1. Mr. Probz, Paolo Nutini Rule U.K. Sales Charts

    April 28, 2014 7:07 AM EDT Dutch hip-hop star Mr. Probz debuted atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (April 27), as “Waves” (Left Lane Recordings) sold nearly 127,000 units. Paolo Nutini started a second week at No. 1 on the artist album chart with “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music). Mr. Probz becomes the latest…

  2. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' & More: The 20 Biggest Crossover Hits

    April 24, 2014 5:05 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' makes history as the first song to top as many as six Billboard radio format charts Call Pharrell Williams the crossover king. The singer/writer/producer's smash "Happy" becomes the first song to crown as many as six singular-format Nielsen…

  3. Tom Petty, Fun., Max Martin Honored at ASCAP Pop Awards

    April 24, 2014 12:59 PM EDT Tom Petty did something at the ASCAP Pop Awards on April 23 that he rarely does on the concert stage -- he ad libbed. Songwriting, songwriters and artists, “is the job most people in the band don't want. It's long, lonely work -- you sit there waiting for magic," he told a full…

  4. Pharrell Williams Still Atop Hot 100; Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown Reach Top 10

    April 23, 2014 2:59 PM EDT 'Happy' leads for a ninth week and takes over atop Streaming Songs, while Timberlake and Brown add to their top 10 totals. Pharrell Williams' "Happy" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week and reaches No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart at last. Meanwhile,…

  5. 'Frozen' Scores Biggest Sales Week Yet, No. 1 For An 11th Week

    April 23, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Meanwhile, August Alsina, NEEDTOBREATHE, Jason Derulo & Ingrid Michaelson all invade the Top 5. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen," fueled by Easter shopping, earns its biggest sales week yet and 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.   The album sold 259,000 copies…

  6. MTV VMAs to Be Held at L.A.'s The Forum in 2014

    April 23, 2014 10:58 AM EDT The August spectacle will be the first major awards show at the newly-revamped venue. MTV announced on Wednesday that the 2014 Video Music Awards will be held at the Forum on Aug. 24. The move not only marks the moonman ceremony's return to the West Coast, but also makes it the first…

  7. Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Tops Britain’s All-Time Downloaded Chart

    April 23, 2014 3:52 AM EDT Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has been revealed as the most downloaded track of all-time in the United Kingdom. The controversial hit (which features T.I. and Pharrell Williams) is one of only two songs to sell more than 1.5 million downloads, according to a new countdown compiled by the…

  8. Jason Derulo's Make-Or-Break Moment: Inside The Pop Singer's New Identity

    April 21, 2014 1:04 PM EDT An accident left the singer nearly paralyzed and put a career on pause. How he's got the hits, but does he have the "swag" to become an urban star? It's 6:05 p.m. and things are bustling inside 1 OAK, the exclusive Sunset Strip nightclub that's known for hosting…

  9. CODE Picks of the Week: The Chainsmokers, Disclosure and More

    April 18, 2014 2:38 PM EDT Neon Trees, “Sleeping With a Friend” (The Chainsmokers Remix) [Island Def Jam] The New York duo that brought “#SELFIE” to your radio tuner have been on a remix kick lately. After unveiling reworks for Adventure Club, Foxes, and Chromeo in the past month, the Chainsmokers previewed their main…

  10. FKA Twigs Dazzles New York on First U.S. Tour

    April 18, 2014 1:37 PM EDT The tastemakers' darling announced she'll be working on her debut record following her return to England. FKA twigs is finally ready for the stage. Last night the R&B experimentalist emerged from her lair of mystery to mesmerize a small audience at a converted West Village strip…

  11. Pharrell Williams Tops Hot 100; Ed Sheeran Blasts In at No. 15

    April 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' rules for an eighth week, while Ed Sheeran soars in with 'Sing' (which Williams co-wrote and co-produced), instantly marking his best-ever Hot 100 rank Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week.…

  12. Top 10 Pop Stars Who've Crossed Over To Latin

    April 15, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a special discount. The typical meaning of crossover is reversed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, where at this year's April 24 show Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke…

  13. Ian Anderson Releases New Solo Album, Talks 'End' of Jethro Tull

    April 14, 2014 12:54 PM EDT Stream Anderson's new album, "Homo Erraticus" A second consecutive Ian Anderson solo album -- "Homo Erraticus," due out April 15 -- is affirming to Jethro Tull fans what they mostly already suspected, that the long-lived group is effectively no more. Anderson writes…

  14. Coachella 2014: Rudimental Delivers And Blood Orange Smooths It Out On Day Three

    April 13, 2014 11:00 PM EDT One of the greatest things about music mega fests like Coachella is the potential for breakout moments -- that instant when a band next-levels strictly on the strength of their live show, hype-be-damned. Coachella 2014 Full Coverage Coachella 2014! • Photos: Live at Coachella • Photos:…

  15. Coachella 2014: Pharrell Williams Rules With Hits, The Hat & Huge Guest Stars

    April 13, 2014 7:08 AM EDT Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, Diddy and others help the singer/rapper/producer own Indio. Pharrell Williams continued his impossibly long hot streak during his performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday (Apr. 12), recruiting some of his most famous friends and…

  16. Stephen Colbert Comes To 'The Late Show,' and Jimmy Fallon Finally Finds a Music Rival

    April 11, 2014 3:25 PM EDT Following yesterday's announcement that Stephen Colbert will be inheriting "The Late Show" from David Letterman in 2015, "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon posted on Twitter , "I'd like to welcome the great @StephenAtHome to network late night and also…

  17. Jack Bruce, 'Reach for the Night': Song Premiere From Cream Star's First Album in a Decade

    April 10, 2014 10:06 AM EDT Jack Bruce acknowledges that he felt some mild apprehension in making "Silver Rails," his first solo studio album in a decade. But those were quickly allayed once he started putting pen to paper with lyrcists such as his wife, Margrit Seyffer, longtime mate Pete Brown and Kip…

  18. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend Gains At No. 2

    April 09, 2014 1:28 PM EDT Williams' "Happy" reigns for a seventh week, while John Legend's "All of Me" continues its push toward the summit Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, fending off John Legend's "All of Me,"…

  19. Joan Jett + Nirvana: Five Reasons Why She's a Good Pick for Rock Hall of Fame

    April 09, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Unless someone in the Nirvana camp is playing an elaborate joke with the band's equipment , it seems nearly inevitable that Joan Jett will be joining the surviving members of Nirvana onstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony tomorrow night. Joan Jett to Front Nirvana At Rock…

  20. Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Justin Timberlake Lead 2014 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 09, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Katy Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell will also contend in several major categories The finalists for the  2014 Billboard Music Awards were announced today with Imagine Dragons and Lorde leading all artists followed by Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and…

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