1. Drake Ties the Beatles With 14 Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits

    February 27, 2015 5:57 PM EST The records keep coming for Drake, who matches the Beatles' feat first set 51 years ago. Thanks to his surprise album If You're Reading This It's Too Late , which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (dated Feb. 28) with 535,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen…

  2. Ask Billboard: It's 2015 … and Madonna & Paul McCartney Are in the Top 40

    February 24, 2015 11:35 AM EST The icons continue to add new chapters to their incomparable careers. Plus, more albums that have produced bigger hits with each subsequent single. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  3. Gabe Tesoriero Named EVP of Media, Publicity at Def Jam

    February 19, 2015 1:01 PM EST Def Jam has named longtime staffer Gabe Tesoriero as its new executive vice president, media and artist relations, CEO Steve Bartels announced today (Feb. 19). Tesoriero, based in New York, will be responsible for media, publicity and advertising across the label's East and West Coast…

  4. Chart Highlights: Mana, Shakira Debut at No. 1 on Latin Airplay

    February 16, 2015 4:15 PM EST Plus, new leaders for Walk the Moon, Modest Mouse, Mary J. Blige, Florida Georgia Line, Ricky Martin & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on…

  5. 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Show: Complete Guest List With Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Jack White

    February 13, 2015 9:15 PM EST Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend with a massive three and a half hour event Sunday night that will include more than 100 guests, ranging all the way from Adam Sandler to Zach Galifianakis. Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake All In…

  6. Kanye West Headlines Roc City Classic with Travi$ Scott, Fetty Wap & More

    February 13, 2015 12:30 AM EST The first annual Roc City Classic, produced by Jay Z 's Roc Nation, saw Manhattan's Flatiron district (and those streaming via Life + Times) bow down to Kanye West , headliner for the event held in Madison Square Park. The "free" show wasn't exactly easy to attend –…

  7. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney's 'FourFiveSeconds' Tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    February 12, 2015 4:29 PM EST The ascent gives McCartney a new chart record: longest span between No. 1s. Rihanna , Kanye West and Paul McCartney 's "FourFiveSeconds" makes big news on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs , as the song steps 2-1, taking both Airplay and Streaming Gainer honors. The climb gives Rihanna…

  8. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran & More Score New No. 1s

    February 09, 2015 6:25 PM EST Swift's 'Blank Space' crowns AC, while Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' tops Adult Pop Songs. Plus, new leaders for Lillywood & Robin Schulz, Nicki Minaj, Imagine Dragons and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  9. Grammys 2015: 51 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 09, 2015 12:27 AM EST You saw Sam Smith accept four awards and dozens of performers hit the stage on Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast, but that was only part of the story. To see when Taylor Swift had to get up and dance -- and read about her surprise lovefest with Kanye West -- Billboard is here to help.…

  10. Grammys 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 08, 2015 11:12 PM EST See the full list of winners from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammys , taking home four awards for best new artist, best pop vocal album, record of the year and song of the year. In an upset, Beck took home album of the year for Morning Phase …

  11. Kanye West Soars With Friends Big Sean, Drake & Paul McCartney on Top Twitter Tracks

    February 06, 2015 12:20 PM EST The powerhouse duo of Big Sean and featured artist Drake lands the top debut on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks with "Blessings," which roars onto the chart at No. 2. The song, from Sean's forthcoming Dark Sky Paradise album, leapt to No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter…

  12. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Rihanna, Kanye, Paul McCartney, Drake & More

    February 05, 2015 11:00 AM EST With the Grammys staring down at us, we turn our attention to "FourFiveSeconds" on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast. The Kanye West/Rihanna/Paul McCartney collabo no one expected will make its live world premiere at the Feb. 8 ceremony, and Jason Lipshutz , Joe Lynch and…

  13. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Top Hot 100; Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney Near Top 10

    February 04, 2015 3:33 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' rules for a fifth week, while the super trio vaults with 'FourFiveSeconds,' giving McCartney his biggest hit since 1986. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week. Meanwhile, Rihanna ,…

  14. Chart Highlights: New No. 1s for Maroon 5, Hozier, Beyonce, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, the Decemberists & More

    February 02, 2015 5:20 PM EST It's a super-sized list of new toppers on Billboard charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on reports submitted by a panel of DJs.) Find out…

  15. From Aretha Franklin to Puff Daddy, Industry Heavyweights Share Inside Stories From Clive Davis' Legendary Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 02, 2015 2:25 PM EST When Clive Davis formed Arista Records in 1973, the label lacked the renown of its competitors. To level the playing field and heighten Arista's profile during Grammy season, Davis used not just his business acumen, but his love of showbiz -- and the spotlight -- to promote his new…

  16. Watch Kanye West Style Rihanna in Behind-the-Scenes 'FourFiveSeconds' Video With Paul McCartney

    January 30, 2015 9:21 PM EST Anyone wondering about Rihanna 's look in those promo photos for her new collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney , "FourFiveSeconds," need look no further than Mr. West.  As we see in a behind-the-scenes video of their music video shoot for the track, from…

  17. Big Sean Teams Up With Drake & Uncredited Kanye West for 'Blessings'

    January 30, 2015 11:30 AM EST Big Sean , Drake  and Kanye West have teamed up for "Blessings," the latest track to surface in advance of Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise album (due Feb. 24). Compared to the frenzied rush of Sean's latest hit, "I Don't F--- With You," "Blessings"…

  18. Which Is the Best Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever? Vote!

    January 28, 2015 12:30 PM EST It's Super Bowl week, which means everyone needs to make important decisions. Who are you rooting for? Which Super Bowl party are you going to attend? And what's the best Super Bowl halftime show of all time? Katy Perry's Super Bowl Mantra? 'Eyes On The Prize Not On The…

  19. NYC Dancehall Star Kranium Signs Multiple Album Deal With Atlantic Records

    January 28, 2015 12:22 PM EST "I am really excited to be back in the reggae business," Atlantic president Craig Kallman tells Billboard. With the release of his sly, sultry single "Nobody Has to Know" upcoming Queens New York based sing-jay Kranium moved from anonymity onto international dancehall…

  20. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

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