1. Conor Oberst Shares New Song, Announces Tour

    February 11, 2014 8:58 PM EST "Upside Down Mountain" is out May 20 It's been nearly three years since Conor Oberst last released a record. The Omaha singer-songwriter dropped Bright Eyes' "The People's Key" in February 2011, following releases from Monsters of Folk and the Mystic Valley…

  2. Jimmy Fallon: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2014 11:35 AM EST Between bookings from U2 to Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon, bandleader Questlove and music booker Jonathan Cohen reveal how they turned late night into one of music's hottest stops Little-known fact: Before he had his own NBC talk show or landed a gig with "Saturday Night Live,…

  3. George Harrison's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    February 05, 2014 3:32 PM EST As we fondly remember the moment 50 years ago this week that the Beatles landed in American and performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show," we're also honoring each Beatle -- and today we celebrate George Harrison's 10 biggest Billboard hits, from his Beatle days to his…

  4. Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock NYC Saturday Super Bowl Concerts

    February 02, 2014 10:00 AM EST “I wish I could play you our whole new record," Foo's Dave Grohl teased onstage in Manhattan, "but… It’s a f**kin’ surprise.” 'Twas the night before Super Bowl XLVIII and with headlining shows from Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers , rock was in full effect…

  5. Empire of the Sun & Tommy Trash Talk New (RED) compilation with Calvin Harris, Tiësto and More

    November 08, 2013 2:56 PM EST Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, Tiesto, Empire of the Sun, Tommy Trash and Avicii are among the artists who’ve contributed new and exclusive remixes and collaborated with (RED), an organization that raises proceeds for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, on “Dance (RED) Save Lives 2,” a new…

  6. Katy Perry's 'PRISM': Track-By-Track Review

    October 21, 2013 2:51 PM EDT Katy Perry released her sophomore album, "Teenage Dream," at the age of 25, but the 2010 effort pristinely captured the chirpy buoyancy of youth through gooey synth-pop. There was a reason that "Teenage Dream" spawned a record-tying five No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 …

  7. Enrique Bunbury Q&A: Spanish Rock Icon Finds His Muse on New Album, Plots Tour

    October 16, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Enrique Bunbury, the Spanish rock legend of the instantly recognizable singing voice and theatrical onstage persona, is just another guy in faded black jeans sitting in a busy West Hollywood café on a recent weekday morning. Bunbury admits to feeling a bit nervous about his first…

  8. Major Lazer Enlists G-Dragon & TOP for 'Bubble Butt' Remix: Listen

    October 04, 2013 6:36 PM EDT The BIGBANG members get added for a special remix of the Hot 100 hit Major Lazer's "Bubble Butt" already mixed dancehall, hip-hop and EDM in its original form, but a just-released remix adds yet another genre: K-pop. A new version of the track surfaced today featuring two…

  9. Frankie Rose Talks New Album & Getting Kicked Out of Theatre School

    August 22, 2013 1:35 PM EDT The acclaimed indie artist went to school with "Glee" star Matthew Morrison. Pop and indie rock are co-mingling more than ever in 2013, and Frankie Rose proves that, if it seems the indie rock world has a problem with mainstream pop music, that's a common misconception. On…

  10. Juicy J Stays Trippy: Inside The Rapper's Unlikely Comeback

    August 12, 2013 4:05 PM EDT After his Oscar-winning group went defunct, the Memphis MC slid to the bottom of the genre -- until he came back even bigger with a strip club banger. Like most of Juicy J's best ideas, "Bandz A Make Her Dance" was hatched in the bathroom. While holed up in a Washington, D.C…

  11. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias' 'Night' Dawns On Pop Songs

    July 29, 2013 7:40 PM EDT Iglesias posts his second-highest Pop Songs debut, as 'Turn the Night Up' charges in at No. 30. Plus, new No. 1s for Cher, Randy Houser and Hezekiah Walker Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  12. RL Grime Debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums, Cash Cash Deposits Top Song Debut

    July 26, 2013 2:17 AM EDT Fresh off a tour with Baauer, RL Grime makes his first appearance on the Billboard charts with his "High Beams" EP. RL Grime, back from a touring stint with Baauer, enjoys his first Billboard chart action as his “High Beams” EP debuts at No. 8 on Dance/Electronic Albums with 2…

  13. Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne Writes a New Chapter As a Comic Book Guy

    July 17, 2013 6:15 AM EDT Wayne Coyne’s “art” is anything but conventional. He’s had hits with songs about deadly, mystical robots. He’s played eight cities in 24 hours, printed posters in his own blood , and he once tried – and failed – to synchronise 160 iPhones to broadcast the “Zaireeka” album on air. Now, the…

  14. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man' Tops Adult Contemporary

    June 17, 2013 6:10 PM EDT The singer/songwriter returns to the chart's summit for the first time since he led with 'Just the Way You Are' in 2011. Plus, new No. 1s for Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  15. Governors Ball 2013: Kings of Leon Rained Out on Opening Day

    June 08, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Of Monsters & Men, Young the Giant, Crystal Castles, Erykah Badu perform for soggy crowds before inclement weather forces late-night cancellations "The festival is 100% happening, rain or shine," reads an informational note on the official website for the 2013 Governors Ball…

  16. J. Cole, 'Born Sinner': Track-By-Track Review

    June 07, 2013 2:08 PM EDT Perhaps inspired by his release-date rival, Kanye West, J. Cole has learned how to make an entrance. Last night (June 6), in a more intimate, high-tech version of the premiere of Yeezy's "New Slaves" — which was shown via projector in public spaces in 66 cities worldwide —…

  17. Tyga and Bruno Mars Make Strides on Social 50 Chart

    June 06, 2013 7:39 PM EDT Tyga makes a six position jump on Billboard's Social 50 chart, moving to No. 27 after re-entering the chart at No. 33 last week following the release of a new video for his single “For the Road,” featuring Chris Brown, on Friday, May 24. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on…

  18. John Fogerty Celebrates Birthday, New Album With Hit-Strewn Set at El Rey Theater

    May 29, 2013 12:55 PM EDT John Fogerty had a triple-header of a celebratory concert Tuesday at the El Rey Theater. The event, broadcast live on AXS TV, commemorated his 68th birthday, the 45th anniversary of the first Credence Clearwater Revival album and the first day of release of his new album "Wrote a Song…

  19. Vampire Weekend, 'Modern Vampires of the City': Track-by-Track Review

    May 08, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Rewind to early 2007 --when Vampire Weekend first popped up on indie rock fans' radar at the end of that year, the idea of a band breaking via blog coverage was still a novel concept. Since then, championing the ever-fickle blogosphere has become a virtual requirement in the…

  20. Jamaican Musician Cedric Brooks Dies At 70

    May 04, 2013 6:44 PM EDT Cedric Brooks, a Jamaican saxophone player and influential roots reggae musician, has died. He was 70. One of Brooks' sisters, Paulette Keise, said he died Friday of cardiac arrest at New York Hospital Queens. She said Saturday that he suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes and…

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