1. Elle King & Rachel Platten Co-Writer Dave Bassett Shares His 2016 Grammys Diary

    February 18, 2016 4:31 PM EST Dave Bassett scored two big radio hits last year, co-writing and producing Elle King 's "Ex's & Oh's" and co-writing Rachel Platten's "Fight Song." Earning a best rock song Grammy nomination for the former, the Malibu songwriter/record producer kept…

  2. Adele's Producer Greg Kurstin Says it Wasn't Easy Keeping Mum on 'Hello'

    October 27, 2015 5:45 AM EDT Getting into the studio and writing a potential hit song for Adele sounds hard enough. Now add in keeping mum about the track for a year. That's the challenge Greg Kurstin faced after producing and co-writing "Hello" last year. "I'm not going to lie - it's not…

  3. Radio on Adele's 'Hello': 'She Can Make You Feel What She Feels'

    October 24, 2015 11:15 AM EDT In its first day, 'Hello' was the fourth-most-heard song on U.S. radio. Adele 's new single "Hello" arrived at radio at 2:30 a.m. eastern on Friday, Oct. 23. By morning-drive, it was already blasting to listeners nationwide. The superstar also checked in (by…

  4. Carly Rae Jepsen Doesn't Want to Be Too Poppy Plus More Insider Scoop

    July 20, 2015 2:39 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen: Call Me Maybe -- Just Don't Call Me Pop ​ The standout song on Carly Rae Jepsen 's forthcoming third album, Emotion -- which leaked online earlier in July after being released in Japan -- almost didn't happen. Why? Because it was too poppy -- even for the…

  5. The Bird and the Bee Pay Tribute to 'Los Angeles' in Sunny New Video: Exclusive

    July 09, 2015 1:40 PM EDT Indie pop duo The Bird and the Bee take fans over to the left coast in their new video, "Los Angeles," premiering below exclusively on Billboard. The L.A. natives wanted to pay tribute to their hometown, and decided to write a "love letter to the city," as Greg…

  6. 'Annie' Director Will Gluck Worried He'd 'Ruin a Lot of Kids' Childhoods'

    November 06, 2014 7:24 PM EST 'It's a much different movie, but it's all rooted in the same story,' he says at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference. "I was very scared going in to this, if I was going to ruin a lot of kids' childhoods," Will Gluck , director, producer and…

  7. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Billy Idol Returns With His Highest-Debuting Album

    October 31, 2014 6:28 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Slipknot collected its second No. 1 album as .5: The Gray Chapter debuted at No. 1. The Roadrunner Records release sold 132,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of six new titles to debut in the top 10…

  8. Katy Perry's 'Prism' Album Preview: 10 Things You Need To Know

    September 06, 2013 9:00 AM EDT All the song titles, collaborators and lyrical tidbits we can share following a New York listening session of the new album. Hours after Katy Perry released her "Roar" music video to the world at large, the pop superstar unveiled the majority of her hotly anticipated third…

  9. Kelly Clarkson Is 'Wrapped in Red' for Holiday Album

    August 20, 2013 4:05 AM EDT For Kelly Clarkson, Christmas will arrive just in time for Halloween with the debut of her first-ever holiday album. The American Idol season-one winner announced that her new release, titled "Wrapped in Red," will drop on Oct. 29. "Check out the cover of my Christmas album!…

  10. Angel Haze Reveals 'Epic' Track With Sia on Finished 'Dirty Gold'

    August 05, 2013 5:00 PM EDT There's a light at the end of the tunnel for Angel Haze's debut album, "Dirty Gold," with the Detroit-bred MC revealing at Lollapalooza that she wrapped the set a month ago with plans to release a single this month. Haze, who has spent time in the studio with Marcus…

  11. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  12. 3OH!3 Didn't Try To Overthink New Album

    October 24, 2012 4:55 PM EDT "We just kept writing and didn't think too much about the type of music we were creating," says Sean Foreman about upcoming album "Omens." For its fourth album, "Omens," the dance-pop duo 3OH!3 opted to "go back to basics," working in Nathaniel…

  13. Ke$ha Debuts 'Die Young' Single: Listen

    September 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Electro-pop maven Ke$ha returns with her new single, the abandon-free "Die Young," which was released on Tuesday (Sept. 25) and previews sophomore album "Warrior," out Dec. 4 on RCA Records. The new single sees the 25-year-old returning to the formula of her past hits:…

  14. Ke$ha Returns: 'Warrior' Attacks Stores in December

    September 19, 2012 5:20 PM EDT New single 'Die Young' will impact radio on September 25. Ke$ha will at long last release "Warrior," the follow-up to her hit debut "Animal" (and stopgap EP "Cannibal"), on Dec. 4 through RCA Records. The title, release date and glitter-tastic album…

  15. Blow Me Up: The Man Behind Pink's Monster Hit

    August 17, 2012 3:10 PM EDT "It's a company policy that we can't refer to it without saying, parenthesis 'One Last Kiss,'" RCA Music Group CEO Peter Edge jokes, referring to P!nk 's latest top 10 hit, which without the parenthetical would be titled simply, "Blow Me." But…

  16. Pink To Tell 'The Truth About Love' This September

    July 05, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Four years and one greatest-hits collection since her last full-length, Pink has shared the title and release date to her sixth studio album. "My new album is coming out on I believe September 18th, and it's called 'The Truth About Love,'" the pop star told fans in a…

  17. Hear Pink's New Breakup Anthem, 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)'

    July 02, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Pink 's highly anticipated comeback single has hit the Web a little bit ahead of schedule: "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," a new track that may preview her upcoming sixth studio album, was supposed to arrive next week, but leaked online on Sunday (July 1). An official version of the…

  18. Pink Announces 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)' Single, New Album

    June 19, 2012 8:09 PM EDT Pink will return with single "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," the singer announced in a video on Tuesday. "It's very exciting," she said, revealing she co-wrote the provocatively titled track with producer Greg Kurstin ( the Bird and the Bee , Kelly Clarkson ). "I…

  19. Marina and The Diamonds Answers Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend': Watch

    April 19, 2012 10:50 PM EDT It's easy to imagine Justin Bieber singing to girlfriend Selena Gomez in his steamy new single "Boyfriend." But Marina and The Diamonds have put a completely different spin on his track, turning The Bieb's latest into a dark, acoustic lament. In her answer to "…

  20. Neon Hitch Shows Who's 'Betta' with First No. 1 Solo Hit

    March 16, 2012 4:00 PM EDT After scoring a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 as a guest vocalist on Gym Class Heroes ' "Ass Back Home" (which has climbed as high as No. 12 and is now No. 16), British singer/songwriter Neon Hitch notched her first No. 1 as a solo artist last week when her debut single, …

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