1. One Direction Rules, Pharrell Gets Slimed at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 29, 2014 10:04 PM EDT One Direction took top music honors at Nickelodeon's 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards, winning two awards, and more than a dozen current and former Nick teenage stars turned out to honor producer Dan Schneider. One Direction won favorite music group and favorite song for "Story…

  2. Country Stars to Invade Talk Shows in Lead-Up to ACM Awards

    March 27, 2014 3:42 PM EDT The lead-up to April 6's 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS will feature a country music invasion of network television. Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, along with Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw have shot customized ACM promos for CBS, Brad Paisley will guest star…

  3. Luke Bryan, Randy Houser Crack Hot Country Songs Top 10

    March 27, 2014 2:25 PM EDT The singers score their 15th and fourth top 10s, respectively. Plus, moves for Dan + Shay, Brantley Gilbert, Jo Dee Messina and more Luke Bryan and Randy Houser freshen up the top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart , as Bryan's "Play It Again" flies 18-9 and Houser&…

  4. Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die' Crosses 1 Million Copies Sold

    March 26, 2014 5:33 PM EDT Lana Del Rey's major label debut album "Born To Die" has sold its 1 millionth copy in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set, released by Polydor/Interscope Records on Jan. 31, 2012, sold another 5,000 copies in the week ending March 23. That brings its…

  5. Ty Dolla $ign Doubles His Money With Two Hits & All-Star Friends

    March 25, 2014 3:08 PM EDT Ty Dolla Sign seems to be living up to his name. In the issue dated March 29, the Los Angeles rapper/singer/producer's newest single, "Or Nah" (featuring Wiz Khalifa), debuts at No. 91 on the Billboard Hot 100, jumps 30-24 in its third week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and has…

  6. Black Keys Catch a 'Fever' on New Single: Listen

    March 24, 2014 3:15 PM EDT The return of the Black Keys is officially upon us: Akron's most popular rock duo is back with a new single, "Fever," that previews their (ahem) feverishly anticipated eighth studio album, "Turn Blue." While "Fever" opens at a more measured pace and with…

  7. Black Keys Announce New Album 'Turn Blue' Via Mike Tyson's Twitter

    March 21, 2014 6:56 PM EDT The new album drops May 13 with a new single coming Monday Today the Black Keys introduced the music industry to a fresh new viral marketing concept -- announcing a new album via the Twitter account of a retired boxer. The news came from an oddball video Mike Tyson tweeted out, which ended…

  8. Avicii Goes Country: 'Hey Brother' With 'Less Thump' Crosses Over on Radio

    March 21, 2014 11:16 AM EDT Swedish DJ Avicii makes his introduction to Billboard's Country Airplay chart, as "Hey Brother" bows at No. 59.  Avicii … country? Certain country programmers say that despite Avicii's status as one of EDM's cornerstones, the bluegrass-tinged "Hey Brother"…

  9. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  10. James Brown 'Get On Up' Biopic Trailer Hits The Web: Watch

    March 17, 2014 2:47 AM EDT The Godfather of Soul is ready to groove his way onto the big screen. The first trailer for Get On Up has debuted, with the James Brown biopic showcasing ChadwickBoseman's (42) turn as the legendary singer. The film also stars Nelsan Ellis and Tika Sumpter,with Octavia Spencer, Viola…

  11. Damon Albarn Welcomes De La Soul, Snoop Dogg & More Gorillaz Collaborators at Fader Fort Set

    March 15, 2014 9:55 AM EDT “This is our first-ever live performance of ("Clint Eastwood") in its purest form…and probably the last" Damon Albarn capped off a busy week playing songs from his forthcoming solo debut “Everyday Robots” at South By Southwest with a very special performance at the Fader Fort…

  12. Grand Ole Opry House Turns 40: Watch President Nixon Perform on Opening Night

    March 15, 2014 8:00 AM EDT A little lesson in country music history -- it's all about perspective. The Grand Ole Opry -- the radio show made famous by WSM since 1925 -- has had several homes over the years, with possibly the most iconic one being the Ryman Auditorium, which housed the show from 1943-1974, as well…

  13. Avicii Tops Avicii on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart; Beyonce 'Blow's Up

    March 14, 2014 11:45 AM EDT The DJ replaces himself at the summit with "Hey Brother" after leading for 26 weeks with "Wake Me Up!" Plus, Beyonce adds another No. 1 on Dance Club Songs and the Chainsmokers keep soaring with "#SELFIE" Avicii replaces himself at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot…

  14. 615 Spotlight: Mark Box Talks 'Fields of Home' EP

    March 12, 2014 8:00 PM EDT Country newcomer Mark Box knows there is at least one person who is not a huge fan of at least one of the songs on his new release: his mother. "My mom doesn't like the song 'The Man My Mama Tried To Raise' too much," he says with a laugh. "She said 'For one…

  15. Lana Del Rey, Mariah Carey, Lily Allen, Shakira, Christina Perri: Whose Album Are You Most Excited To Hear?

    March 12, 2014 4:42 PM EDT Vote now! Over the next few months, pop fans will be bestowed with a treasure trove of new albums from female stars: Shakira, Lily Allen and Christina Perri all have announced new full-lengths, Mariah Carey's next LP appears to be finally on its way, and Lana Del Rey will likely…

  16. Imagine Dragons Talk New Music at SXSW

    March 12, 2014 12:35 PM EDT "It’s still Imagine Dragons, but we’ve got a lot of growth and maturing do do as a band" Imagine Dragons has about 50 demos ready to be worked on for its sophomore album. But the Las Vegas quartet isn’t sure when the time to work on them will come. “We’re still on tour right now,”…

  17. Coldplay, Imagine Dragons Launch iTunes Festival at SXSW

    March 12, 2014 2:39 AM EDT “We’ve been away a long time,” Coldplay’s Chris Martin told fans on Tuesday night at South By Southwest, “and I can’t think of a better place to come back into the world.” Or a more auspicious one. Coldplay’s first North American show in more than 14 months had the eyes of the world…

  18. The Black Keys Selling Shirts to Raise Funds for Local Little League

    March 10, 2014 9:08 PM EDT After sponsoring the band's childhood little league baseball team in 2013, the Black Keys are looking to help out the entire league, rather than just one outfit. According to MTV, the Ohio band will be selling t-shirts on its website to benefit the West Akron Baseball League, with all…

  19. Justin Bieber Makes Surprise SXSW Performance, Dedicates Song To Selena Gomez: Watch

    March 10, 2014 4:50 PM EDT Justin Bieber has kicked off the music portion of South by Southwest before the real program begins. Full SXSW Coverage | Lady Gaga To Deliver Keynote The 20-year-old pop star surprised a small crowd at Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden in Austin, Texas, on Sunday night (Mar. 9).…

  20. Yardnoise's Chad Hugo, 'Face Your Destiny (Manny's Theme)': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 10, 2014 12:54 PM EDT Chad Hugo has followed his partner Pharrell Williams into the film music ring, composing half a dozen themes for the Manny Pacquiao documentary, "Manny." One of the film's directors, Ryan Moore, has used footage from the film to create a music video for the track "Face…

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