1. Arcade Fire Cover Nirvana in Washington State

    August 11, 2014 9:59 AM EDT When Arcade Fire 's Reflektor Tour rolled into Washington's Gorge Amphitheatre on Friday night, the Canadian indie collective continued their covers hot streak with a medley of Nirvana 's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and their own "Rococo," another song about…

  2. Outside Lands 2014 Friday Highlights: Kanye West, Disclosure, Kacey Musgraves and More

    August 09, 2014 10:40 AM EDT There was a mellow beginning and a repeatedly "Bloody" end to the first day of the lucky seventh edition of Outside Lands, the festival so beloved by San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that organizers Another Planet have a contract to host it there until at least 2021. Don’t worry,…

  3. Rosanne Cash to Receive Performing Arts Award From Smithsonian Magazine

    August 08, 2014 5:19 PM EDT At the third annual Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Awards, country legend Rosanne Cash will receive the Performing Arts award from fellow legend T-Bone Burnett. The Grammy-winning eldest daughter of Johnny Cash has notched 11 No. 1 country singles over the course of her lengthy…

  4. Fall Out Boy Subjected to Unlistenable Westboro Baptist Church Parody

    August 08, 2014 4:55 PM EDT Westboro Baptist Church has recorded a Fall Out Boy parody just weeks after targeting Panic! at the Disco with a limp protest (which Brendon Urie 's band brilliantly neutralized, btw). Is the hateful, homophobic organization going through its pop-punk phase? "Thnk Gd Fr Vrythng"…

  5. Beyonce, Nicki Minaj & Nick Jonas: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Video Show Ep. 10

    August 08, 2014 4:15 PM EDT Welcome to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Hosted by Billboard's Joe Levy,…

  6. Not Made In The U.S.A.: Where Today's Hits Are Coming From

    August 08, 2014 3:05 PM EDT Fans and execs are looking globally for new hitmakers. There's a new British invasion on the Hot 100 . And, an Australian Invasion. A Canadian, Norwegian and Scottish one, too. The upper ranks of the Hot 100 of late have belonged to acts from outside the U.S., from Canada ( MAGIC! &…

  7. CODE Picks of the Week: Pryda, Joe Goddard, Autograf & More

    August 08, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Each Friday, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. Pryda, "Backdraft" [Pryda Recordings] Eric Prydz revived his Pryda alias this week with a four-track eponymous EP. While upbeat…

  8. 20 Most Forced Rhymes In Pop Music History

    August 08, 2014 1:53 PM EDT Ariana Grande's "Break Free" isn't the only offender: here are the 20 most awesomely awkward rhymes in popular music. "I fought him on it the whole time...'I am not going to sing a grammatically incorrect lyric, help me God!' Max was like, 'It&…

  9. Billboard Cover Story Sneak Peek: 5 Revelations From Sinead O'Connor

    August 07, 2014 6:32 PM EDT   Sinead O'Connor photographed by Nicole Nodland on July 17, 2014 at Brunswick Studios in London.  Nicole Nodland Sinead O'Connor is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating, fearless and iconoclastic musicians of our time, but the last few years have found more people focusing on…

  10. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Best New Music at Lollapalooza & 'Flawless' Remix

    August 07, 2014 4:48 PM EDT With a lot of the Billboard staff still riding high off Lollapalooza 2014 , we made this week's (the second ever!) Must-Hear Music podcast a special Lolla-themed episode. No, we didn't buy overpriced water bottles or stop showering for three days -- we just chatted about Spoon,…

  11. Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters Announce 2014 Tour

    August 07, 2014 1:35 PM EDT While Jimmy Page continues to gift the world with lavish Led Zeppelin reissues , Robert Plant is hitting the road this fall. Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters (his backing band since 2012) will kick off a quick tour on Sept. 25 in Port Chester, NY, and wrap the run in Los…

  12. Ariana Grande Fought Max Martin Over Grammatically Incorrect Lyrics

    August 07, 2014 12:43 PM EDT If you have a problem with Ariana Grande 's grammatically erroneous lyrics on her Zedd collabo "Break Free," you might be surprised to learn that the 21-year-old singer is completely on your side. "I fought [co-producer Max Martin ] on it the whole time," Grande tells…

  13. Daniella Mason Video Premiere: Watch The Pop Singer's 'Shade of You' Clip

    August 06, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Rising Nashville-based artist Daniella Mason has continued releasing compelling synth-pop music after gaining a famous fan in Demi Lovato earlier this year. In late June, the singer-songwriter released the new single "Shade of You," and Billboard.com is proud to premiere the…

  14. President Obama 'Singing' Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' Is Perfect

    August 06, 2014 10:48 AM EDT By now you've heard at least one presidential pop song dub, be it Barack's take on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" or his incendiary cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." Maybe you think they're growing tired. Maybe you're right. But at…

  15. 'Portlandia' Star Carrie Brownstein to Complete Unfinished Nora Ephron Script

    August 05, 2014 8:01 PM EDT Portlandia 's Carrie Brownstein -- taking on her first feature writing project -- will complete the late Nora Ephron 's unfinished adapted script of U.K. television miniseries Lost in Austen for Columbia Pictures. Good Universe has come aboard to produce the movie with Columbia and…

  16. Jay Z, Beyonce and the Rumor Mill: Who's Pulling the Strings?

    August 05, 2014 6:07 PM EDT For most of their six-year, seven-digit-earning marriage, Beyonce and Jay Z were a glimmering aberration in the world of celebrity rumors: an unflappable married couple seemingly impervious to gossip. In fact, just one year ago, two people tightly controlled the Jay Z/Beyonce media…

  17. The Chainsmokers Want to Be Like 'Kanye' on '#Selfie' Follow-Up

    August 05, 2014 12:03 PM EDT The Chainsmokers' tongue-in-cheek ode to gleeful narcissism, "#Selfie," was one of 2014's inescapable breakout dance hits, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart. Now the New York City duo is back with "Kanye," an anthemic EDM ode to…

  18. 5 Things We Learned From Nicki Minaj's Fader Cover Story

    August 05, 2014 10:41 AM EDT With her third album The Pink Print on the horizon, Nicki Minaj is currently gracing the cover of The Fader . While you should definitely read the whole thing, here are a few tidbits (five, to be exact) that stood out to us as essential, surprising or just plain hilarious. Expect Rihanna,…

  19. Wallpaper's Ricky Reed: "Pitbull Is the Coolest Guy In the Whole Industry"

    August 04, 2014 4:34 PM EDT Ricky Reed -- leader of the genre-melding California group Wallpaper -- scored a huge hit this year via Jason Derulo 's inescapable song "Wiggle," which Reed produced. When Billboard sat down with Reed at Lollapalooza 2014 , he chatted Wallpaper, Derulo and another A-lister he&…

  20. You'll Never Guess Killer Mike's Favorite Michael Jackson Song

    August 04, 2014 3:55 PM EDT When Billboard sat down with Run the Jewels at Lollapalooza 2014, we got Killer Mike and El-P to play a few rounds of "How Well Do You Know Your Bandmates?"  In the process, we learned about Killer Mike's leftfield favorite Michael Jackson song. Hint: It's a Paul McCartney…

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