1. Coachella Boosts Justin Bieber and Beyonce Up Social 50 Chart

    April 17, 2014 5:12 PM EDT During a slow week on the Social 50 chart, the first weekend of the Coachella festival (April 11-13) in Indio, Calif. spurs some big gains for a couple superstar acts. 14 Surprise Coachella Performers: Beyonce, Bieber, Gwen & More The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube,…

  2. Fun.'s Andrew Dost Talks Scoring New MTV Series 'Faking It' (Exclusive)

    April 17, 2014 4:40 PM EDT Fun.’s Andrew Dost is entering the world of film and television scoring, beginning with composing music for MTV’s newest scripted series “Faking It.” Dost, a former member of Anathallo who got a taste for scoring in Fun.’s video for “Carry On,” had a conversation with MTV's director of…

  3. Pop Shop Podcast: Coachella Recap (Outkast, Lana Del Rey, Pharrell & More)

    April 17, 2014 1:05 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop…

  4. The Soul of 'Scandal': How Shonda Rhimes Soundtracks TV's Most Dramatic Show

    April 17, 2014 12:17 PM EDT "Finding that moment where you placed that perfect song -- there's nothing like it," Rhimes tells Billboard. During season three of ABC's hit show "Scandal," a montage scene closes out the eighth episode, "Vermont Is For Lovers, Too," where we see a…

  5. Pharrell Williams Tops Hot 100; Ed Sheeran Blasts In at No. 15

    April 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' rules for an eighth week, while Ed Sheeran soars in with 'Sing' (which Williams co-wrote and co-produced), instantly marking his best-ever Hot 100 rank Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week.…

  6. 'Frozen' Spends 10th Week at No. 1 On Billboard 200; Sales Climb Past 2 Million

    April 16, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The unstoppable soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" continues its run atop the Billboard 200 as it clocks a 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1. The set sold 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's down 11 percent compared with the…

  7. Coachella Goes Pop: Why The 2014 Festival Felt More Mainstream Than Ever

    April 14, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Justin Bieber played the main stage at Coachella . Okay, well, technically he performed for a single song, and as a surprise guest during the performance of Chance The Rapper, a buzzed-about indie MC with no proper album to his name yet. But technicalities aside, Bieber was there, white…

  8. Ed Sheeran's Pre-'SNL' Day in New York: Covering Beyoncé, Selfies, Fans & More

    April 12, 2014 9:28 PM EDT As we tagged along with Sheeran before 'SNL,' he also ran into Siva from The Wanted, dropped one-liners and practiced American accents. This week is a big one for Ed Sheeran. On April 4, He announced “Sing,” the first song from his upcoming album, "x" . The same day his…

  9. Coachella: Katy Perry Says Selfies Are a Disease

    April 12, 2014 1:05 PM EDT The selfie might be a favorite pastime for, uh, pretty much anyone with Instagram (or anyone with any kind of photographic device, for that matter). But at Coachella on Friday (April 11), we learned that at least one high profile entertainer who isn't a fan of the popular activity:…

  10. Miley Cyrus Rebounds Up Social 50 Chart

    April 11, 2014 1:30 PM EDT As her Bangerz tour left Canada to head towards New York City, a slew of online activity pertaining to Miley Cyrus provides her with a bump in social activity over the previous week, helping her to rise 7-3 on Billboard's Social 50 chart with a 23 percent rise in overall score. (Cyrus…

  11. Pop Shop Podcast: 2014 Festival Preview, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sam Smith & More

    April 10, 2014 10:52 AM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop…

  12. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend Gains At No. 2

    April 09, 2014 1:28 PM EDT Williams' "Happy" reigns for a seventh week, while John Legend's "All of Me" continues its push toward the summit Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, fending off John Legend's "All of Me,"…

  13. Katy Perry Gets Green Hair: Which Color Do You Like Best?

    April 09, 2014 1:03 PM EDT Vote now! Earlier this week, Katy Perry declared that she was going "slime green for spring," showing off her new hair color on Instagram before showcasing the coif at a Marianne Williamson event in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (Apr. 8). The "PRISM" star has never been…

  14. Billboard Music Awards Finalists Reimagined In GIF Form!

    April 09, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Billboard announced the full list of finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards today (April 9), and as a special bonus now you can check out some of them in a fun new way: as animated GIFs. Below, have a look at the contenders for Top Female Artist and Top Male Artist. Want to see a whole…

  15. 5 Seconds Of Summer Debuts At No. 2 on Billboard 200; 'Frozen' Still No. 1

    April 09, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Disney's soundtrack to "Frozen" refuses to budge from the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. The set spends a ninth nonconsecutive week atop the list, having sold 149,000 copies in the week ending April 6 (down 8 percent), according to Nielsen SoundScan.   The album is one…

  16. Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Justin Timberlake Lead 2014 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 09, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Katy Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell will also contend in several major categories The finalists for the  2014 Billboard Music Awards were announced today with Imagine Dragons and Lorde leading all artists followed by Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and…

  17. Band Perry, Kellie Pickler and More Gather for 'All-Star Salute to the Troops'

    April 08, 2014 9:35 AM EDT When The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Kellie Pickler and other top country acts took the stage last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops they did more than perform for the military, they gave some of the men and…

  18. Chart Highlights: Coldplay Ties U2 For Most Adult Alternative Songs No. 1s

    April 07, 2014 3:35 PM EDT The band notches its 11th leader with 'Magic.' Plus, the Pretty Reckless makes its own historic move and new No. 1s for Zedd, J Balvin and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  19. Kacey Musgraves Loves Katy Perry's 'Whimsical' Ways: Watch

    April 07, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Moments after winning album of the year at the ACM Award s for "Same Trailer Different Park" on Sunday, Kacey Musgraves signaled she's looking ahead, ever-so-cautiously, at her next release. While she's got "a handful of songs that I'm really, really excited…

  20. Ed Sheeran Un-Zipped: On His Pharrell-Produced Single, Being a Sex Symbol and Turning Betrayal Into Song (Cover Story)

    April 07, 2014 12:00 PM EDT The sensitive singer-songwriter grapples with the big time as Taylor Swift's pal, a hot Pharrell collaborator and a new status as a one-man arena band Ed Sheeran has found the perfect way to shield himself from fans: He is walking down lower Broadway carrying a load of five boxes…

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