1. Oscars Performances: 10 Awesome Academy-Awards Music Moments

    February 28, 2014 3:30 PM EST When the Oscars roll out the red carpet this Sunday (March 2), it will be a show whose musical oomph is heavy. This year's awards will be packed with singing from Pharrell Williams, Karen O., and U2. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' The…

  2. 20 Surprising Cameos from Musicians in Movies

    February 27, 2014 4:35 PM EST This Sunday (March 2), several elite musicians like Pharrell Williams and Bono will end their competition for Best Original Song at the Oscars. And while a few multi-talents like 30 Seconds to Mars' Jared Leto—nominated this year for Best Supporting Actor because of his role in …

  3. 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…

  4. Arcade Fire's Will Butler Q&A: On Scoring 'Her' & The 'Intimidating' Sex Scene

    February 21, 2014 2:06 PM EST "We're just rock musicians; we don't know how to do it. It just happens," he says. Arcade Fire took a break from recording its fourth studio album, "Reflektor," so a few of its members could score the Spike Jonze stunner "Her." The film is nominated for…

  5. Angel Haze Reviews Alexander Wang’s Fall 2014 Runway Show

    February 12, 2014 5:15 PM EST Angel Haze’s quirky, but no-nonsense style has caught our attention. So we tapped the edgy rapper to be the latest fashion week correspondent for The Hook. We had Angel cover the Alexander Wang show held at the Brooklyn Navy Yard last Saturday (Feb. 8). The “Werkin' Girls” singer took us…

  6. Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 29, 2014 10:46 AM EST The nominations were announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday morning (Jan. 29), and two of the format's veteran performers found at the top of the nominations list. ACM AWARDS: FULL COVERAGE 2014 ACM Awards! Billboard's ACM Awards Live Blog! ACM…

  7. Drake Celebrates Birthday With Emotional Toronto Show: Live Review

    October 25, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Drake is not the type of person to say, "Birthdays? Nah, I don't like to celebrate my birthday."  Even non-diehard fans of the Toronto-born rapper know his birthday is in October — October 24, to be exact. His company brand is OVO, an acronym for October's Very Own,…

  8. Black Keys' Dan Auerbach in Messy Divorce

    August 06, 2013 10:02 AM EDT While his Nashville neighbor and sworn enemy Jack White battles it out with his ex-wife over custody of their kids, Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach is reportedly in an even messier situation with his own divorce, from estranged wife Stephanie Gonis. According to documents obtained by TMZ ,…

  9. Jack White Denies Threatening Estranged Wife

    August 02, 2013 8:26 PM EDT White "does not want to be portrayed as something he is not," his lawyer writes. Jack White denies making any threats against his estranged wife in a court filing Friday that responds to her request for a temporary restraining order. British singer and model Karen Elson was…

  10. Jay Z & Justin Timberlake In Playful Mood As 'Legends of the Summer' Tour Kicks Off in Toronto

    July 18, 2013 6:11 AM EDT The "Holy Grail" stars dedicate their encore song ("Young Forever") to Trayvon Martin For the first stop of Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s co-headlining Legends of the Summer stadium tour in North American, the pair’s packed-to-the-hilt concert at Toronto’s Rogers…

  11. Firefly 2013: Delaware’s Summer Fest Grows Bigger, Better In Second Year

    June 24, 2013 1:30 PM EDT In more ways than one, Firefly has doubled down on Delaware. From June 21-23, the First State hosted a first-class event, as the annual Firefly Festival once again took over the lush Woodlands area behind the Dover International Speedway. With nearly double the number of bands on its…

  12. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Beyonce and Miley Cyrus

    June 14, 2013 5:29 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Beyonce Beyonce Knowles showed off her killer street style attending Kanye West’s birthday festivities, held at Miss Lily’s restaurant in New York City on Saturday (June 8).…

  13. Carrie Underwood Joins Rolling Stones On Stage in Toronto

    May 26, 2013 11:57 PM EDT “I just sang with the ‪@RollingStones!” Carrie Underwood tweeted last night following her appearance with the band on “It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll” at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. “Holy cow! I walked off stage and said, "What just happened?!" Still can't believe it! :)” The…

  14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs Rock Hometown Show with 'Mosquito' Cuts: Live Review

    April 08, 2013 2:30 PM EDT New York has been good to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- and in their decade-plus run, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been good to New York. On Sunday night (Apr. 7), last month's Billboard cover stars treated a hometown crowd at the 1500-capacity Webster Hall to an early taste of their latest…

  15. Luke Bryan Scores Upset at ACM Awards, but Miranda Lambert Is Big Winner

    April 07, 2013 11:19 PM EDT The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards proved to be one fine education in partying, country style. Many of the evening's performances from Las Vegas proved to be very much attitude laden -- and the winners reflected this, with Luke Bryan taking the top prize, in what will…

  16. Mark Kamins, Madonna's Ex-Boyfriend, Pioneering DJ-Producer Who Helped Launch Her Career, Dies

    February 15, 2013 10:21 PM EST Pioneering DJ and producer Mark Kamins, who was instrumental in facilitating the signing of Madonna to Sire Records in 1982, has died. According to BlackBook , on Feb. 14, he suffered “a massive coronary” in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he has been teaching. A family source has confirmed…

  17. Grammys 2013: 15 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    February 11, 2013 12:14 AM EST From Justin Timberlake starting the show to Mumford & Sons 'f***ing awesome' win, all the Grammys' best off-camera moments Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z performed in black and white, Elton John dueted with Ed Sheeran , Prince presented an award with a diamond-studded cane,…

  18. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here…

  19. Music's 15 Worst TV Cameos Ever

    October 03, 2012 6:55 PM EDT With Adam Levine joining "American Horror Story," Miley Cyrus appearing on "Two and a Half Men," and Justin Bieber swinging by for a cameo on "The Simpsons," this fall TV season is going to be overwhelmed with musicians. Even Adam Lambert is returning to…

  20. Fashion Week NYC: Estelle Sits Front Row at BCBG, Samantha Ronson Spins at Charlotte's Show

    September 08, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Summer is coming to an end, but the fashionistas at New York Fashion Week are already bustling around in 8-inch stilettos, prepping next year's warm-weather fashions. As the spring 2013 runway shows begin at Lincoln Center, Billboard will be on the scene, exploring all of the shows,…

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