1. Chart Highlights: American Authors Are 'Best' On Adult Pop Songs

    March 03, 2014 4:35 PM EST The band takes its breakthrough single, 'Best Day of My Life,' to the top of the tally. Plus, moves for Pharrell, Cher, Mariah Carey, Ray LaMontagne, Juanes & more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  2. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Rihanna and Selena Gomez

    February 28, 2014 6:07 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Rihanna Rihanna brought sexy back to the front row at Paris Fashion Week. The singer hit up the Balmain Fall 2014 runway show on Thursday (Feb. 27) in a sporty yet sexy look.…

  3. Flamenco Great Paco de Lucia Dead at 66

    February 26, 2014 9:26 AM EST Paco de Lucía, the man whose name was synonymous with flamenco guitar and who popularized the music worldwide with his mix of virtuosity and accessible melodies, died of a reported heart attack this morning near the Mexican resort city of Cancún. De Lucía was 66. According to published…

  4. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, HAIM, Pharrell & More Make Moves

    February 24, 2014 3:05 PM EST Perry sets the Pop Songs weekly plays mark with 'Dark Horse'; HAIM hits its first airplay chart; and Pharrell's 'Happy' continues its multi-format surge Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  5. Artists from Rubén Blades to Enrique Iglesias Voice Support for Venezuela, Criticize Gov't

    February 21, 2014 9:02 PM EST Salsa greats and social activists Rubén Blades and Willie Colon have, separately, been the most outspoken of the many music artists who have expressed solidarity this week with protestors in Venezuela. In the case of Blades, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro spoke back. Earlier this week,…

  6. Chart Highlights: A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Beyonce & Jay Z Add New No. 1s

    February 18, 2014 11:20 AM EST The former pair's 'Say Something' tops Adult Pop Songs, while the latter's 'Drunk in Love' dominates Rhythmic Songs. Plus, more new leaders for Jason Aldean, Arctic Monkeys, Enrique Iglesias and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  7. Tyler Farr to Perform at CRS New Faces Show

    February 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST Columbia Nashville singer Tyler Farr said that being selected as one of the five top new artists of 2013 by his peers at radio is something he doesn't take lightly. On Friday, he'll perform at the New Faces Show at the Country Radio Seminar. "It's an honor to share the…

  8. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History On Alternative Songs With 'Invisible'

    February 10, 2014 6:05 PM EST The band rewrites the mark for the most entries in the chart's 25-year archives. Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Yandel, and Miranda Lambert returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  9. OneRepublic Extends Summer Tour, Talks 'Counting Stars' Success

    February 07, 2014 9:06 AM EST "We'll probably introduce a song or two from stuff we're working on for the next album," Ryan Tedder says of tour plans. "We're trying to raise the bar" When OneRepublic announced an early summer 2014 tour behind last year's "Native,"…

  10. Alejandra Guzman's New Tour Highlights Career Hits

    February 07, 2014 4:22 AM EST Recording artist Alejandra Guzman has reinvented herself many times through the years, even when the spotlight has been dimmed by tabloids. Spend any time with the Mexican rock singer, whether from afar or close, and it's obvious that her open book approach to life is charming, endearing…

  11. Against Me! Announces Tour Behind 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues'

    February 06, 2014 8:58 PM EST Florida punk act Against Me! has announced a new U.S. tour behind new album "Transgender Dysphoria Blues," Consequence of Sound reports . The four-piece, which released its new album late last month, will hit 21 different cities across the United States and Canada, beginning with a…

  12. Three Arrested In Connection with Stolen $5m Stradivarius Violin

    February 06, 2014 2:16 AM EST Violin virtuoso Frank Almond was walking to his car after an evening performance at the Wisconsin Lutheran College when someone jumped out of a van, shocked him with a stun gun and seized the rare and extremely valuable Stradivarius on loan to him. The robber got back into the waiting vehicle…

  13. Enrique Iglesias Gets His 'Freak' On In Fleshy Video With Pitbull: Watch

    January 31, 2014 2:45 PM EST Enrique Iglesias' new video for "I'm a Freak," featuring Pitbull, is an eye-popping smorgasbord of skin and booze, employing a bar-raising level of twerking that would make Miley Cyrus blush, all set to a relentless disco-pop beat and starring a few dozen of the Latin…

  14. Enrique Iglesias Scores 24th No. 1, Reveals Album Title 'Sex+Love'

    January 30, 2014 12:08 PM EST Enrique Iglesias shoots 5-1 on Hot Latin Songs with "El Perdedor," featuring Marco Antonio Solis, further extending his lead of No. 1s on the chart to a total of 24. Luis Miguel is a distant second with 16 No. 1s.  Iglesias' new track is his second consecutive No. 1 on the…

  15. Chart Highlights: Pharrell Hat-ches A Hit With 'Happy'

    January 27, 2014 6:25 PM EST One of the stars of last night's Grammy Awards soars onto multiple charts with his latest single. Plus, new No. 1s for Bastille, Kid Ink, Lorde, David Nail and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  16. Chart Highlights: Pitbull & Ke$ha, Beyonce & Jay Z Score New No. 1s

    January 20, 2014 4:55 PM EST The former pair takes over atop Pop Songs with 'Timber,' while the latter twosome's 'Drunk in Love' crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. Plus, new leaders for Demi Lovato, Avenged Sevenfold, Zac Brown Band and Elvis Crespo (also with Pitbull) Chart Highlights offers a…

  17. A Great Big World Studio Session: Watch 'Say Something' Performance and Q&A

    January 14, 2014 4:00 PM EST After delivering a pair of performances, the duo opens up about their unexpected smash and what they learned from Christina Aguilera. "We didn't expect it to be this big -- it's bigger than us now," says A Great Big World's Ian Axel of the duo's harrowing…

  18. Chart Highlights: OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' Shoots To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    January 13, 2014 4:15 PM EST The band lands its third No. 1 at the format. Plus, Rascal Flatts returns and new No. 1s for Stone Sour, Marc Anthony 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…

  19. Saul Zaentz, Film Producer and Music Exec Who Feuded With John Fogerty, Dies at 92

    January 04, 2014 12:47 PM EST While at Fantasy Records, Zaentz famously accused the former Creedence Clearwater Revival singer of plagiarizing himself Saul Zaentz, who parlayed a successful career in the music business into a Oscar-winning second act as an independent movie producer, died Friday at his home in the San…

  20. What Tessanne Chin's 'Voice' Win Means for the Jamaican Music Scene

    January 03, 2014 4:15 PM EST Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin's stratospheric ascent from relative obscurity, even in her birthplace, to international fame via her Dec. 17 triumph on NBC's singing competition "The Voice" is undoubtedly the island's biggest music story of 2013. Displaying…

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