1. Debbie Gibson Talks New Music, Healthy Living & the Secret to Taylor Swift Staying 'Graceful'

    April 24, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 'I'm finding what my life should be, for me to be happy,' the pop music vet and actress says. 'I don't want to always feel like there's a grizzly bear nipping at my heels and I have to keep up.' "Can I indulge ...

  2. Burger Chain Distributes 'Ageist' Madonna Tweet

    April 22, 2015 2:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Umami Burger can forget about asking Madonna for an endorsement.  The California-based fast food chain has been slammed as “ageist” and “cruel” after tweeting a graphic that inferred Madonna was an "old lady". The crude  poster, apparently ...

  3. Madonna Praises Margaret Thatcher, Upsets Many, Then Deletes Post

    April 21, 2015 2:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna has built a blazing career on self-promotion, good timing and aligning herself with the brightest sparks just as they're blowing up. Sometimes she gets it horribly wrong. The Queen of Pop found herself under a wave of criticism after sh ...

  4. Chart Highlights: Ellie Goulding Tops Pop Songs With 'Love Me Like You Do'

    April 20, 2015 6:45 PM EDT The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' hit marks her second No. 1 at the format. Plus, new No. 1s for The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Sam Hunt & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts b ...

  5. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1989, Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' Hit No. 1

    April 20, 2015 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty-six years ago, the iconic set crowned the Billboard 200. Plus, remembering chart feats by USA for Africa, Whitney Houston and Rihanna. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart histor ...

  6. Coachella 2015 Friday Weekend 2 Recap: Alabama Shakes Delivers Standout Set, AC/DC Returns With Fireworks & More

    April 18, 2015 11:15 AM EDT 4.037 k 135 46 Just before they took the stage for a typically shreddy, dream-state set on Friday (April 17) on the second weekend of Coachella 2015, the members of The War On Drugs stood stageside, hugging each other. "Let's have some fun," ...

  7. Drake, Madonna, Amy Schumer & Carly Rae Jepsen: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 45

    April 17, 2015 5:20 PM EDT Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the week's hottest action on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the ac ...

  8. Has Drake Recorded a Collab with Beyonce?

    April 17, 2015 5:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Will Drake’s next album include a collaboration with Beyonce ? Apparently so.  In an interview wit h  Four Pins ,  the Canadian rapper has revealed he's making slow progress on his next album Views from the 6 , which is due out later this year ...

  9. Exclusive: Christine And The Queens Premiere 'iT' From 'Saint Claude' EP

    April 14, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 French sensation Christine And The Queens -- the alter-ego of Parisian singer-songwriter Héloïse  Letissier -- has been a household name in Europe since 2012. She's dropped three EPs [dubbed "freak - pop"], toured with the likes of Ly ...

  10. Drake Weighs In On His Reaction To That Madonna Kiss at Coachella

    April 14, 2015 6:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite what it may have looked like, Drake is totally fine after that unforgettable Coachella kiss with Madonna . The now-infamous smooch went down in California on Sunday night during the rapper's headline set. And while fans were surprised b ...

  11. Chart Highlights: Wiz Khalifa Motors Onto Pop Songs With 'See You Again'

    April 13, 2015 6:35 PM EDT The 'Furious 7' song revs up at radio. Is a Hot 100 reign next? Plus, new No. 1s for Maroon 5, Tove Lo, The Weeknd & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below a ...

  12. Watch Drake's Priceless Face as He Recoils from Madonna's Smooch

    April 13, 2015 5:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 What Madonna wants, Madonna gets. That’s been the storyline for the past 30 or so years. Drake apparently didn’t study the script.  The Canadian rapper headlined Coachella in the Californian desert on Sunday night, wrapping up the first round of the ...

  13. Ask Billboard: Is 14 Weeks at No. 1 Still a Big Deal?

    April 12, 2015 9:05 AM EDT 'Uptown Funk!' boasts the second-longest reign in the Hot 100's history. But, how much of that is a product of newer chart methodology? As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askb ...

  14. Madonna Goes From Pop Star to Stand-up Comic On 'Jimmy Fallon'

    April 10, 2015 7:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 We found the one thing Madonna hasn't done, until now. Just when you thought the Queen of Pop had pretty much tried everything on the planet, the Rebel Heart singer revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she had never done stan ...

  15. Watch Madonna & Diplo's Pelvis-Pumping Performance of 'Bitch I'm Madonna'

    April 10, 2015 2:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Queen of Pop ruled The Tonight Show on Thursday where she dished out a pumping version of Bitch I’m Madonna, with some help from Diplo . The performance opened with Madonna  backstage putting the finishing touches to her make-up, then busting in ...

  16. Watch Madonna Perform 'Holiday' with Classroom Instruments on 'Fallon'

    April 10, 2015 1:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna took some time to celebrate when she stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday. She joined the talk show host and the Roots for a rendition of her classic ‘80s hit "Holiday," which they performed with classroom ...

  17. Nile Rodgers, Roger Waters, Geddy Lee Redefine the Interview on 'Speakeasy'

    April 09, 2015 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Speakeasy , a relatively new interview series from live music broadcasting programmer Front and Center , came about somewhat serendipitously. Executive producer and industry veteran Don Maggi had already recruited Roger Waters to appear on the show, ...

  18. 'The Voice' Recap: Top 12 Revealed

    April 08, 2015 10:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a week of great performances, the top 12 was solidified on  The Voice tonight. After America’s votes, the top two artists from each of the four teams advanced. Coaches Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine , and Pharrell Williams coul ...

  19. Tidal Is Pinning Its Hopes on Exclusives, But Does That Content Even Matter?

    April 08, 2015 2:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tidal, the new music subscription service purchased by Jay Z and co-owned by 16 other musicians, is touting its exclusive content as an advantage over competing services such as Spotify -- but exactly how much of an advantage Tidal can get is still ...

  20. Madonna Calls Working With Kanye West a 'Bit Of a Bullfight'

    April 07, 2015 7:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna has been there, done that so not much phases her. So if you're going to take any issue with her and anything she does, the Queen of Pop has a message for you online haters out there. "You can hide behind your computer or your phone ...

  21. Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & More Celebrate Easter on Social Media

    April 05, 2015 3:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Easter is here and music stars from across all genres were celebrating the holiday on social media. Easter Playlist: Enjoy These Choice Latin Songs, From Merengue to Gospel Superstars like Beyonce , Ariana Grande , Madonna , Miley Cyrus , Sam Smith ...

  22. Madonna Challenges Social Media 'Hypocrisy' With Censored Nude Photo

    April 04, 2015 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna isn't too pleased with rules involving censorship of the female body on social media -- and she's letting everyone know about it on Instagram.   The 56-year-old Queen of Pop recently took a stand by posting a topless black-and-whit ...

  23. One Direction, Rihanna, Madonna & Adam Lambert: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 43

    April 03, 2015 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts --Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the a ...

  24. One Direction, Rihanna, Madonna & Adam Lambert: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 43

    One Direction, Rihanna, Madonna & Adam Lambert: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 43

    April 03, 2015 1:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction, Rihanna, Madonna & Adam Lambert Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 43, April 3, 2015. chartroundup , Adam Lambert , Rihanna , Madonna Videos Adam Lambert Rihanna Madonna ...

  25. Billboard Cover: Azealia Banks on Why No One Really Wants to See Her Naked, Her Impure Thoughts About Barack Obama and Why She's 'Not Here to Be Your Idol'

    April 03, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 1.574 k 1.085 k 21 Nine o'clock one Monday night, Azealia Banks is demanding a rolling pin. The 23-year-old rapper-singer-controversy magnet wants to show off her cooking skills, so she has decided to make her grandmother's chicken and dumpling ...

  26. Madonna Expands Tour, Adds Third NYC Date

    April 02, 2015 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna has just announced a second show at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden, taking her New York run to a total of three shows: two at MSG, and one at Barclays.  Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Debuts at No. 1 in Australia Acc ...

  27. Miami's Thriving Music Scene Is Reaching Beyond House Music

    March 31, 2015 6:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Ultra Music Festival took over Bayfront Park, the city's other neighborhoods hosted everything from deep house to hip hop. Last week, hundreds of thousands of electronic music fans flocked to Miami to experience EDM’s version of Mardi Gra ...

  28. Madonna Vaults Onto Billboard Artist 100 at No. 7, Taylor Swift Still No. 1

    March 19, 2015 10:05 AM EDT The Queen of Pop soars in, thanks to sales of her new album "Rebel Heart," while Swift reigns for a record-extending 19th week. Madonna bursts onto the Billboard Artist 100 chart at No. 7, fueled by sales of her new album Rebel Heart . ...

  29. Here's a Photo of Justin Bieber Kissing Madonna Backstage on 'Ellen'

    March 18, 2015 8:49 AM EDT As Madonna 's residency on The Ellen DeGeneres Show chugs along, it looks like the Queen of Pop spent some time with one of the pop's princes during a taping for Wednesday's episode. 'Empire' Debuts at No. 1, Madonna at No ...

  30. 'Empire' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart, Madonna Arrives at No. 2

    March 17, 2015 10:40 PM EDT 88.653 k 1.444 k 151 It's official: Fox TV's breakout hit series Empire crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as its soundtrack debuts atop the list after a battle was brewing between it and Madonna's new Rebel Heart album. ...

  31. After Madonna Slams Hometown, Rochester Hills Mayor Writes Open Letter

    March 16, 2015 8:03 PM EDT Madonna 's appearance on the The Howard Stern Show last week came with plenty if revelations -- from dating Tupac Shakur to her own rape many years ago. But there was one thing that really stuck out to the mayor of her hometown, Rochester Hill ...

  32. Sam Smith Holds Off Madonna to Score U.K. Chart Double

    March 16, 2015 6:10 AM EDT Sam Smith's pre-eminence in the U.K. market reached new heights yesterday (March 15) as he scored a new chart double. "Lay Me Down" (Capitol/Universal/ Columbia/Sony), his collaboration with John Legend for the Comic Relief charit ...

  33. Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Debuts at No. 1 in Australia

    March 15, 2015 11:10 PM EDT 7.015 k 277 69 The Queen of Pop is back on the throne Down Under.   Madonna's new album Rebel Heart has debuted at the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart, becoming her 11th No. 1 in Australia, a run that stretches back to True Blue  which reached the ...

  34. Watch Madonna Perform 'Living For Love' and 'Ghosttown' on 'The Jonathan Ross Show'

    March 15, 2015 3:57 PM EDT 4.711 k 313 110 Madonna recently stopped by The Jonathan Ross Show to promote her new album, Rebel Heart , which is battling it out for the No. 1 spot on this week's Billboard 200. Madonna's 15 Best Songs: Billboard Staff Picks During her visit, ...

  35. 'Empire,' Madonna & Luke Bryan Set for Top Three Debuts on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 13, 2015 8:30 PM EDT But in which order remains to be seen. We'll have a debut-filled top three on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, as Madonna , the Empire soundtrack and Luke Bryan are all heading for big bows. As previously reported, Madonna's ...

  36. Madonna Opens Up About Rape: Going to Police Was 'Too Humiliating'

    March 12, 2015 10:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Madonna first moved to New York City at 19, she was sexually assaulted. The singer has spoken about being raped in the past, writing about the assault in an essay for Harper's Bazaar . On Thursday, Madonna talked to Howard Stern about why ...

  37. Watch Rosie Perez Reveal She Set Up Madonna & Tupac Shakur

    March 12, 2015 5:38 PM EDT 1.391 k 121 20 Many people were surprised when Madonna revealed on Wednesday's Howard Stern Show that she once dated Tupac Shakur . But that's old news to Rosie Perez, who explained on Thursday's The View that she set up the two musicians. ...

  38. Madonna Reveals She Dated Tupac Shakur & Much More on 'Howard Stern': Listen Now

    March 11, 2015 7:32 PM EDT 4.917 k 304 96 In addition to serious issues like rape and her mom's death, she also announces that her next single will be "Ghosttown," for which she's shooting a video next week. Did you know Madonna wrote "Vogue" in just a ...

  39. Madonna Vs. 'Empire' For No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    March 11, 2015 3:34 PM EDT 1.452 k 154 100 The Queen of Pop is battling TV's hottest new series for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry forecasters say Madonna's new album, Rebel Heart , and the soundtrack to Fox TV's Empire are both aiming to shift ...

  40. SXSW Preview: New Film Looks at the 808 Drum Machine -- 'The Rock Guitar of Hip-Hop'

    March 09, 2015 1:41 PM EDT Alex Noyer's documentary examines the Roland-TR 808 drum machine, one of the most ubiquitous musical sounds of the past 30 years. Since its launch in 1980, the Roland TR-808 drum machine has gone from fad to icon, appearing in everything fro ...

  41. Madonna on Her Brit Awards Fall: 'I Came Out All Right Because I'm in Good Shape'

    March 08, 2015 10:32 PM EDT Exercising regularly has been like a prayer answered for Madonna : The singer says thanks to staying active, she didn't suffer much after falling during her performance at the Brit Awards. "If I wasn't in good shape -- tuck and ro ...

  42. Kim Kardashian Reveals Platinum-Blonde Inspiration: Madonna!

    March 07, 2015 8:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Sorry, Tom Felton . It doesn't look like Draco had anything to do with Kim Kardashian 's decision to go platinum blonde. Mrs. Kanye West has finally revealed just who inspired the shocking new haircolor. And we all have pop's Material ...

  43. Quotes of the Week: Noel Gallagher Throws Shade at Taylor Swift, Kanye West Thinks Steve Jobs Was 'Selfish' and More

    March 06, 2015 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 "I love Steve Jobs, but there's one thing that disappoints me: When [he] passed he didn't give the ideas up. That's selfish." -- Kanye West on the late Apple mogul, during a lecture at Oxford University. Kanye West Disses Am ...

  44. Does Madonna Want a Drake Collaboration?

    March 06, 2015 8:46 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna 's new album, Rebel Heart , isn't exactly short on collaborations. For it, the Queen of Pop worked with Nas, Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj and, yes, even Mike Tyson . However there was one act that she couldn't book any studi ...

  45. Album Review: Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Blends Inventive Beats and Maximalist Pop

    March 05, 2015 2:04 PM EST In December -- as Madonna rushed out six songs from Rebel Heart after some truly ugly cyber-bullying -- she told Billboard she had recorded so much material that she had considered doing a double album. And indeed, there are at least two albums s ...

  46. Brit Awards Enjoyed 95 Percent Jump in Tweets (Thanks Madonna!)

    March 05, 2015 10:40 AM EST Madonna 's pain was the Brit Awards' gain as the event saw a huge jump in social engagement during last month's telecast. According to new digital stats via Brits producer BPI, there was a 95 percent increase in tweets during the ...

  47. Watch Mike Tyson Discuss His Double Date with Madonna & Sean Penn in the '80s

    March 05, 2015 5:37 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna and Mike Tyson once went on a double date to the movies to watch…wait for it… Big Top Pee-wee .  Iron Mike's unusual choice of destination for his '80s get-together with the Queen of Pop was a talking point when he appeared overnig ...

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