1. Big Boi Signs New Management Deal: 'We Have a Lot of New Material Coming' (Exclusive)

    March 21, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Big Boi, the rap artist best known as half of hip-hop duo Outkast, has signed a management deal with Jordan Feldstein's Career Artist Management, whose clients include Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke. The news comes as Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton) is reuniting for the first time since…

  2. Jack Antonoff's Bleachers Deliver Tight, Assured Live Debut at SXSW

    March 13, 2014 5:33 AM EDT Jack Antonoff was the biggest rock star in the room Wednesday night at Palladia’s Epic.Awesome.Showcase at Austin’s Cedar Door. But the fun. guitarist, playing the first-ever live show with his new band, Bleachers, had no use for big rock star trimmings. “Can you guys turn off the smoke? I…

  3. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, HAIM, Pharrell & More Make Moves

    February 24, 2014 3:05 PM EST Perry sets the Pop Songs weekly plays mark with 'Dark Horse'; HAIM hits its first airplay chart; and Pharrell's 'Happy' continues its multi-format surge Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  4. 'Frozen' Targeting Longest No. 1 Run for a Soundtrack Since 'Titanic'

    February 21, 2014 5:01 PM EST The "Frozen" soundtrack is about to meet "Titanic" in the history books. Industry sources forecast the "Frozen" album to sell around 85,000 copies in the tracking week ending on Sunday, February 23. That could be enough to secure the No. 1 slot on next week'…

  5. Eric Church Eyeing Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    February 20, 2014 4:58 PM EST With no new major competition to compete with, it seems that Eric Church's "The Outsiders" could nab a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. While it's too early to tell just how many copies the set will sell in its second week -- ending on Sunday, February 23 -…

  6. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  7. Meet Pawws, A Former Backing Musician Making Gorgeous Pop Music On Her Own

    January 27, 2014 4:17 PM EST The classically trained flute player has impressed the blogosphere with affable pop tunes. Last July, Lucy Taylor -- the U.K. singer-songwriter who plays under the name Pawws -- played a show at Birthdays, a 250-capacity venue in east London that opened in May 2012. At that point, Taylor had…

  8. Phantogram Talks Major-Label Debut Following 'Unreal' Bidding War

    January 21, 2014 2:23 PM EST After Phantogram released its debut album, "Eyelid Movies," in 2009 on indie label Barsuk Records, there was instantaneous demand for the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., act. The duo of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel quickly found themselves in the middle of an old--fashioned major-label…

  9. Firefly Music Festival Lineup Announced: Outkast, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson Headlining

    January 14, 2014 2:35 PM EST Delaware's Firefly Music Festival is the latest summer fest to announce its lineup. Most prominently, the lineup includes the recently reunited Outkast; unsurprising considering André 3000 and Big Boi announced yesterday they'd be playing over 40 festivals this summer. Previously,…

  10. Chart Highlights: Beyonce Bounds Up Pop, R&B/Hip-Hop Charts With 'Drunk In Love,' 'XO'

    January 06, 2014 3:25 PM EST Both songs from the million-selling 'Beyonce' soar, while Pitbull, Ke$ha, Katherine Alexander and Big Daddy Weave notch new No. 1s Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the…

  11. Chart Highlights: OneRepublic Tops Adult Pop Songs, Beyonce Bows At R&B/Hip-Hop

    December 16, 2013 4:35 PM EST Plus, new No. 1s for late legend Donna Summer, Eli Young Band, Pop Evil and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on…

  12. Lorde Releases Preview of Tears for Fears Cover for 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack: Listen

    November 12, 2013 7:45 PM EST Lorde's latest track release can be found on the "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack. Rather than penning an original track, the New Zealand singer covered "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," the 1985 hit from Tears for Fears. MTV News previewed the track…

  13. Catch a Fire: Label Tweaks Formula for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack

    October 30, 2013 4:30 PM EDT In early October, executives from Republic Records were attending a film premiere and discussing the promotion of a soundtrack. As much as they were proud of the film receiving its Los Angeles debut that night-Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals"-and its Republic…

  14. Christina Aguilera Delivers 'We Remain' for 'Catching Fire' Soundtrack: Listen

    October 01, 2013 10:45 AM EDT Anticipation reaches fever pitch for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack with the arrival of Christina Aguilera's "We Remain," a mid-tempo ballad that finds the singer tamping down the vocal gymnastics for a natural and forceful message of perseverance. …

  15. 'Catching Fire' Soundtrack: Christina Aguilera, The Weeknd, Lorde Join The Hunger Games

    September 26, 2013 12:27 PM EDT Patti Smith, Of Monsters and Men, the National also appear on the final track list. Coldplay, Patti Smith and Christina Aguilera are headlining the soundtrack to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" from Lionsgate and Republic Records. The talent lineup for the companion album,…

  16. Atoms For Peace, Beck Top 2013 Treasure Island Festival Lineup

    May 28, 2013 1:34 PM EDT Treasure Island Music Festival will be returning for its seventh year with a slew of indie-rock acts, including Thom Yorke's latest project, topping the bill. The two-day San Francisco festival will be held on October 19 and 20. The 2013 lineup features Atoms for Peace, Beck, Animal…

  17. A$AP Rocky, Reps Talk 'Long.Live.A$AP' Album & Success

    January 25, 2013 6:05 PM EST It has taken remarkably little time for A$AP Rocky to ascend to the throne. Tuesday (Jan. 15) -- the release date of "Long.Live.A$AP" (Polo Ground Music/RCA Records) -- finds him onstage taping "Late Show With David Letterman," sitting on a golden throne with a mic stand…

  18. OutKast to 'Reunite' on Frank Ocean, T.I. Songs

    January 03, 2013 1:20 PM EST Big Boi took to Twitter to reveal that he'll be joining Andre 3000 on updated renditions of Frank Ocean 's "Pink Matter" and T.I. 's "Sorry." This summer, Big Boi told his Twitter followers that he was to appear on the two Andre-assisted songs but ultimately…

  19. Big Boi Performs Hits At NYC Show, Brings Out Phantogram, A$AP Rocky

    December 11, 2012 3:15 PM EST Big Boi is a man of endurance. Throughout his 20-year long career, the Atlanta hip-hop luminary has specialized in elastic, bombastic verses that, to this day, leave mere mortals gasping for air. Last night (Dec. 10) at New York City's S.O.B.s, Big Boi treated fans to such skill when…

  20. Big Boi Talks 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' Album & Collaborations

    December 05, 2012 3:30 PM EST Indie pop duo, Phantogram, chime in on their 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' collaboration with Big Boi. New York has Big Boi seated on the brink of speechlessness. That seat currently rests inside a Mercedes-Benz executive coach van, where the accessible half of Southern hip…

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