1. Nas Opens-Up for 'Illmatic' Anniversary Media Blitz

    April 16, 2014 5:22 AM EDT Nas’ seminal debut “Illmatic” is 20 years old this week. And to celebrate the deluxe reissue “Illmatic XX,” the Queens rapper took to the Web for a digital flurry of Q&As on the Tuesday release date.  From HuffPost Live to a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) , an iTunes session run through…

  2. Play Ball: Gaslight Anthem Talks New York Yankees' 2014 Season

    April 15, 2014 3:28 PM EDT Gaslight drummer Benny Horowitz takes time from recording his band's new album to talk baseball 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…

  3. Top 10 Pop Stars Who've Crossed Over To Latin

    April 15, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a special discount. The typical meaning of crossover is reversed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, where at this year's April 24 show Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke…

  4. Aloe Blacc Remixes Coke's World Cup Anthem 'The World Is Ours': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 15, 2014 12:10 PM EDT Aloe Blacc adds soul to a new version of Coca-Cola’s World Cup anthem released today (April 15), a mash-up between the Coke campaign theme "The World is Ours” featuring David Correy and an original song by Blacc.  Following his second appearance at Coachella this Friday (April 18),…

  5. Ask Billboard: Hits That Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample

    April 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Your knowledgeable responses about hit songs with samples, from Eminem to the 'Macarena.' Plus, John Legend has added class to the Hot 100 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  6. K-Pop Hot 100: Park Hyo Shin Edges Out Apink

    April 15, 2014 9:20 AM EDT Billboard chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring Mad Clown, Super Junior-M, B.A.P, Crayon Pop, 2NE1 and more. Male solo singer Park Hyo Shin clinches the No. 1 spot on the K-Pop Hot 100 this week with his new ballad "Wild Flower," dethroning last week's…

  7. AC/DC 'Retirement' Rumors Rumble On Down Under

    April 15, 2014 6:35 AM EDT UPDATE: Insiders tell Billboard that there's no truth to the breakup rumor, though the group's management and Columbia Records, its current label, have chosen not to comment on the matter. Get the full story Earlier: Depending on which news outlet you believe, the members of…

  8. 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Donny Osmond Guest Judges Disney Night

    April 15, 2014 2:23 AM EDT Welcome, dear gem hunters and DANCMSTR refugees!  Tonight’s theme was both appropriate and preposterous — much like the bedazzled series itself — as we all know that in many ways, EVERY night is Disney Night on "Dancing With the Stars." How many times has Bruno screamed “Youuuu…

  9. Play Ball: Switchfoot Previews San Diego Padres' 2014 Season

    April 14, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Brothers Tim and Jon Foreman may root for San Diego, but don't call them fair weather fans 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…

  10. John Mayall, 'Why Did You Go': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 14, 2014 12:48 PM EDT John Mayall had no goal other than "to make a normal blues album" with "A Special Life," his first studio album in five years. Which is what the veteran artist and bandleader has done over the course of his 51-year recording career. "Any time I make an album, I'm…

  11. Sevendust, 'Bonfire': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 14, 2014 10:50 AM EDT The Atlanta rockers go acoustic on their new "Time Travelers & Bonfires" album. "We went in full guns blazin', man" Sevendust, frontman Lajon Witherspoon points out, "is an electric band." But a decade of warm feelings for "Southside Double…

  12. 20 Hot Coachella Moments: Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Slash & More Day 3 Surprises

    April 14, 2014 8:57 AM EDT The first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival wound down Sunday night after three long, loud days in the desert. But the annual bash went out with an enourmous bang. Keeping with the previous day’s conveyer belt of guest appearances, day 3 featured unexpected…

  13. Coachella 2014: Pixies Return 10 Years Later With Something To Prove

    April 13, 2014 3:28 PM EDT When the Pixies played Coachella 10 years ago, the band’s set was a defining moment in both the festival and the group’s history. The Pixies’ main stage set in 2004 was the first major reunion gig for the act, which, in its heyday, had never broken through more than the college-radio club…

  14. Play Ball: Thrice Previews Los Angeles Angels’ 2014 Season

    April 13, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Drummer Riley Breckenridge also talks his baseball-themed side project Puig Destroyer 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…

  15. Coachella 2014: Julian Casablancas Polarizes, Future Islands Dominate With Saturday Afternoon Sets

    April 13, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Coachella 2014! • Photos: Live at Coachella • Photos: Backstage at Coachella • Jay-Z & Beyonce Invade • Lorde Makes Desert Debut • Muse Stays Epic, Covers Nirvana • Skrillex Takes Control • Coachella Livestream: Watch the Fest • Outkast' s Coachella Comeback • 23 Hot Coachella…

  16. Gwen Stefani's Coachella Cameo Hints At Solo Return?

    April 13, 2014 1:24 PM EDT Pharrell suggests that his "Hollaback Girl" guest is returning to the music industry. Gwen Stefani bestowed the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival with one of its biggest surprises when she skipped onstage during Pharrell Williams' set on Saturday night (April 12)…

  17. 'SNL' Recap: Ed Sheeran Previews 'x' Songs, GOP Invades Coachella, Taylor Swift Pops In

    April 13, 2014 12:22 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who recently graced the cover of Billboard , paid a visit to "Saturday Night Live" on April 12 to preview two new tracks from his upcoming sophomore album, "x," due June 23 on Atlantic Records. Ed Sheeran's Pre-'SNL' Day in…

  18. Coachella 2014: Empire of the Sun, Pet Shop Boys Bring Art Pop to the Desert

    April 13, 2014 6:06 AM EDT The wild diversity of Saturday’s Coachella lineup – bombastic EDM, muscular alt-rock, chart-topping R&B – meant there was something happening on the Empire Polo Field for just about everyone. And festivals goers who like their pop injected with a bit more art got their fill as well.…

  19. Chromeo Look to Steve Harvey, Guy Fieri as Style Icons

    April 12, 2014 4:40 PM EDT "If you can dress as someone for Halloween, they're a style icon," Chromeo's David Macklovitch told THR. "It might not mean you like their style. It might not mean their style is good. But, it's recognizable." Chromeo, 'Jealous (I Ain't With It)&…

  20. Coachella: Katy Perry Says Selfies Are a Disease

    April 12, 2014 1:05 PM EDT The selfie might be a favorite pastime for, uh, pretty much anyone with Instagram (or anyone with any kind of photographic device, for that matter). But at Coachella on Friday (April 11), we learned that at least one high profile entertainer who isn't a fan of the popular activity:…

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