1. 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…

  2. Chad Smith Talks New Chili Peppers Album: 'We're Always Trying to Change and Grow'

    May 14, 2014 4:32 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers are early in the recording process for their follow-up to 2011's "I'm With You,"which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and hit No. 1 in 18 countries, including the U.K., Mexico, Ireland, Italy and Brazil. "It's only been a couple of…

  3. Eminem Releases Touching Spike Lee-Directed ‘Headlights’ Video on Mother’s Day: Watch

    May 11, 2014 1:14 PM EDT Eminem celebrated Mother’s Day on May 11 with the release of his heartfelt new Spike Lee-directed music video for “Headlights,” in which he apologizes to his mom for negatively referencing her in his past music. Eminem and Spike Lee Working Together In Detroit On 'Headlights'…

  4. Hugh Jackman Talks Tonys, Broadway Return

    May 09, 2014 12:00 AM EDT The Australian actor and entertainer will host the Tony Awards for a third time. Hugh Jackman is jacked to host the Tony Awards for the third time, but he's also looking forward to being onstage for a longer stint in the near future. "I'm going back to Broadway. I'm doing…

  5. Apple Closes In On Purchase of Beats (Report)

    May 08, 2014 7:27 PM EDT Apple is reportedly closing in on a deal to acquire Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, according to a Financial Times report .  If completed at that price, the deal would be the largest ever for Apple. The deal is said to include both Beats’ music subscription service and its hardware…

  6. Black Keys Announce Turn Blue World Tour

    May 08, 2014 9:37 AM EDT The Keys are out to support new album "Turn Blue," due May 13 via Nonesuch One of rock's biggest and bluesiest 2014 tours has just been announced. The Black Keys have unveiled an extensive run of headlining dates for the second half of the year via a smart-alecky "press…

  7. 'Now 50' Eyeing Top of Billboard 200 Chart

    May 07, 2014 6:58 PM EDT The latest "Now That's What I Call Music!" compilation may bring an end to the "Frozen" soundtrack's reign at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast "Now 50" to sell more than 120,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday…

  8. John Legend's 'All Of Me' Tops Hot 100, Ariana Grande Debuts At No. 3

    May 07, 2014 2:32 PM EDT Legend dethrones Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' after 10 weeks on top, while Grande storms in at No. 3 with 'Problem,' featuring Iggy Azalea. John Legend takes over the Billboard Hot 100 at last, as his piano ballad "All of Me" unseats Pharrell Williams…

  9. Sara Bareilles Announces Summer Tour

    May 05, 2014 10:58 AM EDT The singer-songwriter has also unveiled the "I Choose You" music video. This summer, Sara Bareilles is showing how big her brave is to a whole mess of U.S. cities, on the just-announced Little Black Dress headlining tour. The 24-date run will begin on July 10 in Chicago, and pre…

  10. Beastie Boy MCA's Best Lyrics: 10 Awesome Adam Yauch Rhymes

    May 04, 2014 12:10 PM EDT On the anniversary of MCA's passing, we look back at his all-time best lyrics Each of the Beastie Boys brandished a style of rapping that set him apart from the pack. But for many fans, it was the distinctive growl of MCA that consistently rose above the beats. From the trio's…

  11. Skin in the Game: Leather and How Beyonce, Justin Bieber and More are Rocking It

    May 01, 2014 6:30 PM EDT Nothing comes between rock stars and their leather. And the truism seems even more so today than ever. Adidas' Music Gamble: Why They're Betting on Pharrell Williams and Kanye West Why? "Leather is just badass," says Jonny Cota, the designer of Skingraft, a 7-year-old,…

  12. Everything But The Girl’s Ben Watt Discusses Writing Novels, Finding His (Singing) Voice, & Calling Time On DJing

    April 30, 2014 2:52 AM EDT Best known as the male half of Everything But The Girl, the duo he formed in 1981 with Tracey Thorn, Ben Watt has many talents beyond providing the harmony to Thorn’s lead vocal. Since 1998, he has been an established presence on London’s deep house circuit, as a DJ, re-mixer, producer and…

  13. Beyonce, Jay Z Announce On The Run Summer Stadium Tour

    April 28, 2014 8:53 AM EDT The Carters have officially announced their rumored joint tour . Beyonce and Jay Z will head out on a 16-date stadium tour they're calling On The Run, to kickoff in Miami on June 25th and wrap in San Francisco on August 5. The tour is sponsored by Chase. Chase cardholders as well as…

  14. 'Supermensch' Shep Gordon Talks Maui Parties, Rap Music and Dishes Management Advice At Tribeca

    April 28, 2014 6:22 AM EDT Shep Gordon is a man who got punched by Janis Joplin while she was making love to Jimi Hendrix, shared custody of his cat with neighbor Cary Grant and smoked pot many times with Willie Nelson – just a few of the compiled stories that make up the documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep…

  15. Jeff Bridges Performs at Annual Lebowski Fest In Los Angeles

    April 26, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Bridges and his band performed a 30-minute set that included songs from 2009's "Crazy Heart" There were bowling pins, bathrobes, white Russians, and even The Dude himself. Jeff Bridges and his band performed Friday at Lebowski Fest, but Joel and Ethan Coen's 1998 campy…

  16. Jake Owen Shows Signs of Growth at Western Kentucky University: Live Review

    April 25, 2014 2:26 PM EDT The April 24 show mostly focused on cuts from Owen's 2013 album, "Days of Gold" Jake Owen has witnessed some of the best live shows in the business, having paid his dues as the opener for such country superstars as Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. So one could only assume the RCA…

  17. Bachata Superstar Prince Royce Partners with Pepsi

    April 23, 2014 9:41 PM EDT Crooner Prince Royce celebrated his partnership with Pepsi in Miami this week where the entertainer jumped up several times chanting "Pepsi, Pepsi" during an intimate gathering as the 16-time 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalist talked about his new venture and evolving brand.…

  18. Latin Conference: Vevo's Rio Caraeff, Google Play's Adrian Harley Discuss Creativity, Catering to the Consumer

    April 23, 2014 8:38 AM EDT Can Rio Careff save the music business? That was a question readily floated around industry circles in 2009. That year, Caraeff -- who raised Universal's mobile division to nearly half (45%) of the label's digital revenue before going on to head all of digital -- launched Vevo, the…

  19. Aloe Blacc: 4 Steps To His Success

    April 22, 2014 12:15 PM EDT Aloe Blacc's "Lift Your Sprit" debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in March after his vocal turn on Avicii's 2013 hit "Wake Me Up"  and his own new single "The Man" turned up the buzz. Now that he's also been a mentor on "The Voice" and…

  20. Passenger Live: Watch The Billboard Studio Session

    April 17, 2014 3:33 PM EDT Check out the "Let Her Go" and "Scare Away The Dark" performances, as well as a Q&A about his new album. Over the past year, Michael Rosenberg -- the British folk singer-songwriter known as Passenger -- has enjoyed the breakout moment that he has spent a decade…

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