1. Exclusive: Chase Bryant to Hit the Road on First-Ever Headlining Club Tour

    January 26, 2015 11:44 AM EST The year continues to get better and better for Red Bow recording artist Chase Bryant . His current single, "Take It On Back," continues to climb the Country Airplay chart, currently sitting at No. 12, and he was just announced a couple of weeks ago as one of the opening acts for…

  2. Amazon Dominates, HMV Improves in UK Fourth-Quarter Music Sales

    January 26, 2015 10:58 AM EST Amazon was a dominant force for physical music, games and video sales in the U.K. during the 12 weeks leading up to Christmas. The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel finds that the online retailer controlled 25.6 percent of the overall entertainment market, with supermarket chain Tesco…

  3. Lenny Kravitz Presents SAG Award to 'Orange Is the New Black' Cast

    January 25, 2015 8:28 PM EST Rocker/actor/sunglasses devotee Lenny Kravitz stopped by the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles. The Hunger Games regular presented the award for Outstanding Performance By an Ensemble in a Comedy Series to Orange Is the New Black , who beat the casts of…

  4. Ask Billboard: Controversial Hits, Katy Perry's Sales & Taylor Swift's Radio Reign

    January 25, 2015 9:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT ARE THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL HITS? @gthot20 With the …

  5. Coachella Party Neon Carnival to Make Super Bowl Debut

    January 24, 2015 3:42 PM EST The fair-like atmosphere of Coachella's Neon Carnival party is making a road trip to the Super Bowl. Coachella Lineup Takeaways: Drake Gets His Shot, AC/DC's Back (In Black) & The Troubling Lack of Females The party has become a sought-out event hosted during the Coachella…

  6. LCD Soundsystem's Self-Titled Debut at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    January 24, 2015 9:00 AM EST LCD Soundsystem split in 2011, and if bandleader James Murphy keeps his word, that won't be chaining any time soon. If they never play another show, they've left a legacy few bands can touch. They never had any true hits, but they produced three top-notch, critically acclaimed…

  7. Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese, Electronic Pioneer: An Appreciation

    January 23, 2015 7:19 PM EST As far as Edgar Froese was concerned, there was a difference between making electronic music and making music with electronic instruments. And both with Tangerine Dream and on his own, he preferred to be thought of as doing the latter. "We don't like what we do to be called '…

  8. Talib Kweli Talks Ferguson & Protests on 'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore'

    January 23, 2015 12:40 PM EST The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore started with a bang this week: in the inaugural week, Wilmore had Talib Kweli on the show to talk about police violence and the events in Ferguson, Mo. He was joined on the show by Bill Burr (comedian), Cory Booker (U.S. Senator), and Shenaz Treasury …

  9. Music Supervisors Guild Honors 'Nashville,' 'Begin Again, 'Fault in Our Stars'

    January 22, 2015 2:40 PM EST The film and television divisions of 20th Century Fox were honored Jan. 21 at the fifth annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards along with the supervisors behind shows such as Nashville and Reign , and the films The Fault in Our Stars and Begin Again . Fox shared the film studio award with…

  10. The Best Bluetooth Speakers From $400 to $100

    January 22, 2015 9:00 AM EST Wireless audio has come a long way in a very short time, with speakers getting more powerful, versatile, and compact at a rapid pace. Whether you're in the market for something to replace your receiver, blast out some jams on your desk, or bring to the beach, there are plenty of…

  11. Ariana Grande to Perform at NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

    January 22, 2015 8:00 AM EST Ariana Grande will continue a stellar year when she headlines the NBA All-Star Game halftime show during the Entertainment Series presented by JBL on Sunday, Feb. 15. Grande will take the stage live from New York City's Madison Square Garden at halftime of the game, which will air live…

  12. Metallica On Ice: Rockers Light It Up for San Jose Sharks NHL Game

    January 21, 2015 11:58 PM EST For years, the San Jose Sharks have come out to the ice each home game to the Metallica song "Seek and Destroy." On Wednesday night, the band was on hand for it. The Sharks held a special Metallica night for their game against the rival Los Angeles Kings in the latest Bay Area…

  13. Jack White, 50 Cent, Austin Mahone Featured on New Topps 'First Pitch' Baseball Cards

    January 21, 2015 9:43 PM EST Topps baseball cards are getting a boost of celebrity appeal with the introduction of some new "first pitch" cards, featuring some of the best opening throws in major league baseball's 2014 season. Among the 15 total featured are Jack White , Eddie Vedder , 50 Cent , Austin…

  14. Here Are Fall Out Boy's Ten Best Songs

    January 21, 2015 1:03 PM EST Fall Out Boy version 2.0 stays winning. The rebooted band reclaimed the radio with its 2013 comeback album Save Rock and Roll and is again snugly tucked in the Top 40 with the hit single "Centuries." More than almost any band from the mid-2000s Warped Tour boom, FOB has…

  15. Chance the Rapper & Christina Milian Hand a Check for $100,000 to Chicago Schools

    January 21, 2015 10:55 AM EST Chance the Rapper lent his celebrity to a good cause on Monday (Jan. 19), attending an event to show his support for Chicago's Get Schooled, Get Connected Challenge. The initiative's web site explains that the three-month program -- which lasted from October 6, 2014, to January 5,…

  16. How Dropping Gas Prices Have Helped the Live-Music Industry Save Big

    January 20, 2015 4:01 PM EST Acts that have been out pounding the road through the fall into the new year have received an unexpected holiday gift, as decreases in prices at the pump are saving the touring industry at large millions of dollars over the past several months. The cost of fuel has been dropping since June…

  17. Ricky Munoz, Co-Founder of Inimitable 'Tex-Mex' Norteno Band Intocable, Reflects on 20 Years

    January 20, 2015 12:57 PM EST "I’d love it if a label made an 'experiment' department." Norteño band Intocable has long pushed the boundaries of its genre, infusing the traditional accordion and bajo sexto sound of norteño music with tinges of country Western, rock and even pop. The sextet boasts…

  18. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  19. Jennifer Lopez Dominates Catchphrase Game on 'Tonight Show'

    January 20, 2015 9:50 AM EST Surprise! Turns out  Jennifer Lopez is really competitive. That was just one revelation that came when Lopez stopped by The Tonight Show Monday night. The singer joined in on one super-intense game of Catchphrase, and she wasn't going to lose. "That was the best round of the game…

  20. 'American Idol' Team Explains Abbreviated Live Shows, Why Last Season Fell Short

    January 20, 2015 2:51 AM EST Two weeks into its 14th season, the latest changes to American Idol aren't wildly evident. But to accommodate fewer hours of air time (41 compared to last year's 55), those tweaks will soon manifest in the show's once-a-week live show. Historically, American Idol had three…

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