1. Foster The People On Following Up A Breakthrough: 'I Was at War with Myself'

    March 26, 2014 2:21 PM EDT For Foster The People, the antidote to writer's block was hiding on the coast of Morocco. "There's something mystical that floats in the air there," says frontman/multi-instrumentalist Mark Foster, calling in from somewhere between France and London on the band's…

  2. Why Pharrell's 'In My Mind' Album is Worth Revisiting - If Only For One Song

    March 06, 2014 4:29 PM EST Pharrell's first album has been dismissed by everyone, including Pharrell himself. But one track offers something that "G I R L" does not. Although it didn't arrive upon a pillowy cloud of recent hits in the way that "G I R L" recently did, Pharrell Williams&…

  3. 'Frozen' Earns Most Weeks At No. 1 For A Soundtrack Since 'Titanic'

    February 26, 2014 11:00 AM EST Meanwhile, Pharrell's "Happy" continues to rule the Digital Songs chart. Disney's unstoppable soundtrack to "Frozen" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth nonconsecutive week atop the list. "Frozen" has now earned the most…

  4. 'Frozen' Targeting Longest No. 1 Run for a Soundtrack Since 'Titanic'

    February 21, 2014 5:01 PM EST The "Frozen" soundtrack is about to meet "Titanic" in the history books. Industry sources forecast the "Frozen" album to sell around 85,000 copies in the tracking week ending on Sunday, February 23. That could be enough to secure the No. 1 slot on next week'…

  5. Whitney Houston's Billboard Chart Records

    February 11, 2014 9:52 AM EST Here's a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished. To honor the late, great Whitney Houston on the second anniversary of her passing on Feb. 11, 2012, here's a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished.…

  6. Whitney Houston's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits: A Look at Her Legendary Chart Career

    February 11, 2014 8:36 AM EST The late Whitney Houston's legacy on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart is legendary. Her biggest single on the Hot 100 chart is her iconic "I Will Always Love You," from her film "The Bodyguard." The track spent a staggering 14 weeks atop the list and at the…

  7. 'Now 49' vs. 'Frozen' for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart Next Week

    February 05, 2014 9:14 PM EST The top of the Billboard 200 chart has been unusually heavy on soundtracks and compilations lately, and next week will be no exception.   The new "Now 49" compilation album is heading for a high debut -- possibly No. 1 -- so suggest industry forecasters. The album may sell around 90…

  8. B.o.B Talks Quarter Life Crisis & 'Underground Luxury' Album

    October 29, 2013 5:00 PM EDT B.o.B is suffering from a quarter-life crisis. With two weeks before his 25th birthday, the Atlanta rapper finds himself at a point in his 10-year career where he can't let anyone get in his way, including himself." "At 25, from this point forward it has got to be just uphill,…

  9. Britney Spears Teases Epic 'Work Bitch' Music Video: Watch

    September 27, 2013 10:59 AM EDT Pop star unveils 10 seconds of the desert-set clip on Instagram. Britney Spears has posted 10 seconds of her upcoming "Work Bitch" music video online via her Instagram account on Thursday (Sept. 26). Judging by these scant seconds of footage, the ferocity level of the "Work…

  10. Estelle Launches New London Records, Preps New Album

    August 12, 2013 4:21 PM EDT Estelle has announced the launch of New London Records, an independent label in partnership with BMG, with whom she's worked as a writer since 2003. Estelle will release the second ("Vol. 2 Waiting to Exhale," August) and third volumes ("Vol. 3 How Stella Got Her Groove…

  11. Man Band Takeover: Exploring New Albums From Backstreet Boys, NKOTB, 98 Degrees & Hanson

    August 02, 2013 2:48 PM EDT All four once-inescapable groups have released new albums this year. Which ones are worth a listen? It's been just another ordinary week for the biggest boy band in the world, One Direction: the quintet scored its best Hot 100 rank ever this week when new single "Best Song Ever…

  12. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  13. Steve Porter: From Nightclubs to NBA, the DJ Talks About His Video Remixing Evolution

    June 21, 2013 3:11 PM EDT The video remix king talks about how he left the underground and is now contemplating a return. LeBron James may have won his second NBA championship last night, but DJ Steve Porter was guaranteed a victory no matter who scored the most points. His video remixes (like the one you can see…

  14. Earl Sweatshirt To Release 'Doris' In July

    June 07, 2013 4:57 PM EDT Earl Sweatshirt reveals that his sophomore full-length, "Doris," will be released at the end of July. "I'm wrapping everything up so it’s coming out in July," Earl told MTV Australia . "I can't wait for this shit to come out already so I can finally exhale…

  15. Daft Punk: How the Pioneering Dance Duo Conjured 'Random Access Memories'

    May 10, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Shrouded in calculated mystery and unveiled gradually via traditional media, the act's first album in eight years is a bold, high-end effort to make everything old new again It started with a Facebook post: Two helmets, one gold and one silver, halved and fused down the center, set…

  16. Ask Billboard: Songs Two Good Not To Be No. 1

    November 16, 2012 9:35 PM EST PSY's 'Gangnam Style' joins the list of memorable No. 2 Hot 100 hits; fun.'s 'Some Nights' does the same for No. 3-peaking songs; Demi Lovato's sales; and more soundtrack stopgap hits. A new "Ask Billboard" to cover such topics as PSY's "…

  17. Ask Billboard: More Soundtrack Stopgap Hits

    October 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Long before Adele's 'Skyfall,' artists have bridged the gap between breakout albums and follow-ups with soundtrack smashes. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  18. Faith Evans Talks 'R&B Divas' Show & Companion Album

    September 28, 2012 3:25 PM EDT In a climate dominated by pop, dance and hip-hop, it can be hard out there for an R&B artist. And that doesn't include life issues like addiction, abusive relationships and financial hardships. But in life-as onstage-the show must go on. That's the premise behind "R&B…

  19. Whitney Houston Greatest Hits Due Nov. 13, TV Special Planned

    September 26, 2012 3:20 PM EDT The late Whitney Houston 's music career is due to be commemorated on a new greatest hits album, "I Will Always Love You - The Best of Whitney Houston." The RCA Records effort, described in a press release from the label as the "first ever, definitive single disc"…

  20. 'Sparkle' Has $12 Million Opening Weekend

    August 19, 2012 8:35 PM EDT "Sparkle," Whitney Houston 's final movie, grossed $12 million at the box office, according to estimates provided by the film's distributor TriStar/Sony. The tally was on the low end of expectations. 'Sparkle' Features Video: Jordin Sparks on Working With Whitney…

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