1. How 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Is Helping Stephan Moccio's Songwriting Star Rise

    February 14, 2015 1:15 PM EST As the steamy Fifty Shades of Grey opens this weekend at nearly 3,600 theaters nationwide with a projected opening box office of $80 million, songwriter Stephan Moccio will likely have a bigger if less libidinous grin on his face than most of the hot and bothered masses flocking to the…

  2. X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons ‘Jungle’ Video: Exclusive Premiere

    June 16, 2014 9:33 AM EDT Watch the exclusive premiere of the video for "Jungle," co-directed by Emile Rafael & Alex Da Kid. If “Jungle” seems familiar, you’re not wrong. Right now, the song is going strong via a string of crafty placements. X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons’ thumping track has featured…

  3. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: Celebrity Dance Duel Sees Danica & Val Head Home

    May 06, 2014 4:23 AM EDT Week 8 featured the first-ever Celebrity Dance Duel — a cool idea, I suppose, even though it kept sounding like “Dance Stool” as Tom Bergeron announced it in Spooky Voice. Plus: an actual stool, incorporated into an Argentine tango. And last and most certainly least, guest judge Abby Lee…

  4. Top 10 K-Pop Girl Groups You Need to Know

    April 30, 2014 12:10 PM EDT Whether you're a longtime fan looking for a nostalgic music trip or a curious listener kickstarting your K-pop education, these are the must-know girl groups. Girl Group Week! • Top 40 Girl Group Songs Ever • Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs • Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Videos …

  5. 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Donny Osmond Guest Judges Disney Night

    April 15, 2014 2:23 AM EDT Welcome, dear gem hunters and DANCMSTR refugees!  Tonight’s theme was both appropriate and preposterous — much like the bedazzled series itself — as we all know that in many ways, EVERY night is Disney Night on "Dancing With the Stars." How many times has Bruno screamed “Youuuu…

  6. '12 Years a Slave' Leads a Soundtrack Revival

    December 11, 2013 9:38 AM EST Film studios are providing a rare fourth quarter in which honest-to-god musical history is explored in fact-based scripted films. "Saving Mr. Banks," the story of how Walt Disney turned the Mary Poppins stories into a musical with Richard and Robert Sherman, and "Inside…

  7. After School 'First Love' Comeback: Pole Dancing & Topless Melancholy

    June 14, 2013 11:57 PM EDT Two members have already injured themselves for a risky performance Popular girl group After School is taking a major cultural, and safety, risk with their new single "First Love." The eight-member girl group made their return with the melancholic R&B track that has an old…

  8. Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Jennifer Hudson Attend Amy Winehouse Tribute

    March 22, 2013 5:00 AM EDT Tony Bennett doesn't think Amy Winehouse's life was tragic. He believes the singer who died at age 27 lived a complete life because she was able to achieve her goal: becoming a respected musician. "Her dream was to become famous and a beautiful singer and she accomplished…

  9. R. Kelly's 'Trapped In The Closet': Chapter 24 Recap

    November 26, 2012 6:20 PM EST We've missed you, Pimp Lucius. Welcome to the latest installment of Billboard.com's "Trapped in the Closet" recaps, in which we look back on all the harmonized madness of R. Kelly's hip-hopera. After triumphantly returning with the introductory Chapter 23 last month -…

  10. Ask Billboard: Christmas in October? Never Say Never

    October 29, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CHRISTMAS IN…

  11. Ray Charles: Looking Back At A Legend

    May 27, 2010 4:37 PM EDT As his 80th birthday approaches, a look at the life and legacy of the late "He was an amazing human being," says Jones, 77, who became friends with Charles when both were scrappy teenagers in Seattle. "A true innovator who revolutionized music and the business of music,"…

  12. Whiskey Falls

    February 24, 2009 6:07 PM EST Whiskey Falls describes its musical style as a mix between "Hotel California" and "Sweet Home Alabama"—Calibama, in shorthand. If that combination sounds like a commercial winner, that's because it is. Without the support of a label, the country quartet has sold 41…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title ("Before He Cheats") among all of the…

  14. Track List Set For Star-Studded Band Tribute

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The track list for the Band tribute album first revealed here in July has been finalized. "Endless Highway: The Music of the Band," is due Jan. 30 via 429 Records, an imprint of the Savoy Label Group. The track list for the Band tribute album first revealed here in July has been…

  15. Kirkwood Brothers Reuniting In Meat Puppets

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in more than a decade, Curt and Cris Kirkwood will work together on a new album by influential rock act Meat Puppets. For the first time in more than a decade, Curt and Cris Kirkwood will work together on a new album by influential rock act Meat Puppets. The sibling duo…

  16. SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, "Slave to the System"

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Slave To The System is a group who recorded an album for the fun it, and criminy, does it know how to fool around. Slave To The System is a group who recorded an album for the fun it, and criminy, does it know how to fool around. Brother Cane alumni Damon Johnson and Roman Glick, Queensryche…

  17. Burnett Juggles Films With Album, Anthology

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The movies have been very good to T Bone Burnett, but he's scratching his record-making itch again. The movies have been very good to T Bone Burnett, but he's scratching his record-making itch again. The lanky Texas-born musician-producer was barracked at the Village Recorder in…

  18. Bassist Tobias Exits Guided By Voices

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On the eve of beginning an extensive touring schedule tonight (Sept. 3) in Boston, Guided By Voices Tim Tobias has left the band for unexplained reasons. On the eve of beginning an extensive touring schedule tonight (Sept. 3) in Boston, Guided By Voices Tim Tobias has left the band for…

  19. Jim Rose Circus: The Next 'Osbournes'?

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Infamous performance troupe the Jim Rose Circus will test the waters of the reality-based TV series under a new deal with Los Angeles-based Boxx Communications. The production company will follow the Infamous performance troupe the Jim Rose Circus will test the waters of the reality-based TV…

  20. Ruthless Sues Bone Thugs Over Contract

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ruthless Records has filed a multiple-count breach-of-contract lawsuit against the rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony seeking undisclosed "substantial" damages, Billboard Bulletin reports. The suit, filed Ruthless Records has filed a multiple-count breach-of-contract lawsuit against the…

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