1. Chart Highlights: Selena Gomez 'Get's New No. 1 On Dance/Club Play Songs

    July 01, 2013 3:05 PM EDT The singer ties for the fastest climb to No. 1 on the ranking since 2000 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard…

  2. Jay-Z Announces New Album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail,' In Samsung Commercial

    June 16, 2013 9:42 PM EDT 0 The rapper's album debuts on July 4 Rap fans rejoice: Jay-Z will release a new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," on July 4. The icon announced the news through a Samsung commercial which played during tonight's (June 16) NBA Finals Game 5 (Miami Heat vs. San…

  3. Michael Jackson Refused Help for Painkillers

    May 03, 2013 9:10 AM EDT Michael Jackson's mother sat in court Thursday as a police detective testified that she told him the family had tried drug interventions for the singer, believing he was addicted to painkillers. But Detective Orlando Martinez said Katherine Jackson told him her son refused any help,…

  4. Michael Jackson's Private Life, Final Day on Display in Civil Trial

    April 30, 2013 9:37 PM EDT A paramedic on the scene the day of the King of Pop's death testified in the Tuesday trial proceedings. Jurors in the civil case between Michael Jackson's mother and concert giant AEG Live got another glimpse of the singer's private life on Tuesday through the eyes of a…

  5. Jay-Z and Beyonce's Cuba Trip Was Legal, But Questions Linger

    April 10, 2013 2:39 AM EDT Was Beyonce and Jay-Z's anniversary trip a holiday in Havana or a spectacular show of America's "People to People" Cuba policy in action? Thousands of American musicians and music industry personnel have visited Cuba over recent decades. In 1999, more than thirty…

  6. Wavefront Festival Reveals Lineup With Diplo, Jus†ice and Others

    April 02, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Chicago music festival also announces a partnership with Citibank Private Pass Wavefront Music Festival, a three-day electronic music event on Chicago's Montrose Beach July 5-7, will feature diverse headliners like Jus†ice, Diplo, and Nicolas Jaar, Billboard has learned. The music…

  7. Chris Brown Debuts 'Fine China' Video: Watch

    April 01, 2013 10:16 AM EDT 'You'll see me taking care of the girl, doing gentlemanly things -- showing another side of me. I know my female audience sees it.' - the singer says Chris Brown pulls out all the moves in the video for his latest, "Fine China." The Sylvain White co-directed…

  8. Lil Wayne's Seizure Had 'Nothing to Do With Drugs,' Says Birdman

    March 18, 2013 6:50 PM EDT "He'll be home soon," the Cash Money CEO tells Hot 97's Angie Martinez Lil Wayne had a single seizure caused by stress, not drugs, and will soon be leaving an L.A. hospital where he's been for nearly a week, Birdman said on Monday in a radio interview aimed directly…

  9. CODER Crew's Picks of the Week: Little Freaky Things, Iggy Azalea and More

    March 08, 2013 1:33 PM EST Each Friday, the CODE crew will review their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Today CODE premieres an exclusive stream from Little Freaky Things. Little Freaky Things, “Nightfall” (Donovan's…

  10. Kanye West Calls Lil Wayne 'Number One Rapper,' Talks Being 'Givenchy Kanye'

    March 05, 2013 8:41 PM EST The hip-hop star called into Hot 97 for a rare interview after landing at No. 7 on a Hottest MCs list. Kanye West has been sharing his feelings on stage recently , but the hip-hop star called into Hot 97 for a rare discussion after landing at No. 7 on MTV's Hottest MCs in the Game list. …

  11. 'Harlem Shake': The Making and Monetizing of Baauer's Viral Hit

    February 15, 2013 9:25 AM EST   Baauer's "Harlem Shake" still has quite a ways to go before it becomes the next "Gangnam Style” in terms of total views, but the track became an unexpected viral smash last week at levels not seen since PSY’s American invasion -- and it's already climbing up the…

  12. 50 Cent's Evolution: How His Past Is Hurting His Future

    February 06, 2013 5:05 PM EST The rapper has disrupted his sonic evolution by choosing to relive the past instead of exploring -- and speaking candidly about -- the present. Despite his physique, 50 Cent is no longer the giant he once was. With every piece of music released, from his debut album "Get Rich Or Die…

  13. 'American Idol' Recap: Adam Sanders & Papa Peachez Shock the Judges

    January 31, 2013 9:11 AM EST "American Idol" rolled into two different cities during Wednesday night’s auditions – San Antonio and Long Beach. The differences between the two? Location, certainly. But beyond that, the episode presented two locations that produced very similar talent, in that the talent was,…

  14. Docs on Beatles Secretary, Napster to Premiere at SXSW

    January 15, 2013 8:00 AM EST The world premiere of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," which stars Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as superstar Las Vegas magicians, will be the opening night film at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival on March 8 in Austin, Texas.   Directed by Don Scardino, the cast includes…

  15. 'The Voice' Final Six Talk Song Choices: Watch Latest Performances

    December 04, 2012 3:35 PM EST The six finalists on "The Voice" got their first chance to perform two songs in one show and four of them took similar plans of attack: Perform one song in strict accordance with the original and tweak the other by altering the tempo and arrangement. Naturally, there were mixed…

  16. 'The Voice' Scores Hit With Cassadee Pope's 'Over You'

    November 28, 2012 3:35 PM EST A song from the "The Voice" is in the top 10 on the Hot Digital Songs chart for the first time since the first season's finale in June 2011. Coincidentally, the four artists with the highest charting songs were the first four to learn they were safe on the Nov. 27 episode.…

  17. Ricky Martin Saying Goodbye to 'Evita'

    November 27, 2012 3:35 PM EST Ricky Martin fans have until the end of January to see the pop superstar in Broadway's "Evita." Martin will play his final performance as Che in the current revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical portrait of Eva Perón on January 26. Argentine actress Elena Roger, who…

  18. Chart Highlights: Miguel's 'Adorn' Ties For Year's Longest Rule On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    November 19, 2012 5:15 PM EST Plus, new holiday favorites debut on AC and Calvin Harris tops Dance/Club Play Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on…

  19. Cee Lo Green Invites 'Voice' Singers to Spread Christmas Cheer

    October 05, 2012 7:58 PM EDT Nearly 20 of Cee Lo Green 's former "Voice" team members will participate in his Christmas TV special to help publicize his upcoming holiday album. "I have truly kept my word and remained committed to everyone," Green told a group of media gathered Friday afternoon on…

  20. Bubbling Under: Vicci Martinez's Voice Reaching Radio

    July 13, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Vicci Martinez, Cheyenne Jackson, Miss Willie Brown and the FiNATTiCZ Vicci Martinez Pop singer/songwriter Vicci Martinez…

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