1. Cage the Elephant, 'Come A Little Closer' Acoustic: Exclusive Video

    April 30, 2014 12:42 PM EDT The alt-rockers stop by Ernie Ball's Los Angeles showroom for an acoustic take of their No. 1 single Kentucky-based alt-rockers Cage the Elephant are still hard at work promoting last year's full length "Melophobia." They stopped by Los Angeles' Ernie Ball Showroom…

  2. How Boyce Avenue Outdid Beyonce & Won the Internet

    April 28, 2014 3:38 PM EDT Boyce Avenue, YouTube's most-followed band, has achieved all the hallmarks of major pop stars and more than $4 million in revenue last year. On a corner in Midtown Manhattan, Alejandro Manzano, 27, waits patiently for his time in front of the camera. It’s a familiar spot for…

  3. Ask Billboard: Too $hort Ends Too Long Wait For First Hot 100 Top 10

    April 25, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The rapper reaches the Hot 100's top 10 after appearing on the chart since 1990. Plus, OneRepublic makes history 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 your…

  4. Blur’s 'Parklife' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    April 25, 2014 4:17 PM EDT Because Oasis wrote songs reminiscent of “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be,” they went over huge in America. Blur, their chief rivals in the Britpop wars of the mid-‘90s, were more like the Beatles in terms of inventiveness and musical ability, but they didn’t write universal anthems everyone could…

  5. Ted Leo & Aimee Mann Q&A: On The Both, Learning To Collaborate and Their Musical Theater Future

    April 25, 2014 2:37 PM EDT Ted Leo and Aimee Mann are two artists unaccustomed to sharing the marquee, but that's all changed now with the release of their collaborative album as The Both, a synthesis and meeting-in-the-middle of Leo and Mann's sonic signatures. The record that arose is a warm, intimate and…

  6. Justin Bieber DUI Trial Delayed Until July

    April 24, 2014 12:37 AM EDT Trial was delayed Wednesday until July for pop star Justin Bieber on driving under the influence and other charges after his lawyers asked for more time to examine evidence and discuss whether to accept a possible plea deal. Bieber attorney Roy Black initially asked for a 60-day delay from…

  7. Sigur Rós Front Man Jónsi and Alex Somers to Score New Show 'Manhattan'

    April 22, 2014 7:12 PM EDT Sigur Rós front man Jónsi and artist Alex Somers will score WGN America’s series on the race to build the atomic bomb in the 1940s, “Manhattan.” For Jonsi – born Jon Thor Birgisson – it is his first television venture, having previously scored Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” in 2011, a…

  8. Nas' 'Time Is Illmatic': An Inside Look At the Tribeca Film Fest Premiere, Concert

    April 17, 2014 3:35 PM EDT "Time Is "Illmatic," the documentary about Nas' 1994 debut album, lived up to its name last night. Twenty years ago, no one could have predicted that "Illmatic" would be here, at New York's legendary Beacon Theater for the TriBeCa Film Festival's…

  9. Play Ball: Kings of Leon & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Talk Detroit Tigers' 2014 Season

    April 16, 2014 6:37 PM EDT Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill and the Detroit-based indie pop duo talk Tigers April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of…

  10. Zac Brown Shuffles Band Lineup, Announces Summer Tour

    April 15, 2014 6:35 PM EDT There’s a lot of excitement surrounding Zac Brown Band, and the reason is three-fold. The award-winning group has a new single, a new member, and will soon be embarking on a big summer tour. The group just released a new single to radio this week, "All Alright," which is from their …

  11. B.B. King Apologizes for 'Bad Night' in St. Louis

    April 15, 2014 2:24 PM EDT B.B. King was a rambling man at a recent concert date in St. Louis, and now the blues legend is saying sorry. King's erratic performance on April 4 at the Peabody Opera House included long-winded stories and a 15-minute sing-along of "You Are My Sunshine." Half of the show was…

  12. Boyce Avenue, ‘No Limits’: Exclusive EP Premiere

    April 15, 2014 1:50 PM EDT The Sarasota, Florida-native rockers Boyce Avenue make a return with their “No Limits” EP, their first release since 2010. The album is being released independently through the group’s own label 3 Peace Records and features a collaboration with dance producer/DJ Milkman, which is available…

  13. Tribeca Taps Winners of First Music Challenge

    April 14, 2014 5:05 PM EDT The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the winner of its first music film challenge, in which people from around the world were invited to create interactive music videos for songs by Ellie Goulding, Damon Albarn and Aloe Blacc, who provided vocals for Avicii's "Wake Me Up."…

  14. Augustana, 'Youth Is Wasted on the Young': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 08, 2014 12:00 PM EDT The new track comes from upcoming album "Life Imitating Life," due April 22 The last few years were a trying time for Augustana, but after major lineup and label changes, a new album is coming April 22. Billboard presents an exclusive premiere of one of the new tracks, a catchy,…

  15. B.B. King Heckled at Bizarre St. Louis Show

    April 07, 2014 4:27 PM EDT Some St. Louis music fans are singing the blues after an erratic weekend performance by 88-year-old guitar legend B.B. King led to a stream of early departures and audience catcalls. Concertgoers say King's rambling Friday night set at the Peabody Opera House included only a handful of…

  16. This Week In Billboard Chart History: TLC Takes 'No Scrubs' To No. 1

    April 07, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1999, the trio topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the third time. Plus, remembering key chart feats for ABBA, Lady Gaga, Jewel and 'til tuesday Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history April 7,…

  17. Kanye West Booked at L.A. Police Station: Report

    March 28, 2014 10:40 AM EDT and out in 49 minutes Kanye West spent a grand total of 49 minutes in police custody on Thursday. According to TMZ , West showed up at the LAPD station in Hollywood at 4:30 p.m. to get his mugshot taken and get fingerprinted, and was out in less than an hour. Sorry, the LAPD does not…

  18. Run-D.M.C.'s 'Run D.M.C.' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 27, 2014 11:08 AM EDT It's been thirty years since the release of Run-D.M.C.'s self-titled debut LP, which made its way to record stores on March 27, 1984. The album is a cultural landmark, introducing legendary rappers Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, plus their…

  19. Charlie Daniels Does Dylan on New Album: 'He Doesn't Have Boundaries'

    March 24, 2014 5:12 PM EDT The country rock veteran played on three Dylan albums -- now, he's paying tribute with "Off The Grid: Doin' It Dylan' The names Bob Dylan and Charlie Daniels might not necessarily go together, but the southern rock giant says there is a definite tie between them. "…

  20. Arrest Warrant Issued for Anita Baker

    March 21, 2014 7:58 PM EDT Anita Baker was far from the first to know about her impending arrest, and like many other people, she found out about it from a TV news report. The 56-year-old soul singer is involved in a legal dispute with a painting and decorating company, which claims she owes them more than $15,000 for…

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