1. Kygo Talks Mixing for Diplo, Coldplay and Upcoming Tour

    April 17, 2014 1:37 PM EDT For Kygo, remixing has become reflex. “It’s almost the same process every time,” the Norwegian artist says. “I always play piano over the original track. I often stay sitting up all night, and I usually finish it before I go to bed. I get into a zone where I’m really in my own world when I…

  2. Stevie Nicks To Receive BMI Icon Award in May

    March 31, 2014 5:03 PM EDT There should be a veritable "Landslide" of emotion when Stevie Nicks is honored by BMI with its prestigious Icon Award at the 62nd Annual Pop Awards ceremony, Tuesday, May 13, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The invitation-only ceremony will also recognize the…

  3. Tove Lo Debuts Talks 'Truth Serum' EP, Working With Adam Lambert

    March 19, 2014 3:02 PM EDT  "When you live in a safe environment like I grew up in, you need the adrenaline to come from somewhere," says the Swedish pop artist. Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo first made a major Stateside impression last April with the self-release of her single "Habits," an…

  4. Wale Debuts 'Game of Thrones' Song; 'Catch the Throne' Mixtape Tracklist Revealed (Exclusive)

    March 06, 2014 10:06 AM EST "Game Of Thrones"’ third season solidified the fantasy drama status as HBO's second most-watched series of all time (next to "The Sopranos"). But to draw even more viewers in time for the April 6 premiere of the show’s fourth season, HBO has tapped 10 rappers for…

  5. 'This Is Spin̈al Tap' at 30: Top 11 Rock Clichés Skewered By The Movie

    March 01, 2014 1:00 PM EST To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved rock mockumentary "This Is Spin̈al Tap," we're taking a 'Stonehenge'-sized look at the top music clichés skewered by the film. And yes, this list goes to 11. "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever…

  6. David Crosby Undergoes Heart Surgery, Postpones Shows

    February 17, 2014 11:28 PM EST Rock performer David Crosby has undergone heart surgery and is postponing his sold-out California shows. Publicist Michael Jensen tells City News Service that the 72-year-old had a cardiac catheterization last week to fix a blocked coronary artery. David Crosby Amazed He Pulled Off '…

  7. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Beatles Songs

    February 09, 2014 8:05 AM EST On the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. breakthrough, readers share favorite Fab Four songs, covers, solo hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as…

  8. David Crosby Amazed He Pulled Off 'Croz,' First Solo Album in 20 Years

    January 27, 2014 4:22 PM EST Guests on the album include Mark Knopfler, Wynton Marsalis and son James Raymond… Meanwhile, Crosby, Stills and Nash are "working on" new music after a planned covers album fell through "All kinds of wonderful chemistries" helped David Crosby make his first solo album in…

  9. MusiCares Red Carpet: See Lady Gaga, Yoko Ono, James Taylor Unite for Carole King Tribute

    January 25, 2014 2:30 PM EST The MusicCares red carpet was so crowded at one point that Yoko Ono practically bumped into Lady Gaga on Friday (Jan. 24). Then they both turned to each other and hugged. The pair, along with some of the biggest names in music, arrived in celebratory mode to honor Carole King at the MusiCares…

  10. 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…

  11. Neil Young Honored at GRAMMY Event: 'It's Not Me. It's You'

    January 22, 2014 10:05 AM EST Legendary rock musician Neil Young was celebrated Tuesday night by the producers and engineers wing of the Recording Academy. Young, 68, received his award on stage during the group's seventh annual Grammy week celebration at The Village, a historic Los Angeles recording studio that'…

  12. Sundance 2014: Kurt Russell & Nephews Talk 'The Battered Bastards of Baseball' & Musical Side Projects

    January 21, 2014 5:40 PM EST Russell's nephews -- co-directors Champan & Maclain Way and composer Brocker Way -- tell the tale of his father as a baseball rebel in new doc Billboard caught up with actor Kurt Russell and his very accomplished nephews at Sundance Film Festival to discuss their new film "The…

  13. Kentucky HeadHunters: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 21, 2014 3:10 PM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Kentucky HeadHunters won the GRAMMY for best country performance by a duo or group with vocal for its 1989 album, "Pickin' On Nashville." KENTUCKY…

  14. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Christina Aguilera Tops Pop Songs With 'Beautiful' & More

    January 06, 2014 8:05 AM EST Eleven years ago this week, Aguilera reigned with her signature ballad. Plus, a look back at major moves by Green Day, Usher and Garth Brooks Your weekly recap of significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Jan. 6, 1973 Forty-one years ago today, Carly…

  15. No. 14 Hits for '14: David Bowie, Drake, the Doors & More

    January 01, 2014 8:05 AM EST As 2014 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 14 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling four spots shy of the top 10, these No. 14 hits remain among the most memorable songs of the past five-plus decades. Happy New Year!   " Surfin' Safari,…

  16. Rap Genius Gets Squashed by Google for Backlink Scheme

    December 27, 2013 2:23 PM EST Google has removed Rap Genius' site from its search results following disclosures that the New York lyrics site has tried to game the search engine with a backlink scheme.  The scheme, detailed in a blog post earlier this week by John Marbach , involved getting bloggers to insert…

  17. Trace Adkins Brings His Christmas Show to Chicago: Live Review

    December 06, 2013 12:20 PM EST For close to two decades, Trace Adkins has been one of country music's most entertaining artists – both from a recording and a live standpoint. However, we at The 615 have always felt Adkins to be much more than just the man behind such high octane radio hits as "Honky Tonk…

  18. 'Whispering Bill' Anderson Gets Help From War Veteran in Naming His New Album

    November 22, 2013 12:30 PM EST Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson tells Billboard that he had a fun time recording the song "Whisper" with Joey+Rory for his new album "Life!". After all, he's been known as "Whispering Bill" for almost five decades now, thanks to his soft…

  19. OneRepublic's 'Star' Map: Inside The Group's Latest Top 10 Single

    November 05, 2013 12:23 PM EST Four months after its release, the band's "Counting Stars" single has ridden a wave of synchs to become its biggest global hit. When Interscope president John Janick spoke with Billboard in mid-October about the ­label's fourth quarter, he was just as hopeful about an…

  20. Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare & Jack Clement Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    October 28, 2013 9:23 AM EDT It was among the last words he spoke during his remarks last night at the 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony, but Kenny Rogers might have summed up the lasting power of being inducted into the exclusive club. As he was talking about the pride he took in sharing the moment…

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