1. One Direction Scores Historic Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 04, 2013 10:12 AM EST One Direction's "Midnight Memories" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with 546,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The act makes history as the first group to debut at No. 1 with its first three albums. "Midnight Memories"…

  2. Madonna, Lady Gaga Top Forbes' List of Highest-Paid Musicians

    November 20, 2013 8:56 PM EST The highest-paid musician in 2013? According to Forbes , it's Madonna. In the magazine's annual rating of the top-earning musicians in show business, the Material Girl stole the show, pulling in $125 million. Madonna's success stems chiefly from the end of her "MDNA"…

  3. Lorde Releases Preview of Tears for Fears Cover for 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack: Listen

    November 12, 2013 7:45 PM EST Lorde's latest track release can be found on the "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack. Rather than penning an original track, the New Zealand singer covered "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," the 1985 hit from Tears for Fears. MTV News previewed the track…

  4. Empire of the Sun & Tommy Trash Talk New (RED) compilation with Calvin Harris, Tiësto and More

    November 08, 2013 2:56 PM EST Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, Tiesto, Empire of the Sun, Tommy Trash and Avicii are among the artists who’ve contributed new and exclusive remixes and collaborated with (RED), an organization that raises proceeds for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, on “Dance (RED) Save Lives 2,” a new…

  5. Holy Ghost!: Working 'Dynamics' and a Steady Career

    November 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT A few weeks back, the audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles enthusiastically sang “Happy Birthday” to Holy Ghost! frontman Alex Frankel. It was a victorious moment right before the encore of a show that had the typically too-cool-for-school LA crowd dancing and singing along…

  6. Catch a Fire: Label Tweaks Formula for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack

    October 30, 2013 4:30 PM EDT In early October, executives from Republic Records were attending a film premiere and discussing the promotion of a soundtrack. As much as they were proud of the film receiving its Los Angeles debut that night-Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals"-and its Republic…

  7. Coldplay to be Honored for 'Hunger Games' Song at Hollywood Film Awards

    October 16, 2013 1:42 AM EDT For their hit song "Atlas" on the soundtrack to the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the multi-platinum and multiple Grammy-winning band Coldplay -- composed of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland -- will receive this year's Hollywood…

  8. Human Rights Take Center Stage on Massive New Concert DVD Set

    October 08, 2013 11:00 AM EDT "Released!," a six-disc DVD and 2-disc CD set of highlights from the Amnesty International benefit concerts from 1986 through 1998, will be released Nov. 5 by Shout Factory. Featuring performances and appearances by U2, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Radiohead, Joni Mitchell,Miles…

  9. Anna Kendrick Tops AC Chart With 'Cups'

    October 07, 2013 1:05 PM EDT A year after the movie's premiere, the 'Pitch Perfect' hit crowns its first Billboard airplay chart More than a year after the release of "Pitch Perfect," the movie's lead Anna Kendrick reaches No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart…

  10. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor': What We Learned From An Early Listen

    October 03, 2013 10:20 AM EDT I'll admit, when I first watched Arcade Fire's performance on "Saturday Night Live"  last weekend, I was a little concerned. As good as the songs were, something about the new theatrics and imagery -- Win's Nightwing eye makeup, the band's suits festooned with…

  11. Christina Aguilera Delivers 'We Remain' for 'Catching Fire' Soundtrack: Listen

    October 01, 2013 10:45 AM EDT Anticipation reaches fever pitch for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack with the arrival of Christina Aguilera's "We Remain," a mid-tempo ballad that finds the singer tamping down the vocal gymnastics for a natural and forceful message of perseverance. …

  12. 'Catching Fire' Soundtrack: Christina Aguilera, The Weeknd, Lorde Join The Hunger Games

    September 26, 2013 12:27 PM EDT Patti Smith, Of Monsters and Men, the National also appear on the final track list. Coldplay, Patti Smith and Christina Aguilera are headlining the soundtrack to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" from Lionsgate and Republic Records. The talent lineup for the companion album,…

  13. Christina Aguilera Records Song for New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

    September 26, 2013 4:59 AM EDT Christina Aguilera will be on "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack. Titled "We Remain," the track joins the previously released, sweeping piano ballad "Atlas," written and performed specifically for the follow-up by British band Coldplay, as well as The…

  14. Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Kendrick Lamar To Headline Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival

    September 19, 2013 3:25 AM EDT Imagine Dragon's Wayne "Wing" Sermon remembered hearing all the childhood stories drummer Daniel Platzman used to tell about the Music Midtown Festival. "He made it seem like an epic thing," said Sermon, the guitarist of the four-man rock group. They're among…

  15. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'Gorilla' Swings Onto Pop Songs

    September 16, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Mars looks to continue his perfect top 10 streak on Pop Songs with his latest single. Plus, new No. 1s for Selena Gomez, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias and Mandisa Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  16. Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' Makes U.K. Chart History To Debut At No. 1, Katy Perry's 'Roar' Continues Reign

    September 16, 2013 5:45 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys became the first independently-released group to score five consecutive U.K. No. 1 albums yesterday (Sept. 15). The Official Charts Company reports that “AM” (Domino) sold 157,000 last week, second only for an opening week on the artist chart this year to Daft Punk’s “Random…

  17. Sigur Ros to Appear in 'Game of Thrones'

    September 10, 2013 10:16 PM EDT The Icelandic trio will appear on the HBO show's upcoming fourth season. Sigur Ros will journey to Westeros for the fourth season of "Game of Thrones." The group will appear on the HBO show next year, according to Entertainment Weekly , which reports that the trio is on set…

  18. Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 50 Artists, Most Top 10s, Most No. 1s & More

    September 09, 2013 4:58 PM EDT As Billboard celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Alternative chart, which made its debut on Sept. 10, 1988 under the title "Modern Rock," we've delved into the tally's history to countdown the top Alternative songs, and here we dive even deeper and list the…

  19. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Leads Pop Songs For 10th Week

    September 09, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Billboard's Song of the Summer is just the 12th title to reach a reign of double-digit weeks on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. Plus, new No. 1s for Enrique Iglesias and Florida Georgia Line Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  20. Coldplay Heads To 'Hunger Games' on 'Atlas' Single: Listen

    September 06, 2013 2:29 PM EDT Coldplay has returned from their post-"Mylo Xyloto" respite with "Atlas," the first single from the soundtrack to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." The song's lyric video launched online on Friday (Sept. 6) and captures the sweeping grandeur of the piano…

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