1. Nine Inch Nails, Chvrches Featured in FIFA 14 Soccer Game Soundtrack

    September 16, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches, Australia’s Empire of the Sun, and Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2 are among the artists whose music is featured in the FIFA 14 soccer game, Electronic Arts has announced in advance of the game’s North American release on…

  2. 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…

  3. Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same': The Billboard Cover Story

    August 30, 2013 12:12 PM EDT From the bottom to the voice of his generation, Drake has sold 4.5M albums in less than four years, won a Grammy and left his mark on popular culture -- all by 26 This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It's hard enough to make a hit…

  4. Singles Lady: Bonnie McKee Is Looking Out for Number One

    August 13, 2013 7:00 PM EDT She's helped write some of the biggest multimillion-selling hits in recent history -- including four Hot 100 No. 1s for Katy Perry. But now Bonnie McKee wants to sell a few more for someone else: herself "Welcome to Casa de Bambi!" Bonnie Mc­Kee exclaims as she makes her way…

  5. Donna Summer Remix Album Due In October

    August 12, 2013 4:32 PM EDT "Love to Love You Donna" will include remixes by Giorgio Moroder, Frankie Knuckles, Hot Chip & more. The legacy of the late Donna Summer continues to live on, as a new remix album celebrating the diva's career is due out in October. "Love to Love You Donna" will…

  6. Tiësto Launches New Radio Show Dedicated to House: Exclusive

    August 02, 2013 2:02 PM EDT “Club Life After Hours” will run every Sunday on the DJ/producer’s Sirius XM channel. After a week that saw him drop a trap-styled remix EP, and promise to release a “full trance album,” Tiësto is adding another genre to his list: house. This Sunday (August 4), the superstar DJ/producer…

  7. Loretta Lynn's Eldest Daughter Dies at 64

    July 29, 2013 11:32 PM EDT A family representative says Betty Sue Lynn, the oldest daughter of country singer Loretta Lynn, has died. She was 64. According to the statement from the family, Lynn died Monday from complications of emphysema in Waverly, Tenn., near her mother's ranch in Hurricane Mills. Loretta…

  8. The Wood Brothers, 'The Muse': Exclusive Song and Album Art

    July 18, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Acclaimed duo the Wood Brothers will release their new album, "The Muse," Oct. 1 on Zac Brown's Southern Ground imprint. Billboard is thrilled to bring you the exclusive premiere of the title track and album cover for the project. The duo's Oliver Wood says the track…

  9. Jay-Z's Impromptu Twitter Q&A: 10 Things We Learned

    July 08, 2013 7:10 PM EDT Jay-Z's highly anticipated "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album officially hits shelves tomorrow (July 9). As we've reported, it's rollout and release has been a bit unconventional , with Jay creating "new rules." This afternoon he surprised his nearly 2.7…

  10. Ciara, 'Ciara': Track-by-Track Review

    July 02, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Confidence is a fatal weapon; the fearlessness it conceives makes one invincible, even to one's worst enemy. Ciara is one who exudes confidence beyond her strut. The singer stepped on to the scene close to 10 years ago with the Petey Pablo-assisted "Goodies" -- a song that…

  11. Bonnaroo 2013: Top 10 Best Performances

    June 17, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From Icelandic hipsters to Malian maestros to Robert Sylvester Kelly, check out the best of the best from the 'Roo. Boiling down the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival to 10 great performances is always a fool's errand -- how can hundreds of shows and four days of memorable…

  12. Bonnaroo 2013: Paul McCartney, Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men Highlight Friday

    June 15, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Charli XCX's boy band analysis, Solange's Fugees cover, late-night show surfing, and more from Bonnaroo Day 2. Friday (June 14) at the 2013 Bonnaroo festival began and ended with headliner chatter: in the morning, it was confirmed that Jack Johnson would be taking over for Mumford…

  13. Governors Ball 2013: Kanye West, The xx, Haim Shine on Sunday

    June 10, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Grizzly Bear, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, and Deerhunter rock Randall's Island on the fest's final, sunniest day. With Friday's rain long gone and Saturday's mud settled, Governors Ball wrapped Sunday (June 9) with a day of perfect weather that culminated with…

  14. The xx Release Dark, Meandering 'Fiction' Video

    June 06, 2013 2:00 PM EDT British indie rockers The xx have just released a new music video for their latest single, "Fiction," off their sophomore album, "Coexist." The gritty black and white music video for "Fiction" features lead singer Oliver Sim walking through a deserted resort in…

  15. Mavis Staples Talks Collabing With Wilco's Jeff Tweedy On New Album

    June 02, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Mavis Staples has achieved every one of her life goals -- except for starring in a movie. “I told Justin Timberlake, ‘Look, Justin, your next movie, don’t forget about me. I’ll play the grandma,” says the 73-year- old singer, who began her career with family band the Staples Singers as a…

  16. Chief Keef Threatens to ‘Smack’ Katy Perry as Twitter Feud Boils Over

    May 27, 2013 4:02 PM EDT Katy Perry has offered an olive branch in what quickly escalated from a mindless tweet to a full-blown feud. The pop star on Tuesday referenced a song by 17-year-old Chicago rapper Chief Keef, saying that the title “I Hate Being Sober” caused her to “have serious doubt for the world.” The…

  17. The Doors: A Billboard Chart History

    May 21, 2013 12:58 AM EDT Following the death of Doors keyboardist and founding member Ray Manzarek, Billboard looks back on the legendary rock band's chart legacy. Manzarek died Monday at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany. He was 74. The Doors was one of the most successful bands on the Billboard 200…

  18. The xx Have 'Skeletons of Songs' for Next Album

    April 17, 2013 5:50 PM EDT The xx are already making progress on the follow-up to 2012's "Coexist." "We started writing and we're currently trying to write on the road, which is something we've never been able to do," the band's Oliver Sim told us backstage at Coachella. …

  19. Kelley Deal on New Breeders Music: 'We Should Think About It'

    April 15, 2013 8:00 AM EDT After reuniting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its "Last Splash" album, the second incarnation of the Breeders may just have a little more music to make together. At least that's the way guitarist Kelley Deal feels. "People have asked about are we planning on…

  20. Coachella 2013: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's Special Delivery and More Saturday Highlights

    April 14, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The xx serenades with Solange, New Order parties like it's 1984, Major Lazer reveals album news and more onstage and backstage bits Additional reporting by Nicole Pajer The second day of Coachella 2013 turned up the desert heat with a jam-packed lineup of 65 bands that covered a…

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