1. Josh Kaufman Wins 'The Voice' Season 6: Watch

    May 20, 2014 11:01 PM EDT After weeks of competition, the sixth season of "The Voice" was trimmed down to Blake Shelton's country teen Jake Worthington, Usher's soul man Josh Kaufman and Adam Levine's YouTube star Christina Grimmie. All three comeback kids performed their last competition…

  2. Jordin Sparks' 2014 Billboard Music Awards Best Dressed List

    May 20, 2014 4:50 PM EDT Singer and 2014 BBMAs red carpet host Jordin Sparks lists her favorite looks of the night. I had such a blast co-hosting the 2014 Billboard Music Awards "Samsung (thanks for my phone!!!) Red Carpet LIVE!" with Lance Bass on Sunday! My feet still hurt! Yikes! We got to talk…

  3. Roscolusa Songwriters Festival: 'It's How Music Begins'

    May 20, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Founder and singer/songwriter Kimberly Paige previews the May 24 Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., festival: 'Music begins with a song. Songwriters plant the seed' On Saturday (May 24), music fans of all genres will gather at (likely sunny) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., near Jacksonville, for the…

  4. 'The Voice' Finals Recap: Top 3 Sing to Win

    May 20, 2014 1:09 AM EDT Fun fact: the top three singers of "The Voice" are all comeback kids -- Blake Shelton'scountry teen is a returning auditionee who was rejected last season, Usher's soul man escaped elimination during the battle rounds with a steal, and Adam Levine's YouTube star was…

  5. Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood Debut 'Somethin' Bad' at the Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2014 10:30 PM EDT Something bad never sounded this good before. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood took the stage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, where they debuted their new duet "Somethin' Bad" for the crowd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The song is from Lambert's upcoming album …

  6. Jay Z and Beyonce Release Mini-Movie 'Run' Starring Sean Penn, Jake Gyllenhaal: Watch

    May 18, 2014 2:18 AM EDT A little more than a month ahead of their On The Run summer stadium tour , Jay Z and Beyonce have unexpectedly released a Bonnie and Clyde-style mini-movie featuring A-list actors Sean Penn and Jake Gyllenhaal. Beyonce, Jay Z Announce On The Run Summer Stadium Tour Directed by Melina…

  7. How the F--- Do You Market a Band Called F---ed Up?

    May 16, 2014 3:59 PM EDT This is an extended version of an article first published in the May 24th issue of Billboard Magazine . Many bands second-guess their names, especially when the musicians have matured beyond the juvenile or inebriated inspiration that first sparked their nomenclatorial creativity. Yet the…

  8. Chris Rock to Host 2014 BET Awards

    May 15, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Shortly after revealing the nominations for the 2014 BET Awards yesterday (May 14), BET announces that Chris Rock is hosting the award show. "I watch the BET Awards every year. It's one of my favorite award shows combining people from movies, sports, TV and music," Chris Rock…

  9. Hunter Hayes 'Storyline' Storms Top Country Albums Chart

    May 15, 2014 1:48 PM EDT The singer/songwriter scores his second No. 1 set. Plus, Blake Shelton and Thomas Rhett reach new chart highs Hunter Hayes notches his second No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, and his first to debut atop the list, as "Storyline" bows with 69,000 sold, his best-ever…

  10. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  11. Yogi Talks Signing with Aftermath, OWSLA, and Trap Music’s Past & Present

    May 14, 2014 1:40 PM EDT As trap music makes its way from maligned subgenre to main stage staple, dance and hip-hop are locked in a closer embrace than ever. Few can claim to straddle the stylistic line as well as Yogi, the buzz worthy British production outfit now signed to both Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and…

  12. Beyonce & Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards

    May 14, 2014 10:42 AM EDT BET has announced the nominees for the 2014 BET Awards. Beyoncé and Jay Z take the lead with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration ("Drunk In Love"), and Video of the Year twice ("Partition," "Drunk In…

  13. 'The Voice' Recap: Final 3 Singers Revealed

    May 13, 2014 11:41 PM EDT Once again, the Instant Save was employed after noting which two singers had the top performances on Monday night and secured a spot in the finale: Blake Shelton's country singer, Jake Worthington, and Usher's soul man, Josh Kaufman, both of whom are the only two men left standing…

  14. 'The Voice' Recap: Top 5 Double-Up for Semis, Usher Sings 'Good Kisser' (Watch)

    May 13, 2014 12:27 AM EDT Following last week's triple elimination, "The Voice" sped straight into its semifinals, putting the top 5 onstage with two performances each: one chosen in dedication to loved ones and one selected by their coach. 'The Voice' Recap: Top 5 Revealed After Triple…

  15. Chart Highlights: Trey Songz Tops Rhythmic Songs With 'Na Na'

    May 12, 2014 8:35 PM EDT The singer scores his third leader on the list. Plus, new No. 1s for Avicii, the Black Keys, Thomas Rhett and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All…

  16. Miranda Lambert: Country's Gun-Slinging Tough Chick Reveals a 'Softer' Side (Cover Story)

    May 12, 2014 9:30 AM EDT Springtime has a firm hold on Tishomingo, Okla. The storm clouds are gone, and Miranda Lambert is having a very good day. She spent the morning astride her Gypsy Vanner purebred horse, a gift from her husband, Blake Shelton, for her 30th birthday last November. Lambert has been taking…

  17. Miranda Lambert's Billboard Cover: 5 Things We Learned About the 'Platinum' Hitmaker

    May 09, 2014 11:30 AM EDT For much of her career, Miranda Lambert has been country music's go-to girl with a gun who'll kick your ass (and set your house on fire). But with the success of her biggest hit (the heart-tugger "The House That Built Me") and the forthcoming release of her new album, …

  18. Jimmy Page To Re-Release 'Photographic Autobiography'

    May 09, 2014 5:26 AM EDT Jimmy Page will see his official autography, Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page, a photographic essay he personally created to tell his story for the first time, hit major bookstores in October after being published as a limited edition in 2010. It will retail at $60, but is currently available via pre…

  19. NFL's Top Newcomers Select 'Happy,' 'The Man,' 'Draft Day' As Walk-Out Songs

    May 08, 2014 11:35 PM EDT NFL draftees select their own walk-out tunes for the first time. Players attending the NFL draft get to choose a song that will be played when they walk on stage after being selected. It's a first for the league, which has a record 30 players at Radio City Music Hall. Jadeveon Clowney,…

  20. 'The Voice' Recap: Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams Perform for Top 8

    May 06, 2014 12:23 AM EDT Two blondes made their debut on "The Voice" on Monday night: Gwen Stefani, and a newly-platinum Adam Levine. "I don't have an explanation -- I woke up, I had the day off, and I thought I'd look like Shakira," he said of his new 'do. "I feel a bit like…

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