1. Dolly Parton Talks 'Blue' Album, Gay Fans and Willie Nelson's 'Dork' Days

    May 13, 2014 9:52 AM EDT "They know I understand what it's like to be me, and to fight for being myself," Parton says of why she's always had a large following in the LGBT community Dolly Parton doesn't really do "small," and that trait has informed her genre-spanning 42nd studio…

  2. Dierks Bentley Kicks Off His 'Riser' Tour

    May 09, 2014 6:18 PM EDT Dierks Bentley kicks off his "Riser" tour tonight in Charlotte, NC. "I've always been one of those guys who designs sets on cocktail napkins in the back of the bus with the guys in my band," he said at a tour rehearsal earlier this week. This time, however, he's…

  3. Simon Cowell Wants His Own Version Of 'Frozen'

    May 09, 2014 2:52 PM EDT The star maker teams with the driving force behind "The Lego Movie," betting that animated features will be driving chart smashes for years to come: "This is something we dreamt of doing" Simon Cowell is betting that "Frozen" and "Despicable Me 2" are…

  4. John Legend's 'All Of Me' Tops Hot 100, Ariana Grande Debuts At No. 3

    May 07, 2014 2:32 PM EDT Legend dethrones Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' after 10 weeks on top, while Grande storms in at No. 3 with 'Problem,' featuring Iggy Azalea. John Legend takes over the Billboard Hot 100 at last, as his piano ballad "All of Me" unseats Pharrell Williams…

  5. 'Frozen' Spends Lucky 13th Week At No. 1, Lindsey Stirling Bows At No. 2

    May 07, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Ray LaMontagne also debuts in the Top 5, while Ariana Grande's "Problem" nets a huge digital debut. As expected, Disney's soundtrack to "Frozen" refuses to budge from the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. The set spends a lucky 13th nonconsecutive week at No. 1…

  6. Top 50 Forgotten Gems From The Now! Series

    May 06, 2014 4:42 PM EDT "Now That's What I Call Music! 50" has just been released. Let's stroll through some of the underrated cuts from the hit series' lengthy back catalogue. Since its debut in 1998, the "Now That's What I Call Music!" album series has dutifully gathered…

  7. Miley Cyrus Tackles 'Turn Down For What' On A Boat: Watch

    May 06, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Miley Cyrus is definitely back and better than ever. MC has followed up yesterday's "big blue cock" #selfie with an EPIC head-banging, shirt-ripping slo-motion video on a boat. The best part though -- the very end -- is when the clip returns to normal speed and DJ Snake &…

  8. Usher Brags About Lover's Under-the-Belt Techniques on 'Good Kisser'

    May 05, 2014 12:36 PM EDT After teasing fans with snippets, Usher releases his first single, "Good Kisser," off his eight studio album, and an accompanying music video. Usher's 'Confessions' at 10: An Oral History with Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri & More "Good Kisser" features Usher…

  9. CODE Picks of the Week: Jon Hopkins, Seven Lions and More

    May 02, 2014 4:04 PM EDT Jon Hopkins ft. Lulu James, "We Disappear" [Domino] Who died and made Jon Hopkins Radiohead? Fresh off being tapped for production duties by Coldplay, the British artist delivers a foreboding downtempo electronica gem on his latest single release. Seven Lions ft. Ellie Goulding, …

  10. The Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. 1s

    May 01, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' becomes the 28th leader to reign for at least 10 weeks As reported yesterday , Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tallies a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is just the 28th in the chart's 55-year history to hit…

  11. Pharrell Williams Tops Hot 100 For 10th Week, Iggy Azalea Vaults Into Top 10

    April 30, 2014 1:57 PM EDT "Happy" becomes one of the elite 28 songs to have topped the Hot 100 for at least 10 weeks. Plus, John Legend's "All of Me" takes over Radio Songs and rap newbie Azalea soars into the Hot 100's top 10 with "Fancy" Pharrell Williams' "Happy…

  12. Future Squeaks By Iggy Azalea on Billboard 200, 'Frozen' Still No. 1

    April 30, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Disney's soundtrack to "Frozen" continues to chill for a 12th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while new albums from Iggy Azalea and Future arrive in the top three. "Frozen" sold another 115,000 copies in the week ending April 27, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  13. DJ Felli Fel Song Premiere: Hear 'Have Some Fun' Feat. CeeLo, Pitbull & Juicy J

    April 30, 2014 10:57 AM EDT For years, DJ Felli Fel has transitioned from an excellent radio DJ to a bonafied tastemaker and master curator, working with Diddy, Akon, Ludacris and Lil Jon on the hit single "Get Buck in Here" and later collaborating with artists like Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Wiz Khalifa and Sean Paul…

  14. CODE Picks of the Week: Flume, Lorde, Coldplay and More

    April 25, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Each Friday, CODE curates a selection of the hottest new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. Lorde, "Tennis Court" (Flume Remix) The track at the tip of everyone’s tongue this week made its debut in the Coachella limelight, but its ponderous…

  15. Breathe Carolina Leads Debut Parade On Dance Albums Chart

    April 24, 2014 6:35 PM EDT Breathe Carolina heads up five top 10 debuts on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart, landing its first No. 1 in four tries, as "Savages" starts with 14,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band posts its best sales week, a figure previously held by its…

  16. Say Anything 'Six Six Six' Song Premiere: Max Bemis Talks Ambitious New 'Hebrews' Album

    April 24, 2014 11:59 AM EDT "It's a grandiose-sounding record about the small things that kind of eat away at you," says the frontman. Some admitted "freaking out" over fatherhood inspired Max Bemis to make Say Anything's most ambitious album yet -- and a project unlike any other he'…

  17. Prince William, Duchess Kate Learn To DJ: Watch

    April 24, 2014 6:18 AM EDT He might be the future King of England, but Prince William won’t be commanding big sums as a DJ anytime soon. It was all smiles when William and his wife, Duchess Kate, had a spin on the decks during a visit to a community music center for youth in Adelaide, Australia.  Kate stepped up first…

  18. Pharrell Williams Still Atop Hot 100; Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown Reach Top 10

    April 23, 2014 2:59 PM EDT 'Happy' leads for a ninth week and takes over atop Streaming Songs, while Timberlake and Brown add to their top 10 totals. Pharrell Williams' "Happy" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week and reaches No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart at last. Meanwhile,…

  19. 'Frozen' Scores Biggest Sales Week Yet, No. 1 For An 11th Week

    April 23, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Meanwhile, August Alsina, NEEDTOBREATHE, Jason Derulo & Ingrid Michaelson all invade the Top 5. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen," fueled by Easter shopping, earns its biggest sales week yet and 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.   The album sold 259,000 copies…

  20. Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, Faulkner Debut 'NY Anthem' on ESPN's 'Draft Academy'

    April 23, 2014 5:12 AM EDT Every NFL draft hopeful needs a solid theme tune, and who better to perform it than RZA from Wu-Tang Clan and rock band Faulkner? The mastermind producer teamed up with the California alt-rock quartet to create the new collaboration single "NY Anthem," which debuted on ESPN's …

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