1. Madonna Names Miley Cyrus a Guest Curator for Art for Freedom

    April 02, 2014 7:41 PM EDT Madonna has named a high profile curator for her Art for Freedom project this coming month. This week it was announced that Miley Cyrus will be a guest curator for Art for Freedom in the month of April. Together, the two pop singers will collaborate to choose the daily featured submission on…

  2. New Gil Scott-Heron Album Getting Record Store Day Release: Listen

    April 02, 2014 7:30 PM EDT Gil Scott-Heron’s "Nothing New," a posthumous album of previously unreleased performances, which includes stripped-down new versions of some of his greatest songs, will be released by XL Recordings on 12-inch vinyl in a limited edition of 3,000 copies on Record Store Day, April 19.…

  3. Play Ball: Jimmy Eat World Previews Arizona Diamondbacks' 2014 Season

    April 02, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Jimmy Eat World drummer Zach Lind, son of a former Major League player, talks D-Backs April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of…

  4. Chiquis Rivera Launches Webseries, Site Crashes Due to Overwhelming Demand

    April 01, 2014 9:28 PM EDT It seemed like an April Fools' Day joke, but when Chiquis Rivera, the offspring of the late regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera, launched an online mini-series that crashed moments after going live, it wasn't some sort of prank. The debut of "Chiquis Confidential" was so…

  5. 'Orange is the New Black' Receiving Official Soundtrack

    April 01, 2014 9:00 PM EDT The female inmates are still stuck in prison, but the sounds of "Orange Is the New Black" are being readied for release. "Music From the Original Series Orange Is the New Black" will be available on May 13, Universal Music Enterprises announced on Tuesday. The full track…

  6. Craig Morgan Talks 'Wake Up Lovin' You' Success, Newfound Attention

    April 01, 2014 8:37 PM EDT Being an artist is something that Craig Morgan takes a lot of pride in. But last fall, he had his doubts about whether that story would include a record label or not. The singer had just released "Wake Up Lovin’ You," and he was so sure of the song’s potential that if it didn’t do…

  7. Regina Spektor Gives Birth to Son

    April 01, 2014 8:31 PM EDT Regina Spektor is officially a mom. The New York-based singer-songwriter announced today (April 1) on her Facebook that she's had her first child, a son, with fellow singer-songwriter Jack Dishel. "I wanted to let you know that Jack and I have been happily hanging out with our new…

  8. Skrillex's 'Ragga Bomb' Incites Lightsaber Fight: Watch

    April 01, 2014 8:07 PM EDT After releasing his surprise new LP "Recess" weeks ago, Skrillex is off to the races for the visual side of his album promo, featuring some post-apocalyptic turf warrage. Today (April 1), the EDM star dropped the music video for "Ragga Bomb," the appropriately-titled new…

  9. 'Breaking Bad' Original Score Gets Vinyl Release

    April 01, 2014 7:18 PM EDT "No more half-measures ." Rather, a double album. "Breaking Bad (Original Score From the Television Series)," a double LP featuring the musically cinematic moments of the AMC hit series, will be released on Apr. 29 via SpaceLab9 and Madison Gate Records. 'Breaking Bad…

  10. Play Ball: Hold Steady & Baseball Project Members Talk Minnesota Twins' 2014 Season

    April 01, 2014 1:05 PM EDT The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and the Baseball Project's Linda Pitmon weigh in on Billboard's month-long, musician-guided baseball preview April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball…

  11. Linda Perry Weds Sara Gilbert

    March 31, 2014 11:05 PM EDT Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry are married. A spokeswoman for Gilbert says the actress wed the musician over the weekend. The spokeswoman, Melissa Kates, confirmed the nuptials Monday. Gilbert is best known for her starring role on the long-running sitcom "Roseanne." She is also a…

  12. Jurassic 5 Announces Summer U.S. Tour

    March 31, 2014 9:29 PM EDT After reuniting in 2013 for a Coachella set and multiple tour dates internationally, Jurassic 5 is hitting the United States for its first American tour in nearly a decade. According to Consequence of Sound , the alt-hip-hop act will convene for a 20-date set across North America, in addition…

  13. John Frusciante Launches New Album Into Space

    March 31, 2014 8:20 PM EDT There's an object in space right now near earth, and it's carrying a highly curious signal; whip out your smartphone and perhaps you'll crack its code. Last Saturday (March 29), a NEPTUNE Modular Rocket was launched into space, carrying with it a Cube Satellite deemed Sat-JF14.…

  14. Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan Among Austin City Limits Hall Inductees

    March 31, 2014 7:52 PM EDT Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan are among the inaugural inductees to the new Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. As the TV concert series of the same name celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014, it's creating the hall of fame to honor people who made significant contributions to the…

  15. Play Ball: Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey Previews Boston Red Sox 2014 Season

    March 31, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Casey and the Red Sox lead off a month-long, daily Major League Baseball preview told through the lives of musicians Today (March 31) marks the opening day in the 2014 season for most of Major League Baseball's 30 teams. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of…

  16. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Kelly Clarkson's 'Gone' Goes To No. 1

    March 31, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2005, the original 'American Idol' scored the top song at pop radio. Plus, remembering key chart feats for the Bangles, Kenny Chesney and Leona Lewis Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history March 31…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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