1. Ryn Weaver's Live Show Proves as Titillating as Her Debut Album, 'The Fool': Concert Review

    July 20, 2015 9:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Probably the last thing you'd take away from Ryn Weaver 's newly released debut, The Fool , is that the San Diego native is a poppy girl who just wants to have fun. So it was slightly startling to see her seem borderline confectionary as h ...

  2. Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Cyndi Lauper, Nate Ruess & More Share Stories Behind Their Hits

    June 15, 2015 5:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 When it comes to star power, few music industry events can match the annual Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York. Held in a more intimate setting than the Grammys -- the June 18 event takes place once again in a ballroom at the New York Marriot ...

  3. Exclusive: Fun. Frontman Nate Ruess to Receive Hal David Starlight Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame

    March 18, 2015 8:00 AM EDT Fun. frontman Nate Ruess will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard can reveal. The honor, which each year recognizes a brilliant young songwriter, will be presented at the 46th Annual Inducti ...

  4. Gwen Stefani’s New Single ‘Baby Don’t Lie’ Is Here: Listen

    October 20, 2014 12:58 AM EDT Gwen Stefani’s new single “Baby Don’t Lie” has arrived overnight. Fans, however, will have to wait until Monday night’s edition of The Voice for a glimpse of the music video. Stefani’s new song, released digitally  through Mad Love/Interscope R ...

  5. Paisley Opens 'Trunk' At No. 1 on Top Country Albums

    September 04, 2014 5:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus: Rucker's 'Honey' sweetens Songs chart, Jason Aldean’s No. 1 reign continues & Lady A tops Airplay chart Brad Paisley  claims his eighth No. 1 on Top Country Albums (all of which have debuted at the summit), as his 10th studi ...

  6. Ariana Grande Teases New Song 'Love Me Harder'

    August 05, 2014 1:24 PM EDT 1.517 k 140 1 "Bang Bang" may still be in heavy rotation on your iPod, but Ariana Grande is already moving on to her next likely hit. The singer Instagrammed a video that provided a tease of one of the songs off the upcoming  My Everything , &qu ...

  7. Ed Sheeran Debuts Cheating Song 'Don't' in Beats by Dre Ad (Watch)

    May 30, 2014 4:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran may be the star of a new Beats by Dre commercial, revealed Thursday, but the brand new track he sings in the ad allegedly centers on former flame who cheated with a close friend.  "Don't," featured in the ad ahead of Sheera ...

  8. Rixton's 'Heart' Breaking In The U.S.

    April 22, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The Brit band is scaling the Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts with 'Me and My Broken Heart,' with help from Scooter Braun, Benny Blanco and Rob Thomas You may not know Rixton, but you're probably familiar with the big names behind it. ...

  9. Class of 2013 Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:22 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was ...

  10. Sting, Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson Perform As Legends Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:13 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was fu ...

  11. Exclusive: Diplo's Mad Decent, Dr. Luke Sign Joint Publishing Deal

    April 19, 2013 7:00 AM EDT EDM megastar Diplo and influential songwriter/producer Dr. Luke have gotten together and signed a joint publishing deal between their Mad Decent Publishing and Prescription Songs companies, respectively. The two companies will be overseeing t ...

  12. Benny Blanco to be Honored by Songwriters Hall of Fame

    April 16, 2013 1:49 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Benny Blanco, who has co-written and co-produced hits like Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," is getting a songwriting honor. Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Drake, Chaka Kh ...

  13. Conor Maynard Brushes Off Bieber Comparison as U.S. Debut Arrives

    January 08, 2013 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 In 2006, British singer Conor Maynard began uploading cover videos to his YouTube channel. The musician, who hails from Brighton, offered soulful versions of everything from Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" to Rihanna's "Only ...

  14. Ke$ha Releases Statement Explaining 'Die Young' Objections

    December 20, 2012 2:40 PM EST After Ke$ha issued a string of controversial Twitter posts on Tuesday night (Dec. 18) in which she declared that she had been "forced" to sing the titular lyrics of her hit single "Die Young," the pop starlet has posted a messa ...

  15. Ke$ha Releases Statement Explaining 'Die Young' Objections

    December 20, 2012 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 After Ke$ha issued a string of controversial Twitter posts on Tuesday night (Dec. 18) in which she declared that she had been "forced" to sing the titular lyrics of her hit single "Die Young," the pop starlet has posted a message ...

  16. Ke$ha 'Was FORCED' to Sing 'Die Young' Lyrics, Singer Tweets

    December 18, 2012 9:15 PM EST With Ke$ha's "Die Young" pulled from a number of radio stations in the wake of the shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., the RCA Records singer had her own criticism for the hit song on Tuesday. "i understand. I had my very own i ...

  17. Ke$ha 'Was FORCED' to Sing 'Die Young' Lyrics, Singer Tweets

    December 18, 2012 8:53 PM EST 0 0 0 With Ke$ha 's "Die Young" pulled from a number of radio stations in the wake of the shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., the RCA Records singer had her own criticism for the hit song on Tuesday. "i understand. I had my very own is ...

  18. Katy Perry's Top 10 Biggest Career Moments

    November 27, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Over the past half-decade, Katy Perry has effortlessly transitioned from an aspiring pop musicians to the ultimate California gurl, leaving an undeniable collection of hit singles in her wake. Those who doubted her staying power after "I Kissed ...

  19. Ke$ha's 'Crazy Kids' Hits The Web: Listen

    November 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Crazy Kids," a whistle-laden new track from pop goddess Ke$ha , has leaked online ahead of the Dec. 4 release of sophomore album "Warrior." Fans who liked "Die Young" but deemed it too tame are in for a post-Thanksgivi ...

  20. Ke$ha's 'Warrior': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009 -- rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth with whiskey and boys trying to "touch [her] junk" -- the then-22-year-old quickly positioned herself as pop's resident troublemak ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. James Dolan, Head of Cablevision and MSG, on Making Music, Competing With Barclays, Irving Azoff's Management and More

    October 09, 2012 12:32 PM EDT CEO/Rocker: James Dolan, chairman/president/CEO of Cablevision and Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, Inc. with his band JD and the Straight Shot. (Photo: George Kalinsky) Below is an excerpt from the Up Front story "6 Questions Wit ...

  23. MySpace's Third Act: Why The Social Network Is Doubling Down On Music For Its Latest Incarnation

    October 08, 2012 1:33 PM EDT Below is an excerpt from the Up Front story "Myspace's Third Act" from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also includes our cover story on Mumford & Sons' massive sophomore album Babel , features on Dr. L ...

  24. From This Week's Billboard: How Mumford And Sons Scored Highest First Week Sales This Year (So Far)

    October 05, 2012 4:02 PM EDT Below are excerpts from the cover story "600,000" -- an in-depth look at Mumford & Sons' album Babel which scored the highest debut week of 2012 -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features a featu ...

  25. Rihanna Shines Bright Like 'Diamonds' on New Single: Listen

    September 26, 2012 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna has unveiled the first taste of her forthcoming seventh album: empowering new single "Diamonds" premiered online on Wednesday (Sept. 26), before the still-untitled disc drops before the end of 2012. Continuing the mineral motif aft ...

  26. Ke$ha Debuts 'Die Young' Single: Listen

    September 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Electro-pop maven Ke$ha returns with her new single, the abandon-free "Die Young," which was released on Tuesday (Sept. 25) and previews sophomore album "Warrior," out Dec. 4 on RCA Records. The new single sees the 25-year-old re ...

  27. Rihanna Announces 'Diamonds' Single

    September 24, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 New album due out before the end of 2012. Following reports earlier this month that Rihanna would be releasing a new album -- her seventh full-length -- in November, the pop superstar has confirmed that the upcoming disc's lead single, "Di ...

  28. BMI Releases Results, Revenue Down 3.5% Due to Radio Rate Settlement

    September 20, 2012 6:02 PM EDT In the year ended June 30, 2012, Broadcast Music, Inc. reported $898.8 million in revenue, a nearly 3.5% decline from the $931 million collected in the prior year. The organization attributed the decline to " settling a rate litigation" ...

  29. Ke$ha Returns: 'Warrior' Attacks Stores in December

    September 19, 2012 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 New single 'Die Young' will impact radio on September 25. Ke$ha will at long last release "Warrior," the follow-up to her hit debut "Animal" (and stopgap EP "Cannibal"), on Dec. 4 through RCA Records. The titl ...

  30. Ke$ha 'Really Close' to Finishing Album

    August 03, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "You're going to hear an artist that's evolving, but it's Ke$ha. She's no choir girl yet" -- Dr. Luke What should we expect from Ke$ha 's next album? "I think Ke$ha would answer that as 'awesomeness," ...

  31. Twitter 140: Page 5

    July 26, 2012 5:34 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Lindsay Gabler Social Media Specialist, The Recording Academy @LndsyGblr The social media guru for the Grammy Awards is a self-admitted Twitter-holic, and finds time to tweet choice pop cuts, celebrity insights, ...

  32. Maroon 5 Already Working on 'Overexposed' Follow-Up

    July 05, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 'We're more focused than we've ever been,' says guitarist James Valentine Though it's only two singles into the campaign, the highly collaborative experience of making its new album, "Overexposed," has Maroon 5 cho ...

  33. Summer Music Preview: Top 40 Pop Tops

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 Emeli Sandé Album title: Our Version of Events Label: Capitol Records Management: Adrian Sykes Release date: June 5 Scottish-born Emeli Sandé has already hypnotized audiences across the pond with her soulful vocals and thoughtful pop songwriting. Afte ...

  34. Pitbull, Ester Dean, Benny Blanco Share Writer Honor At BMI Pop Awards

    May 16, 2012 12:24 PM EDT (L-R): Vice President and General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations Los Angeles Barbara Cane, BMI Pop Icon Award recipient Carole King, and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant attend the 60th annual BMI Pop Awards. (Photo: Lester Cohen/Wire Image) ...

  35. Adam Lambert Takes Control With 'Trespassing'

    May 11, 2012 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dr. Luke. Bruno Mars. Pharrell Williams. These are just a few of the hitmakers who appear in the production and songwriter credits of Adam Lambert's sophomore album, "Trespassing." But it's not the impressive roster of collaborat ...

  36. B.o.B Talks 'Strange Clouds' Album & Sponsorship Deals

    April 30, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For his sophomore album, "Strange Clouds," B.o.B hopes to take his corporate connections sky high. Photos: A Day in the Life B.o.B Following the success of his 2010 gold-certified debut, "B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray,&q ...

  37. B.o.B Talks 'Strange Clouds' Album & Sponsorship Deals

    April 30, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For his sophomore album, "Strange Clouds," B.o.B hopes to take his corporate connections sky high. Photos: A Day in the Life B.o.B Following the success of his 2010 gold-certified debut, "B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray,&q ...

  38. Wiz Khalifa Shares 'Work Hard Play Hard' Single: Listen

    April 23, 2012 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa has revealed "Work Hard Play Hard," the lead single from his upcoming sophomore album. Stargate and Benny Blanco produced the track, which finds Khalifa dropping a hard flow before a synthesizer-aided pop chorus. "Go hard/ ...

  39. Lyor Cohen, Jon Irwin, Jason Flom, More To Speak at New Music Seminar

    April 10, 2012 11:58 AM EDT New Music Seminar today announced a new round of "players" who will be speaking at the two-and-a-half day-long conference June 17-19 in New York. Joining the previously-announced names are a laundry list of label heads, including Warner ...

  40. Trey Songz Releases 'Heart Attack' Single: Listen

    March 26, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B star Trey Songz is returning this summer with new album "Chapter V," and with "Heart Attack," fans have received a rather profane first look. The first single, which contains six angry f-bombs, was unveiled on Songz' ...

  41. Neon Hitch Shows Who's 'Betta' with First No. 1 Solo Hit

    March 16, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After scoring a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 as a guest vocalist on Gym Class Heroes ' "Ass Back Home" (which has climbed as high as No. 12 and is now No. 16), British singer/songwriter Neon Hitch notched her first No. 1 as a s ...

  42. Adam Lambert Sets 'Trespassing' Release Date, Announces First Single

    December 15, 2011 12:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Adam Lambert has set a March 20, 2012 release date for his sophomore album, "Trespassing," on RCA/19 Entertainment. The disc's first single, "Better Than I Know Myself," hits all digital retailers on Tuesday (Dec. 20). For t ...

  43. T.I. Announces New Year's Mixtape, Hops On Ke$ha's 'Sleazy 2.0'

    December 12, 2011 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 It seems like T.I. can't wait to get new music out to his fans. Earlier today (Dec. 12), the King of the South announced, via Twitter, that he is releasing a mixtape on New Year's Day titled, "Fuck Da City Up." Details are still ...

  44. Gym Class Heroes Talk 'Stereo Hearts,' 'Really Strong' Upcoming Singles

    October 28, 2011 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Look out radio -- here comes Gym Class Heroes . With "Stereo Hearts," a collaboration with Maroon 5 's Adam Levine and the first single from "The Papercut Chronicles II," the hip-hop/rock troupe has a Top 5 hit on the Hot 10 ...

  45. Sean Paul Releases 'Got 2 Love U' Single, Taps Akon for New Album

    July 21, 2011 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a two-year hiatus, Jamaican rapper/singer Sean Paul has returned with a new single, "Got 2 Love U," that hit iTunes on Tuesday (July 19). Produced by Stargate and featuring Roc Nation singer Alexis Jordan , the track finds Paul pairi ...

  46. Ryan Tedder Planning New OneRepublic Material for Early 2012

    June 28, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After he finishes up a loaded songwriting slate that includes work with B.o.B , Carrie Underwood and Cobra Starship , Ryan Tedder plans on focusing solely on his band OneRepublic 's follow-up to 2009 sophomore album "Waking Up." " ...

  47. Billboard Bits: MCR Responds to Glenn Beck, Pitbull's 'Planet Pit' Landing in June

    May 04, 2011 6:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. My Chemical Romance Responds to Glenn Beck's 'Propaganda' Accusations Conservative pundit Glenn Beck has targeted My Chemical Romance as his latest enemy, ...

  48. New Britney Spears Song Leaks: '(Drop Dead) Beautiful,' 'Inside Out'

    March 08, 2011 1:12 PM EST 0 0 0 The onslaught of song leaks from Britney Spears ' "Femme Fatale" album continues, as new snippets of two tracks -- "(Drop Dead) Beautiful" and "Inside Out" -- have hit the web. On the former, Spears coos, "You ...

  49. Britney Spears Album 'Not Done' Yet, Says Dr. Luke

    February 04, 2011 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 "Femme Fatale," Britney Spears ' seventh studio album, has a lead single that has topped the Hot 100, official album artwork, and a Mar. 15 release date that is slowly approaching. However, executive producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke&quo ...

  50. Mike Posner 'Won't Pull a Lauryn Hill' with His Next Album

    October 18, 2010 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 M ike Posner is just wrapping up his first-ever headlining tour with a full band, but he's also "a couple songs in" on his next album, which he says he started working on before his Top 10 debut, "31 Minutes to Takeoff," eve ...

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