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Mon Laferte Signs Global Deal With Universal Music Publishing Mexico: Exclusive

Mon Laferte, the alt-pop Chilean chanteuse with beguiling vocals and songs, has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Mexico.  The deal will cover all Laferte’s compositions moving forward, including her new single, “El beso,”

NeoPerreo Rising: How a Sub-Genre of Reggaeton Is Taking a New Generation Into a Different Kind of Beat

As Latin urban music connects to a global streaming audience, NeoPerreo emerges as an anchor to a young, digitally-empowered demographic embracing new acts, music and a rainbow diverse fans. On a recent Saturday, around midnight, a line

Alice Merton Previews Just-Announced Debut LP: 'Every Song Sounds Like the Emotion It's Portraying'

Listen to Merton chat about her new music on the #AlternativeFacts podcast Earlier this year, Alice Merton's alt-rock earworm "No Roots" shot to No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart while it was the only song she had out

Rad Horror's 'Mad at the World' Single Takes Modern Rock to Task: Exclusive

Los Angeles-based alternative band Rad Horror are taking action to counteract the negativity shrouding our modern times with their latest single “Mad at the World,” available exclusively today (Sept. 6) Billboard. The four-piece, led by Dylan Jackson

Alice in Chains' 'Rainier Fog' Blows in at No. 1 on Rock, Alternative & Hard Rock Album Charts

Alice in Chains’ sixth LP is the band’s second set to lead all three lists. Alice in Chains snags its second No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts, as Rainier

Takeover Tuesday Playlist: Plain White T's Tribute the '80s With Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson & More

Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week, Billboard taps chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free rein to base the list on whatever subject they choose.

Imagine Dragons' 'Natural' Marks Band's Fourth Straight Alternative Songs Chart No. 1

Now with five total toppers, the band equals Nine Inch Nails’ streak & trails only Linkin Park’s record run six in a row. Imagine Dragons top Billboard's Alternative Songs airplay chart for a fourth straight time with

Eminem's 'Kamikaze' On the Brink of Chart History in U.K.

Shady’s back. And he’s about to make history. Eminem’s surprise album release Kamikaze (Interscope) is heading for the top the Official U.K. Albums Chart, for what would be his ninth consecutive chart No. 1 in that territory,

BTS Scores Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Love Yourself: Answer'

BTS bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Love Yourself: Answer, garnering the K-pop group their second leader on the list after Love Yourself: Tear, which dropped earlier in 2018. The new album — the third

13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Ariana Grande Scores Her Third No. 1 Album & Makes Hot 100 History

Ariana Grande dominates Billboard’s charts this week, as the singer returns with her latest LP, Sweetener, which arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The set’s arrival helps her return to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 for a third