Songwriter Max Martin and opera singer Cecilia Bartoli have been named the Laureates for the 2016 Polar Music Prize, to be presented by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on June 16. The announcement was made a few minutes ago at Stockholm City Hall by Alfons Karabuda, chairman of the prize committee.
When the lights go down in the city, and the sun shines on the bay, beautiful music happens. However, when the Super Bowl came to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., the music of the Bay Area was not represented in the halftime show. Instead, the NFL featured Coldplay (U.K.), Bruno Mars (Hawaii) and Beyonce (Texas) as the entertainment.
This week's Pop Shop Podcast is our very special Grammys 2016 preview, and we were joined by third-time nominee (and all-time awesome guy) Josh Groban. The superstar talks about his current Grammy nom (best traditional pop vocal album for Stages) and much more.
On the eve of receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mexican rockers Maná announced the launch of their “Latino Power Tour.” The tour, which kicks off Sept. 9 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, is being billed as a call to vote for Latinos nationwide.
Good news for Frozen fans shivering with anticipation for the Broadway musical: A timeline has been set. Disney Theatrical Productions on Tuesday announced over its @FrozenBroadway Twitter feed that the show will open in New York in spring 2018, joining stablemates Aladdin and The Lion King.
With its ornate gold moulding and velvety red seats, New York’s iconic Carnegie Hall has had legends from Judy Garland to The Beatles take the stage. In such a historic venue, it would seem odd to have poppy anthems like Britney Spears’ “Gimme More” and Katy Perry’s “Roar” bumping through the speakers as fur-clad fans file in for their Monday evening out. However, this delightfully crazy detail was only the first of many that Alan Cumming dared squeeze into his performance of “Sappy Songs” on 57th Street.
Days after riding along on Swizz Beatz' party bus for Canon's "Rebel with a Cause" campaign, Billboard reconnected with the superproducer and art junkie on the West Coast to discuss his contributions to Pepsi's Kola House pop-up party at San Francisco's Pier 70 in celebration of Super Bowl 50.
Future is heading for his third No. 1 album in less than seven months on the Billboard 200 chart. The rapper’s new "Evol" — which was released on Feb. 6 through A-1/Freebandz/Epic — may earn over 135,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 11, according to industry forecasters, and should open atop the chart dated Feb. 27.