1. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special

    January 28, 2014 4:40 AM EST No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They still can&…

  2. GRAMMY Awards: 16 Things Seen and Heard

    January 27, 2014 1:40 AM EST From Steven Tyler's sobriety crack to Lorde's post-win hug with Taylor Swift, THR and Billboard run down what you didn't see on TV. The GRAMMY Awards’ red carpet is one of the longest in the entertainment industry – not just in terms of the actual physical size (enough to…

  3. Macklemore and Madonna Perform 'Same Love' As 33 Couples Wed Live on Air During GRAMMYs

    January 26, 2014 11:37 PM EST The music giants joined forces to promote marriage equality as both gay and straight couples were married at the same time Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" anthem became the theme song for 33 newlyweds during the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26). The gay…

  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Same Love' GRAMMY Performance to Feature On-Air Weddings

    January 26, 2014 11:29 AM EST Queen Latifah will act as officiant during the ceremony, with Madonna joining the duo's performance Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cap off an enormous year at tonight's GRAMMYs, garnering nominations in multiple categories -- including for Song of the Year for "Same Love."…

  5. Billboard Power 100 Gala: Music Power Players Honored, '20 Feet From Stardom' Singers Perform

    January 24, 2014 11:45 AM EST Billboard presented its third annual  Power 100 Issue  with a special reception in Hollywood that began much like the inaugural event in 2013 — with the three dozen or so honorees in attendance making a bee-line to the issues upon their arrival to see their ranking.   A sizeable portion of…

  6. Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon to Release Holiday Children's Book

    January 23, 2014 7:33 PM EST "Roc and Roe's Twelve Days of Christmas" features the celebrity couple's twins Mariah Carey, a holiday icon for “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” is set to release a holiday children’s book with husband and "America’s Got Talent" host Nick Cannon. Scholastic…

  7. Ken Burns Sets Country Music Doc for 2018

    January 21, 2014 11:40 AM EST PBS documentary maker Ken Burns is examining the roots of country music and how it has changed through the present day for a multi-episode series on public broadcasting. Country fans have a wait ahead of them, though. PBS said Monday that Burns' country music project isn't set to…

  8. Nine Inch Nails, QOTSA, Dave Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham to Close GRAMMY Awards

    January 21, 2014 10:06 AM EST The 56th GRAMMY Awards will close out in face-melting fashion with a joint performance from Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. Spin broke the news on Tuesday morning, with confirmation via GRAMMY executive producer Ken…

  9. Beats Music: A Step-By-Step Walk-Through

    January 20, 2014 11:55 AM EST After months of build-up and anticipation, the Beats Music streaming service has officially announced its release for January 21 . Billboard obtained a beta version of the music streaming service which places a heavy emphasis on radio-style programming and music curation. Here then is a step…

  10. Beyonce, Madonna To Perform At GRAMMY Awards?

    January 17, 2014 5:33 PM EST A report has surfaced linking the two divas to the upcoming ceremony. The 56th GRAMMY Awards will be a star-studded event, with performances coming from Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk and many more on Sunday, Jan. 26. Two more superstars may be added…

  11. Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Ice Cube to Receive BET Honors

    January 16, 2014 8:52 PM EST Legendary singer Aretha Franklin and Motown founder Berry Gordy will be honored at the 2014 BET Honors. The network announced Thursday that rapper-actor Ice Cube, American Express CEO Ken Chenault and photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems will also receive tributes at the event. The…

  12. 'Frozen,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Soundtracks Heat Up Winter Charts

    January 10, 2014 1:56 PM EST Boosted by big Christmas box-office numbers and the onset of awards season, soundtracks are surging up the charts. Leading the way is Disney's "Frozen," which hits No. 1 on the Billboard 200, rising from No. 4. The animated film's soundtrack, released on Walt Disney…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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.…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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