1. Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Kendrick Lamar to Kip Moore

    February 13, 2015 6:11 PM EST Say Lou Lou "Nothing But A Heartbeat" A Deux Records When he hits you where it hurts/Is he doing it for the thrill?" ask Australian-Swedish twins Miranda and Elektra Kilbey on the glittery "Heartbeat." The emerging synth-poppers equate faded love to physical ills:…

  2. Jazz Great Clark Terry Enters Hospice Care

    February 13, 2015 4:43 PM EST Celebrated jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and educator Clark Terry has entered hospice care. A message on his website asks fans to pray for Terry, who is 94 and has been in failing health for several years due to advanced diabetes. "It is with a heavy heart we share that our beloved Clark…

  3. Bob Dylan Debuts at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums

    February 13, 2015 3:48 PM EST Dylan reigns with 'Shadows in the Night.' Plus, Imagine Dragons scores first leader on Adult Alternative Songs. Bob Dylan 's 36th studio album, Shadows in the Night , opens at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart with 50,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music. Bob…

  4. Reik Premieres 'Reik: En Vivo Desde el Auditorio Nacional' on HBO Latino

    February 13, 2015 12:30 PM EST Coinciding with Valentine's Day weekend, Mexican pop trio Reik premieres their concert Reik: En Vivo Desde el Auditorio Nacional this Friday (Feb. 13) on HBO Latino. The 90-minute special was originally recorded live by HBO Latino from Mexico's Auditorio Nacional in Nov. 2012. It…

  5. Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney & Ellie Goulding Hit Hot 100's Top 10; Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Still No. 1

    February 11, 2015 1:24 PM EST As 'Uptown Funk!' leads for a sixth week, the all-star trio vaults with 'FourFiveSeconds' and Goulding soars with 'Love Me Like You Do.' Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, while…

  6. Ex-Silverchair Singer Daniel Johns Drops NSFW Video for 'Aerial Love': Watch

    February 10, 2015 6:21 AM EST Daniel Johns has shared the "intense"-- and just a bit NSFW -- video for his first-ever solo track, "Aerial Love".   Directed by Lorin Askill (who has worked on clips for Flume and  Chet Faker , Phoenix and edited Sia's "Chandelier") and filmed on the…

  7. Grammys 2015: The Awards You Didn't See

    February 08, 2015 6:40 PM EST Not all of the 2015 Grammys were given away on camera. Here are the prizes awarded before the ceremony hit TV. Best New Age Album: Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman, Winds of Samsara Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta Grammys…

  8. Haim's Danielle Haim Misses Grammy Parties After Car Accident

    February 08, 2015 1:40 AM EST UPDATE: On Sunday morning, Haim tweeted from the band account to reassure fans that Danielle is fine after her car crash. Haim guitarist and lead vocalist Danielle Haim got into a car accident on the way to dFm and Opening Ceremony's pre- Grammy party on Friday night, sidelining…

  9. Kanye West Soars With Friends Big Sean, Drake & Paul McCartney on Top Twitter Tracks

    February 06, 2015 12:20 PM EST The powerhouse duo of Big Sean and featured artist Drake lands the top debut on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks with "Blessings," which roars onto the chart at No. 2. The song, from Sean's forthcoming Dark Sky Paradise album, leapt to No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter…

  10. The Alt In Our Stars Podcast: Screaming Females Talk Amazing New Album, 10-Year Band History

    February 06, 2015 11:52 AM EST Six albums into their career, Screaming Females keep finding ways to get better. New LP Rose Mountain (out Feb. 24 via Don Giovanni Records) finds the power trio writing catchy, shredding rock songs, but also adding mid-tempo, atmospheric touches… and pulling it off. They're also…

  11. Cuban Country Queen Celina Gonzalez Dead at 85

    February 05, 2015 10:18 AM EST Singer celebrated Cuban countryside and Santería in popular songs. Celina Gonzalez, the singer known as Cuban music's country queen, has died. Gonzalez passed away in Havana yesterday (Feb. 4), according to a statement from the Cuban Music Institute. The Latin Grammy-nominated artist was…

  12. Top 50 Love Songs of All Time

    February 05, 2015 9:00 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  13. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Top Hot 100; Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney Near Top 10

    February 04, 2015 3:33 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' rules for a fifth week, while the super trio vaults with 'FourFiveSeconds,' giving McCartney his biggest hit since 1986. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week. Meanwhile, Rihanna ,…

  14. Watch Marilyn Manson Perform 'The Beautiful People' With Viral Teen Metal Band

    February 04, 2015 11:55 AM EST Has Marilyn Manson found the fountain of youth? As the goth icon enters middle age, he's constantly out to prove he can still rock like he's half his age. Touring behind new album The Pale Emperor , Manson enlisted the help of one of Billboard's 2014 21 Under 21 rising stars at…

  15. Taylor Swift's '1989' Scores Milestone 10th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 04, 2015 11:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's 1989 album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a milestone 10th nonconsecutive week, making Swift just the second woman in history to earn two albums with at least 10 weeks atop the list. Swift previously logged 11 weeks at No. 1 with her second album,…

  16. Lady Antebellum Calls Upcoming Nashville Arena Show 'One of Those Milestone Moments'

    February 03, 2015 5:06 PM EST Close to a decade ago, the trio of Lady Antebellum got their start playing at Nashville hotspot 3rd and Lindsley. After all those years, and 12 singles in the top 10 of the Billboard Country Airplay charts, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood have earned the right to take their…

  17. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney Release Official 'FourFiveSeconds' Video

    February 03, 2015 10:11 AM EST Rihanna ,  Kanye West,  and  Paul McCartney  have released the video for their collaboration "FourFiveSeconds." The simply shot black-and-white vid allows each of the three superstars their moment in the spotlight. The camera mostly switches between tight individual shots of each…

  18. Poll: Who Should Perform at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show?

    February 02, 2015 11:30 AM EST Vote now! With Katy Perry 's Super Bowl XLIX halftime show in the books, it's officially time to start speculating about next year's big game and which artist will take center field at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Feb. 7, 2016. For the 50th Super Bowl, the NFL…

  19. Ask Billboard: Can Kanye, Rihanna & Paul Hit No. 1 on the Hot 100?

    February 01, 2015 9:15 AM EST Will 'FourFiveSeconds' clock in atop the Hot 100? Plus, another new McCartney achievement & more everlasting, if not high-charting, hits. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  20. Veteran Producer Ron Fair to Exec-Produce TLC's New Album

    January 30, 2015 1:05 PM EST Long before social media became a required weapon in a pop star's arsenal, TLC was closer to its audience than most acts -- the trio included thousands of fans' names on a pull-out poster inside of its third album, 1999's FanMail . So when TLC turned to Kickstarter to fund…

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