1. Tourist Announces US Tour, Confirms EP Release Date

    February 28, 2014 1:26 PM EST Last December, an unassuming but polished young man stepped onto the stage at L.A.’s Lyric Theatre and slowly, before a crowd of about 50-60 people, single-handedly built a live electronic soundscape rooted in house music but firmly thrust into the future. Soon it became clear: Those…

  2. John Legend Delves Into 'All of Me': Video Q&A + Photo Shoot Behind-The-Scenes

    February 28, 2014 11:37 AM EST Inspired by wife Chrissy Teigen, John Legend landed the biggest, most unlikely hit of his 10-year career with “All of Me.” On Sept. 14, 2013, after seven years together, John Legend married his longtime girlfriend, Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl Chrissy Teigen. A month earlier, he…

  3. Girls' Generation, 'Mr.Mr.': Track-By-Track Review

    February 27, 2014 10:38 PM EST With nearly 14 months away from the K-pop scene, Girls' Generation -- arguably one of the biggest girl groups in the world, not just in K-pop -- returning with a six-track EP might, at first, seem like a bit of a letdown. But on "Mr.Mr.," the group brings six strong tracks…

  4. Asher Roth Talks New LP 'RetroHash,' Premieres 'Tangerine Girl' Song: Listen

    February 26, 2014 12:50 PM EST Listen to new song "Tangerine Girl," from the April full-length, first at Billboard.com. "Growing up is inevitable," Asher Roth tells Billboard when talking about his new album, "RetroHash." Five years ago, the Pennsylvania rapper was not talking about…

  5. The Fray, Allen Stone Playing Global Citizen Concert Series: Exclusive

    February 26, 2014 9:15 AM EST Global Citizen Nights will feature free ticketed concerts in an effort to end extreme poverty. The Global Poverty Project is staging a new concert series to raise awareness to the global poverty epidemic: Global Citizen Nights, a series of free, ticketed concerts, will kick off next month…

  6. Pharrell, 'G I R L': Track-By-Track Review

    February 25, 2014 7:46 PM EST It’s hard not to feel happy for Pharrell Williams. The eternally boyish producer, 40, is currently enjoying a career renaissance on the level of Mariah Carey in 2005 or Bryan Cranston in 2008, emerging after a presumed definitive career arc to star in a dazzling second act. If he had…

  7. Shakira Releases 'Empire' Track From New Album: Listen

    February 25, 2014 12:45 PM EST Shakira's duet with Rihanna, "Can't Remember To Forget You," is in just its fifth week on the Hot 100 chart, but the Colombian superstar is already serving up more goodies from her forthcoming self-titled album. "Empire," a downtempo, downright emo album track…

  8. Tour Managers of Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones & Fleetwood Mac Swap Wild Tales From the Road

    February 24, 2014 1:03 PM EST Going through customs with Keith Richards, losing Barbra Streisand's flowers, watching Alice Cooper kill a shark in his bathtub: Legendary tour managers Patrick Stansfield, David Libert, Marty Hom, Gus Brandt and Stuart Ross swap war stories about ego soothing, corralling groupies and…

  9. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Lady Gaga Lands Hot 100's 1,000th No. 1

    February 24, 2014 8:05 AM EST Three years ago this week, 'Born This Way' debuted as a landmark leader. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Celine Dion and Baauer Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Feb. 24, 1973 Roberta…

  10. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 2:30 PM EST No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. It did so by tapping the sound of classic R…

  11. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O & 'Frozen' Fight for Academy Awards Gold

    February 21, 2014 2:00 PM EST Pharrell has a No. 2 hit, the "Frozen" soundtrack reached No. 1, Karen O is the indie ‘It’ girl and U2 is... just cool. The Academy’s sleepy little Best Original Song category turns shockingly competitive and surprisingly commercial as the nominees open up about what they…

  12. Pharrell Williams' 'G I R L' Tracklist Includes Justin Timberlake, Miley, Daft Punk: Report

    February 21, 2014 1:07 PM EST Pharrell Williams' soon-to-arrive solo album "G I R L" will include "Happy," his No. 2 hit on the Hot 100 chart -- that much, we know for sure. However, a leaked track list suggests that the album will include new collaborations with Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus,…

  13. Lana Del Rey Taps Black Keys' Dan Auerbach For 'Ultraviolence'

    February 21, 2014 10:38 AM EST Lana Del Rey's sophomore album, "Ultraviolence," was one of the more anticipated album releases of 2014 before a member of the Black Keys was attached to the project. Now, Keys frontman Dan Auerbach is reportedly producing the follow-up to 2012's "Born To Die,"…

  14. Motörhead Announces 'MotörBoat' Cruise For Fall 2014

    February 20, 2014 1:04 PM EST Motörhead will set sail on its debut cruise, fantastically titled the MotörBoat, later this year, it was announced late last week . On Wednesday (Feb. 19), the U.K. metal group posted that the sailing dates and presale information will be made available soon. The maiden voyage of the…

  15. Fuel, 'Cold Summer': Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 20, 2014 10:23 AM EST Brett Scallions says getting back in front of Fuel "feels pretty rad. It's like putting those comfy shoes right back on. It feels good." Scallions and Fuel start a new chapter in the group's history with the March 4 release of "Puppet Strings," the band's…

  16. BRIT Awards: Arctic Monkeys, One Direction Win Big in London

    February 19, 2014 5:33 PM EST Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding delivered dazzling performance at the U.K. ceremony. Arctic Monkeys were once again the biggest winners at the 2014 BRIT Awards, which honored the best in British music on Wednesday night (Feb. 19) at London's O2 Arena. For the third album in…

  17. Katy Perry Goes Egyptian Neon for 'Dark Horse' At BRIT Awards: Watch

    February 19, 2014 4:57 PM EST Katy Perry's trip across the pond had her looking on the bright side of things, as the singer opted for neon when she took London's O2 Arena stage to perform "Dark Horse" at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday (Feb. 19). The singer contrasted her gothic Grammy run with a…

  18. Beyonce Performs 'XO' At BRIT Awards: Watch

    February 19, 2014 4:14 PM EST Weeks after Beyonce and Jay Z gave "Drunk In Love" its televised debut at the Grammy Awards, Queen Bey did the same for her "Beyonce" standout "XO" at the BRIT Awards, held at London's O2 Arena on Wednesday night (Feb. 19). Dressed in a sparkling blue…

  19. Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' Breaks Record For Longest Hot 100 Run

    February 19, 2014 3:23 PM EST With a 77th week, the rock band's multi-format hit bests the 76-week chart life of Jason Mraz's 'I'm Yours' in 2008-09. Meanwhile, AWOLNATION's 'Sail' ties for second with its 76th frame Imagine Dragons rewrite Billboard Hot 100 history, as "…

  20. Charlie Wilson Talks New Uptempo Album & Recording With Kanye West

    February 19, 2014 1:33 PM EST The singer says he's been working with Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and Wiz Khalifa. Charlie Wilson isn't stopping anytime soon. If anything, the legendary singer/songwriter is hustling harder. On the heels of his guest feature on Kanye West's "Bound…

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