1. 615 Spotlight: Chris Janson's 'Better I Don't' Follows Tim McGraw Success

    April 17, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Chris Janson has seen his career heat up in major fashion over the past year. As a writer, he enjoyed his breakthrough success with Tim McGraw's "Truck Yeah," and he is finding favor with radio programmers nationwide, as his current single "Better I Don't," is…

  2. Paramore Debut New Album in '4 Sides / 4 Nights' Videos: Listen

    April 01, 2013 11:17 PM EDT The rockers will unveil their self-titled album one vinyl side at a time this week. Paramore is sharing its self-titled new album one night at a time, starting today. The rock act debuted the first four tracks of "Paramore" in a video on its website, Paramore.net, on Monday night…

  3. John Fogerty Says Tell-All Won't Be a 'Tawdry, Supermarket Kind of Thing'

    March 25, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "I'm not looking for the big reveal," the rock legend says of his autobiography -- for which he's still looking for a collaborator John Fogerty's new all-star duets album, "Wrote a Song For Everyone, is locked and loaded for its May 28 release. Not so, the…

  4. Paramore's New Album Sounds Like the 'Last 3 Years of Our Lives': Exclusive Video

    March 15, 2013 6:16 AM EDT Billboard caught up with Paramore backstage at their Warner Sound gig at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Top of the menu is the band’s awaited new album, “Paramore,” the lead single “Now,” and the explosive video that accompanies it. Paramore Treat SXSW to Next Single at Punk-Influenced Warner Sound…

  5. Paramore Treat SXSW to Next Single at Punk-Influenced Warner Sound

    March 14, 2013 9:17 AM EDT Tegan and Sara, Kitten and other acts joined the evening of rock in Austin The second night of the Warner Sound showcase, sponsored by Nikon, at SXSW was celebration of punk. The genre has few better flag-bearers this year than Paramore, a group making its first trip to SXSW since debuting…

  6. SXSW 2013: 10 Bands to Watch

    March 11, 2013 6:24 PM EDT From Dave Grohl's Sound City Players to Icona Pop, here are 10 acts that shouldn't be missed at the epic Austin music festival. Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest music festival is always one of the year's most closely watched events -- a collision of new bands,…

  7. Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' No. 1 for Fifth Week on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 27, 2013 11:00 AM EST Alabama Shakes, Rihanna jump back into Top 10 during slow sales week While there was a lot of excitement on last week's Billboard 200 chart thanks to impact from the Grammy Awards, things get back to a (dreary) normal on this week's tally. Mumford & Sons' "Babel…

  8. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2013

    February 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past 12 months. The world may be going more digital by the second, but live is still the big cash driver for the top 40 earners on our annual musician Moneymakers list. Read More: Madonna, Springsteen Lead 2013 Money Makers Reported…

  9. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:09 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording artist Eric Church led the nominations with…

  10. Runway Jams: Songs Played at Day 4 of 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week Shows

    February 11, 2013 2:45 PM EST Fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on fall NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates. Breakbot and Irfane's "Baby I’m Yours" at Carmen Marc Valvo Breakbot’s psychedelic pop medley perfectly…

  11. Mumford & Sons Win Top Prize at Fun.-filled Grammy Awards

    February 10, 2013 11:34 PM EST Artists responsible for two of the biggest-sellers of 2012 were rewarded with Grammy Awards on Sunday night at Staples Center, a rare moment in which public taste and the ballots of Recording Academy voters were in sync. CLICK FOR WINNERS Fun. was named best new artist and their "We…

  12. Grammys 2013: Winners List

    February 10, 2013 11:15 PM EST The nominees in key categories at the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Grammys 2013: Full Coverage Album of the Year "El Camino" The Black Keys "Some Nights" Fun. WINNER "Babel" Mumford & Sons "Channel Orange" Frank Ocean "Blunderbuss" Jack…

  13. Bruce Springsteen's Night at MusiCares: Sting, Mumford, Chesney Honor The Boss

    February 09, 2013 9:10 AM EST The power of Bruce Springsteen reached beyond the musical Friday night when he was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Before he even hit a note or anyone sang any of his songs, Springsteen made his voice heard early on during an auction of an…

  14. Grammys 2013 Preview: Best New Artist

    February 06, 2013 7:29 PM EST A closer look at the breakout stars who earned a Best New Artist nomination for the 2013 Grammy Awards. These five bright new musicmakers have a shot at the Best New Artist trophy at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10). Jump To: Album of the Year | Record of the…

  15. Paramore Announces North American Spring Tour

    January 28, 2013 2:40 PM EST Presale starts Jan. 28 for the band's first North American tour since 2010, supporting new self-titled LP due Apr. 9 Last week, Paramore released their rockin' new single, "Now" ; in a few months, fans will have a chance to hear it live. On Monday (Jan. 28), the band…

  16. Best Bets: Tours 2013

    January 27, 2013 11:16 AM EST Are you a Belieber who's ready to hear Justin Bieber's acoustic stylings live? Anxious to throw on your boots and boogie with Kenny Chesney? Have moves like Jagger and can't wait to show them off while Adam Levine and Maroon 5 rock and arena near you? Well, there are plenty of…

  17. Madonna, Dave Matthews Band Top Hot Tours

    January 26, 2013 6:20 PM EST As reported earlier this week , the final tallies are in and Madonna MDNA Tour completed its run as one of the top 10 all-time tours, according to Billboard Boxscore with more than 2.2 million tickets sold and a gross of over $305 million from 88 performances.  The most recently reported…

  18. Paramore: 'Paramore' Album Preview

    January 25, 2013 6:21 PM EST Paramore Title: "Paramore" | Release Date: April 9, 2013   Paramore's 2009 effort "Brand New Eyes" was a success from a sales standpoint, yet saw original members Josh and Zac Farro quit the group. Now a trio, the Hayley Williams-led band regrouped last year to record…

  19. Paramore Unveil 'Now,' Urgent New Single From Fourth Album

    January 22, 2013 1:15 PM EST With a brand new album due in less than three months, Paramore have given us the first sampling from the highly-anticipated self-titled release. "Now" is a no-nonsense return to form for the Hayley Williams-fronted band -- one that'll likely delight those who got behind jams…

  20. Randy Houser 'Feels' Energized as Third Album Bows

    January 19, 2013 10:30 AM EST Title Track From 'How Country Feels' a Top 10 Hit on Country Charts With a new year often comes a new outlook on life and career, as well as a new energy. That description definitely applies to Randy Houser, who will release "How Country Feels," his debut for Stoney Creek…

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