1. Chart Highlights: New No. 1s for Maroon 5, Hozier, Beyonce, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, the Decemberists & More

    February 02, 2015 5:20 PM EST It's a super-sized list of new toppers on Billboard charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on reports submitted by a panel of DJs.) Find out…

  2. India Shawn & James Fauntleroy Return With 'Outer Limits': Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 02, 2015 12:40 PM EST Last March the first collaboration between India Shawn and James Fauntleroy hit the internet, and you couldn't ask for much more out of a debut track: " Floating Away " mixed classic soul instrumentation -- strings, warm bass -- with a slightly askew beat and a '90s R&…

  3. Suge Knight Case: Detectives Review Video to Find Clues

    February 01, 2015 1:12 PM EST Investigators were reviewing a video of an incident in which Marion "Suge" Knight struck two men with his pickup -- leaving one dead and the other injured -- to help shed light on whether the rap music mogul was a perpetrator or victim in a case that led to his arrest. Suge Knight…

  4. Dueling Narratives Surround Suge Knight in Deadly Run-in

    January 31, 2015 11:48 AM EST As Marion "Suge" Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder , dueling narratives cast him as attacker and victim in the hip-hop music mogul's latest and most serious run-in with the law. Suge Knight: A Timeline of His Legal Troubles Sheriff's deputies said he hit and…

  5. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Rihanna, Kanye & Paul McCartney to Zac Brown Band

    January 30, 2015 5:50 PM EST Giorgio Moroder Featuring Kylie Minogue "Right Here, Right Now" RCA At 74, Moroder is still crafting opulent dance productions. His collaboration with Minogue lacks the heart-stopping hooks of his greatest disco achievements, but still sparks movement with robotic synths that…

  6. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's 'Style' Soars, Nicki Minaj Notches 60th Hit

    January 30, 2015 11:15 AM EST 'Style' enters the top 40, while Minaj bows with 'Truffle Butter.' Plus, moves for Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd & Natalie La Rose. As previously reported, Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth…

  7. Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 30, 2015 9:00 AM EST Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are the frontrunners heading into the Academy of Country Music Awards, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary.  Lambert has a leading eight nominations for the April 19 event, including her fourth nod for entertainer of the year and she's…

  8. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

  9. Kid Cudi Dishes on His Deleted Male-on-Male Kissing Scenes in New Film 'James White'

    January 25, 2015 10:59 AM EST James White , which premiered Friday (Jan. 23) on the second day of the Sundance film festival, is a hard-hitting drama that takes an unflinchingly close-up look at a twenty-something New Yorker enduring his father's death, his mother's cancer and deep personal demons. Click…

  10. D'Angelo's 'Voodoo' at 15: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    January 23, 2015 4:53 PM EST Some music comes armored in myth -- Brian Wilson 's Smile sessions, My Bloody Valentine 's Loveless , Nas ' Illmatic . In these cases, the stories of all-star personnel, torturous recording sessions, or delayed release dates are almost as important as the actual songs. D'…

  11. Publishing Briefs: Anjali Malhotra Southward to Lead YouTube's Relationships With U.S. Publishers

    January 22, 2015 4:34 AM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news happening in the music publishing world.  The Nettwerk Music Group continues to assert itself in the music publishing space: it has acquired the catalog of Robot  Of the Century Music , the publishing catalog formed by Roadrunner…

  12. James Brown Lawsuit: Judge Orders Release of Emails About Widow's Diary

    January 20, 2015 6:07 PM EST A judge says South Carolina officials must release emails about the diary of James Brown 's widow and other documents related to the nearly decade-long fight over the late soul singer's estate. James Brown's Daughter Details Domestic Abuse, Son Alleges Murder in Dueling New…

  13. Vijay Iyer on Ferguson, Teaching at Harvard & Jazz's Relationship With Hip-Hop

    January 20, 2015 6:00 PM EST Pianist Vijay Iyer, known for moving between jazz, classical, Indian and electronic music, will perform 12 different sets of music in a residency at The Stone in New York City between Jan. 20 and 25. His shows on Jan. 23 and 24 will feature expanded versions of his longtime trio, which…

  14. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Debut; Cage the Elephant Tops Alternative Songs

    January 19, 2015 3:15 PM EST Maroon 5 and Clarkson soar onto multiple charts, while Cage the Elephant stomps to its fifth No. 1 on Alternative Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which…

  15. Watch Bruce Springsteen Perform at Light of Day 2015 Benefit in New Jersey

    January 18, 2015 3:03 PM EST There was magic in the night for the 15th anniversary of the Light of Day 2015 Winterfest, as "surprise" guest Bruce Springsteen took the stage at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, N.J. "15 years," the 65-year old rocker said wistfully as he -- and 17 other musical…

  16. 'SNL' Slams Justin Bieber's Calvin Klein Ads in Kevin Hart-Hosted Episode

    January 18, 2015 10:23 AM EST Hart got to play the Godfather of Soul and performed a stand-up routine about the dangers of mountain lions. Kevin Hart hosted Saturday Night Live for the second time this weekend, as he played an insecure James Brown , a dog-walker in Brooklyn and a castle-dwelling guy who hates singing.…

  17. Best & Worst Singles of the Week -- From Kelly Clarkson to Ellie Goulding

    January 16, 2015 3:22 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> James Bay "Scars" Republic James Bay takes a nostalgic approach to road-weary rock ballads, and "Scars" is no exception. The track features dusty organs and outdated tech references: "In the dark, you try to make a…

  18. Chris Brown's Probation Revoked in Rihanna Assault Case

    January 15, 2015 6:21 PM EST A judge has revoked Chris Brown 's probation but allowed him to remain free for now after the R&B singer traveled without approval for a concert and failed to complete community service on time. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin allowed Brown to remain free at…

  19. Chase Bryant on Hearing Himself on the Radio: 'You Don't Know Whether to Cry or What to Do'

    January 14, 2015 7:56 PM EST Country newcomer Chase Bryant has a lot to be excited about these days -- including his new cell phone. Though the RED BOW artist considers himself an old soul in his approach to listening to music, he loves the technological advancements that make his job a little easier, including using…

  20. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

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