1. Pharrell's 'Happy' Holds at No. 1 On Hot 100

    March 05, 2014 1:06 PM EST The "Happy" track spends a second week at the summit and takes over atop the Radio Songs chart Pharrell Williams' "Happy" may not have won best original song honors at the Academy Awards on Sunday (March 2), but the jubilant track remains atop of the Billboard Hot…

  2. ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron' Debuts at No. 1 On Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    March 05, 2014 11:00 AM EST As forecast, ScHoolboy Q's major-label debut,"Oxymoron," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 139,000 copies in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  Signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, the new album is ScHoolboy Q's first in a joint…

  3. Pharrell Williams' Record-Breaking 'Happy' Returns to No. 1 in U.K.

    March 03, 2014 3:41 AM EST Pharrell Williams was in record-breaking form as the Official Charts Company unveiled the U.K.’s weekly sales data on Sunday (March 2). His smash hit “Happy” (Back Lot) became the first single for 57 years to start a third separate run at No. 1. It sold its millionth copy in the territory…

  4. Oscars 2014: Best Musician Tweets

    March 02, 2014 10:49 PM EST A billion people the world over watched Hollywood A-listers take home Oscars Sunday night (March 2) -- and some of them just happened to be the biggest names in music. Check out the best musician tweets about the 86th Academy Awards. OSCARS 2014 • 'Frozen' Ballad Wins Best Song •…

  5. Oscars 2014: Pharrell Williams Gets 'Happy' With Jamie Foxx, Meryl Streep

    March 02, 2014 9:24 PM EST Pharrell Williams rocked out to "Happy" at the Oscars on Sunday, during which he went into the audience to shimmy -- literally -- with Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams in the front row. With a black version of his now-signatureVivienne Westwood hat, Williams crossed…

  6. Karen O Taps Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig For Oscars Performance

    March 01, 2014 12:43 PM EST Pharrell, U2 and Idina Menzel also prepped for their Academy Awards performances on Friday. Having the nation's No. 1 song does not exempt an artist from Oscar rehearsals. Pharrell Williams ran through his catchy hit "Happy" more than half a dozen times Friday in preparation…

  7. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well…

  8. 25 Movie Stars Turned Musicians

    February 26, 2014 5:30 PM EST First we watched them on the big screen, many of them -- like Kevins Bacon and Costner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp -- reaching mega-star success. But that wasn't enough. No, these movie stars-turned-musicians wanted to express themselves with a mic or a guitar, parlaying their…

  9. Hurray for the Riff Raff's Political Americana Brings Genre Back to Its Roots

    February 12, 2014 12:30 PM EST Led by a Bronx-raised, Puerto Rican ex-punk rocker, Hurray for the Riff Raff is bringing folk back home Just a few years ago, Alynda Lee Segarra, the engaging frontwoman for New Orleans folk outfit Hurray for the Riff Raff, was hitching freight trains, playing washboard in a French Quarter…

  10. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout' at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    February 10, 2014 10:50 AM EST In the late 90s and early aughts, before the world ever really knew who he was, Kanye West was merely just a record producer. He cut his teeth ghost-producing tracks for Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, a member of Diddy's Hitmen production team, and turned his uncredited work…

  11. Olympics Playlist: 20 'Gold' Songs For Sochi

    February 07, 2014 3:25 PM EST With the 2014 Winter Olympics underway in Sochi, Russia, what better way to inspire the U.S.A. to go for the gold with a list of "golden" Hot 100 hits? From Kanye to the Black Keys to David Bowie to Shirley Bassey, the Hot 100 chart has featured its fair share of songs with "…

  12. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  13. Jay Z & Beyonce Rule 'Saturday' Super Bowl Party in NYC

    February 02, 2014 10:30 AM EST Beyonce is making Super Bowl weekend performances something of a habit. A year after performing for the big game at the Superdome in New Orleans, Beyonce performed for a smaller crowd Saturday night (Feb. 1) as Jay Z brought his wife out for a surprise cameo during his concert for DirecTV&…

  14. Mary Lambert's 'She Keeps Me Warm' Rises At Radio After Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Success

    January 27, 2014 5:20 PM EST The singer of the chorus of the GRAMMY event track "Same Love" expanded her vocal into a full song that's now scaling Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart. After appearing on last night's Grammy Awards during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love"…

  15. Country GRAMMY: Kacey Musgraves Wins Big, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban Perform

    January 27, 2014 1:22 AM EST The country music portion of the 56th GRAMMY Awards featured some strong performances and winners that definitely didn’t push the shock button, but featured some deserving recipients nonetheless.  The big winner of the night was Kacey Musgraves, who continues to impress the critics. The…

  16. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Saturday

    January 25, 2014 10:00 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards won't be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page…

  17. Beyonce Scores Sixth No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

    January 23, 2014 6:04 PM EST In just its sixth week on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" (featuring Jay Z) jumps 5-1 to mark her sixth leader on the list. She last topped the chart in 2012 when "Love on Top" reigned for seven weeks. In terms of most No. 1s by a female, Mrs.…

  18. Janice Min to Head Billboard, THR as Co-President of Entertainment Group for Guggenheim

    January 07, 2014 10:40 PM EST Guggenheim Media today announced that Janice Min has been tapped to lead Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter as Co-President/Chief Creative Officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media. In her expanded role, which is effective immediately, Min will be responsible for all…

  19. Blondie, Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Added to Ryan Seacrest's NYE Lineup

    December 18, 2013 2:02 AM EST Blondie, Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Icona Pop are confirmed to the lineup for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest" telecast. The traditional New Year's Eve party will again be aired live on Dec. 31 at ABC from 11:30 p.m. The…

  20. Drake Scores 11th No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    October 03, 2013 8:27 PM EDT In the same week as his chart-topping debut of "Nothing was the Same," Drake takes over at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” featuring Majid Jordan. The song’s 3-1 rise ends Robin Thicke’s reign with “Blurred Lines” at 16 weeks and marks Drake…

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