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Country Music and the Rise of the Binge-Drinking Bro

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick R. Krill

Spend an hour listening to any country music station these days and you may quickly notice that most songs make at least some reference to booze. Currently more than 10 percent of the top country songs contain drinking references in the title alone.

Woodstock Nation Should Open Their Minds and Listen to Today's Rock Music Artists

Larry Atkins | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Larry Atkins

As a 53-year-old who grew up listening to classic rock albums and radio stations and going to many concerts, I can attest that rock is alive, even though it's not the dominant genre anymore.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Officially Kills 'Frozen'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.11.2014 | Comedy

On Monday's "Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon took a look at what songs are burning up the charts (and more importantly, which ones are rounding out the bo...

Coldplay Is The New Beyonce? Sorry, Internet

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment

Coldplay's "Ghost Stories" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and became the highest-selling debut album since Beyonce's surprise self-titled...

Neon Hitch: Unique Childhood Connects Me to Gay Community

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.15.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Hitch says LGBT pride shows are among her favorites -- and, thusly, she's anxious to perform Friday, May 23, at California's Great America Pride Night 2014.

Lindsey Stirling: The Phenom with the Violin

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marcus T. Wright

Nominated for a Billboard Music Award in the same category as Lady Gaga and Daft Punk. Shined in a harmonious duet with John Legend. Closing in on 4....

Imagine Dragons Break Billboard Record

Posted 02.20.2014 | Entertainment

When we talk about topping Billboard charts, names like Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, The Beatles and Madonna usually come to mind. Now, relative new...

The Best '80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Pt. 2)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

These 1980s pop singles should've ruled the charts -- or at least dented the Top 40, but for whatever reasons did not. But charts be damned, I'll love them forever.

Can You Pick Out These Artists' First No. 1 Hits?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment

It's been 28 years since Whitney Houston first climbed her way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Saving All My Love for You" hit No. 1 on Oc...

17 Sibling Bands Who Topped The Billboard Charts

The Huffington Post | Kelsey McQuade | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

It looks like the sister-band Haim could be onto something here. The trio stole the top spot on the U.K. charts from Justin Timberlake, with their alb...

Billboard's Music Video Problem

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

While the "controversial" music video have been around since the beginning of the music video era, these videos are now become even more influential.

Can Feminist Women Love Eminem? Absolutely

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marcia Dawkins

A close look at Eminem's work is required for understanding our present moment and the rising war on women -- because he both preceded and prophesied it.

Is Lady Gaga Over?

Kyle McMahon | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Kyle McMahon

Are the critics right? Has Lady Gaga's time as a polarizing and powerful pop force come to an end? The fact that they are still talking about her means she isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

Selena Gomez Trumps Jay Z

Blogamole | Michael Lopez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez Despite a few unflattering reviews, Selena Gomez’ "Stars Dance" appears to have won over the public. So much so, that it k...

Will Adele Make History?

Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment

Adele is approaching history. The 25-year-old singer released her hit album, "21," in January 2011, and more than two years later, the record is st...

The Next Prince Royce?

VOXXI | Federica Longo | Posted 05.29.2013 | Latino Voices

With his new single “Mi Favorita,” which has already been a big hit on radio and even landed in the top 20 in Billboard’s Tropical genre list, R...

Taylor Swift Battles Maroon 5 And Fun.

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 07.19.2013 | Entertainment

-- Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards. Swift won eight of 11 awards, includi...

Bon Jovi Upsets David Bowie

Posted 03.20.2013 | Entertainment

Proving that everything old is new again, Bon Jovi and David Bowie topped the Billboard charts this week. "What About Now," Bon Jovi's 12th studio...

Billboard Makes A Huge Change

AP | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Viral videos are hits on the Web, and now they can help propel a song to the top of the Billboard charts. Billboard has announced th...

Justin Bieber Does It Again

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.31.2013 | Entertainment

Justin Bieber continues his reign on the pop charts. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, "Believe Acoustic" will take the No. 1 spot on the Billboar...

Justin Timberlake Breaks Records

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 01.22.2013 | Entertainment

Justin Timberlake is back and already breaking records. Billboard reports that Timberlake's new single, "Suit & Tie," is now the song with the highest...

Christian Singer Tops Billboard Album Chart

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion

LOS ANGELES, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Christian singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin topped the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as his album, "Burning Li...

1983: My Favorite Year in Pop Music

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

1983 was a rare year where many of the finest singles actually ended up at #1 -- tuneful, innovative productions that still sound fresher than most of 2013's pop playlists. Here are 20 noteworthy acts (in no order) that made their first stateside mark in 1983...

Remembering the One and Only Donna Summer

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

A unique trailblazer that defied categorization, Donna Summer had a great voice that mattered. While her anthems remain pop culture staples, there's a world of her music that most may not be familiar with. Here are 20 of her best singles that missed the Billboard Top 10.

Pathways of Connectivity

Laurence Boschetto | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Laurence Boschetto

It seems like a no-brainer to include diverse stars and songs that cross cultures and generations in ads. With the shifts we are seeing in our country, using diverse talent is more important than ever.