1. Bruce Springsteen Covers Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ At Final Four Fest: Watch

    April 07, 2014 2:32 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen continues to embrace his inner metal-head, opening his set at the March Madness Music Festival in Dallas with a cover of Van Halen's "Jump." Springsteen's first North American show took place in the city's Reunion Park as part of the NCAA basketball…

  2. Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga's Biggest Hot 100 Hits

    March 30, 2014 9:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag, a recap of Gaga's best-selling albums, songs and more; Soko's quick Hot 100 run; and your favorite one-word-titled hits As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  3. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend, Idina Menzel On the Move

    March 26, 2014 1:44 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' reigns for a fifth week, and moves closer to a radio audience record, while John Legend's 'All of Me' rises to No. 2 and Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' leaps to No. 5 Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot…

  4. Aretha Franklin Recruits Andre 3000, Babyface For New Music

    March 23, 2014 1:22 PM EDT The fellas love Aretha Franklin: Denzel Washington helped the Queen of Soul celebrate her 72nd birthday in style, and Andre 3000 and Babyface are working on new music for the icon. Franklin held an exclusive and small party Saturday in New York City for her birthday, which is on Tuesday.…

  5. Kid Cudi Brings 'Cud Life Tour' & A$AP Rocky to Brooklyn: Live Review

    March 23, 2014 12:35 PM EDT It's not a term often used, but it applies: Kid Cudi, strange and offbeat, is a kook. Last night (March 22) the alt-hip-hop singer/rapper extended his fall "Cud Life Tour" for a set in Brooklyn's Barclays Center. A few shows from the tour were cancelled and rescheduled…

  6. 10 Viral Video Hits That Charted On The Hot 100

    March 21, 2014 12:18 PM EDT From "Friday" to "Harlem Shake" to two new smashes, here are 10 songs that crashed the Hot 100 thanks to highly clickable viral clips. This week's Hot 100 chart includes the unlikely Top 10 debut of Soko's "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow," a song that…

  7. Fantasia Returning to Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    March 20, 2014 8:25 PM EDT After helping to fuel rave reviews when the show opened last November, Fantasia Barrino will be back on Broadway for a second stint as guest star of "After Midnight," the sultry song-and-dance tribute to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and '30s. Evoking the wild nights of…

  8. Pharrell Williams Tops Hot 100 Again; Soko Surprises With Top 10 Debut

    March 19, 2014 2:40 PM EDT "Happy" holds at No. 1 for a fourth week, while newcomer Soko's viral hit "We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow" rockets in at No. 9. Aloe Blacc's "The Man" also enters the top 10 Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a…

  9. 'First Kiss' Video Sends Soko to No. 1 Debut On Streaming Songs, Top 10 Start On Hot 100  

    March 19, 2014 2:39 PM EDT The rising singer/songwriter blasts in with 'We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow' thanks to its inclusion in clothier Wren's 'First Kiss' ad campaign "We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow," a single by atmospheric alt singer/songwriter Soko, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard…

  10. Suzanne Vega Talks New Album, Performs Live In Chart Beat Meet & Greet

    March 18, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The folk singer/songwriter discusses her new album, 'Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles,' which includes a 50 Cent sample and a Macklemore shout-out "Every time I make an album, the idea is to mix the acoustic guitar, this beautiful, old-fashioned, almost…

  11. Avicii Tops Avicii on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart; Beyonce 'Blow's Up

    March 14, 2014 11:45 AM EDT The DJ replaces himself at the summit with "Hey Brother" after leading for 26 weeks with "Wake Me Up!" Plus, Beyonce adds another No. 1 on Dance Club Songs and the Chainsmokers keep soaring with "#SELFIE" Avicii replaces himself at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot…

  12. K.D. Lang On Her Broadway Debut: It’s a ‘Dream Come True’

    March 13, 2014 12:16 AM EDT Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter k.d. lang says making her Broadway debut was "a dream come true" and its effects on her music will be "profound." Lang took over from Fantasia Barrino as the second star vocalist in "After Midnight," a musical celebrating…

  13. Chromeo, 'Jealous (I Ain't With It)' (The Chainsmokers Remix): Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 11, 2014 1:21 PM EDT Electro-funk pair Chromeo has been dropping a series of spectacular dance tracks ahead of its fourth studio album, "White Women," and one of the highlights has been the unapologetic throwback groove "Jealous (I Ain't WIth It)." The Chainsmokers, the production…

  14. Chainsmokers' '#SELFIE' Blasts Up Dance Charts, Enters Hot 100

    March 06, 2014 7:03 PM EST The track storms 12-6 on Hot Dance / Electronic Songs and debuts at No. 55 on the Hot 100. Plus, Major Lazer shoots onto Dance/Electronic Albums and Audio Playground achieves its first Dance Club Songs No. 1 The Chainsmokers explode into the top 10 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic…

  15. Is '#Selfie' The Next 'Harlem Shake'?

    March 06, 2014 12:35 PM EST EDM duo the Chainsmokers debut on The Hot 100 with viral hit. The "selfie" has become so ubiquitous that Oxford Dictionaries named the term its 2013 Word of the Year. Rising DJ duo The Chainsmokers, New York natives with a knack for humor and insight into the club scene, acted on…

  16. Calvin Harris and Zedd Lead iHeartRadio Awards EDM Nominations

    February 26, 2014 1:48 PM EST Radio and EDM haven’t always been best friends, but in the past year they’ve been inseparable. Clear Channel’s inaugural iHeartRadio Awards will celebrate all genres of radio music, including dance music and its many hits of the last year. The 10-song EDM Song of the Year category features…

  17. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Lady Gaga Lands Hot 100's 1,000th No. 1

    February 24, 2014 8:05 AM EST Three years ago this week, 'Born This Way' debuted as a landmark leader. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Celine Dion and Baauer Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Feb. 24, 1973 Roberta…

  18. 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…

  19. Beyonce's 'Partition' Shakes Up Charts Thanks To... YouTube Dance Crews?

    February 13, 2014 11:48 AM EST The "Beyonce" cut is the latest hit fueled by choreographers' popular online videos. Two months after Beyoncé dropped her surprise self-titled album, it's still shaking up the music industry. Two weeks ago, album cut "Partition" reached No. 49 on the…

  20. Nina Persson Talks 'Animal Heart' Solo LP, The Cardigans' Future

    February 10, 2014 12:05 PM EST "We're in a little bit of 'I'll do anything, just as long as we can do things together' period," the singer says of her best-known band. Nina Persson has performed under several different monikers over the years – most famously as the frontwoman for The Cardigans…

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