1. The 6 Best Musical Super Bowl Commercials

    January 26, 2015 2:00 PM EST It's almost Super Bowl time! Yes, yes, the actual game is quite exciting, but everyone knows another major reason to tune in is the commercials. Here at Billboard, we get particularly excited when the commercials prominently use iconic songs (like Fleetwood Mac in Budweiser), or even…

  2. Hear Death Cab For Cutie's New Song 'Black Sun' & See Their 2015 Tour Dates

    January 26, 2015 12:20 PM EST It’s just about as happy as you’d expect a song called “Black Sun” to be… Two weeks after announcing their new album Kintsugi , Death Cab For Cutie shared the first single from it -- a somber, reflective indie rock song called "Black Sun." They also released the first round of…

  3. Cuban Reggaetón Singer Who Fled U.S. Flaunts Bling, Gets Arrested in Havana

    January 26, 2015 10:56 AM EST Gilbert Man is wanted for credit card fraud in Florida -- could the artist's arrest signal a new era of cooperative law enforcement with Cuba? Gilberto Martinez Suarez , a Cuban reggaetón singer who calls himself Gilbert Man , posted on his Facebook page that he was "Doing…

  4. Rihanna Previews New Sound With Kanye West, Paul McCartney Track

    January 24, 2015 7:56 PM EST "FIRST GLIMPSE AT MY NEW MUSIC!!!" Rihanna tweeted on Saturday (Jan. 24) when she released a new track, featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney, called "FourFiveSeconds." The song, off her forthcoming eighth studio album, is a departure from 2012's Unaplogetic . A…

  5. LCD Soundsystem's Self-Titled Debut at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    January 24, 2015 9:00 AM EST LCD Soundsystem split in 2011, and if bandleader James Murphy keeps his word, that won't be chaining any time soon. If they never play another show, they've left a legacy few bands can touch. They never had any true hits, but they produced three top-notch, critically acclaimed…

  6. Bob Dylan Could Have Been a Teacher

    January 22, 2015 11:38 PM EST Bob Dylan says if he weren't a musician, he would be a teacher. The 73-year-old is on the cover of AARP magazine's February/March issue. He says in an interview that "if I had to do it  all over again, I'd be a schoolteacher." He adds that he "probably"…

  7. Paramore Announces Intimate U.S. Spring Tour

    January 22, 2015 9:05 PM EST Paramore will hit the road this spring for a month of intimate theater shows, kicking off April 27 in Augusta, Ga.  The 17-date trek called "Paramore: Writing the Future" also includes a play at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala. and will see the Tennessee trio hitting venues…

  8. 'American Idol' Recap: Talent Fizzles in Minneapolis

    January 22, 2015 2:03 AM EST American Idol may have spoiled viewers last Thursday.  Not only did fans have Adam Lambert sitting in at the judge's table,  but the talent was so amazing that if the live shows began next week there would be a serious competition. So what happened in Minnesota-a state that gave us…

  9. Björk's New Album Has a 10-Minute Diss Track About Matthew Barney

    January 21, 2015 3:32 PM EST You need to hear the Icelandic genius' version of Big Sean's "IDFWU" immediately. Have you heard Björk 's new album, Vulnicura , yet? It's... devastating. Björk's ninth studio album is a "complete heartbreak album," as she put it in a Facebook…

  10. The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Antony and the Johnsons, James Blake, Interpol to Play Primavera Sound

    January 21, 2015 3:16 PM EST The organizers of Primavera Sound have announced the line-up for the 15th edition of the festival, to take place May 28-30 in Barcelona. The Black Keys , Patti Smith ("Horses" tour), Antony and the Johnsons, Alt-J , The Replacements , James Blake , Interpol , Belle & Sebastian…

  11. Harry Styles & Meghan Trainor Songwriting Partners?

    January 20, 2015 7:24 PM EST One Direction 's Harry Styles and Meghan Trainor teamed up recently for a song writing session, the "All About the Bass" singer says was "unbelievable." One Direction Tweet Overtakes President Obama's Historic 'Four More Years' Tweet Trainor talked…

  12. Jim Ed Brown Returns With First Solo Album in 30 Years

    January 20, 2015 5:30 PM EST Today, country music legend Jim Ed Brown releases In Style Again on Plowboy Records. It marks his first solo project since the 1980s, and he's glad to be back. "I love getting to do new music," Brown tells Billboard . "I'm so excited to be working with Plowboy…

  13. New Kids on The Block Announce Summer U.S. Tour With TLC and Nelly

    January 20, 2015 12:12 PM EST Is a "Step by Step" and "No Scrubs" mashup on the horizon?  New Kids on the Block  are heading back on the road this summer, and this year, they'll be joined by  TLC  and  Nelly  for The Main Event tour.  "There is no stopping us! We always have something…

  14. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  15. Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks' at 40: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    January 16, 2015 11:15 AM EST If Bob Dylan 's 15th studio album must fit in a box, it's his confessional '70s-singer-songwriter record. Released on January 17, 1975 -- 40 years ago today -- Blood on the Tracks landed amid the dissolution of Dylan's marriage to his first wife, Sara, and with its…

  16. New Signings: AM Only Signs ILoveMakonnen, Juvenile Returns to Cash Money, WME Inks Passion Pit

    January 16, 2015 8:10 AM EST Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more. RECORD LABELS -- Sub Pop Records signs psychedelic pop artist Morgan Delt and rock band Doldrums . Delt is currently…

  17. Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Tour Earned $232 Million in Ticket Sales

    January 15, 2015 8:38 PM EST The final box office counts are in for Justin Timberlake 's 20/20 Experience world tour that wrapped with a two-show engagement at the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas to kick off the new year. Overall ticket sales from the tour totaled $231.7 million at the end of the 14-month trek…

  18. Album Review: Singer-Rapper Kat Dahlia's Debut 'My Garden' Transcends Sum of Her Disparate Influences

    January 15, 2015 6:07 PM EST If Lana Del Rey once introduced herself as the "gangsta Nancy Sinatra ," Kat Dahlia might be the gangsta, Cuban-American Nelly Furtado . She sings, writes and raps; she has a bit of Rihanna 's swagger and the gravelly vocals of 1990s grunge. If that sounds like a lot to…

  19. Exclusive: Adam Lambert Signs New Major Label Deal, Max Martin to Executive Produce Album

    January 15, 2015 4:30 PM EST The 'American Idol' alum teams up with Swedish hitmakers Max Martin and Shellback for an album due out in summer 2015. It's said that you can't keep a good man down, but in the case of Adam Lambert , he was down barely 24 hours. The American Idol season-eight runner-up…

  20. Chase Bryant on Hearing Himself on the Radio: 'You Don't Know Whether to Cry or What to Do'

    January 14, 2015 7:56 PM EST Country newcomer Chase Bryant has a lot to be excited about these days -- including his new cell phone. Though the RED BOW artist considers himself an old soul in his approach to listening to music, he loves the technological advancements that make his job a little easier, including using…

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