1. Disclosure's 15 Best Songs: Critics' Picks

    January 04, 2017 6:45 PM EST Do you think Howard and Guy Lawrence's parents birthed them in a UK garage warehouse party? How else could two kids born in '94 and '91 respectively understand to such depths the feelings and vibrations of an era they can't possibly remember? It's mind boggling, but…

  2. Amp Fiddler Flips Through Funk, House & Techno On 'Motor City Booty'

    August 27, 2016 2:30 PM EDT In the age of 20 Feet From Stardom and archival record labels, there are more chances than ever to correct the oversights of history and bring crucial background players the recognition they deserve. It's about time that tide reached Amp Fiddler, who remains relatively unknown despite…

  3. Disclosure Head Back to the Dance Floor, Team Up With Al Green on New 'Moog for Love' Tracks

    June 14, 2016 3:51 PM EDT Zane Lowe premiered a new Disclosure track on his Beats 1 Radio show Tuesday (June 14). "Moog for Love" is a collaboration between the Lawrence brothers and Eats Everything. Disclosure 'Return the Favor' to Flume With 'Never Be Like You' Remix: Listen Like many…

  4. Jazz Singer Gregory Porter Talks Crossover Success and How His Son Inspired New Album 'Take Me to the Alley'

    May 20, 2016 1:00 PM EDT Gregory Porter , who just released his fourth studio album, Take Me to the Alley (Blue Note, May 6), requires an increasingly rare description: crossover jazz artist. The Bakersfield, Calif., native, 44, is at No. 20 on the Adult R&B Songs chart with single "Holding On," an…

  5. Sam Smith's Bond Theme Gunning for U.K. No. 1

    September 29, 2015 11:33 PM EDT Sam Smith’s theme for the upcoming James Bond film is on target for the U.K. No. 1, a feat no other song from the long-running spy franchise has managed to-date.  The British soul singer’s "Writing's On The Wall" (Capitol) is way out in front on the Top 100 Official Singles…

  6. Claptone Announces Debut Album 'Charmer,' Premieres First Track 'Puppet Theatre' (Exclusive)

    July 28, 2015 9:22 AM EDT The masked artist unveils his most ambitious project to date. For Claptone, anonymity is more than a clever gimmick -- it's a means to creative fulfillment. Since arriving on the scene four years ago, the enigmatic artist has earned the favor of industry peers and fans alike under the…

  7. Disclosure Share Cinematic 'Holding On' Video, Announce Release Date for New Album

    July 01, 2015 3:02 AM EDT Want something epic? Then Disclosure might have what you’re looking for. The British electronic outfit has shared the video for "Holding On", the housey first single lifted from their forthcoming Caracal . Disclosure, a sibling act of Guy and Howard Lawrence, has gone with a…

  8. Lil Mama's 'Sausage' Sizzles on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

    June 05, 2015 7:11 PM EDT The rapper's comeback hit nets a top 20 debut, while The Weeknd crashes in at No. 1. Plus, new tracks from Diplo and Disclosure! Rapper Lil Mama returned to the Billboard charts this week for the first time since 2008, as her new single "Sausage" debuts at No. 16 on the…

  9. Exclusive: Lizz Wright Returns With 'Freedom & Surrender'

    June 04, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Lizz Wright will make her formal Concord Records debut when Freedom & Surrender is released on Sept. 4. As previously announced, the singer/songwriter’s fifth studio album was produced by Grammy Award winner Larry Klein ( Joni Mitchell , Madeleine Peyroux , Tracy Chapman ). The…

  10. Sam Smith's 'In the Lonely Hour' Tops Historic U.K. Albums Chart

    March 02, 2015 3:39 AM EST Sam Smith capped the week of his double Brit Award victory by claiming another piece of history, as In The Lonely Hour (Capitol/Universal) topped the first U.K. album chart to incorporate streaming data alongside downloads and traditional sales. As the new data was unveiled yesterday…

  11. BBC Music Awards 2014: Ed Sheeran & Pharrell Win Big; One Direction, Coldplay Among Performers

    December 11, 2014 7:28 PM EST Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams took home the major honors at the inaugural BBC Music Awards, held Thursday night (Dec. 11) at London's Earl's Court.  Sheeran won British Artist of the Year at the star-studded bash, which featured performances from Coldplay , One Direction ,…

  12. Gorgon City, BJ the Chicago Kid & Gregory Porter: Billboard Twitter Emerging Picks of the Week

    October 10, 2014 6:38 PM EDT Heading into autumn, Billboard brings you three tracks from our Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart with one theme in mind: feeling good. Whether an inspiring DJ-backed beat, a slow R&B groove, or a lively jazz tune, this week's selections are certain to relax and enliven.…

  13. Lenny Kravitz to Play iTunes Festival in London

    August 20, 2014 11:43 PM EDT Apple's iTunes Festival in London has added Lenny Kravitz , Rudimental , Elbow and Paolo Nutini to its lineup of headliners. The eighth annual event will once again take place throughout September at The Roundhouse in the Camden neighborhood of the British capital. Listen to Lenny…