1. SFX Chief Robert Sillerman Tops 'Power 50' Dance Music Poll

    March 31, 2014 5:45 AM EDT Robert Sillerman’s rollercoaster March has climaxed with the SFX Entertainment chairman and CEO topping a poll which ranks the “most powerful” people in dance music.  Sillerman is No. 1 on dance music title inthemix’ second annual “Power 50“ list , nudging out 2013's leader Pasquale…

  2. Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga's Biggest Hot 100 Hits

    March 30, 2014 9:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag, a recap of Gaga's best-selling albums, songs and more; Soko's quick Hot 100 run; and your favorite one-word-titled hits As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  3. One Direction Rules, Pharrell Gets Slimed at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 29, 2014 10:04 PM EDT One Direction took top music honors at Nickelodeon's 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards, winning two awards, and more than a dozen current and former Nick teenage stars turned out to honor producer Dan Schneider. One Direction won favorite music group and favorite song for "Story…

  4. Avicii Hospitalized in Miami With Blocked Gall Bladder, Will Miss Ultra Festival

    March 28, 2014 6:45 PM EDT Illness has forced Avicii to cancel a series of appearances in Miami, including a headlining slot at Ultra Music Festival on Saturday. "He has been diagnosed as having a blocked gall bladder," his publicist revealed Friday (March 28) evening, "and is currently being…

  5. Lorde's Boyfriend on Singer's Accomplishments: 'I Couldn't Be Prouder'

    March 27, 2014 8:07 PM EDT Lorde's boyfriend is coping just fine with watching the New Zealand pop star succeed around the world. Auckland photographer James K. Lowe mused on his Ono Field blog, “Everybody Returns Someday,” about how his life has changed since his 17-year-old girlfriend, real name Ella Yelich O…

  6. Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' Video Prompts Social 50 Chart Re-Entry

    March 27, 2014 7:40 PM EDT Two former collaborators make big moves on the Social 50 chart, as both Lady Gaga and Beyonce shake up the tally. Lady Gaga re-enters the tally at No. 26 in the wake of the debut of her music video "G.U.Y." on March 22. With the debut comes an 86% increase in weekly views for Gaga…

  7. 5 Seconds of Summer Makes Chart Debut As EP's Sales Forecast Sizzles

    March 27, 2014 7:29 PM EDT Australian pop band 5 Seconds of Summer is red-hot. The group, which opened for One Direction on the bulk of its 2013 arena tour, is tracking to make a very splashy debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart in two weeks. Its four-song EP, "She Looks So Perfect," is due out April 1 in…

  8. LL Cool J to Host ACM Special Saluting Military

    March 27, 2014 7:14 PM EDT The rapper and actor Chris O'Donnell will helm the ACM's annual special, airing May 20 LL Cool J is adding more hosting duties to his resume. The rapper, actor and Grammy Awards host will co-host the Academy of Country Music's annual television special with "NCIS: Los…

  9. YG Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 27, 2014 2:48 PM EDT YG's "My Krazy Life" debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 61,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It leads a new peak of highly anticipated rap releases on the chart. The Los Angeles rapper’s No. 1 debut -- a concept album…

  10. 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…

  11. 'Frozen' May Chill for 8th Week at No. 1, Shakira Aiming for No. 2

    March 26, 2014 9:03 PM EDT Soundtrack is coming off best sales week yet in wake of film's home video release The "Frozen" soundtrack should continue to loom large at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- securing its eighth week atop the list. Industry sources suggest the album will easily…

  12. More Unreleased Johnny Cash Material Could See Light of Day

    March 26, 2014 8:51 PM EDT Most Johnny Cash fans may not have expected much more in the way of new releases following the country star's final posthumous American Recordings album, "American IV: Ain't No Grave," in 2010. That turned out to not be the xase with the release of "Out Among the…

  13. Gwar's Annual Gwar-B-Q to Go On As Scheduled

    March 26, 2014 7:48 PM EDT Despite the death of frontman Dave Brockie , Gwar's annual Gwar-B-Q event will still take place this year, the band confirmed. A statement from the band's manager, Jim Flanagan, notes that despite the tragedy, the event will persevere -- because it's what Brockie "would…

  14. Kurt Cobain Subject of Comic Book Biography

    March 26, 2014 7:20 PM EDT Kurt Cobain might just appreciate this latest addition to his legend. The iconic Nirvana frontman, who died from an alleged suicide in April 1994, is the subject of the latest comic book from Bluewater Productions, who has previously featured the life stories of rock stars John Lennon, Paul…

  15. Moby, David Lynch To Be Featured at IMS Engage

    March 26, 2014 1:04 PM EDT Film and electronic music collide at the International Music Summit's April 16 confab, to be held at the W Hollywood hotel. The International Music Summit is returning to Hollywood for a second year. The IMS Engage conference, scheduled for April 16 at the W Hotel, will focus on the…

  16. Mick Jagger, Children Honor L'Wren Scott at Funeral

    March 25, 2014 10:02 PM EDT After delivering a poignant statement on his Facebook last week, Mick Jagger and his family said goodbye today to girlfriend L'Wren Scott, who was laid to rest in Hollywood. According to CNN , Jagger, joined by his daughters and grandchildren, spoke briefly at the funeral, as did the…

  17. Record Label Sues Moby Over Decades-Old Samples

    March 25, 2014 9:10 PM EDT VMG Salsoul, a New York-based disco and funk record label, is attempting to once again rewind the clock to a time when sampling might have been a more legally-loose endeavor. Just four months after losing a lawsuit over Madonna's "Vogue," Salsoul has picked a new target -- Moby…

  18. Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, More Chill on Remote Island in Beer Ad: Watch

    March 25, 2014 8:23 PM EDT Did Elvis, Cobain, Lennon or Tupac really die? Apparently not; they just holed up on a deserted island with two goals in mind: drink a lot of beer and don't get caught doing so. At least, that's the narrative in a new commercial for Bavaria Brewery's Bavaria Radler beer. In the…

  19. Lost Bob Dylan Songs to Be Reimagined by Peers on Upcoming Album

    March 25, 2014 7:41 PM EDT A collection of unfinished Bob Dylan songs from the 1960s are finally getting the star treatment, though it's not coming from Dylan himself. An all-star cast of musicians has convened to take two dozen Dylan tunes, purportedly written around 1967 during the singer's "Basement…

  20. Madonna to Direct New Film, 'Ade: A Love Story'

    March 25, 2014 7:15 PM EDT Madonna is getting back into the director’s chair. The performer, who last directed 2011’s stylish period romance "W.E.," is attached to direct "Ade: A Love Story," an adaptation of the debut novel by Rebecca Walker. Bruce Cohen is producing the indie adaptation via his…

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