1. Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga Nominated for Worst Film Performances at Razzies

    January 15, 2014 9:56 PM EST With award season kicking into gear, stars across all entertainment mediums are garnering praise and accolades for their performances in the past year. Add Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez to the mix, though their awards aren't exactly admirable. Today (Jan. 15), the nominations for the…

  2. Neil Young Tackles Canada's Leaders Over Oilsands Project

    January 15, 2014 3:42 AM EST Rock stars don't need oil. That's the word from Neil Young after a spokesman for Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper said rock stars depend on the oil industry to sustain their celebrity lifestyle. "Of course, rock stars don't need oil. I drove my electric car from…

  3. Neil Young Slams Canada's Leaders, Big Oil for 'Killing' First Nation Communities

    January 13, 2014 4:29 AM EST It has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood thriller: Big Oil mines Canada's vast oil reserves upstream from a First Nation community, while one man, a rock legend, spearheads a legal fight to avert environmental catastrophe. That rock legend is Neil Young, who on Sunday said Canada's…

  4. Amiri Baraka, Poet and Activist, Dead at 79

    January 09, 2014 8:02 PM EST The writer authored several nonfiction music books in addition to recording his own music Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died.…

  5. Rapper Shyheim Franklin Arrested After New Year's Day Hit-And-Run Death

    January 09, 2014 2:50 AM EST Hip hop artist Shyheim Franklin, a long-time ally of the Wu-Tang Clan, was reportedly behind the wheel in a New Year’s Day hit-and-run incident that left a 29-year-old bakery worker dead. The 36-year-old rapper turned himself in to police on Wednesday in connection with the New Brighton…

  6. Young Jeezy Accused of Attacking Son: Report

    January 07, 2014 3:40 PM EST Southern rapper Young Jeezy turned himself in on Friday (Jan. 3) to face charges he assaulted his son during an altercation in September 2012. The rapper was arrested in Atlanta for battery, false imprisonment and making threats, and was released after posting $45,000 bond. Citing court…

  7. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  8. NASA on Beyonce's Challenger Sample: Tragedy 'Should Never Be Trivialized'

    January 02, 2014 8:58 PM EST NASA has officially responded to Beyonce's use of audio from the space shuttle Challenger explosion in her new song "XO," saying that the tragedy "should never be trivialized." "The Challenger accident is an important part of our history, a tragic reminder that…

  9. Nicki Minaj Releases Remix to PTAF's 'Boss Ass Bitch': Listen

    December 30, 2013 5:29 PM EST Before ringing in the New Year, Nicki Minaj treats fans with new rhymes. The rapper-singer remixes PTAF’s (Pretty Taking All Fades) song, "Boss Ass Bitch." The remix features Nicki Minaj lending her Barbz three rules behind being a " Boss Ass Bitch ." Check it out below:…

  10. Beyonce's Use of Challenger Disaster Audio Angers NASA Astronauts

    December 30, 2013 2:00 PM EST Former NASA astronauts and their family members are calling Beyonce "insensitive" for using audio from the space shuttle Challenger explosion in her new song, "XO," off her surprise, self-titled album. "Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation.…

  11. Suspect Arrested In Killing of Doe B.

    December 30, 2013 1:40 PM EST Police have arrested a man on two capital murder charges in the fatal shooting of rapper Doe B. and a woman at an Alabama bar. Six others were also wounded. Montgomery police said Monday that 25-year-old Jason Quan McWilliams of Montgomery turned himself in the previous evening and that he&…

  12. Rapper Doe B Shot and Killed in Alabama

    December 28, 2013 9:50 AM EST :42 p.m.ET: This story has been updated with new information. Up-and-coming rapper Doe B, a member of Grand Hustle's Hustle Gang, was shot and killed in his home town of Montgomery, Ala. early Saturday. He was 22. His management confirmed the MC's death on Twitter. On…

  13. Top 20 Music Moments of 2013

    December 26, 2013 12:30 PM EST It was a year of blockbuster comebacks, surprise albums, game-changing moves in hip-hop, twerking teddy bears and tearful goodbyes of all kinds. For sure, 2013 kept us busy. These are the 20 biggest music moments in a 12 month span that was crammed with milestones. BEST OF 2013: Year-End…

  14. 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2013: K-Town Picks

    December 23, 2013 9:56 PM EST From Billboard Korea's offices in Gangnam to the East and West coasts, check out the songs that the Billboard and Billboard Korea staff were blasting all year from K-pop veterans to the top boy and girl groups. Following last year's inaugural ranking of Billboard's 20…

  15. Chart Highlights: Florida Georgia Line Lands Fourth Country Airplay No. 1

    December 23, 2013 5:15 PM EST The duo ties the record for the most career-opening leaders in the chart's history. Plus, U2 likewise makes an historic move and new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Toby Love Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  16. 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…

  17. Gabriella Cilmi Takes The Indie Route on 'The Sting'

    December 20, 2013 10:30 AM EST Gabriella Cilmi has undergone a world of change. The Australian singer still has that earthy, deceptively powerful voice. But much else in her life has been tweaked or shunted. After two albums recorded for one of the world’s most powerful music companies, Cilmi has independently released her…

  18. Bluesman Eric 'Guitar' Davis Murdered

    December 20, 2013 1:55 AM EST Blues guitarist Eric "Guitar" Davis, son of drumming great Bobby “Top Hat” Davis, was killed early Thursday morning in a double-shooting in Chicago’s South Side. He was 41. He was found behind the wheel of a car and was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:07 a.m., the Chicago…

  19. Ultra Music Festival Announces Phase One of 2014 Lineup: David Guetta, Diplo and More

    December 17, 2013 4:31 PM EST Festival season is coming. Ultra Music Festival quietly announced "Phase One" of its 2014 lineup on its website this morning, confirming its return to a single weekend (March 28-30) after marking its 15th anniversary this year with two. As with most large EDM festivals, there were…

  20. Oscars Name 75 Songs in Contention for Original Song Award

    December 16, 2013 7:30 PM EST Five songs from “The Great Gatsby,” four of the five Golden Globe nominees and another 66 recordings have been deemed eligible for the Original Song category for the 86th Academy Awards. “Great Gatsby,” the best-seller of any soundtrack released in 2013, has Jay Z’s "100$ Bill,"…

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