1. Britney Spears Reveals 'Britney Jean' Tracklist

    November 12, 2013 8:35 PM EST Britney Spears has revealed the full tracklist for the standard and deluxe versions of upcoming album "Britney Jean" through her Twitter account. According to the pop star, she decided to reveal the list of songs Tuesday night (Nov. 12) after what she calls "sneaky hackers…

  2. Stevie Wonder Speaks Out, Bono Surprises at Global Citizen Festival

    September 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT An impassioned speech on guns by Wonder and slick sets by Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings of Leon highlight a day of doing right in Central Park Stevie Wonder made believers out of a youthful crowd of 60,000-plus at the Global Citizen Festival , held Saturday in New York City's…

  3. Kelly Clarkson, Will.i.am to Announce American Music Awards Nominees

    September 27, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Pop music superstars Kelly Clarkson and Will.i.am are set to announce the nominees for the 2013 American Music Awards, at a pair of events in New York City on Oct. 10. The pair will reveal nominations in five key categories live on ABC's "Good Morning America" around 8:30 a…

  4. Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson Named Fourth Coach of 'The Voice U.K.'

    September 19, 2013 6:15 AM EDT Ricky Wilson, lead singer of British band Kaiser Chiefs, will fill the fourth coach position on BBC One’s The Voice UK when it returns for its third season here in January, completing the show’s revamped lineup. The U.K. public broadcaster announced the news Thursday after adding Kylie…

  5. From 'Harlem' (Shake) To (Bruno) Mars, 2013 Hasn't Been Half-Bad

    July 02, 2013 12:40 PM EDT As we begin the second half of 2013, a look back at some of the most notable chart feats from January through June You've already weighed in on your favorites of the first six months of 2013 in Billboard.com's mid-year awards poll . Let's see how your picks matched up with…

  6. Pharrell Williams Wants Judge To Rule on Trademark Dispute

    July 02, 2013 5:30 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams wants a judge to rule that a trademark for his "I am OTHER" company is not infringing on Will.i.am's "I AM" trademark. Pharrell filed legal papers Monday in federal court in Manhattan. He's seeking a declaratory judgment of…

  7. Tom Odell, Icona Pop Debut Atop U.K. Charts; Glastonbury Festival Sparks Sales Lifts

    July 01, 2013 4:57 AM EDT Tom Odell, the British singer-songwriter who won the Critics’ Choice title at the 2013 BRIT Awards, opened at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (June 30) with his debut set “Long Way Down” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Meanwhile, Swedish duo Icona Pop’s international hit …

  8. Will.i.am Sues Pharrell Williams Over "i am OTHER" Brand

    June 26, 2013 11:51 AM EDT Will.i.am is suing Pharrell Williams over his 'i am OTHER' brand. According to official court documents obtained by Rolling Stone , will.i.am cites that the logo utilized by Pharrell bears a "confusingly similar" resemblance to his own 'I AM' trademarked goods.…

  9. Britney Spears Releases 'Ooh La La,' Talks 'New Approach' to Next Album

    June 17, 2013 11:30 AM EDT A month to date after it leaked online, Britney Spears' bubblegummy single "Ooh La La" was officially released Monday morning on Ryan Seacrest's radio show . The song is Spears' contribution to the upcoming soundtrack for "The Smurfs" and will play over…

  10. Will.i.am on New Britney Spears Album: 'We Start Next Week'

    May 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Producer tells Billboard about the intense "bonding" he and Britney have done to prepare for her eighth studio album Will.i.am received an Honorary Clio Award Wednesday night for his work with brands like Coca-Cola , Intel and Beats by Dre. But he's also hard at work shaping…

  11. Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' Is Year's Best-Seller in U.K., Rises To No. 1

    April 29, 2013 7:10 AM EDT Tastemaker French act Daft Punk racked up the U.K.’s biggest weekly singles sales total for any act in 2013, with 155,000 downloads, to get their first No. 1 in the territory yesterday (April 28) with “Get Lucky” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) featuring Pharrell Williams. Michael Bublé…

  12. Will.i.am Rebuts Accusations of Song Theft

    April 26, 2013 1:42 PM EDT "You can't steal if you credited somebody," he said. "He and I communicated. It's not my fault he didn't tell me about the other guy. So who is to blame?" Will.i.am says he's been unfairly accused of stealing a song from a Russian dance producer for…

  13. Will.i.am Says He Accidentally Stole a Song

    April 23, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Will.i.am admitted confusion today over whether he ever had the rights to use the backing track on his new song "Let's Go," featuring Chris Brown. Russian producer and DJ Arty had accused the Black Eyed Pea of stealing his song, "Rebound," on Twitter last week .…

  14. Baauer Tops Hot 100 for Fifth Week, Despite Continued Streaming Slide

    March 20, 2013 1:45 PM EDT "Harlem Shake" remains at No. 1, but a hefty loss in streaming closes the gap between the track and "Thrift Shop," which crowns Digital Songs for a 10th week. Plus: P!nk enters the Hot 100's top 10 Baauer leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "…

  15. Will.i.am, Justin Bieber Collab '#THATPOWER' Hits the Web

    March 18, 2013 6:29 AM EDT 0 The new Will.i.am collaboration with Justin Bieber, “#THATPOWER,” is predictably gaining a lot of traction in the hours after its arrival online. Since hitting YouTube on Friday, the track has done more than a third of a million views. The song arrived this morning (March 18)…

  16. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' No. 1 On Hot 100 for Fourth Week

    February 13, 2013 2:15 PM EST The song also achieves two impressive sales milestones. Plus, Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars enter the top 10 and Taylor Swift tops the Radio Songs chart Macklemore & Ryan Lewis tally a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz. And, even…

  17. New Dance/Electronic Songs Chart Launches With Will.i.am & Britney at No. 1

    January 17, 2013 9:54 AM EST Billboard also introduces new R&B Albums and Streaming Songs charts Billboard expands its coverage of the burgeoning dance scene by launching Dance/Electronic Songs, the first-ever ranking of the nation's top dance songs combining digital download sales (tracked by Nielsen SoundScan…

  18. Trey Songz Makes 'Chainsaw'-Fueled Return to Social 50 Chart

    January 10, 2013 7:50 AM EST New Chart Peak For Ed Sheeran Trey Songz rides the buzz (so to speak) from his role in the slasher flick "Texas Chainsaw 3D" to a re-entry on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week.   The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter,…

  19. Bruno Mars Still Atop Hot 100, Will.i.am & Britney Spears Enter Top 10

    January 09, 2013 1:15 PM EST With five weeks on top, 'Locked Out of Heaven' becomes Mars' longest-leading No. 1 Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Locked Out of Heaven" logs a fifth week at No. 1. Will.i.am and Britney Spears ' "Scream & Shout," meanwhile,…

  20. Will.i.am Flashes His Geeky Side at CES 2013

    January 09, 2013 12:00 PM EST Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas flashed his geeky side during a panel about innovation and entrepreneurship at the Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday in Las Vegas. The singer, describing his approach to developing ideas for clients such as Intel and Coca-Cola as well as his own startups as…

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