1. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV's Neighboring Rights Division Signs Pharrell, Robin Thicke, More; Printz Board to Atlas; Disney Nabs TRiON

    May 20, 2014 9:45 AM EDT -- The neighboring rights division launched by Sony/ATV Music Publishing last year has announced a spree of signings including such artists as Pharrell Williams , Robin Thicke , Nile Rodgers , Clean Bandit and the estate of Lou Reed to a roster th ...

  2. Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith Lead Shazam’s 2014 Summer Hits Predictions

    May 19, 2014 7:00 AM EDT Ed Sheeran will be the voice of this summer. That’s the word according to the Shazam song recognition service, which has published its top 10 "Sounds of Summer" list. Shazam’s crystal ball-gazing is based on the songs more than 450 milli ...

  3. Robin Thicke Debuts 'Get Her Back' at Billboard Music Awards (Video)

    May 19, 2014 2:10 AM EDT Robin Thicke delivered a laid-back performance Sunday at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards , debuting a brand new track called "Get Her Back." The song is dedicated to his estranged wife, Paula Patton, from whom he separated in February af ...

  4. Ask Billboard: What's 2014's Song Of The Summer?

    May 16, 2014 4:05 PM EDT 1.142 k 365 1 A (sort of) confident attempt to (hopefully) pick the 40 biggest hits of the (hopefully) warm months As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your firs ...

  5. How John Legend Brought R&B Back To Adult Pop Radio

    May 09, 2014 11:05 AM EDT New No. 1 'All of Me' is the first R&B ballad to crown the Adult Pop Songs chart in 18 years. Columbia Records and radio programmers discuss what made the song cut through As John Legend scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 10 ...

  6. Bubbling Under: DJ Cassidy Previews All-Star Album With R. Kelly, Robin Thicke & More

    May 09, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: DJ Cassidy, Chasin' Crazy and Vado   DJ Cassidy Veteran New York spinner DJ Cassidy has ga ...

  7. Bubbling Under: DJ Cassidy Previews All-Star Album With R. Kelly, Robin Thicke & More

    May 09, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: DJ Cassidy, Chasin' Crazy and Vado   DJ Cassidy Veteran New York spinner DJ Cassidy has ga ...

  8. DJ Cassidy, 'Calling All Hearts' Remix ft. Robin Thicke & Jessie J: Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 08, 2014 10:50 AM EDT 5 3 0 In anticipation of his forthcoming album, "Paradise Royale," DJ Cassidy drops a dance remix to the album's lead single, "Calling All Hearts." Check out a stream of the Robin Thicke and Jessie J-assisted song below, exclusive ...

  9. Mr. Probz, Paolo Nutini Rule U.K. Sales Charts

    April 28, 2014 7:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dutch hip-hop star Mr. Probz debuted atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (April 27), as “Waves” (Left Lane Recordings) sold nearly 127,000 units. Paolo Nutini started a second week at No. 1 on the artist album chart with “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/W ...

  10. Mr. Probz, Paolo Nutini Lead U.K. Sales Charts

    April 28, 2014 6:42 AM EDT Dutch hip-hop star Mr. Probz debuted atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (April 27), as “Waves” (Left Lane Recordings) sold nearly 127,000 units. Paolo Nutini started a second week at No. 1 on the artist album chart with “Caustic Love” (Atlantic ...

  11. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' & More: The 20 Biggest Crossover Hits

    April 24, 2014 5:05 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' makes history as the first song to top as many as six Billboard radio format charts Call Pharrell Williams the crossover king. The singer/writer/producer's smash "Happy" becomes the first song to cr ...

  12. MTV VMAs to Be Held at L.A.'s The Forum in 2014

    April 23, 2014 10:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 The August spectacle will be the first major awards show at the newly-revamped venue. MTV announced on Wednesday that the 2014 Video Music Awards will be held at the Forum on Aug. 24. The move not only marks the moonman ceremony's return to the ...

  13. Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Tops Britain’s All-Time Downloaded Chart

    April 23, 2014 3:52 AM EDT Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has been revealed as the most downloaded track of all-time in the United Kingdom. The controversial hit (which features T.I. and Pharrell Williams) is one of only two songs to sell more than 1.5 million downloads, ac ...

  14. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend Gains At No. 2

    April 09, 2014 1:28 PM EDT Williams' "Happy" reigns for a seventh week, while John Legend's "All of Me" continues its push toward the summit Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, fending off ...

  15. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100, John Legend Gains At No. 2

    April 09, 2014 1:02 PM EDT Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, fending off John Legend's "All of Me," which keeps gaining momentum in its push to take over at the top. The latter song also crowns the subscr ...

  16. Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' Off To Fast Start At Radio, Retail

    April 08, 2014 3:50 PM EDT After its first day, the singer/songwriter's collab with Pharrell is drawing praise from radio and racking download sales After its first day of availability , Ed Sheeran's "Sing," which Pharrell Williams co-wrote and co-produ ...

  17. Morning Fix: Miami Mayor, Officials Look to End Ultra After Security Guard Trampled; Benzino of 'Love & Hip-Hop' Shot; Drake, Tegan & Sara, Arcade Fire Top Juno Awards

    March 31, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE MIAMI MAYOR AND CITY OFFICIALS LOOK TO END ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL Two days after security guard Erica Mack was trampled at Ultra Music Festival on Friday (March 28), Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Mia ...

  18. Robin Thicke Cancels Juno Awards Appearance

    March 30, 2014 1:25 PM EDT The music award organizers cite a "mandatory vocal rest," but an online petition to boot the singer from the show over his "Blurred Line" video has taken over the conversation. Vocal chords or fan pushback? That's the ques ...

  19. RadioShack CCMO Jennifer Warren Talks Company's Revamp with Music, Plans for Latin Market (Q&A)

    March 28, 2014 1:43 PM EDT For a while there, everyone thought RadioShack was growing a bit stale. But following a major management change in 2013, the brand is back with a new focus on music -- evidenced through campaigns featuring the likes of Robin Thicke and Steve Aoki ...

  20. Funkadelic's 'Sexy Ways' Dropped From 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

    March 27, 2014 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 A quick update on the litigation involving Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," one of last year's biggest songs. Thanks to an agreement between the parties, Bridgeport Music is no longer a defendant as of Wednesday. That means that t ...

  21. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend, Idina Menzel On the Move

    March 26, 2014 1:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Williams' 'Happy' reigns for a fifth week, and moves closer to a radio audience record, while John Legend's 'All of Me' rises to No. 2 and Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' leaps to No. 5 Pharrell Williams' ...

  22. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend, Idina Menzel On The Move

    March 26, 2014 1:20 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' reigns for a fifth week, and moves closer to a radio audience record, while John Legend's 'All of Me' rises to No. 2 and Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' leaps to No. 5. As we do each Wednes ...

  23. Pharrell Williams Tops Hot 100, Soko Surprises with Top 10 Debut

    March 19, 2014 2:35 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' holds at No. 1 for a fourth week, while newcomer Soko's viral hit 'We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow' rockets in at No. 9. Aloe Blacc's 'The Man' also enters the top 10. Pharrell Williams&# ...

  24. March 16, 1996: Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men's 'One Sweet Day' Makes History On Hot 100

    March 16, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 'Sweet' 16, indeed: On this date 18 years ago, the superstar duet ballad wrapped its record 16-week stay atop the chart On this date (March 16) in 1996, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" spent its 16th and f ...

  25. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Holds at No. 1 on Hot 100

    March 05, 2014 12:51 PM EST The song spends a second week at the summit and takes over atop the Radio Songs chart. Pharrell Williams' "Happy" may not have won best original song honors at the Academy Awards on Sunday (March 2), but the jubilant track remains a ...

  26. Robin Thicke Says He Still Loves Paula Patton, Sings 'Let's Stay Together' at Concert

    March 03, 2014 7:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Robin Thicke and Paula Patton may have called it quits (at least for now), but the "Blurred Lines" singer isn't giving up just yet. At Thicke's Sunday concert at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, the 36-year-old si ...

  27. Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ Breaks Records, Reclaims No. 1 in U.K.

    March 03, 2014 4:09 AM EST Pharrell Williams was in record-breaking form as the Official Charts Company unveiled the U.K.’s weekly sales data on Sunday (March 2). His smash hit “Happy” (Back Lot) became the first single for 57 years to start a third separate run at No. 1. I ...

  28. Pharrell Williams' Record-Breaking 'Happy' Returns to No. 1 in U.K.

    March 03, 2014 3:41 AM EST 9 2 0 Pharrell Williams was in record-breaking form as the Official Charts Company unveiled the U.K.’s weekly sales data on Sunday (March 2). His smash hit “Happy” (Back Lot) became the first single for 57 years to start a third separate run at No. 1. It ...

  29. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Plea ...

  30. Robin Thicke Thanks Fans for Support After Split From Wife

    February 26, 2014 8:16 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer is separating from Paula Patton after nine years of marriage Robin Thicke is thanking his fans for their support following his separation from his wife and canceled tour dates. The "Blurred Lines" singer posted on his website We ...

  31. Pharrell, 'G I R L': Track-By-Track Review

    February 25, 2014 7:46 PM EST It’s hard not to feel happy for Pharrell Williams. The eternally boyish producer, 40, is currently enjoying a career renaissance on the level of Mariah Carey in 2005 or Bryan Cranston in 2008, emerging after a presumed definitive career arc to st ...

  32. UMG's Digital Sales Outpace Physical as New Vivendi Content Head Outlines Priorities

    February 25, 2014 4:41 AM EST Vivendi's new head of media and content businesses on Tuesday outlined some of his early priorities after the French entertainment and telecom conglomerate's latest earnings report. The company, which owns Universal Music Group, Canal Pl ...

  33. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 2:30 PM EST 6.687 k 383 59 No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. ...

  34. Pharrell Williams’ Solo Album ‘G I R L’ Gets Release Date

    February 19, 2014 4:56 AM EST Pharrell Williams’ Columbia Records debut “G I R L” will drop globally on March 3. The album will feature the worldwide hit “Happy,” which Pharrell will perform this evening at the annual BRIT Awards in London.  "When Columbia Records prese ...

  35. Robin Thicke Headlining Los Angeles Dodgers' Opening Weekend

    February 13, 2014 9:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Robin Thicke will perform at the opening weekend extravaganza for the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 5, in the second game of a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants. As well as presenting a three-song pre-game concert at Dodger Stadium, ...

  36. Katy Perry Rules Hot 100, Pharrell Flies To No. 2

    February 12, 2014 5:15 PM EST Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, notches a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Pharrell's "Happy" blasts from No. 8 to No. 2. As we do each Wednesday, let's happily scrutinize the num ...

  37. Ga In Mixes K-Pop & 'Blurred Lines' for New Single 'Truth or Dare'

    February 10, 2014 9:36 PM EST 0 0 0 PSY's "Gentleman" video co-star, the "most rumored about" Korean singer, gets the last laugh in jazzy song's accompanying vid After kicking off her comeback with the brazen buzz track "Fxxk U," Ga In returns w ...

  38. Midem 2014: Takeaways & Survival Tips



    February 06, 2014 8:15 PM EST While its impossible to take in the entirety of Midem, the international music conference, over the course of its four bustling days several recurring themes became readily apparent, including, Google bashing, going all-in on streaming and major n ...

  39. Robin Thicke To Headline Soul Beach Music Festival in Aruba: Exclusive

    February 06, 2014 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Robin Thicke has been locked-in as the first headliner for the Soul Beach Music Festival in Aruba, taking place again over Memorial Day weekend, Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. Thicke will play the Nikki Beach Amphitheatre on the closing night ...

  40. Katy Perry Tops Hot 100, Beyonce Bounds To No. 2

    February 05, 2014 2:41 PM EST Perry's 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, spends a second week at No. 1, while Beyonce's 'Drunk in Love,' featuring Jay Z, roars to the runner-up spot. Plus, Pharrell blasts into the top 10 Katy Perry's "Dark ...

  41. CARAS CEO Melanie Berry Talks Juno Noms, Winnipeg, Robin Thicke's Canadian Passport (Q&A)

    February 05, 2014 11:37 AM EST Yesterday, the nominees for Canada’s 2014 Juno Awards were announced at a press conference in Toronto. Held this year in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the majority of the trophies will be handed out at a private gala dinner March 29, followed by the nationa ...

  42. Franz Ferdinand Frontman Accuses Pharrell of 'Borrowing' 'Take Me Out' Riff

    January 31, 2014 9:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Alex Kapranos notes similarities in Paloma Faith's "Can't Rely on You" Pharrell Williams was involved in his share of lawsuits last year -- from a spat with will.i.am over his i am OTHER brand to his part in a suit from Marvin Ga ...

  43. Sara Bareilles Fires Manager Jordan Feldstein After GRAMMYs Scuffle With Osbournes

    January 28, 2014 7:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Sara Bareilles has fired manager Jordan Feldstein, who also counts Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke as clients, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter. The singer, who performed with Carole King at the GRAMMYs , went home empty handed after being nomina ...

  44. Lorde, Robin Thicke Lead Pre-GRAMMY Universal Music Showcase

    January 25, 2014 8:25 PM EST 2 0 0 Kacey Musgraves, Zedd, Juanes also performed at Hollywood showcase Robin Thicke, Lorde and another 11 acts signed to Universal Music Group acts performed Saturday afternoon at Lure nightclub in Hollywood for an audience of label and publishing execu ...

  45. Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor Rock Hard at GRAMMY Rehearsals

    January 24, 2014 7:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Between rehearsals of Chicago with Robin Thicke and a super group that brings together Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham and Queens of the Stone Age, the GRAMMYs' consulting sound engineer Doug Mountain took us on a tour of Staples C ...

  46. Chart Moves: Beyonce Crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay; Aloe Blacc Bounds Up Hot 100; Hillsong United Makes History

    January 24, 2014 10:00 AM EST As previously reported , Pitbull and Ke$ha rule the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber" and Lorde and Bastille soar into the chart's top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Beyonce: In just its sixth week on R&B/ ...

  47. Beyonce Scores Sixth No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

    January 23, 2014 6:04 PM EST In just its sixth week on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" (featuring Jay Z) jumps 5-1 to mark her sixth leader on the list. She last topped the chart in 2012 when "Love on Top" reigned for seven weeks. ...

  48. Spotify Predicts Grammy Winners

    January 21, 2014 8:52 PM EST Predicting Grammy Winners has now become a sort of parlor game among digital music companies over the past few years. The idea is to see if large sets of data on listener behavior can be used to pick the winners. The answer is: It depends. If list ...

  49. Chart Highlights: Pitbull & Ke$ha, Beyonce & Jay Z Score New No. 1s

    January 20, 2014 4:55 PM EST The former pair takes over atop Pop Songs with 'Timber,' while the latter twosome's 'Drunk in Love' crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. Plus, new leaders for Demi Lovato, Avenged Sevenfold, Zac Brown Band and Elvis Crespo (al ...

  50. Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar to Play ESPN's Pre-Super Bowl Party

    January 17, 2014 7:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Before the teams take to the football field, Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar will take center stage at the ESPN The Party. The pre-game bash will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, at the Lower Manhattan’s Pier 36/Basketball City -- just a few miles from M ...

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