1. Joshua Scott Jones, 'Honk (If You're Tonky)': Exclusive Video Premiere

    February 26, 2014 10:00 AM EST Half of Steel Magnolia goes solo, models his new video after Beyonce's "Single Ladies" Country fans have become familiar with the bluesy tones of Joshua Scott Jones' voice through his work as part of the duo Steel Magnolia. Together with Meghan Linsey, the duo enjoyed…

  2. Kanye West Talks Fashion, New Music, 'SNL' on 'Late Night' Appearance

    February 26, 2014 1:47 AM EST The year 2013 was full of both new music and overarching controversy for Kanye West, who released a critically lauded No. 1 album in "Yeezus" but consistently made headlines for his reputation transcending his music, from comments made on talk shows and interviews to his big…

  3. Pop Star Ladies Wearing Grills: Madonna, Miley, Beyonce & More Show Off Golden Chops

    February 25, 2014 3:03 PM EST Grills are having a major moment in music right now. Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and Katy Perry have all been photographed wearing them recently. Although, they’re all not exactly the typical gold chompers we saw on Flavor Flav back in the ‘80s and Nelly in the oughts. Some modern grills…

  4. Country Radio's Gerry House on Blake Shelton, Reba and Why 'Country Music Broke My Brain'

    February 25, 2014 2:48 PM EST For well over 25 years, the voice of Gerry House kept country music listeners entertained over the radio airwaves of WSIX / Nashville. The legendary personality-comedian-songwriter-singer (Does 1992's timeless Bull count?) documents many of his favorite memories from his career in "…

  5. Pink Martini & The von Trapps, 'Dream a Little Dream': Exclusive Album Premiere

    February 25, 2014 12:00 PM EST Over the weekend, Maria von Trapp, the Austrian singer whose family's escape from Nazis provided the basis for "The Sound of Music," passed away at age 99. However, the famous singing family has new blood in the music industry carrying on its tradition on a new album --…

  6. Tour Managers of Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones & Fleetwood Mac Swap Wild Tales From the Road

    February 24, 2014 1:03 PM EST Going through customs with Keith Richards, losing Barbra Streisand's flowers, watching Alice Cooper kill a shark in his bathtub: Legendary tour managers Patrick Stansfield, David Libert, Marty Hom, Gus Brandt and Stuart Ross swap war stories about ego soothing, corralling groupies and…

  7. NAACP Image Awards: Beyonce, John Legend Win Top Music Honors

    February 23, 2014 8:19 AM EST "12 Years a Slave" swept the film categories at the NAACP Image Awards, which honor the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and honors those who promote social justice through creative endeavors. The historical epic's four…

  8. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Pharrell Williams & Jessie J

    February 21, 2014 5:14 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams proved you can still look ultra smooth while wearing glitter. The “Happy” singer hit the red carpet sans his Vivienne Westwood hat at the…

  9. Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs Chart Upgrades

    February 21, 2014 4:50 PM EST The tally welcomes several influential radio stations in major markets, further solidifying the chart's status as a launch pad for multi-format hits Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs radio airplay chart (known by its industry term, Triple A, in Billboard magazine) undergoes a…

  10. Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj: Whose New Video Is Best?

    February 21, 2014 3:33 PM EST Vote now! Over the past 10 days, a trio of divas have unleashed can't-miss visuals for their latest musical offerings, with varying degrees of ferocity flaunted in each clip. These new videos -- for Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," Mariah Carey's "You'…

  11. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 2:30 PM EST No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. It did so by tapping the sound of classic R…

  12. Arcade Fire's Will Butler Q&A: On Scoring 'Her' & The 'Intimidating' Sex Scene

    February 21, 2014 2:06 PM EST "We're just rock musicians; we don't know how to do it. It just happens," he says. Arcade Fire took a break from recording its fourth studio album, "Reflektor," so a few of its members could score the Spike Jonze stunner "Her." The film is nominated for…

  13. Wiz Khalifa Talks 'Blacc Hollywood' & Hanging with Miley Cyrus: Watch

    February 21, 2014 1:45 PM EST Wiz Khalifa has a big year ahead of him -- a new album, headlining tour, and a host of intriguing collaborations. Billboard convinced him to take a break from chilling with Miley Cyrus in LA to stop by its New York studio for an in-person update.  "The music is pretty much there for the…

  14. Lana Del Rey Taps Black Keys' Dan Auerbach For 'Ultraviolence'

    February 21, 2014 10:38 AM EST Lana Del Rey's sophomore album, "Ultraviolence," was one of the more anticipated album releases of 2014 before a member of the Black Keys was attached to the project. Now, Keys frontman Dan Auerbach is reportedly producing the follow-up to 2012's "Born To Die,"…

  15. 'The Smiths' at 30: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 20, 2014 2:20 PM EST As of Feb. 20, 2014, 54-year old Steven Patrick Morrissey is about to embark on a tour in support of an upcoming solo album , and remains one of the most iconic figures in modern rock music. Thrity years ago today, the idiosyncratic Mancunian took a major first step into the public eye…

  16. MNEK Readies Throwback Debut While Working with Kylie Minogue & Disclosure

    February 20, 2014 1:30 PM EST "I like collaborating, whether it's Rudimental, Sub Focus, Gorgon City, what have you," says the Londoon teen. For a 19-year-old who shares management with One Direction, MNEK uses a lot of very specific late-'80s and early-'90s references to describe his as-yet…

  17. Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White Headlining

    February 19, 2014 9:30 PM EST Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wiz Khalifa, Frank Ocean and a Superjam with Skrillex will also be showcased at the Tennessee fest. Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival, as the full Roo lineup was unveiled through a broadcasted…

  18. Jack Antonoff Unveils Bleachers: Fun. Guitarist Talks Secret Project, Working With Yoko Ono

    February 18, 2014 6:22 PM EST "I wanted there to be music before anything," Antonoff tells Billboard about recording a new project out of the spotlight. An artist called Bleachers was listed in the middle of the lineups of multiple U.S. festivals like Firefly and Governor's Ball that were released last…

  19. U2, Will Smith Rock Jimmy Fallon's First 'Tonight Show': Minute-By-Minute Live Taping Review

    February 18, 2014 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga also make cameos, as Billboard offers an inside look at Fallon's first night hosting the NBC late-night institution A new era of late-night TV began just after midnight tonight (Feb. 18), when NBC aired the first "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.…

  20. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry Regains No. 1 Momentum

    February 17, 2014 1:15 PM EST A monster mailbag on Perry topping the Hot 100 again after missing the top 10; Mariah Carey's best-selling songs; Hall & Oates' 20 biggest hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

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