1. CHVRCHES' Hype Dreams: Can Blog Buzz Produce A Hit Album?

    September 16, 2013 11:50 AM EDT The Scottish alt-pop trio captured the Internet's attention with its first singles. Next up: a Glassnote debut with high expectations. On July 18, the members of Chvrches strode onstage at the Stadio San Siro football stadium in Milan for a sold-out show with nearly 58,000 people in…

  2. New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Runway Jams: Day 8

    September 13, 2013 2:09 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. Show: Marc Jacobs Song: Aphex Twin, “Icct Hedral” (Philip Glass Orchestration) Aphex Twin’s…

  3. Avicii: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 13, 2013 12:00 PM EDT With "Wake Me Up!" a million-selling Hot 100 No. 5, he's climbing the rock charts, getting CMT play and delivering EDM's biggest moment yet This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. The night sky flashes white with a Zeus…

  4. Simon Cowell Talks Fatherhood, 'X Factor' U.K. Ratings

    September 04, 2013 2:46 AM EDT Simon Cowell has told the BBC that he expects to be a good father but will stay away from changing diapers. The 53-year-old "X Factor" creator is expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman. "I am good with kids, because I like kids," Cowell said in an…

  5. Headhunterz Announces 'Explode' Tour, Following One Crazy Summer: Exclusive

    August 29, 2013 5:08 PM EDT Hopping from festival to festival, the hardstyle emissary teaches U.S. crowds how to dance -- at 140 BPM. On a sunny Friday afternoon in May, Willem Rebergen – known to his nearly 800,000 social media followers as hardstyle star Headhunterz – sat in the back seat of an otherwise empty…

  6. Simon Cowell Confirms He’ll Be a Dad

    August 21, 2013 3:43 AM EDT British TV mogul Simon Cowell says he's looking forward to being a father, his first public confirmation that he will be having a child with married New York socialite Lauren Silverman. Cowell, who had previously dodged questions about the affair, told the BBC that "things are…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday The latest chart…

  8. 'Wake Up' And 'Get Lucky': Avicii, Daft Punk Score On Dance Charts

    August 15, 2013 5:47 PM EDT Avicii continues to register impressive upward movements across all of Billboard's dance/electronic charts, and beyond.   His “Wake Me Up!” is the Greatest Gainer (13-6) on Dance/Club Play Songs, while improving 5-3 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and 4-3 on Dance/Electronic Songs. The track…

  9. Bubbling Under: Panic! at the Disco Lifts Lolo Onto Charts

    August 09, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Lolo, Andre Mieux, Bush Hawg and Jenny and the Mexicats. LOLO Thanks to a featured vocal turn on Panic! At the Disco's new…

  10. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Chubby Checker, Rihanna, LMFAO Highlight New All-Time Rankings

    August 02, 2013 10:40 AM EDT Upon the Billboard Hot 100's 55th birthday, new artists and songs rank among the top 100 in each category since we celebrated the chart's golden anniversary in 2008. Meanwhile, a historic classic remains the survey's all-time top song. "The Twist" by Chubby…

  11. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  12. Bubbling Under: Radio Loves KAPTN's 'Ricky Ricardo'

    August 02, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: KAPTN, Said The Whale, Lauren Aquilina and Forest Swords KAPTN Los Angeles-based rapper KAPTN is tuning in listeners, and…

  13. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  14. Simon Cowell Having a Baby With Friend's Estranged Wife: Reports

    July 31, 2013 5:40 PM EDT Simon Cowell is about to experience a different kind of reality: fatherhood. According to tabloid reports galore, the "X Factor" and "American Idol" judge is having a baby with socialite Lauren Silverman, the wife of his good friend Andrew Silverman. An anonymous "…

  15. Riff Raff Takes Over NYC's Highline Ballroom: Live Review

    July 30, 2013 5:54 PM EDT Riff Raff revolves around a gravitational pool of eccentricity. It's made up of many components: his social media accounts, tattoos (including the logos of MTV and BET), stacks of racks, a wardrobe composed of the finest neon apparel, his music videos and Diplo. And regardless of his…

  16. Top 6 Tomorrowland Moments You Can Watch Right Now

    July 30, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Recap videos capture the best bits of sets from Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Chuckie and more. If you didn’t make it over to Belgium this weekend for Tomorrowland, don’t fret: The festival is recorded from all angles, thanks to a partnership with YouTube, and it’s not stingy or slow with its…

  17. Avicii Drops 'Wake Me Up' Video, Sits Down for Exclusive 'TRUE' Q&A

    July 29, 2013 12:25 PM EDT The Swedish DJ partners with Ralph Lauren for an All-American adventure in the new clip. Pick-up trucks and horses might not be the first images that come to mind when you think of Avicii. The Swedish superstar DJ is more associated with massive outdoor festival stages than a country…

  18. CODER Picks of the Week: AlunaGeorge, Riton, Disclosure and More

    July 26, 2013 12:58 PM EDT This Friday the CODE crew comes to you from across the globe with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren, Jacob, Elissa, Tshepo and Eric have to say. AlunaGeorge: “You Know You Like It” (DJ Snake Remix) [Island Records] You may…

  19. 9 Things We Can’t Wait to See at the TomorrowLand Festival

    July 19, 2013 5:19 PM EDT CODE’s going to Belgium next week for TomorrowLand, arguably the world’s favorite dance festival and definitely its most international one. Dance fans from 214 countries come to the town of Boom to dance, camp and party for three days, in a fantastical setting. Fitting its fairytale theme,…

  20. CODER Picks of the Week: Diplo, RL Grime, Robin Thicke, and More

    July 19, 2013 1:41 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Zel, Lauren, Elissa, Tshepo and Eric have to say. Diplo: "Crown" (feat. Mike Posner, Boaz van de Beatz and Riff Raff) [Mad Decent] Diplo is feeling like a million…

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