1. 'The Voice': Usher Talks Cee Lo's Departure, a 'Feistier' Shakira

    February 24, 2014 8:45 PM EST Even in press conferences, Usher puts his leg up. "Why does your leg have to go north, wherever you are?" asked Carson Daly after a screening of the season premiere of "The Voice" at New York City's Bryant Park Hotel on Monday afternoon. The singer wore shades of gray…

  2. U2, Will Smith Rock Jimmy Fallon's First 'Tonight Show': Minute-By-Minute Live Taping Review

    February 18, 2014 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga also make cameos, as Billboard offers an inside look at Fallon's first night hosting the NBC late-night institution A new era of late-night TV began just after midnight tonight (Feb. 18), when NBC aired the first "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.…

  3. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  4. Songwriters Hall of Fame Taps Ray Davies, Donovan for Class of 2014

    February 11, 2014 12:42 PM EST Ray Davies and Donovan are among the 2014 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday that "Midnight Train to Georgia" writer Jim Weatherly and English songwriter Graham Gouldman also made the cut. Mark James, the writer of "Always on My Mind"…

  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. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout' at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    February 10, 2014 10:50 AM EST In the late 90s and early aughts, before the world ever really knew who he was, Kanye West was merely just a record producer. He cut his teeth ghost-producing tracks for Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, a member of Diddy's Hitmen production team, and turned his uncredited work…

  7. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders, Technology & Luck Broke the Fab Four in America

    February 07, 2014 2:10 PM EST Six weeks is all it took for the Liverpool foursome to go from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA. Here's an exhaustive look at how it happened Consider the following: At the end of 1963 , virtually no one in America had heard of the Beatles. Yet on Feb. 9, 1964, they…

  8. Lorde to Headline Preakness Concert

    February 06, 2014 2:01 PM EST Lorde will bring her Grammy Award-winning song of the year to Maryland as she headlines the Preakness infield concert at Pimlico Race Course in May. Related Articles Clive Davis Party THR Photo Shoot: Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, Lorde & More Lorde, Disclosure To Team Up For BRIT Awards…

  9. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  10. 50 Cent's SMS Audio Partners With NASCAR Team

    February 04, 2014 8:16 PM EST The headphones and audio line will act as an associate sponsor for Swan Racing in 2014 Rapper 50 Cent will enter NASCAR in a new partnership between his SMS Audio line and Sprint Cup Series team Swan Racing. According to NASCAR.com , the artist born Curtis Jackson's headphones and audio…

  11. Clive Davis GRAMMY Party: Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Pose in Class Photo

    January 30, 2014 9:05 AM EST What does it take to get Pharrell Williams, in all his Lanvin glory, to sit on the floor? "Power. And you have it, Clive," said the rapper-singer-producer. Replied Clive Davis, 81, "On a good day" -- this particular Saturday being one of them. A three-decade-long…

  12. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 29, 2014 11:00 AM EST A Great Big World and Young The Giant each post Top 10 debuts. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 93,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's up 7% compared with its sales in the…

  13. Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 29, 2014 10:46 AM EST The nominations were announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday morning (Jan. 29), and two of the format's veteran performers found at the top of the nominations list. ACM AWARDS: FULL COVERAGE 2014 ACM Awards! Billboard's ACM Awards Live Blog! ACM…

  14. Madonna, Miley Cyrus Team for Country-Themed MTV 'Unplugged' Special

    January 29, 2014 5:37 AM EST Madonna joined Miley Cyrus for a mash-up of "Don't Tell Me" and "We Can't Stop" at Cyrus' barn dance-themed "Unplugged" show that will air on MTV tonight (Jan. 29) at 9 p.m. Cyrus embraced her Nashville roots for the special, giving a…

  15. Sara Bareilles Fires Manager Jordan Feldstein After GRAMMYs Scuffle With Osbournes

    January 28, 2014 7:16 PM EST Sara Bareilles has fired manager Jordan Feldstein, who also counts Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke as clients, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter. The singer, who performed with Carole King at the GRAMMYs , went home empty handed after being nominated for album of the year (for "The…

  16. Daft Punk Carries Dance Music to Primetime

    January 27, 2014 2:27 AM EST The tuxedoed robots walked into the 56th GRAMMY Awards tonight with four artist nominations and they walked out with four trophies including Record of the Year and Album of the Year, marking the first time an artist has won in both Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album…

  17. GRAMMY Awards: 16 Things Seen and Heard

    January 27, 2014 1:40 AM EST From Steven Tyler's sobriety crack to Lorde's post-win hug with Taylor Swift, THR and Billboard run down what you didn't see on TV. The GRAMMY Awards’ red carpet is one of the longest in the entertainment industry – not just in terms of the actual physical size (enough to…

  18. Country GRAMMY: Kacey Musgraves Wins Big, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban Perform

    January 27, 2014 1:22 AM EST The country music portion of the 56th GRAMMY Awards featured some strong performances and winners that definitely didn’t push the shock button, but featured some deserving recipients nonetheless.  The big winner of the night was Kacey Musgraves, who continues to impress the critics. The…

  19. Miley Cyrus, Lorde & More Perform at Clive Davis' Pre-GRAMMY Party

    January 26, 2014 3:37 PM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston, the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And between sets, co-host and icon himself Clive…

  20. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Saturday

    January 25, 2014 10:00 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 won't be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page…

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