1. Lorde's 'Royals' Reigns On Hot 100 for Eighth Week

    November 20, 2013 1:55 PM EST The song holds off Eminem's 'The Monster,' featuring Rihanna, at No. 2, for a second week, but the gap between them is narrowing. Plus, Pitbull and Ke$ha reach the top 10 with 'Timber' Lorde's "Royals" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week,…

  2. Christina Aguilera, A Great Big World and Ariana Grande to Perform at American Music Awards

    November 20, 2013 12:40 PM EST Arianna Grande and a duet featuring Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World have been added to the lineup for the American Music Awards on Sunday.  Related Articles Top 10 American Music Awards Moments: Past AMAs' Video Highlights American Music Awards Photos: 41 Years Of AMAs History…

  3. Lady Gaga Scores Second No. 1 Album With 'ARTPOP'

    November 20, 2013 10:59 AM EST As forecast last week, Lady Gaga debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her new set, "ARTPOP." It sold 258,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   It's the second No. 1 set for Gaga, who also debuted at No. 1 with her last album, 2011's…

  4. Outkast To Reunite For Coachella 2014?

    November 19, 2013 2:53 PM EST Sources tell Billboard that Andre 3000 and Big Boi are in prolonged talks to end their hiatus next year. Outkast has long been the subject of reunion rumors ever since Andre "Andre 3000" Benjamin and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton put their Grammy-winning duo on hiatus…

  5. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  6. Rihanna to Receive 'AMA Icon Award'

    November 15, 2013 10:10 AM EST Rihanna has been chosen to be the first-ever "AMA Icon Award" winner at this month's American Music Awards, being held Nov. 24 on ABC. The "Diamonds" singer will also perform at the event. Related Articles Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and TLC to Perform at American…

  7. Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and TLC to Perform at American Music Awards

    November 13, 2013 1:15 PM EST Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and TLC have been added to the ever-expanding lineup of the 2013 American Music Awards, going down live at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 24. The Latest on AMAs Lady Gaga, R. Kelly To Perform 'Do What U Want' At American Music Awards American…

  8. Eminem Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Celine Dion and Avril Lavigne in Top Five

    November 13, 2013 11:00 AM EST As reported yesterday , Eminem makes a splash at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" debuts atop the list with 792,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the second-largest sales week of the year, behind only the arrival of…

  9. Lady Gaga, R. Kelly To Perform 'Do What U Want' At American Music Awards

    November 12, 2013 11:48 AM EST "We have a great chemistry when we perform together," says Gaga of Kellz. While Lady Gaga has performed her latest "ARTPOP" single "Do What U Want" by herself on the U.K. "X Factor" and during her "artRAVE" showcase on Sunday night (Nov. 10)…

  10. Justin Timberlake Added To American Music Awards Lineup

    November 11, 2013 12:32 PM EST Justin Timberlake is the latest artist to join the ever-expanding lineup of the 2013 American Music Awards, going down live at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 24. Timberlake will take the AMAs stage for the first time as a solo artist, and will be flanked by previously announced…

  11. Ke$ha-Flaming Lips Album Won't Happen, Says Wayne Coyne

    November 07, 2013 5:00 PM EST "I can't say why... It is sad," the Flaming Lips frontman posts on Twitter. Last spring, the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne let fans know that he was working on a full-length collaboration with pop mainstay Ke$ha, who had contributed to the veteran psych-rock band's …

  12. Lorde's 'Royals' Rules Hot 100 for Sixth Week

    November 06, 2013 1:10 PM EST The song holds off debuts from Eminem, who blasts in at No. 3 with "The Monster," and One Direction, which enters at No. 6 with "Story of My Life" Lorde's "Royals" commands the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, while Eminem and One Direction soar…

  13. Pitbull To Host 2013 American Music Awards

    November 05, 2013 1:15 PM EST On Nov. 24, Planet Pit will orbit the awards show galaxy -- that's right, Pitbull has been tapped to host the 2013 American Music Awards. The rap/pop star will also perform his new single "Timber" along with Ke$ha at the ceremony, which will be held at the Nokia Theatre…

  14. Malaysia Bans Ke$ha Concert, Cites 'Culture' Clash

    October 26, 2013 11:14 AM EDT The artist and her team had previously agreed to modify their planned show, including making changes to her song lyrics and wardrobe Authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia have banned a planned Ke$ha concert after deciding it would hurt cultural and religious sensitivities. Concert…

  15. Chart Highlights: Avril Lavigne Tells Husband Chad Kroeger, 'Let Me Go'; Kacey Musgraves' 'Arrow' Lands On Country Airplay

    October 21, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Lavigne and Kroeger chart their first collaboration on Adult Pop Songs, while Kacey Musgraves' same-sex relationship equality anthem finds support at country Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  16. Eminem, Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole Heading Down Under for ‘Rapture’ Stadium Tour

    October 21, 2013 12:54 AM EDT Eminem is heading back Down Under. And this time, he’s bringing Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole with him. The rap superstar will headline four stadium shows next February. The run will open with Eminem's first-ever date in New Zealand (Auckland, Feb. 15), before visiting each of Australia’s…

  17. Katy Perry's 'PRISM' Collaborators: 10 People You Need To Know

    October 16, 2013 5:24 PM EDT Want to embrace the full ROAR of Katy's latest? Get to know these key behind-the-scenes players. On "PRISM," Katy Perry's third studio album, the pop artist has re-upped with a handful of the producers and songwriters that made her a mega-selling star over the past…

  18. Aaron Paul and Zen Freeman Explain the Origins of 'Dance Bitch'

    October 14, 2013 5:34 PM EDT Before literally riding off into the desert, Jesse Pinkman (via actor Aaron Paul) uttered his signature one-liner a final time, this time on a dance track. “Dance Bitch,” a track produced by Tom Neville and Zen Freeman, featuring the voice of Paul, has become an unlikely underground…

  19. Pitbull & Ke$ha's Tour of Australia Canceled

    October 14, 2013 12:04 AM EDT Pitbull & Ke$ha’s planned tour of Australia has been scrapped a little more than two weeks out from the first show. The five-city trek had been billed as the year’s “hottest double-act,” but it won’t be happening. Promoter Dainty Group today confirmed the run was off. The “Pitbull &…

  20. Pitbull & Ke$ha Team Up For 'Timber': Hear The Harmonica Jam

    October 07, 2013 12:40 PM EDT Pitbull and Ke$ha, RCA Records label mates and recent touring partners , have gleefully linked up for Mr. 305's new single, "Timber." The track, which was unveiled on Monday (Oct. 7) during Ryan Seacrest's syndicated radio show , will delight pop fans, lumberjacks and…

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