1. Pop Shop Picks: The 1975, Lorde, Justin Timberlake & More

    July 26, 2013 4:25 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! Apologies for the lack of…

  2. Chart Highlights: Jonas Brothers, One Direction Debut On Pop Songs

    July 22, 2013 6:20 PM EDT The boy bands begin with new singles from forthcoming albums. Plus, new No. 1s for Robin Thicke, the Band Perry and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.…

  3. What Gotye Did Next - The Basics’ ‘So Hard For You’: Watch

    July 04, 2013 1:37 AM EDT Before his star went supernova, Gotye was simply Wally De Backer -- drummer with the Basics. The Australian artist behind the 2012 smash “Somebody That I Used to Know” (featuring Kimbra) has returned to his roots with the Basics, playing up-front in the group’s new blues-rock song, “So Hard…

  4. Chris Kelly of Kris Kross Died of Drug Overdose: Medical Examiner

    July 02, 2013 9:13 AM EDT Chris Kelly of the '90s rap duo Kris Kross died of a drug overdose, a medical office investigator said Monday.  A toxicology screening revealed that Kelly, 34, had a mixture of drugs in his system when he was pronounced dead on May 1, said Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical…

  5. Chart Highlights: 'Ooh' She Did It Again ... Britney Spears Debuts On Pop Songs

    June 24, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Spears' 'Smurfs 2' single blasts onto the radio airplay tally at No. 22. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Demi Lovato, J. Cole, Jake Owen and Marc Anthony Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  6. Gotye Gets Back to Basics, His Band Before 'Somebody' Blew Him Up

    June 20, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Wally De Backer returns to his old band for Australian tour dates -- and new recordings haven't been ruled out Wally De Backer -- better known as Gotye -- isn’t your typical musician. He’s talented, restless, unpretentious and loyal. It’s rarer still for an artist to imbue all those…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: How Radio Helped Create Zach Sobiech's Hot 100 Hit 'Clouds'

    May 31, 2013 6:30 PM EDT KSTP Minneapolis PD Leighton Peck discusses the station's special relationship with the late singer/songwriter. Plus, Elvis Presley extends a Billboard 200 record and Florida Georgia Line makes waves at pop radio As previously reported , "Clouds" by late singer/songwriter…

  8. 'The Voice' Top 10 Critique Song Choices, Talk Most Stressful Moments

    May 21, 2013 4:40 PM EDT The top 10 finalists of "The Voice" came out with performances Monday that ranged from acceptable to polished, a sign that in its fourth season, "The Voice" may have its strongest overall class yet. Based on Monday's show, observed live inside the studio on the…

  9. 'The Voice' Top 10 Revealed: Blake and Adam Top the Rookies

    May 15, 2013 10:37 AM EDT After a night of heated performances and risky choices on "The Voice," two singers were sent home on Tuesday night, leaving 10 singers to vie for the winning title. Robin Thicke kicked off the live results show by performing his new single "Blurred Lines" with T.I. and…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Do What Other Duos Didn't

    May 10, 2013 5:50 PM EDT As the twosome becomes the first duo to send its first two singles to No.1 on the Hot 100, a look back at the chart starts of other popular pairs. As previously reported, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log an historic No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as "Can't Hold Us"…

  11. T.I. Talks '$200 Million' Major Label Deal & 'G.D.O.D.' Mixtape

    May 10, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "I am a free agent. I'm operating as an independent label. I do not have corporate sponsors. I don't have no corporate backing. I don't have no major distribution. We Master-P-ing this shit right now... I'm proving I'm worth $200 million." - T.I. Not…

  12. Selena Gomez and PSY Rebound on Social 50 Chart

    May 09, 2013 7:12 PM EDT The teaser video for Gomez's "Come & Get It" helps launch the pop star into the top five. Selena Gomez rebounds back into the top five of this week's Social 50 chart (moving 34-5) as she prepared last week for the release of her music video for "Come & Get…

  13. Chris Kelly Funeral: Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat and Others Mourn Kris Kross Rapper

    May 09, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Chris Kelly's Kris Kross rap partner, Chris Smith, was among the well-known musicians, family and friends who gathered Thursday for Kelly's funeral in Atlanta. Smith walked into Jackson Baptist Memorial Church alongside rapper Jermaine Dupri, who discovered the the 1990s teen duo,…

  14. Lauryn Hill Releases New Song, 'Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)': Listen

    May 04, 2013 7:33 PM EDT Lauryn Hill releases a new song, "Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)," in connection with her newly signed deal with Sony. "Here is a link to a piece that I was 'required' to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline." Hill wrote on her…

  15. Kris Kross Rapper Chris Kelly's Funeral Scheduled in Atlanta

    May 04, 2013 1:00 PM EDT A service has been set for next Thursday at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church Funeral services are planned next week in Atlanta for former Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly, who was found dead in his home from a possible drug overdose. Murray Brothers Funeral Home in Atlanta confirmed Saturday…

  16. Chart Juice: Ciara Soars Into Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10

    May 03, 2013 4:17 PM EDT Ciara's "Body Party" skyrockets into the top 10 (41-8) of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, fueled in part by the release of the song's Director X-helmed video. The clip, which premiered on the first day of the chart's streaming tracking week (April…

  17. George Jones Funeral: Alan Jackson, Wynonna, Kid Rock, Laura Bush and More Say Goodbye at Opry Memorial

    May 02, 2013 2:08 PM EDT George Jones performed hundreds of times at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House – whether on the WSM Radio show, or appearing on such shows from the auditorium like the CMA Awards, so it's only appropriate that this morning's funeral has turned out to be a farewell fit for a…

  18. Kris Kross' Chris Kelly: Cocaine, Heroin Suspected In Death

    May 02, 2013 12:02 PM EDT Chris Kelly, the 34-year-old Kris Kross who died in Atlanta on Wednesday (May 1), reportedly took a mixture of cocaine and heroin the night before his death. Chris Kelly: 1978 - 2013 Kris Kross Rapper Dead at 34 Jermaine Dupri Remembers Chris Kris Kross: Billboard Chart Histoy Deftones…

  19. Jermaine Dupri Calls Kris Kross Rapper Chris Kelly a 'Son I Never Had'

    May 02, 2013 9:37 AM EDT To famed producer Jermaine Dupri, who turned a pair of backwards pants-wearing teens from Atlanta into the hit-making force Kris Kross, the death of Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly was like losing a son. Dupri released his first statement since news broke that Kelly had died Wednesday at…

  20. Deftones Cover Kris Kross' 'Jump' in Honor of Chris Kelly: Watch

    May 02, 2013 6:35 AM EDT The Deftones have paid tribute to Kris Kross' Chris Kelly by performing the duo’s career-defining hit, "Jump." The rock outfit last night played The Pageant in St Louis, where they delivered a full-throttle rendition of Kris Kross' global 1992 hit. In the lead-up,…

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