1. Joshua Scott Jones, 'Honk (If You're Tonky)': Exclusive Video Premiere

    February 26, 2014 10:00 AM EST Half of Steel Magnolia goes solo, models his new video after Beyonce's "Single Ladies" Country fans have become familiar with the bluesy tones of Joshua Scott Jones' voice through his work as part of the duo Steel Magnolia. Together with Meghan Linsey, the duo enjoyed…

  2. Mike Gordon Talks New Solo Album and Being 'Deeply In Love' With Phish

    February 24, 2014 10:36 AM EST The Phish bassist releases "Overstep," his fourth solo effort, plus reveals his band's next album is "getting there… Everyone's working from their separate spots but it's sounding pretty fantastic" This week, Phish bassist Mike Gordon releases his fourth…

  3. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 2:30 PM EST No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. It did so by tapping the sound of classic R…

  4. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O & 'Frozen' Fight for Academy Awards Gold

    February 21, 2014 2:00 PM EST Pharrell has a No. 2 hit, the "Frozen" soundtrack reached No. 1, Karen O is the indie ‘It’ girl and U2 is... just cool. The Academy’s sleepy little Best Original Song category turns shockingly competitive and surprisingly commercial as the nominees open up about what they…

  5. Judge Reviewing Justin Bieber Arrest Video Before Release

    February 20, 2014 9:06 PM EST A judge said Thursday he will review police video made shortly after Justin Bieber's recent Miami Beach arrest to determine if some portions should be withheld from the public, particularly clips depicting the singer urinating into a cup as part of a drug test. Miami-Dade County Judge…

  6. Anthrax's Scott Ian Having A 'Great Time' on Spoken-Word Tour

    February 20, 2014 5:55 PM EST Scott Ian's upcoming North American tour will be without his guitar -- or the rest of Anthrax, for that matter. The thrash metal titan will play 15 Speaking Words shows starting Feb. 20 in Chicago, bringing to the home shores the spoken work presentation he began last year as a one-off…

  7. Pharrell Williams' Reps Talk Strategy Behind 'G I R L' Album: Exclusive

    February 20, 2014 9:24 AM EST Prior to the release of Pharrell Williams' "G I  R L" on March 3, his music will be heard in a Red Bull TV ad, promos on ABC's "Good Morning America"  and, quite possibly, on eBay. The wildly popular first single, "Happy," will definitely be heard on…

  8. Charlie Wilson Talks New Uptempo Album & Recording With Kanye West

    February 19, 2014 1:33 PM EST The singer says he's been working with Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and Wiz Khalifa. Charlie Wilson isn't stopping anytime soon. If anything, the legendary singer/songwriter is hustling harder. On the heels of his guest feature on Kanye West's "Bound…

  9. Cassadee Pope Honored to Play New Faces Show

    February 19, 2014 8:00 AM EST Cassadee Pope remembers sitting in the audience at the Nashville Convention Center last winter during the Country Radio Seminar. "I was sitting next to Scott Borchetta and telling him I wanted to be up there someday." she recalls. "He turned to me and said 'Just wait. You&…

  10. Jill Scott Talks 'The Voice,' James Brown Biopic and New Album

    February 18, 2014 9:30 AM EST Tapped as guest mentor for Team Usher on the sixth season of NBC's "The Voice" -- which kicks off Feb. 24 -- Jill Scott has also been busy juggling two other major projects: a co-starring role in the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" and a new album for Atlantic. Given…

  11. Natalia Kills' New York Fashion Week Diary: The Singer Recaps the HONOR Show and More

    February 14, 2014 2:55 PM EST Natalia Kills is one fiery dresser. The British dark-pop songstress makes wearing Versus Versace and Jeremy Scott a casual affair. So we tapped the edgy singer to be the latest fashion week correspondent for The Hook. From sitting front row at the Honor show to DJing the We the Urban party,…

  12. Diplo, Katy B, Dillon Francis and More to Set Sail on First Ever Mad Decent Boat Party This Fall

    February 13, 2014 4:55 PM EST After eight years of success on land, Mad Decent announced today that it’s taking its popular Block Party concept on a cruise ship. Departing from Miami on November 12, the Norwegian Cruise Line ship will carry 2,600 EDM fans to Nassau, Bahamas and private island Great Stirrup Cay before…

  13. Bruce Springsteen Covers AC/DC in Australia: Watch

    February 10, 2014 3:26 AM EST Bruce Springsteen fans are used to cool covers complimentary of the E Street Band, but concertgoers in Australia got an extremely rare treat, as the New Jersey rocker paid tribute to one of their own superstar acts: AC/DC. For the first time ever, the E Street Band tackled the metal fury of…

  14. 10 Artists Everyone Will Be Talking About At New York Fashion Week: Kanye, Rihanna and More

    February 07, 2014 4:48 PM EST Fashion week is always abuzz with the latest industry gossip. Will Marc Jacob’s show reign supreme again? What will Alexander Wang’s show be like at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard? But aside from the industry insider chatting, musicians are also key talking points. Maybe you…

  15. Jimmy vs. Jimmy: Fallon's NYC-Based 'Tonight' Gives Kimmel the West Coast to Himself

    February 07, 2014 12:22 PM EST After 11 years on the air, ABC's Los Angeles-based "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" is looking forward to being "the only 11:30 game in town"-and all the primo music performances that come with that exclusivity. "It hasn't really sunk in, but it's about to," …

  16. Prince Wants to Charge 'About $10' for Concert Tickets

    February 06, 2014 10:00 PM EST The price of Prince? $10. During a secret show in London -- held in the living room of his friend, singer Lianne La Havas, and attended by approximately 10 people -- the singer announced that he wants to charge just a fistful of dollars for tickets to his upcoming performances with his new…

  17. Paul McCartney's Top 10 Billboard Hits

    February 06, 2014 6:06 PM EST Paul McCartney is about as at home on the Hot 100 as an artist can be. From the Beatles' record-setting 71 singles on the Hot 100 chart to McCartney's nine post-Beatles No. 1s, his songs are all over the Billboard history books. The Beatles' 50 Biggest Billboard Hits Now, in…

  18. T.I., 'Hell You Sayin'' Feat. Iggy Azalea, Young Dro & Travi$ Scott: Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 06, 2014 3:07 PM EST DJ Whoo Kid, DJ Skee & DK MLK's mixtape 'SXEW' will debut February 10. DJ Whoo Kid, DJ Skee and DJ MLK are teaming up for a SXSW-inspired mixtape, "SXEW (South by East West)." The three veterans have produced a collaborative mixtape that covers all three of…

  19. Frankie Ballard Has 'Helluva' Time Teeing Up New Album

    February 06, 2014 1:34 PM EST Ballard talks "Sunshine & Whiskey" (Feb. 11); Plus, watch an exclusive performance of album cut "Drinky Drink" Frankie Ballard's new studio album, "Sunshine & Whiskey," out Tuesday (Feb. 11), has been two years in the making. Leading the charge…

  20. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Beatles Songs?

    February 06, 2014 10:05 AM EST As we approach the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. arrival, 'Ask Billboard' asks you to choose your favorite Fab songs, covers and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

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