1. Electric Zoo Fest Deaths Ruled Drug Overdoses

    September 13, 2013 2:23 AM EDT The New York City medical examiner's office has ruled that two concert-goers who died at an electronic music festival overdosed from MDMA or ecstasy. The medical examiner's office ruled Thursday that 20-year-old Olivia Rotondo and 23-year-old Jeffrey Russ died from an overdose…

  2. New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Runway Jams: Day 5

    September 10, 2013 12:36 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. Show: Tommy Hilfiger Song: The Beach Boys, “Surfin' USA” “Melrose to Malibu” was the…

  3. Electric Zoo Announces Refunds Following Last-Minute Cancellation

    September 03, 2013 2:39 PM EDT New York's Electric Zoo festival has announced ticket refund rates after its last-minute cancellation of Sunday's schedule, the result of two drug-related deaths at the fest. According to the Electric Zoo website , refunds will be automatically distributed to those who purchased…

  4. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Madonna Songs?

    September 03, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Readers rank the Material Girl's best material. Plus, a trip through AC chart history and more songs that became hits three times As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name,…

  5. Electric Zoo Festival Canceled After Two Deaths

    September 01, 2013 11:01 AM EDT The third day of the Electric Zoo Festival today (September 1) has been canceled due to “serious health risks,” a statement from the New York City government announced and a posting from the festival confirmed. The release on NYC.gov states that two fans had died and at least four…

  6. John Mayer's New York 'Born and Raised' Concert Reveals Beefed Up Classics and Precious Newbies

    August 29, 2013 4:34 PM EDT John Mayer's thoughtful songs have grown stronger and stretched out a bit, too. There’s a popular analogy musicians run to when promoting their new albums. A journalist asks the artist what their favorite song is on their new set. Their response goes a little something like, “Um, that…

  7. Dead Man Found at Olivia Newton-John's House

    August 20, 2013 8:23 PM EDT The singer is "in shock" over the death, which occurred as Newton-John and her husband were away from the Florida home. A 42-year-old man was found dead in Olivia Newton-John's Florida home, authorities told the Palm Beach Post . According to the newspaper, the unidentified…

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday The latest chart…

  9. Goldfrapp Tells New 'Tales' After Feeling Rushed on Previous Album

    August 15, 2013 5:41 PM EDT Alison Goldfrapp will be the first to say 2010's "Head First" wasn't her band's best work. A product of pressure from her label Mute's then-parent EMI, the nine-track collection was a synth-coated ode to Olivia Newton-John-esque '80s pop that failed to…

  10. Robin Thicke's Rare Double No. 1 Album, No. 1 Song

    August 09, 2013 4:00 PM EDT This week, Robin Thicke scores the uncommon feat of having both the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 song and Billboard Hot 100 charts, with "Blurred Lines." He's the first artist to concurrently reign at No. 1 on both lists since the Dec. 8, 2012-dated charts,…

  11. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs Word Cloud, Top Artists Map & More

    August 04, 2013 2:35 PM EDT The 55th anniversary celebration of Billboard's Hot 100 rolls on today (August 4), the chart's birthday, with a visual look at the all-time top 100 songs and artists in the form of a special word cloud, map, icons and more.  HOT 100 ALL-TIME TOP 1OO SONGS: FULL LIST HOT 100…

  12. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  13. Hot 100 55th Anniversary By The Numbers: Top 100 Artists, Most No. 1s, Biggest No. 2s & More

    August 02, 2013 9:54 AM EDT In the course of charting over a half-century of music, the Billboard Hot 100 -- which now celebrates its 55th anniversary -- has seen some songs transform into hits, but it has also chronicled major chart feats. So in addition to the Hot 100 55th anniversary All-Time Top 100 Songs…

  14. 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…

  15. Shigeto, ‘Olivia’: First Listen and Story

    July 31, 2013 12:25 PM EDT The offbeat producer returns with a new set of dark, charming melodies. As they have always been, in 2013, Detroit’s shining stars are their musicians. Zach Shigeto Saginaw, who records simply as Shigeto, hails from Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he has become a key member and…

  16. What Do Anna Kendrick and Barbra Streisand Have in Common on the Charts?

    July 19, 2013 3:06 PM EDT What do Anna Kendrick and Barbra Streisand have in common? They are the only two people that have earned a top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and Academy Award and Tony Award nominations in acting categories. Kendrick was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for actress in a…

  17. 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me': Film Review + Exclusive Clip

    July 03, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Chris Bell, who died at 27 in a car crash, gets his due as the creator of Big Star's sound in Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori's finely detailed documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me." The founder of the Memphis group, who brought the higher-profile Alex Chilton into…

  18. Booker T. Jones Talks Stax Return, New Album 'Sound the Alarm'

    May 26, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Booker T. Jones returns to a revitalized Stax Records for accessible, guest-filled album. Forty-three years after leaving Memphis for Los Angeles, Booker T. Jones has been reunited with the label whose sound he helped define, Stax Records. He left at a time of turmoil and change in…

  19. Loud Fashion: A Q&A with Stylish DJ, Mia Moretti

    April 30, 2013 12:32 PM EDT The Hook’s Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. caught up with DJ Mia Moretti to talk all things fashion and music. DJ’s are sometimes the best dressed at a party. With headphones as their main accessory, big names like Solange and Samantha Ronson rock killer threads that inspire many while…

  20. Taylor Swift To Guest Star On 'New Girl' Season Finale

    March 28, 2013 3:40 PM EDT She'll appear in the second-year Fox comedy's season finale airing in May. Fox's "New Girl" is continuing its impressive track record of nabbing stellar guest stars. Just days after "Justified" Emmy winner Margo Martindale guest starred as Nick's…

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