1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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- ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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, " ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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," ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Roars Toward Record Sales Debut, Onto Airplay Charts

    August 20, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' could rewrite sales history, while also starting on a host of Billboard radio charts. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the first single from Taylor Swift 's fourth studio a ...

  29. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Roars Toward Record Sales Debut, Onto Airplay Charts

    August 20, 2012 12:46 PM EDT "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the first single from Swift's fourth studio album Red , due Oct. 22, appears headed for digital sales history. It, meanwhile, blasts onto multiple Billboard airplay charts following its fir ...

  30. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Kiss' Album Due Sept. 18

    August 07, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Rae Jepsen is omnipresent on TV and radio this year and has been sitting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for weeks, but this year's breakout star has only just announced the release of her debut U.S. album. The upcoming record, titled ...

  31. Maroon 5 Already Working on 'Overexposed' Follow-Up

    July 05, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 'We're more focused than we've ever been,' says guitarist James Valentine Though it's only two singles into the campaign, the highly collaborative experience of making its new album, "Overexposed," has Maroon 5 cho ...

  32. Christina Aguilera's New Single With Max Martin Expected for August Release (Source)

    July 03, 2012 12:00 PM EDT It's been two years and two seasons of "The Voice" since Christina Aguilera's last studio album, but new music from the veteran pop star may be arriving before summer's end. A source tells Billboard that Aguilera is workin ...

  33. Source: New Christina Aguilera Single Expected for August Release

    July 03, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Max Martin-Produced Song To Preview Aguilera's Next Solo Album It's been two years and two seasons of "The Voice" since Christina Aguilera 's last studio album, but new music from the veteran pop star may be arriving before ...

  34. Album Reviews: Maroon 5, Glan Hansard, Fiona Apple

    June 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Maroon 5 Overexposed Producers: various A&M/Octone/Interscope Release Date: June 26 To call Maroon 5 a pop band isn't exactly a stretch. The quintet has hunkered down in that mainstream since 2002's hit-spewing "Songs for Jane.& ...

  35. Album Reviews: Don Williams, Josh Turner, Usher

    June 14, 2012 2:05 PM EDT DON WILLIAMS And So It Goes Producers: Garth Fundis, Don Williams Sugar Hill Records Release Date: June 19 It's been a few years since the "Gentle Giant" has graced us with new music. But Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams ret ...

  36. Justin Bieber: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 11, 2012 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The first time we meet, on the set for his Billboard cover shoot, Justin Bieber accidentally moonwalks, Michael Jackson-style, right back into me. It's a moment of youthful spontaneity that at once confirms he's not kidding around about hi ...

  37. Usher's 'Looking 4 Myself': Track-By-Track Review

    June 08, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Within the ever-evolving musical landscape, Usher has found a way to evolve himself, and stay two steps ahead of the game. With "Climax," the first taste from his seventh studio album "Looking 4 Myself," Usher proved he belonged ...

  38. The Prince Of Pop

    June 06, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 The first time we meet, on the set for his Billboard cover shoot, Justin Bieber accidentally moonwalks, Michael Jackson-style, right back into me. It's a moment of youthful spontaneity that at once confirms he's not kidding around about his ...

  39. Summer Music Preview: Top 40 Pop Tops

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 Emeli Sandé Album title: Our Version of Events Label: Capitol Records Management: Adrian Sykes Release date: June 5 Scottish-born Emeli Sandé has already hypnotized audiences across the pond with her soulful vocals and thoughtful pop songwriting. Afte ...

  40. Single Reviews: Owl City, Katy Perry, Miguel

    May 23, 2012 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 Owl City Shooting Star (4:07) Producers: Stargate, Adam Young Writers: various Publishers: various Universal Republic Look past the inspirational lyrics and expected crescendo of the chorus on Owl City's "Shooting Star" and focus on the ...

  41. Ryan Tedder 'Hoarding' Songs for OneRepublic Album

    May 22, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hitmaker for Adele Talks Songwriting, Potential Solo Career + More According to Ryan ­Tedder, there are two approaches to songwriting and producing: seasonal and evergreen. Seasonal means mastering the hot sound of the moment. "In a couple year ...

  42. Usher, Rick Ross Team Up On 'Lemme See': Listen

    April 30, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Four days after releasing his second single, "Scream," Usher gives us another taste of his forthcoming album, "Looking For Myself" (June 12), with the seductive, mid-tempo, "Lemme See." "She say she wanna take her ...

  43. Maroon 5's 'Payphone' Charges Onto Hot 100

    April 25, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 With a No. 3 Hot 100 Debut, the Song Sets the Mark for Highest Weekly Download Total by a Group How ironic that a song about something as old-fashioned as a payphone sets a digital download record. With digital sales of 493,000, according to Nielsen ...

  44. Maroon 5's 'Payphone' Charges Onto Hot 100

    April 25, 2012 1:11 PM EDT How ironic that a song about something as old-fashioned as a payphone sets a digital download record. With digital sales of 493,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, roars onto the ...

  45. ASCAP Pop Awards Honor Trent Reznor, Katy Perry, Max Martin, Bruno Mars

    April 19, 2012 12:39 PM EDT It's been nearly 25 years since Nine Inch Nails' debut Pretty Hate Machine was released, but even with millions of albums sold over the course of an influential, tumultuous and ultimately triumphant career, Trent Reznor insists he's ...

  46. Zedd Pairs Up With Lady Gaga for Tour, Possible Collaboration

    April 17, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 For DJ/producer Zedd, getting into Lady Gaga's inner circle took just a touch. "I introduced them in London at a Beats event," Interscope A&R representative Dave Rene says. "I said, 'Gaga, I want you to meet Zedd.' ...

  47. Usher To Start 'Looking For Myself' in June

    March 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Usher will return with his much-anticipated seventh studio album, "Looking For Myself," on June 12, through RCA Records. The follow-up to 2010's "Raymond v. Raymond" was previewed by the Diplo-produced slow jam "Climax, ...

  48. This Week In Billboard History: Meet Newcomer Britney Spears; Is 'Louie Louie' Pornography?

    January 30, 2012 4:00 PM EST : Meet Newcomer Britney Spears Newcomer Britney Spears scores a double on the Billboard charts, as her debut single, the elliptically-titled "…Baby One More Time," succeeds Brandy's "Have You Ever" at No. 1 on the Hot ...

  49. Billboard Power 100: Martin Karl "Max Martin" Sandberg

    January 26, 2012 9:08 PM EST No. 83 Martin Karl "Max Martin" Sandberg Songwriter/Producer Pop's Platinum Pen... Max Martin either wrote or co-wrote so many '90s teen pop hits, you could make mixtapes exclusively from them: from his December 1995 Billboard ...

  50. Adele's 'Fire' Burns Path to Hot 100 Summit

    January 25, 2012 11:54 AM EST Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, dethroning Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, after 10 weeks and making history in the process. As Adele's set &q ...

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