1. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  2. 'Breaking Bad' Actor RJ Mitte, Dizzee Rascal Added as MTV EMAs Presenters

    November 07, 2013 3:56 AM EST Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte and British rapper and grime star Dizzee Rascal have been added to this year's roster of trophy presenters at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards extravaganza. MTV said Mitte, best known as Walt Jr. on Breaking Bad, is confirmed to present during the main show,…

  3. Latin Grammys Tap Juanes, Laura Pausini for Person of the Year Gala

    October 31, 2013 2:56 PM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Miguel Bosé, who is being honored as the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, will be in good company during his Las Vegas gala when some of the biggest stars in music pay tribute including Colombian singer Juanes, Italian songstress Laura Pausini and…

  4. James Blake's 'Overgrown' Wins 2013 Mercury Prize

    October 30, 2013 6:19 PM EDT James Blake's sophomore album "Overgrown" has earned the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the annual trophy awarded to the best album by an artist from the United Kingdom over the past year. Blake's follow-up to his 2011 self-titled debut emerged victorious from a…

  5. Carrie Underwood On her Starring Role In NBC’s 'Sound of Music’: ‘This is Definitely A Challenge’

    October 23, 2013 3:33 AM EDT The end of the year looks busy for Carrie Underwood, and she couldn't be happier. The six-time Grammy winning singer will host the Country Music Association Awards for the sixth time. You can see her every week singing the opening on Sunday Night Football. And for one night in December…

  6. Audra McDonald Balances NBC's 'Sound of Music' With Tour

    October 14, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Full cast rehearsals begin today (Oct. 14) in New York for NBC's live "The Sound of Music," bringing together Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti and Audra McDonald, who is squeezing in rehearsals around a national concert tour. "When you consider that this…

  7. Joan Jett Storms Back With New Album: Go Behind the Scenes of Her 'Any Weather' Video

    October 03, 2013 12:20 PM EDT "It came in fits and starts," Joan Jett says of her eleventh solo album. "I'd think, 'I can't do this anymore' - but the more I just let go, things started pouring out." There's certainly a sense of catharsis to "Unvarnished," Jett'…

  8. Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Jason Aldean Lead Country Charts

    September 26, 2013 12:50 PM EDT At six weeks, Bryan's 'That's My Kind of Night' is the longest-leading No. 1 on Hot Country Songs since 2005. Plus, Moore bows atop Top Country Albums and Aldean rules Country Airplay With a sixth week atop Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, Luke Bryan's …

  9. Arthur Hanlon Announces 'Encanto' Tour

    September 24, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Arthur Hanlon, who holds the distinction for being the only pianist to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Latin charts, kicks off his multi-city tour in October starting in Miami before taking his show to Puerto Rico, New York and Los Angeles. "El Encanto! A Magical Music Journey,"…

  10. Steven Curtis Chapman, 'Something Beautiful': Exclusive Song Premiere

    September 24, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Christian music star talks about his 18th album, "The Glorious Unfolding," and the surprising support he's received from One Direction's drummer With an unprecedented 57 Dove Awards to his credit as well as five Grammys and dozens of No. 1 singles, Christian music…

  11. Chart Highlights: Britney Spears Bows, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Leap To No. 1

    September 23, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Britney Spears' 'Work B**ch!' blasts onto Pop Songs, while Katy Perry scores a record-tying No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and Lady Gaga lands her lucky 13th No. 1 on Dance/Mix/Show Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  12. Laura Bell Bundy Puts Hip-Hop Spin on 'Two Step'

    September 17, 2013 2:00 PM EDT The "Anger Mangagement" actress melds country and dance music with her new single. "I think what's happening is that dance music is coming back in popular culture, and it's bleeding into country music" Laura Bell Bundy is quite the multi-media personality these…

  13. David Bowie Nominated for Britain's Mercury Prize

    September 12, 2013 8:44 AM EDT “The Next Day” may yet be remembered as David Bowie’s “award winning” comeback album. The Thin White Duke’s latest set is one of 12 albums nominated for Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize. It’ll face competition with Arctic Monkeys’ “AM,” Disclosure’s “Settle,” Foals’ “Holy Fire,” James…

  14. New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Runway Jams: Day 6

    September 11, 2013 2:33 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. Show: Rodarte Song: J Dilla Aka Jay Dee, “Waves” Rodarte fans will be wearing grungy ‘80s…

  15. Gloria Estefan Readies New, Multi-Lingual Take on the Standards Album

    August 20, 2013 4:45 PM EDT "Recording this album was like coming home, and I hope to do it again" On Sept. 2, 1978, at an intimate celebration in his parents' home, newlyweds Emilio and Gloria Estefan danced their first dance as husband and wife. It was to "El Dia Que Me Quieras," the…

  16. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Royals' Leaps To No. 1 On Rock Airplay

    August 19, 2013 6:25 PM EDT The song dethrones Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' after a record 24-week domination. Plus, Avicii takes over atop Dance/Club Play Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  17. Joan Jett To Return With ‘Unvarnished’

    August 02, 2013 4:09 AM EDT Joan Jett still "loves rock 'n' roll" and is finally returning to music. The rocker announced Thursday that she will release her first album in more than seven years, "Unvarnished," on Oct. 1. Jett, who is best-known for her work with Joan Jett & the…

  18. Radiohead Producer Nigel Godrich Trashes Spotify's Business Model

    July 15, 2013 6:24 AM EDT In a series of Tweets on Sunday, famed producer Nigel Godrich called Spotify "bad for new music" and said three of his projects had been pulled from the ad-supported subscription service.   Godrich takes issue with the economics of Spotify and the royalties that flow to artists. …

  19. Laura Jane Grace Readies For Against Me! Dates With Solo Trek

    July 03, 2013 2:21 AM EDT With punk outfit Against Me! returning to the stage this September, frontwoman Laura Jane Grace will warm-up with a mini-tour of her own. Ticket buyers for her north coast dates will get first taste of new Against Me! music. They’ll receive a download link to two stripped-down versions of…

  20. Superchunk, Merge Records & The State of Independence: Billboard's DIY Issue

    June 28, 2013 3:14 PM EDT For our annual look at independent and DIY artists and businesses, Billboard uncovered the best (and worst) advice to follow -- starting with indie godparents Superchunk and Merge Records. The first tropical storm of the season is closing in on Chapel Hill, N.C., on this June night, but Mac…

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