1. Gimme Five: St. Lucia's Biggest Musical Influences

    October 17, 2013 11:24 AM EDT Jean-Philip Grobler breaks down the music that shaped his new album, "When The Night." The first time Jean-Philip Grobler started playing people the music he'd made as part of his project St. Lucia, many were taken aback by the "unabashed, joyful quality to it, which…

  2. Widespread Panic Back to Touring and 'Writing With Purpose' for Next Album

    October 15, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Widespread Panic is back to touring after taking most of 2012 off the road, and it looks like the group will be headed back into the studio soon as well. Keyboardist John "JoJo" Hermann tells Billboard that "next year we're going to definitely get together and write some…

  3. Gimme Five: Ariana Grande's Most Inspirational Female Singers

    October 09, 2013 1:59 PM EDT The "Yours Truly" singer shows love for Whitney Houston, Judy Garland & more. Last month, Ariana Grande's first studio album, "Yours Truly," scored a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart , making the 20-year-old Nickelodeon star just the 15th solo…

  4. Sleigh Bells Achieve Harmony on 'Bitter Rivals'

    September 27, 2013 10:20 AM EDT With its third album in as many years, the heavy pop duo tips its internal balance of power: "It's fair to say that the first two records were my records and this is the first one that's our record," says Derek Miller They were never bitter rivals, but in the early days…

  5. Gimme Five: Emblem3 Names Their Favorite Pop-Punk Albums (Video)

    September 04, 2013 3:50 PM EDT Emblem3 has beguiled pop fans with debut album "Nothing To Lose" -- which started at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart last month -- as well as hummable breakout single "Chloe (You're The One I Want)." However, the "X Factor" finalists grew up devouring…

  6. JoJo Plays NYC, Talks 'Anything' Remix With Casey Veggies

    August 27, 2013 5:49 PM EDT JoJo couldn't even remember the last time she played New York City prior to her performance Monday (Aug. 26) as the latest artist to be a part of The Fader and vitaminwater's #Uncapped summer concert series. "I'm fuckin' pumped!" the 22-year-old singer enthused…

  7. Madonna's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

    August 16, 2013 10:55 AM EDT She's the Queen of Pop and royalty on the Billboard charts. To celebrate Madonna's career, we've compiled an exclusive ranking of the diva's 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit singles. Madonna's Fashion Evolution: 55 Iconic Looks 'Madonna' at 30: A…

  8. Gimme Five: Bonnie McKee's Best Pop Star Stories

    August 15, 2013 10:49 AM EDT The songwriter talks about saving Katy Perry's life and how Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" happened. Bonnie McKee has accrued an impressive amount of jaw-dropping pop music anecdotes over a half-decade of writing with artists like Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Taio…

  9. 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…

  10. JoJo Sues Record Label After Years of Disputes

    July 31, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Singer's third album has been endlessly delayed by longtime label. Joanna "JoJo" Levesque has grown up and ultimately outgrown the myriad issues caused by her record label, Blackground Records, which she is aggressively trying to leave. According to a New York Daily News…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: Oh, How The Years Go By

    March 22, 2013 10:52 AM EDT Jason Aldean's '1994' enters the Billboard Hot 100, marking the chart's latest hit whose title doubles as a year. "I was a junior in high school in '94 and Joe Diffie was huge," Jason Aldean told Billboard last year. "I went to the Cherry Blossom…

  18. JoJo Talks 'Agape' Mixtape, Touring and Having No Relationship with her Label

    February 05, 2013 3:20 PM EST "I won't rest until it's something that I feel great about," says the singer of her long-delayed third album. Nine years ago, Joanna "JoJo" Levesque was a teen pop star scoring radio play with G-rated breakup anthems like "Leave (Get Out)" and "…

  19. Beyonce Discusses New Album Collaborators, Writing Inspirations

    January 10, 2013 3:40 AM EST R&B Superstar Talks Album No. 5 In GQ Cover Story In addition to setting the Internet ablaze with the sexiest pictures of the young year and introducing GQ correspondent Amy Wallace to "Business Beyoncé" for her February cover story , Bey' also took a little time to talk…

  20. Fashion Week NYC: Cyndi Lauper Sings, Adam Lambert Debuts Silver Hair

    September 12, 2012 6:45 PM EDT The end of New York Fashion Week is near, and the Tuesday (Sept. 11) shows brought an exciting array of Lady Gaga-worthy fashions and hip '80s pop looks that prove girls still just want to have fun. Read on to see which musicians scoped out the Betsey Johnson show, who debuted a new…

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