1. Scotty McCreery, Luke Bryan Highlight Country Chart Action

    October 24, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Former 'American Idol' champ McCreery earns a chart achievement not managed since 1993, while Bryan leads Hot Country Songs for a 10th week Scotty McCreery becomes the second solo male to debut at No. 1 with his first two non-seasonal sets of original material in the nearly 50…

  2. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  3. John Newman Tops Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney for U.K. Albums Chart Crown

    October 21, 2013 6:22 AM EDT A tumultuous battle for the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 20) resulted in a top five comprised entirely of new entries and victory for British vocalist John Newman. He beat off competition from Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney and others to debut at No. 1 with his first album …

  4. Miley Cyrus Smashes U.K. Charts As 'Wrecking Ball,' 'Bangerz' Open At No. 1

    October 14, 2013 4:37 AM EDT Miley Cyrus scored a double victory on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Oct. 13), debuting at No. 1 on the singles survey with “Wrecking Ball” and the album list with “Bangerz” (RCA/Sony). Cyrus is the first artist this year to top the flagship charts simultaneously. “Bangerz” is her…

  5. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  6. Justin Moore Forges His Own 'Path'; Watch Him Perform 'Point at You'

    September 27, 2013 12:55 PM EDT "They tell me I'm too country to do TV," says Justin Moore, whose third Valory Music album, Off the Beaten Path, bows atop Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and claims No. 2 on the Billboard 200, selling 97,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "I've…

  7. Michael Jackson Case in Jury's Hands

    September 26, 2013 10:42 PM EDT Closing arguments have finished in the five-month civil trial over the King of Pop's death. After a bitterly fought five-month trial, a negligence lawsuit by Michael Jackson's mother against his concert promoter was placed in the hands of a jury Thursday after a final plea by a…

  8. Kristy Lee Cook Finds 'Love' With Randy Houser on New Single

    September 26, 2013 3:15 PM EDT Broken Bow's Kristy Lee Cook has just released a new single, "Wherever Love Goes," and she tells Billboard she's very excited to have new music for her fans -- particularly a duet with Randy Houser, an artist she's a big fan of.  "I am so excited to have a…

  9. Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Jason Aldean Lead Country Charts

    September 26, 2013 12:50 PM EDT At six weeks, Bryan's 'That's My Kind of Night' is the longest-leading No. 1 on Hot Country Songs since 2005. Plus, Moore bows atop Top Country Albums and Aldean rules Country Airplay With a sixth week atop Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, Luke Bryan's …

  10. Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same': The 15 Most Searched Rap Genius Lyrics

    September 24, 2013 1:07 PM EDT Drake’s third album, "Nothing Was the Same," officially dropped today (Sept. 24), but the Internet has already been buzzing about the album for the past week after it leaked online Sunday, Sept. 15. 
 Drake’s often emotional, melody-driven songs have fueled a great deal of…

  11. AEG Live Wraps Its Defense In Civil Trial Over Michael Jackson’s Death

    September 18, 2013 10:17 PM EDT Lawyers for concert promoter AEG Live LLC rested their defense Wednesday with testimony from a longtime friend and doctor of Michael Jackson in the negligence case filed by Jackson’s mother over his death. The trial is in its 21st week and jurors are expected to begin deliberations next…

  12. Madonna to Release Short Film Via BitTorrent

    September 17, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Curated by Vice Media, Madonna's "secretprojectrevolution" is a 17-minute film to be released on Sept. 24 On Monday, Madonna held an AMA session on Reddit and hinted at an "ambitious" project called "secretprojectrevolution." Here are the details of her…

  13. T Bone Burnett to Receive Maestro Award at Billboard Film and TV Conference

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Oscar- and multiple-Grammy-winning producer, musician and songwriter T Bone Burnett will receive the Maestro Award at the 2013 Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Burnett will be honored for his work in film and television music, most recently as…

  14. Calibash 2013: Ivy Queen Rules, Chris Brown Headlines at Staples Center

    September 17, 2013 2:37 AM EDT In mid-performance, reggaeton superstar Ivy Queen stopped just long enough to awe fans by shedding her beige coat to reveal her massive baby bump. The surprise was the equivalent of a crowd warm-up at Staples Center for Calibash 2013, also featuring Tito El Bambino and headliner Chris…

  15. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'Gorilla' Swings Onto Pop Songs

    September 16, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Mars looks to continue his perfect top 10 streak on Pop Songs with his latest single. Plus, new No. 1s for Selena Gomez, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias and Mandisa Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  16. Nine Inch Nails, Chvrches Featured in FIFA 14 Soccer Game Soundtrack

    September 16, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches, Australia’s Empire of the Sun, and Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2 are among the artists whose music is featured in the FIFA 14 soccer game, Electronic Arts has announced in advance of the game’s North American release on…

  17. Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum Embrace ACM Honors

    September 12, 2013 4:00 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music paid a rare visit to Music City on Tuesday night for the 7th Annual ACM Honors show at the Ryman Auditorium. A program designed to salute those ACM Award winners who are not awarded during the CBS telecast this past April, the night was a balanced mix of winners…

  18. John Newman Announces 'Tribute' U.K. Album Release Date

    September 11, 2013 5:10 PM EDT Rising U.K. star John Newman has announced that his debut solo album, "Tribute," will be released overseas on Oct. 14. The Yorkshire-born 23-year-old has already topped the U.K. singles chart, first as a featured performer on Rudimental's "Feel The Love" and then…

  19. 9/11 Concert Tributes: 10 Unforgettable Moments

    September 11, 2013 10:05 AM EDT In the days and weeks following the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks on September 11, 2001, many Americans turned to music to soothe, pacify, heal, rouse and distract. It was a time when people were faced with unprecedented surges of emotion and looked, in part, to songwriters to…

  20. Justin Moore: 'It's My Goal to Compete With Luke, Jason and All Those Guys'

    September 10, 2013 6:00 PM EDT The "Point At You" country star is looking to take the next step on upcoming album, "Off the Beaten Path" Justin Moore has big hopes for his latest project, "Off The Beaten Path," which will be released by The Valory Music Co. on Sept. 17. In an exclusive…

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