1. Mysteryland vs Electric Daisy: Insomniac and ID&T Reveal Lineups for Memorial Day Weekend Festivals

    March 06, 2014 4:29 PM EST What are you doing this Memorial Day? If you’re an EDM fan in New York, you are officially spoiled. Live Nation’s Insomniac and SFX’s ID&T announced their lineups for their competing events this May 24-25. If there were any lingering questions about competition between the two rave…

  2. LED Goes Big in California with New Business Model for Raves

    March 04, 2014 4:52 PM EST Running three sold-out events in three markets on the same day with many of the same artists jetting from city to city to play more than one party is a rare achievement. San Diego-based LED Events hopes to make it an annual tradition. Last month during the typically low-key President’s Day…

  3. Tomorrowland Sells 360,000 Tickets in Under An Hour

    February 15, 2014 4:11 PM EST EDM festival expands to two weekends for its 10th anniversary year. The 2014 edition of Belgian dance festival Tomorrowland went on sale this morning and sold out its 360,000 available tickets in under an hour, according to its organizers. That’s significantly longer than the reported…

  4. Mariah Carey's Long-Delayed Album Has Been Cooking 'Like a Honey-Baked Ham'

    February 14, 2014 3:30 PM EST In the last two years, Mariah Carey has cycled through three managers, two album release dates and four new tracks-will her fifth be the charm? On Feb. 12, Carey unveiled the latest single from her long-delayed new album. The finger-snapping ballad "You're Mine (Eternal)"…

  5. Lonestar at Full Strength as Acoustic Tour Revs Up

    February 11, 2014 6:00 PM EST In 2008, Richie McDonald – longtime lead singer of the group Lonestar parted ways with the group to concentrate on a solo career. Though the band pressed on with Cody Collins taking over the main vocals, McDonald's return in 2011 gave the band a well-needed shot in the arm. "It'…

  6. Movement Detroit Announces Second Phase of Lineup: Exclusive

    February 05, 2014 11:41 AM EST Movement, Detroit’s long-running electronic music festival, announces the second phase of its roster today, adding Baauer, Boys Noize, Claude VonStroke, Green Velvet, Just Blaze, Ryan Hemsworth, Tourist and more to a previously announced list that includes Pete Tong, Jamie Jones, Richie…

  7. Avicii Doubles Up In Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Top Five

    January 17, 2014 1:14 PM EST The superstar DJ scores another top five on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. Plus, Fatboy Slim and One Republic break into the  top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Deborah Cox collects her 12th Dance Club Songs No. 1 Avicii becomes the second artist to simultaneously place two songs within the…

  8. Chart Highlights: OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' Shoots To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    January 13, 2014 4:15 PM EST The band lands its third No. 1 at the format. Plus, Rascal Flatts returns and new No. 1s for Stone Sour, Marc Anthony and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed…

  9. Ultra Music Festival Announces Phase One of 2014 Lineup: David Guetta, Diplo and More

    December 17, 2013 4:31 PM EST Festival season is coming. Ultra Music Festival quietly announced "Phase One" of its 2014 lineup on its website this morning, confirming its return to a single weekend (March 28-30) after marking its 15th anniversary this year with two. As with most large EDM festivals, there were…

  10. Good Works: Music Fights HIV/AIDS

    December 02, 2013 1:55 PM EST Spreading the word to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS among America's youth. That's the ongoing quest of Lifebeat: Music Fights HIV/AIDS. Since 1992, the national nonprofit has rallied the music industry through artist PSAs, events and various campaigns to raise awareness about the…

  11. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  12. Lorde's 'Royals' Rules Hot 100 for Sixth Week

    November 06, 2013 1:10 PM EST The song holds off debuts from Eminem, who blasts in at No. 3 with "The Monster," and One Direction, which enters at No. 6 with "Story of My Life" Lorde's "Royals" commands the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, while Eminem and One Direction soar…

  13. Lorde's 'Royals' Crowns Hot 100 For Fifth Week

    October 30, 2013 1:49 PM EDT The song leads an all-female top three again, while OneRepublic and Imagine Dragons enter the top 10. Plus, Lady Gaga bows just outside the top tier at No. 13 Lorde's "Royals" is the Billboard Hot 100's ruler for a fifth week, helping add to another week of solo…

  14. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  15. The Top 10 Dance-Pop Collaborations of All Time

    October 01, 2013 12:12 PM EDT When Zedd brought Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams on his “Stay The Night,” the DJ was following a long tradition of electronic artists collaborating with established artists from other genres to make a hit. From Grammys to record-setting chart runs, these partnerships can bring…

  16. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Breaks Record Atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    September 25, 2013 5:24 PM EDT With a 16th week at No. 1, the song logs the longest reign since Nielsen data began powering the chart in 1992, passing Mary J. Blige's 15-week leader 'Be Without You' With a 16th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Robin Thicke's "…

  17. Sting's Wife Trudie Styler To Star in Off-Broadway Production

    August 29, 2013 2:50 AM EDT Actress and producer Trudie Styler, the better half of pop singer Sting, will star this fall in a new off-Broadway adaptation of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." Producers said Wednesday that Styler will portray the fading actress Irina Arkadina in the Culture Project's…

  18. Josh Wink's 'Balls': The Techno DJ On His New Hit

    August 28, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Vote for your favorite take on the Philly star’s aggressive techno hit. To call Josh Wink (born Winkleman) Philadelphia’s biggest techno DJ is to underrepresent him. Wink has dabbled in just about every type of electronic-dance style there is; from acid (1995’s classic “Higher State of…

  19. Crystal Waters Joins Harry Romero, Armand Pena & Alex Alicea in 'Blow' Video: Watch First

    August 20, 2013 3:34 PM EDT Before the term “EDM” even existed, Crystal Waters was paving the way for every vocal track we hear in dance music today. Since her first single in 1991, Waters has had four Hot 100 hits including "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" which peaked at No. 8 and "100% Pure Love…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday The latest chart…

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