1. Kaskade Helps XS Celebrate 5th Anniversary in Las Vegas

    February 18, 2014 9:23 AM EST Five years for any nightclub is a milestone. In Las Vegas, it’s a lifetime achievement. This past Saturday, Kaskade performed for a sold-out crowd of over 7,000 at the fifth anniversary party of XS nightclub at the Wynn Hotel. A signature cocktail, The Five Star—a concoction of cognac,…

  2. Madonna Premiering Skin Care Brand in Japan

    February 11, 2014 10:05 PM EST MDNA Skin, Madonna's new skin care brand, will see an official launch in Japan tomorrow (Feb. 12). In a post on her website , the singer confirmed the release of the brand in Omotesando, Tokyo, for Wednesday via a collaboration with MTG, which is one of Japan's leading beauty…

  3. Pussy Riot: Wayward Members Tolokonnikova, Alyokhina No Longer in Band

    February 06, 2014 9:53 PM EST As Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are visiting the United States, their former fellow Pussy Riot members issued a statement calling on the media to no longer link the two to the feminist punk band. "As it happened that we and [Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina] are now on the…

  4. Madonna Introduces Pussy Riot at Amnesty Concert; Lauryn Hill, Yoko Ono, Flaming Lips Perform at Benefit in Brooklyn

    February 06, 2014 10:48 AM EST "The truth will always win. Even if it dies in battle." Two freed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot brought International clout and an intense message of hope and struggle to Amnesty International's Bringing Human Rights Home concert Wednesday at Brooklyn's…

  5. Pussy Riot Talks Imprisonment, Olympics, the Clash at New York Press Conference

    February 04, 2014 9:54 PM EST Pussy Riot wants you to know your rights. The Russian punk band's first post-liberation trip to the United States is bringing out pop and rock royalty. Madonna will announce the group onstage at Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home concert at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn…

  6. Howard Stern's 60th Bash: The Full Report From The Birthday Blowout

    February 01, 2014 11:18 AM EST Rock A-listers, among a throng of other celebrities, feted the King of All Media at his 60th-birthday celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night. In an exclusive interview with Billboard last month, Howard Stern executive producer Gary Dell'Abate noted that, last year,…

  7. SXSW: Hendrix Biopic, A$AP Rocky and Stax Records Docs Among Premieres

    January 30, 2014 3:01 PM EST Documentaries on Johnny Winter, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, A$AP Rocky and the soul music of Memphis will make their world premieres at the SXSW Film Festival while the Jimi Hendrix movie featuring OutKast's Andre Benjamin will make its U.S. premiere. Fourteen films that chronicle music and…

  8. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special

    January 28, 2014 4:40 AM EST No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They still can&…

  9. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard Working on Album

    January 27, 2014 11:53 AM EST Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard brought the house down at the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26), and it's looking like the trio of country music legends will carry that momentum back to the recording studio. GRAMMYs: News, Winners, Photos & More…

  10. GRAMMY Awards: 16 Things Seen and Heard

    January 27, 2014 1:40 AM EST From Steven Tyler's sobriety crack to Lorde's post-win hug with Taylor Swift, THR and Billboard run down what you didn't see on TV. The GRAMMY Awards’ red carpet is one of the longest in the entertainment industry – not just in terms of the actual physical size (enough to…

  11. Daft Punk Jams With Stevie Wonder, Pharrell & Nile Rodgers at GRAMMYs

    January 26, 2014 11:16 PM EST Daft Punk performed on national television for the first time in six years, celebrating a year of disco-inspired hits on the Hot 100 at the 56th GRAMMYs Sunday (Jan. 26). GRAMMYs: News, Winners, Photos & More The performance began in a set designed like a posh, high-budget studio,…

  12. Kris Kristofferson, Beatles Honored at Special Merit Awards Ceremony

    January 26, 2014 1:19 PM EST The unofficial theme for the Recording Academy's laughter-filled Special Merit Awards ceremony could easily have been old friends. When Ringo Starr and Kris Kristofferson ran into each other on the red carpet Saturday, they bear-hugged it out. "I'm just going to hug you first,…

  13. MusiCares Red Carpet: See Lady Gaga, Yoko Ono, James Taylor Unite for Carole King Tribute

    January 25, 2014 2:30 PM EST The MusicCares red carpet was so crowded at one point that Yoko Ono practically bumped into Lady Gaga on Friday (Jan. 24). Then they both turned to each other and hugged. The pair, along with some of the biggest names in music, arrived in celebratory mode to honor Carole King at the MusiCares…

  14. Carole King Honored by Stars at MusiCares' Person of the Year Gala

    January 25, 2014 12:42 PM EST Performances by Lady Gaga, P!nk, Kacey Musgraves & Miguel, and King herself were among the night's many highlights. Two unlikely performer pairings and songs most people do not associate with Carole King stole the show at Friday night's MusiCares Person of the Year gala…

  15. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Friday

    January 24, 2014 11:57 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  16. Ringo Starr Honored by David Lynch Foundation Ahead of the GRAMMYs

    January 21, 2014 9:25 AM EST Ringo Starr got an early start to Grammy week, with famous friends honoring him for his life and work. The former Beatle received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night during a tribute concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. In turn, Starr…

  17. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  18. British Composer John Tavener Dead at 69

    November 12, 2013 1:20 PM EST British composer John Tavener, whose austere choral and orchestral works reflected his religious journey from West to East, died Tuesday. He was 69. Born and trained in London, Tavener burst onto the public scene in 1968 with the help of The Beatles and is often remembered for his beautiful…

  19. Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin Among Artists on 'A Very Special Christmas: Icon'

    October 11, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The King of Rock 'n' Roll and the Queen of Soul are just two of 11 acts gracing the tracklist of "A Very Special Christmas: Icon," the latest in a long line of compilation discs benefiting the Special Olympics. The "A Very Special Christmas" holiday series…

  20. Ask Billboard: The #PraiseTheLorde Edition

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As 'Royals' reaches the top of the Hot 100 this week, readers weigh in for an-all Lorde 'Ask Billboard' mailbag. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as…

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