1. Tourist Announces US Tour, Confirms EP Release Date

    February 28, 2014 1:26 PM EST Last December, an unassuming but polished young man stepped onto the stage at L.A.’s Lyric Theatre and slowly, before a crowd of about 50-60 people, single-handedly built a live electronic soundscape rooted in house music but firmly thrust into the future. Soon it became clear: Those…

  2. Kylie Minogue's Comeback 'Kiss': Pop Star Finds New Life with Sia, Pharrell & Roc Nation

    February 28, 2014 1:17 PM EST "I felt like I needed a new landscape," says the 45-year-old pop phenom ahead of the release for her "Kiss Me Once" album. Kylie Minogue played some of the biggest venues of her 26-year career in music on 2011's Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour, including a five-night…

  3. Arctic Monkeys Dominate Britain’s NME Awards

    February 27, 2014 4:38 AM EST Just a week after winning big at the BRITs , the Arctic Monkeys have cleaned up at the NME Awards with five trophies. The Sheffield rock group took out some of the big prizes on Wednesday night, including best British band and album for their chart-topping “AM”.  They’d led all artists with…

  4. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, HAIM, Pharrell & More Make Moves

    February 24, 2014 3:05 PM EST Perry sets the Pop Songs weekly plays mark with 'Dark Horse'; HAIM hits its first airplay chart; and Pharrell's 'Happy' continues its multi-format surge Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  5. Bastille, Sam Smith, Arctic Monkeys Enjoy Post-BRIT Awards Sales Spikes

    February 24, 2014 4:26 AM EST Winners and performers at last week’s BRIT Awards ceremony dominated the new sales charts when they were published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Feb. 23). Best British Breakthrough act Bastille returned to the album summit with “Bad Blood” (Virgin/Universal) and Critics’ Choice…

  6. MNEK Readies Throwback Debut While Working with Kylie Minogue & Disclosure

    February 20, 2014 1:30 PM EST "I like collaborating, whether it's Rudimental, Sub Focus, Gorgon City, what have you," says the Londoon teen. For a 19-year-old who shares management with One Direction, MNEK uses a lot of very specific late-'80s and early-'90s references to describe his as-yet…

  7. Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White Headlining

    February 19, 2014 9:30 PM EST Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wiz Khalifa, Frank Ocean and a Superjam with Skrillex will also be showcased at the Tennessee fest. Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival, as the full Roo lineup was unveiled through a broadcasted…

  8. BRIT Awards: Arctic Monkeys, One Direction Win Big in London

    February 19, 2014 5:33 PM EST Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding delivered dazzling performance at the U.K. ceremony. Arctic Monkeys were once again the biggest winners at the 2014 BRIT Awards, which honored the best in British music on Wednesday night (Feb. 19) at London's O2 Arena. For the third album in…

  9. Katy Perry Goes Egyptian Neon for 'Dark Horse' At BRIT Awards: Watch

    February 19, 2014 4:57 PM EST Katy Perry's trip across the pond had her looking on the bright side of things, as the singer opted for neon when she took London's O2 Arena stage to perform "Dark Horse" at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday (Feb. 19). The singer contrasted her gothic Grammy run with a…

  10. Lorde, Disclosure Team For 'Royals'/'White Noise' Mash-Up At BRIT Awards: Watch

    February 19, 2014 4:38 PM EST As previously reported , Lorde and Disclosure combined for a performance at the BRIT Awards, presenting an enticingly upbeat new version of "Royals" before segueing into the U.K. electronic duo's single "White Noise." Standing in front of a giant illustration of her…

  11. BRIT Awards Live Stream feat. Katy Perry, Lorde, Bruno Mars & More: WATCH NOW

    February 19, 2014 3:00 PM EST Bastille, Pharrell, Arctic Monkeys, Ellie Goulding -- and possibly, Beyonce -- will also take the O2 Arena stage on Wednesday to celebrate Britain's top music honors. watch it all go down right here, starting at 3PM ET The BRIT Awards may be hosted by James Corden for the fifth -- and…

  12. Jack Antonoff Unveils Bleachers: Fun. Guitarist Talks Secret Project, Working With Yoko Ono

    February 18, 2014 6:22 PM EST "I wanted there to be music before anything," Antonoff tells Billboard about recording a new project out of the spotlight. An artist called Bleachers was listed in the middle of the lineups of multiple U.S. festivals like Firefly and Governor's Ball that were released last…

  13. CODE Picks of the Week: Fake Blood, Showtek, More

    February 14, 2014 3:46 PM EST Fake Blood, “Get Myself Together” [Blood Music] Theo Keating’s hard-edged alias is always a reliable source for a glorious dancefloor moment, but this blend of house vocal and raw breaks-inspired beats exceeds all expectation. Showtek & Justin Prime featuring Matthew Koma, “Cannonball …

  14. Arcade Fire Nominated for Three mtvU Woodie Awards

    February 14, 2014 1:02 AM EST Canadian alternative rockers Arcade Fire leads this year's mtvU Woodie Awards nominations with three. Other artists receiving multiple nominations include Oscar nominee Pharrell Williams, Jay Z, Imagine Dragons, Disclosure and Chance the Rapper, all with two apiece. Arcade Fire will vie…

  15. 5 Reasons to Love the ‘90s: Duke Dumont, Bastille and More Dance Producers Lead the Revival

    February 13, 2014 2:05 PM EST Remember the ‘90s, an era of multi-million dollar music videos, Bill Clinton and a pre-social media internet. It’s also the decade that some of today’s hottest stars of dance music were born (the boys of Disclosure, Martin Garrix, and Krewella’s Yasmine Yousaf are all ‘90s babies).…

  16. Runway Rock: AlunaGeorge Plays Rebecca Minkoff's NYFW Show

    February 08, 2014 12:17 PM EST The It Brits serenaded a stylish crowd at Minkoff's fall '14 show, including Carrie Underwood, Zosia Mamet, Anna Kendrick and Coco Rocha. Rebecca Minkoff might be best known for her upbeat, urbane leather goods, but the New York-based designer has another talent, too -- booking…

  17. Jimmy Fallon: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2014 11:35 AM EST Between bookings from U2 to Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon, bandleader Questlove and music booker Jonathan Cohen reveal how they turned late night into one of music's hottest stops Little-known fact: Before he had his own NBC talk show or landed a gig with "Saturday Night Live,…

  18. 'Japanese Beethoven' Admits to Using Ghost Composer, May Not Be Deaf

    February 06, 2014 10:26 PM EST Mamoru Samuragochi‬ had previously claimed to be the sole author of scores for various beloved titles, such as "Biohazard" The ghostwriter for the musician lauded as Japan's Beethoven said Thursday he became fed up and ended their 18-year collaboration last year after he…

  19. Lorde to Headline Preakness Concert

    February 06, 2014 2:01 PM EST Lorde will bring her Grammy Award-winning song of the year to Maryland as she headlines the Preakness infield concert at Pimlico Race Course in May. Related Articles Clive Davis Party THR Photo Shoot: Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, Lorde & More Lorde, Disclosure To Team Up For BRIT Awards…

  20. Nile Rodgers Talks New Chic Album, Premieres Solo Track in Google Hangout: Watch

    February 05, 2014 5:10 PM EST The living legend talks Madonna, Guetta, GRAMMYs and more Days after winning three GRAMMY awards for his guitarwork on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," music legend Nile Rodgers stopped by for a Google+ Hangout with Billboard on Wednesday (Feb. 5). While chatting with…

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