1. Zedd 'Stay's Hot On Dance Charts

    November 07, 2013 7:42 PM EST Zedd zooms into the top five on Dance/Electronic Songs (7-4), sporting Airplay and Digital Gainers honors for "Stay the Night," featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore. The song rises on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (4-3) and bullets on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (5-5) with its…

  2. 615 Spotlight: Hannah Bethel Enjoys Her 'Freedom' on New EP

    November 06, 2013 6:45 PM EST With the holidays just around the corner, Hannah Bethel remembers her very first public performance. It was Amy Grant's classic "Tennessee Christmas."  "That was my very first solo when I was in fourth grade," she recalled to Billboard. "I had cowboy boots on,…

  3. Calvin Harris, Alesso Debut, Goldfrapp Returns To Dance Charts

    November 01, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Plus, Donna Summer, M.I.A., Hardwell, Diplo and Emika make sales impacts, while Havana Brown lights up clubs Calvin Harris and Alesso score the top debut on Dance/Electronic Songs as “Under Control” opens at No. 12, powered by 26,000 first-week downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  4. Alexa Chung's 5 Best Dressed Musicians Ever

    October 30, 2013 3:14 PM EDT “If I see one more pop singer in a leotard I’m going to end it,” Alexa Chung declares to The Hook. And we completely agree with the style maverick. What happen to the days when musicians like Kurt Cobain and Patti Smith inspired bold street style movements and it took more to become a…

  5. Katy Perry's 'PRISM' Shines At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 30, 2013 10:59 AM EDT Fifth Harmony, AFI and DJ Khaled also post Top 10 debuts this week. Katy Perry's new "PRISM" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 286,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The most recent tracking week ended Sunday, Oct. 27. It's…

  6. NBA Rookie Playlists: Five Basketball Freshmen Talk Favorite Music

    October 28, 2013 3:10 PM EDT Read what first-round picks Michael Carter-Williams, Ben McLemore, Cody Zeller, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. said about their musical interests. The 2013-14 NBA season is finally about to tip off -- and with regular season games starting on Tuesday night (Oct. 29), basketball junkies get…

  7. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter and Facebook

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long career both in the Velvet Underground and as…

  8. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:59 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occasionally, and seemingly accidentally,…

  9. Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Change-Up: The Big Bet On Her R. Kelly Duet

    October 25, 2013 2:05 PM EDT "Venus" was supposed to be the second single from "ARTPOP" -- until "Do What U Want" was released and quickly changed plans. Inside an unexpected move from one of the world's biggest pop stars. At 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday morning (Oct. 21), Lady Gaga…

  10. Skrillex, Afrojack, Timeflies Arrive On Dance Charts

    October 24, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Plus, Avicii and Zedd’s momentum continues, while Daft Punk conquers clubs Skrillex, joined by Alvin Risk, claims the top debut on Dance/Electronic Songs as “Try It Out” opens at No. 19, fueled by 15,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The collaboration also…

  11. Fallulah, Danish Pop Star, Packs Her Bags & Heads To America Alone

    October 18, 2013 6:02 PM EDT "I've actually invested all of the money that I've made in Denmark into going to America," says the striking singer-songwriter. "If you want to do it the easy way, you should definitely not go to America." This admission is made by Maria Apetri, better known as…

  12. Diplo, Paris Hilton, Lady Gaga Debut On Dance Charts

    October 17, 2013 6:49 PM EDT Plus, Flosstradamus & Yellow Claw, Katy Perry, Nicky Romero and Martin Garrix make moves Diplo captures his best Nielsen SoundScan sales week, as his EP "Revolution" bows at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Albums (and No. 68 on the Billboard 200) with 5,000 units scanned.   The set…

  13. Martin Garrix Rides 'Animals' Up Dance Charts

    October 10, 2013 7:20 PM EDT Plus, Britney Spears, DJ Fresh, Diplo, Moby and Krewella make moves Martin Garrix continues his momentum across multiple dance charts, despite a lack of remixes for his breakthrough smash, "Animals."   The song is up 10-8 on Dance/Electronic Songs, 11-7 on Dance/Electronic Digital…

  14. Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson Lead Soul Train Awards Lineup

    October 10, 2013 10:09 AM EDT Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson are among the marquee names announced today as performers for the 2013 Soul Train Awards. The fifth annual show is being taped on Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. It will premiere on Centric and BET on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET. Rounding…

  15. Ghostface Killah, ScHoolboy Q & More Take Over 2013 A3C Festival

    October 09, 2013 12:00 PM EDT For five consecutive days (October 2-6), the A3C Festival gave Atlanta a stream of straight hip-hop in a variety of forms -- from live broadcasts of the Combat Jack Show to screenings of indie films like 'Rats & More.’ There were showcases for independent artists and bigger stages …

  16. Fiona Apple Heckled, Fights Back at Tour Opener

    October 04, 2013 7:56 PM EDT Fiona Apple had a bit of a tough time during the start of her new tour in Portland Thursday night (Oct. 3), which devolved into a flurry of expletives and heckling at one point of the show and left the alt-rocker visibly frustrated. According to The Oregonian , Apple's set at…

  17. Krewella Livens Up Dance Charts

    October 04, 2013 10:56 AM EDT The group’s new album arrives as its new single scale Dance/Electronic Songs.  Plus Zedd, Yoko Ono, Empire of the Sun and Katy Perry score chart victories. The first full-length album from EDM trio Krewella, “Get Wet,” debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums (and No. 8 on the Billboard…

  18. Gordon Mote Gets Love From Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker and More on Latest Album

    October 03, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Gordon Mote -- one of Nashville’s most in-demand session players -- is also one of Gospel music’s most talented artists, which he shows on his new album, "All Things New." The disc gives him a chance to show off his talented family, especially on the emotional "For You,"…

  19. Kendrick Lamar Subtly Disses Drake In 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher

    October 03, 2013 12:14 PM EDT "Nothing's been the same since they dropped 'Control.'" "Nothing's been the same since they dropped 'Control,'" Kendrick Lamar raps during Top Dawg Entertainment's cypher at the 2013 BET Awards, which airs on Tuesday, October 15 at 8pm…

  20. New York City Opera To File For Bankruptcy

    October 02, 2013 1:12 AM EDT New York City Opera said Tuesday it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene. The company announced Sept. 12 that it needed to raise $7 million by the end of that month. Spokeswoman Risa Heller said about $2…

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