1. Eminem, Dr. Dre, Diddy Headline 'Live Playlist' At Beats Music's Over-Capacity Launch Party

    January 25, 2014 4:42 AM EST Beats Music welcomed its new streaming service with a splashy launch concert at the Belasco Theatre where guests like Eminem, Diddy, Mase, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Ice Cube, Bone Thugz N Harmony and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre himself all played their hits as part of a “live playlist.” But, if you…

  2. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Friday

    January 24, 2014 11:57 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  3. Billboard Power 100 Gala: Music Power Players Honored, '20 Feet From Stardom' Singers Perform

    January 24, 2014 11:45 AM EST Billboard presented its third annual  Power 100 Issue  with a special reception in Hollywood that began much like the inaugural event in 2013 — with the three dozen or so honorees in attendance making a bee-line to the issues upon their arrival to see their ranking.   A sizeable portion of…

  4. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Album of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:25 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned album of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014. These five artistic statements are in the running for the album of the year honor at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26). Jump To: Song of the Year |…

  5. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Record of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:20 PM EST A closer look at the songs that earned record of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards. These songs are all vying for record of the year at the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26, 2014). Jump To: Song of the Year | Album of the Year BILLBOARD GRAMMY® BEST NEW ARTIST NOMINEE…

  6. Oscars: Surprise Song Nom 'Alone Yet Not Alone' Riles Up Contenders

    January 17, 2014 9:29 AM EST How did a song few people have heard in a movie nearly no one has seen beat out Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Beyonce and Jay Z for an Oscar nomination? "I can't figure any of this shit out with the music branch," said someone who missed out on a best original song Oscar…

  7. Holychild Signs to Glassnote, Preps Debut EP and Album: Exclusive

    January 16, 2014 1:22 PM EST "Mind Speak," the indie-pop duo's first release, is due out in March. Before it seemed like it would be their reality, Liz Nistico and Louie Diller of the Los Angeles duo Holychild perfected pop stardom as a state of mind. The pair, who met in 2011 when Diller served as…

  8. Fall Out Boy, Paramore Announce 'Monumentour'

    January 09, 2014 10:26 AM EST Fall Out Boy and Paramore have announced a co-headlining summer tour, dubbed the Monumentour, that will take the alt-rock powerhouses to more than 30 North American cities. Fall Out Boy Q&A: Talking Career, Ramones and Chicago Presented by Live Nation, the bands will begin their trek June…

  9. Hugh Jackman Disappears From 'Houdini' Musical

    December 24, 2013 3:57 AM EST Broadway's most bankable musical theater star, Hugh Jackman, will not be returning to the boards next season, at least not as the title character in "Houdini." Producers on Monday confirmed Jackman's exit from the long-gestating musical, to which he has been officially…

  10. Oscars Name 75 Songs in Contention for Original Song Award

    December 16, 2013 7:30 PM EST Five songs from “The Great Gatsby,” four of the five Golden Globe nominees and another 66 recordings have been deemed eligible for the Original Song category for the 86th Academy Awards. “Great Gatsby,” the best-seller of any soundtrack released in 2013, has Jay Z’s "100$ Bill,"…

  11. Jane Lynch, Adam Lambert Celebrate LGBTQ Youth at TrevorLIVE Event

    December 11, 2013 2:09 AM EST The Hollywood Palladium was bustling with stars on Sunday, Dec. 8. The occassion: TrevorLIVE, an all-star show to raise funds for the Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and…

  12. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  13. Childish Gambino Talks 'because the internet' Album & Staying Honest

    December 03, 2013 12:07 PM EST The actor/rapper has sold a comedy series, 'Atlanta,' focused on the music biz in his hometown, to FX. In mid-October, Donald Glover worried fans and observers with a series of Instagram photos of handwritten notes that outlined his various fears. "I'm afraid of the future…

  14. Broadway Snags Thanksgiving Records

    December 03, 2013 3:00 AM EST Thanksgiving was rough on turkeys but pretty good for Broadway theaters - several shows broke records over the holiday weekend, from new kid on the block "Kinky Boots" to the old ruler "The Lion King." Even William Shakespeare joined the party, with his "Twelfth Night…

  15. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  16. Lady Gaga’s 'ARTPOP' Knocks Eminem's 'MMLP2' From U.K. Chart Summit

    November 18, 2013 6:09 AM EST Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” (Interscope/Universal) became her third U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (Nov. 17), as 17-year-old, Dutch-born Martin Garrix became the second DJ in a row, after Storm Queen, to debut at the singles chart summit, with “Animals” (Positiva/Virgin/Universal). "ARTPOP"…

  17. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  18. Massiv Clothing Jumps into Music with a New Tour

    November 13, 2013 12:39 PM EST The shirts are hard to miss—bold white letters on black shirts, often announcing “WE ARE MASSIV” or simply “MASSIV.” They’ve been seen on everyone from Skrillex to Kris “Rain Man” Trindl of Krewella. Even Rihanna wore a Massiv shirt, one emblazoned with “MENTAL SLAVERY,” crossed out with…

  19. 'Nashville' Star Jonathan Jackson Signs Record Deal

    November 12, 2013 11:32 AM EST Onscreen, he's known as Avery Barkley, the bad-boy rocker on the hit ABC musical drama "Nashville." Offscreen, he's Jonathan Jackson, and he just might be infiltrating the airwaves with more than just his "Nashville" songs soon enough. Jackson's spot on…

  20. 'Big Fish' Musical to Get the Hook

    November 11, 2013 9:40 AM EST "Big Fish" has gotten away. Producers said Sunday the Broadway musical starring two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz will play its final performance Dec. 29. When it closes, it will have played 34 previews and 98 regular shows at the Neil Simon Theatre. The quirky and…

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