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Billboard removes The Chainsmokers’ ‘Closer’ from the Hot 100 chart

The Chainsmokers‘ pop mega-hit “Closer” dominated plays on radio and streaming services for months. However, despite remaining at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song will no longer stay on the chart.The track has been manually removed by Billboard in an effort to facilitate new songs into their listings. A Billboard rule states that if a song drops […]

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DA’s can’t-miss acts at the 2017 Billboard Hot 100 Fest

The Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival returns to New York this weekend, with fan favorite performers taking over Jones Beach on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20. Headlining the two-day event come the likes of Zedd, Major Lazer and Marshmello, while artists from Le Youth, Whethan, and many more are set for the signature […]

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SoundCloud approves investment to stay afloat, ushers in new CEO

Rest assured, Soundcloud’s been saved— and the company’s in good hands. Follow the reassurance the company was going to stay afloat just last week thanks to two “angel investors,” since confirmed to be The Raine Group and Temasek Holdings, the company’s at last secured its last round of investments following an approval by its board.The Raine Group, a […]

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The Chainsmokers’ 61 week long run in the Billboard top 10 finally ends

The Chainsmokers’ have finally fallen out of the Billboard Top 10, ending a 61 week long run of having at least one single in the Top 10. Their reign started in May 2016 with “Don’t Let Me Down,” continuing with “Closer” and “Paris” before it ended as their monster collaboration with Coldplay, “Something Just Like This,” bowed […]

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Spotify responds to stream padding and fraud allegations

A headline this week made waves in the rapidly evolving streaming industry when Vulture claimed Spotify has been paying producers upfront for their services whilst placing fake artist alias’ on premium playlists to maximize profit for the streaming service and minimize artist payouts.The article written by Adam K. Raymond included the following allegation: “This upfront payment saves the company […]

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Read Martin Garrix’s love letter to the LGBTQ community

Throughout the course of LGBT Pride Month, countless artists have voiced their and support for the LGBTQ community. Earlier in June, GRiZ notably told his story of coming to terms with his sexuality in an inspirational OP-ED for Huffington Post. Now, Martin Garrix has provided another far-reaching perspective on the topic.As part of Billboard’s “Love Letters to the LGBTQ […]

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The Chainsmokers win four Billboard Music Awards; Lindsey Stirling wins Top Dance/Electronic Album

The Chainsmokers were nominated for 16 Billboard Music Awards, and took home four titles over the weekend including Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Single, Top Collaboration, and Top Dance/Electronic Music song.However, when it came down to the award for Top Dance/Electronic Album (a category in which both their Collage and Bouquet EPs were nominated), American violinist and producer Lindsey Stirling beat out […]

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Miley Cyrus Responds To Hip-Hop Criticism Following Billboard Interview

Miley Cyrus has come under fire for her recent Billboard interview, where she called out the hip-hop scene: “But I also love that new Kendrick [Lamar] song [“Humble”]: “Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks.” I love that because it’s not “Come sit on my dick, suck on my cock.” I can’t […]

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