1. 2015 Oscar Song Nominees See 102% Rise in Sales

    January 21, 2015 9:18 PM EST The Jan. 15 announcement of this year's Oscar nominations resulted in a 102 percent sales spike for the five Academy Award original song contenders. Common and John Legend 's "Glory" from the film Selma was the biggest seller, registering 27,000 downloads the week ending…

  2. John Legend Talks 'Selma' Oscar Snubs, Creating Another Grammy Moment & More

    January 21, 2015 4:47 PM EST John Legend may have just scored his first Academy Award nomination for his Selma song "Glory," featuring Common , which is up for best original song. But he, like many critics of this year's all-white acting nominee list, would have liked to see the accompanying film get…

  3. 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…

  4. Grammy 2015 Performers: Pharrell, Sam Smith, Usher & More Join Lineup

    January 21, 2015 10:28 AM EST On Wednesday morning, the Grammys announced even more performers for the already star-stacked Feb. 8 awards show. Pharrell , Sam Smith , Usher and Miranda Lambert are joining the 2015 Grammy performers lineup. Common and John Legend will also drop by to perform "Glory," their…

  5. 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…

  6. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 50 Years Ago, Petula Clark Topped the Hot 100 With 'Downtown'

    January 19, 2015 8:05 AM EST Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Jan. 19, 1980 Michael Jackson crowns the Billboard Hot 100 with "Rock With You." The song marks his first of nine No. 1s in the '80s, the most of any artist during the…

  7. Idina Menzel & John Legend to Perform at Super Bowl XLIX Pregame

    January 16, 2015 8:54 AM EST Before Katy Perry roars into the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Idina Menzel and John Legend will perform as part of the Super Bowl XLIX pregame festivities at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 1. No, Menzel isn't bringing "Let It Go" to the NFL, but she is singing a…

  8. Common & John Legend's 'Glory' Wins on MLK's Birthday at Critics' Choice Movie Awards

    January 15, 2015 10:29 PM EST A Hollywood movie couldn't have scripted it any better. On Thursday (Jan. 15) -- on what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 86th birthday -- Common accepted best song at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards for "Glory," his and John Legend 's sweeping track…

  9. 2015 Oscar Nominations Boost Common, John Legend & More on Trending 140 Chart

    January 15, 2015 7:49 PM EST The Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart saw a flurry of activity Thursday (Jan. 15) as the Academy Award nominations were announced. Five songs scored nods for Best Original Song, and the selections lumped together newcomers and industry veterans spanning country, pop and hip-hop. Many…

  10. Meadowlands' Izod Center Facing Early Closure Amidst Heavy Competition

    January 15, 2015 5:59 PM EST The Izod Center at the Meadowlands complex in East Rutherford, N.J., could well become a casualty of new arenas in its region even sooner than suspected, if the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority board today approves a plan submitted by N.J. Governor Chris Christie 's…

  11. Lorde's 'Hunger Games' Anthem 'Yellow Flicker Beat' Snubbed by Oscars -- Why?

    January 15, 2015 12:12 PM EST The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were released this morning (Jan. 15), and we're wondering how Lorde's Hunger Games hit "Yellow Flicker Beat" was left out in the cold for best original song. We're not surprised that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 …

  12. Tegan & Sara's 'LEGO Movie' Song 'Everything Is Awesome' Scores Oscar Nod

    January 15, 2015 12:10 PM EST "Whether you think it's funny or annoying, there's no denying that it's a ridiculously hooky thing," said Sara Quin of her band's Lonely Island collaboration. Although diehard fans of The Lego Movie are disappointed that the animated comedy didn't make…

  13. Pop-Punk Proposal: New Found Glory & Sleeping With Sirens Help Man Propose to Girlfriend

    January 15, 2015 10:19 AM EST A number of bands -- including Sleeping With Sirens , New Found Glory , The Ghost Inside , You Me At Six , and SECRETS -- recently chipped in to help " a dude POP the question to his girlfriend " (in this case, Tiannah Brown). Watch the video below. In the video, members of each…

  14. 2015 Oscar Nominations: Nods for Common & John Legend, But Nothing for Lorde

    January 15, 2015 9:36 AM EST Two songs that provide the musical backbone of their respective films will be competing for the 87th annual Academy Awards' best original song Oscar, along with Golden Globe winner "Glory," the final recording from Glen Campbell , and a Diane Warren song. The two songs …

  15. Common & John Legend Debut 'Glory' Video

    January 13, 2015 4:08 PM EST After winning the 2015 Golden Globe for Best Original Song for "Glory," Common and John Legend release the music video for the Selma theme song. The video interpolates powerful scenes from the Ava DuVernay-directed film footage in between shots of John Legend and Common performing…

  16. How Jazz Pianist Jason Moran Landed the Score to 'Selma'

    January 12, 2015 4:26 PM EST The ethos of jazz pianist Jason Moran hit home for Selma director Ava DuVernay. Highlighting his own work, Moran, 39, described an art project titled "The Quilts of Gee's Bend, Alabama" as a piece that "combines the rural and the urban." DuVernay's reaction: …

  17. The 20 Best Songs of the 2010s (So Far)

    January 12, 2015 2:15 PM EST 0 The best tracks of the half-decade so far: "We Can't Stop," "Climax," "Get Lucky" and many more. The end of 2014 also meant the end of the first half of the 2010s, a decade thus far marked by fantastic popular music from sources expected (…

  18. Prince Presents John Legend and Common With Best Original Song for 'Glory' at the Golden Globes

    January 11, 2015 9:03 PM EST Prince graced the Golden Globes stage to give out the away for best original song, which went to John Legend and Common for "Glory" from Selma . "I want to thank God and the Hollywood Foreign Press," Common began. Golden Globes:  See All the Photos  |  News From The…

  19. Andraé Crouch, Gospel Great, Dead at 72

    January 08, 2015 9:03 PM EST Acclaimed gospel artist Andraé Crouch has died. He was 72.  The seven-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and pastor was taken to the Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles this past Saturday after suffering a heart attack, according to USA Today .  Along…

  20. Listen to Eddie Murphy's New Reggae Song, 'Oh Jah Jah'

    January 08, 2015 6:32 PM EST Following Eddie Murphy 's 2013 Snoop Lion -featuring reggae single "Red Light" and soulful "Temporary," the actor and avid-musician has returned with a new Rastafarian-flavored single called "Oh Jah Jah." Eddie Murphy Q&A: 'Even If I Was Dead…

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