1. Ed Sheeran Un-Zipped: On His Pharrell-Produced Single, Being a Sex Symbol and Turning Betrayal Into Song (Cover Story)

    April 07, 2014 12:00 PM EDT The sensitive singer-songwriter grapples with the big time as Taylor Swift's pal, a hot Pharrell collaborator and a new status as a one-man arena band Ed Sheeran has found the perfect way to shield himself from fans: He is walking down lower Broadway carrying a load of five boxes…

  2. Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dead at 93

    April 07, 2014 2:46 AM EDT Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized ball of energy who starred as Andy Hardy, America’s boy next door, in 16 films for MGM — merely one highlight in an irrepressible and unimaginable nine-decade career in show business — has died. He was 93. Rooney's wife, Jan, told The Hollywood Reporter…

  3. KISS, Nirvana Members, Nas, Stevie Nicks to Appear on Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show'

    April 05, 2014 5:14 PM EDT It seems the team over at "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" is taking advantage of artists in town for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Thursday, April 10. Inductees KISS, Yusuf Islam, and surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl…

  4. La Roux Returns With North American Tour

    April 04, 2014 11:52 AM EDT Five years after the release of La Roux's self-titled debut album, a comeback seems to be in the offing: the synth-pop duo will embark on a headlining tour this summer, playing a handful of shows before serving as support for New Order.   The "Bulletproof" group will kick off…

  5. 'Voice' Coaches Offer Advice to Pharrell: 'The Gloves Have Got to Come Off'

    April 04, 2014 11:22 AM EDT At a Hollywood event to promote "The Voice" as it gets closer to live episodes, Billboard asked the current coaches and the host of "The Voice" for any advice they would give to next season's rookie Pharrell Williams, Cee Lo Green's replacement in the big red…

  6. Lady Gaga to Guest Host Ryan Seacrest's 'American Top 40'

    April 04, 2014 9:23 AM EDT Lady Gaga is ramping up publicity ahead of her ARTPOP world tour. On the heels of her "Late Show" gig, the singer will guest host the syndicated radio countdown show "American Top 40 With Ryan Seacrest" on April 5 and 6. Related Articles Lady Gaga to Take Over MTV After…

  7. Lady Gaga to Take Over MTV After Treating 'Letterman' Audience to Roseland Show

    April 03, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Less than two days after Lady Gaga invited the “Late Show with David Letterman” to her show at Roseland Ballroom, the singer will take over MTV and Logo TV on April 4. Throughout the entire day, Lady Gaga will regularly break into programming on MTV, MTV Hits and Logo TV with behind-the…

  8. Deniro Farrar Reveals 'Rebirth' EP Cover & Track List: Exclusive

    April 02, 2014 12:04 PM EDT While Deniro Ferrar has released six projects in the span of just three years, his upcoming EP, "Rebirth," is special to the North Carolina rapper. "Rebirth" marks Farrar's first major label project. He inked a record deal with VICE Records/Warner Bros. Records in…

  9. Frankie Knuckles' Top Billboard Club Hits

    April 01, 2014 2:49 PM EDT In honor of the passing of the 'Godfather of House Music,' we've ranked his biggest hits on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart Frankie Knuckles was revered as the "Godfather of House Music," and his impressive history on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart…

  10. April Fools: The 10 Greatest Music Pranks Ever

    April 01, 2014 9:10 AM EDT As you watch your own back this April Fools' Day, have a look at the 10 greatest pranks ever pulled by musicians -- from Coldplay's smelliness to Nicki Minaj's "nuptials" to John Mayer's bear ego. Justin Bieber: Punking TMZ and #BaldForBieber In last year's…

  11. Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan Among Austin City Limits Hall Inductees

    March 31, 2014 7:52 PM EDT Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan are among the inaugural inductees to the new Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. As the TV concert series of the same name celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014, it's creating the hall of fame to honor people who made significant contributions to the…

  12. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  13. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

  14. Romeo Santos Sells Out Yankee Stadium, Adds Second Show

    March 28, 2014 9:01 PM EDT Latin music's fastest rising superstar, Romeo Santos, has announced an additional Yankee Stadium concert date for July 11, after selling out his original July 12th date in 48 hours, according to his reps. No Latin artist has headlined the stadium since Tropical ensemble Fania All Stars…

  15. Deadmau5 to Replace Avicii at Ultra Music Festival

    March 28, 2014 6:46 PM EDT The producer will close out Saturday night at the dance fest due to Avicii's gall bladder issues. deadmau5 will close out the main stage at Ultra Music Festival on Saturday night (Mar. 29) and will fill in for Avicii, who was hospitalized on Thursday night . We are THRILLED to announce…

  16. Avicii Hospitalized in Miami With Blocked Gall Bladder, Will Miss Ultra Festival

    March 28, 2014 6:45 PM EDT Illness has forced Avicii to cancel a series of appearances in Miami, including a headlining slot at Ultra Music Festival on Saturday. "He has been diagnosed as having a blocked gall bladder," his publicist revealed Friday (March 28) evening, "and is currently being…

  17. Skrillex Debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    March 27, 2014 5:15 PM EDT His first full-length album grants him his best sales week and second No. 1 on the survey. Plus, chart action for Tycho, Kylie Minogue, Calvin Harris, Shakira, Rihanna and Tiesto EDM cornerstone Skrillex (real name: Sonny John Moore) logs his best sales week, as his first full-length album …

  18. YG Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 27, 2014 2:48 PM EDT YG's "My Krazy Life" debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 61,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It leads a new peak of highly anticipated rap releases on the chart. The Los Angeles rapper’s No. 1 debut -- a concept album…

  19. The Roots, Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle Join Essence Festival Lineup

    March 27, 2014 10:49 AM EDT The Roots, Tamar Braxton and K. Michelle are among the latest additions to the 2014 Essence Festival (July 3-6) lineup. As previously announced, Prince and special guest performers will kick off the festival's 20th anniversary musical celebration with a July 4 show at the Superdome in…

  20. Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Outkast to Play Milwaukee's Summerfest 2014

    March 26, 2014 7:19 PM EDT A slew of other acts from virtually every genre imaginable will populate the massive, 11-day fest Billed as the "World's Largest Music Festival," Milwaukee's Summerfest has announced its massive 2014 lineup. Spread over 11 days, Summerfest features daily headliners (who…

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