1. Shania Twain Announces First North American Tour In Over a Decade

    March 04, 2015 10:25 AM EST For the first time in over a decade, Shania Twain is hitting the road in North America. Following her two-year Las Vegas stint , the country-pop queen will embark upon the 48-date Rock This Country Tour (although the tour will actually rock two countries -- the U.S. and Canada). Gavin DeGraw…

  2. 2015 MTV Movie Awards: Read the Full List of Nominees

    March 04, 2015 10:10 AM EST Jennifer Lawrence may not have been nominated for an Oscar for her role as Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen, but she'll (once again) face off at the MTV Movie Awards in April for that role. The nomination list was just announced, and in addition to snagging a nod for best female…

  3. 'A Guide to the Birdsong of South America': This Album is for the Birds -- Seriously

    March 03, 2015 5:17 PM EST Electronic artists make beautiful music with field recordings of endangered birds. The new album A Guide to the Birdsong of South America is not as scientific as the title might suggest, but the recording does capture the voices of actual birds -- whistling, hooting, daybreaking, joy-making…

  4. Drake Called Homophobic Slur by Die Antwoord

    March 03, 2015 11:55 AM EST Well, this is upsetting. Drake and Die Antwoord are both currently playing Australia's Future Music Festival, which hits five cities on the continent between Feb. 28 and March 9. But that's not the disturbing part. Following the March 1 show in Perth, Die Antwoord's Yolandi…

  5. Hear Kacey Musgraves' Fresh-Out-the-Oven New Song 'Biscuits'

    March 03, 2015 11:20 AM EST “Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy.” Since 2013's Same Trailer, Different Park , it seems like the whole industry has been pulling for Kacey Musgraves to have a bona fide hit. It hasn't happened yet, but "Biscuits" -- the first single off her forthcoming…

  6. Madonna Covered Don McLean's 'American Pie' 15 Years Ago Today

    March 03, 2015 11:20 AM EST On this day (Mar. 3) in 2000, Madonna released her version of "the day the music died" by covering singer-songwriter Don McLean 's 1971 hit "American Pie" (which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in 1972) for the soundtrack of her film The Next Best…

  7. Kelly Clarkson Shares Dates for 2015 Piece By Piece Tour

    March 03, 2015 10:00 AM EST Tour features Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson as special guests. On the release date of her sixth studio album Piece By Piece , Kelly Clarkson is sharing the dates for her extensive tour of North America in 2015. The Piece By Piece tour boasts 36 dates and features special guests Pentatonix…

  8. Madonna's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 02, 2015 3:00 PM EST She's the Queen of Pop and royalty on the Billboard charts. To celebrate Madonna 's career, we've compiled an exclusive ranking of the diva's 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit singles. Madonna's Fashion Evolution: 55 Iconic Looks 'Madonna' at 30: A…

  9. Kelly Clarkson Q&A: The Pop Superstar on 'Piece By Piece,' Recording While Pregnant & Bringing a Crib on Her Tour Bus

    March 02, 2015 1:06 PM EST "I was super hormonal and pregnant while making it, so it's very intense and with passionate vocals," says Clarkson of her first proper album in four years. "There's no drama to talk about with me," Kelly Clarkson admits to Billboard during a chat about her new…

  10. Lollapalooza Berlin Reveals First-Ever Lineup

    March 02, 2015 9:05 AM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis , The Libertines , Sam Smith , Belle & Sebastian, Fatboy Slim, My Morning Jacket, Run the Jewels and Bastille are among the acts to play at the first Lollapalooza Berlin , set for Tempelhof Airport Sept. 12-13. C3 Presents, now part of the Live Nation portfolio…

  11. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'I Really Like You' Single Is Really (Really) Fun: Listen

    March 01, 2015 11:50 PM EST Has Carly Rae Jepsen stumbled into another "Call Me Maybe"? The Canadian pop singer, now two-and-a-half years removed from the unlikely Hot 100 run of that smash hit, has returned with a hook that's just as instantly appealing -- and replaces the "Hey, I just met you…

  12. Kanye West In Talks To Work with New Series 'Underground': Report

    February 28, 2015 5:37 PM EST Kanye West might have a new job to add to his roster in the near future. According to a report, he might be working with the upcoming WGN America series Underground . Deadline reports that the rapper is in talks to work on the music side of the project, which will focus on the…

  13. Vanilla Ice on Burglary Arrest: 'It's All Blown Out of Proportion'

    February 27, 2015 5:14 PM EST Vanilla Ice , aka Robert Van Winkle, says his recent burglary arrest is "a mess and I'm dealing with it." Appearing on Good Morning America Friday (Feb. 27) to promote the fifth season of DIY Network's The Vanilla Ice Project , the rapper couldn't say much about his…

  14. Amber Rose Hired Me for Butt Injections, Black Madam Testifies

    February 27, 2015 4:04 PM EST Gothic hip-hop artist, on trial for the death of a London breakdancer, claims Kanye West dropped Rose off at an appointment. A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London breakdancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday (Feb. 27), claiming…

  15. Exclusive: Signature Sounds Label Premieres 20-Year Folk Rarities Compilation

    February 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Massachusetts-based folk label Signature Sounds is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an 18-song compilation featuring rarities and previously unreleased goodies from its past two decades. Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Collection: Rarities From The Second Decade -- featuring artists…

  16. Aretha Franklin to Perform & Mentor on Next Week's 'American Idol' Live Shows in Detroit

    February 26, 2015 8:22 PM EST Aretha Franklin will join American Idol 's live Motown-themed episodes in Detroit next week as a guest mentor.  'American Idol' Recap: Top 12 Guys Sing for America's Vote The shows, which will air next Wednesday and Thursday, will have the cast whittled down to the top…

  17. Live Nation Releases 2014 Earnings: Losses Deepen as Revenue Ticks Up

    February 26, 2015 5:23 PM EST Acquisitions and steady demand for live music pushed up Live Nation's revenue, but the promotion and ticketing giant saw its bottom line fall in 2014. Live Nation's net loss to shareholders more than doubled to $186.5 million from $82 million in 2013, as revenue grew 6 percent to $6…

  18. FCC Votes to Preserve Open, Neutral Internet

    February 26, 2015 1:00 PM EST Following a protracted debate that drew millions of public comments, a White House endorsement and some GOP opposition, the Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday (Feb. 26) to enforce proposed rules that protect the agnostic treatment of data over the high-speed Internet. The…

  19. Guest Post: Here's a Plan to Achieve Equal and Transparent Streaming for All

    February 26, 2015 12:38 PM EST Legal streaming is something I had been awaiting for years as a music fan. It took our industry over a decade to finally release platforms that are seamless for consumer use as opposed to suing fans in the Napster era. As I'm all about things that make sense, as a fan, I couldn't…

  20. Shawn Mendes' 'Never Be Alone' Video: Watch A Hiker Find Her Way To The Teen Heartthrob

    February 26, 2015 12:03 PM EST Shawn Mendes continues to preview his April debut album Handwritten with heartfelt music videos: following the black-and-white clip for "A Little Too Much," the 16-year-old Canadian has unveiled the visual for the whistle-happy acoustic track "Never Be Alone." Check it out…

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