1. Reports of Significant Layoffs at Beats Following Apple Acquisition

    July 31, 2014 10:03 AM EDT This is a developing story -- Billboard will update as more information becomes available. The merging of Beats into Apple following the latter's $3 billion acquisition of the former has arrived at a difficult stage, as a rumored 200 employees are to be let go from Beats due to…

  2. 'Weird Al' Yankovic's 10 Funniest Songs: 'Eat It,' 'Pretty Fly For a Rabbi' & More

    July 16, 2014 4:31 PM EDT An (unofficial) ranking of "Weird Al's" most gut-busting moments, from "White & Nerdy" to "Living With a Hernia." With his new album "Mandatory Fun," "Weird Al" Yankovic is up to his usual hijinks -- selecting some of the most…

  3. Paul Weller Talks New Menswear Line Real Stars Are Rare

    April 11, 2014 5:25 PM EDT "I thought music was complicated, but it's a f-ing breeze compared to this," says a laughing Paul Weller as he surveys the surrounding clothes rails on which hangs the debut collection of his first stand-alone menswear label, Real Stars Are Rare. It's a line heavily…

  4. Aloe Blacc, Young Money Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 20, 2014 6:20 PM EDT Though Rick Ross' "Mastermind" holds onto the No. 1 spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 49,000 copies (a 73% drop, according to Nielsen SoundScan), top 10 debuts from Aloe Blacc, Young Money and Ledisi make it a busy week on the list. After reaching worldwide audiences as…

  5. Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    March 06, 2014 1:15 PM EST To honor the 25th anniversary of Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart, we’re counting down the tally's top 100 tracks ever. Rap is a victorious genre. Having built its history on songs of overcoming the harshest of hard-knock lives, in addition to observances of all of life'…

  6. Demi Lovato Shimmers on Neon Lights Tour: Live Review

    March 02, 2014 11:28 AM EST Openers Little Mix and Fifth Harmony also offered highlights at the Camden, NJ performance. Demi Lovato's latest headlining tour is named after her latest Top 40 hit, the EDM-biting synth spectacle "Neon Lights" that reached a new peak at No. 38 on this week's Hot 100…

  7. The Salsoul Orchestra’s 'Christmas Jollies' Stream: Listen to the Classic Before Digi Re-Release

    November 11, 2013 2:25 PM EST When I was but a wee dance music fan, I bought a lot of vinyl. I bought records by artists I had never heard of because their sleeves were cool. I bought entire $12 imports for one track that may or may not have been what my favorite DJ played at the club the night before. (Shazam would…

  8. America's Labor Party: 26 Country Songs for the American Worker

    September 01, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Within this article you'll find a playlist of every song mentioned within -- 26 in all -- that we hope will give an appropriate spin to your Labor Day. This piece first appeared in our twice-weekly "Country Update" newsletter, which you can subscribe to right here . When…

  9. 'Rich Gang' Album Debuts; Jay Z Ends Macklemore & Lewis' Long Run at No. 1

    August 01, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman brings together a host of artists for the "Rich Gang" compilation album, which debuts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 24,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Though most of the artists on the crew album are Birdman's…

  10. Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, Wife of Pete Seeger, Dies at 91

    July 11, 2013 2:49 AM EDT Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, the wife of folk music legend Pete Seeger, has died at the age of 91. An activist, a skilled organizer and a creator in her own right, Ohta Seeger was a bedrock in her husband’s long and successful career. “There’s (sic) was a true partnership,” notes Sing Out ,…

  11. Steve Porter: From Nightclubs to NBA, the DJ Talks About His Video Remixing Evolution

    June 21, 2013 3:11 PM EDT The video remix king talks about how he left the underground and is now contemplating a return. LeBron James may have won his second NBA championship last night, but DJ Steve Porter was guaranteed a victory no matter who scored the most points. His video remixes (like the one you can see…

  12. CODER Picks of the Week: Laurel Halo, Hardwell, Ripperton and More

    May 24, 2013 2:18 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob and Elissa have to say. Laurel Halo: "Sex Mission" (Hyperdub) This week, Laurel Halo returned to Hyperdub with “Behind the Green Door,” an EP to…

  13. Pink Floyd, 'The Dark Side of the Moon' At 40: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    March 16, 2013 1:14 PM EDT A song-by-song journey through Pink Floyd's ambitious psychedelic masterpiece, which was released 40 years ago. "'The Dark Side of the Moon' was an expression of political, philosophical, humanitarian empathy that was desperate to get out," Pink Floyd's…

  14. Peter Hook Answers New Order's Criticisms: Exclusive Q&A

    January 28, 2013 5:45 PM EST "Bernard Sumner's got what he's always wanted -- a bass player who does what he's told." As a founding member of iconic alt-rock bands Joy Division and New Order, Peter Hook's melodic bass lines were a key component of both groups' success. His signature…

  15. Tim McGraw: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 11, 2013 4:00 PM EST New year, new label, new album -- McGraw charges back with "Two Lanes of Freedom." Seated inconspicuously in a corner booth at Nashville's Sportsman's Grill less than a week before Christmas, Tim McGraw seems to have found a little peace on earth. Professionally, at least …

  16. Bubbling Under: The Secret State Isn't So Secret Anymore

    December 10, 2012 3:55 PM EST Each week, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: the Secret State, the Neighbourhood, Alexis Spight and Watch the Duck. The Secret State Pop quintet the Secret State is looking to…

  17. Watch 10 Classic Dick Clark Moments on 'American Bandstand'

    April 18, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Remembering Dick Clark SLIDESHOW: His Life & Career • Dick Clark Dead at 82 • Ryan Seacrest Reacts "American Bandstand," the bedrock of Dick Clark's iconic broadcasting career, served as a performance avenue for some of the biggest musical artists of all time. And whether…

  18. Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dead at 66

    February 29, 2012 1:12 PM EST Micky Dolenz: "Can't believe it" ... Michael Nesmith: "I wish him safe travels" ... Peter Tork: "Adios to the Manchester Cowboy" The cute Monkee is gone. OK, they were all cute. But Davy Jones was the acknowledged first among equals, the crush of millions…

  19. An Open Letter to Rihanna: It's Time to Talk That Talk

    February 17, 2012 12:00 PM EST In light of the widespread reports that Rihanna and Chris Brown were teaming up on the remix of her "Birthday Cake" track, we decided to compose open letters to each the Barbadian pop singer and controversial R&B star. Read our message to Rihanna below, and click here to check…

  20. Lil Wayne Performs His Own Version of Beyonce's 'Single Ladies': Watch

    August 04, 2011 5:40 PM EDT Young Money loves them some Beyoncé . Lil Wayne whipped out his own version Beyoncé's "Single Ladies," in a clip that hit the 'net today (Aug 4). Lil Wayne Accused of Lifting 'Bedrock' Holding a camera, Wayne playfully rhymes, "This is the remix, baby,"…

Pages