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Bonnaroo 2014: Top 10 Best Performances
From Sam Smith's breakout moment to Lionel Richie playing hits all night long, these were the 10 must-see moments at Bonnaroo.
Kanye West’s Bonnaroo Return: Minimal ‘Yeezus,’ Maximum Media Hate
Even with a minimalist set design, the Friday night headlining show was as visually stunning as expected from West's performances.
Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts Go Live
The new interactive rankings show the most popular songs being shared on social media, redefining how fans interact with and influence popular content.
Viral ‘First Kiss’ Video Sends Soko to No. 1 Debut on Billboard’s Streaming Songs Chart
The rising singer-songwriter blasts in with "We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow," thanks to its inclusion in clothier Wren's "First Kiss" ad campaign.
SXSW: Def Jam Hits 30 as 2 Chainz, Pusha T and ScHoolboy Q Kick Out the Jams
Kanye West, Jay Z, Rick Ross, Scooter Braun and Russell Simmons Among Those at Legendary Label’s Anniversary Bash
Beyonce’s ‘Partition’ Enjoys Chart Jump From Dance Choreography on YouTube (Video)
Yanis Marshall's routine has collected over 860,000 views, while the "Drunk in Love" singer's unreleased single becomes her third song on the Billboard Hot 100.
Kanye West’s Long-‘Gone’ Song Debuts In Hot 100’s Top 20
A viral video helps bring the single from the rapper's 2005 album 'Late Registration,' onto the tally at last.
Rihanna Passes Justin Bieber as Most Viewed Artist on YouTube
The "Stay" singer boasts 8.73 million subscribers on the video site.
Austin Mahone’s ‘Say Somethin’ Video Sparks Return to Social 50 Chart
The new clip comes on the heels of "Baby Bieber" signing with Chase/Universal Republic.
Chris Brown, Drake Gain Social Media Followers After Club Brawl
The two recording artists -- who were involved in a melee at a New York nightclub reportedly over Rihanna -- see a boost in their Twitter followers and Facebook fans as well as video plays.
Apple’s iTunes Abandoning Ping, Source Confirms
The attempt at a social network by the tech-giant-turned-music-distributor debuted in September 2010, but the service fell flat and the company has since changed its social-music strategy.