1. Super Bowl Halftime Show Performers: What the Album Sales Boost Looks Like

    January 30, 2015 4:30 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> When Katy Perry takes center stage at this year's Super Bowl halftime show, she'll have more eyes on her at once than ever before in an already illustrious career. Super Bowl 2015: See All Our Coverage Beyonce 's halftime show…

  2. Billboard Cover: Behind the Scenes With Katy Perry as She Rehearses for the Super Bowl -- 'The Biggest Event of My Career'

    January 30, 2015 9:00 AM EST Backstage at the top-secret rehearsals for the biggest gig in American showbiz, in a large, stuffy room marked "Wardrobe," a dozen or so half-naked female dancers wriggle into candy-colored, body-hugging costumes and pull on matching socks and sneakers. At the center…

  3. Who Is Katy Perry's Secret Super Bowl Guest? Vote!

    January 29, 2015 6:39 PM EST Katy Perry still has a few tricks up her multi-colored sleeve. At a press conference Thursday afternoon (Jan. 29), Perry promised sharks and lions at her Super Bowl halftime show. But more exciting than apparently getting real-life beasts to "Roar" with her is her promise that…

  4. Katy Perry's Super Bowl Show: The Do's and Don'ts of an Amazing Halftime

    January 29, 2015 4:06 PM EST A 'Firework' finale? Yes, please. A RiFF RaFF appearance? Maybe not the best idea. Here are 10 things we do (and don't) want to see on Sunday. Although Katy Perry has been a famous pop performer for less than a decade, the superstar singer has accrued so many hits over the…

  5. Recording Academy Gets Tough on Grammy Awards Ticket Scalping

    January 29, 2015 5:04 AM EST The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has a number of tricks up its sleeve in its efforts to stop ticket scalping of the Grammy Awards. Ahead of this year's ceremony on Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Recording Academy has brought a lawsuit that…

  6. Tim Heidecker 'Leaks' Katy Perry & Lenny Kravitz's Super Bowl Song

    January 27, 2015 6:33 PM EST Back in 2012, Tim Heidecker leaked an original composition " Madonna" created for her Super Bowl halftime show. And by "leak," we mean he released a completely fake rap track that started out with, "My name is Madonna and I'm here to say \/ I like football…

  7. Ask Billboard: Controversial Hits, Katy Perry's Sales & Taylor Swift's Radio Reign

    January 25, 2015 9:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT ARE THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL HITS? @gthot20 With the …

  8. Maroon 5, Common & John Legend Score High Debuts on Top Twitter Tracks

    January 23, 2015 3:30 PM EST 'Sugar' crashes in atop the list, while Ciara collects her first chart entry. Plus, Katy Perry creates a hit…just not her own. Maroon 5 's "Sugar" rushes to the summit on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks , giving the band its second No. 1 debut, after "Maps"…

  9. Katy Perry Donates $5K to TLC Kickstarter Campaign

    January 21, 2015 9:05 PM EST Consider Katy Perry a diehard TLC fan. The pop star has donated $5,000 to the girl group's Kickstarter campaign, according to E! News .  TLC's Chilli Talks Their Kickstarter-Funded Final Album: 'We Have to Involve the Fans' So far about 85 percent of TLC's $150…

  10. Katy Perry on Super Bowl Halftime Show: 'I've Outdreamt My Dream'

    January 20, 2015 5:43 PM EST It's almost time to hear Katy Perry roar at the Super Bowl To celebrate, she's on the cover of ESPN the Magazine  this month with Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. Katy Perry Put Her 'Foot Down' When Asked to Pay for Super Bowl Gig In a behind-the-scenes video…

  11. Katy Perry Put Her 'Foot Down' When Asked to Pay for Super Bowl Gig

    January 14, 2015 6:21 PM EST 'I want to be invited on my own merits and not with some fine print,' she says. Katy Perry says her female empowerment anthems make her the ideal Super Bowl halftime performer after an NFL season shadowed by highly publicized domestic violence cases involving players. Katy…

  12. Who Will Join Katy Perry During Her Super Bowl Halftime Performance?

    January 10, 2015 6:45 PM EST When Katy Perry takes the stage on Feb. 1 for the Super Bowl halftime show , she'll be getting some assistance. Lenny Kravitz has been tapped to play with the "Dark Horse" singer. The NFL confirmed the news on Twitter on Jan. 10.  Joining @KatyPerry during her …

  13. Report: Katy Perry and John Mayer Are Back Together

    January 10, 2015 3:31 PM EST It seems more and more likely that Katy Perry and John Mayer have rekindled their romance. Katy Perry's Boyfriend Timeline: 9 Relationships & Songs Inspired By Romance The two music stars are officially back together following an appearance together at Los Angeles' Sunset…

  14. Are Katy Perry & John Mayer Getting Back Together?

    January 05, 2015 6:46 PM EST After ending their romance last February , Katy Perry and John Mayer were seen together in Beverly Hills over the weekend, People reports, sparking suspicion maybe the two musicians have reunited.  It's the first time the two have been seen together publicly since breaking up.…

  15. Luke Bryan Tops One Direction on Ticketmaster's Most-Searched List

    January 05, 2015 11:58 AM EST A pop-country hunk topped international boy bands, music icons and pro wrestling to be Ticketmaster's most-searched subject of 2014. The Live Nation ticket retailer places Luke Bryan as being the search bar's most frequent guest, above One Direction , Garth Brooks , Beyonce and…

  16. Katy Perry Down Under Leads Latest Hot Tours Recap

    January 02, 2015 7:40 PM EST Katy Perry dominates the weekly Hot Tours tally (see list, below) with more than $42 million in ticket sales reported from her Prismatic tour's final stand of 2014: a six-week run through Australia and New Zealand. The pop diva sold out 25 performances in six venues during the…

  17. Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, One Direction & 5SOS: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 30

    December 31, 2014 3:05 PM EST Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy is back in the studio…

  18. Solange vs. Jay Z and More: 2014's Music Beefs by the Numbers

    December 31, 2014 2:29 PM EST This past year was filled with artists beefing with one another, both in and out the e-streets. Even Ariana Grande jumped in. From the hilarious ( Cam'Ron vs. Nick Cannon ) to the severe ( Jay Z vs. Solange ), below are 2014's music beefs by the numbers. No. of music beefs in 2014…

  19. Taylor Swift Helps Tie Record Streak for Women Atop Hot 100

    December 31, 2014 1:18 PM EST As 'Blank Space' leads for a seventh week, women have locked up the top spot for a record-tying 19th week in a row. Taylor Swift 's "Blank Space" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, helping rewrite history: Women have now blocked men from the chart'…

  20. Becky G, Paul McCartney & DJ Earworm : Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 28

    December 12, 2014 1:09 PM EST Welcome back to Billboard 's weekly video show Real-Time Rewind , which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy is in the studio on Episode 28,…

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