1. CODE Picks of the Week: Klaxons, Claptone and More

    February 28, 2014 6:27 PM EST Klaxons, “There Is No Other Time” (Claptone remix) [Akashic] Claptone reworks this Gorgon City-produced comeback single for the original nu-ravers that harkens to the intergalactic vibes of their early work. Psychemagik featuring Renegade, “Black Noir Schwarz” [Crosstown Rebels] The multi…

  2. CODE Picks of the Week: Plastic Plates & Sam Sparro, Andrea Oliva and More

    February 21, 2014 5:26 PM EST Each Friday CODE brings you the freshest new tunes of the week. Listen to them here. Plastic Plates featuring Sam Sparro, “Stay in Love” [Plastic Plates] Sam Sparro’s voice is a rare bird that only the most skilled of producers knows how to work from just a pretty canary to solid gold. New…

  3. CODE Picks of the Week: Mikky Ekko and Switch, Skrillex and Alvin Risk, heRobust and More

    October 18, 2013 2:28 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section. Mikky Ekko: “Kids” (Switch remix) [RCA] Diplo’s former Major Lazer partner Switch (aka Dave Taylor), understands both the…

  4. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Reschedule Album Following Jones' Cancer Bout

    October 09, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Postponed album "Give the People What They Want" will drop Jan. 14, as Jones' condition improves There's good news to report regarding Sharon Jones, the vocalist of the Brooklyn-based soul ensemble the Dap-Kings, who was diagnosed with stage-one bile-duct cancer in June.…

  5. Miley Cyrus' 'Can't Be Tamed' Revisited: Why Her First Rebellion Didn't Work

    October 03, 2013 11:42 AM EDT Three years before "Bangerz," the pop star tried to distance herself from her Hannah Montana image. Inside the false start of Miley's adult career. Miley Cyrus has done a pretty good job of shocking people recently. First, there was her comeback single "We Can't…

  6. James Blunt, 'Moon Landing': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 10:05 AM EDT Release Date: Nov. 5 Label: Atlantic James Blunt's "Moon Landing" is led by "Bonfire Heart," a Ryan Tedder collaboration that was composed in Luxembourg and Amsterdam, recorded stateside and in Sydney and mixed in Los Angeles. "So you could say the song has…

  7. Cher, ‘Closer to the Truth’: Fall Music Preview 2013

    August 30, 2013 2:52 PM EDT Release Date: Sept. 24 Label: Warner Bros. After more than a decade since her last album, Cher keeps her remarkably long-lived career going with her 26th studio set, “Closer to the Truth.” The album features a bevy of emotional ballads and dancefloor stompers, including two songs written by…

  8. Mutya Keisha Siobhan: Inside The Original Sugababes' Remarkable Return

    July 17, 2013 11:55 AM EDT The U.K. pop group previews its much-hyped new album to Billboard while in L.A. filming their "Flatline" music video. "Our lives, I don't think, would have been complete if we didn't do this," Mutya Buena tells Billboard. "This" refers to the…

  9. Governors Ball 2013: Guns N' Roses, Nas and Kings of Leon Emerge From the Mud on Day 2

    June 09, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Azealia Banks, Icona Pop, Kendrick Lamar and Japandroids rock Randall's Island a day after a rain-soaked opener Day two of Governors Ball was a much sunnier affair than the rainy start on Friday , but it was far from dry. Festival goers splashed and sludged their way through the…

  10. 4Minute to Extend Promotions After First No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100

    May 29, 2013 7:30 PM EDT minute is riding high on their comeback with new track "What's Your Name?" which rose to No. 1 on the K-Pop Hot 100 in its fourth week on the chart -- an unexpected move to everyone from K-pop fans to their label. As anyone who follows the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 knows…

  11. Big Boi Performs Hits At NYC Show, Brings Out Phantogram, A$AP Rocky

    December 11, 2012 3:15 PM EST Big Boi is a man of endurance. Throughout his 20-year long career, the Atlanta hip-hop luminary has specialized in elastic, bombastic verses that, to this day, leave mere mortals gasping for air. Last night (Dec. 10) at New York City's S.O.B.s, Big Boi treated fans to such skill when…

  12. Ke$ha, 'Warrior': Track-By-Track Review

    December 04, 2012 12:35 PM EST There's no denying the pop lightning-in-a-bottle Ke$ha captured on her breakthrough debut "Animal" and its follow-up EP "Cannibal," producing two Hot 100 No. 1 singles and an impressive list of Top 10 hits. So it's understandable why Dr. Luke and his dream team…

  13. Taylor Swift, 'Red': Track-By-Track Review

    October 19, 2012 3:30 PM EDT In many ways, "Red" is Taylor Swift 's first adult pop album. Where her self-titled debut and 2008's "Fearless" were the works of an accomplished teenage singer with a gift for confessional songwriting and soaring melodies, parts of the often-exceptional "…

  14. Pink, 'The Truth About Love': Track-By-Track Review

    September 14, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Track-By-Track Reviews Carly Rae Jepsen - "Kiss" G.O.O.D. Music - "Cruel Summer" The Killers - "Battle Born" Let's face it: 2012 hasn't been a great year for the pop album. Sure, it's been an excellent year for the pop single, but when the year&…

  15. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Smash Record for NYC-Area Country Show

    August 13, 2012 12:00 AM EDT Brothers of the Sun Tour Stop at MetLife Stadium Breaks Chesney's Own Milestone, Set Last Year A Kenny Chesney concert is synonymous with summer and tailgating. Fans know this firsthand and keep coming back for more, helping the country singer top records year after year. Last summer,…

  16. Appreciation: The Miracle of Levon Helm

    April 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Some concerts stick with you when you wonder if it's the last time you'll ever see a particular performer. Levon Helm was a mystery that way. He took his place behind the drums positioned downstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Aug. 15, 2010, the audience clearly relieved…

  17. The Black Keys Aren't 'Lonely' With Second 'SNL' Spot: Watch

    December 05, 2011 12:15 PM EST The Black Keys are ending their 2011 just like they kicked it off, after a second appearance on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. The Black Keys Announce First Headlining Arena Tour On Saturday (Dec 3), the blues-rockers were guests on the Steve Buscemi-hosted episode and played…

  18. Ask Billboard: The Republic Of Ryan Tedder

    July 22, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, 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. ADULT …

  19. Wilco Releases New Single 'I Might': Listen

    June 27, 2011 10:35 AM EDT Alt-country troubadours Wilco headlined their own Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, Mass. this past weekend, where they were selling the 7-inch vinyl version of a new single called "I Might." The single marks the first taste of the band's forthcoming album, revealed to be…

  20. Lady Gaga, "The Fame Monster"

    January 19, 2010 3:00 PM EST As if Lady Gaga 's debut album, "The Fame," wasn't loaded with enough hits-four No. 1s on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart, to be exact-the set's companion EP boasts eight new tracks, nearly all of which are worthy of heavy rotation. Following the Marilyn…

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