1. Best and Worst Singles of the Week: From Kanye West to Kacey Musgraves

    March 06, 2015 4:14 PM EST -billboard-412.jpg" alt="" width="510"> Kanye West "All Day" G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam After ballads with Rihanna and Paul McCartney , it was easy to think West, fresh off marriage, fatherhood and fashion shows, had gone soft. But "All Day" is…

  2. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Zedd & Selena Gomez Zoom In With 'I Want You to Know'

    March 06, 2015 2:03 PM EST The collab launches in the top 20. Plus, moves for Nick Jonas, the Empire Cast, Taylor Swift and Tori Kelly. As previously reported , Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week, while Pitbull and Ne-Yo enter the top 10 with …

  3. Does Madonna Want a Drake Collaboration?

    March 06, 2015 8:46 AM EST Madonna 's new album, Rebel Heart , isn't exactly short on collaborations. For it, the Queen of Pop worked with Nas, Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj and, yes, even Mike Tyson . However there was one act that she couldn't book any studio time with during the Rebel Heart recording…

  4. Watch the Most Radio-Friendly Bar Mitzvah Invitation Ever

    March 05, 2015 5:51 PM EST "The countdown's begun to my Mitzvah day," almost 13-year-old Brody Criz sings to the tune of Pharrell 's " Happy ," serenading potential guests in his " Billboard TOP 5 Mitzvah Invitation " video. To celebrate the occasion, Brody put everything bar…

  5. Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Lead New Hot Tours List

    March 05, 2015 5:35 PM EST Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias and rapper Pitbull top the weekly slate of Hot Tours (see list, below) with $13.5 million in ticket sales reported from the 2015 leg of their joint tour through North American markets.  The four-week run is the pair's second trek through the U.S. since…

  6. Big Sean, Chris Brown & Tyga Arrive on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    March 05, 2015 5:18 PM EST Also, new airplay No. 1s & Silento arrives, boosted by viral craze. Two new releases see high debuts on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums , led by Big Sean , who crowns the ranking with Dark Sky Paradise (139,000 copies sold in the week ending March 1, according to Nielsen Music). The rapper…

  7. Album Review: Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Blends Inventive Beats and Maximalist Pop

    March 05, 2015 2:04 PM EST In December -- as Madonna rushed out six songs from Rebel Heart after some truly ugly cyber-bullying -- she told Billboard she had recorded so much material that she had considered doing a double album. And indeed, there are at least two albums struggling to come into being amid these 19…

  8. Taylor Swift Back Atop Billboard Artist 100, Big Sean Blasts to No. 2

    March 05, 2015 1:45 PM EST Swift returns for a record-extending 17th week at No. 1, while Big Sean surges 32-2 thanks to the start of his album 'Dark Sky Paradise.' Taylor Swift returns to her familiar perch atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart, rebounding 3-1 for a record-extending 17th week at the summit.…

  9. Pop Shop Podcast: Carly Rae Jepsen Interview, Selena Gomez, Pitbull & More

    March 05, 2015 10:58 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts 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…

  10. Big Sean Scores His First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    March 04, 2015 11:00 AM EST Rapper Big Sean scores his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as Dark Sky Paradise bounds in atop the tally. The artist's third album was released through G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Records on Feb. 24 and moved 173,000 units in the week ending March 1, according to Nielsen…

  11. Kanye West Welcomes Surprise Guests at Surprise London Concert

    March 04, 2015 7:36 AM EST With one tweet on Tuesday, Kanye West announced he would be taking the stage at an intimate London venue that same night. And, judging by the reports that have since surfaced, the rapper did not disappoint. West took the stage at Koko in London on March 3, where he was joined by Big Sean, Wu…

  12. 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…

  13. Watch Big Sean's 'Blessings' Video, Featuring Drake & Kanye West

    March 03, 2015 3:52 PM EST A week after Big Sean earned his first Billboard 200 No. 1 album with Dark Sky Paradise , he premieres a music video for his latest single "Blessings," featuring Drake and Kanye West. The Juice Podcast: Big Sean On 'Dark Sky Paradise' & Recording with Ariana Grande …

  14. Drake Called Homophobic Slur by Die Antwoord

    March 03, 2015 11:55 AM EST Well, this is upsetting. Drake and Die Antwoord are both currently playing Australia's Future Music Festival, which hits five cities on the continent between Feb. 28 and March 9. But that's not the disturbing part. Following the March 1 show in Perth, Die Antwoord's Yolandi…

  15. The 10 Best Quotes From Kanye West's Oxford Lecture

    March 02, 2015 8:16 PM EST Kanye West spoke at Oxford University in England on Monday at a special event organized by the Oxford Guild Business Society.  Hear the Studio Version of Kanye West's 'All Day' The 20-minute speech's subject matter ranged substantially, from the joking suggestion that…

  16. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Adult Pop Songs, Nate Ruess Debuts Solo

    March 02, 2015 5:25 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' takes over atop another tally, while Ruess arrives on his own with 'Nothing Without Your Love.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs,…

  17. Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus & More Among 2015 YouTube Music Awards Honorees

    March 02, 2015 9:10 AM EST Come this March, the 2015 YouTube Music Awards will honor artists in a whole new way. For this year's event, the YouTube Music Awards picked 50 winners based on views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months. Ariana Grande , Beyonce , Meghan Trainor , Miley Cyrus , One…

  18. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Stevie Wonder Returns to Top 40 After Grammy Salute

    February 27, 2015 10:28 PM EST It’s Wonder’s first visit to the top 40 in nine years On the newest Billboard 200 albums chart, Imagine Dragons scored their first No. 1 album with their second full-length album, Smoke + Mirrors . It was the lone entry in the top 10, as the next-highest bow came at No. 14, from Aaron…

  19. Tim McGraw, Keith Urban & Florida Georgia Line to Headline Las Vegas' Route 91 Harvest Festival

    February 27, 2015 8:22 PM EST Following a successful launch last year, Las Vegas' Route 91 Harvest Festival returns this year, recruiting Florida Georgia Line , Tim McGraw and Keith Urban to headline the three-day country music event.  Watch Tim McGraw's Oscars Glen Campbell Tribute 'I'm Not Gonna Miss…

  20. Drake Ties the Beatles With 14 Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits

    February 27, 2015 5:57 PM EST The records keep coming for Drake, who matches the Beatles' feat first set 51 years ago. Thanks to his surprise album If You're Reading This It's Too Late , which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (dated Feb. 28) with 535,000 equivalent album units, according to…

Pages