1. 'Bogie and Bacall' Song Sales Up 625% After Lauren Bacall's Death

    August 22, 2014 6:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 The death of screen legend Lauren Bacall on Aug. 12 stirred a big sales gain for an obscure song this past week, as Bertie Higgins ' "Key Largo" earned a 625 percent increase in download sales. Lauren Bacall's Top 5 Pop Song Refe ...

  2. M.I.A. Resolves NFL's War Over Super Bowl Middle Finger

    August 22, 2014 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The league sought $16.6 million in arbitration. After more than three years, a dispute over M.I.A. 's halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI has been resolved. Super Bowl Pay-to-Play Reports: Grammys Producer Weighs In When the singer extended ...

  3. Flashback Friday: Madonna's 'Who's That Girl' Hit No. 1

    August 22, 2014 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 'That girl' is Madonna. Duh. "Who's that girl?" wasn't a question anyone was asking about  Madonna  by the time 1987 rolled around -- but it was a question on the mind of every pop lover on Aug. 22, 1987, the day that M ...

  4. Behind the (Unheard) Music: Is Aphex Twin Poised for a Grammy Nod?

    August 21, 2014 4:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aphex Twin , the obscure electronic music artist (real name: Richard D. James ) who has been teasing his next album on blimps, street graffiti and via the "deep web," will release his first album in 13 years on Sept. 23 through Warp Record ...

  5. Madonna Items, Including a VMA, Going to Auction

    August 19, 2014 4:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Material Girl's materials to be auctioned Nov. 7-8. Get ready to dance in Madonna 's old clothes. Julien's Auctions announced Tuesday (Aug. 19) that items from the pop icon's personal and professional life will be auctioned Nov. ...

  6. Listen: Eve, Madonna & Pharrell's 'The Beat Is Crazy' Leaks

    August 18, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A gem reportedly off Eve 's unreleased album, Here I Am , has leaked. "The Beat Is So Crazy," produced by Pharrell Williams , features Eve and Madonna moving on from failed relationships. "The beat is so crazy / It makes me want ...

  7. Madonna Refuses to Let Instagram Ruin Her Nipple Pic Birthday Fun

    August 18, 2014 1:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Instagram's infamous anti-nipple policy has a new enemy: Madonna . On the Queen of Pop's 56th birthday, she posted an image of herself in 1920s garb next to a topless (well, unless you consider a pearl necklace a top) woman. Instagram swif ...

  8. MTV’s Van Toffler Talks Miley Cyrus, the FCC, Why Diddy’s Revolt Won’t Work

    August 18, 2014 10:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 The MTV veteran on his 12 networks, the Aug. 24 VMAs, P. Diddy’s Revolt (“I can’t find it”) and constant reinvention. When Van Toffler first went to work at 1515 Broadway in the mid-1980s, starting in business development for Nickelodeon and eventua ...

  9. MTV’s Van Toffler Talks Miley Cyrus, the FCC, Why Diddy’s Revolt Won’t Work

    August 18, 2014 10:54 AM EDT When Van Toffler first went to work at 1515 Broadway in the mid-1980s, starting in business development for Nickelodeon and eventually rising to GM, then president of MTV, the company’s Times Square location was the polar opposite of the Disney-fi ...

  10. Elvis Presley & Madonna: The Day the Music Died, and Was Born

    August 16, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Today, Aug. 16, marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop (happy 56th birthday!) and lost the King of Rock & Roll Today marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop and lost the King of Rock & Roll. Madonna was born Aug. 16, 195 ...

  11. Exclusive: The Knocks Share Awesome Mix of Classic Songs to Fete Their "Classic" Single

    August 12, 2014 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The electronic duo's 40-minute mix includes jams from Paul Simon, Fatboy Slim and Daft Punk. New York electronic band The Knocks have a new single titled “ Classic ,” featuring the band Powers , that is  available to buy today through Big Beat ...

  12. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Boyz II Men's 'Road' Leads To No. 1

    August 11, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1992, the vocal titans tallied their first Hot 100 leader. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Ray Parker, Jr., Richard Marx and Nelly Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard ch ...

  13. Watch Iggy Azalea Go Vintage Clothing Shopping With Jeremy Scott on ‘House of Style’

    August 07, 2014 1:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Of course you already know that Iggy Azalea is fancy, but when it comes to her shopping habits, do you really know ? For a brand new episode of MTV’s House of Style , the recent Hot 100 -topping star went on a shopping spree with Moschino creative d ...

  14. William Orbit Working on Queen Project

    August 05, 2014 4:08 AM EDT For his next project, William Orbit is working with musical royalty -- Queen.   Though the British producer is keeping mum on details, the recording project is expected to involve an album with previously unheard tracks featuring the vocals of late ...

  15. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Guns N' Roses Celebrate 'Sweet' Success

    August 04, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week in 1988, the rockers ruled with their breakthrough classic. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rick Nelson, Selena and Bryan Adams Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart hist ...

  16. Exclusive: Fool's Gold to Release 'Draft Picks 2014' Compilation Through BitTorrent

    July 31, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brooklyn label Fool's Gold has announced the release of a free BitTorrent Bundle,  Draft Picks 2014 , featuring unreleased tracks from new signees including Salva , Giraffage , and Troyboi . The compilation also features an assortment of demos, ...

  17. Alicia Keys Signs with Guy Oseary and Ron Laffitte

    July 18, 2014 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Grammy-winning singer had been represented by Red Light Management since 2010. Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys has signed with Ron Laffitte and Guy Oseary at Maverick for management. Laffitte, whose clients include Pharrell Williams and OneRep ...

  18. Madonna Does New York City Jury Duty, Briefly

    July 07, 2014 6:32 PM EDT Madonna has spent a little time living in the judicial world. The pop superstar turned up for jury duty Monday at a New York City courthouse. Madonna Posts 'Messiah' Lyrics On Instagram Madonna Teases New Song 'Messiah' Disclos ...

  19. After a Year of Experimentation, BitTorrent Bundle Wants to Make Artists (and Itself) Money

    June 29, 2014 9:49 AM EDT After hitting the '100 million' milestone, BitTorrent, the data transfer protocol long associated with piracy, continues to try and clear its name. One year and 100 million legal downloads later, the BitTorrent Bundle platform — an ...

  20. Madonna Attends Preview of Tupac Shakur Broadway Musical

    June 17, 2014 12:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of Tupac Shakur's old friends celebrated his birthday by seeing a new play inspired by his music. Madonna attended a preview of "Holler If Ya Hear Me" in New York City on Monday, which would have been the rapper's 43rd birthd ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Governors Ball 2014: Disclosure Performs Majority of Debut Album, Brings out AlunaGeorge (Video)

    June 08, 2014 1:22 PM EDT 9 0 0 English dance duo Disclosure drew a sea of people to the Honda stage during its mid-afternoon on Saturday (June 7) at Governors Ball in New York. Governors Ball 2014 • PHOTOS: Live at Governors Ball! • Jack White's Red Hot Saturday Set • The St ...

  23. Nicki Minaj's 'Pills' Pushes Big Social 50 Chart Gain

    May 29, 2014 4:52 PM EDT Nicki Minaj continues her rise up the Social 50 chart, moving 5-2 after releasing a new single, “Pills and Potions,” on May 21. It matches her peak on the tally, registered on the Feb. 25, 2012 list, after she performed with Madonna on that year&# ...

  24. Rolling Stones No. 1 on List of Top 25 Live Artists Since 1990

    May 27, 2014 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 They began steamrolling their way through arenas four decades ago, creating the live business as it is known today. And they've never stopped. More than a dozen of the most in-demand headlining tours this summer testify to a refusal to burn out ...

  25. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, 'Back' To The Beginning

    May 26, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Including his hits with the Jackson 5, the King of Pop has hit the Hot 100's top 10 in six different decades As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include yo ...

  26. EDM's Mainstream vs. The Underground: Time to End the Hate (Op-Ed)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 1.864 k 173 2 My iPod is not the only place where Skrillex and Speedy J can coexist. Yet as dance music's mainstream and underground gain additional adherents from the current boom, these different worlds seem set on a collision course. This rift rea ...

  27. Michael Jackson, Coldplay Hit Hot 100's Top 10; John Legend Still No. 1

    May 21, 2014 4:42 PM EDT John Legend's "All of Me" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with "All of Me," while Michael Jackson rewrites a pair of vaunted Hot 100 records, as "Love Never Felt So Good," with Justin Timberlake, bla ...

  28. Sia Recreates 'Chandelier' for Ellen DeGeneres, (Who Starts Madonna Rumor in Intro)

    May 19, 2014 4:33 PM EDT Is Sia writing for Madonna's next album? On the May 19 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Sia uniquely recreated her buzzworthy music video for "Chandelier." In DeGeneres' introduction of the performance, she sai ...

  29. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Madonna 'Vogue's To Top Of Hot 100

    May 19, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 2.784 k 73 0 This week in 1990, the Material Girl struck a pose at No. 1. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Adele, Usher and Mariah Carey Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history May ...

  30. Billboard Music Awards Producer Larry Klein on Show's Michael Jackson Event: ‘It’s Amazing’

    May 16, 2014 1:04 PM EDT “It's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen,” says Larry Klein, the executive producer for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Klein is referring to the Michael Jackson event slated for this year's show timed with the release o ...

  31. Happy Mother’s Day: Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Kanye West Shout-Out Moms on Twitter

    May 11, 2014 3:28 PM EDT In honor of Mother’s Day, musical artists from across all genres are coming out of the woodwork to pay tribute to their moms on this special day. Mother's Day Playlist: 20 Songs for Mom In addition to Billboard’s Mother’s playlist - which in ...

  32. Madonna Hits Studio With 'Slave Driver' Diplo

    May 08, 2014 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna is in the studio working with Diplo, according to a pair of photos recently posted to her Instagram account . The details are all in the captions, announcing that the pair are working hard in the studio, but not much else. The first one is a ...

  33. Inaugural Pensado Awards Announce Co-Hosts

    May 07, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Producer/engineers Chris Lord-Alge (Muse, P!nk), Marcella Araica (Usher, Madonna) and Young Guru (Jay Z, Beyoncé) have been tapped as co-hosts for the inaugural Pensado Awards. The awards ceremony will take place June 28 at the Fairmont Miramar in ...

  34. Eminem to Play London's Wembley Stadium

    May 07, 2014 6:12 AM EDT Eminem’s blockbuster career will notch another milestone this summer when he becomes the first rapper to headline London’s Wembley Stadium. Marshall Mathers will play the iconic 90,000-capacity venue on July 11. It’ll be the artist’s first show in ...

  35. 'Glee' Recap: 'Old Dog, New Tricks' Episode Reminds Of Old 'Glee' With New Twist

    May 07, 2014 1:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usually, the writer of a particular episode of "Glee" doesn’t shape the understanding of it. Sure, Ian Brennan writes more of the Sue-centric episodes, and Ryan Murphy will often write the grand, world-building ones. There are others whose ...

  36. Mariah Carey's 'You're Mine' Crowns Dance Club Songs Chart

    April 29, 2014 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The song reigns ahead of the release of her new studio album Mariah Carey collects her 17th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "You're Mine (Eternal)" rises 2-1. Carey first crowned the chart on her first try, with & ...

  37. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Rihanna's 'Rude Boy' Rules Hot 100

    April 21, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2010, she scored her sixth of 13 No. 1s so far. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Richard Marx and Little Peggy March Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart h ...

  38. Lana Del Rey's 'West Coast' Set For Strong Hot 100 Debut

    April 18, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Her new song appears headed for the list's top half next week thanks to expected high sales following her buzzworthy Coachella set Lana Del Rey's new single "West Coast" looks likely to debut in the upper half of next week� ...

  39. Ask Billboard: Hits That Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample

    April 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Your knowledgeable responses about hit songs with samples, from Eminem to the 'Macarena.' Plus, John Legend has added class to the Hot 100 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askb ...

  40. Madonna Hits The Studio With Natalia Kills, Martin Kierszenbaum

    April 10, 2014 4:01 AM EDT Madonna's in the studio with Natalia Kills and Martin Kierszenbaum. The Queen of Pop shared an image on Instagram late in the evening on Wednesday (April 9) with the caption "Working the midnight shift with Natalia Kills. 2 girls on a cou ...

  41. Madonna Recording With Natalia Kills, Martin Kierszenbaum

    April 10, 2014 4:01 AM EDT Madonna's in the studio with Natalia Kills and Martin Kierszenbaum. The Queen of Pop shared an image on Instagram late in the evening on Wednesday (April 9) with the caption "Working the midnight shift with Natalia Kills. 2 girls on a co ...

  42. Madonna's $2,500 Bra Goes Missing From Shoot

    April 04, 2014 8:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna has always been known for her brazen choice of brassieres. And decades after her infamous cone bra took flight, the Material Girl is embroiled in a bra scandal after a pricey underpinning went missing from the set of a New York photo shoot l ...

  43. Madonna Names Miley Cyrus a Guest Curator for Art for Freedom

    April 02, 2014 7:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna has named a high profile curator for her Art for Freedom project this coming month. This week it was announced that Miley Cyrus will be a guest curator for Art for Freedom in the month of April. Together, the two pop singers will collaborate ...

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