1. Album Review: 'Brooklyn Country' Group Lone Bellow Distances Itself From the Pack on 'Then Came The Morning'

    January 28, 2015 6:00 PM EST Self-professed "Brooklyn country" evangelists The Lone Bellow arrived on the scene in 2013 with a rootsy self-titled debut. With harmonies borrowed from Fleetwood Mac and gravitas borrowed from The Band , it was instantly lumped in with groups like Mumford & Sons , The…

  2. Madonna's 10 Most Surprising Collaborations

    January 23, 2015 6:42 PM EST Vanilla Ice, Björk, Deepak Chopra and Sofia Coppola have all entered Madonna's art over the course of her sprawling career. Madonna and Mike Tyson, on a song together? It's true: the pop legend and boxing icon have linked up for "Iconic," a track on her…

  3. Singer-Songwriter Joshua Radin Talks New Album, Singing With Sheryl Crow and Why He Loves to 'Call All the Shots'

    January 21, 2015 5:58 PM EST Billboard talked with Joshua Radin about Onward and Sideways , his recently released new album. Your sixth album, Onward and Sideways , debuts at No. 49 on the Billboard 200 . What inspired the making of the record? This album is about a very special lady who I met about six years ago. We…

  4. Fergie: Josh Duhamel 'Walked in on Me During My Bikini Waxing'

    January 20, 2015 12:54 PM EST In February's Allure cover story , Fergie talks about dealing with her critics and the ways she balances her marriage, her career, and motherhood. "I just figure with all my stuff, some people are going to like it; some people aren't," she says. "It's a lot…

  5. Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks' at 40: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    January 16, 2015 11:15 AM EST If Bob Dylan 's 15th studio album must fit in a box, it's his confessional '70s-singer-songwriter record. Released on January 17, 1975 -- 40 years ago today -- Blood on the Tracks landed amid the dissolution of Dylan's marriage to his first wife, Sara, and with its…

  6. Nicki Minaj Shares 'Emotional Journey' On MTV 'My Time Again' Documentary: Review

    January 15, 2015 1:21 PM EST As Nicki Minaj was prepping to release her third studio album The Pinkprint , MTV followed the artist through the latter end of the "emotional journey." The artist's second MTV documentary, My Time Again , was shot within a span of four and a half-months, starting "from…

  7. Holy Ship! Highlights: Griz, ODESZA, Disclosure & Armand Van Helden and More

    January 09, 2015 11:19 AM EST With a lineup that largely catered to West Coast live acts and U.K. deep house, broken beats and funk bass were in vogue on 2015's first Holy Ship! sailing (Jan. 3-6). HARD Events' beloved cruise party entered its fourth year by honoring its fervent "Shipfam" fan base,…

  8. Kendrick Lamar on Iggy Azalea: 'She's Doing Her Thing -- Let Her'

    January 08, 2015 3:14 PM EST Without blinking, Kendrick Lamar took on everyone from Drake to J. Cole to A$AP Rocky with his gauntlet-throwing verse on Big Sean 's "Control." But that was in 2013 -- and on wax. When the Compton MC spoke with Gavin Edwards for Billboard's latest cover story, he…

  9. 10 Essential Kanye West Collaborations

    January 01, 2015 11:00 AM EST Loving Kanye's new track with Paul McCartney? Trace his collaborative history with these 10 stunners. How's that for a New Year's celebration? Before the ball dropped and 2015 began, Kanye West returned with a surprise new single, "Only One," that features Paul…

  10. BSBB Round 3: Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda" vs. Charli XCX, "Boom Clap"

    December 14, 2014 10:02 AM EST Best Song Bracket Battle: View the Matchups | Critics and Rules Anaconda Nicki Minaj Boom Clap Charli XCX DENISE WARNER: “Anaconda” waxes poetic about big butts. “Boom Clap” is a somewhat more sentimental take on falling in love. I’m going with sentiment on this one. My Vote: “Boom Clap”…

  11. The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2014

    December 11, 2014 2:30 PM EST K-pop fans may remember 2014 as a dramatic, and at times heartbreaking, year. Members left groups fans envisioned them in for years, tragedy struck the live scene and the dark sides of the industry were brought to light in the wake of mourning one of the scene's most promising acts…

  12. Carlos Vives Shines at Sold-Out Miami Show: Watch Him Sing With 4-Year-Old Fan

    December 08, 2014 2:19 PM EST It's a raucous party at AmericanAirlines Arena, even with nostalgia & tears. For all its danceability and party ambience, Carlos Vives ' brand of folk/rock/pop is impregnated with melancholia. It's no accident that Gabriel García Márquez and his magical realism and Vives…

  13. Check Out One Direction's New Wax Figures at Madame Tussauds Hollywood

    November 25, 2014 8:10 PM EST After taking home three American Music Awards this weekend, One Direction  continues to dominate the United States -- only now it's by proxy. New Taylor Swift Wax Figures Coming to Madame Tussauds Monday the pop quintet's likeness was enshrined in wax at Madame Tussauds Hollywood…

  14. Watch Jerry Seinfeld & Wale Argue Over Strip-Club Food

    November 17, 2014 5:32 PM EST Nearly one year after calling up Complex to scream at them for not including his album The Gifted on their year-end 50 Best list, Wale is on the magazine's cover with Jerry Seinfeld . After delivering a spoken-word outro on Wale's last album, Seinfeld is back on wax with Wale for…

  15. Chopin's Preserved Heart Exhumed in Secret

    November 17, 2014 10:18 AM EST As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it in Poland. He wanted the symbol of his soul to rest in the native land he pined for from self-imposed exile in France…

  16. Whitney Houston Hologram? You'll Have to Wait

    November 12, 2014 3:13 PM EST Hoping for a Whitney Houston hologram? You'll have to wait.   Pat Houston, the late singer's sister-in-law and head of her estate, says she's had offers to debut a Houston hologram, but she won't sign on just yet. "We did Madame Tussauds, the wax museum, with…

  17. Exclusive: Buena Vista Social Club Outtakes Album Set for Early 2015

    November 06, 2014 11:00 AM EST New set will include a trove of previously unreleased tracks from the 1997 Cuban music phenomenon. A new album of previously unreleased music recorded in Havana by Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa and other artists who participated in the Buena Vista Social Club sessions is…

  18. Exclusive Premiere: Deadmau5's 'Maths' (Botnek Remix)

    November 03, 2014 3:15 PM EST It's been five years since deadmau5 's  Random Album Title  album catapulted him to the forefront of the EDM world, a spot he's maintained thanks to his innovative releases and unfiltered public persona. To celebrate his career, Ultra Music is releasing a double-disc…

  19. Can Red Bull Break a Band? Sound Select's 30 Days in L.A. Kicks Off

    November 02, 2014 9:42 AM EST Yesterday marked the launch of 30 Days in LA, the biggest initiative yet by Red Bull's two-year old Sound Select program to develop emerging artists. The month-long program features a daily live music event for the month of November most often with a mid-level headliner dripping…

  20. Details on the (Literally) Explosive Set of Calvin Harris' 'Open Wide' Video & More Insider Scoop

    October 31, 2014 3:22 PM EDT GBV Broke Up: Have A Beer   Guided By Voices fans bereft over its abrupt September breakup can soon drown their sorrows in a beer inspired by the Robert Pollard-led indie band and the 20th anniversary of its classic 1994 album Bee Thousand . On Nov. 17,  Delaware microbrewer Dogfish Head…

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