1. Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith, Linkin Park All Have Super Sales Week Ahead

    June 13, 2014 2:09 PM EDT Next week's No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 seems secure, as industry forecasters say Jack White's "Lazaretto" should bow atop the list without competition. But, look to the following week's list, and the tally should be flush with major sales -- and major stars. On…

  2. 615 Spotlight: Steven Padilla Releases Debut 'Good At Goodbye'

    June 12, 2014 7:08 PM EDT The debut album from newcomer Steven Padilla, "Good At Goodbye," has been released, and the talented newcomer tells The 615 that he is glad to finally have it out for his fans. That being said, the singer admitted to Billboard that one person who definitely isn’t listening to the…

  3. Birdy Flies Onto Top Rock Albums Chart

    June 12, 2014 6:31 PM EDT Birdy's 'Fire Within' heats up Top Rock Albums, while synchs spike download sales for Jamie N Commons and X Ambassadors Birdy's "Fire Within" scores the week's highest debut on Top Rock Albums (No. 5), selling 12,000 copies, with digital downloads accounting…

  4. Vampire Weekend Ends Governors Ball With Taut, Career-Spanning Performance

    June 09, 2014 10:57 AM EDT "WE didn't get confetti," muttered a twenty-something girl in secretary glasses to her boyfriend, as they left the 2014 Governors Ball music festival on Sunday night (June 8) by walking across the RFK Bridge from Randall's Island to Manhattan. The walkway on the RFK…

  5. 15 Hot Governors Ball Moments: Axwell & Ingrosso, Vampire Weekend, Interpol Run Day 3

    June 09, 2014 4:52 AM EDT Governors Ball 2014 's three days of music came to a close Sunday (June 8) with a fun set from Jack Antonoff's new project Bleachers, a member of Capital Cities onstage with Foster the People, Vampire Weekend's sound system battling a neighboring DJ's, Interpol rocking a…

  6. Linkin Park to Headline MTV's First Fan Festival, Awards Show at Comic-Con

    June 06, 2014 5:33 AM EDT MTV Networks is going all in at Comic-Con. MTV is expanding its presence at the annual geekfest this July with its first fan-centric awards show and festival, tapping Linkin Park to headline the event, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The mtvU Fandom Awards and the Linkin Park-fronted…

  7. Justin Bieber Loses Again: How His Racist Jokes Will Impact His Career

    June 05, 2014 5:40 PM EDT The leaked videos are a short-term disaster for Bieber -- but don't necessarily spell doom for his long-term outlook. Remember when Justin Bieber was a precocious pop star, peddling inoffensive hooks and religious-leaning autobiographies , lookalike dolls and tween-friendly fragrances ?…

  8. Linkin Park Releases Heavy New Track ‘Wastelands’: Listen

    June 01, 2014 3:51 PM EDT Linkin Park has released a heavy-sounding new track from the rock band’s sixth full-length album, “The Hunting Party,” due June 17. Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars Announce Carnivores Tour The new three-minute track, titled “Wastelands,” was posted as a lyric video on YouTube on June 1.…

  9. Vance Joy, Birds of Tokyo Top APRA Awards Nominations

    May 29, 2014 7:06 AM EDT With four nods each, Vance Joy and Birds of Tokyo lead the nominations for this year’s APRA Music Awards. Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) is up for breakthrough songwriter of the year, and his international hit “Riptide” is in the hunt for most played Australian work, pop work of the year,…

  10. Made In America: Imagine Dragons, John Mayer Headliners In Los Angeles

    May 22, 2014 6:09 PM EDT The same afternoon Budweiser announced the lineup for this year's Philadelphia edition of Made in America, the festival's Los Angeles lineup has also been made public. Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Kendrick Lamar and others will lead the bill for Made in America's inaugural LA…

  11. Coldplay Heading for Year's Best Sales Week

    May 21, 2014 8:06 PM EDT Coldplay's new album, "Ghost Stories", is on track to score the largest sales week of the year. Industry sources suggest the album, which was released on May 19, may sell upwards of 350,000 to 375,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 25. That figure…

  12. British Princes Visit Graceland

    May 05, 2014 3:34 AM EDT British royals Prince William and Prince Harry toured the home of the King - Elvis, that is - and then went to a friend's wedding during their trip to Tennessee. Their visit inspired dozens of fans, paparazzi and news media to patiently wait hours on Saturday outside the Memphis Hunt and…

  13. Mariah Carey's Journey to a New Album: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 28, 2014 9:00 AM EDT After waiting five years between albums, Mariah explains the struggle behind her next release: "This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot dot dot, and then here's the album" Mariah Carey is having a Case of the Mondays. It's the day after Easter, and…

  14. Portugal. The Man Releases 'Endangered' Earth Day Song

    April 22, 2014 9:40 AM EDT The topic of endangered tigers is a complicated one to build an indie-pop song around. But psych-rock outfit Portugal. The Man was up for the challenge, and have teamed with the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB for “Sumatran Tiger,” a…

  15. Could Games Be The New Music Video? How One Helped Move Future's 'Dope'

    April 08, 2014 6:00 PM EDT When "Move That Dope," the latest single from Epic Records rapper Future, was released in March, its  drug-chase music video  received a warm reception on YouTube and Vevo. But Epic's real marketing coup was  a retro-styled Internet video game  that put players behind the…

  16. Play Ball: Jimmy Eat World Previews Arizona Diamondbacks' 2014 Season

    April 02, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Jimmy Eat World drummer Zach Lind, son of a former Major League player, talks D-Backs April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of…

  17. Big Boi Debuts 'Mrs. Vandebilt' Mash-Up Video: Exclusive

    March 31, 2014 3:17 PM EDT Big Boi pulls inspiration from Paul McCartney for the last 'Mash-Up Monday' track from his 10-week series. He and Organized Noize's DJ Dungeoneze (Ray Murray) combine Big Boi's "Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors" song "Mama Told Me" with McCartney&…

  18. Madonna to Direct New Film, 'Ade: A Love Story'

    March 25, 2014 7:15 PM EDT Madonna is getting back into the director’s chair. The performer, who last directed 2011’s stylish period romance "W.E.," is attached to direct "Ade: A Love Story," an adaptation of the debut novel by Rebecca Walker. Bruce Cohen is producing the indie adaptation via his…

  19. 'Jem and the Holograms': Scooter Braun Bringing Toys to Screen

    March 20, 2014 7:03 PM EDT "Jem and the Holograms," the 1980s Hasbro toyline that was also a cartoon, is getting the big-screen treatment. Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun Productions and director Jon M. Chu are teaming up to make the movie, which has been fast-tracked to start…

  20. Iggy Pop Reflects on Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton, Future of Band

    March 19, 2014 1:27 PM EDT The frontman depicts Asheton as a steadying musical force in the Stooges, says neither he nor the band will tour in the near future Last Sunday (March 16), original Stooges drummer Scott Asheton died of a heart attack at age 64. Today, legendary Stooges frontman Iggy Pop provided a poignant…

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