1. Zedd, Selena Gomez Launch in Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart's Top 10

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  2. Starwood Hotels Revamps Music Strategy, Teams With Coachella & Trevanna Entertainment

    February 11, 2015 5:57 PM EST Starwood Hotels' Starwood Preferred Guest membership-rewards program is expanding from the ballroom to the festival circuit. After years of providing exclusive in-hotel concerts to SPG members via its Hear the Music, See the World campaign ( booked by Live Nation from 2009 to 2014),…

  3. Grammys 2015: Recording Academy's Neil Portnow Uses Speech to Lobby on Streaming Payouts

    February 08, 2015 11:36 PM EST The controversial issue of digital music royalties made a rare, primetime television appearance from the Staples Center Sunday evening when The Recording Academy introduced a new advocacy group formed to influence legislation. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow (and recent Power 100…

  4. The Selena Gomez/Zedd Single Will Likely Come Out in February, Says Ryan Tedder

    February 08, 2015 12:53 PM EST "Selena did a bang-up job. She killed it," says Tedder of the hotly anticipated new track. Selena Gomez and Zedd have been sharing some studio time (is that what the kids call it these days?) over the past month, and while the collaboration between the pop star and EDM whiz does not…

  5. Iggy Azalea & Sam Smith Lead 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

    February 04, 2015 8:40 AM EST With five nominations each, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are the early leaders heading into the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, nominations for which were announced Wednesday. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nods each. On the night, Iggy, Sam, Taylor, Ariana and  Luke…

  6. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2009, Kelly Clarkson Enjoyed 'Life' at No. 1

    February 02, 2015 8:05 AM EST Six years ago, Clarkson topped the Hot 100 for the second time. Plus, remembering chart feats by Elton John, the Bee Gees and Tiffany. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Feb. 2, 2008 The combination of an R&B/hip…

  7. Nielsen: Canada Loved Taylor Swift, Streaming Music and, Yep, Vinyl in 2014

    January 27, 2015 2:17 PM EST Bobby Bazini was the only Canadian artist to sell over 100,000 units domestically in 2014, according to The 2014 Nielsen Music Canada Report. The other six albums were by Taylor Swift , various artists on the Frozen soundtrack, Sam Smith , Ed Sheeran , Coldplay and Lorde . According to the…

  8. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  9. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

  10. Maroon 5, Børns, Charli XCX & Rita Ora: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 33

    January 23, 2015 2:50 PM EST Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy is in the studio on…

  11. Exclusive: Hear OneRepublic Side Project Monarch's Epic 'Stay'

    January 20, 2015 10:37 AM EST Bands are a conglomeration of talents, but usually a lead singer or lead guitarist serves as a group's de facto leader, since true democracy is difficult to achieve in practice. Take the band OneRepublic , where frontman (and hit-writer for superstars on the side) Ryan Tedder plays…

  12. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Video Controversy Sends Sia's 'Elastic Heart' to No. 17 Debut

    January 16, 2015 11:52 AM EST The song soars in, fueled by clicks for its clip starring Maddie Ziegler and Shia LaBeouf. Plus, moves for Selena Gomez, Ella Henderson, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding and Hoodie Allen. As previously reported , Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , crowns the…

  13. Hilton Locks Deal as Live Nation's New Official Hotel

    January 11, 2015 8:10 PM EST Hilton Worldwide will become the official hotel partner of Live Nation as part of a wide-ranging, five-year commitment, the companies are expected to announce tomorrow. Live Nation previously partnered with Starwood Hotel Group for the last six years, which included a global concert…

  14. Ask Billboard: Mark & Mars Move 'Uptown' to No. 1

    January 11, 2015 9:05 AM EST Lipps, Inc. and more: a history of 'funk'-y hits. Plus, more No. 15 hits for '15. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and…

  15. 'American Idol' Offers Another Early Glimpse at Top 24

    January 09, 2015 4:07 AM EST American Idol stepped up its search for a superstar in Nashville and Kansas City during the second part of its two-night season premiere. Credit judges Harry Connick Jr. , Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban for staying focused on the task at hand, or as Lopez adeptly put it, making the show  …

  16. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' New Year Leads to Gains on Artist 100

    January 08, 2015 5:03 PM EST The singer soars thanks to renewed year-end airplay and sales for his smash 'Happy.' Meanwhile, Taylor Swift tops the chart for a 12th week. Pharrell Williams is one of several artists whose 2014 success translates to upward action on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, thanks to year…

  17. Chart Highlights: U2 Debuts Biggest AC Hit Since 1992 With 'Every Breaking Wave'

    January 05, 2015 3:20 PM EST The band reaches the chart's top 30 for the first time since 'One' 23 years ago. Plus, new No. 1s for Brad Paisley, Gerardo Ortiz & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

  18. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites of 2014

    December 31, 2014 4:05 PM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 READERS' FAVORITES OF 2014 Gary, Happy Holidays!…

  19. The Year in Tomorrow's Hits: Hozier, MAGIC!, Bobby Shmurda, Meghan Trainor & More

    December 30, 2014 10:05 AM EST A look back at 14 breakout acts of 2014 whose chart action Billboard heralded early on. What do acts like Hozier, MAGIC!, Bobby Shmurda, Tove Lo and Meghan Trainor have in common? Were they all all about that bass? Perhaps, although we can only confirm one. More to the point, all these…

  20. 'X Factor' Winner Ben Haenow Grabs Christmas No. 1 in U.K.

    December 22, 2014 4:42 AM EST British singer Ben Haenow , who won the 11th series of “The X Factor” Dec. 14, has landed the U.K.’s coveted Christmas No. 1 spot with his debut single “Something I Need” (Syco Music/Sony). His cover of the OneRepublic song had a combined chart sales figure of 214,000, reported the Official…

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