1. Exclusive Premiere: Axwell /\ Ingrosso's 'Something New' (AMTRAC Remix)

    January 26, 2015 10:00 AM EST AMTRAC sure gets along with the Swedes. Fresh off his standout remix of Alesso 's chart climbing hit "Heroes," the Kentucky artist has lent his slick house touch to Axwell ^ Ingrosso 's soaring lead single "Something New." Pitching down the vocal hook and…

  2. Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding Collab Surges on Dance/Electronic Charts

    January 22, 2015 8:42 PM EST Calvin Harris scores a triple-play on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Outside" (No. 7) gathers top Airplay, Digital and Streaming Gainer honors. In another hat trick, Harris continues to hold a pair of other spots in the top 10: "Blame" (No. 3) and…

  3. 'American Sniper' Has Country Stars & Movie Stars Arguing on Social Media

    January 21, 2015 5:24 PM EST The movie American Sniper set attendance records for a film opening in January, and with that high profile comes controversy. After Seth Rogen and Michael Moore tweeted their thoughts about the film, country singers Blake Shelton and Craig Morgan took to social media to voice their support…

  4. Alesso on His Debut Album: 'I Just Try to Create Something I Think Will Last'

    January 20, 2015 3:27 PM EST Swedish DJ/producer Alesso wrapped up 2014 on a high note, scoring his first Billboard Hot 100 hit with "Heroes (We Could Be)," a collaboration with fellow Swede Tove Lo . He hopes to continue that hot streak into the new year with his debut album, due "March or April,"…

  5. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  6. Exclusive: Miss May I Spotlight U.S. Troops on 'Hero With No Name' Video

    January 20, 2015 10:48 AM EST Billboard Exclusively Premiere's The Video To Miss May I's 'Hero With No Name' The new single from Miss May I's Rise of the Lion album, "Hero With No Name," is a powerful tribute to America's armed forces. The metalcore song is about a soldier's…

  7. Lifetime's 'Whitney': What the Critics Are Saying

    January 18, 2015 11:05 AM EST Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic aired Saturday night (Jan. 17), with Yaya DeCosta portraying the iconic songstress and Arlen Escapeta playing her husband, R&B star Bobby Brown . Whitney Houston's Estate Releases Statement Ahead of Lifetime Biopic The controversial telepic --…

  8. Exclusive: 'Girls' to Premiere New Tracks by St. Vincent, Grimes and Family of the Year

    January 16, 2015 12:51 PM EST What's in store for season four of HBO's Girls ? "Big changes for the characters," says music supervisor Manish Raval (the show premiered Jan. 11). In addition to Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath leaving New York for grad school, "New relationships are starting…

  9. Billboard Cover: Mark Ronson on His Surprise No. 1 Hit, Amy Winehouse and His Neurotic Ways

    January 16, 2015 10:00 AM EST Four hours from now, Mark Ronson will learn, via text, that his song "Uptown Funk" has dislodged Taylor Swift from her perch atop the U.S. singles chart, giving him his first No. 1 hit as an artist. For now, he's in his recording studio in an industrial area of North London,…

  10. 10 Things to Know About Trey Anastasio

    January 16, 2015 9:45 AM EST The Phish frontman will play with the Grateful Dead at Chicago's Soldier Field in July. What kind of credentials does one need to handle Jerry Garcia 's guitar parts and vocals with the original "Core Fore" members of the Grateful Dead ? As today's news of the three…

  11. Meadowlands' Izod Center Facing Early Closure Amidst Heavy Competition

    January 15, 2015 5:59 PM EST The Izod Center at the Meadowlands complex in East Rutherford, N.J., could well become a casualty of new arenas in its region even sooner than suspected, if the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority board today approves a plan submitted by N.J. Governor Chris Christie 's…

  12. John Malkovich Visits South Korea for Classical Performance

    January 15, 2015 5:18 AM EST John Malkovich traveled to South Korea for the first time this week, not to promote a film but to perform a contemporary crossover classical music piece. The actor was due to take the stage at Seoul Arts Center on Wednesday evening for Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra by late 20th…

  13. 'U Can't Touch This' at 25: Remembering MC Hammer's Breakthrough Single

    January 13, 2015 12:10 PM EST One thing hip-hop doesn't do is pause. The mantra of this music has always been "can't stop, won't stop," and there's no guarantee the flavor of any given week will make it past Wednesday. That's one reason MC Hammer 's breakthrough single is so…

  14. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift's Likely-Next-Single 'Style' Debuts on Pop Songs

    January 12, 2015 6:30 PM EST The not-quite-confirmed next track from '1989' bows. Plus, Madonna and Reba McEntire each return to their longtime respective stomping grounds. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay…

  15. Freddie Gibbs on ESPN's Stuart Scott: 'He Might've Saved My Life'

    January 12, 2015 4:21 PM EST 'Stuart Scott was a hero,' Gibbs says of the late ESPN anchor. ESPN's Stuart Scott, who brought hip-hop to sports' national airwaves, attention to the fight against cancer, and joy to countless sports fans' days, died Sunday, Jan. 4. In what turned out to be his…

  16. Watch Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Celebrate Birthday at All-Star L.A. Forum Concert

    January 11, 2015 11:00 AM EST Nearly a dozen rockers, including David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell, Slash and Alice Cooper, toasted the Foo Fighters frontman. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl celebrated his 46th birthday in true rock star style, taking over Los Angeles' the Forum on Saturday (Jan. 10) for a concert…

  17. Corner Office: Power Lawyer Kenny Meiselas on EDM's Giant Paydays, the Industry's Streaming Standoff and Guiding Gaga

    January 09, 2015 1:04 PM EST While most music attorneys are thought to be hipper than their buttoned-up colleagues in corporate law or litigation, you'd be hard-pressed to find one with the cool cred of 58-year-old Grubman Shire & Meiselas partner Kenny Meiselas. From the way he landed his first major client…

  18. SXSW Announces 2015 Film Premieres, Including Russell Brand, Mavis Staples Docs

    January 08, 2015 3:00 PM EST A documentary on Russell Brand , Ondi Timoner's BRAND: A Second Coming , will open the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival on March 13. In addition, a documentary on Mavis Staples , Mavis! , will make its world premiere at SXSW, festival organizers announced on…

  19. Happy Birthday, David Bowie! Celebrate By Revisiting 10 Classic Tracks

    January 08, 2015 11:23 AM EST In an interview with Russell Harty in 1973, David Bowie was asked what he thought of David Bowie. "I'm a collector. I collect personalities, ideas. I seem to draw a lot of fantasies out of people," Bowie said. He later spoke to Playboy in 1976 about his often questioned…

  20. Neil Young Explains Pono Once More Ahead of Its Retail Launch

    January 07, 2015 4:20 PM EST Listen to Neil Young talk about the transformative power of high-resolution music and you just may never press play on your MP3 device gain. The rocker, activist and of late businessman took to CES to tout his Pono music player, which debuts at retail this week. "Music makes you feel.…

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