1. Nile Rodgers, Ellie Goulding Honored at BMI London Awards

    October 14, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Legendary lyricist Tim Rice was honored, Nile Rodgers took top prize and Ellie Goulding was a three-time winner at the BMI London Awards , held Monday night at London's Dorchester Hotel. The annual gala is held to honor the U.K./Euro/Caribbea ...

  2. Exclusive: The Knocks Share Awesome Mix of Classic Songs to Fete Their "Classic" Single

    August 12, 2014 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The electronic duo's 40-minute mix includes jams from Paul Simon, Fatboy Slim and Daft Punk. New York electronic band The Knocks have a new single titled “ Classic ,” featuring the band Powers , that is  available to buy today through Big Beat ...

  3. Chart Highlights: MAGIC!, Tinashe Tally First Airplay No. 1s

    July 21, 2014 6:15 PM EDT The acts reign with 'Rude' and '2 On,' respectively. Plus, new No. 1s for Daft Punk, Prince Royce and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest ...

  4. U.K. Singles Chart To Incorporate Music Streams For First Time

    June 23, 2014 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The United Kingdom's Official Singles Chart is to undergo one of the biggest shake-ups in its 62-year history next month when it begins incorporating audio streams for the first time The United Kingdom's Official Singles Chart is to underg ...

  5. Coachella 2014: Arcade Fire Set Features 'Daft Punk' Surprise

    April 21, 2014 2:49 AM EDT Two robots in white join the night three headliners for the song "Get Lucky." Also: Beck makes an appearance. Coachella 2014 has featured a slew of unannounced guests over its two-weekend bow, but perhaps the biggest surprise of all came ...

  6. Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' Off To Fast Start At Radio, Retail

    April 08, 2014 3:50 PM EDT After its first day, the singer/songwriter's collab with Pharrell is drawing praise from radio and racking download sales After its first day of availability , Ed Sheeran's "Sing," which Pharrell Williams co-wrote and co-produ ...

  7. Pharrell Williams’ Solo Album ‘G I R L’ Gets Release Date

    February 19, 2014 4:56 AM EST Pharrell Williams’ Columbia Records debut “G I R L” will drop globally on March 3. The album will feature the worldwide hit “Happy,” which Pharrell will perform this evening at the annual BRIT Awards in London.  "When Columbia Records prese ...

  8. Grammy Awards Rock Charts, Daft Punk Returns to Top 10 on Billboard 200

    February 05, 2014 11:00 AM EST Now that a full week has passed since the Grammy Awards, the Billboard charts are properly rocked by the show and its many winners and performers. (The latest Nielsen SoundScan sales tracking week ended on February 2. It captures the first seven d ...

  9. 'Frozen' Longest-Running No. 1 Film Soundtrack Since 2003

    February 05, 2014 10:45 AM EST The soundtrack to "Frozen" holds steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth nonconsecutive week, fending off the surging "2014 Grammy Nominees" album at No. 2. The last theatrical film soundtrack to spend four weeks atop ...

  10. Morning Fix: Weddings, Robots, Beatles: Complete Grammy Awards Coverage; Nick Cave Doc, Stuart Murdoch Win at Sundance; Power 100 Video Interviews with Joe Smith, Rob Light

    January 27, 2014 8:38 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE THE 2014 GRAMMY AWARDS RECAP: WEDDINGS, FRENCH ROBOTS, PAUL & RINGO At a Grammy ceremony that may be forever known for a marriage ceremony with 33 couples presided over by Queen Latifah and Mado ...

  11. Macklemore, Daft Punk, Lorde, Jay Z & Beyonce: Retailers Predict This Year’s Grammys Bump

    January 23, 2014 2:03 PM EST With the GRAMMYs coming up this Sunday, industry prognosticators are laying down their bets on who could be the big sales winners at the show. The industry consensus appears to be that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde have the best chance to ...

  12. Grammys: Beyonce and Jay Z to Perform

    January 20, 2014 4:05 PM EST A CBS promo that aired Jan. 19 confirmed the duo would hit the stage Jan. 26. After some speculation last week, Beyonce has been confirmed to be taking the Grammy Awards stage on Jan. 26, alongside hubby Jay Z. The appearance was confirmed in a co ...

  13. Lorde, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke Added To Grammy Performers List

    January 07, 2014 12:28 PM EST Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke and Metallica are the latest additions to the performers list at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, set to take place live from Los Angeles' Staples Center on Jan. 26. Up for four awards, including record of the ye ...

  14. U.K. 2013 Albums Sales Drop As Streaming, Singles Spike

    January 02, 2014 5:37 AM EST Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines," featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, and Daft Punk’s "Get Lucky," featuring Nile Rodgers and Williams, were the biggest-selling singles of 2013 in Britain. Overall singles sales for the year in t ...

  15. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  16. Jay Z, Imagine Dragons Among Rdio's Top Streams of 2013

    December 19, 2013 11:38 AM EST Jay Z and Imagine Dragons were among the top artists in both the U.S. and around the world at on-demand streaming service Rdio in 2013 . Rdio listeners in 51 countries also heavily streamed Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Miley Cyrus.  The U.S. an ...

  17. Morning Fix: 2013 Digital Track Sales Down; Rdio Launches Free Internet Radio; Twitter Unseals IPO; Lorde's 'Royals' Debuts on Social 50

    October 04, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE 2013 DIGITAL TRACK SALES DOWN 3.4%, ALBUM SALES DROP 6.1% U.S. digital sales continue to be under pressure. In the third quarter, the digital track sales decline accelerated and now the slowdown o ...

  18. U.K. Music Singles Sales on Track for Record Year

    October 03, 2013 2:58 PM EDT The U.K. is on track to set a new singles sales record in 2013 as a third release of the year is nearing the milestone of a million copies sold, according to the Official Charts Company. Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines" feat. TI and Phar ...

  19. MTV Video Music Awards 2013: 10 Things You Didn’t See On TV

    August 26, 2013 2:40 PM EDT The VMAs descended upon Brooklyn New York, bringing legions of folks from the surrounding neighborhood to the corners surrounding Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues hopeful to catch a glimpse of some of music’s biggest stars. 

 I happen to live nea ...

  20. Robin Thicke Gets First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200, Five Finger Death Punch at No. 2

    August 07, 2013 11:02 AM EDT Slightly more than 10 years after his debut album was released, Robin Thicke has scored his first No. 1 album. "Blurred Lines," his sixth studio effort, starts atop the Billboard 200 with 177,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Sound ...

  21. Daft Punk Bails on 'Colbert' Over Likely MTV VMAs Appearance

    August 07, 2013 9:33 AM EDT Daft Punk was a no-show on Tuesday's installment of "The Colbert Report." The TV-shy French duo was set to appear on the Comedy Central program, but due to contractual obligations to the MTV Video Music Awards later this month, they ...

  22. Led By Daft Punk, UK Singles Sales On Track for Record Year

    July 05, 2013 8:22 AM EDT   Strong sales of digital singles during the first half of the year look set to make 2013 another record year for music singles sales in the U.K., the Official Charts Company is predicting. "2013 looks to become the biggest year for singles ...

  23. From 'Harlem' (Shake) To (Bruno) Mars, 2013 Hasn't Been Half-Bad

    July 02, 2013 12:40 PM EDT As we begin the second half of 2013, a look back at some of the most notable chart feats from January through June You've already weighed in on your favorites of the first six months of 2013 in Billboard.com's mid-year awards poll . L ...

  24. Kanye West Reveals Big-Name Collaborators on 'Yeezus'

    June 11, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Daft Punk, Rick Rubin, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Chief Keef & more to be featured on 'Yeezus.' Daft Punk is playing in Kanye’s house. Kanye West’s hugely anticipated “Yeezus” promises to be some party, with the French electro ...

  25. Robin Thicke Retains No. 1 Slot on U.K. Singles Chart, Disclosure Beat QOTSA For No. 1 Album

    June 10, 2013 6:07 AM EDT A week after Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, became the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of 2013, that record has been broken again — by Thicke himself. The track followed its opening sales ...

  26. Disclosure's Debut Tops UK Album Chart, Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines' Sets Sales Record

    June 10, 2013 5:59 AM EDT A week after Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, became the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of 2013, that record has been broken again — by Thicke himself. The track followed its opening sales ...

  27. Alice in Chains, Little Mix & John Fogerty Bound For Top Five on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 01, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Rock band Alice in Chains are set for their highest charting album since 1995, as "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" might start in the No. 2 slot on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast the album might sell around ...

  28. Chart Moves: Robin Thicke Rockets Up Hot 100; Mariah Carey Gains In Second Week; 'Idol' Winner Candice Glover Debuts

    May 24, 2013 10:56 AM EDT As previously reported , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, and Daft Punk scores its first top 10 with "Get Lucky," featuring Pharre ...

  29. Kanye West: Everything We Know About His Upcoming Album (Infographic)

    May 17, 2013 6:40 PM EDT Kanye West has been gradually teasing his sixth studio album: the rapper tweeted what is rumored to be the tentative release date (" June Eighteen ") and performed new songs at the Met Gala and Adult Swim upfront event, including the ...

  30. Pharrell Performs Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' For The First Time: Watch

    April 20, 2013 3:28 PM EDT Pharrell Williams couldn't help but perform Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" not once but three times at last night's (April 19) HTC One launch event. "Man these guys that made this record, they're like so far beyond ...

  31. 'Saturday Night Live' Rocked by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mysterious Daft Punk Ad

    March 03, 2013 11:41 AM EST Those watching last night’s (March 2) episode of “Saturday Night Live” got an unexpected treat in the form of a 15-second, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it ad by French dance duo Daft Punk. The brief trailer, featuring a sparkling Daft Punk logo and the p ...

  32. Universal Completes EMI Divestments, Sells Last Two Assets

    February 27, 2013 1:32 PM EST Universal Music Group has sold off its last two remaining EMI assets it was required to divest of as part of its acquisition of EMI’s recorded-music properties, a source close to the situation told Billboard.biz today.   The assets are EMI’s Europ ...

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  34. Duck Sauce's 'Big Bad Wolf': 2011's Most Disturbing Video

    October 25, 2011 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 What's more frightening than anything you'll see this Halloween? Dance duo Duck Sauce's new video for "Big Bad Wolf," which leans closer to the always disturbing Aphex Twin clip for "Come to Daddy" than Duck Sauce& ...

  35. Amon Tobin Pushes Envelope With Shape-Shifting DJ Experience

    October 14, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nightclub lasers and lights are one thing. These days, electronic music visuals are on a whole other level. Inspired by Daft Punk's now-iconic cube, artists have upped the production ante on their live shows, taking the DJ set out of the club a ...

  36. DJ Mehdi, French DJ, Producer, Dead At 34

    September 13, 2011 2:58 PM EDT DJ Mehdi, the French electronic music and hip-hop producer and DJ, associated with the Ed Banger Records crew, died last night, Sept. 12, at the age of 34. According to several reports, he was fatally injured when part of his Paris home collapsed. ...

  37. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  38. Phoenix and Daft Punk Rock Madison Square Garden for CMJ

    October 21, 2010 1:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We never thought we'd get here," Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars told the crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden Wednesday night (Oct. 21). Indeed, the Garden seemed like an unrealistic venue for Phoenix to headline -- much less ...

  39. B.o.B Stars in Adidas Commercial

    July 30, 2010 12:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 B.o.B is the latest artist to be featured in an Adidas commercial, following Daft Punk and Snoop Dogg 's Star Trek-themed world cup ad. Video: B.O.B. in Adidas commercial The rapper works at "Adidas Mega Diner" - a diner that serves s ...

  40. Videos of the Week: Miley Cyrus Faux-Kisses a Girl, Babies Sing 'Telephone,' Diddy Says 'Good Morning'

    June 04, 2010 6:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Miley Cyrus kisses a girl (kind of), babies cover Lady Gaga's "Telephone," Diddy says "Hello, Good Morning," Kelly Clarkson and Daughtry duet, Snoop and Ciara go to th ...

  41. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sinatra of "Learnin' the Blues" to kick off the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the real magic came from le Alicia Keys "duete ...

  42. Miami's Bang! Music Festival Postponed

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2007 Bang! Music Festival, originally scheduled for Nov. 10-11 at Miami's Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, has been "postponed," according to the festival's Web site. The 2007 Bang! Music Festival, originally scheduled for Nov. 10 ...

  43. Kanye, Pumpkins To Headline Bang! Music Festival

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West and Smashing Pumpkins will headline the 2007 Bang! Music Festival, to be held Nov. 10-11 at Miami's Bayfront Park Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale Saturday (Sept. 1). Kanye West and Smashing Pumpkins will headline the 2007 Bang! Musi ...

  44. Shins, Ween, M.I.A. Help Open New NYC Venue

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shows from the Shins, Ween, M.I.A., the National and the Decemberists are among the first confirmed for Terminal 5, a new venue opening in early October on the west side of midtown Manhattan. Shows from the Shins, Ween, M.I.A., the National and the ...

  45. Coachella Kicks Off, Day One Highlights

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Depeche, Kanye, Daft Punk. Depeche Mode, Kanye West and Daft Punk highlighted the first day of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., which drew a record crowd of 60,000 people to the Empire Polo Field. Depeche Mode close ...

  46. Coachella Day One: Depeche Brings The Pain, Kanye Sizzles

    April 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Depeche Mode, Kanye West and Daft Punk highlighted the first day of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., which drew a record crowd of 60,000 people to the Empire Polo Field Depeche Mode, Kanye West and Daft Punk highlight ...

  47. Kanye Crashes Coachella

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Kanye West has been added to the lineup for this weekend's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., bestowing further star power on an event that will also boast the first-e Rapper Kanye West has been added to the lin ...

  48. Billboard Bits: Daft Punk, Van Morrison, Elf Power

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Daft Punk, Van Morrison, Elf Power In what will be a rare live appearance in the United States, French techno duo Daft Punk has joined the lineup for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The group didn't play any shows i ...

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