1. Luke Bryan's 'Party' Still Rocking, Sam Hunt's Album Holds at No. 1

    January 29, 2015 5:15 PM EST Plus, moves for Keith Urban, Eric Church & the legendary Ralph Stanley. The party continues for Luke Bryan : The star banks his fourth leader on Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart from his 2013 album Crash My Party , as "I See You" rises 2-1. It's his ninth No. 1…

  2. Bjork's Rush-Released Album Debuts in Top 20 on Billboard 200

    January 29, 2015 4:42 PM EST Less than a week after Bjork announced her new album Vulnicura on Jan. 13, the entire set leaked to the Internet, prompting the singer to rush-release the effort via download a mere handful of days after it was announced -- on Jan. 20. That was months before it was originally slated for…

  3. Pop Shop Podcast: Olly Murs Interview, Katy Perry Super Bowl, Rihanna & More

    January 29, 2015 10:54 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  4. Tim McGraw Headed to the Oscars for Glen Campbell Tribute

    January 29, 2015 9:31 AM EST Tim McGraw will perform "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" as a tribute to the Oscar-nominated Glen Campbell at the 87th Oscars. The song appears in the documentary Glen Campbell… I'll Be Me , which follows its famous subject (he contributed to many classic '60s pop records…

  5. 'American Idol' Recap: Wide Awake in San Francisco

    January 28, 2015 11:39 PM EST From the moment American Idol showcased Mustafa , the psychic cat of contestant Katharine Skitter , in a preview package, the immediate premonition was that the San Francisco auditions would be magical. And they were. From Skitter's fabulously wacky audition in a fur coat the 15-year…

  6. Keith Urban on the 'Strategic Journey' of 'American Idol,' Remembering David Vs. David

    January 28, 2015 11:08 PM EST Keith Urban made his Billboard chart debut in August 1999. Since then, he has placed 37 titles on the Hot Country Songs chart, with 32 of them reaching the top 10 and 15 going all the way to No. 1. He has also taken four of his albums to the top, including his most recent release, Fuse .…

  7. Taylor Swift's '1989' Heading Back to No. 1

    January 28, 2015 8:33 PM EST After a two-week vacation from the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 , it appears Taylor Swift 's 1989 is heading back to the top of the chart. While it's too early to project how many units the album will earn in the week ending Feb. 1, industry sources seem confident that…

  8. Who Says Rock Is Dead? Marilyn Manson, Fall Out Boy & More Notch Big Debuts

    January 28, 2015 6:38 PM EST Even if "rock is dead" has become an overplayed claim, we can all agree that 2014 didn't produce many great counter-arguments. Coldplay , who rock about as hard as the Kidz Bop Kids, earned the best-selling rock album of 2014. Eek. And that's only if you count albums…

  9. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney Debut on Hot 100 With 'FourFiveSeconds'

    January 28, 2015 6:22 PM EST The first single from Rihanna's next studio album enters the Hot 100 at No. 54 following the song's arrival on Jan. 24. It also launches on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 12. "FourFiveSeconds," from super-trio Rihanna , Kanye West and Paul McCartney , enters the…

  10. Fall Out Boy Scores Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    January 28, 2015 11:00 AM EST Also debuting in the top 10: Joey Bada$$, The Decemberists and Marilyn Manson Rock band Fall Out Boy earns its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart , as American Beauty/American Psycho arrives atop the tally. The Island Records album, which was released on Jan. 20, moved 218…

  11. Rewinding the Charts: 20 Years Ago, TLC's 'Creep' Crowned the Hot 100

    January 28, 2015 8:05 AM EST 'Creep' became the first of four top five Hot 100 hits that helped make the trio's 'CrazySexyCool' the biggest-selling album by a female pop group in history, but bankruptcy – and worse – were looming. IN 1995, THE FUTURE LOOKED BRIGHT for TLC. After a string of…

  12. Bluegrass Legend Dr. Ralph Stanley Teams With Cracker Barrel for 'Man of Constant Sorrow'

    January 27, 2015 5:49 PM EST Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has just partnered up with Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley for the new collection Man of Constant Sorrow: Ralph Stanley & Friends, and the singer told Billboard that he's very humbled to be working with the Lebanon, Tenn.-based restaurant chain. …

  13. Exclusive: Butch Walker Premieres 'Afraid Of Ghosts' Album ft. Bob Mould & Johnny Depp

    January 27, 2015 12:44 PM EST In a music world troubled by declining sales and worried about how to make money from streaming, it's important for artists to have multiple skills -- more and more, artists need to have resumes like Butch Walker 's. What can't he do? He's a singer, multi-instrumentalist…

  14. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  15. INFINITE H Serve Slick, Synthy Hip-Hop on 'Pretty'

    January 26, 2015 10:00 PM EST INFINITE's rap-focused splinter group shows evolution in their sound & style. In late 2013, INFINITE 's Hoya told Billboard that he and bandmate Dongwoo had begun preparing new tracks together as INFINITE H earlier that year. The long wait is over for the rap-focused splinter…

  16. Tom Petty Won't Win a Grammy for Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

    January 26, 2015 7:22 PM EST The Recording Academy tells Billboard that 'I Won't Back Down' writers Petty & Jeff Lynne aren't considered nominees since they didn't do any 'new writing' on the song. How will the news of Sam Smith giving Tom Petty co-writing credit on the smash hit…

  17. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney Headed for Hot 100 With 'FourFiveSeconds'

    January 26, 2015 4:05 PM EST "FourFiveSeconds," the new track from Rihanna , Kanye West and Paul McCartney , should roar onto the Billboard Hot 100 released this week, following the song's arrival on Saturday (Jan. 24). Industry sources suggest that the sunny, acoustic-based track -- in which Rihanna…

  18. Live Review: Father and Awful Records Electrify at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right

    January 24, 2015 3:15 PM EST In an age when every rapper's project seems to run long, having the courage to produce something short can be radical. Father , an Atlanta rapper, showed the virtues of brevity on 2014's Young Hot Ebony , a streamlined set of 10 songs that offered a distilled dose of his unique…

  19. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's '1989' Hits 4 Million in U.S. Sales

    January 23, 2015 9:35 PM EST Plus: Ella Henderson debuts & Donny Osmond returns. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart , Meghan Trainor 's Title zoomed in to the No. 1 slot, moving 238,000 overall units in the week ending Jan. 18, according to Nielsen Music. It was one of three arrivals in the top…

  20. Joey Bada$$ Set for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    January 23, 2015 7:28 PM EST Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy heading for third No. 1. The Billboard 200 albums chart could welcome four top 10 debuts next week, as the tally continues to wake from its usual post-Christmas slump. Fall Out Boy is on course for its third No. 1 album with American Beauty/American Psycho , while…

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