1. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  2. Anti-Defamation League Calls Out Kanye West for 'Classic Antisemitism' Following Interview

    December 04, 2013 9:16 PM EST Kanye West is in hot water again -- this time for comments made during an interview that have been deemed "classic antisemitism" by the Anti-Defamation League. The rapper spoke to Power 105's Breakfast Club over a week ago (Nov. 26), and the interview eventually veered into…

  3. 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…

  4. Cher Tweets Harsh Words for Sarah Palin, Conservative Media Responds

    November 18, 2013 8:06 PM EST Cher was taking heat from right-wing media on Monday after she presumably called Sarah Palin a "dumb c---" and members of the Tea Party "jihadists." Cher tweeted on Friday: "Go to the dictionary, & look up the 'C' word, … next 2 the definition … you’ll…

  5. Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Top Hot Country Songs

    November 14, 2013 2:46 PM EST The Nov. 6 Country Music Association Awards shake up the Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums charts   The Nov. 6 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, broadcast on ABC-TV, invigorate Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, where Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert bring the first…

  6. Patti LaBelle's Bodyguard Acquitted of Assault

    November 11, 2013 11:28 PM EST Singer Patti LaBelle's bodyguard has been acquitted of misdemeanor assault in a confrontation with a drunken West Point cadet at a Houston airport terminal. A Harris County jury returned its verdict Monday clearing Efrem Holmes in the 2011 confrontation with Richard King at a Bush…

  7. Buena Vista Social Club Plots Farewell Tour

    November 07, 2013 5:30 PM EST The global Cuban phenomenon will say "Adios" with world tour in 2014-2015 Buena Vista Social Club, which began as a group of Cuban senior citizens who rose to global stardom after being recruited by Ry Cooder for a historic recording session in Havana, will reportedly say "…

  8. Jennifer Nettles Talks New Rick Rubin-Produced Solo Album, Motherhood

    November 05, 2013 11:45 PM EST Jennifer Nettles has finished the music, chosen a cover photo and now she has a release date for her debut solo album — Jan. 14. Nettles revealed the date Monday night in an interview at the ASCAP Country Awards, making one of many appearances this week. The Sugarland singer kicked things…

  9. Cher Lloyd Live: Watch The Tastemakers Performance

    October 29, 2013 1:04 PM EDT Watch the pop phenom perform three acoustic tracks and discuss her new album, "Sorry I'm Late." "I'm quite an honest person," 20-year-old pop singer Cher Lloyd tells Billboard at Manhattan's Mophonics Studio, after performing a trio of songs for a…

  10. Taylor Swift Invites ‘All-Star’ Friends for CMA Awards

    October 22, 2013 12:20 AM EDT Taylor Swift has gathered an all-star band for her appearance on next month's Country Music Association Awards. Swift will be joined by Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush, bassist Edgar Meyer and percussionist Eric Darken for a special version of her hit song "Red." The 23…

  11. Kristian 'Varg' Vikernes, Norwegian Black Metal Muso, Sees ‘Race Hate’ Trial Deferred

    October 18, 2013 2:29 AM EDT A Norwegian heavy metal rocker on trial in France on charges of inciting racial hatred has had his case adjourned until June 3. Kristian "Varg" Vikernes, 40, was initially detained on terrorism suspicions after he and his French wife visited a gun club. Authorities turned up no…

  12. South By Southwest Reveals First List of Bands for 2014: Los Lonely Boys, Urge Overkill and a Wilco Side Project in the Mix

    October 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Acts playing the 2014 edition of South By Southwest have begun to trickle out, with a first band list announced today (Oct. 16). The extensive list, the first of many prior to the March festival, includes a number of musicians and bands, with an established slant toward breaking and under…

  13. Patty Griffin Rescues Lost Album 'Silver Bell': Exclusive Song Premiere

    September 30, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Listen to the original "Truth #2" off Griffin's mythical album from 2000 and find out why Natalie Maines is bummed: "Now I can't steal from it anymore" Perhaps the most successful album of Patty Griffin's nearly 20-year career in music is the one that…

  14. CMA Awards 2013: Full Nominees List

    September 10, 2013 10:26 AM EDT It's an early morning in the Big Apple, but Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line were early risers, as the two acts announced nominees in all categories for the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards. Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift stand out with six nominations apiece,…

  15. Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 50 Artists, Most Top 10s, Most No. 1s & More

    September 09, 2013 4:58 PM EDT As Billboard celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Alternative chart, which made its debut on Sept. 10, 1988 under the title "Modern Rock," we've delved into the tally's history to countdown the top Alternative songs, and here we dive even deeper and list the…

  16. Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    September 09, 2013 11:37 AM EDT The alternative radio format is built upon the promise of what's coming next, so it's no surprise that the music played by alternative stations has experienced multiple changes during the last 25 years. The wide-ranging format of 1988 (when the chart debuted  with the name, …

  17. Kanye West's 'Kris' TV Interview to Air Friday

    August 19, 2013 8:48 PM EDT The hip-hop star will make a rare TV appearance to sit down with the grandmother of his daughter. Kanye West will sit for his first TV interview in years -- thanks to the power of family. He'll appear on Kris Jenner's daytime program, "Kris," on Friday. It's safe to…

  18. Brett Eldredge 'Back' On Top Country Albums For First Time

    August 15, 2013 6:00 PM EDT The rookie roars onto the list at No. 2 and tops Country Airplay with "Don't Ya." Plus, Luke Bryan, Tyler Farr and Jennifer Nettles make news Brett Eldredge posts the best start by a new male artist on Top Country Albums in nearly a year, as "Bring You Back" starts…

  19. Lorde First Woman In 17 Years To Top Alternative Songs With 'Royals'

    August 12, 2013 1:05 PM EDT The New Zealand singer/songwriter, just 16, is the first lead solo female to rule the ranking since Tracy Bonham in 1996 (months before Lorde was born) With the aptly-titled "Royals," Lorde becomes the first lead solo female to crown Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based…

  20. Bubbling Under: Panic! at the Disco Lifts Lolo Onto Charts

    August 09, 2013 1:30 PM 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: Lolo, Andre Mieux, Bush Hawg and Jenny and the Mexicats. LOLO Thanks to a featured vocal turn on Panic! At the Disco's new…

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