1. Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor': Track-By-Track Review

    October 28, 2013 10:33 AM EDT Arcade Fire has been touted as Generation Y's answer to U2, and ever since their 2004 debut "Funeral" tipped off indie rock to strings, sweeping musical arrangements and wholly relatable anthems, it seems they've been aspiring to make a statement like "Reflektor.…

  2. The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane'

    October 27, 2013 9:19 PM EDT Billboard editor Joe Levy shines a light on "Sweet Jane," Reed's three-chord (four, actually) classic, and one of the best songs rock & roll has produced about itself "So I thought I would explain to you how you make a career out of three chords," Lou Reed…

  3. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  4. Billboard Touring Awards: Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, P!nk and Bon Jovi Among Finalists

    October 22, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The top achievers in the touring world will be honored at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards, hosted by Gary Dell'Abate, aka Baba Booey, executive producer of the Howard Stern Show, and set for Nov. 14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Billboard Touring Awards Register…

  5. The Who's 'Quadrophenia' At 40: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    October 19, 2013 4:52 PM EDT The Who's second rock opera, "Quadrophenia," released 40 years ago in October 1973, was Pete Townshend's homage to an earlier moment in British youth culture. Composed entirely by Townshend, the 17-song opus told the story of Jimmy, a member of the Mods -- a U.K.…

  6. A Tribe Called Quest's 'Yeezus' Shows Will Reportedly Be Their Last

    October 16, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Yesterday (Oct. 15), Kanye West revealed that Pusha T and A Tribe Called Quest will be joining him on the "Yeezus" tour. Pusha will perform with 'Ye in Las Vegas, NV show on Oct. 25. A Tribe Called Quest will perform at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Nov. 20 and at…

  7. Saves the Day Rocks Billboard Studio: Watch Live Performances and Q&A

    October 15, 2013 4:20 PM EDT Just hours before a pair of packed Brooklyn concerts, emo legends Saves the Day stopped by Billboard's Manhattan studio for a lively chat and a trio of live performances. PHOTOS: Saves The Day's Billboard Session "It feels really good to be playing shows knowing that…

  8. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Macklemore to Headline Inaugural Jingle Ball National Tour

    October 12, 2013 11:10 AM EDT The celebration of all things pop and Christmas will hit 12 U.S. cities -- and the CW Network -- in December. Jingle Ball, the annual Christmas celebration hosted by such pop stations as New York's Z100 and Los Angeles' KIIS-FM, is taking its superstar lineup on the road. As…

  9. Drake, Robin Thicke to Perform at Grammy Nominations Concert

    October 09, 2013 9:36 AM EDT Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke and Keith Urban are the first performers announced for this year's Grammy nominations concert. The hour-long CBS special -- dubbed the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- is set to take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Friday,…

  10. ACL 2013 Weekend One Roundup: Kings of Leon, Kendrick Lamar, Thom Yorke and More Rock Austin

    October 07, 2013 11:57 AM EDT For the first time in its 12-year history Austin’s Austin City Limits Music festival spans two weekends. The change not only accommodates the “Live Music Capital of the World” recently becoming the fastest-growing city in the country , but represents the capital of the Lone Star State…

  11. Jenni Rivera's Second Life: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Last year, Jenni Rivera made a vow to herself: 2013 was going to be her breakthrough moment. She was 43 and already a multimillionaire. As the biggest female artist in regional Mexican, she'd…

  12. 'Glee' Recap: Beatlemania and Demi Lovato Shine as Story Shifts to New York

    October 04, 2013 9:40 AM EDT The Beatles onslaught continues on “Glee,” this time focusing on the more experimental later years of the group. This parallels into our players maturing and gaining confidence, with varying degrees of success. Or, well, pretty clear-cut lines of success. The young adults in New York are…

  13. AWOLnation: How 'Sail' Took the Scenic Route to Hot 100 Juggernaut

    October 01, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Nearly three years since its release, Aaron Bruno's runaway hit is still setting records Aaron Bruno is writing again and trying not to think about "Sail," a song he first recorded under the name AWOLnation more than three years ago, which would be a lot easier if it weren…

  14. The Top 10 Dance-Pop Collaborations of All Time

    October 01, 2013 12:12 PM EDT When Zedd brought Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams on his “Stay The Night,” the DJ was following a long tradition of electronic artists collaborating with established artists from other genres to make a hit. From Grammys to record-setting chart runs, these partnerships can bring…

  15. Busker Busker Ditch Bouncy Sound on 'Love, At First'

    September 24, 2013 10:33 PM EDT The K-indie band lose a little of their signature pep for an emotional rock ballad. Korean indie band Busker Busker -- holders of two K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1s, "Cherry Blossom Ending" and "If You Really Love Me" -- showcase a new side in their latest single, "Love, At…

  16. Cher Announces 'Dressed to Kill' Tour

    September 23, 2013 1:40 PM EDT Cher is ready to hit the road on the "Dressed to Kill" tour, her first trek in eight years. The legendary performer made the announcement Monday morning on NBC's "Today" show , telling the hosts that it won't be easy. "The road is horrible, but the…

  17. Jason Derulo's 'Talk Dirty' Cleans-Up on U.K. Singles Chart, Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' Rules Again

    September 23, 2013 5:43 AM EDT In a top ten featuring six new entries, Arctic Monkeys held off all comers to start a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sept. 22) with “AM” (Domino). Jason Derulo scored his third No. 1 single in the territory as “Talk Dirty” (Warner Bros./Warner Music), featuring 2 Chainz,…

  18. iHeartRadio Music Festival Friday: Katy Perry Roars, But The Old School Soars

    September 21, 2013 10:16 AM EDT Queen, Elton John highlight the first day of the annual Las Vegas pop extravaganza. Even the most forward-looking Top 40 diehard switches over to the oldies station every once in a while, and the first evening of the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival acted as that much-appreciated change…

  19. Drake Reschedules 'Would You Like A Tour?' Dates

    September 20, 2013 1:56 PM EDT Drake is rescheduling some dates on his North American tour, Would You Like A Tour? The reschedule changes are  "due to an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements that will be part of the show," his reps say via press release. Drake's Family Message:…

  20. Twerk Nation: Big Freedia to Set Guinness Record, Juicy J Giving Scholarship

    September 18, 2013 10:30 PM EDT Juicy J will offer $50,000 to the woman who twerks the best, while Big Freedia will set the world record for biggest twerk session. When it comes to twerking, we've only just begun. The dance style, long a staple of Southern hip-hop, has made its way onto everyone's lips in recent…

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