1. Rapper Charles Hamilton on His Struggle With Mental Illness: 'I Wanted to Commit Suicide' (Exclusive)

    March 06, 2015 12:35 PM EST A new management team expands what it means to take care of an artist. "Redemption season is upon us," says Charles Hamilton . He's sitting at a grand piano inside Los Angeles' Sayers Club on Feb. 18, the rapper's first public performance in three years. The at…

  2. MySpace Tried to Buy Spotify, Says Former VP

    March 06, 2015 12:11 PM EST A former MySpace exec has delivered an unflattering look inside the "spaghetti-ball mess" that was the once-mighty social network, saying that it should have changed its name and gone "all-in on music," instead of trying to fend off Facebook,  The Guardian  reports. Sean…

  3. Apple's Streaming Service Will Likely Be Premium-Only (Like Beats Music Was)

    March 06, 2015 12:08 PM EST The hints Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge dropped in his end-of-year memo to employees and in comments last month -- expecting more from the streaming marketplace, and having the clout to do so -- seem to be taking shape in the form of the wider industry's discussions with Apple…

  4. Isle of Light Fest Brings Cutting-Edge Bands to Dominican Republic

    March 06, 2015 12:00 PM EST The festival, which features Haim and Run the Jewels, aims to be a cultural exchange between the U.S. and Dominican Republic. Right when the music festival market seems to have reached its saturation point, a new event crops up that offers something new. Such is the case with Isle of Light ,…

  5. Kristen Bell Hasn't Let Her Kids See 'Frozen'

    March 06, 2015 11:50 AM EST It turns out not everyone has seen  Frozen  -- still yet to see the Disney hit are  Kristen Bell's  young kids,  Lincoln  and  Delta . "The APA recommends that you let kids watch TV when they're 2 and a half, so we're trying to follow that, which unfortunately is not…

  6. Apple to Replace AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

    March 06, 2015 11:00 AM EST Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial average, the managers of the index announced early Friday. S&P Dow Jones Indices said the switch will take place after the close of trading on Wednesday, March 18. Apple will start trading as part of the 30-stock Dow at the opening…

  7. Skrillex & Diplo's 'Jack U' Debuts at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums

    March 06, 2015 11:00 AM EST Skrillex and Diplo start at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart with Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack U . The album sold 14,000 in the week ending March 1, according to Nielsen Music. Skrillex scores his third No. 1, following the Bangarang EP and Recess , which spent…

  8. Exclusive: Watch Taryn Manning Party With Seniors in Dreaming Bull's 'Smile On Your Face' Video

    March 06, 2015 10:40 AM EST Dreaming Bull's "Smile On Your Face" sounds like it could be a huge hit, and it's got a music video that's a party in itself. Join Orange Is the New Black 's Taryn Manning as she visits her grandma in a retirement home, just in time for an impromptu performance…

  9. Gwyneth Paltrow's Workout Music? Beyonce (Duh)

    March 06, 2015 10:30 AM EST Stars! They're just like us: They also know the only way to work out is by blasting some of Beyonce 's biggest dance hits. Gwyneth Paltrow (who is also real-life friends with Bey, unlike us regular folk) is apparently a fan of rocking out to "Single Ladies," "Freakum…

  10. Prince Royce Hits Top 10 on Social 50 Chart After 'Kimmel' Performance

    March 06, 2015 10:30 AM EST Following Prince Royce 's performance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live , the bachata star zooms to a new peak on the Social 50 , flying 48-5. It's the first time the artist has broken the top 10 as well. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter…

  11. 20 All-Female Bands You Need To Know

    March 06, 2015 10:30 AM EST Ex Hex, Childbirth, Girlpool & more girl groups that rock out harder than the boys they make fun of. Girl Group Week! • Top 10 Girl Groups of All Time • Top 40 Girl Group Songs of All Time • Are You a Harmonizer or a Mixer? • Girl Group Week Readers' Poll! • Girl Group Tragedy:…

  12. Spice Girls' Top 8 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 06, 2015 10:05 AM EST Girl Group Week continues with the biggest Hot 100 hits from planet Spiceworld. Girl Group Week! • Top 10 Girl Groups of All Time • Top 40 Girl Group Songs of All Time • Are You a Harmonizer or a Mixer? • Girl Group Week Readers' Poll! • Girl Group Tragedy: Inside G.R.L.'s Slow…

  13. Watch Hugh Jackman & Chris Hemsworth Play Musical Beers With 'SNL' Cast on 'Tonight Show'

    March 06, 2015 10:00 AM EST Hugh Jackman is already known for his star turns on Broadway, but on Thursday night's edition of The Tonight Show, he tried his hand at a different kind of musical: musical beers. No Broadway belting was required for Jimmy Fallon 's grown-up twist on the classic college game -- just…

  14. Inside Lady Gaga's Latest Reinvention (It's All Part of a Long-Term Plan)

    March 06, 2015 10:00 AM EST Less than a year ago, Lady Gaga was still the Queen of Shock: a marquee concert for Doritos at South by Southwest ended in her being vomited on by a performance artist; a music video for her R. Kelly single "Do What U Want" helmed by Terry Richardson , was deemed too racy…

  15. Tomorrow's Hits: Lunchmoney Lewis, Life of Dillon & Tobias Jesso Jr.

    March 06, 2015 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Lunchmoney Lewis Dr. Luke's new signee Lunchmoney Lewis makes his Pop Songs debut at No. 38 with his catchy and comedic "Bills" …

  16. Kid Rock Plants 'Kiss' at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums Chart

    March 06, 2015 9:45 AM EST Kid Rock 's First Kiss debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, selling 137,000 copies in the week ending March 1, according to Nielsen Music. It also starts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 (with 146,000 overall equivalent album units). The Detroit rocker's 10th…

  17. Bandcamp Hits $100 Million Payout Milestone, Plans Artist Subscriptions

    March 06, 2015 9:30 AM EST Bandcamp, the "direct-to-band" marketplace started in 2008 by Ethan Diamond and Shawn Grunberger , has hit a significant milestone for any music business involved in actually selling music, having paid out $100 million to its artist clients since launching. Diamond tells Billboard…

  18. Billboard Cover: Jack White on Not Being a 'Sound-Bite Artist,' Living in the Wrong Era and Why Vinyl Records Are 'Hypnotic'

    March 06, 2015 9:00 AM EST An 18-year-old  Elvis Presley walked through the doors of the Memphis Recording Service at 708 Union Ave. in the summer of 1953. He carried a beat-up guitar that he'd had since the age of 11 and enough money to make a $3.98 record of his own voice. THIS COVER STORY FIRST…

  19. Does Madonna Want a Drake Collaboration?

    March 06, 2015 8:46 AM EST Madonna 's new album, Rebel Heart , isn't exactly short on collaborations. For it, the Queen of Pop worked with Nas, Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj and, yes, even Mike Tyson . However there was one act that she couldn't book any studio time with during the Rebel Heart recording…

  20. FKA Twigs, Bjork Added to Manchester International Festival

    March 06, 2015 8:10 AM EST This summer, FKA Twigs will take her video making to a new level. The experimental singer will invite fans to watch her make seven new visuals during the Manchester International Festival this July. The singer was just added to the featival's line-up and it was revealed that she will…

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