1. RL Grime Debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums, Cash Cash Deposits Top Song Debut

    July 26, 2013 2:17 AM EDT Fresh off a tour with Baauer, RL Grime makes his first appearance on the Billboard charts with his "High Beams" EP. RL Grime, back from a touring stint with Baauer, enjoys his first Billboard chart action as his “High Beams” EP debuts at No. 8 on Dance/Electronic Albums with 2…

  2. 2NE1 Talks Long-Awaited Return, U.S. Debut Rumors: Exclusive Video Q&A

    July 21, 2013 10:15 PM EDT "All the great energy we received during our world tour reflects on our new album" -CL Since their fiery, eye-catching debut in 2009, 2NE1 has generated a relentless and diverse string of hits like the club banger “Fire,” mid-tempo R&B track “I Don't Care,” the…

  3. Bob Marley Hits Top 10 on Social 50 Chart for First Time

    July 18, 2013 10:16 PM EDT The late reggae star earned a boost from a new partnership with ESPN. Bob Marley breaks into the top 10 on Billboard's Social 50 chart for the first time this week.  The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and…

  4. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead MTV VMA Nominations

    July 17, 2013 9:45 AM EDT Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the top nominees for the 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards with six apiece followed by Bruno Mars with four. MTV unveiled nominations Wednesday morning via the network's Instagram and Vine accounts, a first for the network and…

  5. Danny O'Donoghue Splits As Coach On Britain’s ‘The Voice’

    July 17, 2013 12:41 AM EDT "The Voice U.K." continues to rejig its team of coaches. After the recent announcement that Jessie J would not return to the BBC singing competition for its third season, the show and Irish singer Danny O'Donoghue on Tuesday also announced his exit. The two other Voice UK…

  6. Britney Spears' 'Ooh La La' Video: Watch The Smurf-tastic New Clip

    July 11, 2013 12:49 PM EDT Britney Spears' "Ooh La La" single, which leads the forthcoming soundtrack to "The Smurfs 2," has received a colorful, kid-friendly music video -- and by "kid-friendly," we mean that Spears' two sons, Preston and Jayden, make gleeful appearances…

  7. Robin Thicke on Wife's Impact on 'Blurred Lines,' Not Touring America Until 2014

    July 09, 2013 10:20 AM EDT Thicke says he and his camp "plan to take our time" before touring in earnest to support the new album, out July 30 Robin Thicke says his home life provided a bit of quality control for his forthcoming album "Blurred Line," which has already spawned a Billboard 100…

  8. Jessie J Leaves ‘The Voice U.K.'

    July 07, 2013 11:44 PM EDT Jessie J will not return as a coach on singing competition show The Voice UK, which airs on the BBC. "I've absolutely loved my time on The Voice and I hope everyone saw and knows how passionately I felt about the show," the 25-year-old singer tweeted on Friday. "However…

  9. Daft Punk, Will.i.am & Britney Spears Lead 2013 Mid-Year SoundScan Dance/Electronic Charts

    July 03, 2013 6:08 PM EDT At the mid-way point of 2013, Daft Punk's recently released album "Random Access Memories" is by far the year's top selling dance/electronic album. With 614,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the set has sold more than 500,000 copies more than…

  10. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 03, 2013 11:30 AM EDT At the mid-way point in 2013, Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz), lead as the year's biggest-selling album and digital song in the United States, respectively -- selling 2 million…

  11. Robin Thicke Follows Up 'Blurred Lines' With 'Give It 2 U,' Featuring Kendrick Lamar

    July 02, 2013 6:38 PM EDT With "Blurred Lines" still perched atop the Hot 100, Robin Thicke isn't relenting in promoting his upcoming album. Recently, he shared a new single titled "Give It 2 U," produced by Dr. Luke and featuring a guest verse from Kendrick Lamar. Musically, it's a far…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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 …

  15. Kat Graham, 'Power': Exclusive Single Premiere

    June 26, 2013 12:22 PM EDT Kat Graham, the Swiss-born star of CW's "The Vampire Diaries," is simultaneously forging a pop career on A&M/Octone, and has followed up tracks like "Put Your Graffiti on Me" and "Wanna Say" with her most cohesive radio offering to date. Check…

  16. 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.…

  17. Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' Video Is Completely Insane: Watch

    June 19, 2013 12:41 PM EDT Twerking. Wrestling. Teddy bears. Miley and her pals cannot, in fact, stop. If there was any doubt that "Miley Cyrus the adorable teenybopper" is long gone, the music video for "We Can't Stop" puts that doubt to rest. The clip, which premiered on Wednesday (June…

  18. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man' Tops Adult Contemporary

    June 17, 2013 6:10 PM EDT The singer/songwriter returns to the chart's summit for the first time since he led with 'Just the Way You Are' in 2011. Plus, new No. 1s for Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  19. The 10 'Baddest Females' in K-Pop

    June 17, 2013 6:00 PM EDT "This is for my bad girls all over the world. Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good, you know?" -CL Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce, Christina, Shakira... the top divas of the West all ooze sex appeal and confidence. The same is not true in South Korea as most top acts have an…

  20. 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…

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