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  1. Chart Moves: will.i.am, Justin Bieber 'Power' Onto Hot 100; Imagine Dragons Fly To Top Of Hot Rock Songs; Drake Extends Rap Record

    March 29, 2013 12:48 PM EDT As previously reported , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth cumulative week, narrowly edging out Baauer's "Harlem Shake" after the latte ...

  2. A Britney Spears Exit From 'X Factor': How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 27, 2012 11:09 PM EST Two weeks after Antonio "L.A." Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel, rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread on Thursday (Dec. 27), f ...

  3. Shakira's Instagram 'Bumps' Her Into Top Five on Social 50 Chart

    December 07, 2012 2:31 PM EST Shakira (right) with her bump partially on display with Gerard Piqué, her boyfriend and FC Barcelona defender. While Shakira hasn't been particularly active on the music scene as of late, she still manages to keep her fans as engaged via soci ...

  4. Backbeat: Scooter Braun, Jody Gerson, Karmin, Kari Clark Hold Court at AMA After-Party

    November 19, 2012 3:26 PM EST Amy Heidemann and Nick Louis Noonan of Karmin at the official American Music Awards afterparty at the JW Marriott's Diamond Ballroom in Los Angeles (Photo: Brian Dowling) The party vibe inside the Nokia Theatre during the 40th annual American ...

  5. Morning Fix: Artists Chastise Pandora; Nachsin Leaves Roadrunner; Nine Bidding for Parlophone

    November 15, 2012 8:15 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters RIHANNA, KATY PERRY, BILLY JOEL, 122 OTHER ARTISTS TELL PANDORA: 'THAT'S NOT HOW PARTNERS WORK TOGETHER': The battle over webcast ...

  6. Backbeat: will.i.am, Coca-Cola Announce New Partners at 'EKOCYCLE' Launch Event

    October 29, 2012 3:39 PM EDT Coca-Cola VP and chief sustainability officer Bea Perez with will.i.am at a launch event for "EKOCYCLE," an initiative that aims to reduce waste worldwide with visible lifestyle brands. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty) will.i.am and the Coca-C ...

  7. Can Beyonce Best Madonna's Super Bowl Record?

    October 19, 2012 1:57 PM EDT Now that Beyonce as been officially announced as the performer at the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 3, can she top Madonna's record for most-watched U.S. telecast of all time? The Material Girl's performance during this year&# ...

  8. Can Beyonce Top Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime Record?

    October 16, 2012 6:53 PM EDT Now that Beyonce has been officially announced as the performer at the 2013 Super Bowl on Feb. 3, can she top Madonna's record for most-watched U.S. telecast of all time? The Material Girl's performance during this year's Super Bowl ...

  9. Ke$ha: Warrior Princess

    October 15, 2012 8:43 AM EDT With a hit single once again heating up the charts and a new album set for a December release, Ke$ha is back, stripped down and ready to rumble. When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009-rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth ...

  10. How Lady Gaga, Katy Perry And Rihanna Came To Dominate Top 40 Radio

    October 02, 2012 12:19 PM EDT A pure pop boom coincides with the Pop Songs radio airplay chart's two-decade anniversary. Rihanna (left) and Katy Perry. (Photo: Getty Images) Happy birthday, Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart! Two decades in, the ranking co ...

  11. Bubbling Under: U.K. 'X Factor' Runner-Up Olly Murs

    June 15, 2012 8:14 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: Olly Murs, the Parlotones, Katie Armiger and Tex James . Olly Murs One Direction, w ...

  12. Fintage House and Rights Agency Limited Joining Forces

    June 08, 2012 1:24 PM EDT Fintage House, a music publishing and digital rights management firm based in the Netherlands has made an investment in the U.K.-based Rights Agency Limited, which specializes in neighboring rights management. Terms of the deal weren't disclo ...

  13. Kim Dotcom Doc Co-Produced by Donovan Leitch, Biography By Neil Strauss In the Works

    May 09, 2012 11:53 AM EDT Kim Dotcom, the indicted founder of shuttered file-sharing service Megaupload, is to be the subject of a documentary and biography, according to friends and business associates of the colorful ex-hacker. Actor-producer Donovan Leitch and Alex Mard ...

  14. Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, LMFAO, The Wanted to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    April 19, 2012 4:05 PM EDT The 2012 Billboard Music Awards are shaping up to be a one-of-a-kind event: Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO and The Wanted are the first performers announced for the May 20 show, which will air from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas f ...

  15. Billboard Music Awards to Air Live From Las Vegas on ABC May 20

    March 13, 2012 12:49 PM EDT The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20, in partnership with Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Like last year, which also aired on ABC, the live broadcast will be ...

  16. Backbeat: Stevie Wonder Brings the House Down @ Will.I.Am's Grammy Charity Concert

    February 10, 2012 4:05 PM EST Continent hopping: Fresh off the plane from MIDEM in France, BMG Rights Management CEO Hartwig Masuch (left) and BMG Rights Management COO of North America Laurent Hubert enjoy the show. (Photo: Mitchell Peters) The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am ...

  17. Backbeat: Jimmy Iovine Honored by Dr. Dre, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Many More at Grammy P&E Event

    February 09, 2012 9:15 AM EST From left: Producer Jimmy Jam, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, and Jimmy Iovine attend the 5th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Event honoring Iovine at The Village Recording Studios in L.A. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage) Th ...

  18. Madonna's Super Bowl Performance Caused 10,245 Tweets Per Second

    February 06, 2012 2:35 PM EST The world's most powerful promotional event met the leading real-time social media tool during the Super Bowl Sunday evening. Records were set and a pop icon's upcoming album and tour got off to a fantastic start. Madonna's performa ...

  19. Dance Music's Most Influential Executives

    February 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST It's no secret that dance music is bigger than its ever been - as the seven Grammy nominations for this week's Billboard cover stars , Skrillex, A-Trak and Diplo demonstrate. Here's a look at nine of the biggest executives in the ga ...

  20. Billboard Power 100: Chip Hooper

    January 27, 2012 12:14 AM EST No. 43 Chip Hooper Worldwide Head of Music Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency Quiet Storm... When Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency chairman Sam Gores jumped into the music business with both feet in 2005, he started with Monterey Peninsula ...

  21. The Year In International Music Biz: Our New (Interconnected) World Order

    January 10, 2012 2:00 PM EST Perhaps nothing speaks more to our increasingly interconnected globe then a look back at the year in international music business news. Here, flash mobs in Rio sing K-Pop songs; a spirited debate at a music conference in Singapore is re-tweeted in ...

  22. MegaUpload Attorney Speaks on Universal Lawsuit; Producer Printz Board Explains Song's Genesis

    December 15, 2011 4:32 PM EST The strange battle rages on between Megaworld and Universal Music Group. After releasing a celebrity-crammed video for its " MegaUpload Song " last Friday - which shows Kanye West, Will.I.Am, Jamie Foxx, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Ali ...

  23. Black Eyed Peas To Take Indefinite Hiatus Following Miami Show

    November 23, 2011 11:10 AM EST Following a Wednesday, Nov. 23 performance in Miami, the Black Eyed Peas will embark on an indefinite hiatus. The group is quick to state that their time apart is merely a "break," and not a "break-up," as Fergie, will.i.am, Ap ...

  24. iHeartRadio Festival -- Featuring Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas -- Airing on VH1 Thanksgiving Weekend

    November 17, 2011 11:35 AM EST The two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival put on by Clear Channel Radio last September in Las Vegas will come to TV in the form of a two and a half hour special debuting Thanksgiving weekend on VH-1. The special will premiere on Wednesday November 23 ...

  25. Apple iCloud Review: Don't Cut Your Cords Just Yet

    October 20, 2011 7:41 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Syncing music from your iPhone or iPad across computers has got to be one of the least enjoyable experiences in Apple's computing ecosystem. The advent of iCloud was meant to lift the headaches of this cord-reliant process ...

  26. 2NE1: K-Pop's K-Hoppers Storm Japan With Drake, Nicki Minaj Covers; Will.i.am Produced-Tracks

    October 18, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Girlz In The Hood: South Korea's 2NE1, who cover Drake and Nicki Minaj tracks, keeping it street. Billboard has covered in depth how Korean pop princesses Girls' Generation and Kara, among others, have risen to the top of the Japanese ma ...

  27. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Goes on Despite Problems

    October 10, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles ...

  28. Michael Jackson Tribute 10,000 Short of a Sell-Out

    October 07, 2011 9:51 PM EDT Organizers of Saturday's Michael Jackson tribute event in Cardiff, Wales announced they've sold 40,000 tickets ahead of the Millennium Stadium concert, short of a sellout. "I'm excited about tomorrow's event, especially wi ...

  29. Black Eyed Peas Raise $4M at Central Park Concert

    October 03, 2011 7:15 AM EDT After thousands of disappointed fans were forced to leave Central Park in NYC back in June for threat of dangerous weather, the Black Eyed Peas returned in full force to rock a crowd of 60,000 on the Great Lawn Friday night (Sept. 30). It was a &q ...

  30. Scott Borchetta Talks Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift @ iHeartRadio Fest (Video)

    September 27, 2011 3:00 PM EDT While artists like Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and the Black Eyed Peas grabbed the headlines, country music played a key part of the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, which featured performances by Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts last w ...

  31. Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas Play Clear Channel's IHeartRadio Star-Studded Launch Concert (Video)

    September 26, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jay-Z rapped about his beef with corporate radio in the monster jam "99 Problems," noting that stations won't play his hits if he doesn't do their shows. But on Friday, he played savior to radio station giant ...

  32. Universal Music Group Gives U.S. Spending to GroupM's MediaCom

    September 23, 2011 8:40 AM EDT Universal Music Group has consolidated its U.S. media business, across labels, at GroupM's MediaCom, which already works for the music company in Europe, Canada, and Australia. UMG is expected to increase ad spending to $25 million-$30 millio ...

  33. Black Eyed Peas' Minot Benefit Concert Raises Over $1 Million

    September 07, 2011 12:00 PM EDT MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Preliminary figures show a concert featuring The Black Eyed Peas as the headliner raised at least $1.3 million to help with flood recovery efforts in the North Dakota town of Minot. Minot Area Community Foundation president Ken ...

  34. Ron Fair, Former Geffen Chairman, To Judge 'Cover Me Canada' TV Music Competition

    September 01, 2011 8:37 AM EDT Veteran music executive and former Geffen Chairman Ron Fair knows all about hit cover songs. He co-produced the three-million-seller "Lady Marmalade" for Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya and Lil' Kim and he will put those skills to use ...

  35. Elaborate Outdoor Concerts Amp Up Safety Concerns, Calls For Regulation

    August 18, 2011 8:27 AM EDT CHICAGO (AP) - When thunderstorms slammed New York's Central Park before this summer's highly anticipated Black Eyed Peas concert, officials made the rare decision to call off the event. Tens of thousands of fans were livid, but safety e ...

  36. Jay-Z Announced For iHeartRadio Music Festival

    August 16, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has been added to the lineup of Clear Channel's inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The rapper will perform solo, without Kanye West, his collaborator on their new album, Watch the Throne. He will close out op ...

  37. Single Reviews

    August 08, 2011 7:12 AM EDT POP MICHELLE BRANCH Loud Music (3:20) Producer: Julian Emery Writers: M. Branch, J. Emery, J. Lawrence-Irvin Publishers: various, Reprise Records Michelle Branch has taken some time away from pop-rock to dabble in country music, but the early-&# ...

  38. Will.i.am To Play U.S. State Dept 100,000 Strong Beijing Concert

    August 01, 2011 7:20 AM EDT BEIJING -- The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am is heading back to China in support of the Obama Administration's 100,000 Strong initiative, designed to boost the number of American students studying in the Asian country, for a concert announc ...

  39. iHeartRadio Music Fest Sells Out in Less Than Ten Minutes

    July 18, 2011 1:23 PM EDT A sold out music festival is a feat in itself; but to sell out in just 10 minutes is a feat the first ever iHeartRadio Music Festival can boast. The two-day concert, taking place in Las Vegas on Sept. 23 and 24, sold out within the first 10 minute ...

  40. Business Matters: Clear Channel's Personalized Radio Service Due In September

    July 11, 2011 8:15 PM EDT Clear Channel's Personalized Radio Service Due In September -- Pandora is going to get a new competitor this year -- and it's not Spotify. Clear Channel is bringing out the big guns later this year for the debut of its personalized Inter ...

  41. Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Many More Announced for iHeartRadio Music Fest

    July 11, 2011 4:07 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest and Jennifer Lopez had a big announcement today, and surprisingly, it wasn't about American Idol. Clear Channel radio will hold the first ever iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 23 and 24. Host ...

  42. Cassie Petrey: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Cassie Petrey CEO, Crowd Surf Back during Backstreet Boys' original pop reign in the '90s, Cassie Petrey showed her super-fandom by starting a 10,000-subscriber fanzine and following the act to far-off locales like Norway. But as she pre ...

  43. Benjamin Maddahi: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Benjamin Maddahi VP of A&R, Artist Publishing Group; Director of A&R, Atlantic Records; Founder, Madd Music Management Benjamin Maddahi, 27, is a triple-threat. His publishing placements include "Tonight (I'm Loving You)" by ...

  44. Cody Lauzier: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Cody Lauzier Touring Assistant, Concerts West/AEG Live Fredrick "Cody" Lauzier, 23, is a touring assistant for Concerts West/AEG Live, but a more apt title would be right-hand man for Doug Clouse, senior VP of touring in the company' ...

  45. BitTorrent Reconsidered: How the Demonized File Sharing Protocol Can Help Your Band (Legally)

    June 06, 2011 1:27 PM EDT Sick of Sarah, whose album "2205" was legally downloaded more than 1.7 million times thanks to BitTorrent's Artist Spotlight . (Photo: Amber McDonald) Sick of Sarah is hardly a household name, but the all-girl punk band from Minneap ...

  46. Justin Bieber, Eminem Top 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 11:00 PM EDT Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber and veteran rap star Eminem dominated the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, each taking home a total of six awards. For second place there was a six-way tie between Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Taylor Swift, Mumford & ...

  47. U2 Receives Touring Award at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 10:15 PM EDT U 2 took a break from the just-started second North American leg of its 360 World Tour to accept the Touring Award -- for both the biggest tour of the year and of all-time -- at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. After the Black Eyed Peas ' wil ...

  48. Beyonce To Be Honored by Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Bono at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 21, 2011 6:12 PM EDT B eyonce will receive an all-star tribute when she is honored with the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air Sunday night (May 22) on ABC at 8-11pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Among t ...

  49. 5 Things to Watch at the Billboard Music Awards

    May 20, 2011 7:24 PM EDT The 2011 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC. The show is co-executive-produced by Richard Beckman, CEO of Prometheus Global Media (parent company of Billboard), and Don Misch ...

  50. Lil Wayne and Mary J. Blige Lead Collaborative Performances at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2011 2:14 PM EDT L il Wayne will team up with Mary J. Blige , Pitbull will rock the stage with Ne-Yo and Nayer, and Far*East Movement will be joined by both Snoop Dogg and Ryan Tedder for special collaborative performances at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which ...

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