1. Suzanne Vega's Five Favorite Songs

    March 27, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The renowned singer/songwriter picks her top five favorites from her catalog At Billboard, we like to think we know a little bit (and hopefully a lot more) about how to create a songs chart. But, artists themselves have a unique insight into which songs of theirs deserve the highest praise.…

  2. Morning TV's Battle of the Bands: 'Today' & 'Good Morning America' Concert Wars Escalate

    March 26, 2014 2:51 PM EDT Jimmy Fallon's arrival on "The Tonight Show" is having an unlikely effect on the battle to book big music stars on morning TV's summer concert series. Sources tell Billboard that NBC's "Today" is using Fallon's initial ratings success as leverage in an…

  3. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend, Idina Menzel On the Move

    March 26, 2014 1:44 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' reigns for a fifth week, and moves closer to a radio audience record, while John Legend's 'All of Me' rises to No. 2 and Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' leaps to No. 5 Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot…

  4. Rihanna, Justin Timberlake Top Finalists for iHeartRadio Music Awards

    March 26, 2014 10:42 AM EDT Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Imagine Dragons are among the leading finalists for the first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards, set to air May 1 on NBC from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The "Stay" singer landed seven total entries in five categories, including artist of the…

  5. Drake's OVO Fest Receives Government Grant

    March 21, 2014 8:26 PM EDT The Ontario government has granted Drake 300,000 Canadian dollars for his annual OVO Fest, to be held later in the summer. According to Rolling Stone , the rapper received the money -- approximately $268,000 in U.S. currency -- from Ontario's Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Drake…

  6. Lil Wayne Talks 'Carter V' Album & Kendrick Lamar's 'Control' Verse In CRWN Interview

    March 19, 2014 1:00 PM EDT "I'm approaching it like it is my last project – I think that's why it's a lot different than anything else." Lil Wayne expands on why "Tha Carter V," set for a May release, will likely be his last solo album in the first episode of his "Lil Wayne CRWN…

  7. Suzanne Vega Talks New Album, Performs Live In Chart Beat Meet & Greet

    March 18, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The folk singer/songwriter discusses her new album, 'Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles,' which includes a 50 Cent sample and a Macklemore shout-out "Every time I make an album, the idea is to mix the acoustic guitar, this beautiful, old-fashioned, almost…

  8. Future Music’s Malaysia Fest Canceled Following Multiple Deaths

    March 17, 2014 1:55 AM EDT Six people have reportedly died from suspected drug overdoses at the Future Music Asia festival, prompting organizers to cancel Saturday’s third and final day. Future Music's Malaysia leg is one of the region’s most popular dance music-oriented festivals, with a line-up this year which…

  9. Hot 100 March Madness 2014: Vote Now in Round 3!

    March 14, 2014 1:23 PM EDT k Cast your vote for your favorite Top 5 single from the past year. Miley Cyrus came in like a wrecking ball, Pharrell is no longer happy and Eminem barely squeaked by JT: the second round of Hot 100 March Madness 2014 has come to an end, with only eight Top 5 hits from the…

  10. Ice Cube Raps On Making Movies, the Grammys and N.W.A.'s Hall of Fame Snub

    March 14, 2014 12:31 AM EDT In the 20-plus years since Ice Cube decided to focus on movies, he's taken on key roles in filmmaking - acting, writing, even directing. But it's his work as a producer, with his own production company Cube Vision, that's given him the most satisfaction - and perhaps the most…

  11. Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar Team for 'It's On Again' on 'Spider-Man 2' Soundtrack

    March 11, 2014 6:47 PM EDT The Neighbourhood, Pharrell, more also to appear on April 22-released soundtrack A song written by Pharrell, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar and Hans Zimmer has found its way onto the "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" soundtrack. "It's On Again," produced by Pharrell, will be…

  12. Hot 100 March Madness 2014: Vote Now in Round 2!

    March 10, 2014 3:40 PM EDT Cast your vote for your favorite Top 5 single from the past year. Gaga trumped Katy, Avicii woke up and defeated Beyonce, and "Timber" didn't fall: the first round of Hot 100 March Madness 2014 has come to a close, with 16 Top 5 hits from the past year moving on from…

  13. Who Is Allie X? 'Catch' Singer Talks Katy Perry Shout-Out, Her Pop Takeover Plan

    March 10, 2014 1:50 PM EDT "I have been locked in my bedroom for two years making music," the Canadian artist tells Billboard in her first interview. It's the moment that so many unknown musical artists have desperately attempted to secure: the recognition of his or her artistry from an influential…

  14. ScHoolboy Q Debuts Atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 06, 2014 2:23 PM EST With 139,000 first-week copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, ScHoolboy Q's major label debut "Oxymoron" opens at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and instantly outsells his first two releases combined. Both 2011's "Setbacks" and 2012's "…

  15. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Drake Lead Hot Rap Songs' 25th Anniversary Rankings

    March 06, 2014 2:08 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have had a monumental run since the 2012 release of their debut album, "The Heist." The duo has performed numerous sold out-shows and recently garnered four Grammy Awards. Now, there's another achievement that the rapper and producer can tuck…

  16. Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 50 Artists, Most Top 10s, Most No. 1s

    March 06, 2014 2:00 PM EST As Billboard celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hot Rap Songs chart , which made its debut on March 11, 1989, we've delved into the tally's history to countdown the top 100 rap songs, and here we dive even deeper and list the top 50 Hot Rap Songs artists, the artists with the…

  17. Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    March 06, 2014 1:15 PM EST To honor the 25th anniversary of Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart, we’re counting down the tally's top 100 tracks ever. Rap is a victorious genre. Having built its history on songs of overcoming the harshest of hard-knock lives, in addition to observances of all of life'…

  18. Pop Shop Podcast: ScHoolboy Q, MKTO Interview, Iggy Azalea & More

    March 06, 2014 11:05 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio 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…

  19. Top 25 Travolta-fied Pop Star Names: 'Adele Dazeem' & More!

    March 04, 2014 12:26 PM EST How would John Travolta have said your favorite artist's name at the Oscars? On Monday (Mar. 2), hours after John Travolta mangled Idina Menzel's name while introducing her performance of "Let It Go" at the Academy Awards -- say hello to Adele Dazeem, America! -- Slate.com…

  20. Hot 100 March Madness 2014: Vote Now in Round 1!

    March 03, 2014 2:55 PM EST Cast your vote for your favorite Top 5 single from the past year. Billboard.com Hot 100 March Madness is back! The annual twist on the college basketball tournament bracket is now in its third year, and once again, we're asking pop fans to vote for their favorite recent hits…

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