1. Lana Del Rey's 'West Coast' Set For Strong Hot 100 Debut

    April 18, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Her new song appears headed for the list's top half next week thanks to expected high sales following her buzzworthy Coachella set Lana Del Rey's new single "West Coast" looks likely to debut in the upper half of next week's Billboard Hot 100. Highlights of the…

  2. Ask Billboard: Hits That Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample

    April 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Your knowledgeable responses about hit songs with samples, from Eminem to the 'Macarena.' Plus, John Legend has added class to the Hot 100 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  3. Deep Dish Reuniting With New Single 'Quincy,' Miami Show

    February 12, 2014 11:45 AM EST After an almost eight year hiatus, the groundbreaking duo returns for a highly-anticipated, if uneasy reunion Deep Dish is officially reuniting. After remaining mum on rumors and offering little explanation for a cryptic countdown on their website, pioneering electronic duo Deep Dish has…

  4. Mary Lambert's 'She Keeps Me Warm' Rises At Radio After Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Success

    January 27, 2014 5:20 PM EST The singer of the chorus of the GRAMMY event track "Same Love" expanded her vocal into a full song that's now scaling Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart. After appearing on last night's Grammy Awards during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love"…

  5. Kendrick Lamar: GRAMMY®s Best New Artist Nominee Spotlight

    January 15, 2014 11:44 AM EST For some, the debut sales week of Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" album in October 2012 -- 241,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, good enough for a No. 2 bow on the Billboard 200 chart behind Taylor Swift's 1.2 million debut with "Red" --…

  6. One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Enjoys Huge Opening Week in U.K.

    December 02, 2013 1:09 AM EST One Direction have achieved the U.K.’s fastest-selling artist album of 2013 to date, and of their career, with an opening 237,000 sales for their third set “Midnight Memories” (Syco Music/Sony). Calvin Harris debuted atop the singles chart with “Under Control” (Columbia/Sony), featuring…

  7. Recipe For A Thanksgiving Soundtrack

    November 27, 2013 1:35 PM EST Never mind the meal. What's on the musical menu for Thanksgiving? Billboard has all the ingredients for a satisfying Turkey Day soundtrack We trust that, at this point, you've planned the details of cooking your Thanksgiving dinner. (Or, perhaps smarter, that you have secured…

  8. Dido Reminisces on 'Greatest Hits,' Teaming with Eminem for 'Stan'

    November 15, 2013 10:56 AM EST Career-spanning collection due months after 'Girl Who Got Away' album. Best-of albums can be simple victory laps, but they're also a great time for personal reflection. For British adult-pop singer Dido, her upcoming "Greatest Hits" compilation has provided a…

  9. Eminem Returns: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 01, 2013 1:00 PM EDT For "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," Eminem set himself a challenge: to re-create the moment when people first heard him on record This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Even at the peak of his popularity, when he was raising hell on…

  10. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  11. Eminem's 30 Biggest Songs

    October 17, 2013 2:16 PM EDT Eminem's birthday is today (Oct. 17), and to celebrate the midwestern rapper who rose to the national stage a decade and a half ago, we're taking a look at Em's 30 biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100. He may go by a handful of names -- Eminem, Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady …

  12. Rick Nowels, Lana Del Rey Co-Writer, Talks 'Summertime Sadness' And His Catalog Of Hits

    August 27, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Rick Nowels has penned some of the most melodic pure-pop hits of the last quarter-century-plus. Chart Beat goes one-on-one with one of pop music's master tunesmiths For more than 25 years, Rick Nowels has crafted some of the most memorable hooks in pop music. From Belinda Carlisle&…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Steve Martin, Edie Brickell Blast Back; Lana Del Rey Debuts; Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Get Hot (100)-Headed

    May 05, 2013 5:05 AM EDT With their new collaboration, Martin and Brickell net their highest Billboard 200 ranks in decades. Plus, Del Rey reaches new Hot 100 heights and Billboard charts spur Carey and Minaj's latest sparring. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell make impressive returns to the Billboard 200, as…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: 10 Group Lead Singers Who Could Score Solo Success

    April 07, 2013 8:05 AM EDT With Justin Timberlake reigning post-'N Sync, what other famed group lead singers could rule on their own? Plus, chart honors for Crystal Bowersox, Joe Bonamassa and Bob Dylan The top title on the Billboard 200 for a second week belongs to a singer who first made his name as a…

  15. Dido Ends Hiatus, Debuts 'Girl Who Got Away' Songs in London

    February 01, 2013 6:50 PM EST "I won't take so long with the next one," she says at exclusive concert previewing her first album since 2008 Dido made a triumphant live return in London Thursday night (Jan. 31), performing an exclusive acoustic set to invited guests and media at a private members'…

  16. Unexpected Music Collaborations: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    January 29, 2013 1:40 PM EST In honor of Miley and Tyler, here are 12 collaborations that we never saw coming. Soon, the world will know what a Miley Cyrus song that features Tyler, The Creator and was co-written by Mary J. Blige sounds like. The pop star revealed the gonzo collaboration on her forthcoming fourth studio…

  17. NBA Players' Favorite Music: Los Angeles Lakers

    October 29, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Check out what Dwight Howard, Metta World Peace and Devin Ebanks are listening to in these exclusive Q&As. The 2012-2013 NBA season is finally upon us, and no team is being talked more than the new-look Los Angeles Lakers. After winning the NBA championship in 2010, the Lakers, led by…

  18. Amy Winehouse Has Century's Top-Selling Album in U.K.

    August 25, 2011 10:47 AM EDT Amy Winehouse 's "Back To Black" has become the U.K.'s biggest-selling album of the 21st century. The Official Charts Company announced Wednesday (Aug 24) that a surge in sales of Winehouse's sophomore album since her death July 23 had helped it to overtake James…

  19. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. READERS'…

  20. Trent Reznor, Randy Newman Win Oscars for Best Original Score, Song

    February 28, 2011 12:07 AM EST T rent Reznor , Atticus Ross and Randy Newman won Oscars in the top music categories at the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 27) -- and their reactions could not have been more different. Reznor reacted with shock and amazement after he and co-composer Atticus Ross won the Best…

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