1. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: D.J. Freestyles

    May 20, 2014 2:50 AM EDT Following Monday’s Season 18 Finals, shirtless tuxedoed man James Maslow and his partner Peta Murgatroyd have been eliminated, despite earning near-perfect scores on their post-apocalyptic freestyle sponsored by Victoria’s Secret (The Secret Is She’s On Acid) and a tango “tighter than a…

  2. Hayley Williams' 10 Biggest Billboard Hits: 'Ain't It Fun' & More From The Paramore Leader

    May 16, 2014 2:14 PM EDT Toast the Paramore leader's latest chart achievement with this countdown of her biggest hits to date. On this week's Hot 100 chart , Paramore at long last scores its first Top 10 single, as "Ain't It Fun" bumps up three spots and reaches a new peak at No. 10. The …

  3. Comedy Issue: A Timeline Of Musical Humor Milestones

    May 16, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Comedians and satirists have made their mark with music on the Billboard charts and at the Grammys since at least the 1950s.  Here’s a timeline of laugh-inducing musical landmarks. 1959 — Folk music duo Bud & Travis, Bud Dashiell and Travis Edmonson, record its first album, interspersing…

  4. Comedy Issue: Tenacious D's Kyle Gass On Guitar Licks & Laughs

    May 16, 2014 12:20 PM EDT There has been an explosion in comedy music lately, but I think it always has been around.  If you went back to the ancient Greek satyr plays, I bet you they were playing some kind of janglies. Court jesters? They were definitely getting jingly and jangly. To me, comedy and music are not even…

  5. Tomorrow's Hits: Tove Lo Aims 'High' With 'Habits'

    May 16, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Tove Lo, AJR and Bad Suns   Tove Lo Tove Lo makes her first appearances on Billboard airplay charts as a lead artist, as the hypnotic …

  6. Seth MacFarlane Collaborates With Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles On Christmas Album

    May 16, 2014 1:00 AM EDT Go ahead and call Seth MacFarlane a renaissance man because no one fits the description better than he does. With both an Oscar and Grammy nomination under his belt, the writer/singer/actor/producer/ director has recently completed his first-ever Christmas album, which includes collaborations…

  7. K-Pop Group f(x)'s 'No More' Was Originally Ariana Grande's 'Boyfriend Material': Listen

    May 15, 2014 8:35 PM EDT The R&B-pop star revealed a studio version of the track, originally intended for her debut album 'Yours Truly' Last night, Ariana Grande uploaded a studio version of "oldie" song "Boyfriend Material" to say "thank you for all of your constant love,…

  8. Paramore Tops Hot Rock Songs With 'Ain't It Fun'

    May 15, 2014 7:00 PM EDT The pop-punk band posts its first No. 1 on the ranking. Plus, chart action for Black Stone Cherry, the Black Keys and Linkin Park Paramore scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart, as "Ain't It Fun" rises 3-1, bumping Bastille's "Pompeii"…

  9. Phish Announces New Album 'Fuego'; Hear Song 'Waiting All Night'

    May 15, 2014 11:54 AM EDT Trey Anastasio and company are at it again. Jam rock legends Phish have announced plans for a brand new studio album titled "Fuego." The ten-song collection will drop June 24 via JEMP. "Fuego" is the veteran band's 12th studio album to date and its first since 2009&…

  10. Afrojack Says 'I'm Not EDM' As He Crosses Over Into Pop: Video Q&A

    May 14, 2014 8:12 PM EDT "99 percent of New York has no clue who the f--- I am!" At 6 foot 9, Nick van de Wall, the DJ-producer known as Afrojack, is the easiest person to see exiting Soho House in New York's Meatpacking District. But that doesn't mean he's the easiest to identify. Passers-by…

  11. Remembering Malik Bendjelloul, the Man Who Re-Birthed 'Sugar Man' Rodriguez

    May 14, 2014 4:02 PM EDT Rodriguez had a phrase for Malik Bendjelloul and his film "Searching for Sugar Man." He used it while we were eating lunch at SXSW in March 2012; he would use it again 11 months later over a meal in Los Angeles the day it would win one of its 32 awards. "It's his story,…

  12. Joe Walsh Records With Foo Fighters, Talks Eagles & Blues Album

    May 14, 2014 1:51 PM EDT Joe Walsh was on hand to honor Ozzy Osbourne at the MAP MusiCares benefit in Los Angeles, though given the pair's notorious partying ways back in the day Walsh couldn't say how long the two had been friends.  "Neither of us really know for sure, but we have been able to…

  13. Smokey Robinson Records Duets Album With Elton John, James Taylor & More Friends

    May 14, 2014 10:42 AM EDT Helmed by Randy Jackson and set for a September release, "Smokey & Friends" will feature new versions of Robinson's signature songs, including "The Tracks of My Tears" and "Ain't That Peculiar" Smokey Robinson is partnering with an all-star slate of…

  14. K Camp Rides Online Meme Up The Charts

    May 13, 2014 1:05 PM EDT 'I don't follow rules,' asserts the Atlanta rapper, who's scaling R&B/hip-hop charts with 'Cut Her Off' "I've made hits before, but it never seemed like it was my turn yet. Now it is — and about time." So says 24-year-old Atlanta rapper K Camp,…

  15. Melanie Martinez EP Premiere: Hear 'The Voice' Alum's 'Dollhouse'

    May 13, 2014 12:42 PM EDT On May 19, Melanie Martinez will finally release her debut EP, "Dollhouse," nearly a year and a half after becoming a finalist on season 3 of "The Voice." The New York singer-songwriter's striking first collection of songs will be officially released next week on…

  16. Neil Young, Jack White Cut a Vinyl Record on 'Tonight Show': Watch

    May 13, 2014 6:55 AM EDT Young hit the 1947 Voice-O-Graph to record "Crazy" live on television Neil Young and Jack White teamed up for a bit of show-and-tell on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," demonstrating to the host and viewers the method by which they made Young's new…

  17. NBC Announces 'Music Man' Live TV Production

    May 12, 2014 6:34 PM EDT NBC will be doing a live production of "The Music Man". Bob Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman, announced during the network's upfront presentation Monday morning that the network has closed a deal to bring a broadcast version of the 1957 musical, which won five Tony Awards…

  18. Neil Young, Jack White to Record and Press Vinyl During 'Fallon' Appearance

    May 12, 2014 2:00 PM EDT UPDATE 5/12: Jimmy Fallon has announced that Young and White's performance will be recorded and pressed to vinyl live during the show. White has experience in this sort of thing, having set the world record in April by recording and pressing a 7-inch version of new song "Lazaretto…

  19. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Tom Petty's 'Fever' Rises

    May 12, 2014 8:05 AM EDT Twenty-five years ago this week, his first solo album began its Billboard 200 climb (and wouldn't back down). Plus, remembering key chart feats for Hunter Hayes, Janet Jackson, and R.E.M. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard…

  20. How John Legend Brought R&B Back To Adult Pop Radio

    May 09, 2014 11:05 AM EDT New No. 1 'All of Me' is the first R&B ballad to crown the Adult Pop Songs chart in 18 years. Columbia Records and radio programmers discuss what made the song cut through As John Legend scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "…

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