1. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Thursday

    January 23, 2014 10:15 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…

  2. Shinedown's Smith & Myers Go 'Acoustic' on New EP; Exclusive Video Premiere

    January 21, 2014 1:00 PM EST The duo recorded acoustic versions of classic songs for an EP due out Jan. 28; Watch the premiere of The Clash's "London Calling" While Shinedown occupies itself making a new album and film, frontman Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers will give fans something to tide them…

  3. KISS to Play L.A.'s First-Ever Outdoor Hockey Game at Dodger Stadium

    January 03, 2014 2:41 AM EST Gene Simmons and his rock band KISS are set to perform at Dodger Stadium as part of the NHL 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series. The first-ever outdoor hockey game in Los Angeles puts the Los Angeles Kings against the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 25. The veteran rock act will perform before the game…

  4. Cat Stevens 'Taken Aback' By Rock Hall Induction

    December 19, 2013 2:37 PM EST "I'm not sure I feel very comfortable being in a museum, but you can't stop life doing things to you," Yusuf Islam says of his surprise selection ... Also: a "bluesy" album is eyed for late-2014 Whether he's called Cat Stevens or Yusuf (Islam), as he'…

  5. Kiss Frontman Paul Stanley Hails Rock Hall 'Victory,' Talks Ace Frehley and Peter Criss

    December 17, 2013 4:56 PM EST Kiss is letting bygones be bygones with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After years of some charged rhetoric from the band members over Kiss' exclusion, Paul Stanley tells Billboard that news the group will be inducted as part of the class of 2014 is "terrific" and…

  6. Nirvana, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt Selected for Rock Hall of Fame Class of 2014

    December 16, 2013 11:33 PM EST Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Cat Stevens and the E Street Band will also be inducted April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center First-time nominee Nirvana and some long-neglected icons -- KISS, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- will be inducted as the Rock…

  7. The Year In Latin 2013: Prince Royce and Marc Anthony Join Jenni Rivera Atop Charts

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST A year after her death, the memory of Jenni Rivera propels the artist to No. 1 on the year-end Top Latin Artists chart, a tally that takes into consideration airplay, downloads and streaming-but in Rivera's case, it was all about album sales.  Year-End Charts: Latin Artists | Albums …

  8. 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…

  9. Eminem Added to MTV EMAs Lineup

    November 09, 2013 5:29 PM EST Eminem is the latest artist to join the MTV EMAs performers bill. The rapper made the stealth announcement Friday by sending out a YouTube link via Twitter to a new 16-second promo set to one of his new tracks, "Berzerk," off the recent release, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2.…

  10. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter and Facebook

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long career both in the Velvet Underground and as…

  11. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  12. Katy Perry's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    August 09, 2013 5:23 PM EDT Before "Roar" gets added to the pop star's list of hits, take a look back at Katy's most successful singles to date. On Monday (Aug. 12), Katy Perry will return with "Roar," the first single from her highly anticipated third studio album "Prism."…

  13. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  14. Justin Timberlake To Debut 'Take Back The Night' Video with Interactive Fan Experience

    July 29, 2013 11:28 AM EDT A new music video from Justin Timberlake, the pop music maverick and self-appointed legend of the summer, is pretty enthralling in itself. But JT is putting on his social media suit and tie for the "Take Back The Night" video premiere on Tuesday (July 30) with an interactive,…

  15. Pink Gets Pop-Up Store in Australia

    July 04, 2013 2:49 AM EDT When Pink tours Australia, records tumble. Her treks have set attendance standards, her albums have topped year-end charts. She even has a ladies’ bathroom named in her honor.  Now she’s got her very first pop-up store. As her 46-date “The Truth About Love” tour winds through Australia, a…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Now With An AC Top 10, Rihanna Appears Here To 'Stay'

    June 16, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Having set records on Pop Songs, Rihanna reaches a key career milestone, as her former No. 1 on the ranking 'Stay' becomes her first Adult Contemporary top 10 Madonna did it. And, Cyndi Lauper. So did fellow pop/dance divas more recently like Fergie, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.…

  17. Theo Katzman Tour Diary: A Day In The Life of Darren Criss' Opening Act

    June 06, 2013 1:05 PM EDT An exclusive peek at what it takes to assist the "Glee" star on his summer tour. A Brooklyn transplant by way of Michigan, Theo Katzman has got a knack for surrounding himself with budding megastars. For years he played in My Dear Disco, an Ann Arbor band fronted by "The…

  18. Matthew Morrison Discusses New Album & 'Glee' Co-Stars: Video Interview

    June 04, 2013 11:15 AM EDT "These songs on this album are timeless and iconic, and they're the songs that -- they've been singing them since the 50s and 60s," says Matthew Morrison says of his new album, "Where It All Began." "There's an appetite for this music, for fresh,…

  19. Darren Criss Debuts New Music on Solo Tour Kickoff: Video + Song Reviews

    May 30, 2013 9:25 AM EDT Darren Criss' much-anticipated first solo tour kicked off last night (May 29) at The Fillmore in San Francisco to fans screaming and singing along -- for the most part. While characteristically a Criss show features fans who know every word of every tune, this time the San Francisco…

  20. Pink's Australia Tour Breaks Melbourne Venue Record

    May 27, 2013 4:05 AM EDT Pink’s upcoming tour of Australia is officially a record-breaker. The pop superstar’s “The Truth About Love Tour” of Australia has swelled to 46 arena shows, including a record-busting 18th date at Melbourne’s 15,000 capacity Rod Laver Arena. The new Melbourne show (on Aug. 26) was added to…

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