1. Taylor Swift's Birthday Boosts Her to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    December 19, 2014 3:24 PM EST It pays to have famous friends -- or, in Taylor Swift ’s case, friends with large online followings who will tweet about attending your 25th birthday party. An array of A-listers (like Nick Jonas , Selena Gomez , Lorde , Haim and more) did just that on the night of Dec. 13, spreading online…

  2. EDM Is More Official Now That It Has Its Own White Paper

    December 01, 2014 3:11 PM EST The large and growing EDM genre has officially arrived: it has its own white paper. "The EDM Guide: Technology, Culture, Curation" is not just a white paper , it's a brand created to create an ongoing discussion about the economic and cultural impacts of EDM. Related…

  3. Wyclef & Avicii Fight AIDS and Find Success on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart

    November 27, 2014 1:05 PM EST The pair debuts at No. 12. Plus, moves for Major Lazer, Deadmau5, Jennifer Lopez & more. Wyclef lands on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for the first time, as charity single "Divine Sorrow," featuring Avicii , debuts at No. 12. The song is part of a Coca-Cola and (RED)-sponsored…

  4. Concert Venues Parting Ways With Promoters Are Capitalizing on Going DIY

    November 25, 2014 4:27 PM EST Friday, Nov. 14 was a sort of ­coming-out party for New York's Webster Hall, which, after 10 years as a Bowery Presents venue, celebrated its independence from the New York-based promoter with sold-out shows in each of its three music rooms. From the tiny basement Studio to the midsize…

  5. Electronic Producer RL Grime on His Ambition to Become a 'Legendary Figure' and Why EDM Lacks Authenticity

    November 25, 2014 1:22 PM EST Electronic producer RL Grime isn't interested in talking about trap music -- surprising, since his dark, menacing sound caught on during the genre's second wave in 2012. "That label is corny to me," says the 23-year-old, born Henry Steinway. Still, like contemporaries…

  6. Baauer Releases New Track, 'Clang,' with 'Body Percussion' Samples

    July 01, 2014 1:45 PM EDT Brooklyn DJ and producer Baauer, he of eternal "Harlem Shake" fame, has released a new track that's a little bit of a departure from his earlier material. "Clang," which was posted to his official website , samples '70s German artist Buedi Siebert's "…

  7. This Week In Billboard Chart History: New Kids On The Block 'Step' To No. 1

    June 30, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1990, the boy band completed its five-step program to the summit. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, Katy Perry and Phil Collins Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history June 30, 1990…

  8. Happy Mother’s Day: Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Kanye West Shout-Out Moms on Twitter

    May 11, 2014 3:28 PM EDT In honor of Mother’s Day, musical artists from across all genres are coming out of the woodwork to pay tribute to their moms on this special day. Mother's Day Playlist: 20 Songs for Mom In addition to Billboard’s Mother’s playlist - which includes everything from from 2Pac…

  9. Igloofest Defies Winter Weather with Game-Changing, Month-Long Event

    February 04, 2014 6:07 PM EST It’s the dead of winter. Snow is falling and it’s 20 degrees and dropping, but instead of snuggling up at home, 10,000 people are dancing to some techno, outside, under the stars, in the snow. It’s a surprising sight to behold, let alone partake in, but it’s that exact shock to the system…

  10. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  11. Daft Punk & Kacey Musgraves Heading for Huge Post-GRAMMY Sales Gains

    January 31, 2014 6:44 PM EST Both Daft Punk and Kacey Musgraves are primed to return to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the wake of last Sunday's (Jan. 26) GRAMMY Awards. Daft Punk, which won multiple awards and performed on the show, will likely see its "Random Access Memories" album zoom…

  12. Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift Ride GRAMMY Wave On Country Charts

    January 30, 2014 4:45 PM EST The singers soar, with more gains expected on next week's charts. Plus, moves for Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and David Nail Hunter Hayes claims his highest-ever debut ranks on Billboard's Hot Country Songs (No. 23) and Country Digital Songs charts (No. 7) with "Invisible,…

  13. John Legend Hits Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart in Wake of GRAMMYs

    January 30, 2014 3:42 PM EST Following his GRAMMY performance on Sunday (Jan. 26), John Legend scores his fourth top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as "All of Me" jumps 14-8.  Digitally, the song more than doubled its last week total (110%) to 86,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan, its best week yet…

  14. Juicy J Talks 'Dark Horse' Collaboration and Video, Potential New Album

    January 27, 2014 9:28 PM EST Juicy J could be hitting No. 1 in the country due to his guest spot on Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," and the rapper is still shocked he was even featured on the song. "The producer, Dr. Luke, called me up and was like, 'Yo, Katy Perry wants to feature you on a song.&…

  15. Mary Lambert's 'She Keeps Me Warm' Rises At Radio After Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Success

    January 27, 2014 5:20 PM EST The singer of the chorus of the GRAMMY event track "Same Love" expanded her vocal into a full song that's now scaling Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart. After appearing on last night's Grammy Awards during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love"…

  16. GRAMMYs Spur Early Sales Gains for Daft Punk, Kacey Musgraves, Pink

    January 27, 2014 5:15 PM EST The official sales figures aren't in yet, but industry sources suggest that some of the GRAMMY Awards' biggest winners could be Kacey Musgraves, P!nk and Daft Punk -- all of which might see sales gains of more than 100% for the week ending January 26. All of those artists -- plus…

  17. Pop Shop Podcast: GRAMMY Awards Recap

    January 27, 2014 4:53 PM EST Listen to this special episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to a special post-GRAMMYs episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical…

  18. Macklemore Tells Kendrick Lamar It 'Sucks That I Robbed You' After GRAMMYs

    January 27, 2014 4:12 PM EST Macklemore and Ryan Lewis swept four wins at the 56th annual Grammy Awards Sunday evening, while Kendrick Lamar, who was nominated in seven categories, took not one Grammy home. Following his win, Macklemore sent a text message to Lamar and later posted the message on Instagram . Pop Shop…

  19. GRAMMY Awards Draw 28.5 Million Viewers

    January 27, 2014 2:12 PM EST The 56th GRAMMY Awards were watched by 28.51 million viewers on Sunday, the second largest audience for the awards show in 21 years, according to Nielsen's preliminary live, plus same day ratings. The tally is a distant second to the 2012 event, when over 39 million viewers tuned in…

  20. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard Working on Album

    January 27, 2014 11:53 AM EST Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard brought the house down at the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26), and it's looking like the trio of country music legends will carry that momentum back to the recording studio. GRAMMYs: News, Winners, Photos & More…

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