1. Frankie Knuckles, House Music Legend, Dies at 59

    April 01, 2014 1:00 AM EDT Frankie Knuckles, the DJ and producer widely revered as the “Godfather of House,” has reportedly died due to complications with diabetes. He was 59.  Award-winning Chicago DJ Vince Lawrence is among those paying tribute. “A legend has fallen. All hail Frankie Knuckles an inspiration to us…

  2. Stevie Nicks To Receive BMI Icon Award in May

    March 31, 2014 5:03 PM EDT There should be a veritable "Landslide" of emotion when Stevie Nicks is honored by BMI with its prestigious Icon Award at the 62nd Annual Pop Awards ceremony, Tuesday, May 13, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The invitation-only ceremony will also recognize the…

  3. 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…

  4. Hot 100 March Madness 2014: The Winner Is…

    March 31, 2014 3:48 PM EDT After one month of voting and hundreds of thousands of responses, Billboard.com can now crown a new Hot 100 March Madness champion! Two years ago, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" won the 2012 championship , and in 2013, Will.i.am & Britney Spears' "Scream…

  5. O-Town Reunites: 'It's A New Beginning'

    March 31, 2014 3:02 PM EDT "This isn’t just a reunion for us," says the group's Jacob Underwood, hinting at new music from the group. A decade after O-Town disbanded, the boy band is officially making a comeback. That's right: Erik, Dan, Trevor and Jacob are once again ready to give you their…

  6. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  7. RAC feat. Peter Moren, 'All I Got': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 31, 2014 12:50 PM EDT Hear the latest great cut from the producer's "Strangers" album project. RAC has remixed tracks by Lana Del Rey, The Shins, Phoenix and many others, and on Tuesday (Apr. 1), the acclaimed producer will release the second half of his debut album, "Strangers," through…

  8. Lady Gaga Flashes Butt During NYC Performance: Watch (NSFW)

    March 31, 2014 12:19 PM EDT Lady Gaga did a whole lot when she kicked off her Roseland Ballroom residency in New York on Friday night (Mar. 28), but one thing the pop provocateur did not do was expose her backside. That changed on Sunday night during her second performance, when she pulled down her purple bottoms and…

  9. Galantis EP Premiere: Stream The Duo's Debut Release

    March 31, 2014 11:42 AM EDT The co-writer of Icona Pop's "I Love It" & a member of Miike Snow have teamed up for a dazzling EP. Listen here first. Galantis, the dance duo composed of celebrated pop creators Linus Eklow and Christian Karlsson, has been regularly dropping spectacular singles since…

  10. Martina McBride, 'Everlasting': Exclusive Album Premiere

    March 31, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The country star breaks down her new album -- listen to it here FIRST -- and talks "vivacious" duet with Kelly Clarkson Martina McBride's new album, "Everlasting," is all about memories. A collection of pop and R&B standards produced by Don Was, McBride…

  11. Rita Ora Returns With 'I Will Never Let You Down' Single: Listen

    March 31, 2014 10:44 AM EDT Calvin Harris helmed the sumptuous pop track, which previews the British singer's second album. Rita Ora has teased her new single "I Will Never Let You Down" for the better part of two weeks, and on Monday (Mar. 31), the U.K. pop singer unveiled the full version (and…

  12. 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…

  13. One Direction Rules, Pharrell Gets Slimed at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 29, 2014 10:04 PM EDT One Direction took top music honors at Nickelodeon's 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards, winning two awards, and more than a dozen current and former Nick teenage stars turned out to honor producer Dan Schneider. One Direction won favorite music group and favorite song for "Story…

  14. Steve Aoki Discusses 'Neon Future' Album & Moving To Las Vegas: Watch The Ultra Interview

    March 29, 2014 1:13 PM EDT Steve Aoki is one of the many electro-dance stars invading Miami this weekend for the 2014 Ultra Music Festival, but the veteran producer and founder of Dim Mak Records is preparing an ambitious double-album that will set him apart from his peers. Watch Aoki discuss the project, along with…

  15. Flux Pavilion & Dillon Francis Talk Tacos, Cats, Future Collaborations At Ultra: Watch

    March 29, 2014 12:39 PM EDT While down in Miami for this year's Ultra Music Festival, Flux Pavilion and Dillon Francis took a few minutes to chat with Billboard's Kerri Mason at the Red Bull Guest House about their new collaborative single, "I'm The One," and how their unlikely friendship…

  16. Deadmau5 to Replace Avicii at Ultra Music Festival

    March 28, 2014 6:46 PM EDT The producer will close out Saturday night at the dance fest due to Avicii's gall bladder issues. deadmau5 will close out the main stage at Ultra Music Festival on Saturday night (Mar. 29) and will fill in for Avicii, who was hospitalized on Thursday night . We are THRILLED to announce…

  17. Pop Shop Picks: Sam Smith, Haerts, Bebe Rexha & More

    March 28, 2014 6:16 PM EDT Each Friday, we'll showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up our speakers. These can include a brand-new song or something that's been simmering; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! Sam Smith, "Stay With Me" It's interesting to…

  18. Is the Beyonce Approach Working for Other 'Surprise' Albums?

    March 28, 2014 5:50 PM EDT First came Beyonce, then Kid Cudi, Skrillex and Wolfmother. "I think the surprise release is a one-trick pony," a major-label distribution exec says. "I am not sure it will work again" Since midnight December 13, 2013, "pulling a Beyonce" has become shorthand…

  19. Christina Perri on 'Head or Heart,' Her Musical 'Soul Mate' & What Makes Her Heart Explode

    March 28, 2014 4:37 PM EDT For her 2011 debut LP "lovestrong," which spawned the hit single "Jar of Hearts" and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, pop singer/songwriter Christina Perri hit the road hard, enduring a relentless touring schedule that saw her riding nine tours straight over 27…

  20. Lady Gaga's Birthday: Her Top 10 Deep Cuts

    March 28, 2014 2:31 PM EDT Check out this countdown of Gaga's 10 best non-hits, inspired by the pop superstar's 28th birthday. "Paparazzi." "Born This Way." "Alejandro." "Applause." "Poker Face." "Telephone." The list of Lady Gaga's hit…

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