1. Jill Scott, 'Frozen' Writers Perform at First-Ever Oscar Concert

    February 28, 2014 1:43 PM EST This year's five Oscar-nominated composers delivered the first-ever Oscar concert Feb. 27 at UCLA's Royce Hall, creating suites for orchestra from their film work. And between the light bounce of Alexandre Desplat's "Philomena" and the heaviness of John Williams'…

  2. Top Dawg's Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Cover Story: Enter the House of Pain

    February 28, 2014 12:25 PM EST Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith tell the full story of how L.A.'s unexpected indie label rewrote rap's rules It doesn't exactly look like the place that so recently has launched the next generation of hip-hop superstars.…

  3. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, HAIM, Pharrell & More Make Moves

    February 24, 2014 3:05 PM EST Perry sets the Pop Songs weekly plays mark with 'Dark Horse'; HAIM hits its first airplay chart; and Pharrell's 'Happy' continues its multi-format surge Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  4. Mike Gordon Talks New Solo Album and Being 'Deeply In Love' With Phish

    February 24, 2014 10:36 AM EST The Phish bassist releases "Overstep," his fourth solo effort, plus reveals his band's next album is "getting there… Everyone's working from their separate spots but it's sounding pretty fantastic" This week, Phish bassist Mike Gordon releases his fourth…

  5. Christina Aguilera Reportedly Pregnant With Second Child

    February 24, 2014 1:40 AM EST Christina Aguilera is pregnant with her second child, according to multiple reports. The newly engaged Voice coach is said to be expecting with Matt Rutler, Us Weekly reports. The two met on the set of Aguilera's 2010 film Burlesque, where Rutler worked as a production assistant.…

  6. Benmont Tench Releases Solo Debut, Talks Next Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Album

    February 17, 2014 2:06 PM EST The keyboardist enlists some famous friends -- including Petty, Ringo Starr and Ryan Adams -- for his first solo effort After 40 years of recording, first with Mudcrutch and then -- and for much longer -- with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, keyboardist Benmont Tench finally got around to…

  7. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry Regains No. 1 Momentum

    February 17, 2014 1:15 PM EST A monster mailbag on Perry topping the Hot 100 again after missing the top 10; Mariah Carey's best-selling songs; Hall & Oates' 20 biggest hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  8. 'Book Of Mormon' Musical Sets Box Office Record

    February 11, 2014 3:10 AM EST “The Book of Mormon" has a new reason to boast: It just set the record for the highest weekly gross in history for a national tour. The musical took in $2,802,606 over eight shows for the week ending Sunday at Atlanta's 4,678-seat Fox Theatre. It takes the crown from "Wicked,…

  9. Miley Cyrus Turns Down Fan's Prom Invitation

    February 10, 2014 6:30 PM EST Miley Cyrus has seen Matt Peterson's video invitation to prom, with its callbacks to previous encounters and a quirky pledge to make the May 3 event the greatest night of her life. Sadly, she's busy that night. In a YouTube video posted Jan. 31, Peterson shows footage of himself…

  10. Don Diablo & Matt Nash, 'Starlight': Video Premiere

    February 06, 2014 2:10 PM EST Last year Don Diablo and Matt Nash had an unexpected sleeper hit with “Starlight,” a track that became a festival staple thanks to its easy sing-along chorus and EDM drops. Originally released through Axwell’s Axtone Records, the track is getting a second life through Ultra Records this…

  11. MTVu Reveals Details for the 2014 Woodie Awards and Music Festival

    February 06, 2014 3:43 AM EST MTVu has firmed up details for the 2014 Woodie Awards and music festival. This year's event, held by MTV Networks' college network, is returning to South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, on Thursday, March 13, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The night-long…

  12. Cher, Jennifer Hudson, Russell Simmons Among Celebs Backing Ban On Dolphin Hunt

    February 05, 2014 11:42 PM EST A group of American celebrities and other activists want President Barack Obama to refuse to sign an international trade agreement until Japan bans the capture and slaughter of dolphins in the fishing town of Taiji. Backing the effort are Oscar-winning performers Sean Penn, Cher, Susan…

  13. Kidz Bop Nation: Inside The Best-Selling Children's CD Series

    February 04, 2014 12:52 PM EST With "Kidz Bop 25" recently becoming the series' latest Top 10 album, COO Victor Zaraya discusses the franchise's decade-long dominance and touring future. In between episodes of "Spongebob Squarepants," "Rocket Power" and "Invader Zim,"…

  14. Chart Highlights: Passenger Rides To No. 1 On Adult Pop Songs With 'Let Her Go'

    February 03, 2014 6:30 PM EST The song tops another chart, months after breaking through in the U.K. Plus, new No. 1s for John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys…

  15. Howard Stern's 60th Bash: The Full Report From The Birthday Blowout

    February 01, 2014 11:18 AM EST Rock A-listers, among a throng of other celebrities, feted the King of All Media at his 60th-birthday celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night. In an exclusive interview with Billboard last month, Howard Stern executive producer Gary Dell'Abate noted that, last year,…

  16. Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 29, 2014 10:46 AM EST The nominations were announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday morning (Jan. 29), and two of the format's veteran performers found at the top of the nominations list. ACM AWARDS: FULL COVERAGE 2014 ACM Awards! Billboard's ACM Awards Live Blog! ACM…

  17. Liberace Lover To Spend Up To 20 Years In Prison

    January 24, 2014 3:08 AM EST A former lover of Liberace who was the subject of an HBO film on the pianist's life has been sentenced to eight to 20 years in a Nevada prison for failing another court-ordered drug test while on probation for burglary and identity theft convictions. Washoe District Judge Patrick…

  18. Maroon 5's Adam Levine: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 23, 2014 2:35 PM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out Sunday, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Maroon 5 won the best new artist GRAMMY for their hit-filled 2004. ADAM LEVINE: “We were nominated for two and lost the first category to Los Lonely Boys. ‘She…

  19. The Internet's Tay Walker Debuts 'Karma' Video: Watch

    January 22, 2014 1:26 PM EST Tay Walker continues to stun, debuting the visual for his unfeigned song, "Karma." "I wanted little pieces of things in it that makes you think 'why is life full of games,'" Walker tells The Juice of the Drew Kirsch-directed video. "I know what it's…

  20. Belle and Sebastian Bring 'God' to Sundance; Set to Record New Album in March

    January 21, 2014 12:48 PM EST If Stuart Murdoch had his way, at the very least, Katharine Ross's bicycle-riding scene from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" would have been beamed behind Belle and Sebastian when they performed "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" Monday night at the Sundnace…

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