1. Paolo Nutini's 'Caustic Love' Races To U.K. No. 1

    April 21, 2014 6:56 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini’s third album “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music) became his second in a row to top the U.K. chart, as the Official Charts Company published its new weekly data yesterday (April 20). Twenty-five-year-old Canadian Kiesza’s debut release “Hideaway” …

  2. Kaiser Chiefs Reign Again In U.K., Sigma Grabs Top Single With Kanye West Remake

    April 14, 2014 4:30 AM EDT Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody To Love” (3 Beat/All Around The World…

  3. Austin Mahone's Debut Album 'The Secret' Gets May Release Date

    April 04, 2014 10:27 AM EDT Austin Mahone's long-awaited debut album finally has an official title and release date, just in time for his 18th birthday today. "The Secret" will be shared on May 27, and following the album release, the pop star will embark on a North American headlining tour.   Mahone has…

  4. Ryan Tedder Can't Stop: Working With U2, Elton John (and Everyone Else) While OneRepublic Enjoys Career Highs: Cover Story

    March 17, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The Undercover King of Pop: He made more than $2.5 million writing songs last year but doesn't know it. Now OneRepublic's lead singer, who claims to never check his money, is music's most prolific writer/producer Ryan Tedder is well over an hour into a high-voltage…

  5. One Direction, Katy Perry, Austin Mahone Among Nominees for 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards

    February 26, 2014 9:17 PM EST One Direction is among the major nominees at the Kids' Choice Awards announced earlier this week, and now the boy band is included as a potential award winner at the Radio Disney Music Awards. The Brits are one of many nominees at the awards -- to be held April 26 in Los Angeles --…

  6. Former Wonder Girl Sunmi Returns as a Twerking Vampire With 'Full Moon': Watch

    February 18, 2014 9:37 PM EST The K-pop star will need to tone done the provocative choreography for South Korean TV K-pop diva Sunmi -- a former member of K-pop trailblazers Wonder Girls -- returns to the scene with a sexy new single and video for "Full Moon." A rhythmic pop track produced by hit producer…

  7. Clean Bandit Steals No. 1 Slot in U.K. With Big-Selling 'Rather Be'

    January 27, 2014 6:26 AM EST   English electronic quartet Clean Bandit, featuring Jess Glynne, scored the highest sales total for a January No. 1 single for 18 years with “Rather Be” (Atlantic/Warner Music), when the new U.K. sales charts were unveiled yesterday (Jan. 26). Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon” (Polydor/Universal)…

  8. Paul Rodgers, 'Walk on By': Exclusive Song Premiere Off 'The Royal Sessions'

    January 14, 2014 10:49 AM EST The rock vocalist talks new album, plus Bad Company and a (not-so-welcome) boxed set from his earlier band, Free. "There's 16 different versions of 'All Right Now.' Are you kidding me? Who needs that?" If Paul Rodgers has his way, his upcoming album "The Royal…

  9. Britney Spears Makes Vegas Entrance

    December 04, 2013 1:39 AM EST Fire-breathers, contortionists, snake charmers and hunky dancers welcomed Britney Spears to the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Tuesday afternoon in a staged event kicking off the pop icon's two-year Las Vegas residency. One block of the Strip was briefly shut down as the star…

  10. Haim's 'Days Are Gone' Wins U.K. Chart Battle, Justin Timberlake No. 2

    October 07, 2013 7:16 AM EDT In two of the closest finishes in recent chart history, Haim’s “Days Are Gone” album (Polydor/Universal) debuted at No. 1 and OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” (Interscope/Universal) climbed 3-1 on the singles chart Oct. 6 to give each act its first U.K. No. 1. The Haim album had been second…

  11. Britney Spears' 'Work Bitch': The 10 Best Things About The New Single

    September 16, 2013 2:34 PM EDT On Sunday (Sept. 15), Britney Spears returned with "Work Bitch," a strange, British-inflected, ultimately great new single, presumably from her forthcoming eighth studio album. Having trouble getting on the "Work Bitch" train? Here are 10 reasons why you should…

  12. Paul McCartney Dips Into the Vault at Brooklyn's Barclays Center

    June 09, 2013 10:41 AM EDT Paul McCartney has toured nearly every year in the past decade, and acting on the assumption that many concertgoers would have seen him in concert fairly recently, he promised that his 2013 "Out There" jaunt would bring out some deep cuts. During the interminable retrospective…

  13. Prince and 3rdEyeGirl Rock Anaheim

    May 09, 2013 12:55 PM EDT No photographers allowed. And no cell phones allowed. Thus no tweeting allowed. Or risk immediate ejection by security types, who spent the evening spotting transgressors and asking them sternly to delete any images taken or recorded. Yes, it was a Prince concert -- the May 7 kickoff of his…

  14. Richie Havens, Folk and Woodstock Legend, Dead at 72

    April 22, 2013 4:52 PM EDT When he turned 70 a couple of years ago, Richie Havens noted with pride that, "I don't feel one iota different from the day I walked into Greenwich Village" 50 years prior. "Everything I hoped for has happened," he told Billboard. "I never had a bad…

  15. DJ Marky & Makoto, 'Bloody Mary': Listen

    April 09, 2013 1:28 PM EDT Pianos roll and trumpets sound in this hot slab of drum ‘n’ jazz. Drum and bass stalwart DJ Marky teams up with long-time collaborator Makoto on “Bloody Mary,” a jazzy roller scheduled for release next week on Marky’s own Innerground. Its piano vamps and trumpet noodling, all set to turbo…

  16. Prince Lights Up SXSW With Epic, Improvised Set

    March 17, 2013 8:46 AM EDT This was no recitation of greatest hits -- or even of Prince's own material – but rather an exercise in organic, improvisational music-making. "Austin, don't let me hurt you" The ground shaking around South By Southwest on Saturday night (well, technically Sunday…

  17. Zeds Dead, 'Demons': Exclusive Track Download

    February 07, 2013 8:00 AM EST Download the duo's sinister new single You wouldn’t think that Benjamin Millepied – the “Black Swan” choreographer, “So You Think You Can Dance” guest judge, and Mr. Natalie Portman – and Toronto bass music duo Zeds Dead would travel in many of the same circles. You’d be right. But…

  18. Shania Twain Brings Horses, Subliminal Scents to Las Vegas: Show Report

    December 16, 2012 11:30 AM EST Opening a Shania Twain show in Las Vegas during rodeo week is either the biggest stroke of luck or the best marketing plan ever. Stetsons and boots dotted The Strip, between rodeo events and western-themed holiday craft fairs. The only logical destination was to see Twain's "Still…

  19. Carrie Underwood Blows Nashville Away in Hits-Packed Tour Stop

    September 24, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Since she first hit the charts in 2005, Carrie Underwood has been one of the hottest stars in country music. She's probably the one act in the format who could record "Mary Had A Little Lamb" and take it straight to the top of the charts. That being said, Underwood brought her …

  20. Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona Celebrate Michael Jackson at Pepsi & Billboard Summer Beats

    August 30, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Swizz Beatz Rocks DJ Set at NYC Blowout on MJ's 54th Birthday Some of R&B's biggest stars paid tribute to the King of Pop on Wednesday night. At Billboard and Pepsi's latest Summer Beats concert, Ne-Yo , Melanie Fiona , Swizz Beatz and DJ Cassidy performed at New York'…

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