1. Summer Music Album Preview 2014: 30 Must-Hear LPs

    May 22, 2014 5:53 PM EDT As hot as the season, these are the albums set to scorch this summer. As the weather warms and the debate over the "song of the summer" starts to rage, the new season is already jam-packed with great albums on the horizon. There are the returns of J. Lo and Mariah, highly…

  2. Jack White Talks Failed Collaborations With Kanye West, Jay Z

    May 21, 2014 1:53 PM EDT Jack White's collaborations go far beyond the likes of Neil Young and Loretta Lynn. According to the upcoming Rolling Stone cover story, White was in collaborative talks with both Kanye West and Jay Z, though nothing came to fruition. Kanye West apparently asked White to collaborate on…

  3. Spotify Reveals Big Growth in Paid Subscribers

    May 21, 2014 10:48 AM EDT The number of paying Spotify subscribers has grown to ten million globally driven by mobile usage -- noting a major landmark number for the music industry as it looks to monthly streaming services as the future of the business. Yet it is the rate of growth in the music business’ No. 1 market…

  4. How to Do the Montauk Music Scene, Where Willie Nelson, Courtney Love and More Rock

    May 20, 2014 3:05 PM EDT From Sky Ferriera to 'SNL'-style karaoke, what's new and noteworthy on the laid-back tip of Long Island. From local concerts at Gosman's Dock to big-name headliners at the Surf Lodge, the scene in Montauk has made the formerly sleepy fishing village practically synonymous…

  5. Black Keys on Jack White: '(He) Obviously Sounds Like an A--hole'

    May 20, 2014 1:57 PM EDT White accused the Black Keys of copying his style and tried to have his children removed from classes with the children of Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach Last August, TMZ leaked e-mails sent from Jack White to his ex-wife Karen Elson that showcased his dislike for fellow retro rock…

  6. Jackson Family Reacts & More Backstage Moments at Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2014 1:22 AM EDT Check out the scene backstage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid said the BBMA premiere of Michael Jackson 's "Slave to Rhythm" did not necessarily mean it would be the follow-up single to "Love Never Felt So Good." "It's…

  7. Imagine Dragons Perform 'Tiptoe' at Billboard Music Awards 2014

    May 18, 2014 9:20 PM EDT Imagine Dragons were right at home rocking the 2014 Billboard Music Awards stage as the Las Vegas rockers brought the harmonic, soaring "Tiptoe" to bear live from Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight (May 18), rather than take their most familiar hit, "Radioactive…

  8. Imagine Dragons Talk Second Album, ‘Radioactive’ Success at Billboard Music Awards Rehearsals: Watch

    May 17, 2014 2:35 PM EDT Imagine Dragons took a few minutes during their 2014 Billboard Music Awards rehearsal to talk about the band’s steady growth, the monster success of single “Radioactive” and the progress of their second full-length album. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now!…

  9. Imagine Dragons Billboard Music Awards Q&A: On Future Islands, Twerking Selfies & More

    May 16, 2014 6:43 PM EDT With the 2014 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with Dan Reynolds of BBMA finalists Imagine Dragons to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught his ears during the past 12 months. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA…

  10. Ask Billboard: What's 2014's Song Of The Summer?

    May 16, 2014 4:05 PM EDT A (sort of) confident attempt to (hopefully) pick the 40 biggest hits of the (hopefully) warm months As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state…

  11. Bastille Billboard Music Awards Q&A: On Beyonce, Haim, Banks & More

    May 14, 2014 7:30 PM EDT With the 2014 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalist Dan Smith of Bastille to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught his ears during the past 12 months. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS •…

  12. Lana Del Rey Sets 'Ultraviolence' Release Date

    May 14, 2014 11:02 AM EDT The sophomore album will be released on… After weeks of building anticipation and a string of teases, Lana Del Rey has officially announced the release date of her second album, "Ultraviolence." The new full-length will be arriving through Interscope/Polydor on June 17. Lana Del Rey…

  13. Tribeca Film Picks Up Nas Documentary, Eyes October Release

    May 13, 2014 11:59 AM EDT Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Time Is Illmatic, the documentary by the artistOne9 which recounts the creation of Nas’ classic 1994 hip-hop album Illmatic. The film had its world premiere as the opening night selection at the recent Tribeca Film Festival. Tribeca Film is…

  14. Chart Highlights: Trey Songz Tops Rhythmic Songs With 'Na Na'

    May 12, 2014 8:35 PM EDT The singer scores his third leader on the list. Plus, new No. 1s for Avicii, the Black Keys, Thomas Rhett and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All…

  15. The Black Keys Defy Radio Trends on 'Turn Blue': Album Review

    May 12, 2014 10:57 AM EDT For lovers of pop music, advance word about the new Black Keys album was a bit alarming. Guitarist-vocalist Dan Auerbach, drummer Patrick Carney and returning co-conspirator/­co-producer Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton said in recent interviews that they were consciously steering…

  16. The Black Keys Rock ‘Saturday Night Live’ With New Songs 'Fever' and 'Bullet In the Brain'

    May 11, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Blues-rock duo the Black Keys returned to “Saturday Night Live” on May 10 to preview new tunes from its eighth studio album, “Turn Blue,” due May 13 on Nonesuch Records. Black Keys Announce Turn Blue World Tour Backed by an organist and bass player, the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Patrick…

  17. Hunter Hayes Breaks the Flaming Lips' Guinness World Record While Raising Awareness of Child Hunger

    May 10, 2014 1:50 PM EDT It’s official: country singer Hunter Hayes has broken the Guinness World Record for the most concerts played in multiple cities in 24 hours — all in an effort to help end child hunger. Billboard Chart Record-Breakers: The Longest Music Moments Ever Beginning on May 9 with a performance on …

  18. Lana Del Rey Posts 'Ultraviolence' Album Artwork?

    May 09, 2014 12:09 PM EDT Lana Del Rey has posted an image online that very well may be the official artwork to her sophomore album, "Ultraviolence." The black-and-white square image, posted to the singer's social media sans caption on Friday, shows Del Rey standing outside of an open driver's side…

  19. Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' Ends Record Billboard Hot 100 Run

    May 09, 2014 8:05 AM EDT After 87 weeks, the song departs the list at last, having rewritten the mark for the longest life in the chart's 55-year history Welcome to the new age … where Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" is no longer on the Billboard Hot 100. The song drops off the chart after a…

  20. Ray LaMontagne's 'Supernova' Shines At No. 1 On Top Rock Albums Chart

    May 08, 2014 5:16 PM EDT The folk-rocker lands his third leader on the list. Plus, chart action for Whitechapel, Grateful Dead, Pixies and Coldplay Ray LaMontagne notches his third No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, and second leader on Folk Albums , with "Supernova," which opens with 40,000…

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