1. Eddie Murphy Q&A: 'Even If I Was Dead Broke, I Would Play My Guitar'

    November 21, 2013 3:00 PM EST In a rare interview about music, Murphy opens up about his upcoming album "9," plus plans to return to the live stage, future releases and how Rick James did everything on "Party All The Time" If you're reading these words, chances are Eddie Murphy is making music.…

  2. Akon, 2 Chainz, Ciara & Fall Out Boy To Present At American Music Awards

    November 21, 2013 8:00 AM EST Akon, 2 Chainz, Ciara and Fall Out Boy have been added to the line-up of presenters for Sunday’s American Music Awards.   Related Articles Top 10 American Music Awards Moments: Past AMAs' Video Highlights American Music Awards Photos: 41 Years Of AMAs History Also confirmed to present…

  3. Christina Aguilera, A Great Big World and Ariana Grande to Perform at American Music Awards

    November 20, 2013 12:40 PM EST Arianna Grande and a duet featuring Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World have been added to the lineup for the American Music Awards on Sunday.  Related Articles Top 10 American Music Awards Moments: Past AMAs' Video Highlights American Music Awards Photos: 41 Years Of AMAs History…

  4. Lady Gaga to Play Final Shows at Roseland Ballroom in NYC

    November 19, 2013 11:35 AM EST The "ARTPOP" singer announces plans to close out the storied venue with concerts on March 28, 30, 31 and April 2 When New York City's  Roseland Ballroom shuts its doors this April, it will certainly go out in style. Today, Lady Gaga announced plans to close out the venue with…

  5. Rihanna to Receive 'AMA Icon Award'

    November 15, 2013 10:10 AM EST Rihanna has been chosen to be the first-ever "AMA Icon Award" winner at this month's American Music Awards, being held Nov. 24 on ABC. The "Diamonds" singer will also perform at the event. Related Articles Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and TLC to Perform at American…

  6. Austin Brown Discusses Debut Album & Uncle Michael Jackson's Influence

    November 08, 2013 1:43 PM EST Austin Brown took dance tips from his uncle Michael - but not his last name. Between Michael, Janet and the Jackson 5, pop music’s first family casts a long shadow. But that hasn’t stopped Austin Brown, son of eldest Jackson sister Rebbie Jackson, from shining. Since releasing his debut, …

  7. Court Dismisses LeAnn Rimes' Invasion of Privacy Suit

    October 30, 2013 8:43 PM EDT An invasion of privacy lawsuit that LeAnn Rimes filed against two Northern California women has been dismissed. Los Angeles court records show the actress-singer's suit against Kimberly Smiley and her daughter Alexis Smiley was dismissed Monday. The dismissal prevents Rimes from re…

  8. Chart Highlights: Eric Church Earns Highest His Debut Ever On Country Airplay With 'Outsiders'

    October 28, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com and Billboard.biz every Thursday and appear in the next issue of…

  9. 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…

  10. Leslie West, 'Still Climbing': Exclusive Album Premiere

    October 21, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Listen to the Mountain frontman's new album here now, a week before release After having the promotion of his 2011's "Usual Suspects" curtailed by a right leg amputation, Mountain frontman Leslie West wanted to come out roaring with its follow-up, "Still Climbing.…

  11. Roseland Ballroom, Historic NYC Venue, Closing In April

    October 19, 2013 3:12 PM EDT New York City’s famed Roseland Ballroom will close its doors in April, according to an internal e-mail obtained by Billboard, though no official announcement has been made. The venerable venue, owned by developer Larry Ginsberg and booked by Live Nation, opened at its 52nd street location,…

  12. Kenny Rogers Breaks Down His Biggest Duets: 'There's a Chemistry Between Us'

    October 09, 2013 3:30 PM EDT In part two of our look back at the career of Kenny Rogers to celebrate this week’s release of his newest work, "You Can’t Make Old Friends," we shine the spotlight on the collaborations that Rogers has been a part of. Aside from Willie Nelson, duets have perhaps been as much a…

  13. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  14. Kenny Rogers' Ten Biggest Billboard Country Hits

    October 07, 2013 10:00 AM EDT This week, we at The 615 look back on the legendary career of Kenny Rogers. As the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee prepares to release "You Can't Make Old Friends" for Warner Brothers on Tuesday (Oct. 8), we highlight his career with a three-part series. Today, we…

  15. Britney Spears Debuts Steamy 'Work Bitch' Video: Watch

    October 01, 2013 10:43 PM EDT Go call the police, go call the guvnah -- "Work Bitch" has arrived. The video for the first single from Britney Spears' upcoming eighth studio album dropped tonight (Oct. 1) on Vevo after its premiere on the CW just minutes prior. The steamy, Ben Mor-directed clip (…

  16. Britney Spears' ‘Piece of Me’ Director Baz Halpin Reveals Production/Visual Details of Las Vegas Residency (Exclusive)

    September 30, 2013 6:42 PM EDT "It's pieces of her imagination," Halpin says of Spears' ambitious Las Vegas residency. Over the past four months, award-winning touring director Baz Halpin has been working tirelessly on designing the production, visuals and lighting for Britney Spears’ upcoming…

  17. Britney Spears Shares 'Work Bitch' Video Still: Exclusive

    September 28, 2013 3:48 PM EDT Twenty-four hours after Britney Spears announced that the music video for "Work Bitch" will debut Oct. 1 on the CW television network, Billboard has exclusively obtained a never-before-seen still shot from the Ben Mor-directed clip. 10 Reasons Why 'Work Bitch'…

  18. Britney Spears' Manager Larry Rudolph on Vegas Residency Ticket Sales, Lip-Syncing and New Album (Exclusive)

    September 26, 2013 9:07 AM EDT "It's a new chapter in the Britney Spears saga," says her manager Larry Rudolph, who's standing outside of a rehearsal studio at CenterStaging in Burbank, Calif.  It's a typically sunny Los Angeles morning and dozens of scantily clad dancers have flocked to…

  19. Britney Spears in Las Vegas: Exclusive Details on Her Two-Year Residency

    September 19, 2013 8:00 PM EDT   Beginning in December, Las Vegas will be the only place on earth where you’ll be able to see Britney Spears perform over the next two years.  After months of speculation, the pop superstar announced her two-year Las Vegas residency show, titled “Britney Spears: Piece of Me,” at Planet…

  20. Emmylou Harris, Shovels & Rope Win Big at Americana Awards

    September 19, 2013 9:56 AM EDT The power of two voices raised in harmony was on display Wednesday night at the Americana Music Honors & Awards as Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and the husband-wife duo Shovels & Rope earned top honors. Each duo won two awards during the annual roots rock celebration at Ryman…

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