1. Sara Evans Reveals Major Collaborators for New Release 'Slow Me Down'

    March 07, 2014 8:11 PM EST Gavin DeGraw, Vince Gill, the Fray's Isaac Slade among album's featured guests Sara Evans has been counting down the days, and now she’s down to four.  On Tuesday (March 11), the songstress will release her seventh RCA studio album "Slow Me Down." Billboard has traced…

  2. The Fray Live: Billboard Studio Session

    March 04, 2014 3:05 PM EST Watch two performances and a Q&A with the pop-rock collective. The Fray has mined its fair share of smash singles over the past decade, including "Over My Head (Cable Car)," "How To Save a Life" and "You Found Me." For fourth album "Helios,"…

  3. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more 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 well as…

  4. The Fray, Allen Stone Playing Global Citizen Concert Series: Exclusive

    February 26, 2014 9:15 AM EST Global Citizen Nights will feature free ticketed concerts in an effort to end extreme poverty. The Global Poverty Project is staging a new concert series to raise awareness to the global poverty epidemic: Global Citizen Nights, a series of free, ticketed concerts, will kick off next month…

  5. 'Alone But Not Alone' Oscar Disqualification Turns Into War of Words

    February 01, 2014 7:30 PM EST The war or words surrounding the elimination of an Oscar nomination for original song escalated Saturday with both sides issuing statements. Composer Bruce Broughton, whose emails actions were deemed inappropriate and led to the disqualification of his song “Alone Yet Not Alone,” contends…

  6. Oscars: Academy Disqualifies Best Song Nominee 'Alone Yet Not Alone'

    January 29, 2014 7:02 PM EST The Oscar nomination for an obscure song in a lightly seen film has been rescinded. The Academy’s board of governors disqualified Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel’s “Alone Yet Not Alone” after learning that Broughton, a former governor and current Music Branch executive committee member,…

  7. Chart Highlights: Pharrell Hat-ches A Hit With 'Happy'

    January 27, 2014 6:25 PM EST One of the stars of last night's Grammy Awards soars onto multiple charts with his latest single. Plus, new No. 1s for Bastille, Kid Ink, Lorde, David Nail and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  8. Blake Shelton Uses R&B Effect to Make a Country Impression on Latest Hit

    January 22, 2014 10:34 AM EST The new Blake Shelton single is a study in contrasts. "Doin' What She Likes" features a guy who's mostly been tamed but still harbors a wild streak. It's a love song that was written in the middle of a hunting expedition. And it's a country single that might…

  9. Sara Evans Pushes Back 'Slow Me Down' Release to March 11

    January 17, 2014 4:33 PM EST The album features collaborations with Gavin DeGraw, Vince Gill and The Fray's Isaac Slade Sara Evans continues to plan ahead for a busy 2014, with the RCA recording artist revealing new details about her upcoming seventh studio album, "Slow Me Down." The release of the album…

  10. Vince Gill Remembers Phil Everly: 'That's the Guy I Was Trying to Be'

    January 17, 2014 2:18 PM EST Country singer also reveals he's working on an album with his daughter, Jenny The events of the past month has definitely left Vince Gill feeling a little nostalgic. The Jan. 3 passing of Phil Everly took the singer back in time, as he recalled some of the iconic music that he made with…

  11. 'Frozen,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Soundtracks Heat Up Winter Charts

    January 10, 2014 1:56 PM EST Boosted by big Christmas box-office numbers and the onset of awards season, soundtracks are surging up the charts. Leading the way is Disney's "Frozen," which hits No. 1 on the Billboard 200, rising from No. 4. The animated film's soundtrack, released on Walt Disney…

  12. Neil Young at Carnegie Hall: Live Review

    January 08, 2014 10:30 AM EST The legendary singer-songwriter delivers classic performances of classic songs on night two of his Carnegie run When tickets went on sale for Neil Young's four-night run at Carnegie Hall, there was no announcement regarding the format of the shows: would it be solo acoustic? Would…

  13. Oscar Isaac Q&A: The 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Star on Finding Folk Music, the Coen Brothers

    January 07, 2014 11:45 AM EST Of all the films in contention for the Academy Awards, none is pushing its musical element stronger than CBS Films' "Inside Llewyn Davis." Commercials for the Coen brothers' tale of a fictional folk singer knocking around Greenwich Village in 1961 have focused on executive…

  14. The Everly Brothers' Country Roots Run Deep: A Look at Their Hall of Fame Career

    January 05, 2014 12:24 PM EST As the music world mourns the passing of Phil Everly this past Friday, the impact of Phil and brother Don on the world of country music simply can't be ignored. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, the Everlys' roots run deep in the format. Don was born in…

  15. Justin Timberlake On His 'Milestone' Role For 'Inside Llewyn Davis': I Got To 'Write, Sing, Act & Bring It All Together'

    December 23, 2013 3:09 AM EST Justin Timberlake, so often shuttling between movies and music, for once didn't have to choose. In the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" Timberlake plays a supporting role as a cheery, sweater-wearing 1960s folk musician. But he also collaborated with producer T Bone…

  16. Ultra Music Festival Announces Phase One of 2014 Lineup: David Guetta, Diplo and More

    December 17, 2013 4:31 PM EST Festival season is coming. Ultra Music Festival quietly announced "Phase One" of its 2014 lineup on its website this morning, confirming its return to a single weekend (March 28-30) after marking its 15th anniversary this year with two. As with most large EDM festivals, there were…

  17. Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake's 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Score Golden Globes Nominations

    December 12, 2013 11:23 AM EST Justin Timberlake's song from "Inside Llewyn Davis," Taylor Swift's track from "One Chance" and Coldplay's closing credits tune from "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" received nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globes on Thursday. Timberlake&…

  18. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Breaks Record For Most Pop Songs No. 1s

    December 09, 2013 6:05 PM EST Eminem's 'The Monster,' on which she's featured, becomes her 11th leader, pushing her past Katy Perry (10) for the list's top total. Plus, new No. 1s for Icona Pop, Parmalee, tobyMac and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  19. Nickel Creek Reunites to Salute 'Inside Llewyn Davis'; New Album Coming

    November 14, 2013 2:15 PM EST The three members of Nickel Creek reunited onstage Wednesday as part of CBS Films' celebration of the Coen brothers' folk music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis" and there should be more to come. Mandolinist Chris Thile, fiddler Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins are…

  20. Chris Brown Fight Charge Reduced in DC

    October 28, 2013 6:32 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Chris Brown was freed from custody Monday after facing a judge on a charge that he punched a man who tried to pose in a photograph with him. Prosecutors reduced a felony assault charge to a misdemeanor as a District of Columbia judge released Brown, who…

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