1. Voodoo Experience 2013: 10 Best Moments From Pearl Jam, Macklemore and Others

    November 04, 2013 2:16 PM EST Perfect fall weather and big sets from headliners Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and the Cure enthralled throngs of concertgoers during the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience's three days of music this weekend (Nov. 1-3) at New Orleans' City Park. PHOTOS: VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2013…

  2. Happy Birthday, Billboard!

    November 01, 2013 9:05 AM EDT On this date in 1894, an eight-page, 10-cent issue was published, marking the debut of what has grown into today's multi-platform Billboard brand One hundred-nineteen years old, new every day. On this date in 1894, Billboard published its first issue. Before it became a weekly…

  3. Colombian Reggaeton Star J Balvin Talks 'La Familia,' Picks His Favorite 5 Videos

    October 30, 2013 4:56 AM EDT “I want to try and make my own movement,” says J. Balvin, the rising reggaeton star, whose album “La Familia” was just released on Capitol Latin. “We are going to conquer the world.”   Maybe its not such a lofty goal for the Colombian artist, whose following extends from (logically) South…

  4. Jay-Z Defends Barneys Deal: I'm Being 'Demonized'

    October 26, 2013 7:40 PM EDT Jay-Z — under increasing pressure to back out of a collaboration with the luxury store Barneys New York after it was accused of racially profiling two black customers — said Saturday he's being unfairly "demonized" for just waiting to hear all of the facts. The rap mogul…

  5. Lorde's 'Royals' Expands Reign To R&B Radio

    October 25, 2013 12:05 PM EDT The song's crossover continues to its most unlikely format yet, garnering major-market R&B/hip-hop airplay Even though its lyrics decry some of the clichés of R&B/hip-hop ("Every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, tripping in the bathroom"), Lorde's …

  6. Brian Wilson Says He's 'Gotten Better' as a Musician, Talks 'Sentimental' Beach Boys Reunion

    October 23, 2013 12:20 AM EDT Brian Wilson says that with time, he's become a stronger performer. "It's gotten better. We've had a little practice. ... The musicianship, the vocals have gotten better," he said in a recent interview. Wilson is on a joint tour with Jeff Beck. It wraps Oct. 30 in…

  7. South By Southwest Reveals First List of Bands for 2014: Los Lonely Boys, Urge Overkill and a Wilco Side Project in the Mix

    October 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Acts playing the 2014 edition of South By Southwest have begun to trickle out, with a first band list announced today (Oct. 16). The extensive list, the first of many prior to the March festival, includes a number of musicians and bands, with an established slant toward breaking and under…

  8. Brian Wilson Says Album With Jeff Beck Is 'Different Than Anything I've Ever Done'

    October 14, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Album is two-thirds done; Beck says, "There's a style about the melody and the chords that I think he wants to recapture some of the 'Pet Sounds' flavor" Brian Wilson is well aware of all those rumors about three different albums he's working on. But, Wilson…

  9. 'Kinky Boots' Kicks Up a Quick Profit on Broadway

    October 04, 2013 1:49 AM EDT Demonstrating once again that winning the Tony Award for best musical is a major asset at the box office, the hit Broadway show Kinky Boots has recouped its initial investment of $13.5 million in a remarkably swift 30 weeks of performances. Based on the 2005 Miramax film of the same name,…

  10. William Shatner Gathers Stellar Line-up for Prog-Rock Set 'Ponder the Mystery'

    October 03, 2013 2:09 AM EDT William Shatner, 82, who startled Star Trek fans by recording tunes like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" on his 1968 debut "The Transformed Man," will release a new album -- his fifth -- on Oct. 8. “Ponder the Mystery,” a prog-rock effort with Billy Sherwood of Yes,…

  11. British Pop Star Leona Lewis to Make Film Debut

    September 24, 2013 1:48 AM EDT "X Factor U.K." winner Leona Lewis will make her big-screen debut in "Holiday!," a British musical directed by the StreetDance franchise team Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini. The movie, produced by U.K. indie production and distribution banner Vertigo Films, stars fresh…

  12. Michael Jackson Statue To Be Pulled From English Soccer Stadium

    September 23, 2013 12:39 AM EDT A divisive statue of Michael Jackson outside an English professional soccer club’s homeground is to be removed. Businessman Mohamed Al Fayed commissioned the statue following Jackson's death in June 2009, with the intention for it to find a home at his Harrods store in London. Al…

  13. Bubbling Under: Saints Of Valory March In; Midnight Red Finds 'Home' At Radio

    September 13, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Saints of Valory, Midnight Red, Sebastian Mikael and Dani Martin   SAINTS OF VALORY A year ago, Saints of Valory competed in…

  14. Drake's 'Wu-Tang Forever' Pays Tribute to Shaolin: Listen

    September 12, 2013 8:33 PM EDT The hip-hop star's latest single samples the legendary New York crew. Drake's new album may be called "Nothing Was the Same," but he's confident one thing's permanent. New single "Wu-Tang Forever" pays titular tribute to the long-lived New York rap…

  15. Michael Bolton Talks Memoir, Hits and What 'Jack Sparrow' Has Wrought

    September 11, 2013 12:00 PM EDT "Word is out," quipped Michael Bolton, "that I might have a sense of humor." The superstar singer who has sold out arenas was speaking Monday night in a much more intimate venue, the 92nd Street Y (92Y) on Manhattan's Upper East Side.    Bolton was describing the…

  16. 9/11 Concert Tributes: 10 Unforgettable Moments

    September 11, 2013 10:05 AM EDT In the days and weeks following the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks on September 11, 2001, many Americans turned to music to soothe, pacify, heal, rouse and distract. It was a time when people were faced with unprecedented surges of emotion and looked, in part, to songwriters to…

  17. Sheryl Crow, 'Feels Like Home': Track-By-Track Review

    September 09, 2013 10:05 AM EDT SHERYL CROW "Feels Like Home" Producers: Sheryl Crow, Justin Niebank Warner Brothers Release Date: Sept. 10 After over two decades of making records, Sheryl Crow enters into a new phase of her recording career with the Warner release of "Feels Like Home." Her decision to…

  18. Jay Z Announces Magna Carter World Tour North American Dates

    September 06, 2013 10:51 AM EDT The same morning his Watch the Throne collaborator, Kanye West, announces the ' Yeezus' tour , Jay Z drops live music news of his own. Hov has announced his Magna Carter World Tour, which kicks off Nov. 30 in St. Paul, MN. The 34-date Live Nation arena tour will hit major…

  19. Tony Bennett To Join March On Washington

    August 23, 2013 12:12 AM EDT Tony Bennett plans to travel to the nation's capital to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. as the March on Washington marks its 50th year. Bennett, who marched with the civil rights leader in Selma, Ala., in 1965, is scheduled to perform as part of Saturday's festivities…

  20. Gerardo Ortiz, Jenni Rivera Lead Billboard Mexican Music Awards Finalists

    August 22, 2013 9:19 AM EDT Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho, 3BallMTY, Voz de Mando and Roberto Tapia also among top finalists for Oct. 9 event in Hollywood Young norteño star Gerardo Ortiz, the late Jenni Rivera and ever-popular Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho lead the list of finalists for…

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