1. Ask Billboard: Will 'Uptown Funk!' Be the Hot 100's No. 1 Song of 2015?

    March 03, 2015 11:05 AM EST With an array of honors - including global - for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' smash, has the race for the year's top hit already been won? As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  2. Are You a Harmonizer or a Mixer?

    March 02, 2015 4:17 PM EST Little Mix & Fifth Harmony are successful girl groups with great songs -- but which one makes the most sense for you to adore? Make no mistake: We at Billboard enjoy both Little Mix and Fifth Harmony . The two most successful new girl groups of the 2010s have set themselves apart from…

  3. 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…

  4. Missy Elliott & Pharrell Working Together

    February 26, 2015 9:13 PM EST Missy Elliott and Pharrell Williams are working together, according to a tweet Elliott posted Thursday.  Missy Elliott Heats Up Already-Massive Jack Ü Single 'Take Ü There' The seminal rapper shouted out her and Williams' home state Virginia, with the "two up, two…

  5. Hear 'On My Own,' New Track From Cool Kids, Blended Babies, And Lorine Chia

    February 25, 2015 1:13 PM EST Rap duo the Cool Kids teamed up with Blended Babies and Lorine Chia for an energetic new track, "On My Own." Listen below. The song centers around a warped, vicious guitar line. The beat is distressed -- full of distorted drums that sound like they're being played too loud in…

  6. Oscars 2015: All Performances Ranked From Worst to Best

    February 23, 2015 12:20 AM EST Although the focus of the Oscars is typically on the winners and losers (and, just as important, what the winners and losers wore), the 87th Academy Awards boasted an abundance of music both classic and popular, with some of the genre's biggest stars gracing the stage reserved for…

  7. Pussy Riot Talk Eric Garner-Inspired 'I Can't Breathe,' and the Nascent 'Russian Spring'

    February 18, 2015 11:28 AM EST Pussy Riot are back with their first English song, "I Can't Breathe." Inspired by Eric Garner's death last July and the subsequent protests this winter, and produced with an all-star cast of musicians including Miike Snow 's Andrew Wyatt , Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah…

  8. Lil Wayne's 'My Super Sweet 16': 5 Things We Learned

    February 16, 2015 8:00 PM EST Lil Wayne 's daughter, Reginae Carter, was the star of MTV's My Super Sweet 16 Monday night, racking up a massive tab for her star-studded party in the process.   Lil Wayne Announces 'The Free Weezy Album' It pays to be hip-hop royalty, obviously. Aside from hundreds of…

  9. Barry Manilow Proves He's Still Got It As 'One More Time' Tour Hits Detroit: Concert Review

    February 16, 2015 1:40 AM EST As Barry Manilow worked his way into the chorus of "Weekend in New England," asking "When will our eyes meet? When can I touch you?," screams of "Now!" erupted from the Fanilows at the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. "Really?" a grinning…

  10. Exclusive: Read Bobby Shmurda's Full Jailhouse Interview Transcript

    February 13, 2015 4:40 PM EST On the morning of Saturday, Feb. 7, viral rap star Bobby Shmurda called Billboard from Manhattan Detention Complex, where he's been held since Dec. 17, after the NYPD raided Quad Recording studios in Times Square and arrested the 20-year-old along with about a dozen others. Prosecutors…

  11. French Montana, DJ Drama Feel the Burn at Reebok Industry Workout

    February 13, 2015 2:10 PM EST French Montana , DJ Drama and celebrity trainer Lita Lewis joined Reebok in West Hollywood Wednesday night (Feb. 11) for a high profile workout event at the Reebok Lounge. The Los Angeles event brought fitness and music industry influencers together to take part in an exhausting, bootcamp…

  12. Bobby Shmurda Speaks Out About His Gang-Related Charges: 'That Shit Is Bullshit'

    February 13, 2015 11:39 AM EST When Bobby Shmurda , the charismatic star of the surprise 2014 hit "Hot N---a," emerged from the back of a New York County Supreme Court room in January, the 20-year-old looked sad and serious. Shmurda sat very still at the defense table, showing none of the viral persona that…

  13. Apple Doesn't Want to Compete -- It Wants to Own the Record Business

    February 13, 2015 10:30 AM EST You didn't have to look too far to spot the action at Clive Davis ' pre-Grammy gala on Feb. 7. Ground zero was table 108, where Apple CEO Tim Cook , senior vp Internet software and services Eddy Cue , iTunes vp Robert Kondrk and Beats co-founder and title-less Apple executive Jimmy…

  14. Grammys 2015: Here's What Happened at the Parties

    February 09, 2015 3:30 PM EST Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter is on the scene as high-profile musicians and top execs celebrate the 2015 Grammy Awards at L.A.'s most exclusive parties. Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammy Awards. But the action didn't stop there. Stay tuned to this page for all…

  15. Madonna Drops 3 New Songs, Including Chance the Rapper/Mike Tyson Track

    February 09, 2015 10:50 AM EST Just hours after Madonna took the 2015 Grammys stage with a herd of masked minotaurs to perform "Living for Love," the pop icon released three more tracks from her forthcoming Rebel Heart album. Now available for those who pre-ordered the album are "Hold Tight," "…

  16. The 2015 Grammys: Best and Worst Moments

    February 09, 2015 1:32 AM EST Now that the 57th Grammy Awards have sunk in, we give you the best and worst of the night. From performances (great and bad), to controversial calls, to pure WTF moments, here are the story lines that are likely to have people talking. BEST MOMENTS: Grammys 2015: All Our Coverage 1.…

  17. 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.…

  18. Best Memes of Grammys 2015: Iggy Azalea, Rihanna & More

    February 08, 2015 11:22 PM EST One of the funnest part of any award show is what happens over on the social streams. Many memes popped up during the 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8. The 57th Grammy Awards Below are some of the best memes from the 2015 Grammys, including Rihanna and Iggy Azalea : WHO DID THIS pic…

  19. D'Angelo Launches 'Second Coming' Tour With Mesmerizing Apollo Theater Concert

    February 08, 2015 10:34 AM EST D'Angelo treated his fans with borderline cruelty by making them wait nearly 15 years for his Black Messiah album, but in many ways New Yorkers had it worst. D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah,' and Why Waiting 14 Years For Music Isn't a Bad Thing Since he first began…

  20. Queen Latifah, Meek Mill Close Roots' Pre-Grammy Blowout

    February 07, 2015 10:35 AM EST The Roots hadn't held their traditional pre-Grammy, late-night jam session since 2012, so this year, they made up for it with four nights of music as eclectic as the hip-hop band itself. Thursday night was the last concert at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, where the Tonight Show house band…

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