1. Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock NYC Saturday Super Bowl Concerts

    February 02, 2014 10:00 AM EST “I wish I could play you our whole new record," Foo's Dave Grohl teased onstage in Manhattan, "but… It’s a f**kin’ surprise.” 'Twas the night before Super Bowl XLVIII and with headlining shows from Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers , rock was in full effect…

  2. Bubba Sparxxx Finds 'Right' Message In Collaboration With Rodney Atkins

    January 30, 2014 6:27 PM EST The worlds of country and hip-hop are set to intersect once more with the Average Joe's release of "Right," a new single that pairs Bubba Sparxxx with Rodney Atkins. For his part, Bubba says the collaboration has been a long time in coming.  "I am super stoked about it,…

  3. Madonna, Miley Cyrus Team for Country-Themed MTV 'Unplugged' Special

    January 29, 2014 5:37 AM EST Madonna joined Miley Cyrus for a mash-up of "Don't Tell Me" and "We Can't Stop" at Cyrus' barn dance-themed "Unplugged" show that will air on MTV tonight (Jan. 29) at 9 p.m. Cyrus embraced her Nashville roots for the special, giving a…

  4. Mötley Crüe to Retire Following Massive Tour

    January 28, 2014 5:11 PM EST One last tour for the metal misfits -- they mean it. Also announced: A country tribute album and film adaptation of "The Dirt" After 30-plus years of world-class debauchery and spinning drum kits, Motley Crue is calling it quits with a 72-city North America tour and a legally…

  5. Armin van Buuren's GRAMMY Day: Trance Star Gives a Play-By-Play of His India-to-L.A. Sunday

    January 28, 2014 4:50 PM EST Despite having been one of the top DJs in the world for nearly 20 years, trance king Armin van Buuren had never been nominated for a Grammy Award. That changed this year, when his longhaired dance-ballad “This Is What It Feels Like” featuring vocalist Trevor Guthrie snagged one of the coveted…

  6. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  7. Meet Pawws, A Former Backing Musician Making Gorgeous Pop Music On Her Own

    January 27, 2014 4:17 PM EST The classically trained flute player has impressed the blogosphere with affable pop tunes. Last July, Lucy Taylor -- the U.K. singer-songwriter who plays under the name Pawws -- played a show at Birthdays, a 250-capacity venue in east London that opened in May 2012. At that point, Taylor had…

  8. Lou Pearlman Clings to His Boy-Band Dreams: The First Prison Interview

    January 24, 2014 3:28 PM EST The 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys impresario insists he'll find the next Justin Timberlake when he's released in 2029. Here, he speaks for the first time from prison where he's serving 25 years for a Ponzi scheme This article first appeared in the new issues of The…

  9. Debbie Gibson Q&A: Celebrating 25 Years Of 'Electric Youth'

    January 24, 2014 9:05 AM EST On Jan. 24, 1989, Gibson released her sophomore album. It would spend five weeks atop the Billboard 200 and yield the Hot 100 No. 1 'Lost in Your Eyes.' On the set's 25th anniversary, Gibson reflects on its success and reveals what's ahead in 2014 Cautiously…

  10. Martin Garrix Continues 'Wizard'-ry On Dance Chart

    January 23, 2014 5:16 PM EST The DJ teams with Jay Hardway and works more magic on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. Plus, Armin van Buuren and the Crystal Method score chart debuts and more Martin Garrix and Jay Hardway cruise 50-16 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with chart "Wizard," as first-week…

  11. GRAMMYs Best New Artist: Musicians Make Their Picks (Video)

    January 22, 2014 7:15 PM EST Music fans have their favorite contender for GRAMMYs best new artist trophy -- one of the night's most coveted awards -- but which nominees are getting the most love from their fellow musicians? Thanks to Billboard's For The Record series (presented by Pepsi), we know which famous…

  12. Blake Shelton Uses R&B Effect to Make a Country Impression on Latest Hit

    January 22, 2014 10:34 AM EST The new Blake Shelton single is a study in contrasts. "Doin' What She Likes" features a guy who's mostly been tamed but still harbors a wild streak. It's a love song that was written in the middle of a hunting expedition. And it's a country single that might…

  13. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Album of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:25 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned album of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014. These five artistic statements are in the running for the album of the year honor at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26). Jump To: Song of the Year |…

  14. Ryan Bingham: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 20, 2014 11:00 AM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Ryan Bingham won best song written for motion picture, television or other visual media, for "The Weary Kind" from the 2010 film "Crazy Heart." RYAN…

  15. GRAMMYs Hall of Fame: The Stories Behind 2014's Inductees

    January 17, 2014 6:04 PM EST The backstories to this year's GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees -- including music by Sam Cooke, Dolly Parton, The Drifters, and B.J. Thomas -- are as memorable as the music itself.  The legends behind some of those 27 recordings revisit their sessions chapter and verse. 56th GRAMMYs:…

  16. Martin Garrix's Edit of Bassjackers’ 'Crackin': Exclusive CODE Song Premiere

    January 17, 2014 1:11 PM EST Late last month, Martin Garrix teased a preview of his newest release, a remix of Bassjackers' monster tune "Crackin'" that somehow gets more monstrous in Garrix’s hands. As a CODE Friday special, you can listen to an exclusive preview of Garrix’s "Crackin'…

  17. Martina McBride Returns With Soulful, Self-Released Covers Set ‘Everlasting’

    January 16, 2014 1:12 AM EST When Martina McBride started looking for material for her next album, she turned to the great soul singers Aretha Franklin and Etta James for inspiration. The country singer, known for her huge soprano voice, is self-releasing "Everlasting" on March 4, an album of classic soul and…

  18. Katy Perry Announces 'Prismatic' North American Tour Dates

    January 15, 2014 2:52 PM EST Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves, Tegan and Sara to serve as opening acts. Two months after Katy Perry announced the initial dates of her international PRISMATIC tour, the pop superstar has revealed her full North America itinerary. Perry will kick off the run on June 22 in Raleigh, N…

  19. Bruno Mars Announces Second Leg of Moonshine Jungle Tour, Featuring Select Dates With Pharrell

    January 14, 2014 7:50 PM EST Aloe Blacc will support Mars at majority of 40-date tour Bruno Mars has revealed the next leg of his Moonshine Jungle tour -- and on select dates, he'll be joined by a fellow hitmaker in Pharrell. The pop singer will kick off the newest set of concerts this May, following two April shows…

  20. Gina Turner Releases New EP, Teaches Yoga at Sea: Listen to Her Playlist Here

    January 13, 2014 5:48 PM EST The DJ set sail on EDM cruise Holy Ship!!! and taught some vinyasa on board. The dance musical festival cruise ship Holy Ship!!! returned to shore yesterday, January 12, after four musical days at sea. While most cruisers set sail to enjoy the bounty of DJ sets by everyone from A-Trak to Zedd…

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