1. Breathe Carolina Leads Debut Parade On Dance Albums Chart

    April 24, 2014 6:35 PM EDT Breathe Carolina heads up five top 10 debuts on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart, landing its first No. 1 in four tries, as "Savages" starts with 14,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band posts its best sales week, a figure previously held by its…

  2. Mr. Scruff Talks New 'Friendly Bacteria' Album and Staying Out of the Box

    April 24, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Seated against a cozy backdrop of more vinyl records than he can count, Mr. Scruff looks right at home surrounded by his sounds. The veteran Manchester disc jockey – born Andy Carthy – has earned the smile that sits well framed by his namesake beard. His freewheeling “Keep It Unreal” DJ…

  3. Jessie James Decker Darts Onto Top Country Albums

    April 24, 2014 4:49 PM EDT The singer/reality TV personality debuts at No. 5 with just three days of sales for 'Comin' Home.' Singer/songwriter/reality TV star Jessie James Decker makes her first appearance on Top Country Albums, as "Comin' Home," a six-song EP, earns the Hot Shot Debut at…

  4. Needtobreathe No. 1 On Rock Albums, Fitz And The Tantrums Top Alternative Songs

    April 24, 2014 2:05 PM EDT The Christian rock band lands its first Top Rock Albums leader, while Fitz and the Tantrums achieve a feat that only three other acts have in the past 25 years. Plus, chart action for Sevendust and Aimee Mann & Ted Leo, aka The Both Needtobreathe scores its second No. 1 on Billboard'…

  5. Neon Trees Singer Gets Support From Mormon Community After Coming Out As Gay

    April 24, 2014 2:00 PM EDT When Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees announced last month that he's gay, the bigger headline behind his revelation was that he is one of the few publicly out Mormons. The reaction he got wasn't what he was expecting. "I was surprised at how many Mormon church leaders wrote me…

  6. ZZ Ward Premiere: Watch 'Last Love Song' Music Video

    April 24, 2014 1:25 PM EDT Watch the official visual for Ward's latest single, to be used in a new promo for "Pretty Little Liars." "Last Love Song," a highlight from pop-rock singer-songwriter ZZ Ward's 2012 debut album "Til the Casket Drops," has been tapped to appear in the…

  7. Tom Petty, Fun., Max Martin Honored at ASCAP Pop Awards

    April 24, 2014 12:59 PM EDT Tom Petty did something at the ASCAP Pop Awards on April 23 that he rarely does on the concert stage -- he ad libbed. Songwriting, songwriters and artists, “is the job most people in the band don't want. It's long, lonely work -- you sit there waiting for magic," he told a full…

  8. Pop Shop Podcast: Ed Sheeran, Iggy Azalea, Justin Timberlake & More

    April 24, 2014 12:31 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop…

  9. String Cheese Incident, 'Song in My Head': Exclusive Album Premiere

    April 24, 2014 12:24 PM EDT Over the last several years, Colorado-based jamband String Cheese Incident have intentionally slowed things down, trading long touring stretches for days at home and musical side-projects, only coming together for festival gigs and one-off runs. Studio work, too, took a backseat. But next…

  10. The Replacements Announce Homecoming Concert at Minneapolis Stadium

    April 24, 2014 12:19 PM EDT The concert will be the Replacements' first headlining show since 1991 The Replacements are coming home! The legendary Minneapolis rock band has announced that it will perform its first headlining concert in 20 years at St. Paul’s Midway Stadium on Sept. 13. The concert, which promises…

  11. Say Anything 'Six Six Six' Song Premiere: Max Bemis Talks Ambitious New 'Hebrews' Album

    April 24, 2014 11:59 AM EDT "It's a grandiose-sounding record about the small things that kind of eat away at you," says the frontman. Some admitted "freaking out" over fatherhood inspired Max Bemis to make Say Anything's most ambitious album yet -- and a project unlike any other he'…

  12. Coldplay 'Ghost Stories' Special To Air on NBC

    April 24, 2014 2:40 AM EDT Coldplay is getting an NBC special. Fresh off Chris Martin's well-received three-episode stint on "The Voice," the British foursome will tout their sixth studio album, "Ghost Stories," in a one-hour broadcast slated to air Sunday, May 18, at 7 p.m. ET/PT, one day…

  13. Inside the Split-Screen Love Story of A Great Big World's 'Already Home' (Video)

    April 23, 2014 8:42 PM EDT After adding Christina Aguilera to their breakout ballad "Say Something," A Great Big World is taking fans along the ride for the ups and downs of long-distance relationships "Already Home." And the video is just as star-studded. The music video follows the sometimes…

  14. Latin Conference: Gloria Trevi, Kat Dahlia, Leslie Grace and La Marisoul at Divas Panel

    April 23, 2014 8:04 PM EDT The divas have spoken! The annual panel of Latina superstars sharing their experiences and advice at the 25th Annual Latin Billboard Conference and Awards starred veteran Gloria Trevi and a newer generation of muchachas musicales – Kat Dahlia, Leslie Grace and La Marisoul, lead singer of…

  15. St. Vincent Tapped as Musical Guest For 'Saturday Night Live' Season Finale

    April 23, 2014 3:15 PM EDT Other "SNL" guests in May include include Coldplay and the Black Keys. St. Vincent, who recently performed alongside the surviving members of Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, will make her "Saturday Night Live" debut during the show's…

  16. 'Frozen' Scores Biggest Sales Week Yet, No. 1 For An 11th Week

    April 23, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Meanwhile, August Alsina, NEEDTOBREATHE, Jason Derulo & Ingrid Michaelson all invade the Top 5. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen," fueled by Easter shopping, earns its biggest sales week yet and 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.   The album sold 259,000 copies…

  17. Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, Faulkner Debut 'NY Anthem' on ESPN's 'Draft Academy'

    April 23, 2014 5:12 AM EDT Every NFL draft hopeful needs a solid theme tune, and who better to perform it than RZA from Wu-Tang Clan and rock band Faulkner? The mastermind producer teamed up with the California alt-rock quartet to create the new collaboration single "NY Anthem," which debuted on ESPN's …

  18. Akdong Musician Rules K-Pop Hot 100 With Debut Album 'Play'

    April 22, 2014 8:44 PM EDT Billboard chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring HIGH4, IU, Apink, Jay Park, BTS, 4Minute, PSY and more Like America has seen so many times via "American Idol," winning a TV singing competition can lead into a massively successful debut album. Brother-sister…

  19. Hank Cochran, Mac Wiseman, Ronnie Milsap Named Country Hall Inductees

    April 22, 2014 1:56 PM EDT The Country Music Hall of Fame announced the names of their 2014 class on Tuesday morning (Apr. 22), and the inductees reflect the diversity of the format's rich and varied history – with one of the format's all-time biggest artists who mined country with pop and R&B, a…

  20. The National Cancels Summer Concerts In Russia, Ukraine Over Political Crisis

    April 22, 2014 1:07 PM EDT The band was scheduled to play three concerts in the region in late July and early August. Add rock band the National to the list of musical acts canceling concerts in Russia and the Ukraine because of political unrest in the region. "Due to the ongoing political crisis in the region,…

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