1. Jessie Ware Shares It All In New Song With The xx's Romy Madley-Croft (Listen)

    July 24, 2014 12:12 PM EDT You won't find this new Jessie Ware song on her upcoming album "Tough Love" (the standard edition, at least) but it's certainly worth a listen as her new music starts to trickle out. "Share It All" -- released today -- is a soothing helping of modern bedroom…

  2. Calvin Harris Heats Up Hot 100 With Latest 'Summer' Hit

    June 07, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The EDM star's new hit is the 23rd Hot 100 top 10 with the word 'summer' in its title Calvin Harris heats up the Billboard Hot 100, where his latest hit "Summer" sizzles 12-9 . The EDM star adds to the list of top 10s with the word "summer" in their titles…

  3. Top 30 Summer Songs

    May 22, 2014 2:15 PM EDT Chart Article The sun is shining, and the beaches will soon be crowded, which can only mean one thing: Summer is underway. To celebrate the return of our favorite season, we've scoured the Billboard chart archives and updated this definitive list of the most popular songs about…

  4. Pharrell's Mountie Hat at GRAMMY Awards Is a Hit on Twitter

    January 26, 2014 9:49 PM EST This year's Grammys carpet is surprisingly polished, with the likes of Anna Faris, P!nk and Alicia Keys sporting simple, glamorous gowns usually reserved for non-music related red carpets. But one, uh, interesting fashion spot of the night -- and, quite possibly, in Grammys history --…

  5. Bonnaroo 2013: Top 10 Best Performances

    June 17, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From Icelandic hipsters to Malian maestros to Robert Sylvester Kelly, check out the best of the best from the 'Roo. Boiling down the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival to 10 great performances is always a fool's errand -- how can hundreds of shows and four days of memorable…

  6. Governors Ball 2013: Kanye West, The xx, Haim Shine on Sunday

    June 10, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Grizzly Bear, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, and Deerhunter rock Randall's Island on the fest's final, sunniest day. With Friday's rain long gone and Saturday's mud settled, Governors Ball wrapped Sunday (June 9) with a day of perfect weather that culminated with…

  7. The xx Have 'Skeletons of Songs' for Next Album

    April 17, 2013 5:50 PM EDT The xx are already making progress on the follow-up to 2012's "Coexist." "We started writing and we're currently trying to write on the road, which is something we've never been able to do," the band's Oliver Sim told us backstage at Coachella. …

  8. Coachella 2013: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's Special Delivery and More Saturday Highlights

    April 14, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The xx serenades with Solange, New Order parties like it's 1984, Major Lazer reveals album news and more onstage and backstage bits Additional reporting by Nicole Pajer The second day of Coachella 2013 turned up the desert heat with a jam-packed lineup of 65 bands that covered a…

  9. The xx, 'Coexist': Track-By-Track Review

    September 07, 2012 2:30 PM EDT If you hated "xx," the xx 's haunting, Mercury Prize-winning 2009 debut, don't bother listening to their follow-up, "Coexist." The U.K. trio of Romy Madley-Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith have a popular formula -- Madley-Croft and Sim quietly sing about the…

  10. Jay-Z Scores U2, Kanye West for 'NBA 2K13' Soundtrack

    July 31, 2012 8:13 PM EDT U2 will be rocking arenas in a whole new way this fall. The band's "Elevate" will make an appearance in "NBA 2k13," the latest installment of the popular basketball gaming franchise -- as part of a soundtrack curated by the game's executive producer, Jay-Z . …

  11. The xx Announce New Album, 'Coexist'

    June 01, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Indie rock auteurs the xx have announced the details of their long-awaited sophomore album. "Coexist" will be released on Sept. 11 through Young Turks, and one day earlier in the U.K. band's native country. "Coexist" was recorded over the past six months in the band&…

  12. The xx Wins 2010 Mercury Prize

    September 07, 2010 7:03 PM EDT T he xx has won the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for its debut album, xx" (Young Turks/XL Recordings). The £20,000 ($31,000) prize was presented to the alt-rock trio at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Sept. 7). The result was screened live on BBC Two, along with…

  13. John Lennon's Toilet Sells for $14,740 at Auction

    August 30, 2010 2:04 PM EDT A toilet that belonged to late Beatle John Lennon fetched 9,500 pounds ($14,740) at auction on Saturday, around 10 times its estimate, the sale organizers said. Lennon, who was murdered in New York in 1980, had the porcelain lavatory removed from Tittenhurst Park in Berkshire, southern…

  14. The xx Buzz At Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2010 12:09 PM EDT The sparse, cool British trio the xx are on a road former buzz bands like MGMT know something about. Bonnaroo Main | Bonnaroo 2010 Photos 10 Awesome Bonnaroo Moments After their debut was received rapturously by the blogosphere and many critics, the xx - whose members are all 21 or younger -…

  15. Ask Billboard: Records About Records

    May 07, 2010 7:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. THE SO-LO-DOWN Hi Gary, Get ready for an extremely geeky chart-related e-mail…

  16. Type O Negative Frontman Peter Steele Dies

    April 15, 2010 7:02 PM EDT Peter Steele, the driving force behind the Brooklyn-based goth/metal quartet Type O Negative , passed away Wednesday evening from heart failure. He was 48. Known for his vampiric good looks, morbid sense of humor and rich baritone, the Type O Negative frontman was the author of such metal…

  17. Video: The xx Talk, Rock at SXSW

    March 20, 2010 12:46 PM EDT Billboard's cameras caught up with the xx at SXSW Friday (March 19) to hear about the band's songwriting methods and excitement about getting back into the creative process and then we captured them playing live. "We're really excited to work on new things, but touring we…

  18. Chart Beat- "Slumdog Millionaire," American Idol, Flex

    March 26, 2009 1:09 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. BEST IN…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage for mo 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the band's plan to have Coventry be their last show. 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the band's plan to have Coventry be their last show. 2003 - Stone Temple Pilots…

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