1. Chart Highlights: Demi Lovato 'Attack's Pop Songs

    March 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST The first single from the actress/singer's forthcoming album logs a strong first week at radio. Plus, Taylor Swift takes over at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs return. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  2. Spotify Live at SXSW: Kendrick Lamar, Youngblood Hawke, Cazzette Head to Austin

    March 04, 2013 12:00 PM EST Billboard to be an official media partner for Spotify Live show at South By Southwest Billboard is teaming with Spotify for Spotify Live, a free, ticketed show at South By Southwest on March 13 at 1100 East Fifth Street, featuring performances from Kendrick Lamar, Youngblood Hawke and…

  3. Morrissey Scolds Beyonce During L.A. Concert

    March 02, 2013 5:28 PM EST After insisting L.A.'s Staples Center go vegetarian for his show, Morrissey chided Beyonce for her choice of handbags once onstage on Friday. More than 25 years after the split of iconic British indie-rockers The Smiths, Morrissey remains one of the most intriguing figures in rock.…

  4. George Lopez To Host Playboy Jazz Festival

    February 28, 2013 11:18 PM EST When the Playboy Jazz Festival returns to the Hollywood Bowl on June 15-16, it will welcome a new master of ceremonies: George Lopez. Joining the Grammy-nominated comedian and actor will be a lineup that includes newly minted Grammy winner Robert Glasper Experiment, recent Grammy nominee…

  5. Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth Added to Music Mix at Oscars

    February 21, 2013 12:45 PM EST Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth will perform a special closing number, and past winners Jennifer Hudson, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones will join an all-star tribute to recent movie musicals at this Sunday's Academy Awards. It's all part of an increasingly…

  6. Nashville Remembers Mindy McCready: 'A Fantastic Country Voice'

    February 18, 2013 11:00 PM EST Musicians and industry colleagues share their memories of the late singer. Mindy McCready may have had many problems in the last years of her life, but those in the country music industry who knew her and interacted with her throughout her years in Nashville remember a sweet but strong woman,…

  7. Staples Center Going Vegetarian for Morrissey Show

    February 18, 2013 8:40 PM EST The arena will go meat-free for the first time on March 1 Don't look for meat on the menu at Staples Center on March 1. For the first time, the Los Angeles arena's vendors will offer 100% vegetarian cuisine during Morrissey 's headlining performance. McDonald's outlets in…

  8. One Direction's '1D3D' Teaser Trailer Arrives Online

    February 12, 2013 5:51 AM EST Grab your earplugs, because the One Direction “1D3D” trailer has hit the Web. The teaser trailer for the British boyband’s debut 3D feature film is just 1 minutes and 52 seconds in length. But it should prove more than enough to set young pulses pacing ahead of the TriStar Pictures release…

  9. Black Keys, Drake, Gotye Among Grammys Pre-Telecast Winners

    February 10, 2013 7:57 PM EST The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach had three Grammys in his possession before the 55th annual Grammy Awards telecast began Sunday night. Auerbach was named producer of the year, non-classical, and the Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" was named best rock song and "El Camino"…

  10. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  11. Paul Dano to Play Young Brian Wilson in Upcoming Biopic

    January 18, 2013 11:15 AM EST Paul Dano will step behind the mic to star in Love & Mercy, River Road's unconventional biopic of Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson.   Meanwhile, Atticus Ross, who worked with Trent Reznor on the Oscar-winning score to The Social Network, is in talks to compose the film's…

  12. Site That Urges 'Idol' Watchers to 'Vote for the Worst' to Close

    January 14, 2013 10:05 AM EST They openly mocked American Idol season 10's Paul McDonald as their favored "White Guy With A Guitar" contestant.  They famously bragged about keeping season four's Scott Savol in the competition long past his expiration date. And then there was the never-ending love and…

  13. Adele Wins Best Song at Golden Globes

    January 13, 2013 10:10 AM EST Mychael Danna Takes Home Best Score for 'Life of Pi' Odds-on favorites Adele and Paul Epworth won the Golden Globe for best original song Sunday night, taking home the prize for the title track from the James Bond film "Skyfall." The singer exclaimed "Oh my God!"…

  14. Adele, 'Les Miserables' Secure Oscar Nominations

    January 10, 2013 10:00 AM EST Singer's 'Skyfall' an Instant Favorite in Original Song Category; Rodriguez Doc 'Searching for Sugar Man' Up for Best Documentary "Skyfall," the Adele track from the latest James Bond film, is the first Academy Awards nominee for best original song in 10…

  15. Taylor Swift's 'Red,' 'Les Mis' Soundtrack Lead Billboard 200 Chart

    January 03, 2013 10:55 AM EST As forecasted last week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" album spends a seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. In the sales week ending Dec. 30, 2012 -- the final frame of the year -- the Big Machine Records album sold 241,000 (down 12%) according to Nielsen…

  16. Adele, Taylor Swift Nominated for Golden Globes

    December 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST Jon Bon Jovi and Keith Urban Also Up for Original Song; For TV, 'Nashville' Scores Two Nods Two of the biggest female artists in music will compete for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes next year, with Adele 's Bond track "Skyfall" squaring off against Taylor…

  17. Haley Reinhart Is Latest 'Idol' Alum to Lose Major Label Deal

    November 21, 2012 9:40 AM EST "American Idol" season 10 finalist Haley Reinhart is the latest casualty of a major label deal cut short. Interscope Records, the Universal Music Group label with exclusive rights to alumni of the Fox show, is not picking up the 22-year-old singer's option for future recordings…

  18. Kid Rock, 'Rebel Soul': Track-By-Track Review

    November 20, 2012 2:40 PM EST Kid Rock refers to "Rebel Soul," his ninth album, as "a greatest hits feeling record with all new songs." In other words, the 14-song set - recorded at Rock's home AllenRoadHouse studio and his rehearsal facility - The Warehouse - has the punk rock, the Southern rock,…

  19. Dukes of September Supergroup Filming PBS Concert

    November 15, 2012 9:04 PM EST Donald Fagen , Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs ' supergroup the Dukes of September will film a concert Friday night for PBS's "Great Performances." 429 Records will release a DVD of the concert at a later date. The Dukes of September will be performing at the David H. Koch…

  20. AMAs On Demand: Taylor Swift's Big Year, Politics + Pop Stars, Whitney's Fashion

    November 07, 2012 4:55 PM EST As the 2012 American Music Awards approach, the AMAs On Demand series continues with a fifth episode, hosted by Lance Bass and Kimberly Cole. Co-host Megan Turney begins the show by recapping how fans voted on Facebook polls this week -- viewers chose Taylor Swift to be their next commander…

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