1. Exclusive Premiere: The Black Eyed Peas' Apl.de.ap Finds Love in His 'Be' Video

    January 28, 2015 5:42 PM EST Will.i.am did it. Fergie did it. Now Apl.de.ap , one of the original founders of the Black Eyed Peas , is doing it as well: stepping out for a solo album. His full-length, AP3 , is due out early this year, and today Billboard is exclusively premiering the video for the  AP3  track "Be.…

  2. Corner Office: Island Records President David Massey on His Hot Streak of Hits, Betting on Shawn Mendes

    September 22, 2014 10:24 AM EDT The label exec on his hot streak of hits (Iggy Azalea, Kiesza), learning from his mom and betting on Shawn Mendes. The history of the music industry may yet be written by David Massey , 56, who has filled 35 volumes of his diaries with experiences that go back to swinging London. In 1962…

  3. CODE Picks of the Week: Jon Hopkins, Seven Lions and More

    May 02, 2014 4:04 PM EDT Jon Hopkins ft. Lulu James, "We Disappear" [Domino] Who died and made Jon Hopkins Radiohead? Fresh off being tapped for production duties by Coldplay, the British artist delivers a foreboding downtempo electronica gem on his latest single release. Seven Lions ft. Ellie Goulding, …

  4. Metallica Releases Demo of New Song, 'Lords of Summer': Listen

    March 19, 2014 9:59 PM EDT Metallica last released new material in 2008, when "Death Magnetic," the band's ninth album, dropped, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200. But after footage of a new song surfaced earlier this week from a performance in Colombia, the four-piece has released a garage demo of that…

  5. Lou Reed Tribute: An Epic, Weird Night at SXSW for 'One Motherf---er of a Songwriter'

    March 15, 2014 10:13 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo, Lucinda Williams, Spandau Ballet, Chuck Prophet, the Black Lips, Suzanne Vega and Sean Lennon were among the artists at the first full-scale tribute to Lou Reed since his death The absence of a full-scale, high-profile tribute to the late Lou Reed has been glaring, and…

  6. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy,…

  7. Engelbert Humperdinck Pairs With Gene Simmons, Elton John on First Duets Album

    February 27, 2014 2:15 PM EST Engelbert Humperdinck decided to do an album of duets -- a two-disc, 23-track duets set with Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Il Divo, Willie Nelson, Kiss' Gene Simmons, Wynonna Judd and more -- for one simple reason: He'd never done it before. "I figured this'll be my 80th…

  8. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups…

  9. Will.i.am Says He Never Signed On for New Year's Eve Concert in Brazil

    December 30, 2013 3:38 PM EST Despite published reports that will.i.am canceled an appearance at a New Year's Eve show in Rio de Janeiro, the singer never agreed to be part of the festivities, according to a spokesperson for the entertainer. Several reports have indicated that the Black Eyed Peas singer canceled his…

  10. Lou Reed's 'Perfect' Billboard Chart History

    October 27, 2013 7:12 PM EDT In his lifetime, the late Lou Reed charted 23 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, stretching back to his self-titled debut in 1972.  The Grammy Award-winner's most recent chart ink came with his collaboration album "Lulu," with Metallica. It was released in 2011 and debuted…

  11. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:59 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occasionally, and seemingly accidentally,…

  12. CODE Picks of the Week: Yolanda Be Cool, Steve Angello, Fenech-Soler and More

    August 16, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what this week’s CODERs have to say. Yolanda Be Cool: "Sweat Naked" (Etienne de Crécy remix) [Dim Mak] After creating one of the biggest crossover hits in the…

  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. Anna Kendrick's 'Cups' Timeline: How Her 'Pitch Perfect' Song Became a Top 10 Hit

    July 11, 2013 5:31 PM EDT You may have first heard the quirky 'Cups' in 'Pitch Perfect' nearly a year ago. Just this week, the song hits the Billboard Hot 100's top 10. Let's recap its lengthy journey. As reported yesterday , Anna Kendrick reaches the Billboard Hot 100's top 10…

  15. Lulu Roman Recruits Dolly Parton, Georgetta Jones on New Album

    January 14, 2013 1:45 AM EST Lulu Roman enjoyed a successful television career from 1969-1992 as one of the citizens of Kornfield Kounty on "Hee Haw." It was a run that she credits to one of the show's co-hosts, Buck Owens. The Dallas native recalls that whenever Owens and his band would come to town, she…

  16. Ranking Trevor, Rap Reggae Pioneer, Dead in Road Accident

    August 08, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Ranking Trevor , an influential deejay or toaster, as Jamaican patois rappers were called during his 1970s heyday, died in the Olympic Gardens area of Kingston yesterday morning, Aug 7. According to reports, he was returning home from a dance when a collision with a car threw him off of his…

  17. Carly Rae Jepsen Continues New Artists' Dominance Atop Hot 100

    June 20, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Jepsen, Gotye and fun. are the first trio of new acts to top the Hot 100 consecutively in 35 years Carly Rae Jepsen spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her first entry on the ranking, "Call Me Maybe." As the song follows previous leaders "Somebody That I…

  18. The 10 Worst Album Covers of 2011

    December 28, 2011 3:40 PM EST The artwork on an album cover ideally offers an iconic image while complementing the music on the disc underneath it. In 2011, there were a handful of shining examples of successful album covers; who could forget the understated black-and-white elegance of Adele 's "21," or the…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Mariah Carey, Beach Boys, Lou Reed

    November 11, 2011 4:15 PM EST Justin Bieber was born the year that Mariah Carey first released 'All I Want for Christmas Is You.' Now their duet of the song is on the Hot 100. CAREY ON: With the help of an artist who was less than a year old when the song was originally released, Mariah Carey returns to the…

  20. Darren Aronofsky to Direct Lou Reed, Metallica Video

    November 03, 2011 7:40 PM EDT Award-winning director Darren Aronofsky will direct a music video from the new Metallica and Lou Reed album, "Lulu." Best-known for his Oscar-nominated films "Black Swan" and "The Wrestler," Aronofsky will produce a video for the track, "Iced Honey."…

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