1. Cliff Richard Is Brooklyn Bound, Thanks to Morrissey; Eyes More U.S. Dates

    February 17, 2014 10:15 AM EST The British legend talks opening for Moz this June and explains why his global stardom never quite reached American shores Cliff Richard was as surprised as anyone else that Morrissey wanted him to open his June 21 concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. "About a month ago, my agent…

  2. Tegan & Sara on Their 'Awesome' 'LEGO Movie' Song: 'It's a Crazy Earworm'

    February 14, 2014 2:12 PM EST "Whether you think it's funny or annoying, there's no denying that it's a ridiculously hooky thing," says Sara Quin of her band's Lonely Island collaboration While this week's Hot 100 chart includes two songs in the Top 20 that were first heard in…

  3. U2 Talks Oscars, New Manager and Where They're Headed: 'We Don't Want to Be a Heritage Act'

    February 14, 2014 1:54 PM EST And the new album "won't be ready till it's ready," Bono says. "We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they'd better be good" Just after Finnegan's pub opens at noon on a blustery, rainy, intermittently…

  4. 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…

  5. Heartbreak Hits: Top 30 Breakup Songs

    February 14, 2014 9:05 AM EST Not everyone equates Valentine's Day with red hearts and roses. For those that have not found cupid to be so kind, February 14 can be a reminder that sometimes, love really can suck. This fact has not been lost on pop musicians; for every whimsical song about love's dizzying highs,…

  6. Eric Paslay Debuts In Country Albums Chart's Top Five

    February 13, 2014 3:10 PM EST The singer's debut set bows, fueled by hit single 'Friday Night.' Plus, moves for Brantley Gilbert, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell and more Singer/songwriter Eric Paslay makes his first appearance on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with his self-titled debut set, which…

  7. Future, Chance the Rapper, Kurt Vile Added to SXSW Lineup

    February 10, 2014 8:11 PM EST Bob Mould, Schoolboy Q also among newly-announced lineup additions A new wave of participants in this year's South by Southwest has been announced, including multiple artists spanning various genres -- from buzz acts to established artists. Rappers Future and Chance the Rapper will grace…

  8. Queen's 'Greatest Hits' Becomes First Album to Sell 6 Million in U.K.

    February 10, 2014 5:00 PM EST Queen's "Greatest Hits," which is already the biggest selling album of all time in the U.K., now becomes the first album to have sold more than 6 million copies in that country. According to the U.K.'s Official Charts Company , the album -- which was released in 1981 --…

  9. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Beatles Songs

    February 09, 2014 8:05 AM EST On the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. breakthrough, readers share favorite Fab Four songs, covers, solo hits and more 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…

  10. K-Pop Hot 100: Hyorin's 'Goodbye' Holds Off Ga In's 'Fxxk U' for No. 1

    February 07, 2014 7:20 PM EST Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring 2NE1, Rainbow Black, AOA, Dal*Shabet, GOT7 and more. Hyorin fends off tough competition from a slew of hot singles for a second week atop the K-Pop Hot 100 with "Goodbye." A soundtrack single from super-popular Korean…

  11. The Beatles' American Chart Invasion: 12 Record-Breaking Hot 100 & Billboard 200 Feats

    February 07, 2014 4:15 PM EST By the time the Beatles arrived in New York for "The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago today, the Fab Four had already begun its American chart invasion. After the group's first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 on Jan. 18, 1964, the Beatles went on to achieve a series of…

  12. Kat Graham Talks Style & New Career Moves At The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Show

    February 07, 2014 3:51 PM EST Ladies in red! Celebrities helped kick off New York Fashion Week last night (Feb. 6) at Lincoln Center by strutting down the runway for a cause. Kat Graham, Bella Thorne, Victoria Justice, Colbie Caillat, Joan Jett and more all worked sexy red looks by famed designers for The Heart Truth’s…

  13. 20 Awesome 'America' Songs

    February 07, 2014 12:00 PM EST It's impossible to live in the 50 states and not know about schoolhouse classics like "The Star Spangled Banner" and "This Land Is Your Land," but those famous patriotic odes aren't the only way to give a musical shout-out to America. With Team U.S.A.…

  14. Kacey Musgraves, Hunter Hayes Show Grammy Growth On Country Charts

    February 06, 2014 4:05 PM EST The singers translate Grammy Awards exposure into sizable chart gains. Plus, moves for Eric Church, Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan The first complete airplay/streaming/sales tracking week following the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards yields noteworthy results for Kacey Musgraves and Hunter Hayes. Musgraves&…

  15. The Beatles' U.S. Invasion: 28 Stars Discuss The Fab Four's 50th Anniversary (Video)

    February 06, 2014 4:00 PM EST A genre-spanning assortment of musicians from Ed Sheeran to Willie Nelson discuss favorite Beatles moments and memories. It's no secret that the Beatles have been a massive force and influence on music for generations, and their arrival in the U.S. 50 years ago on Feb. 7, 1964 and…

  16. Frankie Ballard Has 'Helluva' Time Teeing Up New Album

    February 06, 2014 1:34 PM EST Ballard talks "Sunshine & Whiskey" (Feb. 11); Plus, watch an exclusive performance of album cut "Drinky Drink" Frankie Ballard's new studio album, "Sunshine & Whiskey," out Tuesday (Feb. 11), has been two years in the making. Leading the charge…

  17. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Beatles Songs?

    February 06, 2014 10:05 AM EST As we approach the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. arrival, 'Ask Billboard' asks you to choose your favorite Fab songs, covers and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  18. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  19. Green Day's 'Dookie' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 01, 2014 2:20 PM EST Quick histories of punk rock often highlight the immortal class of 1977 (Pistols, Clash, Ramones) and then jump to the crossover success of Nirvana and Green Day in the 90s. That's entirely misleading, overlooking an multitude of amazing punk and post-punk albums in between, but…

  20. Black Keys, Maroon 5 Highlight Friday's NYC Super Bowl Shows

    February 01, 2014 12:50 PM EST The blitz of music taking over New York City during Super Bowl week continues with a pair of concerts at legendary venues The Black Keys didn't mess around on Friday night (Jan. 31), in what was likely their final show at New York City's legendary Roseland Ballroom, slated to…

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