1. Skrillex, Warren Haynes to Take Part in Grateful Dead Case Study at Billboard Touring Conference

    September 19, 2013 10:25 AM EDT The Keynote Case Study at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference will examine the lasting impact of the Grateful Dead on contemporary touring across a wide range of genres. The one-of-a-kind session, moderated by Paradigm agent Jonathan Levine, will feature electronic producer…

  2. Kendrick Lamar In the Running for Six Soul Train Awards

    September 18, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris…

  3. T Bone Burnett to Receive Maestro Award at Billboard Film and TV Conference

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Oscar- and multiple-Grammy-winning producer, musician and songwriter T Bone Burnett will receive the Maestro Award at the 2013 Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Burnett will be honored for his work in film and television music, most recently as…

  4. k.d. lang To Hit Broadway for 'After Midnight'

    September 12, 2013 11:17 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning singer k.d. lang has sung everything from country songs to folk and torch songs. Now she's about to unleash her jazz side - on Broadway. The Canadian singer-songwriter will take over from Fantasia Barrino as the second star vocalist in "After Midnight," a…

  5. Gov't Mule, 'Stoop So Low' Featuring Dr. John: Exclusive Song Premiere

    September 10, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Listen to both versions of "Stoop So Low," off Gov't Mule's new double album "Shout!" Two songs inspired the unique direction of Gov't Mule's new album, "Shout!" The set, due out Sept. 24, features two separate discs, one featuring…

  6. The Seed: Rick Ross, Rich Homie Quan, Jennifer Hudson & More New Music

    September 06, 2013 4:15 PM EDT Rich Homie Quan sent waves through the hip-hop world this week with the release of “Another Me.” After his debut single “Type of Way” took off this summer – it breaks into the top 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (12-9) this week – comparisons between him and fellow Atlanta rapper Future…

  7. Kenny Rogers Announces 'You Can't Make Old Friends' Album, Duet With Dolly Parton

    September 03, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Kenny Rogers is reuniting with an old friend. Actually, make that two old friends. The singer will be releasing "You Can't Make Old Friends" for Warner Brothers on Oct. 8 -- He was signed to the Warner imprint, Reprise, during his hit-making days with the First Edition back…

  8. Gibson Brothers, Balsam Range Lead Bluegrass Awards Nominations

    August 14, 2013 7:00 PM EDT The Gibson Brothers have steadily built one of the top careers in Bluegrass music – culminating in last year’s win for Entertainer of the Year. This afternoon's announcement of nominations for the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards reflected their top-level status, as the duo…

  9. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  10. Beyonce Presses Reset on New Album: Source

    July 25, 2013 8:47 AM EDT When producer Diplo revealed July 12 that two songs he hoped would make it onto the next Beyonce album ended up on the cutting-room floor, it stoked chatter that the project is running months behind schedule. Like a record scratching to a halt, Beyonce, 31, is believed to have auditioned…

  11. ‘Psych’ Star Dule Hill to join Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    July 25, 2013 12:29 AM EDT Dule Hill will be tapping into his dancing roots when he joins Broadway's "After Midnight," a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem. Producers said Wednesday the actor and trained tap dancer best known for starring in…

  12. Fantasia Back to Broadway in Duke Ellington show

    July 18, 2013 7:44 PM EDT The singer will celebrate Duke Ellington's years at Harlem's Cotton Club in the upcoming show. Grammy Award-winner Fantasia Barrino will star in the Broadway-bound "After Midnight," a musical revue celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club…

  13. Gov't Mule 'Shout' Out to All-Stars On New Album

    July 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Jim James, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood all guest on second half of new double album Gov't Mule tried something different for their upcoming 10th studio album. The blue-rock veterans' first release for Blue Note Records  "Shout!" will be a double…

  14. '20 Feet From Stardom' Star Merry Clayton Talks Tour, Her 'Best-Of' & New Recordings

    July 02, 2013 9:30 AM EDT A film about her career as a backup singer is what's allowing the world to remember Merry Clayton as a recording artist in her own right. Clayton tells Billboard that "20 Feet From Stardom" -- the Morgan Neville documentary about her and other notable backing vocalists that…

  15. From Backup to Big Screen: 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Has Its Moment

    June 09, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Documentaries do not have press junkets. That's for scripted studio films with stars, big budgets and the potential to pull in eight or nine figures at the box office. Yet on June 7, director Morgan Neville gathered in Los Angeles with four of the stars of "Twenty Feet From…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Alternative Radio's 'Sound' Is To Play It 'Safe'

    June 07, 2013 3:05 PM EDT Capital Cities' 'Safe and Sound' reaches No. 1 on Alternative Songs at last, continuing a trend of songs taking their time to ascend to the chart's summit Capital Cities' "Safe and Sound" reaches the Alternative Songs summit in its 29th week, tying for…

  17. Pop Shop Picks: Megan & Liz, Bruno Mars, Kacey Musgraves & More

    June 07, 2013 2:10 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! MEGAN & LIZ "…

  18. Bono Serenades Warren Buffet at NYC Event

    June 06, 2013 5:00 PM EDT U2 frontman Bono surprised uber-wealthy Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett at this year's Forbes 400 Philanthropy Summit Wednesday night with a serenade dedicated to the philanthropist sung in the tune of "Home On The Range." Bono introduced his rendition as "the…

  19. Keith Urban Sets Date for 'Fuse,' Talks 'Diversity' of New Album

    May 28, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Keith Urban's "Fuse" is still burning, and with a just-announced Sept. 10 release date for the country star and "American Idol" judge's ninth studio album, he predicts recording will go "down to the wire." "If you had asked me three months ago, I…

  20. Zach Sobiech's 'Clouds' Headed For Hot 100 Debut

    May 23, 2013 6:32 PM EDT The song from the singer/songwriter, who passed away Monday at 18, could launch in the Hot 100's top 20 next week "Clouds," by late singer/songwriter Zach Sobiech, appears headed for a potentially high debut on next week's Billboard Hot 100, possibly in the top…

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