1. 5 Seconds of Summer: 'If Anyone Puts Us Down, We Don’t Care'

    August 04, 2014 9:00 AM EDT They’d rather be known as a baby Blink-182 than a boy band. Music’s sudden sensation hits the road with a No. 1 album, screaming girls and a social media firestorm. It’s not hard to figure out where 5 Seconds of Summer is staying while on tour in Milan: Just follow the screams. Ten floors…

  2. 5 Seconds of Summer's Billboard Cover: 5 Things We Learned About the 'Perfect' Band

    August 01, 2014 10:31 AM EDT Calum Hood, Michael Clifford, Luke Hemmings and Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer photographed on June 29, 2014 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Milan by Miller Mobley. Miller Mobley 5 Seconds of Summer couldn't have asked for a more perfect few days. The Australian pop-punk quartet is…

  3. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  4. Mike Posner Announces Unplugged Tour, Says Justin Bieber Guests on New Album (Exclusive)

    March 04, 2014 10:00 AM EST Last summer, Mike Posner joined Justin Bieber's summer "Believe" tour, playing in arenas and major venues across the country. But for a new string of headlining dates beginning later this month, the singer is taking the exact opposite route, trading big production for…

  5. Mike Posner Gears Up to Finish 'Pages' Album, Hints at Big Guest Artists

    October 25, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Mike Posner says he's "very far along" in making his sophomore album, "Pages," with an EP titled "Page One" expected out during the fall. And, he reports, there's no shortage of material to choose from. "I've made maybe over 100 songs since…

  6. CODER Picks of the Week: Diplo, RL Grime, Robin Thicke, and More

    July 19, 2013 1:41 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Zel, Lauren, Elissa, Tshepo and Eric have to say. Diplo: "Crown" (feat. Mike Posner, Boaz van de Beatz and Riff Raff) [Mad Decent] Diplo is feeling like a million…

  7. Bubbling Under: Avila Shakes Up Elvis Presley Classic

    June 28, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Avila, Kopecky Family Band, Gwen Sebastian and Rittz AVILA A dreamy new rendition of "All Shook Up" is gaining…

  8. Cher Lloyd Releases Ne-Yo Collab 'It's All Good,' Prepping Second Album For Fall Release

    June 18, 2013 6:01 PM EDT On the same day she revealed new single “It’s All Good,” a collaboration with Ne-Yo inspired by Unilever’s Fruttare ice cream bars, U.K. pop princess Cher Lloyd revealed that she is prepping her second album for a tentative release later this year. The as-yet-untitled album will be a…

  9. Mike Posner Returns To 'The Way It Used To Be': Hear New Single

    June 10, 2013 1:47 PM EDT "Cooler Than Me" singer will tour with Ke$ha in August. Pop singer-songwriter Mike Posner has spent the past year and change producing and writing for other artists, but the 25-year-old has returned with a new solo single, "The Way It Used To Be," that prefaces his…

  10. Cyndi Lauper, 'Kinky Boots' Runaway Winners at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2013 11:42 PM EDT The feel-good musical "Kinky Boots," with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, won a leading six 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical, best score and best leading man. Christopher Durang's comical "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"…

  11. Big Sean's Day in the Life: Kanye West, Common & More

    December 03, 2012 10:40 AM EST Big Sean recalled going to see Kanye West 's Glow In The Dark Tour stop in May of 2008 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, the big arena in the Detroit suburbs. "I've envisioned playing there ever since then," the 24-year-old Motor City MC noted -- and he got his chance to do…

  12. Day in the Life: Big Sean

    December 03, 2012 9:44 AM EST Big Sean hangs in Detroit with Kanye West, Common, Mike Posner, J.Cole and more in this intimate day spent with the artist. Big Sean hangs in Detroit with Kanye West, Common, Mike Posner, J.Cole and more in this intimate day spent with the artist. News Kanye West , Mike Posner …

  13. Avicii Tweaks Live Set, Talks Lenny Kravitz & Paris Hilton

    September 05, 2012 1:00 PM EDT With the rise of electronic dance music, it seems like everyone is a DJ these days. While music fans may be into it, the mainstream DJ community hasn't exactly embraced newcomers like Paris Hilton trying their hand behind turntables, as seen by the anti-DJ Paris tweets sent by the likes…

  14. Angel Haze Talks Universal Republic Deal, Debut Album, & Azealia Banks Collabo

    August 28, 2012 3:15 PM EDT As she continues to impress with the inner workings of her mind (see her "New York" video below), Angel Haze rises from the underground to a world where aspiring female rappers are classified as copies of Nicki Minaj . However, according to Haze, that prenotion doesn't faze her…

  15. 2 Chainz, 'Based on a T.R.U. Story': Track-By-Track Review

    August 14, 2012 3:45 PM EDT What is the true story -- er, excuse me, the T.R.U. story -- of Tauheed Epps, better known as 2 Chainz? The past year of the Atlanta rapper's life has encompassed a remarkable comeback story in which a 35-year-old man the world knew as Tity Boi changed his alias, became BFF with a score…

  16. Justin Bieber, 'Believe': Track-By-Track Review

    June 13, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Isn't it strange that the Bieber fever that has overtaken the world over the past two years actually hasn't come with a whole lot of new Justin Bieber music? Since "My World 2.0" was released in March 2010, Bieber has toured the world, released a 3D movie, issued every…

  17. Justin Bieber: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 11, 2012 3:25 PM EDT The first time we meet, on the set for his Billboard cover shoot, Justin Bieber accidentally moonwalks, Michael Jackson-style, right back into me. It's a moment of youthful spontaneity that at once confirms he's not kidding around about his King of Pop obsession and inadvertently…

  18. How Radio Got Back With Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend'

    June 04, 2012 11:05 AM EDT After a lofty launch, then significant chart declines, the teen star's single is gaining in airplay once again. Radio's relationship with Justin Bieber 's "Boyfriend" is back on track. Nine weeks ago, the song debuted on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop songs…

  19. 'The Voice' Recap: 'It Pisses Me Off,' Blake Says of Decision

    April 18, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Says RaeLynn Will Be 'Fine,' Hints That Wife Miranda Lambert Will 'Probably Make a Record With Her' For the second night in a row, Blake Shelton felt a ridiculous amount of pressure to make a split-second decision that would affect the lives of his singers. He hemmed and…

  20. Track Review: Justin Bieber, 'Boyfriend'

    March 26, 2012 12:55 PM EDT JUSTIN BIEBER Boyfriend (2:52) Producers: Mike Posner, MdL Writers: Mike Posner, Justin Bieber, Mason Levy, Matthew Musto Publishers: North Greenway Productions|Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP)/Bieber Time Publishing|Universal Music (ASCAP)/Mason Levy Productions|WB Music Corp.|Warner Chappell…

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