1. T.I. and Jeezy Release 'G Sh-t' Mini-Movie

    January 29, 2015 10:27 AM EST T.I. released a 12-minute movie for his song "G Shit" featuring fellow Atlanta rapper Jeezy and Watch the Duck. "G Shit" is the fourth single from T.I.'s recently released Paperwork album. Check out the elaborate clip below. The music video is directed by Chris…

  2. 'American Idol' Recap: Wide Awake in San Francisco

    January 28, 2015 11:39 PM EST From the moment American Idol showcased Mustafa , the psychic cat of contestant Katharine Skitter , in a preview package, the immediate premonition was that the San Francisco auditions would be magical. And they were. From Skitter's fabulously wacky audition in a fur coat the 15-year…

  3. Keith Urban on the 'Strategic Journey' of 'American Idol,' Remembering David Vs. David

    January 28, 2015 11:08 PM EST Keith Urban made his Billboard chart debut in August 1999. Since then, he has placed 37 titles on the Hot Country Songs chart, with 32 of them reaching the top 10 and 15 going all the way to No. 1. He has also taken four of his albums to the top, including his most recent release, Fuse .…

  4. Rita Ora Performing at the Oscars

    January 28, 2015 2:58 PM EST Rita Ora has joined the lineup of performers at the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony. Oscars Performances: 10 Awesome Academy Awards Music Moments The singer will perform the Oscar-nominated song "Grateful" at the 87th annual show. "The mixture of her incredible voice and…

  5. Which Is the Best Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever? Vote!

    January 28, 2015 12:30 PM EST It's Super Bowl week, which means everyone needs to make important decisions. Who are you rooting for? Which Super Bowl party are you going to attend? And what's the best Super Bowl halftime show of all time? Katy Perry's Super Bowl Mantra? 'Eyes On The Prize Not On The…

  6. Los Angeles' Skirball Cultural Center to Host 'Rock & Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip' Exhibit

    January 28, 2015 11:00 AM EST The Skirball Cultural Center will host a Rock & Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip exhibit March 24 - Aug 16, featuring the photographs of Robert Landau, the institution announced Wednesday.  Andre 3000's Outkast Reunion Tour Jumpsuits Heading to Miami Art Exhibit The show will…

  7. Who Will Play The Next 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows? An Educated Guess

    January 27, 2015 5:15 PM EST Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake seem like locks... but what about 5SOS and Miley Cyrus? Here are the 10 best bets for the next 10 Super Bowls. Guessing next year's Super Bowl halftime performer is a relatively easy task: after all, there are only a handful of current artists…

  8. Oscars: Neil Patrick Harris Will Perform Song By 'Frozen' Duo

    January 27, 2015 2:14 PM EST Will Neil Patrick Harris be visiting Arendelle during the Oscars? Okay, not exactly, but it was announced today that Oscar-winning songwriters Robert and Kristen Lopez , who most famously composed the music to Frozen , have joined the creative team for the Academy Awards. (Robert Lopez is…

  9. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 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…

  10. One Direction, Lucian Grainge, Calvin Harris Make List Of Top 500 Influential Brits

    January 27, 2015 1:17 AM EST Pop stars One Direction , Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran join Simon Cowell and Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge among the music biz players who cracked the annual Debrett's 500 list of the most influential people in the U.K. Also making the list are electronic music producers Calvin…

  11. Evan Rachel Wood to Star in John Hughes-Inspired Cabaret Musical

    January 26, 2015 2:00 PM EST Actress Evan Rachel Wood will star in the musical For the Record: Dear John Hughes , joining  Rumer Willis ( 90210 ), Tracie Thoms ( Rent ) and Lindsey Gort ( Carrie Diaries ) for a theatrical run scheduled for Feb. 6 through April 4 at West Hollywood's DBA. For the Record offers a…

  12. Emma Watson Cast in Disney's Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast'

    January 26, 2015 12:38 PM EST Emma Watson  is joining Disney's live-action version of  Beauty and the Beast  as the lead character Belle, the studio announced on Monday (Jan. 26).  The film will be directed by  Bill Condon  ( The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1  and  Part 2 ) and is set to begin production in…

  13. Doobie Brothers to Receive Top Music Biz Award

    January 26, 2015 5:42 AM EST As the Music Business Assn. gears up for its annual convention, which will be held May 12-May 14 in Nashville , it has announced a bunch of awards to be presented there. First off, the Doobie Brothers will be presented with the organization's chairman award, which recognizes artists…

  14. BPM Festival Highlights: Innervisions, Cadenza Meets Planet E, Vatos Locos & More

    January 23, 2015 4:39 PM EST Since 2008, the international party crowd has congregated in Mexico's Playa del Carmen for 10 days of house and techno parties set against a beautiful paradise backdrop. Drawing more than 55,000 attendees last year (with more estimated this year), the BPM Festival's eighth…

  15. Britney Spears Rules Billboard.com's Best of 2010s (So Far) Readers Poll

    January 23, 2015 1:16 PM EST Lady Gaga, Adele and Beyonce also score big votes in the half-decade fan poll. Last week, Billboard.com celebrated the end of the first half of the 2010s by compiling multiple lists of the best (and the worst) of the half-decade's popular music, including the 20 best songs,…

  16. Association of Independent Music Publishers Names New Board of Directors

    January 23, 2015 12:47 PM EST The Association of Independent Music Publishers has announced a new slate of board members for the 2015-2016 term. Members of the AIMP, a trade group focused on educating publishers about industry trends, voted to fill officer positions on the national board as well as regional ones in…

  17. Ariana Grande Reveals Which Harry Potter House She's In

    January 23, 2015 10:01 AM EST It's a question that gets to the core of who you are: What Hogwarts house would you be sorted into? Everyone has pondered it at some point or another, including Ariana Grande . When Tom Felton, who, duh, played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, told Grande on Twitter he…

  18. Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding Collab Surges on Dance/Electronic Charts

    January 22, 2015 8:42 PM EST Calvin Harris scores a triple-play on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Outside" (No. 7) gathers top Airplay, Digital and Streaming Gainer honors. In another hat trick, Harris continues to hold a pair of other spots in the top 10: "Blame" (No. 3) and…

  19. 'American Idol' Recap: Talent Fizzles in Minneapolis

    January 22, 2015 2:03 AM EST American Idol may have spoiled viewers last Thursday.  Not only did fans have Adam Lambert sitting in at the judge's table,  but the talent was so amazing that if the live shows began next week there would be a serious competition. So what happened in Minnesota-a state that gave us…

  20. Big Sean, Neil Patrick Harris and More Weigh In on the Super Bowl -- From Their Favorite Eats to the Ultimate Halftime Show

    January 21, 2015 3:54 PM EST Artists from Big Sean to Neil Young weigh in on football's biggest night in advance of Superbowl XLIX on Feb. 1. Big Sean : "It was crazy when  Beyoncé  performed and the power went out [in 2013]. I was at  Drake 's crib and we were having a party. We were watching that…

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