Jennifer Lawrence made her Billboard Hot 100 debut three weeks ago, via her feature spot on James Newton Howard’s "Hunger Games" song “The Hanging Tree.” Because the internet, that minimal folk sing-a-long has gotten its dance remix.
Welcome to BEST SONG BRACKET BATTLE 2014, Billboard.com's weeklong bracket-style tournament in which 64 of the year's biggest songs are placed against each other in head-to-head battles until one song emerges victorious! Each match-up is determined by the individual votes of a collection of music writers and critics, who have sounded off and helped us determine the collective choice for the strongest pop song of the year.
On this week’s episode, Jason and (a fired-up) Keith discuss Madonna’s album leak: how something like this happens, why it’s such a bummer, and what will happen to the pop superstar’s next album. The guys then move on to new albums from J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX and D’Angelo.