1. Pitbull & Ke$ha's 'Timber' Still Tops Hot 100; Bastille, Lorde Reach Top 10

    January 22, 2014 2:02 PM EST The collaboration continues to conquer the chart, while OneRepublic takes over atop Radio Songs and Beyonce crowns the Streaming Songs chart. Pitbull and Ke$ha post a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber." Meanwhile, OneRepublic scores its first No. 1 on the…

  2. Travie McCoy Enlists Pharrell, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, DJ Slink for Upcoming Solo Album

    January 02, 2014 12:21 PM EST Travie McCoy says fans will hear "a lot of growth" on his second solo album, which the Gym Class Heroes frontman plans to release in 2014.  "Anyone knows from the past, from Gym Class Heroes or (2010's) 'Lazarus,' that I've always given zero F about catering…

  3. Bruno Mars Preps for Super Bowl Performance: 'Everyone's Putting the Fear of God in Me'

    December 27, 2013 11:00 AM EST Everyone is in Bruno Mars' ear about one thing when it comes to performing the Super Bowl halftime show: How will you deal with the freezing cold? "Everyone's putting the fear of God in me like there's going to be a blizzard," Mars said in a phone interview this…

  4. Bruno Mars: Billboard Artist of the Year Cover Story

    December 13, 2013 8:02 AM EST Jukebox Hero: How did Bruno Mars become Billboard’s Artist of the Year? He grabbed hold of the album and single charts and never let go It's a few days before the Grammy Award nominations are announced, and Bruno Mars is shaking off predictions with an easy laugh.…

  5. Switchfoot Hopes Surf Documentary Will Help It Crest the Charts Again

    November 29, 2013 2:00 PM EST Last year, while touring for 2011 album "Vice Verses," Switchfoot visited famous surfing locales in New Zealand, Indonesia and South Africa, looking to inspire a new album and document how the Southern California Christian rock band's passions for waves and soundwaves collide. …

  6. Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 'Badlands Here We Come': Exclusive Song Premiere

    November 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST Robinson puts Black Crowes on the back burner to focus on CRB, which will tour through 2014; As for the Crowes? "I don't see us getting any new music out right now" Chris Robinson hopes no one takes lightly the fact that the namesake of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood's new…

  7. Kanye West to Premiere 'Bound 2' Video on 'Ellen'

    November 16, 2013 6:19 PM EST Kanye West will premiere the new music video for his "Yeezus" cut "Bound 2" through an interesting source: Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show. According to the TV show's website , West will debut the "Bound 2" video on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show…

  8. Sharon Jones On Returning To Music After Cancer Surgery: 'I'm Ready To Go'

    November 15, 2013 4:19 PM EST Amid cancer treatment, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings plot comeback with new album and major TV performances. Sharon Jones is feeling great today. The singer has just taken a seat in the kitchen at a friend's house in upstate New York, where she's been charting her progress day…

  9. Porter Robinson Signs with Astralwerks After Bidding War: Exclusive

    November 14, 2013 12:12 PM EST Porter Robinson’s debut album is coming, and it’s coming to Astralwerks. The label of the Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and most recently, Deadmau5,  has prevailed in a competitive bid to sign the 21-year-old DJ/producer’s first LP, Billboard has learned. After a process that…

  10. 'Always… Patsy Cline' Star Mandy Barnett Takes on Don Gibson

    November 12, 2013 1:15 PM EST Since she first gained attention for her portrayal of Patsy Cline in the Ryman Auditorium's production of "Always… Patsy Cline" in 1994, Mandy Barnett has always demonstrated a love and appreciation of classic songs – as well as classic singers. Nowhere is that more apparent…

  11. Leslie West, 'Still Climbing': Exclusive Album Premiere

    October 21, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Listen to the Mountain frontman's new album here now, a week before release After having the promotion of his 2011's "Usual Suspects" curtailed by a right leg amputation, Mountain frontman Leslie West wanted to come out roaring with its follow-up, "Still Climbing.…

  12. Ty Herndon Returns With 'Lies I Told Myself'

    October 17, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Ty Herndon, one of the most played male country acts of the mid to late 1990s, returns to the fold with a brand new project titled "Lies I Told Myself," out Oct. 22. He tells Billboard that the music on the disc represents a little bit more modern of a sound, which was somewhat of…

  13. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Macklemore to Headline Inaugural Jingle Ball National Tour

    October 12, 2013 11:10 AM EDT The celebration of all things pop and Christmas will hit 12 U.S. cities -- and the CW Network -- in December. Jingle Ball, the annual Christmas celebration hosted by such pop stations as New York's Z100 and Los Angeles' KIIS-FM, is taking its superstar lineup on the road. As…

  14. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  15. Nigel Lythgoe Angered, 'Shocked' by 'The Voice' Emmy Win

    September 23, 2013 6:17 AM EDT Nigel Lythgoe is still peeved about the Emmys' "American Idol" snub. The Fox show's former executive producer took to Twitter immediately after the award for Outstanding Reality Competition Show was handed to NBC's "The Voice." Lythgoe's "So You…

  16. 615 Spotlight: Rachele Lynae Talks 'Fishin',' Karmin and New Music

    September 18, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Momentum Label Group recording artist Rachele Lynae has been making the promotional rounds as of late while promoting her sassy new single "Fishin' For Something." She tells Billboard the events of this summer have been exciting. "I've been doing a lot of radio…

  17. Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Setlist Poll: Vote For The Essential Songs

    September 09, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Choose the five songs you think Bruno should perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in February. Bruno Mars has officially been announced as the headliner of the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show, and despite only having two solo albums to his name, the 27-year-old has more than…

  18. Sammy Hagar, 'Bad on Fords and Chevrolets' (Feat. Ronnie Dunn): Exclusive Song Premiere

    September 03, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Red Rocker's new album (out Sept. 24) includes guests like Kid Rock, Nancy Wilson and a fellow Van Halen alum; Plus, he talks a third Chickenfoot record and why he doesn't plan on selling his rum line "Sammy Hagar & Friends" started out as a markedly…

  19. Natalie Cole at the Hollywood Bowl: Live Review

    August 19, 2013 5:08 PM EDT   Natalie Cole's hometown concert at the Hollywood Bowl came as her first Spanish-language album, "Natalie Cole en Español," marked seven weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Latin Pop Albums chart. The album is No. 6 this week on Top Latin Albums, where it debuted at No. 1.  A…

  20. Banking on Sammy Hagar: Red Rocker Is Serious About Helping Local Food Banks

    August 13, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Raised in a poor household by a single mother of four, Sammy Hagar spent his childhood summers picking fruit and vegetables so he could afford to buy clothes for school. "My mom was always half on welfare or food stamps and would get in line during Thanksgiving or Christmas when people…

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