1. Top Dawg's Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Cover Story: Enter the House of Pain

    March 04, 2014 5:25 PM EST It doesn't exactly look like the place that so recently has launched the next generation of hip-hop superstars. Indeed, the Top Dawg Entertainment recording studio - christened the House of Pain and located in the back of a family-style home ...

  2. More of the 'Same': Mary Lambert's 'She Keeps Me Warm' Rises at Radio

    January 27, 2014 4:34 PM EST The singer of the chorus of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Grammy event track 'Same Love' expanded her vocal into a full song that's now scaling Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart. After appearing on last night's Grammy Awa ...

  3. Macklemore Tells Kendrick Lamar It 'Sucks That I Robbed You' After GRAMMYs

    January 27, 2014 4:12 PM EST 5 0 0 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis swept four wins at the 56th annual Grammy Awards Sunday evening, while Kendrick Lamar, who was nominated in seven categories, took not one Grammy home. Following his win, Macklemore sent a text message to Lamar and later po ...

  4. Independents Claim 50% of Grammy Wins, Largest Share in A2IM History

    January 27, 2014 3:41 PM EST Independent record labels and artists hauled off some heavy hardware at the 56th Grammy awards last night, claiming the largest share of all awards since at least 2006, when the American Association of Independent music began tracking the ce ...

  5. Executive Grammy Picks: Big Machine's Scott Borchetta

    January 23, 2014 4:30 PM EST Scott Borchetta, Big Machine CEO, on AMAs, Taylor Swift's New Songs, 'Nashville's Surprise Success Abroad (Video) Biz Poll Results: Your 2014 Grammy Picks Grammy Week 2014: Wall-to-Wall Coverage Billboard reached out to various mus ...

  6. Grammy Noms Reflect Recording Academy’s Newfound Love for Popular Music (Analysis)

    December 06, 2013 11:30 PM EST Culturally resonant singles received their due in the nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards as songs and artists that dominated radio airplay, streaming and social media were represented in the four major categories.   Grammy Awards 2014 ...

  7. Grammy Nominations Show Preview: Booking Strategies, the Move to Friday, Water Cooler Moments

    December 05, 2013 8:00 AM EST Lorde, Drake, Katy Perry, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are among the performers on this Friday's (Dec. 6) Grammy Nominations Concer Live produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Li ...

  8. Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake Win Big at American Music Awards

    November 24, 2013 11:47 PM EST Though plenty of stars shined at the 2013 American Music Awards, the night belonged most of all to Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake. Both were tied for most awards won on the night -- three each -- until the "Red" star took home the mo ...

  9. Kings of Leon’s 'Mechanical Bull' Rides to Peak of U.K. Chart, Drake Opens at No. 2

    September 30, 2013 3:55 AM EDT Kings of Leon’s “Mechanical Bull” (RCA/Sony) sold 71,000 copies in the U.K. last week to become their fourth No. 1 album in the territory, according to the Official Charts Company. The new singles chart, also published yesterday (Sept. 29), showe ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake Lead MTV VMA-Related Music Sales Up 37% In Week After Show

    September 05, 2013 6:44 PM EDT Get More: 2013 VMA , Artists.MTV , Music , Miley Cyrus   Now that a full week has passed since MTV's Video Music Awards (VMA), both the Hot Digital songs and Billboard 200 albums charts swell with gainers thanks to the show. In the week end ...

  13. Justin Timberlake Rescues 2013 MTV VMAs as Show Turns 30

    August 26, 2013 1:31 AM EDT MTV is never fond of promoting the age of its annual Video Music Awards and as it turned 30 Sunday night in Brooklyn it worked hard to say it could compete with the raunch of the Internet, the career achievement component of the Grammys and up-t ...

  14. Led By Daft Punk, UK Singles Sales On Track for Record Year

    July 05, 2013 8:22 AM EDT   Strong sales of digital singles during the first half of the year look set to make 2013 another record year for music singles sales in the U.K., the Official Charts Company is predicting. "2013 looks to become the biggest year for singles ...

  15. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 03, 2013 11:30 AM EDT At the mid-way point in 2013, Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz), lead as the year's biggest-selling album and digital song in the Unite ...

  16. MuchMusic Video Awards: Drake Surprises and Wins Big, PSY Retires 'Gentleman'

    June 17, 2013 11:22 AM EDT Drake made a surprise appearance, Avril Lavigne thanked her dad, and PSY said farewell thee "Gentleman" at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, a massive outdoor celebration that shut down the streets around the Bell ...

  17. 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations Announced

    May 23, 2013 12:44 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchM ...

  18. Selena Gomez Debuts 'Come and Get It' On MTV Movie Awards

    April 15, 2013 12:31 AM EDT Also, performances from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and host Rebel Wilson The 2013 MTV Movie Awards had plenty of memorable music moments -- highlighted by the premiere performance of Selena Gomez's new song, "Come and Get It." Earlie ...

  19. Bruno Mars 'Locked' at No. 1 on Hot 100, Taylor Swift Closing In

    January 03, 2013 11:00 AM EST 0 1 0 Mars' 'Locked Out of Heaven' remains atop the chart, while Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble' surges toward the summit. Plus, PSY returns to the top 10 Bruno Mars holds atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Locked Out of ...

  20. Brandy, Scotty McCreery Aiming For Top Five Debuts On Billboard 200 Chart

    October 20, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 As previously reported, country star Jason Aldean is charging his way to a big debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest the singer's "Night Train" is on course to shift around 400,000 (if not more) c ...

  21. Brandy, Scotty McCreery Aiming For Top Five Debuts On Billboard 200 Chart

    October 19, 2012 5:48 PM EDT As previously reported , country star Jason Aldean is charging his way to a big debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest the singer's Night Train is on course to shift around 400,000 (if not more) copies by ...

  22. The Beat 10/12: Go Radio Interview, One Direction Makes History

    October 12, 2012 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Friday, October 12 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In tod ...

  23. Macklemore: A Hip-Hop Duo's Come-Up

    October 10, 2012 6:56 AM EDT After building a base on the back of a steady touring schedule and heavy online engagement, independent hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis deliver debut. Seattle rapper Macklemore has finally arrived. After releasing his debut EP, "Open ...