1. Stevie Wonder Speaks Out, Bono Surprises at Global Citizen Festival

    September 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT An impassioned speech on guns by Wonder and slick sets by Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings of Leon highlight a day of doing right in Central Park Stevie Wonder made believers out of a youthful crowd of 60,000-plus at the Global Citizen Festiv ...

  2. Robin Thicke Ties Record Run at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    September 19, 2013 6:01 PM EDT With a 15th week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell) ties the Nielsen-era record for the chart's longest No. 1 run. Since the chart migrated to monitored airplay by Niels ...

  3. Keith Urban Edges the Weeknd for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200

    September 18, 2013 12:06 PM EDT Last week's race for the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 between Ariana Grande and Tamar Braxton was nothing compared to the showdown on this week's tally. Country star Keith Urban debuts at No. 1 with "Fuse," edging out t ...

  4. Keith Urban Edges Out the Weeknd for No. 1 Spot on Billboard 200 By Less Than 3K Copies

    September 18, 2013 11:32 AM EDT Last week's race for the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 between Ariana Grande and Tamar Braxton was nothing compared to the showdown on this week's tally. Country star Keith Urban debuts at No. 1 with "Fuse," edging out t ...

  5. Arctic Monkeys Make History As Fifth Album Opens At No. 1 in U.K.

    September 16, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys became the first independently-released group to score five consecutive U.K. No. 1 albums yesterday (Sept. 15). The Official Charts Company reports that “AM” (Domino) sold 157,000 last week, second only for an opening week on the ...

  6. Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' Makes U.K. Chart History To Debut At No. 1, Katy Perry's 'Roar' Continues Reign

    September 16, 2013 5:45 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys became the first independently-released group to score five consecutive U.K. No. 1 albums yesterday (Sept. 15). The Official Charts Company reports that “AM” (Domino) sold 157,000 last week, second only for an opening week on the a ...

  7. Janelle Monae, Arctic Monkeys and Sheryl Crow Heading For Top 10 on Billboard 200

    September 13, 2013 9:33 PM EDT Here’s a look at next week’s Billboard 200 albms chart: Janelle Monae is set for her first top 10, Arctic Monkeys is making a strong return and Sheryl Crow's aiming for her ninth top 10 set. Monae's "The Electric Lady" should ...

  8. Janelle Monáe To Perform from New York Fashion Week Runway

    September 05, 2013 2:14 AM EDT Janelle Monáe is hitting the stage for New York Fashion Week. The R&B musician, known for her signature tuxedo look, will perform live for models as they walk down New York-based designer Rebecca Minkoff's runway on Friday. Monae's p ...

  9. Janelle Monae Releases Miguel-Assisted 'PrimeTime'; Announces 'The Electric Lady' Tour

    August 19, 2013 6:47 PM EDT Janelle Monae gearing up to embark on a North American headline tour. The singer announced "The Electric Lady" tour in support of her forthcoming album of the same name that will begin on October 10 with dates running until November. Mon ...

  10. Janelle Monae Reveals 'The Electric Lady' Album Cover & Tracklist

    August 09, 2013 1:54 PM EDT Janelle Monáe naming her second studio album, "The Electric Lady," is no joke. The songstress unveiled the cover artwork for the album, which features her dressed in futuristic attire as if she came from the latest “Star Trek” movie. Mon ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Essence Festival 2013: Beyonce, Tamia, Janelle Monae Take Over The Superdome

    July 08, 2013 11:14 AM EDT The last day of the 19th annual Essence Music Festival started around 8 a.m. CDT at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, with an all-star gospel tribute to Donnie McClurkin and Tramaine Hawkins, and finished around 1 a.m. Monday morning (July 8 ...

  13. Goodie Mob Previews 'Age Against The Machine'; Reveals Album Artwork

    May 30, 2013 11:29 AM EDT The group enlists T.I. and Janelle Monae for their upcoming album, due August 27. Fourteen years have passed since Goodie Mob collectively released an album with their entire lineup present. Their reunion had several false starts, dating as far ba ...

  14. Aussie Rapper 360 Leads APRA Awards Nominations

    May 23, 2013 2:44 AM EDT With four nods, Australian hip hop artist 360 is the frontrunner for the June 17 APRA Awards in Melbourne, though the likes of Sia and Tame Impala aren't far behind. The rapper, whose real name is Matthew Colwell, has enjoyed a huge 18 mont ...

  15. Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu Backstage at the Billboard Music Awards 2013

    Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu Backstage at the Billboard Music Awards 2013

    May 20, 2013 2:57 PM EDT 1 2 0 Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu Backstage at the Billboard Music Awards 2013 BBMA , Janelle Monáe , Erykah Badu BBMA 2013 BBMA 2013 Janelle Monáe Erykah Badu ...

  16. Prince Blazes Billboard Music Awards With Two Song Mash-Up

    May 19, 2013 11:38 PM EDT “He breaks new ground... He's an icon,” Janelle Monáe said when introducing her friend and mentor, Prince, alongside Erykah Badu. Prince's January Billboard Cover Story After a video montage of the legend's most memorable career mo ...

  17. Aretha Franklin Cancels Shows on Doctor’s Orders

    May 14, 2013 12:09 AM EDT Aretha Franklin has canceled appearances in Chicago and Connecticut later this month under a doctor's recommendation. A Monday news release says Franklin will need treatment during the time period shows were scheduled with the Chicago Symphon ...

  18. Janelle Monae: 'Electric Lady' Will Be 'More Revealing' Than Last Album

    April 15, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Janelle Monae performed Saturday night on Coachella's Gobi Stage -- before the show she hinted that she had some surprises planned. That apparently involved a cover of Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" and jumping onto the back ...

  19. Grammy Ad Rates Climb to Record $900,000 Per Spot

    February 07, 2013 7:00 AM EST Ads for this Sunday’s Grammy Awards have reached an all-time high of $850,000 to $900,000 for some 30-second spots, a 9 to 12% increase from 2012, according to five executives familiar with negotiations who spoke with Billboard.biz. Chevrolet, De ...

  20. Spotify Users Predict Grammy Winners

    February 05, 2013 11:34 AM EST Is Spotify about to go all Nate Silver on the Grammy Awards – by which we mean rigorously applying data to know that which would otherwise be unknowable? Well, the company is giving it a shot. The following predictions are "based on song and ...

  21. Chart Moves: 2012's Twelve Hot 100 No. 1s; Taylor Swift Back in Country Airplay Top 10; Dropkick Murphys Xmas Song Charts

    December 28, 2012 3:23 PM EST As previously reported, Bruno Mars spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Locked Out of Heaven." The song becomes the first to top the Hot 100, Hot 100 Airplay, Hot Digital Songs and On-Demand Songs simultaneously da ...

  22. Ten Brands to Watch in 2013

    December 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST Marketers spent close to $1.2 billion on music sponsorship alone in 2012, and that's not even counting the hundreds of millions that went into commercials featuring current songs that helped many artists impact the Billboard charts. As artist ...

  23. 2013 Grammy Awards: Record of the Year

    December 21, 2012 11:23 AM EST five singular sensations go for the gold "Lonely Boy" The Black Keys Producers: The Black Keys, Danger Mouse Engineers/Mixers: Tom Elmhirst, Kennie Takahashi, Brian Lucey From: El Camino Label: Nonesuch "Lonely Boy" is the lead ...

  24. 2013 Grammy Awards: Album Of The Year

    December 21, 2012 11:14 AM EST THE CREME DE LA CREME THESE ARTISTIC STATEMENTS DEFINED THE YEAR IN MUSIC   El Camino The Black Keys Producers : The Black Keys, Danger Mouse Engineers/Mixers: Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst, Kennie Takahashi Mastering Engineer: Brian Lucey Label: None ...

  25. 2013 Grammy Awards: Best New Artist

    December 21, 2012 11:09 AM EST the breakout stars who shined brightest this year Alabama Shakes Mixing blues-rock and Southern soul, Alabama Shakes began building major buzz following a glowing New York Times review about its 2011 performance at the CMJ Music Marathon. In the m ...

  26. SoundTracking Integrates YouTube in Android Update

    December 20, 2012 5:07 PM EST SoundTracking, the application downloaded by 3 million people who use it to share virtual music postcards with their friends, has integrated YouTube for its latest Android version released Thursday. Developed by Schematic Labs in San Francisco, So ...

  27. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 1

    December 20, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. Today: January through June. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines ...

  28. The Year in New Artists 2012: Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen & Fun. Reigned

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While every year always brings a smattering of new acts that rack up major hits, 2012 produced an unusually robust group of fresh-faced talent. For the first time since 1956, the year's three biggest singles are by acts that earned their first ...

  29. The Year In Rock 2012: fun., Gotye, Mumford & Sons Headline Banner Year

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 fun. is Billboard's Top Rock Artist of 2012, the Black Keys claim the year's top title on the Rock Songs chart and Mumford & Sons boast the No. 1 Rock Album for a second straight year, a year in which rock enjoyed impressive pop crosso ...

  30. The Year In Pop 2012: Adele Repeats as Top Artist, Gotye Scores No. 1 Hot 100 Song

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After her watershed success in 2011, Adele triumphs again in 2012. She becomes the only act to be both the top artist of the year and have the No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("21") two years in a row. In 2011, she was the first woman to notch t ...

  31. The Year In Pop: Adele Repeats as Top Artist, Gotye Scores No. 1 Hot 100 Song

    December 14, 2012 8:23 AM EST After her watershed success in 2011, Adele triumphs again in 2012. She becomes the only act to be both the top artist of the year and have the No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("21") two years in a row. In 2011, she was the first woman to notch ...

  32. The Year In Rock 2012: fun., Gotye, Mumford & Sons Headline Banner Year

    December 14, 2012 8:14 AM EST fun. is Billboard's Top Rock Artist of 2012, the Black Keys claim the year's top title on the Rock Songs chart and Mumford & Sons boast the No. 1 Rock Album for a second straight year, a year in which rock enjoyed impressive pop cros ...

  33. Year in New Artists: Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen & Fun. Reigned in 2012

    December 14, 2012 8:10 AM EST While every year always brings a smattering of new acts that rack up major hits, 2012 produced an unusually robust group of fresh-faced talent. For the first time since 1956, the year's three biggest singles are by acts that earned their firs ...

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  35. One Direction Rivals Obama on Facebook Year in Review Lists

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Boy band among the top public figures on the social network over the past 12 months. It's that time of year again, when there is a collective urge to reflect on the whirlwind of events that shaped the past 12 months before we salute the New Yea ...

  36. Facebook 2012: One Direction Nearly as Popular as Obama

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST It's that time of year again when there is a collective urge to reflect on the whirlwind of events that shaped the past 12 months before we salute the New Year. Facebook on Wednesday joined in that annual exercise, releasing its Year in Revie ...

  37. Fun. on Grammy Nominations: 'We Felt Like We Finally Belonged'

    December 07, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The group's Andrew Dost also gives an early timetable for the band's next full-length. On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), fun. capped a breakout year by scoring a whopping six Grammy nominations, including album of the year for their sophomore d ...

  38. Hunter Hayes 'Blown Away' By Best New Artist Grammy Nod

    December 06, 2012 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Hunter Hayes was just hoping to nail his duties as a performing presenter at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Atlantic Nashville singer couldn't have expected to end the night a three-time nominee on top of singing t ...

  39. Ne-Yo Would 'Definitely' Make a Country Record, Fun.'s Vocal Problems + More Grammys Concert Backstage Moments

    December 06, 2012 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Alabama Shakes, the Lumineers, Hunter Hayes React to Grammy Nominations Backstage at the Grammy Nominations "Concert Live!!" on Wednesday, several of the night's biggest nominees -- Hunter Hayes, Fun., the Lumineers -- dropped by to g ...

  40. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the majo ...

  41. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  42. Grammy Predictions 2012: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 05, 2012 3:00 PM EST On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," which means that there are only a few more hours t ...

  43. Grammy Predictions 2013: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 05, 2012 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," which means that there are only a few more hours to ...

  44. Rihanna's 'Diamonds' Tops Hot 100, Lumineers Leap To Top 10

    November 21, 2012 10:55 AM EST The superstar scores her 12th Hot 100 No. 1, while the Lumineers' folk-rock 'Ho Hey' completes a lengthy journey to the top 10. As previously reported, Rihanna's "Diamonds" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song ...

  45. Maroon 5's 'One More Night' Ties For Hot 100's Longest No. 1 of The Year

    November 14, 2012 3:27 PM EST The song matches the nine-week reign of Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe.' Plus, a reinvented '80s hit returns to the top 10 courtesy of Flo Rida. Maroon 5's "One More Night" spends a ninth week atop the Billboa ...

  46. Robbie Williams Ends 8-Year Drought on U.K. Charts

    November 05, 2012 7:05 AM EST 0 0 0 First No. 1 Single Since '04; Meanwhile Calvin Harris Tops Kylie Minogue on Album List Robbie Williams scored his first U.K. No. 1 single in eight years yesterday with "Candy" to move into joint second place with Gary Barlow and Cliff ...

  47. Robbie Williams Tops UK Singles Chart, Calvin Harris Has No. 1 Album

    November 05, 2012 6:13 AM EST Robbie Williams scored his first U.K. No. 1 single for eight years yesterday with "Candy" (Universal Island) to move into joint second place with Gary Barlow and Cliff Richard on 14 chart-toppers, behind only the four members of the Beat ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Presidential Debate 2012: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 04, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 During the 2012 Presidential Debate Wednesday night (Oct. 4), hundreds of celebrities tuned in and turned on their computers -- ready to share their thoughts with millions of social media followers. Many of the normally-outspoken Republican musician ...

  50. Album Sales Slightly Down, Digital LP Sales Up 15% So Far in 2012: SoundScan

    October 03, 2012 10:27 PM EDT Album sales continue to decline slightly because of an accelerating drop in CD sales, but digital track passed the billion-unit mark for the first time in the first nine months of 2012. Billboard's FutureSound Conference, takes place November ...

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