1. Jimi Hendrix Estate Wins Appeal Over Unlicensed Merchandise

    January 30, 2014 3:47 AM EST In a ruling that could be slightly disconcerting for entertainment studios, news outlets and others who have dealt with the confusing nature of publicity rights laws across the nation, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has given a victory to famous dead people. The case involved the estate of…

  2. Billy Joel Begins Madison Square Garden Residency

    January 28, 2014 5:44 AM EST Piano man Billy Joel began his Madison Square Garden residency Monday night with an energetic show that covered a wide swath of music from his five-decade career. Shortly before 9 p.m., Joel and his band came out to thunderous applause and launched into "Miami 2017," a song Joel…

  3. 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,…

  4. Mary Lambert's 'She Keeps Me Warm' Rises At Radio After Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Success

    January 27, 2014 5:20 PM EST The singer of the chorus of the GRAMMY event track "Same Love" expanded her vocal into a full song that's now scaling Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart. After appearing on last night's Grammy Awards during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love"…

  5. 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…

  6. Suspected Intruder at Selena Gomez's Home Arrested

    January 25, 2014 9:21 PM EST Los Angeles police have arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of trespassing at the home of singer-actress Selena Gomez. Related Articles Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga Nominated for Worst Film Performances at Razzies Selena Gomez Cancels Tour of Asia & Australia To ‘Spend Some Time On Myself’…

  7. MusiCares Red Carpet: See Lady Gaga, Yoko Ono, James Taylor Unite for Carole King Tribute

    January 25, 2014 2:30 PM EST The MusicCares red carpet was so crowded at one point that Yoko Ono practically bumped into Lady Gaga on Friday (Jan. 24). Then they both turned to each other and hugged. The pair, along with some of the biggest names in music, arrived in celebratory mode to honor Carole King at the MusiCares…

  8. Carole King Honored by Stars at MusiCares' Person of the Year Gala

    January 25, 2014 12:42 PM EST Performances by Lady Gaga, P!nk, Kacey Musgraves & Miguel, and King herself were among the night's many highlights. Two unlikely performer pairings and songs most people do not associate with Carole King stole the show at Friday night's MusiCares Person of the Year gala…

  9. TVXQ! Talks Overcoming Biases, Feeling 'Grateful and Sorry' Backstage at 'Music Core': Exclusive Interview

    January 22, 2014 6:51 PM EST Billboard spent the day with the male duo while it promoted its jazzy new single "Something." To highlight the success of TVXQ!'s newest album "Tense" and its shining decade in the industry, Billboard was exclusively invited into the green room of MBC's K-pop…

  10. Top 10 Biggest GRAMMY Upsets Of The Past 10 Years

    January 21, 2014 1:40 PM EST Esperanza Spalding, Bon Iver, Herbie Hancock and more artists who shocked the world with GRAMMY wins in the past decade. One of the more enjoyable reasons to watch the GRAMMY Awards each year is because of the shocking upset victories -- the artists, songs and albums in the running that…

  11. 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…

  12. 50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Make First Billboard Hot 100 Appearance

    January 18, 2014 1:45 AM EST On Jan. 18, 1964, the Fab Four graced the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time, as 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' entered the Hot 100 at No. 45. Music, and our charts, would never be the same Fifty years ago today, the Beatles appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the…

  13. Judge: Kanye West Will Likely Win Coinye Lawsuit

    January 16, 2014 9:43 PM EST A New York judge says Kanye West's lawyers can do the research necessary to learn the identities of the creators of digital currency called Coinye West. Related Articles Kanye West Sues Amazon Over 'Coinye West' Cryptocurrency, Creators Concede Kanye West's Lawyers File…

  14. Snoop Dogg Cleared to Play Australian Tour Despite Protests

    January 16, 2014 5:08 AM EST Snoop Dogg has been granted an Australian work permit, despite a petition that had sought to have the U.S. rapper denied entry on account of his misogynistic lyrics. He'll perform as the No. 3 billed headliner on the touring Big Day Out festival, which starts Jan. 19 on the Gold Coast…

  15. Pitbull and Ke$ha's 'Timber' Remains Atop Hot 100

    January 15, 2014 1:27 PM EST The collaboration rules the chart for a second week. Plus, 'Dark Horse' becomes Katy Perry's milestone 10th No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart and tops On-Demand Songs Pitbull and Ke$ha spend a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber." Meanwhile,…

  16. Beyonce: Gender Equality 'Isn't a Reality Yet'

    January 13, 2014 9:33 PM EST She is one half of the most powerful couple in the music industry, but that doesn't stop Beyonce from having extremely strong feelings about sexual inequality. The 32-year-old singer has written a outspoken essay for Maria Shriver's " Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes…

  17. Judges Rejects New Trial Bid in Michael Jackson Case

    January 13, 2014 7:10 PM EST Singer's mother attempted to bring new trial in negligience case A judge has refused to grant a new trial in a lawsuit by Michael Jackson's mother against the promoter of his ill-fated comeback concerts. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos ruled Monday that there isn&…

  18. Courtney Love to Defend Controversial Tweet on Monday

    January 13, 2014 12:19 AM EST This Monday, Courtney Love will go to trial in a groundbreaking case. The rock star will not only become the first celebrity to defend an allegedly defamatory tweet inside a U.S. courtroom, but she might have to address the wild and maybe uncontrollable way she's acted in the past. She&…

  19. Armin van Buuren Sets Record On Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    January 10, 2014 11:41 AM EST With his new debut, the Dutch DJ claims the most titles in the tally's history. Plus, Pitbull and Ke$ha top Dance Club Songs and Bastille and Avicii make moves Armin van Buuren captures the top debut on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart with "A State of Trance Year Mix…

  20. Disclosure, Bastille, David Bowie Lead Brit Awards: Full Nominees List

    January 09, 2014 2:46 PM EST David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release in a decade, "The Next Day." Related Articles No. 14…

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