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  1. Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' Tops Hot 100; Drake Debuts Two in Top 10

    March 27, 2017 2:06 PM EDT Ed Sheeran 's "Shape of You" leads the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated April 8) for a ninth week. Meanwhile, Drake debuts two songs in the Hot 100's top 10, "Passionfruit" and "Portland" (the latter featuring ...

  2. Drake Breaks Hot 100 Records: Most Hits Among Solo Artists & Most Simultaneously Charted Songs

    March 27, 2017 2:03 PM EDT As Drake 's new album More Life blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (dated April 8), the hip-hop superstar smashes records on the Billboard Hot 100 . Most notably, with all 22 tracks from the set, as well as two others, on the Hot 100 at ...

  3. Pharrell Williams' Life Story to Be Adapted for Fox Musical

    March 27, 2017 1:50 PM EDT Fox has won a hot pitch for a musical inspired by Pharrell Williams . The project, called Atlantis , is a musical that is being described as a Romeo and Juliet style story (with a music element) inspired by Williams’ childhood in Virginia Beach. P ...

  4. Stalemate Over Russian Singer Picked for Ukraine-Hosted Eurovision Contest

    March 27, 2017 12:13 PM EDT A stalemate over Russia's participation in this year's Eurovision song contest continues as the organizer, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), is trying to broker a compromise solution. The EBU's suggestion that Russian participa ...

  5. Rep Sheet Roundup: Lorde Signs With PMK*BNC

    March 27, 2017 11:26 AM EDT Lorde has signed with publicity firm PMK*BNC's music department. Earlier this month the Grammy winner released " Green Light ," the lead single for her much-anticipated sophomore album, which is due this summer. Lorde's seven-t ...

  6. Adele At Final 25 Show: 'I Don't Know If I Will Ever Tour Again'

    March 27, 2017 11:20 AM EDT Adele doesn’t need to tour. By sales alone, she is the biggest pop star in the world several times over right now; money is not an issue for her. And she also has kids, and well-documented issues with stage-fright, and plenty of other reasons to s ...

  7. Chuck Berry's Back in the Top 40 of Billboard 200 Albums Chart for First Time in More Than 40 Years

    March 27, 2017 11:13 AM EDT The late Chuck Berry ranks in the top 40 of the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time in more than 40 years, as the rock and roll legend, who died on March 18, debuts at No. 33 on the April 8-dated list with the greatest hits compilation T ...

  8. BMI Responds to RMLC's Bill Velez: Sorry, PROs Will Not 'Inevitably' Violate Anti-Trust Laws

    March 27, 2017 11:00 AM EDT Using an open letter by Motown legend Stevie Wonder as a springboard, former PRO employee-turned Radio Music License Committee executive director Bill Velez submitted an editorial to  Billboard  recently to express his own take on music licensing. ...

  9. Executive Turntable: New Moves at Sony/ATV, Warner Music, Vimeo & More

    March 27, 2017 10:45 AM EDT --  Kieron Donoghue  will head  Artists To Watch Records , a newly formed company launched by Warner Music UK.  -- Proper Music Group appoints Jon Higgs as the Head of Operations.  -- Sony/ATV promotes Guy Moot from President of European Creative ...

  10. Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley Say It's 'Game On!' for ACM Awards

    March 27, 2017 10:15 AM EDT By the time the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards airs April 2 on CBS, ­returning co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will have their routines down pat. “I’m excited to come back for my fifth year as a co-host,” says Bryan, before goo ...

  11. Spotify Acquires Content Discovery App MightyTV, Taps Founder as VP Technology

    March 27, 2017 10:04 AM EDT Spotify has acqui-hired the team from MightyTV, an NYC-based startup that combines machine learning with personalized picks to create movie and TV streaming watchlists for users of its app. As part of the move, MightyTV's founder and CEO Bria ...

  12. Mariah Carey's Top 40 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    March 27, 2017 10:00 AM EDT Billboard  takes a look at megastar  Mariah Carey 's biggest  Billboard Hot 100  hits in honor of her birthday (March 27). With 18 No. 1s on the Hot 100, Carey holds the record for the most leaders of any solo artist, second overall only to  ...

  13. Ed Sheeran Completes Another Chart Double Down Under

    March 27, 2017 4:28 AM EDT Ed Sheeran maintains his tight grip on Australia’s charts as the Englishman logs an 11th consecutive week atop the national singles survey and a third week at No. 1 on the albums tally.  Sheeran has 10 tracks in the top 50 of the ARIA Singles Char ...

  14. Archie Roach to Receive Australia's Ted Albert Award

    March 27, 2017 1:52 AM EDT Singer, songwriter, storyteller and activist Archie Roach is this year’s recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. The prestigious honor will be presented at the 2017 APRA Music Awards, to be held April 3 at t ...

  15. Drake's 'More Life' Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 & Sets Streaming Record

    March 26, 2017 3:00 PM EDT Drake scores his seventh No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and sets a new streaming record, as his More Life set bows atop the tally dated April 8. The effort, which was released on March 18, earned 505,000 equivalent album units in the week ...

  16. Ultra Music Festival Announces Australian Expansion at UMF Miami 2017

    March 26, 2017 2:44 PM EDT Watch out, ya wallabies, Ultra Music Festival is coming to Australia. The international music festival brand announced its latest international destination via a total Main Stage takeover at its flagship Miami event. This marks Ultra's fifth ...

  17. Aerosmith's Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    March 26, 2017 9:00 AM EDT In honor of  Aerosmith  frontman  Steven Tyler 's birthday (March 26),  Billboard  takes a look at the legendary rock band's biggest hits on the  Billboard Hot 100 . The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers (inducted in 2001) have notched 21 Hot ...

  18. Aretha Franklin's Top 40 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    March 25, 2017 11:00 AM EDT As the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (in 1987), and an  Icon honoree  at  Billboard 's 2014 Women in Music celebration,  Aretha Franklin  is a revered living legend and one of the most prolific singers of our ...

  19. 13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Remembering Chuck Berry's Biggest Hits

    March 25, 2017 9:00 AM EDT For a second consecutive week, Ed Sheeran completes the trifecta on Billboard 's three signature charts (dated April 1): His album ÷ ( Divide) earns its second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 ; his smash single "Shape of You" log ...

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