1. Billboard Cover: Imagine Dragons on Being 'Atypical' Rock Stars, and Singer Dan Reynolds on His Depression Struggles and Conflicts With His Mormon Faith

    February 13, 2015 9:00 AM EST At this year's Grammys, during which artists from Katy Perry to Beyoncé sang earnest devotionals, Imagine Dragons staged a bold experiment in how to promote an album: They performed live in a four-minute TV ad for Target. Using 22 cameras, music video director Jonas Akerlund…

  2. 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…

  3. RaeLynn on 'Me' EP: 'When It Comes to Music, I'm Just Me'

    January 23, 2015 8:38 PM EST The past year has been a whirlwind for RaeLynn . "In April, we started our radio tour, and traveled the whole year doing that," she tells Billboard . "That entire experience was simply amazing because I got to meet so many of the people that allow all of us artists a…

  4. Watch a Holiday Jokester Reenact Sia's 'Chandelier' at IKEA

    December 28, 2014 1:13 PM EST Sia 's artful music video for “Chandelier” has been parodied by everyone from late-night TV talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to Jim Carrey on Saturday Night Live . Jimmy Kimmel Attempts to Learn Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ Dance: Watch Now, some jokesters on YouTube have taken it to the next level…

  5. Justin Bieber Goes Blonde, Frankie Grande Freaks Out

    December 06, 2014 8:21 PM EST As 2014 comes to an end, Justin Bieber is going into 2015 with a whole new look. Not since the 20-year-old singer chopped off his famous bowl cut back in 2011, has he caused such a fashion frenzy online. And, yes, this time it's also about his hair, which has just been bleached…

  6. Billboard Cover: Mary J. Blige on Getting Sober, Her New Musical Direction and Why She Could've Helped Amy Winehouse

    November 21, 2014 9:00 AM EST Every so often Mary J. Blige finds herself in a place so lofty that even after all she's accomplished, she can't quite believe her fortune. One of those times came earlier this month, when she performed in front of Barack Obama during a White House concert for America's…

  7. Betty Who on Her 'Grab-Life-By-the-Balls' Attitude and Why Her Live Show Is the 'Embodiment' of Her Artistry

    November 18, 2014 5:20 PM EST "I describe my live show as being the embodiment of my artistry," says Australian pop singer Betty Who . “If you want to know anything about me as an artist, come to a live show.” On Oct. 20, a crowd of captivated New Yorkers got to know the platinum-blonde dance diva a whole lot…

  8. ‘Saturday Night Live’ Recap: Iggy Azalea and Jim Carrey Dance Wildly to Sia’s ‘Chandelier’

    October 26, 2014 11:27 AM EDT Saturday Night Live ’s Halloween episode on Oct. 25 was full of some memorable music moments from first-time musical guest Iggy Azalea and returning host Jim Carrey . Iggy Azalea Makes You 'Beg For It' on New Song: Listen Carrey, who appeared on SNL to promote his upcoming…

  9. ‘Somebody Loves You’ Singer Betty Who on Britney, Not Being Able to Be a 'Bitch’ and Writing Off Bad Relationships

    October 13, 2014 5:41 PM EDT Everything about Betty Who is outsized. Standing 6-foot-1 with a tuft of platinum blonde hair, the 22-year old Australian freshman’s bold look is matched by her glittery synth-pop anthems. The singer, born Jessica Newham and now based in New York, broke out when her single “Somebody Loves…

  10. Happy Birthday, Gwen Stefani: Look Back at 5 Different Eras of Her Career

    October 03, 2014 9:00 AM EDT From just a girl to a hollaback girl, Gwen Stefani keeps rocking. Happy Birthday, Gwen Stefani ! The legendary No Doubt frontwoman, pop inventor and showstopping fashion designer turns 45 on Friday (Oct. 3) -- which is b-a-n-a-n-a-s, because she (and her iconic abs) still very much look…

  11. Billboard Cover: Andre 3000 Talks Playing Jimi Hendrix, His Seven-Year Disappearing Act and Outkast’s Future

    September 26, 2014 9:00 AM EDT André Benjamin is stressed. "I am, I really am," he says. Benjamin -- André 3000 to the fans who idolize him as the visionary half of Outkast , Atlanta’s hugely influential, recently reunited hip-hop duo -- is sitting at a glass conference table at Milk Studios in Hollywood,…

  12. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Guardians' & 'Frozen' Make Up Almost 40% of 2014 Soundtrack Sales

    September 12, 2014 6:49 PM EDT Also: Miranda Lambert gains thanks to sale pricing, Johnny Winter earns his highest charting album ever & the WOW series continues to rack up big sales. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Maroon 5 nabbed its second chart-topping album as V debuted atop the list, selling 164,000…

  13. 2014 Newport Folk Festival: 10 Best Performances

    July 28, 2014 11:59 AM EDT Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples  her 75th. "Thank you to [festival founder] George Wein for letting me…

  14. Jimmy Kimmel Attempts to Learn Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ Dance: Watch

    July 05, 2014 3:23 PM EDT Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and his sidekick Guillermo have taken a stab at learning the dazzling performance by 11-year-old Maddie Ziegler in Sia’s music video for “Chandelier.” Sia Taps 'Dance Moms' Star For 'Chandelier' Video: Watch Kimmel and Guillermo, both…

  15. Miranda Lambert Talks 'Platinum' Song-By-Song: Exclusive Interview

    June 02, 2014 3:01 PM EDT Miranda Lambert's new album "Platinum" (out June 3) picks up where the singer/songwriter left off with 2011's "Four The Record," when she continued to blow past those who might have written her off as a one-note show, all bombast and arsenal. On "Platinum,…

  16. Maroon 5, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande Light Up 2014 Wango Tango Festival

    May 11, 2014 11:53 AM EDT Other performers included Iggy Azalea, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, One Republic and Paramore Wango Tango alum Adam Levine welcomed a new generation of concert-goers to the annual, daylong music festival Saturday. Before performing his hit "Pay Phone" the Maroon 5 frontman recalled his…

  17. 'The Voice' Recap: Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams Perform for Top 8

    May 06, 2014 12:23 AM EDT Two blondes made their debut on "The Voice" on Monday night: Gwen Stefani, and a newly-platinum Adam Levine. "I don't have an explanation -- I woke up, I had the day off, and I thought I'd look like Shakira," he said of his new 'do. "I feel a bit like…

  18. Iggy Azalea Talks 'The New Classic' Album & Former Interscope Deal

    April 21, 2014 12:30 PM EDT 'Why is it that you can have The Rolling Stones,' Azalea asks, 'but a white rapper is weird?' "Fancy" is giving Iggy Azalea life. It's the fourth single from the Australian rapper's forthcoming debut, "The New Classic" (April 22, Def Jam…

  19. 4/20 Songs: 20 Smokin' Tunes About Weed

    April 20, 2014 9:50 AM EDT It's hard to imagine that Bob Dylan, Three 6 Mafia and Toby Keith have much in common, but all three artists understand the power of a classic stoner track. Marijuana has served as the inspiration for classic cuts in rock, hip-hop, pop, and of course, reggae, and is still influencing…

  20. Cher Delivers Classic Hits, Outrageous Costumes, at Dazzling 'Dressed to Kill' Tour Opener

    March 23, 2014 1:54 PM EDT The legendary singer kicked off her 49-date North American run in Phoenix last night Two hours before Cher was scheduled to hit the US Airways Center stage in Phoenix, AZ to kick off her "final" farewell tour, the 67-year-old multi-hyphenate entertainer said she was…

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