1. Katy Perry Tops Hot 100, Beyonce Bounds to No. 2

    February 05, 2014 2:50 PM EST Perry's 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, spends a second week at No. 1, while Beyonce's 'Drunk in Love,' featuring Jay Z, roars to the runner-up spot. Plus, Pharrell blasts into the top 10 Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J,…

  2. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  3. 50 Cent's SMS Audio Partners With NASCAR Team

    February 04, 2014 8:16 PM EST The headphones and audio line will act as an associate sponsor for Swan Racing in 2014 Rapper 50 Cent will enter NASCAR in a new partnership between his SMS Audio line and Sprint Cup Series team Swan Racing. According to NASCAR.com , the artist born Curtis Jackson's headphones and audio…

  4. Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Show Sending Him Back to Top 10 on Billboard 200

    February 03, 2014 3:17 PM EST Bruno Mars is set to return to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, thanks to his Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday, Feb. 2. According to estimates from industry sources, the entertainer's latest album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," sold perhaps 40,000 copies in the…

  5. Bruno Mars Rocks Saint Laurent Outfit at Super Bowl

    February 02, 2014 10:05 PM EST Bruno Mars brought retro glamor to the stage for Super Bowl XLVIII, scoring a style Touchdown at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The singer hit the stage performing a solid gold lineup of “Locked Out of Heaven," "Treasure," and a romantic rendition of "Just the Way You Are…

  6. Backstage With Billy Joel: The Billboard Cover Story Interview (Exclusive)

    January 31, 2014 11:15 AM EST Half a century into his career, Billy Joel has taken on a game-changing residency at Madison Square Garden. In a wide-ranging interview, Joel talks about why his career endures, and where it's going Some 20 years since he released his last album of new songs, Billy Joel, who marks…

  7. Bonnie Raitt & David Lindley, 'Everywhere I Go': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 31, 2014 11:00 AM EST This April, Bonnie Raitt will join an all-star cast of musicians -- including Bruce Springsteen and Don Henley -- paying homage to Jackson Browne on a new full-length tribute album. Just under two months before the album's official release, Billboard has the exclusive premiere…

  8. Bruno Mars Talks Super Bowl Show: 'It's My Job to Uplift the People'

    January 30, 2014 7:25 PM EST Bruno Mars is just days away from headlining the Super Bowl halftime show -- whether he's ready for it or not. "I've never had to do a press conference before I perform, so it just got real, I guess!" he joked at a press conference at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater in…

  9. How Super Bowl Halftime Shows Sell Music: From MJ to Beyonce (1993-Present)

    January 30, 2014 5:24 PM EST From Michael Jackson to Beyonce, how stars' Super Bowl performances scored on the charts. Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner superstars. Super Bowl: Full Coverage of…

  10. 'You Got Served' 10th Anniversary: Omarion & Marques Houston Look Back On Their Dance Hit

    January 30, 2014 2:35 PM EST "It became more than just a movie -- it became a part of culture," Omarion tells Billboard about the 2004 dance film. Before there was the "Step Up" franchise, or "So You Think You Can Dance," or  "Dancing With The Stars," there were a few suckers,…

  11. Ariana Grande, LL Cool J, Others Offer Justin Bieber Their Support

    January 29, 2014 7:08 PM EST Billy Ray Cyrus, Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean also reach out to troubled singer Though more than 100,000 Americans want Justin Bieber deported back to Canada following his arrest in Miami Beach , a handful of celebrities are reaching out with more welcoming words. Immediately, Ariana…

  12. Katy Perry No. 1 Poll: Vote For Your Favorite Chart-Topping Hit

    January 29, 2014 2:51 PM EST How does "Dark Horse" stack up against her eight other No. 1 singles? Vote now! On this week's Hot 100 chart , Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" (featuring Juicy J) slides up one spot to the chart's summit, giving the pop star her ninth No. 1 single on the Hot…

  13. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Gallops to No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 29, 2014 12:00 PM EST The song, featuring Juicy J, becomes Perry's ninth leader and the second from 'PRISM,' among other notable achievements. Plus, Jason Derulo soars into the Hot 100's top 10 Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, races into the Billboard…

  14. Billy Joel Wows In Madison Square Garden 'Franchise' Debut: Joel Backstage & Onstage

    January 29, 2014 12:00 PM EST “I’m a band guy, and when the band sounds good... I get into it,” Joel says. Billy Joel began his tenure as a “franchise” at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden on Monday night (Jan. 27) with a crowd-pleasing set that delivered on every level, with the singer in fine voice and his…

  15. 10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows

    January 29, 2014 10:55 AM EST Another Super Bowl is upon us, and that means another star-studded halftime show. For this Sunday (February 2) at Super Bowl XLVIII, Bruno Mars is prepping an epic set that will include the Red Hot Chili Peppers , but what about the past? Break out the beer and wings, and watch as we…

  16. Top 5 K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2014: Ladies' Code, GOT7 and More

    January 28, 2014 4:30 PM EST It's not easy to predict who's going to breakout in K-pop. Backed by one of South Korea's top record labels, twelve-member boy band EXO finally broke big time with "Growl," that helped them  compete with established K-pop acts' YouTube views and single sales in…

  17. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  18. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Britney Spears Scores Her First No. 1

    January 27, 2014 8:05 AM EST Fifteen years ago this week, Spears topped the Hot 100 for the first time. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Stevie Wonder, Alan Jackson and the Beatles Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Jan. 27, 1973 Powered by…

  19. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Saturday

    January 25, 2014 10:00 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards won't be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page…

  20. Carole King Honored by Stars at MusiCares' Person of the Year Gala

    January 25, 2014 12:42 PM EST Performances by Lady Gaga, P!nk, Kacey Musgraves & Miguel, and King herself were among the night's many highlights. Two unlikely performer pairings and songs most people do not associate with Carole King stole the show at Friday night's MusiCares Person of the Year gala…

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