1. Tori Amos on Writing 'Flicker' for Netflix Doc 'Audrie & Daisy' & 20th Anniversary of 'Boys for Pele'

    October 06, 2016 9:11 PM EDT After Tori Amos first watched Audrie & Daisy, Netflix’s new documentary on the sexual assault and cyberbullying of two high school girls, she “couldn’t speak,” the impact was so great. The film, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, tells the story of Audrie Pott, a California teenager…

  2. Soul Sisters Podcast: Tori Amos on the Scary Prospect of Donald Trump as President

    September 26, 2016 3:30 PM EDT The  Billboard  office was awash in alt '90s nostalgia when Tori Amos stopped by last week to talk about her latest single "Flicker," which she wrote for the new Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy . But that topic was just the tip of the iceberg. What ensued was a frank…

  3. Fiona Apple's 'Tidal' Turns 20: Celebrating Her Masterful Debut Album

    July 23, 2016 10:04 AM EDT The summer of 1996 was a peculiar one for Fiona Apple . A new Epic Records signee, the 18-year-old made a sharp and unintentional shift from an exceptionally angst-ridden adolescence into the world of celebrity. Much applauded and misunderstood, Apple found herself at odds with the spotlight…

  4. Broadway Strips Down for 25th Edition of Burlesque Charity Show 'Broadway Bares'

    June 17, 2015 6:19 AM EDT Billboard talks to its creator and director, two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell On June 21, New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom will welcome more than 150 barely clothed Broadway dancers for a one-night only charity event: Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque . It’s the 25 th…

  5. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites of 2014

    December 31, 2014 4:05 PM EST 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 country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 READERS' FAVORITES OF 2014 Gary, Happy Holidays!…

  6. 20 (and 15) Songs About New Year's

    December 31, 2014 2:05 PM EST What are you doing New Year's Eve? Whatever your party plans, Billboard has the perfect music mix to accompany the arrival of 2015. To paraphrase Adam Sandler in "The Chanukah Song," there are a lot of Christmas songs out there, but not too many songs about New Year's.…

  7. Ask Billboard: Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift's Red Reigns

    July 08, 2014 1:35 PM EDT Sheeran brings fire to the top of the Billboard 200, while Swift's record tour leads to a look at her career sales and more 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,…

  8. Black Keys, Coldplay Crown Rock Albums, Songs Charts

    May 22, 2014 7:05 PM EDT 'Turn Blue' is the Black Keys' third No. 1 on Top Rock Albums and first leader on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, Coldplay soars to the summit on Hot Rock Songs The Black Keys earn their third No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, and first leader on the Billboard 200 …

  9. Lorde First Woman In 17 Years To Top Alternative Songs With 'Royals'

    August 12, 2013 1:05 PM EDT The New Zealand singer/songwriter, just 16, is the first lead solo female to rule the ranking since Tracy Bonham in 1996 (months before Lorde was born) With the aptly-titled "Royals," Lorde becomes the first lead solo female to crown Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based…

  10. Chart Highlights: Mumford & Sons 'Light' Up Rock Radio

    December 31, 2012 3:25 PM EST The second single from the folk-rockers' album 'Babel' bows on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs. 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…

  11. Lollapalooza 2012: The Billboard Guide

    August 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT This year's Lollapalooza is more stuffed than a Thanksgiving turkey. With the festival landing in Chicago on Friday (Aug. 3), Billboard has your guide to the weekend's must-see bands . FRIDAY Michael Kiwanuka | 1:30 p.m. | Playstation Stage Why He's Hot: The U.K. singer's …

  12. Alanis Morissette Unveils New Single, 'Guardian'

    May 11, 2012 12:45 PM EDT The song previews her new studio album, 'Havoc and Bright Lights,' due Aug. 28. A lanis Morissette offered radio the first taste of her forthcoming eighth studio album, "Havoc and Bright Lights," today (May 11) in the form of new single "Guardian." "I'…

  13. Kasabian, Dappy Top U.K. Charts; Tony Bennett Arrives at 5

    September 26, 2011 9:30 AM EDT English rock band Kasabian registered their third consecutive U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) as "Velociraptor" debuted at the top. Dappy, aka north London-born Costadinos Contostavlos, a member of pop/hip-hop group N-Dubz, scored his first solo No. 1 single with "No…

  14. Tori Amos Talks New Album & 'Little Earthquakes' at 20

    September 17, 2011 12:01 PM EDT A classically trained pianist and songwriter, Tori Amos has spent nearly 20 years challenging expectations and the very concept of "mainstream-friendly." As an icon of the '90s alternative boom, she sang openly about religion, rape and the steamy underbelly of femininity,…

  15. Blink-182 Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

    September 15, 2011 5:45 PM EDT For Blink-182 , breaking up was easy to do. Now, the pop punk band is back with a massive tour and a dynamic new album… but it was no cake walk getting there. We break down the return of Travis, Mark and Tom in this week's Billboard Magazine (out Friday). Awesome cover, right? Also In…

  16. Justin Timberlake on Pot: 'Some People Are Just Better High'

    June 14, 2011 5:12 PM EDT In a new interview with Playboy , Justin Timberlake opened up about his marijuana use, Lady Gaga and his lengthy hiatus from music following his 2006 sophomore disc, "FutureSex/Lovesounds." 20 Smokin' Songs About Weed When asked if he was a pot smoker, the pop singer replies, …

  17. Billboard Bits: Beyonce to Debut 'God Bless the USA' on CNN, Tori Amos Announces New Album

    May 05, 2011 7:32 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce to Debut 'God Bless the USA' on Piers Morgan After releasing new single "Run the World (Girls)" last month, Beyonce will debut her version of "God Bless the USA" on Piers…

  18. The Strokes: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:09 PM EST The Strokes "Angles" March 22 Despite reports of friction in the Strokes camp-borne out, perhaps, by the five-year break between albums-frontman Julian Casablancas has positive thoughts about the making of the New York quintet's fourth album, a 10-song effort that's due…

  19. Christina Perri: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 2:15 PM EST Christina Perri "Lovestrong" April After the success of her song "Jar of Hearts" on "So You Think You Can Dance" last summer, singer/songwriter Christina Perri entered the studio with producer Joe Chicarelli (the White Stripes, Tori Amos). Expect more raspy tales…

  20. KEZE/Spokane, Wash. Rocks The Holidays

    December 07, 2010 1:05 PM EST This time of year, nearly all the reporters to Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart transform their airwaves into a non-stop winter wonderland of holiday music. Standards from Ray Conniff , Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams temporarily replace current adult pop fare. Johnny…

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