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  1. Katy Perry Tops YouTube List of Most Popular Music Videos of 2014 (So Far)

    July 29, 2014 5:37 PM EDT She's coming at you like a dark horse: So far, Katy Perry tops the list of most played music videos for 2014, YouTube announced July 29. The music video for Perry's single "Dark Horse" has racked up nearly 500 million views and ...

  2. Justin Bieber & One Direction's Zayn Malik Boost Their Friends on Twitter Top Tracks Chart

    July 17, 2014 5:49 PM EDT Naughty Boy's "Home," featuring Sam Romans, debuts at No. 1 on the Twitter Top Tracks chart following a plug from One Direction's Zayn Malik, who tweeted a link to the track's music video on July 7. The tweet, which has re ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Miranda Lambert Earns First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    June 11, 2014 11:00 AM EDT As expected, country star Miranda Lambert earns her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the debut of "Platinum." The set — her fifth release — sold 180,000 copies in the week ending June 8, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That sum is L ...

  7. Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith Top U.K. Charts

    June 09, 2014 8:50 AM EDT Ed Sheeran has scored his first U.K. No. 1 single, debuting at the top of the new chart published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (June 8) with “Sing” (Asylum/Warner Music). Sam Smith started a second week at the album chart summit with “ ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Chart Moves: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj, Shakira Hit Hot 100; Becky G Tops Latin Rhythm Airplay; 'Idol' Champ Caleb Johnson Rocks On

    May 30, 2014 12:09 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and lifts 2-1 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem," thus becoming the first act since the Beatles in 1964 to ran ...

  10. Chart Moves: R.E.M. Gets 'Unplugged' With 18th Top 40 Album, Billy Joel's 'Russia' Concert Returns

    May 30, 2014 11:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Coldplay secured the largest sales week of the year , as the band's "Ghost Stories" album debuted at No. 1 with 383,000 copies sold in the week ending May 25 (according to Nielsen SoundSc ...

  11. Coldplay Collects Fourth No. 1 Album with Biggest Debut of 2014

    May 28, 2014 10:59 AM EDT Coldplay crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with "Ghost Stories," collecting its fourth No. 1 album and the biggest sales week of the year. "Ghost Stories" sold 383,000 copies in the week ending May 25, according to ...

  12. 'Now 50' Bumps 'Frozen' From No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 14, 2014 11:00 AM EDT After 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the "Frozen" soundtrack steps aside for the "Now 50" compilation. "Now 50" debuts at No. 1 with 153,000 copies sold in the week ending May 11, according to ...

  13. DJ E-Z Rock, Hip Hop Pioneer Who Recorded 'It Takes Two,' Dies At 46

    April 28, 2014 4:20 AM EDT Rodney “Skip” Bryce, the hip hop artist who as DJ E-Z Rock enjoyed a breakout in the late ‘80s with “It Takes Two”, has died at 46. At time of writing, there was no verifiable information on the cause of his death. DJ E-Z Rock had the biggest hit ...

  14. Michael Jackson Hologram Conjures Billionaire's Patent Lawsuit

    March 25, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Alki David says an Amy Winehouse concert is coming, but first comes a patent lawsuit over a popular Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. Two years ago, a hologram of Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Music Festival sparked the imagination about what mi ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Bubbling Under: Alexa Ray Joel Covers Dad Billy's 'Just The Way You Are'

    October 25, 2013 4:06 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Alexa Ray Joel, Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla Sign and Billy Rivers & the Angelic Voic ...

  17. Exclusive: Maker Studio's Epic Rap Battles Scores RIAA Gold

    August 01, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Maker Studios' "Epic Rap Battles of History" YouTube series has snagged a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, due in large part to its online video views. The award is being bestowed to " Ba ...

  18. Priority Records Relaunches Through Capitol, Insurgency; Michael Cohen Named President (Exclusive)

    July 22, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Capitol Music Group and Insurgency Music have formed a joint venture to re-launch iconic imprint Priority Records. A pioneering independent force in rap music during its initial heyday whose roster included such West Coast hip-hop legends as ...

  19. DJ Skee to Host Weekly AXS TV Show in July

    July 01, 2013 8:00 AM EDT DJ, composer and Internet sensation Skee will host a live, weekly show on AXS TV beginning July 30. Its initial run is for 12 weeks.   “SKEE Live” will feature Skee interacting with the musicians he works with -- Snoop Dogg, T.I., Lil Wayne and ...

  20. Charlie Wilson's Career Celebrated At BET Awards As Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Rihanna Take Trophies

    July 01, 2013 12:02 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Li ...

  21. Songs of the Summer Chart Returns to Billboard.com

    June 13, 2013 4:40 PM EDT July Fourth celebrations and trips to the beach (followed by applying aloe to sunburns …) are right around the corner. And, in another sign of the impending season of sun and fun, Billboard's annual Songs of the Summer chart returns to Bill ...

  22. Ultra Music Fest's Faibisch & Russakoff on Expanding Beyond EDM With Azealia, Weeknd, Sleigh Bells

    January 27, 2013 1:15 PM EST Announced Thursday night, Phase II of Ultra Music Festival’s 2013 lineup showed a conscious expansion beyond the festival’s bread-and-butter of EDM DJs playing the hits. Along with the expected stylings of Tiësto, deadmau5, and Swedish House Maf ...

  23. Justin Timberlake Sets Live Return for Super Bowl Charity Show

    January 23, 2013 7:53 PM EST Justin Timberlake is returning to the stage. Less than one month after the singer-turned-actor exploded back onto the music scene with "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z, Timberlake will perform his first solo concert in several years dur ...

  24. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rap Song, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:34 AM EST Anthems and opuses from hip-hop's big guns and breakthrough stars best RAP album Take Care Drake LABEL: Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records PRODUCERS: Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da, Carlo Montagnese, the Weeknd, Jamie "XX" ...

  25. Morning Fix: Ravi Shankar RIP: Facebook's 2012 Trends; Paul McCartney Playing With Nirvana at 12.12.12

    December 12, 2012 8:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters RAVI SHANKAR DEAD AT 92: Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar has died. Labeled "the godfather of world music" by George Harrison, S ...

  26. Viddy Shoots for Multi-Platform with Android Release

    December 12, 2012 6:00 AM EST Viddy, the Los Angeles start-up whose 15-second mobile video application has been downloaded more than 40 million times on iOS devices, will release its eponymous app for Android devices Wednesday. Used by Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Ellie Goulding ...

  27. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  28. Dr. Dre Tops Forbes' 2012 Highest-Paid Musicians List

    November 29, 2012 12:22 PM EST Dr. Dre has finished a 12-month period of robust headphone sales and resurrecting Tupac Shakur in hologram form as Forbes' highest-paid musician of the year. The hip-hop mogul reportedly earned an estimated $110 million during a scoring perio ...

  29. Morning Fix: Rihanna's First No. 1 Album; Adele Hits 10 Million; Today's Congressional Internet-Royalty Hearing

    November 28, 2012 7:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other FREE music-business newsletters RIHANNA EARNS FIRST NO. 1 ALBUM WITH 'UNAPOLOGETIC' ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART: One week after Rihanna scored her 12th No. 1 single on the ...

  30. Ketchum Launches Music Division, Ketchum Sounds, With Snoop Dogg, One Direction Deals

    November 27, 2012 7:04 PM EST PR agency Ketchum has launched a music-marketing division, Ketchum Sounds, to be headed by Marcus Peterzell, executive VP of entertainment for Ketchum Sports & Entertainment. With expertise in brand strategy, tour sponsorship and activation, m ...

  31. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  32. BET Hip-Hop Awards Marred by Backstage Scuffle

    September 30, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Atlanta police officers broke up an altercation Saturday evening between two groups at the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, but no arrests were made. Police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers responded to the scuffle at around 7:30 p.m. in th ...

  33. Bruno Mars to Release 'Unorthodox Jukebox' Dec. 11

    September 28, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Bruno Mars' sophomore album will be titled Unorthodox Jukebox and is set for a Dec. 11 release on Atlantic Records, Billboard has exclusively learned. In this week's cover story (look for it later Friday), Mars previews the follow-up to ...

  34. Round Hill Music to Acquire Songs by Bruno Mars, Cee-Lo Green, B.O.B

    September 18, 2012 7:35 PM EDT Round Hill Music, which made big news when it announced that it acquired the North American rights to six iconic Beatles songs at the beginning of the year, just went to the other end of the music generational spectrum by agreeing to acquire a cat ...

  35. Digital Domain, The Company Behind Tupac Hologram, Files For Bankruptcy

    September 12, 2012 10:44 AM EDT PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Less than a year after going public, Digital Domain, the digital production company founded by director James Cameron and most recently in the news for creating the Tupac hologram at Coachella, has filed for Chapter 11 ...

  36. Backbeat: Scooter Braun, Todd Moscowitz, More Rock 'In Touch' VMA After Party

    September 07, 2012 11:22 AM EDT MTV VJ and KISS FM DJ Karli Henriquez (left) and singer Kat Deluna (right) hang out with Schoolboy Records chief Scooter Braun at the In Touch VMA After Party. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Of the myriad VMA parties to choose from, for many, the In Touch ...

  37. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Is Billboard's Official Song of the Summer

    September 06, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Hey, we just met her, but this doesn't seem so crazy: After a season of pop culture ubiquity, Carly Rae Jepsen's debut U.S. hit "Call Me Maybe" is Billboard's top Song of the Summer. The Canadian pop singer's maiden A ...

  38. Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Lead CMA Award Nominations

    September 05, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Eric Church grabbed five nominations for this year's CMA Awards -- including nods for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Chief , and three nominations for hit song "Springsteen -- to lead all artists, with husband and wife ...

  39. Action Bronson, Paul Rosenberg Talk Vice Records Deal

    August 22, 2012 1:30 PM EDT From the Kitchen to the Mic: Action Bronson, who recently signed to Vice Records. (Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty) Less than two years ago, Action Bronson (real name Arian Asllani) was a full-time chef in New York, serving up gourmet dishes like frittat ...

  40. Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Ends Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Hot 100 Reign

    August 15, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Flo Rida's "Whistle" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100, pushing Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" off the summit after nine weeks. Ellie Goulding's "Lights," meanwhile, crowns the Hot 100 Airplay c ...

  41. 'Gangnam Style' Viral Video Sends Psy Onto Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    August 10, 2012 9:25 PM EDT The wacky antics of Psy have captivated the Internet's attention this past week, as the K-Pop artist erupts out of United States obscurity and debuts on the Billboard Social 50 at No. 25, thanks to the viral success of his video for "G ...

  42. Charts: Ross Is Boss, Whitney Houston 'Sparkles'

    August 08, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Rick Ross claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "God Forgives, I Don't" bows atop the list with 218,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That gives the Maybach Music Group mogul his best sales week yet, t ...

  43. Rick Ross Reigns With Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    August 08, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As projected last week, rapper Rick Ross claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as God Forgives, I Don't bows atop the list with 218,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That gives the Maybach mogul his best sales week yet, t ...

  44. HARD Summer Kicks Off; Boys Noize Talks Label, A-Trak Praises Fool's Gold, Danny Brown

    August 05, 2012 11:28 AM EDT Arrabmuzik working the MPC on stage at HARD. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) HARD Summer kicked off on Friday as a sea of neon outfits, hipster sunglasses (proudly worn all night long), tutus, furry boots, and half naked ravers crammed onto the grounds of ...

  45. 40 Under 40: Sean Parker

    August 02, 2012 3:37 PM EDT Sean Parker Executive General Partnery, Founders Fund Website: foundersfund.com Twitter: @sparker Guiding the Musical Marketplace Sean Parker, 32, helped raise Facebook, invested in Spotify via Founders Fund and midwifed the partnership between th ...

  46. 2 Chainz Takes The Throne

    August 02, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Chainz glides effortlessly across a wide Midtown Manhattan sidewalk looking like he just strutted out of central casting for the world's coolest hip-hop star. In fact, he plays the part with vigor: a crisp fedora hat, designer shades, a T-s ...

  47. Katy Perry Ties Rihanna on Mainstream Top 40 Chart With Ninth No. 1

    July 31, 2012 11:58 AM EDT Katy Perry matches Rihanna's record for the most No. 1s in the almost 20-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 chart, as "Wide Awake" (Capitol) rises 2-1. With the coronation, Perry and Rihanna each bo ...

  48. Catalpa Festival's Dave Foran on Why NYC Is a 'Graveyard for Music Fests,' and Why His Will Be Different

    July 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Dave Foran, seen here at the Florianopolis leg of the recent Snoop Dogg Brazilian tour, is the founder and promoter of NYC's inaugural Catalpa festival and believes the event has staying power. Dave Foran, founder of this summer's inaugu ...

  49. Alchemist, Russian Rapper, Uses Soviet Propaganda On New Album

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Hip-hop may be the only genre in which an artist's record sales and commercial tie-ins seem to matter more than anything else-sometimes even more than the music itself. But that's not the case with Alchemist, whose new album, "Russi ...

  50. Analysis: Pop and Rock Ruling Mid-Year Music Sales Charts

    July 04, 2012 4:03 PM EDT With the year half-over, let's take a closer look at some of the biggest selling albums and songs across the major genres of music: pop, rock, R&B/hip-hop, country and Latin. TOP ALBUMS A year ago at this point, a full half of the top 20 ...

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