1. Here Are Fall Out Boy's Ten Best Songs

    January 21, 2015 1:03 PM EST Fall Out Boy version 2.0 stays winning. The rebooted band reclaimed the radio with its 2013 comeback album Save Rock and Roll and is again snugly tucked in the Top 40 with the hit single "Centuries." More than almost any band from the mid-2000s Warped Tour boom, FOB has…

  2. Corner Office: Maroon 5 Manager Jordan Feldstein on Adam Levine's Aspirations and Losing Sara Bareilles

    January 20, 2015 2:55 PM EST Nearly a year after his dust-up at the Clive Davis party, the Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke manager makes amends: "I was arrogant." Jordan Feldstein 's industry bona fides date back to childhood. Long before Maroon 5 's Adam Levine could even conceive of having moves like…

  3. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Debut; Cage the Elephant Tops Alternative Songs

    January 19, 2015 3:15 PM EST Maroon 5 and Clarkson soar onto multiple charts, while Cage the Elephant stomps to its fifth No. 1 on Alternative Songs. 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, which…

  4. New Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Singles Headed for Debuts on Hot 100

    January 16, 2015 4:19 PM EST The band's 'Sugar' should sweeten the chart in the top 25, while Clarkson's 'Heartbeat Song' is also set to thump its way in. Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson should storm next week's Billboard Hot 100 with newly-released singles. The Adam Levine-led group…

  5. The Grateful Dead: A Chart History

    January 16, 2015 10:00 AM EST Amidst news of the band's reformation, a look at their history on the Billboard charts. It's been a long, strange trip for the Grateful Dead on the Billboard charts, dating back to 1968 when the first of their 45 albums hit the Billboard 200 . Exclusive: Grateful Dead to Reunite…

  6. Watch Maroon 5 Crash Real Weddings in 'Sugar' Video

    January 14, 2015 12:00 PM EST How can Maroon 5 possibly follow up a video like "Animals"? That video took creepy stalker themes, added copious amounts of bare skin, buckets of blood, and racked up close to 93 million views. For their new "Sugar" video, they rely on a different stunt: wedding crashing…

  7. Neil Patrick Harris Talks 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Grammy Nomination & More

    January 13, 2015 5:02 PM EST When it was announced in 2013 that  Hedwig and the Angry Inch -- the cult favorite, off-Broadway 1998 hit -- was finally coming to Broadway, people had high hopes, of course, but no one was exactly sure how it would go.  Fans needn't have been concerned. The show, which  follows Hedwig…

  8. Mike Huckabee Slams Obamas for Letting Daughters Listen to Beyoncé

    January 13, 2015 3:14 PM EST Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has accused President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle of parenting by double-standard, in an interview published Tuesday (Jan. 13), saying they shelter their daughters from some things but allow them to listen to the music of Beyoncé . While promoting…

  9. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 75-51

    January 13, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  10. Kiesza's Gorilla Obession and More Insider Scoop

    January 12, 2015 5:42 PM EST Kiesza 's Gorilla Love Get  Kiesza  a part in the next  Planet of the Apes  flick, stat! The 25-year-old Canadian electro-pop singer-dancer, whose music video for "Hideaway" became a viral sensation in 2014, tells Overheard, "I had a collection of over 50 stuffed…

  11. Corner Office: Power Lawyer Kenny Meiselas on EDM's Giant Paydays, the Industry's Streaming Standoff and Guiding Gaga

    January 09, 2015 1:04 PM EST While most music attorneys are thought to be hipper than their buttoned-up colleagues in corporate law or litigation, you'd be hard-pressed to find one with the cool cred of 58-year-old Grubman Shire & Meiselas partner Kenny Meiselas. From the way he landed his first major client…

  12. 'American Idol' Offers Another Early Glimpse at Top 24

    January 09, 2015 4:07 AM EST American Idol stepped up its search for a superstar in Nashville and Kansas City during the second part of its two-night season premiere. Credit judges Harry Connick Jr. , Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban for staying focused on the task at hand, or as Lopez adeptly put it, making the show  …

  13. Mark McGrath to Host AXS TV Grammy Special

    January 08, 2015 7:56 PM EST AXS will air its second annual Grammys prediction special on Feb. 3 with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray as host. Grammys 2015: See Billboard's Coverage Fans will be able to participate in the predictions through a poll conducted by CivicScience in partnership with Billboard . Hip-hop…

  14. Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Hot 100 With 'Uptown Funk!'

    January 07, 2015 2:42 PM EST The song dethrones Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' after seven weeks, and after a record-tying 19 consecutive weeks of only women at No. 1. If 2014 was the year of women dominating the Billboard Hot 100's upper reaches , men are wasting no time in trying to reclaim the…

  15. Destructo's Holy Ship! Guest Playlist

    January 02, 2015 9:43 PM EST All aboard for dance music's premiere cruise party. Holy Ship! sets sail for its sold-out fourth edition this weekend (Jan. 3-6), bringing approximately 4,000 fans to the Bahamas for three full days of top notch music and bumping beach parties. The January sailing's diverse and…

  16. Katy Perry Down Under Leads Latest Hot Tours Recap

    January 02, 2015 7:40 PM EST Katy Perry dominates the weekly Hot Tours tally (see list, below) with more than $42 million in ticket sales reported from her Prismatic tour's final stand of 2014: a six-week run through Australia and New Zealand. The pop diva sold out 25 performances in six venues during the…

  17. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites of 2014

    December 31, 2014 4:05 PM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 READERS' FAVORITES OF 2014 Gary, Happy Holidays!…

  18. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 6:26 PM EST BEST RAP SONG NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN "Anaconda" Nicki Minaj Songwriters: Ernest Clark, Jamal Jones, Onika Maraj, Marcos Palacios, J. Solone-Myvett Publishers: Harajuku Barbie Music, Money Mack Music, Songs of Universal Inc., My Diet Starts Tomorrow Inc., U Can't Teach Bein&…

  19. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Country Song and Country Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 2:12 PM EST BEST COUNTRY SONG NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN "American Kids" Songwriters: Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally Artist: Kenny Chesney Publishers: Big Red Toe/Big Loud Bucks/Farm Town Songs/Universal Music/Smack Ink/Songs of Universal/Creative Nation/Twangin and Slangin Songs From:…

  20. Ringo Starr Announces New Album, Tour for Spring 2015

    December 29, 2014 6:53 PM EST Aside from starring in some new Skechers ads next year , Ringo Starr will also release a new album and hit the road, the former Beatle announced on his Youtube page.  Ringo Starr Producing His New Album; Talks Tour, Beatles & His 'Incredible Year' In a video update posted last…

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