1. Willie Nelson To Receive 5th-Degree Black Belt

    April 28, 2014 7:12 PM EDT The Red Headed Stranger is getting his fifth-degree black belt. Country music icon Willie Nelson is scheduled Monday to achieve another level of mastery in the martial art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul. He'll show off his fighting chops at an Austin studio before the easygoing songwriter…

  2. Willie Nelson Inducted In Austin City Limits Hall

    April 27, 2014 1:31 AM EDT In this town, Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey takes a backseat to Willie Nelson. The country music icon who has an Austin street named after him and is celebrated with an 8-foot bronze likeness downtown added another backyard honor with a spot in the inaugural class of the Austin City Limits…

  3. Luke Bryan Added to Summerfest 2014 Lineup

    April 25, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Other confirmed Summerfest headliners include Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and Brad Paisley Country star Luke Bryan has been announced as the latest headliner Summerfest 2014 at the Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee. Bryan and special guest Danielle Bradbery, who won season four of "The Voice,…

  4. Tiësto Unveils Details for Upcoming 'A Town Called Paradise' Album: Watch 'Wasted' Video

    April 25, 2014 10:14 AM EDT Dutch dance music megastar Tiësto today announced that his fifth artist album “A Town Called Paradise” will be released June 16 on Musical Freedom/Casablanca Records. Tiësto’s first full-length album since 2009’s “Kaleidoscope” will feature notable production collaborations with Hardwell,…

  5. Chart Highlights: Pharrell's 'Happy,' John Legend's 'All Of Me' Expand Reigns

    April 21, 2014 6:05 PM EDT 'Happy' takes over atop a sixth singular-format Billboard airplay chart, while 'All of Me' grants Legend his first Pop Songs and Rhythmic Songs No. 1s. Plus, new No. 1s for A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Fitz and the Tantrums and more Chart Highlights offers…

  6. Enrique Iglesias' Emotional Life: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 21, 2014 10:30 AM EDT No topic is off limits as the singer opens up about that strained relationship with Dad, Anna Kournikova, the recent death of his dog, and the pressure to keep building his empire. It's a rare occasion that Enrique Iglesias is actually at the offices of his Mr. 305 Productions in…

  7. FKA Twigs Dazzles New York on First U.S. Tour

    April 18, 2014 1:37 PM EDT The tastemakers' darling announced she'll be working on her debut record following her return to England. FKA twigs is finally ready for the stage. Last night the R&B experimentalist emerged from her lair of mystery to mesmerize a small audience at a converted West Village strip…

  8. Jay Z and Beyonce Summer Tour: The Latest in 2014's Stadium Boom

    April 18, 2014 12:57 PM EDT It's looking like the biggest year in touring since 1994 as power acts double (and triple) up onstage. This article was first published in the April 26th issue of Billboard Magazine . With sources confirming to Billboard that Jay Z and Beyonce will embark on a 20-city stadium…

  9. 'Soul Train' May Boogie Down on Broadway

    April 15, 2014 4:56 PM EDT The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday he's hoping to repeat his success by…

  10. Boyce Avenue, ‘No Limits’: Exclusive EP Premiere

    April 15, 2014 1:50 PM EDT The Sarasota, Florida-native rockers Boyce Avenue make a return with their “No Limits” EP, their first release since 2010. The album is being released independently through the group’s own label 3 Peace Records and features a collaboration with dance producer/DJ Milkman, which is available…

  11. MTV Movie Awards: Eminem and Rihanna, Ellie Goulding and Zedd Perform Duets (Watch)

    April 14, 2014 12:05 AM EDT Eminem and Rihanna, and Ellie Goulding and Zedd each teamed up for powerhouse duets Sunday night at the MTV Movie Awards for some of the event's strongest moments.  MTV MOVIE AWARDS PHOTOS: Eminem, Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, Jared Leto & More In the the award show's biggest…

  12. Jennifer Lopez Honored at GLAAD Awards

    April 13, 2014 12:15 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez and "Orange is the New Black’s" transgender actress Laverne Cox were among the night’s honorees at the 25th annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Pitbull Debuts Official World Cup Song: Listen to '…

  13. Gimme Five: Betty Who Lists Her Go-To Karaoke Jams (Video)

    April 08, 2014 1:27 PM EDT Destiny's Child, Usher, and of course, Britney: see who else made the "Somebody Loves You" singer's list. On Tuesday (Apr. 8), Betty Who's magnetic sophomore EP "Slow Dancing" officially arrives at retail, offering five more lush pop delicacies from the…

  14. Chart Highlights: Coldplay Ties U2 For Most Adult Alternative Songs No. 1s

    April 07, 2014 3:35 PM EDT The band notches its 11th leader with 'Magic.' Plus, the Pretty Reckless makes its own historic move and new No. 1s for Zedd, J Balvin 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…

  15. Muse, St. Vincent Cover Nirvana's 'Lithium' on 20th Anniversary of Kurt Cobain's Death

    April 06, 2014 3:45 PM EDT On Saturday evening (April 5), which marked the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, fans in attendance at Lollapalooza Brazil were treated to an excellent cover by Muse of Nirvana's classic 1991 track "Lithium."   How Kurt Cobain's Friends, Family & Fellow…

  16. Ask Billboard: What Hits Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample?

    April 04, 2014 8:05 PM EDT As Aloe Blacc's 'The Man' equals the Hot 100 peak of the song it interpolates, Elton John's 'Your Song,' what other songs with samples or borrowed lyrics have fared as well as - better - than the originals? As always, submit your questions about Billboard…

  17. U2, Linda Ronstadt Albums to Be Preserved By Library of Congress

    April 02, 2014 5:07 AM EDT U2's classic album "The Joshua Tree," Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" and an early, influential Christian rock album will play on forever, or at least as long as the Library of Congress is around. These albums from the 1970s and 1980s are among 25…

  18. Gimme Five: MKTO's Favorite Classic Singles (Video)

    April 01, 2014 6:20 PM EDT From "Remember The Time" to "Georgia On My Mind," watch the guys list their favorite oldies. MKTO's single "Classic" has been winning over pop fans -- the song hits a new peak at No. 70 of the current Hot 100 chart -- by name-checking Michel Jackson,…

  19. Ellie Goulding, Zedd to Perform 'Divergent' Songs at MTV Movie Awards

    April 01, 2014 7:00 AM EDT MTV will up the music quotient of its annual Movie Awards by bringing in Ellie Goulding and Zedd to perform selections from "Divergent" and MTV Artist to Watch twenty one pilots to perform their new single in a newly created "music discovery slot." Goulding, a Cherrytree…

  20. Chart Highlights: KONGOS No. 1, Black Keys Blast In At Alternative Radio

    March 31, 2014 4:05 PM EDT KONGOS' 'Come With Me Now' crowns Alternative Songs, while the Black Keys make a splashy return with 'Fever.' Plus, new No. 1s for Kylie Minogue, Blake Shelton and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

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