1. Randy Houser Talks 'Kiss' Success, Tees Up Next Single 'Like a Cowboy'

    April 17, 2014 9:21 PM EDT Randy Houser is in the midst of the hottest streak of his career. The Stoney Creek recording artist has notched back-to-back chart toppers with "How Country Feels" and "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," and with his latest, "Goodnight Kiss," sitting at No. 2 on the…

  2. 615 Spotlight: Mary Sarah Builds 'Bridges' With Country Icons (Song Premiere)

    April 16, 2014 5:17 PM EDT The Texas teen on collaborating with Ray Price, Dolly Parton, the Oak Ridge Boys and others on her upcoming album Texas-based performer Mary Sarah grew up with the "Opry." She would listen to the WSM radio show from time to time, but also that's where she honed her skills on…

  3. Zac Brown Shuffles Band Lineup, Announces Summer Tour

    April 15, 2014 6:35 PM EDT There’s a lot of excitement surrounding Zac Brown Band, and the reason is three-fold. The award-winning group has a new single, a new member, and will soon be embarking on a big summer tour. The group just released a new single to radio this week, "All Alright," which is from their …

  4. Future Islands Talks Coldplay & Foo Fighters Love and Hitting Coachella Stage

    April 15, 2014 5:33 PM EDT One of the most buzzed-about sets from an act without a top 10 album during weekend one of Coachella 2014 was Future Islands’ Saturday night stint at the Gobi stage. COACHELLA 2014: FULL COVERAGE “This is our first Coachella, festivals are still kind of new to us,’ frontman Sam Herring told…

  5. K-Pop Hot 100: Park Hyo Shin Edges Out Apink

    April 15, 2014 9:20 AM EDT Billboard chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring Mad Clown, Super Junior-M, B.A.P, Crayon Pop, 2NE1 and more. Male solo singer Park Hyo Shin clinches the No. 1 spot on the K-Pop Hot 100 this week with his new ballad "Wild Flower," dethroning last week's…

  6. K-Pop Legend Lee Sun Hee Breaks 5-Year Hiatus & Tops K-Pop Hot 100

    April 04, 2014 8:35 PM EDT Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring MBLAQ, 2NE1, Boyfriend, BIGBANG, Bro, Busker Busker and more. The queen of K-pop, Lee Sun Hee, broke her five-year hiatus from the scene with her massively-anticipated 15th album "Serendipity" on March 25. The excitement…

  7. Austin Mahone's Debut Album 'The Secret' Gets May Release Date

    April 04, 2014 10:27 AM EDT Austin Mahone's long-awaited debut album finally has an official title and release date, just in time for his 18th birthday today. "The Secret" will be shared on May 27, and following the album release, the pop star will embark on a North American headlining tour.   Mahone has…

  8. Jurassic 5 Announces Summer U.S. Tour

    March 31, 2014 9:29 PM EDT After reuniting in 2013 for a Coachella set and multiple tour dates internationally, Jurassic 5 is hitting the United States for its first American tour in nearly a decade. According to Consequence of Sound , the alt-hip-hop act will convene for a 20-date set across North America, in addition…

  9. K-Pop Hot 100: Soyou & Junggigo's 'Some' Ties All-Time Chart Record

    March 31, 2014 8:41 AM EDT Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring 2NE1, Lim Chang Jung, Orange Caramel, PSY, Lee Michelle and more. Soyou and Junggigo's monster hit "Some," featuring Lil Boi of Geeks, won't budge from the top as it spends its sixth week at No. 1 on the K-Pop…

  10. Pop Shop Picks: Allie X, Sia, CuckooLander & More

    March 21, 2014 4:21 PM EDT Pop Shop Picks is back! Each Friday, we'll showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up our speakers. These can include a brand-new song or something that's been simmering; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! Allie X, "Prime" Allie X had…

  11. SXSW 2014's 10 Must-See Shows: Lady Gaga, Skrillex, 50 Cent & More

    March 11, 2014 2:47 PM EDT As usual, SXSW has a lot to offer this year, with non-stop music taking over Austin, Texas through March 16. Deciding which concerts to hit is always a daunting task, but with the line-ups nearly solidified we're giving our intel on this year's 10 must-see SXSW shows. SXSW 2014:…

  12. Keith Urban Embarks on Raise 'Em Up Tour This Summer

    March 08, 2014 4:32 PM EST After concluding his judging gig on "American Idol," Keith Urban will hit the road in North America this summer -- with the Raise 'Em Up tour. According to Radio.com , Urban plans to play multiple shows in the United States and Canada beginning in July, with shows stretching to…

  13. Soyu & Junggigo's 'Some' Fends Off Top Idols for K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1

    March 07, 2014 7:15 PM EST Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring 2NE1, Girls' Generation, CNBLUE, Sunmi, TVXQ! and more. Even as the biggest idols return to the K-Pop chart -- and, for two, even the Billboard 200 -- Soyu Junggigo and Lil Boi's collaboration track refuses to budge from…

  14. Nell Stays Clever & Consistent on 'Four Times Around the Sun' Single, 'Newton's Apple' Album

    February 28, 2014 9:23 PM EST The critically-acclaimed four piece bring one of the strongest rock releases of the year In the midst of K-pop sensations like Girls' Generation, 2NE1, TVXQ! and CNBLUE going head-to-head with a slew of new releases this week -- read about them all at K-Town -- critically-acclaimed…

  15. TVXQ! Enchants With New Single 'Spellbound'

    February 27, 2014 10:41 PM EST The duo makes a strong case for 2014's best choreography in the accompanying video Just weeks after concluding promotions for K-Pop Hot 100 Top 10 smash "Something," K-pop royalty TVXQ! storms back on the scene with a follow-up single "Spellbound," off its…

  16. 'K-Pop Night Out' Returns for SXSW 2014 With HyunA, Jay Park & More

    February 24, 2014 7:30 PM EST Crying Nut, Nell, Kiha and the Faces, Idiotape and Jambinai will represent Korean rock and EDM at the world's premiere festival for new talent Following the success of 2013's inaugural "K-POP NIGHT OUT at SXSW,"  Korean Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) will again…

  17. SISTAR's Soyu & Junggigo Send 'Some' to No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100

    February 21, 2014 8:40 PM EST Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring BTS, S.M. The Ballad, Sung Si-Kyung, Ladies' Code, TVXQ! and more. It's a SISTAR-SISTAR switch at the top of the K-Pop Hot 100 this week. Just five months after member Soyou  topped the chart with her collaboration "…

  18. 15 K-Pop Songs to Add to Your Valentine's Day Makeout Playlist: 2NE1, SISTAR, 2PM & More

    February 13, 2014 9:40 PM EST Does language really matter here? Just in time for Valentine's Day, K-Town brings you 15 tracks sure to set the mood this holiday. It makes no difference if you speak Korean or even if you're a K-pop fan, the truth of the matter is: It's hard to resist sweet crooning or a…

  19. Billy Ray Cyrus, Buck 22 (Damon Elliott) in 'Achy Breaky' Update: Watch

    February 12, 2014 10:46 AM EST When Larry King opens your music video with breaking news about a UFO "transcending over Europe," you know it's gonna be, well, something. A rapper named Buck 22 enlisted the CNN alum to appear in a mind-boggling update of Billy Ray Cyrus' early-'90s classic "…

  20. TVXQ! Talks 'Tense' Album, 10 Years in K-Pop: Exclusive Video Interview

    February 04, 2014 11:31 PM EST After finishing a day of recording at K-pop music chart show "Music Core," TVXQ! invited Billboard to their label's Seoul offices for an exclusive video interview. The K-pop kings share the concept behind their jazzy hit "Something," favorite tracks off new album …

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