1. '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'…

  2. Ask Billboard: Any News On Britney Spears' New Album?

    July 16, 2013 11:15 AM EDT This week's mailbag looks at when we might expect Spears' next full-length, how big a radio hit Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' could be, Miley Cyrus' career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  3. 'God Bless the USA': Lee Greenwood on 30 Years of a Patriotic Anthem

    July 04, 2013 7:04 AM EDT "It stands for all of us," Greenwood tells us. "I just tried to draw a compass around America, and bring us all together" As Americans take time to celebrate the Fourth of July, there's no doubt that Lee Greenwood's patriotic classic "God Bless The USA…

  4. Bubbling Under: Avila Shakes Up Elvis Presley Classic

    June 28, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Avila, Kopecky Family Band, Gwen Sebastian and Rittz AVILA A dreamy new rendition of "All Shook Up" is gaining…

  5. LL Cool J Scores 13th Top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 09, 2013 11:04 PM EDT The rapper's "Authentic" is his first independently distributed album after a long run with Def Jam. LL Cool J’s 14th full-length release, “Authentic,” opens at No. 7 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 14,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Queens rapper has…

  6. Lisa Loeb Re-Creates Iconic 'Stay' Video At Billboard (Exclusive Video)

    March 28, 2013 10:45 AM EDT "Get me ready for my video, one take I'll shake it up on MTV, all eyes on me," Lisa Loeb sings on "The '90s," a track from her new album, "No Fairy Tale." "Those were the '90s, times flies so fast / You say you love me then, but I don'…

  7. Joey Bada$$ Talks New Album, Performs With Pro Era: Video

    February 26, 2013 11:30 AM EST Joey Bada$$ adjusts to life as a hip-hop's new golden boy. In January, the same month he celebrated his 18th birthday, lanky rapper Joey Bada$$ was named creative director of Ecko Unltd., the pioneering streetwear brand founded by Marc Ecko in 1993. As creative director, Bada$$, born…

  8. Lisa Loeb 'No Fairy Tale' Video Premiere Plus 9 Stories on What She's Been Up To

    January 31, 2013 10:08 AM EST It's been nearly nine years since Lisa Loeb last released a pop record (2004's "The Way It Really Is") -- not that she intended to take such a long gap. The singer-songwriter who made cat glasses famous with her 1994 megahit "Stay" returned to music-making…

  9. Coldplay Lights Up Brisbane in 'Last Big Show' for a Few Years

    November 22, 2012 9:45 PM EST Coldplay quite literally lit-up Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium Wednesday night during a tour-wrapping show in which Chris Martin dropped big hints that his band won't be back for some time. This was a proper open-air event, complete with fireworks, giant inflatable balls, glowing hearts…

  10. Dee Snider Blasts Romney Camp's Use of Twisted Sister Hit

    August 22, 2012 10:20 AM EDT UPDATE: Twisted Sister founding guitarist Jay Jay French announces that he, too, shall not take it; delivers a blistering rebuke of Paul Ryan to Roll Call. Read It Are there any recording stars not named "Kid" or "Jr." willing to let the Mitt Romney campaign use (or like)…

  11. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Reunites With 'Blood' Director

    August 15, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Scores Soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' ... Album Out Sept. 11 While Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood seems busy enough recording albums and touring with his band, he still has time for his own musical endeavors. Nonesuch Records announced Tuesday that…

  12. Deer Tick Bringing Jackson Browne & More to Newport Afterparties

    July 20, 2012 9:30 AM EDT For the second year in a row, Deer Tick will curate a weekend of intimate afterparties for the Newport Folk Festival. The three-night charity event will be held at the 300-capacity Newport Blues Cafe, with all proceeds benefiting the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Newport…

  13. Glenn Beck Working on Anti-'Glee' Project

    June 15, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Former Fox News host Glenn Beck outed his secret plan to destroy "Glee" on Friday, telling the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington that "the left" won't know what hit them when his conservative version of the "horrifying" high school show…

  14. Bob Seger, Jim Steinman, Ne-Yo Among Songwriter Hall Honorees

    June 15, 2012 9:10 AM EDT Stevie Nicks and Swizz Beatz Among Presenters Stevie Nicks prefers writing a song over meeting a handsome prince. Ne-Yo claimed songwriting saved his life. And Bob Seger said writing a song is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing that he does. Converging opinions thrived at the 43rd annual…

  15. Bonnaroo Friday: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    June 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT "Where you guys sleeping? In a field?" a curious Thom Yorke asked the Radiohead faithful during the band's headlining set at Bonnaroo on Friday night (June 8). "Do you do that here? I dunno." It was almost like Yorke and co. had never visited the sprawling music fest…

  16. Big K.R.I.T.'s Major Label Moment Almost Never Happened

    May 23, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Ever since Big K.R.I.T. staked his claim on Southern rap with the 2010 mixtape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here , hip-hop fans have anxiously awaited the Mississippi native's proper debut. Though the wait for Live From the Underground , due June 5, has been almost exactly two years since the rapper…

  17. 'The Voice': Cyndi Lauper, Season 1 Finalists Talk Backstage After Performances

    May 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT When the season one finalists returned to the stage of "The Voice" Tuesday (May 1), two of them partnered with performers who appear on their albums, last year's winner Javier Colon went solo with his new single and Beverly McClellan sang with a legend she had just met, Cyndi…

  18. Lee Greenwood Talks New Book, Tim Tebow, Kirk Cameron

    May 01, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Between 1981 and 1991, Lee Greenwood charted 31 singles on the Billboard Country Singles chart, including seven trips to the pinnacle of the list. So, success is nothing new to the California native, but he admits promoting his newest project is somewhat different. "It's going to be…

  19. Snow Patrol Already Plotting New Album of 'Hard-Hitting Pop'

    April 25, 2012 4:05 PM EDT After its latest album, "Fallen Empires," was delayed a bit by frontman Gary Lightbody's writer's block, Snow Patrol is trying to keep its creativity in motion for a quicker next album. "We've got things, all kind of garage band ideas right now," drummer…

  20. Alex Clare Talks Microsoft Ad, Amy Winehouse & Career Re-Start

    April 14, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Just over a month ago, U.K. singer-songwriter Alex Clare thought his career in music had reached a standstill. "The Lateness of the Hour" came and went with little fanfare in his home country despite top-of-the-line production from Major Lazer producers, Diplo and Switch. He also…

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