1. Brandon Boyd Talks New Band Sons of the Sea, Future of Incubus: Watch

    October 09, 2013 12:00 PM EDT "It's definitely a different trip to be traveling around, taking to people, and doing events about projects that are not Incubus-related" Brandon Boyd is living the life of an independent artist and reaping its rewards. Given some time off from Incubus, the long-running alt…

  2. Mayday Parade's 'Monsters In The Closet': Exclusive Album Premiere

    October 07, 2013 1:20 PM EDT Florida-based pop punkers Mayday Parade are back with their brand new, fourth studio album "Monsters In the Closet," and Billboard has an exclusive sneak peak a day prior to its official release on Fearless Records. Last month, Mayday Parade debuted the catchy, slick guitar…

  3. Chester Bennington Releases First EP With Stone Temple Pilots, Plots Future With Linkin Park

    October 07, 2013 11:37 AM EDT STP's new EP "High Rise" figures to be the first of many Bennington releases, but the singer's priority is still Linkin Park Stone Temple Pilots plan is that "High Rise," the group's first EP with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, will be the first of…

  4. Pusha T Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Clipse MC?

    October 04, 2013 1:38 PM EDT Eghck! Answer these 12 questions to see how much you know about the "My Name Is My Name" star. Next Tuesday (Oct. 8), Pusha T releases his long-awaited solo debut, "My Name Is My Name," through Kanye West's GOOD Music imprint. Pusha has been hustling hard with the…

  5. Krewella Livens Up Dance Charts

    October 04, 2013 10:56 AM EDT The group’s new album arrives as its new single scale Dance/Electronic Songs.  Plus Zedd, Yoko Ono, Empire of the Sun and Katy Perry score chart victories. The first full-length album from EDM trio Krewella, “Get Wet,” debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums (and No. 8 on the Billboard…

  6. Bubbling Under: Rico Love Goes Behind The Mic, Royal Teeth Rise

    October 04, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Rico Love, Royal Teeth, Strange Talk and T'Juan RICO LOVE Having co-written 35 entries on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs since…

  7. Lorde's 'Royal' Reign Spurs Debut on Social 50 Chart

    October 03, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Alternative singer/songwriter Lorde's popularity has increased dramatically in recent months. In the same week she rises to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with her smash single "Royals," she also debuts on the Social 50 chart. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on…

  8. CHVRCHES Perform Two Songs & Talk New Music: Watch

    October 03, 2013 2:50 PM EDT Hear live studio cuts of "Recover" and "The Mother We Share" Back in September, we asked if the dreamy Scottish synthpop act known as CHVRCHES could turn blog buzz into a hit album. Their album, "The Bones of What You Believe," debuted at a modest No. 12 last…

  9. Coroner: Cory Monteith Died of 'Intravenous Heroin Use' and Alcohol

    October 02, 2013 6:15 PM EDT The final report from the B.C. Ministry of Justice issued Wednesday confirms the late "Glee" star's death was accidental, and not due to fatal injury, illness or disease. The late "Glee" star Cory Monteith died of a mixed drug cocktail involving "intravenous…

  10. CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry Talks Online Misogyny In Op-Ed

    October 02, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Singer admits messages on her band's Facebook page have brought her to tears Lauren Mayberry's vocals drive the music of CHVRCHES, whose debut album "The Bones of What You Believe" contains some of the best pop music you'll hear this year. But Mayberry is also…

  11. Dr. Dog Brings 'B-Room' to the Studio: Watch Live Performances and Q&A

    October 01, 2013 3:00 PM EDT The sextet plays "The Truth" and "Broken Heart" off their new album "B-Room" To celebrate the release of their eighth studio album, "B-Room" (out Sept. 30 via ANTI-), Dr. Dog stopped by the Billboard studio to perform a pair of new songs and talk…

  12. Quietdrive Fights Pediatric Cancer With New Song 'Even When I'm Gone'

    October 01, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Kendal Lividini was only 17 years old when she died of acute myelogenous leukemia in 2011. But her indomitable spirit lives on in alt-rock band Quietdrive's emotionally charged "Even When I'm Gone." Made available worldwide through digital retailers on Sept. 3, the…

  13. P!nk Breaks Touring Records In Australia

    September 27, 2013 5:44 PM EDT P!nk dominates the weekly tally of Hot Tours with box office revenue reported from a record-breaking 18-show engagement during the Australian leg of her Truth About Love tour.  The pop star broke her own mark at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena with the 18th sold out performance, having set a…

  14. Kanye West vs. Jimmy Kimmel: Who's Right? (Opinion)

    September 27, 2013 2:55 PM EDT When Jimmy Kimmel attempted to spoof Kanye West 's already Internet-famous BBC interview earlier this week on his "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show, here's how he began his monologue: "You're not going to believe this, but he said a lot of weird stuff. He said he'…

  15. Avicii Electrifies Dance Charts With Debut Album 'True'

    September 26, 2013 5:55 PM EDT The DJ lights up Dance/Electronic Songs with six debuts. Plus, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Martin Garrix score chart victories. Avicii attacks Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart with six new entries from his new No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums, "True," ranging from …

  16. Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Jason Aldean Lead Country Charts

    September 26, 2013 12:50 PM EDT At six weeks, Bryan's 'That's My Kind of Night' is the longest-leading No. 1 on Hot Country Songs since 2005. Plus, Moore bows atop Top Country Albums and Aldean rules Country Airplay With a sixth week atop Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, Luke Bryan's …

  17. Drake Heading for 675,000-Plus No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200

    September 25, 2013 6:47 PM EDT Drake is set to rock the Billboard 200 chart next week. The hip-hop star's "Nothing Was the Same" album is on course to earn the second-largest sales week of the year and easily debut at No. 1. Industry sources forecast the effort -- his third full-length release -- to sell…

  18. Glasser Talks New 'Interiors' Opus, Getting Inspired By Skyscrapers

    September 25, 2013 5:30 PM EDT "Desire is such a fickle friend," says the indie-pop artist, who returns three years after her 2010 debut. "Ultimately, what sort of artist do you want to become?" It's a simple question, but Cameron Mesirow, the singer-songwriter better known as Glasser, isn'…

  19. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Breaks Record Atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    September 25, 2013 5:24 PM EDT With a 16th week at No. 1, the song logs the longest reign since Nielsen data began powering the chart in 1992, passing Mary J. Blige's 15-week leader 'Be Without You' With a 16th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Robin Thicke's "…

  20. 21. Fifth Harmony: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 11:40 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdates: Allyson Brooke Hernandez - born July 7, 1993 (age 20), Normani Kordei Hamilton - born May 31, 1996 (age 17), Lauren Michelle Jauregui - born June 27, 1996 (age 17), Karla Camila Cabello - born March 3, 1997 (age 16), Dinah Jane Hansen - born June 22,…

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