1. Who Will Play The Next 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows? An Educated Guess

    January 27, 2015 5:15 PM EST Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake seem like locks... but what about 5SOS and Miley Cyrus? Here are the 10 best bets for the next 10 Super Bowls. Guessing next year's Super Bowl halftime performer is a relatively easy task: after all, there are only a handful of current artists…

  2. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  3. Jack White, 50 Cent, Austin Mahone Featured on New Topps 'First Pitch' Baseball Cards

    January 21, 2015 9:43 PM EST Topps baseball cards are getting a boost of celebrity appeal with the introduction of some new "first pitch" cards, featuring some of the best opening throws in major league baseball's 2014 season. Among the 15 total featured are Jack White , Eddie Vedder , 50 Cent , Austin…

  4. Meghan Trainor Joins Elite Company With Debut No. 1 Single & Album

    January 21, 2015 4:00 PM EST Trainor becomes just the 13th female artist with a debut No. 1 song and album, as 'Title' zooms to the top of the Billboard 200. Following the upgrade of Meghan Trainor 's debut EP Title to a full-length, the set roars to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . It blasts to the…

  5. Idina Menzel & John Legend to Perform at Super Bowl XLIX Pregame

    January 16, 2015 8:54 AM EST Before Katy Perry roars into the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Idina Menzel and John Legend will perform as part of the Super Bowl XLIX pregame festivities at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 1. No, Menzel isn't bringing "Let It Go" to the NFL, but she is singing a…

  6. Lady Gaga Back in the Studio with RedOne

    January 15, 2015 10:00 PM EST 0 Lady Gaga and producer RedOne are working together again, as the pop star posted an image of the two of them in the studio on her Instagram account Thursday.  Lady Gaga Recording New Music with Nile Rodgers? RedOne produced the biggest tracks off Gaga's 2008 debut,  The…

  7. Mariah Carey Announces Caesars Palace Residency

    January 15, 2015 3:50 AM EST Mariah Carey has confirmed her first Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace. The pop superstar shared her big news on The Ellen DeGeneres Show .  "I'm going to do my first ever residency in Vegas at Caesars. This is a special event for me," Mariah explained. "And again…

  8. Why 'American Idol' Needs To Say Farewell (For Now)

    January 13, 2015 5:36 PM EST How does 'American Idol' battle falling ratings and a lack of innovation? By starting fresh... next decade. On the same night last week that Fox's hip-hop soap opera Empire debuted to stellar ratings , another Fox empire, American Idol , continued to slowly crumble.…

  9. 'American Idol' Premiere: Top Three Who Shined in Nashville

    January 08, 2015 4:03 AM EST American Idol is back. After a cold open where the top 24 singers traded vocals on "Feeling Good" in shrouded secrecy, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest assured viewers of its mission statement: The show is "in the business of making superstars." "This year, business…

  10. Mariah Carey is Reportedly Signing a Las Vegas Residency Deal

    January 07, 2015 9:37 PM EST Mariah Carey is signing a residency deal with a Las Vegas resort, according to E! News .  Divas Alert! Lady Gaga Hangs With Mariah Carey The website reports the Grammy-winning singer is the process of inking a deal to join the likes of Britney Spears , Elton John and Rod Stewart , who…

  11. Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Hot 100 With 'Uptown Funk!'

    January 07, 2015 2:42 PM EST The song dethrones Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' after seven weeks, and after a record-tying 19 consecutive weeks of only women at No. 1. If 2014 was the year of women dominating the Billboard Hot 100's upper reaches , men are wasting no time in trying to reclaim the…

  12. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 100-76

    January 06, 2015 1:05 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  13. 7 Surprising Facts About Music Sales Last Year

    January 05, 2015 11:50 AM EST There are few certain things in the music business. While no one thought Taylor Swift 's 1989 was going to flop, it wasn't until just days ahead of its release that industry forecasters realized just how massive it was going to be. And who would have predicted that one of the year…

  14. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Pentatonix Earns 2014's Top Selling Christmas Album

    January 02, 2015 8:51 PM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, the big news was at the top of the list, where Taylor Swift's 1989 easily collected a seventh nonconsecutive week at No 1 . In total, Swift has been at No. 1 for 31 weeks with her four different No. 1 albums. Among all women, only Whitney…

  15. 15 (Or More …) No. 15 Hot 100 Hits for 2015

    January 01, 2015 10:05 AM EST Happy New Year! As 2015 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers 15 songs that rose to No. 15 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling five spots shy of the top 10, all remain memorable hits among the Hot 100's five-decade-plus history. Actually … in looking through the Hot 100…

  16. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites of 2014

    December 31, 2014 4:05 PM EST As always, submit 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 @gthot20 READERS' FAVORITES OF 2014 Gary, Happy Holidays!…

  17. 20 (and 15) Songs About New Year's

    December 31, 2014 2:05 PM EST What are you doing New Year's Eve? Whatever your party plans, Billboard has the perfect music mix to accompany the arrival of 2015. To paraphrase Adam Sandler in "The Chanukah Song," there are a lot of Christmas songs out there, but not too many songs about New Year's.…

  18. Taylor Swift Helps Tie Record Streak for Women Atop Hot 100

    December 31, 2014 1:18 PM EST As 'Blank Space' leads for a seventh week, women have locked up the top spot for a record-tying 19th week in a row. Taylor Swift 's "Blank Space" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, helping rewrite history: Women have now blocked men from the chart'…

  19. Nick Cannon: 'I Will Never Say Anything Negative About Mariah'

    December 29, 2014 7:30 PM EST Following rumors that Nick Cannon 's new album next year would stir "controversy" with lyrics about his divorce with Mariah Carey , Cannon took to Twitter saying it's untrue.  "I will never say anything negative about @MariahCarey We are forever a family…

  20. Taylor Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Nicki Minaj Debuts at No. 2

    December 24, 2014 11:00 AM EST Taylor Swift makes an expected return to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, as her 1989 album hops up one rung, bringing its total (nonconsecutive) weeks atop the list to six. The set shifted 375,000 equivalent units in the week ending Dec. 21 (up 16 percent), according to…

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