1. Play Ball: Joan Jett Talks Baltimore Orioles' 2014 Season

    April 07, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Jett loves the Orioles almost as much as she loves rock 'n' roll April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of their favorite…

  2. Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Receives Life Sentence

    April 03, 2014 1:18 PM EDT A undeniable, yet divisive, talent, Vybz Kartel has entered into a career phase his seemingly invincible ego, as the self-designated as the World Boss, might have never envisioned: a life sentence, handed down today by Justice Lennox Campbell in Jamaica's Supreme Court. Several roads…

  3. Johnnyswim, 'Home': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 28, 2014 11:30 AM EDT The husband-wife folk duo talks about their full-length debut, "Diamonds" After three EPs, including 2013's particularly well-received "Heart Beats," the husband-wife duo Johnnyswim is more than chomping at the bit to release its full-length debut, "Diamonds,…

  4. Michael McDonald Talks Doobie Brothers' Country Album: 'It's Like Old Times'

    March 25, 2014 10:34 AM EDT Country A-listers lead busy lives, and when the Doobie Brothers decamped to Nashville to cut a star-studded album featuring twanged-up versions of their classic hits, they found themselves playing "musical chairs" with their high-profile collaborators. That's according to…

  5. Jamaican Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Found Guilty of Murder

    March 13, 2014 8:32 PM EDT Embattled dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer, was found guilty today of the August 2011 murder of Clive "Lizard" Williams. The incident allegedly took place at Kartel's home in Havendale, St Andrew. Williams’ body has never been found. The 11…

  6. Janelle Monae, Charli XCX Cover 'Simply Irresistible': Listen

    March 04, 2014 5:47 AM EST Soul singer Janelle Monáe and British performer Charli XCX have put their own spins on Robert Palmer’s 1988 hit “Simply Irresistible.” The covers were recorded for the celebrity network E’s “Live from the Red Carpet,” which accompanied its coverage of Sunday’s Academy Awards. Monáe,…

  7. Pink Martini & The von Trapps, 'Dream a Little Dream': Exclusive Album Premiere

    February 25, 2014 12:00 PM EST Over the weekend, Maria von Trapp, the Austrian singer whose family's escape from Nazis provided the basis for "The Sound of Music," passed away at age 99. However, the famous singing family has new blood in the music industry carrying on its tradition on a new album --…

  8. Skylar Grey Pairs with David Guetta for 'Bang Bang' Cover, Talks Awkward Meeting

    January 20, 2014 7:10 PM EST How Skylar Grey and David Guetta got together is probably a lot different from how Sonny and Cher did. “We met at a sushi restaurant in LA,” Grey told Billboard this past weekend at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The singer, who recently became a Utah resident, was in Park City, among…

  9. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  10. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  11. One Direction’s Harry Styles Wins Britain's ‘Style Icon’ Award

    December 03, 2013 3:58 AM EST Harry Styles' name says it all: The pop star has been crowned this year's British Style Icon at the British Fashion Awards on Monday. The British Style Icon Award, which recognizes an individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a…

  12. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter and Facebook

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long career both in the Velvet Underground and as…

  13. TLC's 'CrazySexyCool' Biopic to Premiere on VH1

    October 21, 2013 2:33 AM EDT For Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, there were several uncomfortable moments watching actresses portray them in a new TLC biopic. But it was especially strange to watch Lil Mama, who played the role of the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes - the…

  14. Matt Redman, TobyMac & Jason Crabb Win Big at Dove Awards

    October 16, 2013 6:12 AM EDT Matt Redman, TobyMac and Jason Crabb were the top winners at the 44th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards held last night (10/15) in Nashville at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University. Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin hosted the show, which was taped to air on Up! Oct. 21 at…

  15. Sinead O'Connor Says Miley Cyrus Supporters Are Urging Her to Commit Suicide

    October 08, 2013 10:10 PM EDT It's round four of a week-long exchange between Sinead O'Connor and Miley Cyrus, with the former penning a new and lengthy letter claiming that the pop singer's actions have led cyber-bullies to urge her to commit suicide. O'Connor spends a great deal of the 1,770-word…

  16. Moody Blues, Roger Daltrey Headlining Music Cruise

    October 08, 2013 8:42 PM EDT Moody Blues are returning to the high seas next year. The rock band will host its second annual Moody Blues Cruise next April, aboard MSC Cruises' MSC Divina. The five-night cruise, which leaves from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has a theme that entails the "Return to the Isle of Wight,…

  17. Sinead O'Connor Threatens Legal Action If Miley Cyrus Doesn't Apologize

    October 04, 2013 11:37 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor has reacted forcefully to online taunting by Miley Cyrus in the wake of her impassioned letter to the singer, demanding an apology and threatening legal action for potentially damaging her career. Following O'Connor's much-discussed open letter, in which…

  18. Miley Cyrus Mocks Sinead O'Connor: 'Before Amanda Bynes There Was...'

    October 03, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Miley Cyrus has received your open letter, Sinead O'Connor, with its warnings against "selling your body" for attention and profit. In response the 20-year-old pop singer, fresh off her first Hot 100 No. 1 with "Wrecking Ball," has decided to mock you. O'Connor…

  19. Sinead O'Connor To Miley Cyrus: Don't Allow Yourself 'To Be Pimped'

    October 03, 2013 10:29 AM EDT "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer cautions pop star against exploitation in new open letter. Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" music video has garnered its fair share of online comparisons to Sinead O'Connor's iconic 1990 clip for "Nothing Compares 2 U…

  20. Amanda Palmer Gives Kickstarter Tips, Talks Haters, Feminism & Miley Cyrus at Bigsound

    September 13, 2013 4:05 AM EDT Focus on creating a clear, concise pitch video. And set a small, achievable financial target. Take note, because those are Amanda Palmer’s top tips for a winning Kickstarter project.  The Dresden Dolls co-founder, who became the crowd-sourcing standard-bearer when her campaign raised $1.2…

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