1. Exclusive: Fun. Frontman Nate Ruess to Receive Hal David Starlight Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame

    March 18, 2015 8:00 AM EDT Fun. frontman Nate Ruess will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard can reveal. The honor, which each year recognizes a brilliant young songwriter, will be presented at the 46th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner, set for June 18 at the…

  2. RCA's Tom Corson to Be Honored By T.J. Martell Foundation

    August 05, 2014 8:00 AM EDT RCA Records president/COO Tom Corson will be this year's honoree at the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Family Day. Benefiting cancer and AIDS research, the 15th annual Family Day will take place Sept. 28 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Related News Marcie Allen Named T.J.…

  3. Jason Mraz Announces '5 Boroughs' Tour of New York

    July 17, 2014 3:05 AM EDT Jason Mraz is in a New York state of mind. The Grammy-winning pop singer announced Wednesday that he will tour the five boroughs of New York in September. Mraz said at a press conference at the Empire State Building that he will kick off the tour Sept. 17 at the Brooklyn Center for the…

  4. 'Weird Al' vs Jason Mraz For No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart

    July 16, 2014 8:42 PM EDT Two artists are vying for their first No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, as both Jason Mraz and "Weird Al" Yankovic are aiming for the top slot next week. Industry forecasters project Mraz's "Yes!" and Yankovic's "Mandatory Fun" to each sell…

  5. Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' Ends Record Billboard Hot 100 Run

    May 09, 2014 8:05 AM EDT After 87 weeks, the song departs the list at last, having rewritten the mark for the longest life in the chart's 55-year history Welcome to the new age … where Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" is no longer on the Billboard Hot 100. The song drops off the chart after a…

  6. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' & More: The 20 Biggest Crossover Hits

    April 24, 2014 5:05 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' makes history as the first song to top as many as six Billboard radio format charts Call Pharrell Williams the crossover king. The singer/writer/producer's smash "Happy" becomes the first song to crown as many as six singular-format Nielsen…

  7. Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds On Breaking Records, New Music & Life on the Road

    February 24, 2014 11:20 PM EST Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds has been enjoying rock stardom from a relevantly sane place. Despite recently winning a Grammy, reaching double platinum status with its debut album and having three international hits, some folks still wonder who - or what - the band is. "People are…

  8. Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION Extend Lengthy Hot 100 Stays

    January 03, 2014 12:55 PM EST Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' becomes just the second song to chart for at least 70 weeks, while AWOLNATION's 'Sail' ties for the third-longest run Imagine Dragons and AWOLNATION continue their extraordinary residences on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. With…

  9. Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION, Rihanna Hit Hot 100 Milestones

    December 28, 2013 10:05 AM EST Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" ties for the chart's second-longest run, AWOLNATION's "Sail" cruises up among the five longest stays, and Rihanna is just the fourth act to spend at least 50 total weeks at No. 1 Receiving holiday presents isn't…

  10. AWOLNATION's 'Sail' Keeps On Cruising

    November 15, 2013 11:05 AM EST With a 62nd week on the Billboard Hot 100, the song becomes one of the survey's 10 longest-charting hits As it tallies a 62nd week on the Billboard Hot 100 (ranking at No. 35), AWOLNATION's "Sail" becomes one of the 10 longest-charting singles dating to the list's…

  11. Anna Kendrick Tops AC Chart With 'Cups'

    October 07, 2013 1:05 PM EDT A year after the movie's premiere, the 'Pitch Perfect' hit crowns its first Billboard airplay chart More than a year after the release of "Pitch Perfect," the movie's lead Anna Kendrick reaches No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart…

  12. Willie Nelson On The Road Again After Shoulder Injury

    September 27, 2013 1:02 AM EDT An improving Willie Nelson will make his festival date this Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., after all, and he's bringing a friend. A news release from festival organizers said Nelson has recuperated enough from a shoulder injury that he's able to keep his evening slot at the Zac…

  13. Backstreet Boys Return With New Album 'In A World Like This,' Kevin Richardson Back in the Fold

    July 19, 2013 6:13 AM EDT The Backstreet Boys celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the milestone, will release their eighth album, "In A World Like This," through BMG on July 30. The group was previously signed to Jive Records. The title track is out now and is the first single recorded…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Baauer Continues The 'Harlem' Hit Parade

    February 22, 2013 7:05 PM EST While Baauer's new Hot 100 leader, the viral 'Harlem Shake,' encapsulates the Hot 100's evolution to include YouTube data, the New York neighborhood has a rich chart history. Baauer's "Harlem Shake" soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 this week, as…

  15. People's Choice 2013: Katy Perry and One Direction Feel the Love

    January 10, 2013 12:15 AM EST Four Trophies for Katy ... A Pair for 1D ... Taylor Swift Wins Fave Country Artist ... Christina Aguilera Performs Katy Perry scored five trophies at last year's People's Choice Awards, and she wasn't even there. The pop starlet made it out to this year's event, held…

  16. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 2

    December 21, 2012 11:05 AM EST Taylor Swift broke a longstanding record on Country Songs, as did Lil Wayne on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Plus, new artists continued to break through. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. Yesterday, we heralded…

  17. T.I. Performs Live At Fuse Studio: Watch Here

    December 17, 2012 6:10 PM EST Tonight (Dec. 17), a day before the release of his upcoming album, "Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head," T.I. will hit the stage at Fuse's New York City studio and perform a handful of the albums' tracks live. The half-hour live stream special, "Fuse LIve: T.I.,"…

  18. Jenni Rivera's Death Spurs Re-Entry on Social 50 Chart at No. 3

    December 14, 2012 4:40 PM EST Two late artists return to Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, with Jenni Rivera re-entering at No. 3 and John Lennon debuting at No. 40.   The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart&…

  19. Jason Mraz Hopes To Release New Album By End of 2013

    December 10, 2012 2:10 PM EST Although Jason Mraz 's fourth studio album, "Love Is a Four Letter Word," is still going strong after being released on Atlantic Records last April, the singer-songwriter plans to spend time next year recording a speedy follow-up to his latest offering. "We're gonna…

  20. Hunter Hayes 'Blown Away' By Best New Artist Grammy Nod

    December 06, 2012 6:30 PM EST Hunter Hayes was just hoping to nail his duties as a performing presenter at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Atlantic Nashville singer couldn't have expected to end the night a three-time nominee on top of singing the choruses of the five Song of the Year…

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