1. Dawn Richard Doesn't Mind Being R&B's Coolest Outcast

    March 13, 2014 4:16 PM EDT The singer discusses why she returned to Danity Kane, her 'medieval' album trilogy and making music that Joan Of Arc would listen to. Dawn Richard understands why people were confused when she announced that she was returning to Danity Kane. After the R&B-leaning girl group -…

  2. Top 10 Latin 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 13, 2014 10:50 PM EST Billboard Hot Latin Songs' biggest ever canciones de "amor" "Amor" is a word that needs no translation, and it's one that Spanish-language songwriters have always used with abandon to create the romantic songs that are cornerstones of Latin music. We salute all…

  3. Paul Simon and Sting Q&A: Tour Mates on Shared Music DNA and Future 'Writing'

    February 10, 2014 2:20 PM EST A conversation with Sting and Paul Simon at the launch of their On Stage Together tour Their tour is called On Stage Together, but right now Sting and Paul Simon are side by side backstage at Houston's Toyota Center after a long opening night sound check, exuding both confidence and a…

  4. 'Matilda the Musical' North American Tour Launching in May

    February 07, 2014 3:25 AM EST Miss Trunchbull, Miss Honey and their wide-eyed schoolchildren are hitting the road. The Tony-winning stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel Matilda will kick off a North American tour in May 2015, it was announced Wednesday. After technical rehearsals and performances in New…

  5. 'Kurt Cobain Day' Set for Feb. 20 in Singer's Hometown

    January 23, 2014 8:39 PM EST Not to be outdone by nearby Hoquiam, Wash., which announced an official "Nirvana Day" for this upcoming April, Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Wash., will celebrate "Kurt Cobain Day" this Feb. 20. According to Rolling Stone , the Aberdeen city council and Mayor…

  6. Imagine Dragons, The Flaming Lips to Play Amnesty International Benefit Show

    January 08, 2014 6:01 PM EST Following a successful 1986-1998 run, the event returns Feb. 5 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center The worldwide human rights organization Amnesty International has announced an arena-sized benefit show to raise money and awareness for its cause next month. Set for Feb. 5 at Brooklyn's…

  7. Washington City to Celebrate Nirvana Day This April

    December 26, 2013 4:28 PM EST Nirvana Day will be held April 10, the same day as the band's Rock Hall induction Kurt Cobain was born and raised in Aberdeen, Wash., and four miles away, another city in Washington state will honor the musician's legacy with a day in his band's name. According to Rolling Stone…

  8. Nirvana, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt Selected for Rock Hall of Fame Class of 2014

    December 16, 2013 11:33 PM EST Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Cat Stevens and the E Street Band will also be inducted April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center First-time nominee Nirvana and some long-neglected icons -- KISS, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- will be inducted as the Rock…

  9. 'Simply Bluegrass' DVD Takes Flight After Ricky Skaggs Gets On Board

    December 10, 2013 11:40 AM EST Fans of bluegrass music will be excited about the recent taping of "Country’s Family Reunion: Simply Bluegrass," a DVD collection that will feature many of the masters of the genre – as well as many of the format's most exciting newcomers like super duo Dailey & Vincent and…

  10. Nelson Mandela Passes: 10 Musical Tributes to the Iconic Political Figure

    December 05, 2013 4:20 PM EST Mandela: the three syllables not only refer to the legendary anti-apartheid leader and former President of South Africa, but serve as a modern synonym for equality, freedom and revolution. Nelson Mandela's legacy continues to endure in hearts and history books, and his ideals…

  11. Latin Grammy Week: Miguel Bosé Talks Person of the Year Honor, the Business of New Talent and Jenni Rivera

    November 21, 2013 2:11 AM EST What do Ricky Martin, Juanes and Laura Pausini all have in common? This week they're joining forces to celebrate their friend Miguel Bosé during Latin Grammy week. Bosé, one of Spain's most celebrated singer/songwriters, is being feted this week in Las Vegas as the Latin Recording…

  12. Promoter of Lady Gaga Concert in Russia Fined for 'Gay Propaganda'

    November 18, 2013 10:17 AM EST A St. Petersburg court has fined the organizers of last year's local show by Lady Gaga for "propaganda of alcohol consumption and homosexuality." The city's court #122 responded to a complaint by Nadezhda Petrova, a local resident, who claimed that during the show, her…

  13. Sharon Jones On Returning To Music After Cancer Surgery: 'I'm Ready To Go'

    November 15, 2013 4:19 PM EST Amid cancer treatment, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings plot comeback with new album and major TV performances. Sharon Jones is feeling great today. The singer has just taken a seat in the kitchen at a friend's house in upstate New York, where she's been charting her progress day…

  14. Dido Reminisces on 'Greatest Hits,' Teaming with Eminem for 'Stan'

    November 15, 2013 10:56 AM EST Career-spanning collection due months after 'Girl Who Got Away' album. Best-of albums can be simple victory laps, but they're also a great time for personal reflection. For British adult-pop singer Dido, her upcoming "Greatest Hits" compilation has provided a…

  15. Chart Highlights: Cage The Elephant Returns To No. 1 On Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs

    November 11, 2013 7:30 PM EST Cage the Elephant hits No. 1 on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs, One Direction debuts on Pop Songs and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All…

  16. Holy Ghost!: Working 'Dynamics' and a Steady Career

    November 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT A few weeks back, the audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles enthusiastically sang “Happy Birthday” to Holy Ghost! frontman Alex Frankel. It was a victorious moment right before the encore of a show that had the typically too-cool-for-school LA crowd dancing and singing along…

  17. David Dallas, 'Falling Into Place': Exclusive Album Premiere

    October 21, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Lorde is proof that New Zealand's music scene can cross borders in a big way. But is the world ready for a Kiwi hip-hop star? David Dallas is keen to find out. The rapper is already a rising star in his homeland. With his third album dropping in the U.S. on Tuesday, Dallas will test…

  18. Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

    October 16, 2013 12:14 AM EDT Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were first-time nominees. YES, Link Wray and The…

  19. Jenni Rivera's Second Life: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Last year, Jenni Rivera made a vow to herself: 2013 was going to be her breakthrough moment. She was 43 and already a multimillionaire. As the biggest female artist in regional Mexican, she'd…

  20. V.V. Brown Finds New Strength on 'Samson & Delilah' Album: Exclusive Video

    October 01, 2013 1:25 PM EDT Watch the U.K. singer discusses her label-free reinvention in this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip. V.V. Brown was flying back home to England in November 2011, having just wrapped a U.S. tour in advance of her second album for Capitol Records, "Lollipops and Politics," set for…

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