1. Monster Truck, 'The Lion': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 05, 2014 10:00 AM EST Rising hard rockers Monster Truck roll on with a string of North American tour dates and a crunching new track, "The Lion." The Canadian newcomers are coming off a thundering start in their homeland, where they won breakthrough group of the year at the 2013 Juno Awards. They’ve…

  2. RuPaul Messages Pirates With Decoy Album: 'You Done Stole My Album! Uh Uh, No You Better Don’t, Hooker!'

    March 04, 2014 7:28 PM EST RuPaul Charles, who has built a career on an over-the-top irreverence for convention, pulled another fast one for his latest album, "Born Naked." This time, the queen of drag turned the table on pirates by putting out a decoy album on several popular Torrent sites that traffic…

  3. Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande Set for First Lady's 'Women of Soul' Concert

    March 04, 2014 7:00 PM EST First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. Related Articles 5 Most Musical Presidents: From Barack Obama to Thomas Jefferson Obama, Clinton Pay Tribute to Pete Seeger Beyonce Tipped to Perform at…

  4. Rihanna's Paris Fashion Week Style Diary: 7 Photos of the Bad Gal's Haute Looks

    March 04, 2014 5:35 PM EST Rihanna hit Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014 in that bad girl style only she can swing. She brought serious looks to the Parisian runways. From a sleek little black dress at the Dior show, to a sheer lace number front row at Jean Paul Gaultier, check out our roundup of the singer’s hottest looks…

  5. Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars Announce Carnivores Tour

    March 04, 2014 3:17 PM EST Two of rock's biggest bands, Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars, are hitting the road for a co-headlining tour this summer, it was announced Tuesday morning at a Hollywood press conference. Joining the groups on what has been dubbed the Carnivores Tour will be special guest act…

  6. Liam Gallagher Slams Oasis' 'Definitely Maybe' Reissue: 'Don't Buy Into It'

    March 03, 2014 8:47 PM EST Most bands would take to Twitter to promote a reissue of one of the top albums of their career, but that's not the case for Oasis. Ahead of the 20th anniversary reissue of "Definitely Maybe" on May 19, Liam Gallagher typed a few words to fans and would-be customers on Saturday:…

  7. Designer Drugs Preview New Album, Offer Free Download

    March 03, 2014 4:45 PM EST Album delays are standard in the music industry but when Designer Drugs began work on their forthcoming album, “The Drugs Are In Control,” in 2011, they encountered a somewhat unique obstacle. “Theo was finishing medical school,” the group’s Michael Vincent Patrick says of his bandmate…

  8. De La Soul, '3 Feet High and Rising' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 03, 2014 10:20 AM EST Twenty-five years ago today (March 3), De La Soul's seminal debut LP, "3 Feet High and Rising," was released. Widely-regarded as one of the best records of its era, and now almost universally praised, it's among the finest projects spawned by the Native Tongue…

  9. 3 Doors Down’s Todd Harrell Ordered to Serve Under House Arrest

    March 03, 2014 4:47 AM EST A Nashville judge on Friday ordered the bassist for 3 Doors Down to move from Mississippi to Music City, where he will be under house arrest until his trial on vehicular-homicide charges. The order comes after Robert Todd Harrell was arrested earlier this month on a DUI charge in Mississippi…

  10. Pharrell Williams' Record-Breaking 'Happy' Returns to No. 1 in U.K.

    March 03, 2014 3:41 AM EST Pharrell Williams was in record-breaking form as the Official Charts Company unveiled the U.K.’s weekly sales data on Sunday (March 2). His smash hit “Happy” (Back Lot) became the first single for 57 years to start a third separate run at No. 1. It sold its millionth copy in the territory…

  11. Oscars 2014: Darlene Love Sings Through '20 Feet from Stardom' Acceptance Speech

    March 02, 2014 10:15 PM EST Darlene Love stole the show at Sunday's Academy Awards. The prolific singer and actress received a standing ovation after showing off her pipes moments after The Weinstein Co.'s "20 Feet From Stardom" won the best documentary feature Oscar. Love was one of several back…

  12. Oscar Music Nominees Honored, and Drenched, at Society of Composers and Lyricists Event

    March 02, 2014 12:29 PM EST The heavy rains that pummeled Southern California on Saturday (march 1) created a divide between the film music industry at the annual Society of Composers and Lyricists champagne reception for Oscar nominees. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' Fight…

  13. Kings of Leon Bring the Kids for Super 8 'Temple' Music Video: Watch

    February 28, 2014 6:28 PM EST It's a production of NachoVision, the new all-access KoL video initiative from Christopher "Nacho" Followill, cousin of the band's Followill brothers Kings of Leon break out the family on their latest music video, a Nashville-centric adaptation of "Temple," the…

  14. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as…

  15. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  16. Arctic Monkeys Dominate Britain’s NME Awards

    February 27, 2014 4:38 AM EST Just a week after winning big at the BRITs , the Arctic Monkeys have cleaned up at the NME Awards with five trophies. The Sheffield rock group took out some of the big prizes on Wednesday night, including best British band and album for their chart-topping “AM”.  They’d led all artists with…

  17. Top 20 'Happy' Songs of All Time

    February 26, 2014 5:38 PM EST It’s been a good while since pure joy has won as big as it did today on the Hot 100, with Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” finally landing atop the chart. As noted earlier, Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” is the last song with the word “Happy” in its title to bow at the apex of the Hot…

  18. Katy Perry’s 'Prismatic' Tour Coming to Australia

    February 26, 2014 12:55 AM EST Katy Perry will take her "Prismatic" world tour to Australia later this year.  The pop singer’s trek will visit arenas in each of the country’s five big cities, promoters Dainty Group announced today. As the itinerary currently looks, her seven-date tour Down Under will kick off in…

  19. Romeo Santos Sets Yankee Stadium Concert

    February 24, 2014 4:55 PM EST One day before dropping his sophomore solo album "Formula, Vol. 2," Bronx-born Bachata superstar Romeo Santos announced that he will be headlining a concert at Yankee Stadium on July 12, 2014. Santos will be the first Latin artist to have a show at the new South Bronx ballpark,…

  20. Bastille, Sam Smith, Arctic Monkeys Enjoy Post-BRIT Awards Sales Spikes

    February 24, 2014 4:26 AM EST Winners and performers at last week’s BRIT Awards ceremony dominated the new sales charts when they were published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Feb. 23). Best British Breakthrough act Bastille returned to the album summit with “Bad Blood” (Virgin/Universal) and Critics’ Choice…

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