1. CODE Picks of the Week: Keys N Krates, Destiny’s Child and More

    January 17, 2014 3:53 PM EST Keys N Krates, “All The Time” (Tove Lo flip) [Dim Mak] In a just world, this rework of Lo’s “Habits” would be an insta-anthem and ubiquitous set-closer in the world of swag-step wind-downs. Here’s hoping. CRNKN, “Heart” Amber is not forgotten, rather one of her biggest hits is cherished in…

  2. Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Christina Aguilera Head to New Orleans

    January 14, 2014 1:58 PM EST The lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out, with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish and Arcade Fire among the major artists tapped to mark the event's 45th anniversary over two weekends this spring. Jazz…

  3. Dave Matthews Band Sets 2014 Summer Tour

    January 14, 2014 1:00 PM EST Fans can expect two sets from DMB each night of the 42-date North American tour One of live music's most storied acts has announced yet another mammoth tour. The Dave Matthews Band will embark on a 42-date North American tour this summer, beginning May 16 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell…

  4. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top No. 1s By Decade, Top No. 1 Artists & More

    January 13, 2014 3:06 PM EST In honor of country music's longevity and vaunted place in American cultural history, Billboard celebrates the 70th anniversary of the chart that's now known as Hot Country Songs by taking a look at the biggest No. 1 songs of each decade of the chart's history and the acts with…

  5. Usher, Diddy to Present at Golden Globes

    January 10, 2014 3:22 PM EST Usher Raymond and Sean "Diddy" Combs have been tapped to present at the 71st annual Golden Globes on Sunday (Jan. 12). Both artists join a list of star-studded presenters including recently announced Leonardo DiCaprio and Drew Barrymore. Related Articles Taylor Swift, Justin…

  6. Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige & Erykah Badu Added to Essence Festival Bill

    January 09, 2014 4:36 AM EST   Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige and Erykah Badu join the lineup for the Essence Festival, which will roll-out over the Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans. They trio of hitmakers join previously announced headliner Prince for the event’s 20th anniversary edition.  Prince to Headline Essence…

  7. Plug In Stereo, 'A Little Peace': Exclusive EP Premiere

    January 03, 2014 1:28 PM EST Check out the budding pop singer's new six-track collection, launching at Billboard.com. Trevor Dahl, the Atlantic Records singer-songwriter known as Plug In Stereo, is kicking off the new year with the six-song "A Little Peace" EP, featuring the charming single "To Be…

  8. Clay Aiken Considering a Run for Congress: Report

    January 03, 2014 12:30 PM EST "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is taking a serious look into running for Congress this year in his home state of North Carolina, according to a report in the Washington Blade . The singer, who also landed second-place on "Celebrity Apprentice" in 2012, has been…

  9. One Last Look Back at Country Music in 2013

    January 02, 2014 10:05 AM EST Before we put 2013 in the back of the closet, we at The 615 thought it would be a great idea to look back at ten things that we won't forget about the country music industry in 2013... and maybe a sneak peek into the crystal ball. TAYLOR SWIFT & CARRIE UNDERWOOD – Arguably the format…

  10. Ani DiFranco Cancels Songwriting Retreat at Former Plantation

    December 30, 2013 9:09 PM EST Ani DiFranco has canceled an upcoming artist retreat that was scheduled to be held at a resort in Louisiana. The reason? The resort in question is a former slave plantation. DiFranco's "Righteous Retreat in the Big Easy," a four-day workshop for artists that focuses on…

  11. Drummer Ricky Lawson Dead at 59

    December 26, 2013 10:35 AM EST Studio drummer Ricky Lawson, a collaborator with musicians including Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Whitney Houston, has died at a suburban Los Angeles hospital following a brain aneurism. He was 59. Lawson's uncle, Paul Riser of Detroit, said Tuesday that Lawson was…

  12. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorites Of 2013?

    December 20, 2013 8:15 PM EST Send in your picks for the best of 2013 to askbb@billboard.com. In the meantime, reader thoughts on Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Donna Summer As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  13. Donna Summer Returns 'MacArthur Park' To Top Of Dance Chart After 35 Years

    December 19, 2013 7:15 PM EST The late legend brings the song back to the summit after it first led in 1978. Plus, Neon Jungle and Hardwell debut, while Avicii continues to climb. Donna Summer returns a classic to the top of Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "MacArthur Park 2013" rises 2-1. Summer&…

  14. Weird Al Settles with Sony Music Over Litany of Allegations

    December 18, 2013 9:37 PM EST "Weird Al" Yankovic has settled a lawsuit that his company Ear Booker brought against Sony Music in March 2012. The lawsuit was among many brought by musicians contending that record labels have breached contracts by improperly treating digital downloads as "sales" rather…

  15. Celine Dion Preps Performance on 'The Voice' Finale, Keen to Try Acting

    December 16, 2013 3:55 AM EST Virtually every entertainer has a misfire. But it's news when an album by one of the best-selling recording artists in history quickly tumbles down the charts. Celine Dion's first all-new English-language album in six years, "Loved Me Back to Life," entered the Billboard…

  16. Bruno Mars: Billboard Artist of the Year Cover Story

    December 13, 2013 8:02 AM EST Jukebox Hero: How did Bruno Mars become Billboard’s Artist of the Year? He grabbed hold of the album and single charts and never let go It's a few days before the Grammy Award nominations are announced, and Bruno Mars is shaking off predictions with an easy laugh.…

  17. Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake's 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Score Golden Globes Nominations

    December 12, 2013 11:23 AM EST Justin Timberlake's song from "Inside Llewyn Davis," Taylor Swift's track from "One Chance" and Coldplay's closing credits tune from "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" received nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globes on Thursday. Timberlake&…

  18. Richie Sambora On Rejoining Bon Jovi In 2014: 'I Would Think About It'

    December 12, 2013 5:12 AM EST For 30 years, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora lived his life on the rock 'n' roll treadmill of writing, recording, and touring until 2013 when the Woodbridge, NJ native did the unimaginable: he quit. “We were the hardest working band in the world, man,” he tells The Hollywood…

  19. Miley Cyrus Named a Finalist for Time's Person of the Year

    December 09, 2013 7:00 PM EST A couple of hackers may have conspired to have Miley Cyrus win Time magazine's online Person of the Year vote, but the pop star is actually being considered for the magazine's annual honor, making Time's list of 10 finalists , it was revealed Monday morning. Along with Cyrus,…

  20. Grammys 2014: EDM Acts Get Lucky With Dance Category Nominations

    December 07, 2013 1:01 PM EST For the first time in memory, the Grammy dance nomination field didn't only honor the worthy (which it's had a tendency of doing these past few years, Al Walser drama notwithstanding): It reflected what America actually grooved to in 2013. Every song in the "Best Dance…

Pages