1. Play Ball: Gaslight Anthem Talks New York Yankees' 2014 Season

    April 15, 2014 3:28 PM EDT Gaslight drummer Benny Horowitz takes time from recording his band's new album to talk baseball April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by…

  2. Play Ball: Get Up Kids Talk Kansas City Royals’ 2014 Season

    April 12, 2014 5:22 PM EDT Guitarist Jim Suptic has seen the highs and lows (mostly lows) of being a K.C. fan April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of their…

  3. Play Ball: Asher Roth & The Baseball Project Talk 2014 San Francisco Giants' Season

    April 06, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Asher Roth and Scott McCaughey of the Baseball Project, R.E.M. and Minus 5 rep one of Major League Baseball's strongest fan bases April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around…

  4. 'Frozen' Chills For Second Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 15, 2014 11:00 AM EST 'Beyonce' holds at No. 2, while Kid Ink scores the week's top album debut. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while Beyonce's self-titled album is also stationary, at No. 2.   "Frozen"…

  5. 'Frozen' May Ice 'Beyonce's' Return to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 13, 2014 4:08 PM EST It seems Beyonce may not be heading back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart after all. Last week, industry forecasters pegged her self-titled album to skip back to No. 1 this week -- pushing the current champ, the "Frozen" soundtrack, down to No. 2. However, sales of "Frozen…

  6. Pharrell Gets 'Happy' With Debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    January 09, 2014 9:24 PM EST "Happy" marks singer/producer's first stop on the chart as a solo artist since 2006 After posting four songs on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as a featured artist in 2013 -- including 17 weeks at No. 1 with Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” -- Pharrell Williams opens 2014 with his own…

  7. Grammy Nominations Concert: Will the Switch to Friday Give CBS a Boost?

    December 05, 2013 12:30 PM EST For the first time in its history, the Grammy Nominations Concert is being held on a Friday night after five years of airing on Wednesdays. CBS says one key reason for the move is the ability to promote the show five days straight. "Our air (time) is still our best opportunity to let the…

  8. Stevie Wonder Speaks Out, Bono Surprises at Global Citizen Festival

    September 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT An impassioned speech on guns by Wonder and slick sets by Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings of Leon highlight a day of doing right in Central Park Stevie Wonder made believers out of a youthful crowd of 60,000-plus at the Global Citizen Festival , held Saturday in New York City's…

  9. Lynn Anderson Lends Voice to Nearly Lost 'Betty Swain Project'

    September 24, 2013 1:00 PM EDT In the course of her long and illustrious career, Lynn Anderson has been involved with many interesting and fulfilling projects. However, her latest is something very different for the legendary singer. Anderson has a pair of cuts on the new collection, "The Betty Swain Project."…

  10. Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan to Direct 'Officer Downe' Movie

    July 16, 2013 4:08 AM EDT "Officer Downe," the graphic novel created by Joe Casey and artist Chris Burnham, is making its way onto the big screen. Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan will direct the project, which is based on a script by Casey. "Officer Downe" follows a Los Angeles…

  11. George Strait and Demi Lovato Bound for Top Three on Billboard 200

    May 18, 2013 8:30 AM EDT Country icon George Strait is heading for a No. 2 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week with his new album, "Love Is Everything." Meanwhile, Demi Lovato's fourth studio effort, "Demi," is aiming for a No. 3 bow. According to industry sources, the albums are…

  12. Tyga Talks 'Hotel California' Album, Readies Chris Brown-Assisted 'For the Road' Video

    April 13, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Cash Money rapper works multiple styles, videos for follow-up to breakout album. Tyga, who released his third album, "Hotel California," on April 9, is arguably the dark horse of Cash Money Records. The album's existing singles include the Rick Ross-assisted "Dope,…

  13. Mumford & Sons Make Grammy-Fueled Return to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    February 20, 2013 11:00 AM EST Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, The Lumineers also receive Grammy bumps in the Top 10. As forecasted a week ago, Mumford & Sons' "Babel" jumps back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the wake of its Grammy Award win for album of the year on Feb. 10. The set -- which rises…

  14. Bruno Mars Leads Hot 100 as Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie' Debuts

    January 16, 2013 2:40 AM EST 'Locked Out of Heaven' reigns again, but Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' ode to bargain-hunting closes in. Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" spends a sixth week at No. 1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop,"…

  15. Taylor Swift Leads Gift Card-Fueled Digital Song Sales Surge

    December 28, 2012 4:00 PM EST The yearly post-Christmas digital song sales surge is in full effect this week, with a number of tunes aiming for monster sales figures. Consumers redeeming download gift cards received for Christmas are spurring huge increases for a variety of songs. Based on sales data from industry sources…

  16. The-Dream Talks '1977' Re-Release, Readies 'Love IV' Album For March

    December 07, 2012 2:40 PM EST Fifteen months after releasing his fourth solo album, "1977," as a free "Internet album," R&B star The-Dream will put out the project as a for-sale physical product on Dec. 18 through Island Def Jam (IDJ). With his forthcoming "Love IV" pushed back to early…

  17. Rihanna, 'Unapologetic': Track-By-Track Review

    November 17, 2012 12:45 PM EST On paper, Rihanna releasing her seventh album in seven years would suggest a quantity-over-quality work ethic that's bound to wear thin. But on "Unapologetic," Rihanna proves once again that she can set -- and often raise -- the bar for modern pop music. RIHANNA: BILLBOARD…

  18. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga to Make 'Big Swinging' Jazz Album

    September 28, 2012 8:38 PM EDT Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will team up once again -- this time on a full album. The multi-generational duo, who performed "The Lady is a Tramp" together on Bennett's "Duets II" album, intend to make a jazz album together. "'Of all things, she called me from…

  19. 2 Chainz Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 22, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Rapper 2 Chainz sees his debut studio album "Based on a T.R.U. Story" bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 147,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly more robust figure than had initially been projected last week. By last Friday, some industry…

  20. Chart Juice: Usher Ties Longest Reign on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    July 06, 2012 3:15 PM EDT The superstar matches his longest command, first established 15 years ago. Just when we thought it was a wrap for the sexy, Diplo-produced hit, Usher's "Climax" rebounds 2-1 for an 11th week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, where it ties for the longest rule of the singer's…

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