1. Alabama Shakes: MB Evolution Tour Artist Spotlight

    July 01, 2014 12:40 AM EDT Take a closer look at Alabama Shakes, one of three artists headlining the Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour this summer & fall. See our full MB Evolution Tour hub here . It took only three years for Alabama Shakes to go from after-school music project to veritable stars. Formed by singer…

  2. Governors Ball 2014: Sleigh Bells Rules Sunset With Relentless Set

    June 09, 2014 4:05 AM EDT As helicopters circled above the green at Governors Ball on Saturday (June 7), a flock of fans migrated from the Strokes on the main stage to the small Gotham stage ready in dark blues. As many walked through to catch Spoon on the Honda stage, those that stayed were rewarded with an ominous…

  3. Pam Tillis Brings Craig Morgan and Lorrie Morgan Along for 'Hee Haw' Tribute

    March 03, 2014 6:00 PM EST Pam Tillis – the soaring voice behind hits like "Maybe It Was Memphis" and "Mi Vida Loca" is getting to showcase another side to her world-class talent. Tillis is helping to organize Tuesday night's "Pop! Goes Rochelle" benefit for Nashville's Rochelle…

  4. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  5. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  6. Sleigh Bells Announce 'Bitter Rivals' Album, Release New Video

    September 03, 2013 2:22 PM EDT Another year, another Sleigh Bells album. Today, the hard rawk-meets-pop duo announced their third studio album, titled "Bitter Rivals," will drop Oct. 8 via Mom + Pop. It follows 2012's "Reign of Terror," which peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200. They've…

  7. 615 Spotlight: Erin Enderlin's 'Labor of Love'

    August 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin – who releases her new EP "I Let Her Talk" next week, is excited about getting some new music out to the public. After all, she's been working on it for a while. "It's so cool and exciting," Enderlin told Billboard. "I feel…

  8. 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…

  9. Country Comedy Star Chonda Pierce to Star in Documentary

    July 25, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Chonda Pierce doesn't approach comedy the way a lot of her fellow stand-ups do -- for one thing there's no anger in her family-friendly approach. It's working. Pierce -- the top certified female comedian in RIAA history -- has eight gold and three platinum DVD collections to…

  10. A History Of Hit Piano Ballads On The Hot 100

    April 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Bruno Mars' new Hot 100 leader 'When I Was Your Man' joins Adele's 2011 smash 'Someone Like You' as the only piano-and-vocal-exclusive No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. Amid a boom of hi-NRG EDM club anthems, stomp-and-clap folk/rock sing-alongs and…

  11. Watch Tegan & Sara Sing Cyndi Lauper: Candid Covers

    December 12, 2012 12:00 PM EST The duo sings Lauper's "Time After Time" in this latest installment of the Women In Music-themed Candid Covers series. Tegan & Sara are more known for indie rock than pop, yet they've been influenced over the years by Cyndi Lauper . Watch below as the Canadian sisters…

  12. Minnie Pearl's 100th Birthday Brings Out Vince Gill, U.S. Senator

    October 25, 2012 6:10 PM EDT It was a star studded crowd this past Monday at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, as the The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation held a very special fundraiser titled Center Stage At The Opry. Held to coincide with the 100th anniversary of her birth in Centerville, TN, the evening brought…

  13. Elvis Presley's Widow, Daughter Surprise Graceland on 35th Anniversary of Death

    August 16, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Thousands of devotees converged on Graceland to mark the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley 's death and got a surprise welcome from the King's former wife and daughter, the first time Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley have appeared together at the annual gathering. The two women…

  14. Minnie Driver Marries David Bowie, Shakespeare in 'Hunky Dory'

    March 12, 2012 9:45 AM EDT David Bowie and William Shakespeare form a duo in "Hunky Dory," a film set in Wales in 1976 in which an adventurous teacher played by Minnie Driver gets her students to do a musical version of "The Tempest." The Bard's words remain rooted in the early 17th century;…

  15. Vince Gill on Career, Album & 'Criminal' Trend in Music Biz

    October 14, 2011 1:25 PM EDT Nashville Gives Vince Gill a Big Hug... and a Bobblehead He's one of the most loved personalities in Music City, and many of Nashville's finest turned out at Bridgestone Arena yesterday to celebrate the career and accomplishments of MCA Nashville recording artist Vince Gill . A…

  16. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28 . I really thought that, being a…

  17. Salvatore Licitra, Tenor Dubbed 'Pavarotti's Heir,' Dead at 43

    September 05, 2011 11:50 PM EDT Salvatore Licitra, a tenor known in his Italian homeland as the "new Pavarotti" for his potent voice and considerable stamina, died Monday at age 43 after spending nine days in a coma following a motorscooter accident in Sicily. Catania's Garibaldi Hospital, announcing the…

  18. Otis Redding Makes Record Return to R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    July 28, 2011 4:15 PM EDT O tis Redding sets the mark for the longest span between entries on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and halts the second-longest hiatus from the Billboard Hot 100 , as Jay-Z and Kanye West 's "Otis," on which the late soul legend receives featured billing, storms…

  19. Ask Billboard: Celine Dion Celebrates Chart Anniversary

    December 10, 2010 5:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PLENTY IN TWENTY…

  20. Lady Gaga's 8 Wax Figures Unveiled at Madame Tussauds

    December 09, 2010 1:10 PM EST For a celebrity with as many outlandish styles as Lady Gaga , one life-like wax figure simply isn't enough . Eight replicas of the pop singer were unveiled today (Dec. 9) at different branches of Madame Tussauds wax museums across the globe, with each figure showcasing one of Gaga's…

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