1. Top 10 Regional Mexican Musicians 2009-2014: A Cinco De Mayo Celebration

    May 05, 2014 10:34 AM EDT Happy Cinco de Mayo! To celebrate, we went back five years (get it?) on our Regional Mexican Albums and Regional Mexican Airplay charts — from May 2, 2009 through May 3, 2014 — and ranked the top 10 artists, based on a formula incorporating accumulated radio and sales for the period. So, sip…

  2. Jennifer Lopez to Receive Icon Award at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 05, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Lopez will perform two songs at the May 18 event: She and Pitbull will premiere their World Cup anthem, plus Lopez will debut her new single "First Love" Jennifer Lopez will be feted with the Icon Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards . CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA…

  3. 5 Seconds of Summer To Play Billboard Music Awards

    May 02, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Australian pop-punk phenomenon 5 Seconds of Summer will perform live at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, to be held May 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! 
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  4. Decades of Grand Ole Opry Hits Highlighted in New Collection

    May 01, 2014 1:27 PM EDT For almost 90y years, the Grand Ole Opry has come to symbolize the best of what is associated with country music. A brand new four-CD set shines the spotlight on some of that illustrious musical history with the release of Grand Ole Opry By The Decades – a collection that is available…

  5. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Tennis Court' Nets Adult Pop Songs Debut

    April 28, 2014 5:15 PM EDT The teen singer/songwriter debuts the third single from her debut album, 'Pure Heroine.' Plus, new No. 1s for Mariah Carey and Hillsong UNITED, and Chrissie Hynde previews her solo debut Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find…

  6. Mariah Carey's Journey to a New Album: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 28, 2014 9:00 AM EDT After waiting five years between albums, Mariah explains the struggle behind her next release: "This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot dot dot, and then here's the album" Mariah Carey is having a Case of the Mondays. It's the day after Easter, and…

  7. Mariah Carey's Billboard Cover: 5 Things We Learned

    April 25, 2014 8:00 AM EDT UPDATE 4/28: Since this story's publication, a Def Jam rep now says Mariah Carey's new album will have a traditional roll-out strategy leading up to a "late May" simultaneous digital/physical street date. Read the full report here Earlier story: It's been a…

  8. BBMA Milestone Award: Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic Are the Final Three

    April 21, 2014 1:15 PM EDT The first round of fan votes for the Billboard Music Awards ' second annual Milestone Award , presented by Chevrolet are in: country superstar Carrie Underwood, rising U.K. pop phenom Ellie Goulding and pop-rock mainstays OneRepublic have advanced to the final three! The trio of…

  9. Beck Hopes to Release Next Album This Year

    April 17, 2014 1:39 PM EDT The songs are "more boisterous" than this year's mellow "Morning Phase" album, Beck says at a concert in Santa Monica Although nearly six years passed between Beck's "Modern Guilt" and "Morning Phase," the singer believes he may well have…

  10. Rock Hall Ceremony Wraps With Worthy Performances, Hatchets Buried

    April 11, 2014 4:25 AM EDT The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held Thursday night at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, honored Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam), Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS and Hall and Oates. It would be an evening of debts repaid, honor restored…

  11. Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Justin Timberlake Lead 2014 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 09, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Katy Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell will also contend in several major categories The finalists for the  2014 Billboard Music Awards were announced today with Imagine Dragons and Lorde leading all artists followed by Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and…

  12. U2, Linda Ronstadt Albums to Be Preserved By Library of Congress

    April 02, 2014 5:07 AM EDT U2's classic album "The Joshua Tree," Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" and an early, influential Christian rock album will play on forever, or at least as long as the Library of Congress is around. These albums from the 1970s and 1980s are among 25…

  13. Milestone Award Finalists Announced for 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    April 01, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic and Ellie Goulding are among the artists up for the fan-voted award at this year's BBMAs Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Luke Bryan, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding and Carrie Underwood are the six Milestone Award finalists at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards,…

  14. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

  15. Juno Awards 2014: Serena Ryder, Arcade Fire, Drake, Tegan and Sara Win Early Awards

    March 30, 2014 8:44 AM EDT Serena Ryder won Artist of the Year at the first night of the 43rd annual Juno Awards honoring Canadian music, Saturday night in Winnipeg, beating out category-mates Drake, Michael Bublé, Robin Thicke and Céline Dion. The majority of the 41 awards — 35 in all — were given out at the private…

  16. Run-D.M.C.'s 'Run D.M.C.' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 27, 2014 11:08 AM EDT It's been thirty years since the release of Run-D.M.C.'s self-titled debut LP, which made its way to record stores on March 27, 1984. The album is a cultural landmark, introducing legendary rappers Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, plus their…

  17. Fania All-Stars, Daddy Yankee Honored at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    March 19, 2014 5:36 PM EDT The thread that connects the past and present of Latin music was in full display March 18 at the annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards, with legendary musicians Fania All-Stars sharing the stage with today’s stars in what became one of those once-in-a-lifetime musical moments. “I want to thank…

  18. One Direction, Ariana Grande & More 'Talk Dirty' To Jason Derulo Hit: Watch

    March 12, 2014 5:58 PM EDT Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" single has gotten a whole mess of celebrities dancing on its way to selling 2 million downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Derulo has been teasing a "Celebrities Talkin' Dity" lip-synch extravaganza for over a month, and on…

  19. Taylor Swift, Longtime Publicist Split

    March 07, 2014 11:30 AM EST Taylor Swift and her publicist of nearly seven years are parting ways, Billboard has learned. Paula Erickson, whose Nashville-based Erickson Public Relations has handled the singer's press since 2007, informed the Swift management team that she is resigning come mid-March. According to a…

  20. Paco De Lucia Receives Heartfelt Funeral in Spain

    March 01, 2014 8:36 PM EST Hundreds of people gathered in the rain to mourn the death of virtuoso guitarist Paco de Lucia before a funeral Saturday in his hometown of Algeciras at the heart of flamenco music country in Spain's deep south. As De Lucia's body arrived at the town hall from Madrid early in the…

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