1. Super Bowl Halftime Show Performers: What the Album Sales Boost Looks Like

    January 30, 2015 4:30 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> When Katy Perry takes center stage at this year's Super Bowl halftime show, she'll have more eyes on her at once than ever before in an already illustrious career. Super Bowl 2015: See All Our Coverage Beyonce 's halftime show…

  2. Exclusive: Mario Batali Shares His Patti Smith-Inspired Linguine Recipe From His New 'Feedback Kitchen' Web Series

    January 30, 2015 2:10 PM EST Mario Batali describes a good song the same way he would the perfect plate of pasta Bolognese: "delicious." When asked if music sets the tone for different meals throughout the day, the James Beard Award-winning chef rattles off a list of artists like he would the ingredients for…

  3. Tim Heidecker 'Leaks' Katy Perry & Lenny Kravitz's Super Bowl Song

    January 27, 2015 6:33 PM EST Back in 2012, Tim Heidecker leaked an original composition " Madonna" created for her Super Bowl halftime show. And by "leak," we mean he released a completely fake rap track that started out with, "My name is Madonna and I'm here to say \/ I like football…

  4. 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…

  5. Snow Day Playlist: 20 Songs for the Blizzard

    January 26, 2015 5:13 PM EST The Northeast is currently in the midst of a massive storm that could dump over two feet of snow onto major metropolitan areas -- meaning that a lot of people will be stranded on Tuesday and beyond. The most important thing one can do in a blizzard is to stay safe: keep indoors, stock up on…

  6. The NAMM Show: 7 Must-See Events From Moby to Skynyrd to Peavey's 50th Bash

    January 22, 2015 9:12 AM EST The 113th edition of The NAMM SHOW, the annual music products confab staged by the National Assn. of Music Merchants in Anaheim, Calif. Jan. 22-25, will bring together techno star Moby , Lynyrd Skynyrd , George Clinton , Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and gearheads galore. The trade show…

  7. Alesso on His Debut Album: 'I Just Try to Create Something I Think Will Last'

    January 20, 2015 3:27 PM EST Swedish DJ/producer Alesso wrapped up 2014 on a high note, scoring his first Billboard Hot 100 hit with "Heroes (We Could Be)," a collaboration with fellow Swede Tove Lo . He hopes to continue that hot streak into the new year with his debut album, due "March or April,"…

  8. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 75-51

    January 13, 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. 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…

  10. CBGB: 10 Classic Moments That Helped Define the Birthplace of Punk



    December 23, 2014 1:15 PM EST Fotrty-one years have passed since iconic music club CBGB (aka the undisputed birthplace of punk) opened its doors. And even though only a handful of artifacts remain at the site of the club that once hosted music legends including the Ramones, Patti Smith, Blondie, Guns N’ Roses and…

  11. Audiam Raises Additional $1 Million From Music Biz Investors

    December 15, 2014 7:30 AM EST Audiam, the company started by Tunecore co-founders Jeff Price and Peter Wells to serve publishers and publishing administrators to get them paid accurately from interactive streaming music services, has just raised an additional $1 million in funding from a group of individual strategic…

  12. The Year on Twitter: Justin Bieber is Most Tweeted About Artist, Katy Perry is Most Followed User

    December 10, 2014 12:00 AM EST Music continues to be the most-discussed subject on Twitter in the U.S., according to data released by the social network. The most tweeted-about artist of the year is Justin Bieber , the most-tweeted about song of the year was "Happy" by Pharrell , and the most tweeted-about…

  13. AC/DC’s ‘Rock or Bust’ Debuts at No. 1 Down Under

    December 08, 2014 1:16 AM EST Call it: AC/DC’s latest album is no bust. The Australian rock legends’  Rock or Bust  (Alberts/Sony Music Entertainment Australia) has opened at No. 1 in their homeland, and debuted at No. 3 in the U.K. In Australia, Rock Or Bust has shipped platinum and reportedly sold 26,730 first-week…

  14. Why Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea Can't Buy His Favorite Artist's Sculpture

    December 05, 2014 1:44 AM EST Many of artist Thomas Houseago's works are too massive to fit in anyone's home. "I wanted to get a piece like six months ago and I didn't have a place to put it," says the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea , who tracked down the artist through Houseago's…

  15. Grammys' Alternative Album Category: The 10 Greatest Injustices

    December 04, 2014 9:00 AM EST 'Out of Time' over 'Nevermind'? 'Get Behind Me Satan' over 'Funeral'? Let's sort through these incorrect choices together. The history of the Grammy Awards is full of both rightful victories and shameful omissions. In hindsight, it's easy to…

  16. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Foo Fighters, Keith Urban Notch New No. 1s

    November 24, 2014 4:35 PM EST And that's not all: Jennifer Lopez, Big Sean and George Ezra join in taking over atop tallies this week. 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…

  17. Pearl Jam’s ‘Vitalogy’ at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Album Review

    November 22, 2014 11:52 AM EST It was an undeniably tumultuous year for Pearl Jam in 1994. A time of great flux during which the spotlight of fame glared ever more strongly on the Seattle band as it faced the suicide of Nirvana ’s Kurt Cobain , opted to battle Ticketmaster and changed drummers. It was into this…

  18. Watch Die Antwoord Show Love for the "Ugly Boy" With Marilyn Manson, Jack Black, More

    November 04, 2014 7:44 PM EST Die Antwoord has enlisted the help of some famous friends to guest star in the South African rap duo's new video for "Ugly Boy," getting the likes of Jack Black, Marilyn Manson , Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers , Cara Delevingne and Dita von Teese to help praise those less…

  19. Revisionist History, Part 3: Michael Jackson Gets Revenge on Prince! Year-End Hits of the Past, Re-Analyzed

    October 30, 2014 12:15 PM EDT If you've been following our ongoing look at what happens when Billboard's No. 1 song for each of the Hot 100 's first 46 years is re-figured to reflect Nielsen SoundScan-measured digital song sales since 2004, weighted fairly equally with Nielsen BDS airplay since 2010, you…

  20. Spinefarm, Search and Destroy Partner for New Atreyu and Turbowolf Albums

    October 30, 2014 10:36 AM EDT Spinefarm Records, the hard rock label owned by the Universal Music Group, and Search and Destroy Records, via Raw Power Management, have created a joint venture which will see new albums from Turbowolf and Atreyu due in 2015. "Search and Destroy is an important part of our growth plan…

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