1. Howard Stern's 60th Bash: The Full Report From The Birthday Blowout

    February 01, 2014 11:18 AM EST Rock A-listers, among a throng of other celebrities, feted the King of All Media at his 60th-birthday celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night. In an exclusive interview with Billboard last month, Howard Stern executive producer Gary Dell'Abate noted that, last year,…

  2. Bubba Sparxxx Finds 'Right' Message In Collaboration With Rodney Atkins

    January 30, 2014 6:27 PM EST The worlds of country and hip-hop are set to intersect once more with the Average Joe's release of "Right," a new single that pairs Bubba Sparxxx with Rodney Atkins. For his part, Bubba says the collaboration has been a long time in coming.  "I am super stoked about it,…

  3. SXSW: Hendrix Biopic, A$AP Rocky and Stax Records Docs Among Premieres

    January 30, 2014 3:01 PM EST Documentaries on Johnny Winter, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, A$AP Rocky and the soul music of Memphis will make their world premieres at the SXSW Film Festival while the Jimi Hendrix movie featuring OutKast's Andre Benjamin will make its U.S. premiere. Fourteen films that chronicle music and…

  4. Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 29, 2014 10:46 AM EST The nominations were announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday morning (Jan. 29), and two of the format's veteran performers found at the top of the nominations list. ACM AWARDS: FULL COVERAGE 2014 ACM Awards! Billboard's ACM Awards Live Blog! ACM…

  5. Flavor Flav Pleads Not Guilty to Speeding Charge

    January 28, 2014 7:29 PM EST Rapper was stopped earlier this month while traveling to his mother's funeral Flavor Flav pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a traffic stop earlier this month as he raced to his mother's funeral in suburban New York. State police said the rapper and reality TV star,…

  6. Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Books Jane's Addiction, Avett Brothers, Steve Winwood

    January 28, 2014 3:25 PM EST Brooklyn Bowl has announced the music calendar for its Las Vegas venue, which opens March 8. The bowling alley/rock club’s initial schedule includes shows by Jane’s Addiction, Primus, Cake, Phil & Friends, the Avett Brothers and Steve Winwood. Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas will be the third…

  7. Lorde, Disclosure To Team Up For BRIT Awards Performance

    January 28, 2014 11:32 AM EST Lorde will follow up her dynamic performance of "Royals" at the GRAMMY Awards -- and her song of the year win with her debut single -- by teaming up with U.K. electronic duo Disclosure for a special performance at the upcoming BRIT Awards, set for Feb. 19 at the O2 in London. The U…

  8. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special

    January 28, 2014 4:40 AM EST No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They still can&…

  9. Little-Known Pacific Mambo Orchestra Takes Tropical GRAMMY From Marc Anthony, More

    January 27, 2014 7:06 PM EST Kickstarter-funded debut album “Pacific Mambo Orchestra” wins Best Latin Tropical Album The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, a San Francisco-based Latin big band, won last night’s GRAMMY for Best Tropical Latin Album, beating favorite Marc Anthony and other Latin music stars. Soundscan has recorded…

  10. 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,…

  11. Super Bowl Music Guide: NYC-Area Concerts

    January 27, 2014 2:46 PM EST Nevermind the Farmers Almanac, which has been calling for a blizzard to arrive during the New York City area’s first time hosting a Super Bowl weekend since last summer. A different blizzard -- of the musical variety -- has been brewing as artists, corporate sponsors and media companies prep…

  12. Rock Music Finds Winning Tough at GRAMMYs

    January 27, 2014 12:47 AM EST At the end of Sunday night’s ceremony, host LL Cool J noted that “here at the Grammy Awards, we never stop rockin’.” But you could have fooled us. With a paucity of major category nominations (only Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” for Record of the Year) rockers were consigned to the Rock…

  13. Kris Kristofferson, Beatles Honored at Special Merit Awards Ceremony

    January 26, 2014 1:19 PM EST The unofficial theme for the Recording Academy's laughter-filled Special Merit Awards ceremony could easily have been old friends. When Ringo Starr and Kris Kristofferson ran into each other on the red carpet Saturday, they bear-hugged it out. "I'm just going to hug you first,…

  14. GRAMMY Predictions: Latin Music Categories

    January 25, 2014 3:18 PM EST This year's Latin categories at the 56th GRAMMY Awards are an eclectic but consistently high quality bunch, making predictions particularly hard. But we do like a challenge. Read on for our forecasts on who will take trophies for Latin music Sunday night. GRAMMYs 2014: Full Coverage BEST…

  15. Don Omar, Nas to Headline Soulfrito Festival

    January 22, 2014 3:03 PM EST Reggaeton kingpin Don Omar and multi-platinum hip hop artist Nas will share the stage at Soulfrito, an urban Latin music festival coming Feb. 22 to the grounds of the Sun Life stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins and the South Florida festival’s new production and marketing partner. Memphis…

  16. The Wanted Taking a Break Following Tour

    January 22, 2014 1:08 PM EST We're glad you came, The Wanted. The U.K.-Irish boy band announced on their website on Wednesday that they'll be taking a break following the upcoming "Word of Mouth" tour. Paired with an announcement of a new video for single "Glow in the Dark," the group says…

  17. Ringo Starr Honored by David Lynch Foundation Ahead of the GRAMMYs

    January 21, 2014 9:25 AM EST Ringo Starr got an early start to Grammy week, with famous friends honoring him for his life and work. The former Beatle received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night during a tribute concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. In turn, Starr…

  18. George Michael Announces New Album for March

    January 20, 2014 4:49 PM EST "Symphonica" will hit shelves March 17 After a spell of making headlines for mishaps rather than music, George Michael is coming back with a new album. Michael announced Monday (Jan. 20) that his sixth solo album, "Symphonica," is due for release March 17. Related Articles…

  19. Russian President Praises Elton John, Rules Out Discrimination of Gay Athletes at Sochi

    January 20, 2014 12:30 PM EST Putin also downplayed the expected absence of several key Western leaders. Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised Elton John, an artist who used his recent Russian show to express support for the local gay community, and stressed that Russia will welcome all athletes and guests at the…

  20. Howard Stern: The Billboard Cover Q&A

    January 20, 2014 11:00 AM EST When Howard Stern jumped from terrestrial to satellite radio, Sirius had half a million subscribers. Today it has 25.6 million. As he turns 60, Stern looks back at his career and sees radio on the verge of the next step in its evolution. It doesn't take long to figure out how…

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