1. Big Boi Debuts 'Mrs. Vandebilt' Mash-Up Video: Exclusive

    March 31, 2014 3:17 PM EDT Big Boi pulls inspiration from Paul McCartney for the last 'Mash-Up Monday' track from his 10-week series. He and Organized Noize's DJ Dungeoneze (Ray Murray) combine Big Boi's "Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors" song "Mama Told Me" with McCartney&…

  2. Madonna to Direct New Film, 'Ade: A Love Story'

    March 25, 2014 7:15 PM EDT Madonna is getting back into the director’s chair. The performer, who last directed 2011’s stylish period romance "W.E.," is attached to direct "Ade: A Love Story," an adaptation of the debut novel by Rebecca Walker. Bruce Cohen is producing the indie adaptation via his…

  3. 'Jem and the Holograms': Scooter Braun Bringing Toys to Screen

    March 20, 2014 7:03 PM EDT "Jem and the Holograms," the 1980s Hasbro toyline that was also a cartoon, is getting the big-screen treatment. Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun Productions and director Jon M. Chu are teaming up to make the movie, which has been fast-tracked to start…

  4. Iggy Pop Reflects on Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton, Future of Band

    March 19, 2014 1:27 PM EDT The frontman depicts Asheton as a steadying musical force in the Stooges, says neither he nor the band will tour in the near future Last Sunday (March 16), original Stooges drummer Scott Asheton died of a heart attack at age 64. Today, legendary Stooges frontman Iggy Pop provided a poignant…

  5. Kylie Minogue Primer: The Top 10 Past Hits You Need To Know

    March 17, 2014 4:09 PM EDT From "Loco-Motion" To "Love At First Sight," here's a re-introduction to the Australian pop star on the eve of her new album. Most North American pop fans know Kylie Minogue as a veteran artist with a few radio hits and a larger fan base overseas. And while those…

  6. Kanye West Names Those Behind 'Coinye West' Cryptocurrency

    March 11, 2014 8:06 PM EDT This week, the digerati went nuts over Newsweek's controversial claims to have identified and located the creator of Bitcoin, Dorian Nakamoto. Meanwhile, Kanye West has been doing his own hunting. In January, the hip-hop superstar sued those allegedly responsible for the cryptocurrency …

  7. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore Opens-Up on Split with Kim Gordon, New Life & Love In London

    March 05, 2014 11:26 PM EST The indie rock world was shocked when Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon announced they were splitting up in 2011 after 27 years of marriage. Beyond the reality check -- that one of the coolest relationships around was merely mortal -- came the realization that Sonic Youth was…

  8. Monster Truck, 'The Lion': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 05, 2014 10:00 AM EST Rising hard rockers Monster Truck roll on with a string of North American tour dates and a crunching new track, "The Lion." The Canadian newcomers are coming off a thundering start in their homeland, where they won breakthrough group of the year at the 2013 Juno Awards. They’ve…

  9. No 'Ordinary' Year: Most Oscar Song Nominees Are Hot 100 Hits

    February 28, 2014 4:57 PM EST As U2's "Ordinary Love" debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, the song becomes the third of this year's four Academy Award nominees for best original song to reach the tally. This is the first time since 1998 where three of the year's song nominees have…

  10. Sara Bareilles Hires Bruno Mars' Manager

    February 25, 2014 10:52 PM EST Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles has found herself a new manager in Brandon Creed, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Creed, via his own The Creed Co., handles the careers of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, along with award-winning songwriting-production collective The Smeezingtons and the…

  11. Bubbling Under: Chainsmokers Get Their Shot With '#Selfie'

    February 21, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: the Chainsmokers, Snootie Wild and Sam Hunt   The Chainsmokers Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, aka the Chainsmokers, debut on Hot Dance…

  12. Cher Says Her Label Doesn't 'Care' About Her Latest Album

    February 06, 2014 3:37 PM EST Cher says her record label "hasn't got a great deal of interest in my CD" and that the "decision makers" at the company "don't seem to care that much." Cher released her most recent album, "Closer to the Truth," last September on Warner Bros.…

  13. Cher, Jennifer Hudson, Russell Simmons Among Celebs Backing Ban On Dolphin Hunt

    February 05, 2014 11:42 PM EST A group of American celebrities and other activists want President Barack Obama to refuse to sign an international trade agreement until Japan bans the capture and slaughter of dolphins in the fishing town of Taiji. Backing the effort are Oscar-winning performers Sean Penn, Cher, Susan…

  14. Mara Hruby Talks 'Archaic Rapture' EP, Performs Two Songs: Watch

    February 05, 2014 2:12 PM EST Mara Hruby's voice has the strength to transport you to another era. The singer-songwriter, born and raised in Oakland, Calif., stopped by our NYC Billboard studios last week (Jan 27) to not only leave us speechless but also share details about her upcoming EP, "Archaic Rapture.…

  15. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  16. Cameron Crowe on Philip Seymour Hoffman's Genius in Iconic 'Almost Famous' Scene

    February 03, 2014 9:07 PM EST With Hollywood and beyond still in shock from Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic passing on Sunday, director Cameron Crowe looked back on the Oscar-winning actor's genius, specifically in one iconic scene, in a short message on his official website . Crowe reflected upon 2000's…

  17. Bubba Sparxxx Finds 'Right' Message In Collaboration With Rodney Atkins

    January 30, 2014 6:27 PM EST The worlds of country and hip-hop are set to intersect once more with the Average Joe's release of "Right," a new single that pairs Bubba Sparxxx with Rodney Atkins. For his part, Bubba says the collaboration has been a long time in coming.  "I am super stoked about it,…

  18. Blake Shelton Uses R&B Effect to Make a Country Impression on Latest Hit

    January 22, 2014 10:34 AM EST The new Blake Shelton single is a study in contrasts. "Doin' What She Likes" features a guy who's mostly been tamed but still harbors a wild streak. It's a love song that was written in the middle of a hunting expedition. And it's a country single that might…

  19. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Album of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:25 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned album of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014. These five artistic statements are in the running for the album of the year honor at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26). Jump To: Song of the Year |…

  20. Gina Turner Releases New EP, Teaches Yoga at Sea: Listen to Her Playlist Here

    January 13, 2014 5:48 PM EST The DJ set sail on EDM cruise Holy Ship!!! and taught some vinyasa on board. The dance musical festival cruise ship Holy Ship!!! returned to shore yesterday, January 12, after four musical days at sea. While most cruisers set sail to enjoy the bounty of DJ sets by everyone from A-Trak to Zedd…

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