1. Firefly Producers Announce New Big Barrel Country Fest, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Loretta Lynn to Play

    December 18, 2014 7:55 AM EST Red Frog Events, the producers of the Firefly Festival, announce today the launch of the Big Barrel Country Music Festival on June 26-28, the weekend after Firefly, at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., site of Firefly. Headliners include  Blake Shelton , Miranda…

  2. Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez: Top 10 Moments of the Year in Ass

    December 17, 2014 1:53 PM EST Pop culture has been infatuated for the derrière for some time now, but 2014 was surely the year of ass. Nicki Minaj , Beyoncé , Meghan Trainor , Cody Simpson and more celebrities gave the world wide web a sneak peak of their assets with pride… and then some continued doing so. I mean, why…

  3. BSBB Round 4: Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, "Dark Horse" vs. Beyoncé feat. Jay Z, "Drunk in Love"

    December 14, 2014 10:03 AM EST Best Song Bracket Battle: View the Matchups | Critics and Rules Dark Horse Katy Perry feat. Juicy J Drunk In Love Beyonce feat. Jay Z JAMIESON COX: At this stage in the competition, it’s harder and harder for me to point to musical qualities when making decisions. I like all of these songs,…

  4. BSBB Round 1: Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora, "Black Widow" vs. Bobby Shmurda, "Hot Boy"

    December 14, 2014 10:00 AM EST Best Song Bracket Battle: View the Matchups | Critics and Rules Black Widow Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora Hot Boy Bobby Shmurda CRAIG JENKINS: “Black Widow” began life as a Katy Perry song and, as such, is designed almost entirely to buttress its titanic hook. Iggy Azalea’s just treading water…

  5. Picture It: Justin Bieber Snapped In Studio

    December 13, 2014 9:14 PM EST Could 2015 be the year Justin Bieber releases a new album? On Dec. 13, the 20-year-old singer shared a selfie of himself back in the studio (still rocking that  new blonde hair ). However he did not further elaborate on when folks might be able to hear something from the session or what…

  6. Grammys 2015: The Lowdown on the Country Music Nominations

    December 05, 2014 6:22 PM EST The nominees in the country field for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and there are interesting names among the contenders. The decision to scale back on the number of categories a few years ago by NARAS led many to believe that the organization was looking to increase…

  7. Grammys 2015: And the Nominees Are…

    December 05, 2014 2:30 PM EST Early Friday on CBS This Morning , Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams stopped by to reveal four major categories of nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Head Here for Our Complete Coverage of the 2015 Grammys Sheeran's own x (pronounced "multiply") got a nod…

  8. 'The Simpsons' Take on 'Frozen' in Holiday Couch Gag

    December 05, 2014 10:57 AM EST The Simpsons is well-known for its opening-credit couch gags, so it's no surprise they've created something special for this Sunday's holiday episode: Obligatory Frozen Reference. These days, if you're setting anything -- even a sitcom theme song -- in any kind of…

  9. Exclusive Preview: Watch Shawn Mendes, The Vamps & More Celebrate Radio Disney With Special Concert

    November 24, 2014 1:37 PM EST When you're a radio station, your birthday gets to double as a concert. That's what Radio Disney rolled out for its birthday: an acoustic concert at Club Nokia featuring performances from The Vamps , Shawn Mendes , Christina Grimmie, Jacob Latimore and more. And now all fans will…

  10. Did John Mayer Date Katherine Heigl?

    November 22, 2014 7:49 PM EST John Mayer has had his fair share of very public relationships. See his past romances with Jessica Simpson , Katy Perry and Jennifer Aniston for some proof. But even he might be surprised to learn about his fling with former Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl . During an upcoming…

  11. Watch Katy Perry, Will.i.am, Adam Lambert, Others Sing 'Imagine' for UNICEF

    November 21, 2014 8:23 PM EST To celebrate the 25th anniversary of United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has teamed up with Yoko Ono and David Guetta to assemble a star cast to cover John Lennon 's beloved "Imagine" for what they're calling the #IMAGINE Project. …

  12. One Direction, Justin Bieber & Cody Simpson: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 25

    November 21, 2014 1:30 PM EST Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy is back in the…

  13. Justin Bieber Returns to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    November 21, 2014 10:00 AM EST Justin Bieber is back on top of the Social 50 chart . The 20-year-old rebounds 7-1 for his record-extending 102nd week atop the chart after releasing a joint track with  Cody Simpson . The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia,…

  14. Kim Kardashian's 'Paper' Booty Gets 'Simpsonized'

    November 15, 2014 4:37 PM EST Just when you thought you've seen all of Kim Kardashian in Paper magazine , one artist is showing you another side of the reality star. Or, at least his own interpretation of what you've already spotted all over the internet. Italian artist aleXsando Palombo has created…

  15. Justin Bieber Unfollows Selena Gomez on Instagram

    November 12, 2014 8:52 PM EST Over on Twitter , Justin Bieber is very laid-back about who he follows, with 160,000-plus fans and pals on his following list. But on Instagram , he keeps it pretty intimate, only tracking famous friends like Drake , Kendall Jenner and Cody Simpson for a total of 45 on his list. Oh…

  16. Go 'Home to Mama' With Justin Bieber & Cody Simpson: Listen

    November 11, 2014 6:38 PM EST Duo's summer jam session turns into John Mayer-esque ballad. Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson got their fans riled up over the summer when they revealed that they were in the studio together . Now, the fruits of their labor have arrived: "Home to Mama," a John Mayer …

  17. Maya Angelou’s Posthumous Album, ‘Caged Bird Songs,’ Debuts

    November 04, 2014 2:17 PM EST New album blends poet’s prose with hip-hop; Oprah Winfrey is co-producing a music video for the project Before her death at age 86 on May 28, Dr. Maya Angelou had signed off on a unique music project she had been actively involved with over the last seven years. Today (Nov. 4) marks the…

  18. The Big Names in Booking Bands for Television Share Their Secrets

    October 31, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Scott Igoe, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Title: Music executive Held since: 2002 Age: 46 Previous job: Assistant to former Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine Artists booked in 2014: Pharrell Williams, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith and Disclosure, Taylor Swift…

  19. Prince on 'Saturday Night Live': Look Back at Past Impressions

    October 31, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Maybe you've heard that Prince (along with 3rdEyeGirl ) will be the music guest on  Saturday Night Live  this weekend. Host Chris Rock certainly knows what a big deal this is: In the latest promos, Rock notes, "Any time you say the word 'Prince,' a woman will scream…

  20. Iggy Azalea's 'SNL' Collaborator MØ Explains Her 'Beg For It' Performance Flub

    October 27, 2014 12:15 PM EDT Two days after the ten-year anniversary of Ashlee Simpson’s infamous Saturday Night Live lip-sync fiasco, the was a little hitch in Iggy Azalea’s performance as SNL 's musical guest on Oct. 25. Iggy brought out Danish singer MØ for a performance of her new single “Beg For It,” and her…

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