1. Disclosure, Bastille, David Bowie Lead Brit Awards: Full Nominees List

    January 09, 2014 2:46 PM EST David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release in a decade, "The Next Day." Related Articles No. 14…

  2. Coachella 2014: 10 Non-Headliners To Watch

    January 09, 2014 2:32 PM EST From the Pet Shop Boys' first trip to Indio to A$AP Mob's latest star to a certain "Get Lucky" singer, don't miss these artists during the April fest. The initial jolt of the Coachella lineup reveal each year typically belongs to the headliners -- and 2014 is no…

  3. Coachella 2014 Lineup Announced: Outkast, Arcade Fire, Muse Headlining

    January 08, 2014 11:04 PM EST With a tweet suggesting fans "share it like a polaroid picture," the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival sent out this year's highly anticipated lineup late on Wednesday. As previously reported , long-dormant rap duo Outkast will reunite at the Goldenvoice-organized…

  4. Films Scored By Ben Gibbard, Ad-Rock Showing at Sundance Festival

    January 06, 2014 9:19 PM EST Gibbard contributed a score to "Laggies," while Ad-Rock scored "No-No: A Dockumentary" When the Sundance Film Festival arrives next week in Utah, two films scheduled to be screened at the event will be of particular interest for music fans, given the writer of each film&…

  5. Chlöe Howl Shrugs Off 'Sound of 2014' Pressure, Awaits Debut Album Release

    January 06, 2014 5:37 PM EST U.K. artist discusses her breakout single "No Strings" before joining Ellie Goulding's arena tour later this month. The BBC's annual Sound of… poll is one of the music world's most reliable barometers of critically beloved new talent; previous winners include then…

  6. Ellie Goulding Lights Up In 'Goodness Gracious' Video: Watch

    January 06, 2014 1:58 PM EST Any lingering doubts that Ellie Goulding is not ultra-cool should be squashed with the arrival of the "Goodness Gracious" music video, which shows the U.K. songstress dancing in light-up shoes, partying with futuristic-looking pals and even skateboarding with ease. The video for the…

  7. Pitbull & Ke$ha's 'Timber' Lands First U.K. No. 1 for 2014

    January 06, 2014 3:09 AM EST   “Timber” (Mr.305/Polo Grounds/J/Sony) by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha debuted atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 5) to become the market’s first No. 1 single of 2014. Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon” (Polydor/Universal) climbed 6-1 to top the album bestsellers for the first time, in its…

  8. Miley Cyrus' 'Adore You' Video Sends Her to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    January 03, 2014 11:00 AM EST The move knocks Justin Bieber out of the top spot, while Rihanna shoots to No. 3 The release of Miley Cyrus' "Adore You" music video spurs the singer back to No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart -- which ranks the most social artists of the week.   The Social 50 chart…

  9. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your 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 country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  10. Beyonce Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 26, 2013 2:13 PM EST "Beyonce" sold 991,000 in its first 10 days and is (so far) the 12th biggest-selling album of 2013 Beyonce's new self-titled album remains unstoppable on the Billboard 200 chart, as it spends a second week atop the list. "Beyonce" sold 374,000 copies in the…

  11. Chart Highlights: Florida Georgia Line Lands Fourth Country Airplay No. 1

    December 23, 2013 5:15 PM EST The duo ties the record for the most career-opening leaders in the chart's history. Plus, U2 likewise makes an historic move and new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Toby Love Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  12. 'X Factor' Winner Sam Bailey Grabs U.K. Christmas No. 1 with 'Skyscraper,' One Direction Narrowly Denied Top Album

    December 23, 2013 2:07 AM EST Sam Bailey, the 36-year-old former prison officer who won last weekend’s final of “The X Factor,” has claimed the U.K.’s prestigious Christmas No. 1 single with her cover of Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” (Syco Music/Sony). Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) narrowly held off…

  13. Kacey Musgraves Follows Her Arrow to a Breakthrough Year, Talks Writing With Katy Perry

    December 20, 2013 3:50 PM EST It seems impossible to imagine Kacey Musgraves' breakout debut album, "Same Trailer Different Park," without "Follow Your Arrow," a button-pushing song about having a good time in one's own skin. But the track barely made the album, stemming from a last-minute…

  14. 20 Best Dance Music Albums of 2013: CODE Picks

    December 20, 2013 3:40 PM EST Dance music has typically been defined by the single, but in 2013, the electronic dance music album made a comeback with a vengeance. From chart-toppers to critical darlings to fan favorites, the longplayer is alive and well. Here are the 20 Best Albums (and a few outstanding EPs) as…

  15. Beyonce Tops Billboard 200, R. Kelly and Childish Gambino Debut in Top 10

    December 18, 2013 11:00 AM EST As reported last night , Beyonce makes history at the top of the Billboard 200 this week with her new self-titled album. The set debuts at No. 1 with 617,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, making the diva the first woman to reach No. 1 with her first five studio albums…

  16. Leona Lewis Sets U.K. Chart Record

    December 17, 2013 12:50 AM EST Christmas has come early for Leona Lewis. The pop singer has set a new chart record by becoming the first British female solo artist to score eight U.K. top 5 singles. The pop artist’s latest single “One More Sleep” (Syco Music) opened at No. 3 on the latest Official U.K. Singles Chart,…

  17. Robbie Williams 'Swings' Back to No. 1 in U.K., Lily Allen Continues Streak Atop Singles Chart

    December 16, 2013 4:12 AM EST In the last charts before this week’s sales battle for the U.K.’s prestigious Christmas No. 1s, Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) moved back to the top of the album survey and Lily Allen’s “Somewhere Only We Know” (Parlophone/Warner Music) started a third non-consecutive…

  18. Bruno Mars: Billboard Artist of the Year Cover Story

    December 13, 2013 8:02 AM EST Jukebox Hero: How did Bruno Mars become Billboard’s Artist of the Year? He grabbed hold of the album and single charts and never let go It's a few days before the Grammy Award nominations are announced, and Bruno Mars is shaking off predictions with an easy laugh.…

  19. What Does YouTube Say? Ylvis' 'The Fox' Is Top Trending Video of 2013

    December 11, 2013 9:55 AM EST Ylvis still doesn't know what the fox says, but the Norwegian duo can take comfort: Its viral hit exploring that question has been named YouTube's top trending video of 2013. Also in the top trending videos category revealed Wednesday: a military version of "Harlem Shake,…

  20. Macklemore's 'Can't Hold Us' Spotify's Most-Streamed Song of 2013

    December 03, 2013 7:38 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis first broke into the mainstream with "Thrift Shop," but according to music streaming service Spotify, it wasn't even their biggest song of the year. Spotify has released its year-end totals, and the rap/production duo's "Can't Hold Us…

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