1. Natalia Kills' New York Fashion Week Diary: The Singer Recaps the HONOR Show and More

    February 14, 2014 2:55 PM EST Natalia Kills is one fiery dresser. The British dark-pop songstress makes wearing Versus Versace and Jeremy Scott a casual affair. So we tapped the edgy singer to be the latest fashion week correspondent for The Hook. From sitting front row at the Honor show to DJing the We the Urban party,…

  2. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups…

  3. St. Vincent Performs at Diane Von Furstenberg’s 40th Anniversary Show

    February 10, 2014 11:50 AM EST “If I can’t show it / you can’t see me / What’s the point of doing anything?” St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark, sings on “Digital Witness,” a musical thinkpiece about life in the age of Instagram. That lyric, from her self-titled fourth solo album (due Feb. 25) on Loma Vista/Republic, doubled…

  4. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders, Technology & Luck Broke the Fab Four in America

    February 07, 2014 2:10 PM EST Six weeks is all it took for the Liverpool foursome to go from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA. Here's an exhaustive look at how it happened Consider the following: At the end of 1963 , virtually no one in America had heard of the Beatles. Yet on Feb. 9, 1964, they…

  5. Howard Stern's 60th Bash: The Full Report From The Birthday Blowout

    February 01, 2014 11:18 AM EST Rock A-listers, among a throng of other celebrities, feted the King of All Media at his 60th-birthday celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night. In an exclusive interview with Billboard last month, Howard Stern executive producer Gary Dell'Abate noted that, last year,…

  6. New Barbra Streisand Duets Album Coming Soon, With Beyonce & Lady Gaga?

    January 25, 2014 2:09 PM EST Album could also include Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder and more Superstar diva Barbra Streisand is preparing a new duets album, and it may feature the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Blake Shelton. Her publicist confirmed the forthcoming duets set today (Jan. 25) to Billboard, but had no…

  7. 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…

  8. Jenni Rivera's Daughter 'Chiquis' Debuts Song In Honor of Her Late Mom

    January 17, 2014 2:44 AM EST Janney "Chiquis" Rivera, the daughter of the late regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera, has taken to YouTube to premiere "Paloma Blanca," a banda-themed song dedicated to her mother who died in 2012 when her small plane crashed while on business in Mexico.  "Paloma…

  9. Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Christina Aguilera Head to New Orleans

    January 14, 2014 1:58 PM EST The lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out, with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish and Arcade Fire among the major artists tapped to mark the event's 45th anniversary over two weekends this spring. Jazz…

  10. 'Frozen,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Soundtracks Heat Up Winter Charts

    January 10, 2014 1:56 PM EST Boosted by big Christmas box-office numbers and the onset of awards season, soundtracks are surging up the charts. Leading the way is Disney's "Frozen," which hits No. 1 on the Billboard 200, rising from No. 4. The animated film's soundtrack, released on Walt Disney…

  11. Jennifer Hudson Gifts Assistant New House in Video

    January 03, 2014 7:53 PM EST Jennifer Hudson has gone viral, thanks to a generous holiday gift. The singer-actress and American Idol alum posted a video to her Instagram account that captured the response of her assistant, Walter Williams, upon receiving the present -- a new home. After reading the front page of what…

  12. What Tessanne Chin's 'Voice' Win Means for the Jamaican Music Scene

    January 03, 2014 4:15 PM EST Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin's stratospheric ascent from relative obscurity, even in her birthplace, to international fame via her Dec. 17 triumph on NBC's singing competition "The Voice" is undoubtedly the island's biggest music story of 2013. Displaying…

  13. NASA on Beyonce's Challenger Sample: Tragedy 'Should Never Be Trivialized'

    January 02, 2014 8:58 PM EST NASA has officially responded to Beyonce's use of audio from the space shuttle Challenger explosion in her new song "XO," saying that the tragedy "should never be trivialized." "The Challenger accident is an important part of our history, a tragic reminder that…

  14. Beyonce's Use of Challenger Disaster Audio Angers NASA Astronauts

    December 30, 2013 2:00 PM EST Former NASA astronauts and their family members are calling Beyonce "insensitive" for using audio from the space shuttle Challenger explosion in her new song, "XO," off her surprise, self-titled album. "Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation.…

  15. Richard Marx, Heart In Holiday Spirit On AC Chart

    December 23, 2013 10:05 AM EST Their new collaboration scales the tally, granting Marx a second straight year of charting with holiday fare After not appearing on Billboard charts with holiday music for almost 25 years, Richard Marx is now making the practice an annual tradition as predictable as Santa's Christmas…

  16. Oscars Name 75 Songs in Contention for Original Song Award

    December 16, 2013 7:30 PM EST Five songs from “The Great Gatsby,” four of the five Golden Globe nominees and another 66 recordings have been deemed eligible for the Original Song category for the 86th Academy Awards. “Great Gatsby,” the best-seller of any soundtrack released in 2013, has Jay Z’s "100$ Bill,"…

  17. 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…

  18. Accounts of Morrissey's Homosexual Relationship Edited Out of U.S. Autobiography Release

    December 04, 2013 9:50 PM EST Morrissey's aptly-named "Autobiography" makes its debut stateside this week, albeit with one hitch: deemphasizing his reported relationship with photographer Jake Owens Walters. The book, published in the U.S. by G.T. Putnam's Sons, removes a photograph of Walters from the…

  19. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Swings Back To No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 04, 2013 2:33 PM EST Due to renewed viral activity, the ballad dethrones Lorde's "Royals" after a nine-week reign. Plus, new No. 1s for Pitbull and Avicii, while A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera reach the Hot 100's top 10 Thanks to the viral explosion of a new parody video…

  20. Miley Cyrus & Kanye West Among Barbara Walters’ ‘Most Fascinating People of the Year’

    December 04, 2013 2:46 AM EST Barbara Walters is ready to honor another batch of "Most Fascinating People of the Year," with 2013's list including a pop star who added "twerk" to the public lexicon and a set of reality TV breakouts who made duck hunting cool. Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence and the…

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