1. CODE Picks of the Week: Groove Armada & Brodanse, Borgore & Victor Niglio and More

    November 08, 2013 5:18 PM EST Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section. Groove Armada & Brodanse featuring Cari Golden: “Sweat” [Armada Music]   Even run through several distortion effects, Golden…

  2. Emmylou Harris, Shovels & Rope Win Big at Americana Awards

    September 19, 2013 9:56 AM EDT The power of two voices raised in harmony was on display Wednesday night at the Americana Music Honors & Awards as Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and the husband-wife duo Shovels & Rope earned top honors. Each duo won two awards during the annual roots rock celebration at Ryman…

  3. Fantasy Boy Band Draft 2013: Vote For The Best Dream Lineup

    August 21, 2013 1:35 PM EDT The Billboard team conducted a fantasy draft of boy band members. Check out the full action below, and vote for your favorite dream team! The NFL football season is fast approaching, which means that it's currently the season for fantasy football drafts. Across the globe, friends…

  4. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  5. U.K. Inquiry Opens Into Stabbing Death of Reggae Artist Smiley Culture

    June 12, 2013 11:46 PM EDT A British coroner on Wednesday opened an inquest into the 2011 death of reggae star Smiley Culture, who was stabbed in the heart during a police raid on his home. Police say the London-born musician stabbed himself with a kitchen knife as four officers searched his house in March 2011 in…

  6. DJ Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe's ‘Summer of '93' Cory Enemy Remix: First Listen

    June 11, 2013 4:49 PM EDT What do you get when you mix an internationally renowned DJ and a classically trained violinist? An ultra glamorous mash-up perfect for any dance party. DJ Mia Moretti, mixer for fashion houses like Rebecca Minkoff, and violinist Caitlin Moe have expanded their creative collaboration,…

  7. Foo Fighters, Gaslight Anthem Songs Featured in Hurricane Sandy Documentary

    June 04, 2013 7:42 PM EDT A documentary short focusing on life after Hurricane Sandy in New York's Rockaway Peninsula features music from Foo Fighters, The Gaslight Anthem and more is out today (June 4). "Beach 119," which chronicles the lives of the residents of Beach 119th Street in the Rockaways…

  8. Jim Ed Brown Enlists Bobby Bare for First New Music in Decades

    May 16, 2013 5:50 PM EDT In a career that has spanned well over five decades, talk to Jim Ed Brown and you will find an artist with a renewed sense of vigor and vitality. The legendary Grand Ole Opry star has just released a new single, "In Style Again," which is his first release since 1989. "Isn&…

  9. Shovels and Rope, Emmylou Harris Lead Americana Awards Nominees

    May 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT Shovels & Rope, the Charleston, S.C., duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, received four nominations from the Americana Music Association at a Grammy Museum ceremony Tuesday that included performances from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, T Bone Burnett with Lisa Marie Presley,…

  10. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  11. Caitlin Rose, 'Only a Clown': Video Premiere

    February 26, 2013 9:55 AM EST Billboard is excited to bring you an exclusive first look at Caitlin Rose's new music video for "Only A Clown," off her upcoming second studio album. "I don't know how to explain it, as it gets me in a pickle," she says of the song, written with Gary Louris from…

  12. 'Yellow Submarine' 'Better Not to be Remade,' Robert Zemeckis Says

    December 28, 2012 7:59 PM EST Robert Zemeckis says his "Yellow Submarine" remake won't be heading out to sea. "That would've been a great one, to bring the Beatles back to life," the director told Total Film of the shuttered project (via Rolling Stone ). "But it's probably better…

  13. Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull Added to VH1 Divas Lineup

    November 29, 2012 1:50 PM EST VH1 is expanding its roster of Diva-worthy performers, adding Kelly Clarkson , Pitbull , Melanie Fiona and Metric to the network's annual Divas show. The artists join previously announced performers Ciara , Miley Cyrus , Demi Lovato , Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks as they all pay…

  14. 'Nashville' Soundtrack Gets Dec. 11 Release

    November 13, 2012 4:30 PM EST Big Machine Records will release the soundtrack to ABC's new hit drama "Nashville" on Dec. 11. The album will feature 11 performances from the cast members Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio. Songs are written by a…

  15. True Blood's Janina Gavankar: Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 26, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Singer-Actress Talks 'Waiting for Godot,' Her 'Strange' Version of a Frank Ocean Song & Her Upcoming EP As anyone who encountered Janina Gavankar 's rework of Kanye West 's "Love Lockdown" a couple years ago knows, the actress is as much a…

  16. ABC's 'Nashville' Teams With Big Machine: Exclusive

    October 02, 2012 11:00 PM EDT A song co-written by the Civil Wars ' John Paul White will be the first single released from the ABC show "Nashville" that premieres Oct. 10, due on the label of Taylor Swift -- Big Machine. The new series set in and around the music industry and politics in Nashville will…

  17. Shovels & Rope: Married Couple Scores on Heatseekers Chart

    August 20, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Earlier this month, alt-country duo Shovels & Rope 's "O' Be Joyful" debuted atop Billboard's Heatseekers albums chart, announcing the arrival of a husband-wife collaboration that was never supposed to happen. Charleston, S.C. natives Michael Trent and Cary Ann…

  18. Aguilera, Buble Among 'A Very Special Christmas' Anniversary Artists

    August 06, 2012 8:11 PM EDT Christina Aguilera , Michael Buble , Dave Matthews and Train are among the acts helping Special Olympics celebrate the 25th anniversary of its "A Very Special Christmas" album series. Two albums will be released Oct. 16 to celebrate the partnership, which has raised more than $100…

  19. Zooey Deschanel to Play Loretta Lynn in New Musical

    May 11, 2012 10:20 AM EDT Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn is taking her life story to Broadway, and she has tapped film and TV actress Zooey Deschanel to play her on stage. Lynn, 80, unveiled plans for a musical adaptation of "Coal Miner's Daughter" during a Grand Ole Opry show at the…

  20. Katy Perry Makeover: Watch Her Colorist Transform A Fan

    May 07, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Watch step-by-step as Perry's hair colorist, Rita Hazan, gives a fan the look of the star. "I love doing her crazy colors because she's committed to it," Katy Perry's colorist Rita Hazan says of dyeing the hue-friendly pop star's tresses. But why should Perry…

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