1. 'Rio 2' Soundtrack Out March 25, Features Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars

    March 04, 2014 9:49 PM EST Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars are among the participants on the soundtrack to "Rio 2," the upcoming sequel to Blue Sky Studios' 2011 animated film, it was revealed today (March 4). The announcement corresponds with the official single release of Monae's musical contribution…

  2. Fifth Harmony To Focus on Finishing Debut Album in April

    March 04, 2014 5:35 PM EST "It's laid-back. It's less pop," says 5H's Ally Brooke Hernandez about the girl group's upcoming album. Fifth Harmony's opening stint on Demi Lovato's Neon Lights tour ends on Mar. 30, and the "X Factor" finalists' attention will…

  3. Top 25 Travolta-fied Pop Star Names: 'Adele Dazeem' & More!

    March 04, 2014 12:26 PM EST How would John Travolta have said your favorite artist's name at the Oscars? On Monday (Mar. 2), hours after John Travolta mangled Idina Menzel's name while introducing her performance of "Let It Go" at the Academy Awards -- say hello to Adele Dazeem, America! -- Slate.com…

  4. Oscars 2014: Best Musician Tweets

    March 02, 2014 10:49 PM EST A billion people the world over watched Hollywood A-listers take home Oscars Sunday night (March 2) -- and some of them just happened to be the biggest names in music. Check out the best musician tweets about the 86th Academy Awards. OSCARS 2014 • 'Frozen' Ballad Wins Best Song •…

  5. Billboard Names Mike Bruno VP of Digital Content & Programming, Shirley Halperin Music Editor

    February 28, 2014 5:52 PM EST Mike Bruno has been named Billboard ’s VP of digital content and programming, and Shirley Halperin the publication’s music editor. The announcement was made jointly by Janice Min, Billboard Entertainment Group’s co-president/chief creative officer; co-president John Amato; and executive VP of…

  6. Drake Bell Talks 'Ready Steady Go!' Album: Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Video

    February 28, 2014 3:13 PM EST The former "Drake & Josh" star is readying a throwback album executive-produced by Brian Setzer. Drake Bell has no interest in becoming a conventional pop star in 2014. Instead, the former star of the hit Nickelodeon series "Drake & Josh" likens himself to a…

  7. Pharrell's 'Happy' Moves Him to Top 10 on Social 50

    February 27, 2014 3:55 PM EST Pharrell Williams, the "Happy" owner of the new No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , continues to soar on the Social 50 chart. This week he moves a whopping 29-7 after he announced his new album, "G I R L," on Wednesday February 19. The album hits retail on March 3.  Pharrell&…

  8. Pop Shop Podcast: Pharrell Hits No. 1, The Fray Interview, Ellie Goulding & More

    February 27, 2014 11:32 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  9. 25 Movie Stars Turned Musicians

    February 26, 2014 5:30 PM EST First we watched them on the big screen, many of them -- like Kevins Bacon and Costner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp -- reaching mega-star success. But that wasn't enough. No, these movie stars-turned-musicians wanted to express themselves with a mic or a guitar, parlaying their…

  10. Eric Clapton Postpones Thailand Concert Due to Political Unrest

    February 26, 2014 4:22 PM EST Eric Clapton has canceled his concert in Bangkok, as political violence in the Thai capital continues to worsen. "Due to recent events, Eric Clapton’s management has decided to postpone his Bangkok concert this Sunday," said local concert organizer BEC-Tero Entertainment, which was…

  11. 'Frozen' Earns Most Weeks At No. 1 For A Soundtrack Since 'Titanic'

    February 26, 2014 11:00 AM EST Meanwhile, Pharrell's "Happy" continues to rule the Digital Songs chart. Disney's unstoppable soundtrack to "Frozen" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth nonconsecutive week atop the list. "Frozen" has now earned the most…

  12. Sara Bareilles Hires Bruno Mars' Manager

    February 25, 2014 10:52 PM EST Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles has found herself a new manager in Brandon Creed, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Creed, via his own The Creed Co., handles the careers of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, along with award-winning songwriting-production collective The Smeezingtons and the…

  13. Kids' Choice Awards: One Direction, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande Score Nominations

    February 24, 2014 3:30 PM EST One Direction, Katy Perry and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" are among the top nominees at the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards. This year's fan-voted event will be hosted by Mark Wahlberg,who stars in the fourth installment in the Transformers franchise. The Kids'…

  14. Aloe Blacc Is 'Ecstatic' About The Success Of 'The Man'

    February 24, 2014 2:20 PM EST "It feels like a whole new existence," says the singer-songwriter about the rollout of his upcoming third album. On last week's Hot 100 chart, Aloe Blacc's single "The Man" reached a new peak at No. 16, after blasting into the Top 20 last month when the chest…

  15. 'Frozen' Targeting Longest No. 1 Run for a Soundtrack Since 'Titanic'

    February 21, 2014 5:01 PM EST The "Frozen" soundtrack is about to meet "Titanic" in the history books. Industry sources forecast the "Frozen" album to sell around 85,000 copies in the tracking week ending on Sunday, February 23. That could be enough to secure the No. 1 slot on next week'…

  16. Wiz Khalifa Talks 'Blacc Hollywood' & Hanging with Miley Cyrus: Watch

    February 21, 2014 1:45 PM EST Wiz Khalifa has a big year ahead of him -- a new album, headlining tour, and a host of intriguing collaborations. Billboard convinced him to take a break from chilling with Miley Cyrus in LA to stop by its New York studio for an in-person update.  "The music is pretty much there for the…

  17. Pop Shop Podcast: Pharrell, Eric Church, Imagine Dragons & More

    February 20, 2014 12:21 PM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  18. BRIT Awards: Arctic Monkeys, One Direction Win Big in London

    February 19, 2014 5:33 PM EST Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding delivered dazzling performance at the U.K. ceremony. Arctic Monkeys were once again the biggest winners at the 2014 BRIT Awards, which honored the best in British music on Wednesday night (Feb. 19) at London's O2 Arena. For the third album in…

  19. Katy Perry Goes Egyptian Neon for 'Dark Horse' At BRIT Awards: Watch

    February 19, 2014 4:57 PM EST Katy Perry's trip across the pond had her looking on the bright side of things, as the singer opted for neon when she took London's O2 Arena stage to perform "Dark Horse" at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday (Feb. 19). The singer contrasted her gothic Grammy run with a…

  20. Beyonce Performs 'XO' At BRIT Awards: Watch

    February 19, 2014 4:14 PM EST Weeks after Beyonce and Jay Z gave "Drunk In Love" its televised debut at the Grammy Awards, Queen Bey did the same for her "Beyonce" standout "XO" at the BRIT Awards, held at London's O2 Arena on Wednesday night (Feb. 19). Dressed in a sparkling blue…

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