1. Ryan Tedder Can't Stop: Working With U2, Elton John (and Everyone Else) While OneRepublic Enjoys Career Highs: Cover Story

    March 17, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The Undercover King of Pop: He made more than $2.5 million writing songs last year but doesn't know it. Now OneRepublic's lead singer, who claims to never check his money, is music's most prolific writer/producer Ryan Tedder is well over an hour into a high-voltage…

  2. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well…

  3. David Lynch Foundation Honoring Rick Rubin

    February 25, 2014 1:45 PM EST Dixie Chicks, Damien Rice and Jake Bugg will perform at the Los Angeles event Legendary music producer Rick Rubin will receive the Lifetime of Harmony Award from the David Lynch Foundation through its new performance arts events division, DLF Live. The Dixie Chicks, along with Damien Rice,…

  4. Paul Martin of The Fabulous Superlatives Talks 'Kentucky Jukebox'

    February 17, 2014 3:36 PM EST For the most part, small town local radio has faded into the past – thanks to voice tracking and satellite programming. However, go back 25 to 30 years, and those stations were alive and vibrant – and usually featured their own live musical show. WWKY in Winchester, KY was no different. The…

  5. Cliff Richard Is Brooklyn Bound, Thanks to Morrissey; Eyes More U.S. Dates

    February 17, 2014 10:15 AM EST The British legend talks opening for Moz this June and explains why his global stardom never quite reached American shores Cliff Richard was as surprised as anyone else that Morrissey wanted him to open his June 21 concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. "About a month ago, my agent…

  6. Heartbreak Hits: Top 30 Breakup Songs

    February 14, 2014 9:05 AM EST Not everyone equates Valentine's Day with red hearts and roses. For those that have not found cupid to be so kind, February 14 can be a reminder that sometimes, love really can suck. This fact has not been lost on pop musicians; for every whimsical song about love's dizzying…

  7. Angel Olsen Breaks Down Her Smoldering New Jagjaguwar Debut

    February 13, 2014 11:15 AM EST On "Burn Your Fire For No Witness," the alternative folk singer brings in a full band and tests her artistic identity “When you finish an album, you’re not finished,” says Angel Olsen. “You have to keep writing, if that’s what you dream of doing, if that’s what you’ve always…

  8. Sting Musical Heading to Broadway

    February 12, 2014 8:30 PM EST "The Last Ship" will premiere Oct. 26, with previews beginning Sept. 30 Singer-songwriter Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" has found a nice berth on Broadway. Producer Jeffrey Seller said Wednesday that the show -- inspired by Sting's memories of growing up in…

  9. Olympics Playlist: 20 'Gold' Songs For Sochi

    February 07, 2014 3:25 PM EST With the 2014 Winter Olympics underway in Sochi, Russia, what better way to inspire the U.S.A. to go for the gold with a list of "golden" Hot 100 hits? From Kanye to the Black Keys to David Bowie to Shirley Bassey, the Hot 100 chart has featured its fair share of songs with "…

  10. Third World Reggae Star William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke Dead at 65

    February 05, 2014 11:45 AM EST William "Bunny Rugs" Clarke, the husky-voiced lead singer of internationally popular reggae band Third World, died of leukemia at his home in Florida, longtime friends and colleagues said Monday. He was 65. Former bandmate Colin Leslie said the singer died Sunday in Orlando a week…

  11. John Cacavas, Composer for 'Kojak' and 'Hawaii Five-O,' Dead at 83

    January 31, 2014 5:05 PM EST Film and TV composer John Cacavas, whose scores include the television series "Kojak" and "Hawaii Five-O," died Jan. 28 at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 83.  A member of ASCAP’s Board of Directors from 1993 to 2001, Cacavas began writing for television and then…

  12. Backstage With Billy Joel: The Billboard Cover Story Interview (Exclusive)

    January 31, 2014 11:15 AM EST Half a century into his career, Billy Joel has taken on a game-changing residency at Madison Square Garden. In a wide-ranging interview, Joel talks about why his career endures, and where it's going Some 20 years since he released his last album of new songs, Billy Joel, who marks…

  13. Clive Davis GRAMMY Party: Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Pose in Class Photo

    January 30, 2014 9:05 AM EST What does it take to get Pharrell Williams, in all his Lanvin glory, to sit on the floor? "Power. And you have it, Clive," said the rapper-singer-producer. Replied Clive Davis, 81, "On a good day" -- this particular Saturday being one of them. A three-decade-long…

  14. Blake Shelton To Perform At Veterans Benefit Concert

    January 30, 2014 3:28 AM EST PepsiCo Inc. is making a $1 million donation and streaming a live concert Friday to benefit injured military veterans and their families. The company said it would stream a show featuring comic Jon Stewart and country star Blake Shelton online at 9:45 p.m. EST. The show will take place at…

  15. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  16. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special

    January 28, 2014 4:40 AM EST No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They still can&…

  17. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Album of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:25 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned album of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014. These five artistic statements are in the running for the album of the year honor at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26). Jump To: Song of the Year |…

  18. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Blue Ivy Carter Makes Her Debut

    January 20, 2014 8:05 AM EST Two years ago this week, the days-old daughter of Jay Z and Beyonce made her chart arrival. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Sting Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Jan. 20,…

  19. Kenney Jones Tries to Set Record Straight on Faces Reunion: 'We've Been Talking'

    January 08, 2014 12:25 PM EST The Faces AND the Small Faces may well be active concerns in 2015 -- at least if drummer Kenney Jones has his way. Jones tells Billboard that a Faces reunion tour, with Rod Stewart fronting the group again, is indeed in the planning stages.  "We've been talking; Woody's …

  20. 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…

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