1. Michael McDonald Talks Doobie Brothers' Country Album: 'It's Like Old Times'

    March 25, 2014 10:34 AM EDT Country A-listers lead busy lives, and when the Doobie Brothers decamped to Nashville to cut a star-studded album featuring twanged-up versions of their classic hits, they found themselves playing "musical chairs" with their high-profile collaborators. That's according to…

  2. Wrathschild (Simon Curtis + Wolfy) Debuts With 'Fall Into Love': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 24, 2014 12:31 PM EDT Check out the first full song from this arresting new pop duo, one week before its official release. Independent pop provocateurs Simon Curtis and Wolfy have each released their fair share of intriguing solo material, but the pair may have found the formula for a proper breakthrough as the…

  3. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Evanescence's 'Bring Me To Life' Tops Alternative Songs

    March 24, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2003, the band crowned the chart with its breakthrough smash. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, the Supremes and the all-star Voices That Care Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history March…

  4. Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar Team for 'It's On Again' on 'Spider-Man 2' Soundtrack

    March 11, 2014 6:47 PM EDT The Neighbourhood, Pharrell, more also to appear on April 22-released soundtrack A song written by Pharrell, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar and Hans Zimmer has found its way onto the "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" soundtrack. "It's On Again," produced by Pharrell, will be…

  5. Cheryl Cole to Return to 'X Factor' U.K.

    March 11, 2014 4:19 AM EDT Cheryl Cole is returning to the judges’ table for "The X Factor" U.K.’s 11th season, confirmed Simon Cowell via Twitter on Monday. “It’s official! Cheryl is back,” he tweeted. “Be careful what you wish for.” Cheryl Cole Out As 'X Factor' Judge, Fox Confirms The Girls Aloud…

  6. Miley Cyrus' 'Tarrible, Harrible' 'Bangerz' Tour Style: How She Got Her Wild Looks

    March 07, 2014 10:38 AM EST It's been a minute since a concert tour has generated quite the heat that Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" extravaganza did when it kicked off its 38-city run in Vancouver on Feb. 14. The buzz is as loud as a chain saw, with calculated provocations like the star getting down on her…

  7. Keith Urban Unveils T-Shirt Line With a Purpose

    March 05, 2014 4:52 PM EST Sure, Simon Cowell and his signature black crew-neck tees may seem ancient to "American Idol" viewers, now that Keith Urban is officially the singing show's reigning T-shirt king. And now, the country singer has launched his own line of graphic tees. By Keith Urban -- which…

  8. Shakira to Perform on 'The Voice U.K.'

    March 03, 2014 4:57 AM EST Shakira will perform on an upcoming live show of "The Voice U.K." on the BBC, producers have announced.  The music star, who became a coach on the U.S. version of the singing competition in 2012, will sing on the March 29 episode. Shakira will perform current single "Can't…

  9. 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 as…

  10. Oscars Performances: 10 Awesome Academy-Awards Music Moments

    February 28, 2014 3:30 PM EST When the Oscars roll out the red carpet this Sunday (March 2), it will be a show whose musical oomph is heavy. This year's awards will be packed with singing from Pharrell Williams, Karen O., and U2. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' The…

  11. 'American Idol' Lands New Low for a Winner's Debut Album

    February 28, 2014 2:48 PM EST After a number of delays, Candice Glover's debut album, "Music Speaks," has arrived on the Billboard 200 starting at No. 14. It's the 2013 "American Idol" winner's first album, and sold 19,000 copies in its first week (ending Feb. 23), according to Nielsen…

  12. Lawsuit: Sony Cheated 'American Idol' Victors

    February 21, 2014 7:24 PM EST A federal lawsuit filed in New York charges that Sony Music Entertainment cheated "American Idol" contestants including Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood out of at least $10 million in royalties. The lawsuit was filed Thursday by 19 Recordings, a music company founded by "…

  13. Simón Díaz, Beloved Venezuelan Singer, Dead at 85

    February 19, 2014 1:04 PM EST The folk singer was known internationally for his much covered song "Caballo Viejo" Simón Díaz, the folk singer affectionately known as “Uncle Simón” in his native Venezuela, has died at age 85. Díaz, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, died at his home in Caracas Wednesday…

  14. 10 Best Beats From New York Fashion Week: AlunaGeorge, Barbra Streisand, and More

    February 18, 2014 10:10 AM EST Models have strutted out of town, fall 2014 fashions are packed away, and the tents are being deconstructed at Lincoln Center. Yes, New York Fashion Week has come to a close. But no need to frown, we rounded up our picks for the best beats from last week. From Lil Kim playing (and sitting…

  15. NEEDTOBREATHE Announces Tour, Debuts New Track 'State I'm In' (Exclusive)

    February 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST When NEEDTOBREATHE kicks off their upcoming tour May 1st  at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, MO most fans will have no idea what a rocky road it was for the band to get there. In fact, lead vocalist Bear Rinehart admits they came very close to calling it quits, but somewhere in making…

  16. Simon Cowell Welcomes Son Eric

    February 14, 2014 9:35 PM EST Simon Cowell is a first-time father. The TV star welcomed a son with girlfriend Lauren Silverman Friday at 5:45 p.m. in New York, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The baby weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz. The baby's name is Eric, after Cowell's father. Cowell shared the news with…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  20. DJ Chelsea Leyland Talks Rihanna, Fashion Week Playlist & Styling Tips

    February 11, 2014 11:40 AM EST Go-to fashion DJ Chelsea Leyland first arrived to NYC to pursue acting. While going after her dream, this talented blonde quickly realized she belonged in music. Mixing music for a fashion event is not for the faint of heart. However, churning out the perfect beat at fashion week comes…

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