1. Holy Ship Highlights: Skrillex Joins Surprise Guest Kaskade, Destructo's Sunrise Sermon & More

    March 03, 2015 6:39 PM EST Fans who attended Holy Ship's second sailing (Feb. 18-20) could be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu.  While the  January sailing  sported mostly first-time bookings drawn from the U.K. deep house and West Coast bass scenes, February's sailing boasted a bevy of familiar…

  2. Happy Birthday, CL: 5 Memorable Performances From the K-Pop Superstar

    February 26, 2015 11:50 AM EST Happy Birthday, CL ! The K-pop superstar is 24 today, moving into what might be her most exciting year of life yet. After nearly six years as the leader to Korean phenoms  2NE1 , CL has established herself as an important front-runner in K-pop's international expansion; breaking records…

  3. Will Smith Takes 'Awkward' Question from Jazzy Jeff, Performs 'Summertime' On 'Jimmy Kimmel': Watch

    February 26, 2015 6:17 AM EST Will Smith is making a music comeback and there's no way he's keeping it a secret. The Hollywood star dropped in on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new film, Focus . But, naturally, he used the occasion to bust out a rap out his classic  DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince track …

  4. 'The Voice': New Artists Fight to Stand Out During Blind Auditions

    February 24, 2015 10:56 PM EST The Blind Auditions resume tonight on The Voice as season-eight coaches Christina Aguilera , Pharrell Williams , Blake Shelton , and Adam Levine continuing to shape their teams of artists, with Levine particularly feeling the pressure after turning up empty last night. The first artist of…

  5. Bicycle Music Company Promotes Jake Wisely to CEO

    February 24, 2015 2:04 PM EST Jake Wisely has been promoted to CEO of Bicycle Music and will now oversee all music publishing, licensing and rights management for the music publisher as well as its sister company Concord Music Group. Wisely will report to group CEO Scott Pascucci . The Bicycle/Concord repertoire takes in…

  6. Exclusive: Robert Glasper's Next Experiment Is a Return to Jazz

    February 24, 2015 9:00 AM EST Pianist covers songs by Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead & more on upcoming album 'Covered.' Pianist Robert Glasper , whose last two albums have resulted in Grammy wins, returns to performing jazz with his acoustic trio on his next Blue Note album Covered. It will be released June 16.…

  7. Tommy Lee & Pam Anderson Married 20 Years Ago Today

    February 19, 2015 11:25 AM EST Twenty years ago today, on Feb. 19, 1995, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and Baywatch  actress Pamela Anderson got married in Cancun, Mexico after a four-day courtship period. While naysayers predicted almost immediate doom for the relationship, the Tommy Lee/Pam Anderson romance actually…

  8. Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber, Tom Hanks Team Up for 'I Really Like You' Video Shoot

    February 17, 2015 12:32 PM EST The "Call Me Maybe" singer's next single is coming next month. Carly Rae Jepsen is busting out the big guns for her new single, "I Really Like You," which will be released next month. On a frigid day in New York City on Monday (Feb. 16), the pop singer filmed part of…

  9. 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…

  10. Happy 10th Lucrative Valentine's Birthday YouTube, It's Been Weird

    February 14, 2015 12:15 PM EST I don't even remember when I first met You. Maybe that is because the average human attention span has dropped from 12 seconds in the year 2000 to eight seconds now, dipping below that of goldfish. We've spent so much time together, but I still keep coming back for more. YouTube&…

  11. Exclusive: Read Bobby Shmurda's Full Jailhouse Interview Transcript

    February 13, 2015 4:40 PM EST On the morning of Saturday, Feb. 7, viral rap star Bobby Shmurda called Billboard from Manhattan Detention Complex, where he's been held since Dec. 17, after the NYPD raided Quad Recording studios in Times Square and arrested the 20-year-old along with about a dozen others. Prosecutors…

  12. Bobby Shmurda Speaks Out About His Gang-Related Charges: 'That Shit Is Bullshit'

    February 13, 2015 11:39 AM EST When Bobby Shmurda , the charismatic star of the surprise 2014 hit "Hot N---a," emerged from the back of a New York County Supreme Court room in January, the 20-year-old looked sad and serious. Shmurda sat very still at the defense table, showing none of the viral persona that…

  13. Exclusive: Def Leppard Announces Summer Concert Tour With Styx and Tesla

    February 12, 2015 8:00 AM EST After spending last year on the road as special guests for Kiss , Def Leppard will be back atop the bill this summer and taking Styx and Tesla along for the ride, Billboard is exclusively announcing. The 48-date tour kicks off June 23 in Tampa, Fla., running through Oct. 4 in Bismarck, N.D.…

  14. Here Are AC/DC's North American 2015 Tour Dates

    February 11, 2015 10:15 AM EST Fresh off their opening performance at the 2015 Grammys, AC/DC has announced formal plans for a return to North American venues. The 2015 Rock Or Bust Tour (named after their 2014 album) begins Aug. 22 in Foxboro, Mass.' Gillette Stadium and continues through Sept. 28 in Los Angeles'…

  15. Spanish Recording Industry Has First Gain in Music Sales in Over a Decade

    February 10, 2015 12:04 PM EST Spending rises to 149.9 million euros in a market ruled by “the absolute domination of music in Spanish.” Spain has achieved its first year-over-year gain in music sales in more than a decade. In 2014, consumer spending on recorded music reached 149.9 million euros, according to a report…

  16. Review: The Grammys Go to Church, Feature Powerhouse Vocal Moments

    February 09, 2015 12:43 AM EST AC/DC got the devil out of the way with a spirited introduction to the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday, performing their recent "Rock or Bust" and their classic "Highway to Hell" with the Staples Center audience donning devil horns. The three-plus hours that followed, all…

  17. Grammys 2015: All Performances Ranked From Worst to Best

    February 08, 2015 11:59 PM EST Obviously several Grammy Awards were given out at the 2015 Grammys Awards, but the focus of the night -- other than Beck's surprise victory -- was on live music. From Madonna to Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett to Beyonce , here are all this year's Grammy performers ranked from…

  18. Watch AC/DC Rock 'Highway to Hell' at the 2015 Grammys With Chris Slade on Drums

    February 08, 2015 8:14 PM EST The 2015 Grammys began with a blast from rock's past. After an impassioned introduction from host LL Cool J , AC/DC took the stage with Chris Slade behind the kit, drumming for the hard rock band for the first time since 1994. Grammys 2015: All Our Coverage The first cut was…

  19. AC/DC To Reunite with Former Drummer Chris Slade for Grammy Awards

    February 07, 2015 6:26 PM EST When AC/DC take the stage at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, from the looks of it former drummer Chris Slade will be joining the band for the performance. Slade confirmed the news on Facebook . "YES the drum stool is under OLD management! You will, I am sure know by now,…

  20. Katy Perry's Super Bowl Show: The Do's and Don'ts of an Amazing Halftime

    January 29, 2015 4:06 PM EST A 'Firework' finale? Yes, please. A RiFF RaFF appearance? Maybe not the best idea. Here are 10 things we do (and don't) want to see on Sunday. Although Katy Perry has been a famous pop performer for less than a decade, the superstar singer has accrued so many hits over the…

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