1. Drake to Host 'SNL' in January

    December 22, 2013 12:19 AM EST The rapper will also appear as the musical guest It's official: Drake will join Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and many more as musicians who have hosted "Saturday Night Live." When the NBC sketch comedy show returns in the new year Jan. 18, the rapper will take the reins as…

  2. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Adele & Anna Kendrick

    December 20, 2013 5:44 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Adele Adele looked sensational as she struck a pose after being appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in…

  3. Country Legend Ray Price Dead at 87

    December 16, 2013 6:12 PM EST Ray Price, one of country music's most beloved voices, died at home Monday afternoon at the age of 87, his family said through a spokesman. Price had been hospitalized in Texas recently, and had been fighting a battle against pancreatic cancer since late last year. On Thursday …

  4. The Year In Pop 2013: Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Anna Kendrick Score Offbeat Hits

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST In 2012, the No. 1 Hot 100 song of the year was "Somebody That I Used To Know," the hushed, xylophone-led single from Australia-based artist Gotye, featuring New Zealand singer-songwriter Kimbra. "Somebody That I Used To Know" was Gotye's debut single on the…

  5. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  6. Nelson Mandela's Impact on Music, Concerts, Movies and More

    December 05, 2013 7:30 PM EST Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the racist…

  7. Ryan Bingham Sets First Post-'Crazy Heart' Film Project (Exclusive)

    December 05, 2013 9:41 AM EST Ryan Bingham has written the main title theme and will produce the music for the film "A Country Called Home," his first film/music project since winning an Oscar and a Grammy for 2009's "Crazy Heart." The film will be the full-length directorial and screenwriting…

  8. Ask Billboard: Why Aren't Power Ballads So Powerful Anymore?

    November 29, 2013 4:05 PM EST An analysis of why slow songs ruled top 40 in the late '80s but don't, for the most part, now. Plus, Hall & Oates' top 10 hits and Tom Wopat, 'Luke Duke' himself, stops by As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  9. Katy Perry Is Indestructible In 'Unconditionally' Video: Watch

    November 20, 2013 10:28 AM EST Katy Perry's music videos are often fun, brightly colored affairs, but for the clip for "Unconditionally," the pop star took a more basic approach, featuring glamorous shots and a metaphor-filled storyline. The video opens with Perry, dressed in white, snow falling around her.…

  10. Lady Gaga Gets Sensual With R. Kelly, Pokes Fun at Herself on 'SNL': Watch

    November 17, 2013 1:09 AM EST Lady Gaga showed she can poke fun at herself with the best of them during her first hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. The singer, who follows Miley Cyrus as musicians who have both hosted and performed during the show's 39th season this year, performed…

  11. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Celine Dion & Mariah Carey

    November 01, 2013 5:42 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. " alt="" align="right"> Best: Celine Dion Celine Dion looked positively ageless as she showed off her legs on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Monday …

  12. Chart Highlights: Avril Lavigne Tells Husband Chad Kroeger, 'Let Me Go'; Kacey Musgraves' 'Arrow' Lands On Country Airplay

    October 21, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Lavigne and Kroeger chart their first collaboration on Adult Pop Songs, while Kacey Musgraves' same-sex relationship equality anthem finds support at country Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  13. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, Drake, Bastille Score New No. 1s

    October 14, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Perry's 'Roar' ties a record on Dance/Club Play Songs, Drake makes history on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Bastille notches its first Alternative Songs leader. Plus,Thomas Rhett takes over atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  14. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  15. Anna Kendrick Tops AC Chart With 'Cups'

    October 07, 2013 1:05 PM EDT A year after the movie's premiere, the 'Pitch Perfect' hit crowns its first Billboard airplay chart More than a year after the release of "Pitch Perfect," the movie's lead Anna Kendrick reaches No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart…

  16. New York City Opera To File For Bankruptcy

    October 02, 2013 1:12 AM EDT New York City Opera said Tuesday it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene. The company announced Sept. 12 that it needed to raise $7 million by the end of that month. Spokeswoman Risa Heller said about $2…

  17. Kanye West vs. Jimmy Kimmel: Who's Right? (Opinion)

    September 27, 2013 2:55 PM EDT When Jimmy Kimmel attempted to spoof Kanye West 's already Internet-famous BBC interview earlier this week on his "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show, here's how he began his monologue: "You're not going to believe this, but he said a lot of weird stuff. He said he'…

  18. New York City Opera Plans For Bankruptcy If Cash Can’t Be Raised

    September 27, 2013 1:23 AM EDT New York City Opera could be sounding its final note this weekend - at least for a while. The 70-year-old company says it plans to file for bankruptcy and scrap the bulk of its 2013-14 season unless it somehow manages to reach its fundraising goal, which it admitted is not likely. "The…

  19. Kanye West Declares Himself the Biggest Rock Star of All, Blasts Designer Hedi Slimane

    September 23, 2013 8:14 PM EDT The BBC just released the first of four segments of an intimate conversation Kanye West had with interviewer Zane Lowe. The interview started typically enough, with West remarking on his 2013 album "Yeezus" -- on its recording process, his aims to subvert mainstream radio, how …

  20. Game, Drake Donate $22,500 to Mother of Five Kids Lost in Ohio Fire

    September 18, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Rappers The Game and Drake plan to donate $22,500 to help an Ohio woman pay for the funerals of her five children and boyfriend who died in a mobile home fire. The Game called the Burger King restaurant where the woman works Tuesday and asked what he could do to help her, a spokesman for…

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