1. Earl Sweatshirt, 'Doris': Track-By-Track Review

    August 20, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Odd Future's empire thrives off lifestyle. (The crew carries their apparel  while on tour while hard copies of their music stand as a checkout line item in their stores.) Not beholden to radio (with notable yet light chart success), Odd Future has creative freedom when curating. What…

  2. Bubbling Under: Imagine Dragons On Fire

    May 25, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Imagine Dragons, Wolf Gang, Kristen Kelly and Kevin McCall. In just three months, Las Vegas rock band Imagine Dragons has gone…

  3. Frank Ocean To Open for Coldplay on Europe Dates

    March 05, 2012 11:55 AM EST A little over a year after releasing his "Nostalgia, Ultra" mixtape, which included a creative cover of Coldplay 's "Strawberry Swing," Frank Ocean will be galavanting around Europe with the U.K. arena rockers later this summer. The R&B newcomer will join Coldplay…