1. 'Now 50' Bumps 'Frozen' From No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 14, 2014 11:00 AM EDT After 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the "Frozen" soundtrack steps aside for the "Now 50" compilation. "Now 50" debuts at No. 1 with 153,000 copies sold in the week ending May 11, according to ...

  2. Michael Jackson's Former Publicist Can't Revive $44 Million Lawsuit

    May 13, 2014 1:32 PM EDT An appeals court considered what to do about a "newly discovered" letter concerning the singer, his former rep and the Sultan of Brunei. Long before Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, spurred a Hollywood boycott of the Beverly Hills ...

  3. Chart Highlights: Trey Songz Tops Rhythmic Songs With 'Na Na'

    May 12, 2014 8:35 PM EDT The singer scores his third leader on the list. Plus, new No. 1s for Avicii, the Black Keys, Thomas Rhett and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers an ...

  4. John Legend and Iggy Azalea Hit No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Charts

    May 08, 2014 8:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 After eight weeks of sitting at No. 2 behind Pharrell’s “Happy” on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, John Legend’s “All of Me” steps 2-1 to mark the first leader in his 10-year chart history. Legend first appeared on the list in 2004 as a featured artist o ...

  5. Justin Timberlake Nearly Had Duet With Michael Jackson a Decade Ago

    May 08, 2014 12:05 PM EDT The King of Pop was dying to record the song "Gone" as a duet with Timberlake, but fate did not cooperate With the Michael Jackson rarities album "Xscape" coming out next week, the music world has had plenty of reasons to remini ...

  6. New Michael Jackson Song Backs Jeep Summer TV Campaign (Watch)

    May 08, 2014 8:32 AM EDT Today Epic Records and Jeep launched a global brand campaign for the car company’s Altitude Edition in which Michael Jackson’s new single “Love Never Felt So Good” is featured in four 30-second TV commercials. The campaign will air from today (May ...

  7. Michael Jackson to Unleash World Premiere Experience At Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2014 6:00 AM EDT 5 2 0 The Estate of Michael Jackson created the spot, which will present the superstar “like you’ve never seen him before.” Michael Jackson will create another slice of history at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALIS ...

  8. Michael Jackson To Unleash World Premiere Experience At Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson will create another slice of history at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! 
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  9. Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake Storm Onto Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Charts

    May 07, 2014 7:25 PM EDT The lead track from 'Xscape,' Jackson's new album, enters the Hot 100 at No. 20 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 6 It’s a royal return for the King of Pop to the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. Michael J ...

  10. Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake Storm Onto Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Charts

    May 07, 2014 7:19 PM EDT The lead track from 'Xscape,' Jackson's new album, enters the Hot 100 at No. 20 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 6 It’s a royal return for the King of Pop to the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. Michael ...

  11. Inaugural Pensado Awards Announce Co-Hosts

    May 07, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Producer/engineers Chris Lord-Alge (Muse, P!nk), Marcella Araica (Usher, Madonna) and Young Guru (Jay Z, Beyoncé) have been tapped as co-hosts for the inaugural Pensado Awards. The awards ceremony will take place June 28 at the Fairmont Miramar in ...

  12. Chart Highlights: Beyonce Scores 20th Dance Club Songs No. 1 With 'Partition'

    May 05, 2014 6:25 PM EDT Queen Bey tallies her latest landmark leader. Plus, new No. 1s for John Legend, Jhene Aiko, Linkin Park, Eric Church and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greate ...

  13. Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake's Duet Off To More Than 'Good' Retail, Radio Start

    May 05, 2014 4:37 PM EDT The lead track from 'Xscape,' the late King of Pop's album due May 13, is headed to this week's Hot 100 thanks to a strong first few days of sales, airplay and streaming. Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake's sleek new d ...

  14. Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake's Duet Off To More Than 'Good' Start

    May 05, 2014 4:24 PM EDT The lead track from 'Xscape,' the late King of Pop's album due May 13, is headed to this week's Hot 100 thanks to a strong first few days of sales, airplay and streaming Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake's sleek new ...

  15. Bringing Michael Jackson Back: The Inside Story of 'Xscape' (Cover Story)

    May 05, 2014 11:00 AM EDT L.A. Reid and an all-star cast of producers re-imagine archival tracks by the King of Pop A little less than a year ago, L.A. Reid met John Branca for dinner at Cecconi's in West Hollywood. Reid had been the chairman and CEO of Epic Records ...

  16. Katy Perry, Nick Cave, Tyler the Creator Feature on Mark Ryden's $100 'Gay Nineties' Album

    May 05, 2014 12:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop art painter Mark Ryden's new show, The Gay 90s, opening Saturday, May 3, at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, features plenty of weird cameos from Abraham Lincoln, strange phantasmagoric scenes with raw meat, and his signature oval-eyed litt ...

  17. Michael Jackson's Billboard Cover: 5 Things We Learned About the New Album

    May 02, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Billboard's new cover story focuses on the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson , going behind the scenes with the super-producers who sifted through nearly two-decades of MJ's studio outtakes in an attempt to produce what they hope ...

  18. Usher Helps Debut Michael Jackson's 'Love Never Felt So Good' at iHeartRadio Music Awards

    May 01, 2014 10:43 PM EDT Usher brought his best dance moves to Thursday's iHeartRadio Music Awards with the global debut of "Love Never Felt So Good," a new-old Michael Jackson track that appears on the late star's upcoming album.  Rihanna Wins Big at ...

  19. Michael Jackson New Song 'Love Never Felt So Good' to Debut at iHeartRadio Music Awards

    May 01, 2014 6:39 PM EDT UPDATE: The new Michael Jackson song premiered during Thursday's iHeartRadio Music Awards, though it was Usher -- and not Justin Timberlake -- who appeared on stage. Watch it  here The first single off Michael Jackson’s forthcoming album wil ...

  20. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Alicia Keys Locks In Atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    April 28, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2004, she scored her third of eight No. 1s so far. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Blondie, Rascal Flatts and Kelly Clarkson Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart h ...

  21. Michael Jackson’s Doctor Denied Latest Appeal

    April 24, 2014 12:23 AM EDT The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment. The decision by the state's highest court was the latest ...

  22. Michael Jackson’s Doctor Denied Latest Appeal

    April 24, 2014 12:23 AM EDT The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment. The decision by the state's highest court was the latest ...

  23. Michael Jackson's Mother Should Pay Court Costs, Judge Says

    April 15, 2014 2:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday. Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos issue ...

  24. Michael Jackson's Mother Told To Pay AEG's Court Costs

    April 15, 2014 2:41 AM EDT Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday. Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos iss ...

  25. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Black Eyed Peas Begin Record Six-Month Hot 100 Reign

    April 14, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 30 1.22 k 3 Five years ago this week, the group began its unprecedented 26-week Billboard Hot 100 rule. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Montell Jordan, Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more t ...

  26. Rewinding The Charts: USA For Africa's 'We Are The World' Tops Hot 100

    April 13, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 On this date 29 years ago, the all-star ensemble hit No. 1 - and helped launch a legacy of philanthropy On Dec. 20, 1984, Harry Belafonte placed a call to nonprofit consultant/music manager Ken Kragen in hopes of staging a concert to raise funds to ...

  27. Frankie Knuckles, House Music Legend, Dies at 59

    April 01, 2014 1:00 AM EDT Frankie Knuckles, the DJ and producer widely revered as the “Godfather of House,” has reportedly died due to complications with diabetes. He was 59.  Award-winning Chicago DJ Vince Lawrence is among those paying tribute. “A legend has fallen. All ...

  28. New Michael Jackson Album 'Xscape' to Be Released in May

    March 31, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Epic Records and Michael Jackson's estate have announced they'll release "Xscape," an 8-song collection of previously unreleased tracks from the late King of Pop, on May 13. Michael Jackson Hologram Conjures Billionaire's ...

  29. New Michael Jackson Album 'Xscape' to Be Released in May

    March 31, 2014 9:43 AM EDT 5.312 k 4.464 k 72 Epic Records and Michael Jackson's estate have announced they'll release "Xscape," an 8-song collection of previously unreleased tracks from the late King of Pop, on May 13. Label ceo, and the project's executiv ...

  30. Jukebox Heroes? How Broadway Musicals Add Up for Sony/ATV

    March 27, 2014 1:34 PM EDT The music publisher behind Carole King's "Beautiful," "Motown: The Musical" and "Jersey Boys" finds new revenue on the Great White Way. Music publishing giant Sony/ATV, which in the past licensed rights to songs ...

  31. Michael Jackson Hologram Conjures Billionaire's Patent Lawsuit

    March 25, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Alki David says an Amy Winehouse concert is coming, but first comes a patent lawsuit over a popular Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. Two years ago, a hologram of Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Music Festival sparked the imagination about what mi ...

  32. Rewinding The Charts: Billboard 200 Launches, With Harry Belafonte At No. 1

    March 24, 2014 10:05 AM EDT On this date 58 years ago, the country's premier albums chart arrived as a weekly Billboard fixture On March 24, 1956, the legendary Harry Belafonte crowned Billboard's first weekly albums chart – then billed Best Selling Pop Albums in B ...

  33. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Evanescence's 'Bring Me To Life' Tops Alternative Songs

    March 24, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 7 2 0 This week in 2003, the band crowned the chart with its breakthrough smash. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, the Supremes and the all-star Voices That Care Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seve ...

  34. Sylvia Rhone Appointed President of Epic

    March 19, 2014 9:01 AM EDT Sylvia Rhone has been named president of Epic Records. The appointment comes a year after Rhone launched Vested in Culture (VIC), her joint venture with Epic. VIC will remain an imprint of the label. Rhone will report to Epic chairman/CEO Ant ...

  35. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Michael Jackson Moonwalks To No. 1 With 'Billie Jean'

    March 03, 2014 8:05 AM EST .583 k 4 This week in 1983, Jackson began a seven-week Hot 100 command with one of his signature songs. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Adele, Debbie Gibson and Britney Spears Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than ...

  36. Chart Moves: Cole Swindell Tops Hot Country Songs; Tegan And Sara Make 'Awesome' Hot 100 Debut; Romeo Santos Soars On Hot Latin Songs

    February 21, 2014 10:23 AM EST As previously reported, Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, fending off Pharrell Williams' "Happy," which holds at No. 2. Who else makes notable moves ...

  37. Michael Jackson’s Doctor Refused Rehearing On Manslaughter Conviction

    February 13, 2014 11:34 PM EST An appellate court is refusing to grant a rehearing to Michael Jackson's doctor on the appeal of his involuntary manslaughter conviction.   Court Upholds Michael Jackson Doctor's Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction A 2nd District Court of ...

  38. Michael Jackson’s Doctor Refused Rehearing On Manslaughter Conviction

    February 13, 2014 11:34 PM EST An appellate court is refusing to grant a rehearing to Michael Jackson's doctor on the appeal of his involuntary manslaughter conviction.   Court Upholds Michael Jackson Doctor's Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction A 2nd District Court o ...

  39. The Jacksons Ready First Album Since '89, With Collaborators and 'New Flavors'

    February 13, 2014 11:01 AM EST Jackie Jackson is hoping that having the four active Jacksons in one place for the group's upcoming Las Vegas residency will help the troupe finish its long-in-the-making next album. "I'm so happy all the brothers will be together i ...

  40. Michael Jackson Fans Awarded Measly Damages for ‘Emotional' Trauma

    February 12, 2014 4:47 AM EST A French court has sided with five Michael Jackson fans who claimed they endured “emotional damage” after the artist’s untimely death. And they’ve been awarded a paltry sum of €1 ($1.36) for their troubles. The AFP news agency reports that 34 fans ...

  41. Queen's 'Greatest Hits' Becomes First Album to Sell Six Million in U.K.

    February 10, 2014 6:34 PM EST Queen's "Greatest Hits," which is already the biggest selling album of all time in the U.K., now becomes the first album to have sold more than six million copies in that country. According to the U.K.'s Official Charts Company ...

  42. The Doors' Robby Krieger, John Densmore Reunite to Honor Ray Manzarek

    February 10, 2014 1:28 AM EST 4 0 0 The Doors' Robby Krieger has been working on getting a bunch of musicians together to memorialize fellow band member, Ray Manzarek, who died last year . "We want to bring together those who Ray either idolized or guys who idolized Ray, may ...

  43. Chart Moves: Michael Jackson's 'Number Ones' Hits 5 Million in Sales, OneRepublic Moves a Half-Million of 'Native'

    February 07, 2014 9:00 AM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack ruled for a fourth week at No. 1 -- the longest rule for a theatrical film's soundtrack since "Bad Boys II" in 2003 . Outside of the top slot, the top 10 ...

  44. Super Bowl: How Halftime Shows Sell Music (1993-Present)

    January 30, 2014 5:02 PM EST From Michael Jackson to Beyonce, how stars' Super Bowl performances scored on the charts. Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner s ...

  45. Ariana Grande, LL Cool J, Others Offer Justin Bieber Their Support

    January 29, 2014 7:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Billy Ray Cyrus, Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean also reach out to troubled singer Though more than 100,000 Americans want Justin Bieber deported back to Canada following his arrest in Miami Beach , a handful of celebrities are reaching out with mor ...

  46. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Gallops To No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 29, 2014 12:42 PM EST The song, featuring Juicy J, becomes Perry's ninth leader and the second from her album 'PRISM,' among other notable achievements. Plus, Jason Derulo soars into the Hot 100's top 10. Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," fe ...

  47. Video of Justin Bieber's Alleged Drag Race Surfaces Online: Watch

    January 24, 2014 8:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Surveillance footage of Justin Bieber's alleged drag race with rapper Khalil Sharieff has found its way online. Footage taken early Thursday morning shows a yellow Lamborghini barreling down Miami Beach's Pine Tree Drive, followed by a red ...

  48. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Blue Ivy Carter Makes Her Debut

    January 20, 2014 8:05 AM EST Two years ago this week, the days-old daughter of Jay Z and Beyonce made her chart arrival. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Sting Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven de ...

  49. Bruce Springsteen Nabs 10th Chart-Topper in Britain with 'High Hopes'

    January 20, 2014 5:40 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. yesterday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  ...

  50. Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

    January 20, 2014 4:07 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  Sp ...

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