1. Mike Posner Announces Unplugged Tour, Says Justin Bieber Guests on New Album (Exclusive)

    March 04, 2014 10:00 AM EST Last summer, Mike Posner joined Justin Bieber's summer "Believe" tour, playing in arenas and major venues across the country. But for a new string of headlining dates beginning later this month, the singer is taking the exact opposite route, trading big production for…

  2. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST 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 as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  3. Emeli Sandé Being Honored at Essence Black Women in Music Event

    December 18, 2013 11:22 AM EST Singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé will be the honoree at Essence magazine's fifth annual Black Women in Music celebration. The invitation-only, Grammy Awards week reception will take place on January 22, featuring an exclusive performance by Sandé with special guests and music by DJ Kiss.…

  4. Top 40 Slows Down The Songs

    November 15, 2013 1:05 PM EST A bevy of hit ballads is infusing the format – but is that a good thing for a format built on tempo? Selena Gomez's latest hit, "Slow Down," is another in mainstream top 40 radio's ever-replenishing arsenal of uptempo pop/dance hits, but its chorus, in which Gomez…

  5. Mike Posner Gears Up to Finish 'Pages' Album, Hints at Big Guest Artists

    October 25, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Mike Posner says he's "very far along" in making his sophomore album, "Pages," with an EP titled "Page One" expected out during the fall. And, he reports, there's no shortage of material to choose from. "I've made maybe over 100 songs since…

  6. Labrinth Performs Acoustic 'Beneath Your Beautiful' and Talks Signing to Simon Cowell

    August 09, 2013 5:52 PM EDT Labrinth is ready to stand out. After a stint of helping others succeed as artists, it’s his time to bask in the spotlight. The UK singer-songwriter recently sat down at Billboard’s NYC studio for an interview and two acoustic performances. After he built his name as a songwriter for…

  7. Chart Highlights: Nine Inch Nails Soar Onto Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs Charts

    June 10, 2013 6:25 PM EDT Newly signed to Columbia Records, the act's new single blasts in, previewing its album 'Hesitation Marks,' due Sept. 3 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys…

  8. Mike Posner Returns To 'The Way It Used To Be': Hear New Single

    June 10, 2013 1:47 PM EDT "Cooler Than Me" singer will tour with Ke$ha in August. Pop singer-songwriter Mike Posner has spent the past year and change producing and writing for other artists, but the 25-year-old has returned with a new solo single, "The Way It Used To Be," that prefaces his…

  9. Chart Highlights: Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Take 'Highway' To No. 1 On Country Airplay

    June 03, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Seven years after Swift arrived with "Tim McGraw" - the song - the pair rules Country Airplay. Plus, Capital Cities take over atop Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  10. Drake Leads 2013 BET Awards With 12 Nominations

    May 14, 2013 3:22 PM EDT Chris Brown announces an upcoming Aaliyah-assisted single. He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. The BET nominees were announced today (Tuesday, May 14) at a press conference on the rooftop of L.A.'s Icon Ultra Lounge, just up…

  11. Beyonce, Kings of Leon To Headline U.K.'s V Festival

    February 25, 2013 6:28 PM EST Dual city fest set for Aug. 17 and 18 at Chelmsford and Staffordshire V Festival, the U.K. music extravaganza sponsored by Virgin Media, got a major dose of diva power when it announced its headliner would be the star of the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show -- Beyonce. The festival's other…

  12. Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons Lead BRIT Award Nominations

    January 10, 2013 7:05 PM EST British music stars Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Rita Ora lead the nominations for the 2013 BRIT Awards, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual salute to U.K. artists will be held on Feb. 20, with performances from One Direction, Muse, Sande, Mumford & Sons,…

  13. Robbie Williams Crowned U.K. Charts King: Top Song, Album

    November 12, 2012 9:30 AM EST Robbie Williams is celebrating a double victory in the U.K. charts, starting a second week atop the singles survey with "Candy" and debuting at No. 1 with the album "Take The Crown." It's the tenth chart-topping title of a solo career in which Williams has sold more…

  14. Robbie Williams Ends 8-Year Drought on U.K. Charts

    November 05, 2012 7:05 AM EST First No. 1 Single Since '04; Meanwhile Calvin Harris Tops Kylie Minogue on Album List Robbie Williams scored his first U.K. No. 1 single in eight years yesterday with "Candy" to move into joint second place with Gary Barlow and Cliff Richard on 14 chart-toppers, behind only…

  15. Taylor Swift Has 'Red' Hot Debut in U.K.

    October 29, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift scored her first U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (October 29) as "Red" debuted at the top. Writer-producer Labrinth was also celebrating a first British bestseller, as the grammatically-challenged "Beneath Your Beautiful," featuring Emeli Sandé, opened atop the…

  16. Kanye West, the Throne, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2012 7:44 PM EDT BET Awards viewers will be watching the Throne. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaboration has five nominations at this year's ceremony, including Best Group, Best Collaboration and two nominations for Video of the Year ("N***as in Paris" and "Otis"). (West earned…

  17. Nicki Minaj's 'Roman' Conquers U.K. Chart

    April 09, 2012 9:50 AM EDT On Singles Chart, Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Rises to No. 1 Former "Canadian Idol" contestant Carly Rae Jepsen scored the second-highest first-week sales of the U.K. singles chart year as her current Billboard Hot 100 top tenner "Call Me Maybe" raced…

  18. Emeli Sande Talks Career Start: 'People Didn't Know What to Do With Me'

    March 29, 2012 10:00 AM EDT What makes Emeli Sandé -- born Adele Emeli Sandé -- so captivating is her passion. It resonates loudly through her vocal prowess, which pilots her debut album, "Our Version of Events," and acts as the anchor of the intimate stories the 25 yr. old tells in each one of her songs. That…

  19. Katy Perry, Paul Weller Top U.K. Charts

    March 26, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Former Jam Singer Outsells David Guetta By Only 150 Copies; Perry's 'Part of Me' Her Third No. 1 Single In a photo-finish that saw him beat David Guetta's "Nothing But The Beat" by a sales margin of just 150 copies, Paul Weller scored his fourth solo U.K. No. 1…

  20. Susan Boyle, Rihanna Rise Again on U.K. Charts

    November 14, 2011 9:40 AM EST Susan Boyle 's "Someone To Watch Over Me" became her third straight U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Nov. 13). The Official Charts Company's new data also showed "We Found Love," by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, returning to the summit, where it previously spent…

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