1. Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, Faulkner Debut 'NY Anthem' on ESPN's 'Draft Academy'

    April 23, 2014 5:12 AM EDT Every NFL draft hopeful needs a solid theme tune, and who better to perform it than RZA from Wu-Tang Clan and rock band Faulkner? The mastermind producer teamed up with the California alt-rock quartet to create the new collaboration single "NY Anthem," which debuted on ESPN's …

  2. Ian Anderson Releases New Solo Album, Talks 'End' of Jethro Tull

    April 14, 2014 12:54 PM EDT Stream Anderson's new album, "Homo Erraticus" A second consecutive Ian Anderson solo album -- "Homo Erraticus," due out April 15 -- is affirming to Jethro Tull fans what they mostly already suspected, that the long-lived group is effectively no more. Anderson writes…

  3. Coachella: Katy Perry Says Selfies Are a Disease

    April 12, 2014 1:05 PM EDT The selfie might be a favorite pastime for, uh, pretty much anyone with Instagram (or anyone with any kind of photographic device, for that matter). But at Coachella on Friday (April 11), we learned that at least one high profile entertainer who isn't a fan of the popular activity:…

  4. 'Glee' Recap: It Gets Harder in NYC as Show Addresses Gay-Bashing and Race

    April 09, 2014 10:03 AM EDT Last week New York may have been stressful, but it was jubilant. Our gang was forging new beginnings and learning to be themselves in the city, and triumphing. This week, even in triumph the hardships are harder. That's New York for you. It doesn't give an inch when you push. It&…

  5. Chart Highlights: Coldplay Ties U2 For Most Adult Alternative Songs No. 1s

    April 07, 2014 3:35 PM EDT The band notches its 11th leader with 'Magic.' Plus, the Pretty Reckless makes its own historic move and new No. 1s for Zedd, J Balvin 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…

  6. RZA on His $5 Million Dollar Record: 'A Flower That's Unfolding' (Q&A)

    April 04, 2014 4:40 PM EDT The concept of the one-off, unique recording is as old as the phonograph record itself -- before mass-production, every record was by necessity a unique performance. But there's no question that Wu-Tang Clan have turned the whole idea -- as well as the entire model of creators'…

  7. Wu-Tang Clan Offered $5 Million for One-Of-a-Kind Album, Says RZA

    April 02, 2014 12:19 PM EDT Wu-Tang Clan turned the concept of artist compensation on its ear last week with the announcement that they'll be manufacturing just one unique copy of their forthcoming LP, "The Wu — Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," and then auctioning it off for a price they expect to reach into…

  8. Sam Bailey Tops U.K. Albums Chart With Year-Best Sales

    March 31, 2014 5:32 AM EDT Sam Bailey, the U.K. winner of the 2013 season of “The X Factor,” sold close to 73,000 units last week to debut atop the British album chart yesterday (March 30) with her first set “The Power Of Love” (Syco Music/Sony). Australian teenage pop quartet 5 Seconds Of Summer went straight in at No…

  9. Chuck D Q&A: The Record Store Day Ambassador Looks to the Past for Music's Future

    March 23, 2014 5:44 PM EDT A student of history, Public Enemy founder Chuck D reached back to the early 1950s in his remarks at Amoeba in Hollywood this week to suggest an idea that would bring brick and mortar record stores in closer contact with the Internet: Radio stations. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer…

  10. Chart Highlights: Pharrell's 'Happy' Takes Over A Host Of Airplay Charts

    March 17, 2014 6:25 PM EDT The Hot 100's leader crowns multiple lists, and scales several more, while Lorde, Frankie Ballard and Wisin also net new No. 1s 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…

  11. Young Thug Is Still Signed to 1017 Brick Squad/Atlantic, Says Source

    March 07, 2014 1:09 PM EST The Atlanta rapper preps collaborative project with Rich Homie Quan. Young Thug, 22, is one of rap's hottest new commodities. His Auto-Tune heavy song, "Stoner," rises 59-58 in its third week on the Billboard Hot 100, and has sold 116,000 downloads, according to Nielsen…

  12. Oscars 2014: Pink Pays Tribute to 'The Wizard of Oz' With 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'

    March 02, 2014 11:22 PM EST Pink had a memorable Oscar debut, paying tribute to the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz." The singer took the Academy Awards stage Sunday following an introduction from Whoopi Goldberg to perform one of Judy Garland's most memorable songs, "Somewhere Over the…

  13. Chris Brown Has PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Rehab Facility Says

    February 28, 2014 9:16 PM EST Chris Brown has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, a rehab facility has confirmed. According to court documents obtained by E! News , the facility determined that the singer suffers from both ailments, which are the causes of his history of aggression.…

  14. Prince Plays Intimate London Gig -- In A Living Room

    February 05, 2014 4:36 AM EST When Prince came to London a few years ago, he played more than 20 nights at the vast O2 arena. This time, he played a suburban living room to a dozen people. The enigmatic star flew into London on Tuesday at the start of a still-evolving string of dates in support of forthcoming album "…

  15. Judge: Chris Brown Should Remain in Rehab

    February 03, 2014 7:13 PM EST Judge turns down prosecutor's motion to send the singer to jail A judge turned down a prosecutor's motion Monday to send Chris Brown to jail, citing the R&B singer's continued good behavior and progress in a rehabilitation program. Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin…

  16. How Super Bowl Halftime Shows Sell Music: From MJ to Beyonce (1993-Present)

    January 30, 2014 5:24 PM EST From Michael Jackson to Beyonce, how stars' Super Bowl performances scored on the charts. Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner superstars. Super Bowl: Full Coverage of…

  17. Pusha T Sets North American, European Tour Dates

    January 16, 2014 2:25 PM EST Pusha T is embarking on a victory lap following the release of his critically acclaimed solo debut, "My Name Is My Name": the GOOD Music rapper will spend the first half of 2014 on the road, as a headlining performer and as support on 2 Chainz's 2 Good To Be T.R.U. trek. After…

  18. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Storms to Top Of Billboard 200

    January 08, 2014 11:00 AM EST "Frozen" is the fourth animated film soundtrack to reach No. 1 in the chart's 58-year history. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" blows into the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 5, according to Nielsen…

  19. Beyonce Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 26, 2013 2:13 PM EST "Beyonce" sold 991,000 in its first 10 days and is (so far) the 12th biggest-selling album of 2013 Beyonce's new self-titled album remains unstoppable on the Billboard 200 chart, as it spends a second week atop the list. "Beyonce" sold 374,000 copies in the…

  20. 'Beyonce' Album Nearing 1 Million in U.S. Sales

    December 23, 2013 3:31 PM EST Beyonce's new album is nearing one million in U.S. sales and seems certain to top the Billboard 200 for a second week. After the set blasted in at No. 1 a week ago on the Billboard 200 chart with 617,000 sold in just three days, industry forecasters suggested the surprise album would…

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