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BTS’ ‘Love Yourself: Tear’ is first K-pop album to debut at no. 1 spot on Billboard 200 chart

BTS is sitting pretty. The K-pop boy band’s third studio album, Love Yourself: Tear has become the first number one chart-topper for the group after debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart, which ranks the most popular albums of a given week in the US as per multi-metric consumption, assessed by traditional album sale counts, track […]

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The winner’s list: the 2018 Billboard Music Awards edition [updated live]

Hosted at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) will see performances from an array of artists, including BTS, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa and more. To make the ceremony even more memorable, Janet Jackson will make her TV comeback, returning to a televised stage to sing for the […]

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Post Malone’s ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ enjoys the largest first-week debut of all albums released this year

That Post Malone shattered streaming records with the release of his album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, seemed only to foreshadow further success relative to the album. After attracting a whopping near 80 million global Spotify streams of the sophomore outing on the day of the album’s debut alone, Beerbongs & Bentleys has since claimed the No. […]

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One record label has managed to stay atop the Billboard Hot 100 for an entire year

Sony/ATV Music Publishing just pulled off an especially difficult feat in the highly-competitive global music space — one that deserves a good old-fashioned tip of the hat and a pat on the back. As of yesterday, May 7th, the publishing house reached a milestone 52-week run of having published or co-published songs that reached the No. 1 […]

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Autograf releases infectious new single ‘Dead Soon’

Chicago trio Autograf is back the form of the new single “Dead Soon” with Lils and Bonsai Mammal. ” ‘Dead Soon’ is about the urgency of life. It’s about going after your dreams today, chasing after love now, and just saying fuck it to all the insignificant things in life because we might be ‘Dead […]

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YouTube play counts will soon count towards Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart

Indications of the population’s interest in a given song and its accompanying music video make YouTube play counts a measure of that production’s overall popularity among listeners. If the rumors are true, YouTube play counts might soon prove even more influential within the world of chart rankings. Billboard is expected to implement YouTube plays in its […]

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YouTube play counts will soon count towards Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart

Indications of the population’s interest in a given song and its accompanying music video make YouTube play counts a measure of that production’s overall popularity among listeners. If the rumors are true, YouTube play counts might soon prove even more influential within the world of chart rankings. Billboard is expected to implement YouTube plays in its […]

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Billboard – Memories (Robotaki Remix)

Though Robotaki is in the middle of his “I Want You” tour with Manila Killa, he somehow still has time to drop new, groundbreaking material. The tour itself has already seen major success and is just getting started, as the two young producers are set to perform all across the U.S. and Canada up until mid-November.Robotaki has […]

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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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