1. Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea and More Nab Nominations at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards

    February 19, 2015 2:48 PM EST This year's Grammy Awards may not have wholly embraced the pop tastes of tweens, but their voices ring loud and clear in the music category nominations for the fan-voted Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, airing live on Nick on March 28. Billboard got a head's up on the nominees…

  2. Bon Iver to Perform at Eaux Claires Music Festival With Spoon, The National, Sufjan Stevens & More

    February 11, 2015 9:00 AM EST A few days ago, early-bird ticket buyers to the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival next summer started receiving some very special snail mail . "To show our appreciation for your support at the start," writes Bon Iver 's Justin Vernon, who curated the festival along with…

  3. Valentine's Playlist: Katy Perry, Iggy Azalea and More Share Their Favorite Love Songs

    February 09, 2015 4:46 PM EST Billboard talked with musicians, actors, directors, and comedians about their ultimate love songs.  Katy Perry "I invite all! If I could do a call and response to that, it's like, 'I ain't got no type, I just want someone on the level that I like.' Did I really just…

  4. Grammys 2015: Here's What Happened at the Parties

    February 09, 2015 3:30 PM EST Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter is on the scene as high-profile musicians and top execs celebrate the 2015 Grammy Awards at L.A.'s most exclusive parties. Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammy Awards. But the action didn't stop there. Stay tuned to this page for all…

  5. Quotes of the Week: Drake and Kevin Hart Throw Shade, Justin Bieber Atones for His Sins and More

    February 06, 2015 5:42 PM EST "Kevin...no. Please don't do this tonight." -- Drake , poking fun at comedian Kevin Hart's leather tank-top selfie on Instagram. Why Drake Managed to Rule Hip-Hop in 2014 -- Without a New Album or Hit Single "Drake looks like the type of guy that would drink his own…

  6. Watch: Nick Jonas, The Band Perry and Other Stars Hit the Billboard 2015 Power 100 Party

    February 06, 2015 3:33 PM EST Billboard hosted a high-wattage event Thursday night in Beverly Hills to celebrate the announcement of the latest Billboard Power 100 -- a ranking of the most important executives in the music industry. In addition to executives like Lucian Grange (No. 1 on the latest Power 100), musicians…

  7. Grammys 2015: A Party-Hopping Primer to the Industry's Top Velvet-Rope Events

    February 05, 2015 12:14 PM EST Getting on the guest list is only half the battle -- squeezing the many must-hit soirees into your schedule can be just as challenging. CLIVE DAVIS & THE RECORDING ACADEMY 'S PRE-GRAMMY GALA Where: The Beverly Hilton Who: Sting , Lorde , Miley Cyrus , Natasha Bedingfield , Patti…

  8. Taylor Swift No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100; Ne-Yo Hits Top 10; Katy Perry, Missy Elliott Surge

    February 05, 2015 11:20 AM EST Swift stays at the summit, Ne-Yo reaches a new peak & Perry and Elliott make Super-sized moves. "Fifteen" isn't just a Taylor Swift song: it's now also how many weeks she's led the Billboard Artist 100. Despite a 9 percent drop in activity, Swift remains atop the…

  9. Katy Perry's Choreographer: 'Left Shark Nailed It!'

    February 02, 2015 6:23 PM EST Despite widespread mockery of the Katy Perry dancer known only as " Left Shark ," the choreographer responsible for Perry's Super Bowl halftime show (and Left Shark's adorably awkward moves) says the dancer nailed the routine. "The sharks were given two main…

  10. Who Is Katy Perry's Secret Super Bowl Guest? Vote!

    January 29, 2015 6:39 PM EST Katy Perry still has a few tricks up her multi-colored sleeve. At a press conference Thursday afternoon (Jan. 29), Perry promised sharks and lions at her Super Bowl halftime show. But more exciting than apparently getting real-life beasts to "Roar" with her is her promise that…

  11. Death Cab For Cutie Performs New Songs, Reveals Madison Square Garden Booking at Brooklyn Show

    January 29, 2015 12:57 PM EST A few songs into Death Cab For Cutie 's performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday night (Jan. 28), Ben Gibbard played a game he referred to as "Get To Know A New Death Cab For Cutie Member." The Brooklyn gig represented just the second show Death Cab has played…

  12. Pop Shop Podcast: Olly Murs Interview, Katy Perry Super Bowl, Rihanna & More

    January 29, 2015 10:54 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  13. Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Rule Hot 100, Fall Out Boy Hits Top 10

    January 28, 2015 1:33 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' rules for a fourth week and takes over atop Radio Songs. Plus, Fall Out Boy returns to the top 10 after an eight-year break. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. Plus, as it takes over…

  14. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  15. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

  16. Watch Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Celebrate Birthday at All-Star L.A. Forum Concert

    January 11, 2015 11:00 AM EST Nearly a dozen rockers, including David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell, Slash and Alice Cooper, toasted the Foo Fighters frontman. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl celebrated his 46th birthday in true rock star style, taking over Los Angeles' the Forum on Saturday (Jan. 10) for a concert…

  17. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites of 2014

    December 31, 2014 4:05 PM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 READERS' FAVORITES OF 2014 Gary, Happy Holidays!…

  18. Solange vs. Jay Z and More: 2014's Music Beefs by the Numbers

    December 31, 2014 2:29 PM EST This past year was filled with artists beefing with one another, both in and out the e-streets. Even Ariana Grande jumped in. From the hilarious ( Cam'Ron vs. Nick Cannon ) to the severe ( Jay Z vs. Solange ), below are 2014's music beefs by the numbers. No. of music beefs in 2014…

  19. Taylor Swift Helps Tie Record Streak for Women Atop Hot 100

    December 31, 2014 1:18 PM EST As 'Blank Space' leads for a seventh week, women have locked up the top spot for a record-tying 19th week in a row. Taylor Swift 's "Blank Space" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, helping rewrite history: Women have now blocked men from the chart'…

  20. Taylor Swift's '1989' Beats 'Frozen' As Top Selling Album of 2014

    December 31, 2014 11:56 AM EST In the final tracking week of 2014, '1989' surpassed 'Frozen' as year's top seller Leave it to Taylor Swift to spoil Disney's Frozen party. It came down to the wire, but in the final week of 2014, Swift's 1989 finishes as the year's top…

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