1. Black Crowes' Steve Gorman: Sports Radio Host By Day, Rock Drummer By Night

    January 26, 2014 12:00 PM EST Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman couldn't ask for a platform to launch his new national sports talk radio show. "Steve Gorman Sports!" begins Monday (Jan. 27) on the Fox Sports Radio network to take advantage of the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 2 in New Jersey.…

  2. GRAMMYs' 10 Most Shocking Moments

    January 25, 2014 3:05 PM EST They crashed the stage to ramble about children and do interpretive dances. They challenged the laws of decency, traveled in giant eggs, and got busted for faking the funk. From a famous fight and a ballsy boycott to one untimely passing, these are the 10 weirdest, wildest and most…

  3. Rick Ross To Release Young Jeezy-Assisted Song, 'War Ready'; Reveals 'Mastermind' Album Cover

    January 24, 2014 6:20 PM EST Rick Ross is turning heads with his oft-delayed upcoming album, "Mastermind" (out March 4). A month after releasing his Jay Z-assisted single, "The Devil Is a Lie," the rapper unveils the album's cover artwork and teases an upcoming single with Young Jeezy. Ross and…

  4. Justin Bieber May Not Have Been Drunk at Arrest: Report

    January 24, 2014 12:50 PM EST The singer's blood alcohol content was reportedly a mere .014, contradictng the original police report which claims he failed a sobriety test Although Justin Bieber is still in hot water from his drag racing arrest in Miami Beach yesterday, a key component of the charges is now in doubt.…

  5. Bonnie Raitt, Skylar Grey, Joy Williams Shine at GRAMMY Foundation's 'A Song Is Born' Event

    January 24, 2014 12:26 PM EST Songs, specifically the ones that become smash hits, were the focal point of the Grammy Foundation's "A Song is Born" program on Jan. 23. Seventeen artists, most of them writers rather than interpreters, performed an astounding number of top 40 tunes, Grammy winners and…

  6. Debbie Gibson Q&A: Celebrating 25 Years Of 'Electric Youth'

    January 24, 2014 9:05 AM EST On Jan. 24, 1989, Gibson released her sophomore album. It would spend five weeks atop the Billboard 200 and yield the Hot 100 No. 1 'Lost in Your Eyes.' On the set's 25th anniversary, Gibson reflects on its success and reveals what's ahead in 2014 Cautiously…

  7. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Thursday

    January 23, 2014 10:15 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  8. Beyoncé, Jay Z Top Billboard's Power 100 List

    January 23, 2014 8:00 PM EST What is power? At its base, it's the ability to reshape the world around you according to your vision. And who in the music industry did so better in the last year than this power couple? FULL LIST OF THIS YEAR'S POWER 100 BUY THE ISSUE Leveraging their star power to release…

  9. CODE First Play: J-Phlip, Say My Name'

    January 17, 2014 3:37 PM EST After the breakout success of Breach’s “Jack” in 2013, there might have been a whisper around the Dirtybird Records camp about following it up with another smash. Who would blame label boss Claude VonStroke for trying? But Dirtybird’s Jessica Phillippe aka J-Phlip’s latest tune for the…

  10. Bubbling Under: Swon Brothers Set Sail At Country Radio

    January 17, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Swon Brothers, Kodaline, Bear Hands and Bando Jonez Swon Brothers Although the Swon Brothers gained valuable exposure as finalists on the…

  11. Ed Sheeran’s Sophomore Album Coming Soon, U.K. & Ireland Dates Announced

    January 09, 2014 12:37 AM EST Ed Sheeran is going back on tour in the U.K. and Ireland. The Grammy-nominated musician announced on Monday via Twitter that he'll headline 12 European shows for the first time since 2012, beginning Oct. 6.  He then redirected fans to his manager, Stuart Camp, who tweeted that more tour…

  12. Jay Z's Barneys Deal Yields $1 Million Profit: Report

    January 07, 2014 9:38 PM EST The rapper's clothing deal with the New York company excels despite criticism Despite the criticism surrounding Jay Z's decision to launch a holiday collection with Barneys New York, the luxury retailer recently accused of racial discrimination, the rap mogul's product…

  13. Kanye West's Lawyers File Cease-and-Desist Against Coinye West Creators

    January 07, 2014 8:38 PM EST Creators plan to launch currency anyway Tuesday night Turns out Kanye West wasn't flattered by a group of coders naming a new cryptocurrency after him. Instead, he's filing a cease-and-desist against them. Lawyers for the rapper have filed cease-and-desist papers against the seven…

  14. Black Keys, John Legend, Band of Horses Performing During Super Bowl Week

    January 07, 2014 7:18 PM EST The artists join Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters and more as performers around the NFL's biggest spectacle The Black Keys, John Legend and Band of Horses are joining with sports celebrities and Citi for a series of special evenings leading up to the Super Bowl. Bruno Mars Preps for Super Bowl…

  15. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST 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 as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  16. Richard Marx, Heart In Holiday Spirit On AC Chart

    December 23, 2013 10:05 AM EST Their new collaboration scales the tally, granting Marx a second straight year of charting with holiday fare After not appearing on Billboard charts with holiday music for almost 25 years, Richard Marx is now making the practice an annual tradition as predictable as Santa's Christmas…

  17. Beyonce Buys Own Album, Hands Out Gift Cards at Boston Walmart

    December 21, 2013 3:54 PM EST The singer handed out $37,500 in Walmart gift cards Beyonce's new self-titled release may not have received a warm welcome of any kind in Target stores, but Walmart is completely onboard -- and last night, the R&B star spread holiday goodwill at one of its stores. The singer visited…

  18. Lauryn Hill Reschedules, Adds Upcoming Tour Dates

    December 20, 2013 8:23 PM EST The singer reschedules shows in New York and New Jersey, while adding Georgia, North Carolina and Florida dates Lauryn Hill has rescheduled multiple dates of her current tour, with additional concerts added, Billboard confirmed today (Dec. 20). The R&B singer has had to postpone three…

  19. Pat Benatar, Pentatonix, 98 Degrees Added to 'The Sing-Off' Finale

    December 20, 2013 7:55 PM EST Grab your pitch pipes -- "The Sing-Off" has announced the lineup for its two-hour finale on Monday night. Special guests Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will sing their 1984 hit duet  “We Belong," and season three winners Pentatonix will also return to the stage they conquered in…

  20. Def Leppard Denies It'll Take Legal Action Against One Direction for Similar-Sounding Song

    December 19, 2013 7:30 PM EST Mirror UK originally reported potential legal action for similarities between "Midnight Memories" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" The boys of One Direction may have a sticky situation on their hands over the chorus of the group's new song "Midnight Memories."…

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