1. 615 Spotlight: Erin Enderlin's 'Labor of Love'

    August 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin – who releases her new EP "I Let Her Talk" next week, is excited about getting some new music out to the public. After all, she's been working on it for a while. "It's so cool and exciting," Enderlin told Billboard. "I feel…

  2. Alabama, 'All American': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 05, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Country legends gear up for the release of guest-heavy album "Alabama & Friends," featuring Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Trisha Yearwood and others Alabama lead singer Randy Owen has a lot to be excited about these days. The singer, along with cousins Jeff Cook and…

  3. The Rides: Stephen Stills and Kenny Wayne Shepherd 'Can't Get Enough' of the Blues

    August 05, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Exclusive lyric video premiere: Cover of "Search and Destroy" by The Stooges The first album and tour by the new "supergroup" The Rides -- Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg -- are still a few weeks away, but the trio is…

  4. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs Word Cloud, Top Artists Map & More

    August 04, 2013 2:35 PM EDT The 55th anniversary celebration of Billboard's Hot 100 rolls on today (August 4), the chart's birthday, with a visual look at the all-time top 100 songs and artists in the form of a special word cloud, map, icons and more.  HOT 100 ALL-TIME TOP 1OO SONGS: FULL LIST HOT 100…

  5. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  6. Hot 100 55th Anniversary By The Numbers: Top 100 Artists, Most No. 1s, Biggest No. 2s & More

    August 02, 2013 9:54 AM EDT In the course of charting over a half-century of music, the Billboard Hot 100 -- which now celebrates its 55th anniversary -- has seen some songs transform into hits, but it has also chronicled major chart feats. So in addition to the Hot 100 55th anniversary All-Time Top 100 Songs…

  7. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  8. Cancer Fighter Mike Peters of Big Country Teams With Robert Plant, Lollapalooza to Save Lives

    July 29, 2013 8:00 PM EDT "Knowing that each one of our gigs has the potential to save lives is very humbling," Plant says of Peters' bone marrow registration booths at concerts Mike Peters, the frontman for U.K. bands the Alarm and Big Country, has been fighting cancer for 18 years. In the mid-'…

  9. Kenny Rogers to Play Benefit Concert for John Hiatt Fund

    July 19, 2013 10:35 AM EDT The legendary Kenny Rogers will be spending quite a bit of time in Music City over the next few months, as he prepares to release a brand new album on Warner Brothers. The singer of such American classics as "Lucille" and "You Decorated My Life" will be kicking off the…

  10. Elton John Extends Record For Most Adult Contemporary Hits

    July 15, 2013 1:05 PM EDT 'Home Again,' the first single from his upcoming Capitol Records debut, pushes him further into the lead for the most AC entries in the chart's 52-year history Elton John pads his mark for the most appearances in the 52-year history of Billboard's Adult Contemporary…

  11. Bubbling Under: Unsigned Steve Grand Scores Viral Hit With 'All-American Boy'

    July 12, 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: Steve Grand, Fifth Harmony, Chris Stapleton and Rich Homie Quan STEVE GRAND He has no label, no manager and no publicist, but…

  12. Stars Pray for Randy Travis After Brain Surgery

    July 12, 2013 12:28 AM EDT Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis on Thursday after he underwent brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital. Travis remained in critical condition Thursday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain Wednesday night, publicist Kirt…

  13. Toni Braxton, Babyface Reunite For Duet Album

    July 11, 2013 3:44 PM EDT News of Toni Braxton retiring from music may have come prematurely. The singer-songwriter has announced that she will team up with legendary singer-songwriter, producer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds for a duet album slated for the fall.  The Grammy Award-winning musicians are no…

  14. Kenny Ortega Was 'Frightened' by Michael Jackson's Condition, Director Testifies

    July 10, 2013 8:26 PM EDT "This Is It" director Kenny Ortega called Jackson's appearance during one of his final rehearsals "very, very troubling" in court on Wednesday. The director of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts told a jury on Wednesday that he was frightened when…

  15. Rolling Stones End North American Tour on High Note: $21.3 Million Over Five Shows

    July 05, 2013 1:45 PM EDT The Rolling Stones’ 50 & Counting Tour tops the weekly Hot Tours recap with the final box office stats reported from the legendary group's  two-month trek through North America.  The latest batch of shows reported brought in $21.3 million in revenue from five performances (and a…

  16. Brett Eldredge Scores First Top 10 On Hot Country Songs

    July 05, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Brett Eldredge lands his first top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "Don't Ya," which hops 12-10 in its 16th week. The track also becomes Eldredge's first top 10 on Country Digital Songs, where it runs 11-9, moving 50,000 downloads during the tracking…

  17. Sarah Darling Soaks Up the Sun in Flirty 'Little Umbrellas' Video: Watch

    July 05, 2013 10:55 AM EDT Country singer talks new music, her tour with Scotty McCreery and working outside the label system Sarah Darling had just parted ways with her label, Black River. Most artists might take a while to figure out what they want to do next, but for the songstress, the music literally made the…

  18. Mumford & Sons Close Glastonbury, Injured Bassist Ted Dwane Plays

    July 01, 2013 1:58 AM EDT Mumford & Sons brought the Glastonbury Festival to a foot-stomping close Sunday, with many music fans still on a high from the Rolling Stones' first-ever gig at Britain's leading music extravaganza. The Mumfords' performance was the Grammy-winning folk-rockers' first…

  19. Mina Caputo, 'Identity': Exclusive Video Premiere

    June 26, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Former Life of Agony singer Mina Caputo premieres 'Identity' video, talks new album and life after coming out as transgender, kicks off Indiegogo campaign. The storm that drenched New York on June 7 didn't stop Mina Caputo's fans —some coming from as far afield as…

  20. Eli Young Band Announces New Single 'Drunk Last Night'

    June 25, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Over the past few years, the Eli Young Band has steadily established themselves as one of the most dependable acts in the country format.  The band returns today with the release of a brand new single, “Drunk Last Night.” The band posted a letter to their fans on their website two weeks ago…

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