1. Warner Music Group Promotes Stu Bergen, Mike Jbara

    March 03, 2015 11:11 PM EST The Warner Music Group is making a change in the reporting structure for one part of the company, while moving another veteran executive into a new top infrastructure position. Stu Bergen , WMG's International Recorded Music president, who also oversees global marketing, the Alternative…

  2. Adam Levine Treats Young Fan With Down Syndrome to a Maroon 5 Concert

    March 03, 2015 9:27 PM EST Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine helped make a 10-year-old superfan's dreams come true on Monday night. Christopher Warner, a young Maryland resident with Down syndrome and Levine's self-proclaimed number one fan, got the surprise of his life when his favorite musicians reached out to…

  3. Watch Taylor Swift Comfort a 4-Year-Old Fan Fighting Terminal Cancer

    March 03, 2015 9:07 PM EST Now we've seen that Taylor Swift has the power to calm crying babies , but this next feat takes that a number of steps further.  Lady Gaga to Taylor Swift: 'Your Prince Charming Will Come' The pop star made a dream come true for a 4-year-old fan fighting an aggressive…

  4. D.R.A.M. Releases 'Cha Cha' Video & '#1EpicEP'

    March 03, 2015 6:01 PM EST D.R.A.M. 's single "Cha Cha" is addictive; one listen and you'll find yourself reciting the words non-stop. The Virginia singer-songwriter's single has gradually garnered buzz with its vivacious vibe, and has caught the attention of some notable people as Chance the…

  5. Album Review: Electronic Duo Purity Ring's 'Another Eternity' Refracts Pop Through a Funhouse Mirror

    March 03, 2015 5:27 PM EST One of music's longtime laws is that the underground bubbles up. From jazz to blues, punk to EDM, the fringe always moves toward the center. Well, not anymore. Thanks to the frenetic pace and democratic nature of the Internet, conversations between genres and aesthetic sensibilities now…

  6. Girl Group Tragedy: Inside G.R.L.'s Slow Healing Process

    March 03, 2015 2:00 PM EST The death of a member forced a promising pop group to hit the pause button. The future is uncertain for G.R.L., but its message remains positive. It's the morning of January 15 , and the members of G.R.L. have woken up to a slew of encouraging social media comments. The music video for…

  7. Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs

    March 03, 2015 12:40 PM EST From Girls Aloud to SWV to Electrik Red, check out Billboard's editorial countdown of underappreciated girl group tracks. Most casual pop fans can rattle off a few of the biggest girl group hits of all time -- the classic cuts by the Supremes , TLC , Destiny's Child and more --…

  8. Jesse Edwards & Rahim Wright Launch 740 Project; Announce Wiz Khalifa & Future SXSW Show

    March 03, 2015 12:24 PM EST "Not a label, but we could be." As music mini-scenes seeminly appear out of nowhere and are reblogged into the ether hours later, maintaining relevancy in today's tech-culture tornado seems like an impossible task. So it's surprising that, at a time when everyone's…

  9. Guest Post: Without Transparency in Music, Artists, Fans and Services Will Lose

    March 03, 2015 11:55 AM EST Imagine you went to your ATM and tried to take out $60 dollars. The machine makes you wait for a half hour then spits out 40 dollars and no receipt. You don't know where the extra money went, why it took so long or what's left in your account. For most people, this would be…

  10. Ask Billboard: Will 'Uptown Funk!' Be the Hot 100's No. 1 Song of 2015?

    March 03, 2015 11:05 AM EST With an array of honors - including global - for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' smash, has the race for the year's top hit already been won? As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  11. From Bro to Blah: Is Country Radio's Shift in Younger Listeners a Crisis or a Driver?

    March 03, 2015 9:10 AM EST There was a significant moment at the "State of the Music" panel at last week's Country Radio Seminar when WXTU Philadelphia PD Shelly Easton declared that she was not ready for country radio's 18-34 success of recent years to be over. In a market where 25-54 is crowded, …

  12. Emile Haynie Tells the Story Behind 'We Fall' Tracks With Rufus Wainwright, Brian Wilson & More

    March 03, 2015 9:00 AM EST Producer and songwriter Emile Haynie is very excited to talk about his first album, We Fall , but not for the reasons you might expect. "It's kind of weird when you're a producer speaking on someone else's work," says Haynie, whose eye-poppingly all-star resume…

  13. Estelle Talks 'Empire' & New 'Conqueror' Duet with Jussie Smollett: Watch

    March 03, 2015 2:25 AM EST Gladys Knight . Anthony Hamilton . Courtney Love . Jim Beanz . Those are just a few of the acclaimed musical guest stars that Fox's Empire has boasted in its first season. That list will growing this week when Grammy winner Estelle visits Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's hip-hop soap…

  14. Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, One Direction Among Nominees for Radio Disney Music Awards 2015

    March 02, 2015 11:30 PM EST Taylor Swift , Nick Jonas , Ariana Grande , Ed Sheeran , Pharrell Williams and One Direction are among this year's nominees for the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards. The announcement was made Monday during the Disney Channel Presents the 2015 RDMA Nomination Special. Nick Jonas, Jessie J…

  15. 5 K-Pop Songs Inspired by Hollywood Films

    March 02, 2015 9:56 PM EST From 'Drumline' to a Disney classic, vote for your favorite! Without question, K-pop draws from Western music trends. But sometimes the music gets an extra dose of inspiration from Hollywood. Rainbow are the most recent act to mix a little movie magic into their music with new…

  16. Singer-Songwriter Steve Earle Talks Divorce (for the Seventh Time), Fatherhood & Taylor Swift's Talent

    March 02, 2015 7:23 PM EST The title of Steve Earle 's 16th studio album  Terraplane  is a nod to Delta blues legend Robert Johnson 's "Terraplane Blues," but the similarities end there. Recorded with his crack band the Dukes, the album -- which debuted at No. 39 on the March 7 Billboard 200 --…

  17. John Legend Says a Just Society Is 'Built on Love' at Controversial Bahrain Concert

    March 02, 2015 5:58 PM EST Award-winning American singer and songwriter John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain on Monday night (March 2), performing to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people despite calls by some activists to cancel the concert due to concerns over human rights abuses in the Gulf Arab nation. …

  18. Are You a Harmonizer or a Mixer?

    March 02, 2015 4:17 PM EST Little Mix & Fifth Harmony are successful girl groups with great songs -- but which one makes the most sense for you to adore? Make no mistake: We at Billboard enjoy both Little Mix and Fifth Harmony . The two most successful new girl groups of the 2010s have set themselves apart from…

  19. Music Industry Converges on D.C. as Consent Decree Review and Negotiations Ramp Up

    March 02, 2015 3:43 PM EST The consent decrees that govern how the two largest U.S. performing rights organization interact with music users will be the focus of a lot of attention in Washington D.C. over the next two weeks. The consent decrees -- which have been in effect since 1941 -- have been in the news recently…

  20. Madonna's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 02, 2015 3:00 PM EST She's the Queen of Pop and royalty on the Billboard charts. To celebrate Madonna 's career, we've compiled an exclusive ranking of the diva's 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit singles. Madonna's Fashion Evolution: 55 Iconic Looks 'Madonna' at 30: A…

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