1. Jack & Jack, John Legend, Common & Rihanna: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 38

    February 27, 2015 1:30 PM EST Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy is joined by Jack &…

  2. Academy Awards-Related Music Sales Up by 184 Percent In Wake of Oscars

    February 25, 2015 11:00 AM EST Oscar-winner 'Glory' gains by 82 percent for its best sales week yet. Music featured in the 87th Academy Awards (Feb. 22) earned a 184 percent sales gain in the week ending the day of the awards, according to Nielsen Music. Collectively, the nominees for best original song (and…

  3. Lady Gaga's 7 Best Live Performances

    February 24, 2015 2:00 PM EST A.K.A. those times she left us speechless. Still thinking about  Lady Gaga 's Oscar performance? Us too -- and so is the rest of the Internet. After performing a medley from The Sound of Music during Sunday's (Feb. 22) ceremony, it seemed like everyone decided that this would be…

  4. Oscars 2015: Common & John Legend's 'Glory' Heading for Post-Win Sales Bump

    February 23, 2015 7:52 PM EST Common and John Legend 's "Glory" is basking in the glow of its Academy Award win for best original song on Feb. 22, and is on course for big sales gains in the wake of the Oscars. Oscars 2015: See All Our Coverage Industry forecasters suggest the tune -- which was…

  5. Oscars 2015: David Oyelowo & Chris Pine Moved to Tears By John Legend & Common's 'Glory' Performance

    February 23, 2015 1:00 PM EST Two people who had a very noticeable reaction following Common and John Legend 's Oscar performance of "Glory" Sunday night? David Oyelowo and  Chris Pine . Oyelowo -- who starred as Martin Luther King Jr in Selma -- openly wept during the song, with Oprah even comforting her…

  6. Oscars 2015: Adam Levine Tops Rita Ora, John Legend for Most Shazamed Performance

    February 23, 2015 11:18 AM EST The 87th Academy Awards had a little bit of everything: stunning fashion , rousing speeches , the host's package , not- Joan Rivers and of course, awkward John Travolta . It also benefited greatly, as all award shows tend to these days, to big-and-bold musical performances throughout the…

  7. News Anchor Inexplicably Says Lady Gaga Sings 'Jigaboo Music'

    February 23, 2015 10:50 AM EST Lady Gaga performed a medley from The Sound Of Music at last night's Oscars ceremony, wowing the audience and the film's original star, Julie Andrews . Lady Gaga Owns Oscars With 'Sound of Music' Medley Beauty queen-turned-news anchor Kristi Capel was also impressed by the…

  8. Backstage at the Oscars with John Legend & Common

    February 23, 2015 1:19 AM EST After winning the Oscar for original song , Common and John Legend continued to talk politics, duty and "Glory" backstage. "To be a storyteller," Common told the press, "you got to be able to speak the truth, you've got to be able to absorb life and take in life…

  9. Oscars 2015: Best & Worst Moments

    February 23, 2015 12:53 AM EST It was fun, it was emotional, it was long . The 2015 Oscars are a wrap, and they seemed specially made for Billboard this year, with Broadway vet Neil Patrick Harris as host and performances from Lady Gaga , Jennifer Hudson and Anna Kendrick -- and that's not even counting the night'…

  10. Oscars 2015: All Performances Ranked From Worst to Best

    February 23, 2015 12:20 AM EST Although the focus of the Oscars is typically on the winners and losers (and, just as important, what the winners and losers wore), the 87th Academy Awards boasted an abundance of music both classic and popular, with some of the genre's biggest stars gracing the stage reserved for…

  11. Oscars 2015: Common & John Legend March Off With Best Song

    February 22, 2015 11:51 PM EST Plus: Alexandre Desplat takes home best original score for 'Grand Budapest Hotel.' Politically and historically aware speeches from Common and John Legend received the biggest ovation of the first two and half hours of the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Oscars 2015 The rapper and…

  12. John Legend & Common's Acceptance Speech Most Relevant Moment at 2015 Oscars

    February 22, 2015 11:24 PM EST After taking the best original song Oscar for their Selma song "Glory" at the 2015 Oscars , John Legend and Common took the opportunity to protest numerous problems in society that remain far from resolved 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s march from Selma to…

  13. Oscars 2015: Common & John Legend Deliver Powerful Performance of 'Glory'

    February 22, 2015 10:27 PM EST Common and John Legend delivered the most powerful performance of the 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, with the Selma theme song, "Glory." The 87th Academy Awards The two artists performed "Glory" alongside a group of men and women marching underneath an…

  14. Oscars 2015: Rita Ora Shines with Diane Warren's 'Beyond the Lights' Song

    February 22, 2015 10:06 PM EST Rita Ora made her Oscars debut on Sunday night (Feb. 22) with a rousing performance of "Grateful," the Diane Warren-penned theme from Beyond the Lights that is nominated for best original song at the 87 annual ceremony. Ora, who recently appeared in the big-screen adaptation of…

  15. Oscars 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 22, 2015 8:30 PM EST Who brought home gold at the  2015 Oscars ? See a complete winners list below! Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Best Picture American Sniper Birdman -- WINNER Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Actress in a Leading Role…

  16. Oscars 2015: Lady Gaga, Rita Ora & More Share Thoughts, Photos Ahead of Performances

    February 22, 2015 4:08 PM EST The 2015 Academy Awards are right around the corner, and several artists performing on Sunday's ceremony are sharing some pre-Oscar thoughts and photos on social media. Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Lady Gaga and Rita Ora posted Instagram photos of themselves posing with Oscar…

  17. Oscars 2015: Predicting the Song Category

    February 20, 2015 2:45 PM EST A year ago, the biggest contemporary stars on the Oscar telecast were two of the original song nominees, "Let it Go" and "Happy." This year, you'd be hard-pressed to find one person who could hum two of the nominated melodies. Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage…

  18. Common on Acting and His Oscar-Nominated Song 'Glory': 'I Always Want My Art to Inspire'

    February 20, 2015 11:33 AM EST The Conscience Common doesn't have any theories as to why Selma , the praised Martin Luther King Jr. biopic he stars in, earned only two Oscar noms: best ­picture and best original song, for "Glory," his Golden Globe-winning duet with John Legend . (They'll perform it at…

  19. North West Has Her Own Emojis Now

    February 19, 2015 6:17 PM EST North West has become an emoji -- deservingly so. Buzzfeed writer and illustrator Jen Lewis has created a handful of  emojis of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's daughter, North West. Each icon features the couple's baby girl in all her glory: her facial expression when crying at…

  20. From the International Space Station, Astronauts Talk Beyonce's Grammy Snub, Alien Life

    February 19, 2015 2:55 PM EST The last few years have seen a rekindling of imagination and interest in space exploration and the loopy fundamentals of our understanding of the universe, from the mind-bending Interstellar to Neil deGrasse Tyson 's Seth MacFarlane -assisted reboot of Cosmos . According to rough…

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