1. John Mayer Receives UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Department Honors

    January 24, 2014 3:22 AM EST The UCLA Department of Head and Neck Surgery hosted its own version of a pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday evening, honoring John Mayer as a UCLA Luminary and rewarding the work of Dr. Gerald Berke who played a prime role in Mayer’s recovery. Berke noted that Mayer&…

  2. CODE Picks of the Week: Katy B, Gorgon City, Acharné and More

    January 10, 2014 3:58 PM EST This week the CODE crew look at some of its favorite dance tracks that have started 2014 on the right note. Katy B, “Crying For No Reason” (MORRI$ remix) [Sony] MORRI$ Breaks up the dance-pop party of the original for a surprisingly epic jam, unabashedly featuring Katy B’s vocal chops.…

  3. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  4. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  5. Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2013 1:13 PM EST I didn't enter the Wu-Tang on November 9, 1993, the date that "36 Chambers" was released. I, like many others, discovered that they were nothing to fuck with years later -- specifically, 11 years later, when a friend gave me a 2004 compilation album, "Legend of the Wu…

  6. Matt Redman, TobyMac & Jason Crabb Win Big at Dove Awards

    October 16, 2013 6:12 AM EDT Matt Redman, TobyMac and Jason Crabb were the top winners at the 44th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards held last night (10/15) in Nashville at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University. Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin hosted the show, which was taped to air on Up! Oct. 21 at…

  7. Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts Inks Publishing Deal, Says 'We're Getting Close' to New Album

    October 10, 2013 11:55 AM EDT In any career, change is inevitable. But, in the case of Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, it can be quite positive. The talented singer / musician / producer / writer recently inked a new worldwide publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis after a successful 13-year run with Sony-ATV.  "I…

  8. Roger Waters to Give Keynote Q&A at Billboard Touring Conference

    September 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Pink Floyd and one of the most influential touring and recording artists of all time, will do the Keynote Q&A at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference in New York, set for Nov. 13-14 at the…

  9. Dove Awards Nominees Include Chris Tomlin, Lecrae and Colton Dixon

    August 21, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The nominations for the 44th Annual Dove Awards were announced this morning, with a diverse slate of top artists including Steven Curtis Chapman, Lecrae and TobyMac all in the mix for inspirational music's biggest night. Chris Tomlin, who topped the Billboard 200 chart in January with…

  10. Former 'Idol' Elise Testone Looks Ahead to Debut Album 'In This Life'

    August 09, 2013 12:10 AM EDT "American Idol" alum Elise Testone makes her home in Charleston, South Carolina, but last week, she returned to her New Jersey roots to celebrate a special occasion: her 30th birthday. The season 11 finalist ushered in the milestone with friends, family and fans who packed into…

  11. Rob Zombie Complains About Noisy Skate Park

    August 07, 2013 1:41 AM EDT The noise from a new skate park in Connecticut is too much for rocker Rob Zombie. He and his wife have complained to the Litchfield County town of Woodbury that the park, which opened near their home in April, makes such a racket that it should be moved. The town is looking into moving the…

  12. Alan Myers, Devo Drummer, Dies

    June 26, 2013 2:24 AM EDT The musician, who played with Devo for a decade, had been battling cancer. Alan Myers, the third and most prominent drummer of the band Devo, has died, according to a tweet by drummer and current Devo member Josh Freese. Myers had been battling cancer. "Alan Myers was a…

  13. George Jones Honored at Stagecoach, Grand Ole Opry and All Around Nashville

    April 29, 2013 11:50 AM EDT A single candle was lit at Nashville's Ernest Tubb Record Shop, where only a handful of Jones CDs remained on the shelves Over the weekend following the passing of George Jones, the singer's voice could be heard all around classic country circles. Nowhere was the loss of Jones…

  14. Chart Juice: Brian McKnight Posts 10th Top 10 R&B/Hip-Hop Album

    March 28, 2013 9:36 PM EDT The "Sweeter" singer's chart feat ties him with Keith Sweat for fourth most top 10s by a male R&B star in the SoundScan era. Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" catapults 53-1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 968,000 copies, according to Nielsen…

  15. John Mayer: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 21, 2013 7:58 PM EDT After a harrowing medical journey, during which he feared he'd never sing again, John Mayer is reborn with a new lease on life and his first tour in three years This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. "No one wants to cut into a…

  16. Beanie Sigel Sentenced To Prison For Drug Possession

    March 07, 2013 11:37 AM EST Beanie Sigel was sentenced Wednesday (March 6) to six to 23 months in prison after pleading guilty to a narcotics possession charge in a Philadelphia suburb. Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, entered the plea to a misdemeanor count of illegal possession of Percocet, a painkiller, The…

  17. Beanie Sigel Faces Drug & Weapon Charges

    August 29, 2012 3:05 PM EDT ESSINGTON, Pa. (AP) - Rapper Beanie Sigel was arrested Wednesday on weapon and drug violations during a traffic stop, just two weeks before he is scheduled to report to prison for failing to file taxes, state police said. The 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was a…

  18. O'Jays Celebrate 40th Anniversary of First Hit 'Back Stabbers'

    August 17, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 'I just want people to say we are one of the best that ever did it,' says co-founder Eddie Levert. "How can people say no one likes old school?" That was one of the audience comments overheard at the Los Angeles stop on the recent Summer Music Festival tour. Holding court…

  19. Roger Waters: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 24, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Rock Innovator Talks 'Wall' Tour, Now One of the Biggest Moneymakers in All of Music In stark contrast to the wildly successful tour he began in September 2010, Roger Waters today is a man who has transcended walls, or boundaries of any type. Calling on a travel day before the June…

  20. Jimmy Henchman Found Guilty in Federal Case

    June 05, 2012 6:25 PM EDT A verdict was reached in Brooklyn federal court today (June 5) concerning James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond's case. Rosemond was found guilty of all 13 counts and faces life in prison, according to AllHipHop.com , Rosemond, who once managed atists like Akon , Brandy , Gucci Mane …

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