1. Sundance 2014: Capital Cities Talks Katy Perry Tour, Acclaimed 'Safe and Sound' Video

    January 21, 2014 12:15 PM EST Capital Cities had a big 2013, vaulting to the top of the Alternative Songs chart and Billboard's Hot 100 top 10 with debut hit "Safe and Sound." The genre-bending single shot into the public conscious in large part due to its music video, which earned the duo a nomination…

  2. Chart Highlights: Pitbull & Ke$ha, Beyonce & Jay Z Score New No. 1s

    January 20, 2014 4:55 PM EST The former pair takes over atop Pop Songs with 'Timber,' while the latter twosome's 'Drunk in Love' crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. Plus, new leaders for Demi Lovato, Avenged Sevenfold, Zac Brown Band and Elvis Crespo (also with Pitbull) Chart Highlights offers a…

  3. Sundance 2014: Watch 2 Chainz Perform 'Spend It' & Talk 2 Good 2 Be T.R.U. Tour

    January 19, 2014 7:50 PM EST "I don't know how to snowboard,” 2 Chainz joked last night (Jan. 18) on stage headlining the evening’s edition of the concert series at Park City Live during Sundance 2014. “[I] don't know how to ski. I'm just talking s**t. I was raised in the trap." Bringing on as…

  4. Sundance 2014: Rose McGowan Talks Directorial Debut 'Dawn', Sings 'Fever'

    January 19, 2014 3:40 PM EST Actress Rose McGowan recently debuted a project that finds her playing a completely different role: director. Her film “Dawn” premiered at Sundance 2014 days ago. On Friday (Jan. 17), Rose stopped by the Sonos Home Theater Lounge to chat with Billboard. "Dawn" is set in 1961 and…

  5. Sean Lennon, Nels Cline Score Documentary: Exclusive

    January 17, 2014 10:33 AM EST Sean Lennon and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline have scored Edet Belzberg's documentary "Watchers of the Sky, which will make its world premiere Jan. 20 at the Temple Theater in Park City, Utah. It is Lennon's third score, having previously composed music for Jordan Galland's…

  6. 615 Spotlight: Natalie Stovall and The Drive Bring It With 'Baby Come On With It'

    January 15, 2014 1:25 PM EST The year is definitely getting off to a great start for Natalie Stovall and The Drive. Named last week as one of Billboard's "Ten Country Artists To Watch" in 2014 in The 615, the dynamic group is starting to make an impact with their debut single "Baby Come On With It.…

  7. 10 Country Artists to Watch in 2014: 615 Picks

    January 09, 2014 12:12 PM EST It's time to shine the spotlight on some of the new country and Americana acts that we think will make some noise in 2014. Some are very much in the mainstream sound, while some are a little off the beaten path, but we think there's something to each of these acts ( listed…

  8. No. 14 Hits for '14: David Bowie, Drake, the Doors & More

    January 01, 2014 8:05 AM EST As 2014 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 14 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling four spots shy of the top 10, these No. 14 hits remain among the most memorable songs of the past five-plus decades. Happy New Year!   " Surfin' Safari,…

  9. Luke Laird's 'Blessed' Year on Country Charts

    December 26, 2013 1:40 PM EST It's definitely been a year to remember for hit Nashville songwriter Luke Laird. He has been responsible for ten top-40 singles on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, including three No. 1s. In addition, the Pennsylvania native added producer to his resume -- for Kacey Musgraves'…

  10. Country Legend Ray Price Dead at 87

    December 16, 2013 6:12 PM EST Ray Price, one of country music's most beloved voices, died at home Monday afternoon at the age of 87, his family said through a spokesman. Price had been hospitalized in Texas recently, and had been fighting a battle against pancreatic cancer since late last year. On Thursday …

  11. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  12. Bob Dylan's Newport Stratocaster Sells for Nearly $1 Million

    December 06, 2013 7:24 PM EST The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan plugged in when he famously went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold Friday for nearly $1 million -- the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction. A buyer identified only as a private individual agreed to pay $965,000, including the…

  13. Bob Dylan's Newport Stratocaster Going to Auction

    December 06, 2013 3:33 AM EST Bob Dylan's sunburst Fender Stratocaster made rock history when he played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Now it is again set to make news when it goes on the auction block, where it could sell for half a million dollars. The festival was a defining moment that marked Dylan's…

  14. Phil Collins Says He's Writing Songs Again

    December 05, 2013 4:40 AM EST Phil Collins, the former Genesis drummer whose earnest ballads made him a star in the 1980s, is penning songs again. Although he dreads the idea of extended touring because it would take him away from his five children, Collins says he has missed the creativity of music since he retired in…

  15. The Top 30 Jewish Musicians

    November 27, 2013 1:05 PM EST Christmas classics may vastly out-number Hanukkah hits, but there's been no shortage of Jewish artists that have topped the Billboard charts over the years. With Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, beginning on the evening of Wednesday, November 27, now is the perfect time…

  16. Stephen Kardynal Drops Hilarious Parody of 'Wrecking Ball': Watch

    November 27, 2013 5:02 AM EST Nobody does Miley Cyrus quite like Stephen Kardynal. The parody practitioner has dropped a Chatroulette video of himself crawling around his lounge mimicking Cyrus’ performance of “Wrecking Ball” – with hilarious results. Clad in a white jocks-and-singlet combo, the hirsute funny-guy goes…

  17. Will.i.am, Kylie Minogue Appointed Coaches for ‘The Voice’ Australia

    November 26, 2013 4:39 AM EST "The Voice Australia" is changing things up for its third season as the show's original coaches, Seal and Delta Goodrem, won't be returning in 2014, announced the Nine Network Nine Network on Tuesday.  Instead "The Voice U.K." coaches, Will.i.am and Kylie Minogue…

  18. 'Whispering Bill' Anderson Gets Help From War Veteran in Naming His New Album

    November 22, 2013 12:30 PM EST Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson tells Billboard that he had a fun time recording the song "Whisper" with Joey+Rory for his new album "Life!". After all, he's been known as "Whispering Bill" for almost five decades now, thanks to his soft…

  19. Latin Grammys 2013: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 22, 2013 1:30 AM EST The Latin Grammy green carpet was canceled, but there was plenty of action behind the scenes. We were inside the Mandalay Bay Center (Nov. 21) with a front row to the stars, the music and all the things that did not make the live broadcast. More Latin Grammys Carlos Vives, Sergio George and…

  20. Miguel Bosé Accepts Latin Grammy Person of the Year at Star-Studded Gala

    November 21, 2013 1:12 PM EST The Latin Grammy Person of the Year gala -- like all events honoring any artist -- are complex affairs that require lots of juggling, maneuvering to accommodate everybody's needs and, to cap it all, the ability to reinvent a familiar repertoire in a way that surprises and captivates a…

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