1. Ask Billboard: It's 2015 … and Madonna & Paul McCartney Are in the Top 40

    February 24, 2015 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 The icons continue to add new chapters to their incomparable careers. Plus, more albums that have produced bigger hits with each subsequent single. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billbo ...

  2. Ask Billboard: Can Kanye, Rihanna & Paul Hit No. 1 on the Hot 100?

    February 01, 2015 9:15 AM EST Will 'FourFiveSeconds' clock in atop the Hot 100? Plus, another new McCartney achievement & more everlasting, if not high-charting, hits. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@ ...

  3. Jennifer Lawrence's 'The Hanging Tree': The Roots of 'The Hunger Games' Hit

    January 30, 2015 6:11 PM EST The Lumineers' Wesley Schultz talks about co-writing the surprise hit single. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1's unlikely single, "The Hanging Tree," is now a top 10 airplay chart hit, as it climbs 11-10 on Billboard's ...

  4. Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Chris Martin Split: 'Who Says I Don't Approve of Jennifer Lawrence?'

    January 14, 2015 5:09 PM EST Gwyneth Paltrow  is keeping the ex talk positive.  The actress stopped by Howard Stern's  radio show  this week, and naturally, the topic of her conscious uncoupling with  Chris Martin  came up -- specifically his on-again relationship with  ...

  5. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Fifth Harmony Notches First Top 40 Hit With 'Sledgehammer'

    January 02, 2015 10:05 AM EST 12.134 k 6.217 k 36 0 The group vaults 75-40 with its single co-written by Meghan Trainor. Meanwhile, Trainor and Taylor Swift chart four titles apiece. As previously reported , Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a ...

  6. Chart Highlights: Top 40 Clicks 'Like' on New 5 Seconds of Summer Remake

    December 29, 2014 3:45 PM EST The boy band's cover of the Romantics' 1980 classic debuts. Plus, new No. 1s for Nick Jonas, Big Sean and E-40. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on r ...

  7. Chart Highlights: Aretha Franklin Tops Dance Club Songs for First Time in 16 Years

    December 22, 2014 2:05 PM EST The icon's cover of Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' returns her to No. 1. Plus, new leaders for Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. ...

  8. Music in TV and Film, 2014: 'Frozen' Dominates, Singing Battles Go Lukewarm

    December 22, 2014 12:58 PM EST Throughout the week, Billboard will be publishing pieces from our staff writers, each an outstanding authority on their specific area of coverage. From Nashville to Miami, the industry at large, publishing and retail, and the year in touring, we&# ...

  9. Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Song 'The Hanging Tree' Gets Dance Remix: Listen

    December 18, 2014 5:40 PM EST Jennifer Lawrence made her Billboard Hot 100 debut three weeks ago, via her feature spot on James Newton Howard 's Hunger Games song "The Hanging Tree." Because the Internet, that minimal folk sing-a-long has gotten its dance remix. ...

  10. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift, Avery Sunshine, Tim McGraw Notch New No. 1s

    December 15, 2014 5:05 PM EST Swift makes the quickest jump to No. 1 this year, Sunshine scores her first Adult R&B Songs leader and McGraw makes more history. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, ...

  11. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Ed Sheeran Soars With Two Songs, Mariah Carey Returns

    December 12, 2014 5:56 PM EST Two Sheeran tracks surge, while Carey makes her now-annual 'Christmas' comeback. Plus, moves for Jennifer Lawrence, Lillywood & Robin Schulz and Sheppard. As previously reported , Taylor Swift 's "Blank Space" leads th ...

  12. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Beyonce Bows in Top 20, One Direction, Lorde Leap Into Top 40

    December 06, 2014 11:05 AM EST '7/11' starts following the rerelease of 'Beyonce.' Plus, streams propel 1D's 'Night Changes' and Lorde's 'Yellow Flicker Beat' bounds following her AMAs performance. As previously reported, Taylor ...

  13. Taylor Swift Carves Out 'Space' Atop Artist 100

    December 04, 2014 2:42 PM EST The superstar leads the list for a seventh week. Plus, a late legend debuts. Taylor Swift keeps writing her name in that blank space atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart. Swift leads the tally for a record-extending seventh week. Taylor Swift No. 1 ...

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  15. Jennifer Lawrence Debuts on Hot 100: 'The Hanging Tree' Bows at No. 12

    December 03, 2014 4:22 PM EST 23.357 k 1.745 k 6 0 The Oscar-winning actress charts her first hit, from 'Mockingjay, Part 1.' Jennifer Lawrence adds another honor to her already impressive resume: the Academy Award-winning actress scores her first entry on a Billboard chart, ...

  16. Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hanging Tree' Heading for Hot 100 Chart Debut

    November 29, 2014 3:00 PM EST 55.691 k 452 32 0 Jennifer Lawrence is aiming to score her first hit single on Billboard's charts. The Academy Award-winning actress is heading for the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "The Hanging Tree," from her film The ...

  17. Jennifer Lawrence Breaks Into U.K. Singles Charts With 'The Hanging Tree'

    November 27, 2014 1:49 PM EST The 'Mockingjay -- Part 1' soundtrack song is currently No. 29 after midweek sales. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 may be dominating the U.K. box office, scoring the year's biggest opening weekend with $19.9 million , bu ...

  18. Listen to Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Folk Ballad, 'The Hanging Tree'

    November 21, 2014 9:12 PM EST Hunger Games hero Katniss Everdeen's haunting folk song, "The Hanging Tree," is now streaming online as it will appear on the Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 score album. Jennifer Lawrence , who plays Everdeen in the film serie ...

  19. Watch Jennifer Lawrence Reveal that the Soundtrack to Her Life Is Aqua's 'Barbie Girl'

    November 19, 2014 6:25 PM EST The Internet agrees: Jennifer Lawrence is totally badass. So it's no surprise that she stopped by her Hunger Games ' co-star Elizabeth Banks' appropriately titled web talk show "Ask a Badass." 'The Hunger Games: Mocki ...

  20. ‘SNL’ Recap: 'Hunger Games' Stars Parody Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space,’ Kendrick Lamar Performs 'i' & More

    November 16, 2014 11:55 AM EST Rapper Kendrick Lamar made his second appearance as musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 15, performing his feel-good single “i” and following up with Jay Rock ’s “Pay For It.”  Mark Ronson Says New Single With Bruno Mars 'Uptown Funk ...

  21. Celebs Threaten Google With $100 Million Lawsuit Over Leaked Nude Photos

    October 02, 2014 2:42 PM EDT Marty Singer , representing over a dozen celebrities whose iCloud accounts were hacked and whose nude photos were stolen in late August, is excoriating Google in a letter that threatens a $100 million lawsuit. "Google’s 'Don’t be evil� ...

  22. Apple Releases Statement Regarding Celebrity Nude Photo Hack, Refutes 'Breach'

    September 02, 2014 3:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following this past weekend's phone hacking that resulted in the online publishing of nude photos of dozens of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Ariana Grande (who has denied the photos are of her ), Apple has released a statement fo ...

  23. Ariana Grande Denies Authenticity of Alleged Leaked Nude Photos

    August 31, 2014 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A member of Ariana Grande's team tells Billboard the photos fake. Ariana Grande and numerous other female celebrities are the target of a major hacking campaign involving alleged nude photos that have been leaked online. Billboard Cover: Ariana ...

  24. Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Martin Are Maybe Dating

    August 15, 2014 6:00 PM EDT 9 0 0 It's not the first time the two have been grouped together. So, Jennifer Lawrence is apparently consciously coupling with dating Chris Martin . The news -- Which could be true? Who knows! -- comes from E! Online , citing several anonymous sourc ...

  25. Miley Cyrus to Vomiting Jennifer Lawrence: 'Get It Together!' (Video)

    May 22, 2014 10:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last night on "Late Night with Seth Myers" actress Jennifer Lawrence shared a scandalous story about her experience at this year's Academy Awards ceremony. Rather than attend with her family, Lawrence hung out at the 2014 Oscars with ...

  26. Miley Cyrus & Kanye West Among Barbara Walters’ ‘Most Fascinating People of the Year’

    December 04, 2013 2:46 AM EST 0 0 0 Barbara Walters is ready to honor another batch of "Most Fascinating People of the Year," with 2013's list including a pop star who added "twerk" to the public lexicon and a set of reality TV breakouts who made duck hunting ...

  27. Lana Del Rey Gets 'Hunger Games' Parody Video: Watch

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST 0 0 0 A parody of Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" is going viral. "Hunger Games," which stars Second City comedian Holly Laurent, sets an ode to the young adult book series and upcoming film to the tune of the polarizing singer' ...

  28. Taylor Swift Releases 'Hunger Games' Track, 'Safe & Sound'

    December 23, 2011 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 T aylor Swift late Thursday night tweeted out a link to her new song "Safe and Sound" from the soundtrack of the upcoming movie adaptation of "The Hunger Games." "Something I've been VERY excited about for a VERY long t ...

  29. Lenny Kravitz Joins 'Hunger Games' Cast

    May 24, 2011 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 L enny Kravitz has joined the cast of "The Hunger Games" in a role that fans of Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy have been anxious to see filled. The actor-musician will play Cinna, the fashion stylist assigned to Katniss Everdee ...

  30. Trent Reznor, A.R. Rahman Earn 2011 Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 9:11 AM EST 0 0 0 The 2011 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning (Jan. 25), and among the top nominees in the music categories is Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor , who is nominated for best original score for the Facebook-inspired film, "The Soc ...