1. Coldplay's Chris Martin & Gwyneth Paltrow Get April Fools Vinyl From Match.com

    April 01, 2014 1:05 PM EDT Match.com got in on the April Fool's game today, and the joke came at the expense of the recently separated Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow. Those visiting Match.com's official blog UpToDate this morning found a post hyping a "limited edition digital vinyl from Match"…

  2. Linda Ronstadt on Skipping Rock Hall Ceremony: 'If You're Working for Prizes, You're in Trouble'

    April 01, 2014 11:52 AM EDT Health is the primary reason Linda Ronstadt will not be attending next week's 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Brooklyn. But, the singer tells Billboard, she's really not all that chuffed about missing it. "I haven't given it one thought, I have…

  3. April Fools: The 10 Greatest Music Pranks Ever

    April 01, 2014 9:10 AM EDT As you watch your own back this April Fools' Day, have a look at the 10 greatest pranks ever pulled by musicians -- from Coldplay's smelliness to Nicki Minaj's "nuptials" to John Mayer's bear ego. Justin Bieber: Punking TMZ and #BaldForBieber In last year's…

  4. Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Chris Martin On Board for Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 01, 2014 4:43 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Chris Martin: The stars are turning out to salute the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The hall of fame announced Tuesday that "The Boss" will fittingly induct and perform with his loyal E Street Band, while a superstar…

  5. 'The Voice' Recap: Chris Martin Mentors As Rebooted Battles Round Kicks-Off

    April 01, 2014 4:16 AM EDT Monday night's episode of "The Voice" was full of debuts: Chris Martin as universal guest mentor, a rebooted round of battles, and Usher's hat. The Davy Crockett-inspired headwear that he wore throughout his press tour accompanied him alongside the ring, and already has…

  6. Flaming Lips Craft Companion Album to Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon': Listen

    March 31, 2014 6:56 PM EDT The Flaming Lips have provided the world with another trippy activity to perform while listening to Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." Oklahoma's greatest rock band have just shared a 43-minute opus titled "The Flaming Side of the Moon," which is meant to…

  7. Claude VonStroke & the Dirtybird Crew Talk New Members, Partying in Miami: Watch

    March 31, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Ultra Music Festival may be over, but Billboard isn't done sharing some great conversations from the eventful weekend in Miami. Billboard's Zel McCarthy sat down with Claude VonStroke, DJ/producer and leader of Dirtybird Records, along with cohort Justin Martin and some of the…

  8. Cassadee Pope Brings Back a Big Voice With Second Single 

    March 31, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Around the three-minute mark of Cassadee Pope's first country single, "Wasting All These Tears," she hit an impressive high note and drug it out for a solid nine seconds as a hypnotic instrumental figure repeated underneath, heightening the drama in a song about a woman…

  9. Chart Highlights: KONGOS No. 1, Black Keys Blast In At Alternative Radio

    March 31, 2014 4:05 PM EDT KONGOS' 'Come With Me Now' crowns Alternative Songs, while the Black Keys make a splashy return with 'Fever.' Plus, new No. 1s for Kylie Minogue, Blake Shelton and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  10. Lady Gaga Flashes Butt During NYC Performance: Watch (NSFW)

    March 31, 2014 12:19 PM EDT Lady Gaga did a whole lot when she kicked off her Roseland Ballroom residency in New York on Friday night (Mar. 28), but one thing the pop provocateur did not do was expose her backside. That changed on Sunday night during her second performance, when she pulled down her purple bottoms and…

  11. Ultra Music Fest 2014’s Sunday Highlights: Steve Angello Returns, Afrojack & Martin Garrix Pair

    March 31, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Saturday’s bad weather was made up for by Sunday. With picturesque breezes and sunny skies, it was the kind of day Ultra’s promoters must dream about 362 days of the year. And fans took advantage of it, arriving early and staying late. From GAIA’s hooded performance in the Mega Structure to…

  12. Franco de Vita to Receive Hall of Fame Honor at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 31, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Franco de Vita, the Venezuelan singer/songwriter whose perceptive pop/rock ballads have brought him international fame over his three-decade career, will be honored with the Billboard Hall of Fame Award at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm on April 24. The…

  13. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Kelly Clarkson's 'Gone' Goes To No. 1

    March 31, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2005, the original 'American Idol' scored the top song at pop radio. Plus, remembering key chart feats for the Bangles, Kenny Chesney and Leona Lewis Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history March 31…

  14. Sam Bailey Tops U.K. Albums Chart With Year-Best Sales

    March 31, 2014 5:32 AM EDT Sam Bailey, the U.K. winner of the 2013 season of “The X Factor,” sold close to 73,000 units last week to debut atop the British album chart yesterday (March 30) with her first set “The Power Of Love” (Syco Music/Sony). Australian teenage pop quartet 5 Seconds Of Summer went straight in at No…

  15. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

  16. Martin Garrix, Scooter Braun and Eelko van Kooten Talk 'Animals,' Tease Collabs at Ultra: Watch

    March 30, 2014 1:30 PM EDT What a difference a year makes. In 2013, young dance stud Martin Garrix was at Ultra in a totally different capacity. “I was actually in the crowd last year,” he told Billboard’s Kerri Mason during an interview at the Red Bull Guest House, just an hour removed from performing at the…

  17. Ultra Music Fest 2014's Saturday Highlights: Deadmau5’s 'Old MacDonald' 'Animals' Games, Armin van Buuren in the Rain

    March 30, 2014 1:02 PM EDT Watch clips of Deadmau5, Krewella and more perform at day two of this year's dance fest. Before most fans had even arrived at downtown Miami’s Bayside Park yesterday for the second day of Ultra Music Festival on March 29, a tragic and unnecessary injury had already occurred. The…

  18. Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga's Biggest Hot 100 Hits

    March 30, 2014 9:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag, a recap of Gaga's best-selling albums, songs and more; Soko's quick Hot 100 run; and your favorite one-word-titled hits As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  19. Deadmau5 to Replace Avicii at Ultra Music Festival

    March 28, 2014 6:46 PM EDT The producer will close out Saturday night at the dance fest due to Avicii's gall bladder issues. deadmau5 will close out the main stage at Ultra Music Festival on Saturday night (Mar. 29) and will fill in for Avicii, who was hospitalized on Thursday night . We are THRILLED to announce…

  20. Is the Beyonce Approach Working for Other 'Surprise' Albums?

    March 28, 2014 5:50 PM EDT First came Beyonce, then Kid Cudi, Skrillex and Wolfmother. "I think the surprise release is a one-trick pony," a major-label distribution exec says. "I am not sure it will work again" Since midnight December 13, 2013, "pulling a Beyonce" has become shorthand…

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