1. Hunter Hayes Performs Surprise Show, Hits Studio With John Legend

    June 08, 2014 7:05 AM EDT Quite a bit of what fans see during the CMA Music Festival is scripted and planned. However, there are always a few surprises that filter into the week's worth of activities. Hunter Hayes definitely gave his fans a little something extra on Friday with a surprise performance downtown.…

  2. 'Top Model' Yaya DaCosta to Play Whitney Houston in Lifetime Biopic (Report)

    June 07, 2014 7:48 PM EDT Two years after her death, Whitney Houston's got yet another face: this time, according to a report, it's going to be "America's Next Top Model" alumnus Yaya DaCosta playing the late superstar in a previously announced  Lifetime biopic. Whitney Houston's 20…

  3. Bon Jovi Banned in Buffalo Over Bills Buyout Rumors

    June 07, 2014 6:40 PM EDT BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Livin' on a prayer isn't part of the plan for Buffalo Bills fans. Not content to sit back and hope for the best as their beloved NFL team is sold, they are doing everything they can to influence the next owner to keep the franchise in Buffalo. Jon Bon Jovi…

  4. Governors Ball 2014: Outkast Corrects Course With Energetic Outing in NYC

    June 07, 2014 9:48 AM EDT In April, when Outkast set off their 2014 reunion tour with a problematic, unfocused set at Coachella's first weekend, critics suggested many different scapegoats: a flawed setlist, a disengaged Andre 3000, overlong solo sets from he and Big Boi, a festival crowd that was too young…

  5. Chris Brown Celebrates His Release From Jail With Big Sean, T-Pain, Tyga & Karrueche

    June 06, 2014 10:51 AM EDT Chris Brown celebrated his release from jail with close friends and girlfriend, Karrueche, yesterday (Thursday, June 5). The singer/songwriter was thrown a homecoming party in Los Angeles yesterday where he was joined with friends such as Big Sean, Tyga, T-Pain and more. Humbled and Blessed —…

  6. Tomorrow's Hits: Glenn Morrison Says Hello With 'Goodbye'

    June 06, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Glenn Morrison, Ryan Kinder and Reykon   Glenn Morrison Canadian DJ Glenn Morrison is headed Stateside as "Goodbye" …

  7. Trey Songz Opens Up About Being Cheated On: Video

    June 05, 2014 2:05 PM EDT Check out a teaser to our Trey Songz' interview where he plays Billboard's Love Doctor. If there's one person to ask for love and sex advice – or pry for juicy stories of their own love and sex life – it's Trey Songz. The singer/songwriter has garnered success by swooning…

  8. 615 Spotlight: Carissa Leigh Wants a 'Bad Boy'

    June 05, 2014 1:26 PM EDT It's a magical time for country newcomer Carissa Leigh: the Canada native has a new single, "Bad Boy," her first release in the U.S. "I'm one of those people that if I see an opportunity, I go for it," she tells Billboard. "Music has always been something I…

  9. Destiny's Child Almost Reunion: Michelle Williams on Recruiting Beyonce, Kelly Rowland For 'Say Yes'

    June 05, 2014 12:38 AM EDT Michelle Williams sent longtime fans into a tizzy on Monday with the debut of her new single, "Say Yes" but diehards had already heard the track a few weeks earlier when an unofficial version leaked. Blame former Destiny's Child groupmates Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland, who…

  10. Shawn Mendes, Vine Superstar, Signs with Island Records: Exclusive

    June 04, 2014 11:44 AM EDT Last August, Shawn Mendes noticed that of all the six-second videos uploaded to the sharing service Vine -- from a tutorial on making steak tartare  to RiFF RaFF's ode to his shampoo bottle -- no one had uploaded a clip of a simple song. Sensing an opportunity, the Toronto 15-year-old,…

  11. Whitney Houston's New Jersey Home Bought by Fan

    June 04, 2014 4:01 AM EDT The New Jersey home of Whitney Houston now belongs to a longtime fan. According to Zillow , the 13,607-square-foot home on five acres was purchased by Matthew Krauthamer, a 33-year-old emergency room physician with various real estate investments, for $1.5 million. Along with five bedrooms…

  12. Soundgarden Rocks 'Superunknown' Club Show in New York (Review)

    June 03, 2014 12:18 PM EDT "We're from Seattle," Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell said as he led the band through its classic 1994 album "Superunknown" at New York's Webster Hall on Monday (June 2), "It's black even in f**king July." The sold-out crowd erupted into the…

  13. Chart Highlights: John Legend's 'All Of Me' Crowns Fifth Airplay Chart

    June 02, 2014 4:35 PM EDT As it rises 2-1 on Adult Contemporary, the ballad becomes one of an elite group of songs to dominate at least five singular-format radio airplay charts. Plus, new No. 1s for Justin Timberlake, Idina Menzel and Billboard Hot 100 leader Iggy Azalea Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a…

  14. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Brandy & Monica Fight Their Way To No. 1

    June 02, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1998, the divas' harmonic dispute 'The Boy Is Mine' topped the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Elton John and Eminem Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard…

  15. Chris Brown Released From Prison

    June 02, 2014 6:32 AM EDT Chris Brown is out of jail.  The singer was released around midnight after serving 108 days of his 131-day sentence, TMZ reports .  A clearly thrilled Brown posted this tweet some hours follow his release: Humbled and Blessed — Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 2, 2014 Brown had been in…

  16. Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne & More at Summer Jam 2014: Live Blog

    June 01, 2014 6:47 PM EDT Summer Jam – New York radio station Hot 97's annual celebration of hip-hop and R&B – is just getting under way at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The concert series, historically never short on big surprises, will be live-blogged here, so keep checking back for…

  17. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony Debuts on HBO

    June 01, 2014 12:39 PM EDT The hullabaloo Kiss raised over the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony gave HBO an added bonus to promote its three-hour, 15-minute edited version of last month’s ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ROCK HALL CEREMONY • Review:   Debts Repaid at…

  18. Pitbull Vs. Shakira: Whose World Cup Song Is Better? (Poll)

    May 30, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Both Shakira and Pitbull have made winning world cup anthems, but is her "La, La, La" or his "We Are One" the superior song? Shakira became World Cup Music’s MVP with “Waka Waka,” the 2010 song that has sold almost ten million downloads worldwide, with 1.8 million…

  19. The Juice Podcast: Ab-Soul Talks 'These Days' Delays & Collabos; Ratking Interview

    May 30, 2014 1:56 PM EDT The fifth episode of The Juice Podcast features Top Dawg Entertainment's Ab-Soul and new rap trio, Ratking. Billboard's Social Charts Manager William Gruger co-hosts. Ab-Soul’s third solo album, “These Days,” has seen its share of delays. After expressing his frustration on…

  20. Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill & Robin Thicke Debut In Top 40 On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    May 30, 2014 11:54 AM EDT Nicki Minaj debuts on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 13, taking the Hot Shot Debut prize with her latest single "Pills N Potions."  The song – from her upcoming "The Pink Print" album – opens with 84,000 digital downloads sold in the week ending May 25 (according to…

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