1. Ask Billboard: What's 2014's Song Of The Summer?

    May 16, 2014 4:05 PM EDT A (sort of) confident attempt to (hopefully) pick the 40 biggest hits of the (hopefully) warm months As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and…

  2. Comedy Issue: The Next Generation of Comics Answer Our Questions

    May 16, 2014 12:21 PM EDT Tig Notaro, Chris D'Elia, Nikki Glaser, Rory Scovel, Rikki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Michael Che, and Nick Kroll may have started out on the club circuit, but now they have Hollywood hot for them — and a slew of NSFW war stories. They answer a few of our questions below. Who are your comic…

  3. Miley Cyrus' Mom and Tyrese's 'Billionaire' Video Stir Big Social Chart Gains

    May 15, 2014 7:27 PM EDT Thanks in part to revised chart methodology, Miley Cyrus zooms from No. 18 to No. 2 on the latest Social 50 chart. As the chart has been reconfigured to emphasize reactions of fans to an artist's postings on social networks, a well-liked photo on Instagram can cause a huge chart jump.…

  4. Zedd Billboard Music Awards Q&A: On 'Clarity,' Selfies, EDM's Comfort Zone & More

    May 14, 2014 6:26 PM EDT With the 2014 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalist Zedd to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught his ears during the past 12 months. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote…

  5. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  6. Smokey Robinson Records Duets Album With Elton John, James Taylor & More Friends

    May 14, 2014 10:42 AM EDT Helmed by Randy Jackson and set for a September release, "Smokey & Friends" will feature new versions of Robinson's signature songs, including "The Tracks of My Tears" and "Ain't That Peculiar" Smokey Robinson is partnering with an all-star slate of…

  7. Sober Ozzy Osbourne Honored By Metallica, Joe Walsh at MusiCares Event

    May 13, 2014 1:58 PM EDT "It's really a battle to get sober," Walsh tells Billboard at the 10th annual MAP event. "Ozzy has his set of demons, but he's stacked up some days of consecutive sobriety here and he's never been better" Ozzy Osbourne and the Village CEO Jeff Greenberg were…

  8. 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Olympians in Jeopardy

    May 13, 2014 5:04 AM EDT Where were YOU the day that three Olympians were in jeopardy (though not necessarily in the bottom two)? I’ll always remember: I was on the couch. I’m surprised there wasn’t a breaking news ticker on the bottom of the screen to accompany Tom and Erin’s repeated mentions of this American Icon…

  9. Rick Springfield Opens-Up On Writing, Religion, Sex & Suffering

    May 13, 2014 1:42 AM EDT When Rick Springfield arrives just before 4 p.m. for a soundcheck at the Barnes and Noble in Manhattan’s Union Square -- the location for a 7 o’clock acoustic performance and the first signing for his new book, "Magnificent Vibration" -- there are already several dozen fans in line.…

  10. Which In-The-Works Album Is Your Most Anticipated?

    May 12, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Vote now! While it's been a particularly slow period for major album releases -- the "Frozen" soundtrack has been No. 1 for 13 weeks! -- some of music's biggest stars are slowly but surely cranking out new full-lengths, with a few (hopefully) seeing release…

  11. Ariana Grande's Huge 'Problem': Inside The Monster Hot 100 Debut

    May 12, 2014 2:13 PM EDT After the new single, the 20-year-old singer appears ready to compete with Taylor, Katy and Gaga. Ariana Grande knows how to make an entrance. After the 20-year-old R&B/pop star unveiled her new single, "Problem," with a performance at the Disney Music Awards on April 27, the…

  12. Britney Spears Close to Extending Las Vegas Residency at Planet Hollywood (Report)

    May 11, 2014 2:41 PM EDT Britney Spears is close to extending her Las Vegas residency show, titled “Britney Spears: Piece of Me,” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Axis theater, according to published reports. Spears has been offered $12 million to extend her two-year residency at Axis, according to New York…

  13. NFL's Top Newcomers Select 'Happy,' 'The Man,' 'Draft Day' As Walk-Out Songs

    May 08, 2014 11:35 PM EDT NFL draftees select their own walk-out tunes for the first time. Players attending the NFL draft get to choose a song that will be played when they walk on stage after being selected. It's a first for the league, which has a record 30 players at Radio City Music Hall. Jadeveon Clowney,…

  14. Jennifer Lopez's 'First Love' Sparks Social 50 Chart Gain

    May 08, 2014 9:14 PM EDT As the promotion for Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming studio album "A.K.A." (due June 17) kicks into gear, the diva rises 19-11 on the Social 50 chart -- her highest rank in nearly two months.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud,…

  15. Top 10 New School Pop-Punk Bands You Need To Know

    May 08, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Modern Baseball, Candy Hearts and more are setting new trends in power chords, mosh pits and angst. In case you haven't noticed, pop-punk isn't dead. But even if you weren't aware, it's completely understandable. The mainstream music scene -- major labels, Top 40 radio…

  16. 'Frozen' Spends Lucky 13th Week At No. 1, Lindsey Stirling Bows At No. 2

    May 07, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Ray LaMontagne also debuts in the Top 5, while Ariana Grande's "Problem" nets a huge digital debut. As expected, Disney's soundtrack to "Frozen" refuses to budge from the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. The set spends a lucky 13th nonconsecutive week at No. 1…

  17. Frank Ocean Performs At 2014 Met Gala: Watch

    May 06, 2014 5:51 PM EDT Frank Ocean swooned the stars who packed the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday (Monday, May 5) for the Costume Institute Gala. Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyonce, Janelle Monae Shine At Met Gala Backed by an all-female orchestra, Frank Ocean performed a medley of songs including "…

  18. Hunter Hayes Leads Country's Youth Revolution, Without a Pickup Truck or Beer in Sight

    May 06, 2014 1:28 PM EDT With new album "Storyline," 22-year-old prodigy Hunter Hayes is leading country's youth revolution -- without a pickup truck or beer can in sight. Strolling into a trendy eatery in Las Vegas, Hunter Hayes, casually clad in jeans and a gray T-shirt, is teeming with the youthful…

  19. Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez Dance Away Feud Rumors at Met Gala: Watch

    May 06, 2014 10:48 AM EDT Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez have had their friendship questioned (gasp!) over the past few months, with rumors swirling that T-Swift did not approve of Gomez's conscious re-coupling with Justin Bieber. Well, Swift and Gomez have something for the friendship doubters: an Instagram video…

  20. Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyonce, Janelle Monae Shine At Met Gala

    May 06, 2014 2:15 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in fashion and the entertainment industry donned their best formal attire, including sweeping ball gowns and the white-tie-and-tails ensembles men were told to wear, at the 2014 Met Gala on Monday night (May 5). Met Gala Red Carpet Photos: See Who The Stars Are…

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