1. Taylor Swift Reveals Why She Won't Comment on Katy Perry

    March 02, 2015 8:28 AM EST In a new interview, there's one topic Taylor Swift is keeping quiet about. The "Style" singer recently chatted with The Telegraph where she decided not to talk about Katy Perry . "I'm not giving them anything to write about," she said in the interview. "I&…

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1983, Michael Jackson Moonwalked to No. 1

    March 02, 2015 8:05 AM EST The King of Pop began a seven-week reign on the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by Baauer, Britney Spears and 50 Cent. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history March 2, 2013 Two years ago today, Baauer blasted in at…

  3. Exclusive: A.R. Rahman Sets First U.S. Tour in Five Years

    March 02, 2015 8:00 AM EST A.R. Rahman will start his first North American tour since 2010 in Huntington, N.Y., at the Paramount on March 21. The Oscar-winning composer will include material from throughout his 20-year career on the 13-city tour, which will stop May 28 at the Beacon Theatre in New York and Nokia…

  4. Watch Alec Baldwin Rap with Chance the Rapper

    March 02, 2015 7:34 AM EST Is a tour next? When both Chance the Rapper and Alec Baldwin were in Chicago over the weekend for the Young Chicago Authors event, the unlikely duo did the most unlikely thing when they teamed up for a freestyle. Chance posted the moment to his Instagram. "This is me beatboxing while…

  5. Florida Georgia Line Respond to Charlie Robison After His Message for Gary Overton

    March 02, 2015 6:55 AM EST After Sony Music Nashville chairman and CEO Gary Overton gave an interview to the The Tennessean where he shared, in part, that for country artists "If you're not on country radio, you don't exist," country artist Charlie Robison has responded to the record executive'…

  6. Grateful Dead's 'Fare Thee Well' Tickets Offered for $116,000 on Secondary Market

    March 02, 2015 5:34 AM EST The Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well show has sold out in minutes, but Deadheads with deep pockets are still in with a chance. Stubhub is offering tickets for the three-day show with a top-price at $116,000 (and change), down to the "cheap-seats" at a touch under $1,350.…

  7. UN Report Recommends Youth Turn Down the Music

    March 02, 2015 4:29 AM EST The World Health Organization says millions of young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss from loud music. The UN agency said Friday that a review of data from middle- and high-income countries shows almost half of all 12 to 35-year-olds listen to unsafe levels of music on…

  8. Sam Smith's 'In the Lonely Hour' Tops Historic U.K. Albums Chart

    March 02, 2015 3:39 AM EST Sam Smith capped the week of his double Brit Award victory by claiming another piece of history, as In The Lonely Hour (Capitol/Universal) topped the first U.K. album chart to incorporate streaming data alongside downloads and traditional sales. As the new data was unveiled yesterday (March 1…

  9. Kanye West Performs 'Only One,' Invited to 'Spoon' with Jonathan Ross: Watch

    March 02, 2015 2:50 AM EST Kanye West's media blitz shows no signs of slackening. The rapper has performed "Only One" for British TV audiences, just 24 hours after he made his first-ever appearance on Scandinavian TV. Though he didn't stick around long to chat, Kanye played his new song on the pre…

  10. Madonna To Launch 'Rebel Heart' World Tour in August

    March 02, 2015 1:00 AM EST Madonna will embark on an international tour in support of her new album Rebel Heart , an all-arena trek that will take the artist to territories she hasn't visited in decades, if ever, Billboard has learned. An announcement from tour producer Live Nation is expected today. The…

  11. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'I Really Like You' Single Is Really (Really) Fun: Listen

    March 01, 2015 11:50 PM EST Has Carly Rae Jepsen stumbled into another "Call Me Maybe"? The Canadian pop singer, now two-and-a-half years removed from the unlikely Hot 100 run of that smash hit, has returned with a hook that's just as instantly appealing -- and replaces the "Hey, I just met you…

  12. Ludacris & Wife Expecting Their First Child

    March 01, 2015 11:06 PM EST Ludacris has a little one on the way. The 37-year-old rapper and wife Eudoxie Mbouguiengue are expecting their first child together. She announced her pregnancy by posting a photo to Instagram on Sunday of Ludacris kissing her bare stomach. Hear Ludacris' 20-Minute LudaVerses Mixtape…

  13. Madonna Scores Historic 71st Top 40 U.K. Single

    March 01, 2015 10:20 PM EST Madonna extends her own record for the most top 40 singles in the U.K. by a woman. Madonna scores her 71st top 40 single on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, as "Living For Love" debuts at No. 26 on the list dated March 1. The achievement extends her own record for the most top 40…

  14. Report: Brownstone Singer Charmayne Maxwell Dead

    March 01, 2015 8:00 PM EST According to reports, Charmayne Maxwell -- of the Grammy-nominated R&B group Brownstone -- died on Saturday, Feb. 28. The exact cause of death remains unknown, with conflicting stories coming from TMZ and various Danish media outlets. Maxwell's husband, Carsten Soulshock, is a Danish…

  15. Alan Cumming, Lena Hall to Play Cafe Carlyle in Spring

    March 01, 2015 8:00 PM EST Tony Award winners Alan Cumming and Lena Hall are leaving their Broadway shows, but you can still catch them live in New York. The Cafe Carlyle said Friday that Hall will make her debut at the legendary lounge April 7-18. Hall is leaving Hedwig and the Angry Inch on April 4. Alan Cumming…

  16. Code Picks of the Week: Zedd, Nicolas Jaar, Howling and More

    March 01, 2015 6:50 PM EST Each week, CODE curates a diverse selection of the best new tunes in dance/electronic music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. Zedd ft. Selena Gomez – "I Want You to Know" [Interscope] Zedd and Gomez have made more headlines for their budding romance than their…

  17. Orrin Keepnews, Jazz Producer, Dead at 91

    March 01, 2015 6:05 PM EST Orrin Keepnews, a prolific jazz producer, journalist and record executive, died today at age 91. According to The New York Times , he was at his home in El Cerrito, California and his death was confirmed by his son, Peter. Keepnews loomed large in the jazz community, receiving four Grammy…

  18. Will Smith Tops Box Office Again

    March 01, 2015 5:00 PM EST Will Smith 's con-man caper Focus disrobed Fifty Shades of Grey at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star. According to studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros.' Focus easily topped all…

  19. Watch Justin Bieber Wildly Celebrate His 21st Birthday

    March 01, 2015 3:45 PM EST Justin Bieber reportedly celebrated his 21st birthday on a private island Sunday (March 1) -- and judging by a video and some party photos, the pop star had a pretty great time. Happy Birthday, Justin Bieber: 5 Great (and Hilarious!) Impressions Bieber celebrated the occasion by…

  20. Lady Gaga Shares Photos of Charity Polar Plunge in Chicago

    March 01, 2015 3:00 PM EST Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for Special Olympics. Lady Gaga's 7 Best Live Performances Special Olympics Chicago President Casey Hogan said Sunday (March 1) that Gaga did the plunge with more than 4,500 other…

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