1. Wale, Raekwon Heap Praise on Nas at 'Illmatic' Tribeca Premiere: 'My Hat Tips Off to Him'

    April 17, 2014 7:43 PM EDT "Time Is Illmatic" opened the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday night, just days before the twentieth anniversary of Nas' breakthrough album, Illmatic. While the ten-track 1994 release has been lauded as one of the most influential and important albums of hip hop -…

  2. Luke Bryan, Martina McBride Top Country Songs, Albums Charts

    April 17, 2014 12:49 PM EDT The April 6 ACM Awards generate multiple moves on Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums. Plus, chart action for Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Carlene Carter Luke Bryan is the new leader on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, while Martina McBride earns her first No. 1 in five years on…

  3. Pair of Detroit EDM Festivals Called Off

    April 17, 2014 10:38 AM EDT Two new electronic music festivals scheduled for July 4th weekend in Detroit have been canceled for this year -- but have already announced dates for 2015. The Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) was slated to take place July 4-6 at the city's Campus Martius Park as a free event,…

  4. Milestone Award 2014: Last Chance To Vote In Round 1

    April 16, 2014 6:30 PM EDT Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic and Luke Bryan are all in contention for the Billboard Music Awards' second annual Milestone Award , presented by Chevrolet. Which engaging, innovative hitmaker will make it to the second round? You, the fans,…

  5. Next Year's ACM Awards Sell Out in Minutes

    April 16, 2014 5:45 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music Awards, which held its 49th annual show this past April 6th, has already sold out its tickets to next year's events -- ACM Party For a Cause, a two-day event, and the ACM Awards, scheduled for April 17-18 and April 19, respectively. Related Articles ACM…

  6. 'Frozen' Spends 10th Week at No. 1 On Billboard 200; Sales Climb Past 2 Million

    April 16, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The unstoppable soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" continues its run atop the Billboard 200 as it clocks a 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1. The set sold 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's down 11 percent compared with the…

  7. AC/DC 'Retirement' Rumors Rumble On Down Under

    April 15, 2014 6:35 AM EDT UPDATE: Insiders tell Billboard that there's no truth to the breakup rumor, though the group's management and Columbia Records, its current label, have chosen not to comment on the matter. Get the full story Earlier: Depending on which news outlet you believe, the members of…

  8. Billboard Music Awards 2014: Tickets Are On Sale

    April 14, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Want to see Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus and Lorde contend for trophies at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18 in Las Vegas? How about getting to watch Luke Bryan, Jason Derulo or Imagine Dragons hit the stage for dynamic performances? Tickets for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards are now via a…

  9. John Legend to Play One-Off Gig for Citi Credit Card Holders

    April 14, 2014 2:03 AM EDT John Legend is one busy dude. The Grammy-winning performer will give a special performance at L.A.’s Emerson Theatre on April 21 with proceeds going to Teach for America. The show will be exclusively for Citi ThankYou card members, cementing the bank’s relationship with Legend after…

  10. Coachella 2014: Empire of the Sun, Pet Shop Boys Bring Art Pop to the Desert

    April 13, 2014 6:06 AM EDT The wild diversity of Saturday’s Coachella lineup – bombastic EDM, muscular alt-rock, chart-topping R&B – meant there was something happening on the Empire Polo Field for just about everyone. And festivals goers who like their pop injected with a bit more art got their fill as well.…

  11. Play Ball: Get Up Kids Talk Kansas City Royals’ 2014 Season

    April 12, 2014 5:22 PM EDT Guitarist Jim Suptic has seen the highs and lows (mostly lows) of being a K.C. fan April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of their…

  12. Black Label Society, SoMo To Heat Up Billboard 200, 'Frozen' Expected To Stay At No. 1

    April 11, 2014 7:29 PM EDT As previously reported, the "Frozen" soundtrack will likely spend a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The album will easily outpace the rest of the chart, as industry forecasters suggest it could sell more than 130,000 copies in the week ending April 12.…

  13. Coachella’s Promoter on Producing the Festival, a Third Weekend, Permanent Toilets

    April 11, 2014 6:52 PM EDT As organizers of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., tee up the event's 2014 run, Paul Tollett, president/CEO of producer Goldenvoice, has some hot news to reveal.   “We’ve built permanent toilets,” Tollett tells Billboard. “We built 96 of ‘em, for women, and we’re…

  14. Luke Bryan, Imagine Dragons to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    April 11, 2014 6:45 AM EDT John Legend and OneRepublic will also join previously announced Jason Derulo as performers at the May 18 show The first round of performers for this year's Billboard Music Awards has been announced and it's a star-studded selection of recent chart-toppers. Imagine Dragons, Luke…

  15. Dan + Shay First Rookie Duo to Debut At No. 1 on Country Albums Chart

    April 10, 2014 2:41 PM EDT The pair does what no other twosome has done in the chart's 50-year history: debut at the summit with a first album. Plus, chart action for Josh Thompson, Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line and more Dan + Shay become the first rookie duo to arrive at No. 1 on Billboard's Top…

  16. 5 Seconds Of Summer Debuts At No. 2 on Billboard 200; 'Frozen' Still No. 1

    April 09, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Disney's soundtrack to "Frozen" refuses to budge from the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. The set spends a ninth nonconsecutive week atop the list, having sold 149,000 copies in the week ending April 6 (down 8 percent), according to Nielsen SoundScan.   The album is one…

  17. 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…

  18. 5 Seconds of Summer Goes Global - But They're Not The Next One Direction

    April 08, 2014 12:37 PM EDT "We're not a boy band -- we're a band," says the Australian pop-rock group's Ashton Irwin. "We wanted to stay under the radar for as long as we could -- now is the time for us to really show the world what we're about," says Ashton Irwin, the 19…

  19. Band Perry, Kellie Pickler and More Gather for 'All-Star Salute to the Troops'

    April 08, 2014 9:35 AM EDT When The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Kellie Pickler and other top country acts took the stage last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops they did more than perform for the military, they gave some of the men and…

  20. George Strait, Miranda Lambert Crash the Party and Win Big at ACM Awards

    April 06, 2014 11:20 PM EDT It was Las Vegas' night to celebrate country music, as the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards celebrated the format in party fashion tonight with Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban reigning as the big winners with three trophies on the night, while George Strait repeated his…

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