1. Brantley Gilbert In Emotional Visit to Arlington

    May 27, 2014 9:45 AM EDT The country star wraps a promotional trek for his new album "Just As I Am" with a somber visit to the national cemetery on Memorial Day Monday afternoon wrapped up the week-long promotional tour that Brantley Gilbert has been on for his just-released "Just As I Am" album,…

  2. Josh Thompson Breakup Inspires Snarling Party Single, 'Wanted Me Gone'

    May 26, 2014 11:00 AM EDT "Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work." Painter Chuck Close's creative philosophy suggests Josh Thompson and the team around him must be a bunch of pros, because they were able to build a grinding, energetic single, "Wanted Me Gone,…

  3. Mysteryland USA vs. Electric Daisy NYC: EDM Festival Previews

    May 22, 2014 2:30 PM EDT It’s a good weekend to be a New York dance fan. This Memorial Day, top dance acts will descend on the Empire State where two marquee dance music festivals are squaring off in serious fashion. CODE breaks down all the necessary details and differences between ID&T’s Mysteryland USA and…

  4. Ratings for 'American Idol,' 'Voice' Take a Dive

    May 21, 2014 5:07 PM EDT It may have been up significantly, week to week, but the spring finale of "The Voice" clocked a series low for a season ender. Wrapping its run a month earlier than the comparable cycle in 2013, the average 3.3 rating with adults 18-49 marked a 25 percent hit. Top 100 'American…

  5. Lyor Cohen's 300 Signs Jacquie Lee In Partnership with Atlantic (Exclusive)

    May 21, 2014 9:28 AM EDT Jacquie Lee, may have been runner-up in Season Five of NBC's "The Voice," but she just hit the jackpot in terms of catching the ear of one of the all-time great music executives. “I had no idea I'd be signing an artist who performed on 'The Voice' or any of…

  6. Josh Kaufman Wins 'The Voice' Season 6: Watch

    May 20, 2014 11:01 PM EDT After weeks of competition, the sixth season of "The Voice" was trimmed down to Blake Shelton's country teen Jake Worthington, Usher's soul man Josh Kaufman and Adam Levine's YouTube star Christina Grimmie. All three comeback kids performed their last competition…

  7. 'Rising Star' Will Be Cutthroat, Says Kesha, Ludacris, Paisley & Groban (Video)

    May 20, 2014 5:06 PM EDT The stars of ABC's "Rising Star" were on hand to discuss the upcoming TV sing-off on the red carpet of the Billboard Music Awards. Billboard caught up with the unlikely, genre-hopping cast comprised of Brad Paisley, Josh Groban, Kesha and Ludacris. Watch: "Your career…

  8. 'Frozen' To Become A Disney on Ice Show (Report)

    May 20, 2014 5:16 AM EDT "Frozen" has already made over $1.2 billion worldwide and is now sent to hit the road in September as a Disney on Ice show. The animated blockbuster, which helped the Walt Disney Co. beat expectations with second quarter earnings, will cash in on its popularity even more by becoming…

  9. Jackson Family Reacts & More Backstage Moments at Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2014 1:22 AM EDT Check out the scene backstage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid said the BBMA premiere of Michael Jackson 's "Slave to Rhythm" did not necessarily mean it would be the follow-up single to "Love Never Felt So Good." "It's…

  10. Ludacris on New 'Ludaversal' Album at Billboard Music Awards 2014: 'We're About 90 Percent Done' (Watch)

    May 18, 2014 12:34 PM EDT Before stepping onto the stage to host tonight's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Ludacris shared some news about his eighth album, “Ludaversal,” due out this fall. “It is almost done, we’re about 90 percent done,” Ludacris tells Billboard. “You’ll probably hear some singles, the…

  11. Ask Billboard: What's 2014's Song Of The Summer?

    May 16, 2014 4:05 PM EDT A (sort of) confident attempt to (hopefully) pick the 40 biggest hits of the (hopefully) warm months As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state…

  12. Hayley Williams' 10 Biggest Billboard Hits: 'Ain't It Fun' & More From The Paramore Leader

    May 16, 2014 2:14 PM EDT Toast the Paramore leader's latest chart achievement with this countdown of her biggest hits to date. On this week's Hot 100 chart , Paramore at long last scores its first Top 10 single, as "Ain't It Fun" bumps up three spots and reaches a new peak at No. 10. The …

  13. Kesha, Ludacris, Brad Paisley Join 'Rising Star' Reality Series

    May 16, 2014 10:22 AM EDT Josh Groban is set to host the ABC singing competition. Kesha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley have signed on to serve as a panel of experts on ABC's summer reality series "Rising Star." The show, which Josh Groban will host, premieres on ABC on Sunday, June 22. Like the "…

  14. Robin Thicke Performing at Billboard Music Awards

    May 15, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Robin Thicke is the latest performer set to light up the 2014 Billboard Music Awards this Sunday. The R&B crooner will take the mic at the May 18 ceremony in Las Vegas, where he joins previously announced performers including Shakira, Katy Perry, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande,…

  15. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  16. Chad Smith Talks New Chili Peppers Album: 'We're Always Trying to Change and Grow'

    May 14, 2014 4:32 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers are early in the recording process for their follow-up to 2011's "I'm With You,"which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and hit No. 1 in 18 countries, including the U.K., Mexico, Ireland, Italy and Brazil. "It's only been a couple of…

  17. Ludacris to Host 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The 2014 Billboard Music Awards are getting a dose of Southern hospitality. Hosting this Sunday's annual music celebration on ABC is one of hip-hop's all-time most successful artists -- Ludacris. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! • Video:  …

  18. 'The Voice' Recap: Final 3 Singers Revealed

    May 13, 2014 11:41 PM EDT Once again, the Instant Save was employed after noting which two singers had the top performances on Monday night and secured a spot in the finale: Blake Shelton's country singer, Jake Worthington, and Usher's soul man, Josh Kaufman, both of whom are the only two men left standing…

  19. Tribeca Film Picks Up Nas Documentary, Eyes October Release

    May 13, 2014 11:59 AM EDT Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Time Is Illmatic, the documentary by the artistOne9 which recounts the creation of Nas’ classic 1994 hip-hop album Illmatic. The film had its world premiere as the opening night selection at the recent Tribeca Film Festival. Tribeca Film is…

  20. Happy Mother’s Day: Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Kanye West Shout-Out Moms on Twitter

    May 11, 2014 3:28 PM EDT In honor of Mother’s Day, musical artists from across all genres are coming out of the woodwork to pay tribute to their moms on this special day. Mother's Day Playlist: 20 Songs for Mom In addition to Billboard’s Mother’s playlist - which includes everything from from 2Pac…

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