1. Billy Joel Joins 'Dick Clark New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    December 23, 2013 9:00 AM EST Once the ball drops in Times Square, Billy Joel will be the first singer to welcome in 2014 on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." The ABC telecast will cross the East River to Joel’s concert at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center at five minutes past…

  2. Blondie, Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Added to Ryan Seacrest's NYE Lineup

    December 18, 2013 2:02 AM EST Blondie, Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Icona Pop are confirmed to the lineup for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest" telecast. The traditional New Year's Eve party will again be aired live on Dec. 31 at ABC from 11:30 p.m. The…

  3. Billboard Music Awards Set for May 18 on ABC

    December 16, 2013 11:30 AM EST ABC and Dick Clark Productions have announced the 2014 Billboard Music Awards are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18. Last year's three-hour ABC broadcast had the highest ratings for the BBMAs in twelve years…

  4. How Rap Genius Won The SEO Game

    December 03, 2013 11:24 AM EST Inside the company's triumphs over legal traps, PR disasters... and cancer. It's an early-October afternoon in the penthouse offices of Rap Genius. The floor taken up by the 4-year-old startup -- in a modern glass building on the waterfront in Brooklyn's Williamsburg…

  5. Dick Dodd, Drummer for the Standells, Dies at 68

    December 02, 2013 5:07 AM EST Dick Dodd, a Mouseketeer who went on to become a member of the Standells, the garage rock pioneers who recorded the Boston sports anthem "Dirty Water," has died. He was 68. Dodd, who also sang and played drums with the surf band the Bel-Airs (the 1961 instrumental "Mr. Moto…

  6. Miley Cyrus Leads Time's Person of the Year Voting

    November 28, 2013 7:52 AM EST UPDATED: The pop star's triumph over President Obama, the Boston bombers and several Hollywood heavyweights may be due to the work of a couple of hackers. Time magazine is holding an online vote for whom readers think should be its 2013 Person of the Year. The winner so far: Miley Cyrus,…

  7. Robin Thicke, Fall Out Boy to Perform on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    November 27, 2013 2:45 PM EST Firm up your New Year's Eve plans: ABC has announced the first performers for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest. Robin Thicke, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy and Enrique Iglesias are all set to take the stage on the West Coast on…

  8. Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift Lead AMAs to Record Twitter Traffic (Exclusive)

    November 26, 2013 6:34 PM EST The American Music Awards engaged record levels of social media activity while attracting their largest television viewing audience in four years. AMAs dominated Nielsen's Twitter TV Ratings for the week of Nov. 18-24 as more than 7.6 million tweets went out during the broadcast…

  9. Eminem Returns: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 01, 2013 1:00 PM EDT For "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," Eminem set himself a challenge: to re-create the moment when people first heard him on record This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Even at the peak of his popularity, when he was raising hell on…

  10. Lady Gaga, Macklemore and Luke Bryan to Perform at AMAs

    October 31, 2013 12:40 PM EDT Lady Gaga, Luke Bryan, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have joined the lineup of performers for the upcoming American Music Awards , set for Nov. 24 on ABC. Both acts will be making their AMA debuts. Previously announced performers include One Direction, Florida Georgia Line…

  11. The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane'

    October 27, 2013 9:19 PM EDT Billboard editor Joe Levy shines a light on "Sweet Jane," Reed's three-chord (four, actually) classic, and one of the best songs rock & roll has produced about itself "So I thought I would explain to you how you make a career out of three chords," Lou Reed…

  12. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:59 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occasionally, and seemingly accidentally,…

  13. My Anti-Fame Manifesto (By Sia Furler)

    October 25, 2013 12:00 PM EDT If anyone besides famous people knew what it was like to be a famous person, they would never want to be famous. Imagine the stereotypical highly opinionated, completely uninformed mother-in-law character and apply it to every teenager with a computer in the entire world. Then add in all…

  14. One Direction, Florida Georgia Line to Perform on American Music Awards

    October 24, 2013 1:00 PM EDT One Direction and Florida Georgia Line have joined the lineup of performers for the upcoming American Music Awards , set for Nov. 24 on ABC. Both acts will be making their AMA debuts. Previously announced performers include Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons. Additional acts will be announced…

  15. Coldplay to be Honored for 'Hunger Games' Song at Hollywood Film Awards

    October 16, 2013 1:42 AM EDT For their hit song "Atlas" on the soundtrack to the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the multi-platinum and multiple Grammy-winning band Coldplay -- composed of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland -- will receive this year's Hollywood…

  16. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake Lead American Music Awards Nominations

    October 10, 2013 10:28 AM EDT Rihanna, Florida Georgia Line, Robin Thicke and Bruno Mars also score multiple nods; Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons to perform on Nov. 24 show The nominations are in for the American Music Awards , and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis could be among the big winners come November 24 on ABC.…

  17. Britney Spears' '…Baby One More Time' Anniversary: 15 Little-Known Facts

    September 30, 2013 2:13 PM EDT To commemorate Brit's debut single turning 15, here are a few things you might not know about the song's recording, music video and chart history. Monday (Sept. 30) marks the 15th anniversary of the release of Britney Spears' debut single, "…Baby One More Time,"…

  18. Kelly Clarkson, Will.i.am to Announce American Music Awards Nominees

    September 27, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Pop music superstars Kelly Clarkson and Will.i.am are set to announce the nominees for the 2013 American Music Awards, at a pair of events in New York City on Oct. 10. The pair will reveal nominations in five key categories live on ABC's "Good Morning America" around 8:30 a…

  19. M.I.A. Says NFL Wants 'Me On My Knees' in Super Bowl Dispute: Watch

    September 24, 2013 11:15 PM EDT The musician weighs in on her alleged dispute with the NFL over a middle finger flown during her 2012 Super Bowl performance. After making her $1.5 million dispute with the NFL public via her lawyers, M.I.A. has gone on record about her 2012 Super Bowl performance -- and her expensive…

  20. Frankie Valli Q&A: Looking Back at 50 Years of The Four Seasons

    September 03, 2013 4:30 PM EDT There is a scene in the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" that represents the sustained success of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and their group, the Four Seasons, for more than 50 years. It portrays a pact made by Valli, the singer, and Gaudio, a founding performer who soon stepped…

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