1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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,…

  6. 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…

  7. 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:…

  8. 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…

  9. Grammy Nominations Concert Returning to L.A.

    September 18, 2013 10:02 AM EDT "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" to air live on Dec. 6 After shaking things up in Nashville last year, the Recording Academy is bringing the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! back to Los Angeles. The hour-long CBS concert special…

  10. Ask Billboard: Will Miley Cyrus Score Her First Hot 100 No. 1?

    September 17, 2013 11:05 AM EDT In our latest mailbag, a look at acts who've notched multiple No. 2 hits, but no No. 1s, on various charts. Plus, some of the Hot 100's top current hits recall the past, while tomorrow marks a notable anniversary As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well…

  11. Calibash 2013: Ivy Queen Rules, Chris Brown Headlines at Staples Center

    September 17, 2013 2:37 AM EDT In mid-performance, reggaeton superstar Ivy Queen stopped just long enough to awe fans by shedding her beige coat to reveal her massive baby bump. The surprise was the equivalent of a crowd warm-up at Staples Center for Calibash 2013, also featuring Tito El Bambino and headliner Chris…

  12. Avicii: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 13, 2013 12:00 PM EDT With "Wake Me Up!" a million-selling Hot 100 No. 5, he's climbing the rock charts, getting CMT play and delivering EDM's biggest moment yet This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. The night sky flashes white with a Zeus…

  13. Lou Bega's New Reality: Catching Up With The 'Mambo No. 5' Singer

    September 12, 2013 2:16 PM EDT The Mambo king discusses his new 80's album and his love-hate relationship with his 1999 smash. "Make it known that I'm still alive!" says Lou Bega, as a message to everyone in the United States. "The guy didn't drown!" Bega is kidding, of course. The 38…

  14. Johnny Cash's Hot Country Hits: 14 Unforgettable No. 1 Songs

    September 12, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Ten years ago today, the world learned of the passing of Johnny Cash. Putting Cash in proper historical perspective is not the easiest of tasks. After all, while he was certainly a country legend, “The Man In Black” -- more than possibly any other artist -- was able to transcend genres…

  15. 9/11 Concert Tributes: 10 Unforgettable Moments

    September 11, 2013 10:05 AM EDT In the days and weeks following the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks on September 11, 2001, many Americans turned to music to soothe, pacify, heal, rouse and distract. It was a time when people were faced with unprecedented surges of emotion and looked, in part, to songwriters to…

  16. 'SNL' Books Arcade Fire, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry to Kick Off Season 39

    September 09, 2013 1:03 PM EDT "Saturday Night Live" is kicking off its 39th season with a trio of major musical guests.  Canadian alt-rockers Arcade Fire will grace the Sept. 28 premiere, and will have their performances (presumably songs from new album "Reflektor") introduced by host Tina Fey. This…

  17. CODE Picks of the Week: Empire of the Sun, Hardwell and More

    September 06, 2013 5:18 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what this week’s CODERs have to say. Empire Of The Sun: "DNA" (Alex Metric remix) [Astralwerks] British producer Alex Metric joins Calvin Harris this week posting…

  18. Jay Z Announces Magna Carter World Tour North American Dates

    September 06, 2013 10:51 AM EDT The same morning his Watch the Throne collaborator, Kanye West, announces the ' Yeezus' tour , Jay Z drops live music news of his own. Hov has announced his Magna Carter World Tour, which kicks off Nov. 30 in St. Paul, MN. The 34-date Live Nation arena tour will hit major…

  19. Kanye West Announces 'The Yeezus Tour'

    September 06, 2013 9:44 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar will open on all but five dates on the 23-city tour of North America Kanye West has announced a 23-city trek throughout North America in support of his latest album. "The Yeezus Tour," which is being presented by AEG Live, will open on Oct. 19 in Seattle and…

  20. Audien featuring Michael S, 'Leaving You': First Look at Lyric Video

    September 04, 2013 10:58 AM EDT The 21-year-old DJ/producer offers a sassy, smiling send-off. Love songs are dancefloor staples, but hate songs aren’t always hands-in-the-air moments. In “Leaving You,” Audien (aka Nate Rathbun) has created an anthemic kiss-off, one that goes the extra mile in both concocting peak hour…

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