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  1. Katy Perry Lands Seven Nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards

    September 16, 2014 6:00 AM EDT With seven nominations, Katy Perry leads the way for this year's MTV Europe Music Awards. Though the pop superstar can expect some stiff competition on the night from the likes of Ariana Grande (with six nominations), 5 Seconds of Summer and ...

  2. Steve Nicks Joining 'The Voice' As Adviser

    July 08, 2014 9:48 PM EDT Steve Nicks is joining "The Voice" as an adviser to Adam Levine's team for the upcoming season. Filming is currently underway on the show's seventh season. Nicks, the 66-year-old Fleetwood Mac singer, has been working with Levi ...

  3. Katy Perry, John Legend Lead 2014 Mid-Year Streaming Chart

    July 03, 2014 1:55 PM EDT Six months into the year, Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" leads the pack as 2014's most-streamed track in the U.S., according to Nielsen BDS. Since January, the title has received more than 188 million pays across streaming services ...

  4. Pharrell, Coldplay Top Mid-Year 2014 Singles, Album Sales in U.K.

    July 03, 2014 9:56 AM EDT Classical crossover act Clean Bandit had the fastest-selling single of the year in Britain with "Rather Be" Pharrell Williams, Clean Bandit and John Legend have sold the most singles in the U.K. during the first half of the year, while C ...

  5. 'Frozen,' Pharrell Williams Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 02, 2014 3:59 PM EDT With the year half over, the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" and Pharrell Williams' "Happy" lead as the year's biggest-selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively, selling 2.7 million and 5.6 million ...

  6. Iggy Azalea Claims Longest Hot 100 Reign For A Female Rapper With 'Fancy'

    July 02, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Iggy Azalea makes history on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, rewrites the record for the longest-leading No. 1 by a female rapper. With a sixth week at the summit, she passes Lil' Kim, who spent five weeks a ...

  7. 14th Annual BET Awards Draws 7.9 Million Viewers

    July 01, 2014 4:57 PM EDT Network’s second annual BET Experience at L.A. Live fan fest posts 10 percent attendee boost. According to figures released by BET Networks, its annual BET Awards drew 7.9 million total viewers, up from 2013’s 7.6 million. Propelling viewership of ...

  8. Mike Will Made It, Ne-Yo, Jermaine Dupri Top Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 27, 2014 2:01 PM EDT Last evening (June 26) was a big night for Mike Will Made It and Warner/Chappell Music. The songwriter/producer was named songwriter of the year and his publishing firm was crowned publisher of the year at the 27 th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul ...

  9. Iggy Azalea Leads Hot 100 For Fifth Week; Magic! Tops Digital Songs; Maroon 5 Debuts

    June 25, 2014 2:46 PM EDT The Australian rapper reigns again with 'Fancy,' while staying at No. 2 as featured on Ariana Grande's 'Problem.' Plus, MAGIC!'s 'Rude' rules Digital Songs and Maroon 5 debuts just below the Hot 100's t ...

  10. Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' No. 1 On Hot 100 For Fourth Week; PSY Debuts In Top 30

    June 18, 2014 1:38 PM EDT Iggy Azalea spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and holds at No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's "Problem." "Fancy" also takes over atop the Radio Son ...

  11. Tomorrow's Hits: Good Charlotte's Madden Brothers Return … With Pharrell

    June 13, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: the Madden Brothers, Milky Chance and Mike Jay   The Madden Brothers After leading pop/pu ...

  12. Iggy Azalea Still 'Fancy' Atop Hot 100; Sam Smith Soars Into Top 10

    June 11, 2014 2:02 PM EDT The rapper rules for a third frame with 'Fancy,' while holding at No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's 'Problem.' Plus, Sam Smith vaults to his first top 10 with 'Stay With Me.' Iggy Azalea tallies a third ...

  13. Iggy Azalea Remains Atop Hot 100 With 'Fancy'; MAGIC!, Calvin Harris Hit Top 10

    June 04, 2014 2:13 PM EDT The Australian rapper holds at No. 1 with 'Fancy' and No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's 'Problem.' Plus, MAGIC! and Calvin Harris reach the top 10. Iggy Azalea spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 10 ...

  14. Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' Opens at No. 1 in U.K.

    June 02, 2014 4:52 AM EDT Twenty-two-year-old rising British star Sam Smith followed the No. 1 U.K. singles chart debut of “Stay With Me” last week with a chart-topping start for the Capitol/Universal album “In The Lonely Hour.” Techno/house producer SecondCity scored an i ...

  15. Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Special Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award and Golden Note Award, respectively, at the performing rights organization’s 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will be held June 26 at the Beverly Hil ...

  16. Iggy Azalea Tops Hot 100 With 'Fancy,' Matches Beatles' Historic Mark

    May 28, 2014 1:05 PM EDT It's a fab week for Iggy Azalea, who earns a chart honor not achieved since the Beatles swarmed the U.S. in early 1964. The Australian rapper crowns the Billboard Hot 100 with her debut hit "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX (2-1). As A ...

  17. Maya Angelou Dead: Beyonce, Rihanna, Common Pay Tribute to Iconic Poet

    May 28, 2014 12:22 PM EDT As news broke that author Maya Angelou -- who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page -- died on Wednesday morning at 86 , the music world paid tribute via social media. Mary J. Blige, Ke ...

  18. Pharrell Williams to Perform AmEx 'Unstaged' Concert June 3 at NYC's Apollo

    May 27, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Pharrell Williams has been tapped to kick off the latest installment of “American Express Unstaged” live-streaming concert series, a partnership with Vevo and YouTube. Williams will play a special show at New York’s Apollo Theater on June 3 that w ...

  19. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV's Neighboring Rights Division Signs Pharrell, Robin Thicke, More; Printz Board to Atlas; Disney Nabs TRiON

    May 20, 2014 9:45 AM EDT -- The neighboring rights division launched by Sony/ATV Music Publishing last year has announced a spree of signings including such artists as Pharrell Williams , Robin Thicke , Nile Rodgers , Clean Bandit and the estate of Lou Reed to a roster th ...

  20. Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith Lead Shazam’s 2014 Summer Hits Predictions

    May 19, 2014 7:00 AM EDT Ed Sheeran will be the voice of this summer. That’s the word according to the Shazam song recognition service, which has published its top 10 "Sounds of Summer" list. Shazam’s crystal ball-gazing is based on the songs more than 450 milli ...

  21. Beyonce & Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards

    May 14, 2014 7:36 PM EDT BET has announced the nominees for the 2014 BET Awards. Beyoncé and Jay Z take the lead with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration ("Drunk In Love"), and Video of the Year twic ...

  22. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Heading Toward 13th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 02, 2014 8:57 PM EDT Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack, which has racked up 12 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, seems likely to spend a 13th week at No. 1 on the tally. The album could sell another 90,000 to 100,000 copies in the tracking ...

  23. Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'Birthday' Blasts Up Hot 100; Jhene Aiko Tops Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop; Chrissie Hynde Previews First Solo Album

    May 02, 2014 10:54 AM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, flies 18-7. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Pharrell ...

  24. Pharrell Williams Launches Sprint's HTC M8 Phone with High Tech, Sound Sessions Concert

    April 30, 2014 7:53 PM EDT On Tuesday (April 29) night, Hot 100 leading man (for 10 straight weeks now) Pharrell Williams packed out New York City’s Webster Hall to headline the Sprint Sound Session, a concert event to launch the mobile service provider’s new HTC M8 phone. ...

  25. Pharrell Williams Tops Hot 100 For 10th Week, Iggy Azalea Vaults Into Top 10

    April 30, 2014 2:12 PM EDT Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week, becoming one of just 28 songs to reach double-digit weeks at No. 1 in the chart's 55-year history. Plus, John Legend's "All of Me" ascends ...

  26. Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Tops Britain’s All-Time Downloaded Chart

    April 23, 2014 3:52 AM EDT Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has been revealed as the most downloaded track of all-time in the United Kingdom. The controversial hit (which features T.I. and Pharrell Williams) is one of only two songs to sell more than 1.5 million downloads, ac ...

  27. Gwen Stefani in Talks to Join NBC's 'The Voice'

    April 18, 2014 10:06 PM EDT Gwen Stefani may be headed headed for The Voice. The No Doubt singer is in talks join the NBC competition series for season seven as a coach, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. She would take over for Christina Aguilera, who  announced ...

  28. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan Leads Hot Country Songs 'Again'; Black Keys' 'Fever' Rises to No. 1 on Triple A

    April 18, 2014 3:49 PM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week and Ed Sheeran's "Sing," which Williams co-wrote and -produced, soars in at No. 15. Who else's singing and other m ...

  29. Bieber, Beyonce, Pharrell: Coachella Goes Pop

    April 14, 2014 10:30 PM EDT Justin Bieber played the main stage at Coachella . Okay, well, technically he performed for a single song, and as a surprise guest during the performance of Chance The Rapper, a buzzed-about indie MC with no proper album to his name yet. But tec ...

  30. Spotify's Coachella #WeWereThere Campaign: High Tech and Sweet, Sweet Air Conditioning

    April 11, 2014 3:43 PM EDT For the month of April, the average temperature in Indio, Calif., the locale for the 16th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, hovers around 90 degrees. Hoofing it between stages and across 90-acre-plus polo fields for hours upon s ...

  31. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100, John Legend Gains At No. 2

    April 09, 2014 1:02 PM EDT Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, fending off John Legend's "All of Me," which keeps gaining momentum in its push to take over at the top. The latter song also crowns the subscr ...

  32. 'Frozen' Likely to Chill For Ninth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 04, 2014 7:18 PM EDT "Frozen" soundtrack may maintain its icy grip on the Billboard 200's No. 1 slot for a ninth week, so say industry forecasters. Forecasters suggest the Disney film soundtrack could sell another 140,000 to 145,000 copies in the week e ...

  33. Chart Moves: Blake Shelton Sets Country Airplay Record; Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' Enters Hot 100, Streaming Songs; Black Keys Unlock Fast Start At Rock

    April 04, 2014 10:56 AM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week and DJ Snake and Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" slithers up to the top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this we ...

  34. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Holds Atop Hot 100, DJ Snake & Lil Jon Hit Top 10

    April 02, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' rules for a sixth week, while DJ Snake and Lil Jon's 'Turn Down for What' charges into the top 10. Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, while conti ...

  35. 'Frozen' Rules With Most Weeks At No. 1 Since Adele's '21'

    April 02, 2014 11:00 AM EDT As forecast last week, the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" scores an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking the longest run atop the list since Adele's "21" closed out a 24-week run at No. 1 in 2012.   &qu ...

  36. Pharrell to Replace Cee Lo Green on 'The Voice'

    March 31, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Pharrell Williams is joining "The Voice." The NBC singing show made the announcement on Monday via Twitter. Williams will rotate in for season 7, following Cee Lo Green's exit. "I'm not coming back, guys," he told Ell ...

  37. Sam Bailey, 5 Seconds Of Summer Top U.K. Sales Charts

    March 31, 2014 5:13 AM EDT Sam Bailey, the U.K. winner of the 2013 season of “The X Factor,” sold close to 73,000 units last week to debut atop the British album chart yesterday (March 30) with her first set “The Power Of Love” (Syco Music/Sony). Australian teenage pop quar ...

  38. 'Frozen' Set For Longest No. 1 Run Since Adele's '21'

    March 28, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack is heading for an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. It could sell around 150,000 copies in the week ending March 30. If the hot-selling album remains ato ...

  39. Chart Moves: Justin Timberlake's 'Bad' Bounds Up Hot 100; Dierks Bentley Crowns Country Airplay; Enrique Iglesias Extends Latin Airplay Record With New No. 1

    March 28, 2014 12:53 PM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week and Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" soars to a new peak (No. 5). Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Passenger: ...

  40. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend, Idina Menzel On The Move

    March 26, 2014 1:20 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' reigns for a fifth week, and moves closer to a radio audience record, while John Legend's 'All of Me' rises to No. 2 and Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' leaps to No. 5. As we do each Wednes ...

  41. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Earns Its Biggest Sales Week Yet, Recalling Adele's Longevity

    March 26, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Thanks to the March 18 release of “Frozen” on DVD and Blu-ray, its soundtrack has scored its best sales week yet.   The album spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 202,000 copies in the week ending March 23 (up 104 percent), ...

  42. George Michael’s 'Symphonica' Tops U.K. Albums Chart

    March 24, 2014 6:16 AM EDT George Michael’s live “Symphonica” album (Virgin EMI/Universal) won the battle of the heavyweight releases with Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once” (Parlophone/Warner Music) on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Sunday).  London DJ-producer Duke Dumo ...

  43. Chart Moves: The Chainsmokers Take '#SELFIE' To Top Of Top Dance Chart; Florida Georgia Line Leads Hot Country Songs; Paramore Has 'Fun' At Pop Radio

    March 21, 2014 2:29 PM EDT As previously reported , Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week and Soko and Aloe Blacc both blast into the top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- American Authors: As it climbs ...

  44. Pharrell Williams Tops Hot 100, Soko Surprises with Top 10 Debut

    March 19, 2014 2:35 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' holds at No. 1 for a fourth week, while newcomer Soko's viral hit 'We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow' rockets in at No. 9. Aloe Blacc's 'The Man' also enters the top 10. Pharrell Williams&# ...

  45. Elbow Lands First No. 1 Album in U.K.

    March 17, 2014 9:16 AM EDT Longtime British modern rock favorites Elbow have achieved their first-ever U.K. No. 1 album, debuting at the top with their sixth studio release "The Take Off and Landing of Everything." On the new singles chart, Canadian duo Dvbbs (pro ...

  46. Future Music’s Malaysia Fest Canceled Following Multiple Deaths

    March 17, 2014 1:55 AM EDT Six people have reportedly died from suspected drug overdoses at the Future Music Asia festival, prompting organizers to cancel Saturday’s third and final day. Future Music's Malaysia leg is one of the region’s most popular dance music-orient ...

  47. 'Frozen' vs. Luke Bryan for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 14, 2014 6:59 PM EDT There may be a battle of the seasons for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The "Frozen" soundtrack could bring a wintry chill back to No. 1, though Luke Bryan's "Spring Break 6… Like We Ain't Ever" EP is als ...

  48. Chart Moves: Avicii, The Chainsmokers Burn Up Dance Charts; Coldplay Makes 'Magic' On Hot 100, Hot Rock Songs; The Pretty Reckless Rules Mainstream Rock

    March 14, 2014 10:23 AM EDT As previously reported , Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" gain on the Billboard Hot 100, where they rank at Nos. 1 and 9, respectively, following the acts' live performances at the Academ ...

  49. Chart Moves: Thirty Seconds to Mars Makes Post-Oscar Gain, Von Trapp Singers Debut on Billboard 200

    March 14, 2014 10:15 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Rick Ross claimed his fifth No. 1 album , while Pharrell Williams bowed at No. 2 with his second album, "G I R L." Outside the top 10, there were a number of movers and shakers. Let's tak ...

  50. Pharrell Williams, Idina Menzel Ride Oscar Gains On Hot 100

    March 12, 2014 1:31 PM EDT After their well-received live performances at the Academy Awards, broadcast on ABC on March 2, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and Idina Menzel's "Let It Go," the latter of which won best original song honors, both shine ...

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