1. Aretha Franklin Talks Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson: ‘I Hear My Influence’

    November 07, 2014 2:00 PM EST Even when she isn't recording, Aretha Franklin , 72, looms large in our culture. The recipient of the United States' highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and an 18-time Grammy Award winner as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement and Grammy Living Legend…

  2. Miley Cyrus Now Selling Fake Redneck Teeth

    November 07, 2014 11:25 AM EST Miley's just bein' Miley -- this time with fake teeth, which are conveniently for sale. Anyone who follows the singer on social media knows that Miley Cyrus is often seen wearing over-the-top fake teeth. Now, she's cashing in, partnering with makers Billy-Bob for a line…

  3. Happy Birthday, Lorde! 5 Great Live Musical Moments

    November 07, 2014 10:00 AM EST Happy 18th Birthday, Lorde ! The New Zealand singer has likely been celebrating since yesterday, what with New Zealand's time zone being so far ahead of the United States'. An extra-long birthday: It's just another perk of being a world-famous singer (and Billboard cover star…

  4. The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 2010s

    November 06, 2014 2:20 PM EST In honor of Billboard magazine's 120th anniversary on Nov. 1, we're revealing the top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits from each decade since the 1960s (for a total of 120 songs). The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 1980s In the 2010s (so far), a handful of acts have provided some…

  5. Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘A Better Tomorrow’ Album Thrills at Listening Party in NYC

    November 04, 2014 11:44 AM EST After months of delays, false starts and media bickering , the new Wu-Tang Clan album, A Better Tomorrow , is miraculously on its way, with a rock-solid release date (Dec. 2) and label home (Warner Bros. Records). On Monday night (Nov. 3), Wu mastermind the RZA hosted a private listening…

  6. Acker Bilk, Jazz Clarinetist Behind 'Stranger on the Shore,' Dead At 85

    November 02, 2014 5:34 PM EST English clarinet player Acker Bilk , who beat the Beatles and other British rockers to the top of the U.S. music charts with the instrumental "Stranger on the Shore," has died at the age of 85. Manager Pamela Sutton said Bilk died Sunday at a hospital in Bath, southwestern England…

  7. Billboard Cover: Lorde on Her ‘Hero’ Kanye West, the ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack and Hype-Proofing Her Career

    October 31, 2014 9:00 AM EDT On this mid-October Friday, San Diego State University's campus looks like a certain kind of college-goer's paradise: guys in flip-flops and their tanned female counterparts lounge in the sunbaked quad, chatting about weekend plans, while dudes practice mixed martial arts…

  8. Musicians React to Giants' World Series Win

    October 30, 2014 12:30 AM EDT The World Series is done and dusted. Elite club baseball is finished for another season (spoiler alert: the Giants beat the Royals in Game 7). San Francisco fans can rejoice, and the ban on Lorde's "Royals" is now lifted .   Musicians pitched in with their own special moments…

  9. Ray Johnston Band Aiming for 'No Bad Days' With New Album

    October 29, 2014 7:40 PM EDT Defying the odds -- that's what the story of the Ray Johnston Band has long been about. The namesake of the Texas-based band has enjoyed a multi-faceted career so far -- playing some of the more prestigious stages in the Lone Star State as well as donning a basketball jersey for the…

  10. Meghan Trainor Tops Hot 100 For Eighth Week, Hozier Hits Top 10

    October 29, 2014 2:44 PM EDT 'All About That Bass' rules for an eighth week, becoming the longest-leading No. 1 ever on Epic Records. Plus, singer/songwriter Hozier soars 33-9 with 'Take Me to Church.' Meghan Trainor 's "All About That Bass" commands the Billboard Hot 100 for an…

  11. Chris Cornell Announced as Keynote Q&A for Billboard Touring Conference

    October 27, 2014 12:01 PM EDT Industry leaders Geiger, Light, Rotella and Roux also set for Q&As at premier touring confab Chris Cornell , the legendary front man for pioneering bands Soundgarden and Audioslave , will be featured as the Keynote Q&A at the 11th annual Billboard Touring Conference, set for Nov.…

  12. Lorde, One Direction & Fergie Playing 2014 American Music Awards

    October 27, 2014 11:20 AM EDT Lorde may never become a royal, but at the 2014 American Music Awards, she's set to share the same stage as Britain's most popular band and The Dutchess . The soon-to-be-18-year-old singer will headline this year's AMAs along with One Direction and Fergie , both of…

  13. Robin Williams' Son Throws Out First Pitch to Billy Crystal at World Series

    October 26, 2014 9:56 PM EDT The San Francisco Giants remembered Robin Williams with an emotional tribute prior to game 5 of the 2014 World Series. Robin Williams' Life Celebrated at San Francisco Tribute Williams' three children -- Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams -- took to the mound before the team's home…

  14. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Team Up for More Live Shows in 2015

    October 26, 2014 8:00 PM EDT Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have added more live shows for 2015, Billboard has learned. In addition to two previously announced shows in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Gaga and Bennett will perform together at the Hollywood Bowl on May 30; the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 8; and Radio…

  15. Ask Billboard: World Series Edition

    October 26, 2014 8:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag, more baseball hits, John Legend's history-making week and Glen Campbell's touching return. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as…

  16. Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato Celebrate Halloween Early: See The Pictures

    October 25, 2014 9:35 PM EDT Halloween might not be until Friday, but that isn't stopping Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande from getting into the spooky spirit a little bit early. Lovato embraced her inner kitty cat during a stop on her Demi World tour, which wraps up on Sept. 27 at the Barclays Center. The "…

  17. Jack Bruce, Cream Bassist, Bandleader and Solo Musician: An Appreciation

    October 25, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Jack Bruce , the virtuoso bassist, bandleader, songwriter and singer best known for his tenure with Cream during the 1960s, passed away Saturday (Oct. 24) at the age of 71. Jack Bruce, Bassist for Cream, Dies at 71 A message on Bruce's official website Saturday confirmed, "It is…

  18. Jack Bruce, Bassist for Cream, Dies at 71

    October 25, 2014 12:04 PM EDT British musician Jack Bruce , best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream , has died. He was 71. Jack Bruce, 'Reach for the Night': Song Premiere From Cream Star's First Album in a Decade Publicist Claire Singers said Saturday Bruce died at his home in Suffolk,…

  19. Meghan Trainor Rules Hot 100, Ed Sheeran Hits Top 10, Glen Campbell Returns

    October 22, 2014 2:11 PM EDT 'All About That Bass' leads for a seventh week, matching a record set by Michael Jackson; Campbell's back after 33 years; and Taylor Swift debuts atop Digital Songs. Meghan Trainor 's "All About That Bass" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, tying a…

  20. Drake, Avicii, the Prodigy Confirmed to Play Australia's Future Music Fest

    October 22, 2014 4:39 AM EDT Drake will tour Australia for the first time next February and March as a headliner on the dance-oriented Future Music Festival.  Drizzy, whose third album Nothing Was the Same  opened on the ARIA chart last year at No. 2, his highest charting release here, will join the likes of performers…

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