1. Pussy Riot Talk Eric Garner-Inspired 'I Can't Breathe,' and the Nascent 'Russian Spring'

    February 18, 2015 11:28 AM EST Pussy Riot are back with their first English song, "I Can't Breathe." Inspired by Eric Garner's death last July and the subsequent protests this winter, and produced with an all-star cast of musicians including Miike Snow 's Andrew Wyatt , Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah…

  2. So You Know You Can't Dance: Watch Fifth Harmony Teach Their 'Sledgehammer' Moves

    February 11, 2015 12:00 PM EST I don’t know how to dance — but I’m ready to learn. Watch the girl group show me how to perform their “Sledgehammer” routine. Welcome to the latest episode of So You Know You Can't Dance , a new Billboard.com web series in which music biggest stars teach me, the Most Awkward Dancer…

  3. The Real Reason Behind Taylor Swift Trying to Trademark 'This Sick Beat'

    February 06, 2015 12:00 PM EST Although she's notoriously protective of her brand, Taylor Swift isn't known to be especially litigious. But the singer has been on a trademark tear, attempting to register a handful of phrases in advance of her 1989 World Tour, which launches in Tokyo on May 5. In addition…

  4. Grammys Predictions: Who Will & Should Win the 2015 Awards

    February 05, 2015 4:00 PM EST The Grammy Awards are just a few days away -- taking place this Sunday night (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles -- which means it's time to finalize our predictions for the top prizes. Although nothing Grammys-related is ever easy to predict -- especially in such a loaded year…

  5. Super Bowl vs. Grammys: Analyzing Their Sales Impact on Artists

    January 31, 2015 3:11 PM EST Even though record label executives tend to choose the Super Bowl halftime show as the most powerful marketing tool in Billboard's annual Maximum Exposure issue, the event can be hit or miss in driving sales for the artist who perform there. How Super Bowl Halftime Shows Sell…

  6. Genius Poaches New Yorker Pop Critic Sasha Frere-Jones

    January 11, 2015 11:55 PM EST Genius, the ambitious lyric and annotation start-up, has landed a coup with the hire of Sasha Frere-Jones , The New Yorker's longtime pop music critic. Frere-Jones this week joins Genius as executive editor, where he'll be tasked with building a team for a company in full…

  7. Ultra Music Festival 2015 Lineup: Phase 1 Includes Skrillex, Avicii & More

    January 07, 2015 3:00 PM EST Following the leak of its flyer last week, Ultra Music Festival officially announced its Phase 1 lineup on Wednesday (Jan. 7). The official lineup posted to Ultra's socials matches a photographed flyer that caused a stir when it was leaked on the blogosphere last week. Coachella…

  8. President Obama Hangs Out With Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder in Hawaii

    January 04, 2015 3:58 PM EST President Barack Obama is closing out his Hawaii vacation by hanging out with Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder . Obama took his daughters, Sasha and Malia, to visit with Vedder and his family in Kailua, not far from where the Obamas are renting a vacation home. They spent less than…

  9. Love Taking Over: Dusky Reflect on Their Beatport Breakthrough

    December 30, 2014 8:14 PM EST The chart-topping duo discuss production partnership & ditching offbeat day jobs. Dusky is fast becoming deep house's gold standard. The North London outfit -- comprised of Nick Harriman and Alfie Granger-Howell -- has emerged as a Beatport powerhouse, scoring coveted No. 1…

  10. 'Maybe the Adrenaline Keeps Me Going': Landau Management's Barbara Carr on Working with Springsteen for 34 Years

    December 18, 2014 11:46 AM EST "Couldn't get along without you, Barb," Bruce Springsteen said of Barbara Carr when inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 15 years ago. Any Springsteen fan worth their salt knows his longtime manager and former producer, Jon Landau . Less visible (by choice) is Carr,…

  11. Rita Ora, Darius Rucker Perform at President Obama's 'Christmas in Washington' Concert

    December 14, 2014 10:26 PM EST The Obamas celebrated the holiday season Sunday with "The Rock" and singers Rita Ora and Darius Rucker . President Barack Obama and his family attended the 33rd annual "Christmas in Washington" concert Sunday at the National Building Museum. The event is a benefit for…

  12. Drake, FKA Twigs & A-Trak Bring Music to the Beach: Art Basel Music Roundup

    December 10, 2014 9:52 PM EST This year's Art Basel Miami Beach was a half-week whirlwind of contemporary art showcases, celebrity sightseeing and musical performances. From the bustling Wynwood Arts District to exclusive Palm Island mansion parties, Billboard takes you back to South Beach to recap some of the…

  13. Art Basel Miami Beach: Your Music Guide

    December 03, 2014 6:40 PM EST FKA Twigs, Miguel, Theophilus London, James Blake & more artists provide a musical backdrop to the Miami art fest. An estimated 70,000 global visitors will descend on southern Florida this week for Art Basel Miami Beach, a socialite smorgasbord of contemporary art shows, forward…

  14. Watch Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Get Into the Holiday Spirit for H&M

    November 26, 2014 1:14 AM EST Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's holiday video campaign for H&M has hit the web, and boy are they ready for the holidays (aren't we all?). The "H&M Magical Holidays" clip , directed by Johan Renck , sees Gaga (with her oversized wig) and the dapper jazz singer…

  15. Top 10 American Music Awards Moments: Past AMAs' Video Highlights

    November 21, 2014 1:35 PM EST From Miley Cyrus' giant cat to PSY's crazy mash-up with MC Hammer, check out the 10 most memorable AMAs performances ever. Over the past 42 years, the American Music Awards have produced dozens of memorable performances, from the quiet grace of Madonna's duet with…

  16. Big K.R.I.T. Delivers Best Work With 'Cadillactica': Track-by-Track Review

    November 10, 2014 1:44 PM EST Before Big K.R.I.T. releases an album, he puts his music through the car test. That is, once his project is complete, the 28-year old rapper/producer cues up his recorded compilation of songs and takes a four-hour drive from his Atlanta home and recording base back to his hometown of…

  17. 'High School Musical' Star Corbin Bleu Engaged

    October 16, 2014 9:46 AM EDT What time is it ? If you're Corbin Bleu , time to get engaged. The High School Musical star is engaged to actress Sasha Nicole Clements (Disney Channel's How to Build a Better Boy ). The two got engaged at Disney World, according to People , in front of Cinderella's…

  18. Lorde Crashes Time’s 25 Most Influential Teens List

    October 13, 2014 10:15 PM EDT A year after debuting with the hit track "Royals," Lorde's reign as queen continues. The singer (and Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack curator) is among those highlighted in Time's 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014, an unranked list that was released Monday morning and…

  19. 2015 Grammys Predictions: Who Are The Early Favorites?

    September 30, 2014 5:05 PM EDT 0 Beyonce, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and more are among our (very early) guesses for next year's ceremony. Who’s ready for the Grammy Awards… in four months?! Okay, so the 2015 Grammys are still a little while away, but Tuesday (Sept. 30) is the final day of eligibility for the…

  20. Three Six Zero Group Focuses on International Expansion With UK Executive Moves

    September 24, 2014 10:59 AM EDT Music management and entertainment company Three Six Zero Group announced a number of executive shufflings Wednesday, including new appointments to its London-based UK office and the relocation of chief operating officer James Sealey to Los Angeles to run worldwide operations from the…

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