1. Hilary Duff Signs to RCA Records

    July 23, 2014 7:29 PM EDT First single, "Chasing the Sun," set to bow July 29, album due out in fall. Following in the footsteps of her former Disney labelmate Miley Cyrus, Hilary Duff has signed a recording deal with RCA Records. Her first single "Chasing the Sun," written by Colbie Caillat,…

  2. 'Love & Mercy,' Biopic on Brian Wilson's Dark Years, to Premiere in September

    July 22, 2014 1:52 PM EDT “Love & Mercy,” Bill Pohlad’s film on Brian Wilson’s dark years spent under the care of Eugene Landy, will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.   The film, starring Paul Dano as Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack and Paul Giamatti, is set…

  3. The Roots, Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle Join Essence Festival Lineup

    March 27, 2014 10:49 AM EDT The Roots, Tamar Braxton and K. Michelle are among the latest additions to the 2014 Essence Festival (July 3-6) lineup. As previously announced, Prince and special guest performers will kick off the festival's 20th anniversary musical celebration with a July 4 show at the Superdome in…

  4. John Coltrane Fans Hope to Turn Jazz Great’s Home Into A Museum

    November 03, 2013 10:51 PM EST In a quiet, tree-lined suburb of New York City sits an unassuming brick ranch house that many musicians consider hallowed ground. This is where saxophonist John Coltrane composed the epic 1964 jazz masterpiece "A Love Supreme," shortly after moving into the Dix Hills, Long Island,…

  5. YouTube Music Awards: Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga Highlight Gleefully Messy Show

    November 03, 2013 8:28 PM EST Lindsey Stirling, Avicii, and Earl Sweatshirt also rocked the off-kilter production. Sometime between Macklemore asking if he could keep a stranger's infant and an award winner's name being hidden in the middle of a cake -- or, wait, maybe in between Lindsey Stirling flying…

  6. YouTube Music Awards Director Spike Jonze Says 'Even If It's Messy, It'll Be Live'

    November 01, 2013 6:30 PM EDT The YouTube Music Awards air this Sunday, Nov. 3, live at 6 p.m. on YouTube -- and creative director Spike Jonze still isn't quite entirely sure what to expect. "None of us have done anything live before or an awards show -- in a way we're all like amateurs on YouTube…

  7. Sia: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 25, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Sia thought she would retire and become a songwriter. Turned out her pop craft made her a bigger star than ever. In a rare interview, Sia talks writing, her demons and the power of saying "no" Three years ago, Sia Furler tried to pull off a disappearing act that hasn't…

  8. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first TV airing on BET later this month. The show…

  9. Agnetha Fältskog: 'We Should Let ABBA Rest'

    May 06, 2013 4:52 AM EDT Agnetha Fältskog has confirmed what ABBA fans already knew, but didn’t want to hear -- the legendary Swedish pop band will never reunite. In an interview which aired Sunday night in Australia, Fältskog shut the door on an ABBA comeback. When asked if the foursome would ever back together…

  10. Hot Stuff: Why This Week's Billboard Hot 100 Is History-Making

    February 24, 2012 12:05 PM EST So many feats make this week's chart one to remember. Certain weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 's 53-year history stand out. April 4, 1964, when the Beatles monopolized the entire top five. Sept. 2, 1995, when Michael Jackson scored the list's first No. 1 debut (with "You…

  11. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Lead Nominations

    November 30, 2011 11:10 PM EST Bruno Mars Up for Biggest Awards; Bon Iver & Skrillex Huge Surprises | SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED MAJOR NOMINEES LIST Album Of The Year: "21" -- Adele "Wasting Light" -- Foo Fighters "Born This Way" -- Lady Gaga "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" -- Bruno Mars …

  12. Fashion Week: Farm Fantasy Looks For Spring & Kevin Jonas Watches Anna Sui's Diva Dance Party

    September 15, 2011 2:38 PM EDT The final days of fashion week are upon us. Designers are still going strong, exhibiting some of the most bizarre and regal creations of the week. From Jeremy Scott's farm fantasy looks to Douglas Hannant's glamour of Shanghai in the 1930s, Spring will blossom as a time of escapism…

  13. Young the Giant, Gregory Brothers Kick Off Billboard's SXSW Showcases

    March 17, 2011 1:00 PM EDT While Austin locals perfected their bank shots on the ground floor of Buffalo Billiards pool hall last night (Mar. 17), six buzzed-about rock bands packed the venue's upper level and kicked off Billboard's series of SXSW 2011 showcases . SXSW: Billboard Showcase Photos California…

  14. Billboard's SXSW Showcases Upclose: Wednesday

    March 11, 2011 1:30 PM EST We're set to invade Austin, Texas for this year's SXSW Music Festival, with four nights' (Mar. 16-19) worth of showcases at the Billboard Bungalow, housed at Buffalo Billiards (201 East 6th Street). We open our doors to SXSW badge-holders every night at 7 pm. Get the scoop on…

  15. T.I, 'Tron Legacy' & Four More Hot New Albums Due Dec. 7

    December 01, 2010 5:13 PM EST These six albums are among the most highly anticipated releases due out next Tuesday (Dec. 7). Read more about each of them below. Juanes Track-By-Track T.I. No Mercy T.I. may be back behind bars, but he's not letting that stop him from releasing a new album. The rapper's "No…

  16. Deadmau5 to Resuscitate Dance Scene With '4x4=12'

    November 30, 2010 4:04 PM EST The story begins in Ontario, near Niagara Falls. Joel Zimmerman opens up his self-built nitrogen-cooled supercomputer to change a video card. Inside, he finds the source of the stench that has been permeating his sparsely furnished loft: a chemically frozen, very dead mouse. Thus starts the…

  17. Hilary Duff Enrolls In 'Cool' School

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hilary Duff has found a way to beat the heat, joining the cast of the new Polish brothers comedy "Stay Cool." Hilary Duff has found a way to beat the heat, joining the cast of the new Polish brothers comedy "Stay Cool." Duff co-stars in "Cool" with Winona Ryder,…

  18. The Hush Sound

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Don't let their name fool you. The Hush Sound is anything but demure. Recently, the Chicago-based band raised some eyebrows when Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz posed nude with a strategically placed Don't let their name fool you. The Hush Sound is anything but demure. Recently, the…

  19. TunesOnTV

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 22-28, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 22 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Common, Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff. Show Description: Syndicated weekday variety show. Check local listings! "TRL,…

  20. Osbourne Camp Upset With Fox News

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne, who made a stir by attending the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in May as a guest of Greta Van Susteren, is now battling the Fox News Channel host over an exclusive videotaped Ozzy Osbourne, who made a stir by attending the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in…

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