1. The Weeknd's 'Starboy' Shines on Australia's Albums Chart

    December 05, 2016 3:47 AM EST The Weeknd’s Starboy (Republic/Universal) rockets to No. 1 on Australia’s albums survey while Clean Bandit snatches the week’s best-selling single with “Rockabye” (EastWest/Warner). Starboy debuts at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart , giving the Canadian R&B artist his second successive No.…

  2. Kate Bush On Track for First U.K No. 1 Album In Almost 30 Years

    November 29, 2016 3:57 AM EST Kate Bush is running up the hill that is the U.K. albums chart for what could be her first No. 1 in nearly 30 years. The English singer’s Before The Dawn (Noble & Brite), a live collection featuring recordings from her 2014 Eventim Apollo London residency, is locked into the top spot on…

  3. Metallica Blasts to No. 1 on Australia's Albums Chart With 'Hardwired'

    November 28, 2016 6:00 AM EST Metallica’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (Virgin/EMI) has exploded out the blocks to debut at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart .  Hardwired is the American hard rock veterans’ sixth No. 1 on Australia’s chart and the first since Death Magnetic reached the survey's crest in September 2008. …

  4. Robbie Williams Swinging Toward a 12th U.K. No. 1 Album

    November 08, 2016 5:59 AM EST Robbie Williams is Britain’s man of the moment. The pop star was honored on Monday (Nov. 7) with the BRITs Icon Award, joining Elton John and the late David Bowie as the only recipients of the BRIT Awards’ highest accolade. And come Friday, he could have his 12th No. 1 on the Official U.K.…

  5. Sia No. 1 on Hot 100, The Chainsmokers & Halsey Debut in Top 10

    August 08, 2016 2:33 PM EDT Sia's "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean Paul, reigns for a third week and is now the most-heard song on U.S. radio, while The Chainsmokers' new single "Closer," featuring Halsey, launches at No. 9. Sia crowns the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Aug. 20) for a third…

  6. Drake Co-Signed Soca Star Machel Montano Talks Making a Global Impact and Heading to the Big Screen

    August 01, 2016 4:59 PM EDT Whether joining Rihanna  to perform “Bitch Better Have My Money” in her native Barbados or appearing in Nicki Minaj ’s Trinidad-set “Pound the Alarm” video, Machel Montano is the go-to for providing island-ready assists to pop stars. Though his name may not be familiar in the United…

  7. OVO Festival 2016 Opens With Soca King Machel Montano, Sean Paul & More in Toronto

    July 31, 2016 2:55 PM EDT To celebrate the seventh edition of Drake ’s annual OVO hip-hop festival, organizers added a Caribbean music concert featuring soca and dancehall artists to launch the series Saturday (July 30) at Toronto’s Echo Beach.   The move made sense for a few reasons. First, OVO occurs during Toronto…

  8. Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number: Sia & Other Artists Who Topped the Hot 100 After 40

    July 28, 2016 5:50 PM EDT As Sia ’s “Cheap Thrills” becomes her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 as an artist, the singer-songwriter also completes the rare feat of earning her first No. 1 after her 40th birthday. Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' Hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart Just how unusual is…

  9. Diplo & Sia Explore Heartbreak On 'Waving Goodbye'

    June 27, 2016 12:48 PM EDT Sia vaulted back into the top ten on the Hot 100 last week, as "Cheap Thrills" jumped from No. 13 to No. 8. Sean Paul appears on the single – though not on the album version that arrived in January – and this aided the song's progress, since American listeners routinely thirst…

  10. Pop Shop Podcast: MAGIC!'s Nasri Talks New Album, Plus Chart Chat About The Lumineers, Rihanna & Kanye West

    April 19, 2016 10:00 PM EDT Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield  and…

  11. PJ Harvey On Target for U.K Albums Chart Crown, Drake Leading Singles Chart Race

    April 19, 2016 2:42 AM EDT PJ Harvey is on the verge of being crowned queen of the U.K. albums chart for the first time, while Drake’s "One Dance" (Cash Money/Republic) is shuffling toward a second week atop the singles chart.  Harvey’s latest and ninth studio album The Hope Six Demolition Project  (Island)…

  12. Borgeous Premieres 'Ride It' With Sean Paul, Details Debut Album: Exclusive

    April 13, 2016 8:27 AM EDT In 2013, Borgeous perked up ears when “Tsunami,” his collaboration with DVBBS , stormed the festivals and the Beatport charts. A year later, he found success again with another track named after natural forces, as “Wildfire” pounded into Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart. Then …

  13. Sean Paul Premieres Uplifting 'Never Give Up' Video: Exclusive

    December 24, 2015 11:00 AM EST Sean Paul brings positive vibes to his "Never Give Up" video, premiering on  Billboard today .  The Steven “Streets” Bernard-directed production is shot  in Sean’s birthplace of Kingston, Jamai ca. “My music has always been about partying but there comes a time when you just have…

  14. Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Choreographer Breaks Down Her Best Legwork -- from Beyoncé to Rihanna

    November 04, 2015 1:20 PM EST Drake released his video "Hotline Bling" on Oct. 19, and his goofy, dad-like dance moves were instantly flipped into countless memes. But when the clip's choreographer, Tanisha Scott, swiveled onto the screen to grind seductively with the rapper, no one was laughing -- well,…

  15. VP Records Co-Founder Pat Chin to Receive Libera Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award

    April 01, 2015 10:00 AM EDT A2IM's Libera Awards, which celebrates the year's most successful and influential indie labels, artists, and other members of the music industry, has announced that VP Records co-founder Pat Chin will receive its coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. Last year's went to Alligator…

  16. Damian Marley's Welcome to Jamrock Cruise Doubles Up for 2015, Announces Lineup

    March 19, 2015 11:45 AM EDT The success of Damian Marley's inaugural voyage leads to back-to-back cruises in 2015. Among his many roles as host and co-producer of the 2014's inaugural Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise (Oct. 20-25), Damian Marley warmly greeted passengers from the main stage during the late…

  17. Ask Billboard: How Has Enrique Iglesias' 'Bailando' Become Such A Big Hit?

    July 27, 2014 8:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag: Industry execs analyze the song's barrier-breaking explosion. Plus, magic chart moves, Hilary Duff's best sellers & Tom Petty favorites As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  18. Sean Paul Reflects on His Musical Heroes, New Album at Billboard Latin Music Awards: Watch

    April 26, 2014 11:37 AM EDT Fresh off his Billboard Latin Music Awards opening performance with Wisin of their song “Baby Danger,” Jamaican dancehall and reggae superstar Sean Paul joined us backstage to discuss everything from his latest album, “Full Frequency,” to his musical heroes. BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS 2014:…

  19. Ellie Goulding’s 'Burn' Continues Its Hot Run On U.K. Singles Chart, Richard & Adam Keep 'Dream' Alive

    August 26, 2013 4:19 AM EDT Classical vocalist brothers Richard & Adam’s “The Impossible Dream” (Sony Music CG) became the longest-running No. 1 of the year on the U.K. artist album chart Sunday (Aug. 25), by moving into a fourth week at the summit. Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” (Polydor/Universal) started a second week…

  20. Sean Paul, Victoria Justice Rock Zumba Fitness Concert in Orlando

    August 16, 2013 12:55 PM EDT More than 8,000 Zumba instructors and enthusiasts rocked -- or rather, did their Zumba moves -- to live performances by Sean Paul, Victoria Justice, Brazilian Claudia Leitte, and a slew of up and comers during the annual Zumba Fitness Concert held as part of the Zumba Instructor Convention…

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