1. Lorde on Her First GRAMMYs: 'Sounds Like Prom on 'Roids' (Q&A)

    January 26, 2014 4:39 PM EST Were it not for indie bands Bon Iver and Grizzly Bear, we might not have Lorde (nee Ella Yelich-O'Connor), the 17-year-old phenom whose harmony-mashing "Royals" topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts for nine weeks in 2013 and garnered a half-million plays on U.S. radio. Her…

  2. Nick Cave Doc, Stuart Murdoch Film Among Sundance Winners

    January 26, 2014 12:22 PM EST A documentary on Nick Cave received two awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the jury honored a Belle and Sebastian-related musical with a uniquely-worded trophy. Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who directed the Cave documentary "20,000 Days On Earth" received the directing award…

  3. Stephen Malkmus Q&A: On 'Wig Out at Jagbags,' Hating Twitter & Trying To Write Like Taylor Swift

    January 24, 2014 2:42 PM EST Following a move to Berlin with his family, Stephen Malkmus is back to his home base of Portland, Oregon, with a new record -- "Wig Out at Jagbags," with the Jicks -- and a tour launching in North America in Denver, CO on Feb. 14. While promoting the new disc, the former Pavement…

  4. Bonnie Raitt, Skylar Grey, Joy Williams Shine at GRAMMY Foundation's 'A Song Is Born' Event

    January 24, 2014 12:26 PM EST Songs, specifically the ones that become smash hits, were the focal point of the Grammy Foundation's "A Song is Born" program on Jan. 23. Seventeen artists, most of them writers rather than interpreters, performed an astounding number of top 40 tunes, Grammy winners and…

  5. Zakk Wylde Promises Return to the 'Heavy Stuff' on April's 'Black Vatican'

    January 24, 2014 9:51 AM EST After an odds 'n' sods set and an acoustic-oriented live album, guitar hero Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society is ready to get back to "the normal Black Label, the heavy stuff again" -- and will do so with the April 8 release of its ninth studio album, "Catacombs…

  6. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Thursday

    January 23, 2014 10:15 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  7. Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon to Release Holiday Children's Book

    January 23, 2014 7:33 PM EST "Roc and Roe's Twelve Days of Christmas" features the celebrity couple's twins Mariah Carey, a holiday icon for “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” is set to release a holiday children’s book with husband and "America’s Got Talent" host Nick Cannon. Scholastic…

  8. Sundance 2014: Watch Nervo Talk About Steve Aoki Collabs, Finishing Debut Album

    January 22, 2014 6:48 PM EST Cover Girls know how to party, even in the snow. Before playing to a packed house at Park City Live for Billboard’s Sundance party this past Monday, January 20, the sisters of Nervo, Liv and Mim, sat down to talk about working with Steve Aoki and putting the finishing touches on their debut…

  9. Sundance 2014: Watch Nick Cave Doc '20,000 Days On Earth' Directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard Q&A

    January 22, 2014 5:13 PM EST The opening 90 seconds of the Nick Cave documentary "20,000 Days on Earth" cover healthy amount of time -- 19,999 days of pop culture, including Cave's work in the Birthday Party, with the Bad Seeds, Kylie Minogue and as a solo artist. It's aurally cacophonous and…

  10. Sundance 2014: Nick Cave Performs at '20,000 Days on Earth' Premiere Party

    January 22, 2014 2:46 AM EST The line moved very slowly into Main Street's Downstairs Monday night, with a colorful bunch of characters trying to prove they were on the list for a party celebrating "20,000 Days on Earth." Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's unconventional music doc stars Nick Cave,…

  11. 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…

  12. Katy B Moves Beyond The Bass: 'I Wanted There To Be A Focus On My Songwriting'

    January 17, 2014 2:00 PM EST After jumping from pirate radio to the pop charts, the U.K. reaches past her dubstep roots even further with new album. In 2010, an unknown BRIT School graduate singing over dizzying bass drops took the U.K. singles chart by storm with the song "Katy on a Mission," a boastful…

  13. Sundance: 10 Must-See, Music-Related Movies Screening in Park City

    January 16, 2014 1:01 PM EST Nick Cave, Fela Kuti, Beck and Anne Hathaway highlight films with music elements at Sundance this year It’s nothing new to have musicians head by the planeload into Park City, Utah, to perform at various showcases, but this year’s line-up has a decidedly musical bent. Included are…

  14. DJ Cassidy's 'Paradise Royale' Album Unites R&B Dance Legends With Newer Stars

    January 16, 2014 11:00 AM EST The ambitious passion project brings voices of Robin Thicke, R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland together with members of Chic, Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool & the Gang... Album due this spring on Columbia... First single "Calling All Hearts" out February DJ Cassidy has made some…

  15. Christine McVie Rejoins Fleetwood Mac: Official

    January 13, 2014 6:54 PM EST Christine McVie is back with Fleetwood Mac -- officially. The band's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, has confirmed to Billboard that McVie has rejoined the band after departing the group in 1998. Rosenberg says that McVie "has indeed re-joined Fleetwood Mac and we are hoping to…

  16. Stevie Nicks on Her 'Fantastic' 'American Horror Story: Coven' Cameo (VIDEO)

    January 08, 2014 7:49 PM EST While rock superstar Stevie Nicks appears in the latest episode of FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" (airing Jan. 8 at 10 p.m.), don't expect to see Nicks add "actress" to her resume any time soon. "As far as being an actress?" Nicks tells…

  17. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  18. Ludacris, Steve Aoki to Heat Up Park City Live Concert Series at Sundance

    January 07, 2014 11:00 AM EST Ludacris, Steve Aoki, Nervo, O.A.R. and Kaskade are among the performers named to the line-up for the Park City Live Concert Series, which runs during the famed Sundance Film Festival later this month. The initial nighttime concert schedule starts Jan. 16 with O.A.R. and Matisyahu, and…

  19. Afrojack, Above & Beyond, more Announced as New Residents at Hakkasan Las Vegas: Exclusive

    January 06, 2014 10:59 AM EST The megaclub goes all in on big talent for the coming year, adding new names to its lineup while Tiësto and Calvin are continuing their residencies. A new year means new alliances on the Vegas Strip as Hakkasan Las Vegas unveils its lineup of DJ residencies for 2014. Afrojack, Above &…

  20. Bruce Springsteen, 'High Hopes': Track-By-Track Review

    January 05, 2014 9:00 PM EST BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN High Hopes Producers: Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien Label: Columbia Release Date: Jan. 14 "High Hopes" is Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album. In a first for the artist, the record is a collection of cover songs previously performed live, originals…

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