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  1. Sub Pop Is the First Label to Launch on TuneIn

    July 07, 2014 4:41 PM EDT Radio streaming service TuneIn has announced Seattle institution Sub Pop as its first label station . Launched last week and already at 3,500 followers, the station features Sub Pop's extensive back catalog and current releases for shows like ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Crafting a Hit: How Many Songwriters Does It Take?

    June 12, 2014 12:30 PM EDT How many people does it take to write a hit song? If you're Pharrell, one. If you're Pitbull or Jason Derulo, probably eight -- or more. Billboard's recent Hot 100 chart reflects a group of hits mainly showcasing songs written solel ...

  4. Eminem First to Receive Two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards

    June 10, 2014 3:13 PM EDT Rapper earns the pair for hit songs, "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie." His name is Eminem and he’s now the first artist to receive two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards, marking sales and streams of more than 10 million ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Calvin Harris, Paolo Nutini Top U.K. Sales Charts

    May 05, 2014 5:11 AM EDT Calvin Harris scored his fourth U.K. No. 1 single as a lead artist, and sixth overall, yesterday (May 4) as “Summer” (Columbia/Sony) went straight to the top.  Paolo Nutini, meanwhile, started a third straight week at the album summit “Caustic Lov ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Mr. Probz, Paolo Nutini Lead U.K. Sales Charts

    April 28, 2014 6:42 AM EDT Dutch hip-hop star Mr. Probz debuted atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (April 27), as “Waves” (Left Lane Recordings) sold nearly 127,000 units. Paolo Nutini started a second week at No. 1 on the artist album chart with “Caustic Love” (Atlantic ...

  10. Pre-Cancellation Gigs Launch Stones Atop Hot Tours with $41.6M in Ticket Sales

    April 04, 2014 12:35 PM EDT While the Rolling Stones' recent shows in Australia and New Zealand in late March/early April were postponed following the death of Mick Jagger’s partner, L’Wren Scott, on March 17, earlier dates for the legendary band, from February to mid-M ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Is the Beyonce 'Surprise' Album Drop Working For Others?

    March 28, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Since midnight on Dec. 13, 2013, "pulling a Beyonce" has become shorthand for the music industry's favorite new marketing tactic -- issuing a "surprise" album with little or no prior fanfare. But has the strategy paid of ...

  13. 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: ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon & Arctic Monkeys to Headline Lollapalooza 2014 (Report)

    March 18, 2014 7:45 PM EDT The Lollapalooza lineup has not yet been officially announced, though the Chicago Tribune is convinced it's got the names of its 2014 headliners. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys will play this year's Lollapalooza (set ...

  16. Meet Ryan Tedder, the Secret King of Pop Who Doesn't Look at Royalty Checks (Cover Story)

    March 18, 2014 2:31 PM EDT The Undercover King of Pop: He made more than $2.5 million writing songs last year, but doesn't know it. Now OneRepublic's lead singer, who claims to never check his money, is music's most prolific writer/producer. Minutes after get ...

  17. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Holds at No. 1 on Hot 100

    March 05, 2014 12:51 PM EST The song spends a second week at the summit and takes over atop the Radio Songs chart. Pharrell Williams' "Happy" may not have won best original song honors at the Academy Awards on Sunday (March 2), but the jubilant track remains a ...

  18. Katy Perry Sets Record on Pop Songs Chart

    March 05, 2014 10:55 AM EST Katy Perry claims the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the 21-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart all to herself, as "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, spends a fourth week on top, upping her career count to ...

  19. BMG Relocates Writer Services Hub to L.A., Thomas Scherer Promoted

    February 25, 2014 3:27 AM EST BMG is shifting its worldwide Writer Services hub from Berlin to Los Angeles under newly-promoted executive Thomas Scherer. BMG Writer Services embraces BMG’s international songplugging operation which works with the company’s roster of songwriter ...

  20. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 4:47 PM EST No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. It did so by tappi ...

  21. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Wins Hot 100 By A Nose Over Pharrell's 'Happy'

    February 19, 2014 3:11 PM EST Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, scores a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, although Pharrell Williams' "Happy" gallops closer with across-the-board-gains as it holds at No. 2. As we do each ...

  22. Katy Perry Ties Rihanna For Most Mainstream Top 40 No. 1s

    February 10, 2014 4:54 PM EST With a 3-1 gallop for 'Dark Horse,' Perry matches Rihanna's total of 11 No. 1s on the radio airplay chart. Katy Perry matches Rihanna for the most No. 1s in the 21-year history of Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay cha ...

  23. Alex Da Kid on Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar and the Grammys

    February 04, 2014 5:13 PM EST Alex Da Kid is having his best year ever. In addition to winning a Grammy for Best Rock Performance with his group, Imagine Dragons -- which to date has sold 1.9 million copies of their 2012 debut, "Night Visions," and 14.4 million songs ...

  24. Chart Moves: John Legend Jumps Up The Hot 100; Shakira Debuts On Hot Latin Songs; Hunter Hayes Has 'Invisible' Touch On Hot Country Songs

    January 31, 2014 12:33 PM EST As previously reported, Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" races to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" bounds into the chart's top 10. Who else clears hurdles on Billboard song charts this week ...

  25. One Direction Named Most Popular Recording Artist for 2013

    January 30, 2014 11:13 PM EST They’ve already chalked-up “U.S. chart-toppers,” “box-office sensations” and “touring juggernauts.” One Direction can also add “most popular artist in the world” to their list of achievements for 2013. The British-Irish pop band nudged out Eminem ...

  26. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Gallops To No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 29, 2014 12:42 PM EST The song, featuring Juicy J, becomes Perry's ninth leader and the second from her album 'PRISM,' among other notable achievements. Plus, Jason Derulo soars into the Hot 100's top 10. Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," fe ...

  27. Lucian Grainge Receives Icon Award at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala As Music Industry Looks On

    January 26, 2014 11:03 AM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston , the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And bet ...

  28. Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

    January 20, 2014 4:07 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  Sp ...

  29. How Shakira and Rihanna's Social Networks Reacted to Single Rollout: Social 50

    January 17, 2014 9:00 AM EST Even though Rihanna is the featured act on Shakira’s new single, "Can't Remember to Forget You," the former’s online fan base reacted much stronger to the tune’s announcement, as measured by Billboard's Social 50 chart. The Soc ...

  30. Chris Brown Assault Case Sparks Internal Affairs Probe

    January 17, 2014 12:59 AM EST District of Columbia police have opened an internal affairs investigation into statements made by a police officer who responded to reports that singer Chris Brown had punched a man outside a Washington hotel. The investigation centers on a disput ...

  31. Pitbull & Ke$ha's 'Timber' Remains Atop Hot 100

    January 15, 2014 1:19 PM EST The collaboration rules the chart for a second week. Plus, 'Dark Horse' becomes Katy Perry's milestone 10th No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart and tops On-Demand Songs. Pitbull and Ke$ha spend a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard H ...

  32. 'Frozen' Chills For Second Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 15, 2014 11:00 AM EST The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while Beyonce's self-titled album is also stationary, at No. 2.   'Frozen' Musical Is Headed to Broadway 'Frozen' Ma ...

  33. Shakira, Rihanna's 'Remember' Roars At Radio

    January 14, 2014 4:17 PM EST The pair's new single, from Shakira's forthcoming album, is off to a fast start at top 40 and Latin pop radio after its first day of release. Shakira's new single, "Can't Remember to Forget You," featuring Rihanna, ha ...

  34. New Year's Eve Programs Yield Big Gains on Social 50 Chart

    January 09, 2014 9:04 PM EST New Year's Eve television broadcast appearances and performances cause several of the artists on the Social 50 to jump up the tally.   Up first is Pitbull, who moves 23-16 after performing “Timber” in Miami on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin ...

  35. Pitbull, Ke$ha Take 'Timber' to Top of Hot 100

    January 08, 2014 1:26 PM EST The collaboration dethrones Eminem and Rihanna's 'The Monster' after a four-week reign. Plus, Katy Perry gallops into the top 10 with 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J. After a four-week wait at No. 2, Pitbull and Ke$ha clim ...

  36. Eminem, Rihanna Rule Hot 100, Miley Cyrus Returns

    January 02, 2014 1:59 PM EST 'The Monster' rules for a fourth week, granting Rihanna another piece of chart history. Plus, Miley Cyrus re-enters at No. 22 with new single 'Adore You,' which bows atop the Streaming Songs chart Eminem and featured artist Rih ...

  37. Best of 2013: From One Direction to Kanye West, Why Grandiose Tours Ruled

    December 31, 2013 11:23 AM EST Year-end lists -- most of which have already emerged -- generally calculate the best in recorded music, celebrating the albums and songs critics deem most innovative and most skillful. But in many ways, it’s the live performances of these recordin ...

  38. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Tops Final U.K. Singles Chart For 2013

    December 30, 2013 7:04 AM EST Pharrell Williams claimed the final U.K. No. 1 single of 2013 on Sunday (Dec. 29) as “Happy” (Back Lot) moved 2-1. Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) started another week as the best-selling artist album, while “Now! That’s Wha ...

  39. Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Trots Up Hot 100; Florida Georgia Line Leads Country Airplay; Gene Autry Participates In 'Reindeer' Gains

    December 27, 2013 8:39 PM EST As previously reported, Eminem and Rihanna rule the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with "The Monster." Who else receives holiday gifts in the form of notable chart moves this week? -- Katy Perry: Katy Perry's new single "Da ...

  40. Jay Z, Imagine Dragons Among Rdio's Top Streams of 2013

    December 19, 2013 11:38 AM EST Jay Z and Imagine Dragons were among the top artists in both the U.S. and around the world at on-demand streaming service Rdio in 2013 . Rdio listeners in 51 countries also heavily streamed Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Miley Cyrus.  The U.S. an ...

  41. Eminem, Rihanna Remain Atop Hot 100 With 'The Monster'

    December 18, 2013 1:56 PM EST The song scores a second week at No. 1, while A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera surge into the top five.   Eminem and featured artist Rihanna tally a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Monster," which holds of ...

  42. 'Harlem Shake,' Miley and Beyonce: Music High on Google's Year-End Search Rankings

    December 17, 2013 2:43 PM EST Death, devices and celebrity drove the quest for more information on Google's search engine this year. Three of the world's four fastest-rising search requests on Google were triggered by the deaths of famous men. Former South African Pr ...

  43. Billboard Music Awards Announced For May 18, Returning to ABC

    December 16, 2013 11:30 AM EST ABC and Dick Clark Productions have announced the 2014 Billboard Music Awards are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18. The show will showcase this year’s biggest music star ...

  44. Staples Center Reports Record Year for Concerts

    December 16, 2013 6:45 AM EST Sold-out, multiple-night stands by the likes of One Direction, Taylor Swift and Depeche Mode have made 2013 an unprecedented year for concerts at Staples Center. The 14-year-old venue in downtown Los Angeles, owned and operated by AEG, hosted 53 c ...

  45. The Year In R&B/Hip-Hop 2013: Justin Timberlake, Drake & Macklemore Claim The Charts

    December 11, 2013 5:22 PM EST Blue-eyed soul and hip-hop. New R&B breakthroughs. Rap icons still holding it down. Those are just a few of the key takeaways from 2013 in R&B and hip-hop. Monitoring all this activity to draw a more detailed picture: a host of new R&B ...

  46. Eminem, Rihanna Rule Hot 100 With 'The Monster'

    December 11, 2013 11:56 AM EST The pair scores a historic topper: Rihanna ties Michael Jackson for the third-most leaders (13) in the Hot 100's history, while Eminem ties for the most No. 1s (five) among rappers Eminem and featured artist Rihanna roar 2-1 on the Billboard ...

  47. Grammy 2014 Noms —R&B & Rap: Mainstays, Left-Field Surprises

    December 07, 2013 11:22 AM EST Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Florida Georgia Line: Which Newcomer Will Dominate Tonight's Grammy Nominations? Grammys 2014 Rock Noms: Black Sabbath Rules; Zep, Bowie, Stones, QOTSA, Alabama Shakes, Neko Case Get Nods Grammy Nominations ...

  48. Pentatonix Debuts on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    December 06, 2013 9:25 AM EST A cappella quintet Pentatonix debuts at No. 24 on the Social 50 this week, due to a consistently-growing online fan base kept engaged by the group's steady stream of releases to their YouTube channel. The Social 50 ranks the most popular arti ...

  49. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Swings Back To No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 04, 2013 3:37 PM EST Thanks to the viral explosion of a new parody video of the song, Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The song halts the command of Lorde's "Royals" after nine weeks.   Meanwhile, ...

  50. Chart Moves: A Great Big Jump For A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera; Volbeat's Victorious At Rock; Howard Jones Notches First Top 10 In 21 Years

    November 29, 2013 5:57 PM EST As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week. Who else tops and makes other notable moves on song charts this week? -- A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera: After the premiere of the o ...

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