1. Connor Cruise, 'Closer To Heaven': First Listen

    August 09, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Connor Cruise’s first foray into music production will not go without scrutiny: after all, it’s risky business for any child of a celebrity to pursue a career in the spotlight. But on his debut single, “Closer To Heaven,” Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's son appears to be making all…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Norman Doray, 'Filtré' Video: Watch the Funky New Avicii-Supported Clip First Here

    July 11, 2013 10:54 AM EDT “I fell in love with ‘Filtré’ the first time I heard it,” says LE7ELS label boss Avicii. Girls in bikinis. Fast cars. Don Johnson in “Miami Vice.” Not only do these vignettes evoke a sense of summer, they also make up the cut-and-paste video for DJ/producer Norman Doray's latest single…

  5. Venerated NY Tennis Stadium to Stage a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:49 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a stirring music venue, tucked into a leafy…

  6. Scalpers Pass On Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert

    July 05, 2013 4:30 AM EDT A concert benefiting Oklahoma tornado victims has drawn some of the biggest names in country music, but with proceeds intended for charity it is not attracting scalpers hoping to prey on an unsuspecting public. Oklahoma natives Toby Keith and Garth Brooks are among the star-studded lineup…

  7. Toby Keith Not Injured As Tour Bus Catches Fire

    July 02, 2013 1:46 AM EDT A tour bus for country singer Toby Keith caught fire on a highway near Indianapolis, though the singer wasn't on board and no one was injured. Lebanon fire chief Jason Lee says the bus was taking crew members to Nashville, Tenn., after a Sunday concert in Chicago when the driver…

  8. Lorde Breaks Onto U.S. Charts, Preps September Album

    July 01, 2013 2:01 PM EDT The 16-year-old is already a chart-topper in her native New Zealand. Is America next? Popping up on the lower reaches of the Billboard 200 chart last week was Lorde's "The Love Club" EP, which entered the tally at No. 191 following its release in March on Lava/Republic. The…

  9. Hunter Hayes Completes Record Run To No. 1 On Top Country Albums

    June 27, 2013 5:11 PM EDT With Greatest Gainer honors and his second-biggest Nielsen SoundScan week (40,000 sold; up from 6,000), Hunter Hayes completes the longest climb to No. 1 on Top Country Albums during the 22-year SoundScan era, as his self-titled debut set reigns at last in its 89th chart week. The set soars…

  10. Sammy Hagar Joining Okla. Tornado Relief Concert

    June 19, 2013 10:09 PM EDT The former Van Halen frontman will join Toby Keith, Garth Brooks and more at the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert. Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar is joining a star-studded country music concert planned to benefit victims of last month's deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma. Toby Keith…

  11. Bubbling Under: Lorde Leaps Onto U.S. Radio

    June 14, 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: Lorde, Guinevere, Jonathan Thulin and Bonka LORDE Sixteen-year-old Lorde (nee Ella Yelich-O'Connor) draws her first ink…

  12. Tyler, the Creator Reported to Aussie Cops After On-Stage Tirade

    June 10, 2013 8:20 AM EDT Tyler, the Creator is never far from controversy -- even when he’s touring the other side of the world. The rapper created such a stir on his most recent trek Down Under, he caught the attention of the police and the Australian government was urged to pull his visa. According to the…

  13. CMT Music Awards: 10 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    June 06, 2013 2:08 AM EDT The Color Purple: The red carpet is clearly passé. The Academy of Country Music used to have an orange rug, the Country Music Assn. favors black, and the CMTs – you’re lookin’ at purple. What shade of purple? That was up for debate. Kip Moore said it was “dark purple,” Katie Armiger…

  14. Ask Billboard: What Did Other Duos Do?

    May 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis becoming the first duo to top the Hot 100 on its first two attempts, how did other twosomes start their chart careers? Readers check in on that and more. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb…

  15. Peter Frampton Turns Eye to Humble Pie Box Set

    May 08, 2013 12:30 PM EDT From ballet to the circus to dishing up some Humble Pie, Peter Frampton has plenty on his plate these days. Perhaps the most exciting news is the impending release of some choice material from his old band's vault. Frampton and Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley are working with Omnivore…

  16. Chart Highlights: P!nk's 'Reason' Powers To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    May 06, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Plus, new No. 1s for Alexis Jordan and Florida Georgia Line. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every…

  17. Après-Coachella: The Festas Beyond the Festival

    April 15, 2013 2:34 PM EDT Daft Punk makes the extra-party scene and nobody notices. As with all great leisure activities, music festivals in America have become more about what surrounds them than the actual shows. Coachella turned this corner cautiously a few years ago, and now there is no shame in saying “I’m…

  18. Musicians React to Death of Producer Phil Ramone

    March 30, 2013 7:46 PM EDT Tony Bennett, John Legend, Josh Groban and many other artists paid tribute on social media. Remembering Phil Ramone • Musicians react to Ramone's death on twitter • Ramone looks back on legendary career in 1996 Billboard interview • Ramone remembered by Streisand, Wonder and more…

  19. Fatboy Slim: 'I Might Just Ride The EDM Thing Out'

    March 24, 2013 1:35 PM EDT The hit-making DJ/producer will not be recording new music any time soon. Before taking to the stage for what many immediately proclaimed one of Ultra's best sets thus far (including our own Code staff), Fatboy Slim told Billboard that despite his career's worth of hits from the &…

  20. Bebo Valdés, Cuban Music Giant, Dies at 94

    March 22, 2013 8:06 PM EDT The pioneering musician was a founder of Latin jazz. Bebo Valdés was a big man whose music revealed a huge heart. The gentle giant of Cuban music, who died Friday (March 22) at age 94, was one of the founders of Latin jazz, and a pioneer in bringing Afro-Cuban sacred rhythms to popular…

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