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So, What’s Popping On The UK Pop Charts These Days?

"God's Plan" rules the world. Drake's dominant single is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart for an eighth straight week, and its ubiquity extends…
Chris DeVille | March 22, 2018 - 2:23 pm

The Week In Pop

Pop Goes The Migos

"Bad And Boujee" was a culmination of sorts, but it was only the beginning. When the song became a viral sensation and then Migos' first
Chris DeVille | May 4, 2017 - 12:45 pm

The Week In Pop

Bebe Rexha Is One More Hit Away From Becoming A Household Name

Do you recognize the name Elwood Edwards? What about Jessica Gomes? Jesse Frederick? If you're an American pop culture consumer, you are probably intimately familiar…
Chris DeVille | February 16, 2017 - 3:47 pm

More Apple stories

Apple Music Surpasses Spotify In Paid US Subscribers For The First Time: Report

Back in February the Wall Street Journal learned Apple Music was on pace to surpass Spotify in terms of paid US subscribers. Today, five months…
Chris DeVille | July 6, 2018 - 3:09 pm

Grimes Stars In Apple Commercial Featuring Her New Song “That’s What The Drugs Are For”

"I hate permission, you know? I don't want permission. If I just want to drop something, I just drop it." So says Grimes at the…
Chris DeVille | June 15, 2018 - 9:33 am

FKA Twigs Dances To Anderson .Paak In Spike Jonze-Directed Apple HomePod Ad

FKA Twigs is beyond just a talented musician; she’s also an incredible dancer and actress, as evidenced by a brand-new short film directed by Spike…
Rania Aniftos / Billboard | March 6, 2018 - 12:23 am

Apple Developing Headphones To Rival Bose And… Beats

Apple is reportedly working on a line of high end over-the-ear headphones following the somewhat surprising success of its dangly AirPods, according to a new…
Billboard | March 5, 2018 - 2:50 pm

Courtney Barnett Covers INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart” In Apple Ad Supporting Marriage Equality

Tell Me How You Really Feel? Pretty great ever since we heard there's a new Courtney Barnett album coming out! While we wait for more…
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2018 - 5:34 pm

Jimmy Iovine Reportedly Leaving Apple Music

Look for Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August.
Billboard Staff | January 4, 2018 - 6:11 pm

Apple Confirms Acquisition Of Shazam

Apple has confirmed the acquisition of London-based music discovery app Shazam in a sale reported to be in the ballpark of $400 million. In a…
Marc Schneider / Billboard | December 11, 2017 - 2:48 pm

Jimmy Iovine Explains Why The Music Biz Is Too Optimistic About Streaming

It's been three and a half years since Jimmy Iovine left his role as CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M to run Apple Music, but that…
Colin Stutz / Billboard | November 30, 2017 - 10:15 am

Apple Gives iTunes A Scrub, Removes App Store, And Adds Social To Apple Music

While you were watching new iPhones get introduced at Apple's big reveal on Tuesday, the company quietly revamped its signature desktop app for buying music,…
Billboard Staff | September 13, 2017 - 11:52 am

iOS 11 Lets You Play FLAC Files On Your iPhone

It looks like you'll be able to play FLAC audio files in the next version of iOS. According to The Next Web, developers who have…
James Rettig | June 7, 2017 - 10:35 am

Apple Announces HomePod

During their presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple revealed its new HomePod smart speaker, and they're marketing it as more music-focused than its…
James Rettig | June 5, 2017 - 5:45 pm

Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke Hits A Roadblock

Last year, Apple Music picked up Carpool Karaoke: The Series, a 16-episode adaptation of James Corden's beloved and/or reviled Late Late Show segment. The show…
Peter Helman | April 24, 2017 - 10:01 pm
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