1. Chart Highlights: Madonna's 'Living for Love' Debuts on Pop Songs, Leads Dance Club Songs

    February 23, 2015 4:45 PM EST The Queen of Pop returns to top 40 radio and, as previously reported, celebrates her historic coronation on Dance Club Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for Calvin Harris, Thomas Rhett & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below…

  2. Exclusive: Listen to 'Someone' by July Talk, Releasing Self-Titled Debut on Island Records

    February 18, 2015 10:00 AM EST Listening to Toronto-based five-piece July Talk is like doing CrossFit, or plunging into an outdoor hot tub in the middle of winter, or twirling around while wearing a blindfold. It's an extreme contrast of feelings and textures and sounds and temperatures. Peter Dreimanis' low,…

  3. Publishing Briefs: Atlas Music Group Sign Eddie & Alex Van Halen, Sony/ATV & Spotify Ink European Licensing Deal

    February 18, 2015 4:11 AM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news happening in the music publishing world.  The Atlas Music Group continues to make moves to put the firm at the forefront of the music publishing map. In its latest action, it has signed Eddie and Alex Van Halen to an exclusive…

  4. Bob Dylan Dazzles MusiCares Gala With Bold Speech

    February 07, 2015 12:30 PM EST It was a well-known fact that Bob Dylan was not going to perform at the MusiCares event honoring him for, in President Jimmy Carter's words, a "lifetime dedication to human rights." Still, no one expected him to give one of the greatest acceptance speeches in the 25 years of…

  5. Top 50 Love Songs of All Time

    February 05, 2015 9:00 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  6. Stars React to Bobbi Kristina Brown's Hospitalization on Social Media

    February 01, 2015 3:47 PM EST Music stars and celebrities are expressing their concern for 21-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown, who was hospitalized on Jan. 31 after being found unconscious in her Georgia home. Bobbi Kristina's Hospitalization: The Latest Details Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby…

  7. Bobbi Kristina Brown Revived After Being Found Unconscious

    January 31, 2015 1:11 PM EST Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown , has reportedly been revived after being found unconscious in her Roswell, Ga., home. Stars React to Bobbi Kristina Brown's Hospitalization on Social Media Bobbi, 21, was rushed to the hospital on Saturday …

  8. Big Sean Unveils 'Dark Sky Paradise' Album Track List, Artwork

    January 31, 2015 12:20 PM EST Big Sean has unveiled the track list and artwork for his third studio album, Dark Sky Paradise , which is scheduled to arrive on Feb. 24. Big Sean to Release 'Dark Sky Paradise' Album on Feb. 24 The rapper shared the artwork and track list (via an iTunes link ) through Twitter…

  9. 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…

  10. Chuck D Assists Record Store Day In Launching an Internet Radio Station

    January 27, 2015 8:10 AM EST Record Store Day has unveiled a partnership with DJ Skee 's DASH Radio, which RSD founder Michael Kurtz announced earlier this month at a planning meeting for this year's annual celebration of all things vinyl on Apr. 18.  DJ Skee Debuts DASH Radio, Taps East Village Radio Co…

  11. Watch Bruce Springsteen Perform at Light of Day 2015 Benefit in New Jersey

    January 18, 2015 3:03 PM EST There was magic in the night for the 15th anniversary of the Light of Day 2015 Winterfest, as "surprise" guest Bruce Springsteen took the stage at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, N.J. "15 years," the 65-year old rocker said wistfully as he -- and 17 other musical…

  12. Macklemore's Baby News Spurs Return to Social 50 Chart

    January 15, 2015 6:07 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis return to the Social 50 chart at No. 18, the duo's highest rank since the June 8, 2013-dated chart (No. 15). The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart's…

  13. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  14. Kid Cudi & Lupe Fiasco Argue on Twitter Over Kendrick Lamar's Michael Brown Comments

    January 11, 2015 1:34 PM EST Kendrick Lamar 's comments about the outcome of the Michael Brown case in Billboard's recent cover story are causing quite the stir in the hip-hop community. Kendrick Lamar on Ferguson, Leaving Iggy Azalea Alone & Why We're in the Last Days First, Azealia Banks…

  15. Listen: Kid Ink Drops New Song 'Hotel,' Featuring Chris Brown

    January 10, 2015 1:06 PM EST Less than a month before the release of his new album, Los Angeles rapper Kid Ink has shared a new track featuring Chris Brown . Chris Brown's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits "Why you over there lookin' at me while I'm with my girlfriend?" Brown asks on the new club-ready…

  16. Piano Stores Closing As Fewer Kids Taking Up Instrument

    January 02, 2015 2:40 AM EST Piano stores are dwindling across the country as fewer people take up the instrument. When Jim Foster opened his piano store 30 years ago, he had 10 competitors selling just pianos. When he closed Foster Family Music in late December, not one was still selling pianos in the Quad-Cities area…

  17. 20 (and 15) Songs About New Year's

    December 31, 2014 2:05 PM EST What are you doing New Year's Eve? Whatever your party plans, Billboard has the perfect music mix to accompany the arrival of 2015. To paraphrase Adam Sandler in "The Chanukah Song," there are a lot of Christmas songs out there, but not too many songs about New Year's.…

  18. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best R&B Song and Best Urban Contemporary Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 5:19 PM EST BEST R&B SONG NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN "Drunk In Love" Performers: Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z Songwriters: Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosley, Andre Eric Proctor, Brian Soko Publishers: Andre Eric Proctor Publishing Designee,…

  19. Watch The Game, Tyga & DJ Mustard Participate in Millions March L.A. Protest

    December 28, 2014 6:57 PM EST Members of the hip-hop community gathered in the streets of Los Angeles on Saturday (Dec. 27) to protest against the recent police killings of unarmed black men. The Game, Azealia Banks, Lecrae & More React to NYPD Officer Killings in Brooklyn Los Angeles natives The Game , Tyga and DJ…

  20. Music in TV and Film, 2014: 'Frozen' Dominates, Singing Battles Go Lukewarm

    December 22, 2014 12:58 PM EST Throughout the week, Billboard will be publishing pieces from our staff writers, each an outstanding authority on their specific area of coverage. From Nashville to Miami, the industry at large, publishing and retail, and the year in touring, we'll be taking comprehensive looks at the…

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