1. Calvin Harris' 'Summer' Sizzles On U.K. Singles Chart, Paolo Nutini Continues Albums Streak

    May 05, 2014 5:24 AM EDT Calvin Harris scored his fourth U.K. No. 1 single as a lead artist, and sixth overall, yesterday (May 4) as “Summer” (Columbia/Sony) went straight to the top.  Paolo Nutini, meanwhile, started a third straight week at the album summit “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music), beating off the…

  2. The Glitch Mob Dreams of Soundtracking 'Game of Thrones,' Talks Backstage at Coachella

    April 16, 2014 1:43 PM EDT Electronic trio The Glitch Mob can currently be heard on both TV and in theaters in the trailers for Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” and the upcoming Tom Cruise vehicle, “Edge Of Tomorrow.” Rodriguez’s use of “Can’t Kill Us,” from their recent “Love Death Immortality” album…

  3. Ellie Goulding, Zedd to Perform 'Divergent' Songs at MTV Movie Awards

    April 01, 2014 7:00 AM EDT MTV will up the music quotient of its annual Movie Awards by bringing in Ellie Goulding and Zedd to perform selections from "Divergent" and MTV Artist to Watch twenty one pilots to perform their new single in a newly created "music discovery slot." Goulding, a Cherrytree…

  4. Foster The People On Following Up A Breakthrough: 'I Was at War with Myself'

    March 26, 2014 2:21 PM EDT For Foster The People, the antidote to writer's block was hiding on the coast of Morocco. "There's something mystical that floats in the air there," says frontman/multi-instrumentalist Mark Foster, calling in from somewhere between France and London on the band's…

  5. 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…

  6. Kate Bush Announces First String Of Live Dates Since 1979

    March 21, 2014 5:55 AM EDT Kate Bush will make a rare return to the stage later this year for a series of live shows in London. The enigmatic and uniquely British singer has announced she’ll play 15 dates at the Hammersmith Apollo under the banner “Before the Dawn”. The residency will begin Aug. 26 and run through to…

  7. Calvin Harris and Zedd Lead iHeartRadio Awards EDM Nominations

    February 26, 2014 1:48 PM EST Radio and EDM haven’t always been best friends, but in the past year they’ve been inseparable. Clear Channel’s inaugural iHeartRadio Awards will celebrate all genres of radio music, including dance music and its many hits of the last year. The 10-song EDM Song of the Year category features…

  8. Fashion Week: 10 Epic Music Moments

    February 05, 2014 9:54 AM EST With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week taking over New York City Thursday (Feb. 6), we dug through the archives and stitched together a list of 10 legendary moments where music and fashion converged during fashion weeks the world over. As was proved last fall during Spring 2014 shows, when…

  9. Arcade Fire Up for Six Juno Awards: Nominees List

    February 04, 2014 4:42 PM EST Michael Bublé, Serena Ryder, Céline Dion, Drake among other top nominees Canadian indie rock heroes Arcade Fire on Tuesday snagged a field-leading six nominations for the Junos, Canada's top music awards. Crooner Michael Bublé and Serena Ryder are each up for five noms, while Céline Dion…

  10. Madonna, Miley Cyrus Team for Country-Themed MTV 'Unplugged' Special

    January 29, 2014 5:37 AM EST Madonna joined Miley Cyrus for a mash-up of "Don't Tell Me" and "We Can't Stop" at Cyrus' barn dance-themed "Unplugged" show that will air on MTV tonight (Jan. 29) at 9 p.m. Cyrus embraced her Nashville roots for the special, giving a…

  11. Sam Smith Readies Debut Album About 'Unrequited Love & Loneliness'

    January 27, 2014 12:43 PM EST The fast-rising British vocalist also names collaborators for his upcoming LP Sublime British vocalist Sam Smith, one of Billboard's 14 Artists to Watch in 2014 , was on hand at the GRAMMY red carpet to discuss his upcoming debut album with Billboard. "I've never been in a…

  12. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Beyonce & Florence Welch

    January 24, 2014 4:51 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Beyonce Beyonce brought sexy back to the White House this week. Queen Bey showed some leg while attending Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday party on Saturday (Jan. 18) held at…

  13. Sebastien Tellier Talks Karl Lagerfeld Chanel Performance: Exclusive Interview

    January 24, 2014 3:21 PM EST Models drenched in couture, wearing sneakers, hit the runway at the Grand Palais in Paris for the Chanel Spring 2014 Haute Couture fashion show held on Tuesday morning (Jan. 21). The emperor of fashion, and head of the house of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, created an icey world where athleticism…

  14. Top 10 Biggest GRAMMY Upsets Of The Past 10 Years

    January 21, 2014 1:40 PM EST Esperanza Spalding, Bon Iver, Herbie Hancock and more artists who shocked the world with GRAMMY wins in the past decade. One of the more enjoyable reasons to watch the GRAMMY Awards each year is because of the shocking upset victories -- the artists, songs and albums in the running that…

  15. Miley Cyrus to Perform on 'MTV Unplugged'

    January 20, 2014 11:00 PM EST Miley Cyrus will return to MTV, the site of her much-discussed Video Music Awards last year, later this month -- this time, as an artist on the channel's "MTV Unplugged" series. The singer, MTV's Best Artist of 2013, will appear in her own "Unplugged" special…

  16. Shakira, Rihanna Team Up On 'Can't Remember To Forget You': Listen

    January 13, 2014 10:47 AM EST Shakira's new album receives March release date. Shakira and Rihanna's long-anticipated duet has at last arrived: "Can't Remember To Forget You," the enjoyably grandiose lead single from Shakira's forthcoming studio album, premiered Monday (Jan. 13)…

  17. 10 Country Artists to Watch in 2014: 615 Picks

    January 09, 2014 12:12 PM EST It's time to shine the spotlight on some of the new country and Americana acts that we think will make some noise in 2014. Some are very much in the mainstream sound, while some are a little off the beaten path, but we think there's something to each of these acts ( listed…

  18. Chlöe Howl Shrugs Off 'Sound of 2014' Pressure, Awaits Debut Album Release

    January 06, 2014 5:37 PM EST U.K. artist discusses her breakout single "No Strings" before joining Ellie Goulding's arena tour later this month. The BBC's annual Sound of… poll is one of the music world's most reliable barometers of critically beloved new talent; previous winners include then…

  19. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your 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 questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  20. Oscars Name 75 Songs in Contention for Original Song Award

    December 16, 2013 7:30 PM EST Five songs from “The Great Gatsby,” four of the five Golden Globe nominees and another 66 recordings have been deemed eligible for the Original Song category for the 86th Academy Awards. “Great Gatsby,” the best-seller of any soundtrack released in 2013, has Jay Z’s "100$ Bill,"…

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