1. Latin Recording Academy and Eventus Join for Third Annual Acoustic Sessions

    September 20, 2013 3:26 AM EDT The Latin Grammy Acoustic Sessions, a series of invitation-only shows by well known Latin artists, will take place in five cities leading up to the Nov. 21 Latin Grammys.   On the night of Sept. 25, after Latin Grammy nominations are announced that morning, rock singer-songwriter Draco Rosa…

  2. M.I.A., NFL in Legal Battle Over 2012 Super Bowl Performance

    September 19, 2013 10:10 PM EDT M.I.A. is "going to go public" with the NFL's quest for a $1.5 million settlement over her televised middle finger, her lawyer says. On Feb. 5, 2012, nearly 167 million TV viewers tuned in to Super Bowl XLVI to watch a matchup between the New York Giants and New England…

  3. CBGB Film Festival Lineup Announced

    September 18, 2013 6:45 PM EDT This year's CBGB Music & Film Festival will travel from the Bowery to Broadway with "CBGB" and "Broadway Idiot," the documentary on Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and the making of the musical "American Idiot."  Taking place Oct. 8-13, about 60…

  4. Courtney Love Looks to Sue Ex-Attorney Over Bizarre Kurt Cobain Estate Fraud Claims

    September 18, 2013 2:07 AM EDT Courtney Love's unfettered love of social media has gotten her into much legal trouble over the years. In January, she is scheduled to go to trial for allegedly defaming her ex-attorney Rhonda Holmes in tweets and press interviews. The singer is charged with damaging the attorney'…

  5. Exclusive Premiere: Watch Budweiser-Sponsored Rihanna Documentary 'Half Of Me'

    September 17, 2013 7:01 PM EDT Phil Griffin-directed video focuses on Rihanna and her superfans in the U.K. and America Ron Howard’s “Made In America”  isn’t Budweiser’s only foray into documentary filmmaking. The beermaker is debuting “Half Of Me,” a documentary short chronicling Rihanna and several of her superfans…

  6. Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' Tribute Album to Include Miguel, Hunter Hayes

    September 17, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Miguel, Hunter Hayes and John Grant are among the nine artists who have finished tracks for a "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" tribute album that is expected to be released next year, marking the 40th anniversary of the Elton John classic. "Hunter Hayes has done 'Yellow Brick…

  7. Spotlight On Bleona

    September 09, 2013 11:51 AM EDT From Albanian fests to Timbaland's studio, Bleona has U.S. success in her sights. Bleona Qereti is the most famous pop singer from the small European nation of Albania, where the press have likened her to Madonna, in her bold visual style and attitude. At the age of 14, the young diva…

  8. Jay Z's 'Made In America' Doc: Toronto Film Fest Movie Review

    September 07, 2013 12:14 PM EDT Less music-stuffed but more conceptually ambitious than the average music doc, Ron Howard's team up with Jay Z, "Made In America," films a two-day music festival curated by the rapper and works to turn it into a youth-centered assessment of the health of the American Dream.…

  9. Daft Punk Sends 'Dance' Into Top 10 on Dance Chart, Gaga's 'Applause' Remains at No. 1

    September 06, 2013 6:07 PM EDT The duo follows "Get Lucky" with another Pharrell-featuring anthem. Plus, Lady Gaga reigns, Krewella debuts and dance vets Kylie Minogue and Howard Jones add to their chart histories. Daft Punk zooms into the top 10 of Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Lose…

  10. Jay Z's 'Made In America' Doc Heading to Showtime

    August 30, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Showtime is in the Jay Z business. In keeping with its documentary push, the premium cable network has acquired Made in America, the star-studded documentary that chronicled Jay Z’s two-day music festival of the same name. The doc, which is directed by Ron Howard and executive produced by…

  11. Bubbling Under: Myla Smith Going 'Places'; Iggy Azalea's 'Work' Impresses

    August 30, 2013 10:00 AM 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: Myla Smith, Iggy Azalea, Anaysha Figueroa, Elizaveta MYLA SMITH For four years after graduating from the University of Memphis…

  12. Justin Timberlake, Donald Trump Defend Miley Cyrus' VMAs Performance

    August 29, 2013 10:04 PM EDT Cyrus has Timberlake and Trump in her corner after her racy VMAs performance on Sunday. The twerk seen 'round the world is still drawing opinions, with the latest from Justin Timberlake… and Donald Trump. Timberlake, who delivered his own lengthy performance at the MTV Video Music…

  13. Goodie Mob Breaks Down 'Age Against The Machine' Track-By-Track: Video

    August 27, 2013 11:44 AM EDT Cee-Lo Green also talks upcoming Goodie Mob reality show, 'The Cee Lo Life.' When you ask Cee Lo Green what took so long concerning the oft-delayed reunion album with his group Goodie Mob, he has to take a deep breath before answering. "I definitely would have done a better…

  14. Earl Sweatshirt, 'Doris': Track-By-Track Review

    August 20, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Odd Future's empire thrives off lifestyle. (The crew carries their apparel  while on tour while hard copies of their music stand as a checkout line item in their stores.) Not beholden to radio (with notable yet light chart success), Odd Future has creative freedom when curating. What…

  15. Robin Thicke Sues to Protect 'Blurred Lines' From Marvin Gaye's Family

    August 16, 2013 3:20 PM EDT In order to shield "Blurred Lines," the hottest hit of the summer, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr. are going to court. A lawsuit was filed Thursday in California federal court by the trio against Marvin Gaye's family and Bridgeport Music, which owns…

  16. Madonna's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

    August 16, 2013 10:55 AM EDT She's the Queen of Pop and royalty on the Billboard charts. To celebrate Madonna's career, we've compiled an exclusive ranking of the diva's 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit singles. Madonna's Fashion Evolution: 55 Iconic Looks 'Madonna' at 30: A…

  17. ‪Blue Öyster Cult‬ Guitarist Allen Lanier Dies

    August 15, 2013 10:11 AM EDT Allen Lanier, a founding member and multi-instrumentalist with classic rock band Blue Öyster Cult, has died after a lengthy battle with lung disease, the group announced  on Wednesday. He was 67. "We've lost our friend and bandmate," the statement reads, confirming that…

  18. Country Outlaw Tompall Glaser Dead at 79

    August 13, 2013 4:46 PM EDT If you were to look at just his chart statistics as a solo artist, the career of Tompall Glaser might not seem particularly legendary. He only placed eight singles on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart between 1973 and 1978, with only two rising to the top 40. However, Glaser --…

  19. Foxes Signs To RCA Records, Announces 'Youth' EP

    August 12, 2013 5:18 PM EDT One week after her Zedd collaboration "Clarity" inched into the Hot 100's Top 10 in its 20th week on the chart, Foxes has announced a deal with RCA Records as a solo artist and released a new music video for her single "Youth." A new "Youth" EP will be…

  20. Singer Eydie Gorme Dead at 84

    August 10, 2013 8:24 PM EDT Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Gorme, who also had a huge solo hit in 1963 with "Blame it on the Bossa Nova," died Saturday (August 10) at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas…

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