1. 615 Spotlight: Breelan Angel Bringing a 'Lot of Sass' to Debut Album

    February 26, 2014 8:50 PM EST From attending CRS to developing friendships at radio, Texas newcomer has been hard at work on the road of late promoting her feisty new single "Halfway to Wasted," which recently cracked the Billboard Indicator chart. "We did our first radio tour about a year ago when we…

  2. Miguel, T.I. Close Out NBA All-Star Saturday With Club Show: Live Review

    February 16, 2014 11:46 AM EST The night of NBA All-Star Saturday (Feb. 15) in New Orleans featured a handful of star-laden after-parties, with TNT's gathering at the Bud Light District next to the New Orleans arena including a set by Kid Rock and GQ's All Star soiree playing host to the Roots, Juvenile and…

  3. Kendrick Lamar All Smiles, Vanilla Ice Makes Surprise Performance At NBA All-Star Weekend: Watch

    February 16, 2014 12:19 AM EST Kendrick Lamar was in a playful mood as the headliner of the NBA's Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy's on Saturday night (Feb. 15), performing a pair of songs in the New Orleans Arena before the Sprite Slam Dunk competition at All-Star Weekend. Following Marco…

  4. Tegan & Sara on Their 'Awesome' 'LEGO Movie' Song: 'It's a Crazy Earworm'

    February 14, 2014 2:12 PM EST "Whether you think it's funny or annoying, there's no denying that it's a ridiculously hooky thing," says Sara Quin of her band's Lonely Island collaboration While this week's Hot 100 chart includes two songs in the Top 20 that were first heard in…

  5. Angel Olsen Breaks Down Her Smoldering New Jagjaguwar Debut

    February 13, 2014 11:15 AM EST On "Burn Your Fire For No Witness," the alternative folk singer brings in a full band and tests her artistic identity “When you finish an album, you’re not finished,” says Angel Olsen. “You have to keep writing, if that’s what you dream of doing, if that’s what you’ve always…

  6. Red Hot Chili Peppers Joining Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Halftime Show

    January 10, 2014 7:17 PM EST The rock band will join the pop singer during the Feb. 2 halftime show Bruno Mars and his backing band won't be alone when they take the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show next month. In keeping with the funk tendencies that the singer sometimes employs in his music, Mars will be…

  7. Ice Cube Confirms May Release for New Album

    January 03, 2014 8:41 PM EST "Everythang's Corrupt" will hit stores May 13 The first new album of new material from Ice Cube in over three years finally has a release date, and it'll come out prior to the year's halfway point. "Everythang's Corrupt," the rapper's 10th LP, will…

  8. Rap Genius Gets Squashed by Google for Backlink Scheme

    December 27, 2013 2:23 PM EST Google has removed Rap Genius' site from its search results following disclosures that the New York lyrics site has tried to game the search engine with a backlink scheme.  The scheme, detailed in a blog post earlier this week by John Marbach , involved getting bloggers to insert…

  9. Brantley Gilbert Hits New Country Chart Highs

    December 27, 2013 11:10 AM EST The singer is the toast of three tallies with new single "Bottoms Up" Brantley Gilbert makes his highest debuts on three Billboard song charts and posts his first No. 1 and best sales week on Country Digital Songs with "Bottoms Up," the lead single from his upcoming…

  10. Richard Marx, Heart In Holiday Spirit On AC Chart

    December 23, 2013 10:05 AM EST Their new collaboration scales the tally, granting Marx a second straight year of charting with holiday fare After not appearing on Billboard charts with holiday music for almost 25 years, Richard Marx is now making the practice an annual tradition as predictable as Santa's Christmas…

  11. Beyonce's Surprise Album Trending Towards No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 13, 2013 11:14 AM EST Industry sources tell Billboard the album sold over 80,000 copies in three hours The stealth Thursday evening (9 p.m PT) release of Beyonce's self-titled fifth solo studio set is likely headed towards a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 when that chart's top 10 is…

  12. Deana Carter Goes All In: If New Album Doesn't Succeed, 'I Will Go Down Smiling'

    November 26, 2013 2:01 PM EST On "Cyber Monday," Dec. 2, Deana Carter will release her first disc of all-new music since 2005. The digital release of "Southern Way of Life" is something that the country singer says she is very excited about, and also a project that reflects several years of living. …

  13. Steven Van Zandt Talks New Springsteen Music, Tour, Acting Roles

    November 22, 2013 8:00 PM EST Like other Bruce Springsteen fans around the world -- albeit one with a little more inside information -- Steven Van Zandt is hearing all the scuttlebutt about a new album in early 2014 to follow next week's release of the single "High Hopes." But, he claims, there's no…

  14. Justin Bieber's Music Mondays Series Reaches Midway Point

    November 16, 2013 10:00 AM EST As Justin Bieber's Music Mondays series reaches its halfway point, let's stop and assess how it's doing thus far. Since his song "Heartbreaker" hit digital retail in the evening of Sunday, Oct. 6, Bieber has released a total of five songs, every Monday. Five more…

  15. Sharon Jones On Returning To Music After Cancer Surgery: 'I'm Ready To Go'

    November 15, 2013 4:19 PM EST Amid cancer treatment, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings plot comeback with new album and major TV performances. Sharon Jones is feeling great today. The singer has just taken a seat in the kitchen at a friend's house in upstate New York, where she's been charting her progress day…

  16. Justin Bieber Confirms R. Kelly Collaboration, Addresses Argentina Flag Controversy

    November 14, 2013 12:28 PM EST "I'm so sorry for anyone who took my actions the wrong way," Bieber writes about inadvertently sweeping flag offstage. Justin Bieber is still going strong with his downbeat, R&B-driven 'Music Mondays' release series, and it appears that next week's track…

  17. Hunter Hayes Talks New Music: 'I Didn't Sit and Write Another 'Wanted''

    November 05, 2013 11:17 AM EST "I've got about 60-some songs I've written for the next record" After taking the "Encore" edition of his debut album to the top of the Country Albums charts and exploring some fresh musical directions on its new tracks, Hunter Hayes says he's "very…

  18. YouTube Music Awards Director Spike Jonze Says 'Even If It's Messy, It'll Be Live'

    November 01, 2013 6:30 PM EDT The YouTube Music Awards air this Sunday, Nov. 3, live at 6 p.m. on YouTube -- and creative director Spike Jonze still isn't quite entirely sure what to expect. "None of us have done anything live before or an awards show -- in a way we're all like amateurs on YouTube…

  19. CODE Picks of the Week: Tiësto and Michael Brun, Bastille & MNEK, more

    November 01, 2013 5:26 PM EDT Tiësto: “Take Me” featuring Kyler England (Michael Brun remix) [Musical Freedom] Tiesto's radio-hit-that-could-have-been (and might still be?) gets a lush, clubby remix from Haitian DJ/producer Michael Brun. Bastille: “Of The Night” (MNEK remix) [Virgin] No ‘90s cheese here. MNEK drops…

  20. The Who's 'Quadrophenia' At 40: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    October 19, 2013 4:52 PM EDT The Who's second rock opera, "Quadrophenia," released 40 years ago in October 1973, was Pete Townshend's homage to an earlier moment in British youth culture. Composed entirely by Townshend, the 17-song opus told the story of Jimmy, a member of the Mods -- a U.K.…

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