1. Mike Will Made It: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 09, 2013 12:10 PM EDT How the man behind Kanye West's "Mercy" and Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" became the hottest producer in the Game PatchWerk Recording Studios is housed in a light gray concrete bunker tucked behind a busy McDonald's on a tight corner on Atlanta'…

  2. Robin Thicke Mulls His Next Move: 'A Country Album, A Christmas Album, A Gospel Album?'

    August 09, 2013 12:24 AM EDT Robin Thicke is enjoying a pop culture moment with the upbeat Marvin Gaye-esque single "Blurred Lines," but the song didn't click with his record label when he previewed it last summer. "The record company didn't get it. They didn't even pay for the video.…

  3. A$AP Ferg Previews 'Trap Lord' In NYC: First Listen

    August 06, 2013 12:43 PM EDT A$AP Ferg is a self-proclaimed "Trap Lord." So it made sense that last night (August 5) the restaurant at NYC's The Darby had been turned into a sanctuary for a listening party of Ferg's debut album, "Trap Lord." A$AP Ferg stickers and lit candles adorned…

  4. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  5. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  6. Robin Thicke, 'Blurred Lines': Track-By-Track Review

    July 30, 2013 11:20 AM EDT Long a staple in the R&B world, Robin Thicke entered 2013 as an artist on the outer reaches of the pop landscape. While he wasn't entirely unknown to pop fans, considering he's had four singles crack the Hot 100, all to often he was known, rather condescendingly, as a poor…

  7. Pop Shop Picks: The 1975, Lorde, Justin Timberlake & More

    July 26, 2013 4:25 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! Apologies for the lack of…

  8. Maroon 5 Ties Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs Records

    July 22, 2013 1:15 PM EDT The group matches the mark for the most Adult Pop Songs No. 1s, as well as Pop Songs top 10s among groups, with 'Love Somebody' Maroon 5 ties the record for the most No. 1s in the 17-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart, as "Love Somebody…

  9. Chris Brown Releases Nicki Minaj-Assisted 'Love More': Listen

    July 22, 2013 11:31 AM EDT Chris Brown gave us a sample of his Nicki Minaj-assisted song, "Love More," at this year's BET Awards. And now, he’s given us the full record. Raunchy and sure to be a club favorite, "Love More" is the latest single off of Brown's forthcoming album, "X.…

  10. Jay Z & Justin Timberlake In Playful Mood As 'Legends of the Summer' Tour Kicks Off in Toronto

    July 18, 2013 6:11 AM EDT The "Holy Grail" stars dedicate their encore song ("Young Forever") to Trayvon Martin For the first stop of Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s co-headlining Legends of the Summer stadium tour in North American, the pair’s packed-to-the-hilt concert at Toronto’s Rogers…

  11. Robin Thicke Tops Hot 100 For Sixth Week; Jay Z, Justin Timberlake Debut In Top 10

    July 17, 2013 1:25 PM EDT "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, matches the year's longest reign. Plus, Jay Z blasts in at No. 8 with "Holy Grail," featuring Justin Timberlake Robin Thicke racks a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines,"…

  12. Ask Billboard: Any News On Britney Spears' New Album?

    July 16, 2013 11:15 AM EDT This week's mailbag looks at when we might expect Spears' next full-length, how big a radio hit Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' could be, Miley Cyrus' career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  13. Justin Timberlake Releases 'Take Back The Night' Single: Listen

    July 12, 2013 12:26 PM EDT Part 2 of "The 20/20 Experience" due out on September 30. Justin Timberlake has unveiled the lead single to Part 2 of "The 20/20 Experience," as the full audio of "Take Back The Night" was posted to YouTube on Friday (July 12) at noon ET. As previewed in a…

  14. Robin Thicke on Wife's Impact on 'Blurred Lines,' Not Touring America Until 2014

    July 09, 2013 10:20 AM EDT Thicke says he and his camp "plan to take our time" before touring in earnest to support the new album, out July 30 Robin Thicke says his home life provided a bit of quality control for his forthcoming album "Blurred Line," which has already spawned a Billboard 100…

  15. Jay-Z's Impromptu Twitter Q&A: 10 Things We Learned

    July 08, 2013 7:10 PM EDT Jay-Z's highly anticipated "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album officially hits shelves tomorrow (July 9). As we've reported, it's rollout and release has been a bit unconventional , with Jay creating "new rules." This afternoon he surprised his nearly 2.7…

  16. Poll: What's The Best 'Song Of The Summer' of the Past 10 Years?

    July 08, 2013 3:45 PM EDT 0 Vote now for the biggest summer jams from 2003 to 2012! With Independence Day now squarely in the rearview, this year's Songs Of The Summer chart -- based on cumulative performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart from Memorial Day to Labor Day -- is (ahem) heating…

  17. Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': Track-By-Track Review

    July 04, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail," which became available thrugh the Samsung app (but also leaked elsewhere) late last night, is a lot to get through on a holiday... and not just if you have a Samsung phone. (Samsung users faced difficulties when downloading the album at…

  18. Justin Timberlake Admires Naked Women in NSFW 'Tunnel Vision' Video: Watch

    July 03, 2013 6:39 PM EDT Hey, did you know that the biggest song in the country has a music video that features clothed men gazing upon multiple topless women? Justin Timberlake sure does, and for his music video for "The 20/20 Experience" single "Tunnel Vision," which was released on Wednesday …

  19. Jay-Z Reveals Track Listing For 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' Via Scavenger Hunt

    June 22, 2013 11:58 PM EDT Days after Samsung's unprecedented deal with Jay-Z was detailed in Billboard's latest cover story , more details are seeping out about Hova's latest studio album. Today (June 22), the track listing from "Magna Carta Holy Grail" was revealed via a scavenger hunt held…

  20. Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' & 8 Examples of Female Pop Stars Recruiting Hip-Hop Producers

    June 19, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Before Miley & Mike WiLL, there was Britney & the Neptunes and Nelly & Timbaland. We explore the pop-rap history. As big a single as the recently released "We Can't Stop" looks to be for Miley Cyrus -- debuting at No. 11 on this week's Hot 100 chart, an…

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