1. Demi Lovato Unveils Racing 'Let It Go' From 'Frozen' Soundtrack: Listen

    October 21, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Demi Lovato is in the midst of promoting "Neon Lights," the latest single from her "Demi" album, but the pop singer has taken a quick detour for the benefit of a Disney soundtrack. Lovato's version of "Let It Go," from the upcoming film "Frozen,"…

  2. Scotty McCreery On The Ride for Album No. 2: It ‘Pretty Much Has To Be My Wave Now’

    October 18, 2013 3:31 AM EDT Scotty McCreery rode his 2011 "American Idol" win to a platinum album and several new artist awards. With his second album, "See You Tonight," McCreery says his career is now in his hands alone. "We have been off the show for 2 1/2 years," the 20-year-old said.…

  3. David Bowie Declared Britain’s Best-Dressed

    October 17, 2013 5:49 AM EDT It’s official: David Bowie is the best dressed Briton in history. The chameleonic singer has topped out a poll conducted by the BBC History Magazine . Indeed, he collected 48.5% of all votes, reaffirming he’s as popular -- and cool -- as ever. Bowie’s knack for fashion has been a hallmark…

  4. Jeff Beck Exploring Middle East on Next Album, Talks Stalled Rod Stewart Project

    October 11, 2013 2:30 PM EDT The legendary guitarist, currently on the road with Brian Wilson, talks next album and offers a sharp assessment of Stewart: "He prefers (soccer), and maybe that's the problem. I'm not holding my breath" Noting that he "could easily do a rock album, but so could a…

  5. Haim's 'Days Are Gone' Wins U.K. Chart Battle, Justin Timberlake No. 2

    October 07, 2013 7:16 AM EDT In two of the closest finishes in recent chart history, Haim’s “Days Are Gone” album (Polydor/Universal) debuted at No. 1 and OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” (Interscope/Universal) climbed 3-1 on the singles chart Oct. 6 to give each act its first U.K. No. 1. The Haim album had been second…

  6. Ask Billboard: The #PraiseTheLorde Edition

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As 'Royals' reaches the top of the Hot 100 this week, readers weigh in for an-all Lorde 'Ask Billboard' mailbag. 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…

  7. Krewella Livens Up Dance Charts

    October 04, 2013 10:56 AM EDT The group’s new album arrives as its new single scale Dance/Electronic Songs.  Plus Zedd, Yoko Ono, Empire of the Sun and Katy Perry score chart victories. The first full-length album from EDM trio Krewella, “Get Wet,” debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums (and No. 8 on the Billboard…

  8. After School Go to Disco 'Heaven' in New Japanese Single

    October 01, 2013 8:15 PM EDT The girl group take a cue from Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" in their latest Japanese release. K-pop girl group After School releases its new single for the Japanese market, "Heaven," on Wednesday (Oct. 2). After snagging a Top 10 K-Pop Hot 100 hit with the R&B-pop…

  9. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Returns, Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock, Yandel Leads Latin Airplay

    September 30, 2013 5:50 PM EDT Rihanna extends her mark for the most Pop Songs visits, Fitz and the Tantrums take over atop two rock tallies and Yandel leads Latin Airplay, while duo partner Wisin debuts with his own track Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find…

  10. David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Gets 3-CD Reissue

    September 30, 2013 7:30 AM EDT David Bowie’s Mercury Prize-nominated album "The Next Day" will be reissued next month as a three-disc collector’s edition with a handful of previously-unreleased tracks. The set, called “The Next Day Extra,” includes the original 14-track CD, a 10-track CD of bonus tracks and a…

  11. New York City Opera Plans For Bankruptcy If Cash Can’t Be Raised

    September 27, 2013 1:23 AM EDT New York City Opera could be sounding its final note this weekend - at least for a while. The 70-year-old company says it plans to file for bankruptcy and scrap the bulk of its 2013-14 season unless it somehow manages to reach its fundraising goal, which it admitted is not likely. "The…

  12. Kings of Leon Talk 'Mechanical Bull' Track-By-Track

    September 23, 2013 4:14 PM EDT Kings Of Leon have put together a striking album in "Mechanical Bull," one that melds the most appealing aspects from a decade of evolution. The powerful, diverse record, which drops Sept. 24, showcases the elements KOL do best: turn-on-a-dime tempo changes, mysterious,…

  13. Woody Guthrie's Hometown to Rebuild Singer's Boyhood Home

    September 14, 2013 9:03 PM EDT When Woody Guthrie's dilapidated boyhood home was ordered torn down in the late 1970s, the demolition reflected the strained relationship between conservative Oklahoma and the native son famous for his folk singing and progressive politics. Those tensions persisted for more than a…

  14. David Bowie Nominated for Britain's Mercury Prize

    September 12, 2013 8:44 AM EDT “The Next Day” may yet be remembered as David Bowie’s “award winning” comeback album. The Thin White Duke’s latest set is one of 12 albums nominated for Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize. It’ll face competition with Arctic Monkeys’ “AM,” Disclosure’s “Settle,” Foals’ “Holy Fire,” James…

  15. David Bowie Concert Comeback (Not) In the Cards

    September 03, 2013 4:31 AM EDT Updated 1:45PM -- Arthur Fogel, Live Nation's CEO of global touring, has confirmed to Billboard that earlier reports of Bowie's live return are, to paraphrase, completely inaccurate. Not that that stops us hoping regardless. Now that David Bowie is back in fashion with a new…

  16. Nine Inch Nails, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar and More Close Made In America Festival 2013

    September 02, 2013 11:20 AM EDT In spite of a not-so-packed crowd, Nine Inch Nails rocked as legends do. Wiz Khalifa, Calvin Harris, Solange and more wrapped the festival as well. It's difficult to overstate just how scarce the crowd was at Nine Inch Nails' headlining performance at the Budweiser Made in America…

  17. 'Boardwalk Empire Volume 2' Soundtrack: Exclusive Album Premiere

    August 27, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Following up the Grammy-winning soundtrack to "Boardwalk Empire," HBO's acclaimed series about 1920s Atlantic City, gave the show's music guru a chance to reward fans with a "cornucopia of musical gems" from that era, which was then evolving into the jazz…

  18. Ask Billboard: Who's Sold More, Katy Perry Or Lady Gaga?

    August 23, 2013 11:05 AM EDT What else would we talk about this week? Plus, more tributes following Madonna's birthday and hits that have made second encores on Billboard charts As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  19. Jurors Get Glimpse Behind the Curtain of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Sessions

    August 12, 2013 12:39 AM EDT Nearly four years ago, audiences got their last look at Michael Jackson in the top-grossing concert film of all time, "This Is It." Tens of millions worldwide saw a seemingly healthy and confident performer sing and glide across a rehearsal stage as he prepared for his ill-fated…

  20. Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli Walk Up for ‘Boardwalk Empire Volume 2’

    August 08, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli and Rufus Wainwright are among the big names who’ve recorded cover songs for “Boardwalk Empire Volume 2.” The album arrives next month ahead of season four of HBO’s hit series. New York Dolls’ David Johansen, St. Vincent, Neko Case and The National…

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