1. Katy Perry's 'Birthday' Video: Katy's The Mistress of Disguise

    April 24, 2014 2:05 PM EDT Jewish MCs, spoiled princesses and elderly dancers make up the World's Worst Birthday Party Entertainers. Katy Perry has gone full-on Goofball for the music video for her new "PRISM" single "Birthday," donning five wacky costumes, invading various birthday parties in…

  2. Pop Shop Podcast: Ed Sheeran, Iggy Azalea, Justin Timberlake & More

    April 24, 2014 12:31 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…

  3. Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey: What's Your New Spring Jam?

    April 23, 2014 4:54 PM EDT Vote now! April has been a month of several high-profile single releases, with pop stars tossing out a few bids to soundtrack both this month's showers and May flowers. Three songs -- the latest radio offerings from Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey -- have us hitting the repeat…

  4. Pharrell Williams Still Atop Hot 100; Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown Reach Top 10

    April 23, 2014 2:59 PM EDT 'Happy' leads for a ninth week and takes over atop Streaming Songs, while Timberlake and Brown add to their top 10 totals. Pharrell Williams' "Happy" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week and reaches No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart at last. Meanwhile,…

  5. 'Frozen' Scores Biggest Sales Week Yet, No. 1 For An 11th Week

    April 23, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Meanwhile, August Alsina, NEEDTOBREATHE, Jason Derulo & Ingrid Michaelson all invade the Top 5. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen," fueled by Easter shopping, earns its biggest sales week yet and 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.   The album sold 259,000 copies…

  6. Lily Allen Name-Checks Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Lorde On 'Sheezus': Watch Music Video

    April 23, 2014 10:46 AM EDT "Give me that crown, bitch/I wanna be Sheezus," declares the "Hard Out Here" singer on her album's title track. Our eyebrows shot up when we first heard the title track to Lily Allen's upcoming "Sheezus" album last month, and now, the bait of the…

  7. Katy Perry Plays Elderly Dancer, Spoiled Princess In 'Birthday' Video Teaser: Watch

    April 22, 2014 12:37 PM EDT Want to watch Katy play a depressed clown, a wise-cracking rabbi and an animal trainer? Of course you do. Katy Perry has described her upcoming music video for new single "Birthday" as "the most insane one I've ever done"… and judging from the two-minute teaser clip…

  8. Rixton's 'Heart' Breaking In The U.S.

    April 22, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The Brit band is scaling the Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts with 'Me and My Broken Heart,' with help from Scooter Braun, Benny Blanco and Rob Thomas You may not know Rixton, but you're probably familiar with the big names behind it. The British pop-rock band is managed by…

  9. Brian Williams Raps About 'Gin and Juice' on 'The Tonight Show': Watch

    April 22, 2014 10:50 AM EDT Jimmy Fallon invited one of his favorite guests back to "The Tonight Show" on Monday -- "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams. True to form, Williams was the subject of another "Rapper's Delight" video , which featured the familiar formula of clips of him…

  10. Chart Highlights: Pharrell's 'Happy,' John Legend's 'All Of Me' Expand Reigns

    April 21, 2014 6:05 PM EDT 'Happy' takes over atop a sixth singular-format Billboard airplay chart, while 'All of Me' grants Legend his first Pop Songs and Rhythmic Songs No. 1s. Plus, new No. 1s for A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Fitz and the Tantrums and more Chart Highlights offers a…

  11. Pharrell, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga To Appear At iHeartRadio Music Awards

    April 21, 2014 3:25 PM EDT Luke Bryan, Pitbull, Ariana Grande and Thirty Seconds to Mars will also perform during the telecast. Pharrell, Drake and Blake Shelton are among the A-listers set to perform at the first iHeartRadio Music Awards. Rihanna, Justin Timberlake Top Finalists for iHeartRadio Music Awards Clear…

  12. 'American Idol' Alum James Durbin Ready to 'Celebrate' With Sophomore Release

    April 21, 2014 5:09 AM EDT Season 10 alum James Durbin’s second album blasts onto four Billboard charts this week, but the "American Idol" finalist started thinking about his sophomore set quite a while ago. "Celebrate" is a new entry on The Billboard 200 at No. 83, and also bows on Top Rock Albums…

  13. 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,…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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.…

  18. '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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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