1. Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyonce, Janelle Monae Shine At Met Gala

    May 06, 2014 2:15 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in fashion and the entertainment industry donned their best formal attire, including sweeping ball gowns and the white-tie-and-tails ensembles men were told to wear, at the 2014 Met Gala on Monday night (May 5). Met Gala ...

  2. Calvin Harris' 'Summer' Sizzles On U.K. Singles Chart, Paolo Nutini Continues Albums Streak

    May 05, 2014 5:24 AM EDT 3 0 0 Calvin Harris scored his fourth U.K. No. 1 single as a lead artist, and sixth overall, yesterday (May 4) as “Summer” (Columbia/Sony) went straight to the top.  Paolo Nutini, meanwhile, started a third straight week at the album summit “Caustic Love” ...

  3. Calvin Harris, Paolo Nutini Top U.K. Sales Charts

    May 05, 2014 5:11 AM EDT Calvin Harris scored his fourth U.K. No. 1 single as a lead artist, and sixth overall, yesterday (May 4) as “Summer” (Columbia/Sony) went straight to the top.  Paolo Nutini, meanwhile, started a third straight week at the album summit “Caustic Lov ...

  4. One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Enjoys Huge Opening Week in U.K.

    December 02, 2013 1:09 AM EST One Direction have achieved the U.K.’s fastest-selling artist album of 2013 to date, and of their career, with an opening 237,000 sales for their third set “Midnight Memories” (Syco Music/Sony). Calvin Harris debuted atop the singles chart with “ ...

  5. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead the Pack Ahead of the MTV Video Music Awards

    July 17, 2013 8:15 AM EDT Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the top nominees for the 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards with six apiece, followed by Bruno Mars with four.  MTV unveiled nominations Wednesday morning via the network’s Instagram and Vin ...

  6. John Legend Makes A Fashion Statement with Gucci

    July 09, 2013 12:51 AM EDT Soulful singer John Legend is hitting the stage in style with designs by Gucci for his "Summer Love" international tour, which kicked off on July 5 at Rock Wercheter Festival in Werchter, Belgium. Designed by Gucci creative director Frid ...

  7. Calvin Harris Beats Michael Jackson To Set New U.K. Chart Record

    April 23, 2013 4:54 AM EDT Calvin Harris has become a record-holder in the U.K. by clocking-up eight chart hits from the one album. The Scottish DJ and producer on Sunday saw his song “I Need Your Love” FT Ellie Goulding climb 11-7, in doing so becoming the eighth track ...

  8. Calvin Harris Sets Chart Record, Becomes U.K.’s New ‘King of Pop’

    April 22, 2013 11:55 PM EDT Calvin Harris has become a record-holder in the U.K. by clocking-up eight chart hits from the one album. The Scottish DJ and producer on Sunday saw his song “I Need Your Love” FT Ellie Goulding climb 11-7, in doing so becoming the eighth track f ...

  9. Florence + The Machine Ink Deal With WME

    March 07, 2013 5:02 PM EST Florence + the Machine has signed with WME for North American personal appearances and Worldwide representation in all other areas, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The award-winning British band has released two critically-acclaimed albums, ...

  10. Backbeat: Lucian Grainge, Irving Azoff, Steve Barnett, Katy Perry, Florence Welch, More at Universal Grammy Showcase

    February 10, 2013 3:32 PM EST Above, David Joseph (Chairman & CEO, UMG UK) and Lucian Grainge (Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group) The enormity of Universal Music Group, with EMI now completely folded into its operation, was on full display Saturday at a midday sh ...

  11. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Thrift Shop” Tops Hot 100 For Third Week

    February 06, 2013 2:34 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their debut entry "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz. P!nk and Calvin Harris, along with guest Florence Welch, meanwhile, ascend to the chart's top 10. ...

  12. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead Hot 100 for Third Straight Week

    February 06, 2013 12:22 PM EST "Thrift Shop" remains atop the tally, while P!nk, Calvin Harris and Florence Welch enter the top 10 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their debut entry "Thrift Shop," featurin ...

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  14. Calvin Harris Returns to No. 1 on UK Chart, Ed Sheeran Leaps to Top 3

    January 07, 2013 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Emeli Sande Claims Record for Most Consecutive Weeks in Top 10 for a Debut Solo Artist Album Scottish producer-DJ Calvin Harris ' "18 Months," which debuted atop the U.K. album chart in November, returned to the summit yesterday (Sund ...

  15. Gearing Up For the 2013 Grammys: Emerging Talent; Bumps; Opening Numbers

    December 21, 2012 11:15 AM EST Four storylines were in place in the weeks leading up to the 54th annual Grammy Awards, held on Feb. 12, 2012. Adele would be making her first appearance since throat surgery, Bruce Springsteen had a new song, Paul McCartney was MusiCares' Pe ...

  16. Rolling Stones' 'Gimme Shelter': Did Gaga, Mary J. or Florence Sing It Best?

    December 16, 2012 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 "Gimme Shelter," the rough-edged rocker from the Rolling Stones ' 1969 album "Let It Bleed," was a show-stopping highlight on each night of the Stones' "50 and Counting" tour, thanks to contributions from some ...

  17. Oscars: 75 Songs -- Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi -- Eligible For Academy Awards Consideration

    December 11, 2012 5:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Songs written or performed by Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi and Florence Welch are among the 75 songs that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has deemed eligible for 2013 Oscar consideration. The 75 includes a few documentary entrie ...

  18. Oscars: 75 Songs -- Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi -- Deemed Eligible For Academy Awards Consideration

    December 11, 2012 5:10 PM EST Songs written or performed by Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi and Florence Welch are among the 75 songs that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has deemed eligible for 2013 Oscar consideration. The 75 includes a few documentary entr ...

  19. Aussie Bits: ARIA's Streaming Chart, Awards Bump; AC/DC Re-Ups With Albert Music

    December 11, 2012 12:44 PM EST Australian Recording Industry Association Launches Streaming Chart Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made chart history Down Under, their alternative radio hit "Thrift Shop" bowing as the first No. 1 on Australia's new weekly officia ...

  20. Olly Murs Finds 'Right Time' to Lead U.K. Chart Again

    December 10, 2012 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Olly Murs has the U.K.'s No. 1 artist album for a second week, after "Right Place Right Time" was confirmed at the summit again by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Dec. 9). On the singles chart, 20-year-old, Wiltshire-born singe ...

  21. Morning Fix: Rihanna's First No. 1 Album; Adele Hits 10 Million; Today's Congressional Internet-Royalty Hearing

    November 28, 2012 7:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other FREE music-business newsletters RIHANNA EARNS FIRST NO. 1 ALBUM WITH 'UNAPOLOGETIC' ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART: One week after Rihanna scored her 12th No. 1 single on the ...

  22. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Debuts At No. 1 On UK Charts, Labrinth Has Top Single

    October 29, 2012 7:27 AM EDT Taylor Swift scored her first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) as "Red" (Mercury/Universal) debuted at the top. Writer-producer Labrinth was also celebrating a first British bestseller, as "Beneath Your Beautiful" (Syco Musi ...

  23. Chart Moves: Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson Scale Hot 100

    October 25, 2012 12:08 PM EDT As previously reported, Maroon 5 spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," holding off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains at No. 2 for a fifth frame. Plus, Rihanna ("Diamonds" ...

  24. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop Doubles The Fun.

    October 22, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The trio achieves a feat previously managed on Adult Pop Songs by only one other group in the chart's 16-year history. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gai ...

  25. Jake Bugg Tops Mumford, Leona Lewis on U.K. Albums Chart

    October 22, 2012 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter scores No. 1 debut, while Calvin Harris and Florence Welch combine for a "Sweet" single. Rising English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg made a dramatic start to his U.K. album chart career by debuting at No. 1 yesterday (Sund ...

  26. Jake Bugg Tops UK Album Charts; Calvin Harris & Florence Welch Have No. 1 Single

    October 22, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Rising English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg made a dramatic start to his U.K. album chart career by debuting at No. 1 yesterday (Sunday) with his self-titled Mercury/Universal debut. "Sweet Nothing" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) by ...

  27. Calvin Harris Releasing '18 Months' Oct. 30

    September 25, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guest Singers on DJ's Third Effort Include Florence Welch, Ellie Goulding Calvin Harris , the producer-DJ behind Rihanna 's pulsating hit "We Found Love," which topped the Hot 100 for ten weeks, will release his third solo album ...

  28. Katy Perry Rocks Red Hair for French Magazine Cover

    August 30, 2012 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The pop star channels Florence Welch in a fiery wig on the cover of L'Officiel. Katy Perry has changed her hair color once again, but as Vogue declares on the cover of its September issue: Hair is the new makeup. This truly seems to be the case ...

  29. Vocal Problems: Why So Many Artists Struggle To Stay at Full Volume

    August 20, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Imagine Dragons has a hit single on rock radio and a hotly anticipated album hitting stores in less than a month. Too bad the group's singer can't utter a word. The Las Vegas alt-rock band's frontman, Dan Reynolds, underwent surgery i ...

  30. Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Bret McKenzie Nominated For World Soundtrack Awards

    August 13, 2012 2:54 PM EDT Songs performed by Madonna, Mary J. Blige and Academy Award winner Bret McKenzie are in contention for the World Soundtrack Awards 2012 handed out at the Ghent International Film Festival. The World Soundtrack Academy hands out awards in three cat ...

  31. Way Out West 2012: Florence, Black Keys, Kraftwerk + More Light Up Sweden

    August 13, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 It may not have the storied tradition as other European festivals like Roskilde and Glastonbury, but Way Out West , held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2007, has quickly established itself as a premier summer stop for A-list acts. In past year ...

  32. Five Awesome Lollapalooza 2012 Moments

    August 06, 2012 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Lollapalooza 2012 lineup was packed with more than 150 rockers, rappers and EDM ravers, who kept crowds rocking in Chicago's Grant Park all weekend long. But as always, there were a few acts who shone above the rest. Here's a look at t ...

  33. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    August 06, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 After the sweltering heat of Friday and the show-halting storm of Saturday, the closing Sunday of Lollapalooza 2012 struck a balance with the sun shining brilliantly on Chicago's Grant Park for the emotional wallop of Florence and the Machine , ...

  34. Florence Welch Loses Voice, Cancels Live Dates

    July 11, 2012 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I felt something snap," Florence + the Machine singer says Florence + The Machine have pulled out of two European concerts because the lead singer has lost her voice and been told not to perform to avoid permanent damage. Florence Welch e ...

  35. Backbeat: The Weeknd's London Debut, With Katy Perry, Florence Welch, Barry Weiss, David Joseph, More

    June 07, 2012 7:24 PM EDT London's Wilton Music Hall hosted The Weeknd 's debut London show earlier tonight (June 7). Rumored to have sold out within two minutes, the gig lasted just an hour, but equally interesting as the vocal acrobatics taking place onstage wa ...

  36. Karl Lagerfeld: Adele Is 'A Little Fat'

    February 07, 2012 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 King of all things Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, is just full of opinions. The designer called Adele is "fat," Lana Del Rey a "construct," and if that's not enough, is thoroughly unimpressed with M.I.A. flipping the bird at the Su ...

  37. VIDEO: Florence Welch on 'Living For the Show,' 2012 Plans, Amy Winehouse

    January 10, 2012 3:40 PM EST 0 0 0 "I can see the year ahead -- it's on two pieces of paper. It's intense!" Florence Welch tells Billboard.com in a new video interview (above). Florence & The Machine: The Billboard Cover Story After a massive 2011 for Florence ...

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    January 09, 2012 4:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Florence Welch Q&A I Billboard.com Videos Florence Welch ...

  39. VH1 Divas: Florence Welch Leads Amy Winehouse Tribute

    December 20, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 The stars aligned to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse at the "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" concert this week, with Nas, Sharon Jones and Wanda Jackson all lending their voices during the show, culminating with a stirring performance of "Bac ...

  40. VH1 Divas Highlighted by Winehouse Tribute, 50 Cent & Chaka Khan Pairing

    December 19, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 VH1 may have honored singing divas at its annual VH1 Divas special, but the night was all about collaboration. 50 Cent was hand-in-hand with Chaka Khan on the red carpet; Mavis Staples screamed her love for Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine a ...

  41. Katy Perry Hosts 'SNL': The Hits & Misses, Including a Florence Welch Spoof

    December 11, 2011 1:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Katy Perry stepped out from behind the microphone to host last night's installment of "Saturday Night Live," following in the footsteps of Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and just a handful of other musicia ...

  42. Florence + the Machine Rocks 'SNL' With New Jack Swing Thanksgiving Song

    November 21, 2011 5:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Florence Welch is known for big pipes, not big laughs, but it was a nice surprise when the Florence + the Machine frontwoman embraced humor on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. Pish posh to her British lineage -- the songstress played a ...

  43. Florence Welch Crowdsurfs Through Children's Choir in Epic 'No Light, No Light' Video

    November 18, 2011 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 In her new video for "No Light, No Light," Florence Welch continues to explore the territory between Christianity and voodoo spirituality that the U.K. songstress tiptoes around on new album "Ceremonials." Much like the song -- F ...

  44. Hooked: Justin Bieber Poses as The Terminator (Or Sasha Fierce)

    October 25, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Time to get Hooked, our bite sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Justin Bieber Wears a Robot Arm... But Why? After browsing Justin Bieber 's Instagram offerings , we discovered the Biebs has been channeling unlikely sources. Wearing a ...

  45. Backbeat: Florence + The Machine, Justice, Karen O Hit Brooklyn For The Creators Project

    October 17, 2011 5:33 PM EDT In the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge: "Origin" by United Visual Artists at the Creators Project event in Brooklyn. The installation is up through Sunday, Sept. 23. (Photo: Courtesy the Creators Project) The Creators Project, an event pro ...

  46. Florence + the Machine Debut New Songs at Creators Project

    October 17, 2011 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brooklyn was alive with visionary music and art over the weekend, as Vice media and Intel brought The Creators Project to Brooklyn. Billed as "a global network dedicated to the celebration of creativity, culture and technology," the Projec ...

  47. Paris Fashion Week Roundup

    October 07, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The sun has set on Spring/Summer 2012 fashion weeks. Luxury and art was abound during this week of fashion in Paris and blossomed in the most decadent and pomp infused ways. Where else would you come across an all white carousel spinning with Louis ...

  48. Florence Welch's Fashion: 'It's Not Inner Turmoil. It's Total Escapism'

    October 04, 2011 11:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Florence Welch graces the cover of this week's Billboard Magazine , and while the singer revealed her musical inspirations in the piece, I thought it would be beyond appropriate to see what makes this fiery singer's style tick. The Florenc ...

  49. Florence Welch Goes 'Under the Sea' in Chanel Performance

    October 04, 2011 8:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Florence Welch challenged the stunning beauty of Botticelli's The Birth Of Venus as she emerged from an enormous mock shell at the Chanel show in Paris on Tuesday. Karl Lagerfeld, the head designer of Chanel, transformed the Grand Palais in Par ...

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