1. Why 'Wrecking Ball' Is Miley Cyrus' 'Cry Me A River' (Opinion)

    September 19, 2013 11:24 AM EDT "My new music is gonna shut everyone up," Miley Cyrus posted to Twitter on March 6. In hindsight, that declaration could not have been less true. Since the release of her new single "We Can't Stop" three months after t ...

  2. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Swings To Top Of Hot 100

    September 18, 2013 12:55 PM EDT Miley Cyrus smashes her way to her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Wrecking Ball" rockets 22-1 with top Streaming and Sales Gainer honors. The song knocks Katy Perry's "Roar" out of the top spot after two weeks. Cyrus ...

  3. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Swings Atop Hot 100

    September 18, 2013 12:38 PM EDT 2.761 k 5.616 k 18 0 The song becomes Cyrus' first No. 1 on the chart, blasting 22-1 on the strength of lofty streaming and sales totals following the release of its much buzzed-about video Miley Cyrus smashes her way to her first Billboard Hot 100 N ...

  4. Keith Urban Edges the Weeknd for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200

    September 18, 2013 12:06 PM EDT Last week's race for the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 between Ariana Grande and Tamar Braxton was nothing compared to the showdown on this week's tally. Country star Keith Urban debuts at No. 1 with "Fuse," edging out t ...

  5. Ask Billboard: Will Miley Cyrus Score Her First Hot 100 No. 1?

    September 17, 2013 11:05 AM EDT In our latest mailbag, a look at acts who've notched multiple No. 2 hits, but no No. 1s, on various charts. Plus, some of the Hot 100's top current hits recall the past, while tomorrow marks a notable anniversary As always, submit your ...

  6. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'Gorilla' Swings Onto Pop Songs

    September 16, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Mars looks to continue his perfect top 10 streak on Pop Songs with his latest single. Plus, new No. 1s for Selena Gomez, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias and Mandisa Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every ...

  7. Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth No Longer Engaged

    September 16, 2013 3:40 PM EDT Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have called off their engagement, reps for both stars confirm to People . The pair met while shooting their 2010 film "The Last Song" and got engaged in May 2012. No wedding date was ever set, but in Apri ...

  8. Katy Perry Ties For Most Pop Songs No. 1s

    September 16, 2013 11:15 AM EDT With the coronation of 'Roar,' Perry matches Rihanna for the most No. 1s – 10 – in the airplay chart's 21-year history Katy Perry's "Roar" blasts 5-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay c ...

  9. Miley Cyrus Headed For First Hot 100 No. 1 With 'Wrecking Ball'

    September 13, 2013 6:02 PM EDT It looks like Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" is about to smash its way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Thanks to expected enormous streaming totals for the song's video, early indications are that it should dethrone Kat ...

  10. Miley Cyrus Headed for First Hot 100 No. 1 With 'Wrecking Ball'

    September 13, 2013 5:47 PM EDT 1.473 k 5.287 k 528 0 With expected monster streaming numbers for its video, the song looks likely to swing its way to the top, marking Cyrus' first Hot 100 leader It looks like Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" is about to smash its way to ...

  11. Robin Thicke Says Miley Cyrus Duet at VMAs 'Wasn't Sexually Charged at All'

    September 13, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Robin Thicke has finally spoken out about his controversial performance with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards, saying that they fully intended to give people something to talk about. "We knew what we were getting ourselves into. We&# ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. David Correy's 'The World Is Ours' Is Coca-Cola's 2014 World Cup Anthem (Exclusive)

    September 11, 2013 5:35 PM EDT "The World is Ours," performed by singer David Correy and Brazilian percussion troupe Monobloco, is Coca-Cola's global 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem, Coca-Cola sources have revealed exclusively to Billboard. Listen to "The World ...

  14. Miley Cyrus to Appear On Kanye West's 'Black Skinhead' Remix: Mike Will Made It

    September 11, 2013 5:29 PM EDT Shortly after the 2013 MTV VMAs (August 25), reports started swirling that Miley Cyrus and Kanye West were working on a remix to the rapper's song, "Black Skinhead." Miley Cyrus: Rap's Muse (Opinion) Both reportedly skipped ...

  15. Katy Perry's 'Roar' Rules Hot 100 For Second Week, Lorde Reaches Top 3

    September 11, 2013 2:27 PM EDT Once again, Katy Perry's "Roar" makes the loudest noise on the Billboard Hot 100, as the song rules the survey for a second week, fueled in large part by the premiere of its video last week. Meanwhile, Lorde and Lana Del Rey & ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Video Breaks Vevo Record

    September 10, 2013 6:42 PM EDT Miley Cyrus has swung her way to a new 24-hour record for views across Vevo, as her "Wrecking Ball" video racks up 19.3 million views, smashing previous champs One Direction and the 12.3 million views their "Best Song Ever" c ...

  18. Miley Cyrus Tests Her Rapping Skills On Mike Will Made It's '23': Listen

    September 10, 2013 3:05 PM EDT Before she twerked up a cultural controversy at the 2013 VMAs, Billboard was examined Miley Cyrus' growing fascination with hip-hop. Miley Cyrus Strips, Swings Around Naked in 'Wrecking Ball' Video: Watch We're not too surprise ...

  19. Miley Cyrus Reveals 'Bangerz' Tracklist as 'Wrecking Ball' Breaks VEVO Record

    September 10, 2013 3:01 PM EDT Miley rewards "Wrecking Ball"-watching fans by unleashing the "Bangerz" tracklist, confirming collabs with Britney Spears, Nelly and Big Sean Miley Cyrus has swung her way to a new 24-hour record for views across VEVO, as her & ...

  20. 'SNL' Books Arcade Fire, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry to Kick Off Season 39

    September 09, 2013 1:03 PM EDT "Saturday Night Live" is kicking off its 39th season with a trio of major musical guests.  Canadian alt-rockers Arcade Fire will grace the Sept. 28 premiere, and will have their performances (presumably songs from new album "Reflekt ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Is Billboard's Song of the Summer

    September 05, 2013 10:10 AM EDT Having led the weekly Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks beginning in June, the track is the first summer season No. 1 by a lead solo male since 2004 Ending the (lack of) suspense, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and ...

  23. Katy Perry Dethrones Robin Thicke Atop Hot 100

    September 04, 2013 1:17 PM EDT 2.966 k 2.282 k 12 0 Perry's 'Roar' rises 2-1, snapping the 12-week reign of Thicke's 'Blurred Lines,' featuring T.I. and Pharrell. Plus, Eminem's 'Berzerk' debuts at No. 3 and Lorde's 'Royals' l ...

  24. Miley Cyrus Knew She Was 'Making History' With Robin Thicke at the VMAs

    September 03, 2013 12:40 PM EDT Miley Cyrus has broken her silence on her twerk-filled performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, telling MTV in a newly released interview that people overreacted to her now-infamous duet with Robin Thicke. "They're over thinking it, ...

  25. 'The Butler' Beats One Direction’s ‘This is Us’ At Labor Day Box Office

    September 03, 2013 12:44 AM EDT Lee Daniels' "The Butler" engineered a surprise victory over Morgan Spurlock's 3D concert documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" at the Labor Day box office, becoming the first movie of 2013 to top the North American ...

  26. Avenged Sevenfold's 'Hail To The King' Claims U.K. Chart Crown

    September 02, 2013 2:54 AM EDT As Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” (Polydor/Universal) started a third week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday) to become the longest-running bestseller by a domestic artist in 2013, Californian rockers Avenged Sevenfold landed their first No ...

  27. VMAs Set to Rock Digital Songs Chart, Performed Songs Up by 20-35%

    August 30, 2013 4:51 PM EDT The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) may be over, but the Aug. 25 show continues to impact the iTunes Store and other digital retailers. Industry sources are forecasting digital download gains (in the week ending Sept. 1) for nearly all of the song ...

  28. Who'll Be No. 1 On The Hot 100 Next Week: Robin Thicke Or Katy Perry?

    August 30, 2013 2:35 PM EDT We're in for another fight for No. 1 atop next week's Billboard Hot 100. Thanks to expected sales spikes due to the MTV Video Music Awards, Robin Thicke and Katy Perry look to be neck-and-neck in the latest projections for the chart� ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. MTV VMAs Spur Early Gains for Miley Cyrus, NSYNC, Justin Timberlake, and More

    August 29, 2013 8:38 PM EDT Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake were all big winners during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), even though only Timberlake actually won any awards. Cyrus and Thicke paired for a buzzed-about performance during the Aug. 25 s ...

  31. Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus Craft Their Finest 'Twerk' Song

    August 28, 2013 2:29 PM EDT No, please. Stop. Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus joined forces to record a newly leaked club anthem with lyrics as wide ranging as "Girl I can't believe what you do to me" and "I valet the car." Of course the song's ca ...

  32. Robin Thicke Leads Hot 100, Katy Perry Holds At No. 2

    August 28, 2013 1:27 PM EDT 'Blurred Lines' rules for a 12th week, again holding off 'Roar,' which remains at No. 2. Plus, Lady Gaga enters the top five and Avicii, Lana Del Rey and Cedric Gervais land their first top 10s Robin Thicke tops the Billb ...

  33. Jared Leto on VMAs, Miley Cyrus Outrage: 'It's Not the Kennedy Center Honors'

    August 28, 2013 11:50 AM EDT "It's the MTV Awards. It's not the Kennedy Center Honors. It's supposed to be out there and wild and titillating" 30 Seconds To Mars' Jared Leto hadn't read all the uproar surrounding Miley Cyrus' twerk-tast ...

  34. Kanye West Recruits Miley Cyrus For 'Black Skinhead' Remix: Report

    August 28, 2013 9:50 AM EDT The rapper will also allegedly release a remix EP this year. After causing an uproar with her collaborative VMA performance with Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus reportedly headed into the studio with Kanye West to record a remix to "Yeezus" tr ...

  35. Lance Bass on Another 'N Sync Reunion: 'We Got Nothing Planned'

    August 27, 2013 4:46 AM EDT Don't get your heart set on anything more than the 90-second `N Sync reunion seen on the MTV Video Music Awards. The performance marked the first time the band played together in 11 years, and also the last time they'll do it, at least ...

  36. Miley Cyrus Sees Social Media and Digital Sales Benefits from MTV VMAs Performance

    August 26, 2013 7:51 PM EDT Miley Cyrus is reaping the benefits of her buzzed-about performance on the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Aug. 25 -- both in sales and social metrics. During the VMAs telecast, Cyrus performed her Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single "We Can& ...

  37. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Links Year's Longest Pop Songs Reign With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 26, 2013 7:35 PM EDT The song, already the Billboard Hot 100's longest leader of 2013 (11 weeks to date), commands the Pop Songs airplay tally for an eighth frame. Plus, new No. 1s for Jay Z, Keith Urban and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a ...

  38. MTV Video Music Awards 2013: 10 Things You Didn’t See On TV

    August 26, 2013 2:40 PM EDT The VMAs descended upon Brooklyn New York, bringing legions of folks from the surrounding neighborhood to the corners surrounding Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues hopeful to catch a glimpse of some of music’s biggest stars. 

 I happen to live nea ...

  39. Kelly Clarkson Tweaks 'Pitchy Strippers' at VMAs Plus Other Celebrity Reactions

    August 26, 2013 2:08 PM EDT It's probably safe to say Kelly Clarkson was unimpressed by Miley Cyrus' performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. The three-time VMA winner didn't name any names but by the process of elimination, her latest tweet seems ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Kendrick Lamar 'Control' Feature Yields Huge Twitter Followers Jump

    August 23, 2013 9:30 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar re-enters Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 15 after creating one of the biggest news stories in hip-hop so far this year. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikiped ...

  42. Big Sean Brings Out the Big Names for 'Hall of Fame'

    August 21, 2013 11:53 PM EDT Big Sean has discovered that in order to find the spotlight, sometimes you have to stay out of it. The rapper put Miley Cyrus front-and-center in his recent "Fire" music video, with his face seen just briefly in the background. Then he ...

  43. Insane Clown Posse Juggle TV Commitments, FBI Attention & Being the World's Most 'Hated' Band

    August 21, 2013 3:16 AM EDT They are the self-proclaimed "Most Hated Band in the World," and now they're bringing their own theater of the absurd to the Fuse Network with the aptly titled "Insane Clown Posse Theater." For 24 years, Joseph Bruce and J ...

  44. Ellie Goulding's 'Burn' Fires-Up To Debut At No. 1 in Britain

    August 19, 2013 5:02 AM EDT British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding scored her first U.K. No. 1 single on Sunday (Aug. 18), debuting at the summit with “Burn” (Polydor/Universal). The Official Charts Company’s latest data also showed brothers Richard & Adam’s “The Imp ...

  45. Ellie Goulding's 'Burn' Ablaze with U.K. No. 1

    August 19, 2013 4:58 AM EDT British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding scored her first U.K. No. 1 single on Sunday (Aug. 18), debuting at the summit with “Burn” (Polydor/Universal). The Official Charts Company’s latest data also showed brothers Richard & Adam’s “The Im ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke to Perform at MTV Video Music Awards

    August 13, 2013 12:02 PM EDT Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke are heading to Brooklyn to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards, invading Barclays Center on Aug. 25. Neither artist has performed at the VMAs before. Thicke and Cyrus currently occupy the top two spots on the Hot 100 ...

  48. Miley Cyrus Lands First U.K. Chart-Topper with 'We Can’t Stop'

    August 12, 2013 6:16 AM EDT Miley Cyrus has landed not only her first U.K. No. 1 single but her first top ten hit in the territory. “We Can’t Stop” (RCA/Sony) debuted at the summit yesterday (Sunday) with first-week sales of 128,000. “Britain’s Got Talent” duo Richard & ...

  49. Miley Cyrus Grabs First U.K. No. 1 With 'We Can’t Stop'

    August 12, 2013 5:29 AM EDT Miley Cyrus has landed not only her first U.K. No. 1 single but her first top ten hit in the territory. “We Can’t Stop” (RCA/Sony) debuted at the summit yesterday (Aug. 12) with first-week sales of 128,000. “Britain’s Got Talent” duo Richard &am ...

  50. Robin Thicke Extends Hot 100 Run to Nine Weeks, Sets Audience and Sales Records

    August 07, 2013 2:18 PM EDT "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, breaks the mark for highest weekly audience impressions in Nielsen BDS history with 219.8 million and becomes the first track to sell more than 400,000 downloads in four different weeks Robin ...

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