1. CODE Guest Playlist: Michael Brun

    July 18, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Billboard CODE featured rising Haitian star Michael Brun last week and gave him a shot at compiling his influences into a compelling guest playlist. Brun did not disappoint, showcasing the unique blend of modern dance music and Caribbean sounds that will characterize his new Kid Coconut…

  2. Tiesto 'Lights' Up Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart With Two Top 10s

    May 23, 2014 11:55 AM EDT Tiesto takes a second track into the top 10 of Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Wasted" (13-10) joins "Red Lights" (7-5). "Wasted," featuring Matthew Koma, rides a 22 percent sales increase (11,000 downloads in the week ending May 18,…

  3. Summer Music Album Preview 2014: 30 Must-Hear LPs

    May 22, 2014 5:53 PM EDT As hot as the season, these are the albums set to scorch this summer. As the weather warms and the debate over the "song of the summer" starts to rage, the new season is already jam-packed with great albums on the horizon. There are the returns of J. Lo and Mariah, highly…

  4. Tiësto Unveils Details for Upcoming 'A Town Called Paradise' Album: Watch 'Wasted' Video

    April 25, 2014 10:14 AM EDT Dutch dance music megastar Tiësto today announced that his fifth artist album “A Town Called Paradise” will be released June 16 on Musical Freedom/Casablanca Records. Tiësto’s first full-length album since 2009’s “Kaleidoscope” will feature notable production collaborations with Hardwell,…

  5. CODE First Play: Freeform Five featuring Roisin Murphy, 'Leviathan'

    February 04, 2014 1:30 PM EST In the world of dance music, there are two kinds of people: those who understand the gravitational force of singer and DJ Róisín Murphy, and those who have yet to find out. Freeform Five’s Anu Pillai falls in the former category and thus is releasing his collaboration with the former Moloko…

  6. Ellie Goulding's 'Halcyon' Track By Track: Video

    October 08, 2012 11:55 AM EDT If there's an emerging pop star primed to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump, it's Ellie Goulding . While her signature song "Lights" was slowly climbing the Hot 100 this past year (peaking at No. 2), the English songstress wasn't content to simply bask in the glory of…

  7. Fashion Week NYC: Alicia Keys Wore White to Edun, A$AP Rocky Watched Alexander Wang

    September 09, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Despite the tornado warning, Saturday (Sept. 8) at New York Fashion Week saw some of the hottest collections and front row dwellers yet. Keep your eyes on The Hook to find out which trends and b eats took over the runway each day and see where stars like Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield, Lil&…

  8. Splendour 2012: Smashing Pumpkins, Jack White Rock Down Under

    July 30, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Newcomers Azealia Banks & Lana Del Rey Hit Rough Spots During Three-Day Festival The Smashing Pumpkins , Jack White and Bloc Party delivered in a big way during their headline slots at Australia's Splendour in the Grass, which returned this year to its "spiritual home" in…

  9. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 11:24 AM EST Lady Gaga , Florence and the Machine , Dizzee Rascal , Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organised by U.K. trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 from 8pm tonight (Feb. 16) with further…

  10. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 19, 2010 6:49 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle . U.K. acts Florence and the Machine , Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Arena on Feb. 16 and screened live on ITV1.…

  11. Muse, Lily Allen Top Big Day Out Lineup

    September 29, 2009 9:25 AM EDT British alternative rock trio Muse , pop artist Lily Allen and returning local heroes Powderfinger are booked to play the 2010 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. Others confirmed by organizers today (Sept. 29) for the line-up include British electronica acts Groove Armada…

  12. Video Q&A: Perez Hilton On Will.i.Am And Music Moguldom

    September 17, 2009 3:52 PM EDT It's no secret that Perez Hilton loves sharing music -- by everyone from Lady GaGa and Katy Perry to Mika and Leona Lewis -- with the people who read his blog. But now he wants to share his favorite acts with someone who's not exactly his biggest fan. "I am inviting will.i.am…

  13. Win Tickets To Perez Hilton's Tour

    September 09, 2009 3:30 PM EDT Perez Hilton has long staked his claim as "The Queen of All Media," P-Nasty and John Mayer's Twitter rival, but now he can add music tastemaker to the list. The celebrity blogger recently launched his own label imprint under Warner Music, and tomorrow Hilton kicks off a…

  14. Dinosaur Jr. Rises Again With 'Farm'

    July 27, 2009 12:00 PM EDT The veteran alt-rock band Dinosaur Jr. made a splash on the Billboard 200 last month with its first release on Jagjaguwar, "Farm." At No. 29, the album's debut marks the peak position in the band's 25-year career and signals the beginning of a fruitful relationship with…

  15. Take That, Leona Still Strong On U.K. Charts

    December 15, 2008 11:00 AM EST Take That's "The Circus" album (Polydor/Universal) and Leona Lewis' "Run" single (Syco Music/Sony BMG) kept their places as the U.K.'s bestsellers on the new sales charts published yesterday (Dec. 14). The Take That album started a second week at the top…

  16. Lovebox Festival / July 19-20, 2008 / London (Victoria Park)

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The extraordinary proliferation of music festivals large and small has been the talk of the so-called English summer, not just in the business but the wider cultural world. The extraordinary proliferation of music festivals large and small has been the talk of the so-called English summer,…

  17. Billboard Bits: M. Ward/Fader, Jonny Greenwood, Valentin Elizalde

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST M. Ward and Ladyhawk are the first artists to be featured on the Fader magazine's 7-inch vinyl series. Ward's "Magic Trick (Kansas City Remix)" featuring My Morning Jacket's Jim James and Ladyhawk's " M. Ward and Ladyhawk are the first artists to be featured…

  18. Molina Finishes Six New Albums, Preps Two For Fall

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jason Molina, principal force behind acclaimed outfits Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company, has finished no less than six new albums, Billboard.com has learned. Jason Molina, principal force behind acclaimed outfits Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company, has finished no less than…