1. Taylor Swift 'Confused & Scared' About the 'Odd Dress Debate'

    February 27, 2015 12:10 AM EST There's a debate going on right now about the color of a dress and it's threatening to break the Internet. So  Taylor Swift  has stepped up and called it.  The pop superstar has tried to draw a line under it all by declaring she's "confused and scared" by it all (and,…

  2. Ask Billboard: It's 2015 … and Madonna & Paul McCartney Are in the Top 40

    February 24, 2015 11:35 AM EST The icons continue to add new chapters to their incomparable careers. Plus, more albums that have produced bigger hits with each subsequent single. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  3. Watch Eminem, Big Sean, Danny Brown & More Rep Their Hometown in 'Detroit Vs. Everybody' Video

    January 23, 2015 6:42 PM EST Eminem 's team-up with Royce da 5'9" , Big Sean , Danny Brown , DeJ Loaf and Trick Trick for the Shady XV hometown-ride anthem "Detroit vs. Everybody" now has a video treatment that reps the Motor City through a gritty black-and-white tour of the town.  Terminally…

  4. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 75-51

    January 13, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  5. Big K.R.I.T. Claims No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    November 20, 2014 5:53 PM EST Meanwhile, Eminem lands on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs & O.T. Genasis debuts with 'CoCo.' Big K.R.I.T. scores his second No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the entrance of Cadillactica , moving 44,000 in first-week sales (his best week ever), according to Nielsen SoundScan…

  6. Fergie: ‘I’m Sassy, But Not a Slut’

    November 10, 2014 2:06 PM EST It's been eight years since Fergie 's last solo album, The Dutchess . As much as the pop landscape has changed in that time, the now-wife of actor Josh Duhamel and mother of 14-month-old Axl is back on the Hot 100 with "L.A. Love (La La)," the first single off her…

  7. Big K.R.I.T. Delivers Best Work With 'Cadillactica': Track-by-Track Review

    November 10, 2014 1:44 PM EST Before Big K.R.I.T. releases an album, he puts his music through the car test. That is, once his project is complete, the 28-year old rapper/producer cues up his recorded compilation of songs and takes a four-hour drive from his Atlanta home and recording base back to his hometown of…

  8. Exclusive: Watch a Clip From Scott Ian's 'Swearing Words In Glasgow' DVD

    November 04, 2014 11:00 AM EST Anthrax guitarist says performing spoken word is like 'teaching an old dog a new trick.' Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian 's upcoming DVD Swearing Words in Glasgow (Megaforce Records, Nov. 13) captures the Glasgow, Scotland, date of the 2013 U.K. leg of his Swearing Words tour.…

  9. Foo Fighters Bring Guests, Massive Set to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

    November 03, 2014 4:38 PM EST "It's not often I come to a gig and kick off my shoes," Dave Grohl told the crowd on Friday night as he began his three-hour parade across the Ryman stage, barefoot and sporting black-metal style corpse paint in honor of All Hallow's Eve. As far as events go, this was…

  10. Watch Arcade Fire's Short Halloween Horror Flick, 'Festi,' With The National, Fleet Foxes

    October 31, 2014 9:39 PM EDT Arcade Fire are celebrating Halloween with a bit of a trick and a treat.   The band released a short horror film Friday called Festi , which features the band celebrating multi-instrumentalist Will Butler's 27th birthday while on tour at a festival. There's party with friends the…

  11. 'Shady XV' Track List: New Songs & Classics From Eminem, 50 Cent, More

    October 29, 2014 7:27 PM EDT For the 15th anniversary of Shady Records, fans will get a taste of old and new. On Wednesday (Oct. 29), the label unveiled the track list for Shady XV , a two-disc album arriving Nov. 24. The first disc features 12 new tracks, including songs from D12 , Yelawolf , Bad Meets Evil and Big…

  12. Joan Jett Rocks Out With Billie Joe Armstrong, Alice Cooper & More at Charity Show

    October 24, 2014 4:20 PM EDT When the pioneering all-female hard rock band the Runaways broke up in early 1979, no one took the prospects of a 20-year-old Joan Jett 's solo career seriously. To state the obvious, the industry underestimated her. Thirty-five years and numerous top 40 Hot 100 hits later, Jett is…

  13. Foo Fighters Explore Chicago’s Storied Musical History in ‘Sonic Highways’ Premiere

    October 18, 2014 12:13 PM EDT The premiere features interviews from Buddy Guy, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, producer Steve Albini, and more. Finally, near the end of a two-and-a-half hour set at the wildly intimate Cubby Bear in Chicago on Friday (Oct. 17) night, the Foo Fighters played a new song. Foo Fighters Release &…

  14. Primus' Les Claypool Explains Band's Trip to the 'Chocolate Factory'

    October 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT As a kid, Primus ' Les Claypool became enamored with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder . Four decades later, that childhood fandom has turned into Primus and the Chocolate Factory, the first album in 19 years from the band's seminal lineup: Claypool,…

  15. Exclusive: Bloc Party's Kele Okereke Premieres New Solo Album 'Trick'

    October 07, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Kele returns to house and DJ influences while Bloc Party takes time off. Bloc Party is on another break following 2012’s Four , but frontman Kele Okereke isn’t taking any time off from music. He’s returned with a new solo album -- his second following 2010’s The Boxer -- and is premiering…

  16. Kele On His ‘Intimate, Immersive’ New Album & The Future of Bloc Party

    September 25, 2014 3:07 PM EDT “I don’t think I ever want to make a record completely in isolation,” says the U.K. artist. Trick is the second solo album from Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke, and the second full-length in which the 32-year-old singer-songwriter-DJ-producer deviates from Bloc Party’s guitar-packed…

  17. 40 Under 40: Music's Young Power Players

    September 12, 2014 8:00 AM EDT They’re young, they’re innovative, they’re disruptive. From monetizing bite-sized streams to selling out massive stadiums, these are the progressive leaders reshaping the music industry. The honorees on Billboard’s annual 40 Under 40 Power Players list were chosen by Billboard editors from…

  18. Jane's Addiction & Devo to Headline CBGB Festival

    September 04, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Jane's Addiction will perform their 1988 album Nothing's Shocking in its entirety during the third annual CBGB Music & Film Festival , taking place Oct. 8-12 in venues throughout New York City. Devo are going for a bit of double-duty: The band will perform and the film Hardcore…

  19. Beyonce's Dad Claims the Jay Z-Solange Incident Was a Ticket-Selling Stunt

    August 28, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Paging the Beygency. We all know that sometimes sh-t goes down when there's a billion dollars in an elevator -- but according to Beyonce and Solange's father, Mathew Knowles, the Beyonce / Jay Z drama this summer was orchestrated by the couple like a "Jedi mind trick." A…

  20. Ed Sheeran Brings His One-Man Band to L.A.'s Staples Center: Concert Review

    August 28, 2014 11:30 AM EDT Can one man with no band, no backup singers, no dancers, and no stage-mates whatsoever entertain a crowd of nearly 20,000? That question was answered Wednesday night at L.A.'s Staples Center when Ed Sheeran hit the stage with just a guitar and a loop pedal, and the answer was a 20,000…

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