glee" -- broke down his love of Broadway, collaborating…

  8. Hunter Hayes Completes Record Run To No. 1 On Top Country Albums

    June 27, 2013 5:11 PM EDT With Greatest Gainer honors and his second-biggest Nielsen SoundScan week (40,000 sold; up from 6,000), Hunter Hayes completes the longest climb to No. 1 on Top Country Albums during the 22-year SoundScan era, as his self-titled debut set reigns at last in its 89th chart week. The set soars…

  9. 615 Spotlight: Stephanie Quayle Takes a 'Stand'

    June 19, 2013 4:30 PM EDT Country newcomer Stephanie Quayle believes in the power of music -- and if the Montana native can inspire a listener or two, then that makes it even better. "I feel that as an artist, what we're doing is a service," she tells Billboard. "We're sharing music that…

  10. Woman Dies After Fall at Stone Roses Concert

    June 17, 2013 12:16 PM EDT A 24-year-old woman died after collapsing at the Stone Roses concert in Glasgow over the weekend. According to the Daily Record , a Scottish newspaper, the woman collapsed just as the band was taking the stage in Glasgow Green park on Saturday night. Medics treated the victim before moving…

  11. Goldfrapp Announces 'Tales of Us' Album

    June 11, 2013 12:53 PM EDT U.K. electronic duo Goldfrapp has announced that their sixth studio album, "Tales of Us," will be released on Sept. 10 through Mute Records. The album was recorded by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory at their studio in the "English countryside," according to the press…

  12. Tornado Benefit Spikes Blake Shelton Sales

    June 06, 2013 5:01 PM EDT The singer's 'Based on a True Story…' returns to No. 1 on Top Country Albums after last week's charity concert. Plus, the reign of Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' continues and Tim McGraw ties a Country Airplay record Blake Shelton's May 29 "…

  13. Darius Rucker Debuts At No. 1 On Top Country Albums

    May 30, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Darius Rucker posts his third consecutive leader on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as "True Believers" debuts at No. 1 with 83,000 sold, his second-best weekly sales sum, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rucker recorded his biggest week when "Charleston, SC 1966…

  14. 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,…

  15. Gimme Five: JoJo's Essential Pop Albums

    May 02, 2013 2:22 PM EDT From JT to the Spice Girls, check out the singer's all-time favorite pop full-lengths. Joanna "JoJo" Levesque is still riding high on her "Agápē" mixtape, which presented a more mature version of the R&B/pop artist upon its release last December. The 22-year…

  16. LouFest 2013: The Killers, Wilco and The National Top the Lineup

    April 30, 2013 1:27 AM EDT There's more to love about LouFest this year. The lineup for the two-day festival in St. Louis was released early Tuesday, with The Killers, Wilco, The National, Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros atop the bill. The growing festival, now in its fourth year and…

  17. T-ara N4 Looks for 'Gangnam Style'-Sized Success With 'Countryside Life'

    April 29, 2013 10:35 PM EDT Controversial girl group T-ara is looking for a fresh start on the charts with a new sub-unit, T-ara N4. Controversial girl group T-ara is looking for a fresh start to return to the top of the charts with a new splinter group called T-ara N4. The group’s name is said to be shortened from …

  18. Casey Donahew Band Brings 'Red Dirt' Sound To Top 10

    April 25, 2013 4:00 PM EDT A bevy of titles infuse the Top Country Albums chart's top 10 without the aid of country radio Casey Donahew Band leads a string of top 20 debuts onto Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, none of which are driven by mainstream, large-market country radio airplay.   A staple on…

  19. Meet Ga In: PSY's 'Gentleman' Music Video Co-Star

    April 17, 2013 10:00 PM EDT It wasn't just PSY who gained major global recognition with "Gangnam Style." His female-co star, K-pop singer HyunA of girl group 4minute, also received an untold amount of exposure. It's led to millions viewing her music videos ( summer single "Ice Cream"…

  20. Kid Rock Takes 'Pay Cut' With $20 Tickets on Summer Tour

    April 08, 2013 10:35 AM EDT ZZ Top, Kool & The Gang, Uncle Kracker to join Rock at North American sheds Kid Rock will take a "pay cut" this summer, or at least risk one, by structuring a deal that allows for a $20 ticket price across the board at amphitheaters, and working with promoter Live Nation to…

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