1. U.S. Department of Transportation Rules on Traveling with Musical Instruments

    January 03, 2015 4:53 PM EST After years of complaints and one well-publicized spat with a musician whose guitar was damaged by United Airlines in 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation has ruled on the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 and decided that musical instruments, such as violins and guitars,…

  2. 10 Essential Kanye West Collaborations

    January 01, 2015 11:00 AM EST Loving Kanye's new track with Paul McCartney? Trace his collaborative history with these 10 stunners. How's that for a New Year's celebration? Before the ball dropped and 2015 began, Kanye West returned with a surprise new single, "Only One," that features Paul…

  3. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 6:26 PM EST BEST RAP SONG NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN "Anaconda" Nicki Minaj Songwriters: Ernest Clark, Jamal Jones, Onika Maraj, Marcos Palacios, J. Solone-Myvett Publishers: Harajuku Barbie Music, Money Mack Music, Songs of Universal Inc., My Diet Starts Tomorrow Inc., U Can't Teach Bein&…

  4. Z100's Jingle Ball 2014 Highlights: Taylor Swift, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sam Smith & More

    December 13, 2014 1:12 PM EST iHeartRadio giant Z100 (WHTZ) New York held its annual Jingle Ball concert Friday night (Dec. 12) at Madison Square Garden, headlined by Taylor Swift , Iggy Azalea , Ariana Grande and other stars, mostly women. Taylor Swift Beats Laryngitis, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande Shine at KIIS FM…

  5. 'Annie' Cast Shakes Off Sony Hack: 'I'm a Lot More Heartbroken About Other Things'

    December 08, 2014 11:19 PM EST The sidewalk just outside New York City's Ziegfeld Theatre transformed into a kid-filled block party on Sunday afternoon for the premiere of Annie . Across the hopscotch-course-covered black carpet lined with many, many reporters, the P.S. 153 Chorus clapped and danced to the DJ's…

  6. Steel Panther Christmas Song Premiere: Hear the Fantastically Filthy ’The Stocking Song’

    December 08, 2014 12:24 PM EST Steel Panther isn't just about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. The comedic hard rockers are into Christmas, too. The Los Angeles quartet is showing its love for the Yule with "The Stocking Song," a new track recorded during the group's recent tour opening for…

  7. Jennifer Lawrence Debuts on Hot 100: 'The Hanging Tree' Bows at No. 12

    December 03, 2014 4:22 PM EST 0 The Oscar-winning actress charts her first hit, from 'Mockingjay, Part 1.' Jennifer Lawrence adds another honor to her already impressive resume: the Academy Award-winning actress scores her first entry on a Billboard chart, as "The Hanging Tree" debuts on…

  8. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Lorde’s ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack Debuts

    November 28, 2014 1:05 PM EST Plus: "Downton Abbey" Christmas and Kristin Chenoweth debut. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, One Direction made history, as the group’s Four debuted atop the list . The act is the first group to see its first four studio albums enter at No. 1. Four was released on Nov.…

  9. Ask Billboard: Max Martin Notches Another No. 1

    November 25, 2014 4:05 PM EST 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 the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 MAX MARTIN SCORES ANOTHER No. 1 @gthot20 Why no mention of…

  10. 'Annie' Soundtrack Now Available to Stream in Full

    November 17, 2014 4:06 PM EST I think we're gonna like it here. Tomorrow is finally here! The Annie soundtrack arrived Monday (Nov. 17), and now the whole thing is available to stream on Spotify (embedded below). In addition to classics like "Tomorrow" and "Maybe," this updated tale of the…

  11. Watch Quvenzhane Wallis Perform Sia's New Song for the 'Annie' Remake

    November 12, 2014 10:41 AM EST We think we're going to like this movie. December's highly anticipated Annie remake, starring  Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx , will have plenty of the classics from the original -- but the update will have new music too, courtesy of Sia . In the below clip, fans can get a sneak…

  12. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History Atop Adult Alternative Songs, Taylor Swift Tops AC

    November 10, 2014 4:05 PM EST U2 lands its record-breaking 12th Adult Alternative Songs leader with 'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),' while Swift's multi-format smash 'Shake It Off' rules another ranking. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  13. Final 'Annie' Trailer Has Jamie Foxx Playing Piano, Sia's 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile'

    November 04, 2014 11:40 AM EST In the final trailer for Annie , the orphan's long-lost parents are actually a major presence. "Please take care of our baby -- her name's Annie," reads Quvenzhane Wallis as the title character. "There's half a locket around her neck so when we come for her,…

  14. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars to Join Host Cameron Diaz on 'SNL'

    November 03, 2014 6:47 PM EST Cameron Diaz will host Saturday Night Live for the fourth time for its Thanksgiving show on Nov. 22, the network announced Monday. Joining Diaz will be music producer Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars as the musical guests. The pair collaborated on "Uptown Funk," which will be…

  15. The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 2000s

    October 31, 2014 3:00 PM EDT In honor of Billboard magazine's 120th anniversary on Nov. 1, we're revealing the top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits from each decade since the 1960s (for a total of 120 songs). R&B and Hip-Hop accounted for almost every one of the top 20 Hot 100 hits from the 2000s. There were two…

  16. T-Pain Says Kanye West Doesn't Use Auto-Tune the Right Way

    October 29, 2014 8:49 AM EDT "There are a lot of guys that use Auto-Tune that cannot sing," T-Pain tells the Huffington Post in a new video interview. “ Kanye uses it, but he doesn’t use it correctly." T-Pain was quick to say Mr. West still "makes great music with it," but his issue is that…

  17. Chart Highlights: Gwen Stefani Returns, Foo Fighters Fly to No. 1

    October 27, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Stefani scores her first solo airplay hit since 2007, while Foo Fighters crown Rock Airplay and Mainstream Rock Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.…

  18. Hear Sia Sing 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile' From New 'Annie' Soundtrack

    October 22, 2014 12:20 PM EDT So here's a sentence that once seemed impossible: Sia has released her version of the Annie hit "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile," featuring some new lyrics and a modern pop vibe.  Sia will be featured in two other songs on the soundtrack: "Opportunity…

  19. Eminem, Rihanna & More Booked for 'Valor' Concert

    October 02, 2014 4:31 PM EDT Eminem , Bruce Springsteen , Metallica and Rihanna are among the artists booked for a televised live concert from the National Mall in Washington next month to raise awareness of issues concerning veterans. Eminem, Metallica & More Make New Guiness Book of World Records The Concert for…

  20. Jamie Foxx Sued Over New 2 Chainz-Featuring Song, 'Party Ain't a Party'

    September 19, 2014 9:46 PM EDT According to a Florida lawsuit, his "Party Ain't a Party" lyrics are identical to ones sung by another artist Less than a week after Jamie Foxx released his first new song in four years, the Oscar winning actor and musician is being dragged into court over the release. The…

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