1. TryHardNinja Debut Novelty Song On Dance Charts

    January 03, 2014 4:40 PM EST Plus, DJ Snake and Lil Jon continue their momentum with "Turn Down for What," Pitbull and Ke$ha climb on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Cole Plante crowns Dance Club Songs. UPDATE 1/4: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Approaching Nirvana as a collaborator on …

  2. Britney Spears' Hits-Filled 'Piece of Me' Show Opens In Las Vegas: Live Review

    December 28, 2013 5:47 AM EST Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and more attend. It was a non-stop hits bonanza at the opening night of Britney Spears' "Britney: Piece of Me" show in Las Vegas on Friday night (Dec. 27). Spears' 24-song concert was the first of a planned 100 shows over the…

  3. Kelis Readies 'FOOD' Album for April

    December 11, 2013 4:25 PM EST The singer signs to UK indie record label, Ninja Tune. After teasing two tracks ("Jerk Ribs," "Been Given A Morning'), Kelis announces that her upcoming album, "FOOD," will be released on April 28. The "Flesh Tone" follow-up will be laced with soul…

  4. Kwes Q&A: Singer-Producer Talks New Album, Working With Solange

    October 25, 2013 4:30 PM EDT “She’s brilliant,” Kwes says of the younger Knowles sister. “The fact that she called me to come out… it’s mad” London producer/singer Kwes has a voice to soothe the restless and the pensive disposition of a painter or philosopher, which is fitting for someone who studied Schopenhauer in…

  5. Doctor P and Adam F featuring Method Man, 'The Pit': Song and First Look at Video Teaser

    October 03, 2013 4:53 PM EDT Bass-based electronic music and hip-hop have always been close cousins, never so much as right now. Check out Waka Flocka Flame's love affair with Steve Aoki (they're currently on tour together), Skrillex chilling in the Dominican Republic with A$AP Rocky, and Baauer dropping the…

  6. CODER Picks of the Week: A-Trak, Machinedrum, Krewella, and More

    July 12, 2013 1:37 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob, Tshepo and Eric have to say. Phoenix: “Trying To Be Cool” (A-Trak Remix) [Glassnote] “Trying To Be Cool” is the closest Phoenix has come to their “United” and…

  7. MuchMusic Video Awards: Drake Surprises and Wins Big, PSY Retires 'Gentleman'

    June 17, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Drake made a surprise appearance, Avril Lavigne thanked her dad, and PSY said farewell thee "Gentleman" at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, a massive outdoor celebration that shut down the streets around the Bell Media building and allowed thousands of fans…

  8. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  9. Respect: Celebrating Four Tet’s 'Rounds'

    May 09, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The tenth anniversary reissue prompts various beatmakers like FaltyDL, Baths and more to reflect on the seminal album. The labels "folktronica" and "IDM" seem like feeble attempts to capture the organic, contemplative ebb and flow of Four Tet's influential…

  10. Juno Awards 2013: Carly Rae Jepsen, Leonard Cohen Are Early Winners

    April 21, 2013 3:09 PM EDT The "Call Me Maybe" singer won her first trophy at Canada's music awards, which hands out its top prizes Sunday night. Rush, Leonard Cohen, Carly Rae Jepsen, Metric and The Weeknd were among the winners at the 2013 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards in Regina, Sask., last night …

  11. Record Store Day: 10 LPs to Pick Up

    April 19, 2013 6:25 PM EDT With the retail holiday for music fanatics on the horizon, here are the must-haves. Each year, the list of exclusive releases for the annual Record Store Day seems to grow longer than the line at a Prince secret show. We've dug through the crates to pick out 10 releases -- from…

  12. Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins Charged With Sex Crimes

    December 19, 2012 9:25 AM EST Ian Watkins, lead singer of British rock band Lostprophets , has been charged with sexual offenses against children. Watkins is due in court Wednesday in the Welsh capital, Cardiff. South Wales Police says 35-year-old Watkins, from the Welsh town of Pontypridd, faces charges of "…

  13. Latin Grammys: Carla Morrison's F-Bomb, 3BallMTY Launching Label + More Backstage Moments

    November 16, 2012 8:40 AM EST The Latin Grammy Awards rocked Las Vegas on Thursday night , with dazzling performances by Pitbull and Alejandro Sanz among others, plus big wins by lovable Mexican pop duo Jesse & Joy. But not everything during the broadcast, so here are highlights from backstage. Joy to the World: Eat…

  14. Lady Gaga Calls Out Die Antwoord: 'You Don't Have a Hit'

    October 18, 2012 4:45 PM EDT South African rap group ridicules, kills off Gaga impersonator in latest music video. Following the release of Die Antwoord 's latest music video, a clip for "Fatty Boom Boom" in which a man dressed up as Lady Gaga is ridiculed and killed off, Gaga has responded on Twitter on…

  15. Ab-Soul's Timeline: The Rapper's Life From 5 Years Old to Now

    August 08, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Ab-Soul takes us on a journey through his 25-year life in five-year intervals. "Man… At 25, I lost my world and I got the world at the same time," Ab-Soul said, hours before stepping on stage at his first headlining New York show. "'The Book of Soul,'" I say,…

  16. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks illuminated fans who swayed and shimmied to…

  17. Patent Pending Play Angry Birds, Send Sexy Texts in New Video

    June 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Billboard Battle of the Bands winners Patent Pending fully embrace the world of smartphones and internet memes in their new video for "I Already Know (She Don't Give a S*** About Me)." Patent Pending Wins 2012 Battle of the Bands From superimposing the band's faces on a…

  18. 'Magic Mike' Soundtrack Track List Revealed

    May 21, 2012 10:24 PM EDT The soundtrack to Channing Tatum's upcoming male stripper film "Magic Mike" has been... revealed. Among the songs included are Foreigner's No. 4 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Feels Like the First Time" and a cover of the Weather Girls' "It's Raining Men…

  19. Watch Katy Perry Cover The Throne's 'N---as in Paris'

    March 19, 2012 3:20 PM EDT How does "N---as in Paris" become "Ninjas in London"? If Katy Perry covers it for BBC's Radio 1 Live Lounge, of course. The pop superstar presented her take on Jay-Z and Kanye West 's oft-performed banger, censoring herself multiple times and doing away with the…

  20. Happy Birthday Bieber! Justin's 18 Most Essential Moments

    March 01, 2012 11:50 AM EST Thursday, March 1 marks a special day for a special young man -- Justin Bieber, the teen superstar currently running the pop universe, has turned 18 years old. While Bieber has only been in the public eye for roughly three years, the singer has mounted a staggering list of accomplishments in…

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