1. Raphael Saadiq, 'Black Nativity: The Music Behind the Film': Video Exclusive

    November 18, 2013 11:43 AM EST At the core of the holiday drama, "Black Nativity," is the music. Raphael Saadiq was moved by director Kasi Lemmons' interpretation of Langston Hughes' play, and immediately got on board as executive music director. "'Black Nativity' I was familiar with…

  2. Simple Minds Ready for Rare U.S. Trek, Jim Kerr Says Band's in 'Tremendous Form'

    October 16, 2013 4:09 AM EDT “Eleven years? That’s an embarrassing gap.” So says Jim Kerr, lead singer and mainstay of Scotland’s Simple Minds of the group’s lengthy absence from North American shores. Following the March release of hits compilation "Celebrate," the band, which for the past couple of decades…

  3. Stevie Wonder Speaks Out, Bono Surprises at Global Citizen Festival

    September 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT An impassioned speech on guns by Wonder and slick sets by Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings of Leon highlight a day of doing right in Central Park Stevie Wonder made believers out of a youthful crowd of 60,000-plus at the Global Citizen Festival , held Saturday in New York City's…

  4. British Pop Star Leona Lewis to Make Film Debut

    September 24, 2013 1:48 AM EDT "X Factor U.K." winner Leona Lewis will make her big-screen debut in "Holiday!," a British musical directed by the StreetDance franchise team Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini. The movie, produced by U.K. indie production and distribution banner Vertigo Films, stars fresh…

  5. Tim McGraw Preps New Music, 'Tomorrowland' Movie and Faith Hill's Comeback

    September 22, 2013 5:07 PM EDT Tim McGraw may have just released his latest album, "Two Lanes of Freedom," in January -- and capped off its accompanying tour with a performance at iHeartRadio Saturday night. But he's already begun work on the next record. "I've actually been in the studio over…

  6. Hugh Laurie Makes It 'Rain': Video Interview

    August 21, 2013 11:30 AM EDT The "House" actor talks to Billboard about his new album, "Didn't It Rain," the blues and the genius of Hank Sr. Hugh Laurie's second album, "Didn’t It Rain," debuted at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 last week, selling 14,000 copies, according to…

  7. Daft Punk's 'Colbert' Cancellation: Was The Duo Ever Scheduled To Perform?

    August 07, 2013 3:26 PM EDT The reclusive "Get Lucky" pair's "scrapped" performance may have been part of a ruse. Daft Punk cancelled their appearance on Tuesday night's episode of "The Colbert Report" due to contractual obligations to the MTV Video Music Awards… or so the story…

  8. Daft Punk Bails on 'Colbert' Over Likely MTV VMAs Appearance

    August 07, 2013 9:33 AM EDT Daft Punk was a no-show on Tuesday's installment of "The Colbert Report." The TV-shy French duo was set to appear on the Comedy Central program, but due to contractual obligations to the MTV Video Music Awards later this month, they canceled their scheduled performance. Both…

  9. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  10. ‘Psych’ Star Dule Hill to join Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    July 25, 2013 12:29 AM EDT Dule Hill will be tapping into his dancing roots when he joins Broadway's "After Midnight," a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem. Producers said Wednesday the actor and trained tap dancer best known for starring in…

  11. Gov't Mule 'Shout' Out to All-Stars On New Album

    July 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Jim James, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood all guest on second half of new double album Gov't Mule tried something different for their upcoming 10th studio album. The blue-rock veterans' first release for Blue Note Records  "Shout!" will be a double…

  12. Global Citizen Festival: Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer Heading to Central Park

    July 11, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Timed around the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, the Global Citizen Festival will return for a second year to continue efforts of building a movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The festival will be held Sept. 28 in Central Park and will feature headliners…

  13. INXS TV Projects Move Forward In Australia

    June 24, 2013 6:09 AM EDT Production is getting under way in Melbourne this week on the first of three INXS-themed projects to be released this year. "Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS" is being made as a two-part mini-series for the free-to-air Seven Network and is Shine Australia’s first…

  14. Cyndi Lauper, 'Kinky Boots' Runaway Winners at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2013 11:42 PM EDT The feel-good musical "Kinky Boots," with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, won a leading six 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical, best score and best leading man. Christopher Durang's comical "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"…

  15. ADULT., 'Tonight, We Fall': Free Download and Q&A

    June 04, 2013 5:56 PM EDT Formed in 1997, Detroit duo Adult.—the period is so much a part of the name that their Web site’s URL is www.adultperiod.com —spent the late ’90s and 2000s crafting some of the sharpest-angled electro-punk this side of late-’70s Suicide or the Normal. Over five albums, Adam Lee Miller and…

  16. Caro Emerald Shines At No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart, Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ Reigns Again

    May 13, 2013 6:30 AM EDT Dutch retro-pop star Caro Emerald achieved her first No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (May 12), debuting at the top with her sophomore set “The Shocking Miss Emerald” (Grandmono/Dramatico). Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) featuring Pharrell Williams sold…

  17. Remember The Time: Jimmy Eat World's Adkins Breaks Down 'The Middle' Video

    May 02, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Frontman describes shooting the iconic 2001 clip as "a crazy-ass party." Jimmy Eat World's single "The Middle" was a great teen film compressed into an under-three-minute pop song. Lyrically, singer Jim Adkins' message echoes what director John Hughes was…

  18. Pearl Jam, Beyonce, One Direction & More Set For Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

    May 01, 2013 10:08 PM EDT Some of the most powerful touring artists in the world -- including Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Jay-Z and many more -- will unite behind the Global Poverty Project (GPP) through the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, a new program launched today which is designed…

  19. Willie Nelson's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    April 30, 2013 4:38 PM EDT Happy 80th Birthday Willie! Eighty years ago in tiny Abbott, Texas, Willie Hugh Nelson was born. To call him a stylist is simply an understatement; there is nobody who writes like him, and there is certainly nobody who sounds like him. We've gone back and taken a look at the ten…

  20. Chrissy Amphlett, Singer With Australian Rockers Divinyls, Dies at 53

    April 22, 2013 5:19 AM EDT Chrissy Amphlett, the potent frontwoman of the Divinyls, the ARIA Hall of Fame-inducted group whose sexually-driven song “I Touch Myself” was a global hit in 1991, has died at her home in New York after a battle with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. She was 53. The Divinyls…

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