1. How Alt-R&B Singer Gallant Is Capturing the Attention of Dance Music's A-List

    June 30, 2015 4:05 PM EDT Rising alt-R&B star Gallant talks to Billboard about why he wants his live show to feel like an "emotional apex" and his recording plans.  Name: Gallant From: Columbia, Md. Age: 23 Gallant, 'Zebra': Exclusive EP Premiere Backstory: The rising alt-R&B singer…

  2. Justin Bieber Back at No. 1 on Social 50

    June 25, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber ascends 2-1 on the Social 50 chart, retaking the top slot for the first time since the list dated Nov. 29, 2014. Justin Bieber Hangs Out With Lookalike Ruby Rose at EDC His rise comes as a result of a busy week at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas (June 19-21) -- which was…

  3. Taylor Swift No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100, Justin Bieber Hits New Peak

    June 18, 2015 7:23 PM EDT Swift remains the country's top musical act, while Bieber returns to the chart's top 40 for the first time in more than nine months. Taylor Swift leads the Billboard Artist 100 (dated June 27) for a record-extending 29th week, remaining the top musical act in the U.S. Meanwhile,…

  4. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Skrillex, Diplo & Justin Bieber Hit Top 20 With 'Where Are U Now'

    May 29, 2015 2:35 PM EDT Bieber reaches the region for the first time in nearly two years. Plus, moves for Luke Bryan, Sawyer Fredericks, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce & Jessie J. As previously reported , Taylor Swift soars to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 6) with "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick…

  5. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Rihanna Breathes Life Into Chart With 'American Oxygen'

    April 24, 2015 1:10 PM EDT Her Springsteen-inspired hit debuts. Plus, moves for Jason Derulo, Tove Lo, Rachel Platten & more. As previously reported , Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 soundtrack hit "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 2) for a second week. Plus, as…

  6. Why CL's Ultra Performance Was Way More Than a Cool Cameo

    March 30, 2015 9:00 PM EDT To close out Miami's Ultra Music Festival , Skrillex brought out a slew of special guests including Justin Bieber , Diplo , Diddy , Kiesza along with newcomers Kai and K-pop singer/rapper CL . While it was undoubtedly a huge stage for all the artists involved, a remarkable…

  7. Exclusive: HUMANS Premiere 'Tell Me' Video

    March 12, 2015 11:50 AM EDT LCD Soundsystem may have been the first to bring dance music and Muppets together , but Vancouver electro-pop duo HUMANS are definitely the first to unite cats, Muppets, and hallucinogens together in one video. In the clip for "Tell Me" off their LP  Noontide  (out now via Hybridity…

  8. Rihanna's 'Sun' Shines on Twitter Top Tracks

    March 06, 2015 7:59 PM EST Two weeks before Rihanna stars in the animated film Home (Mar. 27), the singer earns a No. 8 bow on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart with the soundtrack's first single "Towards the Sun." Hours after its Feb. 24 debut online, "Sun" burst to No. 1 on the real…

  9. Holy Ship Highlights: Skrillex Joins Surprise Guest Kaskade, Destructo's Sunrise Sermon & More

    March 03, 2015 6:39 PM EST Fans who attended Holy Ship's second sailing (Feb. 18-20) could be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu.  While the  January sailing  sported mostly first-time bookings drawn from the U.K. deep house and West Coast bass scenes, February's sailing boasted a bevy of familiar…

  10. Op-Ed: If Skrillex and Diplo Can't Get Us Off Our Phones, Who Can?

    February 27, 2015 4:55 PM EST We’re all responsible for keeping our culture of capturing memories from killing the moment. Thursday night, Skrillex and Diplo released their debut Jack U album by playing an 18-hour set for an L.A. crowd that seemed to value the idea of its presence more than actually being present…

  11. Skrillex on His New Year's Eve Madison Square Garden Takeover With Diplo and Jack U

    December 30, 2014 4:29 PM EST "Let's get weird." The Grammy-winning DJ speaks to Billboard about headlining the Garden, and why DJs should embrace obscure music. After four consecutive years of Phish , Madison Square Garden is turning things up this New Years Eve with a high-octane dance party headlined…

  12. Skrillex's OWSLA Label Launches Nestivus Charity Campaign

    December 18, 2014 6:10 PM EST Skrillex Claus is coming to town. The artist's OWSLA imprint has hit the home stretch of its Nestivus charity drive, launching a series of holiday initiatives with all proceeds going to Bridges for Music . Last year's edition raised more than $8,000 for the international music…

  13. Lorde, Rick Astley, Skrillex, Gotye & More Appear In Hilarious Australian Video: Watch

    December 17, 2014 1:55 AM EST Lorde , Rick Astley , Skrillex , Steve Aoki , Paul Kelly and  Flume  are among the laundry-list of hip and household-name artists who appear in a hilarious new clip created by Australia’s Triple J radio network.   In the video, Triple J’s weekday breakfast DJs Matt and Alex gather more…

  14. Watch CL & G-Dragon Get Crazy in Skrillex's 'Dirty Vibe' Video

    December 15, 2014 8:47 PM EST The K-pop superstars wile out in the visual to their Electronic/Dance Songs chart hit. As any fan will tell you that, at their wildest, K-pop videos remain rather tame. But in Skrillex 's "Dirty Vibe" video, two of K-pop's biggest stars, CL and G-Dragon , get wild and…

  15. No, Skrillex Didn't Buy Wu-Tang's $5M 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' Album

    December 01, 2014 4:16 PM EST One of the year's great mysteries -- who will buy the Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind record? -- remains unsolved. Skrillex can afford a lot of nice things -- he made $15 million two years ago, according to Forbes -- from a nice home studio to a communal , techno-artistic downtown…

  16. Diplo Celebrates 'Flor1da' with a Paid BitTorrent Bundle (Which Are Now Available to the Public)

    November 17, 2014 2:08 PM EST Following in Thom Yorke's footsteps, Diplo is the second artist to release a pay-gated bundle on the platform. To celebrate 10 years since the release of his debut album, Florida , Diplo is re-releasing the LP today by way of a BitTorrent bundle, or a digital box set. The 11-track…

  17. Steve Aoki, Iggy Azalea, Enrique Iglesias Net New Dance/Electronic No. 1s

    October 10, 2014 2:00 PM EDT The stars score new leaders on three surveys. Plus, David Guetta, Jack U (aka Diplo and Skrillex) and Avicii debut. Steve Aoki earns his best sales week for an album as Neon Future . I starts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums , selling 10,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen…

  18. DJ Mustard Talks Opening for Skrillex & Working With Diplo

    September 05, 2014 4:48 PM EDT Hot hip-hop producer down to join EDM duo in Jack U. Life is really good right now for producer DJ Mustard . The 24-year-old from Compton, Calif., who most people got to know as YG 's DJ, is stepping quickly into the limelight on his own with a string of hit singles he's produced…

  19. Electric Zoo Evacuated Due to Storm Threat, Final Day Canceled

    August 31, 2014 5:10 PM EDT The Electric Zoo festival on Randall's Island in New York has been cut short on its final day and fans are being evacuated due to extreme weather conditions.  Electric Zoo Returns With Drug-Sniffing Dogs, Tightened Security and Smaller Crowd With severe thunder storms rolling into the…

  20. Skrillex Talks Diplo, Dubstep & Adding 'Craziest Skrillex Sounds' to 'Transformers' Movie

    May 30, 2014 8:59 AM EDT Skrillex has "a lot of stuff coming" in the, he hopes, near future. But the EDM majordomo says he doesn't necessarily feel pressure to do another full-fledged album like this year's "Recess." "In the electronic world, it's not as necessary to just…

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