1. Kongos Scores Fastest Top 10 Alternative Debut Single Since Lorde's 'Royals'

    March 14, 2014 11:25 AM EDT Drummer Jesse Kongos says that the band almost moved on to pushing new material before "Come With Me Now" caught fire. Kongos, an Arizona-based quartet comprised of the four sons of South African singer-songwriter John Kongos, are racing up the charts with "Come With Me Now…

  2. Spandau Ballet Makes U.S. Return With SXSW Film Premiere and Concert

    March 13, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Wednesday's gig marked the British New Romantic band's first Statesdie performance in nearly 30 years Having finished their first performance in the U.S. in more than 28 years, Spandau Ballet will wait until George Hencken's documentary, "Soul Boys of the Western World,…

  3. SXSW Carries On in Wake of Fatal Crash; New Details on Victims, Suspect

    March 13, 2014 1:35 PM EDT UPDATE: Suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens Organizers of South By Southwest planned to carry on with all daytime events in the wake of last night's deadly car accident that left two dead and 23 injured. At a press conference at the scene on Thursday morning,…

  4. SXSW: Two Dead, 23 Injured After Car Plows Into Crowd (Updated)

    March 13, 2014 3:22 AM EDT A suspected drunken driver barreled through police barricades and drove down a crowded street at the South by Southwest festival early Thursday morning, killing two people and injuring 23 in an act authorities say was intentional. The driver struck multiple pedestrians at about 12:30 a.m. on…

  5. 'Glee' Recap: Weighed Down With Emotions, 'City of Angels' Episode Doesn't Fly

    March 12, 2014 6:02 AM EDT “This is not how the story was supposed to end.” Tonight awarded Jake Puckerman the most meta of lines, as the club congregates towards the end of the episode, hopes dashed. Spoiler alert up front -- New Directions does not win Nationals this year, and that might not have been the story …

  6. Juanes' Worries Pay Off With 'Loco de Amor': Video Exclusive

    March 10, 2014 5:02 PM EDT Watch Juanes his thoughts on new album 'Loco de Amor' behind-the-scenes at Billboard's interview session & photo shoot. Tucked in a nondescript industrial complex in North Miami, Cherokee Studios East is the kind of place you would never suspect existed if you didn't…

  7. 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 …

  8. Inside the Hendrix Film's Beatles Coup and Why They 'Bet the House' on Andre Benjamin

    March 09, 2014 4:46 PM EDT The Beatles, Cream, the Animals, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones play roles in the development of Jimi Hendrix in 1966 and 1967, a 12-month period that saw the guitarist emerge from Curtis Knight's rhythm section to form the Experience and take a starring role in the Monterey Pop…

  9. Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos Moves to Ohio

    March 05, 2014 8:21 PM EST Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos has found yet another home, its second in 2014. After locals pressured the Missouri campground where the festival was scheduled to be held to back out last month, the rap duo will move the Gathering to Thornville, Ohio, Psychopathic Records&…

  10. Judge: Justin Bieber Arrest Video Will Have Blackouts

    March 04, 2014 8:01 PM EST Remaining police video clips of Justin Bieber after his January arrest will be made public with sensitive portions blacked out to protect the singer's privacy, a judge ruled Tuesday. Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield said two of the five unreleased video clips depict the singer&…

  11. Kanye West's Donda Partners With Roc Nation

    March 04, 2014 9:28 AM EST Kanye West's creative design and content entity Donda has entered into a partnership with Jay Z's Roc Nation, which will manage all DONDA Music, according to a press release and an official statement on the latter's web site . The alliance will focus on West's…

  12. 50 Cent to Headline Live-Streamed SXSW Concert (Exclusive)

    March 03, 2014 2:42 PM EST Rapper 50 Cent is set to headline a South By Southwest concert on March 11 that will be live-streamed via Hang w/, a mobile app that's being used by dozens of celebrities to broadcast their daily activities and chat with fans. A technophile who has a penchant for wandering the…

  13. Casting Crowns Rock Live at Billboard, 'Thrive' as Christian Music's Biggest Band: Video

    March 03, 2014 2:08 PM EST Watch the band perform two songs, including "House of Their Dreams" from hit album "Thrive," at Billboard's studio. When a band is hammering out its record deal, it's not unusual to have the group's manager in the room and, likely, the act's…

  14. De La Soul, '3 Feet High and Rising' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 03, 2014 10:20 AM EST Twenty-five years ago today (March 3), De La Soul's seminal debut LP, "3 Feet High and Rising," was released. Widely-regarded as one of the best records of its era, and now almost universally praised, it's among the finest projects spawned by the Native Tongue…

  15. Shakira to Perform on 'The Voice U.K.'

    March 03, 2014 4:57 AM EST Shakira will perform on an upcoming live show of "The Voice U.K." on the BBC, producers have announced.  The music star, who became a coach on the U.S. version of the singing competition in 2012, will sing on the March 29 episode. Shakira will perform current single "Can't…

  16. Ex-Pearl Jam Accountant Receives Jail Sentence for Embezzlement

    March 02, 2014 4:20 PM EST A former financial officer of Pearl Jam's management company has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 from the band. The Seattle Times reports that Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff agreed Friday to allow Rickey Goodrich of Novato, Calif., to remain…

  17. Kings of Leon Bring the Kids for Super 8 'Temple' Music Video: Watch

    February 28, 2014 6:28 PM EST It's a production of NachoVision, the new all-access KoL video initiative from Christopher "Nacho" Followill, cousin of the band's Followill brothers Kings of Leon break out the family on their latest music video, a Nashville-centric adaptation of "Temple," the…

  18. Billboard Names Mike Bruno VP of Digital Content & Programming, Shirley Halperin Music Editor

    February 28, 2014 5:52 PM EST Mike Bruno has been named Billboard ’s VP of digital content and programming, and Shirley Halperin the publication’s music editor. The announcement was made jointly by Janice Min, Billboard Entertainment Group’s co-president/chief creative officer; co-president John Amato; and executive VP of…

  19. Girls' Generation Plays Dreamy Nurses in 'Mr.Mr.' Video: Watch

    February 28, 2014 5:27 PM EST The K-pop stars follow up their YouTube Music Award-winning video looking more mature than ever Girls' Generation is one of K-pop's biggest acts, charming Asia and beyond with their sugary-sweet hooks and a can't-help-but-fall-in-love-with-them image -- making the ninesome,…

  20. Eric Church's Superstar Moment: 'The Outsiders' Signals Radio, Touring Breakthroughs

    February 21, 2014 1:19 PM EST "I felt it was the right time for us to go to some places creatively that we hadn't been," Church says of the new No. 1 LP. Eric Church's "The Outsiders" proved to be the ultimate insider this week as it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a resounding…

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