1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. '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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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,…

  9. 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 …

  10. 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…

  11. 615 Spotlight: Corey Wagar Hopes You 'Hate My Boyfriend'

    December 14, 2011 6:30 PM EST Country newcomer Corey Wagar has been getting an education over the past few months -- but not in the classroom. The singer-songwriter, 18, has been touring the United States promoting her album "On The Edge," as well as her current single "I Hate My Boyfriend." She tells…

  12. Freshman Haze: Stacy Barthe

    December 14, 2011 11:40 AM EST For Stacy Barthe, the decision to become a songwriter came as easy to her as the skill itself. The New York native always had a knack for pairing the right words to the right melody, most of which were produced by her partners from the Surf Club -- consisting of Hit-Boy, Chase'N Cashe,…

  13. 615 Spotlight: Eric Lee Beddingfield Mingles With Legends

    November 16, 2011 12:30 PM EST How many newcomers can lay claim to having Country Music Hall of Famers like Dolly Parton and George Jones on their first two albums? Well, Georgia native Eric Lee Beddingfield is one, and he's very mindful of the honor. 615 SPOTLIGHT is Billboard.com's weekly look at an emerging…

  14. Crosby & Nash Latest to Sing for Occupy Wall Street

    November 08, 2011 7:59 PM EST More than 40 years after "Ohio" took aim at the Kent State shootings, David Crosby and Graham Nash brought their iconic protest songs to the struggles of a new generation on Tuesday. The duo, half of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, performed an unamplified set in Manhattan's…

  15. Roger Waters Announces 'The Wall' 2012 North American Dates

    November 01, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Pink Floyd mastermind Roger Waters has announced the return of his stadium live show based around the group's 1979 classic "The Wall" to North America in 2012. The production will invade the continent for a 36-show tour that begins May 1, 2012 in Houston. After Pink Floyd first…

  16. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. Will the proverbial "they" find…

  17. Joss Stone Enjoys New Freedom on 'LP1'

    July 22, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Sometimes making an album doesn't have to be complicated, as Joss Stone discovered firsthand this spring. The British soul singer's fifth studio release -- "LP1," due in stores July 26 as the first release through her own Stone'd Records and in partnership with indie…

  18. Dolly Parton, "Better Day"

    June 17, 2011 10:00 AM EDT On her second album for her Dolly Records, Dolly Parton puts on a big smile to cheer up scorned lovers and doomsday predictors, celebrate her work ethic and finally move on from bad situations. The album's dozen story songs-11 penned solely by Parton-are filled with uplifting sentiment…

  19. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Backs Gay Marriage, Devo Scouts Charlie Sheen

    March 09, 2011 6:25 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears on Gay Marriage: 'I Think Everyone Should Be Treated Equally' In her e-mail interview turned cover story for OUT Magazine, the "Femme Fatale" herself revealed her views on other…

  20. Steven Tyler Loses His Cool on 'Idol,' the Judges Find 'The One' at San Fran Auditions

    February 10, 2011 9:05 AM EST "Just because somebody farts, you let them finish singing." And so began "American Idol" auditions in San Francisco last night (Feb. 9), as a disgruntled Southern blonde stormed away from the judges in tears, disparaging their apparent intolerance of flatulating-tone-deaf-…

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