1. TryHardNinja Debut Novelty Song On Dance Charts

    January 03, 2014 4:40 PM EST Plus, DJ Snake and Lil Jon continue their momentum with "Turn Down for What," Pitbull and Ke$ha climb on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Cole Plante crowns Dance Club Songs. UPDATE 1/4: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Approaching Nirvana as a collaborator on …

  2. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your 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 country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  3. DJ Snake, Lil Jon, Katy Perry Power Up Dance Charts

    December 27, 2013 12:00 PM EST The DJ and rapper land their first Dance/Electronic Songs top 10s, while Katy Perry extends a record atop Dance Club Songs DJ Snake and Lil Jon score their first top 10 each on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Turn Down for What," which re-enters at No. 10. The…

  4. The Year In Bubbling Under: Lorde, Bastille, Passenger, A Great Big World, American Authors & More

    December 27, 2013 10:00 AM EST A look back at 10 breakout acts whose chart action Billboard heralded early on For a second year, Billboard presented our weekly "Bubbling Under" column, named after the longtime chart that tracks activity below the Billboard Hot 100.   The idea was to spotlight up-and-coming acts…

  5. Jury Deciding If Courtney Love Tweet is Defamatory

    December 21, 2013 6:24 PM EST At a hearing on Friday morning, a Los Angeles judge decided that a jury should decide next month whether Courtney Love defamed her ex-attorney in a tweet and news interview. The ruling means that unless there is an unexpected settlement in the next two weeks, Love will become the first…

  6. 20 Best Dance Music Albums of 2013: CODE Picks

    December 20, 2013 3:40 PM EST Dance music has typically been defined by the single, but in 2013, the electronic dance music album made a comeback with a vengeance. From chart-toppers to critical darlings to fan favorites, the longplayer is alive and well. Here are the 20 Best Albums (and a few outstanding EPs) as…

  7. Donna Summer Returns 'MacArthur Park' To Top Of Dance Chart After 35 Years

    December 19, 2013 7:15 PM EST The late legend brings the song back to the summit after it first led in 1978. Plus, Neon Jungle and Hardwell debut, while Avicii continues to climb. Donna Summer returns a classic to the top of Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "MacArthur Park 2013" rises 2-1. Summer&…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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.…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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,…

  20. 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…

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