1. Drake Earns 33rd Top 10 Hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 15, 2013 5:03 PM EDT Drake posts his 33rd top 10 hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as "Hold On, We're Going Home," featuring Majid Jordan, debuts at a lofty No. 5. The opening breaks his tie with R. Kelly (32) for the second-most top 10s since Nielsen data began powering the chart in December of…

  2. Darryl Worley Is Happy to Let Ronnie Milsap Headline His Tennessee River Run Concert

    August 15, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Darryl Worley is gearing up for an exciting weekend of fun in his hometown of Savannah, TN next month – and it's all for a great cause. The singer announced the lineup of events for September 12-14, which will culminate with the 12th Annual Tennessee River Run. This year, Worley will…

  3. Miguel Arrested for DUI: Report

    August 15, 2013 3:18 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning R&B crooner Miguel was arrested in Los Angeles early Thursday for driving under the influence. According to TMZ , the California Highway Patrol pulled over the singer's BMW for speeding and tinted windows, but soon noticed the smell of alcohol wafting from the…

  4. Man Charged in Burglary Attempt of Kid Rock's home

    August 06, 2013 11:33 PM EDT A 43-year-old man has been charged with trying to break into musician Kid Rock's home. Brian D. Keith of Oakland County's Independence Township was arraigned by video Tuesday in District Court in Clarkston on felony charges of attempted home invasion and malicious destruction…

  5. Kid Rock Offers $5,000 Reward After Burglary Attempt

    August 03, 2013 11:06 AM EDT Authorities are investigating an attempted burglary at Kid Rock's Detroit-area home. Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe says security cameras caught a man ramming a gate with a white van Wednesday afternoon on the Clarkston property, north of Detroit. The man then tried to…

  6. Wes Scantlin Opens Up on Latest Bizarre Arrest

    July 29, 2013 1:13 AM EDT They say every story has two sides. On Friday, two days after his arrest for allegedly vandalizing his neighbor's patio, Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin reached out to The Hollywood Reporter to explain his side. The 41-year-old rocker tells THR that patio is technically his, as it…

  7. Lil Twist Arrested for Suspected DUI in Justin Bieber's Fisker

    July 11, 2013 5:00 PM EDT The rapper known as Lil Twist has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence after being stopped in California while he was behind the wheel of Justin Bieber's luxury sports car.   Justin Bieber Apologizes to Bill Clinton Christopher Moore, 20, was pulled over…

  8. Rihanna Sends $5K Check to Illinois High School After Tardy Appearance

    July 10, 2013 7:50 PM EDT The money will offset expenses for security and other costs for the singer's past trip to Barrington High School. Pop star Rihanna is donating $5,000 to a suburban Chicago high school to cover the costs of her brief but tardy visit earlier this year. Barrington Unit District 220 tells…

  9. Australian EDM Veteran Andy Van Launches Music App for iPad

    July 02, 2013 3:47 AM EDT Australian EDM artist and label chief Andy Van has enjoyed a thumping career. He’s had a No. 1 in the U.K. with his act Madison Avenue, his international touring career is going strong with his current group Vandalism, and the label he co-founded (Vicious Recordings) has had more than 500…

  10. Alien Ant Farm, 'Let Em Know': Exclusive Video Premiere

    June 05, 2013 1:55 PM EDT After a seven-year hiatus, veteran alt-rock group Alien Ant Farm has returned with a new single, "Let Em Know," in anticipation of their forthcoming fifth studio album. The quartet behind "Smooth Criminal" is back with a more muscular, synth-laden sound on "Let Em…

  11. L.A. Reid's Manhattan Apartment on the Market for $18.9 Million

    May 07, 2013 3:54 AM EDT Music executive and former X Factor judge L.A. Reid has put his six-bedroom New York City apartment on the market for $18.9 million. The full-floor 5,000 square-foot Upper East Side condo is on the 10th floor of the prestigious 515 Park Ave. building. The loft-like modernist pad features an…

  12. Chart Juice: Ciara Soars Into Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10

    May 03, 2013 4:17 PM EDT Ciara's "Body Party" skyrockets into the top 10 (41-8) of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, fueled in part by the release of the song's Director X-helmed video. The clip, which premiered on the first day of the chart's streaming tracking week (April…

  13. Pitbull Drives Into Social 50 Top Five

    May 03, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Pitbull and Justin Timberlake make vaults into the top 10 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, following busy weeks for each star, while affinity for the late George Jones results in his making the survey for the first time.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo,…

  14. George Jones Album Sales Increase 1,000% Following Death

    May 01, 2013 6:03 PM EDT The late country icon George Jones is remembered on the Billboard charts this week, following his his death on April 26. As Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week ended on April 28, Billboard's new sales charts reflect only three days since Jones' passing. (SoundScan…

  15. Record Store Day: Garbage, Postal Service and Other Vinyl Devotees Serve It Up

    April 19, 2013 3:20 PM EDT When Garbage met Screaming Females, it was love at first sound check. Generations in rock separate them-Garbage embarked on a seven-year hiatus the year before Screaming Females even picked out a name for themselves in 2005-but their penchant for hard noise, a kindred fondness for Patti…

  16. Inside Boiler Room, Dance Music’s Internet Streaming Party

    April 11, 2013 2:01 PM EDT An exclusive peek into the world behind the camera. Barely 24 hours after playing a sold-out show at New York’s colossal Terminal 5 last October, Flying Lotus stood hunched over the DJ controls in a cramped warehouse tucked deep in the Lower East Side. The air was thick with smoke, and a…

  17. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' Sets Record on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    April 05, 2013 2:32 AM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" picks up a 12th week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, setting the mark for the longest-running No. 1 rap song in the chart's history. DJ Khaled's "I'm On One," featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne,…

  18. Win a Trip to the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas

    April 01, 2013 11:45 AM EDT The 2013 Billboard Music Awards, featuring an array of music's biggest stars, will be broadcast live from Las Vegas May 19 on ABC. But you have a special chance to catch all of the action in person! Billboard and Las Vegas are excited to be giving away the music experience of a…

  19. James Blake Talks About His 'Overgrown' Album, His Growth and Huge Fan Kanye West

    March 26, 2013 2:46 PM EDT Kanye, Stevie and Jay-Z already know James Blake—now he just has to win over everyone else. The jury’s out on whether James Blake—whose second album, “Overgrown,” is due April 9 through Atlas/Republic—will ever be a star in the United States. But several prominent music icons are already…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: Oh, How The Years Go By

    March 22, 2013 10:52 AM EDT Jason Aldean's '1994' enters the Billboard Hot 100, marking the chart's latest hit whose title doubles as a year. "I was a junior in high school in '94 and Joe Diffie was huge," Jason Aldean told Billboard last year. "I went to the Cherry Blossom…

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