We were just jamming, and she came into the studio, and we had a really long talk about relationships and what was troubling me at the moment. It was just me at my place in early stages, and the theme of my album was up in the air. There was no pressure, nothing. Just us making a song like we would any other day. She has a pretty intense understanding of me as a person and has her own relationship woes and really related. It was good for me to talk to women about it — so many of my friends are guys. Hearing her perspective elucidated a lot of things on the female side: it was her understanding from both sides that made the record not just being a one-way street. I had the flipside told a bit. All the songs the females are singing are from the other perspective.
—  Emile Haynie on recording “Wait For Life” with Lana Del Rey
Billboard: Chart Highlights

Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (6 weeks)*** “Uptown Funk!” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Uptown Funk!” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
As it leads Pop Songs for a sixth week and Rhythmic Songs for a fifth, Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars, takes over atop Adult Pop Songs. It’s Ronson’s first No. 1 at the lattermost format (in his first visit) and Mars’ third; he first led with “Just the Way You Are” for five weeks in 2010 and with “When I Was Your Man” for two frames in 2013.

On Pop Songs, “Funk” passes “Grenade” (2011) and “Locked Out of Heaven” (2012-13) (five weeks each) for Mars’ longest reign. “Funk” has led the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks running (also Mars’ longest command).

Rhythmic Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** “Uptown Funk!” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

Source: Billboard

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This morning billboard posted an article about ten people Taylor “dated” and the songs that “are about each one” and this is how Twitter responded. I have never been more proud of this fandom. Pass this around. You guys are awesome.

42% of the Billboard hip-hop top 50 is Drake right now.

Late Wednesday, Billboard announced the news that the entirety of Drake’s latest album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is charting on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts. Between those 17 tracks, and the four additional songs where he’s a featured artist, Drake has a total of 21 songs concurrently charting. But it’s how he did it that’s the most impressive part.