1. Beyonce, Beyonce: Track-By-Track Review

    December 13, 2013 3:53 PM EST "I see music," Beyoncé said in a video on her Facebook page, dubbed "Self-Titled, Part 1," just minutes after her surprise announcement of "Beyoncé," her fifth album. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a…

  2. Beyonce Unexpectedly Releases New Self-Titled 'Visual Album' on iTunes

    December 13, 2013 12:12 AM EST Just minutes before midnight EST Friday (Dec. 13) morning, Beyonce released her fifth album, a self-titled set, exclusively on iTunes . Details are still emerging on confirmed producers, but guests credited on the "exclusive visual album" are Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean…

  3. Jay Z Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela at L.A. Concert: Watch

    December 10, 2013 11:27 PM EST Jay Z has joined the ranks of stars paying tribute to Nelson Mandela. During his concert at Los Angles' Staples Center on Dec. 9, the rapper dedicated "Young Forever" to Mandela, who died Dec. 5. "We want to dedicate this song to Nelson Mandela. A great man, spent 27 years…

  4. Jazz Guitarist Jim Hall Dead at 83

    December 10, 2013 7:51 PM EST Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era, whose subtle technique, lyrical sound and introspective approach strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, died early Tuesday at age 83, his wife said. Hall died in his sleep after a short illness…

  5. 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…

  6. Deana Carter Goes All In: If New Album Doesn't Succeed, 'I Will Go Down Smiling'

    November 26, 2013 2:01 PM EST On "Cyber Monday," Dec. 2, Deana Carter will release her first disc of all-new music since 2005. The digital release of "Southern Way of Life" is something that the country singer says she is very excited about, and also a project that reflects several years of living. …

  7. Full Version of Beyonce's 'God Made You Beautiful' Surfaces: Listen

    November 23, 2013 7:42 PM EST Last month, Beyonce debuted a clip of a new song , "God Made You Beautiful," in the trailer for her HBO documentary "Life is But a Dream." Now, she's dropped the full version. In its complete form, the song tracks around four-and-a-half minutes and features lyrics…

  8. Aaron Carter Files for Bankruptcy

    November 21, 2013 11:39 PM EST Aaron Carter is looking to emerge from dire financial straits. The former teen pop star recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a Florida court in order to put behind him money woes incurred from years ago, Carter's publicist, Steve Honig, told The Hollywood Reporter. "The…

  9. Jay Z Releases Second Barneys Letter

    November 15, 2013 9:30 PM EST In the continuing saga of Barneys' alleged racial profiling scandal, Jay Z has released a second statement concerning his continued partnership with the company. On Life + Times , the rapper continued to defend his partnership with the high end retailer. "While I await the…

  10. Eminem Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Celine Dion and Avril Lavigne in Top Five

    November 13, 2013 11:00 AM EST As reported yesterday , Eminem makes a splash at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" debuts atop the list with 792,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the second-largest sales week of the year, behind only the arrival of…

  11. Eminem's 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' Scores Second-Biggest Debut of Year

    November 12, 2013 9:34 PM EST It's official: Eminem's new album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the second-largest sales week of the year. More Eminem Eminem Returns: The Billboard Cover Story After Eminem, Can Albums From One Direction, Lady Gaga or…

  12. Beyoncé’s Australia & NZ Tour Does Big Business

    November 12, 2013 3:45 AM EST Beyoncé's latest tour of Australia and New Zealand was “by far” her biggest trek yet in the region, shifting almost 220,000 tickets and grossing more than Australian $40 million ($37 million), promoter Live Nation reported today. The Down Under leg of the "Mrs. Carter Show World…

  13. Jay Z's Birthday Gift to Yankee Investigated By MLB Players Union: Report

    November 06, 2013 12:32 PM EST Rapper and newly minted sports agent Shawn Carter, aka Jay Z, is being investigated by the Major League Baseball Players Association after giving his biggest client, Yankees infielder Robinson Cano, a watch worth a cool $33,900, according to an ESPN report . Cano received the timepiece, a…

  14. Eminem Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200 With Year's Second-Biggest Week

    November 05, 2013 7:06 PM EST Eminem is set to rock the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, as his new album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," is on course to earn the second-largest sales week of the year and debut at No. 1. Released today (Nov. 5), industry sources forecast the new album to…

  15. Lady Gaga Streams 'ARTPOP' on iTunes Radio

    November 05, 2013 11:08 AM EST Lady Gaga's hotly anticipated new album "ARTPOP" began streaming in full on iTunes Radio on Monday night (Nov. 4), exactly one week before the full-length hits retailers on Nov. 11. Click here to hear the new album in its entirety. "US fans can listen to ARTPOP now on ‪…

  16. Lady Gaga Splits With Manager

    November 04, 2013 7:55 PM EST Lady Gaga and her longtime manager Troy Carter are no longer working together, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes some 24 hours after the pop star openly wept through a performance of new song "Dope" at the YouTube Music Awards. Showbiz411 first reported…

  17. Remember The Time: Paris Hilton Looks Back On 'Stars Are Blind'

    October 31, 2013 12:28 PM EDT Watch Paris reminisce about her Top 20 hit in our latest edition to the throwback series. Paris Hilton is back with "Good Time," a new, Lil Wayne-assisted single that serves as the first offering from her Cash Money Records debut. Hilton's forthcoming album isn't her…

  18. Ricky Skaggs Talks Memoir, Keith Whitley and His Hall of Fame Propects

    October 31, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Country music legend Ricky Skaggs has been doing quite a bit of reminiscing as of late – especially with the recent release of his autobiography, "Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music." The singer tells Billboard that he's happy to have the book available to the public. "…

  19. NBA Rookie Playlists: Five Basketball Freshmen Talk Favorite Music

    October 28, 2013 3:10 PM EDT Read what first-round picks Michael Carter-Williams, Ben McLemore, Cody Zeller, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. said about their musical interests. The 2013-14 NBA season is finally about to tip off -- and with regular season games starting on Tuesday night (Oct. 29), basketball junkies get…

  20. Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare & Jack Clement Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    October 28, 2013 9:23 AM EDT It was among the last words he spoke during his remarks last night at the 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony, but Kenny Rogers might have summed up the lasting power of being inducted into the exclusive club. As he was talking about the pride he took in sharing the moment…

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