1. Leonard Nimoy, Spock From 'Star Trek,' Dead at 83

    February 27, 2015 12:18 PM EST The beloved 'Star Trek' actor and occasional singer passed away Friday morning. Leonard Nimoy, the Hollywood renaissance man who fashioned a long and prosperous career as the supremely logical and cerebral science officer Mr. Spock from Star Trek , has died. He was 83. Nimoy, who…

  2. Oscars 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 22, 2015 8:30 PM EST Who brought home gold at the  2015 Oscars ? See a complete winners list below! Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Best Picture American Sniper Birdman -- WINNER Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Actress in a Leading Role…

  3. Oscars 2015: And the Nominees Are ...

    February 19, 2015 8:00 AM EST Here are all the nominees for the 2015 Oscars ! Check them out below! Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Best Picture American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Directing Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel…

  4. 'Saturday Night Live' 40th Anniversary Special: 10 Best Music Moments

    February 16, 2015 12:40 AM EST Anything that combines Justin Timberlake , Kanye West , Paul McCartney , Keith Richards , Taylor Swift and more music stars is bound to be pretty special. And so it was on Saturday Night Live 's 40th anniversary special Sunday night (Feb. 15), where -- in between tributes to all of…

  5. 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Show: Complete Guest List With Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Jack White

    February 13, 2015 9:15 PM EST Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend with a massive three and a half hour event Sunday night that will include more than 100 guests, ranging all the way from Adam Sandler to Zach Galifianakis. Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake All In…

  6. New Signings: Q Prime Signs Volbeat, Incubus Joins Island Records, Downtown Nabs Atticus Ross

    February 13, 2015 2:19 PM EST Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more. RECORD LABELS -- Incubus signs an exclusive worldwide contract with Island Records . The band will release a four-song…

  7. Billboard Cover: Imagine Dragons on Being 'Atypical' Rock Stars, and Singer Dan Reynolds on His Depression Struggles and Conflicts With His Mormon Faith

    February 13, 2015 9:00 AM EST At this year's Grammys, during which artists from Katy Perry to Beyoncé sang earnest devotionals, Imagine Dragons staged a bold experiment in how to promote an album: They performed live in a four-minute TV ad for Target. Using 22 cameras, music video director Jonas Akerlund…

  8. Exclusive: Def Leppard Announces Summer Concert Tour With Styx and Tesla

    February 12, 2015 8:00 AM EST After spending last year on the road as special guests for Kiss , Def Leppard will be back atop the bill this summer and taking Styx and Tesla along for the ride, Billboard is exclusively announcing. The 48-date tour kicks off June 23 in Tampa, Fla., running through Oct. 4 in Bismarck, N.D.…

  9. Grammy Breakdown By Label: Majors Sweep Major Awards, Indies Have Strong Collective Showing

    February 09, 2015 4:08 PM EST At the Grammys on Sunday evening, major labels won big across the most popular genres, and Universal Music Group nudged out Sony Music for the most wins -- 13 to 12 -- across 50 recorded music categories. Major label-associated companies brought in 17 of the 20 Grammy categories -- 85 percent…

  10. Grammys 2015: The Awards You Didn't See

    February 08, 2015 6:40 PM EST Not all of the 2015 Grammys were given away on camera. Here are the prizes awarded before the ceremony hit TV. Best New Age Album: Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman, Winds of Samsara Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta Grammys…

  11. Amy Pascal to Step Down From Top Sony Post

    February 05, 2015 1:08 PM EST Amid the fallout of the Sony hacking crisis,  Amy Pascal  will step down from her post as co-chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment.    The move has been widely expected ever since the studio became engulfed in one of the worst cyber attacks in corporate history and certainly the most…

  12. Grammys 2015: A Party-Hopping Primer to the Industry's Top Velvet-Rope Events

    February 05, 2015 12:14 PM EST Getting on the guest list is only half the battle -- squeezing the many must-hit soirees into your schedule can be just as challenging. CLIVE DAVIS & THE RECORDING ACADEMY 'S PRE-GRAMMY GALA Where: The Beverly Hilton Who: Sting , Lorde , Miley Cyrus , Natasha Bedingfield , Patti…

  13. Super Bowl 2015: 10 Best & 5 Worst Commercials

    February 01, 2015 10:15 PM EST This year's Super Bowl wasn't exactly the most memorable in terms of commercials, but at the very least, there wasn't anything horrifically sexist, either. From Lindsay Lohan to CGI turtles to Liam motherf--kin' Neeson, here's the 10 best (and after that, the…

  14. Cold Chisel Working on New Album for 2015 Release

    January 30, 2015 4:17 AM EST Cold Chisel is warming-up for another comeback.  The Australian rock legends will play an intimate one-off show next month in the capital, the first in their homeland in nearly three years. It'll serve as a final tuneup before a headline appearance at this year's Clipsal 500 motor…

  15. Billboard Cover: Mark Ronson on His Surprise No. 1 Hit, Amy Winehouse and His Neurotic Ways

    January 16, 2015 10:00 AM EST Four hours from now, Mark Ronson will learn, via text, that his song "Uptown Funk" has dislodged Taylor Swift from her perch atop the U.S. singles chart, giving him his first No. 1 hit as an artist. For now, he's in his recording studio in an industrial area of North London…

  16. Arctic Monkeys, Glastonbury, Sziget Win Big at European Festival Awards

    January 15, 2015 11:41 AM EST Festivals with names like I Love Techno and Down the Rabbit Hole were winners at the 6th annual European Festival Awards on Wednesday. The event, which honors Europe's best festivals, artists and promoters, took place at Groningen's De Oosterpoort in The Netherlands. Melvin Benn,…

  17. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  18. Iggy Azalea Says Criticism of Her Has '100,000 Percent to Do With the Fact That I Have a Vagina'

    January 07, 2015 5:08 PM EST Iggy Azalea  has seen a fair amount of criticism directed her way this month, following remarks (and a resulting back-and-forth) with  Azealia Banks , among others, about cultural appropriation.  Shakira & Iggy Azalea Collaboration in the Works In a  new interview with  Vanity Fair ,…

  19. Ultra Music Festival 2015 Lineup: Phase 1 Includes Skrillex, Avicii & More

    January 07, 2015 3:00 PM EST Following the leak of its flyer last week, Ultra Music Festival officially announced its Phase 1 lineup on Wednesday (Jan. 7). The official lineup posted to Ultra's socials matches a photographed flyer that caused a stir when it was leaked on the blogosphere last week. Coachella…

  20. Grammys 2015 Preview: Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor & More on Their Record of the Year-Nominated Songs

    December 26, 2014 9:20 AM EST Check out the five tracks nominated for the Record of the Year Grammy. "All About That Bass" - Meghan Trainor Producer: Kevin Kadish Engineer/Mixer: Kevin Kadish Mastering Engineer: Dave Kutch Label: Epic "My producer [Kadish] had the title and said that none of his prior co…

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