1. Did Zayn Malik Get a Nose Piercing?

    April 17, 2015 11:32 AM EDT In the weeks following his exit from One Direction , Zayn Malik has kept a relatively low profile. And it looks like Malik has been using his free time to change up his look. It appears that the 22-year-old singer has gotten a nose piercing, and now fans are getting their first look at it.…

  2. Simon Cowell on Zayn's Exit: 'I Knew This Was Coming'

    April 17, 2015 10:00 AM EDT One Direction 's longtime mentor Simon Cowell can tell you exactly how he was feeling after Zayn Malik announced he was leaving 1D behind. He was "about to jump off a cliff." All joking aside (we think), Cowell did break down what happened behind the scenes during that period…

  3. Mitski Covers One Direction's 'Fireproof': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 15, 2015 11:15 AM EDT Brooklyn's Mitski Miyawaki, who goes by her first name onstage and in the studio, has some thoughts about the much-discussed dichotomy between so-called "indie" music and Top 40. "We seem to de-legitimize music that has a majority of young girl fans and think of it as…

  4. Is One Direction's Niall Horan Now a Golf Caddie?

    April 08, 2015 6:51 AM EDT Niall Horan is ready to try out a new career-- as a golf caddie. But don't worry, fans. It looks like a one-time thing. The One Direction singer will play caddie when he takes to the golf course on Wednesday (April 8) at the Masters Tournament. According to the tournament's website …

  5. Watch: Sam Smith & John Legend, One Direction Show Support for Red Nose Day

    March 14, 2015 5:27 PM EDT Just days afte releasing their updated version of Sam Smith 's  "Lay Me Down"  for charity, Smith and John Legend appeared at Comic Relief's Red Nose Day event to perform the track live. They were among the celebrities gathered at the"Comic Relief: Face the…

  6. Video: Harry Styles, Kristen Wiig Dance to 'Dirty Dancing' Theme

    December 21, 2014 8:28 PM EST Who knew they had such great dancing chemistry? When Harry Styles and Kristen Wiig got to the Saturday Night Live bash, which took place after the Dec. 20 episode, they did what any two people would do when "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" comes on the speaker: they danced.…

  7. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Beyonce Bows in Top 20, One Direction, Lorde Leap Into Top 40

    December 06, 2014 11:05 AM EST '7/11' starts following the rerelease of 'Beyonce.' Plus, streams propel 1D's 'Night Changes' and Lorde's 'Yellow Flicker Beat' bounds following her AMAs performance. As previously reported, Taylor Swift spends a third week at No. 1 on the…

  8. Taylor Swift or One Direction: Who's No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100?

    November 27, 2014 9:05 AM EST The superstars staged a close battle for the summit this week. In a tight race for the top, Taylor Swift narrowly bests One Direction for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The Artist 100 provides the first weekly ranking dedicated to measuring artist activity across…

  9. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Meghan Trainor Hits Top 40, Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Debut

    November 21, 2014 3:24 PM EST Trainor soars with her second hit, while Ronson's scorching soul/pop track brings the writer/producer out from behind the scenes. Plus, chart action for Vance Joy, Lorde & One Direction. As previously reported, Taylor Swift makes history by becoming the first woman to replace…

  10. Jack & Jack, Ariana Grande & OK Go: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 23

    November 07, 2014 12:00 PM EST Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy reports from the High…

  11. Blake Shelton Blasts to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    October 09, 2014 3:15 PM EDT As his album 'Bringing Back the Sunshine' debuts atop the Billboard 200, Shelton becomes the first country act to crown the Artist 100. Blake Shelton is the top artist in the U.S., soaring 19-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The jump makes him the first country act ever to top…

  12. Britney Spears, PARTYNEXTDOOR & Naughty Boy: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Video Show Ep. 7

    July 18, 2014 11:55 AM EDT Welcome to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Hosted by Billboard's Joe Levy…

  13. 2014 Hasn't Been Half Bad

    July 01, 2014 11:45 AM EDT A look at the biggest chart headlines, from Pharrell Williams, Michael Jackson, Iggy Azalea and more, from the first half of 2014 Fourteen chart headlines from the first half of 2014: Katy Perry 's "Dark Horse" (featuring Juicy J) wins the race to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot…

  14. Ask Billboard: Sam Smith Triples Up In The Top 40

    June 01, 2014 9:05 AM EDT Is the pop singer/songwriter the first British act to place three songs in the top 40 at back-to-back-to-back ranks? A trip through Hot 100 history reveals the answer As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  15. 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…

  16. Chart Highlights: One Direction, Katy Perry, U2 Score New No. 1s

    March 10, 2014 4:15 PM EDT D dominates an airplay chart for the first time, Perry's 'Dark Horse' rules Rhythmic Songs and U2 nets a record-setting No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: The Eagles' Greatest Hits

    March 01, 2013 9:05 AM EST As their music re-enters the Billboard 200 following the premiere of their Showtime documentary, a look back at the Eagles' biggest group and solo Hot 100 classics. "I was really reminded of how much fun we had. You couldn't have asked for a better script for a bunch of…