1. Armin van Buuren Sets Record On Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    January 10, 2014 11:41 AM EST With his new debut, the Dutch DJ claims the most titles in the tally's history. Plus, Pitbull and Ke$ha top Dance Club Songs and Bastille and Avicii make moves Armin van Buuren captures the top debut on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart with "A State of Trance Year Mix…

  2. Tom Morello to Record First Solo Rock Album After Bruce Springsteen Tour

    January 10, 2014 10:28 AM EST The guitarist says playing with Springsteen and the E Street Band prior to "High Hopes" inspired him to "make the craziest guitar record that anyone's ever heard. The idea is that this is the Hendrix of now" Rocking with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band has…

  3. Van Halen's '1984' At 30: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    January 09, 2014 3:40 PM EST Who could have imagined that a synthesizer, and not a guitar, would put Van Halen over the top? But that was indeed the case when the first blast of Oberheim OB-Xa announced the arrival of "Jump" and the quartet's leap into the rock superstar strata with the album "1984,…

  4. 10 Country Artists to Watch in 2014: 615 Picks

    January 09, 2014 12:12 PM EST It's time to shine the spotlight on some of the new country and Americana acts that we think will make some noise in 2014. Some are very much in the mainstream sound, while some are a little off the beaten path, but we think there's something to each of these acts ( listed…

  5. Armin van Buuren Talks Grammy Nomination and Upcoming Tour

    January 08, 2014 3:08 PM EST was a year Armin van Buuren can look back on proudly. Not only did he become a father – a moment he celebrated on stage at Tomorrowland in July – but his fifth artist album, “Intense,” spawned the biggest hit of his career with “This Is What It Feels Like.” The tune is now…

  6. The Hold Steady Announce New Label, Album, 10th Anniversary Shows

    January 08, 2014 11:55 AM EST The Hold Steady have a new -- brand-new -- home. Razor & Tie has announced the launch of a new imprint, Washington Square, which will make its label debut with the sixth full-length of the much-loved bar-band-with-brains, "Teeth Dreams," to be released March 25th. “We are huge…

  7. Oscar Isaac Q&A: The 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Star on Finding Folk Music, the Coen Brothers

    January 07, 2014 11:45 AM EST Of all the films in contention for the Academy Awards, none is pushing its musical element stronger than CBS Films' "Inside Llewyn Davis." Commercials for the Coen brothers' tale of a fictional folk singer knocking around Greenwich Village in 1961 have focused on executive…

  8. Afrojack, Above & Beyond, more Announced as New Residents at Hakkasan Las Vegas: Exclusive

    January 06, 2014 10:59 AM EST The megaclub goes all in on big talent for the coming year, adding new names to its lineup while Tiësto and Calvin are continuing their residencies. A new year means new alliances on the Vegas Strip as Hakkasan Las Vegas unveils its lineup of DJ residencies for 2014. Afrojack, Above &…

  9. Rihanna Strips Down for Mac Viva Glam Campaign

    January 06, 2014 3:56 AM EST In true Rihanna style, the risqué singer bared it all for her latest MAC Viva Glam campaign. The "Diamonds" singer posed for famed photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, who also shot her recent Balmain campaign.  Rihanna didn't shy away from showing…

  10. Bruce Springsteen, 'High Hopes': Track-By-Track Review

    January 05, 2014 9:00 PM EST BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN High Hopes Producers: Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien Label: Columbia Release Date: Jan. 14 "High Hopes" is Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album. In a first for the artist, the record is a collection of cover songs previously performed live, originals…

  11. CODE Resolution 2014 Playlist: 21 Workout Cuts from Flux Pavilion, Martin Garrix and More

    January 02, 2014 3:02 PM EST It’s a new year once again. Champagne hangovers and seasonally boosted sugar addictions are in full effect and all any of us want to do is to stick to our resolutions! Since so many of us fill our gym playlists with EDM tracks, we thought who better to ask for playlist suggestions than the…

  12. Bruno Mars Preps for Super Bowl Performance: 'Everyone's Putting the Fear of God in Me'

    December 27, 2013 11:00 AM EST Everyone is in Bruno Mars' ear about one thing when it comes to performing the Super Bowl halftime show: How will you deal with the freezing cold? "Everyone's putting the fear of God in me like there's going to be a blizzard," Mars said in a phone interview this…

  13. Top 50 Game-Changing EDM Tracks of 2013

    December 19, 2013 4:50 PM EST When a track gets the world’s attention, when it changes an artist’s career forever or drives an entire genre forward, when it has staying power or brings a whole new audience to dance music, it’s a gamechanger. These aren’t necessarily the biggest sellers or the critically acclaimed …

  14. Rihanna Fronts Balmain Spring 2014 Campaign

    December 17, 2013 6:10 PM EST Although winter just started, musicians fronting spring/summer 2014 fashion campaigns are pouring in. First, we saw Mother Monster, Lady Gaga pose for Versace and now, Rihanna’s been named the new face of Balmain. The singer is a major fan of the label and was described as an “icon”…

  15. Ultra Music Festival Announces Phase One of 2014 Lineup: David Guetta, Diplo and More

    December 17, 2013 4:31 PM EST Festival season is coming. Ultra Music Festival quietly announced "Phase One" of its 2014 lineup on its website this morning, confirming its return to a single weekend (March 28-30) after marking its 15th anniversary this year with two. As with most large EDM festivals, there were…

  16. The Ataris Announce 'So Long Astoria' 10-Year Anniversary Tour; Share Exclusive Promo Video

    December 17, 2013 4:06 PM EST Frontman Kristopher Roe also gives updates on the Ataris' upcoming album and announces vinyl reissues For the first time in a decade, the Ataris will tour with the lineup that brought them mainstream notoriety, playing their breakthrough album "So Long Astoria" in its entirety.…

  17. Bruno Mars: Billboard Artist of the Year Cover Story

    December 13, 2013 8:02 AM EST Jukebox Hero: How did Bruno Mars become Billboard’s Artist of the Year? He grabbed hold of the album and single charts and never let go It's a few days before the Grammy Award nominations are announced, and Bruno Mars is shaking off predictions with an easy laugh.…

  18. CODE First Play: Firebeatz, 'Max Ammo'

    December 11, 2013 2:43 PM EST When Dutch duo Firebeatz call their new track “Max Ammo” a “beast track,” they’re not just saying it’s big. “We were sitting in the studio and had this idea about the synth hoover that keeps modulating, and so we made this synth and worked out the drop,” the group’s Jurre Van Doeselaar…

  19. What Does YouTube Say? Ylvis' 'The Fox' Is Top Trending Video of 2013

    December 11, 2013 9:55 AM EST Ylvis still doesn't know what the fox says, but the Norwegian duo can take comfort: Its viral hit exploring that question has been named YouTube's top trending video of 2013. Also in the top trending videos category revealed Wednesday: a military version of "Harlem Shake,…

  20. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Breaks Record For Most Pop Songs No. 1s

    December 09, 2013 6:05 PM EST Eminem's 'The Monster,' on which she's featured, becomes her 11th leader, pushing her past Katy Perry (10) for the list's top total. Plus, new No. 1s for Icona Pop, Parmalee, tobyMac and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

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