1. 2015 MTV Movie Awards: Read the Full List of Nominees

    March 04, 2015 10:10 AM EST Jennifer Lawrence may not have been nominated for an Oscar for her role as Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen, but she'll (once again) face off at the MTV Movie Awards in April for that role. The nomination list was just announced, and in addition to snagging a nod for best female…

  2. Kelly Clarkson Shares Dates for 2015 Piece By Piece Tour

    March 03, 2015 10:00 AM EST Tour features Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson as special guests. On the release date of her sixth studio album Piece By Piece , Kelly Clarkson is sharing the dates for her extensive tour of North America in 2015. The Piece By Piece tour boasts 36 dates and features special guests Pentatonix…

  3. Pussy Riot Makes Acting Debut, Shares New Song on House of Cards Season 3

    February 28, 2015 3:03 PM EST Members of Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot made their acting debut and released a new song during the third season of Netflix's House of Cards , which premiered on Friday (Feb. 27). Pussy Riot Talk Eric Garner-Inspired 'I Can't Breathe,' and the Nascent '…

  4. Kid Rock Talks Hanging Out With Eminem & Bob Seger: 'They're Both a Little Kooky'

    February 26, 2015 8:04 PM EST Kid Rock's got an eclectic group of friends these days, spanning from his Alabama neighbor Hank Williams Jr. to Axl Rose to Mitt Romney to Eminem to Lionel Richie .  In a new cover story for Rolling Stone , the rocker talks about how he gets along with some of his more celebrity…

  5. Shawn Mendes' 'Never Be Alone' Video: Watch A Hiker Find Her Way To The Teen Heartthrob

    February 26, 2015 12:03 PM EST Shawn Mendes continues to preview his April debut album Handwritten with heartfelt music videos: following the black-and-white clip for "A Little Too Much," the 16-year-old Canadian has unveiled the visual for the whistle-happy acoustic track "Never Be Alone." Check it out…

  6. Meet Haley Georgia, the Former 'American Idol' Hopeful Bringing Country in the Key of Kesha to Nashville

    February 23, 2015 6:16 PM EST Haley Georgia is well aware that an artist's debut single is her first chance to establish an identifiable brand. It's her prerogative if she'd rather use that opportunity to stir up questions. Questions like, "Did she really just say that?" In the first few lines of …

  7. Neil Patrick Harris' Oscars 2015 Monologue: 'Tonight We Honor Hollywood's Best & Whitest'

    February 22, 2015 8:56 PM EST "Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest -- sorry brightest ." With that joke, host Neil Patrick Harris opened the Oscars. Then, just a split-second later, fans were treated to the first (?) musical number of the night, "Moving Pictures." With NPH as your…

  8. 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…

  9. Anna Kendrick Admits to Being a Musical 'Amateur' and Why Bette Midler Is the 'Wayne Gretzky of Double Threats'

    February 20, 2015 11:33 AM EST The Natural Anna Kendrick will be the first to tell you she's not really a musician; she just plays one on the big screen. Her ­humility belies the mezzo-soprano belt that drove the actress' cover of "Cups" from Pitch Perfect , the 2012 hit movie about a cappella…

  10. 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…

  11. Pussy Riot Talk Eric Garner-Inspired 'I Can't Breathe,' and the Nascent 'Russian Spring'

    February 18, 2015 11:28 AM EST Pussy Riot are back with their first English song, "I Can't Breathe." Inspired by Eric Garner's death last July and the subsequent protests this winter, and produced with an all-star cast of musicians including Miike Snow 's Andrew Wyatt , Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah…

  12. Exclusive Premiere: Motionless In White's 'Break The Cycle' Video

    February 18, 2015 9:37 AM EST Last year, Motionless in White scored their first No. 1 album with Reincarnate , which topped the Billboard Rock Albums chart and reached No. 9 on the Billboard 200 . Today, Billboard is premiering the video for "Break The Cycle," the fourth single from the Scranton, PA, metal band&…

  13. Album Review: Swedish Troubadour Jose Gonzalez's 'Vestiges & Claws' Is a Study in Restraint

    February 17, 2015 4:29 PM EST Ever since his transfixing 2005 cover of The Knife 's "Heartbeats" earned him an international following, Swedish troubadour Jose Gonzalez has developed one of the most recognizable sounds in indie rock. His voice is a singular instrument, warm and textured, like a soft leather…

  14. Thomas Rhett Talks 'Bringing Soul Back' to Country and Following in His Father Rhett Akins' Footsteps

    February 17, 2015 3:08 PM EST Thomas Rhett 's "Make Me Wanna" is No. 4 on this week's Hot Country Songs chart -- an impressive accomplishment for any young artist that becomes more impressive when you consider that the song is Rhett's fifth single from his debut album. (Several of the previous…

  15. Kid Rock on His Upcoming $20 Concert Tour: 'I Feel Like I'll Be Able to Ride This Into the Sunset'

    February 17, 2015 2:53 PM EST Kid Rock is holding to the low-dough ticket scheme he launched with 2013's $20 Best Night Ever Tour as he prepares to hit the road in support of his upcoming album,  First Kiss . Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker band open up June 24 in Hartford, Conn., with a 36-date U.S. tour that…

  16. Exclusive: Ultra Music Marks 20th Anniversary With 2015 Dance Compilation

    February 17, 2015 12:15 PM EST It's been a good year for Ultra Music, and now fans will have a chance to relive it. The Sony-affiliated record label today announced the release of Ultra Dance 16 , exclusively revealing to Billboard its flagship dance compilation series' latest installment. The two-disc and 24…

  17. Jimmy Buffett Adds Dates to 2015 Workin' n' Playin' Tour

    February 13, 2015 10:03 AM EST Parrotheads can rejoice, as Jimmy Buffett has announced summer 2015 tour dates. Buffett and his band the Coral Reefers just dropped a handful of U.S. concerts for the warm weather months. The dates are listed below, with significant gaps left between them. What do you think, Parrotheads --…

  18. 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.…

  19. Rolling Stones Heading Back on Tour This Year

    February 11, 2015 7:00 PM EST 'We're gonna come [to] North America again in the summer,' Ronnie Wood tells Billboard. Look for the Rolling Stones to hit North America again this year, according to guitarist Ronnie Wood. After being spotted last month at JFK Airport, Wood tells Billboard that, "Yeah, we…

  20. This Taylor Swift/Nine Inch Nails Mashup Works Surprisingly Well

    February 10, 2015 12:45 PM EST There are a lot of ways to measure a musician's success. Some are more conventional: album sales, No. 1 hits, the vehemence of his/her fan army. Another one is the regularity with which the singer's music appears in mash-ups, and Taylor Swift has been cruising in that department (as…

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