1. MTVu Reveals Details for the 2014 Woodie Awards and Music Festival

    February 06, 2014 3:43 AM EST MTVu has firmed up details for the 2014 Woodie Awards and music festival. This year's event, held by MTV Networks' college network, is returning to South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, on Thursday, March 13, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The night-long…

  2. Gina Turner Releases New EP, Teaches Yoga at Sea: Listen to Her Playlist Here

    January 13, 2014 5:48 PM EST The DJ set sail on EDM cruise Holy Ship!!! and taught some vinyasa on board. The dance musical festival cruise ship Holy Ship!!! returned to shore yesterday, January 12, after four musical days at sea. While most cruisers set sail to enjoy the bounty of DJ sets by everyone from A-Trak to Zedd…

  3. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  4. Vixen Guitarist Jan Kuehnemund Dead at 51

    October 11, 2013 5:35 PM EDT Jan Kuehnemund, the founding member and lead guitarist for the all-female glam metal band Vixen, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 10 after a long battle with cancer . She was 51. An official statement has not been released. Kuehnemund was born on November 18, 1961 in St. Paul, Minnesota…

  5. Willie Nelson On the Hunt for Toy Armadillo Stolen At NY Concert

    September 25, 2013 1:49 AM EDT A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs. A stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson's crew was stolen from the stage at The Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, after a Nelson concert last Thursday, theater general…

  6. Michelle Williams To Star In New Broadway Version of 'Cabaret'

    September 05, 2013 12:18 AM EDT Michelle Williams will make her Broadway debut next year in a role best known by Liza Minnelli - fishnet-and-bowler hat wearing chanteuse Sally Bowles in "Cabaret." The Roundabout Theatre Company confirmed Wednesday that the former "Dawson's Creek" and "…

  7. James Wesley Sets Up Debut Album With 'Thank a Farmer'

    May 27, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Some moments you just don't forget. Super Bowl Sunday was one such day in the life of James Wesley. But, it had nothing to do with the game.  "I was sitting on the floor with my daughter and my son," says the Broken Bow recording artist. "During the commercials on the…

  8. Go-Go's Former Bassist Kathy Valentine Sues Bandmates

    May 27, 2013 11:21 AM EDT Former Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine is suing four of her former bandmates, claiming they are attempting to “deprive her” of her full stake in the legendary female-fronted band. According to the complaint filed Friday with the Los Angeles Superior Court, Valentine is entitled to a 20%…

  9. Belinda Carlisle Ranks Her Top Hits (Q&A)

    May 07, 2013 9:05 AM EDT The lead singer of the Go-Go's is back with her first solo single since 1997. She discusses the difference between her group and solo music, previews the future of the band and, in a Chart Beat exclusive, counts down her top 10 favorite hits. Belinda's back. With "Sun,…

  10. Jenni Rivera's 'Filly Brown' Opens in Theaters, Lou Diamond Phillips and Cast Pay Tribute

    April 19, 2013 7:12 PM EDT "Fillly Brown," the film starring the late singer Jenni Rivera, opens in nearly 200 theaters today across the country. The movie, about a struggling Latina rapper played by Gina Rodriguez, features the Long Beach-born Rivera portraying the drug-addicted mother of the central…

  11. Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Dead at 42

    April 14, 2013 12:31 AM EDT Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, who has been in a semi-conscious state since a 2008 car accident, died early Saturday morning, his family announced. He was 42. In a statement posted on the fan site Oneloveforchi.com , Cheng's family writes that the musician was taken to the…

  12. Annette Funicello, 'Mickey Mouse Club' Actress and Singer, Dies at 70

    April 08, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Annette Funicello, the most popular Mouseketeer on "The Mickey Mouse Club," who matured to a successful career in records and '60s beach party movies but struggled with illness in middle age and after, died Monday, The Walt Disney Co. said. She was 70. She died peacefully…

  13. Lil Jon Joins Zumba Fitness With Single, Upcoming Nightclub Series

    February 20, 2013 5:43 AM EST Entertainer Pitbull has done it and so has reggaeton singer Don Omar. Now DJ and rapper Lil Jon is joining Zumba Fitness with an upcoming new single and a nightclub series launching in April for the exercise brand which has inspired millions globally to move and sweat while music executives…

  14. Jenni Rivera's Film Debut 'Filly Brown': Oscar Worthy, Says Co-Star

    December 10, 2012 10:10 AM EST Edward James Olmos tells Billboard, "News of the plane crash tore my heart out" ... Expect 'Filly Brown' in early 2013 Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera , who died in a plane crash along with six others in Mexico on Dec. 9, will be seen in her first and only feature…

  15. Women Movers and Shakers Rocket Up K-Pop 100 Chart

    September 08, 2011 2:30 PM EDT This week's K-Pop Hot 100 chart prize goes to Davichi. The dynamic female duo first entered the chart last week with their newly released single "Don't Say Goodbye" at No. 21; however, within one week Davichi was able to nab the top spot on the Hot 100 for the third week…

  16. VMAs 2011: The 20 Best & Worst Dressed

    August 29, 2011 2:30 PM EDT An evening of gender bending, babies and all things leopard commenced last night at the 28th annual celebration of the MTV Video Music Awards. The show was loud in more ways then one, and certainly held true to its long tradition of exhibiting the most outrageous fashions of the year. From…

  17. Tweets of the Week: 2/26/11

    February 26, 2011 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @kanyewest : an abortion can cost a ballin' nigga up…

  18. Willie Nelson Arrested, Charged with Pot Possession in Texas

    November 27, 2010 1:03 AM EST A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says country singer Willie Nelson was charged with marijuana possession after 6 ounces was found aboard his tour bus in Texas. Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks says the bus pulled into the Sierra Blanca, Texas, checkpoint about 9 a.m. Friday. Brooks says an officer…

  19. Chart Beat Thursday: Barbra Streisand, Foreigner, Jay Sean

    October 08, 2009 5:07 PM EDT SUPER-STREIS-ED: This week's Billboard is 200 bursting with all kinds of records. Literally and figuratively. Dating to the chart's March 24, 1956, launch as a weekly survey, not until this week had eight titles debuted in the top 10. The entire chart's sum of 43 new entries…

  20. Selena Gomez & the Scene, "Kiss & Tell"

    September 25, 2009 2:17 PM EDT "Tell me, tell me, tell me something I don't know," Selena Gomez sings on the final cut on her debut album, "Kiss & Tell." Considering how closely the new set follows similarly situated tween-pop efforts by Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato , Gomez's fans might…

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