1. Fun.'s Andrew Dost Talks Scoring New MTV Series 'Faking It' (Exclusive)

    April 17, 2014 4:40 PM EDT Fun.’s Andrew Dost is entering the world of film and television scoring, beginning with composing music for MTV’s newest scripted series “Faking It.” Dost, a former member of Anathallo who got a taste for scoring in Fun.’s video for “Carry On,” had a conversation with MTV's director of…

  2. Passenger Live: Watch The Billboard Studio Session

    April 17, 2014 3:33 PM EDT Check out the "Let Her Go" and "Scare Away The Dark" performances, as well as a Q&A about his new album. Over the past year, Michael Rosenberg -- the British folk singer-songwriter known as Passenger -- has enjoyed the breakout moment that he has spent a decade working…

  3. Miley Cyrus Rebounds Up Social 50 Chart

    April 11, 2014 1:30 PM EDT As her Bangerz tour left Canada to head towards New York City, a slew of online activity pertaining to Miley Cyrus provides her with a bump in social activity over the previous week, helping her to rise 7-3 on Billboard's Social 50 chart with a 23 percent rise in overall score. (Cyrus…

  4. Summer Festival Safety: The Perennial Issues & New Challenges In 2014

    April 11, 2014 12:46 PM EDT The unofficial start of the North American festivals season begins this weekend with the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., amid the usual concerns about the overall safety of live music festivals. Recent events at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami and SXSW in Austin…

  5. TLC’s Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas Reflects On the 15th Anniversary of 'No Scrubs'

    April 10, 2014 11:54 AM EDT Here's the thing about deadbeat dudes: They're not going anywhere. In 500 years, when we're all living on Mars, the moon or wherever, some guys will still be acting like horny idiots, "hanging out the passenger side of his best friends' ride," trying to holler at…

  6. Cher Lloyd, Austin Mahone, Lucy Hale: Which Rising Star Will Have a Breakout Spring?

    April 08, 2014 3:22 PM EDT Vote now! Following a year in which young pop stars like Ariana Grande, Lorde and the guys of Emblem3 strode into the mainstream, this spring is shaping up to be a time for a few more younger artists to make their mark. Three up-and-coming artists -- Cher Lloyd, Austin Mahone and Lucy…

  7. Gimme Five: Betty Who Lists Her Go-To Karaoke Jams (Video)

    April 08, 2014 1:27 PM EDT Destiny's Child, Usher, and of course, Britney: see who else made the "Somebody Loves You" singer's list. On Tuesday (Apr. 8), Betty Who's magnetic sophomore EP "Slow Dancing" officially arrives at retail, offering five more lush pop delicacies from the…

  8. Future Islands On New Album & 'Letterman' Buzz: 'We Want To Spark A Reaction'

    April 08, 2014 10:58 AM EDT "We want to be that band that you instantly fall in love with, or you don't give a shit about," says singer Samuel T. Herring. Calling from the glamorous location of a laundromat in Billings, Montana last week, Samuel T. Herring shrugs off the fact that he has become Future…

  9. Tiësto, Above & Beyond To Perform at Global Citizen's Thank You Festival

    April 07, 2014 9:30 AM EDT Krewella, Alvin Risk and more will play the one-day event, which will emphasize international child survival. Tiësto will headline the first-ever Thank You Festival, a multi-act music showcase presented by the Global Citizen movement in partnership with World Childhood Foundation. The fest,…

  10. Austin Mahone's Debut Album 'The Secret' Gets May Release Date

    April 04, 2014 10:27 AM EDT Austin Mahone's long-awaited debut album finally has an official title and release date, just in time for his 18th birthday today. "The Secret" will be shared on May 27, and following the album release, the pop star will embark on a North American headlining tour.   Mahone has…

  11. Rita Ora & HyunA Star in Funny or Die Skit 'Girl, You Better Walk': Watch

    April 03, 2014 9:00 PM EDT The UK songbird and "Gangnam Style" video star whip out their catwalk -- and "cake walk" -- skills Following a pairing last year where Anna Kendrick joined K-pop girl group f(x) , Funny or Die has revealed another east-meets-west celebrity skit brings British songbird/Jay…

  12. 5 Seconds of Summer: 10 Things You Need To Know

    April 03, 2014 2:18 PM EDT The 1D-backed group is about to become a big deal. If you're unfamiliar, check out these 10 5SOS tidbits, and educate yourself. Next week's Billboard 200 chart will feature a battle between the blockbuster "Frozen" soundtrack and the new EP by 5 Seconds of Summer, "…

  13. Jeff Bridges To Headline 2014 Lebowski Fest

    April 03, 2014 2:04 AM EDT Jeff Bridges & the Abiders will be the headline act at the 2014 Lebowski Fest, it was announced Wednesday. The star of the 1998 hit The Big Lebowski will perform at the Wiltern Theater event in Los Angeles on April 25 to honor the Coen Brothers' cult comedy.  Bridges, who is known…

  14. Willie Nelson's Armadillo Stolen, Returned in Nevada: 'The Showgirls Were Nice'

    April 02, 2014 6:22 PM EDT A stuffed armadillo that serves as an on-stage mascot for country music legend Willie Nelson has been returned after being kidnapped from a Las Vegas-area show. Officials at the Westin Lake Las Vegas resort in Henderson say the critter, named Ol' Dillo, vanished while audience members…

  15. Gimme Five: MKTO's Favorite Classic Singles (Video)

    April 01, 2014 6:20 PM EDT From "Remember The Time" to "Georgia On My Mind," watch the guys list their favorite oldies. MKTO's single "Classic" has been winning over pop fans -- the song hits a new peak at No. 70 of the current Hot 100 chart -- by name-checking Michel Jackson,…

  16. 20 New Charges Filed Against SXSW Crash Suspect

    April 01, 2014 1:35 PM EDT A driver already charged with murder is facing 20 new charges of aggravated assault after he plowed into a crowd during the South by Southwest music festival in Austin. Jail documents posted online Tuesday list the additional charges against 21-year-old Rashad Owens. An arrest report says…

  17. Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan Among Austin City Limits Hall Inductees

    March 31, 2014 7:52 PM EDT Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan are among the inaugural inductees to the new Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. As the TV concert series of the same name celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014, it's creating the hall of fame to honor people who made significant contributions to the…

  18. Chart Highlights: KONGOS No. 1, Black Keys Blast In At Alternative Radio

    March 31, 2014 4:05 PM EDT KONGOS' 'Come With Me Now' crowns Alternative Songs, while the Black Keys make a splashy return with 'Fever.' Plus, new No. 1s for Kylie Minogue, Blake Shelton and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  19. Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga's Biggest Hot 100 Hits

    March 30, 2014 9:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag, a recap of Gaga's best-selling albums, songs and more; Soko's quick Hot 100 run; and your favorite one-word-titled hits As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  20. Avicii, Carlos Santana, Wyclef to Perform World Cup Closing Anthem

    March 28, 2014 10:57 AM EDT Swedish electro DJ Avicii, guitar legend Carlos Santana, Brazilian Latin Grammy winner Alexandre Pires and Haitian-American rapper Wyclef Jean have joined the World Cup chorus. More World Cup SXSW: Pitbull Joined by Austin Mahone & G.R.L., Debuts World Cup Song 'We Are One'…

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