1. Florida Georgia Line Sets Hot Country Songs Record

    May 23, 2013 11:55 AM EDT With a 12th week at No. 1, Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" breaks the record for the most chart-topping weeks for a title by a duo in the 69-year history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.   "Cruise" also extends the list's longest reign by any act…

  2. Ciara's Nicki Minaj-Assisted, 'I'm Out,' Song Leaks: Listen

    May 22, 2013 4:49 PM EDT Ciara's much anticipated Nicki Minaj- assisted song, "I'm Out," hits the 'net via In Flex We Trust . "Ladies it's your song/ So as soon as this come on/ You should get out on the floor/ Go and get your sexy on/ If you know that you better than the new…

  3. 'The Voice' Top 10 Critique Song Choices, Talk Most Stressful Moments

    May 21, 2013 4:40 PM EDT The top 10 finalists of "The Voice" came out with performances Monday that ranged from acceptable to polished, a sign that in its fourth season, "The Voice" may have its strongest overall class yet. Based on Monday's show, observed live inside the studio on the…

  4. Jennifer Lopez Appointed Chief Creative Officer of NUVOtv

    May 16, 2013 12:36 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez is the newly appointed chief creative officer of NUVOtv. The versatile J-Lo was announced last fall as a creative partner with the English-language Latino network, but her role was solidified Wednesday as NUVOtv held its upfront for advertisers and prepared for a re-launch of…

  5. 'The Voice' Top 10 Revealed: Blake and Adam Top the Rookies

    May 15, 2013 10:37 AM EDT After a night of heated performances and risky choices on "The Voice," two singers were sent home on Tuesday night, leaving 10 singers to vie for the winning title. Robin Thicke kicked off the live results show by performing his new single "Blurred Lines" with T.I. and…

  6. Shovels and Rope, Emmylou Harris Lead Americana Awards Nominees

    May 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT Shovels & Rope, the Charleston, S.C., duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, received four nominations from the Americana Music Association at a Grammy Museum ceremony Tuesday that included performances from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, T Bone Burnett with Lisa Marie Presley,…

  7. Emmylou Harris Talks Second Annual Woofstock

    May 14, 2013 2:32 PM EDT Emmylou Harris tells Billboard that she has always been an animal lover, but having a pet on her well-traveled tour bus didn't click with her at first. "I really didn't have companion animals for most of my adult life. It didn't occur to me to take a dog on the bus with…

  8. Mariah Carey & Miguel Are '#Beautiful': Hear The Throwback Single

    May 06, 2013 10:34 AM EDT New duet will lead Carey's follow-up to 2009's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel." After weeks of anticipation and truncated teasers, Mariah Carey and Miguel's joint single '#Beautiful' was given a worldwide launch on Monday morning (May 6). After striking a…

  9. Mariah Carey & Miguel Tease '#Beautiful' Single: Watch

    April 25, 2013 9:45 PM EDT Carey's new single with the R&B star is due in full May 6. A motorcycle. Red heels. Some giggling. A bluesy guitar lick. That's almost all fans get in Mariah Carey's video tease of "#Beautiful," her new single with fellow singer Miguel. The new song's due…

  10. Mayer Hawthorne's New Album Is 'Way Different From Its Two Predecessors'

    March 27, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Pharrell Williams, Jack Splash contributed to the "How Do You Do" follow-up. Mayer Hawthorne says his forthcoming third album, as yet untitled and due this summer, is "definitely different, way different from its two predecessors." Hawthorne came to Austin for South By…

  11. Justin Timberlake vs. JC Chasez: Why *N SYNC Only Spawned One Superstar

    March 14, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Billboard.com's Pop Shop examines the solo career of *N SYNC's other vocal star. In February 2004, the National Football League had a tough call to make. The cold reality of Super Bowl XXVIII's "Nipplegate" -- you know, when budding pop superstar Justin…

  12. Mariah Carey Releases 'Almost Home' Video: Watch

    March 08, 2013 4:11 PM EST Almost a month after relasing "Almost Home," Mariah Carey debuts the David LaChapelle-directed video for Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" theme song. LaChapelle captures the singer belting the Stargate co-produced song, alone, while donning a beautiful black…

  13. Ciara's 'Body Party': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 04, 2013 11:56 AM EST Since the release of 2010's "Basic Instinct," Ciara has become noticeably more comfortable in her own skin. The singer is ready to let us in on her fifth studio album, "One Woman Army," starting with her latest single, "Body Party." Ciara slows it down…

  14. Mariah Carey Recruits The-Dream, Hit-Boy For New Album: Exclusive

    March 01, 2013 1:29 PM EST The singer says her new album will have a 'lot more raw ballads than people might expect.' "It's a lot to juggle, but I'm handling it," Mariah Carey says while driving to an evening studio session in Las Vegas for her new album. In town for the Vegas Week…

  15. Connor Christian & Southern Gothic Enters Top Country Albums, Carrie Underwood Gains Post-Grammys

    February 21, 2013 9:23 PM EST Country/rock act Connor Christian & Southern Gothic opens atop Heatseekers Albums with 'New Hometown.' Eclectic country/rock band Connor Christian & Southern Gothic garners its first national chart ink with "New Hometown," which draws double Hot Shot Debut…

  16. Mindy McCready's Death Renews Criticism of Dr. Drew

    February 19, 2013 1:15 PM EST The criticism of Dr. Drew Pinsky spread on the Internet almost as quickly as news of Mindy McCready's death. The country singer with the tumultuous personal life became the fifth cast member of his "Celebrity Rehab" series to die since appearing on the show and the third from…

  17. Mindy McCready Latest 'Celebrity Rehab' Death; Dr. Drew Says She Slipped

    February 18, 2013 2:30 AM EST "Unfortunately it seems that Mindy did not sustain her treatment," Dr. Drew says Dr. Drew Pinsky, who treated Mindy McCready on his VH1 show "Celebrity Rehab" -- which has now experienced five deaths among cast-members over the years -- says he reached out to the country…

  18. Mindy McCready's Death: Country Stars React on Twitter

    February 18, 2013 1:30 AM EST News of singer Mindy McCready's apparent suicide prompted Country music stars from Carrie Underwood to Jason Aldean to tweet prayers and rememberances.. News of Country singer Mindy McCready's apparent suicide saddened the music world on Sunday night (February 17) and prompted…

  19. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:09 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording artist Eric Church led the nominations with…

  20. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Returns, Outshines Nicki-Mariah Tussle

    January 24, 2013 11:32 AM EST The highly-publicized fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey came and went Wednesday night -- and, honestly, with little bang.   After months of "when will it happen?" tension, Minaj walked out on the judges panel following a disagreement stemming from a singer's choice of…

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