1. Album Review: Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Blends Inventive Beats and Maximalist Pop

    March 05, 2015 2:04 PM EST In December -- as Madonna rushed out six songs from Rebel Heart after some truly ugly cyber-bullying -- she told Billboard she had recorded so much material that she had considered doing a double album. And indeed, there are at least two albums s ...

  2. Exclusive: Wyclef Jean Talks Making 'Clefication' Album With Avicii & Performs 'Divine Sorrow'

    March 02, 2015 12:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Since the release of his seventh studio album, From the Hut, to the Projects, to the Mansion seven years ago, Wyclef Jean has been in the studio consistently making music. "Musicians never stop doing music. Whether if I'm active in a music ...

  3. Madeon Makes His Mark on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart

    February 20, 2015 3:57 PM EST The producer arrives at No. 29, showing off his penchant for mixing dance and rock. Madeon scores the Hot Shot Debut on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Pay No Mind" (No. 29). Featuring vocals from alt-rock band P ...

  4. Avicii's Manager Expands Into Hip-Hop with iSHi

    February 13, 2015 3:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Ash Pournouri is reaching beyond dance music with iSHi, a hip hop artist whose debut single features Pusha T. Watch the trailer here. Ash Pournouri , the starmaker behind Swedish dance-pop sensation Avicii , is looking to reach outside of EDM. For h ...

  5. Watch Aloe Blacc Discuss 'Wake Me Up' Success, His Thoughts on Social Media & More at Sundance

    January 25, 2015 12:34 PM EST Still riding high off the success of his vocal feature on Avicii 's "Wake Me Up," singer Aloe Blacc chatted with Billboard at Sundance 2015 about what's coming up next, performing with Lady Antebellum , and his thoughts on soci ...

  6. Exclusive Premiere: Hear Goldfish's Remix of Wyclef Jean & Avicii's 'Divine Sorrow'

    December 11, 2014 4:40 PM EST Goldfish, an electronic music duo from Cape Town known for performing instrumental live sets, give the single a beachy, piano-heavy treatment. Last winter, Wyclef Jean and Avicii joined forces to make a song called " Divine Sorrow ," whi ...

  7. Avicii Has the Most Shazamed Song of All Time

    December 10, 2014 11:33 AM EST Avicii  has the most Shazamed song of all time. The DJ's hit "Wake Me Up" with Aloe Blacc  has collected more than 19 million queries on Shazam to date. Close behind is Robin Thicke 's "Blurred Lines" with T.I. and Ph ...

  8. Clip of New Madonna Song 'Rebel Heart' Leaks

    November 28, 2014 1:01 PM EST 38.485 k 232 19 0 A snippet of a new Madonna song, rumored to be titled "Rebel Heart," leaked to the Internet on Thursday (Nov. 27). Who's Working on Madonna's Album? 22 Possible Collaborators Madonna's publicist had no comment ab ...

  9. The Biz of Fizz: Why Soda Brands Are Spending Millions To Promote Taylor Swift, Tiesto in 2014

    November 17, 2014 1:02 PM EST 2.307 k 38 0 0 The second half of 2014 sees Big Gulp-sized soda partnerships with artists. Michael Tran/FilmMagic In 2014, 7UP doubled down on its lucky number by linking with Tiesto , Ultra, Insomniac and others for its 7x7Up initiative: seven top festiv ...

  10. Avicii, David Guetta & Flying Lotus Leap on Dance/Electronic Charts

    October 17, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Avicii accelerates into the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10 with "The Days" (23-8). It's Avicii's fourth top 10, tying him with David Guetta for the second-most since the chart's Jan. 26, 2013, inception. (Calvin Harr ...

  11. Steve Aoki, Iggy Azalea, Enrique Iglesias Net New Dance/Electronic No. 1s

    October 10, 2014 2:00 PM EDT The stars score new leaders on three surveys. Plus, David Guetta, Jack U (aka Diplo and Skrillex) and Avicii debut. Steve Aoki earns his best sales week for an album as Neon Future . I starts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums , selling 10,000 co ...

  12. Avicii on His Health Struggles: 'I Needed to Take a Break' (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Listen to new single 'The Days' below. If everything had gone as planned, on Sept. 29, Tim Bergling, otherwise known as 25-year-old EDM superstar Avicii , would have been making his way from a headlining gig at TomorrowWorld in Atlanta t ...

  13. Taylor Swift and Avicii Long-Lost Siblings? See the Uncanny Instagram Photo

    September 27, 2014 3:21 PM EDT Could Taylor Swift and Avicii somehow be brother and sister? Exclusive: Taylor Swift Teams With Subway, Diet Coke For #MeetTaylor Promotion Not likely, but the “Shake It Off” singer humorously questioned whether the two were related after coming a ...

  14. Does EDM Work on Radio? Behind a Boston Station's Pivot from Dance to Country

    July 03, 2014 10:49 AM EDT At 3 p.m. EST on June 14, Boston's Clear Channel all-EDM radio station Evolution 101.7 (WEDX) abruptly switched formats to all-country 101.7 The Bull (WBLW). “We are excited to launch 101.7 The Bull, a fresh new take on Country music, for our ...

  15. Dozens Hospitalized After Avicii Concert in Boston

    June 26, 2014 1:40 AM EDT An Avicii concert at Boston's TD Gardens ended with multiple people taking trips to the hospital, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Roughly 38 people, many of them teenagers, were hospitalized after using dangerous substances, The Boston ...

  16. Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 Day 1 Highlights: Steve Angello, Diplo, Hardwell, Steve Aoki & More

    June 21, 2014 12:54 PM EDT Ahead of this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, which kicked off Friday night (June 20), Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella told Billboard that the festival’s fourth edition would be “one for the record books.” Electric Daisy Carnival Previe ...

  17. Disney Gets Into EDM, Overtakes Interscope in Album Market Share

    May 02, 2014 12:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the second quarter got underway, Disney Music Group (DMG) found itself in an unexpected position - surging ahead of Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) in current-album market share, thanks to the 2013 Frozen soundtrack. The startling news comes as t ...

  18. German Echo Music Awards: Avicii, Eminem, Depeche Mode Win Big

    March 27, 2014 9:14 PM EDT Experience trumped novelty at the 2014 Echo Music Awards, Germany's equivalent of the Grammys, with veteran rockers, some of which had their hey-day 30 years ago, beating up more up-and-coming artists. 80s synth-rockers Depeche Mode, 13-time ...

  19. Chart Highlights: Pharrell's 'Happy' Takes Over A Host Of Airplay Charts

    March 17, 2014 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Hot 100's leader crowns multiple lists, and scales several more, while Lorde, Frankie Ballard and Wisin also net new No. 1s Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Gre ...

  20. Avicii, Kaskade, More to Appear on Disney EDM Remix Album

    March 12, 2014 7:55 PM EDT "Dconstructed" is out April 22 Perfect Disney pairings: Aladdin and Jasmine, Simba and Nala. How about Armin van Buuren and "Frozen"'s Elsa? Or maybe Kaskade and Dumbo? Walt Disney Records announced Tuesday that an upcomi ...

  21. Avicii to Launch Pop Up Shop During Ultra Music Festival (Exclusive)

    March 12, 2014 10:28 AM EDT Manager Ash Pournouri talks about his latest branding endeavor, a one-week only Avicii-themed concept store in Miami at the end of March. Fans can get Avicii-branded t-shirts, tote bags, flip flops and condoms When the dance music world descends ...

  22. Sony/ATV Music Publishing Inks Deal With U.K. Banner Pulse Films

    November 19, 2013 3:33 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which reps artists from Avicii, Lana Del Rey and Arctic Monkeys to Motown and the Beatles, has sealed a "creative collaboration" agreement with U.K. production and finance house Pulse Films. The deal will fue ...

  23. Miley Cyrus, Avicii, Calvin Harris Net New Airplay Chart No. 1s

    November 18, 2013 1:35 PM EST Cyrus takes over atop Pop Songs with 'Wrecking Ball,' Avicii becomes the first EDM act to rule Adult Pop Songs and Calvin Harris hikes to the top of Dance/Mix Show Airplay Miley Cyrus' former Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Wrecking B ...

  24. YouTube Music Awards Nominations Announced

    October 21, 2013 11:00 PM EDT YouTube on Monday announced nominations for its first Music Awards, to be directed by Spike Jonez and set for live webcasting on Nov. 3 from New York City's Pier 36.  The online video juggernaut asked viewers to vote on the nominations , wh ...

  25. Hot Tours: Iron Maiden No. 1, Wraps Maiden England Tour

    October 17, 2013 7:38 PM EDT Veteran English metal band Iron Maiden has ended its Maiden England world tour that began in June 2012 and played in the Americas and Europe during the past two summers. Leading this week’s Hot Tours tally with $15.2 million in ticket sales, the b ...

  26. Iron Maiden tops Hot Tours with $15.2 Million, Wraps Maiden England Tour

    October 17, 2013 7:38 PM EDT Veteran English metal band Iron Maiden has ended its Maiden England world tour that began in June 2012 and played in the Americas and Europe during the past two summers. Leading this week’s Hot Tours tally with $15.2 million in ticket sales, the ...

  27. Avicii's Dance/Folk Hit 'Wake Me Up!' Tops Triple A Chart

    October 14, 2013 12:25 PM EDT Avicii's dance/folk fusion hit "Wake Me Up!" (featuring vocals by Aloe Blacc) rises 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Triple A radio airplay chart. It concurrently tops Dance/Mix Show Airplay for a sixth week.   (Charts wi ...

  28. Avicii's Dance/Folk Hit 'Wake Me Up!' Tops Triple A Chart

    October 14, 2013 12:05 PM EDT The EDM cornerstone scores the unlikely feat of topping the adult alternative and dance airplay tallies Avicii's dance/folk fusion hit "Wake Me Up!" (featuring vocals by Aloe Blacc) rises 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based ...

  29. Jack Johnson Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200, Avicii and Chris Young Aiming For Top 10

    September 20, 2013 9:06 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson is on course for his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, while EDM superstar and recent Billboard cover act Avicii is aiming for a top 10 debut with his first album, "True." Industry sources suggest ...

  30. Avicii: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 13, 2013 12:00 PM EDT With "Wake Me Up!" a million-selling Hot 100 No. 5, he's climbing the rock charts, getting CMT play and delivering EDM's biggest moment yet This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboa ...

  31. Rock Radio Is 'Up' On Dance Superstar Avicii

    September 06, 2013 2:30 PM EDT For a format whose core sound is a mix of rootsy rock bands and acoustic-driven singer/songwriters, the success of EDM cornerstone Avicii on Billboard's adult alternative Triple A chart stands out. His new single "Wake Me Up!" (fe ...

  32. Rock Radio Is 'Up' On Dance Superstar Avicii

    September 06, 2013 1:45 PM EDT The EDM format cornerstone is winning over triple A and alternative programmers with his folk-influenced 'Wake Me Up!' For a format whose core sound is a mix of rootsy rock bands and acoustic-driven singer/songwriters, the success of E ...

  33. Chart Moves: AWOLNATION 'Sail's Onto Mainstream Top 40; Avicii Evolves; Lorde Keeps Leaping With 'Royals'

    July 05, 2013 10:00 AM EDT As previously reported, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. + Pharrell, spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love," featuring Mary Lambert, roar ...

  34. Avicii to Release Debut Album '#TRUE' in September: Exclusive

    June 20, 2013 9:00 AM EDT "Disruption is good when a scene is half stuck," says EDM sensation, whose debut will be released on PRMD Music/Island Records Swedish DJ Avicii has accomplished musical milestones like selling out Radio City Music Hall and collabora ...

  35. Backbeat: Avicii Warms Up the Crowd at Vanguard for Pre-Grammys Party

    February 08, 2013 12:42 PM EST Thousands packed Vanguard on Thursday night in Los Angeles for the nightclub’s official reopening party. Among the star-studded guests at the pre-Grammys soirée were Paris Hilton and boyfriend River Viiperi, Tara Reid, and Girl’s Gone Wild cre ...

  36. Avicii Hotel to Open for Business During Ultra Music Fest: Exclusive Details

    January 30, 2013 9:59 AM EST Artist continues his Miami Music Week marketing spree with a hotel takeover Avicii's manager Ash Pournouri has always seen the week of Ultra Music Festival in Miami (also called Miami Music Week) as a marketing opportunity beyond just a big ...

  37. 2013 Grammy Awards: Dance Recording, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:16 AM EST it was a banging, banner year for EDM, as the beat of club culture infiltrated the mainstream best dance recording "Le7els" Avicii LABEL: Levels/Atom Empire/Interscope PRODUCERS: Tim Bergling, Ash Pournouri MIXER: Tim Bergling From Super ...

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  39. Avicii: Looking For The Next Level

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Based on the worldwide smash 'Le7els,' Avicii has become one of the most recognizable names and sounds in EDM. Now a new endorsement deal means he may be the music's best-known face as well. Sundown was no relief from the heavy heat ...

  40. Avicii - "Levels" Live in Colmar, France

    Avicii - "Levels" Live in Colmar, France

    August 14, 2012 8:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Avicii - "Levels" Live in Colmar, France performance , Avicii , Avicii , Performance Videos Avicii Performance ...

  41. Avicii LIVE @ Lollapalooza 2012

    Avicii LIVE @ Lollapalooza 2012

    August 05, 2012 5:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Avicii LIVE @ Lollapalooza 2012 featuredVideo4 , Lollapalooza , performance , Avicii , Avicii , Lollapalooza , Performance Videos Avicii Lollapalooza Performance ...

  42. Rebecca & Fiona, Swedish House Extraordinaires, Light Up US Market

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT The first EDMBiz conference in Las Vegas closed its second and final day with that cornerstone of every music industry confab: the artist panel. Rebecca & Fiona were the youngest panelists onstage, in terms of age and career span. They were al ...

  43. Avicii - Ralph Lauren Video | Billboard.com

    Avicii - Ralph Lauren Video | Billboard.com

    July 09, 2012 8:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Avicii - Ralph Lauren Video | Billboard.com ralph lauren , Avicii , Ralph Lauren Video , Avicii , Ralph Lauren Videos Ralph Lauren Video Avicii Ralph Lauren ...

  44. Madonna Rules Billboard.com's 2012 Mid-Year Music Awards

    July 02, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna proved to be 2012's ultimate pop star in Billboard.com's Mid-Year Music Awards poll, which let fans weigh in on their favorite artists, songs, albums and performances of the first half of this year. After voting ended on Friday (Ju ...

  45. Take The Day: Battle of the Bands 2012 Midwest

    May 15, 2012 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Northwest Take The Day beat out two other acts in the Billboard.com vote to become the finalist in the midwest region. The band has hit the road to Las Vegas where they will play against the other finalists head to head at the May 18 B ...

  46. Backbeat: Astralwerks' Lawrence Lui Talks Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, EDM at Coachella

    April 14, 2012 3:58 PM EDT Lawrence Lui, Senior Director of Marketing at Astralwerks Records, who has Swedish House Mafiaand David Guetta playing this year's festival. Although dozens of bands are vying for a bit of buzz at this year's Coachella Valley Music and A ...

  47. Madonna Scores Her 42nd - Yes, 42nd - No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart

    April 09, 2012 4:24 PM EDT Madonna earns her record-extending 42nd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "Girl Gone Wild" zips 4-1. Madonna's 'MDNA' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Lionel Richie Bows at No. 2 The song is the second ...

  48. Madonna Notches 42nd No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs

    April 09, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Queen of Pop materializes at No. 1 with 'Girl Gone Wild,' extending her record for the most leaders in the chart's history. M adonna earns her record-extending 42nd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "G ...

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