1. Pixies’ 'Doolittle' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    April 18, 2014 2:35 PM EDT There are some cult classics that could have been hits, and then there are albums like “Doolittle.” Released 25 years ago today, the sophomore effort from wily Boston space cadets Pixies was never going to shift major units, and the fact that it spent two weeks at No. 98 on the Billboard 200…

  2. Beck Hopes to Release Next Album This Year

    April 17, 2014 1:39 PM EDT The songs are "more boisterous" than this year's mellow "Morning Phase" album, Beck says at a concert in Santa Monica Although nearly six years passed between Beck's "Modern Guilt" and "Morning Phase," the singer believes he may well have…

  3. No Stopping 'Frozen' Album as 11th Week at No. 1 Seems Likely

    April 16, 2014 7:45 PM EDT Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack is heading for an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, so suggest industry forecasters. While it's too early to tell just how many copies the hit album will sell in the week ending April 20, it should be a very handsome figure. The…

  4. Black Stone Cherry, 'Me And Mary Jane': Exclusive Video Premiere

    April 16, 2014 1:01 PM EDT Black Stone Cherry is giving their fans a bite out of the Southern rock band's new album with the release of lead single "Me and Mary Jane." The new track, which Billboard exclusively premieres below, is lifted from Black Stone Cherry's fourth studio album "Magic…

  5. Coachella 2014: Beck Gets Joyous

    April 14, 2014 1:19 PM EDT At Coachella, Beck leaves his 'mourning phase' behind. It was unclear which version of acclaimed songwriter Beck would emerge onstage on the last night of this year's first weekend of Coachella (April 13). The acclaimed, diverse songwriter's most recent album, the slow,…

  6. Coachella 2014: 10 Best Performances

    April 14, 2014 12:55 PM EDT Coachella 2014! • Photos: Live at Coachella • Photos: Backstage at Coachella • Justin Bieber Joins Chance The Rapper • Pharrell Enlists All-Stars • Arcade Fire Brings Out Debbie Harry • Is Gwen Stefani Cameo a Hint? • Lana del Rey Debuts Single • Jay-Z & Beyonce Invade • Lorde Makes…

  7. Chevelle Scores First No. 1 on Rock Albums Chart

    April 11, 2014 11:58 AM EDT The band returns with its first topper, 'La Gárgola.' Plus, Passenger and Future Islands debut on Hot Rock Songs Chevelle scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, and highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 (No. 3), as "La Gárgola" starts with…

  8. 'Frozen' vs. 5 Seconds of Summer for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 02, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Australian pop/rock band 5 Seconds of Summer is eyeing the top of the Billboard 200 chart, as its new EP is on course for a handsome debut. The four-song set, "She Looks So Perfect," was released on April 1 and may sell upwards of 140,000 to 160,000 copies by the end of the…

  9. Jackie Chan's K-Pop Group JJCC Releases Debut Single 'At First': Watch

    March 24, 2014 9:45 PM EDT The quintet premieres with a mid-tempo R&B-pop release and special effects-heavy video As previously reported, Jackie Chan is trading in action-film stunts for artist management , beginning with K-pop boy band JJCC. The quintet officially released its debut single "At First"…

  10. Charlie Daniels Does Dylan on New Album: 'He Doesn't Have Boundaries'

    March 24, 2014 5:12 PM EDT The country rock veteran played on three Dylan albums -- now, he's paying tribute with "Off The Grid: Doin' It Dylan' The names Bob Dylan and Charlie Daniels might not necessarily go together, but the southern rock giant says there is a definite tie between them. "…

  11. Arrest Warrant Issued for Anita Baker

    March 21, 2014 7:58 PM EDT Anita Baker was far from the first to know about her impending arrest, and like many other people, she found out about it from a TV news report. The 56-year-old soul singer is involved in a legal dispute with a painting and decorating company, which claims she owes them more than $15,000 for…

  12. 'Phantom Of The Opera' Musical Welcomes First Black Lead

    March 21, 2014 3:29 AM EDT Norm Lewis has been tapped to be Broadway's next Phantom in the megahit "The Phantom of the Opera," a move that makes him the first African-American to slip behind the famous mask on the Great White Way. Producers said Thursday the Tony Award nominee, who brought his deep and…

  13. Kylie Minogue Primer: The Top 10 Past Hits You Need To Know

    March 17, 2014 4:09 PM EDT From "Loco-Motion" To "Love At First Sight," here's a re-introduction to the Australian pop star on the eve of her new album. Most North American pop fans know Kylie Minogue as a veteran artist with a few radio hits and a larger fan base overseas. And while those…

  14. Rick Ross is Boss on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' Debuts

    March 13, 2014 8:14 PM EDT Despite an underperforming first single and a back-to-the-drawing-board delay, Rick Ross' "Mastermind" beats out Pharrell's "G I R L" to open atop the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 179,000 copies sold in the week ending March 9, according to…

  15. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2014: The Rich List

    March 10, 2014 11:10 AM EDT Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past year. Who makes the biggest bucks in music? Billboard’s annual Money Makers ranking of the top earners is more than a little bit country (Taylor storms in at No. 1), with plenty of hip-hop and a whole lot of rock’n’roll …

  16. Rick Ross, Pharrell Aiming for Top Spots on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 05, 2014 4:10 PM EST Rick Ross is on course for his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. The rap king's just-released set, "Mastermind," may sell between 150,000 and 160,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 9 (so say industry forecasters). Meanwhile, the red-hot Pharrell -…

  17. Karen O Taps Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig For Oscars Performance

    March 01, 2014 12:43 PM EST Pharrell, U2 and Idina Menzel also prepped for their Academy Awards performances on Friday. Having the nation's No. 1 song does not exempt an artist from Oscar rehearsals. Pharrell Williams ran through his catchy hit "Happy" more than half a dozen times Friday in preparation…

  18. Oscars Performances: 10 Awesome Academy-Awards Music Moments

    February 28, 2014 3:30 PM EST When the Oscars roll out the red carpet this Sunday (March 2), it will be a show whose musical oomph is heavy. This year's awards will be packed with singing from Pharrell Williams, Karen O., and U2. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' The…

  19. Rick Ross Masterminds Death-Defying Return: Video Q&A + Photo Shoot Behind-The-Scenes

    February 28, 2014 12:36 PM EST A murder attempt and now "Mastermind," an album back from the dead. Rick Ross is proud and warm. In a blue chinchilla jacket, black sweatshirt and a Saint Laurent belt hoisting up his jeans, he sits at the head of the table in a conference room in Def Jam’s New York offices,…

  20. ScHoolboy Q Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    February 26, 2014 5:35 PM EST ScHoolboy Q is heading for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. His major label debut album, "Oxymoron," could sell between 150,000 to 160,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 2 – so say industry forecasters. ScHoolboy Q, "Oxymoron":…

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