April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of their favorite squads.
The N.Y. Post reports this morning that Lorde got to meet Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett – probably most famous for the “Pine Tar Incident” against the New York Yankees, when umpires disallowed his home run back in July 1983 for using a tampered bat — the acknowledged muse behind the smash hit.
The Academy of Country Music Awards, which held its 49th annual show this past April 6th, has already sold out its tickets to next year's events -- ACM Party For a Cause, a two-day event, and the ACM Awards, scheduled for April 17-18 and April 19, respectively.
Texas-based performer Mary Sarah grew up with the "Opry." She would listen to the WSM radio show from time to time, but also that's where she honed her skills on-stage – at many of the local "Oprys" that are all over the Lone Star state.
French prosecutors have dropped the charges levelled at Bob Dylan last year after the singer made comments about Croatians that were alleged to violate the country's anti-discrimination laws, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Ellie Goulding has had a halcyon 2014 so far, if you'll excuse the pun. With her song "Burn" dancing up the Hot 100 chart, huge cheers for her mainstage Coachella performance, and a show-stopping "Divergent" duet with Zedd at the MTV Movie Awards, her spring and summer are off to a great start.
Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes will talk the business of music during the Billboard Digital Superstar Q&A during the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami which kicks off this Monday (April 21) and leads into the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday (April 24).
Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week. Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran storms onto the chart at No. 15 with "Sing," which Williams co-wrote and co-produced. Upon its bow, Sheeran scores his highest Hot 100 rank yet.