1. 'This Is Spin̈al Tap' at 30: Top 11 Rock Clichés Skewered By The Movie

    March 01, 2014 1:00 PM EST To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved rock mockumentary "This Is Spin̈al Tap," we're taking a 'Stonehenge'-sized look at the top music clichés skewered by the film. And yes, this list goes to 11. "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever…

  2. Kings of Leon Bring the Kids for Super 8 'Temple' Music Video: Watch

    February 28, 2014 6:28 PM EST It's a production of NachoVision, the new all-access KoL video initiative from Christopher "Nacho" Followill, cousin of the band's Followill brothers Kings of Leon break out the family on their latest music video, a Nashville-centric adaptation of "Temple," the…

  3. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as…

  4. Jill Scott, 'Frozen' Writers Perform at First-Ever Oscar Concert

    February 28, 2014 1:43 PM EST This year's five Oscar-nominated composers delivered the first-ever Oscar concert Feb. 27 at UCLA's Royce Hall, creating suites for orchestra from their film work. And between the light bounce of Alexandre Desplat's "Philomena" and the heaviness of John Williams'…

  5. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  6. Wig Designer: Nicki Minaj Stole His Designs

    February 21, 2014 9:46 PM EST A former wig designer for rapper Nicki Minaj sued the performer Friday, accusing her of walking away from business plans, then making money by selling wigs based on his designs without permission. Related Articles Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj: Whose New Video Is Best? Nicki Minaj…

  7. Charlie Worsham Looks Back on Big Year, Gears Up for New Faces Show

    February 21, 2014 7:16 PM EST The past twelve months have been an amazing time in the career of Charlie Worsham. “It’s been a really crazy year,” he admits to Billboard. “It’s hard to believe how much things change and evolve in a year’s time. From having a first single that did really well, and now having a second single…

  8. Jason Mraz Announces West Coast Acoustic Tour

    February 18, 2014 10:56 AM EST While Jason Mraz finishes up the follow-up to 2012's "Love is a Four Letter Word," the singer-songwriter has set a string of acoustic dates for next month, beginning Mar. 15 in Santa Cruz, Calif. Raining Jane will be opening for Mraz on the nine-date, two-week run. Along with…

  9. Sting Musical Heading to Broadway

    February 12, 2014 8:30 PM EST "The Last Ship" will premiere Oct. 26, with previews beginning Sept. 30 Singer-songwriter Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" has found a nice berth on Broadway. Producer Jeffrey Seller said Wednesday that the show -- inspired by Sting's memories of growing up in…

  10. 'Frozen' Cast Perform Music From the Movie in L.A.

    February 11, 2014 4:36 AM EST The cast of “Frozen” gave the film’s music its first-ever live performance Feb. 9 at Vibrato Grill in Los Angeles . Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Santino Fontana and the evening’s host Josh Gad sang their numbers to an audience that included the songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert…

  11. Future, Chance the Rapper, Kurt Vile Added to SXSW Lineup

    February 10, 2014 8:11 PM EST Bob Mould, Schoolboy Q also among newly-announced lineup additions A new wave of participants in this year's South by Southwest has been announced, including multiple artists spanning various genres -- from buzz acts to established artists. Rappers Future and Chance the Rapper will grace…

  12. Olympic Hits: Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 07, 2014 10:05 AM EST Just as Olympic athletes have won over the years, so, too, have musical acts on Billboard charts thanks to the Games As the Olympics reclaim the world's sports spotlight in Sochi, Russia, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (Sticking only to…

  13. ‘Back to the Future’ Musical Heading To London’s West End

    January 31, 2014 4:28 AM EST Director Robert Zemeckis is literally going back into the past for his next project - a stage musical of "Back to the Future." Producers said Thursday night that a show adapted from the sci-fi comedy franchise starring Michael J. Fox will open in London's West End in 2015, the…

  14. 56th GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List

    January 26, 2014 11:30 PM EST Winners for the 56th GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight on CBS, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. GRAMMYs | NEWS, PHOTOS, WINNERS & MORE GRAMMYs Best & Worst Dressed Macklemore & RL, Daft Punk Win 16 Things Seen & Heard Macklemore & Madonna Perform Daft…

  15. Nick Cave Doc, Stuart Murdoch Film Among Sundance Winners

    January 26, 2014 12:22 PM EST A documentary on Nick Cave received two awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the jury honored a Belle and Sebastian-related musical with a uniquely-worded trophy. Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who directed the Cave documentary "20,000 Days On Earth" received the directing award…

  16. Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon to Release Holiday Children's Book

    January 23, 2014 7:33 PM EST "Roc and Roe's Twelve Days of Christmas" features the celebrity couple's twins Mariah Carey, a holiday icon for “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” is set to release a holiday children’s book with husband and "America’s Got Talent" host Nick Cannon. Scholastic…

  17. The Internet's Tay Walker Debuts 'Karma' Video: Watch

    January 22, 2014 1:26 PM EST Tay Walker continues to stun, debuting the visual for his unfeigned song, "Karma." "I wanted little pieces of things in it that makes you think 'why is life full of games,'" Walker tells The Juice of the Drew Kirsch-directed video. "I know what it's…

  18. Chris Brown Assault Case Sparks Internal Affairs Probe

    January 16, 2014 11:34 PM EST District of Columbia police have opened an internal affairs investigation into statements made by a police officer who responded to reports that singer Chris Brown had punched a man outside a Washington hotel. The investigation centers on a disputed conversation between the officer and an…

  19. Kanye West Sues Amazon Over 'Coinye West' Cryptocurrency, Creators Concede

    January 14, 2014 8:23 PM EST "Coinye is dead. You win, Kanye," the former Coinye website now reads Kanye West is not letting the anonymous, decentralized nature of cryptocurrency get in the way of pursuing those behind "Coinye West." The hip-hop artist has filed a lawsuit, looking to hold liable those…

  20. Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal on Assault Charge

    January 08, 2014 5:10 PM EST Lawyers for singer Chris Brown told a judge Wednesday that he has rejected a plea deal on a charge that he hit a man outside a Washington hotel. Prosecutors had offered a deal in which Brown would plead guilty to the misdemeanor assault charge he faces. One of Brown's lawyers, Danny…

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