1. Best Songs of 2012: Watch Katy Perry, One Direction & More Pick Favorites

    December 18, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 The end of 2012 is fast approaching, and stars from different genres -- pop, hip-hop, country and more -- spoke to Billboard, revealing their favorite songs of the year. Fun.'s "Some Nights" was the clear frontrunner, with Andy Gramme ...

  2. Owl City Wants Ellie Goulding Collab, Says Next Album Will Be 'Edgy'

    December 05, 2012 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Owl City's fourth studio album, "The Midsummer Station," hit shelves just a few months ago on August 17, but sole member Adam Young says he's already working on his next album, readying music for sometime next year. "I' ...

  3. Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City's Adam Young Sued for Alleged 'Good Time' Theft

    October 30, 2012 7:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mega-selling singers Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City 's Adam Young as well as several publishing companies and performing rights groups are being sued in a new copyright infringement lawsuit filed in California federal court. The claims come from ...

  4. Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City's Adam Young Sued for Copyright Infringement Over 'Good Time'

    October 30, 2012 6:48 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City's Adam Young as well as several publishing companies and performing rights groups are being sued in a new copyright infringement lawsuit filed in California federal court. The claims come from Allyson Nichole Bur ...

  5. Owl City Eyes 'Shooting Star' as Next Single

    October 03, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 After the Top 10 success of "Good Time," Owl City's summer smash duet with Carly Rae Jepsen from "The Midsummer Station," Adam Young is eyeballing a second single that's already had a bit of history. Young tells Billboa ...

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Oh, Boy: Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen Go Top 10

    September 02, 2012 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 What are words for? Sometimes a catchy melody is enough to make a hit. Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen are having such a "Good Time" - their duet rises 13-9 to become each artist's second Billboard Hot 100 top 10 - that they're pra ...

  7. Taylor Swift's 'Never Ever' Fever Persists At No. 1 On Hot 100

    August 29, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' spends a second week on top, while Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen have a 'Good Time' in top 10. Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" logs a second week a ...

  8. Taylor Swift's 'Never Ever' Fever Persists At No. 1 On Hot 100 Chart

    August 29, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen's collaboration "Good Time" reaches the top 10. Swift stays at the sum ...

  9. Album Reviews: Owl City, Imagine Dragons & more

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT IMAGINE DRAGONS Night Visions Producers: Alex Da Kid, Imagine Dragons KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Release Date: Sept. 4 Though he hasn't yet reached the level of Dr. Luke and RedOne, English songwriter/producer Alex Da Kid has helmed enough hit s ...

  10. Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City: The Story Behind 'Good Time'

    July 17, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hit single will appear on both artists' next albums. After each artist's debut entry topped the Billboard Hot 100, Adam Young's electronica project Owl City and pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen have now netted their second top 20 hit -- wi ...

  11. Owl City's 'Good Time' Attracts Carly Rae Jepsen for a Summer Duet

    July 12, 2012 6:35 PM EDT After each artist's debut entry topped the Billboard Hot 100, Adam Young's electronica project Owl City and pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen have now netted their second top 20 hit - with the same song. "Good Time," the pair's ...

  12. Owl City Announces World Tour Dates

    July 10, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Riding on the high Hot 100 debut of his recently-released Carly Rae Jepsen collaboration "Good Time," Owl City's Adam Young has announced he's taking flight and heading out on an international tour, which kicks off Sept. 5 in Nas ...

  13. Carly Rae Jepsen Scores Highest Hot 100 Debut; 'Call Me Maybe' Tops Chart for Fourth Week

    July 04, 2012 11:27 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with "Call Me Maybe," while the singer concurrently scores the chart's highest new entry. David Guetta's "Titanium," featuring Sia, meanwhile, reaches the ...

  14. Long-Distance 'Call': Carly Rae Jepsen Still Atop Hot 100

    July 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The singer also claims the chart's top debut. Plus, David Guetta and Sia reach the top 10 and Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa crown Radio Songs. Carly Rae Jepsen rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with "Call Me Maybe," while the s ...

  15. Owl City Delays Album Release

    June 22, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just two days after releasing "Good Time," Owl City's duet with Carly Rae Jepsen , sole member Adam Young has pushed back the release date of his upcoming fourth studio album, "The Midsummer Station." Carly Rae Jepsen & ...

  16. Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City Team Up for 'Good Time' Summer Anthem: Listen

    June 20, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following the May release of his "Shooting Star EP," Owl City has veered in a sprightlier direction, teaming up with current pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen on "Good Time." The song, which Owl City premiered via his SoundCloud acc ...

  17. Owl City Exclusive: Listen to 'Shooting Star'

    May 10, 2012 6:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adam Young Aims to Build Excitement With EP Ahead of Fourth Album Owl City's fourth album isn't due until summer, but Adam Young isn't making people wait that long for new music. On May 15, the Minnesota pop auteur will release " ...

  18. Paul van Dyk's 'Evolution': Exclusive First Listen

    March 30, 2012 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 'For Me, Electronic Music Is About Sketching a Vibe, an Atmosphere' With track names ranging from "Heart Stops Beating" to "A Wonderful Day," German DJ/producer Paul van Dyk 's first album in five years, dubbed &qu ...

  19. Fun.-tastic! 'We Are Young' Tops Hot 100

    March 07, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Fun. becomes the first rock band in more than a decade to send a debut Billboard Hot 100 hit to No. 1, as "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae , ascends 3-1. Fun.: The Billboard Cover Story The song spends a third week atop the Digital ...

  20. Owl City '80, 85 Percent' Done with New Album

    February 28, 2012 8:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Adam Young says he's "maybe 80, 85 percent done" with the next Owl City album, which finds him working for the first time with a number of other songwriters. "It's exciting. It's kind of a new process for me," Youn ...

  21. Exclusive: Paul van Dyk Sets New Album, Video Series for 2012

    December 14, 2011 1:50 PM EST 0 0 0 DJ Talks Ambitious Return, Changes in Dance Music and Whether Dubstep Is a Fad "I look like I've been in New York for three weeks," joked Paul van Dyk as he stood in slightly tattered military garb on the set of his new video. The wor ...

  22. Can Owl City Soar Back To The Top Of The Charts?

    May 23, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Adam Young still remembers the feeling he had prior to playing his first show as Owl City . "The whole time leading up to it I was trying to put it in the back of my head," he says of the gig, which took place Feb. 13, 2009, at Minneapolis ...

  23. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry, Kanye Team Up for 'E.T.,' Panic Pushes Up Release Date

    February 15, 2011 6:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry's New Single To Feature Kanye West "E.T.," the fourth single off of Katy Perry 's sophomore album "Teenage Dream," will be releas ...

  24. Owl City Dreams of Taylor Swift Duet for Next Album

    August 11, 2010 2:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adam Young says he's "halfway done" with the next Owl City album, and he's hatching plans for at least one eyebrow-raising collaboration. "One of my dreams has been to get Taylor Swift to do a song," Young, who remixed ...

  25. Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Sting

    July 22, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 'LOVE' IS ...: As previously reported , Eminem 's "Love the Way You Lie" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , becoming the rapper's fourth chart leader. The song's coronation is likewise noteworthy for featured art ...

  26. Owl City's Adam Young Releases A New Old Project

    July 02, 2010 12:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Steve Bursky started managing Adam Young at the end of 2008, the mastermind behind synth-pop act Owl City played him a handful of acoustic songs from his hard drive. He told Bursky that he hoped the unrefined tracks, which were recorded in the ...

  27. Videos of the Week: Gaga's 'Telephone' Bashed, Usher Seeks 'Lil Freak,' Miley Mentors 'Idol'

    March 26, 2010 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's viral videos that had everyone buzzing, Lady Gaga's "Telephone" video gets the parody treatment, Usher and Nicki Minaj debut the racy video for their "Lil Freak" collabo, Miley Cyrus mentors "America ...

  28. Best Of 2009: By-The-Numbers

    December 29, 2009 3:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: ...

  29. Grammy Awards 2010 Nominations Preview

    November 25, 2009 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Who will nab the bids when the nominees for the 52nd Grammy Awards are announced on Dec. 2? Its been a banner year for music, so there's no clear frontrunner, but there will be plenty of familiar faces in the running for multiple awards. So far ...

  30. Chart Beat Wednesday: Owl City, Pet Shop Boys, John Mayer

    November 11, 2009 5:36 PM EST 0 0 0 WHO? WHO? OWL CITY: Two weeks after reaching the summit on the Billboard Hot 100, and a week after entering the top 10 on Pop Songs, Owl City 's "Fireflies" continues to shine at multiple formats. The Minnesota-based collective helmed ...

  31. Chart Beat Thursday: Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw Linked Again

    October 29, 2009 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEAVING? NOT SO, SWIFT: Few weeks go by in which Taylor Swift doesn't occupy space in Chart Beat. She has, after all, consistently authored achievements since her arrival in 2006. Absolutely no weeks, however, have passed since Nov. 11, 2006, t ...

  32. Owl City's 'Fireflies' Lands At No. 1 On Hot 100

    October 29, 2009 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Minnesota native Adam Young, better known as Owl City , moves 7-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fireflies," his debut effort on the list. The track earns the Digital Gainer honor, moving 2-1 on Digital Songs with 196,000 downloads (up 26% ...

  33. Owl City's 'Fireflies' Lands At No. 1 On Hot 100

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Minnesota native Adam Young, better known as Owl City, moves 7-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fireflies," his debut effort on the list. The track earns the Digital Gainer honor, moving 2-1 on Digital Songs with 196,000 downloads (up 26 ...

  34. Twenty Tweets From Musical Minds

    October 06, 2009 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat is back from a visit to the Twitterverse. Here is a random sampling of recent musings from the personalities who impact our charts. Lady Gaga "In studio writing music, already used up a whole can of hairspray. Feels like home." ...

  35. 'Glee' Songs Liven Up Billboard Hot 100

    September 17, 2009 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The top six songs on the Billboard Hot 100 hold steady this week, but the new season of Fox's "Glee" brings joy to the chart. The television show's cast recording of Rihanna's hit "Take A Bow" is the week's to ...

  36. Electro-Pop Act Owl City Takes Off With 'Fireflies'

    August 04, 2009 11:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 For Adam Young, public response to Owl City -his electronica alter ego-has been anything but expected. "So far," says the shy 23-year-old from Owatonna, Minn., "everything has been shocking to me." Released July 14 exclusively th ...