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  1. Lorde & MAC: What Makes the Perfect Partnership Between Brand & Musician?

    June 10, 2014 2:28 PM EDT When celebrities wax poetic about their first beauty obsessions, long-discontinued products from brands like Wet n Wild and Bonne Bell get mentions. For Ella Yelich-O'Connor, aka Lorde, the special product she saved up to buy growing up in Ne ...

  2. Shakira To Perform at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Shakira is the latest superstar confirmed to perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! ?• Video:   Top BBMA Performances ?• GIFs: ? See the Finalists • Photos:   60 Memorable ...

  3. Katy Perry To Perform ‘Birthday’ At Sunday's Billboard Music Awards

    May 13, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Katy Perry will have a “Birthday” party at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The pop superstar will give the world-premiere TV performance of her new song “Birthday” at the May 18 BBMAs in Las Vegas. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Mile ...

  4. Lorde's 'Pure Heroine' Hits 1 Million in Sales

    February 28, 2014 6:44 PM EST Lorde's "Pure Heroine" album crosses the 1 million sales mark, becoming the first debut set to do so since last October. The set rises 7-6 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, selling another 30,000 copies in the week ending Feb. 2 ...

  5. Eric Church Heading for Country Music's Best Week in Six Months

    February 14, 2014 9:16 PM EST Country music is about to tally its biggest sales week for an album in six months, thanks to Eric Church. The singer's new album, "The Outsiders," could sell upwards of 280,000 to 300,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Su ...

  6. 'Grammy Nominees' Album With Lorde, Daft Punk Set for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200

    January 24, 2014 6:06 PM EST The star-studded "2014 Grammy Nominees" album is aiming for a top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. The 18-song album "Nominees" compilation may sell around 40,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Jan. 26, according ...

  7. Morning Fix: The 2014 Billboard Power 100; Terrible Start to 2014 Download Sales; Retailers Predict This Year's GRAMMY Bump; Meet Bieber's Lawyer

    January 24, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE THE 2014 BILLBOARD POWER 100 What is power? At its base, it’s the ability to reshape the world around you according to your vision. And who in the music industry did so with more verve than the two ...

  8. Pitbull & Ke$ha's 'Timber' Still Tops Hot 100; Bastille, Lorde Reach Top 10

    January 22, 2014 2:54 PM EST Pitbull and Ke$ha post a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber." Meanwhile, OneRepublic scores its first No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart with "Counting Stars" and Beyonce does the same on Streaming Songs with ...

  9. Spotify Predicts Grammy Winners

    January 21, 2014 8:52 PM EST Predicting Grammy Winners has now become a sort of parlor game among digital music companies over the past few years. The idea is to see if large sets of data on listener behavior can be used to pick the winners. The answer is: It depends. If list ...

  10. Lorde, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke Added To Grammy Performers List

    January 07, 2014 12:28 PM EST Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke and Metallica are the latest additions to the performers list at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, set to take place live from Los Angeles' Staples Center on Jan. 26. Up for four awards, including record of the ye ...

  11. The Year In Bubbling Under: Lorde, Bastille, Passenger, A Great Big World, American Authors & More

    December 27, 2013 10:52 AM EST For a second year, Billboard presented our weekly "Bubbling Under" column, named after the longtime chart that tracks activity below the Billboard Hot 100. The idea was to spotlight up-and-coming acts on the verge of breakout chart actio ...

  12. Tame Impala, Flume Clean-Up At The ARIAs

    December 01, 2013 11:49 PM EST Tame Impala and Flume were the big winners at the 27th ARIA Awards, taking out the bulk of the night’s biggest categories between them. Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala was named best group, and its critically-lauded “Lonerism” (Modular Recordings) won ...

  13. Lorde's 'Royals' Reigns On Hot 100 For Eighth Week

    November 20, 2013 1:35 PM EST Lorde's "Royals" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week, keeping Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna, at bay at No. 2 for a second frame. The latter song is closing in on the summit, however, threateni ...

  14. Lorde Signs $2.5 Million Deal with Songs Music Publishing: Inside the Lengthy Bidding War

    November 12, 2013 7:53 PM EST Lorde has signed with Songs Music Publishing in a worldwide deal that includes her debut EP, “The Love Club,” top-selling full-length “Pure Heroine” and future recordings. The deal, which is worth $2.5 million, according to a person familiar ...

  15. MTV Teams With 5 Gum For Artist On The Rise EMA Category

    November 04, 2013 4:06 PM EST MTV has announced its first Artist on the Rise category for the European Music Awards (EMAs), set to air in the U.S. this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, a socially-driven, fan-voted award sponsored by Wrigley’s 5 Gum. Nominees for the inaugural category a ...

  16. Lorde's 'Royals' Crowns Hot 100 For Fifth Week

    October 30, 2013 1:43 PM EDT Lorde's "Royals" is the Billboard Hot 100's ruler for a fifth week, helping add to another week of solo women controlling the top three. Plus, OneRepublic and Imagine Dragons enter the top 10 and Lady Gaga starts just outside ...

  17. Lorde's 'Royals' Expands Reign To R&B Radio

    October 25, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Even though its lyrics decry some of the clichés of R&B/hip-hop ("Every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, tripping in the bathroom"), Lorde's "Royals" is finding favor at the radio format. The track enters Bil ...

  18. Lorde's 'Royals' Is Hot 100's Ruler For Fourth Week

    October 23, 2013 1:25 PM EDT Lorde's "Royals" sits in the Billboard Hot 100's throne for a fourth week, establishing the longest rule by a woman this year, and reaches No. 1 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. Eminem, meanwhile, debuts in the Hot 100's to ...

  19. Lorde's 'Royals' Rules Hot 100 For Third Week

    October 16, 2013 2:10 PM EDT Lorde's "Royals" commands the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week, Ylvis' "The Fox" darts to the Hot Digital Songs top 10 and Justin Bieber and Eminem soar into the Hot 100's top 20.   "Royals" crowns ...

  20. Lorde, HAIM Bring Girl Power To Alternative

    October 11, 2013 1:34 PM EDT "Girl power is definitely back in a big way at the alternative format," declares WROX Norfolk, Va., program director Nick Chappell. A look at Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, which boasts a first this week, and the Alternative A ...

  21. Lorde's 'Royals' Remains Atop Hot 100

    October 09, 2013 1:08 PM EDT Lorde's "Royals" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, rises to the top of the On-Demand Songs chart and takes top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a second frame.   The song's continued reign adds to Lorde&# ...

  22. Justin Timberlake's Album Sales Forecast Grows, Lorde Set for No. 3 Debut on Billboard 200

    October 04, 2013 9:18 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, Justin Timberlake is set for his second No. 1 this year, while red-hot singer Lorde is aiming for a No. 3 start with her debut full-length album, "Pure Heroine." As reported on Tuesday, T ...

  23. Lorde's 'Royal' Reign Spurs Debut on Social 50 Chart

    October 03, 2013 7:40 PM EDT In the same week Lorde rises to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with her smash single "Royals," she also debuts on the Social 50 chart. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wiki ...

  24. Lorde's 'Royals' Crowns Hot 100

    October 02, 2013 2:21 PM EDT Lorde leaps to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her breakthrough hit "Royals," which claims the summit from Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" after the latter song led for two weeks.   Meanwhile, Ylvis' novelty song ...

  25. Justin Timberlake Heading for Second No. 1 Album this Year, Lorde Aiming For No. 3 (Updated)

    October 01, 2013 7:16 PM EDT Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience -- 2 of 2" is bound for the top of the Billboard 200, according to industry forecasters. While Billboard has yet to announce this week's top 10 albums on the Billboard 200, we're ...

  26. Spotify Throws Its Weight Behind Artist Marketing

    October 01, 2013 11:52 AM EDT Spotify has rolled out a new artist marketing program, called Spotlight , that the company will use to support artists over an extended period of time. The first two Spotlight artists are American trio Haim, whose debut album was released Tuesda ...

  27. Lorde Links Longest Alternative Reign By A Woman With 'Royals'

    September 16, 2013 1:25 PM EDT With the appropriately titled "Royals," Lorde scores the longest domination on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative chart by a woman (credited as a lead artist). "Royals" leads the list for a sixth week, passing the ...

  28. Katy Perry's 'Roar' Rules Hot 100 For Second Week, Lorde Reaches Top 3

    September 11, 2013 2:27 PM EDT Once again, Katy Perry's "Roar" makes the loudest noise on the Billboard Hot 100, as the song rules the survey for a second week, fueled in large part by the premiere of its video last week. Meanwhile, Lorde and Lana Del Rey & ...

  29. Tom Windish on Signing 16-Year-Old Lorde To the Windish Agency: 'She Keeps Getting Bigger Every Day'

    August 28, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Tom Windish, the president of boutique booking agency the Windish Agency, was among numerous talent firms competing to sign the highly buzzed-about 16-year-old New Zealand singer Lorde. “At the time, I think there were a few other agencies sniff ...

  30. Chart Moves: Lorde's 'Love' Rises, Cody Simpson Surges, the Supremes Return to Billboard 200

    August 16, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the Civil Wars snared its first No. 1 album as its self-titled set bowed in the top slot. The release sold 116,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of four debuts i ...

  31. Lorde First Woman in 17 Years to Top Alternative with 'Royals'

    August 12, 2013 1:31 PM EDT With the aptly-titled "Royals," Lorde becomes the first lead solo female to crown Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative chart in more than 17 years.   No female soloist, in fact, had led the list as a lead artist in Lorde' ...

  32. Chart Moves: 'Pitch Perfect' Soundtrack Climbs, Bob Marley's 'Legend: Remixed' Debuts, Lorde's 'Love' Leaps

    July 05, 2013 4:05 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Wale celebrated his first No. 1 , as "The Gifted" opened atop the list. The set sold 158,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of four debuts in the top 10 ...