1. Pitbull & Ne-Yo Enter Hot 100 Top 10; Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars No. 1 Again

    March 04, 2015 4:59 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' rules for a ninth week, helping parent label RCA to a record-tying multi-format domination, while Pitbull & Ne-Yo's 'Time of Our Lives' (also on RCA) lifts 11-10. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , tops the…

  2. John Legend Says a Just Society Is 'Built on Love' at Controversial Bahrain Concert

    March 02, 2015 5:58 PM EST Award-winning American singer and songwriter John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain on Monday night (March 2), performing to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people despite calls by some activists to cancel the concert due to concerns over human rights abuses in the Gulf Arab nation. …

  3. Drake Tops Billboard Artist 100, Imagine Dragons Fire Up to No. 2

    February 26, 2015 1:58 PM EST Drizzy's No. 1 for a second week, while Imagine Dragons roar 22-2 thanks to the start of their album 'Smoke + Mirrors.' Drake is the top artist in the U.S. for a second week, as he holds atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The rap titan fends off alt-rockers Imagine Dragons,…

  4. Imagine Dragons Slay at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 25, 2015 10:58 AM EST The band earns its first No. 1 album with 'Smoke + Mirrors.' Imagine Dragons earns its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as the rock band's  Smoke + Mirrors debuts in the top slot. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based…

  5. Drake Becomes First Rapper to Top Artist 100

    February 19, 2015 3:25 PM EST Drizzy dominates, soaring 21-1 thanks to the arrival of his surprise album 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late.' Drake takes over as the top artist in the U.S., rocketing 21-1 for his first week atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The catalyst: the lofty, and sudden,…

  6. Tommy Lee & Pam Anderson Married 20 Years Ago Today

    February 19, 2015 11:25 AM EST Twenty years ago today, on Feb. 19, 1995, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and Baywatch  actress Pamela Anderson got married in Cancun, Mexico after a four-day courtship period. While naysayers predicted almost immediate doom for the relationship, the Tommy Lee/Pam Anderson romance actually…

  7. Drake's Surprise Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    February 18, 2015 12:00 PM EST Drake 's surprise album If You're Reading This It's Too Late blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart as expected , easily scoring the hip-hop star his fourth chart-topper. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric…

  8. 'Whitney Houston' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    February 14, 2015 9:00 AM EST Few debut albums launch artists from complete obscurity into the heights of cultural and commercial appreciation like Whitney Houston 's 1985 eponymous set. Crafted under the careful eye of Arista Records' Clive Davis, the 10-song collection was the result of Davis' two-year…

  9. Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney & Ellie Goulding Hit Hot 100's Top 10; Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Still No. 1

    February 11, 2015 1:24 PM EST As 'Uptown Funk!' leads for a sixth week, the all-star trio vaults with 'FourFiveSeconds' and Goulding soars with 'Love Me Like You Do.' Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, while…

  10. Taylor Swift's '1989' Spends 11th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 11, 2015 11:00 AM EST '1989' ties 'Fearless' as Swift's longest-running No. 1 album. As forecast , Taylor Swift's 1989 claims an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart , tying Fearless as Swift's longest-running No. 1 effort. ( Fearless reigned atop the list in 2008 and…

  11. Review: PJ Harvey's Live London Recording Session Offers Tantalizing Glimpse Into Off-Limits World

    February 10, 2015 6:43 PM EST As anyone who has ever spent time in a recording studio with an artist will tell you, the vast majority of the time, very little happens. Hours can fly by as a team of engineers painstakingly toy with different drum and microphone configurations. What feels like several days can pass as a…

  12. Katy Perry's Super Bowl Show: The Do's and Don'ts of an Amazing Halftime

    January 29, 2015 4:06 PM EST A 'Firework' finale? Yes, please. A RiFF RaFF appearance? Maybe not the best idea. Here are 10 things we do (and don't) want to see on Sunday. Although Katy Perry has been a famous pop performer for less than a decade, the superstar singer has accrued so many hits over the…

  13. Meghan Trainor's 'Title' Album Earns Mighty Debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 21, 2015 3:10 PM EST 'Title' nets biggest debut for a female pop act's first full-length album in over five years. Meghan Trainor debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with her first full-length album, Title . The set arrives with 238,000 equivalent units earned in the week ending Jan. 18…

  14. Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars No. 1 on Hot 100 for Second Week With 'Uptown Funk!'

    January 14, 2015 2:08 PM EST The collab could be in for a lengthy reign, as it also takes over atop the Streaming Songs and On-Demand Songs charts. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , could be settling in for a long run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , as it leads the chart…

  15. Album Review: Panda Bear's 'Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper' Makes an Emotional Statement

    January 13, 2015 12:09 PM EST The music Noah Lennox makes as Panda Bear exists in a trippy universe unto itself, one that's parallel to his work as part of pioneering alternative band Animal Collective but without its fraternal, organic mysticism. Using samplers and extensively processed instrumentation, the 36…

  16. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2009, Lady Gaga 'Danced' to No. 1 for the First Time

    January 12, 2015 8:05 AM EST 'Just Dance' became Mother Monster's first Hot 100 leader six years ago. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Garth Brooks, Janet Jackson and Barry Manilow. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Jan. 12,…

  17. Taylor Swift's '1989' Earns Eighth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 07, 2015 11:00 AM EST 0 Taylor Swift's 1989 rings in the new year at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, spending an eighth non-consecutive week at the top. It is now her longest-running No. 1 album since her second release, Fearless , racked up 11 nonconsecutive No. 1 frames in 2008 and 2009. She…

  18. Taylor Swift Helps Tie Record Streak for Women Atop Hot 100

    December 31, 2014 1:18 PM EST As 'Blank Space' leads for a seventh week, women have locked up the top spot for a record-tying 19th week in a row. Taylor Swift 's "Blank Space" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, helping rewrite history: Women have now blocked men from the chart'…

  19. Taylor Swift Tops Hot 100 for Sixth Week

    December 24, 2014 2:15 PM EST Swift continues her longest career command with 'Blank Space.' Plus, Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk!' crowns Digital Songs. Taylor Swift 's "Blank Space" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, extending her longest stay at No. 1 of her three career…

  20. Sony Hack Was Not All That Sophisticated, Cybersecurity Experts Say

    December 21, 2014 10:30 AM EST The Sony hack is a hydra-headed monster of a story, emerging from the sea late last month to descend on Los Angeles before going on to smash across the country, sprouting new heads as it went, dragging the badly battered body of a colossal global corporation in its dust. A previously…

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