1. CODE Picks of the Week: Plastic Plates & Sam Sparro, Andrea Oliva and More

    February 21, 2014 5:26 PM EST Each Friday CODE brings you the freshest new tunes of the week. Listen to them here. Plastic Plates featuring Sam Sparro, “Stay in Love” [Plastic Plates] Sam Sparro’s voice is a rare bird that only the most skilled of producers knows how to work from just a pretty canary to solid gold. New…

  2. 5 Most Musical Presidents: From Barack Obama to Thomas Jefferson

    February 17, 2014 8:20 AM EST President Obama has made the Internet collectively squeal by simply singing a few lines of "Let's Stay Together" and "Sweet Home Chicago" in the past, but he isn't the only president with minor musical chops up his suit sleeve. With President's Day afoot,…

  3. NBA All-Star: Janelle Monae, Trombone Shorty, Earth Wind & Fire, Dr. John Discuss Halftime Show

    February 16, 2014 5:15 PM EST Trombone Shorty wants this year's halftime show to be "a big party, the way we do here in the Big Easy." While Pharrell Williams is headlining the NBA All-Star Game Entertainment Series this year, with a performance during the player introductions on Sunday night (Feb. 16), the…

  4. Gimme Five: Lucy Hale's Biggest Album Influences

    February 12, 2014 12:33 PM EST From Dolly to Britney, check out the "You Sound Good To Me" singer's list of inspirations. Last month, "Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale launched her music career in grand fashion with the debut single "You Sound Good To Me," a country music offering…

  5. Cady Groves' Waiting Game: How A Promising Artist Ended Up Back At The Beginning

    February 10, 2014 2:15 PM EST The 24-year-old's dream came true when she found a major label home. Somehow, everything went wrong. Inside a songwriter's lost period, and why she's still someone to watch. Three months ago, Cady Groves was on Rock Road in Wichita, driving down the main drag in a crappy…

  6. Gimme Five: A Great Big World Choose Their Dream Collaborators (Video)

    February 04, 2014 3:00 PM EST A Great Big World scored a breakout hit thanks to a fortuitous vocal collaboration: Christina Aguilera heard the duo's single "Say Something" and was so taken with the ballad that she asked to re-record the song as a guest vocalist. A few months later, A Great Big World's…

  7. Happy Birthday, K-Town! Our 11 Biggest Hits

    January 29, 2014 7:30 PM EST From studio performances to ultra-exclusive interviews, take a look back through our K-pop column's inaugural year. It was Jan. 29, 2013 -- one year to this date! -- that Billboard.com relaunched and refreshed its website with a slew of improved and exciting new features. One of them…

  8. Top 10 Biggest GRAMMY Upsets Of The Past 10 Years

    January 21, 2014 1:40 PM EST Esperanza Spalding, Bon Iver, Herbie Hancock and more artists who shocked the world with GRAMMY wins in the past decade. One of the more enjoyable reasons to watch the GRAMMY Awards each year is because of the shocking upset victories -- the artists, songs and albums in the running that…

  9. Flea and Glenn Close Get Weird at Sundance for 'A Celebration of Music in Film'

    January 21, 2014 9:13 AM EST The unusual pairing of Flea, Glenn Close, a transgender country-rocker, Afrobeat and a new Lava/Republic singer gave Sunday night's "A Celebration of Music in Film" one its most varied lineups. Event organizer Tracy McKnight grooves to the Fela! Band with "Finding Fela…

  10. Sundance: 10 Must-See, Music-Related Movies Screening in Park City

    January 16, 2014 1:01 PM EST Nick Cave, Fela Kuti, Beck and Anne Hathaway highlight films with music elements at Sundance this year It’s nothing new to have musicians head by the planeload into Park City, Utah, to perform at various showcases, but this year’s line-up has a decidedly musical bent. Included are…

  11. DJ Cassidy's 'Paradise Royale' Album Unites R&B Dance Legends With Newer Stars

    January 16, 2014 11:00 AM EST The ambitious passion project brings voices of Robin Thicke, R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland together with members of Chic, Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool & the Gang... Album due this spring on Columbia... First single "Calling All Hearts" out February DJ Cassidy has made some…

  12. Belle & Sebastian, Alex Ebert, Flea Added to Sundance Music Lineups

    January 14, 2014 7:17 PM EST Musicians will perform concerts and DJ sets during film festival The music scene at Sundance continues to firm up. Belle & Sebastian will perform a concert after the premiere of group leader Stuart Murdoch’s film “God Help the Girl,” Golden Globe winner Alex Ebert and Kaskade (“All is…

  13. 'Fuse News' Announces Week-Long K-Pop Special Featuring BIGBANG, 2NE1, Drunken Tiger & More

    January 09, 2014 9:45 PM EST K-Pop Hot 100 chart toppers like Epik High, Lee Hi, T-ara, Yoon Mi Rae and more also appear on the U.S. channel. American K-pop fans will finally getting their wish of seeing their favorite Korean idols on TV alongside top Western stars -- for a week, at least. "Fuse News," the…

  14. Scooter Braun Engaged to Yael Cohen

    January 07, 2014 7:05 PM EST Manager Scooter Braun, best known for guiding the career of Justin Bieber along with pop stars like Ariana Grande and Carly Rae Jepsen, has proposed to girlfriend Yael Cohen. Cohen, the CEO of F--k Cancer, a nonprofit organization she founded following her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis in…

  15. Bruce Springsteen, 'High Hopes': Track-By-Track Review

    January 05, 2014 9:00 PM EST BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN High Hopes Producers: Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien Label: Columbia Release Date: Jan. 14 "High Hopes" is Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album. In a first for the artist, the record is a collection of cover songs previously performed live, originals…

  16. Pharrell Williams, Robbie Williams Lead Final U.K. Sales Charts For 2013

    December 30, 2013 7:12 AM EST Pharrell Williams claimed the final U.K. No. 1 single of 2013 on Sunday (Dec. 29) as “Happy” (Back Lot) moved 2-1. Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) started another week as the best-selling artist album, while “Now! That’s What I Call Music 86” (Sony Music CG/Virgin…

  17. Carly Rae Jepsen Heading to Broadway

    December 29, 2013 10:12 PM EST "Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen has had her calls returned by Broadway. Producers of "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" said Sunday that the Canadian singer-songwriter will take over the role of Cinderella starting Feb. 4 for 12 weeks. She'll take…

  18. 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2013: K-Town Picks

    December 23, 2013 9:56 PM EST From Billboard Korea's offices in Gangnam to the East and West coasts, check out the songs that the Billboard and Billboard Korea staff were blasting all year from K-pop veterans to the top boy and girl groups. Following last year's inaugural ranking of Billboard's 20…

  19. 'X Factor' Winner Sam Bailey Grabs U.K. Christmas No. 1 with 'Skyscraper,' One Direction Narrowly Denied Top Album

    December 23, 2013 2:07 AM EST Sam Bailey, the 36-year-old former prison officer who won last weekend’s final of “The X Factor,” has claimed the U.K.’s prestigious Christmas No. 1 single with her cover of Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” (Syco Music/Sony). Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) narrowly held off…

  20. Gimme Five: AJR Lists Their Favorite Songwriting Artists

    December 16, 2013 5:23 PM EST From Sia to Simon & Garfunkel, check out the brothers' biggest songwriting influences. AJR will bestow fans with an early stocking stuffer later this week, as their five-song "6foot1" EP will be released on Dec. 20. After being endorsed on Twitter by Sia and championed…

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