1. Win a Trip to the Billboard Music Awards Courtesy of Music Choice

    May 03, 2017 2:20 PM EDT Billboard and Music Choice are teaming up for two of the summer's hottest events: the 2017 Billboard Music Awards and the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival. In celebration of the partnership kickoff, one lucky fan will get the chance to actually attend the BBMAs -- and it could be you.…

  2. Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Nicki Minaj & More to Perform at 2017 Billboard Music Awards

    May 01, 2017 3:13 PM EDT This year's Billboard Music Awards are looking to be the most star-studded yet. The first round of performers was announced Monday (May 1), including  Bruno Mars , Ed Sheeran and  Nicki Minaj , to name a few. Also on the roster are Camila Cabello , Celine Dion , Drake , Florida Georgia…

  3. Lorde Shares Spotify Playlist Featuring Lorde, Future, Bon Iver, Kendrick Lamar & More

    May 01, 2017 7:30 AM EDT To promote her forthcoming new album  Melodrama  (out June 16),  Lorde  has shared a playlist of “bomb s--t” on Spotify. The playlist, which the singer says she’ll update regularly, currently features tracks from  Kendrick Lamar , Nancy Sinatra ,  Future ,  Bon Iver ,  Paul Simon ,  Weyes…

  4. How Many Famous Chorus Lyrics Can You Finish? Take Our Quiz!

    April 27, 2017 6:29 PM EDT If you haven't already seen Billboard 's master list of the 100 Greatest Choruses of the 21st Century , get ready to have some of the catchiest tunes of the 2000s stuck in your head all day. We've got Britney Spears , Kesha , Shaggy , Destiny's Child, Ludacris ... the list…

  5. Lorde, Flume, Weezer, Big Sean, Odesza & More for Bumbershoot 2017

    April 25, 2017 1:38 PM EDT This year's Bumbershoot Festival at Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington, will take place on Sept. 1-3 and feature sets from Flume , Lorde , Odesza , Spoon , Haim , The Roots and Weezer . Passes for the fest go on sale on Friday (Sept. 28) at 10 a.m. here .  As always, the lineup is a…

  6. Lorde's Coachella Set Proved That She's Back & Better Than Before

    April 17, 2017 12:12 PM EDT For her first major show in over two years, Lorde took full advantage of her prime sub-headline slot on Sunday (April 16) at Coachella, with a full-production set that was a far cry from her stripped down performance last time she played the fest in 2014. "It is such an honor to be here…

  7. Lorde Debuts Two New 'Melodrama' Songs During Coachella Set: Watch

    April 17, 2017 9:11 AM EDT After giving a small group of fans a sneak peek at the song "Sober" during an intimate club show on Friday (Apr. 14), Lorde doubled down on Sunday night (Apr. 16) during her headlining set at Coachella by playing two new 'Melodrama' cuts "Homemade Dynamite" and…

  8. Lorde Debuts New Song 'Sober' at First Concert in More Than Two Years

    April 15, 2017 7:07 AM EDT It's just past midnight out in the Wild West of Joshua Tree. While Radiohead have been wrangling with sound issues all night at Coachella, a fresh line of palpably amped fans are queued up outside remote saloon bar Pappy & Harriets eagerly awaiting the return of Lorde. On Thursday …

  9. Lorde Will Play Her First Show in 2 Years at a Tiny Saloon Outside Coachella

    April 14, 2017 8:30 PM EDT Ahead of Lorde 's performance at Coachella on Sunday, the pop star will take the stage Friday (April 14) night at a much smaller desert venue -- the honky-tonk-style barbecue restaurant and music venue Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown, California. Lorde announced the surprise…

  10. Aussie Newcomer Amy Shark Goes Acoustic For Cover of Lorde's 'Green Light': Listen

    April 14, 2017 6:02 AM EDT Take a Lorde song, cover it with nothing more than a mic and an acoustic guitar and deliver it live to the Kiwi’s homeland. It’s a challenge as slippery as a bunch of banana peels dunked in baby oil. Step on up, Amy Shark . The rising Australian singer and songwriter tackled Lorde’s “Green…

  11. 12 Artists We Can't Wait to See at Coachella

    April 13, 2017 12:00 PM EDT Coachella 2017 is almost here, and as always, the cream-of-the-crop festival has tons of incredible music lined up for those who have tickets to either weekend. With so many notable names on the bill, it's hard for us at Billboard to not be thrilled about just about everyone who will be…

  12. Lorde Reveals Max Martin's Criticism Of 'Green Light,' Implies 'Melodrama' is a Concept Album About a House Party

    April 12, 2017 10:24 AM EDT Lorde ’s new album,  Melodrama , is due out June 16, and if singles “ Green Light ” and “ Liability ” are any indication, this release will be vastly different from her debut. In a  New York Times Magazine profile, Lorde revealed a few previously unknown things about Melodrama . For one, she…

  13. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Katy Perry, James Arthur & Lorde Hit New Heights

    April 05, 2017 5:35 PM EDT "Chained to the Rhythm" reaches the Radio Songs top 10, "Say You Won't Let Go" hits the Hot 100's top 20 & "Green Light" speeds ahead on Alternative Songs. As previously reported , Ed Sheeran 's "Shape of You" leads the Billboard Hot…

  14. Lorde Reveals 'Green Light' Was Inspired by Florence + the Machine on Tavi Gevinson's 'Rookie' Podcast

    April 05, 2017 9:03 AM EDT In the first part of her interview with Tavi Gevinson on Gevinson’s new Rookie podcast , Lorde spoke at length about the creative process behind her upcoming album,  Melodrama . She addressed analyses of the album’s lead single, “ Green Light ,”  as a marked, poppy departure from the singer’s…

  15. Katy Perry, Major Lazer, Solange & More to Play Glastonbury 2017

    March 30, 2017 7:05 AM EDT If you thought the 2017 Glastonbury Festival was already stacked thanks to headliners Ed Sheeran, Radiohead and Foo Fighters, wait until you see who else they have lined up for this year. The likes of Katy Perry , Major Lazer and  Solange are just a few of the big-ticket artists who were…

  16. Lorde Shows Her Love for Creme Eggs With 'Green Light' Radio Parody: Watch

    March 28, 2017 12:50 PM EDT On March 28, Lorde appeared on BBC Radio 1's  The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw  to discuss the recording process for her upcoming sophomore LP, Melodrama , and to further promote its lead single, "Green Light." The 20-year-old New Zealander recalled the "mixed…

  17. Lorde Responds to Impersonator Who Tricked Fans in New Zealand: 'This is Deeply Fake News But Quite Cute'

    March 28, 2017 9:54 AM EDT A group of 100 Lorde fans got duped during the “No Lights No Lycra Dance Party” event happening in New Zealand Monday (March 27) when they thought they were witnessing a surprise appearance from the singer herself.  The total darkness event, held at the Grey Lynn Public Library in Auckland,…

  18. Rep Sheet Roundup: Lorde Signs With PMK*BNC

    March 27, 2017 11:26 AM EDT Lorde has signed with publicity firm PMK*BNC's music department. Earlier this month the Grammy winner released " Green Light ," the lead single for her much-anticipated sophomore album, which is due this summer. Lorde's seven-times platinum 2013 debut single "Royals…

  19. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Adele Adds Another Radio Songs Top 10 & Lorde Debuts

    March 21, 2017 11:08 PM EDT Plus, rapper 6LACK charts on the Hot 100 first the first time. As previously reported , Ed Sheeran 's "Shape of You" tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated April 1) for an eighth week. Meanwhile, rapper KYLE notches his first Hot 100 top 10 with "iSpy," featuring Lil…

  20. Lorde Teases Next, 'Favourite' Song, Promises 'So Much Cool Stuff Coming'

    March 21, 2017 7:23 AM EDT Lorde went on a tweet spree on Tuesday morning (March 21), telling fans that the next song she's planning to release is the "favourite thing I've ever done" and teasing that "you guys have no idea there's so much cool stuff coming." The cryptic comments, a…

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