1. Billboard Finalists Debut, J Balvin Rules Tropical Chart

    April 18, 2014 8:00 AM EDT The 2014 edition of the "Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists" compilation enters Top Latin Albums as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 6, moving 1,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Compared to previous Billboard Latin Music Awards sets, the 2014 entry nets the highest ranking…

  2. Fun.'s Andrew Dost Talks Scoring New MTV Series 'Faking It' (Exclusive)

    April 17, 2014 4:40 PM EDT Fun.’s Andrew Dost is entering the world of film and television scoring, beginning with composing music for MTV’s newest scripted series “Faking It.” Dost, a former member of Anathallo who got a taste for scoring in Fun.’s video for “Carry On,” had a conversation with MTV's director of…

  3. Luke Bryan, Martina McBride Top Country Songs, Albums Charts

    April 17, 2014 12:49 PM EDT The April 6 ACM Awards generate multiple moves on Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums. Plus, chart action for Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Carlene Carter Luke Bryan is the new leader on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, while Martina McBride earns her first No. 1 in five years on…

  4. Enrique Iglesias, Wisin, Sean Paul to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 17, 2014 12:29 PM EDT Cristian Castro and Michel Teló have also been added for the April 24th show Enrique Iglesias, Wisin, Sean Paul, Cristian Castro, and Michel Teló have joined the all-star lineup set to perform at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The newly announced performers will join Chayanne, Marc…

  5. Diddy, Guy Gerber, Steve Aoki, Chad Hurley at IMS Engage: Where Worlds Collide and Gates Open

    April 17, 2014 5:34 AM EDT When asked about the origins of 11:11, the name for the much-ballyhooed collaboration between Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Israeli DJ/producer Guy Gerber, the ordinarily loquacious entrepreneur was uncharacteristically reticent. “Some things are better left a mystery,” he said, though his…

  6. Juanes Set for Digital Superstar Q&A at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 16, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes will talk the business of music during the Billboard Digital Superstar Q&A during the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami which kicks off this Monday (April 21) and leads into the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday (April 24). Register today…

  7. Jay Z & Beyonce To Embark On Summer Stadium Tour?

    April 16, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Jay Z and Beyonce could be coming to a stadium near you. According to reports, hip hop’s golden couple is set to announce a 20-stadium U.S. tour that will start in late June. The claims are published in the N.Y. Post’s Page Six  column. There's also a hint that the trek would pull…

  8. Breathe Carolina, 'Chasing Hearts': Exclusive Video Premiere

    April 15, 2014 4:05 PM EDT The genre-blending act's new studio album "Savages" drops today on Fearless Records Breathe Carolina's genre-blending, party-starting fourth album "Savages" drops today and Billboard has an exclusive premiere of the music video for one of its focal tracks. The…

  9. The Tax Man Cometh: 10 Artists That Got Unpleasant IRS Attention

    April 15, 2014 10:27 AM EDT Time to pony up to the IRS. Those that have failed to historically have had to deal with them eventually, whether they liked it or not. Willie Nelson, Ja Rule, Toni Braxton and more can confirm. With the deadline for IRS Tax filing today (Tuesday, April 15, folks!), here's a reminder…

  10. Marc Anthony Confirmed for Billboard Latin Music Conference Q&A

    April 10, 2014 2:06 PM EDT Superstar Marc Anthony is the latest act confirmed for a Q&A at the upcoming 25th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference. Anthony will be interviewed during the Billboard Icons Q&A, taking place April 23 at 4:15 p.m. at the JW Marriot Marquis in Miami. Billboard's 2014 Latin…

  11. Stephen Colbert Replacing David Letterman on 'Late Show'

    April 10, 2014 12:23 PM EDT CBS said Thursday that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as the host of "Late Show," effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina…

  12. Beyonce Covers OUT Magazine, Talks LGBT Equality: 'We Are All The Same'

    April 08, 2014 12:14 PM EDT Beyonce's first cover story since the surprise release of her self-titled fifth studio album last December is in the new issue of OUT Magazine, in which the superstar opens up to the LGBT publication about becoming "the world's most powerful brand," as the May 2014 cover…

  13. Play Ball: Asher Roth Previews Philadelphia Phillies' 2014 Season

    April 05, 2014 1:55 PM EDT This Philadelphia area native talks Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, the 1993 World Series and more April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team…

  14. '78 Project,' Cash and Carter Docs on the Road to Nashville Film Festival

    April 03, 2014 7:15 PM EDT Two films that connect the roots of recorded music with contemporary performers are among the music documentaries playing the Nashville Film Festival in April. "The 78 Project Movie" and "The Winding Stream," both of which had their world premieres at SXSW and include…

  15. David Letterman's Retirement Scooped By R.E.M. Alum Mike Mills

    April 03, 2014 5:55 PM EDT Late-night TV's longest-running host is announcing his riding off into the sunset. David Letterman announced his retirement as the host of CBS' "Late Show" during this afternoon's taping of tonight's broadcast. He will remain host until 2015, when the two-year…

  16. Johnny Cash Debuts at No. 1 On Top Country Albums

    April 03, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Johnny Cash scores his second posthumous No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with "Out Among the Stars," his 10th leader overall and first in nearly eight years. The set is a collection of unreleased songs produced in the early '80s by famed Nashville studio man…

  17. Frankie Knuckles, Godfather of House, Mourned by Dance Community

    April 01, 2014 10:08 AM EDT DJ/ producer Frankie Knuckles, widely revered as the “Godfather of House,” passed away last night (March 31) due to complications with diabetes. Having pioneered the sound of house music with his groundbreaking productions and DJ sets at legendary venues such as Chicago's Music Box and…

  18. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  19. Beyonce Cries Onstage During Last Mrs. Carter Show: Video

    March 28, 2014 2:11 PM EDT "When I first started the tour, my baby was not even walking yet," she told the audience in Portugal on Thursday night. Beyonce said goodbye to her world tour on Thursday, as she broke down into tears while onstage during her last Mrs. Carter Show in Lisbon, Portugal. "This has…

  20. 'Frozen' May Chill for 8th Week at No. 1, Shakira Aiming for No. 2

    March 26, 2014 9:03 PM EDT Soundtrack is coming off best sales week yet in wake of film's home video release The "Frozen" soundtrack should continue to loom large at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- securing its eighth week atop the list. Industry sources suggest the album will easily…

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