1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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,…

  7. Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Christina Aguilera Head to New Orleans

    January 14, 2014 1:58 PM EST The lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out, with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish and Arcade Fire among the major artists tapped to mark the event's 45th anniversary over two weekends this spring. Jazz…

  8. 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…

  9. 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&…

  10. 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&…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Stevie Nicks on Her 'Fantastic' 'American Horror Story: Coven' Cameo (VIDEO)

    January 08, 2014 7:49 PM EST While rock superstar Stevie Nicks appears in the latest episode of FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" (airing Jan. 8 at 10 p.m.), don't expect to see Nicks add "actress" to her resume any time soon. "As far as being an actress?" Nicks tells…

  14. Katy Perry to Guest Curate Madonna's Art for Freedom Project

    January 07, 2014 6:12 PM EST Madonna has tapped Katy Perry as guest curator for Art for Freedom, her online public art project that encourages artists to submit videos, music, poetry and photographs to express their take on freedom. Over the course of this month, Perry will work with Madonna to select an artist "…

  15. Judge Tentatively Rules Against Granting New Michael Jackson Negligience Trial

    January 03, 2014 7:32 PM EST A judge issued a tentative ruling Friday against granting a new trial in a negligence case filed by the mother of Michael Jackson, claiming a concert promoter was financially liable for the singer's death. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos did not immediately finalize…

  16. Eminem, Rihanna Rule Hot 100 for a Fourth Week; Miley Cyrus Returns

    January 02, 2014 1:46 PM EST 'The Monster' rules for a fourth week, granting Rihanna another piece of chart history. Plus, Miley Cyrus re-enters at No. 22 with new single 'Adore You,' which bows atop the Streaming Songs chart Eminem and featured artist Rihanna tally a fourth week at No. 1 on…

  17. Taylor Swift Named 2013's Tennessean of the Year

    December 30, 2013 7:41 PM EST Nashville award has been given to Amy Grant, Dolly Parton in the past Taylor Swift has topped another list of 2013's best. The singer has been named Tennessean of the Year for 2013 by Nashville's The Tennessean newspaper. Besides praising the Grammy winner's musical milestones …

  18. Justin Bieber 'Believe' Doc Bombs at Box Office

    December 29, 2013 9:07 AM EST The film may only take in $4.5 million in its first-five days, a fraction of what Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never" made and by far the worst showing among concert documentaries featuring the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and One Direction. How Justin Bieber's fortunes have…

  19. The Year In Pop: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde Take On The One Percent (Opinion)

    December 23, 2013 12:35 PM EST had its opulence anthems, but we sang along to "Thrift Shop" and "Royals" more loudly. Has hating the upper class ever been so cool in pop music? With America in post-"Occupy" mode, the middle class remains constantly suspicious of the wealthy. And…

  20. Richard Marx, Heart In Holiday Spirit On AC Chart

    December 23, 2013 10:05 AM EST Their new collaboration scales the tally, granting Marx a second straight year of charting with holiday fare After not appearing on Billboard charts with holiday music for almost 25 years, Richard Marx is now making the practice an annual tradition as predictable as Santa's Christmas…

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