1. Ryan Tedder Reveals the Stories Behind His Songs for Beyoncé, Adele, Ellie Goulding & More

    March 19, 2014 3:31 PM EDT Ryan Tedder is not only the frontman for OneRepublic -- he's a prolific songwriter and producer who has made more than $2.5 million penning hits for and with the likes of Beyonce and Adele as well as for his own band. When he sat down to chat with Billboard for his recent cover story ,…

  2. 'Frozen' Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200 For Sixth Week

    March 19, 2014 11:00 AM EDT New albums by Aloe Blacc, 311, Young Money & Sara Evans arrive in the Top 10. Spring is just around the corner, but don't tell the "Frozen" soundtrack. The wintry Disney album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 99,000 copies in the week ending March 16 (down…

  3. Justin Bieber's Egg-Throwing Case to Get Cleaned Up: Report

    March 19, 2014 9:26 AM EDT At least one of Justin Bieber's legal woes may soon be cleaned up. According to TMZ , talks between the singer's lawyer and the L.A. County district attorney's office are underway in order to strike a deal over allegations Bieber egged his neighbor's house , causing…

  4. Slipknot Frontman Corey Taylor Subject of Upcoming Comedy Roast

    March 18, 2014 8:32 PM EDT Roast to be held at Columbus' Rock on the Range festival in May When Corey Taylor arrives in Columbus, Ohio, for Rock on the Range this May, he won't be playing with either of his usual bands, Slipknot or Stone Sour, like he has in the past. Instead, the frontman is scheduled to be…

  5. Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves Talks Life in the Hype Machine & Debut Album: Q&A

    March 18, 2014 2:15 PM EDT "Maybe it’s just the universe sprinkling a little bit of fairy dust on five shitty kids from the rust belt," she says. It’s been less than a year since Perfect Pussy originally posted a four-track demo tape to Bandcamp, but Meredith Graves, 26-year-old frontwoman of the Syracuse…

  6. Suzanne Vega Talks New Album, Performs Live In Chart Beat Meet & Greet

    March 18, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The folk singer/songwriter discusses her new album, 'Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles,' which includes a 50 Cent sample and a Macklemore shout-out "Every time I make an album, the idea is to mix the acoustic guitar, this beautiful, old-fashioned, almost…

  7. Prince Drops 'New Girl' Duet With Zooey Deschanel, Teams with Epic

    March 18, 2014 5:15 AM EDT A full version of Prince and Zooey Deschanel's New Girl duet was released on Friday, via the social media accounts of his "funk 'n' roll" band, 3RDEYEGIRL. The track went to iTunes and all digital retailers via an agreement with Epic Records and L.A. Reid, the first…

  8. Chris Brown to Remain in Jail for a Month

    March 17, 2014 7:36 PM EDT Chris Brown will spend another month in jail after a judge said Monday he was told the singer made troubling comments in rehab about being good at using guns and knives. Brown, 24, was arrested on Friday after he was dismissed from a Malibu facility where he was receiving treatment for anger…

  9. Teen Top Confirms 4 North American Dates in 'High Kick' World Tour

    March 17, 2014 7:10 PM EDT The K-pop boy band will hit NYC, LA, San Jose and Toronto over a week After weeks of crowdfunding via K-pop concert kickstarter Krowdpop , boy band Teen Top has confirmed four North American dates in its "HIGH KICK" world tour. The sextet will hit the New York, Los Angeles, San…

  10. Foster the People, 'Supermodel': Track-By-Track Review

    March 17, 2014 1:16 PM EDT What's harder than making America dance to a song that's ostensibly about a school shooting? Figuring out how to follow that out-of-nowhere success, of course. With the 2010 single "Pumped Up Kicks," Foster the People mastermind Mark Foster proved he could do the former,…

  11. 'Let It Go' Helps Idina Menzel Make Hot 100 History

    March 15, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Idina Menzel has made history on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The singer's rise into the top 10 with "Let It Go" makes her the first person with both a top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Menzel's Oscar-winning "Let It Go" (from the film "Frozen"…

  12. CODE Picks of the Week: Disclosure and Eats Everything, Jessie Andrews and More

    March 14, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Each Friday CODE brings you the best new tracks in dance music. Listen to these cuts for a good weekend. Disclosure featuring Mary J. Blige, “F For You” (Eats Everything remix) [PMR] If Mary J. put the hurt on this tune, Eats Everything put the dirt on it. The Dirtybird DJ makes a…

  13. Top 10 Quotes of the Week: Lorde, Justin Bieber, Cher, Jennifer Lopez & More

    March 14, 2014 2:30 PM EDT From Lorde's fear of adulthood to Keith Richards' views on being a grandpa, a look at who's saying what in music. "I'd let both those motherf*ckers drown!" - Jennifer Lopez The singer, replying to an L.A. radio DJ question asking whether she'd rescue Ben…

  14. Kongos Scores Fastest Top 10 Alternative Debut Single Since Lorde's 'Royals'

    March 14, 2014 11:25 AM EDT Drummer Jesse Kongos says that the band almost moved on to pushing new material before "Come With Me Now" caught fire. Kongos, an Arizona-based quartet comprised of the four sons of South African singer-songwriter John Kongos, are racing up the charts with "Come With Me Now…

  15. Cher, 'I Walk Alone' (Tracy Young Remix): Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 14, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Listen to the Ferosh Reconstruction of Cher's "Closer to the Truth" jam. Cher's heading back to the club with her latest single, "I Walk Alone," and Billboard has the premiere of its first official remix, by superstar DJ Tracy Young. Listen below: Young&…

  16. Ellie Goulding Burns Bright at NYC Theater Show: Live Review

    March 13, 2014 1:35 PM EDT The U.K. singer is gaining momentum, and with a stage show like this, there's plenty of reason to root for her to reach true stardom. Ellie Goulding is having her "moment," and she's been having it for quite some time now. In the nearly three years after "Lights…

  17. Jay Z & Kanye West Give SXSW A Bromance For the Ages

    March 13, 2014 5:45 AM EDT In a sort of one-off relaunch of their "Watch The Throne" tour, rap titans Jay Z and Kanye teamed up again last night for a celebratory -- if not revelatory -- show at the Austin Music Hall during SXSW, filling the small-for-them 4,600-seater to the point of nearly popping.…

  18. SXSW: Two Dead, 23 Injured After Car Plows Into Crowd (Updated)

    March 13, 2014 3:22 AM EDT A suspected drunken driver barreled through police barricades and drove down a crowded street at the South by Southwest festival early Thursday morning, killing two people and injuring 23 in an act authorities say was intentional. The driver struck multiple pedestrians at about 12:30 a.m. on…

  19. Rick Ross Rules With Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    March 12, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Meanwhile, Pharrell Williams' second solo album starts at No. 2, and Lea Michele scores a Top 5 debut. Rapper Rick Ross collects his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Mastermind" arrives atop the list. The set sold 179,000 copies in the week ending March 9,…

  20. Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Rick Ross to Hit BET Experience Concert Series

    March 11, 2014 5:56 PM EDT Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Jill Scott, A$AP Rocky and Rick Ross are among the first wave of Staples Center performers announced for the BET Experience at L.A. Live music festival (June 27-29). This marks the second year of the event, an alliance between BET Networks and AEG Live, the developer…

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