1. Avicii Rules Dance/Electronic Songs Chart For Record 14th Week

    December 12, 2013 7:26 PM EST 'Wake Me Up!' rewrites the chart's No. 1 longevity mark. Plus, Britney Spears arrives with three tracks, Nicky Romero and Krewella debut on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Icona Pop rules clubs Avicii sets the mark for the longest-running No. 1 on the nearly one-year-old Dance…

  2. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  3. Bob Sinclar Gets The 'Party' Restarted, Leaps to Top 10 on Dance/Songs Chart

    December 06, 2013 1:40 PM EST Bob Sinclar debuts on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart at No. 10 and Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs at No. 4 with "Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)" six years after it topped Dance Club Songs. Revived because of an enormously popular viral clip of an usher and…

  4. Ask Billboard: Why Aren't Power Ballads So Powerful Anymore?

    November 29, 2013 4:05 PM EST An analysis of why slow songs ruled top 40 in the late '80s but don't, for the most part, now. Plus, Hall & Oates' top 10 hits and Tom Wopat, 'Luke Duke' himself, stops by As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  5. Zedd Zips Up Dance Charts

    November 28, 2013 4:00 PM EST Zedd completes his journey up Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, as "Stay the Night" rises to the top (3-1). The track is the second No. 1 on the Nielsen BDS-based tally for Zedd and the first for featured vocalist Hayley Williams of Paramore, who previously hit the…

  6. M.I.A.'s 'Matangi' Debuts Atop Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    November 15, 2013 1:30 PM EST Plus, Cut /// Copy and Mat Zo arrive and Zedd keeps on zooming M.I.A. scores her third No. 1, all consecutively, on Dance/Electronic Albums, as "Matangi" debuts at No. 1 with sales of 14,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Kala" spent 19 weeks at No.1 in 2007-08…

  7. Pop Art: 13 Awesome Artist-Musician Collaborations

    November 11, 2013 5:35 PM EST Over the past few months, the realms of music and high art have collided in far-out, headline-grabbing ways. On Sunday night (Nov. 10), Lady Gaga hosted her artRave record-release party in New York and unveiled a lifelike sculpture by renowned modern artist Jeff Koons, a piece similar to…

  8. Zedd 'Stay's Hot On Dance Charts

    November 07, 2013 7:42 PM EST Zedd zooms into the top five on Dance/Electronic Songs (7-4), sporting Airplay and Digital Gainers honors for "Stay the Night," featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore. The song rises on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (4-3) and bullets on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (5-5) with its…

  9. Calvin Harris, Alesso Debut, Goldfrapp Returns To Dance Charts

    November 01, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Plus, Donna Summer, M.I.A., Hardwell, Diplo and Emika make sales impacts, while Havana Brown lights up clubs Calvin Harris and Alesso score the top debut on Dance/Electronic Songs as “Under Control” opens at No. 12, powered by 26,000 first-week downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  10. Alexa Chung's 5 Best Dressed Musicians Ever

    October 30, 2013 3:14 PM EDT “If I see one more pop singer in a leotard I’m going to end it,” Alexa Chung declares to The Hook. And we completely agree with the style maverick. What happen to the days when musicians like Kurt Cobain and Patti Smith inspired bold street style movements and it took more to become a…

  11. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter and Facebook

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long career both in the Velvet Underground and as…

  12. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:59 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occasionally, and seemingly accidentally,…

  13. Skrillex, Afrojack, Timeflies Arrive On Dance Charts

    October 24, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Plus, Avicii and Zedd’s momentum continues, while Daft Punk conquers clubs Skrillex, joined by Alvin Risk, claims the top debut on Dance/Electronic Songs as “Try It Out” opens at No. 19, fueled by 15,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The collaboration also…

  14. Fallulah, Danish Pop Star, Packs Her Bags & Heads To America Alone

    October 18, 2013 6:02 PM EDT "I've actually invested all of the money that I've made in Denmark into going to America," says the striking singer-songwriter. "If you want to do it the easy way, you should definitely not go to America." This admission is made by Maria Apetri, better known as…

  15. Diplo, Paris Hilton, Lady Gaga Debut On Dance Charts

    October 17, 2013 6:49 PM EDT Plus, Flosstradamus & Yellow Claw, Katy Perry, Nicky Romero and Martin Garrix make moves Diplo captures his best Nielsen SoundScan sales week, as his EP "Revolution" bows at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Albums (and No. 68 on the Billboard 200) with 5,000 units scanned.   The set…

  16. Martin Garrix Rides 'Animals' Up Dance Charts

    October 10, 2013 7:20 PM EDT Plus, Britney Spears, DJ Fresh, Diplo, Moby and Krewella make moves Martin Garrix continues his momentum across multiple dance charts, despite a lack of remixes for his breakthrough smash, "Animals."   The song is up 10-8 on Dance/Electronic Songs, 11-7 on Dance/Electronic Digital…

  17. Krewella Livens Up Dance Charts

    October 04, 2013 10:56 AM EDT The group’s new album arrives as its new single scale Dance/Electronic Songs.  Plus Zedd, Yoko Ono, Empire of the Sun and Katy Perry score chart victories. The first full-length album from EDM trio Krewella, “Get Wet,” debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums (and No. 8 on the Billboard…

  18. Gordon Mote Gets Love From Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker and More on Latest Album

    October 03, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Gordon Mote -- one of Nashville’s most in-demand session players -- is also one of Gospel music’s most talented artists, which he shows on his new album, "All Things New." The disc gives him a chance to show off his talented family, especially on the emotional "For You,"…

  19. New York City Opera To File For Bankruptcy

    October 02, 2013 1:12 AM EDT New York City Opera said Tuesday it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene. The company announced Sept. 12 that it needed to raise $7 million by the end of that month. Spokeswoman Risa Heller said about $2…

  20. Avicii Electrifies Dance Charts With Debut Album 'True'

    September 26, 2013 5:55 PM EDT The DJ lights up Dance/Electronic Songs with six debuts. Plus, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Martin Garrix score chart victories. Avicii attacks Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart with six new entries from his new No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums, "True," ranging from …

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