1. Jake Bugg Benefits From ‘American Idol’ Appearance, Describes the Format As ‘Cruel’

    March 10, 2014 4:51 AM EDT UNGRACIOUS: You don’t have to dig very deep to find the irony when it comes to Jake Bugg’s guest appearance on last week’s American Idol results show. Largely unknown in the United States, Bugg was asked to be the first new artist featured on the Fox series this season. Born in Clifton,…

  2. Chart Highlights: A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Beyonce & Jay Z Add New No. 1s

    February 18, 2014 11:20 AM EST The former pair's 'Say Something' tops Adult Pop Songs, while the latter's 'Drunk in Love' dominates Rhythmic Songs. Plus, more new leaders for Jason Aldean, Arctic Monkeys, Enrique Iglesias and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  3. Belle and Sebastian Bring 'God' to Sundance; Set to Record New Album in March

    January 21, 2014 12:48 PM EST If Stuart Murdoch had his way, at the very least, Katharine Ross's bicycle-riding scene from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" would have been beamed behind Belle and Sebastian when they performed "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" Monday night at the Sundnace…

  4. Governors Ball 2014: Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes

    January 15, 2014 10:39 AM EST Governors Ball announced its lineup Wednesday not with a tweet or a press release, but with a full-page ad in The New York Times . As expected, reunited rap duo Outkast will headline the annual festival on Randall's Island in NYC, being held June 6-8. Joining them atop the bill are…

  5. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your 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 city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  6. Top 20 Music Moments of 2013

    December 26, 2013 12:30 PM EST It was a year of blockbuster comebacks, surprise albums, game-changing moves in hip-hop, twerking teddy bears and tearful goodbyes of all kinds. For sure, 2013 kept us busy. These are the 20 biggest music moments in a 12 month span that was crammed with milestones. BEST OF 2013: Year-End…

  7. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  8. Tame Impala, Flume Clean Up At The ARIAs

    December 01, 2013 11:49 PM EST Tame Impala and Flume were the big winners at the 27th ARIA Awards, taking out the bulk of the night’s biggest categories between them. Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala was named best group, and its critically-lauded “Lonerism” (Modular Recordings) won for best album and best rock album. The…

  9. Daddy’s Groove feat. Mindshake, 'Surrender': First Look

    November 08, 2013 2:54 PM EST The walk an artist takes from the backstage trailer to the EDM festival stage can be fraught with emotion: Anxiety, elation, self-doubt, pride. For young bucks just starting to simmer, it can be a literal passage into a whole new phase of their career. That journey is captured in evocative…

  10. Flume Grabs Eight ARIA Award Nominations

    October 15, 2013 4:26 AM EDT With eight nominations, electronic producer and artist Harley Streten -- aka Flume -- is the runaway favorite to sweep the 27th ARIA Awards in Sydney. Tame Impala is close behind with seven nominations, while Birds of Tokyo and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds grab six nods. The Australian…

  11. Legends and Rising Stars Share Stage at 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 10, 2013 7:14 AM EDT With performances by Gerardo Ortiz, Los Tigres del Norte, Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga, Joan Sebastian, Roberto Tapia, and many more, the 2013 Mexican Music Awards brought a remarkable line-up of legends and leading young artists together on stage for a night of live television…

  12. Sebastian Ingrosso, 'Reload': Exclusive Behind the Scenes of the Video

    September 13, 2013 11:40 AM EDT If you’ve been in the presence of any EDM DJ this past summer, you’ve likely heard Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash and John Martin’s “Reload.” The continent-spanning video is just as epic, with mind-boggling effects as well as entanglements with the sheer awesomeness of our planet, as…

  13. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  14. Pitchfork Music Festival 2013: A Father-Son Dialogue

    July 22, 2013 1:30 PM EDT My dad had no idea that A$AP Rocky was coming. But he was ready for Lil B. Last summer, I brought my father to the Pitchfork Music Festival, that annual indie-rock utopia in Chicago's Union Park, and the first artist he watched in full was Lord Flacko and the rest of the A$AP Mob, back…

  15. Will.i.am Rebuts Accusations of Song Theft

    April 26, 2013 1:42 PM EDT "You can't steal if you credited somebody," he said. "He and I communicated. It's not my fault he didn't tell me about the other guy. So who is to blame?" Will.i.am says he's been unfairly accused of stealing a song from a Russian dance producer for…

  16. Record Store Day: Just How Big Is the Big Vinyl Resurgence?

    April 18, 2013 2:27 PM EDT While vinyl's ascension has moved beyond the realm of cool into an important moneymaker for key niches in the U.S. music industry, for all of its growth, the format still remains a small percentage of sales. This article first appeared in Billboard Magazine GET THIS WEEK'S…

  17. Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose Welcome a Son

    February 21, 2013 7:01 PM EST The rapper announced today that he and his fiancee have welcomed their first child, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz Rapper Wiz Khalifa announced today that he and his fiancee Amber Rose have welcomed a son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz. Two hours after tweeting a photo of himself in scrubs with the…

  18. Pink, Carly Rae Jepsen Top Australia's Year-End Sales

    January 09, 2013 12:35 PM EST International acts have again dominated Australia's year-end sales charts, which are led by a pair of female North American pop singers -- P!nk and Carly Rae Jepsen . P!nk has proven again she's this country's Queen of Pop. According to the full-year sales charts published by…

  19. Afrojack to Deadmau5: 'Don't Talk About Stuff You Don't Know About'

    January 08, 2013 7:00 PM EST Dutch DJ Talks New Album and Pop Collaborations, Plus Shoots Down Deadmau5 'Press Play' Position Globe-trotting super-DJ/producer Afrojack is only 25, but the Netherlands native has already reached incredible milestones in his career. He has a massive international hit, the…

  20. Top 10 EDM Moments of 2012

    December 27, 2012 11:10 AM EST From Madonna hitting a rave, to a billionaire financier buying one, 2012 was full of unbelievable moments for EDM and its artists. Here we touch on 10 top moments in the genre's most formative year thus far.   Best of 2012: Billboard's Year-End Charts & More | The Year in EDM   …

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