1. Maroon 5 to Release New Album 'V' in September

    May 19, 2014 10:47 AM EDT Maroon 5 are gearing up for a busy summer. The Grammy-winning band announced on Monday they'll release their fifth studio album, "V," on Sept. 2 via Interscope Records. The album will be preceded by a new single in the coming months. Adam Levine and company teamed up with…

  2. Ask Billboard: How 'Good' Is Michael Jackson?!

    May 18, 2014 9:05 AM EDT The King of Pop - ahead of what's sure to be a highlight of the Billboard Music Awards - is back and adding to his legacy on Billboard charts As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  3. Ask Billboard: What's 2014's Song Of The Summer?

    May 16, 2014 4:05 PM EDT A (sort of) confident attempt to (hopefully) pick the 40 biggest hits of the (hopefully) warm months As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and…

  4. How the F--- Do You Market a Band Called F---ed Up?

    May 16, 2014 3:59 PM EDT This is an extended version of an article first published in the May 24th issue of Billboard Magazine . Many bands second-guess their names, especially when the musicians have matured beyond the juvenile or inebriated inspiration that first sparked their nomenclatorial creativity. Yet the…

  5. Pop Shop Podcast: Michael Jackson, Lily Allen, Billboard Music Awards Preview & More

    May 15, 2014 1:46 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly pop music breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  6. Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX & Grouplove Perform 'Fault in Our Stars' Soundtrack (Video)

    May 15, 2014 10:16 AM EDT Songs from the "Fault in Our Stars" soundtrack came to life last night in a special YouTube livestream featuring Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX and Grouplove. Broadcasted from Los Angeles' YouTube Space LA, the hour-long event also featured the stars of the upcoming romantic dramedy,…

  7. Rodriguez's 'Shock' at Death of 'Sugar Man' Director: 'He Was a Very Talented Man'

    May 14, 2014 11:50 AM EDT Rodriguez paid the best possible, and unspoken, tribute he could to the late "Searching For Sugar Man" director Malik Bendjelloul on Tuesday night: He played a show. The singer-songwriter who became an international icon thanks to Bendjelloul's Academy Award-winning…

  8. Led Zeppelin Reissues Get A Whole Lotta Love At Private Listening Session

    May 14, 2014 1:07 AM EDT During a private listening session of selections from the Led Zeppelin catalog that will be reissued this summer, veteran guitarist Jimmy Page described the archival material as “an opportunity to have a look and listen to everyone in the band.” Page says the music captures how he, singer…

  9. Rick Springfield Opens-Up On Writing, Religion, Sex & Suffering

    May 13, 2014 1:42 AM EDT When Rick Springfield arrives just before 4 p.m. for a soundcheck at the Barnes and Noble in Manhattan’s Union Square -- the location for a 7 o’clock acoustic performance and the first signing for his new book, "Magnificent Vibration" -- there are already several dozen fans in line.…

  10. Maroon 5, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande Light Up 2014 Wango Tango Festival

    May 11, 2014 11:53 AM EDT Other performers included Iggy Azalea, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, One Republic and Paramore Wango Tango alum Adam Levine welcomed a new generation of concert-goers to the annual, daylong music festival Saturday. Before performing his hit "Pay Phone" the Maroon 5 frontman recalled his…

  11. Questlove to Produce VH1 Series; Diplo to Host

    May 09, 2014 8:48 AM EDT Jimmy Fallon's late-night show isn't the only TV program getting help from Questlove. The Roots leader is executive producing a music series for VH1 that will feature three artists performing simultaneously on one stage. "SoundClash" debuts July 23 with Lil Wayne, Fall Out…

  12. Pop Shop Podcast: Ariana Grande, John Legend, Iggy Azalaea & More

    May 08, 2014 12:32 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly pop music breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events.…

  13. Meet The Empty Hearts: Members of Blondie, Cars, Romantics, Chesterfield Kings Form New Band

    May 08, 2014 11:00 AM EDT With a name hand-picked by Steven Van Zandt, the new supergroup of '70s hitmakers will release debut album on Aug. 5 ... Hear an exclusive song premiere below! In the 1970s, hitmakers from the previous decade formed supergroups to continue on the arena circuit. In 2014, a quartet of…

  14. Jennifer Lopez, Luke Bryan in Lineup for 'GMA' Summer Concert Series

    May 08, 2014 10:26 AM EDT This morning (May 8) ABC News’ “Good Morning America” announced its 2014 Summer Concert Series lineup. Throughout the warmest months of the year in New York City’s Central Park, acts from various genres will perform on “GMA” weekly beginning May 23, when Lady Antebellum rocks first. Jennifer…

  15. Lana Del Rey's 'West Coast' Video: Watch The Hazy Black-And-White Clip

    May 07, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Lana Del Rey's latest mysterious, sun-stroked music video is for her new single "West Coast," which precedes her hotly anticipated sophomore album "Ultraviolence." The clip, released on Wednesday (May 7), is a whole lot of Lana Being Lana, offering up artful shots…

  16. 'Frozen' Spends Lucky 13th Week At No. 1, Lindsey Stirling Bows At No. 2

    May 07, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Ray LaMontagne also debuts in the Top 5, while Ariana Grande's "Problem" nets a huge digital debut. As expected, Disney's soundtrack to "Frozen" refuses to budge from the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. The set spends a lucky 13th nonconsecutive week at No. 1…

  17. Chart Highlights: Beyonce Scores 20th Dance Club Songs No. 1 With 'Partition'

    May 05, 2014 6:25 PM EDT Queen Bey tallies her latest landmark leader. Plus, new No. 1s for John Legend, Jhene Aiko, Linkin Park, Eric Church 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…

  18. Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande To Perform At Roots' 4th of July Jam

    May 05, 2014 4:35 PM EDT Nicki Minaj will head to the city of brotherly love for the Roots' annual 4th of July Jam. The rapper-singer will perform on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Independence Day for the free event. Nicki Minaj Releases 'Yasss Bish!!' Featuring Soulja Boy Raps…

  19. ‘SNL’ Recap: Coldplay Performs New ‘Ghost Stories’ Tunes, Chris Martin Romances Andrew Garfield

    May 04, 2014 12:31 PM EDT About two weeks ahead of its release, Coldplay showed off tunes from its new album, “Ghost Stories,” during “Saturday Night Live” on May 3, first with the introspective "Magic" and then giving a starry performance of" A Sky Full of Stars." Last night’s performances (watch…

  20. Rihanna Wins Big at iHeartRadio Music Awards

    May 01, 2014 11:55 PM EDT The first annual iHeartRadio Music Awards hit Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on Thursday, celebrating the year’s biggest pop stars and paying tribute to the musical culture of the City of Angels. Rihanna — one of the biggest stars actually on hand — took home four awards, more than any…

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