1. Neil Young Quietly Releases Covers Album for Online Sale

    April 18, 2014 7:31 PM EDT Neil Young’s new covers album “A Letter Home” was quietly released for sale Friday without formal announcement. The album is out via Jack White’s Third Man Records online shop on 12-inch vinyl a day before Record Store Day. It will be sold through physical retailers for Saturday’s shopping…

  2. Kygo Talks Mixing for Diplo, Coldplay and Upcoming Tour

    April 17, 2014 1:37 PM EDT For Kygo, remixing has become reflex. “It’s almost the same process every time,” the Norwegian artist says. “I always play piano over the original track. I often stay sitting up all night, and I usually finish it before I go to bed. I get into a zone where I’m really in my own world when I…

  3. K-Pop Hot 100: Park Hyo Shin Edges Out Apink

    April 15, 2014 9:20 AM EDT Billboard chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring Mad Clown, Super Junior-M, B.A.P, Crayon Pop, 2NE1 and more. Male solo singer Park Hyo Shin clinches the No. 1 spot on the K-Pop Hot 100 this week with his new ballad "Wild Flower," dethroning last week's…

  4. 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…

  5. Ed Sheeran's Pre-'SNL' Day in New York: Covering Beyoncé, Selfies, Fans & More

    April 12, 2014 9:28 PM EDT As we tagged along with Sheeran before 'SNL,' he also ran into Siva from The Wanted, dropped one-liners and practiced American accents. This week is a big one for Ed Sheeran. On April 4, He announced “Sing,” the first song from his upcoming album, "x" . The same day his…

  6. 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…

  7. Play Ball: R.E.M.'s Mike Mills Talks the Atlanta Braves' 2014 Season

    April 09, 2014 4:00 PM EDT R.E.M.'s bassist (and new Baseball Project member) previews the South's most beloved baseball team. 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 fans from around the music world for a team…

  8. Wild Beasts Announce U.S. Tour, Talk New Album & Miley Cyrus Cover

    April 08, 2014 7:24 PM EDT "I think that song's really beautiful, actually, if you peel back the layers," says Hayden Thorpe of Miley's "Wrecking Ball." On Tuesday (Apr. 8), British indie-rock stalwarts Wild Beasts announced a new collection of U.S. summer tour dates, and released a music…

  9. Selena Gomez Stalker Charged with Felony

    April 08, 2014 3:52 AM EDT A man arrested twice in one week at Selena Gomez's house was charged Monday with felony stalking and violating a court order to stay away from the singer-actress. Che Cruz, 20, pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday afternoon, and his bail was set at $160,000. He was arrested Friday…

  10. Pharrell Williams Talks Creative Inspiration, Sources of Happiness: Watch

    April 07, 2014 3:32 PM EDT As an Academy Awards music consultant, scoring member of Hans Zimmer's "Magnificent Six," newly reemerged solo musician and upcoming coach of The Voice, where does Pharrell Williams get his endless inspiration? 'SNL' Recap: Pharrell's Hat Returns, ANna Kendrick…

  11. Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dead at 93

    April 07, 2014 2:46 AM EDT Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized ball of energy who starred as Andy Hardy, America’s boy next door, in 16 films for MGM — merely one highlight in an irrepressible and unimaginable nine-decade career in show business — has died. He was 93. Rooney's wife, Jan, told The Hollywood Reporter…

  12. 'Frozen' May Chill For Ninth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 04, 2014 7:18 PM EDT The "Frozen" soundtrack may maintain its icy grip on the Billboard 200's No. 1 slot for a ninth week, so say industry forecasters. Forecasters suggest the Disney film soundtrack could sell another 140,000 to 145,000 copies in the week ending April 6. That may be enough to…

  13. Lana Del Rey's New Single Is Titled 'West Coast'

    April 04, 2014 9:40 AM EDT The California-loving singer's next anthem will presumably come from her "Ultraviolence" album. Earlier this week, an unreleased Lana Del Rey track titled "Meet Me In The Pale Moonlight" surfaced online, and some wondered aloud if the song was a preview of the singer&…

  14. Regina Spektor Gives Birth to Son

    April 01, 2014 8:31 PM EDT Regina Spektor is officially a mom. The New York-based singer-songwriter announced today (April 1) on her Facebook that she's had her first child, a son, with fellow singer-songwriter Jack Dishel. "I wanted to let you know that Jack and I have been happily hanging out with our new…

  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. 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,…

  17. Sam Smith Performs 'Lay Me Down' and 'Stay With Me' on 'SNL': Watch Here

    March 30, 2014 10:28 AM EDT NBC's "Saturday Night Live" provides a huge stage and opportunity for artists of usually high wattage to perform. So when the show-runners announced that relative unknown and newbie UK vocalist Sam Smith would take the stage on March 29 , many were left scratching their heads. …

  18. Pixie Lott Talks New Self-Titled Album, 'Fuller' Live Show

    March 27, 2014 3:46 PM EDT "This album represents me the most out of all of my albums," U.K. star tells Billboard about her third full-length. London soul-pop singer Pixie Lott is still an unknown entity in the U.S. -- she's about to release her third studio album and has yet to chart in America. However…

  19. Manchester Orchestra to Play Interactive Tumblr IRL Showcase In Atlanta (Exclusive)

    March 27, 2014 3:17 PM EDT Atlanta rockers Manchester Orchestra will celebrate the release of their fourth album “Cope,” out Tuesday (April 1) via Loma Vista/Republic, with a twist on a hometown show next Thursday (April 3). The group will take over Atlanta’s Gallery L1 for the latest installment of Tumblr IRL , a…

  20. New Clue Hints At Origins of Kurt Cobain's 'Come As You Are' Lyric

    March 27, 2014 4:30 AM EDT Charles R. Cross, author of the new book "Here We Are Now: The Legacy of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana," made an eye-opening discovery at his March 20 reading in Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Wash.: the possible origin of a famous Cobain tune. A local resident brought to the reading…

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