1. 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…

  2. Aloe Blacc on Having an Anonymous Hit With 'Wake Me Up!': 'I Like the Discovery'

    November 25, 2013 9:32 PM EST Aloe Blacc may not get a lot of credit for his biggest song, but don't fret about it -- after all, he isn't. The California singer-songwriter isn't a household name across the world just yet, but his voice is currently making the run-around globally. Blacc is the vocalist on …

  3. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  4. Voodoo Experience 2013: 10 Best Moments From Pearl Jam, Macklemore and Others

    November 04, 2013 2:16 PM EST Perfect fall weather and big sets from headliners Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and the Cure enthralled throngs of concertgoers during the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience's three days of music this weekend (Nov. 1-3) at New Orleans' City Park. PHOTOS: VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2013…

  5. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  6. Miley Cyrus, 'Bangerz': Track-By-Track Review

    October 01, 2013 12:44 PM EDT Set aside, at least for a moment, the knowingly outrageous outfits, the frequent tongue unfurling and anything involving the word "twerk." On a purely artistic level, Miley Cyrus is currently living out the dream of any singer-songwriter who has felt pigeonholed by either an…

  7. Miley Cyrus' 'The Movement' Documentary: 10 Things To Watch For

    September 30, 2013 11:33 AM EDT The MTV doc shows Miley to be a smart, savvy businesswoman who talks to dogs and is done with making movies. Miley Cyrus' ascent in 2013 has been a surreal experience to witness -- but none of it was an accident. In "Miley Cyrus: The Movement," a new hour-long MTV…

  8. Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum Embrace ACM Honors

    September 12, 2013 4:00 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music paid a rare visit to Music City on Tuesday night for the 7th Annual ACM Honors show at the Ryman Auditorium. A program designed to salute those ACM Award winners who are not awarded during the CBS telecast this past April, the night was a balanced mix of winners…

  9. Miley Cyrus, 'Bangerz': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 8:46 AM EDT Release Date: Oct. 8 Label: RCA Records "I want to start as a new artist," Cyrus told Billboard in June. "I consider my upcoming album my first, really." Indeed, Cyrus' first full-length since 2010's uneven "Can't Be Tamed" will represent a…

  10. 2 Chainz, ‘B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time’: Fall Music Preview 2013

    August 30, 2013 2:09 PM EDT Release Date: Sept. 10 Label: Def Jam Recordings From its artwork, courtesy of Kanye West’s DONDA multimedia company, to its rhymes, 2 Chainz’ "B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time" features the Atlanta rapper becoming self-aware of his success. (His 2012 debut, "Based on a T.R.U. Story,…

  11. Miley Cyrus Reveals 'Bangerz' Release Date

    August 15, 2013 6:31 PM EDT Just as the world can't stop playing "We Can't Stop," Miley Cyrus can't stop revealing "Bangerz" details on Twitter. The pop superstar's fourth studio album and RCA Records debut at long last has an official release date , and that release date is Oct…

  12. Mike Will Made It: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 09, 2013 12:10 PM EDT How the man behind Kanye West's "Mercy" and Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" became the hottest producer in the Game PatchWerk Recording Studios is housed in a light gray concrete bunker tucked behind a busy McDonald's on a tight corner on Atlanta'…

  13. Miley Cyrus Reveals Album Title on Twitter

    August 06, 2013 4:09 PM EDT Miley Cyrus' fourth studio album finally has a title: "BANGERZ." The gloriously misspelled, unapologetically all-caps title was revealed on Twitter on Tuesday (Aug. 6), when the pop star reached 13 million followers on the platform. "13 million #BANGERZ," Cyrus…

  14. Miley Cyrus: Rap's Muse (Opinion)

    August 05, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Rap has found its muse and her name is Miley Cyrus. The game's infatuation towards Disney's sweetheart turned wild child has grown and grown, and now, Cyrus is starring in the music video for Big Sean's "Hall of Fame" single, "Fire." Miley Cyrus struts…

  15. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  16. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  17. Pop Shop Picks: The 1975, Lorde, Justin Timberlake & More

    July 26, 2013 4:25 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! Apologies for the lack of…

  18. Ask Billboard: Why Do Some Songs Fade Out And Others End Cold?

    July 05, 2013 9:05 PM EDT In our newest mailbag, insight into the minds of artists as to how they decide to end recordings. Plus, sales updates on Selena Gomez and Avril Lavigne and ... Is Lady Gaga's new single on the way soon? As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  19. Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': Track-By-Track Review

    July 04, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail," which became available thrugh the Samsung app (but also leaked elsewhere) late last night, is a lot to get through on a holiday... and not just if you have a Samsung phone. (Samsung users faced difficulties when downloading the album at…

  20. Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' & 8 Examples of Female Pop Stars Recruiting Hip-Hop Producers

    June 19, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Before Miley & Mike WiLL, there was Britney & the Neptunes and Nelly & Timbaland. We explore the pop-rap history. As big a single as the recently released "We Can't Stop" looks to be for Miley Cyrus -- debuting at No. 11 on this week's Hot 100 chart, an…

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