1. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O & 'Frozen' Fight for Academy Awards Gold

    February 21, 2014 2:00 PM EST Pharrell has a No. 2 hit, the "Frozen" soundtrack reached No. 1, Karen O is the indie ‘It’ girl and U2 is... just cool. The Academy’s sleepy little Best Original Song category turns shockingly competitive and surprisingly commercial as the nominees open up about what they…

  2. Pharrell Williams' Reps Talk Strategy Behind 'G I R L' Album: Exclusive

    February 20, 2014 9:24 AM EST Prior to the release of Pharrell Williams' "G I  R L" on March 3, his music will be heard in a Red Bull TV ad, promos on ABC's "Good Morning America"  and, quite possibly, on eBay. The wildly popular first single, "Happy," will definitely be heard on…

  3. Pharrell ‘Speechless’ Ahead of Oscars, GRAMMY Awards

    January 17, 2014 1:19 AM EST A week before his big night at the Grammy Awards, Pharrell is happy — and speechless — over his Oscar nomination. The producer-rapper-singer's "Happy," from the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack, is nominated for best original song. "Uh, speechless," Pharrell…

  4. Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake's 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Score Golden Globes Nominations

    December 12, 2013 11:23 AM EST Justin Timberlake's song from "Inside Llewyn Davis," Taylor Swift's track from "One Chance" and Coldplay's closing credits tune from "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" received nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globes on Thursday. Timberlake&…

  5. '12 Years a Slave' Leads a Soundtrack Revival

    December 11, 2013 9:38 AM EST Film studios are providing a rare fourth quarter in which honest-to-god musical history is explored in fact-based scripted films. "Saving Mr. Banks," the story of how Walt Disney turned the Mary Poppins stories into a musical with Richard and Robert Sherman, and "Inside…

  6. 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…

  7. Pharrell Talks eBay Collab, Beyonce's Album, Scoring the 'Spider-Man' Sequel and More

    October 24, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Pharrell Williams likes to spread the wealth and the credit. As a music producer and all-around tastemaker, he’s played key roles on two of the year’s biggest songs (Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” duh). BBC Black, his collaborative clothing line with renowned…

  8. 'Star Wars' Theme Named Favorite Movie Soundtrack

    September 30, 2013 1:08 AM EDT The Star Wars theme has been named Britain's favorite movie soundtrack in a BBC poll. "With almost a quarter of the audience votes, John Williams’ 'Star Wars Theme' topped a list that spans 64 years of cinema soundtrack history," the BBC said. "Williams'…

  9. T Bone Burnett to Receive Maestro Award at Billboard Film and TV Conference

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Oscar- and multiple-Grammy-winning producer, musician and songwriter T Bone Burnett will receive the Maestro Award at the 2013 Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Burnett will be honored for his work in film and television music, most recently as…

  10. Black Sabbath Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 19, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Big Time Rush, Goo Goo Dolls, the Lonely Island all crash Top 10 of this week's tally. Almost 43 years after Black Sabbath debuted on the Billboard 200 chart, the iconic rock band earns its first No. 1 album this week with the arrival of "13." The set starts at No. 1…

  11. Gimme Five: Frankmusik's Favorite Pop Albums

    June 18, 2013 5:47 PM EDT The singer-songwriter describes his Daft Punk love and why he'll never watch "The Bodyguard" in Pop Shop's latest Gimme Five. Frankmusik has been incredibly busy lately: the British pop artist is in the midst of his first headlining U.S. tour and just released his…

  12. Big Time Rush, 'Man of Steel' Soundtrack Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    June 15, 2013 9:13 AM EDT Big Time Rush and the "Man of Steel" film soundtrack are heading for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest Big Time Rush's new "24/Seven" album could sell around 45,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday,…

  13. Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard To Launch 'Moonlander' Solo Album

    April 16, 2013 1:57 PM EDT Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard is set to release a new solo album, "Moonlander," on June 25 through Monkeywrench Records. The guitarist has enlisted musicians including fellow Pearl Jam bandmate Matt Cameron, fellow Brad bandmate Regan Hagar, singer/songwriter Pete Droge and…

  14. K-Pop Hot 100: SISTAR's Three-Week No. 1; Davichi and Boy Bands Return

    February 25, 2013 4:30 PM EST SISTAR19, the super sub-unit of SISTAR, enjoys yet another week atop the K-Pop Hot 100 with sexy single "Gone Not Around Any Longer." The girls have proven their supremacy since they are the first unit group to take the No. 1 spot in K-Pop Hot 100 history. The video has earned…

  15. 'American Idol' Recap: Five Guys Eliminated in Sudden Death Round

    February 22, 2013 9:40 AM EST On this season of “American Idol,” there are apparently two kinds of contestants: singers and performers. At least, that was the case Thursday night, when 10 of the top 20 boys took to the Vegas stage to proclaim their worth to the judges. Certain singers were, well, singers , while others,…

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Angela Miller, Frankie Ford Shine in Premiere

    January 17, 2013 10:50 AM EST Wednesday night's two-hour season premiere of "American Idol" was either incredibly predictable or somewhat infuriating, depending on how much pop culture news one has been following over the past few months. If one was already aware of the Nicki Minaj- Mariah Carey diva-off…

  17. 'American Idol' Season 11: Where Are They Now?

    January 16, 2013 4:45 PM EST It's been seven months since "American Idol's" 2012 iteration ended, though we still feel its aftershock in everyday life, provided you own a TV or listen to the radio, therefore often hearing or seeing its most recent victor, Phillip Phillips, buoyed tremendously by hit…

  18. Taylor Swift Rules, Rihanna Snubbed at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST At EMAs, Justin Bieber Picks Up Three Trophies & PSY Wins Best Video Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and…

  19. K-Pop Hot 100: Lee Hi, 16, Scores First No. 1 + This Week's Must-See Videos

    November 11, 2012 1:30 PM EST Young, talented and snazzy, Lee Hi, 16, clinched the No. 1 spot this week with her new boppy, retro-soul track, "1,2,3,4," making her the first female debut act to capture Billboard's K-Pop Hot 100 top spot this year. The perky performer was runner-up on the popular audition…

  20. KCON 2012: 15 Things Seen & Overheard

    October 17, 2012 8:02 PM EDT For the first time ever on this continent, a convention dedicated to all things Hallyu (the "Korean Wave") took over the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine, Calif., on Oct. 16. An entire day filled with panels, workshops, and artist signings topped off with a concert filled with K-pop…

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