1. Bob Dylan to Star in Super Bowl Ad

    January 29, 2014 10:45 AM EST As a new Super Bowl commercial for Chobani featuring Bob Dylan’s 1966 hit “I Want You” hit the web on Tuesday, Billboard has confirmed that another Dylan-related spot will be airing on Sunday, this time starring the man himself. Dylan will star in a new commercial for Chrysler, according to…

  2. The Cadillac Three Rise With 'The South,' Score Time on 'Nashville'

    January 28, 2014 6:49 PM EST With 2014 off and running, there's an exciting new sound on the airwaves of country radio – The Cadillac Three. How does the group describe their style? Lead vocalist Jaren Johnston calls it 'Country Fuzz.' He explained that terminology to Billboard saying, "That's…

  3. Video of Justin Bieber's Alleged Drag Race Surfaces Online: Watch

    January 24, 2014 8:18 PM EST Surveillance footage of Justin Bieber's alleged drag race with rapper Khalil Sharieff has found its way online. Footage taken early Thursday morning shows a yellow Lamborghini barreling down Miami Beach's Pine Tree Drive, followed by a red Ferrari and a black Cadillac Escalade. The…

  4. 7 Latin Artists/Festivals to Watch in 2014: Kat Dhalia, Carlos Santana and More

    January 24, 2014 2:50 PM EST The influence of all things bilingual and bicultural is being felt in the new acts coming down the Latin pipeline, with young talents making early waves on both sides of the sonic and language divide. Likewise, a slew of new festivals are mining unverntured territories throughout the…

  5. Katherine Alexander 'Kisses' Up to No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart; Juanes Returns

    January 10, 2014 9:31 AM EST Newcomer Katherine Alexander's debut single "Put It In a Kiss" bounds 5-1 on Latin Airplay, becoming the first chart-topper on the list by a female since Thalia reached the summit in May, 2013 with "Te Perdiste Mi Amor" featuring Prince Royce. Prior to Thalia, one…

  6. The Year In Pop: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde Take On The One Percent (Opinion)

    December 23, 2013 12:35 PM EST had its opulence anthems, but we sang along to "Thrift Shop" and "Royals" more loudly. Has hating the upper class ever been so cool in pop music? With America in post-"Occupy" mode, the middle class remains constantly suspicious of the wealthy. And…

  7. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorites Of 2013?

    December 20, 2013 8:15 PM EST Send in your picks for the best of 2013 to askbb@billboard.com. In the meantime, reader thoughts on Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Donna Summer As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  8. 10 Best Country Singles of 2013: 615 Picks

    December 19, 2013 1:30 PM EST Well, it's that time of year again: "Best Of" lists. Today, The 615 takes a look at some of the best singles that have been released to country radio this year. Our list reflects a mix of new and veteran artists, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and yes, at…

  9. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Breaks Record For Most Pop Songs No. 1s

    December 09, 2013 6:05 PM EST Eminem's 'The Monster,' on which she's featured, becomes her 11th leader, pushing her past Katy Perry (10) for the list's top total. Plus, new No. 1s for Icona Pop, Parmalee, tobyMac and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  10. Sammy Kershaw Talks 'Big Hits,' a Planned Blues Album and His 'Roots & Boots' Tour

    December 05, 2013 1:15 PM EST Sammy Kershaw revisits history a bit on his latest release, "Big Hits: Volume One." The veteran performer has re-cut many of his hits that he made famous some two decades ago for Mercury Records. He says he jumped at the opportunity. "The technology has changed so much in this…

  11. Britney Spears Makes Vegas Entrance

    December 04, 2013 1:39 AM EST Fire-breathers, contortionists, snake charmers and hunky dancers welcomed Britney Spears to the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Tuesday afternoon in a staged event kicking off the pop icon's two-year Las Vegas residency. One block of the Strip was briefly shut down as the star…

  12. Bubbling Under: Basic Vacation Gets To Work

    November 22, 2013 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Vice, Basic Vacation, the Cadillac Three and Jabo   BASIC VACATION Basic Vacation may have a leisure-themed name, but the pop/rock trio is…

  13. Carlos Santana to Release First Spanish Album on Sony Latin/RCA

    November 20, 2013 9:12 PM EST Live Concert Event to Air on HBO in Spring Carlos Santana will release his first-ever Spanish language album in early 2014, he announced in a press conference today at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The set, titled "Corazón," will be released jointly by RCA/Sony Latin Iberia, part…

  14. Chart Highlights: Cage The Elephant Returns To No. 1 On Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs

    November 11, 2013 7:30 PM EST Cage the Elephant hits No. 1 on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs, One Direction debuts on Pop Songs and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All…

  15. George Strait, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift Shine at CMA Awards

    November 06, 2013 11:41 PM EST The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards were held Wednesday on a rainy night in Nashville, but despite the weather, the spirit of the artists and fans was high as Music City held court for all the world to see. And, on a night when the future of the format was served, the big…

  16. Santana Announces New Album, Concert in Mexico

    October 24, 2013 4:20 PM EDT Carlos Santana will revisit his roots with a Dec. 14 concert in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he and his band will be joined by Juanes, Miguel, Gloria Estefan, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, and other guest artists in a celebration of his Latin heritage. The concert will preview music from Santana…

  17. 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…

  18. The Rascals Q&A: On Returning to Broadway and the Genius of Steven Van Zandt

    October 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT An announcement is expected soon that the Rascals will return to Broadway with their "Once Upon a Dream" show for a three-week run beginning Dec. 16. Before they do shows at the Marriott Marquis Theater, however, the four original members will be finishing up their first North…

  19. De La Tierra, Featuring Members from Sepultura & Maná, Release Single: Exclusive First Listen

    September 30, 2013 4:15 AM EDT Maná drummer Alex González, Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser, bassist Sr. Flavio from Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and Andrés Giménez, the singer and guitarist who led the Argentine band A.N.I.M.A.L. have unveiled the first single from their new metal side project De La Tierra. “Maldita…

  20. Lorde, 'Pure Heroine': Track-By-Track Review

    September 25, 2013 4:15 PM EDT LORDE "Pure Heroine" Lava/Republic Producer: Joel Little Release Date: Sept. 30 Ten months after floating out her debut EP online for free in her native New Zealand, Ella Yelich-O'Connor, the teenage singer-songwriter known as Lorde, has conjured an immense amount of…

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