1. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  2. Les Claypool Talks Twangy Duo, Primus' Future

    March 27, 2014 2:59 PM EDT The bassist-vocalist grew up listening to "hillbilly stuff" and found a natural fit in the roots-flavored Duo de Twang; also says Primus is talking about recording their version of the "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" soundtrack With Les Claypool, you have to…

  3. CODE First Play: Alex Metric with Oliver, 'Hope'

    March 25, 2014 10:10 AM EDT An uncredited 12-inch record released back in 1992 inspired “Hope,” Alex Metric’s new collaboration with L.A. duo Oliver on Skrillex’s OWSLA label via Big Beat. It premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC radio show on Friday, but CODE beat the rip to share it here first. Metric’s excellent three-track …

  4. 'Let It Go' Helps Idina Menzel Make Hot 100 History

    March 15, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Idina Menzel has made history on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The singer's rise into the top 10 with "Let It Go" makes her the first person with both a top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Menzel's Oscar-winning "Let It Go" (from the film "Frozen"…

  5. Soundgarden Rocks SXSW With 'Superunknown' Set; Chris Cornell Talks Album's Anniversary

    March 14, 2014 3:42 AM EDT "If you can single out any of our albums as being, like, the most iconic one, it’s obviously this one," frontman Cornell says of 1994's "Superunknown." It turned out Soundgarden’s performance of its iconic “Superunknown” album on Thursday night (March 13) at the…

  6. Arcade Fire Covers Prince’s ‘Controversy’: Listen

    March 10, 2014 2:22 AM EDT It’s just two dates in, but Arcade Fire’s current U.S. “Reflektor” tour is shaping as a real coverpalooza. The Canadian alternative rockers dished-out some homegrown greatness for their Saturday date in Minneapolis, where they performed a cover of Prince’s 1981 classic “Controversy” in the…

  7. Bruce Springsteen to Headline Free Festival During Final Four Week

    March 04, 2014 11:17 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will headline the 2014 NCAA March Madness Music Festival, running in conjunction with the Final Four tournament, from April 4 to April 6. Springsteen will close the outdoor festival, to be held at Reunion Park (site of the old Reunion Arena) in Dallas,…

  8. The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae To Perform At Roots Picnic 2014: Exclusive

    March 03, 2014 10:40 AM EST The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monáe are among the performers who will be gracing the stage at this year's 7th annual Roots Picnic. In its seventh year, the festival will take place at Festival Piers at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia on Saturday May 31, 2014. Along with The Roots, Snoop…

  9. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  10. Bruce Springsteen Wraps Australia Tour With Marathon Set, Bee Gees Cover and a Group Twerk

    February 26, 2014 8:10 PM EST After all these years, Bruce Springsteen still manages to surprise. The Boss’ evangelical rock 'n' roll experience has just completed another lap of Australia, where each city has been rewarded with some rare musical gems -- not all of them his own. On this trip he’s been…

  11. Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White Headlining

    February 19, 2014 9:30 PM EST Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wiz Khalifa, Frank Ocean and a Superjam with Skrillex will also be showcased at the Tennessee fest. Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival, as the full Roo lineup was unveiled through a broadcasted…

  12. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups…

  13. DJ Chelsea Leyland Talks Rihanna, Fashion Week Playlist & Styling Tips

    February 11, 2014 11:40 AM EST Go-to fashion DJ Chelsea Leyland first arrived to NYC to pursue acting. While going after her dream, this talented blonde quickly realized she belonged in music. Mixing music for a fashion event is not for the faint of heart. However, churning out the perfect beat at fashion week comes…

  14. Daft Punk Darts Up Dance Charts Post-Grammys

    February 07, 2014 5:02 PM EST Daft Punk’s "Random Access Memories," Grammy winner for Album of the Year and best dance/electronica album, holds atop Dance/Electronic Albums and vaults 39-10 on the Billboard 200 with its highest sales frame since July 13 (30,000 units, up 300%, according to Nielsen SoundScan). A…

  15. Jimmy Fallon: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2014 11:35 AM EST Between bookings from U2 to Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon, bandleader Questlove and music booker Jonathan Cohen reveal how they turned late night into one of music's hottest stops Little-known fact: Before he had his own NBC talk show or landed a gig with "Saturday Night Live,…

  16. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Beatles Songs?

    February 06, 2014 10:05 AM EST As we approach the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. arrival, 'Ask Billboard' asks you to choose your favorite Fab songs, covers and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  17. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  18. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Kelly Clarkson Collects Record No. 1

    February 03, 2014 8:05 AM EST Five years ago this week, the original 'American Idol' champ made the greatest leap to the top of the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Elton John, the Bee Gees and Tiffany Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard…

  19. Bob Dylan, U2, Drake Among Super Bowl Ads - Watch All Music Commercials

    February 03, 2014 12:52 AM EST Diddy, Sarah McLachlan and Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider were also in ad cameos. Music dominated Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday night (Feb. 2) just as much at the Seattle Seahawks did -– and not just Bruno Mars’ soulful halftime performance with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers . U2, Bob Dylan, Diddy,…

  20. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Gallops to No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 29, 2014 12:00 PM EST The song, featuring Juicy J, becomes Perry's ninth leader and the second from 'PRISM,' among other notable achievements. Plus, Jason Derulo soars into the Hot 100's top 10 Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, races into the Billboard…

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