1. Lenny Kravitz Cancels Tour of Asia & Australia

    February 27, 2015 5:38 AM EST 0 0 0 Lenny Kravitz has canceled his scheduled tour of Asia and Australia, citing "unforseen scheduling issues." The veteran rocker's trek was meant to include March dates in Japan, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, a headlining slot at ...

  2. Holychild Announce Debut Album via Glassnote Records & Tour With Passion Pit

    February 23, 2015 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 'The Shape of Brat Pop to Come' will arrive in summer 2015. A shimmer of summer's heat wave has arrived in the form of rising Los Angeles duo Holychild, who will release their debut album, cheekily titled  The Shape of Brat Pop to Com ...

  3. Kendrick Lamar & Katy Perry Debut in Top 10 on Twitter Tracks Chart

    February 20, 2015 6:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar grabs a No. 2 debut as Katy Perry lands in the Top 10. Plus, Taylor Swift brings 'Style' to the helm. Fresh off a pair of Grammy wins on Feb. 8, Kendrick Lamar squeezes into the runner-up slot on the Billboard + Twitter Top ...

  4. Super Bowl Commercials Pay Off on Emerging Artists Chart

    February 17, 2015 6:18 PM EST As expected, the Feb. 1 Super Bowl sparked major gains for Katy Perry and Missy Elliott , who turned exposure from the halftime show into song purchases. But they (and the New England Patriots) weren't the night's only big winners. Thr ...

  5. YouTube's 10th Anniversary: Watch the Top 10 Most Viewed Videos to Date

    February 14, 2015 11:06 AM EST 0 0 0 When former PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim first came up with the idea to create a video-sharing site in 2005, they had no clue just what would unfold years later. On Feb. 14 that year, YouTube was launched, and on April 23 ...

  6. Katy Perry Roars to New Billboard Artist 100 Peak, Taylor Swift No. 1 for 16th Week

    February 12, 2015 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Perry hits a new high following her high-profile performances, while Swift remains in her usual spot atop the tally. Despite having ranked on the Billboard Artist 100 for all 32 weeks of the chart's existence, Katy Perry reaches a new peak this ...

  7. Katy Perry's Super Bowl Sharks: ESPN Ad Tells the Real Story

    February 10, 2015 7:58 PM EST Who was really under those shark costumes during Katy Perry 's Super Bowl halftime show? ESPN has the answer. Super Bowl 2015: All Our Coverage In a new SportsCenter commercial, anchors John Anderson and Bram Weinstein are seen wearing the sc ...

  8. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, Paula Abdul Led the Hot 100 Again

    February 09, 2015 8:05 AM EST In 1990, 'Opposites Attract' became Abdul's fourth No. 1. Plus, remembering chart feats by Katy Perry, Whitney Houston and Bon Jovi. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart ...

  9. Will Katy Perry's Game App Be a Hit Like Kim Kardashian's?

    February 06, 2015 11:29 AM EST 0 0 0 On Wednesday, San Francisco-based Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU ) announced its fourth quarter earnings along with a spicy bit of news. The mobile game shop has inked a deal with Katy Perry to produce a game featuring the singer's fully-license ...

  10. Katy Perry's Lawyers Bite Down on 'Left Shark' Salesman

    February 05, 2015 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 If you were one of the 118.5 million people who watched Katy Perry 's Super Bowl halftime show performance, you definitely noticed (and probably LOL'd at) the dancing sharks behind her. You may have noticed that one of them, now known as L ...

  11. Taylor Swift No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100; Ne-Yo Hits Top 10; Katy Perry, Missy Elliott Surge

    February 05, 2015 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Swift stays at the summit, Ne-Yo reaches a new peak & Perry and Elliott make Super-sized moves. "Fifteen" isn't just a Taylor Swift song: it's now also how many weeks she's led the Billboard Artist 100. Despite a 9 perce ...

  12. Katy Perry Teaming Up With 'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood' Developer for Mobile Game

    February 04, 2015 8:37 PM EST Glu Mobile, the developer of the popular Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game, said it will develop a new mobile game with singer Katy Perry . The San Francisco company said Wednesday (Feb. 4) that the game will include Perry's voice and likeness. ...

  13. Katy Perry & Missy Elliott See Super Sales Bump Thanks to Super Bowl

    February 04, 2015 8:13 PM EST 15.307 k 166 131 Plus: Lenny Kravitz's catalog of albums & digital songs rises by 111 percent Thanks to Katy Perry 's Super Bowl halftime show, both she and guest star Missy Elliott earned some sizzling sales gains. In the week ending Feb. 1 ...

  14. Why Missy Elliott? Super Bowl Halftime EP Explains Her Surprise Appearance

    February 04, 2015 4:38 PM EST 5.243 k 188 65 Few who pay attention to rumors were surprised to see Missy Elliott come out for a guest spot during Katy Perry 's Super Bowl halftime show. But what was surprising was how much airtime she got: nearly three minutes of the 12-and-a-hal ...

  15. Iggy Azalea & Sam Smith Lead 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

    February 04, 2015 8:40 AM EST 0 0 0 With five nominations each, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are the early leaders heading into the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, nominations for which were announced Wednesday. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nods each. On the n ...

  16. Katy Perry Set to Perform at Grammys: Exclusive

    February 04, 2015 1:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Just a week after the Super Bowl, Katy Perry is coming with yet another live spectacular.  Billboard  has learned that Perry is preparing a performance for this weekend's Grammy Awards . ( Billboard reached out to reps for the Grammys and Perry ...

  17. Katy Perry Talks Celebrity Roles: 'Taylor's the Sweetheart, Kanye's the Villain'

    February 03, 2015 5:58 PM EST 16.737 k 242 59 Katy Perry sees you and your media tricks. (Guilty.) While  speaking to  Elle  prior to her big Super Bowl performance, Perry shared her thoughts on fame, and, as expected, they're complicated. "It is a hundred times harder a dre ...

  18. Katy Perry's Choreographer: 'Left Shark Nailed It!'

    February 02, 2015 6:23 PM EST Despite widespread mockery of the Katy Perry dancer known only as " Left Shark ," the choreographer responsible for Perry's Super Bowl halftime show (and Left Shark's adorably awkward moves) says the dancer nailed the routine. ...

  19. Missy Elliott on Track for 1,000% Sales Gain Thanks to Super Bowl

    February 02, 2015 5:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Katy Perry also sees a sales bump. Missy Elliott 's well-received (and highly watched ) guest turn during Katy Perry 's Super Bowl halftime show (Feb. 1) is generating major sales gains. Katy Perry's Halftime Show the Most-Watched in ...

  20. Katy Perry's Halftime Show the Most-Watched in Super Bowl History

    February 02, 2015 5:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Katy Perry 's Super Bowl performance was seen by 118.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched halftime show ever, according to Nielsen data. The audience for Perry's 13-minute appearance, with guests Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz , ...

  21. Super Bowl's Most Shazamed Moments: Katy Perry, Marc Scibilia and... The Verve?

    February 02, 2015 12:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Tom Brady and his undeflatable New England Patriots took the Vince Lombardi Trophy, but an unknown singer-songwriter from Nashville was the other big winner of last night's Super Bowl broadcast. Data provided by music discovery app Shazam shows ...

  22. Katy Perry's Super Bowl Performance Sparks Funny Memes

    February 01, 2015 10:01 PM EST 10.024 k 1.055 k 220 Leave it to the Internet to have a field day with Katy Perry 's Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance. After blazing through a slew of hits -- "Teenage Dream," "I Kissed a Girl," Firework" -- and bringing ...

  23. Super Bowl vs. Grammys: Analyzing Their Sales Impact on Artists

    January 31, 2015 3:11 PM EST 2.941 k 162 2 0 Even though record label executives tend to choose the Super Bowl halftime show as the most powerful marketing tool in Billboard's annual Maximum Exposure issue, the event can be hit or miss in driving sales for the artist who perform ...

  24. Super Bowl Exclusive: Pepsi's Adam Harter on Hiring Katy Perry, Considering Taylor Swift & More

    January 30, 2015 6:00 PM EST As Pepsi's VP-marketing, consumer engagement, Adam Harter leads sports, entertainment and music strategy for Pepsi's American beverages, overseeing the company's relationships with tentpoles like the Grammys , NFL, the MLB and the M ...

  25. Super Bowl Halftime Show Performers: What the Album Sales Boost Looks Like

    January 30, 2015 4:30 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> When Katy Perry takes center stage at this year's Super Bowl halftime show, she'll have more eyes on her at once than ever before in an already illustrious career. Super Bowl 2015: See Al ...

  26. Katy Perry: The Billboard Cover Shoot

    Katy Perry: The Billboard Cover Shoot

    January 30, 2015 9:06 AM EST 0 0 0 The Super Bowl halftime headliner talks about what to expect from her performance -- and what she can't wait to dig into after the big show. Videos Katy Perry ...

  27. Billboard Cover: Behind the Scenes With Katy Perry as She Rehearses for the Super Bowl -- 'The Biggest Event of My Career'

    January 30, 2015 9:00 AM EST 17.052 k 1.066 k 27 Backstage at the top-secret rehearsals for the biggest gig in American showbiz, in a large, stuffy room marked "Wardrobe," a dozen or so half-naked female dancers wriggle into candy-colored, body-hugging costumes and pull on ...

  28. Who Is Katy Perry's Secret Super Bowl Guest? Vote!

    January 29, 2015 6:39 PM EST Katy Perry still has a few tricks up her multi-colored sleeve. At a press conference Thursday afternoon (Jan. 29), Perry promised sharks and lions at her Super Bowl halftime show. But more exciting than apparently getting real-life beasts to " ...

  29. Katy Perry's Super Bowl Show: The Do's and Don'ts of an Amazing Halftime

    January 29, 2015 4:06 PM EST A 'Firework' finale? Yes, please. A RiFF RaFF appearance? Maybe not the best idea. Here are 10 things we do (and don't) want to see on Sunday. Although Katy Perry has been a famous pop performer for less than a decade, the supersta ...

  30. Recording Academy Gets Tough on Grammy Awards Ticket Scalping

    January 29, 2015 5:04 AM EST The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has a number of tricks up its sleeve in its efforts to stop ticket scalping of the Grammy Awards. Ahead of this year's ceremony on Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Recordin ...

  31. Tim Heidecker 'Leaks' Katy Perry & Lenny Kravitz's Super Bowl Song

    January 27, 2015 6:33 PM EST Back in 2012, Tim Heidecker leaked an original composition " Madonna" created for her Super Bowl halftime show. And by "leak," we mean he released a completely fake rap track that started out with, "My name is Madonna ...

  32. Ask Billboard: Controversial Hits, Katy Perry's Sales & Taylor Swift's Radio Reign

    January 25, 2015 9:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT ARE THE ...

  33. Maroon 5, Common & John Legend Score High Debuts on Top Twitter Tracks

    January 23, 2015 3:30 PM EST 'Sugar' crashes in atop the list, while Ciara collects her first chart entry. Plus, Katy Perry creates a hit…just not her own. Maroon 5 's "Sugar" rushes to the summit on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks , giving the band it ...

  34. Katy Perry Donates $5K to TLC Kickstarter Campaign

    January 21, 2015 9:05 PM EST Consider Katy Perry a diehard TLC fan. The pop star has donated $5,000 to the girl group's Kickstarter campaign, according to E! News .  TLC's Chilli Talks Their Kickstarter-Funded Final Album: 'We Have to Involve the Fans' ...

  35. Katy Perry on Super Bowl Halftime Show: 'I've Outdreamt My Dream'

    January 20, 2015 5:43 PM EST It's almost time to hear Katy Perry roar at the Super Bowl To celebrate, she's on the cover of ESPN the Magazine  this month with Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. Katy Perry Put Her 'Foot Down' When Asked to Pay for ...

  36. Katy Perry Put Her 'Foot Down' When Asked to Pay for Super Bowl Gig

    January 14, 2015 6:21 PM EST 4.982 k 159 2 0 'I want to be invited on my own merits and not with some fine print,' she says. Katy Perry says her female empowerment anthems make her the ideal Super Bowl halftime performer after an NFL season shadowed by highly publicized dom ...

  37. Who Will Join Katy Perry During Her Super Bowl Halftime Performance?

    January 10, 2015 6:45 PM EST 6.061 k 465 126 0 When Katy Perry takes the stage on Feb. 1 for the Super Bowl halftime show , she'll be getting some assistance. Lenny Kravitz has been tapped to play with the "Dark Horse" singer. The NFL confirmed the news on Twitter on J ...

  38. Report: Katy Perry and John Mayer Are Back Together

    January 10, 2015 3:31 PM EST It seems more and more likely that Katy Perry and John Mayer have rekindled their romance. Katy Perry's Boyfriend Timeline: 9 Relationships & Songs Inspired By Romance The two music stars are officially back together following an appearan ...

  39. Are Katy Perry & John Mayer Getting Back Together?

    January 05, 2015 6:46 PM EST 1.16 k 310 44 0 After ending their romance last February , Katy Perry and John Mayer were seen together in Beverly Hills over the weekend, People reports, sparking suspicion maybe the two musicians have reunited.  It's the first time the two have bee ...

  40. Luke Bryan Tops One Direction on Ticketmaster's Most-Searched List

    January 05, 2015 11:58 AM EST A pop-country hunk topped international boy bands, music icons and pro wrestling to be Ticketmaster's most-searched subject of 2014. The Live Nation ticket retailer places Luke Bryan as being the search bar's most frequent guest, above ...

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