1. The Weeknd's Other 'Fifty Shades' Track: Hear a Preview

    January 31, 2015 5:31 PM EST Just when you thought it was safe to listen to the Fifty Shades of Grey  soundtrack in front of your mom, The Weeknd released a sneak peek for his second soundtrack contribution, the very sexy "Where You Belong." The singer dropped the minute-long teaser on Jan. 31 and it's a…

  2. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Kate Pierson (The B-52's) Interview, Plus Joey Badass & More

    January 30, 2015 6:06 PM EST We were lucky to get a very special guest on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast: Kate Pierson of (one of my favorite bands!)  The B-52's. Pierson's solo debut, Guitars and Microphones , comes out Feb. 17, and she stopped by to explain how the album came together with help…

  3. Sia Confirms Grammys Performance During 'Ellen' Appearance

    January 30, 2015 1:28 PM EST Sia is the latest name to be confirmed to take the Grammys stage: the reclusive singer-songwriter will perform at the ceremony next Sunday (Feb. 8), she announced during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that is scheduled to air on Friday (Jan. 30). Based on the stunning nature…

  4. Maddie Ziegler & Mackenzie Ziegler Discuss Dance Success: 'It's a Dream Come True'

    January 30, 2015 12:53 PM EST Maddie Ziegler and her younger sister Mackenzie are currently living out their wildest fantasies: after starring on Lifetime's hit reality show Dance Moms , the siblings have earned international fame thanks to Maddie's appearance in Sia 's music videos for "Chandelier…

  5. Ex-Silverchair Frontman Daniel Johns Releases First Solo Song: Listen

    January 29, 2015 1:51 AM EST It's taken eight years, but Daniel Johns has finally shared new music.  The Australian singer, who led Silverchair to "superstar" status Down Under, has released "Aerial Love," a soulful, dreamy pop song he created with producer  Joel Little ( Lorde,  Broods ). The…

  6. Nielsen: Canada Loved Taylor Swift, Streaming Music and, Yep, Vinyl in 2014

    January 27, 2015 2:17 PM EST Bobby Bazini was the only Canadian artist to sell over 100,000 units domestically in 2014, according to The 2014 Nielsen Music Canada Report. The other six albums were by Taylor Swift , various artists on the Frozen soundtrack, Sam Smith , Ed Sheeran , Coldplay and Lorde . According to the…

  7. Listen to Sia's 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Ballad 'Salted Wound'

    January 27, 2015 1:45 PM EST Fifty Shades of Grey  may just have more sultry songs than plot points. Sia  just dropped her contribution to the film's soundtrack, the haunting, moody "Salted Wound," and the results are a far cry from "Chandelier." Not that we're complaining: In breathy…

  8. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  9. 6 Secretive Sia Moments: Masked But Far From Anonymous

    January 26, 2015 12:50 PM EST For as much visual mystique as she courts, it's not as if we haven't seen Sia 's face before. It's on her earliest album covers; she used to perform live sans mask; she's even brought her unshrouded face to a red carpet or two. But over the past year, she's…

  10. Ask Billboard: Controversial Hits, Katy Perry's Sales & Taylor Swift's Radio Reign

    January 25, 2015 9:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT ARE THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL HITS? @gthot20 With the …

  11. Britney Spears Rules Billboard.com's Best of 2010s (So Far) Readers Poll

    January 23, 2015 1:16 PM EST Lady Gaga, Adele and Beyonce also score big votes in the half-decade fan poll. Last week, Billboard.com celebrated the end of the first half of the 2010s by compiling multiple lists of the best (and the worst) of the half-decade's popular music, including the 20 best songs,…

  12. Australia's Record Biz Recedes in 2014, Subscription Services Surge Ahead

    January 23, 2015 3:56 AM EST Australia's record biz has paid a heavy price for the erosion in demand for physical product and, to a lesser extent, downloads.  New wholesale figures published by trade body ARIA reveal the recorded music market contracted by close to double-digits in 2014, though streaming and…

  13. Watch New 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Scenes in Ellie Goulding's New Video

    January 22, 2015 4:54 PM EST If you're an Ellie Goulding fan who can't wait for the Valentine's Day release of Fifty Shades of Grey , it's your lucky day. If you're just a fan of one or the other (OK, especially the upcoming film), you're going to want to watch this. Ellie Goulding just…

  14. Paula Abdul & Jason Derulo Join 'So You Think You Can Dance'

    January 22, 2015 3:20 PM EST Paula Abdul  is back at Fox. After a three-year break from her last regular TV gig, she'll join  So You Think You Can Dance  for the competition's upcoming 12th season. With Abdul, who has been eyed as a full-time addition since Mary Murphy's departure became imminent, comes…

  15. Exclusive Premiere: Listen to Milo Greene's 'Control' Album

    January 22, 2015 11:05 AM EST Milo Greene is an unusual band, with four members doing double-duty as singers and songwriters. It's not easy to maintain a group identity when that many creative entities are involved -- look at the splintered, tumultuous history of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young . Milo Greene are…

  16. Pop Shop Podcast: Dawn Richard Interview, Meghan Trainor, Fall Out Boy & More

    January 22, 2015 10:48 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  17. Sia Releases Behind-the-Scenes Footage From Controversial 'Elastic Heart' Video

    January 21, 2015 12:25 PM EST Here's an in-depth look at the Maddie Ziegler and Shia LaBeouf-starring video. When Sia released the video for "Elastic Heart" on Jan. 7, the strange clip -- which some found disturbing, arguing it verged on pedophilia -- sent Sia's track straight to No. 2 on Billboard…

  18. Chet Faker's 'Built On Glass' Shortlisted for Australian Music Prize

    January 21, 2015 12:23 AM EST Chet Faker has another chance to add to his bulging collection of industry awards for Built On Glass , which has made the shortlist for the 10th annual Australian Music Prize. The electro-soul singer's debut album is one of nine records which will progress to the final of the AMP, with…

  19. D'Angelo to Perform on 'Saturday Night Live'

    January 20, 2015 10:47 AM EST One week before D'Angelo performs his first official show in support of new album Black Messiah , the R&B legend will grace the Saturday Night Live stage, for his first television performance in years. D'Angelo has been confirmed as SNL 's musical guest on the upcoming…

  20. Giorgio Moroder & Kylie Minogue Drop Single 'Right Here, Right Now'

    January 20, 2015 4:00 AM EST The renaissance of dance music legend Giorgio Moroder continues, as his new single featuring Kylie Minogue -- "Right Here, Right Now" -- was officially released today (Jan. 20) on RCA Records. (Listen to the track, below.) The pulsating pop/dance track (out Jan. 30 in the U.K.)…

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