1. 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 •…

  2. Oscars 2014: U2 Honors Mandela With 'Ordinary Love' Performance

    March 02, 2014 10:48 PM EST Bono and U2 gave an emotional performance during the Academy Awards where they sang the original song, "Ordinary Love," from the Weinstein company biopic, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. " Presented by Brad Pitt, The Irish rock band performed the Oscar nominee song live…

  3. Oscars 2014: Darlene Love Sings Through '20 Feet from Stardom' Acceptance Speech

    March 02, 2014 10:15 PM EST Darlene Love stole the show at Sunday's Academy Awards. The prolific singer and actress received a standing ovation after showing off her pipes moments after The Weinstein Co.'s "20 Feet From Stardom" won the best documentary feature Oscar. Love was one of several back…

  4. Oscars 2014: Jared Leto Encourages 'Orgy' in the Press Room With Statuette

    March 02, 2014 10:04 PM EST The actor and rock star woos the media moments after his win for best supporting actor for "Dallas Buyers Club." Jared Leto may have made Oscar press history by letting members of the media pass around his gold statuette backstage at the Academy Award ceremony following his win for…

  5. Oscars 2014: Karen O Performs 'Moon Song' With Vampire Weekend Frontman

    March 02, 2014 9:58 PM EST Karen O took the Academy Awards stage Sunday with special guest Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig accompanying on guitar for their performance of Oscar-nominated original song from Her, "The Moon Song." Dressed in a deep-V red gown, a seated Karen O brought an ethereal mood to…

  6. Oscars 2014: Pharrell Williams Gets 'Happy' With Jamie Foxx, Meryl Streep

    March 02, 2014 9:24 PM EST Pharrell Williams rocked out to "Happy" at the Oscars on Sunday, during which he went into the audience to shimmy -- literally -- with Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams in the front row. With a black version of his now-signatureVivienne Westwood hat, Williams crossed…

  7. Oscars 2014: 30 Seconds to Mars' Jared Leto Wins Best Supporting Actor

    March 02, 2014 9:04 PM EST A few months removed from his win at the Golden Globes for best supporting actor, Jared Leto added another trophy to his repertoire -- in the same category, though this time, at the Oscars. The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman and actor scored the victory at Sunday's Oscars for his…

  8. Oscars 2014: Pharrell Wears Shorts, and Yes, They're on Twitter

    March 02, 2014 8:08 PM EST Oh Pharrell, how we heart thee. The music talent is known for turning heads with his wacky yet always cool style, as evident in the now infamous Vivienne Westwood mountie hat he wore to the GRAMMYs and, uh, beyond. But the Oscar-nominated performer ditched the headgear on Sunday, instead…

  9. Oscars 2014 Live Blog: Complete, Real-Time Coverage of the 86th Academy Awards

    March 02, 2014 5:45 PM EST Stay tuned as experts from Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter provide live coverage of the 86th Academy Awards on March 2. Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter have teamed up to bring you wall-to-wall coverage of the 86th Academy Awards. Stay tuned all night for our take on all the…

  10. Oscar Music Nominees Honored, and Drenched, at Society of Composers and Lyricists Event

    March 02, 2014 12:29 PM EST The heavy rains that pummeled Southern California on Saturday (march 1) created a divide between the film music industry at the annual Society of Composers and Lyricists champagne reception for Oscar nominees. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' Fight…

  11. Karen O Taps Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig For Oscars Performance

    March 01, 2014 12:43 PM EST Pharrell, U2 and Idina Menzel also prepped for their Academy Awards performances on Friday. Having the nation's No. 1 song does not exempt an artist from Oscar rehearsals. Pharrell Williams ran through his catchy hit "Happy" more than half a dozen times Friday in preparation…

  12. No 'Ordinary' Year: Most Oscar Song Nominees Are Hot 100 Hits

    February 28, 2014 4:57 PM EST As U2's "Ordinary Love" debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, the song becomes the third of this year's four Academy Award nominees for best original song to reach the tally. This is the first time since 1998 where three of the year's song nominees have…

  13. 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…

  14. Jill Scott, 'Frozen' Writers Perform at First-Ever Oscar Concert

    February 28, 2014 1:43 PM EST This year's five Oscar-nominated composers delivered the first-ever Oscar concert Feb. 27 at UCLA's Royce Hall, creating suites for orchestra from their film work. And between the light bounce of Alexandre Desplat's "Philomena" and the heaviness of John Williams'…

  15. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  16. 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 …

  17. 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&…

  18. 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…

  19. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Hits No. 1 On Hot 100

    February 26, 2014 1:26 PM EST After two weeks at No. 2, the song rises to the top, dethroning Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, after four weeks at the summit. Plus, John Legend lands his first top 10 Clap for Pharrell Williams, whose bouncy single "Happy" reaches the top of…

  20. Pharrell, 'G I R L': Track-By-Track Review

    February 25, 2014 7:46 PM EST It’s hard not to feel happy for Pharrell Williams. The eternally boyish producer, 40, is currently enjoying a career renaissance on the level of Mariah Carey in 2005 or Bryan Cranston in 2008, emerging after a presumed definitive career arc to star in a dazzling second act. If he had…

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