1. Skrillex Debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    March 27, 2014 5:15 PM EDT His first full-length album grants him his best sales week and second No. 1 on the survey. Plus, chart action for Tycho, Kylie Minogue, Calvin Harris, Shakira, Rihanna and Tiesto EDM cornerstone Skrillex (real name: Sonny John Moore) logs his best sales week, as his first full-length album …

  2. Happy Birthday, Mariah Carey: 7 Things from Her Classic 'Fantasy' Video that She Should Do Today

    March 27, 2014 4:15 PM EDT Today (March 27), Mariah Carey celebrates her 44th birthday. To mark the moment, we thought, "How would MC want to spend the day?" After watching some of her most notable music videos, we landed on "Fantasy" and figured the fun-filled carnival themed vid was a no-brainer.…

  3. YG Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 27, 2014 2:48 PM EDT YG's "My Krazy Life" debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 61,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It leads a new peak of highly anticipated rap releases on the chart. The Los Angeles rapper’s No. 1 debut -- a concept album…

  4. 'Frozen' May Chill for 8th Week at No. 1, Shakira Aiming for No. 2

    March 26, 2014 9:03 PM EDT Soundtrack is coming off best sales week yet in wake of film's home video release The "Frozen" soundtrack should continue to loom large at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- securing its eighth week atop the list. Industry sources suggest the album will easily…

  5. Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die' Crosses 1 Million Copies Sold

    March 26, 2014 5:33 PM EDT Lana Del Rey's major label debut album "Born To Die" has sold its 1 millionth copy in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set, released by Polydor/Interscope Records on Jan. 31, 2012, sold another 5,000 copies in the week ending March 23. That brings its…

  6. Martin Garrix and Scooter Braun Discuss Collab with Ed Sheeran, Future at Miami Press Conference

    March 26, 2014 2:39 PM EDT Flanked by his manager Scooter Braun and his label rep, Spinnin's Eelko van Kooten, Martin Garrix held a press conference today (March 26) at Miami's Nikki Beach club to discuss his upcoming projects including a recently recorded collaboration with Ed Sheeran.  While Garrix says…

  7. Foster The People On Following Up A Breakthrough: 'I Was at War with Myself'

    March 26, 2014 2:21 PM EDT For Foster The People, the antidote to writer's block was hiding on the coast of Morocco. "There's something mystical that floats in the air there," says frontman/multi-instrumentalist Mark Foster, calling in from somewhere between France and London on the band's…

  8. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend, Idina Menzel On the Move

    March 26, 2014 1:44 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' reigns for a fifth week, and moves closer to a radio audience record, while John Legend's 'All of Me' rises to No. 2 and Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' leaps to No. 5 Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot…

  9. 'Frozen' Earns Its Biggest Sales Week Yet, Tops Billboard 200 a Seventh Time

    March 26, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Thanks to the March 18 release of "Frozen" on DVD and Blu-ray, its soundtrack has scored its best sales week yet. The album spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 202,000 copies in the week ending March 23 (up 104 percent), according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  10. Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup: Outkast, Eminem, Kings of Leon to Headline

    March 26, 2014 7:43 AM EDT It's official: Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys will rock this year's Lollapalooza. The acts, named in a previous report by the Chicago Tribune , will be joined by Calvin Harris and reunited rap duo Outkast atop the bill at the festival, which is set for Aug. 1…

  11. Shakira, 'Shakira': Track-By-Track Review

    March 25, 2014 11:12 AM EDT Love, motherhood, rock roots, a dab of country here, a drop of reggae there, and of course, Latin dance rhythms. Shakira's "Shakira," her first studio album in four years, may at first blush sound as if it could be a disparate affair, but instead, it's a cohesive,…

  12. Against Me! Singer Laura Jane Grace On Gender Transition, Struggles & New Album

    March 25, 2014 1:42 AM EDT Laura Jane Grace, who came out as transgender two years ago, says she's able to sing in a new, liberated voice on her band's latest album because she's no longer hiding. Grace, 33, came out as transgender in 2012. She was born Tom Gabel and has performed as the lead singer of…

  13. Folk-Pop Duo Us Becomes Vine's First Major Label Signing (Exclusive)

    March 24, 2014 5:53 PM EDT Just four months ago, Michael and Carissa Rae Alvarado, a husband-and-wife folk-pop duo known as Us, were trying to promote their just-released album "No Matter Where You Are" via YouTube videos and covers of popular songs. They fared reasonably well, amassing 18 million…

  14. Gwar's Top 5 Mainstream Moments: Fox News, 'Beavis & Butt-Head' & More

    March 24, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Gwar was never meant for the mainstream. Since founding the band in 1984, singer Oderus Urungus (aka David Brockie) was on an unrepentant mission to be as outrageous and socially unacceptable as possible. Costumes of oversized battle armor, offensive lyrics and brutal music were his…

  15. Who Are Broadway's Next Great Singers & Songwriters?: Top 10 Picks

    March 24, 2014 4:42 PM EDT Singer Idina Menzel's stage-to-screen crossover bodes well for Broadway's would-be stars, while the Lopezes scored Oscar gold for writing "Let It Go" and kicked open the door for future composers of stage and screen. Here are 10 picks for the Great White Way's…

  16. Elton John Extends Record For Most AC Hits

    March 24, 2014 1:35 PM EDT The icon furthers his lead for the most entries in the Adult Contemporary chart's 53-year history as 'Can't Stay Alone Tonight' debuts Elton John extends his record for the most appearances in the nearly 53-year history of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, as …

  17. RIP Oderus Urungus: Metal Community Remembers Gwar's Dave Brockie

    March 24, 2014 1:25 PM EDT Members of Insane Clown Posse, Five Finger Death Punch & more weigh in The death of Gwar shock-rocker Dave Brockie , known as Oderus Urungus, has been met with sadness from the heavy metal community. Members of Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed and Hatebreed are among the first…

  18. John Lennon Artwork Going to Auction

    March 23, 2014 6:36 PM EDT John Lennon's drawings and manuscripts are coming to auction. Sotheby's says a collection of the late Beatles singer's material will make up the "You Might Well Arsk" sale. The auction is scheduled for June 4 in New York. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders,…

  19. Usher's 'Confessions' at 10: An Oral History with Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri & More

    March 22, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of the 10th anniversary of "Confessions," an elite group of contributors who were involved in its creation share the story of making the album. There aren’t many albums that make you feel as if your life is being recited back to you or as if you have your very own…

  20. 'Frozen' Going for Lucky 7th Week at No. 1, YG for No. 2 on Billboard 200

    March 21, 2014 7:00 PM EDT The cold front that's sitting atop the Billboard 200 -- also known as the "Frozen" soundtrack -- seems set for a seventh week at No. 1. Industry forecasters suggest the album could sell over 200,000 copies in the week ending March 23. If the "Frozen" album sells…

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