1. This Week In Billboard Chart History: New Kids On The Block 'Step' To No. 1

    June 30, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1990, the boy band completed its five-step program to the summit. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, Katy Perry and Phil Collins Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history June 30, 1990…

  2. EDM's Mainstream vs. The Underground: Time to End the Hate (Op-Ed)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT My iPod is not the only place where Skrillex and Speedy J can coexist. Yet as dance music's mainstream and underground gain additional adherents from the current boom, these different worlds seem set on a collision course. This rift reared its head in the debate following…

  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. Yogi Talks Signing with Aftermath, OWSLA, and Trap Music’s Past & Present

    May 14, 2014 1:40 PM EDT As trap music makes its way from maligned subgenre to main stage staple, dance and hip-hop are locked in a closer embrace than ever. Few can claim to straddle the stylistic line as well as Yogi, the buzz worthy British production outfit now signed to both Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and…

  5. Katy Perry Spews Paint on Prismatic Tour: Is She Copying Lady Gaga? (Video)

    May 12, 2014 10:44 AM EDT Gaga's onstage vomiting at SXSW was criticized for glorifying bulimia. Last week, Katy Perry opened the Prismatic Tour and Lady Gaga accused her of biting her style . Now, more footage has surfaced that seems primed to get the singers battling again. This time the subject matter is…

  6. 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…

  7. Lady Gaga Previews 'G.U.Y.' Video, Explains SXSW Performance on 'TODAY' Show: Watch

    March 21, 2014 10:28 AM EDT Lady Gaga's next music video, for her "ARTPOP" track "G.U.Y.," will premiere, curiously enough, on NBC's "Dateline" on Saturday night (Mar. 22). The pop star stopped by another network show, the "Today" show, to preview the video and…

  8. Petition Decries Lady Gaga's SXSW Performance for 'Glamorizing Bulimia'

    March 19, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Turns out Demi Lovato isn't the only one left feeling a little uneasy after Lady Gaga's South By Southwest performance last week, during which she was vomited on. A new petition has been enacted since calling for the pop star to stop, as it says, "glamorizing bulimia." The…

  9. Demi Lovato: Lady Gaga's SXSW Performance is 'Glamorizing' Eating Disorders

    March 15, 2014 7:04 PM EDT Lady Gaga's South By Southwest show earlier this week, during which she was vomited on during a performance of "Swine," has found a high profile critic in the form of a fellow pop artist: Demi Lovato. After Gaga's performance Thursday night (March 13) at SXSW, Lovato…

  10. Drake Wins Big At MTV's Woodie Awards

    March 14, 2014 5:57 AM EDT Drake won top honors at MTV's annual South By Southwest-based awards show Thursday night. The Canadian rapper-singer-actor won Woodie of the Year, given to music's top emerging artist, during the Woodie Awards in Austin. Lil Wayne, who founded Drake's label Young Money, shocked…

  11. SXSW: Lady Gaga Plays Offbeat Set, Tells Fans 'You Don't Need A F--king Record Label'

    March 14, 2014 4:33 AM EDT “I paid [her] $2.5 million, I better hear ‘Alejandro,’” said one dissapointed Doritos executive, whose request went unfulfilled The humor of playing Austin’s most prominent barbeque joint was not lost on Lady Gaga. For her headlining performance at Doritos’ Bold Stage, temporarily held at…

  12. Le1f Signs to Terrible Records/XL Recordings, Listen to New Single 'Boom': Exclusive

    February 21, 2014 10:42 AM EST The New York rapper and producer Le1f – who with the release of standout 2012 Internet single "Wut" became one of the most visible members of hip-hop’s queer, left wing – has signed a multiple-album recording agreement with Terrible Records as a part of its joint venture deal with…

  13. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Solange Knowles & Jennifer Lopez

    February 14, 2014 7:00 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Solange Knowles Solange Knowles dazzled in emerald at the Miu Miu Women’s Tales 7th Edition “Spark & Light” screening held at Diamond Horseshoe on Tuesday (Feb. 11) in New…

  14. GRAMMYs' 10 Most Shocking Moments

    January 25, 2014 3:05 PM EST They crashed the stage to ramble about children and do interpretive dances. They challenged the laws of decency, traveled in giant eggs, and got busted for faking the funk. From a famous fight and a ballsy boycott to one untimely passing, these are the 10 weirdest, wildest and most…

  15. Ask Billboard: Why Aren't Power Ballads So Powerful Anymore?

    November 29, 2013 4:05 PM EST An analysis of why slow songs ruled top 40 in the late '80s but don't, for the most part, now. Plus, Hall & Oates' top 10 hits and Tom Wopat, 'Luke Duke' himself, stops by As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  16. Space Kitten: Miley Cyrus and Her Feline Friend Swing 'Wrecking Ball' at AMAs

    November 25, 2013 12:41 AM EST The biggest star of the night at the American Music Awards? Not Taylor and her four awards, or Rihanna's amazing mom, or Jennifer Lopez and her unstoppable tribute to Celia Cruz. That distinction goes to Miley Cyrus and her space kitten, with its deadish eyes, ably synchronized…

  17. 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…

  18. Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP': Top 10 Dream Collaborations

    July 18, 2013 2:30 PM EDT From Bowie to Britney to the Weeknd, here are 10 collaborators we'd like to see in the liner notes to Gaga's next album. Last week's announcement that Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" album was finally arriving in November was coupled with the news that the long…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Do What Other Duos Didn't

    May 10, 2013 5:50 PM EDT As the twosome becomes the first duo to send its first two singles to No.1 on the Hot 100, a look back at the chart starts of other popular pairs. As previously reported, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log an historic No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as "Can't Hold Us"…

  20. Beyonce's Lip-Synced Inaugural Anthem: Is It Really a Big Deal?

    January 22, 2013 7:30 PM EST The jig is up. It took less than 24 hours for news to break that Beyoncé's striking live performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the inaugural ceremonies for President Barack Obama on Monday might have merely a lip-synced run-through of a track she recorded earlier. Did…

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