1. Grammys: John Mayer, Sia, Mary J. Blige, Beck & Many More Added to 2015 Performers

    February 04, 2015 3:20 PM EST The Grammys announced a dozen new performers for Sunday's ceremony with a little game of guess the face: More performers have been added to Sunday's lineup! http://t.co/dhMWGSRSy7 pic.twitter.com/QeFJW5IlfF -- The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 4, 2015 How many could you pick out?…

  2. John Legend Backs Out of Pre-Grammy Party Because of Hotel Boycott

    February 03, 2015 9:00 PM EST Singer won't attend the 'L.A. Confidential' bash 'in light of the horrific anti-women and anti-LGBT policies approved by the hotel's owner, the Sultan of Brunei.' Los Angeles Confidential 's plans to host the first major entertainment industry party inside…

  3. 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…

  4. Veteran Label/Management Exec Gary Gersh Joins AEG Live

    January 27, 2015 7:57 PM EST Newly created post makes Gersh an 'excitable boy again.' Former manager and label exec Gary Gersh has joined global concert promoter AEG Live in the newly created position of president of global talent, Billboard has learned. Gersh most recently served as CEO of The Artist…

  5. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 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…

  6. Exclusive Premiere: Listen to Milo Greene's 'Control' Album

    January 22, 2015 11:05 AM EST Milo Greene is an unusual band, with four members doing double-duty as singers and songwriters. It's not easy to maintain a group identity when that many creative entities are involved -- look at the splintered, tumultuous history of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young . Milo Greene are…

  7. Brit Music Awards Nominations: Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran & More

    January 15, 2015 4:27 PM EST Man of the moment Sam Smith leads the nominations for Britain's most prestigious music awards, the Brits. The soulful 22-year-old "Stay With Me" singer was nominated for five awards Thursday (Jan. 15), including best album and best male artist. Ed Sheeran Previews New Song in…

  8. What Do High-Def Streaming Subscribers Listen To? And What Does It Mean?

    January 15, 2015 10:24 AM EST Are subscribers of high-definition streaming services the same as regular streaming services? A list of top songs and albums released by high-def service Tidal suggests these companies are tapping into a different demographic. The appearance of bands such as Pink Floyd and Foo Fighters on…

  9. Beck, the Pixies, My Morning Jacket to Headline Boston Calling

    January 14, 2015 8:14 AM EST The eventual arrival of summer is small comfort during the coldest winter months, but the rapid-fire announcement of festival lineups makes it seem a little more real. Following reveals of the artists playing Coachella , Governors Ball , and on Tuesday (Jan. 13) Bonnaroo , Boston Calling…

  10. Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Beck to Headline 2015 Hangout Music Festival

    January 12, 2015 7:37 PM EST Foo Fighters , Zac Brown Band , Beck , My Morning Jacket and Skrillex will all perform at this year's Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala., the event announced Monday.  Coachella 2015 Lineup Revealed: AC/DC, Drake & Jack White Headlining The beachside festival's sixth…

  11. 2015 Grammys Poll: Predict This Year's Winners

    January 08, 2015 10:30 AM EST The 57th annual Grammy Awards are coming up soon (Feb. 8 on CBS), and it's a tight race in major categories like best new artist and album of the year. Grammys 2015: See Billboard's Coverage Might Beyonce take album of the year honors for her self-titled surprise, or will her…

  12. Jimmy Carter to Present Bob Dylan With MusiCares Honor

    January 06, 2015 11:16 PM EST Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter will present  Bob Dylan  with the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year honor next month in Los Angeles. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that Bruce Springsteen ,  Willie Nelson  and  Jack White  will perform at the pre-Grammy show Feb. 6 at the Los…

  13. Exclusive Book Excerpt: Marky Ramone Sets the Record Straight in 'Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone' Memoir

    January 06, 2015 12:36 PM EST Marky Ramone had one intention for his new memoir, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone -- to set the record straight. "It was time to quell all the exaggerations from all the other books and tell what really happened," Ramone (nee Marc Bell), the sole surviving Rock…

  14. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Rock Album, Best Alternative Rock Album and Best Metal Performance Nominees

    December 30, 2014 5:40 PM EST BEST ROCK ALBUM NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN Ryan Adams Ryan Adams Producers: Ryan Adams, Mike Viola, Charlie Stavish Engineers/Mixers: David Labrel, Charlie Stavish Label: Blue Note Records Ryan Adams' 14th album -- in a nearly 20-year career -- brings the prolific songwriter his fourth…

  15. Led Zeppelin Kicked Off First U.S. Tour 46 Years Ago Today

    December 26, 2014 2:50 PM EST On this day (Dec. 26) in 1968, Led Zeppelin (not to be confused with " Len Zefflin ") kicked off their first North American tour opening for psychedelic hard rock band Vanilla Fudge at Denver Auditorium in Colorado. A ticket to see them play would only set you back $5 and the…

  16. LAPD Investigating Michael Brown Parody Song at Retired Cop's Party

    December 26, 2014 12:44 PM EST Although Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, MO, the Los Angeles Police Department is now investigating a situation pertaining to his controversial death after TMZ released a horrifying video taken at a former cop's party. TMZ uploaded some extremely troubling…

  17. Grammys 2015 Preview: Beyonce, Sam Smith & Other Artists Vying for Album of the Year Honors Dish on Their Discs

    December 26, 2014 9:00 AM EST Having trouble keeping track of what's nominated for Album of the Year at the 2015 Grammys? Billboard breaks down the five nominees. In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith Producers: Steve Fitzmaurice, Komi, Howard Lawrence, Zane Lowe, Mojam, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, Fraser T. Smith, Two Inch…

  18. Cat Stevens Wraps First U.S. Tour in 35 Years

    December 15, 2014 4:35 PM EST The word "journey" was spoken multiple times during the final concert of Yusuf/ Cat Stevens ' brief U.S. tour, his first in 35 years. It was used as a metaphor and literally, Yusuf speaking both about his life, the lyrics of songs from the early 1970s and his two most recent…

  19. Drake, FKA Twigs & A-Trak Bring Music to the Beach: Art Basel Music Roundup

    December 10, 2014 9:52 PM EST This year's Art Basel Miami Beach was a half-week whirlwind of contemporary art showcases, celebrity sightseeing and musical performances. From the bustling Wynwood Arts District to exclusive Palm Island mansion parties, Billboard takes you back to South Beach to recap some of the…

  20. Op-Ed: Why U2's 'Songs of Innocence' Doesn't Deserve the Rock Album Grammy

    December 05, 2014 11:00 PM EST It rather boggles the mind that U2 's Songs of Innocence was nominated for a 2015 Best Rock Album Grammy on Friday (Dec. 5). Is it possible voters thought they were voting for Biggest Album Rollout Fiasco after the free release burrowed into people's computers and wouldn't…

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