1. Musicians Mourn Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dead at 46

    February 02, 2014 4:20 PM EST Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. He was 46. According to the The Hollywood Reporter , the actor was found dead in a New York apartment of an apparent drug overdose. He was found with a syringe in his left forearm, with two envelopes nearby that police say appear to…

  2. 56th GRAMMY Awards Preview: Song of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:15 PM EST A closer look at the stellar tunes that earned song of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards. These five tunes are nominated for song of the year at the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26, 2014). Jump To: Album of the Year | Record of the Year BILLBOARD GRAMMY® BEST NEW…

  3. Katy Perry Announces 'Prismatic' North American Tour Dates

    January 15, 2014 2:52 PM EST Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves, Tegan and Sara to serve as opening acts. Two months after Katy Perry announced the initial dates of her international PRISMATIC tour, the pop superstar has revealed her full North America itinerary. Perry will kick off the run on June 22 in Raleigh, N…

  4. 14 Artists to Watch in 2014

    January 13, 2014 12:00 PM EST They're not household names. . . yet, but these 14 music makers -- including pop stars in the making, soulful UK upstarts, an up and coming rapper, and a few hot groups -- are primed to do big things this year. John Newman , @JohnNewmanMusic Genre: Soul After the British…

  5. Will Smith on James Avery's Death: 'Every Young Man Needs an Uncle Phil'

    January 06, 2014 1:20 PM EST Will Smith is paying tribute to his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star James Avery, who died last week from complications from open heart surgery. Smith, who portrayed Avery's nephew on the 1990s sitcom, posted an undated photo of himself along with Avery and the rest of the cast on his…

  6. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Adele & Anna Kendrick

    December 20, 2013 5:44 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Adele Adele looked sensational as she struck a pose after being appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in…

  7. Bruno Mars: Billboard Artist of the Year Cover Story

    December 13, 2013 8:02 AM EST Jukebox Hero: How did Bruno Mars become Billboard’s Artist of the Year? He grabbed hold of the album and single charts and never let go It's a few days before the Grammy Award nominations are announced, and Bruno Mars is shaking off predictions with an easy laugh.…

  8. HAERTS Takes Flight With 'Wings' Single, Preps Debut Album

    December 12, 2013 2:45 PM EST NYC group's excellent first single was recently named iTunes' Single of the Week. "People always ask us about the whole 'Google' thing," says HAERTS singer Nini Fabi, "but it really had nothing to do with that." Fabi is talking about the name HAERTS -…

  9. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  10. Lady Gaga Unveils ARTPOP Ball North American Tour

    December 03, 2013 9:49 AM EST Lady Gaga will bring "ARTPOP" to the masses next year with the artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour, which will lift its paws up on May 4, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The North American leg of the arena trek is currently 25 dates long and will run through July 21. The first wave of…

  11. Marvin Gaye's Oldest Son Sues Robin Thicke Over Four Disputed Songs

    November 27, 2013 1:18 AM EST There's a bit of a quirky new twist in Robin Thicke's lawsuit claiming that "Blurred Lines" wasn't stolen from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Marvin Gaye III, the adopted eldest of the singer's children, has hired his own attorney and has filed…

  12. Miley Cyrus To Bring Icona Pop, Sky Ferreira on 'Bangerz' Tour

    November 12, 2013 5:00 PM EST Miley Cyrus' North American tour in support of "Bangerz" is still over three months away, but the 20-year-old pop superstar has already announced its support acts. Icona Pop and Sky Ferreira will round out the ladies-only trek, which kicks off on Feb. 14, 2014 in Vancouver.…

  13. Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus Steal The Show At 2013 MTV EMAs

    November 10, 2013 8:54 PM EST U.S. pop queens Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus were the undisputed stars of the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov 10) at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome, Netherlands. Both singers won an award each with Katy Perry taking home the hotly-contested title of best female, beating off strong…

  14. Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Tour To Resume

    November 06, 2013 2:05 PM EST Kanye West fans rejoice. The artist will resume his 'Yeezus' tour on November 16. Kanye West postponed the rest of the tour after a 60-foot LED screen used during his shows was damaged in a truck accident that occurred on Wednesday (Oct. 30). He has rescheduled the dates for…

  15. Miley Cyrus Announces 'Bangerz' Tour Dates

    November 06, 2013 11:01 AM EST It's a Party in the U.S.A. (and Canada) as Miley Cyrus will bring "Bangerz" across North America early next year with a 38-date arena trek, kicking off in Vancouver on Valentine's Day. The 20-year-old pop phenom announced the tour during a surprise appearance on a…

  16. Jay-Z Defends Barneys Deal: I'm Being 'Demonized'

    October 26, 2013 7:40 PM EDT Jay-Z — under increasing pressure to back out of a collaboration with the luxury store Barneys New York after it was accused of racially profiling two black customers — said Saturday he's being unfairly "demonized" for just waiting to hear all of the facts. The rap mogul…

  17. Kings Of Leon Announce Mechanical Bull Tour Dates

    October 24, 2013 6:09 PM EDT Rockers announce a string of 2014 dates with Gary Clark, Jr. The Followill brothers will take their latest collection of rock 'n roll jams on the road this winter, as Kings of Leon have just announced plans to tour behind "Mechanical Bull." Beginning Feb. 5 at Atlanta's…

  18. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  19. Gimme Five: St. Lucia's Biggest Musical Influences

    October 17, 2013 11:24 AM EDT Jean-Philip Grobler breaks down the music that shaped his new album, "When The Night." The first time Jean-Philip Grobler started playing people the music he'd made as part of his project St. Lucia, many were taken aback by the "unabashed, joyful quality to it, which…

  20. A Tribe Called Quest's 'Yeezus' Shows Will Reportedly Be Their Last

    October 16, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Yesterday (Oct. 15), Kanye West revealed that Pusha T and A Tribe Called Quest will be joining him on the "Yeezus" tour. Pusha will perform with 'Ye in Las Vegas, NV show on Oct. 25. A Tribe Called Quest will perform at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Nov. 20 and at…

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