1. Sleater-Kinney Hits New High on Billboard 200 & Top Rock Albums

    January 30, 2015 10:28 AM EST Sleater-Kinney scores its highest rank on the Billboard 200 (No. 18) and starts at No. 4 on Top Rock Albums with its eighth full-length album, and first in nearly 10 years, No Cities to Love . The influential punk trio (Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein, also of Portlandia…

  2. Billboard Cover: Behind the Scenes With Katy Perry as She Rehearses for the Super Bowl -- 'The Biggest Event of My Career'

    January 30, 2015 9:00 AM EST Backstage at the top-secret rehearsals for the biggest gig in American showbiz, in a large, stuffy room marked "Wardrobe," a dozen or so half-naked female dancers wriggle into candy-colored, body-hugging costumes and pull on matching socks and sneakers. At the center of the action…

  3. Luke Bryan's 'Party' Still Rocking, Sam Hunt's Album Holds at No. 1

    January 29, 2015 5:15 PM EST Plus, moves for Keith Urban, Eric Church & the legendary Ralph Stanley. The party continues for Luke Bryan : The star banks his fourth leader on Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart from his 2013 album Crash My Party , as "I See You" rises 2-1. It's his ninth No. 1…

  4. 'Empire' Recap, Episode 4: 'False Imposition'

    January 29, 2015 3:58 PM EST Every episode of Empire makes me ask a lot of questions, some of them loudly at the television. I'm that type of TV viewer who talks to the screen. I know nobody on the show is about to break the fourth wall and turn in my direction to answer. Also, Twitter is a mess during that hour…

  5. Cellist Zoe Keating Opens Up on Her YouTube Battle: 'There's a Lot of Fear Out There'

    January 28, 2015 3:32 PM EST Update, Jan. 29, 2:58pm : YouTube reached out to Billboard to clarify some of Keating's statements in this interview. You can read that here . Zoe Keating  wants control of her music. A cellist based in Northern California, Keating has tried to be an unstoppable force while running…

  6. Spotify Partners with Sony to Launch Playstation-Based Music Service

    January 28, 2015 12:33 PM EST Spotify and Sony Network Entertainment International have partnered to launch PlayStation Music , allowing all 64 million PlayStation Network users to integrate their Spotify accounts, with their living room consoles.  Users can now import their Spotify settings to Playstations 3 and 4 and…

  7. Billboard Exclusive Premiere: Lost Kings Remix Imagine Dragons' 'I Bet My Life'

    January 26, 2015 3:03 PM EST Lost Kings are lost no longer. In December, the Los Angeles duo found a fitting home at Disruptor Management, joining breakout " #SELFIE " stars The Chainsmokers as the second artist on the Sony-affiliated agency's roster. Following official remixes of Dirty South 's …

  8. Swizz Beatz Throws Alicia Keys a 'House Party'-Themed Party

    January 26, 2015 12:43 PM EST Ain't no party like an "original cast of House Party" party. This past weekend, Swizz Beatz celebrated his wife Alicia Keys ' birthday by throwing her a House Party -themed "Pajama Jammy Jam." The cast of 1990 cult classic -- Kid 'N Play , neé Tisha…

  9. Exclusive: Gov't Mule Premiere 'Hottentot' From Long-Shelved 'Sco-Mule' Album

    January 26, 2015 11:30 AM EST When Gov't Mule paired with John Scofield during Sept. 1999 for a pair of shows in Georgia, Warren Haynes acknowledges it "was definitely a head-scratcher" for the Mule's then-burgeoning fan base. "I think there were some people in the audience that had no idea we…

  10. Bob Dylan Giving AARP Magazine Subscribers Free Copy of Latest Album

    January 25, 2015 10:54 PM EST One of the caveats attached by Bob Dylan to his one and only interview in support of new album Shadows in the Night was that 50,000 copies of the album, out Feb. 3, be freely distributed. And so, next week, that number of randomly chosen AARP The Magazine subscribers will receive something…

  11. Watch Aloe Blacc Discuss 'Wake Me Up' Success, His Thoughts on Social Media & More at Sundance

    January 25, 2015 12:34 PM EST Still riding high off the success of his vocal feature on Avicii 's "Wake Me Up," singer Aloe Blacc chatted with Billboard at Sundance 2015 about what's coming up next, performing with Lady Antebellum , and his thoughts on social media and music streaming. Click Here for…

  12. Watch a Bikini-Sporting Britney Spears Do Her Best Synchronized Swimming Moves

    January 22, 2015 3:12 PM EST Does  Britney Spears  have Olympic aspirations? The pop diva Instagrammed a video of herself in the pool Wednesday (Jan. 21) accompanied by an amusing caption: "Putting in work in preparation for my tryout for the US Synchronized Swimming team. Rio here I come..." Britney Spears …

  13. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  14. Exclusive: Grateful Dead to Reunite, Jam With Trey Anastasio for Final Shows

    January 16, 2015 9:30 AM EST In a match made in hippie heaven, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will join the four living original members of The Grateful Dead for three 50th-anniversary shows July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Dead's last performance with Jerry Garcia , who died in August 1995, was…

  15. Reba McEntire Returns to Hot Country Songs Chart

    January 15, 2015 5:00 PM EST After a three-year absence, Reba scores a career-high debut. Plus, moves for Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood & more. Reba McEntire scores a career-high bow at No. 28 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "Going Out Like That," her first single in more than three years…

  16. Sleater-Kinney on Their New Album and Upcoming Tour: 'It's Not a Reunion -- It's a Continuation'

    January 15, 2015 3:48 PM EST "We were a moving train -- we just pressed 'pause,'" says Sleater-Kinney singer-guitarist Carrie Brownstein, explaining why the beloved alt-rock trio broke up at the peak of its success and why it has reunited for its first album in 10 years, the excellent No Cities…

  17. Taylor Swift No. 1 on Artist 100 for 13th Week, Prince Royce Debuts

    January 15, 2015 11:50 AM EST Swift matches her total weeks on top to her favorite number. Plus, Prince Royce arrives thanks to the fast-building success of his first English-language hit. Taylor Swift continues atop the Billboard Artist 100 , upping her record total weeks at No. 1 to 13 (her favorite number, of course)…

  18. Concert Subscription Service Jukely Unlimited Opens for Business in L.A.

    January 15, 2015 2:20 AM EST Jukely Unlimited , a social concert app that gains members entry into a selection of venues and concerts with a monthly subscription fee, launches today (Jan. 15) in Los Angeles.  The Business Of...Million-Dollar Mega-Concerts The startup launched in beta last summer  as a concert…

  19. 'American Idol' Recap: Banjos, Accordions & 'Big Sexy' Rock Kansas City

    January 14, 2015 11:03 PM EST You know things are different on American Idol when a Golden ticket winner like Stephanie Gummelt references her love for Steve Perry , and we don't have Randy Jackson at the table to remind us all he played with him.  But viewers had a glimpse of the old days on Wednesday night's…

  20. Grammy-Nominated DJ Kaskade Signs New Multi-Year Residency with Las Vegas' XS and Encore Beach Club

    January 14, 2015 11:00 AM EST The EDM superstar will play more than 50 shows at XS and Encore Beach Club through January 2017. It's just two weeks into 2015 and superstar DJ Kaskade is already having a benchmark year. On Friday, Billboard announced that the Los Angeles-based producer had signed his first major…

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