1. Kiesza, Betty Who Combine for Spring Tour

    January 28, 2015 2:27 PM EST Kiesza and Betty Who , two rising female pop artists with electric stage shows, will team up this spring for the former's Sound of a Woman spring tour, on which Who is a special guest. The festivities kick off on Mar. 30 in Atlanta. "I've been lucky enough so far to tour with…

  2. Listen to Sia's 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Ballad 'Salted Wound'

    January 27, 2015 1:45 PM EST Fifty Shades of Grey  may just have more sultry songs than plot points. Sia  just dropped her contribution to the film's soundtrack, the haunting, moody "Salted Wound," and the results are a far cry from "Chandelier." Not that we're complaining: In breathy…

  3. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  4. Bleachers, Kevin Ross Climb Billboard & Clio Music's Top Commercials, Powered by Shazam

    January 26, 2015 3:14 PM EST "What's the name of the song playing in that commercial?" It's a common question with an easy answer, thanks to Shazam's song-recognition technology. Using tagging data from Shazam, as well as sales and streaming tracked by Nielsen Music, Billboard has partnered…

  5. Exclusive: Imagine Dragons, Southwest Prep In-Flight Concert & Intimate Club Tour

    January 26, 2015 9:00 AM EST Imagine Dragons' second album may be titled Smoke + Mirrors (due Feb. 17 via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope), but an intimate new mini-tour sponsored by Southwest Airlines should help minimize the band's mystique. Beginning Feb. 3, fans can enter a Southwest sweepstakes where one winner…

  6. U.K. Singer-Songwriter Rumer on Battling Depression & Bipolar 2 to Create 'Into Colour'

    January 23, 2015 12:30 PM EST Success did not wear easy on Rumer, which resulted in a tough birth for the British singer and songwriter's upcoming third album, Into Colour. "I lost my mind, I found my mind, that kind of stuff -- just one of those normal adventures," Rumer (real name Sarah Joyce) tells…

  7. Rush Announces Dates For 40th Anniversary Tour

    January 23, 2015 10:04 AM EST Could it be a farewell tour? For Rush diehards, the wait is over. The trio has announced dates for its 40th anniversary North American tour, expected to be the last of its kind for some time. The 34-city trek "will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude," according…

  8. Exclusive Premiere: Listen to Milo Greene's 'Control' Album

    January 22, 2015 11:05 AM EST Milo Greene is an unusual band, with four members doing double-duty as singers and songwriters. It's not easy to maintain a group identity when that many creative entities are involved -- look at the splintered, tumultuous history of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young . Milo Greene are…

  9. Shakira & Gerard Piqué Invite Fans to 'World Baby Shower' for Second Son

    January 19, 2015 4:13 PM EST Donations will benefit UNICEF campaigns for children around the world Superstar Shakira and FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué are inviting their global fans to contribute to UNICEF's "World Baby Shower" for their soon-to-arrive second son. Donations, which will benefit UNICEF&…

  10. Mick Jagger Founds Scholarship to Honor Late Girlfriend L'Wren Scott

    January 18, 2015 8:15 PM EST Mick Jagger has found a fitting way to honor his late girlfriend, the designer L'Wren Scott: he has established a scholarship for fashion students in her name. The Rolling Stones frontman's grant will be given to one masters student annually (through the 2017 school term) at the…

  11. Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour

    January 15, 2015 11:53 AM EST Fall Out Boy is planning a summer tour with… Wiz Khalifa ? Strange, but true -- the rapper is teaming up with the band to hit more than 40 American cities on the Boys of Zummer tour this summer. They made the announcement via a (low-budget) special effects-filled video below. Fall Out Boy…

  12. 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Soundtrack Tracklist Revealed: Beyonce, Rolling Stones, Sia & More

    January 13, 2015 12:03 PM EST After song releases from Ellie Goulding  and  The Weeknd , the whole tracklist for the soundtrack to the highly anticipated (?) film Fifty Shades of Grey has been released.  In addition to  Beyonce 's buzzy new version of her hit "Crazy in Love," the soundtrack also contains…

  13. Matt & Kim Share 'Get It,' First Song Off 'New Glow' Album

    January 13, 2015 11:27 AM EST Hard to believe it's been six years since two indie dance kids from Brooklyn stripped naked and ran through Times Square for an instantly iconic music video. But yes, it's been six years since "Lessons Learned" and three years since Matt & Kim 's last album,…

  14. Exclusive Book Excerpt: Marky Ramone Sets the Record Straight in 'Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone' Memoir

    January 06, 2015 12:36 PM EST Marky Ramone had one intention for his new memoir, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone -- to set the record straight. "It was time to quell all the exaggerations from all the other books and tell what really happened," Ramone (nee Marc Bell), the sole surviving Rock…

  15. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites of 2014

    December 31, 2014 4:05 PM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 READERS' FAVORITES OF 2014 Gary, Happy Holidays!…

  16. Ashlee Simpson & Husband Evan Ross Changing Names to Honor Mother-In-Law Diana Ross

    December 29, 2014 9:15 PM EST Ashlee Simpson and actor Evan Ross have been married since August , and now the two are looking to legally change their names to honor his mother, Diana Ross.  Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Marry in Connecticut Following the wedding, Simpson took her husband's legal last name --…

  17. Top 20 Christmas Rap Songs

    December 25, 2014 8:15 AM EST No one has the type of holiday spirit as a rapper. From Kanye West to Run-D.M.C. , they're spins on Christmas classics or originals range from the hilarious, weird to serious, but all stay true to themselves. Busta Rhymes -- whose Jim Carrey-featured "Grinch" song merely…

  18. Going With The Pitch: More and More, R&B and Hip Hop Artists Are Also TV Spokespersons

    December 23, 2014 4:48 PM EST Usher, Salt-N-Pepa, Waka Flocka Flame and newcomer Kevin Ross are among a growing number of R&B/hip-hop acts doubling as TV spokespersons. Waka Flocka Flame left many viewers scratching their heads and wondering if it was April Fool’s in November when his television spot extolling the…

  19. Celebrate! Austin Mahone Parties with Fifth Harmony

    December 21, 2014 7:46 PM EST With a guest list that included Austin Mahone and Fifth Harmony , it seems that actress Hailee Steinfeld had a pretty epic birthday party. The pop stars were among the guests at the actress' big 18th birthday bash. 5H's Ally Brooke and Camila Cabello as well as Mahone posted…

  20. 'Maybe the Adrenaline Keeps Me Going': Landau Management's Barbara Carr on Working with Springsteen for 34 Years

    December 18, 2014 11:46 AM EST "Couldn't get along without you, Barb," Bruce Springsteen said of Barbara Carr when inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 15 years ago. Any Springsteen fan worth their salt knows his longtime manager and former producer, Jon Landau . Less visible (by choice) is Carr,…

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