1. Big Sean, 'Dark Sky Paradise': Track-by-Track Review

    February 23, 2015 3:00 PM EST Close to a year ago, things weren't looking so good for Big Sean . The G.O.O.D. Music rapper was in the midst of a breakup with former fiance and Glee star Naya Rivera ; it seemed to be on the verge of getting very public and very ugly. Kendrick Lamar 's verse off "Control…

  2. Prince Performs Valentine's Day Concert For Star-Studded Crowd

    February 14, 2015 1:02 PM EST Prince woke up early Saturday (Feb. 14) to share some love and hits on Valentine's Day to a crowd that included Michael Jordan, Beyonce , Jay Z and Chris Rock . The pop icon performed an early morning concert to a star-studded audience: Questlove, Rosario Dawson, Nas and Queen Latifah ,…

  3. Rewinding the Charts: 20 Years Ago, TLC's 'Creep' Crowned the Hot 100

    January 28, 2015 8:05 AM EST 'Creep' became the first of four top five Hot 100 hits that helped make the trio's 'CrazySexyCool' the biggest-selling album by a female pop group in history, but bankruptcy – and worse – were looming. IN 1995, THE FUTURE LOOKED BRIGHT for TLC. After a string of…

  4. Exclusive: Phoebe Ryan Premieres R. Kelly/Miguel Mash-Up 'Ignition/Do You'

    January 21, 2015 11:10 AM EST Meet Phoebe Ryan. The newly L.A.-based songwriter turned solo artist has collaborated with everyone from folk duo Oh Honey to pop artist Bea Miller to rapper Skizzy Mars. And you may have heard her name bubbling under back in 2013, when she featured on Tritonal's "Now Or Never.…

  5. Is Panama the Next Hot Spot for EDM Festivals?

    January 16, 2015 1:00 PM EST As North America began to launch more EDM festivals than it could support, organizers cast their eyes toward Latin America as an affordable destination for top DJs and brightly clad fans. First came Mexico: The BPM Festival, which launched in 2008 as a modest gathering, has grown into a 10…

  6. The 10 Defining Artists of the 2010s (So Far)

    January 15, 2015 5:09 PM EST 0 From Taylor to Drizzy to Gaga, we think these 10 artists made the biggest impact on popular music in the 2010s' first five years. The end of 2014 also meant the end of the first half of the 2010s, a decade that has been defined by larger-than-life personalities in the world…

  7. Happy Birthday, David Bowie! Celebrate By Revisiting 10 Classic Tracks

    January 08, 2015 11:23 AM EST In an interview with Russell Harty in 1973, David Bowie was asked what he thought of David Bowie. "I'm a collector. I collect personalities, ideas. I seem to draw a lot of fantasies out of people," Bowie said. He later spoke to Playboy in 1976 about his often questioned…

  8. Taylor Swift's '1989' Beats 'Frozen' As Top Selling Album of 2014

    December 31, 2014 11:56 AM EST In the final tracking week of 2014, '1989' surpassed 'Frozen' as year's top seller Leave it to Taylor Swift to spoil Disney's Frozen party. It came down to the wire, but in the final week of 2014, Swift's 1989 finishes as the year's top…

  9. The 14 Best Pop Albums of 2014

    December 18, 2014 4:49 PM EST From Tove to Taylor to Bleachers, these 14 in '14 were worth many, many listens. I’m not publishing a list of the Best Pop Songs of 2014 list, because, well, we have a week-long bracket tournament discussing the best pop songs of the year already. Instead, I want to highlight…

  10. The 4 Movie Soundtracks That Soared in 2014 (We're Looking at You, 'Frozen' and 'Hunger Games')

    December 15, 2014 4:17 PM EST With Frozen , Lorde, and Guardians of the Galaxy leading the way, movie soundtracks ruled in 2014. Read on for four of the biggest: Frozen Released in late 2013, the film’s soundtrack dominated the Billboard 200 well into 2014, spending 13 weeks at No. 1 -- the longest run for a soundtrack…

  11. BSBB Round 3: Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne, "Rather Be" vs. Jeremih feat. YG, "Don't Tell 'Em"

    December 14, 2014 10:02 AM EST Best Song Bracket Battle: View the Matchups | Critics and Rules Rather Be Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne Don't Tell 'Em Jeremih feat. YG DENISE WARNER: It’s almost a toss-up between “Rather Be” and “Don’t Tell ‘Em”: both are vibrant, engaging and memorable. But what it really…

  12. Former Manager Paul Bassman Remembers 'Dimebag' Darrell: 'There Was Nobody on Planet Earth Like Him'

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Today, Paul Bassman is president of Ascend Insurance Brokerage, one of the premier entertainment insurance firms in the business. Ten years ago, Bassman was the manager of Damageplan , the metal powerhouse led by "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and his brother Vinnie Paul, both formerly…

  13. Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties (Wonder Years' Dan Campbell) Premieres 'Our Apartment' Video (Exclusive)

    November 19, 2014 1:00 PM EST Last summer, Wonder Years frontman Dan “Soupy” Campbell released his solo debut under the moniker Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties . The album We Don’t Have Each Other was an exercise in fictional storytelling, with Campbell stepping outside of a firsthand narrative for the first time…

  14. 11 Things We Learned From Lorde’s Twitter Q&A

    November 17, 2014 2:55 PM EST Earlier this morning, Lorde hosted a Twitter Q&A to coincide with the realease of the highly anticipated  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 soundtrack. Lorde curated and performs two original songs on the soundtrack, which also features contributions from Miguel , Chvrches ,…

  15. Daniel Glass, Martin Bandier, Robb McDaniels and More Discuss the Launch of YouTube Music

    November 14, 2014 10:17 AM EST From very exciting to rectifying a wrong, responses to the music world's newest digital gramophone. Two days ago, YouTube announced the launch of its music streaming service. The wise move on Google and YouTube's part, however, was that this streaming service was simply an…

  16. Billboard Cover: Lorde on Her ‘Hero’ Kanye West, the ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack and Hype-Proofing Her Career

    October 31, 2014 9:00 AM EDT On this mid-October Friday, San Diego State University's campus looks like a certain kind of college-goer's paradise: guys in flip-flops and their tanned female counterparts lounge in the sunbaked quad, chatting about weekend plans, while dudes practice mixed martial arts…

  17. Ryn Weaver's Semi-Charmed Life: Why The Internet Is Infatuated with the 'OctaHate' Singer

    October 27, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Benny Blanco thinks she’s a sure thing. Charli XCX is working with her on a top-secret project. She cries easily, loves Samuel Beckett and blew up the Web with her debut single. Inside the rise and inevitable takeover of Ryn Weaver. Ryn Weaver is sprawled out on the bed in the cluttered…

  18. Nine Inch Nails' 'Pretty Hate Machine' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    October 20, 2014 10:00 AM EDT As the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations recently reminded us, Nine Inch Nails debuted in 1989, dropping Pretty Hate Machine on Oct. 20, just days before Halloween and right at the tail end of a decade they’re not always associated with. While Trent Reznor’s one-man industro-pop…

  19. See Gwen Stefani's 'Baby Don't Lie' Artwork

    October 18, 2014 5:43 PM EDT She's back! Well, almost. Gwen Stefani is prepping the release of her new solo single, "Baby Don't Lie," by giving fans the eye-popping artwork. The coverart is a colorful piece of pop art. Stefani appears on it, in front of a clear blue sky, with bright yellow hair and…

  20. Jenny Lewis & Conor Oberst Want Jack White to Make Them an 'Edible 7-Inch'

    October 17, 2014 11:24 AM EDT They also talk about how they first met and what they did when Elliott Smith passed away. Aw shucks, Jenny Lewis and Conor Oberst are just the best. Noisey got them together for a charming one-on-one interview (which turns out more like a casual conversation) and the pair admitted to…

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