1. Chart Highlights: KONGOS No. 1, Black Keys Blast In At Alternative Radio

    March 31, 2014 4:05 PM EDT KONGOS' 'Come With Me Now' crowns Alternative Songs, while the Black Keys make a splashy return with 'Fever.' Plus, new No. 1s for Kylie Minogue, Blake Shelton and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  2. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Kelly Clarkson's 'Gone' Goes To No. 1

    March 31, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2005, the original 'American Idol' scored the top song at pop radio. Plus, remembering key chart feats for the Bangles, Kenny Chesney and Leona Lewis Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history March 31…

  3. SFX Chief Robert Sillerman Tops 'Power 50' Dance Music Poll

    March 31, 2014 5:45 AM EDT Robert Sillerman’s rollercoaster March has climaxed with the SFX Entertainment chairman and CEO topping a poll which ranks the “most powerful” people in dance music.  Sillerman is No. 1 on dance music title inthemix’ second annual “Power 50“ list , nudging out 2013's leader Pasquale…

  4. Sam Bailey Tops U.K. Albums Chart With Year-Best Sales

    March 31, 2014 5:32 AM EDT Sam Bailey, the U.K. winner of the 2013 season of “The X Factor,” sold close to 73,000 units last week to debut atop the British album chart yesterday (March 30) with her first set “The Power Of Love” (Syco Music/Sony). Australian teenage pop quartet 5 Seconds Of Summer went straight in at No…

  5. Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga's Biggest Hot 100 Hits

    March 30, 2014 9:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag, a recap of Gaga's best-selling albums, songs and more; Soko's quick Hot 100 run; and your favorite one-word-titled hits As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  6. Inside the Topanga Canyon Studio of Jacknife Lee, Producer for U2, Taylor Swift & 'Divergent'

    March 28, 2014 3:15 PM EDT The words "Abandon Taste" glow on a neon sign in the main room of Jacknife Lee's Topanga Canyon recording studio, part of a three-structure compound that also includes his home -- and a yurt. It's an ironic statement, considering Lee, real name Garret Lee, is the acclaimed…

  7. Johnnyswim, 'Home': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 28, 2014 11:30 AM EDT The husband-wife folk duo talks about their full-length debut, "Diamonds" After three EPs, including 2013's particularly well-received "Heart Beats," the husband-wife duo Johnnyswim is more than chomping at the bit to release its full-length debut, "Diamonds,…

  8. Rewinding The Charts: Blondie's 'Rapture' Rules Billboard Hot 100

    March 28, 2014 10:05 AM EDT On this date 33 years ago, Blondie brought 'Rapture' – and rap – to No. 1 "Debbie Harry doing rap disco may seem bizarre, but it works here. The production is expectedly slick and the playing is tight." Despite seeming bemused, Billboard praised Blondie's "…

  9. Members of Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction Heading to Rock Fantasy Camp

    March 28, 2014 9:37 AM EDT The Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp will take an alternative turn this summer. Hot off a pre-Rock and Roll Hall of Fame edition with Kiss' Gene Simmons and Tommy Thayer, the Las Vegas-based camp will bring in Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, Stone Temple Pilots six-stringer…

  10. Skrillex Debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    March 27, 2014 5:15 PM EDT His first full-length album grants him his best sales week and second No. 1 on the survey. Plus, chart action for Tycho, Kylie Minogue, Calvin Harris, Shakira, Rihanna and Tiesto EDM cornerstone Skrillex (real name: Sonny John Moore) logs his best sales week, as his first full-length album …

  11. Les Claypool Talks Twangy Duo, Primus' Future

    March 27, 2014 2:59 PM EDT The bassist-vocalist grew up listening to "hillbilly stuff" and found a natural fit in the roots-flavored Duo de Twang; also says Primus is talking about recording their version of the "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" soundtrack With Les Claypool, you have to…

  12. Alan Parsons Project Finally Release 'Kiss-Off' Album 'The Sicilian Defence': Premiere

    March 27, 2014 12:23 PM EDT "It was an album made under pressure," Parsons says of "Defence" -- which was recorded and shelved over 30 years ago. Listen to two of the sparse instrumentals here first Back in 1981, the Alan Parsons Project and Arista Records were locked in tense contract negotiations…

  13. 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.…

  14. 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…

  15. 'Roar,' 'Royals,' 'Radioactive': Why Hit Songs Now Have One-Word Titles

    March 26, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Simply named tunes are dominating the Billboard Hot 100. "Roar." "Royals." "Timber." "Demons." "Happy." Notice a common thread among these recent hits? The number of charting songs with one-word titles continues to grow, with single-monikered…

  16. Top 50 Single Word Songs: One-Word Wonders

    March 26, 2014 12:34 PM EDT "Roar." "Royals." "Radioactive." Notice a common thread among these recent hits? The number of charting songs with one-word titles continues to grow, with single-monikered tracks now making up nearly a third of the Billboard Hot 100 each week. To explore this…

  17. Leon Russell, 'Fever': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 25, 2014 12:32 PM EDT The celebrated "blueshound" talks about his new album, "Life Journey" (out April 1), and his friendship with collaborator Elton John: "He's changed my life" Though it's not a strictly collaborative effort like 2010's Grammy Award-nominated "…

  18. Chart Highlights: Passenger, Pharrell Williams, Dierks Bentley Score New No. 1s

    March 24, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Among this week's new leaders, Passenger's 'Let Her Go' crowns AC, Williams' 'Happy' takes over atop two more tallies and Bentley parks 'I Hold On' atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  19. Elton John Extends Record For Most AC Hits

    March 24, 2014 1:35 PM EDT The icon furthers his lead for the most entries in the Adult Contemporary chart's 53-year history as 'Can't Stay Alone Tonight' debuts Elton John extends his record for the most appearances in the nearly 53-year history of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, as …

  20. Rewinding The Charts: Billboard 200 Launches, With Harry Belafonte At No. 1

    March 24, 2014 10:05 AM EDT On this date 58 years ago, the country's premier albums chart arrived as a weekly Billboard fixture On March 24, 1956, the legendary Harry Belafonte crowned Billboard's first weekly albums chart – then billed Best Selling Pop Albums in Billboard magazine's pages; now known as…

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