1. Top 5 Girls' Generation Videos 'I Got a Boy' Fans Should Watch

    November 14, 2013 9:15 PM EST The Video of the Year had a massive spike in views after the YouTube Music Awards. • Girls' Generation Talk YTMA Win, New Music • Girls' Generation Welcome You to Billboard's K-Town! • Leader Tae Yeon Claims No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100  • Girls' Generation Land 10 Songs on…

  2. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  3. Foxes and Twerking Teddy Bear Costumes Selling Well for Halloween

    October 24, 2013 4:00 PM EDT What does the fox say? Ka-ching at the moment, at least for some Halloween costume sellers and two Norwegian TV hosts who asked the question in a goofy video that landed them on U.S. talk shows and music charts. Funny brothers Vegard and Bard Ylvisaker, known as Ylvis (ILL-vis), elevated…

  4. Diplo, Paris Hilton, Lady Gaga Debut On Dance Charts

    October 17, 2013 6:49 PM EDT Plus, Flosstradamus & Yellow Claw, Katy Perry, Nicky Romero and Martin Garrix make moves Diplo captures his best Nielsen SoundScan sales week, as his EP "Revolution" bows at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Albums (and No. 68 on the Billboard 200) with 5,000 units scanned.   The set…

  5. Farm Aid 2013: Pete Seeger Sings Out, Neil Young Speaks Up and Jack Johnson Cows Around

    September 23, 2013 11:16 PM EDT "Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me!" sang John Mellencamp on "Pink Houses" at Farm Aid 2013, the annual benefit for America's family farmers, staged Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Saratoga Springs, New York. "That song,"…

  6. Fall Out Boy Q&A: Talking Career, Ramones and Chicago at Riot Fest

    September 15, 2013 9:00 AM EDT A career-spanning chat just prior to their hometown gig at Chicago's Riot Fest At the start of 2013, pop-punk superheroes Fall Out Boy had been on hiatus since 2010, with vocalist Patrick Stump pursuing an R&B career and celebrity bassist Pete Wentz largely out of the public eye.…

  7. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Madonna Songs?

    September 03, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Readers rank the Material Girl's best material. Plus, a trip through AC chart history and more songs that became hits three times 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,…

  8. Nine Inch Nails Releases New Song 'Copy of A': Listen Now

    August 12, 2013 2:09 PM EDT Nine Inch Nails diehards are already familiar with "Copy of A," as the stark, electro track that's been the opening song at each of the band’s recent festival shows (including Chicago's Lollapalooza and San Francisco's Outside Lands). They premiered "Copy of A…

  9. LA Riots: Bringing DJ Stunts to New Heights

    July 25, 2013 11:51 AM EDT On a sunny summer Saturday, high over The Hamptons, DJ and producer Daniel “LeDisko” Linton (better known as LA Riots) took DJ stunts to new heights when he literally skydived into his DJ set at the notorious brunch dance party at Day & Night in Montauk, New York. When he’s not busy…

  10. Sky Ferreira Explains Album Wait: 'It Wasn't As Good As It Could Be'

    July 23, 2013 2:13 PM EDT While her debut full-length is due next year, a new EP is scheduled for September. It's been a little over nine months since Sky Ferreira released her "Ghost" EP, which included the magnificent breakout single "Everything is Embarrassing," and fans of the 21-year…

  11. Phoenix Is 'Trying to Be Cool' in New Video

    July 02, 2013 1:15 PM EDT French indie quartet Phoenix has just released the video for "Trying to Be Cool," the second single off latest album "Bankrupt!" The stylish video was made by The Creator's Project, a joint effort by Vice and Intel. Under the tedious circumstances in which it was…

  12. Phoenix Announce Fall U.S. Tour Dates

    June 10, 2013 1:00 PM EDT French indie rockers Phoenix have announced a string of new U.S. tour dates set to begin in August. The short trek will be in support of the group's most recent release, "Bankrupt!", which has debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in April. While the band will be performing…

  13. Disclosure: The New Faces of House Music Talk About Creating Their 'Settle' Album

    June 05, 2013 1:12 PM EDT The Disclosure brothers discuss the origins of the beyond-their-years sounds of debut album. A few days before the release of their debut “Settle” – an album which is already being hailed as the EDM generation’s conversion experience to “real” house music, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence…

  14. Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Looking at the Fall' to Begin Work on Next Album

    May 30, 2013 1:45 PM EDT As the Red Hot Chili Peppers wind down their touring in support of 2011's "I'm With You," drummer Chad Smith predicts it won't be too long before the group starts working on its next album. "We're probably looking at getting together in September and…

  15. Yuksek feat. Oh Land, 'Last Of Our Kinds' (Yuksek Club Mix): Exclusive Download

    May 15, 2013 12:49 PM EDT The French producer launches new label Partyfine with a fine EP for a party. Did you know that there are dance music producers from France who don’t wear robot helmets or cut party tracks with Akon? For real. Yuksek is one of them. The artist born Pierre-Alexandre Busson has been releasing…

  16. Mac Miller's Space Migration Tour Blasting Off in June

    May 07, 2013 8:34 PM EDT The MC will hit the road with Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, Earl Sweatshirt and more for a 38-date U.S. run. Mac Miller will be orbiting America this summer. The rapper's 38-date The Space Migration Tour will kick off June 25 in Austin, Texas, with Vince Staples, the Internet and…

  17. Bradford Cox: ‘Very Dark’ Moments Planted the Seed For New Deerhunter Album

    May 01, 2013 12:34 AM EDT Bradford Cox wrote what would become the final track of Deerhunter's forthcoming album, a song called "Punk," at a friend's house in New York during what he describes as a very difficult time. He'd gone north to get away from personal turmoil in his hometown of…

  18. Andrew McMahon, 'After The Fire': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 25, 2013 12:34 PM EDT On Tuesday (Apr. 30), Andrew McMahon -- the former frontman of beloved pop-rock groups Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate -- will unveil "The Pop Underground," a four-song EP that marks his official debut as a solo artist. Before next week's release,…

  19. Snoop Lion Roars, Barks in Live Debut at SXSW

    March 15, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Snoop's Viceland set included "Reincarnated" reggae tracks and rap classics like "Who Am I (What's My Name?)" and "Drop It Like It's Hot" Thursday night’s Viceland SXSW showcase was billed as an evening of “Reincarnated,” the live reveal of Snoop…

  20. Superhumanoids Q&A: Dream-Pop Band Talks 'Exhibitionists'

    March 06, 2013 12:00 PM EST Meet the L.A. trio behind infectious single "Geri"... Next: SXSW and Local Natives tour… Debut album arrives June 11 L.A.-based dream-pop trio Superhumanoids will release a debut album, "Exhibitionists," on June 11 via Innovative Leisure. Staples of the Silver Lake scene…

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