1. Olivia Newton-John, Bee Gees & More: Top 25 Hot 100 Songs by Australian Acts

    January 25, 2017 3:00 PM EST Which song from the Land Down Under ends up on top? Despite being thousands of miles from home, Australian artists have always found a warm welcome on the U.S. Billboard charts. Superstars from Down Under have flown up the charts on countless occasions, bringing a savvy mix of pop and rock…

  2. Executive Turntable: CAA Promotions, New Moves at VH1 Save the Music Foundation, ASCAP & More

    March 27, 2016 3:30 PM EDT -- Vevo  has promoted JP Evangelista  to head of music and talent, where he will oversee the talent team, all bookings in the U.S. and Vevo's artist development programs, LIFT and DSCVR. He previously served as vp of creative content & programming for Vevo US. -- Henry Donahue  has…

  3. Watch Kevin Parker, Diplo, Mark Ronson and Courtney Barnett Act in All-Star 'Hottest 100' Trailer

    December 10, 2015 12:05 AM EST Kevin Parker , Vance Joy , Mark Ronson , Flume and Courtney Barnett   join an all-star cast for a mini-movie romp shared by Triple J to launch its "Hottest 100" poll.  The “trailer” follows a pair of crime fighters (played by the Australian radio network’s morning hosts Matt &…

  4. Ask Billboard: Is There an Unusually High Number of New Acts in the Hot 100's Top 10?

    July 19, 2015 9:05 AM EDT From OMI to Rachel Platten, are rookies ruling more than ever? Plus, Selena Gomez's top-selling hits & more. As always, submit 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…

  5. Vance Joy's 'Riptide' Sets a Chart Record in Australia

    May 11, 2015 5:57 AM EDT Vance Joy's hit "Riptide" (Liberation Music) has established a new record for the most weeks in the Top 100 of Australia’s singles chart. The Melbourne singer-songwriter’s breakthrough song has now spent 107 consecutive weeks on the ARIA Singles Chart. Vance’s chart feat bests…

  6. Lorde, Rick Astley, Skrillex, Gotye & More Appear In Hilarious Australian Video: Watch

    December 17, 2014 1:55 AM EST Lorde , Rick Astley , Skrillex , Steve Aoki , Paul Kelly and  Flume  are among the laundry-list of hip and household-name artists who appear in a hilarious new clip created by Australia’s Triple J radio network.   In the video, Triple J’s weekday breakfast DJs Matt and Alex gather more…

  7. Axl Rose Sees the Lighter Side of Death Hoax

    December 04, 2014 1:33 AM EST No, Axl Rose hasn’t left this world for a paradise city in the sky. And he’s dropped an amusing tweet to prove it. The Guns N’ Roses frontman is the latest musician to fall victim to a death hoax that's spread fast via social media. He assuaged the concerns of his 862,000 Twitter…

  8. Rising Australian Singer Josef Salvat: From Studying Law to Studying Sia

    October 03, 2014 7:16 PM EDT The 25-year-old is signed to Columbia and prepping an album for next year, but his new EP, 'In Your Prime,' is already gaining steam. Josef Salvat is an Australian singer-songwriter based in London who deals in soulful, and sometimes sorrowful, electro-pop. His debut EP Hustler…

  9. Justice Crew’s Australian Record-Breaking Chart Reign Ends

    July 14, 2014 4:11 AM EDT Justice Crew’s record-breaking run at the top of the Australian singles chart with “Que Sera” has been halted at nine weeks by Joel and Benji Madden. The Madden brothers’ “We Are Done” (Capitol/EMI) climbed into the top spot on the latest chart, published on the weekend, to nudge the…

  10. Naked Ambition: 20 Bare-It-All Music Videos (NSFW)

    June 19, 2014 11:00 AM EDT It's no secret that pop stars like to bare their bodies, whether it's on stage, on the red carpet, or in a music video. Big pop names like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Gotye left little to the imagination in their video hits, and we've also seen nudity (and controversy) pop…

  11. Janelle Monáe, Kimbra Announce Co-Headlining Tour of Australasia

    April 14, 2014 3:04 AM EDT Janelle Monáe’s tour Down Under will have a distinctly home-grown flavor.  The award-winning American artist is joining forces with Kimbra for a five-city tour next month of Australia and New Zealand.  Live Nation’s Australasian division is organizing the co-headlining “Golden Electric Tour,”…

  12. Birds of Tokyo Find Their Nest in the U.S.

    March 26, 2014 2:15 AM EDT Birds of Tokyo are taking off in the U.S. right now, but theirs is anything but an overnight success story.  The alternative rock group is grabbing traction with “Lanterns” (Republic), already a huge hit in the band’s homeland, Australia. This is much more than a border-crossing single. It’s…

  13. ‘Flume’ Wins Australia’s J Award

    November 22, 2013 5:37 AM EST Flume’s irresistible rise to the top is near complete with the electronic music producer today winning the J Award for his debut self-titled album. “Flume” beat out recordings from the likes of the Drones, RUFUS, Cloud Control, Jagwar Ma and Big Scary for the annual honor, awarded by the…

  14. Avicii's Dance/Folk Hit 'Wake Me Up!' Tops Triple A Chart

    October 14, 2013 12:05 PM EDT The EDM cornerstone scores the unlikely feat of topping the adult alternative and dance airplay tallies Avicii's dance/folk fusion hit "Wake Me Up!" (featuring vocals by Aloe Blacc) rises 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Triple A radio airplay chart. It…

  15. 'Radioactive' Explosion: How Imagine Dragons' Hit Has Conquered Multiple Radio Formats

    July 27, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Radio programmers discuss how a song that's 'a little alternative, a little pop, a little dubstep' has become a multi-format smash Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" has turned into one of the most prophetic titles in Billboard chart history. The track links a…

  16. What Gotye Did Next - The Basics’ ‘So Hard For You’: Watch

    July 04, 2013 1:37 AM EDT Before his star went supernova, Gotye was simply Wally De Backer -- drummer with the Basics. The Australian artist behind the 2012 smash “Somebody That I Used to Know” (featuring Kimbra) has returned to his roots with the Basics, playing up-front in the group’s new blues-rock song, “So Hard…

  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. Weekly Chart Notes: Baauer Continues The 'Harlem' Hit Parade

    February 22, 2013 7:05 PM EST While Baauer's new Hot 100 leader, the viral 'Harlem Shake,' encapsulates the Hot 100's evolution to include YouTube data, the New York neighborhood has a rich chart history. Baauer's "Harlem Shake" soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 this week, as…

  19. Prince to Headline Montreux Jazz Festival

    February 15, 2013 6:11 AM EST Prince will play three pricey headline shows at the Montreux Jazz Festival this July, for what will be the famous fest’s first edition since its founder Claude Nobs passed away. The master musician will perform over the three nights of July 13, 14 and 15, organizers of the Swiss music event…

  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…

Pages