1. Robbie Williams 'Swings' Back to No. 1 in U.K., Lily Allen Continues Streak Atop Singles Chart

    December 16, 2013 4:12 AM EST In the last charts before this week’s sales battle for the U.K.’s prestigious Christmas No. 1s, Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) moved back to the top of the album survey and Lily Allen’s “Somewhere Only We Know” (Parlophone/Warner Music) started a third non-consecutive…

  2. Ray Price 'Fading' In Cancer Battle Following Day of False Death Reports

    December 15, 2013 9:31 PM EST Ray Price's battle with pancreatic cancer is coming to an end, his family has confirmed. But earlier on Sunday, news sources too numerous to count erroneously posted that Price had died, with many splashing the headline across home pages and social media. The story snowballed after…

  3. Ray Price Leaving Hospital for Hospice Care, Leaves Message for Fans

    December 12, 2013 7:42 PM EST Ray Price -- one of the most beloved country performers of all time -- has decided to end aggressive treatments for his long battle of pancreatic cancer, electing to return to his home under hospice care than stay in the hospital. The Country Music Hall of Fame member has left East Texas…

  4. 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,…

  5. Miley Cyrus Named a Finalist for Time's Person of the Year

    December 09, 2013 7:00 PM EST A couple of hackers may have conspired to have Miley Cyrus win Time magazine's online Person of the Year vote, but the pop star is actually being considered for the magazine's annual honor, making Time's list of 10 finalists , it was revealed Monday morning. Along with Cyrus,…

  6. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Breaks Record For Most Pop Songs No. 1s

    December 09, 2013 6:05 PM EST Eminem's 'The Monster,' on which she's featured, becomes her 11th leader, pushing her past Katy Perry (10) for the list's top total. Plus, new No. 1s for Icona Pop, Parmalee, tobyMac and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  7. Angel Haze: Inside The Making of Her Debut Album, 'Dirty Gold'

    December 09, 2013 3:07 PM EST Rap's next rock star? A first look at Angel Haze's expansive, genre-bending Republic debut. "Just so you know, I want to be a rock star." That was one of the first things Angel Haze said to Nicola Carson, an alum of Modest! Management (Leona Lewis, One Direction) who was…

  8. Miley Cyrus Unleashes Sexy-Santa Theme For Jingle Ball Performance

    December 09, 2013 4:08 AM EST The now touring radio festival Jingle Ball hit Los Angeles on Friday night, where pop radio station KIIS-FM played host to such stars as Robin Thicke, Jason Derulo and Enrique Iglesias at a packed Staples Center. The high-wattage performers delivered their biggest hits via short sets, but…

  9. Bono Pens Essay on Nelson Mandela: 'He Could Charm the Birds Off the Trees'

    December 05, 2013 6:53 PM EST "As an activist I have pretty much been doing what Nelson Mandela tells me since I was a teenager." Bono's essay on Nelson Mandela, published by Time mere minutes after news of the South African leader's death on Thursday, is filled with reason upon reason why the U2…

  10. David Bowie's 'I'd Rather Be High' Video Studies Bombs, Balloons & Dancing Soldiers: Watch

    December 05, 2013 6:17 AM EST David Bowie’s hasn’t taken his comeback on the road, yet. But he’s certainly been prolific on the music-video front. The Thin White Duke has dropped a clip for “I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)," another song lifted from his return album “The Next Day.” The video, directed by London…

  11. 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…

  12. Lorde's 'Team' Video: 'Royals' Follow-Up Features Motorcycle Jousting

    December 03, 2013 5:36 PM EST Lorde's debut single "Royals" held atop the Hot 100 for its ninth week last week, but the 17-year-old chanteuse has just launched the official visual for the follow-up. Check out the arresting, adult-free music video for "Team" below: In the clip, Lorde is the queen…

  13. How Rap Genius Won The SEO Game

    December 03, 2013 11:24 AM EST Inside the company's triumphs over legal traps, PR disasters... and cancer. It's an early-October afternoon in the penthouse offices of Rap Genius. The floor taken up by the 4-year-old startup -- in a modern glass building on the waterfront in Brooklyn's Williamsburg…

  14. Chart Highlights: Imagine Dragons, Eminem, Rihanna, Ricky Martin Score New No. 1s

    December 02, 2013 5:45 PM EST Also taking over Billboard charts: Martin Garrix, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Passenger, Joe Nichols and more. Plus, the Holiday Airplay chart returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts…

  15. Sammy Adams Q&A: On His 'Homecoming' EP & Pharrell-Assisted 2014 LP

    December 02, 2013 5:39 PM EST "I'm not a singles artist and I've proven that, which I'm more than stoked about," says the pop-rapper. Having battled criticism and skepticism from bloggers and critics alike following the success of 2010's "Boston's Boy" (which peaked at No. 73…

  16. Miley Cyrus Leads Time's Person of the Year Voting

    November 28, 2013 7:52 AM EST UPDATED: The pop star's triumph over President Obama, the Boston bombers and several Hollywood heavyweights may be due to the work of a couple of hackers. Time magazine is holding an online vote for whom readers think should be its 2013 Person of the Year. The winner so far: Miley Cyrus,…

  17. Toy Company Pulls Beastie Boys' Song in Ad, Attempts to Make Amends

    November 27, 2013 12:30 PM EST Fair use or not, Goldieblox has stopped the music. The toy company has replaced the Beastie Boys' song, "Girls," from the soundtrack to its controversial viral advertisement which shows three girls playing with a Rube Goldberg-type machine over alternative, empowering song…

  18. Olivia Wise, Teen Who Covered Katy Perry, Loses Battle With Brain Cancer

    November 26, 2013 3:40 PM EST -year old succumbs to an inoperable brain tumor Toronto teen Olivia Wise, whose inspirational cover of Katy Perry's "Roar" has garnered over a million YouTube views, died yesterday (Nov. 25) following a bout with an inoperable brian tumor. She was 16. Wise died "…

  19. Chart Highlights: Colbie Caillat Returns With 'Hold On'; Volbeat Victorious At Rock

    November 25, 2013 7:30 PM EST The singer/songwriter debuts on Adult Pop Songs with the first single from her next album Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on…

  20. Top 10 American Music Awards Moments: Past AMAs' Video Highlights

    November 20, 2013 11:43 AM EST Watch the AMAs Red Carpet Show Live Tonight at 5PM ET Along with planned performances from Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, One Direction, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and many more and Rihanna set to receive the 'AMA Icon award' , the 2013 American Music Awards this Sunday (Nov. 24…

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