1. Mumford & Sons Explain Ditching the Banjos at Hard-Hitting Album Release Show: Live Review

    May 09, 2015 10:00 AM EDT To celebrate their new album Wilder Mind , the lads of Mumford & Sons shared some classics, along with a plethora of new material, at New York's iHeartRadio Theater on Friday night for their album release party. The highly anticipated Wilder Mind, which came out May 4, is primed to…

  2. Album Review: Mumford & Sons Rock Out But Keep Their Sentiment Intact on ‘Wilder Mind’

    May 01, 2015 4:27 PM EDT Rock'n'roll transformations are as old as rock'n'roll. The Beatles made some of their best music post-moptops; Dylan incited helter skelter at the Newport Folk Festival. U2 had Zooropa, and Green Day did Broadway. Evolving -- it's what separates great bands from also…

  3. Watch Taraji P. Henson's 'Empire' Inspired 'SNL' Promos

    April 08, 2015 7:10 AM EDT Is Taraji P. Henson anything like her sassy Empire alter-ego Cookie? Well her new Saturday Night Live promo seeks to answer that question for you: with one major face slap. The promo reel also includes SNL star Taran Killam's idea for the TV show Umpire , about, you guessed it, dramatic…

  4. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Rides 'Sugar' High, Hits No. 1 on Pop Songs

    April 06, 2015 4:59 PM EDT The group extends a record with its latest leader. Plus, new No. 1s for Ellie Goulding, Rae Sremmurd, Mumford & Sons and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance…

  5. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Jason Derulo Jumps In With 'Want to Want Me'

    March 20, 2015 3:30 PM EDT Derulo's new single debuts ahead of an innovative launch of its video on Tinder. Plus, bows for Mumford & Sons, LunchMoney Lewis & more. As previously reported , Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for an 11th week,…

  6. Madonna Vaults Onto Billboard Artist 100 at No. 7, Taylor Swift Still No. 1

    March 19, 2015 10:05 AM EDT The Queen of Pop soars in, thanks to sales of her new album "Rebel Heart," while Swift reigns for a record-extending 19th week. Madonna bursts onto the Billboard Artist 100 chart at No. 7, fueled by sales of her new album Rebel Heart . Meanwhile, Taylor Swift holds at No. 1,…

  7. Grammys 2015: Beck's Win Is a Win for Adult Alternative Radio, Too

    February 10, 2015 9:05 AM EST While the mainstream catches up on 'Morning Phase,' the niche radio format championed the Grammy-winning set early on, marking the latest example of its importance as a tastemaker. Who is Beck? A fair portion of music fans might be searching for the answer to the part-meme…

  8. 'Radioactive' Explosion: How Imagine Dragons' Hit Has Conquered Multiple Radio Formats

    July 27, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Radio programmers discuss how a song that's 'a little alternative, a little pop, a little dubstep' has become a multi-format smash Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" has turned into one of the most prophetic titles in Billboard chart history. The track links a…

  9. Mumford & Sons Announce North American Tour

    March 26, 2013 9:49 AM EDT Mumford & Sons will tour through out North America this summer before embarking on their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover festival-type tour. The Summer Stampede 2013 tour will run through the U.S. and Canada. The tour will kick off on May 21 in Calgary, AB and end on June 20 in Colorado.…