1. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Macklemore to Headline Inaugural Jingle Ball National Tour

    October 12, 2013 11:10 AM EDT The celebration of all things pop and Christmas will hit 12 U.S. cities -- and the CW Network -- in December. Jingle Ball, the annual Christmas celebration hosted by such pop stations as New York's Z100 and Los Angeles' KIIS-FM, is taking its superstar lineup on the road. As…

  2. Tyler Farr, Luke Bryan Dominate Country Charts

    October 10, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Farr launches on Top Country Albums at No. 2, while Bryan leads Hot Country Songs for an eighth week So Farr, so good: Tyler Farr becomes the third newcomer this year to debut at No. 2 or higher on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as "Redneck Crazy" arrives with 29,000…

  3. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  4. The Dismemberment Plan on 'Uncanney Valley' and Their 'Shocking' Reunion Success

    September 26, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The indie rock cult heroes, back with their first album since 2001, talk staying alive online and leaving their "alienation" behind. When the Dismemberment Plan turned off the lights a decade ago, the Washington, D.C. indie act didn't expect to come back to a packed house. …

  5. George Strait, Miranda Lambert Added to George Jones Tribute Concert

    September 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT More star wattage has been added to the upcoming sold-out tribute concert for the late, great George Jones.  The country singer's widow, Nancy Jones, announced on Monday morning that George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba McEntire, and Alabama will all perform…

  6. Replacements Reunion, Fall Out Boy & Blink-182 Highlight Chicago's Riot Fest

    September 16, 2013 9:42 AM EDT Beloved rockers tear through second gig in 22 years to close out 3-day fest The ninth annual Riot Fest rocked hard this past weekend at Chicago's spacious Humboldt Park, carnival-oriented punk and indie rock festival's home for the second consecutive year. From old school acts…

  7. Blink-182 Rock Brooklyn Club Gig: Live Review

    September 12, 2013 2:35 PM EDT A rare, sweat-drenched rock show with Mark, Tom, and Travis Blink-182 are big enough to rock the Barclays Center, but swinging through Brooklyn last night, they had something else in mind. The Music Hall of Williamsburg is usually reserved for buzz bands, established indie acts, and…

  8. Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Setlist Poll: Vote For The Essential Songs

    September 09, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Choose the five songs you think Bruno should perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in February. Bruno Mars has officially been announced as the headliner of the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show, and despite only having two solo albums to his name, the 27-year-old has more than…

  9. Travi$ Scott Talks Working With Kanye West, Jay Z; Performs Two Songs

    August 29, 2013 3:55 PM EDT Travi$ Scott has had one hell of a year. The rapper and producer, born in Houston, Texas, has worked on two Billboard 200 No. 1 albums this year: Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" and Kanye West's "Yeezus." Photos: Travi$ Scott Billboard Session Apart from…

  10. Judas Priest Hell Bent for Rock Fantasy Camp's First Metal Edition

    August 26, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Rob Halford talks Vegas and the legendary band's next album: "It's heavy. It's something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with" Rob Halford is curious to see who -- and what -- turns up in Las Vegas early next year when he and his Judas Priest bandmates…

  11. Ellie Goulding’s 'Burn' Continues Its Hot Run On U.K. Singles Chart, Richard & Adam Keep 'Dream' Alive

    August 26, 2013 4:19 AM EDT Classical vocalist brothers Richard & Adam’s “The Impossible Dream” (Sony Music CG) became the longest-running No. 1 of the year on the U.K. artist album chart Sunday (Aug. 25), by moving into a fourth week at the summit. Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” (Polydor/Universal) started a second week…

  12. Lady Gaga's 'Applause' Hits No. 1 on Dance Chart

    August 23, 2013 10:52 AM EDT The lead single from Gaga's "ARTPOP" lands at the top spot. Lady Gaga zooms from No. 16-1 on Dance/Electronic Songs with “Applause,” riding enormous gains all around. Her 15-spot leap is the most in the eight month history of the Dance/Electronic Songs chart, beating the 12-1…

  13. Strange Talk Heads To America: Australian Band Preps U.S. Album Release

    August 19, 2013 2:05 PM EDT Singer Stephen Docker talks about self-producing the group's debut album and bringing electronica to a rock label. Stateside fans of stylish alt-pop acts like Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy and Royksopp will be getting very familiar with Strange Talk over the next six months. The…

  14. 'Magna Carta' Producer Wandagirl, 16, Working on a 'Banger' for Drake

    August 14, 2013 9:40 AM EDT At just 16 years-old, Canadian-Nigerian producer Ebony "Wondagirl" Oshunrinde is already making a name for herself. After defeating 32 aspiring producers to win the 2012 Battle of the Beatmakers challenge, held in Oshunrinde's native Toronto, the budding beat Betty created…

  15. Michelle Obama Cooking Up Hip-Hop Health Compilation

    August 13, 2013 9:39 PM EDT Jordin Sparks, Matisyahu Ariana Grande and more will appear on the "Songs for a Healthier America" compilation. A new hip-hop compilation is getting a sign-off from the First Lady. Michelle Obama is the honorary chairwoman of the Partnership for a Healthier America, which is…

  16. 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…

  17. Kanye West Creates New Trailer for Lindsay Lohan Film, 'The Canyons'

    August 02, 2013 5:04 PM EDT In collaboration with his multimedia company DONDA, Kanye West has created a new version of the trailer for the Bret Easton Ellis-written movie, "The Canyons." West worked with Nate Brown on the re-editing of the trailer, and created new music for the trailer’s soundtrack with…

  18. Randy Travis Discharged from Hospital Following Heart Failure, Stroke

    July 31, 2013 8:37 PM EDT The country star has been released three weeks after his arrival at the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. Country music star Randy Travis is out of the hospital three weeks after he was admitted with congestive heart failure and later suffered a stroke. A statement Wednesday says Travis has been…

  19. George Jones: 'Amazing Grace' Album Set

    July 31, 2013 12:23 PM EDT In 2002, George Jones coaxed legendary producer Billy Sherrill out of retirement to record a collection of Gospel favorites. Eleven years later, and mere months after the legendary singer's death, "Amazing Grace" will be released on Bandit Records on Sept. 10. The singer died…

  20. Cole Swindell Rides 'Chillin' It' to Label Deal

    July 23, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Success of Georgia native's independent debut single leads to pact with Warner Bros. Country newcomer Cole Swindell recently recalled his first concert experience was Randy Travis. The singer was one of his earliest influences, as he recalled yesterday to Billboard. "Growing up,…

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