1. CODE’s EDM Soundtrack to 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    November 15, 2013 2:11 PM EST Welcome to PanEDM. No disrespect to Alexandra Patsavas and her original soundtrack for “Catching Fire” (we still can’t get enough of Sia’s “Elastic Heart” ), but we thought this installment of “The Hunger Games” deserved an alternate EDM soundtrack as well. Check out our selection of…

  2. Tupac Biopic Set to Roll Film in Spring 2014

    November 12, 2013 4:15 PM EST The long-gestating Tupac biopic has finally set a shooting date, with producers/financiers Morgan Creek and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films announcing plans to begin principal photography on the film next spring. The two companies held a reception for friends and supporters of the late, great hip…

  3. Pop Art: 13 Awesome Artist-Musician Collaborations

    November 11, 2013 5:35 PM EST Over the past few months, the realms of music and high art have collided in far-out, headline-grabbing ways. On Sunday night (Nov. 10), Lady Gaga hosted her artRave record-release party in New York and unveiled a lifelike sculpture by renowned modern artist Jeff Koons, a piece similar to…

  4. Blake Shelton Scores 15th Country Airplay No. 1

    November 05, 2013 11:05 AM EST The coach on NBC's 'The Voice' narrowly bests Tim McGraw for the radio ranking's new leader In one of the tightest No. 1 battles since Billboard's Country Airplay chart switched from a plays-based to an audience impressions-based methodology almost nine years ago,…

  5. Olivia Wise, 16 and Terminally Ill, Inspires With Katy Perry Cover

    November 03, 2013 2:03 PM EST Since finding its way online in mid-October, a video of terminally ill teen Olivia Wise singing Katy Perry's "Roar" has been seen more than half a million times on YouTube. The video, shot in September in a Toronto recording studio , is a touching document of Wise's…

  6. EXO Wins MTV EMAs Best Korea Act, Battles Justin Bieber and One Direction Fans for Worldwide Act

    November 01, 2013 6:54 PM EDT 0 Fans of the 12-member boy band battle Beliebers, Directioners and more to snag the MTV European Music Award for EXO. Quickly-rising K-pop boy band EXO are nominated alongside fellow pop darlings like Justin Bieber, One Direction, Cody Simpson and more in the 2013 MTV European…

  7. YouTube Music Awards Director Spike Jonze Says 'Even If It's Messy, It'll Be Live'

    November 01, 2013 6:30 PM EDT The YouTube Music Awards air this Sunday, Nov. 3, live at 6 p.m. on YouTube -- and creative director Spike Jonze still isn't quite entirely sure what to expect. "None of us have done anything live before or an awards show -- in a way we're all like amateurs on YouTube…

  8. 'Ender's Game' Star Asa Butterfield Makes an 'Epic' Playlist for the Blockbuster

    November 01, 2013 2:47 PM EDT Today (Nov. 1) sci-fi blockbuster “Ender’s Game” hits theaters. It features stars like Harrison Ford, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin. But playing the lead role of wonder boy Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is 16-year-old Englishman Asa Butterfield. As Butterfield explains to Billboard, …

  9. M.I.A. Finds Peace On 'Matangi' Album: 'It's A Bit Emo In Places'

    November 01, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Boundary-pushing artist rides out battles with the NFL, her child's father -- and herself -- with fourth studio effort. By 2010, M.I.A. had a top 10 single, a gold-selling album, an Academy Award nod and a Grammy performance under her belt. What she didn't have, however, was…

  10. Marvin Gaye's Family Sues EMI Over Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'

    October 30, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Marvin Gaye's family is responding in a major way to Robin Thicke's lawsuit claiming that "Blurred Lines" wasn't stolen from Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." On Wednesday, the family went nuclear with counterclaims that allege that Thicke stole the…

  11. Hillsong United, 'Love Is War': Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 28, 2013 2:00 PM EDT This week, Hillsong United drops "Zion Acoustic Sessions," an all-acoustic album that follows its chart-topping album from earlier this year, "Zion." In commemoration, the band is releasing a music video for the song "Love Is War," premiering exclusively on…

  12. Lou Reed's 'Perfect' Billboard Chart History

    October 27, 2013 7:12 PM EDT In his lifetime, the late Lou Reed charted 23 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, stretching back to his self-titled debut in 1972.  The Grammy Award-winner's most recent chart ink came with his collaboration album "Lulu," with Metallica. It was released in 2011 and debuted…

  13. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  14. 'Opry Goes Pink' With LeAnn Rimes, Mandisa

    October 25, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Many of country and Gospel's leading ladies turned out at the Grand Ole Opry this past Tuesday for the annual "Opry Goes Pink" performance. A yearly tradition that serves as a partnership between the legendary WSM radio show and Women Rock For The Cure, LeAnn Rimes opened the…

  15. Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Change-Up: The Big Bet On Her R. Kelly Duet

    October 25, 2013 2:05 PM EDT "Venus" was supposed to be the second single from "ARTPOP" -- until "Do What U Want" was released and quickly changed plans. Inside an unexpected move from one of the world's biggest pop stars. At 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday morning (Oct. 21), Lady Gaga…

  16. Eddie Vedder Talks Cubs, the World Series and Giving His Boyhood Mitt to Ernie Banks

    October 23, 2013 1:00 PM EDT "I'm going to go to a Cubs World Series game -- and I'm taking care of my health in order to do so," the Pearl Jam frontman vows It's no secret that Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is a lifelong baseball fan, and when the singer recently spoke to Billboard for a…

  17. Clay Walker Talks Battle With MS, Film Debut and New Music

    October 22, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Veteran country performer Clay Walker is making an appearance at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The occasion is the Fourth Annual Chords Of Hope benefit concert -- one that is for a cause that hits the singer close to home. "The show will support a…

  18. YouTube Music Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, PSY Score Nominations

    October 21, 2013 11:05 PM EDT YouTube on Monday announced nominations for its first Music Awards, to be directed by Spike Jonez and set for live webcasting from New York City's Pier 36 on Nov. 3. The online video juggernaut asked viewers to vote on the nominations , which have been grouped along six categories,…

  19. Katy Perry's 'PRISM': Track-By-Track Review

    October 21, 2013 2:51 PM EDT Katy Perry released her sophomore album, "Teenage Dream," at the age of 25, but the 2010 effort pristinely captured the chirpy buoyancy of youth through gooey synth-pop. There was a reason that "Teenage Dream" spawned a record-tying five No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 …

  20. John Newman Tops Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney for U.K. Albums Chart Crown

    October 21, 2013 6:22 AM EDT A tumultuous battle for the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 20) resulted in a top five comprised entirely of new entries and victory for British vocalist John Newman. He beat off competition from Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney and others to debut at No. 1 with his first album …

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