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#AlternativeFacts Podcast: What Drives James Bay's Restless Reinvention

You thought James Bay was gonna keep making acoustic cfee shop jams? Get to know him a little better. After scoring several hit singles and a trio Grammy noms behind his 2015 debut The Chaos and the Calm, the

In 1998, 'Iris,' 'Torn,' & Other Radio Smashes Hit the Hot 100 at Last After a Key Rule Change

This week, Billboard is celebrating the music 20 years ago with a week content about the most interesting artists, albums, songs and stories from 1998. Here, Billboard Co-Director Charts Gary Trust looks back on one the most important rule changes in

O-SHiN releases ‘I / ∞’ EP

Of the other songs on show here, “A Revelation” has a wonderfully spliced synth line acting as rhythm over a chilled minimal beat.  It threatens to become poppy but it holds back on the lush cinematic direction

Kanye West Paid $85,000 to Use a Photo of Whitney Houston's Bathroom as Pusha T's Album Cover

On Wednesday (May 23), Pusha T fired a flurry tweets regarding his hotly anticipated album Daytona — formerly known as King Push — and how this project was strictly for his “family.” The seven-track album, which features Kanye West

Imagine Dragons Makes Alt-Crossover History Atop Adult Pop Songs Chart With 'Whatever It Takes'

The track is the band’s third record and latest “Evolve” track to top both Alternative Songs & Adult Pop Songs. Imagine Dragons earns a record-breaking No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Pop Songs airplay chart, as “Whatever It

John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band Rise With New Singles on Hot Rock Songs Chart

Mayer’s “New Light” jumps into the top 10, while DMB’s “Samurai Cop” starts at No. 22. Two veterans the rock music scene scale Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart dated May 26, led by John Mayer, whose new

Arctic Monkeys Arrive at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums & Alternative Albums Charts

“Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino” rules both rankings upon its debut, equaling the No. 1 start 2013’s “AM.” Arctic Monkeys' first album in nearly five years picks up where its predecessor left f, debuting at No. 1

Brielle Lesley – Quick

With refreshingly natural talent and veteran confidence, Alternative R&B and Urban Pop singer Brielle Lesley has solidified her reputation as one Detroit’s most promising voices to emerge out the Motor City in recent memory. Since releasing her

Azealia Banks ‘Anna Wintour’

Following the April release her Fantasea II single “Anna Wintour,” Azealia Banks struts her stuff in the video for her runway anthem. Dressed in cutf denim shorts and a midriff and nipple-baring white tee, the Harlem spitfire

Godsmack Lands First No. 1 on Mainstream Rock Songs in Four Years With 'Bulletproof'

The band’s lead single from “When Legends Rise” is their eighth No. 1. For the first time in nearly four years, Godsmack rules Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, as “Bulletpro” bumps 3-1 on the list dated