1. Foo Fighters Cancel NZ Show After Roadie Injured, Equipment Wrecked in Accident

    February 19, 2015 5:22 AM EST The Foo Fighters have had to cancel Friday night's charity fundraising concert in Auckland following a "serious accident" in which equipment was wrecked and a crew member was injured. According to a post shared by Michael Gudinski's Frontier Touring Company, a truck…

  2. Bruno Mars Scores Longest Hot 100 Reign, Taylor Swift Hits Top 10

    February 18, 2015 3:12 PM EST As 'Uptown Funk!' rules for a seventh week, Mars rewrites his longest stay at No. 1. Plus, Swift moves into the top 10 with 'Style.' Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, granting…

  3. Album Review: Swedish Troubadour Jose Gonzalez's 'Vestiges & Claws' Is a Study in Restraint

    February 17, 2015 4:29 PM EST Ever since his transfixing 2005 cover of The Knife 's "Heartbeats" earned him an international following, Swedish troubadour Jose Gonzalez has developed one of the most recognizable sounds in indie rock. His voice is a singular instrument, warm and textured, like a soft leather…

  4. The Mavericks on Making 'Mono,' Life on the Road & More

    February 17, 2015 3:58 PM EST In this day and age of technical advancement, the Mavericks are proud to announce they are going Mono . But it's not what you think: It's just the title of the CMA Award-winning band's second album for the Valory Music Co., released Tuesday (Feb. 17). After almost a decade…

  5. Chris Brown & Trey Songz Bring 'Between the Sheets' Show to Brooklyn: Live Review

    February 17, 2015 3:10 PM EST After NBA's All-Star Weekend subsided, Chris Brown and Trey Songz held court at Brooklyn's Barclays Center for their fourth show on the joint Between the Sheets tour Monday night. The 26-date gig was postponed last month after a judge ordered Brown to complete 1,000 hours of…

  6. Ask Billboard: Jonas Brothers Want to Know Their Album & Song Sales

    February 17, 2015 11:05 AM EST and they're not shy about asking. Plus, thoughts about Ed Sheeran and more. 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…

  7. 'Furious 7' Soundtrack Launches With 7 Singles

    February 17, 2015 10:00 AM EST Two singles from the soundtrack to Furious 7 are being released today (Feb. 17) as Atlantic Records starts a roll-out of seven tracks prior to the March 17 release of Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack . Among the eight new recordings and two previously unreleased remixes are two…

  8. Watch Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Prince & More Jam at 'SNL' Afterparty

    February 16, 2015 5:22 PM EST From the looks of it, Sunday night's Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary celebration wrapped up with a jam session for the ages, including Taylor Swift , Paul McCartney , Jimmy Fallon , Prince , Haim , Bill Murray and more in an all-star band. The set notably included Swift's "…

  9. Conan O'Brien Films in Cuba, Marking Late-Night First

    February 15, 2015 8:10 PM EST Conan O'Brien is off to Cuba. The talk show host spent the weekend in Havana to film an upcoming segment for his TBS series. He was there for several days, taking in the sights and experiencing daily life. Watch Conan O'Brien and Max Weinberg Reunite After Almost 5 Years on '…

  10. Paul McCartney Gives Valentine to NYC at Irving Plaza: Concert Review

    February 15, 2015 1:40 PM EST The star took a break from arenas for a spur-of-the-moment theater show. Midmorning on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14), Paul McCartney fans got a gift they could hardly have expected. That night, the arena-accustomed star would play a semi-private show in a hall holding barely more than a…

  11. Prince Performs Valentine's Day Concert For Star-Studded Crowd

    February 14, 2015 1:02 PM EST Prince woke up early Saturday (Feb. 14) to share some love and hits on Valentine's Day to a crowd that included Michael Jordan, Beyonce , Jay Z and Chris Rock . The pop icon performed an early morning concert to a star-studded audience: Questlove, Rosario Dawson, Nas and Queen Latifah ,…

  12. Happy 10th Lucrative Valentine's Birthday YouTube, It's Been Weird

    February 14, 2015 12:15 PM EST I don't even remember when I first met You. Maybe that is because the average human attention span has dropped from 12 seconds in the year 2000 to eight seconds now, dipping below that of goldfish. We've spent so much time together, but I still keep coming back for more. YouTube&…

  13. 'Whitney Houston' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    February 14, 2015 9:00 AM EST Few debut albums launch artists from complete obscurity into the heights of cultural and commercial appreciation like Whitney Houston 's 1985 eponymous set. Crafted under the careful eye of Arista Records' Clive Davis, the 10-song collection was the result of Davis' two-year…

  14. Chris Martin Talks New 15-Year Gig as Curator of Global Citizen Festival

    February 13, 2015 7:12 PM EST As his band Coldplay prepares to release its presumed  final studio album ,  A Head Full of Dreams , later this year, Chris Martin has already lined up his next gig: curator of the Global Citizen Festival, for the next 15 years. Coldplay Working on 'Final' Album, 'A Head…

  15. Exclusive Video: Watch Josh Abbott Band Play 'Hangin' Around' Live

    February 13, 2015 6:25 PM EST Texas favorites the Josh Abbott Band have kicked off a new phase in their career with the release of Tuesday Night, their new EP for Atlantic Records. Go On the Road With Billboard Produced by the award-winning team of Keith Stegall and Shane McAnally, the project is sure to increase their…

  16. The 10 Steps Sia Took To Becoming a Pop Star

    February 13, 2015 5:35 PM EST Retiring, writing hits for others and reviving the music video: these are the ways Sia went from outsider to pop icon. It's been a big week for Sia -- one that was impossible to imagine just a few short years ago. Days after Sia performed at the 57th annual Grammy Awards, where…

  17. Drake Decoded: 10 Subliminal Shots on 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'

    February 13, 2015 5:11 PM EST Thursday night felt like Christmas day for Drake fans. The 28-year-old rapper dropped his brand-new album, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, unannounced. In true Drake fashion, there are hidden messages and subliminal shots littered throughout the LP. Drake's Surprise Album…

  18. Sturgill Simpson Plays Dynamic Set at Music Hall of Williamsburg: Live Review

    February 13, 2015 4:33 PM EST On Thursday night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, country singer Sturgill Simpson played his second sold-out New York City show in as many days. A country singer selling out a New York venue? That's right: Simpson played to a room packed full of people who know every word to songs…

  19. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's 'Style' Hits Top 20, With More Gains Expected Next Week

    February 13, 2015 3:13 PM EST The song shoots 29-18 & should keep climbing following the release of its video. Plus, moves for Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith & Shawn Mendes. As previously reported , Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth…

  20. The Seminal Sparks on Brother Feuds, Being Bowie Contemporaries and Morrissey's Favorite Band

    February 13, 2015 2:47 PM EST In the early 1970s , it was hard to know how to pigeonhole Sparks . Was Kimono My House glam-rock, or Gilbert & Sullivan -pop? Four-plus decades later, brothers Ron and Russell Mael are still as impossible to peg as ever, aside from possibly holding a place as the most consistently witty…

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