1. Pop's Boy-Girl Pals -- From Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran to Rihanna & Drake

    July 21, 2016 12:02 PM EDT Rihanna and Drake act like friends with benefits, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran  send each other cat videos, and along with this week's cover stars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato , they all prove men and women can find more than romance in music’s upper echelons. Find out more about how the…

  2. British Artists Claim Biggest Ever Share of U.S. Albums Market

    May 06, 2016 9:00 AM EDT Huge-selling albums by Adele , Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith helped British artists claim their highest-ever share of the U.S. artist albums market, according to new figures released from labels trade body BPI. In 2015, British artists accounted for more than one in six of artist albums purchased…

  3. Drake and The Weeknd Lead 2015's Top 10 Earners in Streaming

    May 05, 2016 1:02 PM EDT As part of  Billboard's annual Moneymakers  ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring. Streaming is the primary revenue driver of the record business these days, and hitting its…

  4. Taylor Swift and Adele Are 2015's Queens of Music Publishing

    May 05, 2016 1:01 PM EDT As part of  Billboard's annual Moneymakers  ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring. Publishing is the long tail of record industry revenues, giving a steady stream of income to…

  5. Adele and Taylor Swift Are 2015's Top Sellers

    May 05, 2016 1:00 PM EDT As part of Billboard's annual Moneymakers ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring. Unsurprisingly, given the industry-bolstering success of  25,   Adele  tops this year's top…

  6. Ed Sheeran Signs With CAA Outside the United States and Canada

    April 04, 2016 2:37 PM EDT Ed Sheeran , riding high after taking home two Grammy Awards for his single "Thinking Out Loud" (Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year), has signed with Creative Arts Agency for global representation outside of the U.S. and Canada. In those areas, he will continue to be…

  7. Hear Louisa Wendorff's Mashup of Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran

    March 08, 2016 5:21 AM EST Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are arguably the biggest pop stars on the planet, and they just happen to be besties. So why not blend two of their tracks together. That’s exactly what Louisa Wendorff and Who Is Fancy have done with a mash-up of Sheeran’s "Photograph" (from X ) and…

  8. Kendrick Lamar Makes a Big Statement, Taylor Swift Wins Album of the Year at the 2016 Grammys

    February 16, 2016 12:33 AM EST He stole the show with a stunning performance, cruised to five Grammy wins and declared his Best Rap Album victory a win for hip-hop. But Kendrick Lamar , for the second time now, was shut out of the major awards for his latest album, To Pimp A Butterfly , and its anthemic song "Alright.…

  9. Rockie Fresh Recruits Ed Sheeran, Chris Brown & Rick Ross For 'The Night I Went To...' Project

    January 21, 2016 9:43 AM EST Rockie Fresh 's whirlwind travels inspire the Windy City rep's impressive 13-track offering called  The Night I Went To...  via Atlantic Records and MMG.  Boasting collaborations with Ed Sheeran ("Are You With Me"), Chris Brown ("Call Me (When It's Over)")…

  10. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Florence Welch Crack Forbes' First '30 Under 30' Europe Entertainment List

    January 20, 2016 4:43 AM EST Adele , Ed Sheeran , Sam Smith , Florence Welch , Afrojack and Avicii are among a cadre of musicians, DJs and producers selected to Forbes’ first-ever "30 Under 30" Europe Entertainment list .  Forbes' '30 Under 30' List: The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Fetty Wap, DJ Snake,…

  11. Grammys 2016 Preview: From Taylor Swift to Kelly Clarkson, Inside the Grammy Pop Solo Performance Nominees

    January 06, 2016 5:02 PM EST Best Pop Solo Performance "Heartbeat Song" Kelly Clarkson From Piece by Piece Label RCA Records/ 19 Recordings Limited Kelly Clarkson has never had a problem connecting emotionally with songs, whether or not the lyrics are based on her personal life. But co-writer Kara DioGuardi&…

  12. Grammys 2016 Preview: Taylor Swift, Little Big Town and More Dish on Their Song of the Year Nominations

    January 05, 2016 9:00 AM EST Five exquisitely written numbers, including a movie anthem, a political rallying cry and a groundbreaking country ballad "Alright" Kendrick Lamar ​Songwriters  Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears, Pharrell Williams Publishers  WB Music Corp., TDE Music, Hard Working Black Folks…

  13. Grammys 2016 Preview: Inside 'Uptown Funk!,' 'Blank Space' and the Record of the Year-Nominated Songs

    January 05, 2016 9:00 AM EST There's more than a touch of soul in each nominee for this category, which includes some of the year's most indelible songs "Really Love" D'Angelo & The V anguard ​Producer D'Angelo Engineers/Mixers  Russell Elevado, Ben Kane From   Black Messiah Label RCA…

  14. Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran and More Artists Who Made the Leap to Arena Headliner in 2015

    December 14, 2015 1:13 PM EST Lots of acts have hits -- but only a select few can fill Madison Square Garden. These are the artists who made the leap from theater to arena headliner in 2015.   This story originally appeared in the  Dec. 19 issue of Billboard . Year in Music 2015 Year in Music 2015 Billboard Staff Ed…

  15. Ed Sheeran Takes a Break From Social Media, Teases New Album

    December 13, 2015 5:04 PM EST Ed Sheeran has announced that he will be cutting social media out of his life, at least for the near future. The singer-songwriter posted a letter to Instagram -- an update that will be his last for a while -- to explain his decision in the early hours of Sunday morning (Dec. 13). Ed Sheeran…

  16. Grammy Nominations 2016: Dance Nominees Are Deserving, But Can't Catch a Major Category Break

    December 07, 2015 7:11 PM EST Once hailed as a watershed moment, Daft Punk's five-Grammy breakthrough now looks like an outlier. The Recording Academy may finally be getting hip to dance/electronic music, but it still appears ignorant of the genre's overall impact and importance. The 2016 Grammy nominees…

  17. DJ Khaled on Ed Sheeran: 'Nobody Can Party Harder'

    November 23, 2015 4:14 PM EST DJ Khaled  never runs out of things to say. For Pitchfork ’s latest installment of "Over/ Under," the We the Best CEO talks shop about everything from his love of pedicures to his confusion with flying. One highlight included Khaled sharing that Ed Sheeran parties hard.  Inside DJ…

  18. Rudimental & Ed Sheeran Debut Striking 'Lay It All On Me' Video

    November 06, 2015 1:50 PM EST Rudimental and Ed Sheeran ’s new video for “Lay It All On Me” covers every feeling on the emotional spectrum. The black-and-white visual splashes words like “Brotherhood,” “Life,” “Struggle” and “Expression” backed by striking images of a military tank firing shots and a ballerina twirling to…

  19. Ed Sheeran Shares His Favorite Taylor Swift & Ellie Goulding Songs

    November 04, 2015 2:21 PM EST Ed Sheeran interviews are gifts that keeps on giving. The recent Billboard cover star hijacked iHeartRadio’s timeline on Wednesday, Nov. 4, alongside Jamie Lawson, the first artist to sign to his Gingerbread Man Records label. The red-headed troubadour fielded questions from fans on his…

  20. The First Billboard: All That Was 'New, Bright and Interesting on the Boards'

    November 01, 2015 12:20 AM EDT On this date in 1894, an eight-page, 10-cent issue arrived, marking the debut of what has grown into today's multi-platform Billboard brand. On this date in 1894, Billboard published its first issue … one that's vastly different from today's magazine (and Billboard 's…

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