1. Demi Lovato Announces 2014 Tour with Little Mix, Cher Lloyd, Fifth Harmony

    September 30, 2013 3:06 PM EDT The Neon Lights trek kicks off in February. Demi Lovato has yet to support her latest album, "Demi," with a full-fledged tour, thanks in part to her commitment as a judge on "The X Factor." However, the pop singer has released a string of 2014 dates that will form her…

  2. Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Jason Aldean Lead Country Charts

    September 26, 2013 12:50 PM EDT At six weeks, Bryan's 'That's My Kind of Night' is the longest-leading No. 1 on Hot Country Songs since 2005. Plus, Moore bows atop Top Country Albums and Aldean rules Country Airplay With a sixth week atop Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, Luke Bryan's …

  3. Jack Johnson Scores Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    September 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Country artists Justin Moore, Chris Young and Billy Currington all make Top 10 bows as well Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "From Here to Now to You" bows atop the list with 117,000 sold in its first week, according to…

  4. Tim McGraw Notches 50th Country Airplay Top 10

    September 24, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The singer scores an historic milestone, as "Southern Girl" rises 12-9 It's a golden week for country superstar Tim McGraw, whose "Southern Girl" jumps 12-9 to become his 50th top 10 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart. (All charts will be refreshed, as…

  5. Kings of Leon Talk 'Mechanical Bull' Track-By-Track

    September 23, 2013 4:14 PM EDT Kings Of Leon have put together a striking album in "Mechanical Bull," one that melds the most appealing aspects from a decade of evolution. The powerful, diverse record, which drops Sept. 24, showcases the elements KOL do best: turn-on-a-dime tempo changes, mysterious,…

  6. Kings of Leon: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 20, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The Followill family band embark on what could be a career-defining album cycle This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. As another oppressive Tennessee summer begins to give way to fall, Kings of Leon are in the early stages of turning up…

  7. Keith Urban's 'Fuse' Ignites On Country Charts

    September 19, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Keith Urban debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with "Fuse," which arrives with 98,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his fourth top start on the country tally and his second on the Billboard 200. He'd most recently led both lists with…

  8. Justin Bieber Raps Shirtless in Maejor Ali's 'Lolly' Video: Watch

    September 17, 2013 4:22 PM EDT Sometimes Justin Bieber spits rhymes while wearing a tie dye tank top, while other times Justin Bieber spits rhymes while wearing no shirt at all. Fortunately, the music video for Maejor Ali's single "Lolly," which features the Biebs as well as Juicy J and was released on…

  9. Avicii: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 13, 2013 12:00 PM EDT With "Wake Me Up!" a million-selling Hot 100 No. 5, he's climbing the rock charts, getting CMT play and delivering EDM's biggest moment yet This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. The night sky flashes white with a Zeus…

  10. Bubbling Under: Saints Of Valory March In; Midnight Red Finds 'Home' At Radio

    September 13, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Saints of Valory, Midnight Red, Sebastian Mikael and Dani Martin   SAINTS OF VALORY A year ago, Saints of Valory competed in…

  11. New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Runway Jams: Day 7

    September 12, 2013 4:50 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. Show: The Blonds Song: Crookers, “Put Your Hands On Me” (Jesse Rose Play Prime Remix) Blonde…

  12. Luke Bryan Leads Country Songs, Albums Charts

    September 12, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Bryan is the first male artist to top the charts simultaneously since 2004. Plus, Florida Georgia Line is off to a start not seen since 1992 with new single "Round Here" Luke Bryan leads Billboard's Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums charts for a fourth straight week,…

  13. Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    September 09, 2013 11:37 AM EDT The alternative radio format is built upon the promise of what's coming next, so it's no surprise that the music played by alternative stations has experienced multiple changes during the last 25 years. The wide-ranging format of 1988 (when the chart debuted  with the name, …

  14. Katy Perry Roars To U.K. Chart Summit With Her Best Opening Sales

    September 09, 2013 4:30 AM EDT “Roar” (Virgin/Universal) gave Katy Perry her best-ever opening sales week to become her fourth U.K. No. 1 single, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its weekly sales data yesterday (Sept. 8). Manchester band The 1975’s eponymous debut album (Dirty Hit/Polydor/Universal) entered at No.…

  15. Kenny Rogers Announces 'You Can't Make Old Friends' Album, Duet With Dolly Parton

    September 03, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Kenny Rogers is reuniting with an old friend. Actually, make that two old friends. The singer will be releasing "You Can't Make Old Friends" for Warner Brothers on Oct. 8 -- He was signed to the Warner imprint, Reprise, during his hit-making days with the First Edition back…

  16. Miley Cyrus Unveils 'Bangerz' Album Cover

    August 25, 2013 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus invokes classic '80s album cover elements for the just revealed cover of her upcoming release "Bangerz." The "We Can't Stop" singer tweeted the "Bangerz" album cover Saturday night (August 24), with the note "you know the vintage YSL…

  17. BIGBANG's Seungri Displays Sophistication on 'Gotta Talk To U' Single & New EP

    August 21, 2013 10:07 PM EDT The BIGBANG vocalist lands his subtle electro-pop single -- and five other new songs -- on the K-Pop Hot 100. Last week, Seungri (a vocalist in K-pop boy wonders BIGBANG) released a teaser video hinting that his new solo EP, "Let's Talk About Love," would be…

  18. Foxes Signs To RCA Records, Announces 'Youth' EP

    August 12, 2013 5:18 PM EDT One week after her Zedd collaboration "Clarity" inched into the Hot 100's Top 10 in its 20th week on the chart, Foxes has announced a deal with RCA Records as a solo artist and released a new music video for her single "Youth." A new "Youth" EP will be…

  19. 2NE1 Delivers Another Banger With 'Do You Love Me?': Watch

    August 07, 2013 10:11 PM EDT Fans of the group's "I Am The Best" will devour this electro-pop jam. If reggae-tinged mid-tempo "Falling in Love" threw 2NE1 fans for a loop, their latest, "Do You Love Me?," should satisfy and then some. The new track plays off one of the quartet'…

  20. HARD Summer Keeps it Simple in Los Angeles: Review

    August 05, 2013 12:21 PM EDT Disclosure and Dog Blood top a music-focused weekend. There were no neon owls with flapping wings. Nor were there giant faces on massive suns behind the stages. There was a ferris wheel, but it wasn’t always in operation. What this weekend’s HARD Summer (August 3-4) had instead was four…

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