1. Tanya Tucker, Jim Ed Brown & More Country Stars Rub Elbows With Radio Execs at Legendary Lunch

    February 26, 2015 7:50 PM EST Wednesday's Legendary Lunch -- one of the events that helped kick off the 2015 Country Radio Seminar -- definitely brought out the star power of Music City. The event brought many veteran performers with their peers at radio for a lunch at the Palm in downtown Nashville, and between the…

  2. Aaron Watson Debuts at No. 1 on Top Country Albums, Oscars Lift Glen Campbell

    February 26, 2015 3:43 PM EST Red Dirt star Watson reigns for the first time, while Campbell's 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You' returns, thanks to Tim McGraw at the Academy Awards. Texas/Red Dirt touring-circuit veteran Aaron Watson becomes the first solo male of the Nielsen Music era (1991-present) to debut…

  3. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Kim Gordon Talks About Her Memoir, NYC in 2015 & More

    February 26, 2015 2:45 PM EST After decades as one of rock's preeminent experimenters and badasses, Kim Gordon released her memoir, Girl In a Band , this week. We ( myself and Tye Comer ) were beyond honored that the rock icon sat down with us for an interview about her book on this week's Must-Hear Music (or in…

  4. Happy Birthday, CL: 5 Memorable Performances From the K-Pop Superstar

    February 26, 2015 11:50 AM EST Happy Birthday, CL ! The K-pop superstar is 24 today, moving into what might be her most exciting year of life yet. After nearly six years as the leader to Korean phenoms  2NE1 , CL has established herself as an important front-runner in K-pop's international expansion; breaking records…

  5. Pop Shop Podcast: Tori Kelly Interview, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons & More

    February 26, 2015 10:53 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  6. Scarlett Johansson's New Band Hit With Cease-and-Desist Order

    February 26, 2015 12:54 AM EST Scarlett Johansson's newest music venture is not getting off to an auspicious start. The actress' band The Singles , which debuted its first song last week, has been hit with a cease-and-desist order, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The cease-and-desist was filed by a…

  7. Brit Awards 2015: Ed Sheeran & Sam Smith Win Big, But Madonna & Kanye West Steal the Show

    February 25, 2015 7:25 PM EST The Brit Awards may be the biggest night in the U.K. music industry calendar, but it was U.S. stars Madonna , Taylor Swift and Kanye West who provided the show's standout moments. All three artists performed at the 35th Brit Awards, held at London's O2 arena, with Madonna's…

  8. Kanye West Debuts 'All Day' at 2015 Brit Awards

    February 25, 2015 5:02 PM EST Kanye West has proved to the haters that there's more to his upcoming album than they may have thought. During the 2015 BRIT Awards , West debuted his zealous new song "All Day." It's a long-awaited debut, considering there have been rough versions of the song leaked in…

  9. Brit Awards 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 25, 2015 3:00 PM EST Who won big at Wednesday's (Feb. 25) Brit Awards ? Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith both picked up a pair of Brits, while Taylor Swift won her first trophy. See below for all night's winners: 2015 Brit Awards: See All the Photos! BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST Damon Albarn Ed Sheeran -- WINNER…

  10. Hear Thom Yorke & Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja's 'UK Gold' Score For Free

    February 25, 2015 11:20 AM EST Radiohead's Thom Yorke , Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja  and Elbow's Guy Garvey combined forces to provide the soundtrack for the new documentary UK Gold , and it's now available completely for free. Check it out below: Speaking of "completely for free," UK…

  11. Morrissey To Headline Sydney's Vivid Live Festival

    February 25, 2015 6:12 AM EST Morrissey will play four nights at the Sydney Opera House this May for the annual Vivid Live festival. The ex- Smiths frontman is the first headliner announced for the 18-day fest, which last year featured 80 live shows across a string of Sydney sites.  The British singer and songwriter…

  12. Watch Bleachers' Jack Antonoff Talk 'Rollercoasters' With Bill Nye

    February 25, 2015 3:00 AM EST There's a small sliver of an intersection where music and science collide, but Bleachers ' Jack Antonoff has found it with Bill Nye.  Without getting too technical or boring, in a video released Tuesday, Antonoff and Nye manage to apply scientific reasoning to the concept of…

  13. Kim Kardashian's Forgotten 'Jam': Revisiting The Bid (Or Was It?) For Music Stardom

    February 24, 2015 5:20 PM EST The-Dream on Kim's 2011 solo single: "Thirty years from now, I can be like, 'Yeah, I did it for the Marilyn Monroe of that time.'" "Just finished my piano lesson in time to watch the Oscar's red carpet!!!" Kim Kardashian West posted to Twitter…

  14. Thomas Rhett Tallies Third No. 1 on Country Airplay Chart From Debut Album

    February 24, 2015 4:54 PM EST Rhett is the first solo male to score a trio of toppers on the chart from a debut full-length since 1994. Thomas Rhett becomes just the second solo male artist, and the first in more than 21 years, to score three No. 1s on Billboard's Country Airplay chart from a full-length debut album,…

  15. Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew & The Archies' Andy Kim Explain Their Unlikely Friendship & New Album 'It's Decided'

    February 24, 2015 12:05 PM EST Andy Kim and Kevin Drew might not be household names (at least, not yet), but doubtless you've heard each artist's music before. Industry vet Kim co-wrote the Archies' -- yes, the '60s cartoon band fronted by comic book character Archie -- 1969 No. 1 hit "Sugar Sugar,…

  16. Rihanna Releases 'Towards the Sun' Single From 'Home' Soundtrack

    February 24, 2015 11:54 AM EST After Rihanna previewed her next solo album with the single "FourFiveSeconds," the pop superstar has unveiled the first taste of an entirely separate project: a soundtrack to the upcoming Dreamworks animated film Home . Check out Rihanna's "Towards the Sun," the…

  17. Ask Billboard: It's 2015 … and Madonna & Paul McCartney Are in the Top 40

    February 24, 2015 11:35 AM EST The icons continue to add new chapters to their incomparable careers. Plus, more albums that have produced bigger hits with each subsequent single. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  18. Big Sean Drops Freestyle Over Beyonce's 'Me, Myself & I'

    February 23, 2015 6:12 PM EST Big Sean 's Dark Sky Paradise comes out Tuesday, but that doesn't mean he's stopped working: On Monday afternoon (Feb. 23), he dropped a freestyle over the beat of Beyonce 's "Me, Myself, and I." Check it out: Big Sean, 'Dark Sky Paradise':…

  19. Country Duo Love And Theft Talk Being Dropped By Their Label: 'We're Still Hoping They Might Do the Right Thing'

    February 23, 2015 4:40 PM EST This story was updated on Feb. 24 to include comments from Sony Music Nashville chief executive Gary Overton, at bottom. Love And Theft recently released their third album, Whiskey On My Breath , which debuted at No. 26 on the Top Country Albums chart. But getting this record out wasn't…

  20. Meet Phoebe Ryan: Singer-Songwriter Follows R. Kelly/Miguel Mash-Up With Amazing Debut Single

    February 23, 2015 4:25 PM EST “Every time people tell me it might not happen, I’m like, ‘Hmm, well, get out of here.’” says the promising L.A.-based newcomer. Last month, singer-songwriter Phoebe Ryan caught the attention of the music blogosphere when she released a sensual cover of R. Kelly 's "Ignition (Remix)…

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