1. Lady Gaga’s 'ARTPOP' Knocks Eminem's 'MMLP2' From U.K. Chart Summit

    November 18, 2013 6:09 AM EST Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” (Interscope/Universal) became her third U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (Nov. 17), as 17-year-old, Dutch-born Martin Garrix became the second DJ in a row, after Storm Queen, to debut at the singles chart summit, with “Animals” (Positiva/Virgin/Universal). "ARTPOP"…

  2. Sharon Jones On Returning To Music After Cancer Surgery: 'I'm Ready To Go'

    November 15, 2013 4:19 PM EST Amid cancer treatment, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings plot comeback with new album and major TV performances. Sharon Jones is feeling great today. The singer has just taken a seat in the kitchen at a friend's house in upstate New York, where she's been charting her progress day…

  3. The Rascals Q&A: On Returning to Broadway and the Genius of Steven Van Zandt

    October 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT An announcement is expected soon that the Rascals will return to Broadway with their "Once Upon a Dream" show for a three-week run beginning Dec. 16. Before they do shows at the Marriott Marquis Theater, however, the four original members will be finishing up their first North…

  4. Avicii Electrifies Dance Charts With Debut Album 'True'

    September 26, 2013 5:55 PM EDT The DJ lights up Dance/Electronic Songs with six debuts. Plus, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Martin Garrix score chart victories. Avicii attacks Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart with six new entries from his new No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums, "True," ranging from …

  5. Audien featuring Michael S, 'Leaving You': First Look at Lyric Video

    September 04, 2013 10:58 AM EDT The 21-year-old DJ/producer offers a sassy, smiling send-off. Love songs are dancefloor staples, but hate songs aren’t always hands-in-the-air moments. In “Leaving You,” Audien (aka Nate Rathbun) has created an anthemic kiss-off, one that goes the extra mile in both concocting peak hour…

  6. Nine Inch Nails, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar and More Close Made In America Festival 2013

    September 02, 2013 11:20 AM EDT In spite of a not-so-packed crowd, Nine Inch Nails rocked as legends do. Wiz Khalifa, Calvin Harris, Solange and more wrapped the festival as well. It's difficult to overstate just how scarce the crowd was at Nine Inch Nails' headlining performance at the Budweiser Made in America…

  7. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Triples Up At No. 1 With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 12, 2013 5:05 PM EDT The smash is the first to top Pop Songs, Rhythmic and Adult Pop Songs simultaneously since 1999. Plus, new No. 1s for Lorde and Brett Eldredge Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the…

  8. John C. Reilly's Labor of Love: 'You've Got to Keep These Songs Alive'

    July 07, 2013 8:15 PM EDT John C. Reilly is looking to do some more recording this summer, hopefully resulting in a full album of rootsy folk and Americana covers to follow the two singles he's released so far on Jack White's Third Man Records label. "We hope to do (an album)," the Academy Award…

  9. Bruno Mars Romps Through 'Moonshine Jungle' Tour in Philadelphia: Live Review

    June 25, 2013 10:40 AM EDT One of the most impressive things about Bruno Mars' performance on Monday night at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center was, in fact, the list of songs that he left off the set list. The 27-year-old has been famous as a solo artist for roughly three years, and has already reached…

  10. Bonnaroo 2013: Paul McCartney, Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men Highlight Friday

    June 15, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Charli XCX's boy band analysis, Solange's Fugees cover, late-night show surfing, and more from Bonnaroo Day 2. Friday (June 14) at the 2013 Bonnaroo festival began and ended with headliner chatter: in the morning, it was confirmed that Jack Johnson would be taking over for Mumford…

  11. Governors Ball 2013: Guns N' Roses, Nas and Kings of Leon Emerge From the Mud on Day 2

    June 09, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Azealia Banks, Icona Pop, Kendrick Lamar and Japandroids rock Randall's Island a day after a rain-soaked opener Day two of Governors Ball was a much sunnier affair than the rainy start on Friday , but it was far from dry. Festival goers splashed and sludged their way through the…

  12. Atoms For Peace, Beck Top 2013 Treasure Island Festival Lineup

    May 28, 2013 1:34 PM EDT Treasure Island Music Festival will be returning for its seventh year with a slew of indie-rock acts, including Thom Yorke's latest project, topping the bill. The two-day San Francisco festival will be held on October 19 and 20. The 2013 lineup features Atoms for Peace, Beck, Animal…

  13. SZA Talks Quitting Her Day Job, Working With Holy Other & Emile Haynie

    May 23, 2013 12:03 PM EDT SZA, a gifted St. Louis bred R&B/pop singer, can hold a tune a lot better than she can a job. Since graduating a year ago, the 23-year old has been let go from one customer service gig after another— the cost of pursuing a full-time career in music. So far, the investment seems to…

  14. Daft Punk's Visual Evolution: Why 'Random Access Memories' May Not Require Music Videos

    May 21, 2013 12:49 PM EDT From iconic "Homework" clips to dialogue-free abstract films, check out this breakdown of Daft Punk's visual history. Not since pre-unveiled glory days of KISS back in the '70s has there been an artist in popular music that puts as much of an emphasis on visuals -- while…

  15. Daft Punk, 'Random Access Memories': Track-By-Track Review

    May 13, 2013 6:43 PM EDT There's a point on "Doin' It Right," the penultimate track on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," where the album's utter lack of post-modern ambitions smacks the listener in the face. "Everybody will be dancing and be feeling all right!…

  16. Daft Punk: How the Pioneering Dance Duo Conjured 'Random Access Memories'

    May 10, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Shrouded in calculated mystery and unveiled gradually via traditional media, the act's first album in eight years is a bold, high-end effort to make everything old new again It started with a Facebook post: Two helmets, one gold and one silver, halved and fused down the center, set…

  17. Pearl Jam, Beyonce, One Direction & More Set For Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

    May 01, 2013 10:08 PM EDT Some of the most powerful touring artists in the world -- including Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Jay-Z and many more -- will unite behind the Global Poverty Project (GPP) through the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, a new program launched today which is designed…

  18. Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' Sets Record on Spotify

    April 20, 2013 2:44 PM EDT Daft Punk has set a record on Spotify . The music service, which launched in 2008, says the French electronic duo's song "Get Lucky" had the biggest streaming day for a single track on Friday in the U.S. and the United Kingdom . Spotify wouldn't release the number of…

  19. Daft Punk Releases Official 'Get Lucky' Single

    April 19, 2013 12:06 AM EDT Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" lead track is finally available after weeks of leaks and teases. After the commercials, teases, hints, edits, rumors and near-Coachella appearances -- Daft Punk's new single has officially arrived. The French duo has built…

  20. Daft Punk Teases New Album, Reveals Guests in Coachella Video

    April 13, 2013 11:48 AM EDT A Daft Punk video trailer shown at Coachella confirmed Pharrell Williams, Animal Collective's Panda Bear, The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers and more will appear on "Random Access Memories," due in May. COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS •…

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