1. Behind the Making of LMFAO's ' Party Rock Anthem' -- One of Summer's All-Time Biggest Hits

    July 20, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Dance-rap duo LMFAO approached its second album, 2011's Sorry for Party Rocking , with the explicit goal of scoring a No. 1. "Party Rock Anthem" -- a feel-good EDM track partly inspired by "shuffling," a dance move popular in Australian clubs -- did just that, topping…

  2. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Janet Jackson Returns With 40th Career Hit, 'No Sleeep'

    July 03, 2015 3:00 PM EDT The icon posts her first Hot 100 hit since 2008. Plus, moves for Jidenna, Pitbull, Flo Rida and Sam Smith. As previously reported , Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth , tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated July 11) for an 11th week,…

  3. Fourth of July Music on TV: Where to See Ed Sheeran & More on Independence Day

    July 03, 2015 12:00 PM EDT There's no better way to celebrate America's independence then by kicking your feet up in front of the TV -- hot dog in hand -- while watching some of your favorite artists sing on screen. NBC's annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular hosts singers Ed Sheeran,…

  4. Flo Rida Pulls Out of Miss USA Pageant

    July 01, 2015 2:53 PM EDT Flo Rida has pulled out of his guest appearance at the Miss USA pageant later this month and Macy’s has dumped Donald Trump, part of the continued fallout over the GOP hopeful’s remarks about Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign announcement. A representative of the platinum…

  5. Billboard Cover: Jason Derulo on Fitness Fanaticism, His Post-Jordin Sparks Love Life and All-Star-Filled New Album

    May 22, 2015 9:00 AM EDT "Warm lava cake with vanilla ice cream,” says Jason Derulo . “That shit is unbelievable.” For a man as obsessed with staying fit as he is with making hits -- the 25-year-old is on the verge of scoring his 11th million-selling single, according to Nielsen Music, with “Want to…

  6. Pop Radio's Most Powerful: Booking Jingle Ball, Schmoozing With U2 and Breaking One Direction

    May 01, 2015 1:01 PM EDT The 10 top 40 programmers with the instincts and clout to make songs into hits, and make millions for their companies. 1. JOHN IVEY, 56 SENIOR VP, iHEARTMEDIA; PROGRAM DIRECTOR, KIIS LOS ANGELES Ivey wields significant clout over America’s pop music tastes, at both the local and national…

  7. Rich Homie Quan Surrenders to Miami Police Over Alleged Attack on Bouncer

    April 09, 2015 10:42 AM EDT Rich Homie Quan   surrendered himself to police yesterday (April 8) after a security guard he is accused of attacking outside a Miami Beach night club brought charges against the rapper. Quan, whose given name is  Dequantes Lamar , faces a misdemeanor charge of simple battery according to…

  8. Sam Smith Holds Off Madonna to Score U.K. Chart Double

    March 16, 2015 6:10 AM EDT Sam Smith's pre-eminence in the U.K. market reached new heights yesterday (March 15) as he scored a new chart double. "Lay Me Down" (Capitol/Universal/ Columbia/Sony), his collaboration with John Legend for the Comic Relief charity, debuted atop the singles chart; meanwhile…

  9. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Kanye West, Paul McCartney & Carly Rae Jepsen Debut

    March 13, 2015 4:31 PM EDT McCartney boasts simultaneous top 15 hits for the first time since 1982 (with the Beatles), while fans 'Really Like' Jepsen's new song. As previously reported , Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week,…

  10. Guest Post: Without Transparency in Music, Artists, Fans and Services Will Lose

    March 03, 2015 11:55 AM EST Imagine you went to your ATM and tried to take out $60 dollars. The machine makes you wait for a half hour then spits out 40 dollars and no receipt. You don't know where the extra money went, why it took so long or what's left in your account. For most people, this would be…

  11. Taylor Swift Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100, Fall Out Boy Flies to No. 2

    January 29, 2015 3:25 PM EST While Swift blocks Fall Out Boy from the summit, the band reaches a new high, soaring 10-2 thanks to new album. Despite an 8 percent drop in activity, Taylor Swift returns to the top of the Billboard Artist 100 (2-1), logging a record-extending 14th week at the summit (dating to the…

  12. Tomorrow's Hits: Natalie La Rose, Wash & Josh Dorr

    January 09, 2015 10:05 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Natalie La Rose New Republic signee Natalie La Rose nears her first Billboard chart appearance, as the Jeremih-assisted "Somebody"…

  13. The Juice Podcast: Jeremih Talks 'Late Nights' Album, 'N.O.M.A.' Mixtape & Collabos

    August 01, 2014 1:55 PM EDT Jeremih moves discreetly. Within the four years between his sophomore album All About You and his upcoming album, Late Nights: The Album (due out Sept.  30), the singer-songwriter/producer has been working steadily, releasing his Late Nights with Jeremih mixtape and his collaborative project…

  14. 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…

  15. Chart Highlights: Colbie Caillat Returns With 'Hold On'; Volbeat Victorious At Rock

    November 25, 2013 7:30 PM EST The singer/songwriter debuts on Adult Pop Songs with the first single from her next album Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on…

  16. Flo Rida Swerves Six-Figure Lawsuit for Snubbing Australian Fest

    August 20, 2013 5:33 AM EDT Flo Rida has dodged paying roughly US$400,000 in damages to the organizers of an Australian music festival he failed to show up to. The artist, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, was a no-show at the Fat As Butter fest in 2011, for which he’d apparently been paid his performance fee up…

  17. APRA Music Awards for Tame Impala, Sia, Timomatic

    June 18, 2013 5:27 AM EDT Tame Impala, Sia Furler, Timomatic, 360 and Hilltop Hoods were among the big winners Monday night at the APRA Music Awards in Melbourne. Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rockers Tame Impala added to their impressive collection of industry-plaudits with the most prestigious APRA Awards category,…

  18. The Seed: A$AP Ferg, Wu-Tang Clan, The Weeknd & More

    May 20, 2013 10:00 AM EDT After weeks of anticipation, A$AP Mob’s second-in-command, A$AP Ferg, lets loose the remix to his breakout song,“Work." The remix features verses from French Montana, Trinidad James, ScHoolboy Q, and of course, A$AP Rocky. The song's accompanying video, premiered on May 14, has…

  19. Flo Rida, 'Let It Roll' EP: Exclusive Stream

    March 25, 2013 3:33 PM EDT Flo Rida is taking two of his "Wild Ones" hits and giving them new life. Tomorrow (March 26), the rapper will release his EP, "Let It Roll," on iTunes, which features four remixes for each "Let It Roll" and his Jennifer Lopez-assisted, "Sweet Spot."…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: Pop Radio's Folk Balancing Act

    January 11, 2013 4:12 PM EST With the Lumineers, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran in heavy rotation, how is the format handling an influx of folk/rock strumming? After last year brought a marked shift to an acceptance of unlikely alternative hits at pop radio from the likes of Gotye, fun., Alex Clare and more, early 2013…

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