1. Kings of Leon Confirm Second Leg of 'Mechanical Bull' Tour

    December 09, 2013 8:21 PM EST Kings of Leon announced the first leg of the band's "Mechanical Bull" Tour in October, with 16 dates stretching across the United States and Canada from Feb. 5 to March 8, all the while assuring fans from areas for which the tour hadn't announced dates that more would be…

  2. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Breaks Record For Most Pop Songs No. 1s

    December 09, 2013 6:05 PM EST Eminem's 'The Monster,' on which she's featured, becomes her 11th leader, pushing her past Katy Perry (10) for the list's top total. Plus, new No. 1s for Icona Pop, Parmalee, tobyMac and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  3. Angel Haze: Inside The Making of Her Debut Album, 'Dirty Gold'

    December 09, 2013 3:07 PM EST Rap's next rock star? A first look at Angel Haze's expansive, genre-bending Republic debut. "Just so you know, I want to be a rock star." That was one of the first things Angel Haze said to Nicola Carson, an alum of Modest! Management (Leona Lewis, One Direction) who was…

  4. Robyn Is 'Making Music Again,' Touring with Röyksopp In 2014

    December 09, 2013 1:40 PM EST The live run will reportedly include dates in Europe and North America. In July, Robyn conjured frowns across the globe by announcing that she was " nowhere near finished " with the follow-up album to 2010's acclaimed "Body Talk" opus. However, the Swedish pop singer…

  5. One Direction Joins Up With 'Anchorman' Co-Stars on 'Saturday Night Live'

    December 08, 2013 1:29 AM EST The boys of One Direction got the chance to test out their acting abilities, appearing alongside the stars of "Anchorman" on "Saturday Night Live" last night (Dec. 7). The band appeared in two sketches in addition to performing two cuts from new No. 1 album "…

  6. Grammys 2014: Black Sabbath Rules Rock Nominees

    December 07, 2013 12:36 PM EST A liberal touch of gray, and plenty of testosterone, mark the nominees in the rock categories for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. And a few long-neglected rock icons have an opportunity to bring home some precious metal next month. The reunited Black Sabbath tops all rock nominees with…

  7. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  8. DJ White Shadow, 'The Clock Is Ticking': Video Premiere

    December 05, 2013 2:36 PM EST Paul Blair is obsessed with his own mortality. Better known as DJ White Shadow, he co-wrote and produced much of Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” (including current No. 14 and 17 songs “Applause” and “Do What U Want”) and releases his own EP, “The Clock Is Ticking” on December 10. The title track is…

  9. Jenni Rivera Plane Crash Probe Cites Negligence, Irregularities Among 'Series Of Factors'

    December 05, 2013 2:59 AM EST The plane crash in Mexico that took the life of Latin music star Jenni Rivera and four members of her entourage was the result of a “series of factors” that could have included the age of the 1969 Learjet, the age of the pilot, and owner negligence in reporting problems with the plane’s…

  10. Tame Impala, Flume Clean Up At The ARIAs

    December 01, 2013 11:49 PM EST Tame Impala and Flume were the big winners at the 27th ARIA Awards, taking out the bulk of the night’s biggest categories between them. Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala was named best group, and its critically-lauded “Lonerism” (Modular Recordings) won for best album and best rock album. The…

  11. Eric Church: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 29, 2013 9:30 AM EST With "The Outsiders," due in February, Church is bringing his harder-rocking country sound to the next level. "It's important for the health of the format that we all don't follow the leader, that we branch out" This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy…

  12. The Beatles, U2, Eminem, One Direction Contribute To 'Songs For The Philippines' Relief Album

    November 26, 2013 5:22 AM EST The recorded music industry is responding to the disastrous typhoon in the Philippines with a fundraising compilation which features the biggest names in the business. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, U2, Eminem, One Direction and Katy Perry are among the superstars who have contributed tracks for the…

  13. Justin Timberlake, One Direction Returning to 'SNL' in December

    November 21, 2013 2:15 PM EST "Saturday Night Live" has set its December shows. Paul Rudd, John Goodman and Jimmy Fallon will all take a turn hosting SNL, while musical guests for the month include One Direction, Kings of Leon and Justin Timberlake, NBC announced Thursday. Related Articles Justin Timberlake'…

  14. Toby Keith To Narrate Oklahoma City Thunder Documentary

    November 21, 2013 10:35 AM EST NBA TV's "OKC Thunder: Heart of the City" will detail the team's impact following a devastating tornado. Toby Keith has lent his voice to the NBA TV original film "OKC Thunder: Heart of the City," which will chronicle the Oklahoma City Thunder's efforts to…

  15. Lady Gaga’s 'ARTPOP' Knocks Eminem's 'MMLP2' From U.K. Chart Summit

    November 18, 2013 6:09 AM EST Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” (Interscope/Universal) became her third U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (Nov. 17), as 17-year-old, Dutch-born Martin Garrix became the second DJ in a row, after Storm Queen, to debut at the singles chart summit, with “Animals” (Positiva/Virgin/Universal). "ARTPOP"…

  16. Brad Paisley Announces 'Beat This Winter' Tour for 2014

    November 13, 2013 8:23 PM EST Brad Paisley will tour behind his 2013 album "Wheelhouse" yet again this winter, with a 13-date set announced today. According to the country singer's website , the Beat This Winter tour, which takes its name from Paisley's 2013 single "Beat This Summer," will…

  17. The 'Blacklist' Playlist: NBC's Dark Drama a Surprise Hit for Music Supervisors

    November 11, 2013 7:00 PM EST Procedural dramas, the dominant form in scripted network TV, rarely provide a platform for recorded music. "The Blacklist," NBC's breakout hit of the fall season, has been a newsmaker for its ratings success, particularly in the numbers generated by DVR viewing in the seven…

  18. Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus Steal The Show At 2013 MTV EMAs

    November 10, 2013 8:54 PM EST U.S. pop queens Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus were the undisputed stars of the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov 10) at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome, Netherlands. Both singers won an award each with Katy Perry taking home the hotly-contested title of best female, beating off strong…

  19. '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,…

  20. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Tops Dance Club Songs, Young The Giant Returns, Lorde Adds Latin Airplay

    November 04, 2013 4:05 PM EST Rihanna notches her latest No. 1, Young the Giant returns to rock airwaves and Lorde's 'Royals' crosses to Latin radio. Plus, Donald Lawrence takes over atop Gospel Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the…

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