1. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  2. Lea Michele, Ariana Grande Join Ryan Murphy's 'Scream Queens'

    January 17, 2015 2:19 PM EST Fox and Ryan Murphy are continuing their relationship with Glee star Lea Michele . 'Glee': Watch Lea Michele's Full Performance of 'Let It Go' Michele, True Blood alum Joe Manganiello, Abigail Breslin ( Little Miss Sunshine ), Keke Palmer ( Akeelah and the Bee ) and…

  3. U.S.-Cuba Musical Relations: A Timeline of Milestones

    December 19, 2014 5:15 PM EST Before President Obama's announcement Wednesday that the U.S. would be restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, there were five decades of a rocky musical relationship that displayed artistic triumphs, personal tragedies and the diplomatic power of music. See our timeline below: 1959 …

  4. Ariana Grande Lands a Big Voice Acting Role in Animated Film 'Underdogs'

    October 15, 2014 9:08 AM EDT Ariana Grande has been going nonstop since her new album My Everything debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in early September. The latest bump in her career is a leading voice-acting role in Underdogs , an animated family film happening at the Weinstein Company. According to The Wrap ,…

  5. Billboard Cover: Florida Georgia Line on Being ‘Professional Partiers,’ Haters and Hip-Hop

    October 10, 2014 9:00 AM EDT The banjo player has magenta highlights in his hair. The drummer is wearing sunglasses and a Motley Crue T-shirt. In the first song, there's a bass drop: The sound briefly stops, and when it storms back in, a meter at the sound board spikes to 120 decibels. Welcome to the 2014 version…

  6. Victoria Justice's Music Career: Why Ariana Grande's Co-Star Is Still Worth Watching

    August 19, 2014 2:50 PM EDT While Grande continues to score chart hits, Justice has struggled to kick-start a solo career. Here's why she shouldn't be counted out. To paraphrase William Carlos Williams , so much depends upon a debut single in modern pop music. Want proof? Look at the recent career trajectories…

  7. Billboard Cover: Ariana Grande on Fame, Freddy Krueger and Her Freaky Past

    August 15, 2014 9:00 AM EDT The “micromanaging workhorse” finally achieved her dream of becoming an R&B diva. Now, at 21, comes the hard part: conquering her fear of futuristic pop. Ariana Grande is easily mistaken for an old-school good girl. The singer wears Audrey Hepburn-style strapless gowns, travels…

  8. Ariana Grande's 'Sam & Cat' TV Show Canceled

    July 14, 2014 10:53 AM EDT "Sam & Cat," the Nickelodeon sitcom starring Ariana Grande, has been canceled after one season, the network confirmed on Sunday (July 13). The pop superstar wrote a lengthy note about the news on Sunday, expressing gratitude toward Nickelodeon, show-runner Dan Schneider…

  9. Mocking Mick Jagger's Losing World Cup Picks, A New Brazilian Tradition

    June 24, 2014 8:55 PM EDT The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger can't get no soccer satisfaction. In what's becoming something of a modern World Cup tradition, Brazilians are closely following every team the 70-year-old rock star supports with an eye at mocking him for apparently casting bad spells on his…

  10. 25 Great Gay Moments In Music

    June 10, 2014 1:24 PM EDT Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is today's defining civil rights issue, but the music world has always played a significant role in LGBT progress. We reflect on 25 musical moments that have been pivotal in advancing LGBT understanding, acceptance and…

  11. 2NE1, Spice Girls, Fifth Harmony Dominate Girl Group Week Readers' Poll

    May 02, 2014 5:31 PM EDT t.A.T.u. also pulls off two surprising victories in our Girl Group Week fan poll! As Billboard.com's Girl Group Week comes to a close, we wanted to reveal the results of our Girl Group Week Readers' Poll, which allowed pop fans to vote for their favorite girl group…

  12. Hot 100 March Madness 2014: Vote Now In The Finals!

    March 24, 2014 4:20 PM EDT Cast your vote for your favorite Top 5 single from the past year. And then there were two: Round 4 of Hot 100 March Madness has drawn to a close, and with only two Top 5 hits from the past year still standing from the original field of 32, it's time to decide which song will…

  13. Hot 100 March Madness 2014: Vote Now In The Final Four!

    March 19, 2014 5:03 PM EDT Cast your vote for your favorite Top 5 single from the past year. P!nk ended Lorde's fantasy, "Get Lucky" went down to "Timber" and Gaga couldn't stop Miley's wrecking ball: Round 3 of Hot 100 March Madness has come to a close, and this year's…

  14. 'The Voice' Recap: The Band Perry Drops By As Battle Rounds Begin

    March 18, 2014 12:05 AM EDT It's out with the blind auditions and in with the battle rounds on "The Voice," where coaches pair off their contestants and challenge them to out-sing the other in a sudden-death duet. Each coach invites a fellow musician for help as guest mentor, and also has the option to …

  15. Hot 100 March Madness 2014: Vote Now in Round 3!

    March 14, 2014 1:23 PM EDT k Cast your vote for your favorite Top 5 single from the past year. Miley Cyrus came in like a wrecking ball, Pharrell is no longer happy and Eminem barely squeaked by JT: the second round of Hot 100 March Madness 2014 has come to an end, with only eight Top 5 hits from the…

  16. Hot 100 March Madness 2014: Vote Now in Round 2!

    March 10, 2014 3:40 PM EDT Cast your vote for your favorite Top 5 single from the past year. Gaga trumped Katy, Avicii woke up and defeated Beyonce, and "Timber" didn't fall: the first round of Hot 100 March Madness 2014 has come to a close, with 16 Top 5 hits from the past year moving on from…

  17. Notorious B.I.G.'s 15 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 09, 2014 2:45 PM EDT Today (March 9) marks 17-years since The Notorious B.I.G.'s untimely death, but the celebrated MC continues to live on through his music. You can hear his influence on every other rapper in the game. And Biggie not only left a mark on fans and fellow hip-hip artists, but also on the…

  18. Parahoy! Day 2: Tegan & Sara Showcase 'Heartthrob'

    March 09, 2014 10:07 AM EDT "I feel like we're at Coachella but on the ocean," gushed Tegan Quin Paramore didn't perform on the first full day at sea (and second overall) of Parahoy! but their supporting cast and plenty of maritime amusements kept the three thousand or so fans in a (mostly) angst…

  19. Hot 100 March Madness 2014: Vote Now in Round 1!

    March 03, 2014 2:55 PM EST Cast your vote for your favorite Top 5 single from the past year. Billboard.com Hot 100 March Madness is back! The annual twist on the college basketball tournament bracket is now in its third year, and once again, we're asking pop fans to vote for their favorite recent hits…

  20. 'The Voice': Usher Talks Cee Lo's Departure, a 'Feistier' Shakira

    February 24, 2014 8:45 PM EST Even in press conferences, Usher puts his leg up. "Why does your leg have to go north, wherever you are?" asked Carson Daly after a screening of the season premiere of "The Voice" at New York City's Bryant Park Hotel on Monday afternoon. The singer wore shades of gray…

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