1. Madeon's 'Adventure' Leads to No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums

    April 11, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Plus, Dillon Francis & DJ Snake's 'Get Low' returns and new No. 1s for Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris and Giorgio Moroder. Madeon debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart with his first full-length album, Adventure . The title sold 11,000 copies…

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2002, Kylie Minogue Returned to the Top 10

    March 16, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Thirteen years ago, 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' brought the star back to heights she'd last reached in 1988. Plus, remembering chart feats by the Beatles, Joan Jett and Diddy. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of…

  3. Guy Sebastian Selected as Australia's First-Ever Eurovision Contestant

    March 05, 2015 4:19 AM EST Pop singer  Guy Sebastian has been chosen as Australia's first-ever representative at the Eurovision Song Contest.  Sebastian is no stranger to the big stage of a fan-voted pop extravaganza. He won the inaugural edition of Australian Idol back in 2003, and he has gone on to a hugely…

  4. Watch Giorgio Moroder & Kylie Minogue Live in the Now in 'Right Here, Right Now' Video

    February 02, 2015 6:31 PM EST The explosion of vintage-sounding club music continues: On Monday (Feb. 2), Giorgio Moroder released the video for "Right Here, Right Now," his collaboration with Kylie Minogue that will appear on the disco pioneer's next album, 74 Is the New 24 . The clip, directed by Daniel…

  5. Taylor Swift on Madonna Praise: 'Now I'm Dead'

    January 28, 2015 1:17 AM EST Madonna has flattened Taylor Swift … with a compliment.  The reigning Queen Of Pop has invited Taylor into her realm by suggesting the ever-rising superstar was a "princess" of the genre.  Speaking to Australian presenter Richard Wilkins for Network Nine's Today show ,…

  6. Giorgio Moroder & Kylie Minogue Drop Single 'Right Here, Right Now'

    January 20, 2015 4:00 AM EST The renaissance of dance music legend Giorgio Moroder continues, as his new single featuring Kylie Minogue -- "Right Here, Right Now" -- was officially released today (Jan. 20) on RCA Records. (Listen to the track, below.) The pulsating pop/dance track (out Jan. 30 in the U.K.)…

  7. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites of 2014

    December 31, 2014 4:05 PM 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 READERS' FAVORITES OF 2014 Gary, Happy Holidays!…

  8. Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum to be Inducted Into ARIA Hall of Fame

    October 27, 2014 6:09 AM EDT It’s Ian “Molly” Meldrum’s turn for the ARIA Hall of Fame.  Having inducted Kylie Minogue , John Paul Young and Normie Rowe in years past, the honor this time goes to the legendary Aussie music commentator. He’ll be inducted during the annual ARIA Awards on Nov. 26, becoming the first non…

  9. Rita Ora to Replace Kylie Minogue as Coach on U.K.'s 'The Voice'

    September 23, 2014 5:16 AM EDT Rita Ora , who has worked with such brands as Adidas, is joining the BBC's U.K. version of singing competition The Voice as the fourth coach on the upcoming fourth season. Kylie Minogue this year had filled that spot, but was widely expected not to continue on the show and quit this…

  10. The Veronicas Tease New Song 'You Ruin Me': Watch

    September 05, 2014 2:31 AM EDT The Veronicas have teased “You Ruin Me,” the Aussie pop duo’s first new release in seven years.  Written with APRA Award winning song-writing and production team DNA Songs ( David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii ), the song is the first lifted from the Veronicas’ self-titled third album, set to…

  11. Miley Cyrus To Headline First iHeartRadio Australia Music Fest

    August 28, 2014 5:50 AM EDT Miley Cyrus will headline the inaugural iHeartRadio Australia Music Festival this October.  The pop star will lead the line-up for the single-day show which debuts Oct. 18 at Sydney’s 20,000-plus capacity Allphones Arena. The likes of entertainer and X Factor Australia judge Redfoo ,…

  12. Lenny Kravitz to Play iTunes Festival in London

    August 20, 2014 11:43 PM EDT Apple's iTunes Festival in London has added Lenny Kravitz , Rudimental , Elbow and Paolo Nutini to its lineup of headliners. The eighth annual event will once again take place throughout September at The Roundhouse in the Camden neighborhood of the British capital. Listen to Lenny…

  13. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, Paramore Score First Pop Radio No. 1s

    June 09, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Azalea's 'Fancy' crowns Pop Songs, while Paramore tallies its first airplay chart leader with 'Ain't It Fun.' Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry, Three Days Grace and Tito 'El Bambino' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  14. Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, Tegan and Sara Confirmed for LGBT ‘Trailblazers’ Special

    June 04, 2014 7:03 AM EDT Against Me! singer/songwriter Laura Jane Grace and Tegan and Sara are among the artists confirmed to appear on Logo TV’s "Trailblazers" special, an hour-long program that honors pioneers in the fight for LGBT rights. Brooklyn Nets’ basketballer Jason Collins -- the first male…

  15. Michael Eavis, Founder of Glastonbury Festival, To Receive U.K.'s MITs Award

    May 16, 2014 2:36 AM EDT Michael Eavis, the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award.  Eavis will be recognized for his “outstanding contribution to the U.K.’s live music industry and…

  16. The Veronicas Sign Global Deal With Sony Music, New Album Coming

    April 28, 2014 5:49 AM EDT The Veronicas are making a comeback. The Australian sibling pop duo will release a third studio album later this year, through a new global deal with Sony Music Entertainment. Twenty-nine-year-old twins Lisa Origliasso and Jessica Origliasso formed the Veronicas in Brisbane, Australia back in…

  17. Chart Highlights: KONGOS No. 1, Black Keys Blast In At Alternative Radio

    March 31, 2014 4:05 PM EDT KONGOS' 'Come With Me Now' crowns Alternative Songs, while the Black Keys make a splashy return with 'Fever.' Plus, new No. 1s for Kylie Minogue, Blake Shelton and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  18. Kylie Minogue Bows At No. 1 in Australia As ‘The Voice U.K.’ Rumors Rumble On

    March 24, 2014 7:59 AM EDT If Kylie Minogue does choose to quit “The Voice U.K.” after the current season, her music career should keep her sufficiently occupied. The Australian singer’s pop profile is in impressive shape right now. Her latest album “Kiss Me Once” becomes the first homegrown album to debut this year…

  19. George Michael’s 'Symphonica' Opens At No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart

    March 24, 2014 6:55 AM EDT George Michael’s live “Symphonica” album (Virgin EMI/Universal) won the battle of the heavyweight releases with Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once” (Parlophone/Warner Music) on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (March 23).  London DJ-producer Duke Dumont scored his second chart-topping single in…

  20. Shakira to Perform on 'The Voice U.K.'

    March 03, 2014 4:57 AM EST Shakira will perform on an upcoming live show of "The Voice U.K." on the BBC, producers have announced.  The music star, who became a coach on the U.S. version of the singing competition in 2012, will sing on the March 29 episode. Shakira will perform current single "Can't…

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