1. Martin Garrix Signs to Scooter Braun Projects, Earns a UK No. 1: Exclusive

    November 18, 2013 10:53 AM EST Few high school students are having a better fall than Martin Garrix. Yesterday (November 17), “Animals,” the 17-year-old Dutchman’s breakthrough EDM track, hit No. 1 on the official UK charts during its first week of commercial release, beating Lily Allen and Ellie Goulding to the top…

  2. Story of the Year's Dan Marsala Talks 'Page Avenue Anniversary, New Music

    November 16, 2013 3:52 PM EST Story of the Year frontman Dan Marsala says he never worried that the group's two-year hiatus might stretch into something longer -- or permanent. But he's happy the St. Louis alt rockers reconvened to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band's debut album, "Page…

  3. 'Glee' Recap: The 'End of Twerk' Episode Not As Bad As It Sounds

    November 15, 2013 3:00 AM EST An episode with a title like “The End of Twerk” sounds like a Glee recipe for disaster, but by all miracles this week skirted the line of absurd, touching, and managed to advance multiple character narratives. The last is especially a feat in the world of Glee, and if the audience has to…

  4. Mariah Carey Hits New High on Social 50 Chart

    November 07, 2013 8:06 PM EST The Halloween holiday helps Mariah Carey hit a new peak on the Social 50, as a photo of the diva’s children sparks her re-entry at No. 24.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart's…

  5. Fifth Harmony Plays 'How Well Do You Know Your Band Mates?': Video

    November 05, 2013 11:51 AM EST Last week, pop quintet Fifth Harmony guided their debut EP, "Better Together," to a No. 6 debut on the Billboard 200 chart with 28,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Thanks in part to the single "Miss Movin' On," the six-song…

  6. Avril Lavigne, 'Avril Lavigne': Track-By-Track Review

    November 04, 2013 4:33 PM EST "A first taste like honey, you were so yum/Can't wait for a second, cause it's so fun," is a line from the song "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," off Avril Lavigne's self-titled fifth studio album. It's a line that's cutesy and cloying,…

  7. YouTube Music Awards: Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga Highlight Gleefully Messy Show

    November 03, 2013 8:28 PM EST Lindsey Stirling, Avicii, and Earl Sweatshirt also rocked the off-kilter production. Sometime between Macklemore asking if he could keep a stranger's infant and an award winner's name being hidden in the middle of a cake -- or, wait, maybe in between Lindsey Stirling flying…

  8. U2 Releasing New Song on 10" Vinyl For Record Store Day's Black Friday

    October 30, 2013 12:03 AM EDT Two new U2 tracks will be released on exclusive 10" vinyl  as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday this Nov. 29, according to the Record Store Day Website . The songs "Ordinary Love" was written for the upcoming film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" which…

  9. Garth Brooks, CBS Teaming Up for Live Concert

    October 28, 2013 9:29 PM EDT Garth Brooks will perform what is being called a "rare live broadcast concert special" on CBS next month. The telecast, set to air from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, will mark the final performance of the country singer's Wynn Las Vegas show, which has played to sold-out…

  10. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter and Facebook

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long career both in the Velvet Underground and as…

  11. Chris Brown Arrested for Assault in Washington D.C., Could Face Jail Time

    October 27, 2013 12:14 PM EDT Chris Brown was arrested in Washington D.C. this morning (Oct. 27) for felony assault after allegedly attacking a man outside a hotel. According to TMZ , Brown got into an argument with a man outside the W Hotel after leaving a party he was hosting at the nearby Park and 14th nightclub.…

  12. Mike Posner Gears Up to Finish 'Pages' Album, Hints at Big Guest Artists

    October 25, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Mike Posner says he's "very far along" in making his sophomore album, "Pages," with an EP titled "Page One" expected out during the fall. And, he reports, there's no shortage of material to choose from. "I've made maybe over 100 songs since…

  13. The Who's 'Quadrophenia' At 40: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    October 19, 2013 4:52 PM EDT The Who's second rock opera, "Quadrophenia," released 40 years ago in October 1973, was Pete Townshend's homage to an earlier moment in British youth culture. Composed entirely by Townshend, the 17-song opus told the story of Jimmy, a member of the Mods -- a U.K.…

  14. Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

    October 16, 2013 12:14 AM EDT Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were first-time nominees. YES, Link Wray and The…

  15. Billboard Mexican Music Awards: 5 Things You Didn't See on TV

    October 10, 2013 2:20 PM EDT So, you watched the Billboard Mexican Music Awards ? We were on the red carpet and backstage to catch a handful of things you didn't see on the show, which delivered big wins for Gerardo Ortiz and the late Jenni Rivera. 1 Happy Birthday to You! Corridos singer Gerardo Ortiz, who…

  16. The Rascals Q&A: On Returning to Broadway and the Genius of Steven Van Zandt

    October 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT An announcement is expected soon that the Rascals will return to Broadway with their "Once Upon a Dream" show for a three-week run beginning Dec. 16. Before they do shows at the Marriott Marquis Theater, however, the four original members will be finishing up their first North…

  17. Prince Royce Takes Major Step With 'Soy el Mismo': Watch a Track-By-Track Interview

    October 08, 2013 10:30 AM EDT In 2002, when he was 13 years old, Geoffrey Rojas decided he wanted to be a singer. It took him six years to develop a sound, a look and an identity, to turn himself into Prince Royce. It took him another two years to top the charts, and one more to release the top-selling Latin…

  18. Chester Bennington Releases First EP With Stone Temple Pilots, Plots Future With Linkin Park

    October 07, 2013 11:37 AM EDT STP's new EP "High Rise" figures to be the first of many Bennington releases, but the singer's priority is still Linkin Park Stone Temple Pilots plan is that "High Rise," the group's first EP with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, will be the first of…

  19. Jenni Rivera's Second Life: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Last year, Jenni Rivera made a vow to herself: 2013 was going to be her breakthrough moment. She was 43 and already a multimillionaire. As the biggest female artist in regional Mexican, she'd…

  20. Rush's Neil Peart Fills It Up In Vertical Horizon 'Instamatic' Sessions: Video Exclusive

    October 02, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Neil Peart might be a Hall of Famer, but he’s still a beast behind the kit. The legendary Rush drummer has contributed beats and bluster to a pair of songs from Vertical Horizon’s upcoming sixth studio album, “Echoes From The Underground.” Billboard can reveal a behind-the-scenes glimpse…

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