1. Katy Perry, Die Antwoord No. 1 On Dance Charts

    June 13, 2014 3:19 PM EDT Die Antwoord achieves the best sales week of its career and first Dance/Electronic Albums No. 1 with the arrival of "Donker Mag" (7,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The South African "zef"-stylized group (akin to hip-hop's subculture elements), on tour in…

  2. 615 Spotlight: Carissa Leigh Wants a 'Bad Boy'

    June 05, 2014 1:26 PM EDT It's a magical time for country newcomer Carissa Leigh: the Canada native has a new single, "Bad Boy," her first release in the U.S. "I'm one of those people that if I see an opportunity, I go for it," she tells Billboard. "Music has always been something I…

  3. Gregg Allman, Filmmakers Sued Over 'Midnight Rider' Train Death

    May 22, 2014 1:41 AM EDT Singer Gregg Allman was sued Wednesday along with movie producers, a railroad company and others accused of being responsible for the February death of a young camera assistant when a freight train slammed into a film crew in southeast Georgia. The lawsuit filed in Chatham County State Court…

  4. Kristin Chenoweth Heading Back To Broadway

    May 14, 2014 12:16 AM EDT "Glee" and "Wicked" star Kristin Chenoweth is chugging back to Broadway in the stylish screwball musical "On the Twentieth Century." Producers said Tuesday that the Tony- and Emmy-winner will co-star with Peter Gallagher in the show adapted from the 1934 film…

  5. NBC Announces 'Music Man' Live TV Production

    May 12, 2014 6:34 PM EDT NBC will be doing a live production of "The Music Man". Bob Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman, announced during the network's upfront presentation Monday morning that the network has closed a deal to bring a broadcast version of the 1957 musical, which won five Tony Awards…

  6. Calvin Harris' 'Summer' Sizzles On Dance Charts

    May 09, 2014 2:22 PM EDT Calvin Harris catapults to No. 2 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Summer," the chart's top Airplay and Digital Gainer (4-2). It reaches new heights on the Billboard Hot 100 (26-18), Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (3-2; 63,000 downloads sold for the…

  7. Mariah Carey's 'You're Mine' Crowns Dance Club Songs Chart

    April 29, 2014 1:15 PM EDT The song reigns ahead of the release of her new studio album Mariah Carey collects her 17th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "You're Mine (Eternal)" rises 2-1. Carey first crowned the chart on her first try, with "Someday" in 1991. She'd…

  8. Janelle Monae Covers 'Heroes' In Pepsi's Global Futbol Campaign, Talks Her Love For David Bowie

    April 02, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Janelle Monae has already gone Brazilian for the just-released “Rio 2” soundtrack as the voice of its theme song “What Is Love” . But starting Wednesday, the singer is making an on-camera trip to Rio de Janiero as the featured artist (and soundtrack) of Pepsi’s global 2014 futbol campaign …

  9. Skrillex Debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    March 27, 2014 5:15 PM EDT His first full-length album grants him his best sales week and second No. 1 on the survey. Plus, chart action for Tycho, Kylie Minogue, Calvin Harris, Shakira, Rihanna and Tiesto EDM cornerstone Skrillex (real name: Sonny John Moore) logs his best sales week, as his first full-length album …

  10. Jennifer Lopez to Receive GLAAD Vanguard Award

    March 24, 2014 3:03 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez will be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards next month, the LGBT advocacy organization announced Monday. The singer, producer and "American Idol" judge will be recognized with the Vanguard Award at the ceremony, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton on April 12.…

  11. 'Rio 2' Soundtrack With Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars + More: Exclusive Album Premiere

    March 24, 2014 12:15 PM EDT Can "Rio 2" follow in "Frozen"s Footsteps? As the soundtrack market heats up, another animated movie arrives with a companion album -- Listen to it here first When "Rio" was released in 2011, the soundtrack market was less than promising -- the animated feature…

  12. Idina Menzel, 'Let It Go' (Papercha$er Club Remix): Exclusive Dance Track Premiere

    March 20, 2014 10:46 AM EDT "Frozen" is about to put a chill on the dance floor: its top 10 Billboard Hot 100 single "Let It Go" has been remixed for clubs and Billboard has the premiere of its first official remix. The Academy Award-winning tune, as performed by Idina Menzel, has been…

  13. 'Let It Go' Helps Idina Menzel Make Hot 100 History

    March 15, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Idina Menzel has made history on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The singer's rise into the top 10 with "Let It Go" makes her the first person with both a top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Menzel's Oscar-winning "Let It Go" (from the film "Frozen"…

  14. Avicii Tops Avicii on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart; Beyonce 'Blow's Up

    March 14, 2014 11:45 AM EDT The DJ replaces himself at the summit with "Hey Brother" after leading for 26 weeks with "Wake Me Up!" Plus, Beyonce adds another No. 1 on Dance Club Songs and the Chainsmokers keep soaring with "#SELFIE" Avicii replaces himself at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot…

  15. MC5 Guitarist Goes for Cool Factor in Crafting SXSW Jimi Hendrix Stamp Concert

    March 11, 2014 3:58 PM EDT Wayne Kramer is proudly "a guy that comes from an era of being highly critical of the government -- and is still fairly critical of much of what our government does." But when it comes to putting rock stars on U.S. postage stamps, the MC5 alumnus is all for it. Kramer is curating an…

  16. Oscars 2014: Idina Menzel Rocks 'Let It Go' After John Travolta Mangles Name

    March 02, 2014 11:41 PM EST Her name might have been flubbed in her introduction, but Idina Menzel had no problem "letting it go" for her Oscars performance Sunday night. The singer and actress scored a lead-in at the ceremony from John Travolta, who introduced her as something along the lines of "…

  17. 'Glee's' 100th Episode Song List Revealed

    February 25, 2014 3:44 AM EST Fox has announced the setlist for "Glee's" 100th episode. The music in the two-part episode was voted on by fans, who were asked to pick 10 of the show's 30 most beloved performances to be remixed and featured on the series' landmark episode. Set to air March 18 and…

  18. Avicii, Katy Perry Make Historic Moves On Dance Charts

    February 14, 2014 11:00 AM EST Avicii becomes the first act in the relatively short 13-month history of Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart to occupy the top two positions, as "Wake Me  Up!" enjoys a record-extending 23rd week at No. 1 and "Hey Brother" rises 4-2. The latter track…

  19. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  20. Carole King Honored by Stars at MusiCares' Person of the Year Gala

    January 25, 2014 12:42 PM EST Performances by Lady Gaga, P!nk, Kacey Musgraves & Miguel, and King herself were among the night's many highlights. Two unlikely performer pairings and songs most people do not associate with Carole King stole the show at Friday night's MusiCares Person of the Year gala…

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