Baauer and 'Harlem Shake' on the Cover of Billboard: Sneak Peek
Baauer's had quite the week. Due to changes in the multi-platform formula that determines the Billboard Hot 100 -- YouTube streams are now factored in -- the Brooklyn producer's viral hit "Harlem Shake" is the No. 1 song in the country. In this week's cover story, we break down how the near-wordless track went from YouTube sensation to a historic No. 1.
Also in the issue -- checking in with the Flaming Lips, Draco Rosa, Youth Lagoon, J. Cole and One Direction, who just released a cover of Blondie's "One Way or Another." What does Deborah Harry think of it? "I'm happy that Blondie music, new and old, is part of a continuing stream of great musical ideas," she tells us.
This week you'll also find our annual Moneymaker's list, which tallies artists annual earnings. Check back Friday at noon ET on Billboard.com to see who topped the tally.