1. Max Martin & Cecilia Bartoli Win Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    June 16, 2016 8:33 PM EDT Pop songwriter and producer Max Martin and Italian mezzo-soprano opera singer Cecilia Bartoli were presented with the 2016 Polar Music Prize on Thursday afternoon (June 16) in Stockholm, Sweden, by His Majesty King Carl XVI of Sweden. The presentat ...

  2. Justin Timberlake 'Feeling' No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

    May 06, 2016 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The superstar returns with a new track & details on his next album. Justin Timberlake ’s new song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” roared to No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart after its May 6 release. The cut, from the upcomin ...

  3. Pink's 'Just Like Fire' Lights Up Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

    April 15, 2016 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pink blazes a trail to No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart with "Just Like Fire," her new single from the soundtrack of the forthcoming Disney film Alice Through the Looking Glass . Pink Shares Original Song ' ...

  4. One Direction Scores Seventh No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks With 'History'

    December 22, 2015 5:13 PM EST 0 0 0 Meanwhile, Ariana Grande bows two new cuts from her "Christmas & Chill" EP. One Direction ’s farewell fires its “History” to No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Jan. 2. The cut zips 25-1 after the group performed th ...

  5. Pop Savant-Songwriter Adam Schlesinger Breaks Down Max Martin's Genius on The Weeknd's 'Can't Feel My Face'

    December 11, 2015 5:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Everyone was feeling The Weeknd 's "Can't Feel My Face," one of three 2015 No. 1s by Swedish super-producer-songwriter Max Martin. Fans include pop savant/songwriter Adam Schlesinger, the Fountains of Wayne bassist who is earning ...

  6. Ask Billboard: In 2015, the Top of the Hot 100 Is Where the Boys Are

    October 17, 2015 10:05 AM EDT 1.275 k 306 74 Men dominate the chart's top eight ranks this week. But, thanks to Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Elle King & others, women can't be counted out. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musing ...

  7. Taylor Swift Knew You Couldn't Avoid Dancing to 'Shake It Off'

    October 12, 2015 10:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift didn't head into the studio with producers Max Martin and Shellback knowing what "Shake It Off" would sound like, but she did know what she wanted it to feel like.  Speaking with Grammy Pro , the pop star explained the at ...

  8. Why Taylor Swift Won't Earn Big Royalties From Ryan Adams' '1989' Homage and More Insider Scoop

    October 09, 2015 6:13 PM EDT Ryan Adams’ Homage Means Mere Pocket Change For Taylor Swift Taylor Swift recently was quoted saying Ryan Adams ’ interpretation of her smash 1989 album is “such an honor” -- but that’s about all it will be. Adams’ homage debuted at No. 7 and ha ...

  9. Lady Gaga's 'Til It Happens to You' Debuts on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

    September 23, 2015 7:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 The socially aware cut begins in the top 5, as does Demi Lovato's "Confident." Plus, debuts from Ellie Goulding & 5 Seconds of Summer. Lady Gaga ’s “Til It Happens To You” bows at No. 4 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart ...

  10. The Weeknd's 'Can't Feel My Face' Gives Max Martin His 21st No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

    August 11, 2015 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 As The Weeknd' s "Can't Feel My Face" climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, its co-producer and co-writer, pop juggernaut Max Martin, earns his 21st leader as a songwriter. The Weeknd Tops Hot 100 With 'Can't ...

  11. The Weeknd Celebrates First Hot 100 No. 1: 'All the Hard Work Has Paid Off'

    August 10, 2015 7:00 PM EDT 5.287 k 300 29 The pop/R&B singer hits the top with "Can't Feel My Face." "It's so hard to imagine that we've come this far, but it seems all the hard work has paid off," The Weeknd beams to Billboard upon his rise t ...

  12. Robin Thicke Unveils 'Back Together' Featuring Nicki Minaj

    August 06, 2015 7:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 If there's one way for musicians to stop rumors from spreading, it's to put out a kickass song. So that's exactly what Robin Thicke did, and he enlisted Nicki Minaj  to help. Amidst reports that Thicke is engaged to his 20-year-old gi ...

  13. Natalie La Rose Brings Her Dance Moves 'Around the World' With Fetty Wap: Watch

    July 24, 2015 9:50 PM EDT Natalie La Rose is taking her dance moves international in her new video for "Around the World."  Natalie La Rose Cancels Miss USA Performance Set to the track's EDM-inspired Max Martin production and guest feature by Fetty Wap , ...

  14. Tori Kelly on Her Brush With Prince, Fame After a Decade of Trying and How She Proved Manager Scooter Braun Wrong

    June 26, 2015 4:05 PM EDT Two nights after performing in Minneapolis, the 10th stop of an 18-city North American headlining tour, Tori Kelly sits in a room at downtown Atlanta's Omni Hotel, still buzzing from a chance encounter with the Twin Cities' most famous ...

  15. Hot 100 Chart Moves: The Weeknd Debuts With 'Can't Feel My Face'

    June 19, 2015 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 As previously reported, Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth , tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 27) for a ninth week, while OMI jumps into top 10 with "Cheerleader" (11-9). Who else ar ...

  16. Adam Lambert on Bonding With Sam Smith, His New Sound and His 'Dark Side'

    June 12, 2015 11:46 AM EDT 31.717 k 775 126 Adam Lambert looks like he's ready to kick some ass. Sauntering through a penthouse at the Hollywood landmark Chateau Marmont, the 6-foot-1 singer towers over a cadre of assistants in a pair of throwback club-kid platform boots that ...

  17. Natalie La Rose Goes 'Around the World' With Fetty Wap on New Single: Listen

    June 02, 2015 3:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Natalie La Rose is tapping another hip-hop collab in "Around the World," the follow-up to her smash-hit Jeremih duet "Somebody." This time, it's the genre's current golden boy Fetty Wap , who joins La Rose to sing an od ...

  18. Max Martin Scores 20th No. 1 on Hot 100 With Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood'

    May 27, 2015 9:03 PM EDT With the ascent of Taylor Swift 's "Bad Blood" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, its co-writer/producer Max Martin tallies his 20th chart-topper as a songwriter. Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Blasts to No. 1 on ...

  19. Tomorrow's Hits: Tori Kelly, Waterloo Revival & Casey Veggies

    February 20, 2015 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Tori Kelly After turning rookies like Sam Smith and 5 Seconds of Summer into global superstars in 2014 ...

  20. Warner Bros. CEO Cameron Strang on Why He Signed Adam Lambert

    January 15, 2015 5:34 PM EST "The potential is 'worldwide superstar,'" says the veteran executive of signing the 'American Idol' star. When Direct Management Group first started talking to Warner Bros. Records CEO Cameron Strang about possibly si ...

  21. Exclusive: Adam Lambert Signs New Major Label Deal, Max Martin to Executive Produce Album

    January 15, 2015 4:30 PM EST The 'American Idol' alum teams up with Swedish hitmakers Max Martin and Shellback for an album due out in summer 2015. It's said that you can't keep a good man down, but in the case of Adam Lambert , he was down barely 24 hours ...

  22. Ask Billboard: Max Martin Notches Another No. 1

    November 25, 2014 4:05 PM 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 MAX MARTIN SCO ...

  23. Ask Billboard: All-Taylor Swift Edition

    November 11, 2014 11:05 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 SHOULD TH ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Ariana Grande Teases New Song 'Love Me Harder'

    August 05, 2014 1:24 PM EDT 1.517 k 140 1 "Bang Bang" may still be in heavy rotation on your iPod, but Ariana Grande is already moving on to her next likely hit. The singer Instagrammed a video that provided a tease of one of the songs off the upcoming  My Everything , &qu ...

  26. Jennifer Lopez Shares Flirty Artwork, Title for New Album

    May 05, 2014 5:53 AM EDT 6 2 0 Jennifer Lopez’ new album will be called “A.K.A.”, and it comes with some seriously steamy artwork. JLo shared her eighth studio album’s title and its revealing artwork overnight to her 27.4 million Twitter followers. The “A.K.A.” cover art should g ...

  27. Adam Lambert's 'Very Best' Compilation Gets May Release

    April 29, 2014 5:21 AM EDT While Adam Lambert fans patiently wait for new music, Sony Legacy will issue a collection of the singer's greatest hits for those who want to complete their collection of official releases by the 'American Idol" season eight runner- ...

  28. Jennifer Lopez Previews New Album in Malibu: First Listen

    April 25, 2014 9:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez has always been a hopeless romantic, and she's never been afraid of expressing it. If the six songs she previewed at an intimate brunch in Malibu Friday (April 25) are any indication, JLO will soon be baring her heart once again ...

  29. Tom Petty, Fun., Max Martin Honored at ASCAP Pop Awards

    April 24, 2014 12:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty did something at the ASCAP Pop Awards on April 23 that he rarely does on the concert stage -- he ad libbed. Songwriting, songwriters and artists, “is the job most people in the band don't want. It's long, lonely work -- you sit t ...

  30. Taylor Swift On Songwriting, Nashville & the Thrill of Spontaneous Music Making

    October 15, 2013 5:16 AM EDT Songwriting is the topic of the moment for Taylor Swift. The 23-year-old pop star was honored for a record sixth time as songwriter-artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, surpassing guys like Vince Gill and Alan ...

  31. BMG Signs Backstreet Boys for Publishing, Recordings

    July 19, 2013 6:25 AM EDT The Backstreet Boys celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the milestone, will release their eighth album, "In A World Like This," through BMG on July 30. The group was previously signed to Jive Records. The title trac ...

  32. Backstreet Boys Return With New Album 'In A World Like This,' Kevin Richardson Back in the Fold

    July 19, 2013 6:13 AM EDT The Backstreet Boys celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the milestone, will release their eighth album, "In A World Like This," through BMG on July 30. The group was previously signed to Jive Records. The title track ...

  33. Katy Perry Talks Next Album, Songwriting And Producers' Goofy Nicknames

    April 18, 2013 9:28 PM EDT Katy Perry is halfway through her third album, the follow-up to “Teenage Dream,” which spawned five Hot 100 No. 1 singles. She has yet to feel any pressure. “When I put myself on a timeline, when I tell the record company when I want to release ...

  34. Diplo, Fun., Max Martin, Sony/ATV, More Honored at ASCAP Pop Awards

    April 18, 2013 9:03 AM EDT Songwriter/producer Max Martin, fun.’s “We Are Young,” Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and producer/DJ Diplo were among the top honorees at ASCAP’s 30th annual pop awards Wednesday night (April 17). Held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in ...

  35. Publishing Briefs: NMPA Announces Capitol Hill Showcase To Coincide With Royalty Hearings; Ole, BMG & Kobalt Signings; More

    November 27, 2012 3:57 PM EST -- The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has organized a songwriters' showcase for Nov. 28, the same day as the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet is holding hearings on music licensing. The e ...

  36. Morning Fix: Frank Barsalona Remembered; Internet Royalties Debate Hits Congress Wednesday; Rolling Stones Kick Off Anniversary Dates

    November 26, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters FREE FRANK BARSALONA, MUSIC AGENT WHO REVOLUTIONIZED CONCERT BIZ, DEAD AT 74: Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent age ...

  37. Taylor Swift Q&A: The Risks of 'Red' and The Joys of Being 22

    October 19, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The country superstar talks album collaborators and what fans can expect from her next tour. For her fourth studio album, "Red," Taylor Swift tried the collaborative approach, reaching out to producers known for their work with Katy Perry ...

  38. Ross On Radio: The Country Single, The Pop Single, The R&B Single And The Hit Single

    October 17, 2012 3:00 PM EDT "Ross On Radio," the long-running, influential column about radio programming trends and history, has returned to Billboard! The column will appear every Monday in Billboard's "Top 40 Update" a free subscription e-mail new ...

  39. Zedd Rises on 'Spectrum,' Lady Gaga Ties

    October 15, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the list of things that can supercharge a new artist's career, a supportive tweet from Lady Gaga to her 30.2 million followers is right up there. So on Aug. 22, when she tweeted, "Monsters you need to hear this amazing song by @Zedd,&qu ...

  40. Zedd Is Busy Making Moves

    October 15, 2012 9:33 AM EDT The EDM producer's big success is no accident. On the list of things that can supercharge a new artist's career, a supportive tweet from Lady Gaga to her 30.2 million followers is right up there. So on Aug. 22, when she tweeted, " ...

  41. Taylor Swift Debuts 'I Knew You Were Trouble' Song: Listen

    October 09, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Another Tuesday, another new song from Taylor Swift's "Red." Following the releases of singles "Begin Again" and the album's title track, the 22-year-old songstress debuted "I Knew You Were Trouble" at midnigh ...

  42. Christina Aguilera's 'Your Body' Video: Xtina's Got Killer Moves

    September 28, 2012 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 At the beginning of Christina Aguilera 's official music video for "Your Body," a warning that "No men were harmed in the making of this video" appears. It's necessary information, since the Melina Matsoukas-directed cl ...

  43. Ke$ha Debuts 'Die Young' Single: Listen

    September 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Electro-pop maven Ke$ha returns with her new single, the abandon-free "Die Young," which was released on Tuesday (Sept. 25) and previews sophomore album "Warrior," out Dec. 4 on RCA Records. The new single sees the 25-year-old re ...

  44. Backbeat: Big Machine's Scott Borchetta On Taylor Swift Going Pop, Clear Channel Royalty Pact

    September 24, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta (left) who told Taylor Swift (right) when she was making her new album Red the she had "artistic license" to head in any music direction she wanted. (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Big Machine Label Grou ...

  45. Ke$ha Returns: 'Warrior' Attacks Stores in December

    September 19, 2012 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 New single 'Die Young' will impact radio on September 25. Ke$ha will at long last release "Warrior," the follow-up to her hit debut "Animal" (and stopgap EP "Cannibal"), on Dec. 4 through RCA Records. The titl ...

  46. Carly Rae Jepsen Releases 'This Kiss' Single: Listen

    September 10, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 With little more than a week to go before her U.S. debut album "Kiss" hits shelves, Carly Rae Jepsen has released her newest single, "This Kiss." The catchy pop track follows Jepsen's smash single, "Call Me Maybe," ...

  47. Taylor Swift Vs. Carrie Underwood: Who's Country's Chart Queen?

    September 04, 2012 11:55 AM EDT When it comes to which women dominate country music today, it seems most would answer either Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood. But, between them, whose star shines brighter? Let's run some numbers. Take a look and then vote for your favorite ...

  48. Exclusive: Pink, Target Team for 'Truth About Love' Deluxe Edition

    September 04, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Special Release Via Retailer Will Include Four All-New Tracks Target will release an exclusive deluxe edition of P!nk's "The Truth About Love" on Sept. 18, featuring four all-new tracks ("My Signature Move," "Is This Th ...

  49. Taylor Swift Vs. Carrie Underwood: Who's Country's Chart Queen?

    September 04, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 We'll provide the numbers. You decide who's the bigger superstar. When it comes to which women dominate country music today, it seems most would answer either Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood . But, between them, whose star shines brighter ...

  50. Christina Aguilera Says 'Feel-Good' New Album Is a 'Rebirth'

    August 28, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera is comparing her upcoming album to a "rebirth." With more than a decade in the music business behind her, the album will be a culmination of "everything I've experienced up until this point," the 31-year-o ...

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