1. Keith Urban Lights a Creative Fire With 'Fuse'

    September 05, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Urban takes creative risks on first album since vocal scare. "I really enjoyed just not having a clue. What did George Harrison say? 'If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.' It was very much that kind of liberation for me" If a…

  2. Ariana Grande, 'Yours Truly': Track-By-Track Review

    September 04, 2013 5:56 PM EDT ARIANA GRANDE "Yours Truly" Producers: various Republic Records Release Date: Sept. 3 Ariana Grande was never in danger of being a one-hit wonder. Anyone who heard "The Way," her Top 10 debut single featuring Mac Miller, when the song was first released last…

  3. Loretta Lynn Eyes Another Album With Jack White, Talks Gospel Music and More at Her Ranch

    September 03, 2013 9:25 AM EDT Roughly 70 miles from Nashville on Saturday night proved to be a blast back in time, as the legendary Loretta Lynn captivated a Labor Day weekend crowd at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. It was definitely a special night for the singer, in more ways than one. The Country Music Hall…

  4. Kings of Leon, 'Mechanical Bull': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 7:37 AM EDT Release Date: Sept. 24 Label: RCA Given the inauspicious ending of Kings of Leon's 2010 album cycle for "Come Around Sundown," when what could well have been a triumphant world tour ended abruptly in the summer of 2011 with a string of canceled shows and talk of internal…

  5. Headhunterz Announces 'Explode' Tour, Following One Crazy Summer: Exclusive

    August 29, 2013 5:08 PM EDT Hopping from festival to festival, the hardstyle emissary teaches U.S. crowds how to dance -- at 140 BPM. On a sunny Friday afternoon in May, Willem Rebergen – known to his nearly 800,000 social media followers as hardstyle star Headhunterz – sat in the back seat of an otherwise empty…

  6. Peter Hook on The Light's Future, New Order Court Battle

    August 27, 2013 7:52 PM EDT "They don't use the correct instruments," Hook says of New Order's current lineup -- or as he calls it, "New Odor." Peter Hook is having a capital time playing classic New Order albums in their entirety with his current band, The Light. But that doesn't…

  7. Fantasy Boy Band Draft 2013: Vote For The Best Dream Lineup

    August 21, 2013 1:35 PM EDT The Billboard team conducted a fantasy draft of boy band members. Check out the full action below, and vote for your favorite dream team! The NFL football season is fast approaching, which means that it's currently the season for fantasy football drafts. Across the globe, friends…

  8. Ariana Grande, Nathan Sykes Share Studio Time in 'Almost Is Never Enough' Video: Watch

    August 19, 2013 12:40 PM EDT The golden voices of Ariana Grande and The Wanted's Nathan Sykes have joined forces for the ballad "Almost Is Never Enough," which will be featured in the upcoming film "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" and has been given a delicate music video. The official…

  9. Ariana Grande's Grand Entrance: Inside The Nickelodeon Star's Debut Album

    August 16, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Two huge singles have propelled the singer to an audience beyond her TV fans. Ariana Grande was a star before she released her single "The Way" last spring. The co-star of Nickelodeon's hit series "Victorious" had accrued 5.4 million Twitter followers and 2.6…

  10. Atlantic Connection: Exclusive Minimix and Q&A

    August 06, 2013 2:47 PM EDT The “future-soul” dubstep producer talks about his SMOG Records debut. If, perhaps, MTV’s new talk/reality series and “Jersey Shore” spinoff, “The Show with Vinny,” has been on your television, it’s likely you’ve heard its theme song, “Hypem” by DJ/producer Atlantic Connection. Like Vinny…

  11. The Wanted Switches Gears on 'We Own The Night' Single: Listen

    August 05, 2013 12:55 PM EDT Love fun.'s "Some Nights"? Then embrace the boy band's new sing-along. While Justin Timberlake has made concerted efforts to "Take Back The Night," the Wanted has declared that they, in fact, own the night. On "We Own The Night," the lead single from…

  12. Cher Runs the 'World': Diva Talks No. 1 Dance Single and 'Eclectic' New Album

    August 02, 2013 10:40 AM EDT "Closer To The Truth" will feature collaborations with P!nk and Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears... but not Lady Gaga. In Cher's latest No. 1 Dance Club/Play Songs chart hit "Woman's World," she sings, "I'm dancin' solo, in the dark, on…

  13. 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…

  14. Midnight Oil Quash Reunion Talk

    July 22, 2013 12:38 AM EDT It’s official: Midnight Oil have no plans to reform. Though the door isn’t nailed-shut on a reunion at some time in the future. The veteran rock Australian rock group today issued a statement intended to hose-down speculation that they're planning a reunion. The rumor mill has been…

  15. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 10:55 AM EDT "The Voice," the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th…

  16. The Boxer Rebellion Session: Watch 'Promises' Performances & More

    July 17, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Arena-worthy London alt rockers the Boxer Rebellion stopped by the Billboard studios for an interview and an exclusive two-song performance of selections from their 2013 album "Promises." For their fourth LP (their third released independently through their own label), the…

  17. Cory Monteith's Death Shocks 'Glee' Family

    July 14, 2013 10:42 AM EDT Disbelief and an outpouring of sadness has followed news of the death of Cory Monteith , the charming but troubled "Glee" actor who was found dead Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room.  PHOTOS: Remembering Cory Monteith: 1982-2013 "We are deeply saddened by this tragic…

  18. Anna Kendrick's 'Cups' Timeline: How Her 'Pitch Perfect' Song Became a Top 10 Hit

    July 11, 2013 5:31 PM EDT You may have first heard the quirky 'Cups' in 'Pitch Perfect' nearly a year ago. Just this week, the song hits the Billboard Hot 100's top 10. Let's recap its lengthy journey. As reported yesterday , Anna Kendrick reaches the Billboard Hot 100's top 10…

  19. Adam Lambert Joins 'Glee' Cast

    July 11, 2013 11:12 AM EDT "I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of 'Glee' this fall," showrunner Ryan Murphy announced. "Glee" is kicking its upcoming fifth season up a notch. Showrunner and co-creator Ryan Murphy announced Wednesday…

  20. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Leads Hot 100 For Fifth Week

    July 10, 2013 1:20 PM EDT The song, featuring T.I. and Pharrell, also takes over Radio Songs and On-Demand Songs. Plus, Anna Kendrick hits the Hot 100's top 10 with "Cups" Robin Thicke racks a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell.…

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