1. Skrillex Makes 'Wild' Jump on Social 50 Chart

    January 25, 2013 10:55 AM EST Skrillex moves 26-13 on the Social 50 chart following the release of A$AP Rocky 's debut album, "Long.Live.A$AP," which dropped during the charting week. Why? Skrillex is featured on the set's "Wild for the Night," which also debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 at No…

  2. Shakira, Gerard Pique Launch Charity Baby Shower with Unicef

    January 21, 2013 5:14 PM EST Shakira , whose first child is due this week, and her boyfriend -- FC Barcelona soccer star Gerard Piqué -- have joined UNICEF to host a virtual baby shower to benefit underprivileged babies.   The virtual shower invites both Shakira and Piqué fans to visit a virtual room where they can learn…

  3. Chart Highlights: Bon Jovi Blasts Onto AC, Adult Pop Songs Charts

    January 14, 2013 6:40 PM EST 'Because We Can' debuts on Adult Contemporary at No. 21 and Adult Pop Songs at No. 30 as the Greatest Gainer on both charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys…

  4. 50 Cent on Headphone Line, Teaming with Timbaland at CES 2013

    January 09, 2013 9:30 PM EST Cent 's first foray into headphones didn't go well. In fact, it was something of a disaster. A 2010 investment in Sleek Audio failed to materialize any headphones, but it did spawn a lawsuit. It also convinced the hip-hop icon that if he wanted to pursue his own branded line of…

  5. Eminem to Headline Leeds, Reading Festivals

    December 11, 2012 9:25 AM EST Eminem is the first headliner announced for next summer's twin music festivals in Reading and Leeds, England. Organizers for the two big U.K. music events in August announced the 40-year-old hip hop star's return after more than a decade, with further names to be added later. Black…

  6. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 29, 2012 10:00 PM EST "Thriller" conquered racial divides and evolving platforms at MTV, radio When executives of CBS Records went about the business of preparing for the November 30 release of Michael Jackson 's "Thriller" in the fall of 1982, they knew they had on their hands a terrific…

  7. Chris Brown Quits Twitter After Filthy Exchange With Comedy Writer

    November 26, 2012 8:45 AM EST Another day, another Chris Brown controversy. The singer has deleted his Twitter account -- again -- on the heels of a heated exchange with comedy writer Jenny Johnson . Several days ago Brown sent out a tweet reading, "I look old as f--k! I'm only 23...," that prompted Johnson…

  8. Crystal Castles Bottle 'Severe Melancholy' in Third Album

    November 13, 2012 1:25 PM EST Also: Band hopes to release an acoustic EP in 2013 titled "Affection" Crystal Castles ' third album, "(III)," was recorded using a methodology that might seem unusual for an act often linked to EDM. The Toronto duo, producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass,…

  9. Prince Tears Roof Off Sayers Club at Secret Hollywood Show

    October 27, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Prince played a surprise show in Los Angeles on Thursday night -- and Billboard correspondent DJ Skee was there. Below, his inside look at an intimate night with the Purple one . It all started when someone whispered to me, asking if I wanted to check out Prince's secret show. Despite my…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Jon Secada 'Never Too Far Away' From AC - Or His Fans

    October 26, 2012 1:35 PM EDT The veteran pop singer/songwriter returns with his inimitable love song stylings. "Growing up listening to the radio, the main thing for me was always respecting good music. Once my career got going, I've always felt, whether or not I wrote it, a song that touches my heart hopefully…

  11. Taylor Swift, 'Red': Track-By-Track Review

    October 19, 2012 3:30 PM EDT In many ways, "Red" is Taylor Swift 's first adult pop album. Where her self-titled debut and 2008's "Fearless" were the works of an accomplished teenage singer with a gift for confessional songwriting and soaring melodies, parts of the often-exceptional "…

  12. Muse's 'The 2nd Law' Leads Seven Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    October 10, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Miguel, Three Days Grace, Diana Krall, Cher Lloyd also crash this week's chart. Rock band Muse earns its highest charting album ever as "The 2nd Law" debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The set sold 101,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the…

  13. Fashion Week NYC: Top 10 Songs for the Runway

    September 05, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Getty Images Models are lining up, hems are being sewn, and an array of spring fashions are about to sweep through Lincoln Center for the semi-annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. But everyone knows that New York Fashion Week is never just about the clothes. Musicians will be performing at…

  14. Flight of the Conchords Release Charity Single 'Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)'

    August 27, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Where have Flight of the Conchords comedy-rockers Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie been? Oh, just hanging out with and saving the lives of kids in New Zealand. The duo behind the group (and the HBO show of the same name) teamed up with some smart (if fiscally naive) children to come up with…

  15. Paramore Dusts Off the Drama, Rocks in Return to Stage

    August 16, 2012 6:13 PM EDT "Our band has been a little bit of a soap opera since day one," Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams told the crowd at Pomona's Fox Theater Tuesday night. "So I think that's why I'm more grateful than ever to be standing on a stage in front of people."…

  16. Ranking Trevor, Rap Reggae Pioneer, Dead in Road Accident

    August 08, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Ranking Trevor , an influential deejay or toaster, as Jamaican patois rappers were called during his 1970s heyday, died in the Olympic Gardens area of Kingston yesterday morning, Aug 7. According to reports, he was returning home from a dance when a collision with a car threw him off of his…

  17. Of Monsters & Men Pack Billboard Aftershow Party in Chicago

    August 06, 2012 12:00 PM EDT The Jezabels and DJ French Horn Rebellion also appeared at our Lollapalooza-ending concert The last notes of Lollapalooza 2012 rang out in Chicago's grant Park around 10 p.m., but the party was just getting started across town at club Double Door, where Of Monsters & Men and the…

  18. Jennifer Lopez And Her 'American Idol' Rejuvenation: An Appreciation

    July 27, 2012 4:25 PM EDT On Monday (July 23), Mariah Carey was officially announced as a judge on the 12th season of "American Idol," joining her husband, "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon, on the small screen, albeit on a rival network. "As a singer, songwriter and producer, it&…

  19. Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Dead at 71

    July 16, 2012 7:49 PM EDT Jon Lord, the keyboardist whose powerful, driving tones helped turn Deep Purple and Whitesnake into two of the most popular hard rock acts in a generation, died Monday. He was 71. A statement on Lord's official website says the Leicester, England-born musician suffered a fatal pulmonary…

  20. Candid Covers: Scars on 45 Sing the Cure's 'Friday I'm in Love'

    June 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT When Scars on 45 started out, female vocalist Aimee Driver wasn't part of the band. That is, not until they heard her sing the Cure's "Friday I'm in Love" and decided her voice would be perfect for the group. Below, watch the British indie-pop band recall that small…

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