1. Michael Jackson's 'Slave to the Rhythm' Featured in Sony Ad: Watch

    February 24, 2014 3:02 PM EST Sony Mobile unveiled an ad for one of its smart phones on Monday that features a new version of Michael Jackson's "Slave to the Rhythm," a long-simmering composition that was given an unauthorized remix via Justin Bieber last year. Jackson's estate and Epic Records…

  2. NAACP Image Awards: Beyonce, John Legend Win Top Music Honors

    February 23, 2014 8:19 AM EST "12 Years a Slave" swept the film categories at the NAACP Image Awards, which honor the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and honors those who promote social justice through creative endeavors. The historical epic's four…

  3. Arcade Fire's Will Butler Q&A: On Scoring 'Her' & The 'Intimidating' Sex Scene

    February 21, 2014 2:06 PM EST "We're just rock musicians; we don't know how to do it. It just happens," he says. Arcade Fire took a break from recording its fourth studio album, "Reflektor," so a few of its members could score the Spike Jonze stunner "Her." The film is nominated for…

  4. Bubbling Under: Chainsmokers Get Their Shot With '#Selfie'

    February 21, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: the Chainsmokers, Snootie Wild and Sam Hunt   The Chainsmokers Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, aka the Chainsmokers, debut on Hot Dance…

  5. Anthrax's Scott Ian Having A 'Great Time' on Spoken-Word Tour

    February 20, 2014 5:55 PM EST Scott Ian's upcoming North American tour will be without his guitar -- or the rest of Anthrax, for that matter. The thrash metal titan will play 15 Speaking Words shows starting Feb. 20 in Chicago, bringing to the home shores the spoken work presentation he began last year as a one-off…

  6. LIZ, 'Y2K': Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 20, 2014 3:11 PM EST Indie-pop artist LIZ will release her latest EP, "Just Like You," next Thursday (Feb. 27) on Diplo's Mad Decent label, but fans can get an early taste of the release with one of its strongest cuts. Listen to new song "Y2K," exclusively premiering on Billboard.com: …

  7. Fuel, 'Cold Summer': Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 20, 2014 10:23 AM EST Brett Scallions says getting back in front of Fuel "feels pretty rad. It's like putting those comfy shoes right back on. It feels good." Scallions and Fuel start a new chapter in the group's history with the March 4 release of "Puppet Strings," the band's…

  8. Swedish House Mafia Film Screens March in NY and LA After SXSW Premiere

    February 20, 2014 10:21 AM EST As most EDM fans know, the final moments of the Swedish House Mafia were anything but quiet. The record-setting trio walked away from a meteoric career as an EDM superstar act and the forthcoming film, “Leave The World Behind,” chronicles the sold-out goodbye tour in all it’s emotional and…

  9. Bruce Springsteen Covers INXS' 'Don't Change' in Australia: Watch

    February 19, 2014 7:41 PM EST The surprises keep on coming for Bruce Springsteen fans in Sydney, Australia, as the E Street Band reached into its bag of tricks to cover yet another native band: INXS. Bruce Springsteen Masters 10 of His Best for iTunes And it wasn’t just any INXS cover. The group went retro with a song…

  10. CODE Picks of the Week: Fake Blood, Showtek, More

    February 14, 2014 3:46 PM EST Fake Blood, “Get Myself Together” [Blood Music] Theo Keating’s hard-edged alias is always a reliable source for a glorious dancefloor moment, but this blend of house vocal and raw breaks-inspired beats exceeds all expectation. Showtek & Justin Prime featuring Matthew Koma, “Cannonball …

  11. 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)"…

  12. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  13. The Glitch Mob Goes Harder on New Album, Remain Totally D.I.Y.

    February 10, 2014 5:38 PM EST Dressed in black with tight haircuts and a cool, calm intensity about them, The Glitch Mob’s Justin Boreta, Ed Ma, and Josh Mayer look every bit the part of “rock star.” But when they start gushing about their fans, they reveal the inner music geeks they really are. “The Glitch Mob is the…

  14. Runway Rock: AlunaGeorge Plays Rebecca Minkoff's NYFW Show

    February 08, 2014 12:17 PM EST The It Brits serenaded a stylish crowd at Minkoff's fall '14 show, including Carrie Underwood, Zosia Mamet, Anna Kendrick and Coco Rocha. Rebecca Minkoff might be best known for her upbeat, urbane leather goods, but the New York-based designer has another talent, too -- booking…

  15. The Hold Steady Rock Epic 28-Song Set at Brooklyn 10th Anniversary Show

    February 08, 2014 8:25 AM EST About to embark on a new album cycle for the first time in four years behind a new label, the Hold Steady know challenges lie ahead, though their reception Thursday night proved they've gathered a devoted cheering section over the years "My new year's resolution is to stop…

  16. Happy New Zealand Day! 10 NZ Artists Who Could Make A Lorde-Like Leap

    February 06, 2014 2:07 PM EST From pop-rock to indie to EDM to a boy band, we salute the country's most promising contemporary music. Today is February 6, which means that it's Waitangi Day, better understood to Yanks as New Zealand Day, celebrating the 174th anniversary of the signing of the country&…

  17. Fashion Week: 10 Epic Music Moments

    February 05, 2014 9:54 AM EST With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week taking over New York City Thursday (Feb. 6), we dug through the archives and stitched together a list of 10 legendary moments where music and fashion converged during fashion weeks the world over. As was proved last fall during Spring 2014 shows, when…

  18. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  19. Prince Plays Intimate London Gig -- In A Living Room

    February 05, 2014 4:36 AM EST When Prince came to London a few years ago, he played more than 20 nights at the vast O2 arena. This time, he played a suburban living room to a dozen people. The enigmatic star flew into London on Tuesday at the start of a still-evolving string of dates in support of forthcoming album "…

  20. Bruno Mars, U2 Among Super Bowl's Top Shazam Searches

    February 03, 2014 7:25 PM EST Between Bruno Mars' halftime performance with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laurence Fishburne's opera and Ellen Degeneres' Beats commercial , which Super Bowl moment nabbed the most Shazams? The music search app beat its own Super Bowl record with over 700,000 uses -- more than…

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