1. Eurythmics Reuniting at Beatles Salute

    January 06, 2014 9:28 AM EST The Eurythmics are reuniting - to pay tribute to the Beatles. The Recording Academy announced Monday that Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart will perform as a duo for "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles." The event will be taped at the Los Angeles Convention…

  2. Alicia Keys Ends One-Year BlackBerry Deal: Inside The Troubled Partnership

    January 02, 2014 5:56 PM EST When Alicia Keys was first named global creative director at BlackBerry on January 30, much derision was made at her expense for tweeting from an iPhone just days before the announcement - and maybe even once again a few days after, in an apparent hack scandal .   But Thursday (Jan. 2)’s…

  3. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  4. Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, P!nk To Perform at Grammy Awards

    December 19, 2013 9:45 AM EST Daft Punk, the elusive, pioneering French electronic duo whose "Random Access Memories" -- the pair's biggest-selling album which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 -- has topped multitudes of year-end lists and was released in semi-surprise fashion earlier this year…

  5. Bruno Mars: Billboard Artist of the Year Cover Story

    December 13, 2013 8:02 AM EST Jukebox Hero: How did Bruno Mars become Billboard’s Artist of the Year? He grabbed hold of the album and single charts and never let go It's a few days before the Grammy Award nominations are announced, and Bruno Mars is shaking off predictions with an easy laugh.…

  6. The Year In Country 2013: Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise' to the Peak

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST A duo that wasn't even signed to a major label two years ago dominates Billboard's year-end country charts Florida Georgia Line-the duo of Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Ga.) not only top several year-end recaps but also bring their label…

  7. Selena Gomez Film, Fela Doc to Play Sundance

    December 09, 2013 5:30 PM EST William H. Macy's film about a father grieving the death of his musician son who forms a rock band will be the closing night film at the Sundance Film Festival in January. "Rudderless," which Macy directed co-stars in, also features Selena Gomez, Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin,…

  8. Jon Pardi Keeps Country's Good Times Rolling With 'Up All Night'

    December 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST Earlier this year, after his first single, "Missin' You Crazy," fizzled out at No. 25 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, developing Capitol Nashville singer/songwriter Jon Pardi went to Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN) chairman/CEO Mike Dungan with a big question.…

  9. Grammy Nominations Concert: Will the Switch to Friday Give CBS a Boost?

    December 05, 2013 12:30 PM EST For the first time in its history, the Grammy Nominations Concert is being held on a Friday night after five years of airing on Wednesdays. CBS says one key reason for the move is the ability to promote the show five days straight. "Our air (time) is still our best opportunity to let the…

  10. Big Day Out Replace Blur with Beady Eye, Deftones, Hives

    December 04, 2013 12:32 AM EST Blur’s withdrawal from the Big Day Out left such a void in the line-up, they’ve been replaced by three bands. Organizers of the annual Australasian touring festival today announced Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye, alternative rock veterans Deftones and the Swedish rockers Hives would replace…

  11. Dick Dodd, Drummer for the Standells, Dies at 68

    December 02, 2013 5:07 AM EST Dick Dodd, a Mouseketeer who went on to become a member of the Standells, the garage rock pioneers who recorded the Boston sports anthem "Dirty Water," has died. He was 68. Dodd, who also sang and played drums with the surf band the Bel-Airs (the 1961 instrumental "Mr. Moto…

  12. Jon Bon Jovi Denies Pursuing Buffalo Bills

    November 25, 2013 4:30 PM EST While Jon Bon Jovi is interested in becoming an NFL owner one day, he's not currently pursuing the Buffalo Bills, the New Jersey rocker's publicist told The Associated Press on Monday. "The Bills are not for sale, and he has too much respect for Mr. Wilson to engage in any…

  13. Blur Cancel Big Day Out Appearance, Blame ‘Shifting Goalposts’

    November 25, 2013 2:01 AM EST Blur has pulled out of their headlining slot at the Big Day Out just two months before the travelling festival is due to roll around Australia and New Zealand. The Britpop veterans announced the cancelation via their Facebook page, with a message that alludes to behind-the-scenes problems -…

  14. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  15. Bon Jovi, One Direction, P!nk Among Big Winners at 2013 Billboard Touring Awards

    November 14, 2013 9:30 PM EST Country music icon George Strait named the 2013 Billboard Legend of Live, Coachella wins best festival honors Bon Jovi, One Direction, Taylor Swift, P!nk, the Rolling Stones and George Strait were among tonight's (Nov. 14) big winners at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards…

  16. The Beatles to Get CBS Grammy Special

    November 14, 2013 5:15 PM EST The Beatles are getting a two-hour special on CBS. "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles," which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's U.S. debut performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964, will air Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 from…

  17. Omarion Talks 'Care Package 2,' Upcoming Album & B2K Reunion

    November 12, 2013 3:05 PM EST Don't count Omarion out. Ever since the singer linked up with Rick Ross' Maybach Music imprint in 2012, the 29-year-old has been on a mission to let the world know he's still a force to be reckoned with. Dropping the second installment to his "Care Package" series, …

  18. Ask Billboard: They Are Women, Hear Them 'Roar'

    November 10, 2013 9:05 AM EST A look at eras in which female vocals have dominated the Hot 100, plus Drake's latest achievement and Kelly Clarkson's career sales As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and…

  19. Bubbling Under: 'Nashville' Star Chris Carmack Segues To Radio

    November 01, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Chris Carmack, K Camp, Parade of Lights and Lobo     CHRIS CARMACK Actor/musician Chris Carmack, who plays singer Will…

  20. Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare & Jack Clement Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    October 28, 2013 9:23 AM EDT It was among the last words he spoke during his remarks last night at the 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony, but Kenny Rogers might have summed up the lasting power of being inducted into the exclusive club. As he was talking about the pride he took in sharing the moment…

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