1. 'Frozen' May Chill For Ninth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 04, 2014 7:18 PM EDT The "Frozen" soundtrack may maintain its icy grip on the Billboard 200's No. 1 slot for a ninth week, so say industry forecasters. Forecasters suggest the Disney film soundtrack could sell another 140,000 to 145,000 copies in the week ending April 6. That may be enough to…

  2. When Kurt Cobain Died: Former Billboard Editor Recalls Being On the Scene When It All Happened

    April 04, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Every generation has that one unforgettable death that bears the question, "Where were you when ____ died?" For baby boomers, it was JFK. For the cool music-minded baby boomers, it was John Lennon. And, for Generation Xers, like myself, it was Kurt Cobain. Like generations past,…

  3. RZA on His $5 Million Dollar Record: 'A Flower That's Unfolding' (Q&A)

    April 04, 2014 4:40 PM EDT The concept of the one-off, unique recording is as old as the phonograph record itself -- before mass-production, every record was by necessity a unique performance. But there's no question that Wu-Tang Clan have turned the whole idea -- as well as the entire model of creators'…

  4. Pete Townshend Writes, Performs Song for 'The Americans' (Exclusive Q&A)

    April 04, 2014 1:08 PM EDT For the first time, the Who leader has written a song for television. "It Must Be Done" will appear on the April 30 episode of the FX show Pete Townshend has written his first original song for a television show, composing and performing "It Must Be Done" for FX's …

  5. La Roux Returns With North American Tour

    April 04, 2014 11:52 AM EDT Five years after the release of La Roux's self-titled debut album, a comeback seems to be in the offing: the synth-pop duo will embark on a headlining tour this summer, playing a handful of shows before serving as support for New Order.   The "Bulletproof" group will kick off…

  6. 'Voice' Coaches Offer Advice to Pharrell: 'The Gloves Have Got to Come Off'

    April 04, 2014 11:22 AM EDT At a Hollywood event to promote "The Voice" as it gets closer to live episodes, Billboard asked the current coaches and the host of "The Voice" for any advice they would give to next season's rookie Pharrell Williams, Cee Lo Green's replacement in the big red…

  7. Austin Mahone's Debut Album 'The Secret' Gets May Release Date

    April 04, 2014 10:27 AM EDT Austin Mahone's long-awaited debut album finally has an official title and release date, just in time for his 18th birthday today. "The Secret" will be shared on May 27, and following the album release, the pop star will embark on a North American headlining tour.   Mahone has…

  8. Chris Brown Taken Into Custody For D.C. Case

    April 03, 2014 11:54 PM EDT Chris Brown has been taken into custody by U.S. marshals and will be transported to Washington, D.C., for an upcoming misdemeanor assault trial, an official said Thursday. Brown, 24, was turned over to marshals Wednesday at a Los Angeles jail, marshals' spokeswoman Laura Vega said. She…

  9. K-Pop Convention KCON Returns to Los Angeles in August

    April 03, 2014 9:23 PM EDT Last year's festival brought out Missy Elliot, G-Dragon, EXO, Crayon Pop and other Korean stars America's annual K-pop convention KCON announced it will return to Los Angeles for another two-day festival. The announcement came today via the convention's official trailer: As…

  10. Chris Brown & Friends Charge Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    April 03, 2014 5:48 PM EDT Chris Brown's "Loyal" reaches a new peak on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, jumping 10-6 while taking home the chart's Digital and Streaming Gainer awards. With the third -- and seemingly final version -- of the song (featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga) being released on March 26, …

  11. Johnny Cash Debuts at No. 1 On Top Country Albums

    April 03, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Johnny Cash scores his second posthumous No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with "Out Among the Stars," his 10th leader overall and first in nearly eight years. The set is a collection of unreleased songs produced in the early '80s by famed Nashville studio man…

  12. 2 Chainz Charged With Felony for Sizzurp Arrest: Report

    April 03, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Chainz is being charged with felony drug possession ten months after his arrest, according to TMZ . In June 2013, the rapper was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for possession of Promethazine – a main ingredient in sizzurp. "At approximately 1 p.m., Airport Police…

  13. Jeff Bridges To Headline 2014 Lebowski Fest

    April 03, 2014 2:04 AM EDT Jeff Bridges & the Abiders will be the headline act at the 2014 Lebowski Fest, it was announced Wednesday. The star of the 1998 hit The Big Lebowski will perform at the Wiltern Theater event in Los Angeles on April 25 to honor the Coen Brothers' cult comedy.  Bridges, who is known…

  14. Man Charged With Trespassing at Selena Gomez's Home Receives Jail Term

    April 02, 2014 8:39 PM EDT Prosecutors say a man charged with trespassing at Selena Gomez's home has been sentenced to 45 days in jail and ordered to stay away from the singer-actress. Los Angeles district attorney's spokesman Ricardo Santiago says Che Cruz admitted trespassing at an initial court appearance…

  15. 'Frozen' vs. 5 Seconds of Summer for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 02, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Australian pop/rock band 5 Seconds of Summer is eyeing the top of the Billboard 200 chart, as its new EP is on course for a handsome debut. The four-song set, "She Looks So Perfect," was released on April 1 and may sell upwards of 140,000 to 160,000 copies by the end of the…

  16. DMX, Naughty By Nature & More Salute Hip-Hop On Masters of Ceremony Reunion Tour

    April 02, 2014 4:06 PM EDT Add another entry to this summer's national tour schedule: the 2014 Masters of Ceremony Hip-Hop Reunion. Featuring a master class of hip-hop artists—including DMX, Naughty By Nature, Rakim and Biz Markie—the tour kicks off July 11 at Miami's American Airlines Arena.   Das EFX, Big…

  17. Chris Squire of Yes Talks 'Heaven and Earth' Album, New Singer, Rock Hall

    April 02, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Chris Squire says Yes fans can expect an accessible but still adventurous album when the veteran prog rock troupe releases its new "Heaven and Earth" on July 8.  "It's pretty well song-based in many ways, but it also has the kind of Yes style of expanding songs into…

  18. Play Ball: Jimmy Eat World Previews Arizona Diamondbacks' 2014 Season

    April 02, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Jimmy Eat World drummer Zach Lind, son of a former Major League player, talks D-Backs 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…

  19. Wu-Tang Clan Offered $5 Million for One-Of-a-Kind Album, Says RZA

    April 02, 2014 12:19 PM EDT Wu-Tang Clan turned the concept of artist compensation on its ear last week with the announcement that they'll be manufacturing just one unique copy of their forthcoming LP, "The Wu — Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," and then auctioning it off for a price they expect to reach into…

  20. 'Frozen' Rules With Most Weeks At No. 1 Since Adele's '21'

    April 02, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The hit soundtrack spends an eight week atop the Billboard 200; Plus, new releases from Shakira and Johnny Cash round out the top three As forecast last week, the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" scores an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking the longest run…

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