1. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Friday

    January 24, 2014 11:57 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 may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  2. 'Kurt Cobain Day' Set for Feb. 20 in Singer's Hometown

    January 23, 2014 8:39 PM EST Not to be outdone by nearby Hoquiam, Wash., which announced an official "Nirvana Day" for this upcoming April, Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Wash., will celebrate "Kurt Cobain Day" this Feb. 20. According to Rolling Stone , the Aberdeen city council and Mayor…

  3. 615 Spotlight: Tyler Barham Eyes Big 2014

    January 22, 2014 4:41 PM EST Just a few weeks ago, The 615 selected Tyler Barham as one of ten artists poised to make an impact upon the country music scene in 2014. The Montana native definitely has numbers on his side.  In the past seven years, the singer has amassed over 8.5 million views of his videos on YouTube, and…

  4. ScHoolboy Q Unveils 'Oxymoron' Album Covers, Debuts New Song

    January 21, 2014 12:48 PM EST Yesterday (Jan. 20), ScHoolboy Q unveiled the album covers for the standard and deluxe edition of his upcoming album, "Oxymoron." The standard edition features his daughter, Joy, before a black backdrop, while the deluxe edition features ScHoolboy Q in his signature bucket hat over…

  5. PSY Taps Snoop Dogg & G-Dragon for Upcoming Music Video

    January 20, 2014 5:40 PM EST Anticipation is high for the K-pop king's forthcoming visual after earning 2012 and 2013's most watched YouTube video. According to PSY's Korean record label YG Entertainment (home to BIGBANG, 2NE1 and more), PSY has wrapped shooting his new music video that will…

  6. The Business Of Baba Booey: Q&A With Howard Stern's Right-Hand Man

    January 20, 2014 1:01 PM EST How Gary Dell'Abate delivered on Howard Stern's mandate to book more A-list guests, and what we can expect from the birthday bash Interns, take note: Howard Stern's executive producer Gary Dell'Abate—who'll celebrate 30 years of working with Stern on Sept. 4—started…

  7. GRAMMYs Hall of Fame: The Stories Behind 2014's Inductees

    January 17, 2014 6:04 PM EST The backstories to this year's GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees -- including music by Sam Cooke, Dolly Parton, The Drifters, and B.J. Thomas -- are as memorable as the music itself.  The legends behind some of those 27 recordings revisit their sessions chapter and verse. 56th GRAMMYs:…

  8. Pharrell, U2, Karen O Score Oscar Nominations

    January 16, 2014 9:35 AM EST "Frozen" highlight "Let It Go" also scores an Academy Award nod. U2, Pharrell Williams and the bassist of Arcade Fire are all contending for trophies at the 86th annual Academy Awards -- as is a film about the singers who sang the oohs, ahs and la-la-las on thousands of…

  9. Snoop Dogg Cleared to Play Australian Tour Despite Protests

    January 16, 2014 5:08 AM EST Snoop Dogg has been granted an Australian work permit, despite a petition that had sought to have the U.S. rapper denied entry on account of his misogynistic lyrics. He'll perform as the No. 3 billed headliner on the touring Big Day Out festival, which starts Jan. 19 on the Gold Coast…

  10. Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga Nominated for Worst Film Performances at Razzies

    January 15, 2014 9:56 PM EST With award season kicking into gear, stars across all entertainment mediums are garnering praise and accolades for their performances in the past year. Add Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez to the mix, though their awards aren't exactly admirable. Today (Jan. 15), the nominations for the…

  11. Governors Ball 2014: Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes

    January 15, 2014 10:39 AM EST Governors Ball announced its lineup Wednesday not with a tweet or a press release, but with a full-page ad in The New York Times . As expected, reunited rap duo Outkast will headline the annual festival on Randall's Island in NYC, being held June 6-8. Joining them atop the bill are…

  12. Jon Bon Jovi, John Fogerty, Steven Tyler to Headline Howard Stern's 60th B’day Party

    January 14, 2014 5:39 AM EST Radio legend Howard Stern will celebrate his 60th birthday in style. Rockers Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler and John Fogerty will all perform at "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash." Presented by SiriusXM and hosted byJimmy Kimmel, the show will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom.…

  13. Jason Aldean Teams With MLB for Stadium Tour

    January 09, 2014 2:30 PM EST Jason Aldean is heading to the centerfield. The country star says he's partnering with Major League Baseball to launch a 50-date stadium tour this spring. Some of the dates will be announced later Thursday. Stagecoach Festival Lineup: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church to Headline The…

  14. 10 Country Artists to Watch in 2014: 615 Picks

    January 09, 2014 12:12 PM EST It's time to shine the spotlight on some of the new country and Americana acts that we think will make some noise in 2014. Some are very much in the mainstream sound, while some are a little off the beaten path, but we think there's something to each of these acts ( listed…

  15. Imagine Dragons, The Flaming Lips to Play Amnesty International Benefit Show

    January 08, 2014 6:01 PM EST Following a successful 1986-1998 run, the event returns Feb. 5 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center The worldwide human rights organization Amnesty International has announced an arena-sized benefit show to raise money and awareness for its cause next month. Set for Feb. 5 at Brooklyn's…

  16. Neil Young at Carnegie Hall: Live Review

    January 08, 2014 10:30 AM EST The legendary singer-songwriter delivers classic performances of classic songs on night two of his Carnegie run When tickets went on sale for Neil Young's four-night run at Carnegie Hall, there was no announcement regarding the format of the shows: would it be solo acoustic? Would…

  17. Bruce Springsteen, 'High Hopes': Track-By-Track Review

    January 05, 2014 9:00 PM EST BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN High Hopes Producers: Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien Label: Columbia Release Date: Jan. 14 "High Hopes" is Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album. In a first for the artist, the record is a collection of cover songs previously performed live, originals…

  18. David Broza, 'Jerusalem' (With Steve Earle): Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 03, 2014 10:30 AM EST The singer-songwriter recorded his forthcoming album, "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" (due Jan. 14), with both Israelis and Palestinians David Broza doesn't want the socio-political importance of his new "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" -- a Steve Earle co-produced…

  19. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke, Bastille End Year With New No. 1s

    December 30, 2013 6:00 PM EST Thicke's 'For the Rest of My Life' tops Adult R&B Songs, Bastille's 'Pompeii' takes over atop Adult Alternative Songs and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  20. Top Breakout Stars of 2013: 10 Artists With Unforgettable Years

    December 30, 2013 4:38 PM EST Had you heard of Lorde at the end of 2012? Could you rattle off a Chance The Rapper verse this time last year? Did you know that the No. 1 Hot 100 song of 2013 would be a debut single that included the phrase "dookie brown leather jacket"? That's the beautiful part of…

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