1. Action Bronson Cruises to No. 2 on Trending Chart With 'Easy Rider'

    August 04, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Queens native Action Bronson stormed the real-time Billboard Trending 140 chart Monday morning (Aug. 4) with his just-released track "Easy Rider." The song was premiered on WQHT New York (Hot 97) the night before by DJ Peter Rosenberg, and the conversation that ensued on Twitter…

  2. Death From Above 1979 to Release First Album In a Decade In September

    June 11, 2014 9:45 AM EDT Dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979 have announced their first full-length studio album in a decade.  The Toronto-based band will release "The Physical World" on Sept. 9 via Last Gang Records / Warner Bros. Records -- the home of their seminal 2004 debut, "You're a Woman,…

  3. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 2:30 PM EST No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. It did so by tapping the sound of classic R…

  4. Sebastien Tellier Talks Karl Lagerfeld Chanel Performance: Exclusive Interview

    January 24, 2014 3:21 PM EST Models drenched in couture, wearing sneakers, hit the runway at the Grand Palais in Paris for the Chanel Spring 2014 Haute Couture fashion show held on Tuesday morning (Jan. 21). The emperor of fashion, and head of the house of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, created an icey world where athleticism…

  5. Sensation Announces Lineup for First US Tour: Exclusive

    August 08, 2013 10:33 AM EDT The all-white party hits four cities with Fedde LeGrand, Sébastien Léger, Nic Fanciulli and more. Get out your white pants, things just got real. Sensation, the Dutch dance music festival touring the U.S. for the first time has announced the lineup for its four city American excursion…

  6. Larry Hernandez for 'Presidente?'

    August 02, 2013 8:17 PM EDT Regional Mexican star takes the White House in funny new video. Inaugurated to the tune of a mariachi band and guarded by Secret Service men in cowboy hats, corrido singer Larry Hernandez plays the Spanish-speaking “El Presidente” of the United States in a new video produced by Mun2,…

  7. NBA Crowd Roars for Young Mariachi Targeted with Racist Tweets

    June 13, 2013 11:34 PM EDT An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance before Game 4 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on Thursday night. Sebastien De La Cruz, a mariachi singer who…

  8. Bubbling Under: Dance, Adult Pop Gotta Have Paloma Faith

    November 02, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Paloma Faith, Cazzette, City Harbor and the Rock Mob. Paloma Faith In the vein of such sassy female British pop singer…

  9. Pink's 'Try' Video: Daring Choreography and Sexy Paint

    October 10, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Before P!nk 's music video for "Try" premiered on Wednesday morning (Oct. 10), the singer declared in a press statement, "Making this video was the most fun I've ever had in my entire career. I never wanted it to end. It's my favorite video ever." That'…

  10. Fashion Week Music: The 10 Best Songs From NYFW 2013

    September 14, 2012 7:10 PM EDT The hottest spring 2013 fashions just flooded Lincoln Center for New York Fashion Week, but clothes weren't the only things trending at the tents this year. From Pink Floyd to M.I.A and Lana Del Rey, the runways were filled with some of music's best beats. We've complied a list…

  11. Coachella 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    April 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed on Sunday that you may have missed -- even if you were there. Coachella…

  12. Billboard Bits: Slash Talks GN'R Reunion Chances, Robyn Disses Katy Perry?

    February 04, 2011 6:38 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Slash Would Consider GN'R Reunion with Axl Rose Apology Slash says that he would consider re-joining Guns N' Roses 15 years after he left the band -- but not without an apology by frontman Axl Rose. "…

  13. Il Divo

    May 14, 2009 11:34 AM EDT <sub_headline>The quartet takes opera to the masses. <br /> </sub_headline> The opening chords are unmistakable. It's one of the most iconic British pop songs of the '80s, with some of the most peculiar lyrics ("Protect you from the hooded claw, keep the…

  14. April 11, 2009

    April 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters dies of cancer at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is 52. 2006 – Rapper Proof of D12 and 5 Elementz dies after being shot in the head in Detroit. He is 32. 2002 – Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock are engaged after he proposes to her in the…

  15. North Stars of 2009

    March 05, 2009 12:36 PM EST Five Canadian Acts Burning Their Way To International Acclaim In its annual special report on the music scene in Canada, Billboard has tipped off readers early to the best acts emerging from north of the border, from Arcade Fire to Tokyo Police Club. As Canadian Music Week takes place in…

  16. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. McCartney will…

  17. The Royal Albert Hall Project / Jan. 12, 2008 / New York (World Financial Center)

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST In 1966 at London's Royal Albert Hall, Bob Dylan famously plugged in with a band called the Hawks (soon to become the Band) and was met with hisses, boos and curses of "Judas." Luckily, the crowd at N In 1966 at London's Royal Albert Hall, Bob Dylan famously plugged in…

  18. Metric Looks On The Bright Side On New Album

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Metric is well on its way towards its next album -- but still has a long way to go, according to guitarist Jimmy Shaw. Metric is well on its way towards its next album -- but still has a long way to go, according to guitarist Jimmy Shaw. Shaw tells Billboard.com that the Canadian quartet is …

  19. Death From Above 1979 Splits Up

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian indie rock act Death From Above 1979 has broken up. Canadian indie rock act Death From Above 1979 has broken up, according to a post on its official Web site . The group rose to fame thanks to its 2004 debut, "You're a Woman, I'm a Machine," as well as a recent…

  20. Ask Billboard

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Depeche Mode, En Vogue and Britney Spears. DEPECHE ANGELS Hi Keith, I heard that Depeche Mode will release a brand new single and album this fall. Do you know the release dates in the United States? Thanks for your time, Sebastien Hi…

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