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  1. Beyonce Makes Billboard 200 History with Fifth No. 1 Album

    December 17, 2013 8:15 PM EST It's official: Beyonce's new self-titled album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making her the first woman to hit No. 1 with her first five studio albums.   It follows the chart-topping "Dangerously In Love" (200 ...

  2. Oscars Name 75 Songs in Contention for Original Song Award

    December 16, 2013 7:30 PM EST Five songs from “The Great Gatsby,” four of the five Golden Globe nominees and another 66 recordings have been deemed eligible for the Original Song category for the 86th Academy Awards. “Great Gatsby,” the best-seller of any soundtrack released i ...

  3. Billboard Music Awards Announced For May 18, Returning to ABC

    December 16, 2013 11:30 AM EST ABC and Dick Clark Productions have announced the 2014 Billboard Music Awards are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18. The show will showcase this year’s biggest music star ...

  4. Staples Center Reports Record Year for Concerts

    December 16, 2013 6:45 AM EST Sold-out, multiple-night stands by the likes of One Direction, Taylor Swift and Depeche Mode have made 2013 an unprecedented year for concerts at Staples Center. The 14-year-old venue in downtown Los Angeles, owned and operated by AEG, hosted 53 c ...

  5. Beyonce's Sales Grow to 550K+, Set for 2013's Biggest Debut By a Woman

    December 15, 2013 10:30 PM EST Beyonce's surprise self-titled album is all but guaranteed a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart this week. Industry sources suggest its sales have grown to over 550,000 in the U.S. through Saturday (14) night. The album may sell 600,000 b ...

  6. Beyonce Bound For No. 1 On Billboard 200, Sales Surpass 400K: Update

    December 14, 2013 9:40 PM EST How Beyonce's 'Beyonce' Stayed Secret Until the Day of Release, Its First Singles Beyonce Trending Toward No. 1 on Billboard 200, Childish Gambino Top 10 Beyonce Unexpectedly Releases New Album on iTunes Beyonce’s self-titled sur ...

  7. The Year In Country 2013: Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise' to the Peak

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST Florida Georgia Line-the duo of Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Ga.) not only top several year-end recaps but also bring their label home, Republic Nashville, to new heights. YEAR-END CHARTS:  Top Country Art ...

  8. Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake's 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Score Golden Globes Nominations

    December 12, 2013 12:13 PM EST Justin Timberlake's song from "Inside Llewyn Davis," Taylor Swift's track from "One Chance" and Coldplay's closing credits tune from "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" received nominations for the 71st annua ...

  9. Demi Lovato Inspired, Kanye West Teased at Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Event

    December 11, 2013 8:04 PM EST The Hollywood Reporter gathered some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry Wednesday morning at the Beverly Hills Hotel for the 22nd annual Women in Entertainment breakfast to honor the Power 100 and present Oprah Winfrey with a leade ...

  10. Ylvis' 'The Fox' Is YouTube's Top Trending Video of 2013

    December 11, 2013 1:49 PM EST Ylvis still doesn't know what the fox says, but the Norwegian duo can take comfort: Its viral hit exploring that question has been named YouTube's top trending video of 2013. Also in the top trending videos category revealed Wednesday: a ...

  11. Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Win Big At American Country Awards

    December 11, 2013 1:51 AM EST The fans of country music love Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line and they proved it again Tuesday during the American Country Awards. Bryan was named artist of the year and Florida Georgia Line was the top winner, with six trophies, including ne ...

  12. Taylor Swift & P!nk Aim High, Set New Touring Standards Down Under

    December 09, 2013 12:02 AM EST Taylor Swift’s grand “RED” tour of Australia is two dates down, with two to go. What's special about this trek isn't in the roadmap, but the scale. It’s the first time a solo female artist has toured Australian stadiums since Madonna do ...

  13. Grammys 2014 Country Award Categories: Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Lee Brice, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill But No Ashley Monroe

    December 07, 2013 9:52 AM EST As most year-end critics' lists will undoubtedly proclaim, 2013 has been a year where newcomer Kacey Musgraves has dazzled with a sound that is both traditional and irreverent. That being said, it's little surprise that the singer finish ...

  14. Grammy Noms Reflect Recording Academy’s Newfound Love for Popular Music (Analysis)

    December 06, 2013 11:30 PM EST Culturally resonant singles received their due in the nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards as songs and artists that dominated radio airplay, streaming and social media were represented in the four major categories.   Grammy Awards 2014 ...

  15. Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Florida Georgia Line: Which Newcomer Will Dominate Tonight's Grammy Nominations?

    December 06, 2013 2:24 PM EST Not a lot of fans knew who Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde were when last we gathered a year ago to celebrate music with the Grammy Award nominations. Yet thanks to a series of inescapable and smart hits, these upstarts could very well match ...

  16. Chart Moves: 'Frozen' Soundtrack Is Highest-Charting for Animated Film Since 'Cars'

    December 05, 2013 8:07 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, One Direction's "Midnight Memories" blasted in at No. 1 with 546,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first time a group has debuted atop the list wit ...

  17. Grammy Nominations Show Preview: Booking Strategies, the Move to Friday, Water Cooler Moments

    December 05, 2013 8:00 AM EST Lorde, Drake, Katy Perry, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are among the performers on this Friday's (Dec. 6) Grammy Nominations Concer Live produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Li ...

  18. AMAs Dominate Twitter Traffic (Exclusive)

    November 26, 2013 6:31 PM EST AMAs Score Best Ratings in Years Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake Win Big at American Music Awards American Music Awards Backbeat Gallery: Lady Gaga Godiva, Johnny Wright, Taylor Swift & Keith Caulfield, Scooter Braun, Wiz Khalifa, Way More! Th ...

  19. AMAs Score Best Ratings in Years

    November 25, 2013 2:28 PM EST Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake Win Big at American Music Awards American Music Awards 2013: Full Winners List Scott Borchetta, Big Machine CEO, on AMAs, Taylor Swift's New Songs, 'Nashville's Surprise Success Abroad (Video) Bringin ...

  20. Morning Fix: Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Due Jan. 14; Sillerman on Rock in Rio Deal; AMAs Winners' List; Blur Cancel Big Day Out Appearance

    November 25, 2013 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, 'HIGH HOPES,' OUT 1/14/14 Bruce Springsteen today announced the release of his 18th studio album 'High Hopes,' which is set for release on ...

  21. Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake Win Big at American Music Awards

    November 24, 2013 11:47 PM EST Though plenty of stars shined at the 2013 American Music Awards, the night belonged most of all to Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake. Both were tied for most awards won on the night -- three each -- until the "Red" star took home the mo ...

  22. American Music Awards 2013: Full Winners List

    November 24, 2013 8:55 PM EST Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, One Direction and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the biggest winners at the 2013 American Music Awards  on Sunday. Check out a full list of winners below. Pitbull, Producer Larry Klein Preview This Weekend's ...

  23. Florida Georgia Line Talk New Deluxe Album, American Music Awards, MSG Dreams, More (Video Q&A)

    November 19, 2013 12:10 PM EST   Florida Georgia Line's Brian "BK" Kelley and Tyler Hubbard sat down with Billboard backstage following their Artist Development Case Study panel (complete with Fireball shots) at our Touring Conference . Here, the duo, whose tra ...

  24. Why Everyone On the Florida Georgia Line Case Study Panel at the Touring Conference Was Grinning Ear-To-Ear (And It Wasn't Just the Fireball)

    November 16, 2013 10:06 PM EST Attendees of Billboard’s Touring Conference couldn’t have asked for a better artist development case study than Florida Georgia Line. How this year the duo went from virtual unknowns to having the longest running No. 1 of all-time on the Hot Cou ...

  25. Eminem Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200, Celine Dion And Avril Lavigne In Top Five

    November 13, 2013 11:38 AM EST As reported yesterday , Eminem makes a splash at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as his new album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" debuts atop the list with 792,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the second-largest sales week of the ...

  26. George Strait, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift Shine at CMA Awards

    November 07, 2013 12:23 AM EST The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards were held Wednesday on a rainy night in Nashville, but despite the weather, the spirit of the artists and fans was high as Music City held court for all the world to see. And, on a night when the ...

  27. George Strait Wins Entertainer of the Year

    November 06, 2013 11:59 PM EST NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Country Music Association Awards paid tribute to the past, present and future, giving George Strait his third entertainer of the year trophy on Wednesday while also awarding a quartet of 20-somethings who are helping ...

  28. YouTube Music Awards Stirs Social Buzz, Negative Comments Dominate Twitter

    November 04, 2013 7:48 PM EST Loved it or hated it, the YouTube Music Awards generated a significant amount of social buzz during the live webcast of its show in New York on Sunday evening.  The bizarre, unscripted anti-awards show, where hosts Jason Schwartzman and Reggie ...

  29. Behind The Data: YouTube Music Awards – Did They Make The Right Nominations?

    November 02, 2013 11:45 AM EDT The moment is fast approaching, when video-streaming platform YouTube will go the way of television networks and music associations alike, and launch their very own awards show. YouTube Music Awards Director Spike Jonze On This Sunday's Ina ...

  30. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift Makes 'Sweet' Start, Tyga Teams With Justin Bieber on Hot 100

    November 01, 2013 8:07 PM EDT As previously reported , Lorde's "Royals" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week. Who else crowns and makes notable moves on song charts this week?   -- Justin Bieber : All three releases from Justin Bieber's "Musi ...

  31. Depeche Mode Dominates Hot Tours Ranking with $17.8 Million Gross

    October 25, 2013 11:16 AM EDT Depeche Mode maneuvers to the top slot on Hot Tours with $17.8 million in concert grosses reported from the North American leg of the band's Delta Machine world tour that ran from late August to mid-October. The trek through U.S. and Canadi ...

  32. Morning Fix: Lyor Cohen's Music Startup Gets Google, WMG Backing; How Good is SiriusXM's Business Model?; Live Nation Acquires Voodoo; Republic Records' Q4 Strategy

    October 25, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE Q4 LABEL SPECIAL: REPUBLIC RECORDS ON Q4 PLANNING, LORDE'S POSITIONING AND BIG (BIG) SOUNDTRACKS Ed Christman examined Republic Records' approach to the final quarter of the year through ...

  33. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's 'Red' Spends Year on the Charts, Eric Clapton's 'Unplugged' Returns

    October 25, 2013 3:52 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Pearl Jam claimed its fifth No. 1 album with the arrival of "Lightning Bolt." The set logged the largest debut this year for a rock album, starting with 166,000 sold, according to Nielsen So ...

  34. Backbeat: Bill Clinton Honors John Sykes, Perry Farrell Introduces Citi’s Jennifer ‘Breitwhite’ Breithaupt @ TJ Martell Gala, Raises $1.4 Mil For Cancer Research

    October 24, 2013 11:12 AM EDT “I’ve gotten used to the same invitation – ‘John, it would be great to have you join us. Can you bring a band?” That was John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, accepting his award for Lifetime Industry Achievement at t ...

  35. Taylor Swift Sets Songwriting Record

    October 08, 2013 4:12 PM EDT Taylor Swift has set a record with the Nashville Songwriters Association International. The organization announced Tuesday that it would name Swift as its songwriter/artist of the year. This is her sixth win, beating out five-time winners Vince ...

  36. Lorde's 'Royal' Reign Spurs Debut on Social 50 Chart

    October 03, 2013 7:40 PM EDT In the same week Lorde rises to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with her smash single "Royals," she also debuts on the Social 50 chart. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wiki ...

  37. BMI Reports Record Annual Collections, Distributions

    September 23, 2013 8:00 AM EDT BMI reported its highest collections in the year, taking in $944 for the year ended June 30, 2013. That represented a 5% increase over the nearly $899 million collected in the prior year. Moreover, the company paid out royalty distributions of ...

  38. Miley Cyrus Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart in Wake of 'Wrecking Ball' Video Debut

    September 19, 2013 5:59 PM EDT This week on the Social 50 chart, Miley Cyrus hits No. 1 for the first time while Linkin Park returns thanks to a 3D game. Cyrus becomes the 16th artist to reach the No. 1 spot on the young chart, thanks to the debut of her “Wrecking Ball” music ...

  39. How Blake Shelton Navigates The Terrain Between The CMAs and 'The Voice'

    September 17, 2013 12:28 PM EDT It’s no secret that country artists campaign during awards season. Or that the biggest cluster of potential Country Music Assn. votes reside in Nashville, the business center for the genre. Still, Blake Shelton certainly didn’t orchestrate all o ...

  40. Katy Perry Returns to No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    September 13, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Billboard's Social 50 chart has a new No. 1 this week, as Katy Perry returns to the top for the first time in more than a year. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace ...

  41. Morning Fix: Apple Debuts iPhone 5S, 5C, 'Pure Dose of Awesomeness'; Lady Gaga Vs. Ex-Assistant; Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves Lead CMAs

    September 11, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE APPLE DEBUTS UPGRADED IPHONE 5S, LOWER COST 5C For the first time since introducing the device that changed cellphones forever, Apple will offer two distinct versions of the latest iPhones - a che ...

  42. Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 10, 2013 11:02 AM EDT Taylor Swift enjoyed the biggest one-week sales tally of any artist in country music last year, and it was no surprise that the singer likewise enjoyed a big morning on Tuesday, as nominations were announced for the 47th Annual Country Music Ass ...

  43. Chart Moves: Imagine Dragons’ ‘Night Visions’ Celebrates One-Year Anniversary on Billboard 200

    September 06, 2013 8:55 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200, rock band Avenged Sevenfold claimed its second No. 1 album as "Hail to the King" started atop the list with 159,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of four new arrivals into the top 10, ...

  44. Michael Jackson's New Instagram Account Causes Surge on Social 50 Chart

    September 05, 2013 9:57 PM EDT The late Michael Jackson makes a 14-position leap on Billboard's Social 50 chart (27-13) following online activity around his birthday (Aug. 29) and the launch of his Instagram account. Paul McCartney, Prince, Robert Plant: Why Veteran Musi ...

  45. Chart Moves: Lorde Keeps Leaping With 'Royals'; Miley Cyrus Debuts Next Single; Keith Urban Tops Country Airplay

    August 30, 2013 9:15 AM EDT As previously reported , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, spends a 12th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Katy Perry's "Roar" holds at No. 2. What other moves on the Hot 100 a ...

  46. Behind the Boxscore: MetLife Stadium's Ron VanDeVeen On Kenny Chesney's Top-Grossing Concert

    August 26, 2013 3:42 PM EDT This week, country superstar Kenny Chesney earned the top slot on Billboard’s Hot Tours tally with box office totals reported from six venues on his No Shoes Nation tour, which wrapped Aug. 24.   Among this week's reported shows to Billboar ...

  47. Justin Timberlake Rescues 2013 MTV VMAs as Show Turns 30

    August 26, 2013 1:31 AM EDT MTV is never fond of promoting the age of its annual Video Music Awards and as it turned 30 Sunday night in Brooklyn it worked hard to say it could compete with the raunch of the Internet, the career achievement component of the Grammys and up-t ...

  48. Cheer for Chesney: Country Star Tops Hot Tours with $15 Million in Ticket Sales

    August 23, 2013 2:32 PM EDT Kenny Chesney leads the rest of the field this week, earning the top slot on the Hot Tours tally with box office totals reported from six venues on his No Shoes Nation tour. Concerts at three outdoor amphitheaters and three stadiums generated ti ...

  49. Beyonce's Short Haircut Yields Big Social 50 Chart Gain

    August 15, 2013 8:31 PM EDT After a three-week hiatus from the Social 50’s top 10, Beyonce bounds 26-6 all thanks to a simple haircut.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The char ...

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