1. Neil Young Quietly Releases Covers Album for Online Sale

    April 18, 2014 7:31 PM EDT Neil Young’s new covers album “A Letter Home” was quietly released for sale Friday without formal announcement. The album is out via Jack White’s Third Man Records online shop on 12-inch vinyl a day before Record Store Day. It will be sold through physical retailers for Saturday’s shopping…

  2. Stephen Colbert Comes To 'The Late Show,' and Jimmy Fallon Finally Finds a Music Rival

    April 11, 2014 3:25 PM EDT Following yesterday's announcement that Stephen Colbert will be inheriting "The Late Show" from David Letterman in 2015, "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon posted on Twitter , "I'd like to welcome the great @StephenAtHome to network late night and also…

  3. Chart Highlights: Coldplay Ties U2 For Most Adult Alternative Songs No. 1s

    April 07, 2014 3:35 PM EDT The band notches its 11th leader with 'Magic.' Plus, the Pretty Reckless makes its own historic move and new No. 1s for Zedd, J Balvin 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…

  4. Boys Noize & Spank Rock Talk Upcoming Projects: Watch

    March 31, 2014 4:44 PM EDT Boys Noize and Spank Rock are teaming up again, this time for the follow-up to Spank Rock's 2011 "Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar." While at this year's Ultra Music Festival, Boys Noize and Spank Rock shared details on their upcoming projects with…

  5. Charlie Daniels Does Dylan on New Album: 'He Doesn't Have Boundaries'

    March 24, 2014 5:12 PM EDT The country rock veteran played on three Dylan albums -- now, he's paying tribute with "Off The Grid: Doin' It Dylan' The names Bob Dylan and Charlie Daniels might not necessarily go together, but the southern rock giant says there is a definite tie between them. "…

  6. Paul Stanley Q&A: Kiss Frontman On 'Destructive' Childhood, New Book and Why the Rock Hall Is Like a 'Distorted Bar Mitzvah'

    March 11, 2014 10:50 AM EDT In April, Stanley embarks on a book tour for his memoir "Face the Music: A Life Exposed"… The rocker talks why he finally put his life on paper, the inaccuracies of Gene Simmons' own book, and what actually went down with the Rock Hall of Fame Few bands know how to celebrate…

  7. Shakira Returns With New Album, Steamy Rihanna Video, Country Duet: Cover Story

    March 07, 2014 12:40 PM EST It's late on a Wednesday afternoon, and a table in the foyer of Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood is laden with goodies: chocolate chip cookies, hummus and chips and a bottle of Patron Silver tequila with a card that reads, "Welcome back, Shakira!" But…

  8. Gloria Trevi, Kat Dahlia, La Marisoul & Leslie Grace Join the Billboard Latin Music Conference 'Divas Panel'

    March 04, 2014 11:00 AM EST Pop star Gloria Trevi, rapper Kat Dahlia, soulful songstress La Marisoul and bachata sensation Leslie Grace will appear live on stage together at the 25th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference. The conference, presented by State Farm, will feature the entertainers on April 23 during the…

  9. Casting Crowns Rock Live at Billboard, 'Thrive' as Christian Music's Biggest Band: Video

    March 03, 2014 2:08 PM EST Watch the band perform two songs, including "House of Their Dreams" from hit album "Thrive," at Billboard's studio. When a band is hammering out its record deal, it's not unusual to have the group's manager in the room and, likely, the act's…

  10. Demi Lovato Shimmers on Neon Lights Tour: Live Review

    March 02, 2014 11:28 AM EST Openers Little Mix and Fifth Harmony also offered highlights at the Camden, NJ performance. Demi Lovato's latest headlining tour is named after her latest Top 40 hit, the EDM-biting synth spectacle "Neon Lights" that reached a new peak at No. 38 on this week's Hot 100…

  11. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 2:30 PM EST No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. It did so by tapping the sound of classic R…

  12. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O & 'Frozen' Fight for Academy Awards Gold

    February 21, 2014 2:00 PM EST Pharrell has a No. 2 hit, the "Frozen" soundtrack reached No. 1, Karen O is the indie ‘It’ girl and U2 is... just cool. The Academy’s sleepy little Best Original Song category turns shockingly competitive and surprisingly commercial as the nominees open up about what they…

  13. U2 Talks Oscars, New Manager and Where They're Headed: 'We Don't Want to Be a Heritage Act'

    February 14, 2014 1:54 PM EST And the new album "won't be ready till it's ready," Bono says. "We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they'd better be good" Just after Finnegan's pub opens at noon on a blustery, rainy, intermittently…

  14. Paul McCartney's Top 10 Billboard Hits

    February 06, 2014 6:06 PM EST Paul McCartney is about as at home on the Hot 100 as an artist can be. From the Beatles' record-setting 71 singles on the Hot 100 chart to McCartney's nine post-Beatles No. 1s, his songs are all over the Billboard history books. The Beatles' 50 Biggest Billboard Hits Now, in…

  15. George Harrison's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    February 05, 2014 3:32 PM EST As we fondly remember the moment 50 years ago this week that the Beatles landed in American and performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show," we're also honoring each Beatle -- and today we celebrate George Harrison's 10 biggest Billboard hits, from his Beatle days to his…

  16. 'Frozen' Longest-Running No. 1 Film Soundtrack Since 2003

    February 05, 2014 11:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Frozen" holds steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week, fending off the surging "2014 Grammy Nominees" album at No. 2. The last theatrical film soundtrack to spend four weeks atop the chart was "Bad Boys II,"…

  17. Casting Crowns and Of Mice & Men Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    January 31, 2014 6:03 PM EST Casting Crowns and Of Mice & Men are both heading for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 chart next week. And for the latter, it'll be their best week ever. Industry sources suggest that Casting Crowns' latest album, Thrive, may sell around 75,000 copies by the end of the…

  18. Justin Bieber: What's Next?

    January 31, 2014 2:49 PM EST As one of music's top earners continues to struggle in public, Justin Bieber's label boss says it's time for an intervention. For a fleeting moment on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. ET seemed like an opportune time for Justin Bieber to premiere his latest music video, "…

  19. Sarah McLachlan Signs to Verve; New Album 'Shine On' Coming May 6

    January 30, 2014 3:15 PM EST The singer-songwriter will perform a new song on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan has signed with Verve Records and will release her eighth studio album -- titled "Shine On" -- May 6. Tonight (Jan. 30) the Lilith Fair founder will…

  20. 'Grammy Nominees' Album Aiming for First No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 29, 2014 7:20 PM EST Soundtrack to GRAMMY Awards could sell 85,000 copies to top the chart The long-running "Grammy Nominees" compilation series may nab its first No. 1 next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest that the new "2014 Grammy Nominees" compilation -- which…

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