1. D'Angelo Added to James Brown Tribute Lineup

    March 19, 2014 1:54 PM EDT The R&B singer joins Aloe Blacc, Angélique Kidjo and other special guests for "Get On Up: A James Brown Celebration" at the Hollywood Bowl While a release date for his long-awaited RCA album is still forthcoming, D'Angelo has been announced as the latest guest artist…

  2. Future Music’s Malaysia Fest Canceled Following Multiple Deaths

    March 17, 2014 1:55 AM EDT Six people have reportedly died from suspected drug overdoses at the Future Music Asia festival, prompting organizers to cancel Saturday’s third and final day. Future Music's Malaysia leg is one of the region’s most popular dance music-oriented festivals, with a line-up this year which…

  3. Porter Robinson Drops Dreamy, Non-EDM Single 'Sea of Voices'

    March 02, 2014 7:18 PM EST did.. did 'sea of voices' just trend worldwide during the during fucking oscars ARE U GUYS FOR REAL — 【=◈︿◈=】porter【=◈︿◈=】 (@porterrobinson) March 3, 2014 Electronic music it-boy Porter Robinson dropped the first single from his much-anticipated album "Worlds" today, and…

  4. Engelbert Humperdinck Pairs With Gene Simmons, Elton John on First Duets Album

    February 27, 2014 2:15 PM EST Engelbert Humperdinck decided to do an album of duets -- a two-disc, 23-track duets set with Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Il Divo, Willie Nelson, Kiss' Gene Simmons, Wynonna Judd and more -- for one simple reason: He'd never done it before. "I figured this'll be my 80th…

  5. NAACP Image Awards: Beyonce, John Legend Win Top Music Honors

    February 23, 2014 8:19 AM EST "12 Years a Slave" swept the film categories at the NAACP Image Awards, which honor the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and honors those who promote social justice through creative endeavors. The historical epic's four…

  6. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 2:30 PM EST No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. It did so by tapping the sound of classic R…

  7. Jill Scott Talks 'The Voice,' James Brown Biopic and New Album

    February 18, 2014 9:30 AM EST Tapped as guest mentor for Team Usher on the sixth season of NBC's "The Voice" -- which kicks off Feb. 24 -- Jill Scott has also been busy juggling two other major projects: a co-starring role in the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" and a new album for Atlantic. Given…

  8. Beck's 'Morning Phase': The Billboard Cover Story

    February 14, 2014 12:25 PM EST Beck explains his first album in five years: "I'm not controlling where [the car] is going... just making sure it doesn't crash." Turns out Beck can make heartbreaking music , even when he actually is doing fine. Dressed in all black except for the tiny white polka…

  9. CODE First Play: Cole Plante with Myon & Shane 54, 'If I Fall'

    February 11, 2014 1:40 PM EST Like many other high school juniors, Cole Plante has a pretty busy schedule. He runs track. He plays in the marching band. He studies for his SATs and this past Sunday he began a run as an opener on Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights tour. That last part may be a little different than most. Plante,…

  10. Porter Robinson Announces New Album Title, 'Worlds,' in 10-Hour Video

    February 10, 2014 1:37 PM EST Porter Robinson’s highly anticipated debut album will be called “Worlds.” This is the takeaway from a 10-hour long video posted on his website today, in which after a 30-second intro a loop begins with the album’s name flashed on screen and spoken by a robotic-sounding voice. Watch the…

  11. Def Leppard Revisits Overlooked Album: 'It Went Against the Grain'

    February 10, 2014 11:02 AM EST "Slang" (1996) gets an expanded edition... "We could've put out 'Sgt. Pepper's' and I think it would have been the same because it was Def Leppard and we had gotten lumped in with all the crap metal bands of the 80s" Nearly 18 years later, the members…

  12. Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae to Perform at BET Honors

    February 06, 2014 7:00 AM EST Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae are among the artists set to perform at BET Honors 2014. Premiering Feb. 24 in the U.S. and Feb. 28 on BET’s international network, the telecast will also feature Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson and Wayne Brady. Established to celebrate the…

  13. Duke Dumont Signs to Astralwerks: Exclusive

    February 05, 2014 12:47 PM EST After snagging a Grammy nod for his breakthrough single, U.K. DJ/producer Duke Dumont is joining the Astralwerks roster in a multi-album deal, Billboard has learned. He’s currently working on his debut album, slated to drop in the summer. “As an artist, it’s nice to get affirmation from a…

  14. CODE First Play: Freeform Five featuring Roisin Murphy, 'Leviathan'

    February 04, 2014 1:30 PM EST In the world of dance music, there are two kinds of people: those who understand the gravitational force of singer and DJ Róisín Murphy, and those who have yet to find out. Freeform Five’s Anu Pillai falls in the former category and thus is releasing his collaboration with the former Moloko…

  15. How Super Bowl Halftime Shows Sell Music: From MJ to Beyonce (1993-Present)

    January 30, 2014 5:24 PM EST From Michael Jackson to Beyonce, how stars' Super Bowl performances scored on the charts. Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner superstars. Super Bowl: Full Coverage of…

  16. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  17. 56th GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List

    January 26, 2014 11:30 PM EST Winners for the 56th GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight on CBS, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. GRAMMYs | NEWS, PHOTOS, WINNERS & MORE GRAMMYs Best & Worst Dressed Macklemore & RL, Daft Punk Win 16 Things Seen & Heard Macklemore & Madonna Perform Daft…

  18. Daft Punk Jams With Stevie Wonder, Pharrell & Nile Rodgers at GRAMMYs

    January 26, 2014 11:16 PM EST Daft Punk performed on national television for the first time in six years, celebrating a year of disco-inspired hits on the Hot 100 at the 56th GRAMMYs Sunday (Jan. 26). GRAMMYs: News, Winners, Photos & More The performance began in a set designed like a posh, high-budget studio,…

  19. Miley Cyrus, Lorde & More Perform at Clive Davis' Pre-GRAMMY Party

    January 26, 2014 3:37 PM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston, the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And between sets, co-host and icon himself Clive…

  20. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Saturday

    January 25, 2014 10:00 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 won't be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page…

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