1. Ask Billboard: Why Aren't Power Ballads So Powerful Anymore?

    November 29, 2013 4:05 PM EST An analysis of why slow songs ruled top 40 in the late '80s but don't, for the most part, now. Plus, Hall & Oates' top 10 hits and Tom Wopat, 'Luke Duke' himself, stops by As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  2. Glass Animals Choose Music Over Med School, Work With Adele's Producer

    November 27, 2013 1:05 PM EST U.K. band was discovered by Paul Epworth and were promptly signed to his label. When Glass Animals mastermind Dave Bayley placed the earliest demos of his musical project with a friend online a few years ago, the songs garnered attention almost immediately. Bayley’s next move was a bit…

  3. Lorde's 'Royals' Rules Hot 100 For Ninth Week

    November 27, 2013 11:30 AM EST The song just barely holds off Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna, at No. 2, for a third week. Plus, Passenger rides into the top 10 with "Let Her Go" Lorde's "Royals" commands the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week, keeping Eminem's …

  4. Ryan Tedder Joins 'The Voice' Team as Producer and Songwriter

    November 26, 2013 9:47 PM EST The OneRepublic frontman will write a song for the three finalists Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic has joined NBC's "The Voice" as the show's first-ever in-house producer and songwriter. Related Articles Ryan Tedder Q&A: On OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars,' New…

  5. Ryan Tedder Q&A: On OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars,' New Beyonce & Bono's Advice

    November 26, 2013 5:22 PM EST "I'd rather have a song that peaks at No. 15 that's meaningful and embedded in the cultural framework we live in than a No. 1 song that explodes for five seconds," says the OneRepublic frontman. Slow and steady has been the approach for all of OneRepublic's…

  6. The Beatles, U2, Eminem, One Direction Contribute To 'Songs For The Philippines' Relief Album

    November 26, 2013 5:22 AM EST The recorded music industry is responding to the disastrous typhoon in the Philippines with a fundraising compilation which features the biggest names in the business. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, U2, Eminem, One Direction and Katy Perry are among the superstars who have contributed tracks for the…

  7. Marc 'MK' Kinchen Talks Surprise UK Hit 'Look Right Through' and Stardom Abroad

    November 21, 2013 3:20 PM EST Two weeks ago, Marc Kinchen, better known as MK, took a remix of an underground house track by Storm Queen to the top of the UK charts. While it was dethroned by Martin Garrix earlier this week, the MK remix of “Look Right Through” is still lodged in the Top 10, giving Kinchen, an American,…

  8. AWOLNATION's 'Sail' Keeps On Cruising

    November 15, 2013 11:05 AM EST With a 62nd week on the Billboard Hot 100, the song becomes one of the survey's 10 longest-charting hits As it tallies a 62nd week on the Billboard Hot 100 (ranking at No. 35), AWOLNATION's "Sail" becomes one of the 10 longest-charting singles dating to the list's…

  9. Celine Dion Loves Fans 'Back to Life' at Intimate NYC Show: Review

    October 30, 2013 1:38 PM EDT Watching Celine Dion play to a crowd one-twentieth of the size she sells out some 100 nights a year in Las Vegas Tuesday night was not unlike watching LeBron James nail an hour's worth of slam dunks during a private session. Dion performed an intimate concert for Pandora Presents at…

  10. Celine Dion Shows Edge, and Tries Out New Characters, on 'Loved Me Back to Life'

    October 29, 2013 2:00 PM EDT For her first English-language album in six years, Celine Dion has tapped current songwriters like Sia and Ne-Yo for a sound that reminds people-or at least her son-of Rihanna Celine Dion packs two ­albums right now as she travels the country, and soon Europe -- Adele's "21"…

  11. Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Change-Up: The Big Bet On Her R. Kelly Duet

    October 25, 2013 2:05 PM EDT "Venus" was supposed to be the second single from "ARTPOP" -- until "Do What U Want" was released and quickly changed plans. Inside an unexpected move from one of the world's biggest pop stars. At 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday morning (Oct. 21), Lady Gaga…

  12. Lorde's 'Royals' Expands Reign To R&B Radio

    October 25, 2013 12:05 PM EDT The song's crossover continues to its most unlikely format yet, garnering major-market R&B/hip-hop airplay Even though its lyrics decry some of the clichés of R&B/hip-hop ("Every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, tripping in the bathroom"), Lorde's …

  13. 'Glee' Cast, Taylor Swift Add Hot 100 Milestones

    October 17, 2013 11:05 AM EDT The TV troupe pads its lead for the most visits in the chart's history. Meanwhile, Swift passes three legendary acts for sole possession of the 10th-most top 40 hits Two acts that didn't appear on the Billboard Hot 100 until the last decade further solidify their noteworthy…

  14. 'Glee' Recap: Cory Monteith 'Quarterback' Tribute Leaps Into the Grief

    October 11, 2013 1:04 AM EDT There's no perfect way to do this. "Glee" suffered one of the harshest blows a TV series can withstand, and had to move forward in paying both respects to a lead actor and a fundamental character. Instead of dealing with the shock-and-awe of a character death, or the Very…

  15. Lorde's 'Royals' Crowns Hot 100

    October 02, 2013 2:21 PM EDT The teen's debut smash dethrones Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' after two weeks. Plus, Ylvis' 'The Fox' enters the top 10. Lorde leaps to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her breakthrough hit "Royals," which claims the summit from…

  16. Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 01, 2013 10:16 PM EDT It's Official: As expected, Drake's "Nothing Was the Same" has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the second-largest sales week of 2013. The album, the hip-hop star's third full-length release, sold 658,000 copies in its first week (ending…

  17. Katy Perry's 'PRISM': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 27, 2013 11:35 AM EDT After record-setting success and personal loss, the pop queen sees the light and roars back to the top This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. "Honestly, I'm just masquerading as a pop star." Coming from Katy Perry -- that…

  18. 'Spark: A Burning Man Story' Soundtrack, Starring Diplo, Rudimental and More: First Listen

    September 19, 2013 2:09 PM EDT When it comes to Burning Man, the annual weeklong, community-based, temporary city and art event in the middle of the northern Nevadan desert, there is something of a cult-like fanaticism that takes hold of the nearly 70,000 attendees. How else could one explain the almost mythical…

  19. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Swings Atop Hot 100

    September 18, 2013 12:38 PM EDT 0 The song becomes Cyrus' first No. 1 on the chart, blasting 22-1 on the strength of lofty streaming and sales totals following the release of its much buzzed-about video Miley Cyrus smashes her way to her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Wrecking Ball" rockets…

  20. Paul McCartney Confirms Producers, Shares Track List for 'New'

    September 13, 2013 8:50 PM EDT Producers Paul Epworth, Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns and Giles Martin helmed the former Beatle's new album. Paul McCartney worked with a number of renowned producers for "New" -- so many, he couldn't pick just one. "The original idea was to go to a couple of producers…

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