1. Meet Brooklyn Club Producer Brenmar, Freshly Signed to Fool's Gold and Ready for Center Stage

    January 23, 2015 4:03 PM EST The Brooklyn-by-way-of-Chicago producer -- and former chess champion -- released his new EP, 'Award,' on Fool's Gold this week. There's a lot you might not know about Brenmar , one of this year's breakout producers whose new EP, Award , is out this week on Fool'…

  2. Swift Approval: Taylor Swift's Favorite Covers of Her Songs

    January 21, 2015 6:43 PM EST For Taylor Swift , a seven-time Grammy winner and owner of 16 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 , some fans express their adoration of the superstar's music in one of the most personal ways possible: producing a cover of one of Swift's songs. And for a select few, Swift may…

  3. Here Are Fall Out Boy's Ten Best Songs

    January 21, 2015 1:03 PM EST Fall Out Boy version 2.0 stays winning. The rebooted band reclaimed the radio with its 2013 comeback album Save Rock and Roll and is again snugly tucked in the Top 40 with the hit single "Centuries." More than almost any band from the mid-2000s Warped Tour boom, FOB has…

  4. How Dropping Gas Prices Have Helped the Live-Music Industry Save Big

    January 20, 2015 4:01 PM EST Acts that have been out pounding the road through the fall into the new year have received an unexpected holiday gift, as decreases in prices at the pump are saving the touring industry at large millions of dollars over the past several months. The cost of fuel has been dropping since June…

  5. 'Beautiful' Star Jessie Mueller Talks Carole King, Sara Bareilles & Recording an Album

    January 19, 2015 2:42 AM EST In 2011, Jessie Mueller was just another actress from the Midwest when she got cast opposite Harry Connick Jr. on Broadway in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever . After nabbing a Tony Award nomination for the role (and her impressive scatting), she's become something of a fixture on…

  6. Idina Menzel & John Legend to Perform at Super Bowl XLIX Pregame

    January 16, 2015 8:54 AM EST Before Katy Perry roars into the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Idina Menzel and John Legend will perform as part of the Super Bowl XLIX pregame festivities at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 1. No, Menzel isn't bringing "Let It Go" to the NFL, but she is singing a…

  7. Nick Jonas Plays a Tricky Game of 'F---, Marry, Kill': Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus & Selena Gomez

    January 12, 2015 5:15 PM EST Well, Nick Jonas probably instantly regretted agreeing to this game, but here we are! Nick Jonas Performs 'Jealous,' Loses His Pants on 'Ellen' The singer stopped by Britain's  Capital FM  recently, and the host convinced him to play "Lips, Wife, Leave," a…

  8. The 20 Best Songs of the 2010s (So Far)

    January 12, 2015 2:15 PM EST 0 The best tracks of the half-decade so far: "We Can't Stop," "Climax," "Get Lucky" and many more. The end of 2014 also meant the end of the first half of the 2010s, a decade thus far marked by fantastic popular music from sources expected (…

  9. The Do's And Don'ts of Justin Bieber's Next Album

    January 06, 2015 2:11 PM EST 0 How does Bieber pull off the crowd-pleasing redemption story? By following these simple artistic and personal steps. Bieber season is coming. You can feel it in the air, in the whispers of the blogosphere, in each and every endlessly favorited tweet and Instagram post. In the…

  10. So You Know You Can't Dance: Watch Sisqo Teach His New Moves

    January 05, 2015 12:14 PM EST I don’t know how to dance — but I’m ready to learn. Watch Sisqo show me how to perform choreography from his new “A-List” video. Welcome to the latest episode of So You Know You Can't Dance , a new Billboard.com web series in which music biggest stars teach me, the Most Awkward…

  11. Rdio CEO Anthony Bay Talks Taylor Swift, Global Expansion and the Battle for 'Listening Market Share'

    December 23, 2014 5:14 PM EST Founded by Skype co-creator Janus Friis and launched in August 2010, Rdio was one of the first wave of music streaming services. Today it operates in 60 countries, including the U.S, United Kingdom, France, Brazil and Australia, offers a catalog of 30 million songs and provides customers…

  12. BSBB Round 2: MKTO, "Classic" vs. Sia, "Chandelier"

    December 14, 2014 10:01 AM EST Best Song Bracket Battle: View the Matchups | Critics and Rules Classic MKTO Chandelier Sia DENISE WARNER: It’s a tough call. Sia’s video for “Chandelier” has a ‘Dance Moms’ kid as the star. But Walt from “Lost” makes up half of MKTO. Still, as catchy as “Classic” is, the trite lyrics keep…

  13. Live Music's $20 Billion Year: Rolling Stones, One Direction, Live Nation Top Boxscore's Year-End

    December 12, 2014 2:31 PM EST Attendance is down, but spectacular ticket sales by One Direction, The Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake, plus a series of blockbuster stadium shows, propelled the North American concert industry to a record 2014. Boy band One Direction and former boy band member Justin Timberlake…

  14. How U2 and iHeart Hooked Up to Find the Band’s Next Hit Single

    December 08, 2014 6:04 PM EST The radio giant leads effort to find the band's next hit single. U2 's Songs of Innocence got plenty of attention for its landmark iTunes release, but a radio hit from the album has proved tricky. Lead single "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" topped the Triple A radio…

  15. Jamey Johnson's 'Christmas' Gift to Fans: New Music

    December 05, 2014 8:02 PM EST After a much-publicized parting of ways with Universal, Jamey Johnson is back in the music-making way. The singer has just released a new five-song EP called The Christmas Song, available at his website , iTunes and Google Play. Johnson tells Billboard it's a good feeling to have new…

  16. 'Big Eyes': The Story Behind Lana Del Rey's Stunning Secret Songs

    November 18, 2014 2:37 PM EST Will two tracks from the Tim Burton film double her chances for an Oscar nomination? Lana Del Rey hit the top 10 last year with "Summertime Sadness," and this winter, she'll be giving a voice to the sadness of Amy Adams ' character in Big Eyes , the Tim Burton film that…

  17. Olly Murs on His 'Disco-y' New Single & Band Aid 30's 'Do They Know It’s Christmas?'

    November 17, 2014 6:37 PM EST 'I just really hope people around the world get behind the song,' he says of the latest Band Aid effort. "It's fun, it's happy, it's cheeky, it's feel-good," Olly Murs says about his new single, "Wrapped Up," which was released Monday (Nov…

  18. Album Review: One Direction Aren't Ready to Let Go of Their Bubble-Gum Days on 'Four'

    November 17, 2014 12:45 PM EST Since they bounded onto the pop scene with their double-platinum debut, Up All Night , in 2012 (2011 in the United Kingdom), the members of One Direction have barely stopped to catch their breath, as if they have been watching the clock ticking on their boy-band shelf life the entire time.…

  19. Eminem, Rihanna, Metallica, Springsteen & More Salute Veterans & Soldiers at Concert for Valor

    November 11, 2014 11:10 PM EST Grand televised productions are tricky. There's an expected balance between pageantry and performance, individual voices and the unified amplification of a greater cause. Tuesday night's Concert for Valor, though not entirely even, was to its core a salute to the men and women…

  20. AC/DC is All About Balls, Bikinis, Bloopers in New Video for 'Play Ball'

    November 11, 2014 8:16 PM EST AC/DC 's video for the new song "Play Ball" is a tribute to all things sports, but with a somewhat unsettling emphasis on female athletes in bikinis.  When the clip isn't focused on the iconic Aussie rock and roll band parading around in front of a green screen…

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