1. Prince Shares New Songs 'U Know' & 'Whitecaps' Ahead of Forthcoming Album Releases

    September 01, 2014 1:47 PM EDT Prince will release two new albums on Sept. 30. Prince has shared new songs from his forthcoming albums, Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum , which are both scheduled for global release on Sept. 30 through Warner Bros. Records. Prince Set to Release First Solo Album in Four Years The slow…

  2. Prince Set to Release First Solo Album in Four Years

    August 25, 2014 10:52 AM EDT The musician's full-length album with 3rd Eye Girl will drop on the same day. Prince is back. The musician announced Monday morning that he will release his first solo album in four years, entitled ART OFFICIAL AGE , out Sept. 30. The news was delivered via 3rd Eye Girl , who also…

  3. Here's Every Musical Guest on 'The Simpsons' in Chronological Order

    August 21, 2014 6:30 PM EDT If you're not watching FXX's 'Simpsons' marathon, that's a paddlin' The longest-running TV marathon in history kicks off on Thursday when FXX starts airing every episode of the longest-running scripted primetime TV series ever: The Simpsons. Yep, all 25…

  4. Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves, Zooey Deschanel Join Brian Wilson in the Studio

    July 19, 2014 3:27 PM EDT A onetime Beach Boy returns to his girl-group roots for a new album. Since the untimely end to the Beach Boys' last tour after longtime nemesis Mike Love pulled the plug, Brian Wilson is back in the studio working on a new studio album, slated for release in the fall by Capitol Records.…

  5. She & Him Signs With Columbia Records

    June 27, 2014 8:00 AM EDT A new album by the indie duo of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel is expected in the fall, a rep for the Sony label confirms. She & Him, the indie duo comprised of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel, have just joined the majors. Columbia Records, the Sony Music subsidiary run by chairman Rob…

  6. Brian Wilson Tells Doubters to Back Off, It ‘Kind Of Bums Me Out’

    June 11, 2014 5:32 AM EDT Brian Wilson doesn’t dig negativity. It kind of, well, bums him out. The Beach Boys great has hit back at detractors who’re putting out bad vibes on his current recording project. According to a Rolling Stone article re-published by Wilson on his official Website , the new album is tipped to…

  7. Frank Ocean to Perform at Met Gala (Report)

    May 01, 2014 2:30 AM EDT Following Kanye West's performance at last year's Met Gala, it looks like Anna Wintour has invited a singer to take the stage this year.  It's rumored that Frank Ocean will perform at fashion's biggest night this year on Monday, reports New York Post. This won't be…

  8. Prince: A Guide to His Complex Web of Label, Internet and Distribution Deals

    April 29, 2014 4:56 PM EDT This is an expanded version of an article originally published as a companion piece to an  article  on Prince getting ownership of his original Warner Brothers' masters which ran in the  May 3rd issue of Billboard  . Since Prince left Warner Bros. Records in 1996 -- after an 18-year run…

  9. Prince Releases New Song, 'The Breakdown': Listen

    April 19, 2014 12:15 AM EDT Prince is on a roll. Less than a day after announcing his new joint venture with Warner Bros. Records , the music legend has released a brand-new song, a sultry ballad called "The Breakdown," on iTunes and Spotify. The song dropped just before midnight on Friday (April 19).…

  10. Prince Gains His Catalog in Landmark Deal With Warner Bros.; New Album Coming

    April 18, 2014 10:08 AM EDT The legendary artist returns to Warner Bros. Records, will re-release "Purple Rain" and "other planned projects" Prince has returned to Warner Bros. Records after 18 years with a deal that will see him regain ownership of his catalog. His classic Warner albums like…

  11. Chart Highlights: Jason Derulo Dominates Pop Songs With 'Talk Dirty'

    April 14, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The singer scores his first format leader since 2010. Plus, new No. 1s for the Black Keys, Jerrod Niemann and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All…

  12. 'SNL' Recap: Ed Sheeran Previews 'x' Songs, GOP Invades Coachella, Taylor Swift Pops In

    April 13, 2014 12:22 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who recently graced the cover of Billboard , paid a visit to "Saturday Night Live" on April 12 to preview two new tracks from his upcoming sophomore album, "x," due June 23 on Atlantic Records. Ed Sheeran's Pre-'SNL' Day in…

  13. Prince Brings His Publishing In-House

    April 04, 2014 4:53 PM EDT Fresh from releasing "FALLINLOVE2NITE,” his latest single, on Epic Records, Prince has announced that he is assigning the rights to his catalog to NPG Music Publishing, which means he will be doing it himself, with the help of “some of the best talent in the industry,” according to the…

  14. Prince Drops 'New Girl' Duet With Zooey Deschanel, Teams with Epic

    March 18, 2014 5:15 AM EDT A full version of Prince and Zooey Deschanel's New Girl duet was released on Friday, via the social media accounts of his "funk 'n' roll" band, 3RDEYEGIRL. The track went to iTunes and all digital retailers via an agreement with Epic Records and L.A. Reid, the first…

  15. 25 Movie Stars Turned Musicians

    February 26, 2014 5:30 PM EST First we watched them on the big screen, many of them -- like Kevins Bacon and Costner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp -- reaching mega-star success. But that wasn't enough. No, these movie stars-turned-musicians wanted to express themselves with a mic or a guitar, parlaying their…

  16. Prince's 'Plectrum Electrum' Preview: Inside The Late-Night NYC Listening Session

    February 03, 2014 5:41 PM EST After appearing on "New Girl," the Purple One held a quick, quirky party in the wee hours of Monday morning. Even after more than three decades as pop music's strangest cypher, Prince still finds new ways to surprise us. On Sunday (Feb. 2), the notoriously private legend was…

  17. Prince Plays for Laughs on Post-Super Bowl Episode of 'New Girl'

    February 03, 2014 12:55 AM EST Prince is a funny guy. Who knew? The Purple One gave a comedic cameo-appearance in the special post-Super Bowl episode of “New Girl.” Prince, who plays himself and is a confirmed fan of the Fox sitcom, dished out relationship advice to its stars Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson)…

  18. Prince Making 'New Girl' Cameo on Super Bowl Sunday

    January 13, 2014 1:54 PM EST Fox's post-Super Bowl party will include Prince making a guest appearance on the comedy "New Girl." Related Articles Prince to Headline Essence Festival 2014 Chili Peppers Joining Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Halftime Show In an episode of the show that will air directly after…

  19. Superchunk, Merge Records & The State of Independence: Billboard's DIY Issue

    June 28, 2013 3:14 PM EDT For our annual look at independent and DIY artists and businesses, Billboard uncovered the best (and worst) advice to follow -- starting with indie godparents Superchunk and Merge Records. The first tropical storm of the season is closing in on Chapel Hill, N.C., on this June night, but Mac…

  20. Taylor Swift To Guest Star On 'New Girl' Season Finale

    March 28, 2013 3:40 PM EDT She'll appear in the second-year Fox comedy's season finale airing in May. Fox's "New Girl" is continuing its impressive track record of nabbing stellar guest stars. Just days after "Justified" Emmy winner Margo Martindale guest starred as Nick's…

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