1. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best R&B Song and Best Urban Contemporary Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 5:19 PM EST BEST R&B SONG NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN "Drunk In Love" Performers: Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z Songwriters: Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosley, Andre Eric Proctor, Brian Soko Publishers: Andre Eric Proctor Publishing Designee,…

  2. 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…

  3. U2, Will Smith Rock Jimmy Fallon's First 'Tonight Show': Minute-By-Minute Live Taping Review

    February 18, 2014 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga also make cameos, as Billboard offers an inside look at Fallon's first night hosting the NBC late-night institution A new era of late-night TV began just after midnight tonight (Feb. 18), when NBC aired the first "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.…

  4. No. 14 Hits for '14: David Bowie, Drake, the Doors & More

    January 01, 2014 8:05 AM EST As 2014 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 14 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling four spots shy of the top 10, these No. 14 hits remain among the most memorable songs of the past five-plus decades. Happy New Year!   " Surfin' Safari,…

  5. Fun Fun Fun Fest: Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television Top Eclectic Austin Lineup

    July 10, 2013 11:40 AM EDT It will be an eclectic, nostalgia-filled weekend at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, with Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television and MGMT among the headliners for the three-day event to be held November 8-10 at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. Organizers announced the lineup on Wednesday for…

  6. Bob Dylan Inducted Into American Academy of Arts and Letters

    May 16, 2013 8:32 PM EDT Michael Chabon had long been mystified by that Bob Dylan lyric about "midnight's broken toe." The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, the keynote speaker Wednesday at the annual induction ceremony of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was explaining his undiminished…

  7. Crosby, Stills & Nash Rewind to 1969 in Tour Closer

    October 23, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Monday's finale to Crosby, Stills & Nash 's international 80-date tour may have been one of the more memorable gigs of the group's career. Concluding a string of five nights at New York City's Beacon Theatre, the trio hearkened to 1969, showcasing the first-ever…

  8. Skrillex, Diplo & A-Trak: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 03, 2012 12:15 PM EST The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all, modeled for a GQ magazine spread, making…

  9. State of Independence: 15 Artists Impacting the Indie Scene

    July 01, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Every indie artist, band and label is independent in its own way. The strategies for success are as varied as the styles of music, the executives and the attitudes -- these are the very states of independence. Labels and artists from Texas to Denver to Missouri to Los Angeles; genres from…

  10. Cee Lo Goes Wild in New Video, Sings 'Fox News' on 'Colbert'

    November 10, 2010 2:15 PM EST C ee Lo Green is on a roll right now, continuing his solo stardom by releasing a new video for "Bright Lights Bigger City" yesterday (Nov. 9) -- the same day "The Lady Killer," his first solo album in six years, hit retailers. Video: Cee Lo, "Bright Lights Bigger City…

  11. Stone Temple Pilots: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 02, 2010 1:44 PM EDT From venomous public feuds with his former hard-rock supergroup Velvet Revolver to a long history of drug abuse and run-ins with the law, Scott Weiland-the slinky, gruff-voiced frontman who became a grunge-era heartthrob as the leader of '90s giants Stone Temple Pilots -rarely has been…

  12. Music On TV: June 25 - July 1

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 25 - July 1, 2007. MONDAY, June 25 "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Unk, Mims, Don Cheadle. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Kelly Clarkson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Morrissey,…

  13. Simon & Garfunkel Reunite At D.C. Concert

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Simon sang with Art Garfunkel and his South African collaborators from the landmark "Graceland" album in a pair of rare reunions at a concert yesterday (May 23) honoring his contributions to popu Paul Simon sang with Art Garfunkel and his South African collaborators from the…

  14. Paul Simon To Receive First Gershwin Prize

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Simon has been chosen to receive the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The honor will be presented May 23 during an event at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., a Paul Simon has been chosen to receive the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for…

  15. Tunes On TV

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 28-April 3, 2005 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY,APRIL 28 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: BeBe Winans, Queen Latifah (also scheduled: Charlie O'Connell). "7th Avenue. Drop: Queens Of The Stone Age,"…

  16. 'Chicago' Nabs 12 U.K. Film Nominations

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST With 12 nominations, "Chicago" tied with "Gangs of New York" to lead the field for the British Academy Film Awards (aka the Baftas). Among the nods for the silver screen adaptation of the Broadway mus With 12 nominations, "Chicago" tied with "Gangs of New…

  17. The Hours: Music From the Motion Picture

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST As the Kronos Quartet disc of Dracula and other examples prove, a Philip Glass film score can often be a powerful experience without the cinematic images. As the Kronos Quartet disc of Dracula and other examples prove, a Philip Glass film score can often be a powerful experience without the…

  18. Doves Take Flight For North American Trek

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Two of the most highly touted acts to come out of the U.K. last year, Doves and the Webb Brothers, will join forces for a 20-date North American tour this summer. The jaunt, which kicks off June 10 in Two of the most highly touted acts to come out of the U.K. last year, Doves and the Webb…