1. Lady Gaga Filming New Video at California Castle: Report

    February 12, 2014 7:12 PM EST Pop star filming unnamed music video at castle built by William Randolph Hearst Tourists are giving way to dancers as a production crew takes over Hearst Castle on the California coast, where Lady Gaga is shooting a big-budget music video. The San Luis Obispo Tribune says filming is taking…

  2. 50 Cent's SMS Audio Partners With NASCAR Team

    February 04, 2014 8:16 PM EST The headphones and audio line will act as an associate sponsor for Swan Racing in 2014 Rapper 50 Cent will enter NASCAR in a new partnership between his SMS Audio line and Sprint Cup Series team Swan Racing. According to NASCAR.com , the artist born Curtis Jackson's headphones and audio…

  3. Pete Seeger's Friends, Fans Attend Unplanned Memorial Service

    February 03, 2014 9:15 AM EST Hundreds of friends and fans joined in song Sunday to honor Pete Seeger, doing what the folk singer loved best. More Seeger Arlo Guthrie Remembers Pete Seeger: 'He Brought Humanity Together With His Actions' Pete Seeger Tribute in NYC to Go Ahead 'Guantanamera': Pete…

  4. John Cacavas, Composer for 'Kojak' and 'Hawaii Five-O,' Dead at 83

    January 31, 2014 5:05 PM EST Film and TV composer John Cacavas, whose scores include the television series "Kojak" and "Hawaii Five-O," died Jan. 28 at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 83.  A member of ASCAP’s Board of Directors from 1993 to 2001, Cacavas began writing for television and then…

  5. Bruce Springsteen Honors ‘Great Friend’ Pete Seeger at South Africa Concert

    January 29, 2014 1:32 AM EST Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to the late Pete Seegerand Nelson Mandela with a reverent dedication of “We Shall Overcome” during the second night of his three-night stand in Cape Town, South Africa.  “I lost a great friend and a hero last night,” said Springsteen of the folk legend, who…

  6. Pete Seeger Taught Me We Only Move Forward When We All Pull Together

    January 28, 2014 9:48 AM EST A personal tribute to the legendary folk musician and social activist We stood in a line , our feet braced against the gentle rocking of the boat, our young fingers grasping the thick, braided halyard. Then, at the directions of the crew, we tugged that line hard, hand-over-hand, and the…

  7. Pete Seeger, Legendary Folk Singer, Dies at 94

    January 28, 2014 2:26 AM EST Pete Seeger, who used his voice as a musician, folk song curator, environmentalist and humanitarian to demand justice for less-privileged, died Jan. 27 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He touched lives by singing for unions, children and presidents, performing mining camps, folk festivals…

  8. Debbie Gibson Q&A: Celebrating 25 Years Of 'Electric Youth'

    January 24, 2014 9:05 AM EST On Jan. 24, 1989, Gibson released her sophomore album. It would spend five weeks atop the Billboard 200 and yield the Hot 100 No. 1 'Lost in Your Eyes.' On the set's 25th anniversary, Gibson reflects on its success and reveals what's ahead in 2014 Cautiously…

  9. Italian Conductor Claudio Abbado Dies At 80

    January 21, 2014 1:03 AM EST Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors revered for developing a rapport with members of the world's leading orchestras while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80. Abbado died at home in Bologna after a long illness, said Raffaella…

  10. Kelly Clarkson Reveals She's Having a Baby Girl

    January 20, 2014 4:22 PM EST Singer announced the news Monday on Twitter Break out the pink onesies: Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock are having a girl. The "American Idol" season one winner took to Twitter on Monday to announce the happy news to her fans. "We just found out we're having a girl…

  11. Miley Cyrus Gets Moody For New Marc Jacobs Campaign

    January 09, 2014 12:19 AM EST Marc Jacobs has found his latest muse for his spring 2014 campaign -- and it's none other than Miley Cyrus. The moody ad, which Nylon magazine first spotted, features the "Wrecking Ball" singer sitting on sand, wearing a navy jacket with black embellishment, maroon shorts and…

  12. Insane Clown Posse Sues FBI Over Gang Label: 'We're Going to Fight This to the Death'

    January 08, 2014 12:51 PM EST Insane Clown Posse is going to war -- legally -- against U.S. government agencies that have designated its fans, the Juggalos, as "a loosely affiliated hybrid gang." A lawsuit was filed Wednesday in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of…

  13. Jellyfish Entertainment's 'Winter Confession' Tops the K-Pop Hot 100

    December 20, 2013 8:45 PM EST Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring PSY, VIXX, Super Junior, Wheesung, EXO and more. K-pop label Jellyfish Entertainment released its fourth annual holiday track "Winter Confession," and it debuts at the top of the K-Pop Hot 100 this week. "Winter…

  14. Petition Launched to Name Manhattan Corner 'Beastie Boys Square'

    December 18, 2013 5:10 AM EST A petition has been launched in Manhattan to honor the Beastie Boys by naming a Lower East Side corner after the rap trio. LeRoy McCarthy, the same man who unsuccessfully petitioned a community board earlier this year to name a Brooklyn corner for the late rapper Biggie Smalls, is now asking…

  15. Bruno Mars: Billboard Artist of the Year Cover Story

    December 13, 2013 8:02 AM EST Jukebox Hero: How did Bruno Mars become Billboard’s Artist of the Year? He grabbed hold of the album and single charts and never let go It's a few days before the Grammy Award nominations are announced, and Bruno Mars is shaking off predictions with an easy laugh.…

  16. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  17. Chart Highlights: Imagine Dragons, Eminem, Rihanna, Ricky Martin Score New No. 1s

    December 02, 2013 5:45 PM EST Also taking over Billboard charts: Martin Garrix, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Passenger, Joe Nichols and more. Plus, the Holiday Airplay chart returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts…

  18. Holiday Gift Guide 2013: 25+ Pop Presents

    November 29, 2013 11:30 AM EST Thanksgiving is now a memory, and that means the 2013 holiday shopping season is officially underway. Rather than head to the store to pick up some forgettable, generic gift, we've got special music-related suggestions for all the many fans and listeners on your list. Among our…

  19. The Top 30 Jewish Musicians

    November 27, 2013 1:05 PM EST Christmas classics may vastly out-number Hanukkah hits, but there's been no shortage of Jewish artists that have topped the Billboard charts over the years. With Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, beginning on the evening of Wednesday, November 27, now is the perfect time…

  20. Cinderella's Tom Keifer, 'The Flower Song': Exclusive Video Premiere

    November 26, 2013 3:00 PM EST Video comes from the singer's debut solo album, "The Way Life Goes" Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer just released his first ever solo album and Billboard has an exclusive premiere of the music video for "The Flower Song." Keifer says the song was inspired by his…

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