1. Greyson Chance Is In An 'Empire State Of Mind'

    February 14, 2011 11:31 AM EST Welcome to the second season of Mashup Mondays, the weekly video series where we have an artist of one genre cover a totally unexpected song from another genre. Last year, we had a lot of fun with the likes of Sara Bareilles taking on Beyonce and Matisyahu beatboxing Kings Of Leon , so we…

  2. April Smith Puts A Speakeasy Spin On Trey Songz

    February 09, 2011 2:34 PM EST What better way to celebrate the Feb. 14 return of our weekly Mashup Mondays video series, in which cool artists cover hot songs far outside their normal sound, than with a special preview mashup? April Smith and her band, the Great Picture show, came to Billboard's studios recently to…

  3. Matisyahu Brings the Hanukkah Love with 'Miracle'

    November 30, 2010 1:30 PM EST Hasidic hero Matisyahu 's new light-hearted video for "Miracle" has the reggae rapper ice skating through a winter wonderland and facing a Greek god in a heated hockey match. As the first day of Hanukkah tomorrow (Dec. 1) approaches, "Miracle" brings the holiday cheer…

  4. Bruno Mars Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    October 21, 2010 2:45 PM EDT Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. Bruno Mars…

  5. Bruno Mars Steps Into Spotlight on 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans'

    October 04, 2010 11:54 AM EDT B runo Mars and Travie McCoy 's hit single "Billionaire" might have never been written had Mars been aware of the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and British pound. According to Mars, he came up with the hook to the pop-rap hit last year while walking around London and…

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, "Glee"

    June 10, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 'CALIFORNIA' COASTS TO NO. 1: As previously reported , Katy Perry logs the fastest No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an artist signed to Capitol Records in nearly 43 years, as "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , rises 2-1 in its fourth week on the chart. Perry'…

  7. Bruno Mars Steps Out Solo After Hitting No. 1 with B.o.B.

    May 06, 2010 10:27 AM EDT Atlanta rapper/singer B.o.B and Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy both share a knack for bridging the gap between hip-hop and rock. However, their current Billboard Hot 100 singles reveal another common thread between them: Bruno Mars. Mars -- who until now was primarily known as one…

  8. Sam Adams Spins Sublime

    April 05, 2010 9:30 AM EDT Sam Adams is the upstart electro-rapper who got his own party started right to the top of the iTunes digital hip-hop charts last month. But now you can open your ears to the Boston MC, who recently told Billboard.com that he thanked all the haters for their attention, tackling the SoCal…

  9. Matisyahu Beatboxes Kings Of Leon

    March 29, 2010 9:58 AM EDT What happens when Matisyahu , the Hasidic rapper previously nominated for a Best Reggae Album Grammy, applies his falsetto and beatboxing skills to a Kings of Leon hit that just took home both the Best Rock Performance and Record of the Year Grammys? A surprisingly tender performance that…

  10. Peas Persist on Hot 100 with "Imma Be"

    March 04, 2010 11:10 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas hold at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Imma Be." The track returns to the top of Digital Songs for a second frame after abdicating the lead spot to "We Are The World 25: For Haiti" by Artists for Haiti for the past two weeks.…

  11. "We Are The World 25," Radio's Reaction, Pt. 2

    February 24, 2010 1:05 PM EST As previously reported , "We Are the World 25: For Haiti" by Artists for Haiti launched at No. 2 last week on the Billboard Hot 100. This week, the all-star benefit track debuts at No. 40 on the Adult R&B radio airplay survey and bubbles under Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs and…

  12. Colbie Caillat Cruising To First No. 1 Album

    August 27, 2009 8:13 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat is on track to score her first No. 1 album next week with her sophomore release "Breakthrough." Industry prognosticators predict that the Universal Republic set may sell in the neighborhood of 90,000 to 100,000 copies in its first week, which would…

  13. Q&A With Matisyahu

    August 26, 2009 5:19 PM EDT It's clear that Matisyahu has reggae and dancehall soul inspirations (like Bob Marley and Sizzla , who he namechecks). But on his upcoming album, "Light," released on August 25th on Epic, the Hasidic star says he was moved by other genres. "When I was a teenager in my…

  14. Matisyahu, "One Day"

    August 20, 2009 12:31 PM EDT "Light," the third full-length from Hasidic reggae performer Matisyahu , is finally hitting stores after numerous delays, and the anthemic first single "One Day" hints at a new direction for the idiosyncratic artist. Over a simple drumbeat, Matisyahu sings of the…

  15. Matisyahu, "Light"

    August 14, 2009 4:06 PM EDT While it may be difficult to see a Hasidic Jewish reggae artist as little more than a novelty act, Matisyahu proved that he was anything but with "King Without a Crown" (which peaked at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 2006) from his second album, "Youth."…

  16. Bob Dylan Closes Out Rothbury With Classics-Heavy Set

    July 07, 2009 6:12 PM EDT On the first fully sun-soaked day of this year's Rothbury Festival, Bob Dylan sent fans home "Blowin' in the Wind" with a 90-minute, 17-song show to close out the festival's Odeum main stage. For the fourth show of his U.S. tour promoting his latest album, "…

  17. Matisyahu Sees The 'Light' This August

    June 05, 2009 8:23 AM EDT After numerous delays, Hasidic reggae artist Matisyahu's third studio album, "Light," will finally hit stores August 25. The thirteen song set was recorded in numerous locations over the last year, including Jamaica, New York, Los Angeles and Virginia. Matisyahu collaborates…

  18. The Crystal Method / May 9, 2009 / New York (Webster Hall)

    May 12, 2009 12:49 PM EDT On Saturday night (May 9), New York’s Webster Hall welcomed The Crystal Method—a.k.a. Ken Jordan and Scott Kirlkand—to convert its space into an atmosphere reminiscent of the good old days; that is, when invitation-only raves were held in warehouses across the world, unbeknownst to…

  19. Tool, Widespread Panic Top Denver's Mile High Fest Lineup

    March 26, 2009 1:24 PM EDT Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray have been tapped to headline the second annual Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 18-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include Incubus, Ben Harper and Relentless7, G.Love & Special…

  20. Bob Dylan, The Dead Lead Rothbury Lineup

    March 16, 2009 1:21 AM EDT The Dead, Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes are among the top acts set for the second annual Rothbury, a weekend-long festival produced by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. The event will be held July 2-5 at the Double JJ Ranch in…

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