1. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift's Likely-Next-Single 'Style' Debuts on Pop Songs

    January 12, 2015 6:30 PM EST The not-quite-confirmed next track from '1989' bows. Plus, Madonna and Reba McEntire each return to their longtime respective stomping grounds. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay…

  2. James Bond Wish List: 5 Artists Who Should Sing 'Spectre' Title Song

    December 04, 2014 10:20 AM EST Like diamonds, James Bond may as well be forever. Skyfall director Sam Mendes revealed the title of the 24th canonical installment in the Bond franchise is titled Spectre and will come out in fall 2015. For the fourth time, Daniel Craig -- the sixth actor to portray Bond on the big screen …

  3. The Zombies, Twin Shadow, Odesza on SXSW's Second Round Artist List

    November 18, 2014 11:05 AM EST AWOLNATION , The Cribs , Odesza , Twin Shadow and The Zombies are among the 243 new bands slated to perform at next year's South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival, the annual industry gathering announced Tuesday.  SXSW Probably Isn't Going Anywhere – But Big Changes Loom…

  4. The Ting Tings Channel Daft Punk on 'Wrong Club': Listen

    June 03, 2014 4:12 PM EDT U.K. indie-pop group the Ting Tings arrived in 2008 with a pair of immaculate singles, "Shut Up and Let Me Go" and "That's Not My Name." Since then, they've had a tougher go of it. But the duo of Katie White and Jules De Martino have returned with "Wrong…

  5. Annie Appreciation: Examining The Influence of The Norwegian Pop Not-Quite-Star

    August 08, 2013 11:58 AM EDT Long before this year's great "The A&R EP," Annie's impact on indie music's relationship to pop was quietly huge. Casual pop fans could easily be forgiven for not knowing who Annie -- full name Anne Lilia Berge-Strand -- is. Unless you lived in Norway, Annie&…

  6. Bubbling Under: Madeon Makes Moves Ahead of Lady Gaga Tour

    October 19, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Madeon, Willy Moon, Granger Smith and Bridget Kelly. Madeon Ranked by Billboard.com as one its "21 Under 21" this year,…

  7. MNDR: Style Council

    August 23, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Chart Article "It's not really that different from when I was a teenager," says Amanda Warner, front-woman of MNDR, concerning her style. "I've always been a tomboy, so I don't really worry about hair, makeup and those things." Touting a wardrobe consisting…

  8. Calvin Harris Is Done Singing Lead, Despite Solo Hits

    April 13, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Meet the Man Behind Rihanna's Smash Single, 'We Found Love' Calvin Harris may never sing lead again. "It's a shame, in a way," the Scottish-born producer/singer/songwriter says, calling in after DJ'ing to a jam-packed crowd at Chile's Lollapalooza as…

  9. After Deleting Tracks, Ting Tings End Up 'Nowheresville'

    March 09, 2012 4:30 PM EST "I'm quite proud of my shittiness, to be honest," says Katie White, singer with U.K. indie pop duo the Ting Tings, referring to her modest guitar skills. "It gives us one of our little things." If you haven't already guessed, the Ting Tings (@thetings) pride…

  10. Emeli Sande, Gotye Top U.K. Charts

    March 05, 2012 9:20 AM EST Meat Loaf's 'Hell' Debuts at No. 5; The Monkees' 'Daydream Believer' Makes Reentry Scottish breakthrough artist Emeli Sandé returned to the top of the U.K. album chart Sunday (March 4) with her debut album "Our Version of Events." Gotye's "…

  11. Ting Tings' Style Council

    February 29, 2012 4:20 PM EST Chart Article Style Council is a monthly series profiling music's new generation of fashion influencers. "I don't know if we're fans of super couture-type clothes, where it's all shoulder pads and fantasy wear," says Katie White, one half of U.K. darlings the…

  12. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, Of Montreal, Danny Brown, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 12:25 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased ten-fold this week, as dozens of musicians were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Against Me!, The Magnetic Fields, Talib Kweli, and…

  13. Apple's Biggest Music Synchs: Infographic

    October 07, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Steve Jobs had an ear for music, both indie and mainstream, and often cherrypicked the songs featured in some of Apple's best-known spots of the last decade. From Feist's "1234" video in a 2007 iPod nano commercial to the Ting Tings' "Shut Up and Let me Go"…

  14. Steve Jobs Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

    October 06, 2011 8:50 PM EDT That a man who never played an instrument or so much as sang a note professionally could be considered one of the greatest rock stars of this generation speaks to the impact Steve Jobs had on the music industry, and the legacy on it he leaves behind. Following the news of Jobs' death…

  15. Steve Jobs & Apple: 10 Pitch-Perfect Music Ads

    October 06, 2011 12:55 AM EDT When Steve Jobs died on Wednesday, the Apple co-founder left behind a major mark on the music industry. Since the launch of iTunes and the iPod a decade ago, Jobs and Apple's impact cannot be overestimated -- yet Jobs' legacy goes beyond technology to the music itself. Jet, '…

  16. Foster the People: How a Free Download Begat a Business

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT March 2010. Brent Kredel, an artist manager at Los Angeles' Monotone, receives a panicked phone call from a local musician who he'd befriended a year earlier. The call was from Mark Foster, leader of then-unknown L.A.-based rock band Foster the People . A few months earlier, the…

  17. Adele Brings A Ballad Back To The Hot 100 Summit

    September 09, 2011 12:05 PM EDT H ey Gary, Remember when you said in a recent "Ask Billboard" column that a ballad likely wouldn't hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 anytime soon? I think that with "Someone Like You" reaching the top , Adele has proven that an artist can still rule the chart with a…

  18. Best Bets 2011: The Year In Music Ahead

    January 21, 2011 6:00 PM EST The burning questions for 2011: who'll win the battle of the blondes, Gaga or Britney? Can the Strokes and Foos revive rock? Will Brad Paisley keep country's reign alive? And how stoked is Willow Smith's chiropractor? It's the top of the new year, and the time is nigh to…

  19. The Ting Tings: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 3:50 PM EST The Ting Tings Title TBD Date TBD The English duo behind the ubiquitous hit "That's Not My Name" relocated to Berlin to record its second album. Jules DeMartino describes it as wide-ranging and experimental, and songs include the R&B-hued "Day to Day"; the frothy,…

  20. Billboard Bits: Madonna Gifts Malawi Orphans, Lil Wayne's Love Interest

    December 27, 2010 6:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Madonna Sends Christmas Gifts to Malawi Orphanages Madonna did her part to help out the less fortunate this holiday season, sending packages of toys, new and used clothing and sweets to 25,000 orphans at six…

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