1. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Tencent's Ma Huatang Make Forbes' Annual Richest List

    March 03, 2015 10:17 AM EST Forbes has released its annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people , with Bill Gates yet again topping the list at a whopping net worth of $79.2 billion. Due to the now-inextricable relationship between technology and music, more billionaires than ever can be said to be involved,…

  2. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Adult Pop Songs, Nate Ruess Debuts Solo

    March 02, 2015 5:25 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' takes over atop another tally, while Ruess arrives on his own with 'Nothing Without Your Love.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs,…

  3. Exclusive Premiere: Hear The Entire 'Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute' Album

    March 02, 2015 12:22 PM EST Tom Morello, Serj Tankian and more pay homage to the late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist. March 19 will mark the 33 rd anniversary of the death of Randy Rhoads , the guitar wunderkind whose talents helped Ozzy Osbourne establish his successful solo career. Sadly, the 25-year-old was killed in…

  4. Zedd, Selena Gomez Launch in Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart's Top 10

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  5. Tanya Tucker, Jim Ed Brown & More Country Stars Rub Elbows With Radio Execs at Legendary Lunch

    February 26, 2015 7:50 PM EST Wednesday's Legendary Lunch -- one of the events that helped kick off the 2015 Country Radio Seminar -- definitely brought out the star power of Music City. The event brought many veteran performers with their peers at radio for a lunch at the Palm in downtown Nashville, and between the…

  6. Seven Things to Know About the Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams & Marvin Gaye 'Blurred Lines' Trial

    February 26, 2015 9:00 AM EST Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams & Marvin Gaye's 'Blurred Lines' Trial: Seven Things to Know With the "Blurred Lines" trial underway in Los Angeles this week, songwriters Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are defending their 2013 smash song against claims it was…

  7. Brit Awards 2015: Ed Sheeran & Sam Smith Win Big, But Madonna & Kanye West Steal the Show

    February 25, 2015 7:25 PM EST The Brit Awards may be the biggest night in the U.K. music industry calendar, but it was U.S. stars Madonna , Taylor Swift and Kanye West who provided the show's standout moments. All three artists performed at the 35th Brit Awards, held at London's O2 arena, with Madonna's…

  8. RuPaul on 'Drag Race,' Brand-New Album & the 'Gayest' Show on TV

    February 24, 2015 10:00 AM EST As the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race nears, we caught up with host and executive producer RuPaul to talk about all things Drag Race . The new season -- which premieres March 2 on Logo -- is "so good, so good!" says RuPaul, and the diva promises fans "will not be…

  9. Chart Highlights: Madonna's 'Living for Love' Debuts on Pop Songs, Leads Dance Club Songs

    February 23, 2015 4:45 PM EST The Queen of Pop returns to top 40 radio and, as previously reported, celebrates her historic coronation on Dance Club Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for Calvin Harris, Thomas Rhett & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below…

  10. John Fullbright, Twin Peaks on New Music Seminar's 'Artist on the Verge' Class of 2015

    February 23, 2015 3:11 PM EST New Music Seminar has unveiled its Artist on the Verge class of 2015, a list of the top 100 indie artists about to break. The artists were hand-selected by an A&R committee comprised of NMS partners, talent scouts, buyers, booking agents, tastemakers and other industry experts. Each…

  11. Blackberry Smoke's 'Roses' Blooms at No. 1 on Top Country Albums

    February 19, 2015 4:11 PM EST Plus: Chart action for Robert Earl Keen, Sam Hunt, Jana Kramer & more. Country/rock band Blackberry Smoke nabs its first No. 1 and biggest sales week on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with Holding All the Roses . The group's fourth studio album bows with 19,000 sold,…

  12. Van Morrison Returns with 'Duets' Album featuring Michael Bublé, Bobby Womack & More

    February 17, 2015 11:22 AM EST Like Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand before him, Van Morrison is returning to the songs he made famous with the help of classic and contemporary music stars. Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue will be released on Mar. 24 through RCA Records, it was announced on Tuesday (Feb. 17). The album&…

  13. Valentine's Day Country Music Playlist: The Best Love Songs From Past 20 Years

    February 14, 2015 3:19 PM EST Saturday (Feb. 14) marks Valentine's Day, where people celebrate the connections they make with our significant others. With that in mind, we thought we'd go back in the 615 Archives and pick out a few love songs that have stood the test of time. In making the selections for this…

  14. 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Show: Complete Guest List With Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Jack White

    February 13, 2015 9:15 PM EST Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend with a massive three and a half hour event Sunday night that will include more than 100 guests, ranging all the way from Adam Sandler to Zach Galifianakis. Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake All In…

  15. Bachata Sensation Prince Royce Wants To Be Latin's Next Crossover King

    February 13, 2015 2:44 PM EST Prince Royce is literally trying to find his voice. Eyeing a pop breakthrough with his first English-language album, the Bronx-born bachata star met his vocal coach for the first time only 10 minutes ago. But they're already locked in, working through each line of the 25-year-old's…

  16. Exclusive Album Premiere: Aaron Watson's 'The Underdog'

    February 10, 2015 5:30 PM EST One week from today, country traditionalist Aaron Watson will release of his 12th album, The Underdog. In an exclusive interview with Billboard , the singer said that much of the album has autobiographical tones, particularly "Fence Post." "That song is kind of like a…

  17. Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias Lead List of Finalists for Billboard Latin Music Awards

    February 09, 2015 9:45 AM EST Awards to Air Live April 30 on Telemundo Following groundbreaking years that saw them set records in multiple arenas, Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias lead the list of finalists for the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards , presented by State Farm. Santos, who made history last year when he…

  18. Aloe Blacc, Melissa Etheridge, Walk the Moon Celebrate Charity at Annual Grammy Foundation Concert

    February 07, 2015 4:59 PM EST There's something slightly incestuous -- in a good way -- about a philanthropic organization putting on a tribute to other philanthropic organizations. So it was Thursday night at the Grammy Foundation's annual show at the Wilshire Ebell; celebrating a different theme each year,…

  19. Beyonce Among Early NAACP Image Award Winners

    February 06, 2015 3:00 PM EST Beyonce , Sam Smith and Pharrell were all honored at the 46th NAACP Image Awards. Prior to Friday's televised broadcast, 45 awards were handed out, including outstanding female artist, outstanding male artist and outstanding duo, group or collaboration. See the list of music winners…

  20. Papa Roach Debuts on Billboard 200, Top Rock Albums

    February 05, 2015 5:19 PM EST Papa Roach 's eighth studio album, F.E.A.R. , debuts at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart with 24,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music. It's the hard rock band's highest rank since 2009's Metamorphosis started at No. 3 with 44,000 sold. The new set also marks…

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