1. 2014 Hasn't Been Half Bad

    July 01, 2014 11:45 AM EDT A look at the biggest chart headlines, from Pharrell Williams, Michael Jackson, Iggy Azalea and more, from the first half of 2014 Fourteen chart headlines from the first half of 2014: Katy Perry 's "Dark Horse" (featuring Juicy J) wins the race to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot…

  2. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, Paramore Score First Pop Radio No. 1s

    June 09, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Azalea's 'Fancy' crowns Pop Songs, while Paramore tallies its first airplay chart leader with 'Ain't It Fun.' Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry, Three Days Grace and Tito 'El Bambino' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  3. Paramore Controversy Sparks Social 50 Chart Climb

    January 06, 2011 12:27 PM EST As the soap opera-worthy drama of Paramore's recent lineup change continues to make headlines, the rock band sees a corresponding surge in social network buzz, as it re-enters Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 36. On Tuesday, Paramore spoke out for the first time since a scathing…

  4. Katy Perry, Eminem Win Big at People's Choice Awards

    January 06, 2011 11:35 AM EST On the same day that his album "Recovery" was named 2010's best-selling LP , Eminem topped the music categories at the 2011 People's Choice Awards, earning four trophies during the ceremony Wednesday night (Jan. 5). While the rapper won the favorite male artist award, Katy…

  5. Paramore's Hayley Williams Names New Touring Bandmates

    January 03, 2011 3:22 PM EST Two weeks after departed Paramore members Josh and Zac Farro aired their dirty laundry in a scathing blog post , singer Hayley Williams has confirmed that the band has locked in two replacements for its upcoming South American tour. Former Tait guitarist (and brother of Paramore's Taylor…

  6. Katy Perry's Cleavage Downsized for VH1 'Divas' Ad

    November 22, 2010 12:16 PM EST Two months after Katy Perry 's appearance on "Sesame Street" was yanked due to her cleavage-baring dress , the pop singer's curves have caused another minor controversy. Perry wrote on her Twitter acount that she asked VH1 to "tone down" her photographed image in…

  7. Loretta Lynn Honored by Kid Rock, Paramore on Tribute Album

    October 22, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Few artists can claim as diverse or loyal a fan base as country music icon Loretta Lynn , as evidenced by the lineup of artists contributing tracks to tribute album "Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn," due Nov. 9 on Columbia Records. Among the set's…

  8. Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow & Miranda Lambert Sing "Coal Miner's Daughter"

    September 10, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Loretta Lynn has been a country star since her first single, "I'm A Honky Tonk Girl" reached the top 20 of the Country Songs chart in 1960. But it was her 1970 smash, "Coal Miner's Daughter," that became her most iconic. Now, forty years after it topped Country…

  9. Kanye West and Taylor Swift Won't Reunite at VMAs

    September 10, 2010 11:55 AM EDT Don't expect a duet between Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards. Jesse Ignjatovic, the executive producer of Sunday's show, flatly declared there's no chance of the pair reuniting in song a year after West interrupted Swift's acceptance speech for…

  10. Linkin Park Leaps To No. 1 On Alternative Songs

    August 25, 2010 1:05 PM EDT PARK'S PLACE: Linkin Park logs its ninth No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs radio airplay chart, as "The Catalyst" climbs 3-1. At just three weeks, the song completes the fastest flight to the chart's summit since the band's last leader, "New Divide,…

  11. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, Phoenix, Paramore, Yoko Ono and More

    February 08, 2010 6:21 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. After taking home the Grammy for Best Alternative Album a few weeks ago, French pop rock band Phoenix is turning its attention to a new project -- writing the score for director and frontman Thomas…

  12. Paramore Scores First U.K. No. 1

    October 06, 2009 10:09 AM EDT Paramore scored its first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with "Brand New Eyes" (Fueled By Ramen/Warner Music), as Taio Cruz 's "Break Your Heart" (Universal Island) began a third week atop the singles survey. Paramore's previous best U.K. album chart peak…