1. Grammys 2015: All Performances Ranked From Worst to Best

    February 08, 2015 11:59 PM EST Obviously several Grammy Awards were given out at the 2015 Grammys Awards, but the focus of the night -- other than Beck's surprise victory -- was on live music. From Madonna to Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett to Beyonce , here are all this year's Grammy performers ranked from…

  2. Watch Usher Cover Stevie Wonder's 'If It's Magic' at 2015 Grammys

    February 08, 2015 10:31 PM EST Usher previewed CBS' upcoming nationally-televised Stevie Wonder special by performing a Songs in the Key of Life classic. Grammys 2015: All Our Coverage For the Grammy crowd, Usher covered "If It's Magic" from Stevie's 1976 opus. His rendition stayed true to…

  3. Aloe Blacc, Melissa Etheridge, Walk the Moon Celebrate Charity at Annual Grammy Foundation Concert

    February 07, 2015 4:59 PM EST There's something slightly incestuous -- in a good way -- about a philanthropic organization putting on a tribute to other philanthropic organizations. So it was Thursday night at the Grammy Foundation's annual show at the Wilshire Ebell; celebrating a different theme each year,…

  4. Watch Soulful Singer Tess Henley Collab With Don Was in Exclusive In-Studio Video & Interview

    February 06, 2015 5:07 PM EST Don Was has produced The Rolling Stones , Bob Dylan , John Mayer , and Bonnie Raitt , so when he takes on a little known artist, it's a good idea to listen up. Enter the silky smoothness of Tess Henley , a vocalist-pianist whose classy brand of soulful R&B could hold up in any era of…

  5. Usher Earns 13th No. 1 On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    February 06, 2015 4:05 PM EST Plus, Ne-Yo leads album debuts, while Nicki Minaj scores her 20th top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Usher tops Billboard 's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for the first time in nearly three years, as "I Don't Mind," featuring Juicy J , steps 2-1 to become Usher's…

  6. Daft Punk, Duran Duran & Nile Rodgers Gather at Jimmy Iovine's Exclusive Pre-Grammy Party

    February 06, 2015 2:24 PM EST Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine hosted an exclusive pre-Grammy party at his Holmby Hills estate on Thursday. The guest of honor: producer extraordinaire, guitar hero and Chic founder Nile Rodgers , who was just signed to Warner Bros. Records with new music on the way. Grammy Awards 2015 The…

  7. Indie Label Cooking Vinyl Launches Music Management Arm

    February 06, 2015 8:53 AM EST British independent label Cooking Vinyl has partnered with John Black to launch a standalone management arm called Black Gold Music Management. The new London-based enterprise will be headed by John Black and will operate independently from Cooking Vinyl, but will be able to utilise the label…

  8. Taylor Swift No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100; Ne-Yo Hits Top 10; Katy Perry, Missy Elliott Surge

    February 05, 2015 11:20 AM EST Swift stays at the summit, Ne-Yo reaches a new peak & Perry and Elliott make Super-sized moves. "Fifteen" isn't just a Taylor Swift song: it's now also how many weeks she's led the Billboard Artist 100. Despite a 9 percent drop in activity, Swift remains atop the…

  9. Top 50 Love Songs of All Time

    February 05, 2015 9:00 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  10. Nile Rodgers' Life Work Honored By Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing

    February 04, 2015 12:56 PM EST It was good times for Chic co-founder and disco legend Nile Rodgers , who was saluted Tuesday night by the producers and engineers wing of the Recording Academy. The triple Grammy winner told the packed audience of audio professionals that when he started out, "I just wanted to be a jazz…

  11. Op-Ed: 10 Tips for the Grammy Awards

    February 03, 2015 7:31 PM EST The Grammys are fun to complain about, because no matter how spectacular of a showcase the annual awards show may be or how many unforgettable moments take place on the stage of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, someone or something will feel spurned. Perhaps the obvious choice for…

  12. Grammy Week Parties: From Clive Davis' Bash to Billboard's Power 100 Event

    February 03, 2015 7:16 PM EST Bob Dylan's MusicCares tribute, a confab at YouTube & more events where you'll be able to rub shoulders, do business & snap selfies during Grammy Week. TUESDAY, Feb. 3 Producers & Engineers Wing Celebration, Village Studios This eighth annual event will honor three…

  13. From Aretha Franklin to Puff Daddy, Industry Heavyweights Share Inside Stories From Clive Davis' Legendary Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 02, 2015 2:25 PM EST When Clive Davis formed Arista Records in 1973, the label lacked the renown of its competitors. To level the playing field and heighten Arista's profile during Grammy season, Davis used not just his business acumen, but his love of showbiz -- and the spotlight -- to promote his new…

  14. India Shawn & James Fauntleroy Return With 'Outer Limits': Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 02, 2015 12:40 PM EST Last March the first collaboration between India Shawn and James Fauntleroy hit the internet, and you couldn't ask for much more out of a debut track: " Floating Away " mixed classic soul instrumentation -- strings, warm bass -- with a slightly askew beat and a '90s R&…

  15. Poll: Who Should Perform at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show?

    February 02, 2015 11:30 AM EST Vote now! With Katy Perry 's Super Bowl XLIX halftime show in the books, it's officially time to start speculating about next year's big game and which artist will take center field at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Feb. 7, 2016. For the 50th Super Bowl, the NFL…

  16. Ask Billboard: Can Kanye, Rihanna & Paul Hit No. 1 on the Hot 100?

    February 01, 2015 9:15 AM EST Will 'FourFiveSeconds' clock in atop the Hot 100? Plus, another new McCartney achievement & more everlasting, if not high-charting, hits. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  17. Joey FATTS, Rae Morris & Pete Doherty: Emerging Picks of the Week

    January 31, 2015 9:45 PM EST Spice up your playlist this weekend with Billboard 's weekly roundup of tracks from the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart . For artists to qualify, they must meet three qualifications: have fewer than 100,000 followers on Twitter, have yet to place an album in the top half of…

  18. Exclusive: Melissa Manchester ft. Stevie Wonder, 'Your Love Is Where I Live'

    January 30, 2015 12:52 PM EST Melissa Manchester got a little bit of schooling from her own students while making You Gotta Love the Life, her first new album in a decade. In advance of the album, Billboard is exclusively premiering her track with Stevie Wonder , "Your Love Is Where I Live." Manchester tells…

  19. Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande Added to Bill for Stevie Wonder Tribute

    January 30, 2015 12:49 AM EST Lady Gaga , Ariana Grande and John Legend have been added to the group of artists set to pay tribute to Stevie Wonder next month. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that the Band Perry will also perform alongside Usher and Chris Martin at "Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life…

  20. Who Is Katy Perry's Secret Super Bowl Guest? Vote!

    January 29, 2015 6:39 PM EST Katy Perry still has a few tricks up her multi-colored sleeve. At a press conference Thursday afternoon (Jan. 29), Perry promised sharks and lions at her Super Bowl halftime show. But more exciting than apparently getting real-life beasts to "Roar" with her is her promise that…

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