1. Hunter Hayes to Attempt to Break Record for Concerts Played in 24 Hours

    March 15, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Hunter Hayes is out to break the record of live concert endurance. In the name of fighting child hunger, he'll attempt to break the Guinness World Record of concerts played in a 24-hour period this May. More Hunter Hayes: Hunter Hayes Partners With ConAgra Foods, P&G to Fight Child…

  2. Big Albums, But No Big Hot 100 Hits

    March 14, 2014 8:11 PM EDT New Billboard 200 leader Rick Ross is among artists who repeatedly dominate the chart despite having not landed a top 10 Hot 100 hit With the arrival of "Mastermind" atop the Billboard 200 chart , Rick Ross continues his streak of earning No. 1 albums without ever having tallied a…

  3. Ryan Tedder's Billboard Cover: 5 Things We Learned About the Undercover King of Pop

    March 14, 2014 2:28 PM EDT Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic seems to be pondering something on the cover of the March 22 issue of Billboard ( buy it ). Is he thinking about his next big hit for a major star, or perhaps his own band? One thing's for certain: the pop tunesmith behind hits for artists like Adele,…

  4. ACM Awards Lineup: Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks Added

    March 14, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Country stars Eric Church, Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum with special guest Stevie Nicks have been added to the performers lineup at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions made…

  5. J.Lo Makes 'Luh'-Fueled Rise on Social 50 Chart

    March 13, 2014 6:00 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez moves 25-19 on the Social 50 chart after the debut of her new single, "I Luh Ya Papi," which features French Montana. The cut was announced on March 5 via Lopez's Facebook page, helping spur a 55% rise in conversation about J.Lo (plus 355,000 new fans) on the…

  6. Pharrell Williams, Idina Menzel Ride Oscar Gains On Hot 100

    March 12, 2014 1:50 PM EDT Following their performances at the Oscars on March 2, Williams' "Happy" leads the chart for a third week, while Menzel's "Let It Go" soars into the top 10 After their well-received live performances at the Academy Awards, broadcast on ABC on March 2…

  7. Tegan & Sara Reflect on 'Heartthrob''s Success Onboard Parahoy! Cruise: Q&A

    March 12, 2014 12:35 PM EDT "Our music is like a selfie. It's easy to pick on because it seems so vain. But it's very revealing and a lot of people are drawn to exploring themselves." It's a great time to be Tegan & Sara, and it's not just because they just sailed the Caribbean as…

  8. Chart Highlights: One Direction, Katy Perry, U2 Score New No. 1s

    March 10, 2014 4:15 PM EDT D dominates an airplay chart for the first time, Perry's 'Dark Horse' rules Rhythmic Songs and U2 nets a record-setting No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  9. SXSW 2014: 10 Artists to Watch

    March 10, 2014 2:24 PM EDT Tomorrow (March 11), thousands of bands, journalists and music fans descend onto Austin, Texas for the annual SXSW Music Conference. Like always, there will be tons of parties, lines, food, and too many decisions to make about which acts to catch. Here are Billboard's 10 best bets for…

  10. Taylor Swift Leads Billboard's 2014 Money Makers

    March 10, 2014 11:10 AM EDT In theater, a triple threat is an artist who has the chops to sing, dance and act. It's a different ballgame in the music biz, where touring and the two avenues of sales (physical and digital) reign supreme. In that regard, there's no artist more threat-ening than pop-country…

  11. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2014: The Rich List

    March 10, 2014 11:10 AM EDT Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past year. Who makes the biggest bucks in music? Billboard’s annual Money Makers ranking of the top earners is more than a little bit country (Taylor storms in at No. 1), with plenty of hip-hop and a whole lot of rock’n’roll …

  12. Parahoy! Cruise Preview: Paramore, Tegan & Sara and More Prepare To Set Sail

    March 07, 2014 5:20 PM EST Beginning March 8, check Billboard.com for a daily journal of concerts, interviews and other excitement on board the Norwegian Pearl. Paramore is ready to set sail. The group is headlining the maiden voyage of Sixthman's Parahoy! Cruise , and Billboard.com will be there every step of the…

  13. Taylor Swift, Longtime Publicist Split

    March 07, 2014 11:30 AM EST Taylor Swift and her publicist of nearly seven years are parting ways, Billboard has learned. Paula Erickson, whose Nashville-based Erickson Public Relations has handled the singer's press since 2007, informed the Swift management team that she is resigning come mid-March. According to a…

  14. Miley Cyrus Lashes Out At Katy Perry on Twitter

    March 06, 2014 4:02 PM EST Months after lashing out at Sinead O'Connor on Twitter, Miley Cyrus has now sunk her teeth into another female musical artist -- this time, pop superstar Katy Perry. It all started on Feb. 22, at Cyrus' Bangerz tour show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles , where the "…

  15. 'Voice' Heard on Social 50 Chart as Maroon 5, Prince Royce Gain

    March 06, 2014 3:30 PM EST Prince Royce make significant gains on the Social 50 chart this week, thanks to "La Voz" and the Premio Lo Nuestro Awards. He rises 29-14 after winning artist of the year at the awards (Feb. 20), and, thanks to steady promotion of his coaching gig on Telemundo's "La Voz.…

  16. Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Summer Tour

    March 06, 2014 11:28 AM EST As expected, Queen and Adam Lambert have announced a North American summer tour that will take the legendary rock band and the young-gun singer on a 19-date trek starting June 19 in Chicago. Joining Lambert will be original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. After the Windy…

  17. Wale, Big Boi, Common & Daddy Yankee To Appear On 'Game of Thrones' Mixtape

    March 06, 2014 5:35 AM EST Could Westeros folk song "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" be getting it's own hip-hop remix? Probably not, but HBO is poise to release a "Game of Thrones" mixtape Friday in preparation for the fantasy show's season 4 debut. "Catch The Throne: The Mixtape,"…

  18. Top 25 Travolta-fied Pop Star Names: 'Adele Dazeem' & More!

    March 04, 2014 12:26 PM EST How would John Travolta have said your favorite artist's name at the Oscars? On Monday (Mar. 2), hours after John Travolta mangled Idina Menzel's name while introducing her performance of "Let It Go" at the Academy Awards -- say hello to Adele Dazeem, America! -- Slate.com…

  19. Bruce Springsteen to Headline Free Festival During Final Four Week

    March 04, 2014 11:17 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will headline the 2014 NCAA March Madness Music Festival, running in conjunction with the Final Four tournament, from April 4 to April 6. Springsteen will close the outdoor festival, to be held at Reunion Park (site of the old Reunion Arena) in Dallas,…

  20. Lea Michele Q&A: Talks 'Difficult' Cory Song, Finding Her Voice and Life After 'Glee'

    March 03, 2014 4:30 PM EST This week, "Glee" star Lea Michele releases her debut album " Louder," an 11-song set of club-ready dance anthems and soaring ballads that showcase the 27-year-old actor's voice in a whole new light. The album delves into a slew of different ways of thinking about…

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