1. Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Rule Hot 100, Fall Out Boy Hits Top 10

    January 28, 2015 1:33 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' rules for a fourth week and takes over atop Radio Songs. Plus, Fall Out Boy returns to the top 10 after an eight-year break. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. Plus, as it takes over…

  2. Exclusive: Stream Michna's Dreamy New Album 'Thousand Thursday'

    January 28, 2015 10:00 AM EST The New York City producer hasn't released an album since 2008's 'Magic Monday,' but his second LP was worth the wait. Seven years after his debut album, Magic Monday , was released on Ghostly International, Michna has returned. The New York City producer (real name:…

  3. Sly Stone Awarded $5 Million in Breach-Of-Contract Lawsuit

    January 28, 2015 3:46 AM EST Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million on Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled for the 71-year-old performer in his action against his ex-manager Gerald…

  4. Bluegrass Legend Dr. Ralph Stanley Teams With Cracker Barrel for 'Man of Constant Sorrow'

    January 27, 2015 5:49 PM EST Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has just partnered up with Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley for the new collection Man of Constant Sorrow: Ralph Stanley & Friends, and the singer told Billboard that he's very humbled to be working with the Lebanon, Tenn.-based restaurant chain. …

  5. Magic!, Kiesza and Leonard Cohen Lead Juno Awards Nominations

    January 27, 2015 4:23 PM EST Toronto transplants Magic! -- whose "Rude" was a massive international hit -- lead the Juno Award nominations this year with five nods -- for top single, pop album, Juno fan choice, breakthrough group, and songwriter -- it was announced earlier today at a press conference at…

  6. Exclusive: Miranda Lambert Gives the Behind-the-Scenes Story of Her Song 'Babies Makin' Babies'

    January 27, 2015 3:55 PM EST Whether it be touching lyrics like "The House That Built Me" or her early classic "Gunpowder and Lead," Miranda Lambert has always recorded songs about real life. Her latest disc, Platinum, continues this trend with songs like the powerful "Babies Makin' Babies…

  7. Cipha Sounds & Hot 97 Parts Ways

    January 27, 2015 3:34 PM EST Cipha Sounds is "no longer with WQHT Hot 97," according to an official statement by Emmis Communications, owner of the station. "Effective immediately, Cipha Sounds is no longer with WQHT HOT 97 FM. We wish him well on his future endeavors," the statement reads. Angie…

  8. The Bellowing, British Blues of 'Budapest' Singer George Ezra

    January 27, 2015 12:35 PM EST When it comes to what aspects of musical Britannia have worked best on American soil in recent years, blue-eyed R&B has traveled well ( Adele , Amy Winehouse ), and so have acoustic-strumming lads ( Ed Sheeran ). But what would happen if you somehow combined the soul-man stirrings of…

  9. Cuban Musical 'Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha' Eying U.S. Run After Havana Debut

    January 27, 2015 12:00 PM EST Cuban musical revue is ready for export When previews of the Cuban musical revue Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha start in Havana tomorrow night (Jan. 27), the sold-out audience is to include some potential show backers from the U.S. The show is directed by Fela choreographer Maija Garcia, with…

  10. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM 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 56 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…

  11. This High School Doing 'Uptown Funk' Is Basically a Texan 'Glee' Episode

    January 27, 2015 9:42 AM EST There's a real-life  Glee  episode happening in Texas! Maceo Smith New Tech High School teacher Scot Pankey helped students from six different classes perform a full dance to Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson 's hit "Uptown Funk." They then filmed the number -- which took…

  12. With Real Internet Banned, Everyday Cubans Make Their Own Covert Network

    January 27, 2015 9:05 AM EST Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access. Home Internet…

  13. Chuck D Assists Record Store Day In Launching an Internet Radio Station

    January 27, 2015 8:10 AM EST Record Store Day has unveiled a partnership with DJ Skee 's DASH Radio, which RSD founder Michael Kurtz announced earlier this month at a planning meeting for this year's annual celebration of all things vinyl on Apr. 18.  DJ Skee Debuts DASH Radio, Taps East Village Radio Co…

  14. Rising R&B Singer Wash Talks 'Can't Trust Thots'

    January 26, 2015 5:02 PM EST opened with a bang for R&B singer Wash , who earned his first Billboard credit with "Can't Trust Thots." The French Montana -assisted track first arrived on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 in December, topping out at No. 8 on multiple days. Tomorrow&…

  15. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney Headed for Hot 100 With 'FourFiveSeconds'

    January 26, 2015 4:05 PM EST "FourFiveSeconds," the new track from Rihanna , Kanye West and Paul McCartney , should roar onto the Billboard Hot 100 released this week, following the song's arrival on Saturday (Jan. 24). Industry sources suggest that the sunny, acoustic-based track -- in which Rihanna…

  16. Exclusive: Michael Mann Mourns Collaborator Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream

    January 26, 2015 4:00 PM EST The legendary director shares his memories of joining Tangerine Dream in their Berlin studio to craft the soundtrack to his first film 'Thief.' I was shocked to hear about the loss of Edgar Froese . It seems as if we were working together about fifteen years ago, not thirty-five.…

  17. Diplo Brings Trap, Twerking & Lil Jon to Billboard's Winterfest

    January 26, 2015 1:15 PM EST No matter what country or club he's in, a Diplo show will be somewhat the same: There will be trap, there will be twerking, and there will be bone-shaking bass. The only real way to tell if you're in Tokyo or Texas is by the girls inevitably dancing on stage. Billboard Winterfest:…

  18. Production Platform Splice Moves Towards Leveling the Music Creation Playing Field

    January 26, 2015 12:25 PM EST Cloud-based music creation and collaboration platform Splice is working towards becoming the glue which holds together a new framework of music creation and distribution. On Thursday, Jan. 22, the New York-based company announced several new features pertaining to plugins, which are…

  19. Exclusive: Gov't Mule Premiere 'Hottentot' From Long-Shelved 'Sco-Mule' Album

    January 26, 2015 11:30 AM EST When Gov't Mule paired with John Scofield during Sept. 1999 for a pair of shows in Georgia, Warren Haynes acknowledges it "was definitely a head-scratcher" for the Mule's then-burgeoning fan base. "I think there were some people in the audience that had no idea we…

  20. Chet Faker Wins Triple J's Hottest 100 Poll

    January 26, 2015 5:19 AM EST Chet Faker has bagged one of the grandest prizes of all by taking out Triple J's Hottest 100 poll, the biggest fan-voted competition of its kind.  The Melbourne-based electro-soul artist's "Talk Is Cheap" came in at No. 1 on the annual countdown, which coincides with…

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