1. Riff Raff Mad at 'Chubby' Sam Smith For Cropping Him Out of VMA Photo

    August 29, 2014 3:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 This is how he do. Here's the thing about having so many celebrities at awards shows: Unless you're Beyonce , everyone gets cropped out of a photo at some point or another. Yes, Riff Raff , even you. Katy Perry's All-Denim Ensemble Is ...

  2. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'This Is How We Do' Darts Into Top 40

    August 29, 2014 12:29 PM EDT 2.405 k 120 37 'Prism' produces a sixth top 40 hit. Plus, moves for Bobby Shmurda, Blake Shelton, Mr. Probz and Steve Aoki. As previously reported , Taylor Swift soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 with "Shake It Off" and Nicki M ...

  3. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'This Is How We Do' Darts Into Top 40

    August 29, 2014 12:29 PM EDT As previously reported , Taylor Swift soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 with "Shake It Off" and Nicki Minaj pounces 39-2 with "Anaconda." Who else shakes up the Hot 100 this week? - Katy Perry: "This Is How We Do&q ...

  4. Max Martin Scores 18th No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100

    August 28, 2014 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The co-writer and co-producer of Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' increases his impressive tally of leaders. With the No. 1 debut of Taylor Swift 's "Shake It Off" on the Billboard Hot 100 , the song's co-writer and c ...

  5. Katy Perry Donates Meet-and-Greet to Veterans Matter

    August 28, 2014 1:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 This is how you do, Katy Perry. Thanks to the philanthropy of Perry, 22 homeless veterans in Michigan and Texas will soon cross the threshold into permanent housing, according to a press release from Veterans Matter, a national program that works wi ...

  6. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Katy Perry, Riff Raff, Usher, Raury & More

    August 27, 2014 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 On this week's Must-Hear Music podcast, the Billboard staff talks about everything from Katy Perry working with eccentric MC Riff Raff to Brad Paisley 's make-out song to insanely promising newcomers like Raury and Sofi de la Torre . We do ...

  7. This Week In Billboard Chart History: In 1976, The Bee Gees Celebrate With 'Dancing'

    August 25, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week in 38 years ago, the trio led the first Dance Club Songs chart. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Katy Perry, the Notorious B.I.G. and Debbie Gibson Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of B ...

  8. Katy Perry's All-Denim Ensemble Is a Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake Throwback

    August 24, 2014 9:19 PM EDT 6.637 k 736 47 Britney loved it! Oops...she did it again. Katy Perry dug into VMA history when she chose what to wear to Sunday's award show. She (along with Riff Raff ) went with all-denim ensembles that channeled those iconic Britney Spears / Justi ...

  9. Super Bowl Halftime Pay-to-Play Reports: Grammys Producer Weighs In

    August 21, 2014 6:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 'I don't know that a Super Bowl performance, other than exposing an artist to a larger audience, does as much as the right performance on 'Saturday Night Live' or the right moment on the Grammys,' Ken Ehrlich tells Billboard ...

  10. NFL Reportedly Wants Artists to Pay to Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show

    August 21, 2014 12:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 The NFL has narrowed down its list of potential performers for the 2015 Super Bowl to three candidates, but the league is now asking the artists under consideration to pay to play, according to a new report. Rihanna , Katy Perry and Coldplay are the ...

  11. NFL Reportedly Wants Artists to Pay to Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show

    August 21, 2014 12:48 AM EDT The NFL has narrowed down its list of potential performers for the 2015 Super Bowl to three candidates, but the league is now asking the artists under consideration to pay to play, according to a new report. Rihanna , Katy Perry and Coldplay are t ...

  12. Lenny Kravitz to Play iTunes Festival in London

    August 20, 2014 11:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Apple's iTunes Festival in London has added Lenny Kravitz , Rudimental , Elbow and Paolo Nutini to its lineup of headliners. The eighth annual event will once again take place throughout September at The Roundhouse in the Camden neighborhood of ...

  13. Watch Katy Perry's Bikini-Clad ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Madonna

    August 19, 2014 6:25 PM EDT Dressed in just a black bikini, a shawl, sandals and sunglasses, Katy Perry took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday to help fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease.  Foo Fighters Parody 'Carrie' ...

  14. Super Bowl Halftime Poll: Should Rihanna, Coldplay or Katy Perry Perform?

    August 19, 2014 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 The NFL has reportedly short-listed the three acts for the 2015 game, but there's a catch. You can't buy the kind of exposure the Super Bowl halftime show brings -- or can you? Is Katy Perry Playing the Super Bowl? 5 Reasons Behind the The ...

  15. Watch Katy Perry Get Her Nose Pierced

    August 16, 2014 2:11 PM EDT 3.264 k 75 0 “Owww!” That’s the reaction Katy Perry gave when getting her nose pierced a second time. The pop star shared a brief video of the painful piercing to her 6.7 million Instagram followers on Friday (Aug. 15). “Last time I did this I was on my o ...

  16. Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman Launches DIY-Focused Startup

    August 11, 2014 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 It took the Dillinger Escape Plan 's Ben Weinman a few years to figure out what he actually wanted to do with his own record label. Launched in 2009, Party Smasher Inc. was first and foremost a way for the mathcore minor deities to release thei ...

  17. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Debut Atop Artist 100

    August 07, 2014 2:42 PM EDT The group’s historic week continues after finally reaching the top of the Billboard 200 for the first time in its illustrious career. Meanwhile, Maroon 5 breaks into the Artist 100 top 10. 2002 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Tom Petty & ...

  18. Katy Perry Tops YouTube List of Most Popular Music Videos of 2014 (So Far)

    July 29, 2014 5:37 PM EDT She's coming at you like a dark horse: So far, Katy Perry tops the list of most played music videos for 2014, YouTube announced July 29. The music video for Perry's single "Dark Horse" has racked up nearly 500 million views and ...

  19. Maroon 5, Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer to Headline iTunes Festival in London

    July 21, 2014 2:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The iTunes festival returns to London this fall with Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris and Chrissie Hynde scheduled to perform at the Roundhouse in Camden. Over 60 acts wil ...

  20. Billboard Artist 100 Chart Launches; Trey Songz Leads First List

    July 10, 2014 10:03 AM EDT Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, MAGIC! and Luke Bryan among others in the top 10 of Billboard's exclusive new ranking of each week's top acts Today (June 10), Billboard proudly unveils the Artist 100 , the first-ever weekly ranking dedicated t ...

  21. Katy Perry, John Legend Lead 2014 Mid-Year Streaming Chart

    July 03, 2014 1:55 PM EDT Six months into the year, Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" leads the pack as 2014's most-streamed track in the U.S., according to Nielsen BDS. Since January, the title has received more than 188 million pays across streaming services ...

  22. 2014 Hasn't Been Half Bad

    July 01, 2014 11:45 AM EDT A look at the biggest chart headlines, from Pharrell Williams, Michael Jackson, Iggy Azalea and more, from the first half of 2014 Fourteen chart headlines from the first half of 2014: Katy Perry 's "Dark Horse" (featuring Juicy J) ...

  23. Beyonce Tops Forbes Celebrity 100 List, Springsteen, Calvin Harris Also Make the Cut

    June 30, 2014 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Queen B reigns supreme in Forbes Celebrity 100 list, which was released Monday. Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Rihanna and Katy Perry were also in the top 10 on the list that rates the cultural icons success and influence against one another.  Beyonce runs the sho ...

  24. Katy Perry Becomes the RIAA's All-Time Top Digital Artist

    June 26, 2014 4:59 PM EDT Yesterday (June 25), Katy Perry was presented with yet another award in her record-setting three-album career. The Recording Industry Association of America named Perry its highest-selling digital act in the history of Gold and Platinum awards in ...

  25. Bill and Hillary Clinton Musical to Make U.S. Debut

    June 25, 2014 5:59 AM EDT Bill and Hillary Clinton are headed to New York City—in a musical. The former president and first lady are the center of a production that is set to open for a week of performances in mid-July, as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Hil ...

  26. Justin Moore's 'Night' Tops Country Airplay Chart, Kenny Chesney Returns

    June 24, 2014 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Moore notches his fourth No. 1, while Chesney tallies his record-extending 10th top-30 debut Justin Moore snares his fourth No. 1, and best weekly audience, on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, as "Lettin' the Night Roll" steps ...

  27. Katy Perry Offers to Write Hillary Clinton Campaign Theme Song

    June 22, 2014 9:25 PM EDT Maybe Hillary Clinton will take up Katy Perry's offer to write a campaign theme song. The former Secretary of State, currently on a media tour to promote her book "Hard Choices," replied to the pop star's Friday offer, mention ...

  28. Chart Moves: Katy Perry Sets Mainstream Top 40 Record; Michael Jackson Back In AC Top 10; Brett Eldredge's 'Music' No. 1 On Country Airplay

    June 21, 2014 12:36 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and holds at No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's "Problem," while PSY returns with " ...

  29. Naked Ambition: 20 Bare-It-All Music Videos (NSFW)

    June 19, 2014 11:00 AM EDT It's no secret that pop stars like to bare their bodies, whether it's on stage, on the red carpet, or in a music video. Big pop names like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Gotye left little to the imagination in their video hits, and we' ...

  30. Katy Perry Launches Label, Signs Pop Singer Ferras

    June 17, 2014 5:01 PM EDT Katy Perry could help make your "Teenage Dream" of becoming a singer a reality: The pop star is starting her own record label. Perry announced the launch of Metamorphosis Music on Tuesday. It's a joint venture with her current label ...

  31. Katy Perry Launches Label, Signs Pop Singer Ferras

    June 17, 2014 3:57 PM EDT Katy Perry could help make your "Teenage Dream" of becoming a singer a reality: The pop star is starting her own record label. Perry announced the launch of Metamorphosis Music on Tuesday. It's a joint venture with her current label, ...

  32. Miley Cyrus’ ‘Bangerz’ Tour Coming to Australia

    June 16, 2014 1:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus will bring her “Bangerz” tour to Australia later this year.  Promoters the Dainty Group today announced Miley would play arenas in Australia’s five big cities this October. Moves Like Miley: Cyrus' Wildest Moments on Her 'Ba ...

  33. Chart Moves: Florida Georgia Line On A 'Roll' With Jason Derulo Remix; Jamie N Commons, X Ambassadors Surge Thanks To Beats, 'Orange Is The New Black' Synchs; Ricky Martin's 'Vida' Vaults

    June 13, 2014 12:29 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, while holding at No. 2 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem." Plus, Sam Smith soars 19-10 with ...

  34. Morning Fix: Amazon's Licensing Approach Could be Digital Music's Future; Twitter COO Resigns; Katy Perry and Staples 'Make Roar Happen'

    June 13, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE WHY AMAZON'S APPROACH TO LICENSING COULD BE THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL MUSIC Even though the just-launched Amazon Music Price is receiving some criticism, it hints at a future with different types o ...

  35. Katy Perry Backs Education: 'Knowledge Is Power, Especially For Females'

    June 13, 2014 1:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Katy Perry returns stateside to kick off the North American leg of her Prismatic World Tour, she's reflecting on the hard work that got her here and preparing to pay it forward. "I'm an American girl that had a dream, executed a dr ...

  36. Nico & Vinz Sign With Warner/Chappell Music

    June 12, 2014 11:14 PM EDT Nico & Vinz, the Norwegian singer/songwriter duo, have signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the company announced today. Nico & Vinz enjoyed recent success with “Am I Wrong”, which reached No. 6 (Jun ...

  37. Katy Perry and Staples 'Make Roar Happen' to Help Support Teachers

    June 12, 2014 7:50 PM EDT Katy Perry is teaming up with the Staples organization to “celebrate and support” teachers with her “Make Roar Happen” initiative, in a joint announcement this afternoon at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Related Articles Deciphering Ka ...

  38. Crafting a Hit: How Many Songwriters Does It Take?

    June 12, 2014 12:30 PM EDT How many people does it take to write a hit song? If you're Pharrell, one. If you're Pitbull or Jason Derulo, probably eight -- or more. Billboard's recent Hot 100 chart reflects a group of hits mainly showcasing songs written solel ...

  39. Iggy Azalea Still 'Fancy' Atop Hot 100; Sam Smith Soars Into Top 10

    June 11, 2014 2:02 PM EDT The rapper rules for a third frame with 'Fancy,' while holding at No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's 'Problem.' Plus, Sam Smith vaults to his first top 10 with 'Stay With Me.' Iggy Azalea tallies a third ...

  40. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, Paramore Score First Pop Radio No. 1s

    June 09, 2014 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Azalea's 'Fancy' crowns Pop Songs, while Paramore tallies its first airplay chart leader with 'Ain't It Fun.' Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry, Three Days Grace and Tito 'El Bambino' Chart Highlights offers a s ...

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