1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Stevie Nicks 'Would Love to Write Some Music' for 'Game of Thrones'

    February 18, 2014 7:11 PM EST Singer says she found solace in the show after her mother's death Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks found solace in HBO hit show "Game of Thrones" when her mother died, and she became such a big fan of the fantasy drama that she would like to write music for it. Related…

  4. 10 Best Beats From New York Fashion Week: AlunaGeorge, Barbra Streisand, and More

    February 18, 2014 10:10 AM EST Models have strutted out of town, fall 2014 fashions are packed away, and the tents are being deconstructed at Lincoln Center. Yes, New York Fashion Week has come to a close. But no need to frown, we rounded up our picks for the best beats from last week. From Lil Kim playing (and sitting…

  5. George Duke To Be Honored At Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 18, 2014 1:56 AM EST Singer Al Jarreau and bassist Stanley Clarke will celebrate the legacy of their friend and musical partner George Duke on the opening day of the 36th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, which is presenting the festival for the first…

  6. U2, Will Smith Rock Jimmy Fallon's First 'Tonight Show': Minute-By-Minute Live Taping Review

    February 18, 2014 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga also make cameos, as Billboard offers an inside look at Fallon's first night hosting the NBC late-night institution A new era of late-night TV began just after midnight tonight (Feb. 18), when NBC aired the first "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.…

  7. Andy Garcia Shows 'Cachao' More Love, Says He's 'Threatening to Record' an Album

    February 17, 2014 3:15 PM EST Andy Garcia has directed another tribute to his longtime musical idol, Israel Lopez "Cachao." The pioneering Cuban bassist and mambo originator, first profiled by Garcia in his 1993 documentary "Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos," is the subject of a six-minute film produced for…

  8. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry Regains No. 1 Momentum

    February 17, 2014 1:15 PM EST A monster mailbag on Perry topping the Hot 100 again after missing the top 10; Mariah Carey's best-selling songs; Hall & Oates' 20 biggest hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  9. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Solange Knowles & Jennifer Lopez

    February 14, 2014 7:00 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Solange Knowles Solange Knowles dazzled in emerald at the Miu Miu Women’s Tales 7th Edition “Spark & Light” screening held at Diamond Horseshoe on Tuesday (Feb. 11) in New…

  10. DJ Mustard: How the Producer's 'Ratchet' Revolution Became the Sound of 2014

    February 14, 2014 1:26 PM EST The DJ Mustard sound, like a Van Gogh painting or a good avocado, is easy to spot when you know what to look for. It's taut and spare, snappy and insistent. There are usually gruff chants in the background, like the song is a boozy party where a dance circle has just taken shape. …

  11. Avicii, Katy Perry Make Historic Moves On Dance Charts

    February 14, 2014 11:00 AM EST Avicii becomes the first act in the relatively short 13-month history of Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart to occupy the top two positions, as "Wake Me  Up!" enjoys a record-extending 23rd week at No. 1 and "Hey Brother" rises 4-2. The latter track…

  12. Heartbreak Hits: Top 30 Breakup Songs

    February 14, 2014 9:05 AM EST Not everyone equates Valentine's Day with red hearts and roses. For those that have not found cupid to be so kind, February 14 can be a reminder that sometimes, love really can suck. This fact has not been lost on pop musicians; for every whimsical song about love's dizzying highs,…

  13. 20 Best Love Songs By Real-Life Couples

    February 13, 2014 12:40 PM EST Whether it’s a chart-topping pop pair, an R&B/hip-hop power couple or a country king and queen, it’s the natural inclination for a musically inclined romantic couple to collaborate – or for a platonic pair of singer to find love during heated recording sessions. In honor of Valentine’s…

  14. Angel Haze Reviews Alexander Wang’s Fall 2014 Runway Show

    February 12, 2014 5:15 PM EST Angel Haze’s quirky, but no-nonsense style has caught our attention. So we tapped the edgy rapper to be the latest fashion week correspondent for The Hook. We had Angel cover the Alexander Wang show held at the Brooklyn Navy Yard last Saturday (Feb. 8). The “Werkin' Girls” singer took us…

  15. Deep Dish Reuniting With New Single 'Quincy,' Miami Show

    February 12, 2014 11:45 AM EST After an almost eight year hiatus, the groundbreaking duo returns for a highly-anticipated, if uneasy reunion Deep Dish is officially reuniting. After remaining mum on rumors and offering little explanation for a cryptic countdown on their website, pioneering electronic duo Deep Dish has…

  16. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  17. Chino Moreno Proud of ††† (Crosses) Experiment, Says Deftones 'Eager to Start Writing' Again

    February 11, 2014 2:46 PM EST With the release of its first full-length album, ††† (Crosses) is about to shift into high gear according to singer Chino Moreno. "It feels a little more for-real to me now," the Deftones frontman, who formed ††† in 2011 with pals Shaun Lopez and Chuck Doom, tells Billboard. The…

  18. MØ Wants To Dance: Danish Singer Talks Debut Album, Working With Diplo

    February 11, 2014 2:19 PM EST New single "Don't Wanna Dance" is one of the young year's most delectable pop singles. In 2012, Copenhagen native Karen Marie Ørsted, better know by her stage name MØ (pronounced "moo"), released her first single "Maiden," a soulful track with a title…

  19. Songwriters Hall of Fame Taps Ray Davies, Donovan for Class of 2014

    February 11, 2014 12:42 PM EST Ray Davies and Donovan are among the 2014 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday that "Midnight Train to Georgia" writer Jim Weatherly and English songwriter Graham Gouldman also made the cut. Mark James, the writer of "Always on My Mind"…

  20. 'Frozen' Star Idina Menzel to 'Let It Go' at Oscars

    February 11, 2014 9:40 AM EST Fans of "Frozen"'s Academy Award-nominated song "Let It Go" will get to enjoy it on the Oscar stage. Star Idina Menzel will perform the song during the live telecast of the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, Oscars show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced…

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