1. 'Divergent' Soundtrack: Ellie Goulding Adds Three Songs as Young-Adult Music Shifts

    March 21, 2014 3:50 PM EDT "Divergent" isn't just the third young-adult franchise to be adapted for the big screen by Summit/Lionsgate, following "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games." It's also the recently merged studio's latest bid to create an equally lucrative soundtrack…

  2. Ellie Goulding Aches For Downtime: 'I Need To Sort My Life Out'

    March 21, 2014 1:54 PM EDT The electro-dance heroine (and closet bookworm) talks about being "pulled home" as she continues playing shows and collecting hits. "I need to sort my life out," says Ellie Goulding with a sigh, fiddling with her bright blonde hair as she talks. "And if I don'…

  3. Pop Stars' First Tweets: 50 Thoughts from Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Eminem and More

    March 20, 2014 1:05 PM EDT In celebration of Twitter's eighth year of chatting us up 140 characters at a time, it's time to find out what stars like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and more said during their first time at bat. They range from Katy Perry gushing about joining in on the fun to Drake admitting…

  4. Pop Shop Podcast: Lady Gaga, Ryan Tedder, Soko & More

    March 20, 2014 12:12 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  5. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Sing Billboard Hits By Lady Gaga, One Direction, Avicii + More

    March 20, 2014 12:14 AM EDT From the beginning of the season, all eyes have been on Harry Connick Jr. as the judge to watch. During last night's "Billboard Hits" themed episode of "American Idol," Jennifer Lopez took center stage as she seriously stepped up her judging game, dispensing…

  6. Pop Shop Podcast: Pharrell, Lea Michele, Skrillex & More

    March 13, 2014 10:55 AM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  7. Jack Antonoff's Bleachers Deliver Tight, Assured Live Debut at SXSW

    March 13, 2014 5:33 AM EDT Jack Antonoff was the biggest rock star in the room Wednesday night at Palladia’s Epic.Awesome.Showcase at Austin’s Cedar Door. But the fun. guitarist, playing the first-ever live show with his new band, Bleachers, had no use for big rock star trimmings. “Can you guys turn off the smoke? I…

  8. Hot 100 March Madness 2014: Vote Now in Round 2!

    March 10, 2014 3:40 PM EDT Cast your vote for your favorite Top 5 single from the past year. Gaga trumped Katy, Avicii woke up and defeated Beyonce, and "Timber" didn't fall: the first round of Hot 100 March Madness 2014 has come to a close, with 16 Top 5 hits from the past year moving on from…

  9. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2014: The Rich List

    March 10, 2014 11:10 AM EDT Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past year. Who makes the biggest bucks in music? Billboard’s annual Money Makers ranking of the top earners is more than a little bit country (Taylor storms in at No. 1), with plenty of hip-hop and a whole lot of rock’n’roll …

  10. Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    March 06, 2014 1:15 PM EST To honor the 25th anniversary of Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart, we’re counting down the tally's top 100 tracks ever. Rap is a victorious genre. Having built its history on songs of overcoming the harshest of hard-knock lives, in addition to observances of all of life'…

  11. Pop Shop Podcast: ScHoolboy Q, MKTO Interview, Iggy Azalea & More

    March 06, 2014 11:05 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  12. 'Rio 2' Soundtrack Out March 25, Features Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars

    March 04, 2014 9:49 PM EST Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars are among the participants on the soundtrack to "Rio 2," the upcoming sequel to Blue Sky Studios' 2011 animated film, it was revealed today (March 4). The announcement corresponds with the official single release of Monae's musical contribution…

  13. Fifth Harmony To Focus on Finishing Debut Album in April

    March 04, 2014 5:35 PM EST "It's laid-back. It's less pop," says 5H's Ally Brooke Hernandez about the girl group's upcoming album. Fifth Harmony's opening stint on Demi Lovato's Neon Lights tour ends on Mar. 30, and the "X Factor" finalists' attention will…

  14. Top 25 Travolta-fied Pop Star Names: 'Adele Dazeem' & More!

    March 04, 2014 12:26 PM EST How would John Travolta have said your favorite artist's name at the Oscars? On Monday (Mar. 2), hours after John Travolta mangled Idina Menzel's name while introducing her performance of "Let It Go" at the Academy Awards -- say hello to Adele Dazeem, America! -- Slate.com…

  15. Oscars 2014: Best Musician Tweets

    March 02, 2014 10:49 PM EST A billion people the world over watched Hollywood A-listers take home Oscars Sunday night (March 2) -- and some of them just happened to be the biggest names in music. Check out the best musician tweets about the 86th Academy Awards. OSCARS 2014 • 'Frozen' Ballad Wins Best Song •…

  16. Billboard Names Mike Bruno VP of Digital Content & Programming, Shirley Halperin Music Editor

    February 28, 2014 5:52 PM EST Mike Bruno has been named Billboard ’s VP of digital content and programming, and Shirley Halperin the publication’s music editor. The announcement was made jointly by Janice Min, Billboard Entertainment Group’s co-president/chief creative officer; co-president John Amato; and executive VP of…

  17. Drake Bell Talks 'Ready Steady Go!' Album: Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Video

    February 28, 2014 3:13 PM EST The former "Drake & Josh" star is readying a throwback album executive-produced by Brian Setzer. Drake Bell has no interest in becoming a conventional pop star in 2014. Instead, the former star of the hit Nickelodeon series "Drake & Josh" likens himself to a…

  18. Pharrell's 'Happy' Moves Him to Top 10 on Social 50

    February 27, 2014 3:55 PM EST Pharrell Williams, the "Happy" owner of the new No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , continues to soar on the Social 50 chart. This week he moves a whopping 29-7 after he announced his new album, "G I R L," on Wednesday February 19. The album hits retail on March 3.  Pharrell&…

  19. Pop Shop Podcast: Pharrell Hits No. 1, The Fray Interview, Ellie Goulding & More

    February 27, 2014 11:32 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  20. 25 Movie Stars Turned Musicians

    February 26, 2014 5:30 PM EST First we watched them on the big screen, many of them -- like Kevins Bacon and Costner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp -- reaching mega-star success. But that wasn't enough. No, these movie stars-turned-musicians wanted to express themselves with a mic or a guitar, parlaying their…

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