1. Pop Shop Picks: Vampire Weekend, Little Mix, Florrie & More

    April 05, 2013 5:16 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! VAMPIRE WEEKEND "Diane…

  2. April 4, 1964: The Beatles Control Entire Top Five On Billboard Hot 100

    April 04, 2013 12:05 AM EDT On this date in 1964, the Fab Four monopolized the top five on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the only act ever to lock up the region in a week. On the Billboard Hot 100 dated April 4, 1964, 49 years ago today, the Beatles made history as the only act ever to occupy the chart's top…

  3. 20 Stories Behind Rappers' Stage Names: Waka Flocka, Jay-Z & More

    April 03, 2013 3:28 PM EDT Behind most rappers is an intriguing stage name: some of hip-hop's heavyweights have looked within themselves for the inspiration behind their monikers. Rappers like Waka Flocka Flame and Snoop Dogg drew inspiration from their favorite TV characters. T.I. and Gucci Mane embraced…

  4. MS MR Talk Debut LP 'Secondhand Rapture,' Meeting Usher

    March 22, 2013 3:12 PM EDT New York-based gloom pop duo MS MR are readying their debut album, “Secondhand Rapture,” for release on May 14 via Columbia and revealed the album’s artwork on Friday. The album was produced by the band’s Max Hershenow, with additional mixing and production from Tom Elmhirst (Amy Winehouse…

  5. Timbaland's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 18, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Check out this countdown of the "20/20 Experience" producer's biggest hits thus far, from JT to Jay-Z and everything in between. Much has been made of Justin Timberlake's triumphant return to music with his third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," but it…

  6. Dave Grohl's 'Sound City Players' Head to SXSW

    March 04, 2013 4:00 PM EST Presented by Citi Private Pass, the "Sound City Players at SXSW" show will feature John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Rick Nielsen, Rick Springfield and more Dave Grohl isn't just delivering a keynote at South By Southwest on March 14. The rocker is bringing an all-star concert…

  7. Carson Daly Sets SXSW Lineups: Angel Haze, Joey Bada$$ + More

    March 04, 2013 3:01 PM EST Carson Daly's "Last Call" show will hold its annual showcase at SXSW, this year emphasizing rock bands that have not made their television debuts. Angel Haze, Big Black Delta, Glossary, Grape St., Maximum Hedrum and The Coup will perform March 13 at Cedar Street Courtyard…

  8. Joey Bada$$ Talks New Album, Performs With Pro Era: Video

    February 26, 2013 11:30 AM EST Joey Bada$$ adjusts to life as a hip-hop's new golden boy. In January, the same month he celebrated his 18th birthday, lanky rapper Joey Bada$$ was named creative director of Ecko Unltd., the pioneering streetwear brand founded by Marc Ecko in 1993. As creative director, Bada$$, born…

  9. Gimme Five: Charli XCX on Her Musical Obsessions

    February 12, 2013 5:10 PM EST Over the course of a few mixtape singles, Charli XCX has established herself as a face to watch in the indie-pop realm: tracks like "Nuclear Seasons," "You're The One" and the recently released "You (Ha Ha Ha)" demonstrate an intrinsic understanding of…

  10. 10 Hits You Didn't Know Were Jingles

    February 02, 2013 3:30 PM EST Pop Songs that helped sell product, from Run-D.M.C.'s "My Adidas" To Calvin Harris' "Let's Go" For Pepsi. Since their heyday in TV and radio advertising of the '50s and '60s, songs written for commercials have had a resurgence in recent years but…

  11. 'Glee' Recap: A Very Naked Episode

    February 01, 2013 9:17 AM EST "Glee" stripped down this week in an episode that highlighted nakedness (physical and emotional) of it's characters, plus provided fans with the utter eye candy of shirtless dudes in crazy costumes, a landscape of equal parts nostalgia and current pop hits, and realistic…

  12. Remember The Time: Aaron Carter Breaks Down the 'Aaron's Party' Music Video

    January 31, 2013 3:00 PM EST One of the most successful teenage pop acts of all time, Aaron Carter scored hits in the late 90s and early 00s long before Justin Bieber became a household name. With hits like "Oh Aaron," "I Want Candy" and "That's How I Beat Shaq," Carter sold over 4…

  13. Tegan and Sara, 'Heartthrob': Track-By-Track Review

    January 29, 2013 11:10 AM EST TEGAN AND SARA "Heartthrob" Sire/Warner Bros. Release Date: January 29 It takes 10 songs and a little over 36 minutes for Tegan and Sara Quin to redefine their profile within the confines of indie rock music, but "Heartthrob," the sibling duo's seventh studio album,…

  14. A$AP Rocky, 'Long.Live.A$AP' Track-By-Track

    January 15, 2013 12:05 PM EST We live in a post-"good kid, m.A.A.d city" world. Released less than three months ago, Kendrick Lamar 's debut album raised the bar for storytelling in mainstream hip-hop, as K-Dot's "short film" wrapped a narrative arc and provocative overarching themes in a…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Pop Radio's Folk Balancing Act

    January 11, 2013 4:12 PM EST With the Lumineers, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran in heavy rotation, how is the format handling an influx of folk/rock strumming? After last year brought a marked shift to an acceptance of unlikely alternative hits at pop radio from the likes of Gotye, fun., Alex Clare and more, early 2013…

  16. Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons Lead BRIT Award Nominations

    January 10, 2013 7:05 PM EST British music stars Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Rita Ora lead the nominations for the 2013 BRIT Awards, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual salute to U.K. artists will be held on Feb. 20, with performances from One Direction, Muse, Sande, Mumford & Sons,…

  17. Justin Timberlake's Music Return: Where Has He Been?

    January 10, 2013 6:38 PM EST As JT readies new music, we look back at his guest features, film/TV roles, business deals and love life.   2,312 days -- that's how long it has been since a new Justin Timberlake album arrived in CD stores (remember those?). Since the September 2006 release of Timberlake's…

  18. 615 Picks: Top 10 Country Songs of the Year

    December 21, 2012 6:05 PM EST It's that time of year again. Time to look back at the best that country music had to offer in 2012. We looked at top albums yesterday, now let's track the genre's best singles, from odes to The Boss and water sports to great bar ballads to ear candy from a true "Idol.…

  19. Katy Perry Launches Colorful Faux Eyelash Collection

    December 07, 2012 8:30 PM EST Katy Perry has teamed up with Eylure again and released another set of false eyelashes. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2012 • WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Katy Perry • PHOTOS: Women in Music Highlights • WiM HUB: Photos, Videos and Latest Headlines • SWAG: Win a Women in Music VIP Gift Bag • Letter From Billboard'…

  20. Katy Perry on 'Smurfs 2' and Her Film Future: 'I Want to Transform'

    December 02, 2012 9:00 AM EST From her chart-topping hits to her "Part of Me" 3D film, Katy Perry , Billboard's Woman of the Year , has been everywhere lately. But in her film career, the singer-actress is looking forward to going under the radar. Katy Perry: Woman of the Year BUY THIS ISSUE | SUBSCRIBE…

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