Nick Duerden

Nick Duerden is a contributor for Billboard.

Mike Posner

Mike Posner on Getting a Second Chance at Success: 'I Hated the Thought of Just Being a Songwriter'

Mike has new ­reason to be happy: He wrote a song about his ­emptiness, "I Took a Pill in Ibiza," which is at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 after topping charts across Europe. Posner's ­lyrics are ­memorable -- the first line is about taking drugs to impress Avicii -- but the track's success is largely due to Norwegian duo SeeB's lissome EDM remix, which turns the sad acoustic-guitar folk ­original into what sounds like a celebration of hedonism.
The 1975: The New Brat Pack

The 1975: The New Brat Pack

Taylor Swift fave The 1975 is about to release one of 2016's most off-the-wall pop records, driven by heartthrob Matt Healy's eccentric ambitions: "I've never let anything stop me."