1. And the Next Musician Hologram is... Liberace!

    January 19, 2015 9:33 PM EST Liberace will be returning to the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas sometime this year, more than 25 years after his death.  The famed singer's homecoming to the city where he originally made a name for himself will come in the form of a cutting edge "hologram" developed by…

  2. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Debut; Cage the Elephant Tops Alternative Songs

    January 19, 2015 3:15 PM EST Maroon 5 and Clarkson soar onto multiple charts, while Cage the Elephant stomps to its fifth No. 1 on Alternative Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which…

  3. Metallica Posts Instagram Studio Photo: 'We're Back Now,' Bassist Robert Trujillo Says

    January 19, 2015 1:25 PM EST Proof positive that Metallica is indeed working on its long-awaited follow-up has come via Instagram. Metallica to Rock the Ice for 'Night of Hockey Mayhem' A new posting on Metallica's o fficial account shows a rear view of bassist Robert Trujillo in the Metallica HQ studio,…

  4. Fall Out Boy, O.A.R. to Perform at NHL All-Star Game

    January 18, 2015 11:39 PM EST Fall Out Boy and O.A.R. are ready to rock during the NHL's 2015 All-Star Game on Jan. 25 on the NBC Sports Network. Pop-punk rockers Fall Out Boy will perform during the first intermission of the NHL's star player showcase in Columbus, Ohio, while jam rockers O.A.R. will take the…

  5. Andraé Crouch Funeral Details Announced: Two Days of All-Star Celebrations

    January 16, 2015 7:16 PM EST Funeral services for  Andraé Crouch  will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20, and Wednesday, Jan. 21, and will include appearances and performances by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Yolanda Adams , Shirley Caesar , and many others, a rep for the late singer announced Friday.  R.I.P. Andrae Crouch: Remembering…

  6. Is Panama the Next Hot Spot for EDM Festivals?

    January 16, 2015 1:00 PM EST As North America began to launch more EDM festivals than it could support, organizers cast their eyes toward Latin America as an affordable destination for top DJs and brightly clad fans. First came Mexico: The BPM Festival, which launched in 2008 as a modest gathering, has grown into a 10…

  7. Exclusive: 'Girls' to Premiere New Tracks by St. Vincent, Grimes and Family of the Year

    January 16, 2015 12:51 PM EST What's in store for season four of HBO's Girls ? "Big changes for the characters," says music supervisor Manish Raval (the show premiered Jan. 11). In addition to Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath leaving New York for grad school, "New relationships are starting…

  8. Exclusive: Grateful Dead to Reunite, Jam With Trey Anastasio for Final Shows

    January 16, 2015 9:30 AM EST In a match made in hippie heaven, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will join the four living original members of The Grateful Dead for three 50th-anniversary shows July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Dead's last performance with Jerry Garcia , who died in August 1995, was…

  9. Florida Georgia Line to Perform at 2014 Billboard Music Awards+test

    January 16, 2015 3:56 AM EST Florida Georgia Line appeared on "The View" on Wednesday to announce that they're hitting the stage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards next month. The country duo joins previously announced performers including , Luke Bryan, , and . • Milestone Award: 
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  10. Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Tour Earned $232 Million in Ticket Sales

    January 15, 2015 8:38 PM EST The final box office counts are in for Justin Timberlake 's 20/20 Experience world tour that wrapped with a two-show engagement at the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas to kick off the new year. Overall ticket sales from the tour totaled $231.7 million at the end of the 14-month trek…

  11. Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour

    January 15, 2015 11:53 AM EST Fall Out Boy is planning a summer tour with… Wiz Khalifa ? Strange, but true -- the rapper is teaming up with the band to hit more than 40 American cities on the Boys of Zummer tour this summer. They made the announcement via a (low-budget) special effects-filled video below. Fall Out Boy…

  12. Mariah Carey Announces Caesars Palace Residency

    January 15, 2015 3:50 AM EST Mariah Carey has confirmed her first Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace. The pop superstar shared her big news on The Ellen DeGeneres Show .  "I'm going to do my first ever residency in Vegas at Caesars. This is a special event for me," Mariah explained. "And again…

  13. Grammy-Nominated DJ Kaskade Signs New Multi-Year Residency with Las Vegas' XS and Encore Beach Club

    January 14, 2015 11:00 AM EST The EDM superstar will play more than 50 shows at XS and Encore Beach Club through January 2017. It's just two weeks into 2015 and superstar DJ Kaskade is already having a benchmark year. On Friday, Billboard announced that the Los Angeles-based producer had signed his first major…

  14. Latin Grammy Winner Mariana Vega Takes a Different Route

    January 14, 2015 5:13 AM EST The winner of the Latin Grammy for best new artist speaks about her 2015 plans This past November, Venezuelan singer/songwriter Mariana Vega won the Latin Grammy for best new artist, thanks to her beautiful, dreamy pop songs. Vega, whose latest album was the independently released EP Te…

  15. Rock in Rio USA Lineup: Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Jessie J & More Added

    January 13, 2015 9:00 PM EST Bleachers, Tove Lo, Empire of the Sun, Echosmith & more have also been added to the Las Vegas fest's two weekends. A bunch of new A-listers have been added to 2015's Rock in Rio USA , as the international festival celebrates its 30th year by hitting Las Vegas for back-to…

  16. Bring on the Drums! How EDM Will Move Beyond the Laptop in 2015

    January 13, 2015 8:16 PM EST Last May on Saturday Night Live , Andy Samberg portrayed "Davvincii," a DJ caricature who fried an egg, played Jenga and swiped credit cards while waiting to drop the bass. Onstage at Coachella, Arcade Fire 's Win Butler shouted out "bands still playing actual…

  17. 'U Can't Touch This' at 25: Remembering MC Hammer's Breakthrough Single

    January 13, 2015 12:10 PM EST One thing hip-hop doesn't do is pause. The mantra of this music has always been "can't stop, won't stop," and there's no guarantee the flavor of any given week will make it past Wednesday. That's one reason MC Hammer 's breakthrough single is so…

  18. 'Entourage' Music Supervisor Scott Vener May Just Have the Next Big Music App

    January 13, 2015 11:59 AM EST Multitasking music supervisor Scott Vener, fresh off wrapping the bro-movie, hopes that his music-sharing app Undrtone blows up. Scott Vener sits on a burgundy sofa at the Palihouse Hotel in Hollywood, sipping coffee while scrolling through emails on his MacBook. Robert Pattinson and FKA…

  19. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  20. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 75-51

    January 13, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

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