1. Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Receives Life Sentence

    April 03, 2014 1:18 PM EDT A undeniable, yet divisive, talent, Vybz Kartel has entered into a career phase his seemingly invincible ego, as the self-designated as the World Boss, might have never envisioned: a life sentence, handed down today by Justice Lennox Campbell in Jamaica's Supreme Court. Several roads…

  2. You Me at Six, 'Room to Breathe': Exclusive Video Premiere

    April 03, 2014 11:30 AM EDT For the new video for their new single "Room to Breathe," it turns out You Me at Six actually has plenty of space to get in some deep breaths -- try a wide-open arena, for instance. The U.K. alt-rock act shot footage for "Room to Breathe" across 48 shows around the world,…

  3. Drake Releases 'Days In The East' Song: Listen

    April 03, 2014 9:44 AM EDT Early this morning, Drake released his second song in two days, "Days in the East." Drake Samples Lauryn Hill In New Song 'Draft Day': Listen Drake changes the pace from the subliminal-charged "Draft Day" to the slow, affair-themed PARTYNEXTDOOR and Noah "40…

  4. Madonna Names Miley Cyrus a Guest Curator for Art for Freedom

    April 02, 2014 7:41 PM EDT Madonna has named a high profile curator for her Art for Freedom project this coming month. This week it was announced that Miley Cyrus will be a guest curator for Art for Freedom in the month of April. Together, the two pop singers will collaborate to choose the daily featured submission on…

  5. 615 Spotlight: Reagan Boggs Talks 'Quicksand' Album, Pearl Jam Cover

    April 02, 2014 7:31 PM EDT Reagan Boggs is what one might call a "throwback artist." Her music definitely sounds like what you might have heard on country radio in the 1970s and 1980s, bringing to mind such legendary ladies as Emmylou Harris or Jessi Colter. It's a sound that definitely shows up in her…

  6. New Gil Scott-Heron Album Getting Record Store Day Release: Listen

    April 02, 2014 7:30 PM EDT Gil Scott-Heron’s "Nothing New," a posthumous album of previously unreleased performances, which includes stripped-down new versions of some of his greatest songs, will be released by XL Recordings on 12-inch vinyl in a limited edition of 3,000 copies on Record Store Day, April 19.…

  7. Miley Cyrus' Dog Floyd Passes Away: 'This Is Unbearable'

    April 02, 2014 10:39 AM EDT Miley Cyrus shared with her 17.6 million Twitter followers on Tuesday night (Apr. 1) that her dog Floyd, an Alaskan klee kai, had passed away. Cyrus did not explain what had happened to her pooch, but said that the news made Tuesday "the 2nd worst day of my life." "I don&…

  8. U2, Linda Ronstadt Albums to Be Preserved By Library of Congress

    April 02, 2014 5:07 AM EDT U2's classic album "The Joshua Tree," Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" and an early, influential Christian rock album will play on forever, or at least as long as the Library of Congress is around. These albums from the 1970s and 1980s are among 25…

  9. 'Glee' Recap: Scaling Great Heights With 'New New York' Episode

    April 02, 2014 4:23 AM EDT “New New York“ is hands-down the best episode of “Glee” to date. There’s barely any contest.  Season 1 purists will hold up the Pilot as an ideal episode, and you admittedly couldn’t get to here without those inventive and inspiring beginnings, but that’s just building blocks and not…

  10. Frankie Knuckles' Top Billboard Club Hits

    April 01, 2014 2:49 PM EDT In honor of the passing of the 'Godfather of House Music,' we've ranked his biggest hits on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart Frankie Knuckles was revered as the "Godfather of House Music," and his impressive history on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart…

  11. Play Ball: Hold Steady & Baseball Project Members Talk Minnesota Twins' 2014 Season

    April 01, 2014 1:05 PM EDT The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and the Baseball Project's Linda Pitmon weigh in on Billboard's month-long, musician-guided baseball preview April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball…

  12. Linda Ronstadt on Skipping Rock Hall Ceremony: 'If You're Working for Prizes, You're in Trouble'

    April 01, 2014 11:52 AM EDT Health is the primary reason Linda Ronstadt will not be attending next week's 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Brooklyn. But, the singer tells Billboard, she's really not all that chuffed about missing it. "I haven't given it one thought, I have…

  13. Marvin Gaye's 30 Biggest Billboard Hits

    April 01, 2014 10:30 AM EDT years ago today (April 1) Marvin Gaye was killed, shot dead by his father Marvin Gay, Sr. in his Los Angeles home. Gaye was one of Motown’s most soulful and socially aware artists, standing tall amongst peers and label mates like Stevie Wonder by igniting spirits with politically…

  14. Shakira and Blake Shelton to Duet at ACM Awards

    March 31, 2014 3:48 PM EDT The Band Perry will open Sunday's ACM Awards, Shakira and Blake Shelton will perform "Medicine" and George Strait will make an announcement about the show's 50th anniversary celebration on the CBS telecast from Las Vegas. Executive producer R.A. Clark said the Shakira…

  15. Neil Young Covers Dylan, Hardin at Hollywood's Dolby Theater: Live Review

    March 31, 2014 2:00 PM EDT The second night of Neil Young's stand at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood closely resembled the first night's set list, adding covers of Tim Hardin and Bob Dylan songs to replace rarely played gems from his own catalog. Both nights emphasized his work from the 1970s and the March 30…

  16. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  17. Ultra Music Festival Wraps in Miami Amid Problems (Analysis)

    March 31, 2014 1:04 PM EDT DJ illness, thunderstorms and crowd control issues dog America's most international music festival, as Miami's mayor resumes his campaign to kick the event out of his city. With another Ultra Music Festival in the books, the 2014 American EDM festival season is officially underway,…

  18. Lady Gaga Flashes Butt During NYC Performance: Watch (NSFW)

    March 31, 2014 12:19 PM EDT Lady Gaga did a whole lot when she kicked off her Roseland Ballroom residency in New York on Friday night (Mar. 28), but one thing the pop provocateur did not do was expose her backside. That changed on Sunday night during her second performance, when she pulled down her purple bottoms and…

  19. Martina McBride, 'Everlasting': Exclusive Album Premiere

    March 31, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The country star breaks down her new album -- listen to it here FIRST -- and talks "vivacious" duet with Kelly Clarkson Martina McBride's new album, "Everlasting," is all about memories. A collection of pop and R&B standards produced by Don Was, McBride…

  20. K-Pop Hot 100: Soyou & Junggigo's 'Some' Ties All-Time Chart Record

    March 31, 2014 8:41 AM EDT Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring 2NE1, Lim Chang Jung, Orange Caramel, PSY, Lee Michelle and more. Soyou and Junggigo's monster hit "Some," featuring Lil Boi of Geeks, won't budge from the top as it spends its sixth week at No. 1 on the K-Pop…

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