1. Taylor Hawkins' Birds of Satan, 'Pieces of the Puzzle': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 04, 2014 2:13 PM EDT The Foo Fighters drummer discusses his new project and the status of the Foos' next LP. Taylor Hawkins calls the Birds of Satan, his latest "other" band, "a cover band making a record of original songs." The Foo Fighters drummer put the group together last year with…

  2. CODE Picks of the Week: Steve Aoki & R3hab, Tensnake & Nile Rodgers and More

    December 13, 2013 3:06 PM EST Steve Aoki & R3hab, “Flight” [Dim Mak] Were there ever a tune designed for peak hour play it is this. Visualize Aoki’s hair flying through crowd on a champagne-soaked raft and R3hab’s feet soaring above the decks in a high kick. That’s what “Flight” was made for. Tensnake featuring…

  3. Black Sabbath Snare First No. 1 UK Album in 42 Years

    June 17, 2013 8:39 AM EDT The reunited Black Sabbath have established a new U.K. chart record for the longest gap between No. 1 albums. Their new set "13" (Vertigo/Universal) debuted at the summit yesterday (Sunday), 42 years and eight months after their second album "Paranoid" hit the peak, thus…

  4. Daft Punk Bow At No. 1 on Britain's Albums Chart

    May 27, 2013 11:52 AM EDT Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) made its expected powerful debut on the U.K. album chart Sunday (May 26), becoming the fastest-selling artist set of the year to date with opening sales of 165,000. Its single “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell…

  5. Drake Leads 2013 BET Awards With 12 Nominations

    May 14, 2013 3:22 PM EDT Chris Brown announces an upcoming Aaliyah-assisted single. He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. The BET nominees were announced today (Tuesday, May 14) at a press conference on the rooftop of L.A.'s Icon Ultra Lounge, just up…

  6. Justin Timberlake Scores First UK No. 1 Since 'SexyBack'

    March 04, 2013 9:01 AM EST Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" became his first solo U.K. No. 1 single for six-and-a-half years on Sunday's new sales charts, as Emeli Sandé's "Our Version of Events" stayed atop the album survey. Timberlake's one previous chart-topping single in the…

  7. 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Holds at No. 1 on UK Albums Chart

    January 28, 2013 10:30 AM EST The original motion picture cast recording of "Les Miserables" (Polydor/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Dutch DJ/producer duo Bingo Players hit the top of the singles list for the first time with a bestselling debut for …

  8. Robbie Williams Ends 8-Year Drought on U.K. Charts

    November 05, 2012 7:05 AM EST First No. 1 Single Since '04; Meanwhile Calvin Harris Tops Kylie Minogue on Album List Robbie Williams scored his first U.K. No. 1 single in eight years yesterday with "Candy" to move into joint second place with Gary Barlow and Cliff Richard on 14 chart-toppers, behind only…

  9. Far East Movement Eye 'Dirty' Push in U.S.

    August 28, 2012 12:00 PM EDT After quiet start on home turf, former Hot 100 champs to promote "Dirty Bass" album "from the ground up" After focusing their efforts on the European market where they toured extensively with LMFAO , Far East Movement says the plan is to push "Dirty Bass" on…

  10. Emeli Sande Has Adele in Her Sights After Scoring 5th No. 1 in U.K.

    August 27, 2012 8:35 AM EDT "Events" is now within 6,000 copies of overtaking Adele's "21" as the U.K.'s bestselling album of 2012 As Emeli Sandé 's "Our Version of Events" started a fifth non-consecutive week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday), London-based…

  11. Olympics Bump: Emeli Sande, Jessie J Spike on U.K. Charts

    August 20, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album "Our Version of Events" back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as the Olympic effect showed itself on many of…

  12. Rihanna Takes 'Talk' Back to No. 1 in U.K. During Dismal Sales Week

    August 13, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 'Talk That Talk' Tops Album Chart With Less Than 10,000 Copies Sold -- a Record Low Rihanna 's "Talk That Talk" returned to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday (Aug. 12), as "Heatwave" by British rapper Wiley featuring Ms D started a second week at No.…

  13. Conor Maynard's 'Contrast' Debuts Atop U.K. Albums Chart

    August 06, 2012 9:15 AM EDT Rising British pop heartthrob Conor Maynard 's debut album "Contrast" (Parlophone/EMI) went straight to the top of the new U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), while "Heatwave" (One More Tune/Warner Bros./Warner Music) by British rapper Wiley featuring Ms D debuted atop the…

  14. T.I., 2 Chainz & More Struggle to Keep Mixtape Music off iTunes, Amazon

    April 30, 2012 1:45 PM EDT "No one should be seeing money off of a T.I. record if we're not seeing money off of that, period," Grand Hustle's Jason Geter says. A version of T.I. 's single "I'm Flexin'" has sold 2,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The song, which…

  15. Whitney Houston Re-Enters Top 40 on U.K. Charts

    February 20, 2012 8:25 AM EST Scottish Singer Emeli Sande's Debut Album Opens at No. 1 As Whitney Houston singles and albums re-entered the U.K. sales charts yesterday (19) with over 200,000 units sold across the week, top sales honors went to Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé. Her debut album "Our Version…

  16. Nero Tops Amy Winehouse on U.K. Album Chart

    August 22, 2011 9:28 AM EDT London artists are triumphant on the Official Charts Company's new U.K. sales charts, as electro duo Nero follow their recent singles chart-topper "Promises" (MTA/Mercury/Universal) with an instant No. 1 album, "Welcome Reality," and grime/rap star Wretch 32 enters at…

  17. Billboard Bits: Stevie Wonder on Drake's Album, 'London Calling' in Olympic Ads

    August 01, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Stevie Wonder On Drake's Upcoming Album Drake revealed that Stevie Wonder will be on his upcoming fall release, "Take Care," scheduled for October 24. "Stevie Wonder is a very close friend of…

  18. One Dead, One Critical After Electric Daisy Carnival in Dallas

    June 20, 2011 11:43 AM EDT A 19-year-old man died after attending a sold-out rave party at Dallas' Fair Park, and another concert-goer was in critical condition on Sunday, Dallas officials said. Some 25 to 30 other people were treated for heat, drug and alcohol-related problems during the Electric Daisy Carnival,…

  19. Music Hack Day: Cracking the Code in New York

    March 11, 2011 3:20 PM EST Thirty-six hours, five hundred cans of Red Bull, 200 bags of pop chips and (maybe) the next great music app -- a New York Music Hack Day diary: Saturday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. : It's a cold, sunny day in New York. Hackers are sprawled across almost every inch of General Assembly …

  20. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awards. This year's ceremony takes place at…

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