1. Grammys: Gwen Stefani & Adam Levine, Jessie J & Tom Jones, Hozier & Annie Lennox to Perform

    January 28, 2015 4:32 PM EST Who isn't performing at the upcoming Grammys? On Tuesday, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett were added to the lineup to provide some duet flavor, and now they've got competition from three other pairings: Jessie J and Tom Jones , Hozier and Annie Lennox , and Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine…

  2. Listen Up, UK Promo Firm Behind Tiesto, Deadmau5 and Avicii, to Open L.A. Office

    January 28, 2015 3:12 PM EST With a new office on Sunset Boulevard, the London-based company aims to help build the next generation of DJs. Listen Up, the British music promotion company that counts some of the world's biggest DJs and labels as clients, is coming stateside and opening an office in Los Angeles.…

  3. Billboard Exclusive Premiere: Listen to Producer Justin Jay's Remix of the Disciples' 'They Don't Know'

    January 27, 2015 5:43 PM EST Justin Jay has always had a dark side; it just took Disciples to bring it out. While the rising Los Angeles star made his name on consistently eclectic and excellent releases on top shelf imprints like Dirtybird and Culprit, his latest remix for the London duo represents a welcome shift…

  4. Hot 100's Hottest Weeks: January '83 with Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, The Clash and Many More

    January 27, 2015 12:07 PM EST With Billboard's Hot 100 closing in on its 2,950th week since its August 4, 1958 debut, it seemed the right time to spotlight the strongest individual weeks in the Hot 100's close-to-57-year history. We've examined every Hot 100 looking for standout weeks in each decade or…

  5. Alan Menken Joins Creative Team for Broadway-Bound Roy Rogers Musical

    January 25, 2015 11:38 PM EST A top-tier creative team is saddling up for the new bio-musical Happy Trails: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in Song & Story , based on one of vintage Hollywood's most iconic couples and a unique part of American pop-culture history. Eight-time Oscar…

  6. Annie Lennox Says 'Strange Fruit' Criticism Was 'Painful'

    January 20, 2015 10:35 PM EST Annie Lennox says online criticism leveled at her remarks about the anti-lynching song "Strange Fruit" was hurtful and unfair. "It was so painful. I can't even begin to tell you. I'm the last person who would disrespect that history," Lennox said. Annie Lennox…

  7. St. Vincent Drops Peppy New Song 'Bad Believer'

    January 20, 2015 11:28 AM EST Well, this is just about the most catchy and in-your-face we've ever heard Annie Clark . Today (Jan. 20), St. Vincent shared a a new song called "Bad Believer." "Bad Believer" is the first new song shared from the deluxe edition of 2014's St. Vincent , one of…

  8. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  9. Exclusive: 'Girls' to Premiere New Tracks by St. Vincent, Grimes and Family of the Year

    January 16, 2015 12:51 PM EST What's in store for season four of HBO's Girls ? "Big changes for the characters," says music supervisor Manish Raval (the show premiered Jan. 11). In addition to Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath leaving New York for grad school, "New relationships are starting…

  10. 7 Weird Genre-Crossing Hits From Paul McCartney, Eddie Murphy, Hayley Williams & More

    January 15, 2015 1:50 PM EST Last week's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart featured a promising hip-hop game newcomer. Unlike most rising rap stars, he's from Britain, he's over 70 and he's named Paul McCartney . Thanks to Kanye West , the classic rock icon -- who plays organ on "Only One" …

  11. 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Soundtrack Tracklist Revealed: Beyonce, Rolling Stones, Sia & More

    January 13, 2015 12:03 PM EST After song releases from Ellie Goulding  and  The Weeknd , the whole tracklist for the soundtrack to the highly anticipated (?) film Fifty Shades of Grey has been released.  In addition to  Beyonce 's buzzy new version of her hit "Crazy in Love," the soundtrack also contains…

  12. Holy Ship! Highlights: Griz, ODESZA, Disclosure & Armand Van Helden and More

    January 09, 2015 11:19 AM EST With a lineup that largely catered to West Coast live acts and U.K. deep house, broken beats and funk bass were in vogue on 2015's first Holy Ship! sailing (Jan. 3-6). HARD Events' beloved cruise party entered its fourth year by honoring its fervent "Shipfam" fan base,…

  13. Sony Corp CEO Breaks Silence on 'The Interview' Hack

    January 06, 2015 2:36 AM EST Sony Corp's top corporate executive on Monday condemned the recent hacking assault against its film division, saying his employees were victims of a "vicious and malicious cyberattack," while adding that he's proud of them for standing against "the extortionist…

  14. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Pentatonix Earns 2014's Top Selling Christmas Album

    January 02, 2015 8:51 PM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, the big news was at the top of the list, where Taylor Swift's 1989 easily collected a seventh nonconsecutive week at No 1 . In total, Swift has been at No. 1 for 31 weeks with her four different No. 1 albums. Among all women, only Whitney…

  15. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Rock Album, Best Alternative Rock Album and Best Metal Performance Nominees

    December 30, 2014 5:40 PM EST BEST ROCK ALBUM NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN Ryan Adams Ryan Adams Producers: Ryan Adams, Mike Viola, Charlie Stavish Engineers/Mixers: David Labrel, Charlie Stavish Label: Blue Note Records Ryan Adams' 14th album -- in a nearly 20-year career -- brings the prolific songwriter his fourth…

  16. Who Hacked Sony Becomes Internet's New Mystery

    December 26, 2014 11:28 AM EST North Korea? An inside job? Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Despite President Barack Obama 's conclusion that North Korea was the culprit, the Internet's newest game of whodunit continues. Top theories include disgruntled Sony…

  17. Music in TV and Film, 2014: 'Frozen' Dominates, Singing Battles Go Lukewarm

    December 22, 2014 12:58 PM EST Throughout the week, Billboard will be publishing pieces from our staff writers, each an outstanding authority on their specific area of coverage. From Nashville to Miami, the industry at large, publishing and retail, and the year in touring, we'll be taking comprehensive looks at the…

  18. Madonna On New 'Rebellious and Romantic' Music, Demo Leaks, 'Possibly' Crashing the Grammys and the 'Crazy' Sony Hack

    December 21, 2014 4:55 PM EST 0 "It's kind of like the old me and the new me all mixed in together," Madonna tells Billboard of her stunning new single "Living For Love." It’s a rather large understatement to say that it’s been a crazy couple of weeks for Madonna . On Tuesday night,…

  19. Music Supervisors for 'Glee,' 'Book of Life,' 'Begin Again' Lead Guild Nominations

    December 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST The Guild of Music Supervisors will hand out its fifth annual awards Jan. 21 at Mack Sennett Studios in Hollywood, honoring music supervisors for their work in motion pictures, television, games, trailers and advertising. Glee supervisor PJ Bloom received three nominations while recently…

  20. Watch St. Vincent's New 'Birth in Reverse' Video

    December 16, 2014 9:52 PM EST St. Vincent has released a music video for her track "Birth in Reverse", off self-titled album released earlier this year.  Must-Hear Music Podcast: Frank Ocean, Gwen, St. Vincent, Tinashe, A$AP Ferg & More The  Willo Perron -directed clip, features silver-haired singer Annie…

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