1. Chart Highlights: Florida Georgia Line Lands Fourth Country Airplay No. 1

    December 23, 2013 5:15 PM EST The duo ties the record for the most career-opening leaders in the chart's history. Plus, U2 likewise makes an historic move and new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Toby Love Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  2. Restless Heart Celebrates First 'Christmas,' Preps New Studio Album for 2014

    December 17, 2013 6:30 PM EST Restless Heart have been celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, and the veteran group recently crossed off an item on their career bucket list, by releasing their first-ever Christmas album, "A Restless Heart Christmas."  "It's been a long time coming," lead…

  3. Chart Highlights: OneRepublic Tops Adult Pop Songs, Beyonce Bows At R&B/Hip-Hop

    December 16, 2013 4:35 PM EST Plus, new No. 1s for late legend Donna Summer, Eli Young Band, Pop Evil and more 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…

  4. Jim Brickman Makes 'Magic' With Johnny Mathis, Megan Hilty on New Christmas Album

    December 16, 2013 2:30 PM EST Musician extraordinaire Jim Brickman is at it again. The talented musician is currently on tour promoting a brand new Yuletide collection titled "The Magic Of Christmas." It’s a disc that he is excited for his fans to hear. "I love this record. I was trying to make something…

  5. Milk Carton Kids Aren't Buying That 'Folk Music Revival' Thing

    December 13, 2013 2:45 PM EST T Bone Burnett, a Punch Brother, half the Milk Carton Kids, Joan Baez and others celebrated the folk music that informs the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" with a screening of the Showtime concert film "Another Day, Another Time" and a Q&A. The film, which…

  6. Eric Church: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 29, 2013 9:30 AM EST With "The Outsiders," due in February, Church is bringing his harder-rocking country sound to the next level. "It's important for the health of the format that we all don't follow the leader, that we branch out" This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy…

  7. Anthony D'Amato Signs With New West, Drops 'Ludlow': Exclusive Video Premiere

    November 25, 2013 2:00 PM EST Anthony D'Amato has a way with words. The folk singer has crafted a sideline as a publicist, working with some of the leading lights of rock and pop. Now, having signed a recording deal with New West, D'Amato is keen to break through as an artist in his own right. This fall, D'…

  8. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  9. Lou Reed Tribute Concert to Feature Members of TV on the Radio, the Vaccines

    November 22, 2013 8:52 PM EST An extensive Lou Reed tribute concert in New York will feature a number of notable musicians, including members of TV on the Radio and the Vaccines. According to Brooklyn Vegan , the concert, named "Last Great American Whale: A Concert in Memory of Lou Reed," will take place this…

  10. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Trailer: Mustaches, Saggy Pants & 'Train Wreck' Talk

    November 15, 2013 4:37 PM EST The official trailer for Justin Bieber's "Believe" film hit the Web on Friday (Nov. 15), and, as hinted at in Billboard's conversation with manager Scooter Braun about Bieber's 'Music Mondays' series and the upcoming film, "Believe" will be a…

  11. Lou Reed Public Memorial Set for NYC

    November 13, 2013 10:20 AM EST Lou Reed's public memorial, to be held Thursday at Lincoln Center in New York City, will be notable for what it will lack. More Lou Reed Patti Smith Mourns Lou Reed in The New Yorker The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane' Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast,…

  12. Lorde Releases Preview of Tears for Fears Cover for 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack: Listen

    November 12, 2013 7:45 PM EST Lorde's latest track release can be found on the "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack. Rather than penning an original track, the New Zealand singer covered "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," the 1985 hit from Tears for Fears. MTV News previewed the track…

  13. Patti LaBelle's Bodyguard Acquitted of Assault

    November 11, 2013 11:28 PM EST Singer Patti LaBelle's bodyguard has been acquitted of misdemeanor assault in a confrontation with a drunken West Point cadet at a Houston airport terminal. A Harris County jury returned its verdict Monday clearing Efrem Holmes in the 2011 confrontation with Richard King at a Bush…

  14. Kellie Pickler Returns With 'The Woman I Am'

    November 08, 2013 4:00 PM EST Kellie Pickler gets personal on her new album, "The Woman I Am," out Nov. 11. If you need proof of this, take one listen to "Selma Drye," a song about a person that Pickler knew very well -- her great grandmother. The singer wrote the song with Billy Montana and Phillip…

  15. Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters and Comics Galore Salute Wounded Vets at 'Stand Up for Heroes' Benefit

    November 07, 2013 10:12 AM EST Bruce Springsteen auctioned off the guitar around his shoulder for $250,000 to benefit wounded servicemen and women, the climax of Wednesday's seventh annual "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit run by ABC newsman Bob Woodruff's foundation. A murderer's row of comics — Jon…

  16. Patti Smith Mourns Lou Reed in The New Yorker

    November 04, 2013 2:45 PM EST "When Lou said goodbye, his dark eyes seemed to contain an infinite and benevolent sadness" In a moving, personal essay  written for the New Yorker, storied punk singer and writer Patti Smith recounted her time with the recently departed Lou Reed. Smith remembers first learning…

  17. Ledisi Seeks ‘The Truth’ With New Album

    November 02, 2013 3:39 PM EDT “This is the fastest album I’ve ever done,” Grammy Award-nominated singer Ledisi says with a hearty laugh. “It usually takes me forever.” The Verve artist is talking about her upcoming seventh album, "The Truth."  Preceding its Feb. 11 release is lead single “I Blame You.”…

  18. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Celine Dion & Mariah Carey

    November 01, 2013 5:42 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. " alt="" align="right"> Best: Celine Dion Celine Dion looked positively ageless as she showed off her legs on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Monday …

  19. Sara Evans Puts Finishing Touches on New Album, Releases 'Slow Me Down' Video

    November 01, 2013 9:42 AM EDT Sara Evans entered Nashville's Starstruck Studios on Oct. 23 for the final day of recording for her seventh studio album, slated from RCA in the first quarter of 2014. The singer played a couple of the tracks for Billboard, including the traditional-based "Better Off." The…

  20. Catch a Fire: Label Tweaks Formula for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack

    October 30, 2013 4:30 PM EDT In early October, executives from Republic Records were attending a film premiere and discussing the promotion of a soundtrack. As much as they were proud of the film receiving its Los Angeles debut that night-Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals"-and its Republic…

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