1. CMJ 2013: 10 Can't Miss Acts And Panels

    October 14, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The CMJ Music Marathon can be great for discovering that hot new buzz act with the most preposterous name so you can joke about it with your friends. And yeah, there's a lot of great, you know, music , to be seen across New York City from Oct. 15 to 20. There's also an awful lot…

  2. Kings of Leon: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 20, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The Followill family band embark on what could be a career-defining album cycle This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. As another oppressive Tennessee summer begins to give way to fall, Kings of Leon are in the early stages of turning up…

  3. Tribute Show for Country Singer-Songwriter John Jarrard Turns 12

    September 16, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Before there can be three minutes of audio bliss in an MP3 or CD form, there needs to be the magic that comes from the experience of putting words into music. Fans in the Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee area have a chance to witness that first hand next weekend with the 12th Annual John Jarrard…

  4. Beach Boys Sound Check Interrupts Ohio Wedding

    September 02, 2013 9:23 PM EDT The bride wound up on stage with Mike Love after some awkward timing. A northeast Ohio couple had planned every detail of their wedding - except for the sound check of a Beach Boys concert next door during their ceremony. A few bars of "God Only Knows" played as Mark Kent and…

  5. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias' 'Loco' Launches At No. 1 On Latin Airplay

    September 02, 2013 1:05 PM EDT Plus, Kylie Minogue scores her seventh consecutive No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs, Eminem bows with 'Berzerk' and Paul McCartney debuts on Adult Contemporary Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  6. 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…

  7. Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' & 8 Examples of Female Pop Stars Recruiting Hip-Hop Producers

    June 19, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Before Miley & Mike WiLL, there was Britney & the Neptunes and Nelly & Timbaland. We explore the pop-rap history. As big a single as the recently released "We Can't Stop" looks to be for Miley Cyrus -- debuting at No. 11 on this week's Hot 100 chart, an…

  8. You Am I Launch Beer Brand to Celebrate Album Reissues

    May 30, 2013 2:36 AM EDT Australian rock legends You Am I will celebrate their vinyl reissue campaign with a beer – their very own brand of amber fluid. The alternative rockers today announced the cleverly-titled “Brew Am I” tipple, which will be available through Young Henry's brewers Down Under from mid-July…

  9. Joey Bada$$ Releases 'Word Is Bond' Song: Listen

    May 29, 2013 1:04 PM EDT The rapper will release his mixtape, 'Summer Knights' on June 12. Joey Bada$$ will release his latest mixtape "Summer Knights" on June 12. Yesterday (May 28), the rapper debuted the Statik Selektah-produced, "Word is Bond." The song is a crisp, moody…

  10. 615 Spotlight: Carrie Zaruba Is a 'Woman on a Mission'

    April 24, 2013 6:15 PM EDT The debut single from Carrie Zaruba is called "Woman On A Mission," and she says when it comes to music, it's one she has been on for quite a long time. "I grew up in a musical family and was exposed to very eclectic sounds early on," she tells Billboard. "I…

  11. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5's 'Daylight' Dawns Atop Pop Songs

    March 25, 2013 4:45 PM EDT The group manages a feat that hadn't been achieved on the chart since 1994. Plus, new No. 1s for Afrojack and Drake and Thirty Seconds to Mars returns. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  12. Bruno Mars Unveils Massive 'Moonshine Jungle' World Tour

    February 20, 2013 12:30 PM EST Pop-rock star Bruno Mars will head out on his most expansive headlining tour to date with a five-month-long arena trek dubbed Moonshine Jungle World Tour. The tour, which supports Mars' sophomore album "Unorthodox Jukebox," kicks off on June 22 in Washington, D.C. Last…

  13. A$AP Rocky, Reps Talk 'Long.Live.A$AP' Album & Success

    January 25, 2013 6:05 PM EST It has taken remarkably little time for A$AP Rocky to ascend to the throne. Tuesday (Jan. 15) -- the release date of "Long.Live.A$AP" (Polo Ground Music/RCA Records) -- finds him onstage taping "Late Show With David Letterman," sitting on a golden throne with a mic stand…

  14. Randy Houser 'Feels' Energized as Third Album Bows

    January 19, 2013 10:30 AM EST Title Track From 'How Country Feels' a Top 10 Hit on Country Charts With a new year often comes a new outlook on life and career, as well as a new energy. That description definitely applies to Randy Houser, who will release "How Country Feels," his debut for Stoney Creek…

  15. Wale Releases 'Folarin' Mixtape, Talks Upcoming Go-Go Album

    December 26, 2012 2:35 PM EST A year after releasing his sophomore album, "Ambition," Wale drops his mixtape, " Folarin ," on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24). The 21-track mixtape, hosted by DJ Clark Kent, features guest appearances by Rick Ross , 2 Chainz , newly signed MMG artist, Nipsey Hussle , French…

  16. 'Glee' Recap: 'Dynamic Duets' Saves the Day With Kelly Clarkson, Fun.

    November 23, 2012 10:00 AM EST Apparently that bit about Blaine joining the superheroes club a few episodes ago was not a typical throwaway "Glee" gag, but a setup for "Dynamic Duets," an episode of "Glee" that brings the show both back to its roots of a specific mix of insanity and…

  17. 615 Artist Spotlight: Jimmie Van Zant

    September 05, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Jimmie Van Zant knows that upon meeting fans, the question is always going to be asked -- about his famous family tree. The singer smiles when discussing this with Billboard, saying that he definitely doesn't shy away from it. In fact, it's something he is very proud of. "First…

  18. Ask Billboard: Is Madonna Ready to 'Turn Up the Radio'?

    June 19, 2012 6:05 AM EDT A look at Madonna's next potential single, the significance of Carly Rae Jepsen's new No. 1 and Billboard's Bubbling Under chart. Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings,…

  19. Justin Bieber Could Face Legal Action Over Twitter Prank

    March 29, 2012 9:46 AM EDT Justin Bieber's prank-loving ways will be celebrated this week on MTV's "Punk'd," but one recent stunt was not so well received by two Texas residents. The teen phenom tweeted out a random phone number to his 19 million followers earlier this month with the caption …

  20. Bob Dylan, Suede Confirmed for Hop Farm Festival

    March 27, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Britain's Hop Farm Festival has announced a partial lineup, including headliners Bob Dylan , Peter Gabriel , and Suede . Bands confirmed for the June 29-July 1 Kent festival include My Morning Jacket , Primal Scream , Damien Rice , Maximo Park , Billy Ocean , Ben Kweller , Frightened…

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