1. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top 70 Country Songs 1989-2014

    January 13, 2014 3:07 PM EST It was 70 years ago this month -- January 1944 -- that Billboard began charting the popularity of country tunes with the format's main chart now known as Hot Country Songs. In celebration the vital genre's continued vibrancy, we're honoring the chart's anniversary with…

  2. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top No. 1s By Decade, Top No. 1 Artists & More

    January 13, 2014 3:06 PM EST In honor of country music's longevity and vaunted place in American cultural history, Billboard celebrates the 70th anniversary of the chart that's now known as Hot Country Songs by taking a look at the biggest No. 1 songs of each decade of the chart's history and the acts with…

  3. U2, Alex Ebert Win Big at Golden Globes

    January 12, 2014 10:48 PM EST U2 and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes took home the music awards at the 71st annual Golden Globes Sunday night, while HBO's film on Liberace continued to add trophies to its mantle. PHOTOS: Golden Globes 2014 U2's "Ordinary Love" from "…

  4. Jay Z's Barneys Deal Yields $1 Million Profit: Report

    January 07, 2014 9:38 PM EST The rapper's clothing deal with the New York company excels despite criticism Despite the criticism surrounding Jay Z's decision to launch a holiday collection with Barneys New York, the luxury retailer recently accused of racial discrimination, the rap mogul's product…

  5. Lorde, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke Added To Grammy Performers List

    January 07, 2014 9:51 AM EST Chicago will join the "Blurred Lines" singer, while Metallica will also deliver a special performance. Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke and Metallica are the latest additions to the performers list at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, set to take place live from Los Angeles'…

  6. Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder to Team Up at Grammy Awards

    January 05, 2014 8:28 PM EST The electronic duo will also pair with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and "Random Access Memories" session musicians Continuing the awards show's precedent of intriguing mashups in addition to showcasing some of the top songs of the year, the Grammys will feature Daft…

  7. The Everly Brothers' Country Roots Run Deep: A Look at Their Hall of Fame Career

    January 05, 2014 12:24 PM EST As the music world mourns the passing of Phil Everly this past Friday, the impact of Phil and brother Don on the world of country music simply can't be ignored. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, the Everlys' roots run deep in the format. Don was born in…

  8. Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION, Rihanna Hit Hot 100 Milestones

    December 28, 2013 10:05 AM EST Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" ties for the chart's second-longest run, AWOLNATION's "Sail" cruises up among the five longest stays, and Rihanna is just the fourth act to spend at least 50 total weeks at No. 1 Receiving holiday presents isn't…

  9. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorites Of 2013?

    December 20, 2013 8:15 PM EST Send in your picks for the best of 2013 to askbb@billboard.com. In the meantime, reader thoughts on Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Donna Summer As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  10. 'Beyonce' for Men: 5 Things Guys Can Love and Learn From Queen Bey's New Album

    December 20, 2013 3:30 PM EST Without question, Beyoncé is for the ladies first. For more than a decade now, she’s made music that’s assisted in powering their self-esteems, sent bad boyfriends to the left , and made them sweat out their hairdos on the dance floor. Sure, she’s had little nuggets here and there for the…

  11. Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, P!nk To Perform at Grammy Awards

    December 19, 2013 9:45 AM EST Daft Punk, the elusive, pioneering French electronic duo whose "Random Access Memories" -- the pair's biggest-selling album which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 -- has topped multitudes of year-end lists and was released in semi-surprise fashion earlier this year…

  12. Ray Price ‘Was Probably The First Outlaw,’ Says Merle Haggard

    December 18, 2013 12:50 AM EST Merle Haggard can still remember the first time he heard Ray Price's voice come out of the radio, fronting Lefty Frizzell's band on "If You're Ever Lonely Darling" in 1951. And the memory of hearing "I'll Be There" for the first time in 1954 still makes…

  13. Ray Price Had 'Crazy' Run on Billboard Charts

    December 16, 2013 7:20 PM EST With 109 titles charted between 1952-89, Ray Price's history on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart spans more than 37 years with 46 top 10 entries, eight of those reaching No. 1. The country legend died Monday at his home in Texas after battling pancreatic cancer. Country Legend…

  14. Country Legend Ray Price Dead at 87

    December 16, 2013 6:12 PM EST Ray Price, one of country music's most beloved voices, died at home Monday afternoon at the age of 87, his family said through a spokesman. Price had been hospitalized in Texas recently, and had been fighting a battle against pancreatic cancer since late last year. On Thursday …

  15. Ray Price 'Fading' In Cancer Battle Following Day of False Death Reports

    December 15, 2013 9:31 PM EST Ray Price's battle with pancreatic cancer is coming to an end, his family has confirmed. But earlier on Sunday, news sources too numerous to count erroneously posted that Price had died, with many splashing the headline across home pages and social media. The story snowballed after…

  16. Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood Among Newest Cancellations at SeaWorld

    December 14, 2013 6:18 PM EST Justin Moore, Scotty McCreery and .38 Special among the only artists left on the bill. SeaWorld continues to come under scrutiny as more and more musicians back out of its Brews, Bands and BBQ concert series amid petitions and protests stemming from the documentary film "Blackfish."…

  17. Garth Brooks Leads Top Country Albums Chart, Jake Owen Debuts

    December 12, 2013 2:57 PM EST Garth Brooks' "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decade of Influences" leads Billboard's Top Country Albums chart for a second week with 146,000 copies, sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.   With a concurrent 3-1 second-week hop on the Billboard 200, "Roots"…

  18. Jay Z Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela at L.A. Concert: Watch

    December 10, 2013 11:27 PM EST Jay Z has joined the ranks of stars paying tribute to Nelson Mandela. During his concert at Los Angles' Staples Center on Dec. 9, the rapper dedicated "Young Forever" to Mandela, who died Dec. 5. "We want to dedicate this song to Nelson Mandela. A great man, spent 27 years…

  19. P!nk, Janelle Monáe Honored at Billboard's Women in Music Event

    December 10, 2013 4:56 PM EST "I remember when I won the Female Rock Vocal Grammy for 'Trouble,' I think it was 10 years ago," P!nk recalled from the stage at Billboard's Women In Music luncheon Tuesday, accepting the award for Woman of the Year. "And the very next day, they dissolved…

  20. Heart Pulls Out of SeaWorld Show Amid Petition, Documentary

    December 07, 2013 3:27 PM EST Following in the footsteps of predecessors Barenaked Ladies and Willie Nelson, Heart has canceled an upcoming performance at SeaWorld Orlando in light of a petition created following the release of documentary film "Blackfish." According to a tweet posted to guitarist Nancy Wilson&…

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