1. Exclusive Premiere: GRiZ' 'The Anthem' Featuring Mike Avery

    February 23, 2015 2:06 PM EST Modern reworkings of vintage funk and disco have been immensely popular in the last few years -- from Pharrell 's collaborations with Daft Punk and Robin Thicke in 2013 to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars ' current No. 1 hit to the forthcoming album from Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One. This…

  2. SXSW: Tower Records, Brian Wilson, Gloria Trevi & Jaco Pastorius Films on the Lineup

    February 03, 2015 2:54 PM EST Colin Hanks' long-awaited documentary on Tower Records, a film on the manager of the Doors and Ramones , and a rarely seen film focused on Leon Russell 's Oklahoma years in the early 1970s are among the selections this year at the South by Southwest  Film Conference and…

  3. James Brown Lawsuit: Judge Orders Release of Emails About Widow's Diary

    January 20, 2015 6:07 PM EST A judge says South Carolina officials must release emails about the diary of James Brown 's widow and other documents related to the nearly decade-long fight over the late soul singer's estate. James Brown's Daughter Details Domestic Abuse, Son Alleges Murder in Dueling New…

  4. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 100-76

    January 06, 2015 1:05 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  5. Exclusive: Mad Decent's Toy Selectah & Camilo Lara Reveal Star-Studded 'Compass' Album

    October 29, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Due in early 2015, the album features Boy George, Toots & the Maytals, Kool A.D., Sly & Robbie, and more. Billboard is excited to announce a hyper-collaborative new project featuring more than 80 collaborations from over four continents. Mad Decent's Toy Selectah has…

  6. 'Love & Mercy' Stars John Cusack & Paul Dano on How They Became Brian Wilson

    September 19, 2014 4:50 PM EDT The film about the Beach Boys mastermind premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It wasn't just the script that got actors John Cusack and Paul Dano excited about playing Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson in director Bill Pohlad 's new film, Love & Mercy …

  7. Exclusive: Johnny Marr Drops North American Tour Dates, Talks New Solo Album ‘Playland’

    September 08, 2014 12:29 PM EDT The former Smiths guitarist also gives an update on his forthcoming autobiography. American fans will soon get a chance to watch the venerable Johnny Marr perform tracks from his forthcoming solo album, as well as some classic tracks from the Smiths and beyond. Playland , Marr’s new solo…

  8. Attention, Country Music Hall of Fame Voters: Here's Who You Need to Induct

    July 17, 2014 12:51 PM EDT To: The Voters for the Country Music Hall of Fame First of all, I understand the responsibility that you have to the industry and to the Hall as you go through your voting process each year. It seems that with each selection you make, the cries get louder for others to be inducted. It is a…

  9. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  10. Top 10 K-Pop Girl Groups You Need to Know

    April 30, 2014 12:10 PM EDT Whether you're a longtime fan looking for a nostalgic music trip or a curious listener kickstarting your K-pop education, these are the must-know girl groups. Girl Group Week! • Top 40 Girl Group Songs Ever • Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs • Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Videos …

  11. Jason Mraz Announces West Coast Acoustic Tour

    February 18, 2014 10:56 AM EST While Jason Mraz finishes up the follow-up to 2012's "Love is a Four Letter Word," the singer-songwriter has set a string of acoustic dates for next month, beginning Mar. 15 in Santa Cruz, Calif. Raining Jane will be opening for Mraz on the nine-date, two-week run. Along with…

  12. Tool Confirms New Tour for March

    January 21, 2014 7:27 PM EST The band has not toured in North America since 2012 For the first time since 2012, Tool will tour North America. According to SPIN , the prog metal act will hit the United States and Mexico for a total of seven dates in March. The band listed the tour dates on its website . The seven-show run…

  13. Bruno Mars Announces Second Leg of Moonshine Jungle Tour, Featuring Select Dates With Pharrell

    January 14, 2014 7:50 PM EST Aloe Blacc will support Mars at majority of 40-date tour Bruno Mars has revealed the next leg of his Moonshine Jungle tour -- and on select dates, he'll be joined by a fellow hitmaker in Pharrell. The pop singer will kick off the newest set of concerts this May, following two April shows…

  14. Bruno Mars: Billboard Artist of the Year Cover Story

    December 13, 2013 8:02 AM EST Jukebox Hero: How did Bruno Mars become Billboard’s Artist of the Year? He grabbed hold of the album and single charts and never let go It's a few days before the Grammy Award nominations are announced, and Bruno Mars is shaking off predictions with an easy laugh.…

  15. Usher's Son Discharged From Hospital After Pool Accident

    August 14, 2013 5:23 AM EDT The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher has been released from the hospital after nearly drowning in an Atlanta pool, a lawyer for the boy's mother said Tuesday. Five-year-old Usher Raymond V was released from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite on Sunday, lawyer…

  16. Cherry Poppin' Daddies, 'White Teeth, Black Thoughts': Exclusive Album Premiere

    July 08, 2013 9:31 AM EDT Frontman Steve Perry talks about the Oregon band's first full-on swing outing since 1997's "Zoot Suit Riot" Though he still likes to keep his music diverse, making Cherry Poppin' Daddies' first full-on swing album since 1997's "Zoot Suit Riot"…

  17. Nine Inch Nails Reveals 'Hesitation Marks' Tracklist, Album Collaborators

    June 21, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Nine Inch Nails has revealed the tracklist and album credits -- which includes Lindsey Buckingham's name! -- for its forthcoming comeback album, "Hesitation Marks," due out Spetember 3 via Columbia Records. Aside from King Crimson's Adrian Belew (who temporarily joined…

  18. Neko Case Teams With M. Ward on 'Man' Single, Announces New Album

    June 11, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Alt-country warrior Neko Case has announced plans for her first studio album since 2009's well-received "Middle Cyclone." The new record is titled (deep breath) "The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You" and comes out Sept. 3…

  19. Eugene Hütz Q&A: Gogol Bordello's New Album 'Just Feels F---ing Big'

    June 11, 2013 8:30 AM EDT First Listen: Hear "Lost Innocent World" Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hütz reports that the band has, typically, been out “raising the mother fucking hell” on international stages since finishing up their new album, “Pura Vida Conspiracy”.  The global gypsy-punk trailblazers…

  20. Daft Punk: How the Pioneering Dance Duo Conjured 'Random Access Memories'

    May 10, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Shrouded in calculated mystery and unveiled gradually via traditional media, the act's first album in eight years is a bold, high-end effort to make everything old new again It started with a Facebook post: Two helmets, one gold and one silver, halved and fused down the center, set…

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