1. Grammys 2016 Preview: From Tame Impala to Slipknot, an Inside Look at the Rock Acts Going for Gold

    February 13, 2016 9:15 AM EST Best Rock Album Chaos And The Calm  James Bay Label Republic Records This soul-baring U.K. singer- songwriter may not yet be a U.S. household name, but Bay should be recognizable at the Grammys; he's known for always wearing a wide-brimmed hat over his long hair. In February, Bay took…

  2. Muse Remain Out-and-Out Arena Rock Band at L.A. Show: Live Review

    December 21, 2015 4:24 PM EST Muse ’s status as the last of the great arena-rock bands remains undiminished with the Drones World Tour, which brought hugely anthemic choruses, stratospherically emotional vocals, bone-rattling riffage, and a few dozen semis’ worth of props and special effects to L.A.’s Staples Centre for…

  3. Taylor Swift No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100, Justin Bieber Hits New Peak

    June 18, 2015 7:23 PM EDT Swift remains the country's top musical act, while Bieber returns to the chart's top 40 for the first time in more than nine months. Taylor Swift leads the Billboard Artist 100 (dated June 27) for a record-extending 29th week, remaining the top musical act in the U.S. Meanwhile,…

  4. Muse Aims High But Hits Somewhere in the Middle With ‘Drones’: Album Review

    June 12, 2015 4:29 PM EDT Muse treads between sublime and ridiculous more than any rock band in recent memory, with jaw-dropping pretention that makes it hard to tell if they're just having a laugh. Drones is, of course, a concept album, about, ­according to the liner notes, "the journey of a human, from…

  5. Death Cab For Cutie, Muse, Florence + The Machine & More Lead KROQ Weenie Roast: Live Review

    May 17, 2015 2:38 PM EDT For anyone wondering what the alternative music landscape will be in the summer of 2015, look no further than the lineup at KROQ's Weenie Roast Y Fiesta. Topping the bill were the artists with arguably the three most anticipated alternative albums of the summer: Muse , Of Monsters and…

  6. Chart Highlights: The Weeknd Earns First No. 1 on Pop Songs Chart

    May 11, 2015 7:20 PM EDT His coronation marks a pair of chart feats not accomplished for more than a decade. Plus, new No. 1s for Walk the Moon, Nick Jonas, Fetty Wap, Muse, Keith Urban & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below, dated May…

  7. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2009, the Black Eyed Peas Settled in at No. 1

    April 13, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Six years ago, the group began a record six-month stay atop the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by 'til Tuesday, Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. April 13, 1985 Thirty…

  8. BMG Chrysalis Acquires Infectious Music Label, Home to Alt-J, These New Puritans

    September 02, 2014 11:15 AM EDT BMG Chrysalis U.K. has acquired British independent label Infectious Music for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, Infectious will move its operations into BMG Chrysalis U.K.'s central London offices with Infectious chairman and founder Korda Marshall reporting to BMG Chrysalis U.K.…

  9. Ask Billboard: What Did Other Duos Do?

    May 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis becoming the first duo to top the Hot 100 on its first two attempts, how did other twosomes start their chart careers? Readers check in on that and more. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb…

  10. Diana Krall, Three Days Grace & Cher Lloyd Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    October 06, 2012 3:07 PM EDT As earlier reported on Wednesday (Oct. 3), it seems Mumford & Sons ' "Babel" album will hold at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Label sources have suggested the album could sell 150,000 or more in its sophomore frame, and that should be enough to block any new…

  11. Taylor Swift, No Doubt & Muse to Perform at MTV EMAs

    October 02, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift and No Doubt will help bring an American accent to this year's MTV European Music Awards in Frankfurt, Germany. Swift, whose tune "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" hit the top spot in the iTunes chart in 32 countries in its first week of release. The…

  12. Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Black Sabbath, Chili Peppers, Black Keys Headlining

    April 11, 2012 1:00 AM EDT The extra-colorful lineup for the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, led by the Black Keys , Red Hot Chili Peppers and a reunited Black Sabbath , was unveiled on Wednesday morning (Apr. 11). The annual C3 Presents-promoted fest will return to Chicago's Grant Park for the eighth consecutive year…

  13. Bob Dylan to Perform at Grammys with Mumford & Sons, Avett Bros.

    February 10, 2011 10:50 AM EST The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) has saved its biggest performance news for last: Today the music industry association announced legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will perform at Sunday night's 53rd annual Grammy Awards in a tribute to acoustic music.…

  14. Madonna's U.K. Chart 'Celebration'

    September 28, 2009 8:03 AM EDT Madonna matched Elvis Presley 's U.K. record for a solo act as her "Celebration" retrospective (Warner Bros.) debuted at No. 1. Taio Cruz started a second week atop the singles chart with "Break Your Heart" (Universal Island). Madonna and Presley, with 11 No. 1s each…

  15. Janet Jackson To Pay Tribute To Michael Jackson At MTV VMAs

    September 09, 2009 12:19 PM EDT Janet Jackson will open this year's MTV Video Music Awards with a tribute to her brother Michael, who passed away in June. The special appearance is said to honor and celebrate Michael Jackson 's life and career. Michael Jackson has had a long history with the MTV VMAs. In 1984, he…