1. Golden Gods to Air in May on VH1 Classic; Axl Rose and Joan Jett Lead Honorees

    April 16, 2014 7:00 AM EDT The Golden Gods Awards, a ceremony devoted solely to hard rock and heavy metal, is returning to TV on Saturday, May 24 via VH1 Classic at 8 p.m. ET/PT, produced by Dick Clark Productions and Revolver magazine. The four-hour live show will tape Wednesday, April 23, at Los Angeles' Club…

  2. Coachella 2014: Pharrell Williams Rules With Hits, The Hat & Huge Guest Stars

    April 13, 2014 7:08 AM EDT Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, Diddy and others help the singer/rapper/producer own Indio. Pharrell Williams continued his impossibly long hot streak during his performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday (Apr. 12), recruiting some of his most famous friends and…

  3. Pharrell Williams Talks Creative Inspiration, Sources of Happiness: Watch

    April 07, 2014 3:32 PM EDT As an Academy Awards music consultant, scoring member of Hans Zimmer's "Magnificent Six," newly reemerged solo musician and upcoming coach of The Voice, where does Pharrell Williams get his endless inspiration? 'SNL' Recap: Pharrell's Hat Returns, ANna Kendrick…

  4. 'SNL' Recap: Pharrell's Hat Returns, Anna Kendrick Spoofs 'Little Mermaid'

    April 06, 2014 1:08 AM EDT The hat is back! Ever since its debut at the GRAMMYs last January, Pharrell Williams' hat has been linked quite heavily with, well, Pharrell Williams. So it made sense for the singer/producer, once he graced the "Saturday Night Live" stage, to don the now-famous headwear to…

  5. Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, More Chill on Remote Island in Beer Ad: Watch

    March 25, 2014 8:23 PM EDT Did Elvis, Cobain, Lennon or Tupac really die? Apparently not; they just holed up on a deserted island with two goals in mind: drink a lot of beer and don't get caught doing so. At least, that's the narrative in a new commercial for Bavaria Brewery's Bavaria Radler beer. In the…

  6. Taylor Swift, Longtime Publicist Split

    March 07, 2014 11:30 AM EST Taylor Swift and her publicist of nearly seven years are parting ways, Billboard has learned. Paula Erickson, whose Nashville-based Erickson Public Relations has handled the singer's press since 2007, informed the Swift management team that she is resigning come mid-March. According to a…

  7. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as…

  8. Oscars Performances: 10 Awesome Academy-Awards Music Moments

    February 28, 2014 3:30 PM EST When the Oscars roll out the red carpet this Sunday (March 2), it will be a show whose musical oomph is heavy. This year's awards will be packed with singing from Pharrell Williams, Karen O., and U2. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' The…

  9. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  10. 20 Surprising Cameos from Musicians in Movies

    February 27, 2014 4:35 PM EST This Sunday (March 2), several elite musicians like Pharrell Williams and Bono will end their competition for Best Original Song at the Oscars. And while a few multi-talents like 30 Seconds to Mars' Jared Leto—nominated this year for Best Supporting Actor because of his role in …

  11. Pharrell, 'G I R L': Track-By-Track Review

    February 25, 2014 7:46 PM EST It’s hard not to feel happy for Pharrell Williams. The eternally boyish producer, 40, is currently enjoying a career renaissance on the level of Mariah Carey in 2005 or Bryan Cranston in 2008, emerging after a presumed definitive career arc to star in a dazzling second act. If he had…

  12. Pharrell Williams' 'G I R L' Tracklist Includes Justin Timberlake, Miley, Daft Punk: Report

    February 21, 2014 1:07 PM EST Pharrell Williams' soon-to-arrive solo album "G I R L" will include "Happy," his No. 2 hit on the Hot 100 chart -- that much, we know for sure. However, a leaked track list suggests that the album will include new collaborations with Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus,…

  13. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  14. Rain Makes Grand Return With Sixth Album 'Rain Effect'

    January 07, 2014 7:40 PM EST The K-pop veteran bounces back with two blazing singles "30Sexy" and "La Song." Singer/actor Rain -- a pioneer of the "Hallyu Wave" (aka Korean Wave) -- has released his hotly-anticipated sixth full-length album "Rain Effect," reassuring fans and…

  15. Halestorm to Spend January Writing Third Album

    December 14, 2013 9:00 AM EST The proud road warriors of Halestorm are finally ready to hunker down in the studio again. Drummer Arejay Hale tells Billboard that after the hard rock group wraps up its current North American tour Sunday (Dec. 15) in Chicago and takes some time off for the holidays, Halestorm will be back…

  16. The Rentals Set First Album in 15 Years, With Black Keys' Patrick Carney on Drums

    December 05, 2013 2:20 PM EST Former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp is dusting of The Rentals for the Moog-loving rock band's first studio album in 15 years, to be released in 2014 via Polyvinyl Records. The untitled album, which was recorded in New York City, Nashville and Los Angeles, features a new batch of members,…

  17. Lana Del Rey Releases 'Tropico' Teaser: Watch

    November 06, 2013 9:37 PM EST Lana Del Rey's short film "Tropico" doesn't have a release date just yet, but that didn't stop the singer from releasing a teaser for the film today (Nov. 6). "Dear John, forgive us our sins," Del Rey repeatedly whispers while wearing a veil of some sort…

  18. Avril Lavigne, 'Avril Lavigne': Track-By-Track Review

    November 04, 2013 4:33 PM EST "A first taste like honey, you were so yum/Can't wait for a second, cause it's so fun," is a line from the song "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," off Avril Lavigne's self-titled fifth studio album. It's a line that's cutesy and cloying,…

  19. Halloween Ear Candy: 25 Fright Night Tracks from Steve Aoki, Charli XCX and more

    October 31, 2013 1:30 PM EDT We asked 25 DJs for their spookiest, creepiest, darkest Halloween tracks-the tunes they play at an October 31st gig. Some of their answers may surprise and scare you a bit, too. Charli XCX Marilyn Manson: “Tainted Love” "Because it's awesome and it’s one of the best music videos…

  20. The 15 Scariest Music Videos Ever

    October 31, 2013 9:00 AM EDT We expect scary videos from Ozzy, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, but the dark side isn't just relegated to those with a spooky musical flair. Pop stars like Michael Jackson and Chris Brown have gotten in on the haunted fun, turning in clips that range from the cheesily eerie to the…

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