1. CODE Picks of the Week: Groove Armada & Brodanse, Borgore & Victor Niglio and More

    November 08, 2013 5:18 PM EST Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section. Groove Armada & Brodanse featuring Cari Golden: “Sweat” [Armada Music]   Even run through several distortion effects, Golden…

  2. New Jenni Rivera Album, Tribute Concert Slated for December

    November 06, 2013 9:30 PM EST Plans to celebrate regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera with a new album and a tribute concert are under way one year after the singer died while working in Mexico. As previously reported in Billboard , Universal Music Latin Entertainment/Fonovisa is releasing a CD/DVD that will feature the…

  3. Justin Bieber Allegedly Caught Spraying Graffiti in Brazil

    November 06, 2013 8:04 PM EST The website of Brazil's biggest news outlet published photos Wednesday it says show pop star Justin Bieber spray painting graffiti on a wall. And it adds that police want to question him about it. The O Globo newspaper reported that photographers snapped photos of Bieber as he painted…

  4. Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare & Jack Clement Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    October 28, 2013 9:23 AM EDT It was among the last words he spoke during his remarks last night at the 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony, but Kenny Rogers might have summed up the lasting power of being inducted into the exclusive club. As he was talking about the pride he took in sharing the moment…

  5. CODE Picks of the Week: Sia, Diplo & The Weeknd, Alice Russell & Sam Sparro, and More

    October 04, 2013 5:53 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section. Sia featuring Diplo & The Weeknd: “Elastic Heart” [Republic] At first, Diplo kicks back on the decks for his volunteered spot…

  6. Jenni Rivera's Second Life: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Last year, Jenni Rivera made a vow to herself: 2013 was going to be her breakthrough moment. She was 43 and already a multimillionaire. As the biggest female artist in regional Mexican, she'd…

  7. Justin Bieber Not Charged for Alleged Threat Against Neighbor

    October 02, 2013 9:55 PM EDT Justin Bieber won't face criminal charges for allegedly threatening a neighbor who complained about his driving. City News Service says Los Angeles County prosecutors decided Wednesday that there's insufficient evidence to charge the pop star. A neighbor in Bieber's gated…

  8. Christina Aguilera Records Song for New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

    September 26, 2013 4:59 AM EDT Christina Aguilera will be on "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack. Titled "We Remain," the track joins the previously released, sweeping piano ballad "Atlas," written and performed specifically for the follow-up by British band Coldplay, as well as The…

  9. Latin Recording Academy and Eventus Join for Third Annual Acoustic Sessions

    September 20, 2013 3:26 AM EDT The Latin Grammy Acoustic Sessions, a series of invitation-only shows by well known Latin artists, will take place in five cities leading up to the Nov. 21 Latin Grammys.   On the night of Sept. 25, after Latin Grammy nominations are announced that morning, rock singer-songwriter Draco Rosa…

  10. Bruce Springsteen Sings in Spanish, Brings Tour to Argentina: Watch

    September 17, 2013 9:14 PM EDT Hear Springsteen's version of "Sólo le pido a Dios," a song he learned from late Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa. Bruce Springsteen has mustered his best Spanish in a tribute to the people of Argentina, posting an internet version of the song "I only ask of God…

  11. Village People's Victor Willis Wins Copyright Victory

    September 10, 2013 8:15 PM EDT The songwriter and his lawyers says he's won a closely watched copyright case and recovered the rights to 33 of his songs. Victor Willis, the lyricist and performer of such songs as "Y.M.C.A." and "In the Navy" with the Village People, says he's reclaimed the…

  12. Frankie Valli Q&A: Looking Back at 50 Years of The Four Seasons

    September 03, 2013 4:30 PM EDT There is a scene in the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" that represents the sustained success of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and their group, the Four Seasons, for more than 50 years. It portrays a pact made by Valli, the singer, and Gaudio, a founding performer who soon stepped…

  13. Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and Macklemore Rock Brooklyn at MTV VMAs 2013

    August 25, 2013 11:39 PM EDT The 2013 MTV VMAs kicked off Sunday night (Aug. 25) with its first edition in Brooklyn, and the corresponding star power was, understandably, tremendous, with the long-rumored 'N Sync reunion, plus big performances from Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars. Justin Timberlake was,…

  14. Nashville Legend 'Cowboy' Jack Clement Dead

    August 08, 2013 1:20 PM EDT "He became a giant figure in the business, establishing his own publishing company and recording studio" In a town where individuality might often be looked at as the exception rather than the rule, "Cowboy" Jack Clement was a true original who marched to the beat of…

  15. ‘Psych’ Star Dule Hill to join Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    July 25, 2013 12:29 AM EDT Dule Hill will be tapping into his dancing roots when he joins Broadway's "After Midnight," a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem. Producers said Wednesday the actor and trained tap dancer best known for starring in…

  16. Chart Highlights: Jonas Brothers, One Direction Debut On Pop Songs

    July 22, 2013 6:20 PM EDT The boy bands begin with new singles from forthcoming albums. Plus, new No. 1s for Robin Thicke, the Band Perry 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 debuts on the surveys listed below.…

  17. Marc Anthony, Natalie Cole Top Latin Charts

    July 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Reaching nine weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, Marc Anthony's "Vivir Mi Vida" sets the decade's record for a salsa song at No. 1. The group Son By Four holds the overall record for the 20-week run of their song "A Puro Dolor" in 2000.…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Kanye West Brings 'God' To Billboard Charts

    June 28, 2013 5:15 PM EDT A theological debate infuses the charts department this week. Meanwhile, Phillip Phillips, Pink and Plumb net more traditional chart honors One of the oddest discussions in memory took place among the members of the Billboard charts department this week. "Is God an artist?" Thanks…

  19. Slim Whitman, Yodeling Country Star, Dies at 90

    June 19, 2013 10:58 AM EDT Slim Whitman, one of country music's most unique song stylists of the past six decades, died of heart failure Wednesday at a Florida hospital, his family said. He was 90. With millions of records sold, Whitman's keen ability at yodeling and his high octave falsetto kept fans…

  20. Justin Bieber Hits Paparazzo With Ferrari

    June 18, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Newly released video shows Justin Bieber running into a photographer with his white Ferrari in Hollywood, but police say there was no crime and the injuries aren't life-threatening. Lt. Craig Valenzuela says Bieber's car collided with the person at 11:45 p.m. Monday on Sunset…

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