1. Exclusive: Lily Elise Premieres Spellbinding Alt-Pop Song 'Taken'

    March 03, 2015 10:30 AM EST If you're into any kind of edgy pop, R&B, or even EDM, we've got a feeling you're going to dig this one. The Voice season one alumnus  Lily Elise has a killer new single called "Taken" that's a mesmerizing mix of a little of all three. "Taken" is…

  2. Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus & More Among 2015 YouTube Music Awards Honorees

    March 02, 2015 9:10 AM EST Come this March, the 2015 YouTube Music Awards will honor artists in a whole new way. For this year's event, the YouTube Music Awards picked 50 winners based on views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months. Ariana Grande , Beyonce , Meghan Trainor , Miley Cyrus , One…

  3. Hollywood A-listers Take a Casual Day for Oscar Rehearsals

    February 22, 2015 1:08 PM EST Less than 24 hours before the super-fancy Oscar ceremony, it was jeans-and-sneakers day at the Dolby Theatre. Oscars 2015 Live Blog Eddie Murphy , Jennifer Aniston, Liam Neeson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomi Watts, Kevin Hart , Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana were among the casually-clad stars…

  4. Super Bowl Commercials Pay Off on Emerging Artists Chart

    February 17, 2015 6:18 PM EST As expected, the Feb. 1 Super Bowl sparked major gains for Katy Perry and Missy Elliott , who turned exposure from the halftime show into song purchases. But they (and the New England Patriots) weren't the night's only big winners. Three acts -- Sleeping at Last , Marc Scibilia…

  5. John Lennon's Sister Julia Baird Talks New Doc on Liverpool's Beatleweek, 'Come Together'

    February 11, 2015 11:50 AM EST Ahead of the release of a documentary on Liverpool's "International Beatleweek," John Lennon's sister reminisces on practices in the kitchen and Beatlemania. Every August, fans from around the globe flock to the UK for a chance to express their adoration for the one and…

  6. Miley Cyrus Video 'Tongue Tied' to be Shown at NYC Porn Film Festival

    February 09, 2015 8:06 PM EST A video featuring Miley Cyrus will be featured in the NYC Porn Film Festival 's opening night, running alongside hardcore pornography, art videos and provocative discussions.  The singer's kinky collaboration with artist Quentin Jones , called "Tongue Tied,"…

  7. From Aretha Franklin to Puff Daddy, Industry Heavyweights Share Inside Stories From Clive Davis' Legendary Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 02, 2015 2:25 PM EST When Clive Davis formed Arista Records in 1973, the label lacked the renown of its competitors. To level the playing field and heighten Arista's profile during Grammy season, Davis used not just his business acumen, but his love of showbiz -- and the spotlight -- to promote his new…

  8. Suge Knight Case: Detectives Review Video to Find Clues

    February 01, 2015 1:12 PM EST Investigators were reviewing a video of an incident in which Marion "Suge" Knight struck two men with his pickup -- leaving one dead and the other injured -- to help shed light on whether the rap music mogul was a perpetrator or victim in a case that led to his arrest. Suge Knight…

  9. Keith Urban on the 'Strategic Journey' of 'American Idol,' Remembering David Vs. David

    January 28, 2015 11:08 PM EST Keith Urban made his Billboard chart debut in August 1999. Since then, he has placed 37 titles on the Hot Country Songs chart, with 32 of them reaching the top 10 and 15 going all the way to No. 1. He has also taken four of his albums to the top, including his most recent release, Fuse .…

  10. Movement Detroit 2015 Lineup: Richie Hawtin, DJ Snoopadelic, Dog Blood & More

    January 28, 2015 5:40 PM EST On Wednesday (Jan. 28), Paxahau Events announced the phase-one lineup for Movement Electronic Music Festival's tenth edition, bringing a diverse roster of dance talents to Detroit this spring. Richie Hawtin , DJ Snoopadelic and Dog Blood, the collaborative project between Skrillex and…

  11. Skrillex Salutes Sundance Party Culture at Billboard's Winterfest

    January 24, 2015 10:28 AM EST "Who came here to party and not watch any damn movies?" Skrillex , manning the turntables onstage at Park City Live during the second night of Billboard's Winterfest concert series, knew the score. Sundance Film Festival , which brings tens of thousands to the sleepy ski town…

  12. BPM Festival Highlights: Innervisions, Cadenza Meets Planet E, Vatos Locos & More

    January 23, 2015 4:39 PM EST Since 2008, the international party crowd has congregated in Mexico's Playa del Carmen for 10 days of house and techno parties set against a beautiful paradise backdrop. Drawing more than 55,000 attendees last year (with more estimated this year), the BPM Festival's eighth…

  13. Nicole Purcell Named President of CLIO

    January 20, 2015 3:11 PM EST Marketing executive Nicole Purcell has been named president of CLIO, the brand that holds the annual CLIO Awards and The Hollywood Reporter 's Key Art Awards, it was announced on Tuesday (Jan. 20). "Early on in my CLIO career, I had a vision for what this brand could be --…

  14. Watch Bruce Springsteen Perform at Light of Day 2015 Benefit in New Jersey

    January 18, 2015 3:03 PM EST There was magic in the night for the 15th anniversary of the Light of Day 2015 Winterfest, as "surprise" guest Bruce Springsteen took the stage at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, N.J. "15 years," the 65-year old rocker said wistfully as he -- and 17 other musical…

  15. Andraé Crouch Funeral Details Announced: Two Days of All-Star Celebrations

    January 16, 2015 7:16 PM EST Funeral services for  Andraé Crouch  will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20, and Wednesday, Jan. 21, and will include appearances and performances by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Yolanda Adams , Shirley Caesar , and many others, a rep for the late singer announced Friday.  R.I.P. Andrae Crouch: Remembering…

  16. Terminally Ill Eminem Fan Passes After His Dying Wish Is Fulfilled

    January 13, 2015 12:15 PM EST UPDATE: Cancer claimed the life of Gage Gargo not long after Eminem paid the 17-year-old a visit, making the teen's dying wish come true. Original story:   Eminem recently visited a fan sick with a terminal illness, making his dying wish come true.  Eminem Sued By Chicago…

  17. Publishing Briefs: Elizabeth Matthews Rises to CEO for ASCAP, Sony/ATV Not for Sale

    January 13, 2015 5:05 AM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news happening in the music publishing world.  -- Elizabeth Matthews has been tapped as the new CEO for ASCAP , the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, replacing John LoFrumento , who retired on Dec. 31. Matthews, who…

  18. Globalfest, International Music Showcase, Puts $50k in Tour Support on the Table

    January 10, 2015 12:34 PM EST The importance of a buzzed-about show at Globalfest should not be underestimated. When the twelfth annual international music showcase kicks-off this Sunday (Jan. 11) at New York's Webster Hall, the stakes will be high for artists such as Kenyan "disco-funk-house" group…

  19. Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden Are Married

    January 05, 2015 9:40 PM EST As earlier predicted , Benji Madden of Good Charlotte and The Madden Brothers and Cameron Diaz were wed Monday night at the actor's Beverly Hills home.  Are Benji Madden & Cameron Diaz Getting Married Tonight? The ceremony included about 100 guests and took place inside the…

  20. 15 (Or More …) No. 15 Hot 100 Hits for 2015

    January 01, 2015 10:05 AM EST Happy New Year! As 2015 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers 15 songs that rose to No. 15 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling five spots shy of the top 10, all remain memorable hits among the Hot 100's five-decade-plus history. Actually … in looking through the Hot 100…

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