1. 'Annie' Trailer Appears Online: Watch

    March 06, 2014 4:07 AM EST     Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz get the unenviable task of updating the classic musical. It's a hard knock life -- for die-hard Annie fans.   The first trailer for Columbia's modern-day update of the classic musical debuted Wednesday, offering a preview of what…

  2. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as…

  3. Movie History First: This Week's No. 1 Song and Album Both From Animated Films

    February 27, 2014 7:39 PM EST For the first time in history, both the No. 1 song and album in the U.S. are from animated films. Pharrell's single "Happy," from "Despicable Me 2," reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, while Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack album…

  4. MNEK Readies Throwback Debut While Working with Kylie Minogue & Disclosure

    February 20, 2014 1:30 PM EST "I like collaborating, whether it's Rudimental, Sub Focus, Gorgon City, what have you," says the Londoon teen. For a 19-year-old who shares management with One Direction, MNEK uses a lot of very specific late-'80s and early-'90s references to describe his as-yet…

  5. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  6. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  7. What Gotye Did Next - The Basics’ ‘So Hard For You’: Watch

    July 04, 2013 1:37 AM EDT Before his star went supernova, Gotye was simply Wally De Backer -- drummer with the Basics. The Australian artist behind the 2012 smash “Somebody That I Used to Know” (featuring Kimbra) has returned to his roots with the Basics, playing up-front in the group’s new blues-rock song, “So Hard…

  8. The Oak Ridge Boys Mark 40th Anniversary: Live Review

    July 01, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Though the Oak Ridge Boys have been a performing unit since the days of Wally Fowler in the 1940s, the line-up of William Lee Golden, Duane Allen, Richard Sterban, and Joe Bonsall are marking their 40th anniversary of performing together in 2013, and that calls for a celebration -- country…

  9. Gotye Gets Back to Basics, His Band Before 'Somebody' Blew Him Up

    June 20, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Wally De Backer returns to his old band for Australian tour dates -- and new recordings haven't been ruled out Wally De Backer -- better known as Gotye -- isn’t your typical musician. He’s talented, restless, unpretentious and loyal. It’s rarer still for an artist to imbue all those…

  10. APRA Music Awards for Tame Impala, Sia, Timomatic

    June 18, 2013 5:27 AM EDT Tame Impala, Sia Furler, Timomatic, 360 and Hilltop Hoods were among the big winners Monday night at the APRA Music Awards in Melbourne. Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rockers Tame Impala added to their impressive collection of industry-plaudits with the most prestigious APRA Awards category,…

  11. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  12. Drake Leads 2013 BET Awards With 12 Nominations

    May 14, 2013 3:22 PM EDT Chris Brown announces an upcoming Aaliyah-assisted single. He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. The BET nominees were announced today (Tuesday, May 14) at a press conference on the rooftop of L.A.'s Icon Ultra Lounge, just up…

  13. Ding Dong: Inside the UK Campaign to Make an Anti-Thatcher Song No. 1

    April 12, 2013 11:12 AM EDT UPDATE 4/12: BBC Radio will not play the full "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" song during the Official Chart Show on Sunday, Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper announced. Instead they will play a clip as part of a news item about the "Wizard of Oz" track, which has been…

  14. Grammys 2013 Preview: Record of the Year

    February 06, 2013 7:02 PM EST A closer look at the six songs that earned Record of the Year nominations for the 2013 Grammy awards. These six songs are all vying for Record of the Year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10). Jump To: Album of the Year | Song of the Year | Best New Artist Grammys…

  15. Gotye, Kimbra Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 30, 2012 4:40 PM EST Gotye, Kimbra and The Temper Trap took the glory Thursday night at the ARIA Awards, between them collecting most of the big honors. The Australian record industry's flagship awards ceremony is a showcase of the Australian success stories over the previous year. Though on this occasion,…

  16. Ask Billboard: More Soundtrack Stopgap Hits

    October 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Long before Adele's 'Skyfall,' artists have bridged the gap between breakout albums and follow-ups with soundtrack smashes. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  17. Gotye Wants 'State of the Art' To Be His Next U.S. Single

    September 19, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Gotye says that he has received some pressure to release the title track to "Making Mirrors" as the album's next U.S. single, but Wally De Backer tells Billboard that he'd like to go in a different direction. "I'd like to see the song 'State Of The Art'…

  18. Ask Billboard: 'Call Me Maybe' ... by 'Payphone'?

    May 14, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. 'CALL ME MAYBE…

  19. Gotye Says Glee's Cover Was 'Dinky and Wrong'

    April 23, 2012 9:40 AM EDT The Australian Singer Is Not Impressed With the Fox Show's Rendition of 'Somebody That I Used to Know' "Glee" covered Gotye's hit single "Somebody That I Used to Know" on a recent episode, but there's one person who isn't a fan of how they did…

  20. Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Roars to No. 1 on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Fueled by a "Glee" remake and his appearance on "Saturday Night Live," Gotye scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his first entry on the songs chart, as "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , lifts 2-1. With the "Glee" cast…

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