1. 'Mad Men': Diana Ross' 'Love Hangover' Scores New Teaser

    February 19, 2015 3:37 PM EST The first teaser for the final string of  Mad Men  episodes is finally here, and the 30-second clip spells out everything fans can expect from the last installment of the award-winning drama. 'Mad Men' Character Playlist: 10 Songs for Season 6 Hahaha, just kidding! There's not…

  2. Drake's 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' & 14 Other Unexpected Album Releases

    February 13, 2015 11:40 AM EST From David Bowie to Beyonce, see who else dropped LPs without a ton of warning. Over the past half-decade, artists have dropped full-lengths with zero, or very little, advance notice, shocking their fans and setting forth some unexpected listening delights. Check out 15 instances of…

  3. Sam Hunt Erases Boundaries Between Country & Other Genres at NYC Show

    February 12, 2015 11:40 AM EST Who is rocketing to the top of the pack in country music -- or any other genre -- faster than Sam Hunt ? He rolled through town last fall as one of three singers (along with Kip Moore and Charlie Worsham ) on the CMT Tour. Mere months later, he played as a headliner in the city. Though his…

  4. Lillywood & Robin Schulz's 'Prayer in C' Hits No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs

    February 06, 2015 10:45 AM EST Lillywood & Robin Schulz reach No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart , as "Prayer in C" powers 3-1. The song is the chart's top Airplay and Digital Gainer, netting 52 million all-format radio audience impressions (up 17 percent), according to Nielsen…

  5. Top 50 Love Songs of All Time

    February 05, 2015 9:00 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  6. Top 10 Biggest GRAMMY Upsets Of The Past 10 Years

    February 04, 2015 1:40 PM EST Esperanza Spalding, Bon Iver, Herbie Hancock and more artists who shocked the world with GRAMMY wins in the past decade. One of the more enjoyable reasons to watch the GRAMMY Awards each year is because of the shocking upset victories -- the artists, songs and albums in the running that…

  7. Missy Elliott Works It During Three-Song Super Bowl Halftime Medley

    February 01, 2015 9:56 PM EST Sure, Missy Elliott 's appearance as a surprise guest during Katy Perry 's Super Bowl halftime show was not really a "surprise" -- word had leaked about the performance days before Perry's Super Bowl XLIX spectacular at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale,…

  8. Watch 'Pitch Perfect 2' Super Bowl Trailer Featuring the Green Bay Packers

    February 01, 2015 8:38 PM EST The Green Bay Packers may not have made the Super Bowl, but they did manage to sneak into one special Super Bowl commercial. Super Bowl 2015: All of Our Coverage  |  Super Bowl XLIX: Photos of the Parties, Halftime & More! In a new spot for Pitch Perfect 2 , fans got to see a few of the…

  9. Super Bowl vs. Grammys: Analyzing Their Sales Impact on Artists

    January 31, 2015 3:11 PM EST Even though record label executives tend to choose the Super Bowl halftime show as the most powerful marketing tool in Billboard's annual Maximum Exposure issue, the event can be hit or miss in driving sales for the artist who perform there. How Super Bowl Halftime Shows Sell…

  10. How Super Bowl Halftime Shows Sell Music: From MJ to Bruno Mars (1993-Present)

    January 30, 2015 5:24 PM EST From Michael Jackson to Bruno Mars, how stars' Super Bowl performances scored on the charts. Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner superstars. Super Bowl 2015: Full…

  11. Super Bowl Halftime Show Performers: What the Album Sales Boost Looks Like

    January 30, 2015 4:30 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> When Katy Perry takes center stage at this year's Super Bowl halftime show, she'll have more eyes on her at once than ever before in an already illustrious career. Super Bowl 2015: See All Our Coverage Beyonce 's halftime show…

  12. 10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows

    January 30, 2015 2:30 PM EST 0 UPDATE: Katy Perry Shines at Super Bowl Halftime Show Before Katy Perry takes the stage this Sunday (Feb. 1), we countdown the ten most spectacular Super Bowl halftime performances ever. Agree with our picks? Disagree? Tweet us at @Billboard with your comments. Super Bowl 2015:…

  13. Producer Harmony Samuels Is Bringing Back the '90s With Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony & More

    January 29, 2015 6:30 PM EST When Ciara released "I Bet" a few weeks ago, it received a lot of attention for personal reasons: It's the first track since the singer's breakup with Future . But the song stands out aside from the biographical details; it also represents a new direction for Ciara.…

  14. Michelle Williams Argues About Beyonce With Mike Huckabee on 'The View'

    January 22, 2015 3:30 PM EST Like most people considering a presidential run in 2016, Mike Huckabee appeared on The View today to argue about Beyonce with Michelle Williams. Yes, the former governor and Fox News host continued his talk-show tour to promote family values (i.e., his book) by slamming Beyonce. This time,…

  15. 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…

  16. Nicki Minaj Shares 'Emotional Journey' On MTV 'My Time Again' Documentary: Review

    January 15, 2015 1:21 PM EST As Nicki Minaj was prepping to release her third studio album The Pinkprint , MTV followed the artist through the latter end of the "emotional journey." The artist's second MTV documentary, My Time Again , was shot within a span of four and a half-months, starting "from…

  17. Ask Billboard: Mark & Mars Move 'Uptown' to No. 1

    January 11, 2015 9:05 AM EST Lipps, Inc. and more: a history of 'funk'-y hits. Plus, more No. 15 hits for '15. As always, submit 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 and…

  18. Concert Review: Sam Smith Shines As He Kicks Off His Latest Tour In Atlanta

    January 10, 2015 7:04 PM EST Sam Smith can't stop smiling. It's opening night of the young, virtuosic vocalist's debut theater and arena tour. The January 9 concert was sold out – and when it began he appeared on stage, illuminated by a single spotlight, to rapturous applause. Smith had last performed in…

  19. Tango Great Leopoldo Federico Dies at 87

    January 02, 2015 10:41 AM EST Leopoldo Federico, the master Argentine bandoneón player who joined Rubén Blades on his Grammy-nominated album Tangos , has died at age 87. "He is a point of reference for tango argentino," Blades told Billboard before the release of the album of tango versions of the Panamanian…

  20. Sony Hack: New Evidence Points to Inside Job Say Security Experts

    December 30, 2014 7:58 AM EST Cyber security firm Norse has found evidence that six individuals were behind the hack, including at least one former Sony Pictures employee. Despite the FBI declaring that North Korea was behind the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, security experts continue to…

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