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Now 53 Outsells Taylor Swift, Becomes First Record to Top Albums Chart but Not Billboard 200; Kid Ink Cracks Top 10

The new Billboard 200 format has been hot on its incorporation of streams and single downloads into arranging the most relevant chart in music, yet the folks at Billboard failed to notice one thing this past week: For the first time ever, the top of ...

Taylor Swift Tops Billboard 200 Again, Fifth Harmony Shows Up, Bob Dylan and Diana Krall Cover, Nicki Minaj Sets Interesting Mark

Taylor Swift and 1989 is at no. 1 in the Billboard 200 for the 11th time, tying Fearless for the performer's most weeks at the top of the charts with one album. The record shifted 108,000 equivalent units, a slight uptick from last week. 1989 is one ...

Joni Mitchell Explains Why She Doesn't Want Taylor Swift to Play Her in a Biopic

Bad things sometimes happen to Taylor Swift. Back in November, Joni Mitchell explained that she did not want the young pop star portraying her in a biopic that was also slated to include the stories of Carole King and Carly Simon. Swift had ...

José González Streams Album 'Vestiges & Claws' Ahead of Release [LISTEN]

Poetic singer, songwriter and guitarist José González has made his upcoming album "Vestiges & Claws" available for streaming on NPR. Slated for release in eight days time on Feb. 17, the album is the first solo LP from the Swedish indie-folk artist ...

Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new songs from Incubus, Charli XCX, Purity Ring, ...

Caroline Spence Premieres "Don't Call" Off Upcoming Album 'Somehow,' Launches "Whiskey Watered Down" T-Shirt Giveaway

"Honestly, I sit down with my guitar, sing what comes to mind until something makes sense and I just hope I remember it," Americana singer-songwriter and newcomer Caroline Spence said about her new album Somehow, out March 3. And though the process ...

Grammys 2015: Nominees & Winners Full List

Tonight (Feb. 8), Los Angeles will be taken over by the Grammys 2015, with all of the biggest names in music, from Beyonce to Sam Smith flooding the airwaves on CBS in hopes to win just one golden gramophone. Keep up with the Music Times blog below ...

Bob Dylan Receives MusiCares Person of the Year Award

A star-studded lineup showed up at the MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony Friday night, Feb. 6, to pay tribute to Bob Dylan. Bruce Springsteen, Beck and Jack White paid tribute by performing renditions of some of the folk legend's classic tunes ...

Celina González Dies at Age of 85 in Havana; 'Greatest Cuban Voice That U.S. Audiences Never Got To Hear'

Celina González, one of the greatest voices in Cuban music and also one of its most least sung, has died in Havana according to reports from the Cuban Music Institute. She was 85 years old.

7 Hit Albums We Waited More Than 10 Years For (David Bowie, Sade and D'Angelo Have Nothing on Harper Lee)

The world was pleasantly surprised to find out yesterday that Harper Lee, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of To Kill A Mockingbird, would finally be publishing her second book during 2015 after years of hiding from the spotlight. The new title, Go ...

Super Bowl's Most Shazamed Songs: What Commercial Soundtracks Got Most Interest? Car Commercials Do Best

Advertisers paid more than $4.5 million per 30 seconds of airtime during the Super Bowl last night so they like to know that their wares get people's attention. One way to do this is to examine what soundtracks get Shazamed, or searched using music ...

Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new songs from Sia, Four Tet, Shlohmo, Courtney ...

Bob Dylan's No. 1's...Don't Exist. 4 Covers That Took Him to No. 1: Guns N' Roses, Gabrielle, The Byrds and More

Bob Dylan has been to the top of the charts numerous times. Just not on record. Check out the list of performers who have earned Dylan a no. 1 as a songwriter with their covers: The Byrds, Guns N' Roses, Gabrielle and more.

Back of The Billboards: 'Opus Collection' by Leonard Cohen

This week we look at Leonard Cohen's new album 'Opus Collection,' the newest edition of Starbucks' exclusive greatest hits collections.

Jeff Bridges Releases Ambient Album 'Sleeping Tapes'

Actor Jeff Bridges is no stranger to the music community. He won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a country singer in the film "Crazy Heart" and has even released two country albums, but his latest project is something that pretty much nobody ...

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