1. 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'…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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'…

  6. 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…

  7. 2011 Oscars: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 12:42 PM EST At Sunday's Academy Awards, Trent Reznor could become the second rock bandleader to win the Oscar for original score, joining Talking Heads' David Byrne , who took home the trophy for "The Last Emperor" in 1987. It's not an unlikely scenario. Reznor's score for …

  8. Gwyneth Paltrow, Florence Welch Performing at Oscars

    February 04, 2011 2:15 PM EST Gwyneth Paltrow will perform "Coming Home" from her latest film "Country Strong" on the 83rd Academy Awards telecast. Original Song nominee A.R. Rahman and Florence Welch, of Florence & the Machine , will perform "If I Rise" from the film "127 Hours.…

  9. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 4:47 PM EST As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.com gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best original score and song: Trent Reznor , A.R. Rahman …

  10. Trent Reznor, A.R. Rahman Earn 2011 Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 9:11 AM EST The 2011 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning (Jan. 25), and among the top nominees in the music categories is Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor , who is nominated for best original score for the Facebook-inspired film, "The Social Network" (with collaborator Atticus…

  11. 11 Country No. 11s For '11

    January 11, 2011 2:05 PM EST "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11. But, of those, No. 11 is probably the worst." Adrian Moreira, RCA/J/Arista Records senior vice president/adult music notes the frustration associated with a No. 11 peak on a Billboard survey. "If you peak at No. 2, at least you can…

  12. Single Review: Britney Spears, "Hold It Against Me"

    January 11, 2011 12:48 PM EST BRITNEY SPEARS Hold It Against Me (3:49) Producers: Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Billboard Writers: Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald, Bonnie McKee, Mathieu Jomphe Publishers: Various Jive/JLG "Hold It Against Me," the hotly anticipated new Britney Spears single, inevitably arrived on the Web a…

  13. Train Rolls To 100th Adult Pop Songs No. 1

    September 08, 2010 1:05 PM EDT With a 2-1 advance for "If It's Love," Train collects the 100th No. 1 title in the 14-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart. The survey premiered in the Billboard issue dated March 16, 1996, as an offshoot of the Adult Contemporary chart, a…

  14. Eminem Brings Out Dr. Dre, 50 Cent for Detroit Show with Jay-Z

    September 03, 2010 1:03 AM EDT E minem clearly felt that he had something to prove Thursday night (Sept. 2) at the opening show of his Home And Home tour series with fellow rapper Jay-Z . It wasn't a desire to "beat" his colleague on his home turf in the first of their four shows, however. Rather, Eminem set…

  15. Jason Mraz May Turn 'Tons of Material' Into Two New Albums

    August 26, 2010 10:35 AM EDT J ason Mraz says he has "tons and tons of material" for his next album -- and may, in fact, be working on two. "I've got two very different-sounding albums," Mraz, who won two Grammy awards for 2008's platinum "We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things," tells…

  16. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 11:24 AM EST Lady Gaga , Florence and the Machine , Dizzee Rascal , Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organised by U.K. trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 from 8pm tonight (Feb. 16) with further…

  17. Ask Billboard: ''Taking Peaks," Nos. 100-1

    January 29, 2010 4:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALKING PEAKS, 100 TO 1 Gary, Bravo! Well done! Every week this month I have…

  18. Chart Beat Wednesday: Colbie Caillat, Rob Thomas, Lady Antebellum

    January 27, 2010 2:55 PM EST 'FALLIN' ' LOVE: Colbie Caillat ascends to the Adult Contemporary apex, as "Fallin' for You" rises 2-1. The song is Caillat's second No. 1 on the survey. On the chart dated Jan. 19, 2008, her debut smash "Bubbly" began a 19-week reign, the longest…

  19. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 19, 2010 6:49 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle . U.K. acts Florence and the Machine , Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Arena on Feb. 16 and screened live on ITV1.…

  20. Taking Peaks, Part 2: Nos. 75-51

    January 12, 2010 1:30 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

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