1. Ask Billboard: Will 'Uptown Funk!' Be the Hot 100's No. 1 Song of 2015?

    March 03, 2015 11:05 AM EST With an array of honors - including global - for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' smash, has the race for the year's top hit already been won? As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  2. Oscars 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 22, 2015 8:30 PM EST Who brought home gold at the  2015 Oscars ? See a complete winners list below! Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Best Picture American Sniper Birdman -- WINNER Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Actress in a Leading Role…

  3. Oscars 2015: Predicting the Best Original Score Category

    February 20, 2015 3:27 PM EST Can Alexandre Desplat finally win an Oscar after eight nominations? Will the Academy continue to shower love on first-time nominees? Will Hans Zimmer return to the podium for the first time in two decades? Oscars 2015: See All Our Coverage These questions will be answered Sunday when the…

  4. Common on Acting and His Oscar-Nominated Song 'Glory': 'I Always Want My Art to Inspire'

    February 20, 2015 11:33 AM EST The Conscience Common doesn't have any theories as to why Selma , the praised Martin Luther King Jr. biopic he stars in, earned only two Oscar noms: best ­picture and best original song, for "Glory," his Golden Globe-winning duet with John Legend . (They'll perform it at…

  5. Oscars 2015: And the Nominees Are ...

    February 19, 2015 8:00 AM EST Here are all the nominees for the 2015 Oscars ! Check them out below! Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Best Picture American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Directing Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel…

  6. Executive Turntable: Airgo Expands, Rdio Partners With AEG, Of Monsters and Men & Manager Join Mick

    February 16, 2015 9:49 PM EST -- Airgo Music has expanded into a multi-service music company Airgo Entertainment , led by Jimmy Greco (CEO), Bill Porricelli (executive VP and general manager), Russ DeSalvo (director, production and A&R) and Doreen D'Agostino (VP, publicity).  -- British indie label Cooking Vinyl…

  7. Grammys 2015: Ledisi Responds to Beyonce Performing Her 'Selma' Track

    February 09, 2015 6:10 PM EST It's hard to say no to Beyonce . Queen B closed out the Grammys with "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," but the performance sparked drama when fans were upset that R&B vocalist Ledisi was not chosen to sing the same hymn she recorded for Selma . Grammys 2015 In Selma , Ledisi…

  8. Grammys 2015: All Performances Ranked From Worst to Best

    February 08, 2015 11:59 PM EST Obviously several Grammy Awards were given out at the 2015 Grammys Awards, but the focus of the night -- other than Beck's surprise victory -- was on live music. From Madonna to Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett to Beyonce , here are all this year's Grammy performers ranked from…

  9. Grammys 2015: The Awards You Didn't See

    February 08, 2015 6:40 PM EST Not all of the 2015 Grammys were given away on camera. Here are the prizes awarded before the ceremony hit TV. Best New Age Album: Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman, Winds of Samsara Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta Grammys…

  10. Remembering Vince Pellegrino: 'A Cheerleader for Artists, Radio and the Record Industry'

    February 06, 2015 9:17 PM EST The story of Vince Pellegrino , founder and president of the Pellegrino Entertainment Group   and publisher of  S.I.N.  (Street Information Network), is one of a man who not only loved music, but clearly loved people a whole lot more, and was loved by everyone he worked with and whose lives…

  11. Florida Georgia Line Storms Hot Tours Ranking

    February 05, 2015 5:51 PM EST Florida Georgia Line makes a splash in the upper reaches of the latest Hot Tours ranking (see list, below), as the country duo's tour lands at No. 3 with with $2.9 million in box office grosses reported from the first six arenas on the schedule. The Billboard Music Award-winning act…

  12. Lightning In A Bottle Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

    February 05, 2015 12:55 PM EST A diverse group of artists -- including Panda Bear , SBTRKT , AlunaGeorge , and RL Grime -- will perform at this year's Lightning in a Bottle festival. The festival will take place from May 21 - 25 (over Memorial Day Weekend) in 2015. Electronic Producer RL Grime on His Ambition to…

  13. From Aretha Franklin to Puff Daddy, Industry Heavyweights Share Inside Stories From Clive Davis' Legendary Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 02, 2015 2:25 PM EST When Clive Davis formed Arista Records in 1973, the label lacked the renown of its competitors. To level the playing field and heighten Arista's profile during Grammy season, Davis used not just his business acumen, but his love of showbiz -- and the spotlight -- to promote his new…

  14. A History of 'American Idol' Legal Battles, From Corey Clark to Phillip Phillips

    January 30, 2015 6:26 PM EST American Idol season 14 has started on a sour note with news that Phillip Phillips is suing to void his 19 Entertainment contract . The season-11 champ is the latest in a long line of plaintiffs that have tried to take the Fox singing competition to court. So far, the show has been…

  15. Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 30, 2015 9:00 AM EST Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are the frontrunners heading into the Academy of Country Music Awards, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary.  Lambert has a leading eight nominations for the April 19 event, including her fourth nod for entertainer of the year and she's…

  16. Ask Billboard: Controversial Hits, Katy Perry's Sales & Taylor Swift's Radio Reign

    January 25, 2015 9:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT ARE THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL HITS? @gthot20 With the …

  17. John Mayer Promises 'Insanity' For 'Late Late Show' Hosting Gig

    January 17, 2015 7:15 PM EST When John Mayer steps in to fill in as a guest host on CBS' The Late Late Show  next month, the singer has made some big promises ahead of the gig. On Jan. 17, he revealed some of his plans for the show on Twitter. "The guest lineup for my CBS Late Late Show hosting stint is…

  18. New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015 Lineup: Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga & More

    January 12, 2015 4:52 PM EST Elton John, No Doubt, Tony Bennett & more also headed to the festival in April. Elton John , The Who , Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are scheduled to headline this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival . The festival annually draws hundreds of thousands of music fans to New…

  19. Ultra Music Festival 2015 Lineup: Phase 1 Includes Skrillex, Avicii & More

    January 07, 2015 3:00 PM EST Following the leak of its flyer last week, Ultra Music Festival officially announced its Phase 1 lineup on Wednesday (Jan. 7). The official lineup posted to Ultra's socials matches a photographed flyer that caused a stir when it was leaked on the blogosphere last week. Coachella…

  20. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 6:26 PM EST BEST RAP SONG NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN "Anaconda" Nicki Minaj Songwriters: Ernest Clark, Jamal Jones, Onika Maraj, Marcos Palacios, J. Solone-Myvett Publishers: Harajuku Barbie Music, Money Mack Music, Songs of Universal Inc., My Diet Starts Tomorrow Inc., U Can't Teach Bein&…

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