1. Kaskade Helps XS Celebrate 5th Anniversary in Las Vegas

    February 18, 2014 9:23 AM EST Five years for any nightclub is a milestone. In Las Vegas, it’s a lifetime achievement. This past Saturday, Kaskade performed for a sold-out crowd of over 7,000 at the fifth anniversary party of XS nightclub at the Wynn Hotel. A signature cocktail, The Five Star—a concoction of cognac,…

  2. Beck's 'Morning Phase': The Billboard Cover Story

    February 14, 2014 12:25 PM EST Beck explains his first album in five years: "I'm not controlling where [the car] is going... just making sure it doesn't crash." Turns out Beck can make heartbreaking music , even when he actually is doing fine. Dressed in all black except for the tiny white polka…

  3. Nick Jonas to Co-Star in 'Navy St.' TV Drama

    February 14, 2014 1:24 AM EST Nick Jonas is returning to the small screen full time. The singer-actor and The Glades alum Kiele Sanchez have nabbed co-starring roles in DirecTV's family MMA drama Navy St., The Hollywood Reporter has learned.  From Endemol Studios, Navy St. is a gritty drama set against the backdrop…

  4. 20 Best Love Songs By Real-Life Couples

    February 13, 2014 12:40 PM EST Whether it’s a chart-topping pop pair, an R&B/hip-hop power couple or a country king and queen, it’s the natural inclination for a musically inclined romantic couple to collaborate – or for a platonic pair of singer to find love during heated recording sessions. In honor of Valentine’s…

  5. Deep Dish Reuniting With New Single 'Quincy,' Miami Show

    February 12, 2014 11:45 AM EST After an almost eight year hiatus, the groundbreaking duo returns for a highly-anticipated, if uneasy reunion Deep Dish is officially reuniting. After remaining mum on rumors and offering little explanation for a cryptic countdown on their website, pioneering electronic duo Deep Dish has…

  6. 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…

  7. Courtney Barnett Signs to Mom + Pop, Playing Coachella (Exclusive)

    February 11, 2014 9:08 AM EST Courtney Barnett, the 26-year-old Australian anti-folk singer, has signed a licensing agreement in North America with the independent label Mom + Pop. Barnett, known for plainspoken, narrative songs vivified by a subtle wit and compulsive attention to detail, is signed internationally to the…

  8. MKTO Sets April Release Date For Debut Album: Exclusive

    February 10, 2014 11:45 PM EST The "Classic" duo is currently opening for Emblem3 on the road. Pop-rap duo MKTO will release its self-titled debut album on Apr. 1 through Columbia Records, Billboard can exclusively announce. The 11-song album will be issued following the group's current tour opening for…

  9. Jimmy Fallon: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2014 11:35 AM EST Between bookings from U2 to Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon, bandleader Questlove and music booker Jonathan Cohen reveal how they turned late night into one of music's hottest stops Little-known fact: Before he had his own NBC talk show or landed a gig with "Saturday Night Live,…

  10. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  11. Prince Plays for Laughs on Post-Super Bowl Episode of 'New Girl'

    February 03, 2014 12:55 AM EST Prince is a funny guy. Who knew? The Purple One gave a comedic cameo-appearance in the special post-Super Bowl episode of “New Girl.” Prince, who plays himself and is a confirmed fan of the Fox sitcom, dished out relationship advice to its stars Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson)…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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